Mercury Direct Magic and the Great Attractor

MERCURY turns DIRECT  December 22 @ 5:50 pm PDT/ 8:50 pm EDT/ Dec. 23 @ 1:50 am GMT at exactly 13 degrees SAGITTARIUS. 
Mercury Direct astrology Tara Greene
Mental relief is at hand. If you have been smart and waited until the last minute buy Christmas gifts now which you know you won’t have to return.
Mercury is extremely strong as it changes direction moving DIRECT now, so be extra mindful up until Christmas Eve.
MERCURY is squaring NEPTUNE
Everything may seem a bit fuzzy and dreamy. Mental fatigue is strong. Do Pay attention to your dreams they may be extra strong for the next few days. Lucid Dreaming is high possibility.
MERCURY is the MAGICIAN our consciousness in the TAROT # 1
Mercury’s Direct turn is conjunct the GREAT ATTRACTOR @ 14 degrees SAGE. 
Use the real “law of attraction” and tune into what you want to create now.
Philip Sedgewick says The G.A. is a gigantic anomaly and mystery. It sucks up all the other supercluster galaxies around and bends light. In other words, we can see what’s coming round the bend. Very useful for future prognostications. 
 Philip says. ”  The Great Attractor reminds us all that knowledge must evolve in order for us to be aligned in any moment with full consciousness. The GA notes that we cannot forget the past. Clear perception of “now” sets the stage. We cannot ignore the forthcoming. Equally, maybe even more significantly, the view of the moment and its perception of in front and behind remains the most important view to hold clearly. Is this view clear and accurately insightful? Could the view be distorted?Only the Great Attractor knows. And the GA reveals the present state in full, unlimited and wide-ranging attention. Where should the view be placed? Can that view be upheld while understanding that all points of view simultaneously exist? Perhaps seeing Einstein’s Cross would be ideal. Center the source of your light within the matter of your life. What matters clearly focuses your truth.” Keep in mind his words. see link below.
Mercury will take until January 18, 2018, until it is clear of its Retrograde turnabout at 29 degrees SAGITTARIUS.
 Please note the SOLSTICE is ON for three days as the Sun aligns with the GALACTIC EQUATOR Dec. 21-24th. 

Continue to do mantras and rituals around embracing your darkness to come fully into the Light.

The Moon is in AQUARIUS today squaring JUPITER in the wee hours making for deep intense dreams of the future and other dimensions.

Moon sextiles URANUS IN ARIES at night

Conversations may be way out there. Watch for UFO’s go see a sci-fi film.

Aquarius Moon continues nice and light making sextiles even as it enters PISCES on the 23rd in the morning.

The last day before Christmas eve just chill as PISCES MOON spiritual compassionate Moon sets the tone for Christmas.

PISCES is the era we are in that is why Christ’s symbol is a fish. 

It’s always been all about the stars signs and planets. 

Sending blessings of the season to you.

I will be writing a bit or post tarot and astrology videos over the next week or so. I am in need of a great rest.

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Fabulous Christmas Day Astrology energy

Happy MERRY Void-of- course Christmas and Chanukah.  Ho Ho Ho Santa and the Moon have gone off the radar and are VOID OF COURSE on the 25th at 2:22 am EST/5:22 am GMT.  Christmas 2016 Astrology Tara Greene

A very interesting Void-of-course Christmas Day with Mercury Retrograde and Uranus Retro till until the 29th.  This actually perfectly suits a languid Christmas day. Just relax.

Yes that Scorpio Moon keeps up its’ below the surface intense emotional excavations for the night. Making difficult aspects in a square to VENUS in AQUARIUS an inconjunct to URANUS in ARIES. Scorpio is infamous as a fixed sign which hates to let go of old grudges, resentments and loves obsessing about them. Aquarius’s live and let live equally quote is at odds with that. 

Scorpio Moon trines CHIRON in Pisces 

 We can allow deep wounds to surface because it feels safe because we feel surrounded by an ocean of Pisces love and Bliss. Pisces energy is one of compassion, about returning to Oneness, which is our original source, before the illusion of separation appeared. This heralds great healing, compassion, forgiveness, and unity. Truly great uplifting inspiring energy on Christmas.  So mote it be.

VENUS in AQUARIUS trines JUPITER in LIBRA 

This is one of the best most uplifting positive, inspiring of aspects. We can use this energy to carry us into a unified future. In times of great separation and divisiveness. This Aquarian Love infused energy bodes well for good humor and laissez-faire politics. Something that has been seriously lacking for the many months.  Venus rules LIBRA and she is bringing her Aquarian revolutionary vision of a Utopian future inspiration onto all relationships. 

One a more mundane level this promises very odd jokes and radically different brands of humor. 

VENUS continues to electrify in two fiery sextiles the first to URANUS in ARIES

Women will not take anything lying down or being under any man’s thumb or anything else these days. Bra burning, tampons flying, Pussy Riot inspired, expect women to take the revolution to a new level. 

VENUS sextiles SATURN in SAGITTARIUS in the afternoon

There will be spirited talk about breaking free, overthrowing old traditions and conventions and women agitating to change politics to their own level of justice. Venus in Aquarius allows all this hyper chatter to play out in a detached way. It’s very cerebral.  “You don’t own me” is the women’s anthem of this energy. 

Finally MOON enters fiery SAGITTARIUS at 7:19 pm PSt/10:19 pm EST and next day in GMT 

If you are still hanging with the family the mood lightens up even more and its time to chill, do something sporty or at least move your body around, have some laughs and inspire each other after that heavy Scorpio Mood. 

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Here’s a Venus in Aquarius trine Jupiter in LIBRA Video from Pussy Riot

“Don’t be stupid, don’t be dumb, Vagina’s where you’re really from. “

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Fire Trines and inconjuncts

Dec 17 I hope that you haven’t drunk too much or gotten too high under a party heart Leo Moon as it inconjuncts Neptune in PISCES

That could lead to nasty results. Be careful of your ego getting in the way of listening to your intuition. 

Leo Moon opposes Venus in AQUARIUS

This aspect brings out the space sluts, don’t you love them? 

space sluts Venus in Aquarius Tara Greene

vintage 

I like people with Venus in Aquarius, yes they have strange tastes its true.

LEO MOON inconjuncts Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn

power trips, egos colliding. Don’t try to change a narcissist.Some hearts may open as they see the power grabbing going on everywhere. 

Moon sextiles JUPITER in LIBRA

this is nice for fun get together with friends, a great party energy, good for shopping for women, children and buying dramatically beautiful art and other lovely things. The Mood is show-offy but NICE. 

GRAND FIRE TRINE

Grand Fire Trine, astrology, Tara Greene

We don’t seem to have too many of these GFT’s. 

Leo Moon trines SATURN in SAGITTARIUS and URANUS in ARIES 

This aspect is tickling my Sagittarius love of humor. The laughs can be off beat, and kinda weird but let’s have fun, shall we?

this is excellent upbeat positive prideful energy. A great celebratory time. We are 4 days from YULE December 21 SOLSTICE.  ENJOY the darkest days in the Northern Hemisphere.

and last but not least Moon inconjuncts CHIRON in PISCES

Do be careful of drinking too much and getting too soppy, sappy and crying about some old issues which would be better discussed with your therapist.

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Today, Cancer Moon

The MOON is in CANCER since last night and we will be feeling very emotionally sensitive today. The Moon is extremely active today making multiple aspects.Cancer Moon brings up our emotional needs for security, sustenance, nurturing of others and yourself. The Moon is very active today and you may be feeling “all over the place.” Be gentle with yourself, the energy is exhausting today. Comfort food all day today. You will want to curl up into a fetal position. Connect with the Divine Mother and feel how loved you are simply because you exist.  What’s you fave comfort food?

Confort Food astrology Tara greene

comfort food.

Cancer MOON inconjunct Mars in AQUARIUS last night,
women are going to FIGHT for their rights to be free at all costs.

Moon opposing Venus in CAPRICORN
again this has to do with women and social security opposing Trump and his anti-humanitarian policies.

Moon inconjuncts MERCURY in SAGITTARIUS
rude truths will fly out of your mouth and feelings will be hurt.

Cancer Moon nurturing, tara Greene

Moon trines NEPTUNE
It’s especially good for creative and spiritual work.
Avoid trying to escape from what’s really going on at all costs.
Be careful of any drug, legal or not, or alcohol intake today, It is also Christmas/Holiday party time. You won’t know your limits. Great night to tune into your dreams and to program lucid dreaming.

Moon trines Neptune and conjuncts SOUTH NODE in PISCES TODAY and this is HUGE.
Release all past addictive relations and move towards higher ground.Release all past karmic debts.
DREAM New dreams.

Moon squares JUPITER in LIBRA
which puts the tension into finding some peace and balance.

MOON opposes PLUTO in CAPRICORN
We are in the CARDINAL CROSS ENERGY and may be feeling pinned to the wall of corporate leadership

Last but not least
Moon inconjuncts SATURN in SAGITTARIUS
We will all be having to learn our politics, speak out for our truth, and fight fight fight to be free in the U.S. as in many other parts of the world. Freedom is worth fighting for.

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Merry Christmas Astrology from Tara Greene

The Christmas 2014 Astrology chart

Dec 24 moon in Aquarius conjunct MARS

Groups of people will be angry and likely to swarm. Lots of last minute shoppers. Energy feels flighty, chaotic and weird. Aquarius Moon Mars energy is good for group hugs and loving the one your with.  The evening in PST and Dec 25 EST features a MERCURY PLUTO conjunction in Capricorn which means more Cardinal squaring & swearing to be sure. 

Christmas astrology Tara Greene

There will be intensely deep soul conversation and revelations which all business Capricorn doesn’t like. Thinking unconsciously from the shadow is likely.  Some people will be feeling empowered, the kings of the hill while other conversations will be  plotting to overthrow those in power.

The Moon is in Aquarius so there can be emotional detachment and cool clear-headed analysis. Jupiter is opposite the Moon in Leo so expect big belly laughs, high spirits, overdoing the eating and drinking and much blended family good cheer. Hey we’re all from the same gene pool.

Moon goes void of course @ 7:11 am PST/ 10:11 am EST

which is perfect for chilling and really feeling the Christmas spirit.

Mercury in Capricorn sextiles Chiron early in the day, expect feelings to be easily bruised. 

Yes and it will be hard not to feel drunk.

Moon enters PISCES at 8:07 pm/ PST 11:07 pm EST

Yes do try to watch the alcohol or consuming too much of whatever your addictions may be. 

Christmas ends soberly with Moon squaring Saturn in Sagittarius

yes you will likely get pulled over by the cops. So don’t drink and drive. 

Boxing Day  PISCES MOON Conjuncts Neptune

You will get into debt by bargain shopping on BOXING DAY 

its 4 sextiles today. A really nice easy day. Appreciate it. Give thanks for your blessings.

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Saturnalia, Winter Solstice HOT SPOTS from Tara Greene

WINTER SOLSTICE is the shortest day of the year, the longest night. Called YULE in the Pagan circle of the year.

It’s CAPRICORN time. Ruled by Saturn, the planet/God of Time, testing, maturity, old age. The ancient Romans celebrated this tradition as the Saturnalia. A time of revelry, when slaves were free and became the  masters, everyone was celebrating the Return of the  Light, the King, in infant form. The Christians overlaid the story of Jesus onto the ancient worship. Everything we associate with Christmas are ancient pagan symbols -the holly, the mistletoe, the Yule loge, the tree. Paganism is the fastest growing “religion” in the U.K. and the U.S. Actually it is not an organized religion at all per se, it is a practice of spiritual immanence with Nature, the Goddess and the God, with All That Is. Paganism is  more of a group spirituality which can be practiced alone. It has nothing to do with devil worship. The popularity of Harry Potter has also certainly brought back its popularity. Pagans worship nature, Druids worshipped trees.

So it’s Capricorn time. The sun is on the Tropic of Capricorn 23.26 degrees South of the Equator.  The Tropic Of Capricorn has many countries world-wide which it runs through. Five in Africa, North of Alice Springs, Queensland, Australia,and four countries in Brasil.

All Capricorn’s, especially those Old Gruff Goats and Goatees born December 31st to January 5th this is a huge  year for you. Or anyone with Capricorn planets at 9-14 degrees. You know PLUTO is forcing the old you to die and be reborn, unless you are truly following your soul’s path. Then Pluto can bring power, rewards, riches. An entirely new you is being forged deep in the bowels of the earth. And if that’s not enough to change your soul totally. Then Uranus Mars and Jupiter get in on the act to revolutionize, ignite and expand your horizons respectively.

Where the PLanetary Lines fall on the Winter Solstice chart map in Astro Cartography is where the greatest tension will be for the next 3 months to a year. Especially where  Mars Uranus Jupiter and Pluto lines fall are the areas to watch.

Winter solstice world map Tara Greene

PLUTO runs right through Maputo South Africa,North through Zambia, Zaire,Chad, Western Libya,France,South West England, Ireland. PLUTO MARS and URANUS CONJUNCT exactly in the middle of CHAD AFRICA. TRIPLE HOT SPOT with Jupiter crossing north of the others in LIBYA.

Pluto conjuncts the Moon over ICELAND, right over the Northern most part of   Canada, including that north Pole passage and down through, North West Alberta and bisects British Columbia and goes out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and South of New Zealand.

PLUTO is on the Mid Heaven and runs through Argentina, BOLIVIA, Venezuela, Western Puerto Rico, North to Boston and into Quebec and Labrador.

PLUTO conjuncts URANUS right on Tiera Del Fuego Argentina and again in Northern Russian down through Ulan Bator MONGOLIA.. Those are HOT SPOTS.

On the other side of the World Pluto is on the I.C. of Indonesia,BEIJING , into Mongolia and Russia.  If you are a Capricorn and living on these lines you will be transformed even more. Or got to these places if you are seeking Plutonic transformation.

URANUS and MARs actually cross paths directly over New York, near Washington , through the Caribbean, right over HAITI, Venezuela and Columbia. Also through Western Alaska, near Hawaii. They cross Pluto right at the Society Islands. On the Western side, Uranus and Mars cross paths  right through Stockholm, Sweden,Warsaw, Poland, Budapest Hungary, down through Belgrade Yugoslavia, South through Libya, Chad, directly South through Botswana, Africa. Mars and Uranus Ascend through JAVA and Indonesia. Uranus and Pluto cross over each other in Mongolia.

JUPITER is on the Mid Heaven through TAIWAN, MANILLA Philipines, Indonesia and Western Australia. Jupiter on the I.C. through Nova Scotia, South through Guyana, Paraguay, Argentina and the FALKLAND ISLANDS.

JUPITER ASCENDS through TASMANIA, SUDAN, crosses MARS & URANUS in LIBYA!!!!! VERY HOTTTT,

Jupiter Ascends through France, Britain, Ireland, Jupiter Descends through NOrthern CANADA, NOrth of HUDSON”S BAY,Northern Saskatchewan, right through the ALBERTA TAR SANDS, right through Mt. ST. HELEN’s And WASHINGTON STATE and Descends through the Pacific near the Society Islands and South of New Zealand.

The Winter Solstice is a very GALACTIC SOLSTICE or SOULSTITCH

“A stitch in time saves nice.” Francis Bailey, English Astronomer 1797

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WINTER SOLSTICE STONEHENGE 2013

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Winter SOLSTICE, Abundance ritual Astrology from Tara Greene

WINTER SOLSTICE is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer Solstice begins down under.

We’re 1 year past the Mayan Calendar “End date” of December 21 2013.

Some people were disappointed and many were relieved that the world didn’t end. Others believe a shift did happen last Solstice. One needs to be very highly tuned, vibrating at very high spiritual levels, cleansed, centered, vegan, meditating regularly and managing your ELF’s efficiently to know that and are on your way to Ascension into the 5th Dimension. Everyone can feel how intense the energies are right now.

I do feel the DIVINE GODDESS ENERGIES were seeded in a very concrete way last year. It’s subtle, but it’s here.

WINTER SOLSTICE is one of the 4 Main power gates and 4 cross- quarters in the Year.

Zero degrees Capricorn marks the WORLD POINT. The SEEDING of all consciousness for the next year. It is a time of great HOPE, the SUN IS REBORN. An ancient pagan festival, Christianity overlaid its religious tenants over the ancient knowledge.

We are in the middle of the Ancient festival of SATURNALIA which the Romans celebrated. Red and Green colours were worn and candles were lit to SOL INVICTUS the SUN which is reborn on the Solstice. There was major partying and revelry, slaves were allowed to be equals, It was quite a wild time.

DECEMBER 19

Great day for CANCER peeps and magic rituals of increase of abundance and love

Motherly Moon conjuncts JUPITER in the wee hours. Thursday is Jupiter’s day. VERY GOOD LUCK.

Moon Trines Saturn also great for feeling good in your tumultuous revolution. It feels good to die and be reborn.

Moon opposes VENUS in Capricorn at latter degrees. Motherly and romantic/earthly love.

DO A GOOD LUCK MEDITATION RITUAL- see below

The Moon makes a couple of awkward quincunx’s to Mercury and the SUN. So don’t attempt any magic between 10:37 am and 10:34 pm.

Magic must be done towards and after Moon opposite Venus at 11:37 pm EST

the MOON goes Void of course till the 20th at 1:48 am

MEDITATION

Stay up late and meditate on having emotional security and safety with the Goddess and CANCER MOON.

Know you are always held in the Goddess’s arms and fed on her breast milk.  

MOther Goddess Cancer Astrology

Venus in Capricorn is Lady Luck in business, she manages her affairs very well.

YOU will need 2 bowls, goat’s milk for Capricorn and 5 copper pennies, 4 candles. Incense.

CApricorn Goddess Horoscope tara Greene

Smudge and purify your self with incense. Start in the East and call in the elements, fire, water, earth, air clockwise, lighting a candle for each element and direction.

Pour the milk into one bowl and put the 5 copper pennies into another.

Breathe and empty your mind. Imagine yourself in a beautiful home by a pure ocean, with dolphins playing and whales singing. A magical Heavenly place, a place you remember in your cellular memory.

Or create a beautiful earthly oceanic paradise in your mind.

Visualize Venus coming up out of the ocean as in the famous Boticelli painting. She comes up to you and becomes more of the Motherly archetype of Venus. See yourself becoming child like and being held so safe and secure in Her arms. Hear her say you are her most cherished child and that you will always be safe in her arms.  Ask her for whatever your Inner Child needs. She will offer it to you gladly. Venus also approaches from another side as a very practical woman, a strong woman, a Feminine working woman, a woman who brings relationships and caring into her success. See her coming and supporting you too. She says listen to me, I am your Intuition, I will advise you on how to be confident, strong in yourself, successful, with high self- esteem. You will never sell yourself out for money or for less than you deserve. I will teach you how to manage and grow your finances.

Be with these 2 aspects of the Feminine and let them teach you. They will be your advisers. Give thanks for all the abundance in your life. Thank the two Goddesses. See them Bless the goat’s milk. Drink the Goat’s milk, feeling its grace purity and abundance entering your body. Take the 5 pennies and place them in a pot of earth and keep them on an altar and hold the pot of earth every day or bring it into your meditation. I would go and take a goat’s milk bath as well after this.

IT is important to clear your intentions NOW for the SOLSTICE, you will be seeding youe intent as the LIGHT advances. You are seeding an entire year/quarter.

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Winter Solstice 2013 by Cal Garrison

Happy Hanukkah,Saturnalia,Solstice,Christmas,Kwanzaa from Tara Greene spiritual psychic

 
 
SATURNALIA,an Ancient Roman Festival,was originally celebrated on Dec 17 but in spite of opposition became so popular it ran till Dec 23.

The Saturnalia was originally celebrated in Ancient Rome for only a day, but it was so popular it soon it lasted a week, despite Augustus’ efforts to reduce it to three days, and Caligula’s, to five. Like our Christmas, this important holy day was for more than fun and games. Saturnalia was a time to honor the god of sowing, and reaping, Saturn. But again, like our Christmas, it was also a festival day on which a public banquet was prepared.  A statue of Saturn Lord of Time/ was usually bound in Rope but at his feast the statue was unbound.

Saturnalia Was the Best Part of the Roman Year

The poet Catullus describes Saturnalia as the best of days. It was a time of celebration, visits to friends, and gift-giving, particularly of wax candles (cerei), and earthenware figurines (sigillaria). The best part of the Saturnalia (for slaves) was the temporary reversal of roles. Masters served meals to their slaves who were permitted the unaccustomed luxuries of leisure and gambling. Clothing was relaxed and included the peaked woollen cap that symbolized the freed slave, which looks an awful lot like yuo know who’s peaked red hat . A member of the familia (family plus slaves) was appointed,” Lord of Misrule”.

Men were allowed to expres their homosexual feelings in public. There was a huge element of sature and FOOL-ery, or scapegoating.

Macrobius, in his Saturnalia, creates an imaginary symposium among pagan intellectuals in which he offers an explanation for the varying length of the holiday. Originally, it was celebrated on only one day, the fourteenth before the Kalends of January. With the reform of the Julian calendar,  two days were added to December, and the Saturnalia was celebrated sixteen days before the Kalends (December 17), “with the result that, since the exact day was not commonly known—some observing the addition which Caesar had made to the calendar and others following the old usage—the festival came to be regarded as lasting for more days than one.

OPALIA = OPRAH

The original day now was given over to the Opalia, honoring Ops, who personified abundance and the fruits of the earth, and was the consort of Saturn. As the two deities represented the produce of the fields and orchards, so they also were thought to represent heaven and earth. It was for this reason, says Macrobius (I.10.20), that the two festivals were celebrated at the same time, the worshipers of Ops always sitting in prayer so that they touched the earth, mother of all.

I was struck with the etymological similie of Opalia, Goddess of abundance and Oprah’s name. Name destiny is very important signifier for me.

YULE Ancient Pagan/WICCAN  Winter Solstice Festival is the basis for Xmas.

YULE,  pronounced EWE-elle  is the name for the shortest day of Light in the Year, the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere . It is when the dark half of the year dies to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, the sun’s “rebirth” was celebrated with much joy. Oour ancestors celebrated the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, giver of Life. From this day forward, the days would become longer. As the people participated in the mystique of the turning of the wheel of Life, their participation and prayers to honour this propituous time was all important. For if the Goddess did not bring rebirth to her Son the sun, and the Sun’s Light did not return then that signalled the death of all life on the earth.

Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were ‘wassailed” with toasts of spiced cider. Children were escorted from house to house with gifts of clove spiked apples and oranges which were laid in baskets of evergreen boughs and wheat stalks dusted with flour. Apples and oranges represented the sun. The boughs  symbolized immortality (evergreens were sacred to the Celts who worshipped trees, because they did not “die” thereby representing the eternal aspect of the Divine). The wheat stalks portrayed the harvest, and the flour was accomplishment of triumph, light, and life. Holly and ivy not only decorated the outside, but also the inside of homes, in hopes Nature Sprites would come and join the celebration. A sprig of Holly was kept near the door all year long as a constant invitation for good fortune to visit tthe residents. Mistletoe was also hung as decoration. It represented the seed of the Divine, and at Midwinter, the Druids would travel deep into the forest to harvest it.

The ceremonial Yule log was the highlight of the Solstice festival. Traditionally, the log must either have been harvested from the householder’s land, or given as a gift… it must never have been bought. Once dragged into the house and placed in the fireplace it was decorated in seasonal greenery, doused with cider or ale, and dusted with flour before set ablaze by a piece of last years log, (held onto for just this purpose). The log would burn throughout the night, then smolder for 12 days after before being ceremonially put out. Ash is the traditional wood of the Yule log. It is the sacred world tree of the Teutons, known as Yggdrasil. An herb of the Sun, Ash brings light into the hearth at the Solstice. 

The World Tree, Yggdrasil is the one in which ODEN is suspended from inthe tarot Image of the HANGED MAN. This is where the Nordic RUNES came from.

Winter Solstice 2011

Winter Solstice

DEC 21/22 2011  in Northern Hemisphere

The Winter solstice marks one of the 4 main quarters in the Year.

As such it can be used as a map to orient and plan the next 3 months of your and the world’s  business with.

I’ve set the chart to Toronto Canada where I live it is different by 1 degree if the Solstice was created for Washington D.C.

This is a POWER-full solstice chart with the SUN conjunct PLUTO, yes Pluto is still considered to be extremely important to Astrologers as it rules the Soul, resurrecction, transformation, death and rebirth, wealth, garbage, the unconscious and the shadow.

The chart is literally a symbol of the SUN the source/King/Jesus/at the bottom quadrant of the chart  in the house marked 3, cheek to cheek with, Pluto Lord of the Dark, Death, the Underworld on the other side of the fence so to speak, in the house marked 4,the house of the Unconsious.  It’s a perfect alignment of what Solstice is all about!

The Moon is in late Scorpio and Scorpio is the sign of death, rebirth, transformation itself. Moo is Scorpio sugnifies this next 3 months as major EMOTIONAL rebirths. In the 2nd house it is also related to money, resources, tangible things, real estate, ergo the stock market.

MARKET VOLATILITY  and the Sun represents GOLD and Gold may loose even more of its shine.

Venus planet of women,love, also money is at 1 degree of Aquarius indicating anew beginning in worldwide lobbying, protests, freedom fighting by women to revolutionize the world situation. Venus in the 4th house indicates freedom from old restirctions, agrass roots, home made revolution.

MERCURY is conjunct the North Node in SAGITTARIUS also in the 3rd house.  Mercury planet of communications is urging you me and all of us to go to HIGHER LAW, what the Native Americans call SACRED LAW, as opposed to man-made laws. The 3rd house is all abuot comunications in your vicinity so the image of a LOCAL, higher truth, honesty,truth being mandated, lobbied, in the news. The North Node reporesents the highest spiritual goals. In Sagittarius this is the Sign of the Galactic Center and as we are only one year away from the DEC. 21 2012 date of the arising of higher consciousness, this is awonderful sign.

SATURN is in the 1st house at 27 degree of Libra indicating a seriousness, maturation, karmic, limitations, obstacles and a testing period throughout the next three months.

JUPITER is opposite Saturn at 00 degrees of TAURUS Rx. Jupiter is still Retrograde. But Jupiter Turns DIRECT on CHRISTMAS DAY. This is a beautiful and lovely gift of Jupiter to turn Direct motion on this day after moving backwards since June 2nd. 

Jupiter in TAURUS is so simple down to earth, sensual, salt of the earth.

 With Jupiter in Taurus it is about embodying and enjoying the fruits of the earth, appreciating  food, the body andthe simple pleasures. Jupiter the Ancient Greek God Zeus, is also equated to Yahweh. Jupiter is bountiful, the law-giver the governer of Sacred LAw that we spoke about with the Mercury North Node Conjunction. Jupiter in Taurus helps  us appreciate the simple things in life. It is grounding, rooting, conects us to the earth.

One other planets are also at ZERO degrees, URANUS the planet of revolution, invention, freedom, is at Zero degrees of Aries in the 6th house near the cusp or handle of the 7th house quadrant. URANUS has been a major player in 2011 inducing all the ARAB countries to incite revolution from dictators. This fomentation will continue for many years to come. Zero degrees Aries is one of the CARDINAL points in the year representing the degree of the Sun’s ingress at Spring into Aries.

NEPTUNE is stil conjunct to Chiron the Wounded Healer.

Neptune at 28 degrees of Aquarius, and Chiron whose symbol is a key at 1 degree of Aquarius have opened up the psychic telepathic buondaries for us all since 2010. In the 5th house that is reserved for the heart chakra, for the love of children, and creative self- expression it is a symbol of spirituality,losing of boundaries, kindness, reformation, organization, freedom,{ Neptune in Aquarius} healing from  addictions { Chiron in Pisces}. We must act from our hearts, we must act to protect the child within and without, we are all ONE in spirit. Awakening from the addictions of  illusion, drugs,religious ideas which separate and dominate, feeling our inter-connections.

Last but not Least MARS is in Virgo at 17 degrees in the 12 th house, which is the house of hidden enemies, self-undoing,karma,secrets, the Unconsious. Mars, God of War, in the last house, the house of spirituality, illusion and delusion, addictions in the workaholic, highly critical earth sign Virgo shows how the warmongers of the earth are operating behind the scenes, manipulating the workforces, the economy, the accounting system for their own selfish karmic reasons.

Mars in Virgo in the 12th is a dangerous enemy becuase he is wearing a cloak of INVISIBILITY,as he is dwelling in the house of the Unconscious. MArs in Virgo shows where and how we criticise ouselves and others. It is the blame game, lack of substantial confidence. Mars in Virgo is also fighting over earth’s natural resources. we shall see more of that in the next 3 months.

Use this chart as a guide for your own life for planning the next quarter of the year. Whatever sign you are, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Oh that Ophiucus stuff? never mind all that.

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MANY BLESSINGS

CHRISTMAS EVE sees a CAPRICORN NEW MOON

will write about that later.

Stay tuned for my New podcasts, online astrology and tarot learning conference calls and other classes and workshops in 2012.

I am proud to announce that I will once again be a presenter at GRAIL LADY FAIRE in Bancroft Ontario in June 2012.

http://www.grailsprings.com/Events-Grail-Lady-Faire

Mark your calendars also at the Grail Springs Spas for the Victoria Day long weekend in Canada where I will be teaching during that wonderful long weekend.

Some my predictions for 2012 will be published in the Toronto SUN on or just after BOXING DAY. or go to my website I will put more on shortly.

Ona personal note, I have been late getting all of these regular columns out for a long time and especially in the last while as I have been tending to my father. As an only child,my mother passed away two years ago, my dad who had been living in a nursing home, had been critically ill since the beginning of Dec. and has passed away on Dec 14th.  For all of you who have lost close relatives or friends I send you blessings of peace and to remember your loved ones in their prime. They have returned to where they came from, in spirit. They will always watch over you.

This is the time for wishing, so wish onthe stars.Your ancestors are in the stars.