Fairies, Midsummer Night dreams 2021

Midsummer Night Fairy Magick Sun Celebration

June 20 is the Peak of the SUN’s LIGHT, the MASCULINE FIRE in the Northern Hemisphere. The longest night of the year in the North, its a time of celebration. As the sun peaks everything shifts gradually into the DARK FEMININE ENERGY begins to grow stronger until December 21st when it peaks then the powers are switched again. This is the balance of everything that exists in the Universe. We need these complimentary opposites.

The SUN is sitting on the TROPIC OF CANCER and in Tropical astrology we say the Sun has entered the sign of Cancer.

This is the PAGAN Cardinal Cross Quarter day of LITHA. 

As Summer begins in the North here in 2021 we are not quite getting out of months of lockdown due to Covid-19. Time to celebrate, Life is green, the living colours of flowers are everywhere and abundant. The air smells sweet, bees are buzzing. We are growing our own food in our gardens or containers. We are soaking up the rays.  The Goddess is symbolically Pregnant with the child she conceived at Spring equinox.

The Summer Solstice or LITHA begins 8:32 pm PDT/11:32 pm EDT/ JUNE 21 At 3:32 am GMT  as the SUN enters CANCER the 0-degree “world point.” It is the beginning of Winter Down Under.

Shakespeare Immortalized Midsummer in his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sir_Joseph_Noel_Paton_-_The_Quarrel_of_Oberon_and_Titania_

Sir Joseph Noel Paton- The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania_

Traditional symbols for Midsummer

Weave flower wreaths to wear on the summer solstice,

Speaking of Midsummer nights dreams

JUPITER the planet of expansion is in its home rulership in PISCES the Sign of dreams, visions, the last sign, the house of magic and imagination as Jupiter turns RETROGRADE at 8:06 am PDT/ 11:06 am EDT/3:06 pm GMT.

We have been floating in a DREAMLAND of Pisces fairyland waters since May 13/14. This is very significant for this SOLSTICE season.

Jupiter turns Retrograde June 20 on Solstice at 2 Pisces and turns direct October 17/18 at 22 Aquarius. Jupiter was there before March 26/27. We will have to resift through all the new Aquarian ideas until then and relaunch when Jupiter hits 2 Pisces on January 8, 2022

The Bonfire

Bonfires are lit on hilltops, by holy wells, and at a sacred place, to honour the fullness of the Sun. People danced around and leap through the flames. Traditionally people stayed up all night on Midsummer’s Eve to welcome the sunrise. Coals from the Midsummer fire were scattered on fields to ensure a good harvest, you can scatter them in your garden

Midsummer is one of the most powerful nights for MAGICK,

Especially healing prayers, love magick, energy, protection and purification. It’s a time of gratitude for family and friends. Reflect on the progress of the seeds that you planted in the earth. A great time to get rid of patterns and objects that no longer serve your Higher Self. 

The Fairy Queen and the fairies are said to be out riding on MidSummer Night 

This is the time to strengthen your connection with the Fae or Fairie and otherworldly beings,

Honour the Fairies 

Create a fairie house in your yard or even in your window. Remember that fairies are very mischievous so be careful. Place spirit boundaries around your house, and protect yourself from their pranks while outside. Wear garlands of marigolds, ivy and or St. John’s Wort. White lily petals, rue and oatmeal in your pockets or in baskets help in protection. Bury a Witch Bottle, a glass container filled with sharp objects such as pins, nails and needles, ashes and salt before entrances to your home for protection.

Leave treats for the Fairies. They love sweets of all kinds. Leave offerings outside in the woods a park or your yard or windowsill.  Leave herbs, ribbons, seashells and bowls of milk outside to gift the Faeries.

Bless the animals.

Ancient herders brought a token animal to be blessed to protect their herds. Ask for protection and blessings for pets, livestock and wildlife.Have a Feast 

Some great summer dishes include seafood, watermelon, berries, lemonade, summer squash, and baked potatoes. 

Renew and clean Your Altar

Litha is a great time to clean, cleanse and re-decorate your altar for the Summer season. Take everything off of your altar, clean it, then cleanse it with dried Cedar, Sage, honeysuckle or other sweet incense or sweetgrass smoke. Add summer yellows to and golds to your altar.

Honour Sun Gods & Goddesses

Honor any solar deities with offerings and prayers Some of the sun gods and goddesses are Ra, Horus, Huitzilopochtli Aztec Sun and War God, Irish Goddess Aine, Celtic Sun God Belenos, Greek Sun God Helios, Roman Apollo, Etain Irish Sun Goddess, Yuyi, Taoist God of the Sun, Macha, Irish Goddess of women, Sunna, Norse Goddess of the Sun and many more. 

Flowers, honey honouring nature and growth

The Midsummer Moon is also known as the HONEYMOON, where this term originated. Mead is made, handfasting ceremonies are performed. Mead is considered to be a magical life-enhancing drink, You can make an altar to honour the Oak tree, with their leaves. Sunflowers are also a great example.  Magical baking and charms are created on this special day. Traditionally this festival spans three days. This year it is June 20-23rd.

Buttermilk Bread 

To bring abundance to your kitchen. Sunflower seeds represent the light half of the year and the poppy seeds represent the dark half of the year.

You will need:

3 cups of white flour, preferably bread flout type.

500 ml of Buttermilk 

I tsp.of bicarbonate of soda

Sunflower and poppy seeds for sprinking

Red ribbon and a sprig of rosemary

Place the flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Sieve in the blended salt and soda and pour in the buttermilk. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough feels springy. If it feels too sloppy just add a little more flour. Turn it onto a board and cover with a fine dusting of flour. Pat it with your hands until you have a round shape. Take a sharp knife and score lightly into eight sections, one for each festival. Sprinkle half of the loaf with poppy seeds and the other half with sunflower seeds.

Place onto a greased baking tray and pop your buttermilk bread into a moderate oven for about 20-25 minutes. Keep and eye on it. When the bread is ready it will change colour and it will sound hollow when you tap the bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack. When it is cool, place your sprig of rosemary on top and tie the red ribbon across the middle.

Consecrate the bread by turning the loaf three times saying “From the fields and through the stones, into fire, Midsummer Bread, as the Wheel turns may all be fed. Goddess Bless.”

Take your bread and share it with your family, friends or whoever you would like to bless. Eat it fresh, as soon as it is made if you can. 

Elderflower Champagne

Elderflowers peak at Midsummer. Pick them in the fullness of a sunny day, ideally on Midsummer’s Day. The Elder is sacred to the Mother Goddess and is often called the Witch’s Tree, the Elder Mother, or Queen of the Trees. It is protective, with wonderful healing properties. It aids transformation, change and renewal, this drink will aid in transforming your life. Or drink Elderberry Liqueur.

In Canada, Strongbow makes an elderflower cider. 

Ingredients:

8 litres water

1.25 kg sugar

8 large elderflower heads

4 lemons

4 tablespoons mild white wine vinegar

Do use screw-top bottles. Large plastic bottles are good. This is a fizzy drink, if not bottled tightly it can explode! Keep it somewhere safe. Make sure the elderflowers are clean and pick them when the sun is strongest. 

Boil the water and dissolve the sugar into it, organic sugar is best.

When the water cools, add the elderflowers, the juice of two of the lemons and slices of the other two, plus the vinegar.

Cover with a clean cloth and leave for a day.

Strain through a fine sieve or piece of muslin, carefully squeezing the flowers to extract as much flavour as possible.

Store in clean screw-top bottles.

Leave alone for 10 days or so. Drink within a month. Enjoy and give thanks to the Spirit of the Elder.

Honey Cake

A celebration of a sweet life. 

If you can source locally produced honey its the best. Wherever it comes from always thank the precious Bees. 

Ingredients:

225 gram Butter 1 cup
250 gms Honey or 1 cup 
100 gms Dark Muscovado Sugar, 3.5 ounces by weight 
3 Eggs, beaten
300 gms Self-Raising Flour, 1 1/2 cups 

Cut the butter into pieces and heat slowly, adding the honey and the sugar. When fully melted, turn up the heat and boil the mixture for one minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Add the beaten eggs to the cooled honey mixture. Sift the flour into a large bowl and beat the liquid honey mixture into it until you have a smooth batter. Pour the mixture into a round lined sponge tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160 C for about 50 mins – or until the cake is well-risen and springs back to the touch. Cool on a rack and glaze with a few tablespoons of warm honey. A nice sweet treat. 

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HAPPY SUMMER or WINTER down under

I will be celebrating making magic and dancing with the fairies,

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Solstice, Summer season ahead Astrology

Summer solstice 2021 Astrology Tara Greene

Summer Solstice 2021 Astrology

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THE SOLSTICE CHART IS THE KEY to the NEXT QUARTER YEAR

I have a northern hemisphere bias but the energies of the planets ring true no matter if you are North or South.

THE MOON IS IN SCORPIO

promising a deeply emotional soul searching and transformative quarter year ahead. The moon trines Jupiter earlier in the day so stay aware of your psychic impressions.

SCORPIO MOON squares Mars in LEO

SCORPIO MOON squares Mars in LEO summer astrology. An obsessive dramatic time of emotional battles and fights to the death on many levels. Scorpio LEO is very dramatic, strong-willed, a Lionhearted King, warrior, someone who defends their turf and passion

JUPITER TURNS RETROGRADE ON THE SOLSTICE

We are doing the backstroke from 2 degrees Cancer back into  Aquarius July 28 until October16 where Jupiter stations at 22 degrees 20′ Aquarius which is where it was on March 26/27. That’s a rewind of over 6 months. Both the Summer and Autumn Equinox has Jupiter Retrograde we will feel like we may be spinning our wheels. We will have to pick up our stitches from there before moving on to 2 degrees Pisces in January 9/10 2022. Addictions, debt, inflation, deflated expectations, projections, rehab and VIRUSES are all part of Jupiter in PISCES. 

JUPITER Retrograde in  AQUARIUS IS a RE-revolution 

NEPTUNE is virtually standstill turning Retrograde June 25, a power point at 23 degrees 12′. We will rehash our dreams until December 1 when Neptune station at 20 degrees 24′ PISCES. Look at where this is in your natal chart. Rehab, redream, redirect, revisit, reflect, reinvent all your dreams. 

Here is the Sabian Symbol of the Sun at 1 degree Cancer on the solstice, we always round up to the next degree.

Cancer 1. Rainbows slowly moving across a white wall. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental

(Degree Angel: LEUVIAH (LOO-vee-YAH) Dialing God, Expansive Intelligence/Fruition)

You have the ability to block out everything you don’t want to look at, and then project onto your reality your own conceptions. When these conceptions are spiritually inspired, you are able to shift reality into a higher vibration. You need to beware, though, of being too much in denial of the challenges and discords of life.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A potter at work.” The white wall is the perfect background on which to clearly see the colors of the rainbows, and likewise the potter is creating vessels which can hold whatever needs to be saved, contained, or protected. This degree seeks to apply itself to tasks that require concentration and focus and also to create environments which can hold and nurture whatever it finds to be of ultimate value. The contrast between the etherial qualties of the colors on the wall versus the tangible and highly physical forming of clay signifies the meeting of both spiritual and physical in this degree’s impulse to protect and support.

Pleiadian Symbol: On a passing boat a flag continually changing its colors and patterns.

Azoth Symbol: Words seen for an instant on a leaf that suddenly blows away.

Seed degree: 4 Aries. A man destroying a wall as he attempts to eradicate black mold from a house. (Omega Symbol). Breaking down barriers and clearing away the detritus of the past leaves the consciousness free to experience imaginative possibilities.

A cup overflowing with clear water. (Chandra Symbol). Experiencing the gushing of feeling, we seek to form vessels to give it form and store it.

Fulfillment degree: Libra 8. A rare type of honey imbued with magical healing powers. (Omega Symbol). To be receptive to all the colors of the spiritul light is to find a food that can restore harmony.

A vast junkyard. (Chandra Symbol). To fashion vessels to hold what is valuable leaves us with what is left over – life’s trash – which we seek to collect together so that it is out of our way.

Oracle

The smoothness of a white wall invites illusion. Unmarred, it holds shadows up, so that we may see them more clearly, and allow them to live out their lives as they wax, wane, and change shape in the changing light. Or rainbows may appear and slowly stretch out, as they move over the white, becoming long, like the tails of comets. The light gives us time to take in its colors, to see the seamless, imperceptible way they are born of each other, each one a fire, whose delight is to travel, searching for eyes.

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Three planets Retrograde in step Astrology

Zodiac Man, Michele da Rodi / Public domain

“As above, so below” is the old Hermetic maxim. But this time it’s more like “here we are, they’re following us.”

As the world is still in quarantine lockdown unable to move forward now, three planets SATURN, VENUS AND JUPITER all turn RETROGRADE within 4 days of each other in step May 10-14th. We, the world and these three planets are all turning back time and not moving forwards.

Be careful what you wish for. 21 Pilots hit song “stressed out” lyrics “If I could turn back time, to the good old days.” has come true. You see the power of the WORD. We won’t feel so alone now with father time Saturn, Beautiful sexy artistic Venus and wise-cracking optimist Jupiter in the crib.

DO NOT PANIC!

Retrogrades are not to be feared. That fearmongering Fishing clickbait is BS.

Rx is the Retrograde symbol, meaning it is good medicine. Remember everything starting with RE is a clue and a key to how to work all retrograde periods with any planet..Retrogrades are times to Reflect, Renew, Reuse, Regain, Release, Renegotiate, Redact, conversations, ideas communications, and old loves may return under Venus Retrograde . Be sure you won’t regret it.

They are all “personal planets.” Saturn, the ringed planet of REALITY, hard knocks, limitations, maturity, Father Time, the Grim reaper goes backwards from AQUARIUS to CAPRICORN.

GEMINI and CAPRICORN are directly aspected. TAURUS and LIBRA affected by Venus rulership and, SAGITTARIUS and PISCES by Jupiter rulership are the main signs affected. But we are all affected. 

VENUS planet of love, women, money and beauty, always the big fave turns RETROGRADE in GEMINI sign of the noncommital lovers, then Bountiful JUPITER does the backstep in Capricon.

As some states and countries may be opening up the quarantine’s from Covid-19 I simply don’t see it with all this Retrograde action. Venus’ Retrograde is the shortest and only happens once every 19 months but is the most personally meaningful. Jupiter and Saturn turn Retrograde for many months every year.

This is an overview  and I will write more in-depth about VENUS and JUPITER Retrograde shortly

Saturn Retrograde May 10/11 to September 29

From 1+ degree 57 AQUARIUS MAY 10 @ 9:09 pm PDT/May 11 @ 12:09 AM edt AND 5:09 AM GMT to 25 DEGREES 20 minutes Capricorn

Saturn has been in its pre-Retro Shadow period since February 3/4 just when Covid-19 news was coming out and Saturn won’t  be in the clear of its Retro shadow January 3rd/4th 2021

All CAPRICORN’S born JANUARY 16/17 to January 21st/22nd will feel the transit the most as Saturn steamrolls back over those degrees. Any sign with Capricorn and Aquarius planets at these degrees on their RISING, NODES etc will also feel the effects the strongest and personally

Saturn the hard task masker, Father Time, the Grim Reaper, ruler of seniors, testing, obstacles and limitations, depression, heaviness has only given us an Aquarian appetizer since entering the airy hi-tech humanitarian sign on March 21. Many of us have lost elder relatives with Covid-19 as Saturn Retrogrades we may revisit our grief which is healthy and remember its ok to be sentimental. Many people are struggling with depression and suicide. I urge you to reach out to a hotline if you are feeling things are too hard to bear.

Saturn rules history the earth and new archeological discoveries may be uncovered or unravelled. 

On July 1st Saturn re-enters CAPRICORN coinciding with Canada’s birthday and Canada may be in for some very hard times indeed economically and politically. Aquarius and Capricorn are under Saturn’s cold handed and hearted rulership. Saturn makes us take responsibility, it rules careers, long term goals, and patience. We will review our long term goals and use of TIME, while Saturn is Retrograde. Saturn has been teaching us all about patience and many are worrying about how they will persist.

As Saturn re-enters Capricorn again we will retrace where we have been. We may be shocked to remember how much our lives have changed. It feels like life during wartime came out of the blue and the enemy is invisible. The only story on the news is Covid-19. What was supposed to be two weeks is now almost two months of quarantine worldwide? Saturn has crashed the markets, driven up unemployment and bankruptcies and created job losses for millions of people worldwide in an unprecedented way. We must REmember what we took for granted every day, We must Remember what our “normal” lives were like and not forget. Saturn rules the bones and our ancestors its important to connect to the wisdom of the elders and to respect the ancestors who made it possible for us to be surviving now. Arthritic problems and knees especially are Saturnine.

Saturn is associated with fascism and dictatorships and his conjunction with Powerful Pluto on January 12 predicated the Covid-19 virus along with Neptune in Pisces. Pluto also Retrograde now since April 25 takes us deeper into the collective shadows in the world. Absolute power and control using any ruthless means are what Saturn and Pluto are really all about. So let’s take stock of what the hell has been going on. Saturn is reality and our reality needs a good review. At the end of September as Saturn turns Direct freedom and responsibility our ours to take.

VENUS RETROGRADE  May 13 to June 25

VENUS RULES TAURUS & LIBRA  THIS IS A NO-FLY ZONE FOR WEDDINGS 

MAY 13 @ 2:44 AM EDT @ 21 GEMINI 50’ TURNS RETROGRADE

JUNE 25@ 2:47 AM EDT @ 05 GEMINI 20’ TURNS STATIONARY DIRECT

-APRIL 9 @ 4:53 PM EDT @ 5 GEMINI 20’ VENUS ENTERS Rx SHADOW

JULY 29 @ 1:14 AM EDT @ 21 GEMINI 50’ VENUS LEAVES Rx SHADOW

VENUS is also Out of BOUNDS at her most Northerly OUT OF BOUNDS declination. This means Venus is really a free spirit and doing her own thing. How Gemini like. 

All GEMINI’S born May 26 until June 12 will feel Venus Retrograde the most. The Planet of Love Retrogrades all over these degrees touching each one. Gemini’s will be redeciding which way they want their hearts and minds to go all over again and again and again. Venus rules love and during her Retrograde old emotional wounds may be reopened, reminding us of old lovers and we may reminisce about this.

ALL SIGNS with planets, Ascendant, Nodes at those degrees of GEMINI will feel the effects most personally in those parts of their Natal charts. Venus rules TAURUS and LIBRA and your sign will be feeling the Backwards Venus review the most too. Pay attention to Taurus and Libra planets and where you natal Venus is. 

GEMINI rules the lungs and Covid-19 is all about the lungs. Gemini also rules the two halves of our brains. Gemini is the symbol associated with the Tarot Trump CARD The Lovers #6

VENUS RETROGRADE can indicate old lovers returning. Old mysterious texts from ex’s may mysteriously reappear. You cant stop thinking about that conversation, especially if you didnt get completion.

The last time Venus was Retrograde in Gemini close to these degrees was in 2012 when VENUS made a very rare occultation of the SUN. It won’t happen again in our lifetime. This Venus Retrograde could pick up threads from where we were then.

As Mercury rules Gemini it’s a good time to review your marketing plan, website blog or socoal media. Also review your love life plan, what do you want in love? Gemini’s tend to be noncommittal its time to talk to your heart about what it wants. And rethink how what and why you communicate and think as you have been.  Are you conversing comes from your heart or your head? Are you loving what runs through your head? We are all brainwashed since we were born. Time to, dump the computer your brain, and prep it for a fresh way of thinking, questioning and seeing the world. 

MERCURY enters GEMINI on May 11th joining Venus Retrograde on May 22 on a NEW MOON in GEMINI that is an important date as Mercury also Squares NEPTUNE Venus ‘s HIgher octave that dates too.  This may be a day of very sharp insights, inquiring minds and hearts want to know. 

 

JUPITER RETROGRADE’S MAY 14 to SEPTEMBER 12

MAY 14 @ 27 degrees 14 mins. CAPRICORN -September 13 @ 17 degrees 24 MINUTES 

JUPITER pre-shadow is February 19 at 17 degrees +

JUPITER is finally free December 6 at 27+ Capricorn

ALL Capricorns born January 8th to January 18th will feel Jupiter’s Retro effects the strongest.  Any planets, Rising, Nodes, asteroids, Chiron etc, in CAPRICORN at those degrees will be affected the most 

As Jupiter rules the SAGITTARIUS SOUTH NODE its Retrograde period is important.

There will be a Lunar Eclipse JUNE 5th at 15 SAGITTARIUS  to pay attention to as its effects may be delayed in some ways.

JUPITER the GREAT BENEFACTOR the one who gives optimism, faith, grants, philosophy, bonuses, good humour, bailouts, expansion, International ventures, rules honesty, sports, animals and naivety, is moving Retrograde it will slow down the adventuring gypsy spirit and travelling, which has already been taking place, Education, civil and International laws, immigration, airlines.

JUPITER rules politics judges and laws. There may be a change in politics or a candidate and laws will be reviewed and changed during Jupiter Retrograde. Many political heads of state will change and roll too.

It’s time to listen to old comedians because we need to keep our humour up after being in quarantine for so long.  Dark humour may have a resurgence. Old teaching methods and historical reviews will be poured over for transparency and truth. Reflect on your philosophy. uts a good time to learn new things or reread something to see it in a new light. Online education will get an overhaul to meet new demands. Online sales and marketing may need a back to the drawing board review. Refrain from shopping and buying new big-ticket items while Jupiter is Retrograde. Some basic things we need but extravagant purchases should be stalled. Repurpose is the name of the game.

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May Astrology All aspects

MAY ASTROLOGY ASPECTS

Everything’s coming up roses?

OVERVIEW 3 PLANETS TURN RETROGRADE WITHIN 2 DAYS MID-MONTH!!!

NO one is going anywhere with 3 planets regressing backwards

RETROGRADE PLANETS ARE REVIEWING TIMES, RENOVATION, REVISION, RETRIBUTION, RECALL, RECESSION,

With the planet of women loves relationships, Karma and testing and expansion contracting and restricting a lot of love revisits, old lovers, communicating,-Venus Rx, money shrinking issues, and expansive Jupiter humour and travel restrictions, and Saturn Karmic connections relapse.

SCORPIO FULL MOON MAY 7

GEMINI NEW MOON MAY 22/23

MAY 1ST IS BELTANE THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY IS AN ANCIENT CROSS-QUARTER TURNING OF THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR A FERTILITY FEST WHERE THE GREEN MAN AND THE GODDESS UNITE. ITS 6 MONTHS UNTIL HALLOWEEN.

FAST MOVING MERCURY TRAVELS THROUGH 3 SIGNS FROM TAURUS TO GEMINI TO CANCER!

MERCURY AND VENUS ARE IN MUTUAL RECEPTION IN EACH OTHERS HOME SIGNS WHILE MERCURY IS IN TAURUS UNTIL MAY 11

DETAILS

MAY 3 VENUS SQUARES NEPTUNE IN PISCES THE LOVER AND HIGHER OCTAVES ARE IN A FRICTION ASPECT AND SPARKS WILL FLY

MAY 4 SUN CONJUNCTS MERCURY IN TAURUS

MAY 7 FULL MOON AT 17+ SCORPIO MERCURY IN TAURUS SEXTILES NEPTUNE

MAY 9 MERCURY TRINES PLUTO EARTHY TRINE OF WEALTH

MAY 10   MERCURY TRINES JUPITER IN CAPRICORN

                 SUN SEXTILES NEPTUNE AN INSPIRING SPIRITUAL PSYCHIC ASPECT

MAY 10/11       SATURN TURNS RETRO IN AQUARIUS @ 1+ degrees UNTIL                                       SEPTEMBER 28/29

MAY 11              MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI IT’S HOME – COMMUNICATIONS  +++ 

MAY 12              MERCURY TRINES SATURN IN AQUAIRUS

MAY 12/13        MARS ENTERS PISCES -THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR PACIFIED

MAY 12/13         VENUS TURNS RETROGRADE at 21+GEMINI until JUNE 25

MAY 14                JUPITER TURNS RETRO IN CAPRICORN @ 27+

MAY 14/15    TAURUS SUN TRINES PLUTO Rx IN CAPRICORN, OWN YOUR POWER

MAY 17    SUN TRINES JUPITER RX N CAPRICORN

MAY 20 GEMINI SEASON BEGINS

          VENUS RETROGRADE SQUARES NEPTUNE AGAIN -AN ADDITIONAL   RECALL THOSE TEXTS, OLD LOVERS RETURN, RE-DO THAT CONVO They will have a 3rd square in July

MAY 22    NEW MOON AT 2 GEMINI

                 MERCURY CONJUNCTS VENUS RETROGRADE

                 SUN TRINES SATURN IN AQUARIUS

MERCURY IN GEMINI SQUARES NEPTUNE IN PISCES –DEBATING SPIRITUALITY, COMPASSION, AND FAKE NEWS, TALK ABOUT OIL BIZ,

MAY 24/25 MERCURY IN GEMINI INCONJUNCTS PLUTO IN CAPRICORN

MAY24/25 MARS SEXTLES URANUS IN TAURUS

MAY 26 MERCURY INCONJUNCTS JUPITER RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN

MAY 28 MERCURY ENTERS CANCER- THINKING AND EMOTIONS ARE ONE

MAY 29 SUN SEXTILE CHIRON IN ARIES,

            MERCURY INCONJUNCTS SATURN RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS

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How to use Jupiter Retrograde to Rejuvenate your life

Jupiter will turn his big back on us as he turns RETROGRADE, as he does every year, on Feb 5th/6th @ 23+ degrees LIBRA and the BIG PLANET will Retrograde back to 13 degrees 13 minutes until June 8/9th. RETROGRADE planetary times get a bad rap but they are very important and ought to be used very positively.

This means its REJUVENATION time!

As Jupiter is the planet of optimism, faith, trust, foreigners, freedom, risk taking, gambling, religion, truth, higher education, honesty, justice, politics, the military and travel as ruler of SAGITTARIUS and PISCES all of these things will now go SOUTH. Restrictions on these things is already being set up and will be reviewed. This is not a time to move forwards. Do not gamble. 

 Over the next four months things contract. All of the forward progress made will be poured over, investigated, re-examined, sent back to the courts, as many laws will be repealed maybe over and over again. Back to the drawing boards to overhaul, pick apart and rebalance in all phases of your life. RE-examine your goals, education plans, business expansion, health, investments and your spiritual path. 

DO NOT PASS GO while JUPITER is RETROGRADE.

JUPITER is the WHEEL OF FORTUNE in the TAROT #10 which is also #1

Jupiter has already been in its own shadow phase since Jan 22 just after Trump’s inauguration. The upcoming eclipses on Feb 10/11 and Feb 26 are also Retrograde affected. 

All leaders, which JUPITER symbolizes will get grilled over the coals, especially Donald Trump and all of his appointees. Expect non-stop protests, court battles, back and forth, tit for tat. It’ll be like watching some grand tennis match. Be careful of whiplash. 

This is a good time to do all the RE- things. Review and renew your faith or become cynical and atheistic. It’s a good time to reflect, reject, relax, renew, review and rest.

ALL Relationships will go through serious examination as Jupiter in LIBRA now.

VENUS also turns RETROGRADE MARCH 4

just before MArch 8 which is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

VENUS does her once every year and a bit RETROGRADE turn @ 13+ ARIES until April 15/15 @ 26+ degrees PISCES.

Because Trump and his cronies are so anti-women, misogynist, bible thumpers and back in some crazed dark ages. The women’s march that we saw in Washington the biggest one-day event of its kind will see another one then and world-wide. Putin has just made it legal for Russian men to beat their wives again. Do you remember PUSSY RIOT? They were on trial, jailed, whipped by police in public and incarcerated for a long time for daring to stand up to the old Russian Orthodox religion. They did an art performance in a church that was what they did wrong. The Republicans are trying to make it illegal for protesters to protest. This is Fascism in the making. WOMEN must lead the fight or loose their rights.

Venus will move into her next phase where she will become the MORNING STAR during this phase. Venus is the ancient myth of INANNA who goes through a shamanic death and rebirth initiation into the underworld. She leaves her consort Dumuzi on her throne. She is instructed to take off every vestige of her royal accouterments until she is reduced to being a rotting piece of meat on a hook. Her sister Ereshkigal is like Persephone, Inanna’s opposite, the QUEEN of the UNDERWORLD. Inanna has helpers who come and rescue her, she eventually recovers her life, her flesh and restores herself and returns to the Upperworld to find Dumuzi partying and forgotten about Inanna and drunk with his own power. Inanna has him dispatched and sent away. She regains her throne sets her Queendom straight and engages in this endless cycle of rebirth as a Virgin Queen whole and complete unto herself over and over again since time out of mind. 

We need to integrate INANNA’s archetypal story into our own lives. What outward symbols of power and ego needs do we need to give up?  Who are we when we are reduced to our essence? This is a dark night of the soul aspect. Jupiter represents hope and when Inanna is all alone and barely conscious, that is what this symbolizes. The Dark Night of the SOUL is what the world is encountering as Jupiter and Venus both retrograde.

If people don’t get off their asses now and fight, fight, fight, for their democratic rights every day, while the planets are retrograde and major changes can be redressed removed, rescinded, etc. then they are doomed. Please get off your couches and act.  If people got as enthralled with their freedom and rights as they do about the Super Bowl or Beyonce’s pregnancy or The Bachelor the world would be very different and much better. 

SATURN TURNS RETROGRADE on April 5/6 until AUGUST 25 

SATURN, LORD of reality, seniority, seniors, the Lord of Death, SATAN, turns RETROGRADE @ 27degrees 38 minutes of SAGITTARIUS exactly on the GALACTIC CENTER.  

That is a very profound symbol. Reviewing the law, who is in charge, corporate structure. Saturn turns DIRECT @ 21 degrees SAGITTARIUS on AUGUST 25th.It will take until NOVEMBER 29/30 until Saturn actually moves forwards.

SATURN RETROGRADE is restructuring, reordering, and resetting your reality.

The most important word to remember in a JUPITER Retrograde is REJUVENATE.  One of JUPITER’s other names is Jove, which is the same as Jehovah or God. To rejuvenate literally means to return to God, or the God force within. Spend a lot of time meditating, searching and asking for the answers within. The only authority to listen to is your own higher self or guardian angel. There is no outside authority that has the power to make you do anything against your will or unconscious agreement. 

In dissecting any astrology chart Retrograde planets represent karma. 

Do use these next few months to examine deeply your own unconscious beliefs and shadows. Jupiter symbolizes trust, Venus is LOVE, Saturn is the Mother, the earth and structure. It would be a good time to do past life regression, dream recall, and recapitulation.

Check out where in your own natal chart JUPITER VENUS And SATURN Will be retrograding to see where you need to reset all of the aspects in your life.

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Taurus Moonshine and Pussy power

Saturdays moon in Taurus slows us down and grounds us in the real, the practical, and the sensuous.

Moon trines PLUTO and then MERCURY THIS DAY

Good for putting your deepest desires’ thinking cap on. A grand Trine for VIRGO’s born at 16-20  degrees VIRGO.

FINGER OF GOD aspect

There are two awkward inconjuncts between the sensuous lazy moon and JUPITER in LIBRA and SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS. This is what’s called a YOD. The planets are at odds with each other. Honesty, trust, truth????

The emotional mood is what is feeling the pressure @ 23-25 degrees of TAURUS which is close to ALGOL, the MEDUSA HEAD STAR and also the PLEIADES.

Time to sit and meditate with those Pleiadians.

The Moon goes VOID after the last trine to Mercury @ 2:42 pm PST/ 5:42 pm EST/ 10:42 pm GMT

MOON enters GEMINI @ 8:44 pm PST/ 11:44 pm EST/ Feb 5 4:44 am GMT

the energy will be lighter until Monday evening/Tuesday morning with GEMINI MOONSHINE

Double the fun, double the talking, double the personalities, difficulty making commitments and decisions. Gemini moon is very social butterfly.  Expect people to say one thing and immediately do the opposite. 

JUPITER is about to turn RETROGRADE on Feb 5/6. I will write about that separately.

 INSPIRATIONAL DAILY CARD

QUEEN OF WANDS< QUEST TAROT

Queen of Wands, Quest Tarot

This card governs the zodiac degrees from 21 degrees Pisces to 20 degrees Aries. 

Chiron is in Pisces, Venus and Mars and EROS are in ARIES and Uranus has just moved on from 20 Aries now.

This is the Water of FIRE and symbolizes the SPRING EQUINOX  which we are headed towards in the northern hemisphere.

She is usually symbolized with the pinecone of inner vision, the pineal gland and immortality/ She also has a leopard as her spirit familiar. She is cat-like, feline, feminine, a warrioress. She initiates, she is passionate, wild, strong, impulsive, uncontainable. A living spark of feminine fire.

Write Ayn Rand 

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not- quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.  Do not let the Hero/ine in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real,it is possible, it is yours.”

She is like BASTET, the Ancient Egyptian, much loved and feared LIONESS warrior. A CAT GODDESS, “red in tooth and claw.”  The Egyptian CAT GODDESS offered protection, joy, dance, music, family, and love. Cats were revered in ancient Egypt and were mummified with the Pharaohs.

If you love cats you are already familiar with this well-known witches familiar. Be like the cat, independent, sensuous, demanding, untamable, wandering, night visionary, on the prowl, fearless. Cats symbolize instincts and they transmute negative energies. Do things that make you purrr.

This is the real PUSSY POWER. Have a pussy riot Listen to Pussy Riot. Become a panther. Listen to Ymas Sumac shamanically shape shift into the animals of the Amazon jungle. 

Start something new.

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Chuncho,{The Forest Creatures} by Yma Sumac 1953 

January 2016 Major Retro Action

January is chock full of Retrograde ReTREATS, yummy. 

JAnuary Retrograde Planets Tara Greene

MERCURY  enters  AQUARIUS January 1st but wont stay in the revolutionary zone for long turns

Retrograde JANUARY 5 for the first of FOUR Retrogrades this year. One more than usual. 

  1. January 5 @ 5:05 am PST/ 8:05 am EST from 1 degree Aquarius back to 15 degrees CAPRICORN on Jan. 25. We need to rethink, review and retool and finish off some projects before we can move ahead. This is a difficult aspect as MERCURY AND MARS are square to each other and this will not be easy. will write separately.

 2. April 28 Mercury Retrograde @ 23 Taurus  – May 22 @ 14 degrees Taurus. 

 3. August 30 Mercury Retrograde @ 29 degrees VIRGO conjunct Libra. September 21 @ 14 degrees Virgo.

4. December 19  Mercury Retrograde @ 15 degrees Capricorn, turns Direct January 8 2017 @ 28 degrees Sagittarius conjunct the Galactic Center. 

MARS ENTERS SCORPIO Jan. 3 March 5th.  Red is the New Black , Game of owns 

MARS GOES HOME and the action is all about power, who owns what,  sexual transformation, resource changes and major deaths and rebirths. The Times they are macho, sexual, in warrior Mode for whatever your cause is. Fight the good fight.. Energies goes deeply underground, into heavy power games and soul territory. A time of clandestine secrets and great investigative skills. Everything is the new black. People will be defensive, goth-like, manipulative controlling and into powering-over others who are on the lower end of this vibration. 

This is a more sexual and personal, less karmic but still intense revisit of Saturn’s transit through Scorpio. 2014-2015.  A second CHANCE, a Second coming.

 Use this time really well to go deeper than you ever have before and route out all the demons, all the stuck crap all the doubts, fears, negativity- all the illusions. You will have most of 2016 to do deep soul work as ..

HEADS UP! MARS turns RETROGRADE April 17 @ 8 degrees Sagittarius, turns direct June 29/30 @ 23 degrees Scorpio.  

January  7 JUPITER TURNS RETROGRADE @ 23+ degrees VIRGO until MAY 9 @ 13+ VIRGO. 

JOvial Jupiter needs to back track and clean up anything he out of place before he can move ahead. Again take this time to retool a very major plan, book, website, job search, lifestyle change, diet, community, travelling, teaching and re-dedicate yourself to honor your life’s mission. 

January 8 Mercury re-enters Capricorn 

Jan 8 VENUS conjuncts SATURN in Sagittarius at 12º  @ 8:11 pm PST/ 11:11 pm EST !!!

I will be doing ceremony for sure. 12 degrees Sagittarius is exactly conjunct to my natal Moon so this is a very powerful time for me and everyone with planets, ascendant or angles at this degree.  JOIN ME for in ritual. Please send email if interested.

A great day to sign contracts for artists, get engaged, go back to school and book travel plans. 

 JANUARY 9 New Moon at 19+ º Capricorn.

It’s a CARDINAL CROSS PLUTONIC New Moon with Pluto Moon and Sun conjunct within 4 degrees,and squared by URANUS, Trined by JUPITER and sextiled by CHIRON. 

JUPITER Retro and the NORTH NODE align @ 23 degrees VIRGO . 

Here is John Sandbach’s symbols for 23 degrees Virgo 

Virgo 23. A library is burning. A man therein continues to read. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive

Degree Angel: Reiyel (RAY-ee-YEL) Removing Hatred, Liberation, Helps to remove obstacles and impediments, and to live in a universe without boundaries)

You are not about to allow anything to stand in your way. No matter how chaotic life becomes, and no matter what crises may arise, you are able to follow through on your agendas and hold to your center. When enough is enough, though, and its time to change or shift focus, you have the ability to do this as well.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Giant cacti blooming in the desert.” Just as the man of the Omega Symbol refuses to have his reading interrupted by the fire which has broken out in the library, the cacti will not allow their desire to bloom be stopped by their harsh environment. This degree has the ability to thrive and blossom in harsh conditions and/or unsupportive environments. It will find what it needs, figure out a way to sustain itself, learn what it is driven to learn, and bring forth its own unique wisdom, even if this takes some time. This degree is about the deep and thorough assimilation of specifically required wisdom that eventually allows the self to know and be who it is.

Pleiadian Symbol: A sinuous woman in black who is an adept in cat magic.

Oh I like here. The Egyptian Goddess BAST. 

Azoth Symbol: An alchemist in a cave digging out a shining black vein of hematite. OOH get some hematite very grounding. 

Seed degree: Sagittarius 30. By time traveling a man takes a photograph of dinosaurs. (Omega Symbol). When we can tap deeply into the past we lose our sense of urgency, for we become aware that the reaching of our goals is inevitable, and that, on a deeper level, we are already there.

The completion of a large Persian rug. (Chandra Symbol). When we come to the end of anything, we realize that the completion always constitutes a flowering of some sort, and is an affirmation of life.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 15. An ancient text, long kept secret, is revealed to the public. (Omega Symbol). Maintaining our focus and learning to be undisturbed by seeming crises, we are able to foster great revelations.

A woman with many different colored rings on her fingers. (Chandra Symbol). When we set our mind on thriving, even in the most difficult of situations, we draw to ourselves those energies which will enhance and strengthen our life force.

That’s just the first 9 days of 2016. 

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Give your heart a break Retrograde

December 2 Moon enters sensuous, stubbornly creative Taurus later tonight PST

till Friday at 2:28 am PST

Taurus is Fixed earth, seriously embodied, sensuous, plodding and practical.

If you are also an earth sign- Virgo or Capricorn you feel more at ease and natural with the Moon in your element.

Earth and water signs- Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are harmonious with earth as both are Feminine elements.  Fire and air don’t mix well with earth. These signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius and Gemini Libra and Aquarius may feel moody and frustrated over the next couple of days.

Taurus moon loves to get massages, indulge the body, also your couch potato side will take over and Taurus loves to buy beautiful things.

Good time to buy gifts for your Taurus friends and family. Body oriented anything, beautiful luxurious towels, music, sensuous satiny sheets, creams, perfumes and of course chocolate.

Venus rules Taurus which loves music, art, theatre, slow cooking and slow everything.

Dec 3 is quite loveerly except for 2 squirley quincuxes from the Moon to the SUN and Mercury in Sagittarius.

Earthy grounded practical blue chip Taurus and fiery adventurous, Sagittarius energies do not GET each other.

Fire is the spark, the ignition, intuition which the earthy Taurus builds on.

Learn to feel out the Sagittarius part of your chart- and everyone does have one somewhere in their chart with your bullish Taurus part.

Venus is in SAGITTARIUS now so this whole fire and earth thing comes up in relationship misunderstandings for all the earthy and fire signs.

You finding this? I am.

DEC 4 Here’s a good one for fire signs

VENUS  in Sagittarius TRINES JUPITER in LEO @ 22+ degrees

Also good for ARIES. 

Feeling confident, maybe over confident is the only thing to watch our for now.

Expect lots and lots of drama in the heart department.

 Venus in Sagittarius adores adventurous relationships, people and long distant vistas.

also a great signal to set your sights higher, conquer some new unexplored territory or lover.

Finish up all your pushes to fame and fortune for now BECAUSE.

JUPITER TURNS RETROGRADE in LEO Dec 8 

GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK  

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and mend your broken heart

JUPITER is moving VERY SLOWLY now as the Big Guy stations RETROGRADE on DEC 8.

Finish up all your pushes to fame and fortune for now.

All planets are the most powerful at these stations.

Leo is about Big STAR leadership, promotions, your stellar starring appearance.

Be generous in your heart now. Giving love is one of Leo’s main characteristics.

Jupiter ends 2014 going ass backwards in Leo.

You are all fired up to conquer the world and its as if the big hook yanks you off stage temporarily to get everything ready and up to speed for 2015.

All fire signs will feel this cool their red hot heels.

As with all RETROGRADES,  Jupiter’s Retrograde in LEO indicates 

Re-doing matters of the heart,

If your heart has been broken you can do some great healing and re-mend it.

Reviewing all new power positions carefully,

resist taking on more than you can handle,re plotting  and re-positioning your road to the throne, recreation over creation.

rehearsing your starring part to absolute triumphant applause,

 regulate your arrogance level,

A good time to be charitable at the holiday season.

As if the big hook yanks you off stage temporarily to get everything ready and up to speed for 2015.

All fire signs will feel this cool their red-hot heels.

And PISCES Jupiters ancient sign rulership.

FIxed signs will get squared or oppsoed.

Your heart may be blowing more coolly than hot after Jupiter retrogrades and changing your hearts desires is also part of the Retro energy. Relationships may hit big walls. 

In Vedic Astrology Retrograde planets are considered more powerful and they are brighter.

You can see Jupiter in the Northern Hemisphere rise around 10:00 pm now and 2 hours earlier by the month’s end. 

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Give your heart a break- Demi Lovato 

Un-break my heart – Toni Braxton