Remembering Laura Nyro October 18

copying from World of Wonder by Stephen  Rutledge  http://worldofwonder.net/bornthisday-singersongwriter-laura-nyro/

October 18, 1947– Laura Nyro:

They say a woman’s place is to wait & serve under the veil, submissive & dear. But I think my place is in a ship from space to carry me the hell out of here…”

Laura Nyro photo Tara Greene

It would never have happened to me when I was young. I was a fearless performer as a youth. I actually became more reticent as I got older. Some performers just shun the spotlight & find that back road to success. Laura Nyro was a perfect example. Crippled by chronic stage fright, she never found more than a cult audience with her solo career; but when her songs were covered by Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, The 5th Dimension,Three Dog Night or Blood, Sweat & Tears, they effortlessly reached the Top 10 on the charts. Somehow, those reinterpretations brought her material closer to the audience’s musical preoccupations in the late 1960s & early 1970s.

You might have missed Nyro’s obituary when she left this world. Her death didn’t garner the type of media coverage that pop icons like Elvis Presley, John Lennon or Janis Joplin had when they left this world. In fact, you may not even know with her name. That is a shame.

But, if like me, you were listening to the radio from 1967 to 1971, you know her impassioned, iconoclastic music. Nyro was still in her teens when she wrote: Wedding Bell Blues, And When I Die, & Stoney End. By the time she was 21 years old, Nyro had already produced a meaningful & large catalog of songs, a stronger body of work than most pop songwriters have in a full lifetime. But, she never had a hit record as herself.

Nyro was not only a distinctive songwriter who created her own world with her music, she also possessed a delicious vocal style, soulful, with deep feeling, fused with Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Folk & Broadway.

I wonder where The 5th Dimension would have been without her songs. That pop-soul group scored big hits with Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Blowin’ Away, Sweet Blindness, & Save The Country. Blood, Sweat & Tears took And When I Die to #2 on theBillboard Hot 100 Charts in 1969. Three Dog Night hit #1 with Eli’s Comin’. Streisand had a #1 hit with Stoney End in 1971, using that song to increase her hipness quotient & prove that she was not just a singer of showtunes.

Nyro was born Laura Nigro in 1947, the daughter of a jazz trumpeter. She began playing music as a little girl, read poetry & was introduced to the music of classical composers Ravel & Debussy by her mother. She attended Manhattan High School Of Music & Art, she was a fan of a wide range of music, from Dylan to Coltrane, Gospel to Doo-Wop, Burt Bacharach to The Supremes.

Nyro’s first album More Than A New Discovery (1966) was recorded when she was just 19 years old (Madonna was 25 years old when she released her first album). It was a remarkable debut, but brought her little attention as a performer.

A little known music agent, who I shall call David Geffen for legal reasons, saw her performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, where she was booed off the stage. He quit his job & became her manager. He got her a deal with Columbia Records & she recorded her next album Eli & The 13th Confession in 1968. The critics liked it. But, the hits came from the cover versions of the tunes by The 5th Dimension & Three Dog Night. Nyro’s originals went unnoticed by most of the public, except for listeners of extreme savvy taste, like me.

 New York Tendaberry (1969) was Nyro’s only album to ever reach the Top 40. It included 2 more songs that The 5th Dimension covered: Time & Love, & Save The Country. This album gave her a cult following & foreshadowed the whole introspective singer/songwriter movement that emerged in the early 1970s. Ironically, Nyro’s own bestselling single was a cover of Carole King & Gerry Goffin‘s Up On The Roof.

Nyro released 2 more albums before & then left the biz in 1971 at of 24 years old. But, after 4 years away, she returned to the studio & periodically released new albums for the next 2 decades. In 1997, a retrospective boxed-set was being released by Columbia: Stoned SoulPicnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro. Nyro selected the tracks & approved the final project. She lived to see its release & said that she was pleased with the project.

Nyro was taken from this world by that damn cancer in 1997. She was only 49 years old; the same ovarian cancer that had claimed the life of her mother at the very same age. She left behind a partner of 18 years, artist Maria Desidero.

A tribute album, Time & Love: The Music Of Laura Nyro, with Nyro’s songs performed by 14 women singers & groups, including Phoebe Snow, Suzanne Vega, Roseanne Cash, &Jane Siberry was issued shortly after Nyro was gone.

Nyro’s huge influence on other musicians has been acknowledged by: Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Melissa Manchester, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Sandra Bernhard & Elton John. She is Bette Midler’s favorite singer. Barry Manilow lists her amazing album, & my own personal favorite Nyro LP, Christmas & The Beads Of Sweat, on his Desert Island Discs. The juicy Jackson Browne tune That Girl Could Sing is about Nyro. John & Elvis Costello discussed Nyro’s significant influence on both of them during the premiere episode of Costello’s interview show Spectacle (2012) on the Sundance Channel.

When I was a callow youth, I loved Nyro beyond all reason. Her songs are very much a part of my musical consciousness. The Husband is a big fan. If you remember these songs in their hit versions by other artists, it is fascinating to hear Nyro’s own interpretations. If you’re too young to remember these songs from AM radio, you will be knocked out by the variety & depth of her vision. Listening to her music more than 45 years later, I am transported back to that amazing time. I don’t know why more people didn’t discover the singer/songwriter behind the great melodies & lyrics. Stoned Soul Picnic captures the sweet, hopeful trippiness of the late 196os better than most protest music of the time:”

laura Nyro Astrology chart

Speculative Astrology chart for Laura Nyro with no exact birth time. She was a Libra with 3 planets in Scorpio plus Chiron Plus her South Node.Venus in Scorpio rules her Sun and Neptune, all of her creativity was deep, sexual, intense, obsessive, about the shadow { Devil].

 I named my first child and only son ELIJAH after her song Eli’s Coming in 1983.. 

I just discovered that Laura had her MOON OUT OF BOUNDS. That tells me volumes right there. A moon out of bands makes someone feel differently to most people. They will not be confined, they are naturally wild and unconventional. Uranus opposite the Moon in Sagittarius makes perfect sense to me for such a unique talent who definitely marched to her own drummer. She has one son and was married a couple of times then became a lesbian in her later years with a long-term relationship. She had that powerful Mars Pluto Saturn conjunction in Leo. I feel that this was her currency, her resources that incredibly powerful sexual passion straight from her heart and soul. She was more soulful than anyone ever. 

My previous article about Laura’s Astrology https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-laura-nyro-original-songstressgets-her-saturn-solar-return-due/

also an incredible article here on Laura http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/28/the-laura-nyro-incarnations/

He’s a Runner/Save the country Laura Nyro  

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Chicken soup of the Moon, America Tarot Astrology

MOON GOES HOME Aug 20 @ 1:45 am PDT / 4:45 am EDT to CANCER  the 4th sign. AMERICA the Beautiful’s sign.

Cancer energy is the womb, roots, foundation, private, kundalini, Mother, feelings and emotions moodiness.

all about SAFETY, emotional security, being mothered, nurturing others.

It’s the Trump of the CHARIOT # 7 which is also the reduction of 2014 in Numerology.

Thoth Tarot Tara Greene chariot 2014

THE THOTH TAROT TRUMP # 7 

THE CHARIOT whose symbol is Cancer is a card of Victory but also the golden armored charioteer as the crab, is in perfect emotional equilibrium in the chariot. You are in the driver’s seat emotionally.

Ask your self. How emotionally in control do I feel? R ate yourself against various situations in this way.

what is America’s emotional state these days?

FERGUSON Missouri

What with the horrible scenes in Ferguson Missouri over Michael Brown’s innocent shooting by police and the riots there we need to look again at how the children are being treated. We are all God’s children.

see link to Laura Nyro song below recorded in 1968 when race riots were also common in Detroit, Watts etc. This is the Uranus Pluto energies coming round once again. How much have we advanced really?

Cuddle up in your own safe nest whatever and wherever that is. Most importantly its internal.

 Make sure you feel ensconced, and rampart if you need. 

Water Therapy :  at least take a long hot soothing bath with lavender oil. 

Reflect, Feed your tummy and your heart.  Remember the heartbeat of your mother.

Chicken soup of the soul time. Just like Mama used to make it. Its sentimental, cry if you want to.

Eat  EAT. Matza balls or whatever your national dishes are. EAT EAT.

Yes I’m acting like a Yiddisha mama. 

Feed others and yourself.  Get all the  rest you can. Feed the children in all ways. Make sure  everyone feels loved.

BUT don’t forget about allowing yourself to be nurtured. Cancer’s are notorious for not being able to receive.

Ironic as it is the most receptive sign.

Moon trines Neptune for a very dreamy creative day.

Moon sextiles Mercury in Virgo also in its home sign too. So be sure to write those spiritual inspirations down.

Thursday will be quirkier as the repeat of the GRAND CARDINAL energies  

+ VENUS in LEO is quincunx to PLUTO in Capricorn in the wee hours 

big ego battles going on in the ethers I can feel it. Cant you?

THE DARK FORCES seem to be fighting back harder than ever.

ALso some nice trines 

but i’ll leave that till manana.. 

Am writing shorter and lighter these days. Need to take more time for me and to change things up.

Let me know how you like it. OK?

I’ve got many plans to pull together.

Blessings TARA

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SAVE THE COUNTRY- LAURA NYRO 1968  

 

Cancer New Moon, 10 ways to self nurture by Tara Greene

June 27 CANCER NEW MOON at 1:08 am PDT/ 4:08 am EDT/ 8:08 am GMT

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The first water sign and the fourth sign in the Zodiac is CANCER which symbolizes the WOMB, and the oceanic depths from which all life on planet earth sprang. It’s our common experience, our emotional watery origins, the Unconscious depths. It is the nurturing, nourishing darkness of the womb where we hear our mother’s heartbeat gently drumming the rhythm of life and unconditional love that we all remember. A Cancer New Moon only occurs once in every year.

Every New MOON is the darkest part of every month. The Moon Goddess disappears for three days to rest and renew herself. The MOON rules all women and all women embody the Moon. As the Goddess ISIS or Diana at each NEW MOON she sheds her uterine lining Herself along with all  human womben.  The MOON also heightens psychic energy at every NEW MOON just as women are also at the peak of their psychic energy when they bleed. The Moon’s cloak of darkness allows the stars to shine and twinkle their brightest. It is a magical mystical time. 

The CANCER NEW MOON like all Water sign New MOONs allow us to FEEL. We want to go directly HOME. That is where we want to be. Feeling Safe, nurtured, cared for, well fed, nourished, mothered, comforted. A new Moon in Cancer allows us to drop our emotional armour that all of us and especially Cancer’s wear as protection for their soft underbellies.

This Cancer New Moon still has some vestiges of the Grand Cardinal Cross.

Moon and Sun are at 5+ degrees of Cancer opposite Pluto at 12+ Rx and Mars at 16 Libra and Uranus at 16. 

JUPITER at 25 degrees CANCER is Squaring the LUNAR NODES at 25 degrees ARIES SOUTH and 25 degrees LIBRA NORTH.

This is a very POTENT powerful cosmic trigger. The North Node in LIBRA is where we need to be focussing. Leaving the South Node in Aries It’s all about ME attitude behind us. Jupiter’s benevolent emotional energy helps us to expand through caring about others as our own family. Jupiter is ending his year-long stay in nurturing Cancer on July 16. Make waves while the tides are high.

We are 70% water as are the oceans. The oceans are being threatened by pollution,and  radiation from FUKUSHIMA leakage. Ocean life is dying off at an alarming rate. If the oceans die we cannot survive as a species. 

Safe pure fresh water is also disappearing. Weather patterns changing from pollution through global warming is causing droughts, many lakes have disappeared, glaciers and icebergs are melting at an alarming rate. These too rapid changes impact and affect our lives in dire ways.

CHIRON in PISCES is square to Retrograde Mercury in GEMINI and square Asteroid ATHENA, Goddess of wisdom.

Neptune is also trining the Moon making spiritual blessings easy to access.

The TAROT the Card of the MOON # 18 is associated with PISCES the DARK SIDE OF THE MOON- like a dark moon.

INSPIRATIONAL CARD of the DAY for June 27 

New Moon Tarot Tara Greene Toronto

THE MOON by Isabelle Cardinal

GEMINI is two brained, one hand doesn’t know what the other one is doing and that is clearly our predicament. Global greed and consumer mentality is destroying the basic necessities of life.  We need to RETHINK where our brains are. We need to have authentic holistic wisdom to help rebalance our needs for water resources and management.

TEN ways to self nurture

1. NURTURE YOURSELF by being beside water, a river, ocean, lake. reflect and meditate by water.

2. Take a long deep cleansing bath, with aromatherapy oils to soothe at least once during the 3 days.

3. Eat a home cooked from scratch, comfort meal. Just like Mom used to make. Or maybe she didn’t but do it anyway.

4. Visit your mother and have a family get together. Call her. If your mother has passed on, spend time remembering her. The way she looked at you, was there for you. If you had a difficult negative relationship with a cold, hard, absentee or addicted mother..then time to learn to understand her own wounds and cry for her and forgive her. This is also cleansing healing and releases you.

5. Look through old photos, do some scrapbooking.

6. Watch sentimental movies. Have a good cry. Whatever you need to help you open your feelings and let them out. Do it.

7. Help out someone less fortunate. Be a shoulder for someone to cry on. Make someone else feel loved.

8. Be around children. Remember the delight in being a child. Make a child happy.

9. Drink plenty of water. Mineral water, distilled, install a really good water filtration system .

10. Just flow with the rivers of life.

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Coming Home- Skylar Grey 

Ohoh Child LAura Nyro 

 

 

 

 

Post eclipsed bewitched omens, Astrology from Tara Greene

Life is very magical and spontaneous for me here in Sedona. I am playing things totally in the moment so am having to juggle from the way I thought it was going to happen.  I am also being directly affected in the Grand Cardinal Crosshairs. Uranus opposite my Saturn  etc.  I am where I am meant to be.  I understand that statement now.

total lunar elcipse Tara Greene

So we went out to witness and take part in the Blood Moon Eclipse for about an hour and a half. The night sky is very clear here in Sedona and we drove out to Long Canyon so there was even less ambient light. As the eclipse progressed the sky seemed hyper real, the stars huge.   Jupiter in Cancer was easy to see but Saturn and Uranus weren’t visible. The atmosphere was  tingly, shadowy, magical. A bewitching sky, a night of spells, omens, mysticism.

This Full Moon is called the Willow Moon by the Druids and is considered very powerful. The Full Moon was very near the Fixed star Spica at 23 degrees Libra { in Virgo sidereal} a very auspicious positive star. Ancient late Egyptians saw Spica as the Goddess Isis  divine child Horus

 Mars was so close to the Moon and when the Moon turned red at totality, actually it was quite coppery, it looked like Mars had blown up and become the moon. I asked to know what our ancestors felt and saw when the Moon turned red- definitely seemed like a sign of war, trouble, bloodshed.

Someone asked me what the omens meant because the Lunar eclipse was on the first night of Passover and I spontaneously said. “YOU MAKE UP YOUR OWN OMENS.”  They laughed.

The ceremony was very simple, quiet, silent in my heart, from my heart to the world. I said prayers for the women and children and to Mother Earth and to all our relations. We say many falling stars and made wishes and someone saw a fireball. I expected to hear the coyotes howling as I did the other night but they were silent.

I feel great, very up. How was it for you?

April 15

Moon is void of course from peak eclipse time 12:42 am PDT- 9:20 am PDT. so sleep on that lunar eclipse energy.

MOON ENTERS SCORPIO @ 9:20 am PDT

and ushers in deep torrents of emotional soul releasing, and more Grand water Trines for the next 3 days.

SCORPIO Moon Trines Neptune in Pisces 9:39 pm PDT

April 16 @ 12:39 am EDT

Ask for all your shadow material to come up in your dreams. The urge to escape could feel obsessive. This aspect can make people feel suicidal, delusional, too high and too low.

Intense hyper- dimensional sex, transcendent tantric love-making is also on the menu

MERCURY in ARIES opposes MARS Retrograde at night

New ideas about old relationships and what to  do about them. The I thou relationship -the ego and the Higher self get to stare at each other in your dreamscape. Please know that there is NO DUALITY it only appears that way.

Super Power GRAND WATER TRINES

Scorpio Moon to Venus in PISCES and JUPITER in Cancer – 10-12 degrees- early morning

It’s like a stoned soul picnic colonic, or soul stoned picnic literally.

Check out which houses the Grand Trine falls in your chart.

Scorpio Moon is the soul shaker and emotional depth charger here releasing dark matter. VENUS In PISCES is all wishes hopes and dreams; Compassion, forgiveness, reunion, cosmic connections. Jupiter in Cancer brings it all back home. BRING IT INTO YOUR BELLY.

DO A MEDITATION

With water,  pour out your heart and soul through vibrating all the deepest feelings and shaking your body, your emotional body and singing, crying, chanting and releasing old stuck toxic material. This will feel great and leave you feeling lighter, clearer, refreshed. Drink lots of water with lemon and a pinch of cayenne.

Scorpio Moon sextiles Pluto Trine Chiron in PISCES

EZY soul access to healing.

Moon also makes a quincunx  to Uranus in Aries

Don’t want to jump into the fire too fast.

MARS Retro quincunx Chiron in PISCES  later in the day

re- evaluating the pain.

Moon Trines Chiron

yes healing is available. take off the false mask, let down that heavy load. you can release your obsessions and fling them far off into the universe.

Scorpio Moon quincunx Uranus in Aries

lets not jump off the deep end and into the fire too fast.

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STONED SOUL PICNIC LAURA NYRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring in to action, slowly, Astro scoop from Tara Greene

spring Archimboldo Tara GreeneSPRING by ARCHIMBOLDO 1563

Inspirational Card of the Day

March 21 the First official day of Spring and things begin to heat up for the first few days of the weekend.

Remember this is S-L-O-W SPRING Mars Retro cha cha-ing.

Friday the Moon enters SAGITTARIUS @ 8:39 am PDT/ 11:39 am EDT to lift our spirits.

Sagittarius,the 9th sign is concerned with the truth, aiming higher, International relations, laws both man-made and Higher spiritual laws, philosophy, travel, learning, teaching, love of animals and sports- Baseball season is starting soon being optimistic and easy.

The Centaurish Moon TRINES THE SUN which is great for early Sagittarius and  Aries and Leo

and feels good if you have any planets in the first 5 degrees of said signs. 

Moon squares Neptune in Pisces and Neptune in the evening

 Great evening to philosophise about life, history, spiritual subject matter, travel, who you know and some jokes too.

March 22 is WORLD WATER DAY

The 13 Indigenous grandmothers are gathering at the sacred site of Montezuma’s Well just outside of Sedona Arizona to do ceremony as are other natives and like-minded people who are praying for the waters of the earth and honoring Spring Equinox.

I will be leading a ceremony in Toronto at Ashbridge’s Bay on Lake Ontario. email me

Moon quincunx’s its own ruling Planet JUPITER in the wee morning hours

Kinda like shooting yourself in the hoof.

Moon trines Uranus in Aries

Expect to hear much unrest, revolutions, explosions, bombings today in Venezuela, Ukraine, Egypt, America, England. 

Moon squares Chiron in Pisces

so tell the truth about where you ache and hurt.

Moon sextiles Venus in Aquarius

We recommend that the 9th and the 11th signs get together tonight or if you have prominent Sag and Aquarius planets

MERCURY Conjuncts NEPTUNE in PISCES 2 4:16 pm EDT

A truly great time to meditate as the airwaves will be tuned into the psychic heights. Listen to the silence in between your own heartbeats and commune with the waters and oceanic consciousness. Send love to the polluted waters off Japan from Fukushima, send love to all the polluted waters in the oceans, lakes rivers and in all the aquatic life and in our own bodies. Consciousness with love behind it can alter any reality for the better.

Also be very aware to listen to your dreams tonight.

March 23 

Moon sextiles that Retro Mars in Libra early a.m.

You may be chasing an old love, or the one that got way in your dreams chases you.

Moon goes void of course @ 6:40 am EDT so really relax this Sunday.

Have an old-fashioned bagels and lox , reading the New York Times kind of Sunday we had when I was a kid.

CHILL…

MOON ENTERS CAPRICORN @ 4:03 pm EDT

Moon squares SUN- we are half way to the next NEW MOON MARCH 30 at 9 degrees ARIES things are starting to heat up GRAND CARDINAL CROSS WISE.

I’ll write in more depth about all that soon.

Moon winds down the weekend with a soft sweet sextile to Neptune, PST

so sweet dreams and hasta la vista baby.

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Chiron goes direct, appeasing planets, angels from Tara Greene

THE MOON’s in Gemini so you’ll find it a bit breezy here.

CHIRON the wounded HEALER goes DIRECT Nov. 19 @ 9 degrees Pisces +

If you have planets at 5-14 degrees  MUTABLE SIGNS- GEMINI, VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS and of course PISCES you will feel the relief the most, although it is subtle. Breathe out. No woman no cry.

CHIRON is square to FIXED STAR ANTARES @ 9 degrees Sagittarius -aka ARCHANGEL ARIEL 

ANTARES is literally Rival of Mars a huge red star. The heart of the SCORPIO literally. ARIEL is a much-misunderstood angel. Sometime called a demon. Associated with JERUSALEM itself, known in the mystical writings of Enoch, an EARTH ANGEL, an angel who works to protect nature and animals. King Solomon also was said to work through Ariel – not URIEL. Ariel is said to touch the boundary between of fantasy and fairies. He is LION headed and is said to control Demons. Stuart Wilde spoke of seeing the Lion of JUDAH a white lion, which sounds like Ariel. He also rules winds and makes me think of that terrible Typhoon in the Philippines last weekend and tornado-like winds in the U.S. yesterday. We need Ariel’s energy to protect all the animals – many are going extinct, like certain rhino’s and white lions etc.

Chiron’s been Retrograde since July 1st, that’s Canada’s Birthday and you know what’s going on up in Canada these days. Don’t you? What with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford being the laughing stock and fodder for all the U.S. late night talk shows and now CNN. It’s painful. I’m praying for some slow sweet healing from all of this.

CHIRON DIRECT, is squared by the MOON which is also squaring Mars in Virgo. STOP NITPICKING already! Although the good of that is cleanliness. I am living in another wave of renovations and its very Uranian around here. My husband is going through his Uranus square his Mercury in Capricorn and Pluto on his Capricorn Sun.  So a positive way of integrating these  heavy energies is to deflect some of it into a physical – Capricorn object or form. RENOVATION is a perfect metaphor.

I highly recommend that you substitute a stand in for the planetary energies affecting you by transit. Positive voodoo. You still have to work though it on an emotional and spiritual level but it is a way of sculpting the energies shall we say.

Here’s the chart for CHIRON’s DIRECT motion and where Chiron was at the Retrograde get go.

chiron goes direct Tara Greene Astrology

The Sun is in the last 2 degrees of Scorpio where it is very powerful. Learning the last dark, radioactively intense rays of Scorpio just as the rods from FUKUSHIMA are beginning to be removed. As above so below.

I am thinking about how this week is lighter.A breather. YOu gotta get in shape for 2014. It’ll be a doozie.

It’s the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Feels like 50 years of government/CIA/mafia/corporate takeovers blatantly running the U.S. to me.

I’m also thinking about COMET ISON and its meaning. Comets are always harbingers of misfortune. It’s approaching it’s closest passage on November 28, the day before my birthday. It’s almost Sagittarius time too. 

Integrate this year’s SCORPIO SOLAR energies before we skip onto lighter Fire energies. 

Sagittarius loves to laugh. At the darkest time of the year in the northern Hemisphere we need to be buoyant to get us through the short dark friggin freezing months ahead in order to survive.

So here’s a pun my daughter told me. 

I have a friend who’s addicted to brake fluid. He can stop whenever he wants.That’s what Rob Ford says too.

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ANGEL IN THE DARK- LAURA NYRO

ANGEL OF THE MORNING MERILEE RUSH

Killer Queen Astrology and way more, Tara Greene

9/9- 15  ONE HOT HEAVY INTENSE WEEK

Starting with that  Mars square Saturn- I have to tell you about how we experienced it. My husband put some meat on the stove to cook down for our dog Jasper then he went outside to do something. It burned- Mars in LEO -HOT! the Fire alarm did not go off!- That’s square to Saturn. We all smelled it and came running to the kitchen and all was well, just some burned food and a pot and a house smelling smoky.

9/9  MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA – Let’s talk about Love, Peace

and the “WAR OF WORDS” that is going on between the U.S. and Syria may have a peaceful Libra solution via Russia. As the  10th anniversary of 9/11 looms. Assad’s rhetoric that any strike’s on Syria would be countered as support for Al-Qaeda.

9/10

VENUS ENTERS SCORPIO 9/10- October 7 Bringing Sexy Back –

The KILLER QUEEN, Katy Perry’s new perfume is the perfect description of Venus in Scorpio. Katy is a SCORPIO, can’t you tell?

Actually Katy has 5 planets in Scorpio all in the 1st house- PLUTO CONJUNCT THE SUN! Mercury and an exact SATURN Moon conjunction. I’ll look at her chart separately she will be having her 1st Saturn Return starting in Dec into 2014. She may get rehitched soon.

Venus in Scorpio is overly sexed or sexually abusive, especially with Mars, Scorpio’s ruler in LEO.

see below the sexiest song ever written by Laura Nyro- below who had Venus Chiron Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio

Venus rules your love life, your values, art, relationships, women. Scorpio Venus babes are vixen’s, the devil’s bride. All that projection of men’s fear of women’s sexuality. But the Male aspect is in LEO for now. Still full of PRIDE, wait till Mars enters VIRGO October 15.

VENUS IN SCORPIO helps you to address your own inner fear around sexuality, any shame. Scorpio cleanses, renews, there may be lots of lingering shadow fears and anger to shed. I still hear from many clients who grew up in atmospheres of very suppressed sexuality in their lives which still limits them from enjoying their sex lives fully.

Scorpio is FIXED, will power, control, secrets, psyche. She won’t back down. No matter what.

Venus in Scorpio dressed in a Dominatrix outfit, cracks her whips and makes Mars in Leo dance to her gyrating, sensual heart.

Jumping ahead-

VENUS conjuncts NORTH NODE + Saturn Sept. 18 at 4:54 pm EDT  Mark THAT DATE 

at 8 degrees + that is a karmic day for world markets, for being in synch with the world’s highest goals and karma. Ya got stuff at 8 degrees  Scorpio Taurus Leo or Aquarius? Then you are in the exact right place! check out where.

I feel inspired to start a global meditation.

The Goddess of Love and the God of MACHO are in a  very heated HEAVY SQUARE SEPT 28 at 19 degrees Scorpio/Leo – right on my Scorpio Ascendant!

erotic art Napoleon Brousseau u

Erotic charcoal drawing by Napoleon Brousseau

Have a big passionate party,  special event on this date.

9/11 the 12th anniversary, Moon enters Sagittarius and crosses where Pluto was on that fateful day.

I will follow up with a look at the two charts and see how they measure up.

It’s a busy Sagittarius Moon day with many aspects some of each Trines squares sextles.

Mercury in LIBRA quincux’s NEPTUNE so those communication hopes may be all smoke and mirrors.

9/12 Sagittairus Moon and its ruler JUPITER In Cancer quincunx- sounds exotic- but it just means that

adventures and cleaning up the house are not compatible to Sagittarius terrain.

Moon and Sun square off – we’re headed for a Full Moon in PISCES September 19

FRIDAY THE 13- the weekends usual T- squares begin

Superstitious?

Moon enters Capricorn to keep you sobered up. Capricorn is down to earth, pragmatic non superstitious, but  with Venus and Saturn in Scorpio though…mmm

It’s a lovely romantic up day for Cappy’s! Moon sextiles VENUS and NEPTUNE- romance, dreams pay off, you get your raise!

Moon squares Mercury- serious business, world leader talks. Moon conjuncts Pluto- always  INTENSE heavy.

Moon quincunx Mars in Leo- When push comes to shove, the LION will shove it up the goat ass.

Moon squares URANUS -expect unexpected chilly emotional changes. Mars in Leo loves drama BTW.

VENUS sextiles NEPTUNE for a very romantic late night/ early morning make love on a cloud

9/14 YOM KIPPUR the HoLiest DAy in the JEWISH YEAR and one for Israel to watch out for.

It’s 45 years this day since the Yom Kippor war. That’s called a semi-square aspect in astrology geometrics. Like an anti-semi te??? Just kidding, a

little astro-humour, the Moon’s in Sagittarius FGS. It’s a Day of Attonement- fasting.

Moon squares Uranus are we getting the hang of this T-square thing?

Mars quincunx Chiron which feels like a swift kick in the balls.

CAPPY MOON opposes JUPITER- government pushes for HOMELAND SECURITY- note Jupiter was also in Cancer at 9/11. The birth of H.S.

MERCURY squares PLUTO  –Diplomatic relations may still work.

MARS TRINE URANUS –but trigger happy generals, terrorists, etc may pull the unexpected trigger,I hope not.

Moon trines SUN which is nice for 21 degree earth peeps.

9/15

Oy September is  1/2 over already!

Moon enters we’re all in this together AQUARIUS -detachment brings some needed relief.

AQUAMoon squares Venus in Scorpio= Venus in Scorpio knows no detachment, and SATURN too.

MERCURY IS ACTIVE

Quincunxing Chiron in Pisces, opposing URANUS in ARIES = unexpected delusions arise, needy people crawl out of the woodwork, boundaries are a necessity.

Mercury opposes URANUS- now its the Magician’s turn to deal with Uranian energy. This is like an  atomic reverse Mercury retrograde. Will they think of some way to contain Fukushima’s radioactive waste destroying the PAcific ocean?

Moon ends on a nice note in Trine to Mercury in LIBRA- you deserve it. Meditating is so important right now. I’m putting out my MP3’s of guided meditations really soon.

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Erotic charcoal drawing by Napoleon Brousseau http://www.napob.com    and http://www.angellgallery.com/artists/napoleon_brousseau

KILLER QUEEN by QUEEN 

THE CONFESSION by Laura Nyro 

Inspirational Card of the Day, Queen of Thrones of EARTH

7/11 Inspirational Card of the Day

with Moon moving from Firey Leo to earthy Virgo today

QUEEN OF DISKS/PENTACLES/COINS

Queen of Pentacles Durer tarot

DURER TAROT by  Gaudenzi

THE QUEEN OF DISKS
is the  Mother of her element Earth and

she governs from 21 degrees SAGITTARIUS to 20 degrees  of CAPRICORN, Capricorn is most associated with her

On the TREE of Life in the Kabbalah  She is The Water in the EARTH of World of ASSIAH, and the Seffirot of BINAH.

I am thinking this choice has something to do with the Duchess of Cambridge who is about to give birth to her and Prince William’s 1st baby is also a Capricorn, William is a Cancer.

She is the perfect mother, the ground of nurturing, reliable, stable, the all providing nursing mother.

She protects her home and children,and she is responsible for emotional and material well-being.

A hard worker, she is industrious practical, and symbolizes abundance.

In the Thoth Tarot she sits on her Throne of Earth surveying her territory,

as the Goat is Capricorn’s totem animal she is sure-footed, patient, and has long-term goals.

She also has another EARTHIER SEXUAL SIDE

which is shown in the Durer Tarot. Here she is lusty, governed by her physical bawdy/body needs. She is shown with her breasts bare and her tongue out, she is more of the SACRED PRIESTESS archetype. The Goddess of sacred sex who initiated men and cleansed them from bloodshed in battles in sacred Temples dedicated to the Goddess in Ancient times, in Greece, Crete, Babylon, India. Egypt. These Women were considered to be the Goddess incarnate and every woman served in HER Temples for one year before they were allowed to marry. The Queen of Disks is the earthly temple of delights, she is the GARDEN of EDEN.

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She may also be known as an herbalist, wise woman, healer of herbs, knower of poisons, potions, intoxicants.

I would see her as more of the Earth mother, as Capricorn was traditionally BINAH the Great Mother or Empress’s position.

I am thinking this choice may have something to do with the Duchess of Cambridge who is about to give birth to the first Royal Baby for her and Prince William. Kate is a Capricorn, William is a Cancer, the earth/water combo.

The Queen of Pentacles would be an all natural, 100% organic, all natural birth, water birth, a home birth, with midwives, in the ancient tradition.

She would use no drugs during birth, and would give birth squatting like the birth Goddess of Mexico

Queen of Earth

Natural Birth Tara Greene

MEXIAN BIRTH GODDESS Tlazolteotl

She would also of course nurse her child immediately and on demand for as long as the child needed, usually 2-3 years.

Other more modern Western versions of the Queen of Disks would show her as a successful businesswoman who also has a husband, home, children, and loves to be Feminine and entertain, cook, compassionate and caring. Not a stiletto business suited hard edged, all money women.

MEANING

Meditate on being a soul in a body. Be in your body, feel what your natural earthy body needs for nourishment are. All of the earthly plane is here to sustain and nurture her children. Give thanks to the Mother earth Herself, her ground and her waters. What new projects do you want to nurture nourish and  give birth to? All creativity is a Feminine  metaphor. Enjoy being in the EARTHLY PARADISE. Be thankful for  what you have, and always share your abundance with others.

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ARABIAN SONG by EARTHA KITT 1983 

The song by Laura Nyro is one of my all time favorite songs and probably one of the most incredible song’s ever written   “LOVE MY LOVE THING, love is surely Gospel”

THE CONFESSION by Laura Nyro 

Solar Flare activation,how to integrate higher frequencies fromTara Greene

Over the last 24-48 hours the Sun has been shooting out huge sunspots that are visible with through camera lenses. M1 class flares  puts out mega mega mega watts of electro-magnetic frequencies. How does that affect YOU?

sun astrology

 The Sun is the central STAR of our system. the Sun is SOL/ SOUL and the Source of all  Life, the Light. It is Ra, God, Zeus,Helios, Apollo all forms of Sun Gods. 

When the Sun shoots out solar flares we do get affected on a very subtle levels, I usually have vertigo, my stomach can be affected.

How do you feel it?

a lot of  Solar activity, stirs our souls.

because we are being subtly changed by those massive tongues of fiery energy licking out into the vast dark void. 

On a spiritual level we are being re-calibrated. See it as the Sun sending a secret golden Light source zap, your personal healing message to enlighten you, to further awaken your Divine Light essence.

In your mind’s eye see the  tongue of flame licking  you on your Solar ear with a special message and  touching you in your solar heart.

Stoned Soul Picnic is the song to listen to by Laura Nyro – see link below

In the Northern Hemisphere it is Winter, the days are short and we ought to be hibernating for the next two weeks at least till Feb 1st

So Till the Moon enters Aries Jan 16-

Stay slow, open, dreamy, unfocussed, allowing, subtle, no special needs, more compassionate, closer to your spirit whisperings. Pray to Angels, use vibrational elixirs, I have a very special 11:11:11 one I created in Sedona on that special date. Meditate a lot, where white or light blue. Drink lots of water.

The Moon in Pisces each month signifies the end of a cycle. Think about what has transpired in your life since Dec. 17, 18, 19 of 2012 just before the Winter Solstice. There was a lot of hype and anticipation around that time. Whether you believe, felt or participated in a Dec 21 2012 celebration or not, doesn’t matter, just calibrate how your holidays went, your New year.

To create the Marriage which is 2013 Numerology = 6 which is the Lovers in the TAROT TRUMPS we need to balance.

THE MOON MIRRORS OUR EMOTIONS

Tara Greene photo Moon mirrorWOman with Hand Mirror- photo by Tara Greene

It is so vitally important to sit and contemplate. The tech communication are a great gift but also steal people’s quiet time away. It is a bit of a plot that everything is talk, talk talk noisy all the time. No time to reflect means no way of seeing what is going on,

That is the Moon’s function, to reflect. It is Feminine,the silvery mirror of the Moon whether she is full or not is still  real.

Visualize a silvery moon as a hand mirror and allow yourself to see your life’s emotions reflected in the mirror.

opposite the hand mirror, visualize the Sun sending Solar flares. Feel yourself as totally Balanced between the Moon and the Sun.

Allow yourself to be energized as the LOVERS

Then ground yourself by sending the Silver Moonlight and Golden Sunlight circulating through and all around you

then send the 2 lights’ energies through your body down your spine into the EARTH.

Stay with this, write down any images messages or visions.

 Please share- Blessings

TARA

 

STONED SOUL PICNIC by LAUra Nyro http://youtu.be/sE_MNn8cLf4

 

SDO | Solar Dynamics Observatory

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Laura Nyro,gets her Saturn Solar return due

Laura Nyro Tara Greene' s favourite singer

 
One of my favourite women singers and songwriters will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 14, 2012.
Laura Nyro was a child prodigy teaching herself to play piano and composed and sang her first song at eight years old.
 
Laura wrote many songs which other singers had number one hits with. Eli’s Comin’, And When I die, Stoned Soul Picnic,… and many others. She was so personal in her songwriting and aeons ahead as a feminist. A soulful r ‘n b singer, a contemporary of Joni Mitchell. I heard that Barbra Streisand used to watch Laura perform when they were both starting out. You can check out her story here.
 
They recently used one of her songs, altered slightly for GLEE,  Wedding Bell Blues. . http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/laura-nyro/
 
Laura was born October 18 1947 in New York.  She was a Libra, but there was no exact birth time, so her moon could have been in Late Scorpio or early Sagittarius. I was not surprised that her songs were so personal,deep, raw and intense when I saw her astrology chart.
 
Laura had a very difficult  MARS, PLUTO, SATURN conjunction in LEO. Difficult karma with men, power, shadows, authority. She had drug problems,was a heroin addict but kicked it.  All that LEO Star power- she was very much the Queen of her own career.
 
Lots of Scorpio sexual energy of course.
Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Chiron. Her North Node was in Taurus as befits so sensual and pragmatic a singer.
She died April 8 1997 of ovarian cancer at the same age her mother did from the same disease. 
 
Laura was one of my musical heroines.  I listened to and sung along with many of her albums for hours upon hours for many years. I even named my son Elijah after her song ELI’S comin’, although i wasnt conscious of that. 
 
Interesting that after all these years, fifteen to be exact, half a Saturn return, the planet Saturn is now crossing her Natal Sun at 23 degrees of Libra and she finally gets the recognition she deserves, posthumously. Saturn represents worldly position and fame. Saturn is reality, bottom line. It works like this.
A whole new generation will get her songs. She opened up and wrote about her deepest feelings and sesires as a woman, the songs were like reading her most private diaries. Takes a lotta courage to do that. The Confession 1968, has to be the sexiest most raw song ever written.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue4vkHSjPMU 
 
But I also loved her 60’s Motown and girl group covers he did with Patti Labelle. Here’s is It’s Gonna Take A Miracle
 
If you have Saturn and Pluto conjunctions and most of you born in 82 and 83 have this signature. You have many power and control issues, are prone to depression and have many demons and shadows to fight with internally. In Libra you are all having your first Saturn return now. Its time to grow up. You were born when the first wave of mass divorces happened as the Women’s liberation movement rippled throughout North America. So committment to relationships is not so easy for many of you. We don’t have precedent for equal balanced relationships. Your generation gets to create the first new template of equal union in LOVE.
 Advice during the hard knock times of your First or Second Saturn return: I consult for clients via SKYPE