Mother’s Day Soul reading Gifts,

Without our mother’s we wouldn’t be here. This Mother’s day give a Mom a special in-depth gift to touch a mother’s soul. Honor Her Divine Feminine Soul with the gift of insight from the mystic realms.

Mothers'day Gifts Tara Greene

Every Mother is the EMPRESS, the Great Mother or Venus Archetype in the Tarot 

Trump # 3

A Tarot Astrology Numerology Intuitve Psychic Soul reading will  provide special insights, which a woman may treasure.  The readings are interactive and can be tailored to each individual need.

The session can also consist of a long-distance healing energy sessions, life coaching or dream analysis.

I also provide prayer sessions using crystals and aromatherapy. 

By landline or SKYPE anywhere in the world.

30 minutes Phone reading on special for $66 regular $88 

You may purchase multiple readings but only one special per person. 

Readings may be booked in advance but must be completed by July 4 2015

The Special is valid BEYOND Mother’s Day till May 17, 2015.

I must legally state that all readings I offer are for entertainment purposes only and are not meant to be a substitute for qualified medical or psychiatric attention or assesment. I cannot guarantee healing results from energy sessions because they are co-operative. You are responsible for your own healing, I can only assist you. I always ask permission from your Higher Self before any reading.

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A Mother’s Love -Jim Brickman & Mark MAsri – made me cry 

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Valentine’s Day Leo Full Moon Love Primer from Tara Greene

LEO FULL MOON for VALETINE’S DAY will be very heartfelt and over the top dramatic. Passionate, emotional heart-felt , you or your significant other MUST feel like the STAR.  Heart pounding, DRAMATIC, LOVE filled heart’s flowing day

Tarot card Love readings Tara Greene

CARD OF THE DAY 2 of cups Thoth TAROT

Leo Moon is a very generous, all out, big gifting day. FM is  at 6:53 pm EST. at 27 degrees LEO.

Check out where that degree is in your natal chart. It is where Love IS BLOOMING also connected to ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL who heals hearts.

If you are alone this V DAY.

Do a ceremony and prayers to Raphael to bring you the Fullness of Love by affirming you already have your beloved within you. Take a bath and use ROSE OIL, and rose quartz around you. Open your heart to receive love. A LEO FULL MOON is all about strong self- esteem. Visualize your beloved’s touch, kisses, heart beat, love they have for you. Which you deserve totally. Visualize the love you have to give in every way. Cleanse yourself of any past heart breaks making way for new love to enter.

Otherwise….

In LEO the Queen will want EXPENSIVE presents only. The King will too but he’ll settle for hot passion.

A LEO heart ruled Valentine’s day demands luxury, the color purple, the best of the best.

All Full Moon’s bring feelings out the tides an dour pulses rise and race.

LEO FULL MOON is all about the heart anyway, and it can be a role. Step into any romantic film you’ve ever seen and play it to the hilt.

As if you are out to get an Academy Award. Read those famous quotes, rehearse so you can do your romantic scene perfectly.

Leo is courage and daring. You can do it. If you’ve been too shy then the Leo Moon is sending you blessings of spunk.

BUT

early in the day Moon quincunx VENUS.

Women will be demanding, Off with your head if you don’t get Her ROYAL Goddess what she thinks she deserves. Ego’s will be strutting. The Ego is NOT the heart.

Moon squares Saturn early in the day to.. 

This can bring serious stuff, to the day. For some Commitments, responsabilitites, a future.

But it may also turn out to be heavy, messy and over the top film noire.

Depressing for those who are not in relationships. Feeling lonely, nobody loves me. Life isn’t worth it.Saturn in Scorpio. Sexually transforming, jealousy, possessiveness, secrets inadvertently revealed. Power games, high drama, slammed doors, hurt feelings. Kinky sex, dark turn ons and the like. If you like it great.

It is a very commercial holiday mainly promoted by florists. More roses are sold on V day than any other day of the entire year.

If you are an individual, and the Sun is in AQUARIUS, then be a free-thinker and WTF do you care if you are supposed to act or feel a certain sentiment on this one specific day? We are Aquarian contrarians and except for Christmas NEVER do the expected holiday thing.

AQUARIUS SUN is TRINING MARS in Libra

Urging you to be more balanced, be your own individual, who cares what the status quo thinks? If you want to observe a loving giving thing today then do something nice for a stranger, help a homeless person, give to charity instead of feeling you must buy some Godiva chocolates. You get the picture.

Leo Moon opposes Mercury RETROGRADING back to AQUARIUS since Feb 12

Well be careful about any dinner reservations, meeting up plans etc. As hearts and minds may have difficulty talking to each other.

Lastly Moon enters VIRGO at 11:26 pm PST/Feb 15 @ 2:26 am EST

Mood shifts to down to earth frugality. Why did you buy me such an expense gift? You know you can’t afford it? Possibly Tummy aches from indulging in too much wonderful chocolate. Massages are what the heart wants now. Simple, intellectually stimulating, you need sex toys with smarts. The evening ends early, as one must be up to do their weekend chores, yoga class whatever punctually.

Romance is still in the air FEB 15

MOON opposes Neptune TANTRIC LOVE TIME

Keep the romantic spiritual, mood going. A great time to make love in the yab yum position, sitting up, chakras vertical. Your are gods and goddesses creating through unconditional love reaching higher dimensions through the body. Go to see art later, read romantic poems, dance slowly, take a bath together. Dream in bliss.

If you are solo, do all the above in your imagination. It works you can have cosmic orgasms of bliss solo.

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MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU- Bing Crosby 

HEART FULL OF SOUL The Yardbirds 1968 ,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Astrology Horoscopes X BOX forecasts by Tara Greene

I wrote yesterday about MARS in LIBRA for 7+ months and its effects on Libra & those born with Pluto & Saturn in Libra.

I am feeling pretty buzzed. Sun’s in Sagittarius and Mercury just entered it to. I have both Sun Moon And Mercury in my Natal Birth Chart. I am gazing in to my crystal Ball for you. Got specific questions? Please ask.

I have now dubbed the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS Energy of 2012-2015 

X BOX Grand Cardinal Cross Tara Greene Astrology

THE X BOX ASPECT

Whatever is out there in popular culture also has a cleverly disguised hidden spiritual pun or deeper meaning. You can see it everywhere if you look or know how to look. A Grand Cardinal Cross is = to an X Box. That explains why they are so popular.

More about MARS IN LIBRA 

ARIES Rams – 7+ months of  “Not tonight honey, I’ve got a headache.” Butting your hard horny heads at an airy dervish.

sexy 50;s Astrology Tara Greene

Aries you are WEAKENED, dare we say emasculated by  MARS IN LIBRA, like Sampson having his head shorn by Delilah.

Mars in Libra may have you feeling like you’ve head master planet has betrayed you.

MARS is pussy footing around- excuse the ahem, pun in VENUS owned Libra for 7 + months.

It’s a good thing as Martha Stewart Says if you’re willing to lay down your arms, stop fighting, being the HERO.

Many soldiers are committing suicide these days because they can’t take the stress of killing.

ARIES the ALL FOR ONE Sign is being force-fed the We’re in this together, the ALL FOR TWO Libra sign.

MARRIAGE? Living together? Single no more? Could be a good thing for lots of peeps. 

You may as well stay in bed. Take a breather, sabbatical,  find a way to bide your time.

PATIENCE???? an unknown word to ARIES something you will have to swallow.

You may need Geritol ,VAM an Aphrodisiac to keep it up. You are being lured, pulled, prodded seduced into the Feminine. No man or woman is an island.

You can go willingly or fight it. The choice is yours.

WHO GETS IT?

especially the Pluto in Libra and SATURN in LIBRA generation

-see previous article https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/mars-in-libra-men-are-from-venus-in-2014-astrology-from-tara-greene/

YOU GOTS PLANETS or ANGLES between 8- 17 degrees of ARIES, Aries ASCENDANT  ETC. 

Don’t forget URANUS SITTING on your SUN at 8-16 degree ARIES  if you are BORN -March 29- April 6th of any year

Mark these times on the 2014 calendar

You wont be in the pink till July 25 when MARS enters his home sign of SCORPIO and then even hotter and healthier than ever when JUPITER enters RED HOT LEO on JULY 16.

Plus you will also be squared away by PLUTO In CAPRICORN  from 11- 14 degrees all year

Jupiter in CANCER from 10 degrees Cancer- 29.59 Cancer.

MOMENTOUS TIMES-

TO DON’T LIST

Don’t bite your fingernails, hide your head in the sand, blame the others, have a shotgun wedding, drive racing cars, lift excessive weights,

DO NOT ESCAPE BY PLAYING with your XBOX all the time.

 It’s just a metaphor for the crucible,the crux, it sounds more moderne. Hipster?

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DELILAH Tom Jones 

BOUND IN LOVE 

Grand Trines, reality check, shine bright Astrology

The VERY  Grand Trines are in effect now from the beginning of July
The first ones are in effect TODAY July 16 with a dash of hard reality thrown in
Scorpio Moon Trining MARS at 11:14 am PDT then Jupiter in Cancer @ 3:43 pm  PDT
GRAND TRINES are easy peasy gifts but you gotta open the present and you have to make the magic happen.
Trines are like pyramids, they focus energy 
pyramids Grand Trine Tara Greene
CANCER is all 4th house issues, your mom your unconscious, your roots, home, endings, birth.
As with all SCORPIO MOONs it’s still shadow work time
its not all a bed of roses, YET
The trines by the Scorpio Moon means that
the planets are handing us  easy shovels and pick axes to do the diamond mining.
To shine like a diamond
a piece of carbon must endure enormous pressure
which is the transformative process
and then you must be  polished.
The Seven dwarves in Snow White are the 7 deadly sins/chakras/planets in disguise.
They are miners for a heart of gold.
It’s all alchemy.
MOON CONJUNCTS SATURN in SCORPIO @ 4:00 pm PDT/7:00 pm EDT
REALITY CHECK!
this is where you do ritual to ground the Grand Trine energy.
See my former article about water rituals.
will write about all the Grand Trines in another article
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SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND Rihanna 

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.

Mother’s Day give the EARTH OUR MOTHER your prayers by Tara Greene

This Mother’s Day,

GIVE YOUR HEALING PRAYERS to MOTHER EARTH 

This is the most important thing YOU can give to ALL the MOTHERS  

Your loving intentions,  & innate healing powers,  

MAKES A GREAT GIFT!  

makes a great Gift for Mothers DAy

Your Healing prayers for Our Mother the EARTH on MOTHER'S DAY

 

Your Prayers and Intentions for the Healing and rebalancing  

Of OUR MOTHER the EARTH  

Are precious and most necessary gifts    

Because the Oil spill in the Gulf of Louisiana is dire

And all the places on Her that are ravaged because of man made   

Wars, corporate food growing, mining, industry, housing,   

We, as Mothers, and All her children, must do everything in our power   

NOW to Heal Mother EARTH with Positive Changes, Choices,  

Create Beauty, Peace, and Wholeness for All her Children,  

 You can help bring balance back to MOTHER Nature  

 MOTHER’S DAY is a wonderful Day to honour our Mothers, who gave us this precious gift of Life itself.  Please do Honour your mother. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the flowers, the dinner, your kind thoughts and energy.  

Let’s expand Mothers Day, to Honour everyone’s Mother-  

The EARTH Herself and offer her the same love, kindness and care as we do to our own Mothers.  

 Indigenous peoples have always honoured the Earth as the mother of us all. She is and always was revered and respected. The indigenous peoples feel it is their sacred duty to watch over, care and administer to Her needs, to uphold her Natural Laws. It is an undisputable fact that we All live on Her. The Earth IS our mother.  NOTRE DAME.  The Earth, Herself, is Our One common Mother, regardless of religion, race, colour or gender.  

 If we look at the news this Mothers Day we can’t help but be alarmed at the persistent and worsening environmental disasters going on everywhere around the world.  

I believe that these natural and man-made environmental disasters are quickening their pace and worsening in order to wake us up! If we were having a bad dream, we would surely wake ourselves up from fear of facing IT.  

I find it strange that in our “waking life” we seem to remain deeply asleep, when life-threatening danger is us all around us, in everything we encounter!  

 Please look deeply into your heart and ask yourself if the Great mother, the Earth needs your prayers and love right now. Stop and get quiet, take a deep breath and send your consciousness down into your heart and resonate that question. Listen for the true answer…  

 The Earth Mother really needs us to wake up from our waking sleep and change, radically how we have been living, our supposed dominance over the earth will decimate all of us and if we don’t stop and change now.   

Tsunamis, volcanoes, flooding, drought. I know in my heart that men and women have created these imbalance, pollution, waste, species extinction by living out of balance with Nature. We need to live in ways that do not harm the Earth or any of her children. This nightmare of a way of life is not life giving, nurturing. Our postmodern Western culture is insane and brutal; it’s really a nightmare, a bad dream for the Earth Herself. Look what we’ve done to our Mother.  

The way we’ve hurt and abused our Mother. We are our mother, we are the Earth. Let’s admit the truth, it’s suicidal.  

 “Mother Earth is Our baby, she is sick and in trouble Mother Earth is our baby, our own Mother Earth is our Baby, our own. “ – Lyrics to WOMEN by Nancy Ward  

 I had written on May Day recently about toppling the Male model of power over represented by the May Pole because of the oil spill in the Gulf. See my blog  https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2010/05/  

 Then this came to me as an email from novelist, teacher, lecturer, activist, Elder and healer Deena Metzger.

We cannot know the consequences of the Gulf Hemmorrhage. We can see the gravity….. Things Fall Apart (from Truthout).  We know something of the ways illness can be transformed to sacred illness and invite miracles. When we offer up everything, and change our lives systemically on behalf of the future of all beings, unimagined possibilities occur…. This is the moment.   
A Call to Live Your Medicine Now  on Behalf of the EarthSeaMother Gather your medicines, the EarthSeaMother says, the ones I gave you to meet whatever pain and anguish might come to you in your lives.  Gather your medicines, bring out your medicine bundles and live from them, live them, now.  You always wondered when the time might be that you could not deny the urgency that insists you walk your medicine ways.  The time is now. What life emerges directly out of the wisdom you gathered as you gathered your medicine bundle, your spiritual practices, your prayers?  

About the suffering Gulf and the great, gushing wound of the EarthSeaMother…   

When praying for healing, a miracle requires rigorous alignment with what serves all beings, making offerings to the future equal to the gravity of the situation, making amends, atoning, transforming, holding nothing back.   

 
When hoping for healing of a critical illness, the patient, the patient’s family and community and the healers make the systemic offerings that align them with Spirit on behalf of the future of the patient and the future of all beings.  Everyone scrutinizes herself/himself to see how we may have contributed to the agony and changes behavior immediately.  Healing, to be true healing, must be goodness for all beings.   

 
The EarthSeaMother made the ultimate offering to nurture us no matter what. The  EarthSeaMother and her offering were one.  Now we have wounded her so gravely she may no longer be capable of sustaining her little ones, the ones who live their lives within her, or alongside her. She may no longer be capable of sustaining us.  Can we take on this task, on her behalf, of nurturing all these beings, all beings, truly?  Can we transform our lives so that this call is at the core?  Can we offer this on behalf of the miracle of healing that is so desperately needed?
The EarthSeaMother calls out to us for such offerings.   

What is in your medicine bundle?  What are your healing and spiritual practices?  What daily, moment by moment life is implied by these healing prayer medicines?  Will you offer and live your medicine now, ceaselessly?  When you gather with others, will you see what medicines you carry together and offer them fully?   

 
Healing activity of the magnitude required – equal to the magnitude of the tragedy – needs to be systemic, ongoing and constant, as is the suffering and wound of the EarthSeaMother and all the creatures.  Can you align each moment of your life to the medicine life?  Prayer extends from the exact and rigorous practice of such offerings,.  If we can heal life – that is, heal the EarthSeaMother – then Life may heal us.    

***I had the following dream in May 2009, overwhelmed by grief after seeing photos of desert elephants dying of thirst. I remembered such grief from a pilgrimage to the Death Camps of Central Europe. Pained beyond language, I prayed for a dream that would show us a path out of the horror we have created.  I prayed for a dream that might show the way to restoration.  I prayed for a dream though I have never, as I recall, ever received a dream in answer to such a request.  I sent out the dream at that time and now, alas, it is time to send it out again.  
***This is the dream that came at 8:45 on May 25, 2009:I have put out a call to gather those who carry sacred, ritual  and magical powers. People are coming together in a rectangular room that will allow each of us enough space to sit in an ellipse.
There is a little clutch of women activists at one end of the room. They have been doing political work together for years. They gather in conversation in a tight circle that feels familiar, if exclusive.
One of the women asks me if this is the way I imagined our sitting together. It is not. She asks me if I have a microphone.  Yes, I can get one, I answer, although convinced that passing a microphone will interfere with the ambiance we are called to create.  If we don’t use a microphone, we will have to listen deeply and project our voices to be certain that everyone hears.  Without a microphone, the conversations will be more intimate and spontaneous.
We are failing to gather in the way that meets the call.  We are losing the energy of what we might accomplish, of what promises a new sensibility necessary for this time.  I had imagined we would  devote ourselves to supporting radical activism on behalf of healing the earth, peacebuilding and restoration. The thesis of the gathering is that an alliance of political, spiritual and ritual activity has the best chance of success.  [Such collaboration between Native American elders, medicine people and younger Native American activists has recently been successful after years of failure.]
I am rehearsing the words that I will speak to inspire the participants. This is a call for on-going ritual and ceremonial work in support of more pragmatic social, political and environmental activities. It is also a call to live according to absolute integrity.  In the dream, I am thinking of the planetary consequences of violence, brutality, and greed.  I am anguished by the plight of the elephants, polar bears, whales, wolves, of the pollution of the earth, the air and the waters, of global warming and its consequences. 
In order to please the women who want the microphone, though they are insisting on the old political school through which they have attained a modicum of power and influence, I set off at a run down the steep streets to First Street for the microphone.  But the street is further away than I remember and I soon recognize that it will take too long to retrieve it.  I turn around and return with the intent of realizing the original vision, which is different from how we normally do things and so derives new content, new possibility from its new form.  
When I return I try to begin our meeting, but everyone is distracted and I don’t know how to gather them together.  A younger, dark skinned woman with dark hair lying on a low couch or mattress, raises herself on her forearms and begins singing a chant in a foreign language. The young woman’s voice is deep and resonant and the song gathers us to attention and creates the field in which our mandate – for it is a mandate – can be articulated and healing realized.  

 
As I write the dream, I am aware that this call is not a suggestion but is spiritual instruction that can help accomplish our deepest hopes for the future IF we make these activities the very core of our daily lives and live accordingly and with integrity.  This is the labor that calls to each of us even as it entirely transforms and refocuses our definition of work.  

It is not that we are called to do this work together in a group but that we are each, in the way we are trained, called to it as our primary activity while the same is true for everyone else: each of us devoted and alongside each other and the suffering creatures.  We are asked to focus, do ritual work and live our lives with integrity to bring ease and healing to a suffering world.  

 
Mitakye Oyasin.  All Our Relations.  

Deena   

 
Deena Metzger’s website Things Fall Apart by William Rivers Pitt from Truthout 

   

So on Mothers day take time out and stand on this Beautiful Earth blossoming, greening, bestowing the scents of lilacs, the chirrups of the robin, the glorious sunshine or necessary rains. Feel the Beauty that Your Mother offers you always.  

Plant your feet in the Earth and send your heat energy your prayers, your intentions to heal and rebalance mother Earth. And vow to take action to change the way you do everything, from letting the water run, to idling your car, to eating meat, to cleaning up garbage, to railing at the government, to downsizing the amount of clothing, perfumes, Plastics, packaged foods, we waste as an act of love and support for the Earth. When each one of us does this, the Earth’s load gets lighter. But it needs constant vigilance, a change of lifestyle. We need to get primitive, tribal, slow, small, and local, green and caring. We must Honour OUR MOTHER and Ourselves.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxLV-GNkzr4  

 The Earth is Our Mother, She will take care of us,  

The Earth is Our Mother , we must take care of Her,  

Hey Yahna, Ho Yahna Hey Yahna,  

 And remember….  

 It’s not Nice to fool Mother Nature  

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLrTPrp-fW8