Leading with our Hearts, Leo Full Moon

Full Moon in Leo, Leading with our Hearts, from Jan 23-24 2016

Leo Moon Christmas Eve Astrology

Sidney_Hall_-_Urania’s_Mirror_-_Leo_Major_and_Leo_Minor Sidney Hall [Public domain]

The first Full Moon of 2016, at 3+ degrees of Leo, arrives Jan 24 @ 1:45 a.m. GMT.  It’s called the Old, Snow or Wolf Moon in Native American traditions and Almanacs. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s called the Buck, Thunder or Mead Moon. These symbols all add extra meaning.

All Full Moons bring fulfillment. Leo is a Fixed Fire sign, of Royalty, leaders and the King of Beasts. Leo rules actor’s, actresses, it is naturally dramatic, flamboyant and domineering. Leo is strong in all those who love to be center of attention, commanding center stage. Leo is courage, passion, pride, will, and the heart.

Leo is the 5th sign which also rules children, creative self-expression, giving love, generosity of spirit and all acts of the heart. Aslan, the great lion from The Chronicles of Narnia, symbolizes Christ consciousness, you can call him into your ritual.  This is a heart full of Soul Moon where we need to open our hearts fully, living with strength, passion and creativity.

Leo’s ruler is the SUN itself, which is the source of all Life, The Light, pure gold. Leo is the Fire of the Holy Spirit. When we are in touch with Spirit directly, Leo’s Golden fire energies, we are fearless, a burning flame of pure heartfelt clarity and intensity. Ancient Kings attained power through being shamans and healers for their people.

The Sun was also known as Sol, and the pun of Sol and soul is obvious. Think of a flamenco dancer’s passionate execution of will and strength in their performance as Leo energy.

The Tibetan Buddhists say that the Heart is the locus of the conscious mind and the physical brain is but the computer than makes the body function. The Native Americans say the same thing.  Scientific research and The Heart Math institute’s work shows that the heart is primary and is the first organ developed in the fetus before the brain. The heart also has its own brain. Western culture has largely stopped  using the heart as the prime mover as Indigenous peoples always have.  We praise reason over passion.

The incidence of heart disease and heart attacks is one of the biggest killers in the Western world and is increasing for men and women as we stop listening to the passion in our hearts. This heart dis-ease also relates to balancing our lives with our dependence on Aquarius technology which tends to take us further and further away from our hearts and feelings. This Full Moon’s intention is to fully embrace the heart as central logos.

 Leo’s shadow side is ego, greed, pride and being caught up in the power, prestige and wealth that Royalty commands. The right of Kings gave the old Lords the ability to rape, use and abuse anyone they wanted without punishment. We see this kingly egomania in the super-rich, the 1% who only care about their own wealth and power while raping, pillaging and scouring the earth for more and more stuff to assuage their egos, to make themselves feel immortal and imperishable like the Sun.

The Aquarius Sun opposite the Moon, rules technology, freedom, individuality, revolution, and higher consciousness balances the Leonine need for Selfhood with the needs of the group, for tribal unity and for each to express themselves in a non-hierarchical group.

MEDITATION ON THIS FULL MOON

TAROT cards of LEO

LEO is the sign on the Major Arcana of STRENGTH # 11 or 8 in the Tarot. The Sign of Strength, traditionally shows a woman holding open the jaws of a lion or riding a lion with an infinity symbol over her head, indicating that she has learned to control her unconscious animal instincts. Lionesses are fearless protectresses of their young and live in matrilineal groups. The Sign of Leo also symbolizes the Inner child who naturally expresses itself in art, song, dance and play.

The Court card for Leo is the Prince of Wands. The five, six and seven of wands represent each Decan of Leo.

If you have a Tarot deck pull out these cards to act as Guides and Mascots for this meditation. You can easily find these images online as well.

INTENTION is everything

Gather various candles, colors, incenses before you start.

LEO ASSOCIATIONS

Colors: gold, yellow, orange, deep purple,
METALS: Gold,
Sound; E Major
Celtic TREE Mythology: Holly and Hazel  

MINERALS:  Ruby, peridot, rose quartz,

FLOWERS: Sunflowers, yellow daisies, yellow roses, calendula, all bright yellow flowers,

FRUITS: Golden delicious apples,

INCENSE:  Sandalwood, Frankincense, myrrh, orange peel.  

LEO ESSENTIAL OILS: for regal presence, Rose, neroli, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, vetiver, carnation, sandalwood.

HEART TONICS: garlic, hyssop, marjoram, cumin, rose, anise and angelica.

HELP SELF EXPRESSION: cypress, lavender, geranium, chamomile, cinnamon, benzoin,  

HERBS and TEAS: lemon balm, chamomile, tarragon, eyebright

Set up an alter or sacred meditation space to do this ritual.

Images of Lions, big cats, kittens, children, and sunny happy images, and art  

SOLAR GODS AND GODDESSES to call upon

Greek – Apollo/Helios,

Vedic – Surya

Hindu- Garuda

Egyptian- Amun Ra,

Egyptian Sun Goddess- Wadjet, Sekhmet, Hathor, Nut, Bast,

CHINA – Xihe

Roman Britain – Sulis

Irish- Grian,

Celtic- Brigid,

Christian- Sol Invictus

Japan-Ameratsu

Nordic- Freya

Inca- Inti
If you can be out in nature under the Full Moon that is best so you can moon bathe.

You will need to make a small fire or have RED or YELLOW or GOLD candles.

MUSIC: A trance drum heartbeat or metronome is ideal.

You can pre-record these instructions with pauses to listen to as you do the meditation.

Begin by smudging yourself first. Light your candles. One for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH to WEST TO NORTH. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements and the four directions into your sacred circle. Call in the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, RAPHAEL in the same order.

Have a rattle, spoon or something to keep rhythm with if sitting.
Center yourself by breathing, sit or lie down, close your eyes.

Begin to breathe, naturally deeply, sending your breath down your spine into your root chakra. Enjoy the feeling of being a live spark of spirit. With your intention send your breath down your spine ruled by Leo, into Mother earth to ground you. Mother earth also has a heart flame at her center. Go down and merge with her fire and then breathe it back up through your tail bone, bringing the hot breath up through each chakra one at a time from the root to your HEART CHAKRA, The color is dark green, sometimes tinged with pink.  You may feel your heart expand and feel hotter.

Feel your heartbeat. Sense your heart. In your imagination go into your heart. Imagine entering the walls of your heart and noting the four chambers. You will hear the loud pounding and the swishing of the blood. It will most likely be dark, you can state Let there be light and watch it light up. See the walls of your hearts inner landscape. Let go of any preconceptions. Allow yourself to be present in your heart scape. Ask yourself which heart chamber you need to visit. Follow your subtle feelings. Touch the walls of your heart, the more fully you sense this the better. Will yourself into one of the chambers in your heart or if that doesn’t feel appropriate just stay centered. Feel yourself vibrating with the drumming of your heart.

Ask for your courage, will, creativity and self-expression to expand. Call it. Be open, it may be a large cat, a black panther, lion or lioness, cougar, leopard or cheetah. The animal may be a totally different type, so whatever shows up is fine. An alligator, hippo, a shark, whale, eagle, dolphin, turtle, trust that is what you need.

Welcome your power animal. Thank them for appearing. Ask questions of them if you have specific ones or just say I am open to receiving your wisdom, love and protection.   If no animal appears, just stay in your heart and breathe love and feel the love that emanates from your heart. If there are blocks or pain then call upon Archangel Raphael to help heal your heart. If you need to cry then do so, use the pull of the moon to let your feelings out.

This conversation may take a while. Simply surrender. Begin to meld with the animal spirit, feel every muscle, breath in harmony with one another. Revel in your instinctual natural body strength, wisdom and energy.  Trust the process. You may be given directions.  Let go of your false vanities and your selfies. Vow to follow them, to open your heart, to source your strength.

When you feel fully saturated, thank your power animal from the bottom of your heart. Slowly extricate yourself and come back slowly to full consciousness and awareness. Write down or record your experience.

Feel the tenderness, strength courage healing and passion pumping in your veins. Vow to love yourself and others more, to care for your heart and those you love. Vow to star in your own life and your own movie. You are the Queen of King of your own Life. Vow to protect animal rights and the innocent.  Vow to play with your inner child more, dance more, be creative in everything you do.  “Follow your bliss” as Joseph Campbell famously said.  

Blessings,

TARA

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Cardinal squares, sextile Sunday

Those Coronal Mass Ejections had my head spinning like a top later Saturday afternoon. Did you feel it? I had to lie down on my special Korean infra-red massage bed and I fell asleep. I have a busy Sunday with a wedding shower in the afternoon and some Skype readings for women in Arizona. 

I am needing to hold the high energies of Sedona and also be here.

Back to square one, Literally.

The CARDINAL T-squares sounds like shades of Pope Francis and his Cardinals. Yes, they are here again. Will they ever go away? yah sometime in the next couple of years.

Cancer moon squares Mercury in Libra, the Sun and opposes Pluto in Capricorn and will square Uranus on Monday. Get ready for the unexpected MONDAY MORNING chaos. Otherwise its quite a quiet  day.

Happy birthday to my friend IALA in Sedona October 5.

There are also a couple of nice sweet SEXY sextiles between the Moon and Mars and Jupiter both in earth VIRGO. 

take a walk in the woods, clean up your neighbourhood. Relax and read a good book get your affairs in order, expand your diet and health regime. 

Moon also TRINES NEPTUNE early a.m. which usually makes for interesting dreams. Do try to remember them and write them down.

INSPIRATIONAL DAILY CARD

Kali-Ma Queen of Swords tara Greene tarot reader

QUEEN OF SWORDS LIBRA as KALI

This is quite a different interpretation of the Queen of Swords. She is the sign of LIBRA the sign we are in. She rules the zodiac from the 21st degree of Virgo to the 20th degree of Libra. September 14-October 13.

The Q. of S.  is associated with VENUS which is ALL GODDESSES, and the sign of Justice. SWORDS Are the element of AIR and the mind. The AIR signs are Gemini Libra and Aquarius.

Queen of Swords Tara Greene Tarot

In the Thoth deck she uses her sword- the discerning mind, to cut off the ego, which is the same as Kali-MA. 

Keep the mind cool, aired out, by breathing properly and deeply. DO not take everything at face value. 

Use your mind and your intuition to discern what is the truth. Be mindful of you ego chatter and silence it through meditation and cut it off so it isn’t running your life.

BALANCE and discernment are the keywords. 

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Earthquakes,MOTHER Goddess Gaia energy

The Grand Earth Trines that took place April 21-24  had Mars in Taurus to Pluto in Capricorn  at 15 +degrees. Mercury Trined Pluto on the 22nd and Mars Trined Black Moon Lilith from the 21st-24th at 16 degrees Taurus/Virgo. Mercury Trined Black Moon Lioth on the 22-23 at 16+ degrees Taurus Virgo.   All of that Earth energy with MARS And PLUTO around usually create only one thing. Destruction, volcanic explosions, earthquakes, death and resurrection..

The huge 7.8 earthquake in Nepal near Katmandu was as destructive as  the one that hit San Francisco in 1906, and 22 times more powerful than the 7.0 quake that devastated Haiti in 2010.

 

Mount Everest in Tibetan is called Qomolangma, meaning the MOTHER GODDESS of the World. The quake occurred near to her immediate territory.  An avalanche also occurred on Mt. Everest with over 300,000 foreigners and climbers in the area for Spring.

So far the death toll  is over 3,500 and counting. The huge quake, rare in these parts, although it is where two major tectonic plates crash into each other in the world, was also felt further away  in India and parts of Tibet and China. Famous Hindu temples which are International Heritage sites were levelled in the quake.  International Aid is coming to the rescue of the already very poor country. 

Please send prayers and money to the people in Nepal. 

I have been feeling a very intense energy shift since Friday around noon, and I had headaches, something which I never get, Saturday afternoon around the time that the earthquake was hitting. 

Lets look at some charts. 

Earthquake in Nepal April 26 2015 Tara Greene

The chart is set for Katmandu, near to the quake’s epi-center. 

Saturn is Retrograde square Neptune,

and these two planets relate to foreigners, adventure,and dream vacations. Also Karma,illusions, delusions, addictions, endings. 

The NORTH NODE, which is the collectives highest spiritual goal is at 9+ degrees Libra is conjunct to one of the nastiest stars in the sky Vindemiatrix, a star in the constellation of Virgo sidereal, whose name is synonymous as “the widow maker” contacts with this star strongly and regularly show deaths in a dramatic, newsworthy way.Pluto is also squaring this Node. 

THE SOUTH NODE, the Karmic collective is at 9+degrees Aries is also conjunct exactly to Algenib, another unfortunate Star, with a Mars Mercury Nature, which brings, dishonor, violence, misfortune and poverty. “Excess of heat resulting in violence and perhaps misfortune or dishonor.”- The Living Stars by Dr. Eric Morse. 

{I was thinking about CERN repowering up again after two years and the concern I have about them trying to replicate black matter. I am not a physicist but the trillions of dollars spent on scientific research seems to be to aid a certain few people to very powerful secret knowledge in the world.} 

The Moon, which symbolizes the people, the mood,instincts and the Feminine energy is at 26 degrees Cancer at conjunction to BLACK HOLE KALI. Yes, A Black Hole, named after the Hindu Goddess who is worshipped in Nepal as she has been for thousands and thousands of years.

Kali is the DARK aspect of the Goddess, she brings death to the ego to allow for transformation. Yes her image looks bloodthirsty to Western eyes, but all the images are psychological and symbolic mysticism and each object she holds and each gesture has a very specific meaning which all Hindu’s understand, and they know it is also not to be taken at image value. 

Kali Astrology mythology Tara Greene

Planet MARS is conjunct to Black Hole EURYDICE at 16 degrees Taurus

In the Greek Myth of Orpheus, his beloved Eurydice dies and Orpheus is brave enough to go to Hades to rescue her. the story is all about loss, reunion and loss.

BLACK Holes, Osiris, Isis and Horus are all grouped at 3,4 and 5 degrees SAGITTARIUS where Saturn is. 

These are the primal Trinity of Egyptian Mythlogy. They symbolize, father, mother, child, death and rebirth.

THE ASCENDANT at 8+ degrees Leo is conjunct to Black Hole Cernunnos, the Celtic God of Death and Rebirth. 

The SUN at 5 degrees Taurus, is according to Sabian symbols, channelled images from the 1920’s that Astrologers use to give oracular meanings to the degrees of the Zodiac. “A widow at an open grave.” Meaning: “The void is the great challenge. All natural compounds decay-The Buddha. Discarding the past. 

The Mid Heaven’s degree, which literally would symbolize Mt. Everest, the highest point in the world, is  at 4 degrees Taurus. The Sabian symbol is “The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” a beautiful symbol, invoking that no matter how sad and destructive this earthquake is, it symbolizes reaching that pot of gold somewhere over the rainbow.

The world is being shaken. The Great Mother Goddess is singing Shake it off. We need to pay attention. Anything done to one part of the world affects its somewhere else. We should not be allowed to be ruled by such egotistical, prideful, greed as we are.

I do believe the Great Mother, Gaia is conscious awake and aware. The Mother is not just the birth giving, unconditionally loving Christian Mother Mary figure. She is also symbolizes the Death bringing Goddess, Kali, Lilith, the three Fates, Keres, there are many more. Listen deeply to your own energy. She will speak to you. 

Sending blessings to the dead and their families and the wounded. 

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