Happy Lammas Pagan Witch Harvest Festival August 1

August 1st, Lammas is one of the 8 stations of the Sun in the Wiccan/ pagan/ witchy circle of Nature calendar year. This is the position of the South West on the sacred wheel of life.

Lammas pagan Tara Greene witch
(RNS1-AUG. 1) Revelers of Lughnasadh, the wheat harvest festival, erected this straw-filled representation of a deity at a Scottish island in 2000. For use with RNS-PAGAN-LAMMAS transmitted Aug. 1, 2014. Creative Commons image by Bruce McAdam

This is The original Burning Man Festival  where John Barleycorn the original wheat/corn man was burned as an effigy.

It’s traditionally a time of celebration of the harvest. John Barleycorn or a corn man figure symbolizing the sacred grain and most especially a sacred loaf was baked and offered to the four directions and to the earth Mother Ceres/Virgo in gratitude. 

 

Traditional Lammas Loaf

Lammas Loaf August 1 Pagan Wiccan festival Tara Greene Witch

By Synthiaks [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons

The Goddess CERES/ Demeter would be honored as the giver of abundant grains. 

Lughnasad is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now. It is an Air element festival traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is a star,  is dying now in the waning of his own Light. Cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clockwise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest.

Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

“MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.”

This is also the symbol of the Tarot Card #17 The Star which is associated with Aquarius. We just had the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse Super Bloody Moon July 27th we are in synch.

The coveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate. see link below for more details .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/000081/0000005269.shtml

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Have a happy Lammas and Holiday weekend in Canada, its a civic holiday.

Listen to Traffic’s famous ancient rendition of John Barleycorn with Stevie Winwood singing the plaintive song. I’m not sure if you can put YouTube videos on your blogs without it being spam. Can someone help me out with this?

Start baking those star cookies. I will be doing ceremony for the non-cardinal directions.

Get your reading booked now. http://www.taratarot.com 

Blessings

Tara

 

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Lammas: Now the Dying Must Begin

August 1-2 marks the mid-point between summer and fall. Known as Lammas, or Lughnasadh (LOO-nesah), it’s one of the 8 ‘Cross Quarter Days of the year. I am quoted in this article. 

Lughnasadh wicca pagan Tara Greene

Lammas or Lughnasadh can be also celebrated on AUGUST 2nd. I am quoted in this article.
Technically the SUN is at the 15th degree of LEO on AUG 8th for those who like to be actually aligned with the passage of the SUN.

August 1 is known as LAMMAS in the wiccan/pagan calendar of the 8 rounds of the wheel of the year

Lammas is a Christianized version meaning “loaf Mass.”

Lughnasadh is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now.

This feastival honors the Grain gods. It’s a very very ancient festival. From the races before the Celts.

At this time of year, The Bees are Buzzing, or should be. Where have all the bees gone? Monsanto?

It is traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is dying now in the waning of his own Light. The Goddess cuts down the sun king. We are in the Feminine half of the year since Summer solstice.

British witches celebrate it on August 6 this is a cross quarter station in the round of the year.  It occurs in relationship to Leo the Lion, the Royal watcher related to Archangel Raphael and the heart chakra and the deep emerald-green colour.

It was a time for communal festivities, crafts, jams, plays, dances, what we think of as a Renaissance fair.

A highlight of these festivals was a wheel set afire and rolled down a hill called  “Catherine wheels. ” Based on a mythological figure, her worshippers were the CATHARS or Cathari= heretics who were routed out by the Catholic Church. The word catharsis comes from the same Latin root.

BONFIRES are always part of this festival perhaps to give the Sun more light.

Celebrations include making cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clock wise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest.

Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

“MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.”

The conveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate.

Like the Tarot image of THE STAR-#17 THOTH deck

The STar Thoth Tara Greenealways a message of Hope- when you wish upon a star.

Think about how your seeded ideas and goals have manifested since Spring EQUINOX. Measure what has grown high, what has blossomed, what hasn’t. Take stock of your life on all levels, as a measure. You are now in the home stretch of greatest growth. Use the time wisely.

Enjoy your Lammas celebrations.  I will be having a small ceremony with my family. We send blessings to you and yours.

Source: Lammas: Now the Dying Must Begin

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Lammas pagan festival,byTara Greene

The AQUARIUS Blue FULL MOON, is one day before Lammas August 1st, one of the 8 stations of the Sun in the wiccan/pagan calendar year. This is the position of the South West on the sacred wheel of life.

Lammas  pagan Tara Greene witch

(RNS1-AUG. 1) Revelers of Lughnasadh, the wheat harvest festival, erected this straw-filled representation of a diety at a Scottish island in 2000. For use with RNS-PAGAN-LAMMAS transmitted Aug. 1, 2014. Creative Commons image by Bruce McAdam

The original wheat/corn man before being burned. The original Burning man

It is traditionally a time of celebration of the harvest. John Barleycorn or a corn man figure symbolizing the sacred grain and most especially a sacred loaf was baked and offered to the four directions and the earth in gratitude. 

loaf, baking, sacred meals Tara Greene

Traditional Lammas Loaf, 

The Goddess CERES/ Demeter would be honored as the giver of abundant grains. 

Lughnasad is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now. It is an Air element festival traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is a star,  is dying now in the waning of his own Light. Cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clock wise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest. Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

“MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.”

The coveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate. see link below for more details 

 The symbol for the sign of Aquarius in the 22 MAJOR TRUMPS of the TAROT is the STAR.

#17 The Star Aquarius Thoth tarot

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/000081/0000005269.shtml

Please share widely 

Have a happy Lammas and Holiday weekend in Canada, its a civic holiday.

I will be available for phone readings this Holiday weekend.

Special offering 1/2 hour for $77, regularly $88.  

get your reading booked now. http://www.taratarot.com/id17.html

John Barleycorn Must Die Stevie Winwood/Traffic 2005  

 

 

Trigger happy wild weekend Astrology by Tara Greene

I am running around today as I have a big deadlines. August has started in an august way.

AUGUST is LAMMAS a pagan cross quarter day. We are 1/2 way to AUTUMN already. A time of thanks for what is blossoming in your life and to keep tending your garden and pulling weeds.

It’s a HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN CANADA – so have a safe happy long weekend

MY FREUDIAN SLIP of the day: I wrote deadlies as in deadly’s or dead lies. 

WHAT DEAD LIES do you keep repeating to yourself or others? IT’s a good question i think. Do you?

 August 1- all weekend VENUS in Cancer is very active -square Uranus in Aries on Aug 1 August Waters

LOVE the one you’re with. Sit down, get comfy, allow yourself to be taken care of rushing around Aries restless flaming hearts.

Venus trine Saturn and Chiron in Pisces. I wrote about this previously. HEALING TRINE Venus in CANCER retools Love in the deepest darkest remotest part of your Unconscious and with Chiron brings incredible compassion and healing – see link below 

LIBRA MOON squares PLUTO- Always has a big soul impact

with Moon in Libra – everything will  be NICE! NOPE! YIKES!

MARS in SCORPIO SQUARES JUPITER in LEO @ 6:46 pm @ 3+ degrees.

TRIGGER HAPPY, NO CEASEFIRE POSSIBLE IN GAZA/ISREAL under this aspect

SUPER INFLATED EGO’s during the  Dog days Mars in Scorpio will ignite and unleash old stuck emotional garbage,

 

EGO’s will be super inflated, can be laughable.

jeff koons astrology art tara greene

Moon square Pluto will do that too

Moon opposes Uranus quincunx Chiron CRAZY ON YOU

emotional buried minefields.

Watch out for rampaging impatient Ariens, they are very similar to bulls.Unexpected lashing tongues and the similar

Libra Moon squares VENUS in Cancer at the end of the day it will all be OK maybe but what a journey It’s kind of  a rotor rooter day.

AUG 2 MERCURY conjuncts JUPITER in LEO

CONSCIOUSNESS dawns, you begin to comprende.Think with the HEART not your head. 

MERCURY squares MARS in Scorpio dueling witicisms, and deep cuts to the core issue. TOUCHE!

Moon enters Scorpio Aug @ 7:57 pm PDT/ 10:57 pm EDT

things will get darker and deeper and more intense.

Sunday is a DOOZIE! I’ll do my August preview later today. I promise.

I am off to the GRAIL SPINGS  SPA TO LEAD A 5 DAY DREAMING WORKSHOP

having a secret interview I can’t reveal, hence the secretive Scorpio nature

I will try to keep writing from the Grail

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Install Love on the Human Computer

CRAZY ON YOU_ HEART 

HAVING A WILD WEEKEND DAve CLARK 5 

Happy Lammas, Wiccan holiday, you Look marvellous dahling

August 1 is known as LAMMAS in the wiccan/pagan calendar of the 8 rounds of the wheel of the year

Lammas is aChristianized version meaning “loaf Mass.”

Lughnasad is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now.

This feastival honors the Grain gods. IT’s a very very ancient festival. From the races before the Celts.

At this time of year, The Bees are Buzzing, or should be. Where have all the bees gone? Monsanto?

It is traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is dying now in the waning of his own Light.

British witches celebrate it on August 6 this is a cross quarter station in the round of the year.  It occurs in relationship to Leo the Lion, the Royal watcher related to Archangel Raphael and the heart chakra and the deep emerald-green colour.

It was a time for communal festivities, crafts, jams, plays, dances, what we think of as a Renaissance fair.

A highlight of these festivals was a wheel set afire and rolled down a hill called  “Catherine wheels. ” Based on a mythological figure, her worshippers were the CATHARS or Cathari= heretics who were routed out by the Catholic Church. The word catharsis comes from the same Latin root.

BONFIRES are always part of this festival perhaps to give the Sun more light.

Celebrations include making cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is  a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clock wise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest.

Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

“MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.”

The coveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate.

LIke the Tarot image of THE STAR-#17

The STar Thoth Tara Greene

always a message of Hope- when you wish upon a star.

Think about how your seeded ideas and goals have manifested since Spring EQUINOX. Measure what has grown high, what has blossomed, what hasn’t. Take stock of your life on all levels, as a measure. You are now in the home stretch of greatest growth. Use the time wisely.

Enjoy your Lammas celebrations.  I will be having a small ceremony with my family. We send blessings to you and yours.

And for fun I couldn’t help thinking about another Lamas

Billy Crystal- impersonating Fernando Lamas- “YOU look mahvellous dahling.” from Saturday Night Live  in the 80’s.

Lammas tara greene

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Marvellous- Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas 

Not to mention S’wonderful, S’marvelous by

THE CATHERINE WHEEL by DAvid Byrne Choreography by Twyla Tharpe 1983  

Aquarius Full Moon,Aug 1,LAMMAS,Tarot, The Star, Merkabah spiritual Astrology by Tara Greene

Aquarius Full Moon 2012

click on chart to view larger

YEs I know it looks very complex

RARE 6 pointed star formation Merkaba on this AQUARIUS FULL MOON

This AQUARIUS FULL MOON is full of TAROT symbolism as well as planetary Merkaba formation, and on Pagan holiday LAMMAS, very  potent synchronous signs.

 The symbol for the sign of Aquarius in the 22 MAJOR TRUMPS of the TAROT is called the STAR.

#17 The Star Aquarius Thoth tarot

The Thoth Tarot deck which I use
#17 Aquarius The STAR

I had looked at the chart and saw that there appeared two GRAND TRINES in FIRE  and AIR signs forming a rare 6 pointed star formation. Popularly known as a  JEWISH STAR, seen as the symbol of Israel, it is a symbol of the as above so below, Hermetic maxim. IT is also the symbol  of spiritual realization. The 6 pointed interlocking star is known of in Buddhist, Theosophical, Hindu and other world religions as a powerful symbol.

The 6 pointed star is the symbol of the number 6 TRUMP card in the MAjor Arcana, The LOVERS in the TAROT.

The formation in 3-d is also known as a MERKABA a spiritual energetic and meditation vehicle for elevating the soul to other dimensions. The Merkaba is also a CHARIOT, the symbol # 7 in the TAROT. Spiritual teacher Drunvalo Melchizedek speaks about learning to master the Merkaba ascension vehicle in meditations.

August 1 is known as LAMMAS in the wiccan/pagan calendar of the 8 rounds of the wheel of the year

Lughnasad is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now. It is traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is dying now in the waning of his own Light. cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is  a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clock wise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest. Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.

The coveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate.

So i found it highly synchronistic to find the rare 6 pointed star formation in the aspects of the Full MOON/Lammas chart.

The 6 pointed Star is formed from The Moon at 10 degrees+ Aquarius, trine to Jupiter at 10 degrees+ of GEMINI trine to Mars at 16 degrees+of LIBRA. Yes i know it is officially over by one degree to qualify as an official TRINE angle of 5 degrees but the Moon is involved enlarging the specifics. I feelit is too powerful a sign to overlook. 

The Fiery GRAND TRINE is formed by the NOrth NOde at 2 degrees of Sagittarius, trine Uranus at 8 degrees Retrograde of Aries, {you could also include Asteroid Athena at 11 degrees of Aries} to the Sun at 10 degrees of Leo and includes Mercury Retrograde at 3 degrees of LEO.

Because both the SUN and the MOON  are involved the Trine angles are enlarged.

This is a very auspicious symbol. The lasts major Merkaba formations were way back in 2004 I believe.

This one is composed of 6 planets and the North Node.

The formation isnt visible in the sky but only when the geometric angles are seen on paper as below.

That’s a lot of fire and air power.

Aquarius wants us to leave the old outmoded laws, structures, belief systems  behind, notably Saturn at 23 degrees of Libra is not involve in the configuration. Although Venus at 25 degree of GEMINI is conjunct the NORTH STAR Polaris and trine to Saturn.

All over the world we are seeing the inflamed effects of the Uranus Pluto squares which have been active since 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, in Syria still Iran and other places. The Age of Aquarius has just begun.. the next Uranus Pluto exact squares are September 19 at 6 degrees 57 minutes of Aries and Capricorn.

Merkaba Meditation

The effects of the Full MOON last till the next New Moon which will be in LEO on AUGust 17th

All full moon’s are time of completion. A time to be thankful. Sit in MEdiation and breathe deeply as the Full Moon is exact.

It’s at 8:28 pm PDT and tomorrow August 2nd at 3:28 am GMT. or do your best.

 The point is to tune in and use the ancient Lammas day celebration energy as well.

 Follow your breath in slow deep natural inbreaths through your nose, holding gently for a few seconds then breathing out through your mouth. Continue this for a few minutes until you sink deeper into relaxation.

Breathe through the bottom of your spine slowly opening the root chakra, then the 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th and 7th crown chakras.

Below you at the iron ore core of the earth imagine growing deep roots out of the bottom of your spine to that molten iron core deep within the heart flame of Mother earth. Send your intention down there first to anchor and ground yourself.

Above you there is an 8th chakra of golden light about a foot or two above the crown. After you connect with the root chakra in the earth bring up your attention through the root chakra and up the main channel and out the top of your head to this golden orb. Once you feel connected to the golden orb send your intention out further to the 9th chakra that is connected to the ALL THAT IS or AIN SOPH AUR.

Your intention is enough to take you there.

Then as you sit peacefully and centered ask your higher guides to build the Merkaba chamber around you in imperishable golden indigo light.

 See the merkabah form around you. the Triangle forming with its apex directly above your head  is a 3 Dimensional formation you are visualizing that you are sitting in a pyramid made of Golden- Indigo light.

Then imagine the 2nd triangle forming with the lower point below you root chakra in space below the earth, and the top flat horizon parallel to what you would normally consider a flat horizon to be but it is miles above you in the sky.

This becomes a 3 Dimensional formation comprised of the 2 interlocking golden -indigo radiating pyramids.

This is a space-time travel vehicle. Once you can really sense, or see or feel the Merkaba around you , you can travel anywhere you wish to go.

Th6si is a wishing star vehicle.

Make 10 wishes on the Full Moon. call upon your Guardian Angels to help you and go wherever your higher self deems necessary or choose for yourself.

Take as long a  journey as you wish, and remeber to send some love and good will to  help other who are struggling.

when you feel ready, pull in your breath sharply , tuck your chin into your neck.

Give thanks for all the wonderful Light beings,helpers animals, ancestors, fairies, people you know or whoever  came to meet you.

See yourself arise from the Merkaba and shrink it so that it s very tiny and place it inside your heart.

 From this time forward you can always take out your merkaba and use it to travel safely wherever you wish to go.

Questions?

 Please do let me know how you find the meditations… I am currently making mp3’s and CD’s of them.

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