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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Fairies, dicks, horny, May Day Beltane

Beltane is an ancient pagan fertility festival celebrating the phallus, dancing around the MAYPOLE, AKA dicks in 2021. The Lingham in Hindu, the potent thust of the Green Man, or Pan the Horned or Horny God, consort of the Goddess, who impregnates Her in an ancient Hieros-gamos cross-quarter celebration day of Fire, male sexuality, fertility and fairies.

This SACRED PHALLIC FIRE CELEBRATION Lights the bonfires of passion. This is a very ancient night of celebrating the “Hieros Gamos” or SACRED MARRIAGE between the Goddess and the God, meeting strangers in the fields, or woods to honor fertility and new life with an unknown stranger. Young women who were followers of the Goddess who got pregnant May 1st babies were considered sacred born February 1st at Brigid’s fire festival of Imbolc.

Beltane celebration rituals begin the night of April 30, Walpurgis Night before May 1st, Beltane.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Image Jim Champion / The 2007 burning wicker man, Butser Ancient Farm

Setting new intentions on this night is very powerful.

The MAYPOLE is the phallic symbol and the participants weave their ribbons around as they dance the spiral dance of time and our interwoven connectivity with all our relations on MAY day. This is one of the major cross-quarter days in the year. We are half way to summer in the northern hemisphere and the veils between the worlds are thin.

The FAE or fairies come out and dance in magic forest circles and all of our ancestors are close be. Beltane celebrates fertility, and seeding new intentions with magic passion and light. It is a time of joyful invocation, healing, and beginnings. Beltane is the time to plant all your seeds for future endeavors you wish to actualize and harvest at the end of summer.Invoke the spirit of these intentions in the time of TAURUS, an earth sign.Participants light the Beltane fires traditionally on hilltops and jump over it for purification.

The VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween or Samhain, the energy is the same. The Faery Queen goes out riding in the woods tonight.

This is the night when Maidens would go wander in the woods, as FLORA, the flowers, NATURE SPRUNG newly born, maiden has nothing to do with virginity or marriage as they are simply young, and eager to mate, as they are in touch with natural sexuality, Nature’s rhythms, to give themselves to a stranger in the woods, the Green Man, also called PAN to the Greeks,the Horned Stag, called Cernunnos, in Latin, he is raw male phallic, sexual energy, virile and youthful. 

 CERNUNNOS the horny man

If a man had been created in the horned God’s image he would be free to be wild, without being cruel, angry without being violent, sexual without being coercive spiritual without being unsexed,and truly able to love.”

– Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

 Children conceived this night are considered to be magical and to belong to the realm of FAIRY as in The MISTS of AVALON. The maidens do not know the man they mate with in the sacred Marriage ritual.

Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship  to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS  alone.

 Another important custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Or drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

 Leftover Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

We will light our fire tonight. Wishing you all a Blessed Beltane. 

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Groundhog Day, Candlemas 2021

February 2nd in modern secular times we have the mash-up of Candlemas/Imbolc and Groundhog day. I know that the last year feels like the same day on re-re-re-re-peat.

What is Candlemas?  

Originally an ancient pagan holiday.  At the beginning of February, in honoring of the myth of spring, wherein Pluto stole Proserpine/Persephone, and her mother Ceres/ Demeter sought her in the night with lighted candles. The custom was to walk around the city with lighted candles in honor of the Goddess. Because the Christians could not destroy these ancient customs, they called it Candlemas  and made it in honor of the Blessed Virgin.

February also takes its name from Februa meaning “religious purification”, and means “the month of purification”, or “the cleansing month”.

Candlemas is celebrated as the 40th day of Jesus’s birth where he was presented in the Temple in Jerusalem for blessing by the Rabbi.. Mothers stayed in their homes with newborns until  the 20th day. Simeon then prophesied to Mary: “Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against. Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” it is recorded in the Gospels.

In modern archetypes, Groundhog Day has become an icon for the literal theme of the movie about “seeing your shadow” which the groundhog may or may not do on Feb 2.  The Movie, starring Bill Murray from  1993 directed and written by Harold Ramis. has the protagonist in a karmic time loop. He woke up every day experiencing the same things over and over and he cannot die.

The message is: WHAT KARMIC LESSONS are you still stuck on and repeating over and over, like Phil Connors in the film? 

Think about this during Mercury’s Retrograde in Aquarius,the sign of liberation. 

Make this your Groundhog day mantra.

Where am I stuck in my life?  What am I resisting? 

Why do I keep repeating the same old same old lessons?

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Happy Lammas Pagan Harvest Fest

Lammas cross-quarter day Pagan Witch Harvest Festival August 1

August 1 is celebrated as one of the 8 spokes of the Turning of the year in the ancient nature calendar. Lammas is a pagan Harvest festival based on the Sun transiting its annual orbit. It marks halfway to the Autumn Equinox usually on September 21st as the Sun sits on the Equator for the second time in the year. 

George Cole (1810-1883) / Public domain

George Cole (1810-1883) / Public domain

George Cole (1810-1883) [Public domain] Harvest rest

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. 

The Goddess CERES/ Demeter is honoured as the giver of abundant grains. Lughnasad is its trad name. We are halfway to 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 a time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is 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.”

“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 will have an Aquarius FUll Moon August 3.

NOTE that planets JUPITER and SATURN will conjunct December 21 2020 at 0 Aquarius. These two planets align once every 20 years which is considered a generation. The last time they met was in May of 2000 in Taurus the sign of the Bull Market and the U.S. had its biggest economic run-up during those years plus the historic crash of 2008. Plus 9/11 and Y2K and Donald Trump’s 1st presidency.  Jupiter and Saturn haven’t come together in the element of AIR which Aquarius is, in 800 years. That’s why many astrologer are saying this is the real dawning of the Age of Aquarius. 

The coveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate. see link below for more detailshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/000081/0000005269.shtml

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Listen to Traffic’s famous ancient rendition of John Barleycorn with Stevie Winwood singing the plaintive song. Start baking those star cookies. I will be doing a ceremony for the non-cardinal directions.

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Day of the Dead Retrograde Psychopomp

November 1st, All Saint’s Day originated as a very ancient pagan festival which today in Mexico is a two-day Festival to honor and celebrate those ancestors who have passed on from this world. To the Native Indios in Mexico and throughout Central America death was never an end to Life but only a beginning, a transition back to Source and on to another life. Most indigenous people world-wide honor their departed relations, and remember them not only on one or two days in the year but daily, setting plates of food for them at the table after they have  passed into the Spirit world.

November 1st Mercury has just turned Retrograde on Halloween at the 27th degree Scorpio the sign of death, making this Day of the Dead even stronger as the veils between the world’s are thinnest integrating the Scorpio Death and rebirth motif.

MERCURY Hermes or Thoth, the Divine messenger was one of the Few Greek Gods who was also a Psychopomp. This title means that he could travel into the Underworld, the realm of the Dead, Hades, and return to the Upperworld at will.

This is a wonderful day to commune in seances, to do mediumship work, and to dream of your ancestors as the veil between the worlds is thinnest.

In  China, 3 oranges are usually left as an offering to feed the departed spirits, whose help from the other dimensions is of great value. Aborigines, shamans, ordinary people tap into the knowledge of their departed loved one’s spirits regularly who protect, watch over and guide them.

November 1st, Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico is celebrated by the wearing of wooden skull masks called calacas and dances to honour of their deceased relatives are held. Wooden skulls are placed on special family alters. Sugar skulls, marked with the names of the deceased on the forehead are eaten by a relative or friend. It’s a kind of ritual cannibalism, the eating of an effigy of the dead means that a person’s spirit is within you, feeding you.

Ancient Aztec civilizations held the festival on the 9th month of the Aztec solar calendar, approximately at the beginning of August and was celebrated for an entire month, ruled by Goddess Mictecacihuatyl. She is known as the Lady of the Dead and was believed to have died in childbirth. So the festival was traditionally in honor of children who also had died at birth. Rituals were also dedicated to Huitzilopochtli { Sinister Hummingbird} a war deity.

Christianized to coincide with All Saint’s Day or All Hallows Eve, in Spanish: “Día de Todos Santos, Mexicans now celebrate the day of the dead during the first two days of November.

There is also the Saint of Death.

Mictecacihuatl pronounced ‘Meek-teka-see-wahdl’  is Queen of Mictlan the Underworld, called Hades in Greek Mythology, ruled by PLUTO/ SCORPIO in modern Astrology, she rules the Afterlife.  Mictecacihuatl was represented as a skeleton with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.

Mictecacihuatl Lady/Saint of the Dead

On November 1st and 2nd Mexicans visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. It is a time of celebration.

The ancient festival is also being honoured by Native and Afro- Americans. Incense is also offered, and the deceased favourite music and foods are cooked for them.

Honouring Your dead Ancestors

It’s many years since Dec 14, 2011, when my Dad passed away and even more years since my mother passed away Sept. 18, 2009. I am an only child and my husband and I were caretaking my mother up until her death and my Dad after he was in a nursing home for the last years of his life.  I have tracked them since their passing. On this night I honour my parents, my aunts and uncles and friends who have passed on. Also, those who inspired me, artists, musicians, poets, inventors.

Take time out to honor your ancestors too or those who have gifted Life and have now departed. On these days Light a candle, meditate on your departed loved ones. Thank them with thanks gratitude and reverence. If you have had a miscarriage or abortion allow tears and the sadness to move through you. This is  a real grief that women are not allowed to honour. These days are specifically for children who died.

When the veil between the worlds is thinnest, the departed will most naturally speak to you in dreams and leave signs. You just have to ask. Nothing to be afraid of. Modern Western civilization fears death, and are cut off from the  wisdom that the spirits of the ancestors bring. Death is merely a transition to another dimension. In fact the dead are always very close at hand. To fear death is to fear life, sexuality, pleasure, embodiment.

In Astrology the realms of death and the dead are traditionally under the Rulership of SATURN who was known as The Grim Reaper. Saturn rules the physical plane, the bones, time, old age.  After the discovery of Pluto’s,he became known in Astrology as the Lord of the Dead as he was in ancient mythology. It will be very interesting when Saturn enters his own sign of Capricorn on December  19, 2017. 
All of us will die and transition into other dimensions and some of us may come back. Most of us do , as we already have.  You know this, you are cosmic star dust from the beginning of the Universe. YOU are all One with ALL THAT IS WAS and ever will be.

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Ed Sheeran song Small Bump https://youtu.be/A_af256mnTE

Read more about Mexican festival : http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/articles/dead-history.html?nclick_check=1#ixzz2AvLbEzzq

YOU TUBE VIDEO ABOUT SAINT DEATH  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQftFWM41Q&feature=player_embedded

Fire Trines and inconjuncts

Dec 17 I hope that you haven’t drunk too much or gotten too high under a party heart Leo Moon as it inconjuncts Neptune in PISCES

That could lead to nasty results. Be careful of your ego getting in the way of listening to your intuition. 

Leo Moon opposes Venus in AQUARIUS

This aspect brings out the space sluts, don’t you love them? 

space sluts Venus in Aquarius Tara Greene

vintage 

I like people with Venus in Aquarius, yes they have strange tastes its true.

LEO MOON inconjuncts Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn

power trips, egos colliding. Don’t try to change a narcissist.Some hearts may open as they see the power grabbing going on everywhere. 

Moon sextiles JUPITER in LIBRA

this is nice for fun get together with friends, a great party energy, good for shopping for women, children and buying dramatically beautiful art and other lovely things. The Mood is show-offy but NICE. 

GRAND FIRE TRINE

Grand Fire Trine, astrology, Tara Greene

We don’t seem to have too many of these GFT’s. 

Leo Moon trines SATURN in SAGITTARIUS and URANUS in ARIES 

This aspect is tickling my Sagittarius love of humor. The laughs can be off beat, and kinda weird but let’s have fun, shall we?

this is excellent upbeat positive prideful energy. A great celebratory time. We are 4 days from YULE December 21 SOLSTICE.  ENJOY the darkest days in the Northern Hemisphere.

and last but not least Moon inconjuncts CHIRON in PISCES

Do be careful of drinking too much and getting too soppy, sappy and crying about some old issues which would be better discussed with your therapist.

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Mercury conjunct Vesta, Sacred Priestess of sex

Mercury Retrograde is in an exact conjunction May 1st with Vesta, the sacred Goddess of light, fire and sexuality. Mercury is re-joining in TANTRIC union with the Goddess of sacred sexuality and focus on at 23 degrees TAURUS.

How appropriate.  May Day is the Day of celebration of sexuality as sacred, sexuality as Divine Union, sexuality as the main spiritual component in human lives. That is why the Catholic Church created this false celibacy, and warning of the “sins of the flesh” and blaming women as Temptresses. They knew that sex was the immanent direct route to experience oneness, divine bliss, and ecstasy and they wanted to control the most powerful and natural of instincts to control the people. A pretty scary and CRAZY idea. 

Vesta or Hestia in the Roman mythology was the very first Goddess, she rules the hearth and Temple flames, the central focus of all cultural life. 

Vesta Sacrifice, Goya, Tara Greene psychic

The Sacrifice to Vesta, by Goya

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus is a backslide into sensuality and fleshy knowledge. We need to taste the sweet, the salty, the spicy. We need to re-awaken our senses for being awake in the world. 

WHO WERE THE VESTAL “VIRGINS”?

In ancient times all women served as Sacred High Priestesses of the Goddess in her Temples. In Ancient Greece all unmarried women had to spend a year in service as a tantric priestess before being able to marry. The term Virgin originally meant “whole and complete, belonging to no one, or to no man.” An autonomous woman. 

These sacred Vestal High Priestesses initiated men into divine union with the Goddess. All women became the Divine Goddess, through ritual, prayer, fasting, chanting, dedication, intention, dancing, meditation practices and anointing themselves with perfumes, and partaking of psychotropic mushrooms and plants they experienced themselves as the Divine Feminine, the Divine Goddess and Mother. They became HER.  They were called Divine Hierodules, like the term Hierophant, or High Priest. Another name was the houris, from which the modern word hours is derived and the sacred Hebrew dance, the hora. 

VESTA is the ARCHETYPE of the HIGH PRIESTESS 

I remember many past lives lived as a Vestal and many other types of Goddess worshipping High Priestesses. 

The VESTAL “virgins” served as sexual healers to men who had PTSD from being in War. These men would not be allowed to reintegrate into normal, stable society until they had had the profane bloodshed of war washed away from them by having sacred intercourse with a bleeding Priestess, thus exchanging the Blood of War for the Blood of Life. These women became the Divine Goddess, through ritual, prayer, fasting, chanting, dedication, intention, dancing and anointing themselves with perfumes, and partaking of psychotropic mushrooms and plants they experienced themselves as the Divine Feminine, the Divine Goddess and Mother. They became HER. 

I love the SYNCHRONICITY of this. Mercury , the messenger, the hermaphrodite god, the two lobes of our brains, in Retrograde is bringing back our bodily memories of participation into the Great Mystique of life on this day as Sacred. We all remember participating in these types of rituals. We have been alive in every form and in every culture and time. We know this in our cells. 

I remember many past lives lived as a HIGH PRIESTESS in any different ages and temples. I have had these memories since I was about 6 years old. I had no knowledge of this from the time period I grew up in. I trusted what I felt, saw and knew. This knowledge came bursting forth in a Grade 11 Art History class, in visiting many sacred sites Stonehenge, Ephesus in Turkey, sailing on the Mediterranean near Crete when I was 17 and many more times in Holotropic Breathworks and other spontaneous visions. 

Celebrate this great coming together of the Messenger and the VIRGIN ever renewing Goddess by practicing tantric firebreathing.Celebrate your beloved. Praise new life. 

What is being conceived on this day in your life?

Blessings to you  all.

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Hannukah, 3rd eye revolution, love sex power

The Uranus Pluto square #6 happened Dec 14 PST

the two transpersonal planets’ aspect symbolizes Revolution against tyranny and The Millions march protesting police brutality against blacks and injustice had 50,000 people in NYC December 13 which is exactly what is supposed to be happening.The Revolution is just starting folks.

The 6th 3rd eye awakening happened Dec. 15 @ 12:14 am EST. 

This week will be filled with much chaos and shocks in the financial, social and political arenas. The stock market has already dropped 4.28 % since December 8- 12th. Oil is selling at a 5 year low. 

Monday –

Moon is in lovely, trying to keep things balanced but pulled in two direction at once LIBRA which reverberates the Grand Cardinal Cross

The people are symbolized by the MOON. CROSS- being the word to watch as in “I am very cross and won’t take it anymore. Its our cross to bear, don’t cross this line,”  double cross, etc.

Tuesday

Mercury enters CAPRICORN  @ 7:53 pm PST/ 10:35 pm EST- January 5,15.

Down to earth, sensible, sobering, all corporate profit speak. Or no profit to speak of. Communications will be much more somber and practical.  Think like the board of trade.

Cosmic astrology symbols Tara Greene

Dec 17  The SATURNALIA BEGINS

This was the ancient first day of the sign of Capricorn in Roman times, ruled then and now by planet Saturn.

Hanukkah, the festival of the 8 lights begins today this year. HAPPY CHANUKKAH!

Get those latkes going. mmmm they are delicious, with some sour cream or yogurt.

The Saturnalia was a festival of Light as well.

In the Ancient Temple of  Saturn, a sacrifice was made.  This was amongst the oldest cult sites in Rome with a very ancient alter there before the first temple was built in 497 BC.

The Saturnalia consisted of  a public banquet and much gift giving. There was a carnival atmosphere where gambling was allowed and masters served their slaves at this annual festival. The day was a holiday from all forms of work, no justice could be administered and war could not be declared.

Saturn was considered to be a deity of agricultural bounty, as an earth sign. Saturn embodied positive signs of prosperity and wealth. His Temple also housed the Roman treasury and mint. His consort Ops’ name means wealth. Her festival the Opalis was celebrated on December 19. Very similar name to Oprah, our modern wealthy goddess who has her Ascendant at 29+ degrees of Sagittarius almost right on the zero degree Capricorn point. Celebrate Saturnalia. 

Moon enters Scorpio Dec 17

and trines Neptune; Expect to have very deep sexual inspirational dreams that night.

Dec 18

Scorpio moon always brings on heavy emotionally intense obsessive times. Moon squares Mars its ruling planet in Aquarius. This can indicate more CYBER HACKING like the goings on at the SONY CORPORATION.  Watch for flaring tempers, and pushy demanding ruthless Scorpio dark moves.

MARS has been in Aquarius since Dec 4 and stays till January 12 of course this literally symbolizes INTERNET WARS. It’s a quincunx revolutionary irritating chaotic day. BREATHE.

Dec 19 

Scorpio Moon squares JUPITER Retro in LEO 

big egos flying, partying too much. They will get caught when Moon conjuncts SATURN at 1:11 pm PST today. Dont drink and drive.

Moon enters “Flying by the seats of their pants” Sagittarius at 1:55 pm PST/ 4:55 pm EST

Moon squares Neptune, –  Do programme those dreams, feed that deep desire for adventure.

WEEKEND

The LOVE DEPARTMENT GOES OFF THE MAP

Mercury in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in PISCES

Even corporate types have some feeling there somewhere???/ There is a down to earth practicality that meets the beautiful dreamers. Awww. 

VENUS in Capricorn-Goddess of LOVE, MONEY, RELATIONSHIPS Squares URANUS

– god of chaos and revolution! 12+ degrees Aries

This aspect shakes the foundations of who owns the wealth of the earth. The Feminine nature of the earth Herself, Gaia will be seen as  having rights of her own. Nature was given legal rights in BOLIVIA to protect and honour the earth mother. Indigenous people will be seeking to take back every speck of land that white colonialists stole from them. Especially when Saturn goes in Sagittarius for the next 3-4 years.

VENUS/Pluto means many relationships will be over, kaput,  left flat, shaken, at this aspect and the money markets will reflect this.

VENUS CONJUNCTS PLUTO        LOVE & DEATH come together

The two major issues in everyone’s life are full front and center now.

The French call orgasm “the little death.” In surrendering through pure sexual love, we lose our egos and experience this little death. It is the desire for the egoless state and the communion with God/Goddess/another which is what the sexual urge is really all about.  Swizz psychoanalyst Carl Jung said there are only two emotions. LOVE or FEAR. He was right.

We have been taught to fear love and love death in this modern crazy imbalanced Patriarchal culture. If you know LOVE you have no fear. Love is equal to faith which is invaluable and cannot be bought.

Venus is bling and beauty, big expensive art, and Pluto is the soul, the shadow side, selling one’s soul to the devil. There is lots of bad art being sold for millions these days. Its all a fake print more money scam, art sold on the secondary market is used for collatoral at banks.

This is what everyone is being taught to crave, selling one’s soul for big bucks these days is seen as great.Falling for the devil’s lies of material {Saturn} success. In the Tarot the DEVIL is the sign of Capricorn illustrating this very process..

This is aka the billionaire’s transit. But it is the revolution of the billionaire’s power.

 Women are VENUSIAN. What are they worth? Over half the population of the earth, the givers of life, are they commodities too?

Money, values, big business, plutocrats, power, CIA, torture, ruthless, secrets, you know all that Plutonic, soul shadows stuff will be thrown into chaos. The Koch boys want to hold onto their power, Dick Chaney,the dick who should be chained up,  corporations, Monsanto, the War and pharmaceutical industries, the media are all controlled by very few people. It has come to this. As the people wake up. “They” cannot stop a revolution of all the people united.

We are living THE HUNGER GAMES a movie, a book, parts of which will soon be a reality in your neighbourhood.

YA GOTS PLANETS/ANGLES HERE BABY? better be prepared to go for the gold.

The 6th cardinal square now brings in a woman’s touch. We’ve had Mars and Jupiter involved in April this year.

Mars in Aquarius also sextiles Neptune

so love the one you’re with honey. 

Dec 21 new moon + solstice + URANUS turns DIRECT

I’ve written about this separately on this blog https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/tag/winter-solstice/

never a dull moment these daysI am feeling good. much stronger since Jupiter went Retrograde…

Remember your 3rd eye is being activated. Be very conscious of every thought you think. you will be telepathically connected to everyone else.

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Beltane, May Day, pole dancing Astrology from Tara Greene

April 30 its time to go romping in the woods. Its Walpurgis night, the night before May 1st, Beltane..

the VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween or Samhain, the energy is the same.

The Faery Queen goes out a riding in the woods tonight.

It’s  a magical “no time” or TWILIGHT.

Dancing  around the MAY POLE is an ancient fertility celebration of the maiden and the horned god who would meet in the dark, make love as strangers, embodying the Goddess and her young consort.

pole dancing Tara Greene May day

CARD OF THE DAY 

This is the night when Maidens would go wander in the woods, as FLORA, the flowers, NATURE SPRUNG newly born,maiden has nothing to do with virginity, they are simply young, and eager to mate, as they are in touch with Nature’s rhythms, to give themselves to a stranger in the woods, the Green Man, also called PAN to the Greeks,the Horned Stag, called Cernunnos, in Latin, he is raw male phallic, sexual energy and virility, he is youthful, 

Here is his ODE

CARD OF THE DAY for women CERNUNNOS the horny man

horned God beefcake

If a man had been created in

the horned God’s image

he would be free to be wild,

without being cruel,                                                                                                                       

angry without being violent,

sexual without being coercive

spiritual without being unsexed,

and truly able to love. – Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

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So this night is considered at night SACRED SEXUAL LIASONS. The ancient had no morals on life’s necessities. Children conceived this  night are considered to be magical and to belong to the realm of FAIRY as in The MISTS of AVALON. The maidens do not know the man they mate with in the sacred Marriage ritual.

Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship  to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS  alone.

 Another important custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Or drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

 Left over Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

 This is the banishing of WINTER, the SUN grows stronger to ensure renewed life, food, abundance on the earth.

 It’s an AIRY BREEZY FLIRTY GEMINI MOON May DAY 

The Goddess is wearing two masks today as befits GEMINI. Curiosity is the perfume of the day.

MOON SQUARES NEPTUNE

early in wee hours bringing extra magic and heightened clairvoyant abilities.

TAURUS SUN QUINCUNX MARS RETRO in Libra

Stubborn bullishness does not jibe well with Mars in Libras deference. There will be horn locking.

GEMINI MOON TRINES MARS in LIBRA

this is airy, past lovers, reappear, finish off the old relationship superficiality. SEX is easy, childlike, bringing laughter.

Moon QUNINCUNX PLUTO

Gemini’s PETER PAN patter does not sit well with PLUTO;s heavy boundaries.

Moon sextile URANUS in ARIES-

you will see relationships in a new light. Freedom impulsiveness fuels this sexy MAY DAY>

GEMINI MOON SQUARE CHIRON 

Once years ago I let a lover go off to another woman for a night. He was so gorgeous every woman wanted him. He said he loved me and I let him go to prove I could although it hurt like hell. Old wounds from crossing ones own limitations come up in order to be healed and let go.

I am in SEDONA and will be leading a MAY DAY Ceremony at BELL ROCK at 4:00 pm PDT. 

And we are also doing a memorial for STUART WILDE who passed into the Aluna worlds one year ago this day. Yes I know Stuie is not gone, only 18 inches away. It is a formality. My friend has come all the way from ROME to Honor Stuart.

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Sexy Easter Bunny, Taurus, Grand Cardinal Cross Resurrection by Tara Greene

Easter is an ancient Pagan Fertility and sex festival originally named EOSTRE. The familiar rabbit and eggs symbols are sympathetic magical sexy symbols, you know bunnies reproduce like mad. The Christians couldn’t take away ancient festivals so they overlaid- no pun intended, Jesus’s symbolic death and rebirth myth on top of it.
Napoleon Brousseau film
from Polymer Rabbit Launch  short super 8 film, 1981 Napoleon Brousseau
All deaths preceed rebirths and births.  In a dual natured Universe you can’t have one without the other. But they are intimately intertwinded. There is no death actually anyway- only energy which can never be destroyed only changing form, velocity, dimensions.
Moon in Sagittarius begins the Easter weekend till Saturday at 6:28 pm PDT
Things will be 9th house-y, and upbeat with lots of travelling. Casual get togethers, being in nature, horseback riding, gambling, comedy clubs, metaphysical topics, justice, sports or some other learning scenario is in the stars. Also occasionally bumping into walls and of course hoof in mouth embarrassing moments.
April 19
Lots of communications issues highlighted.
Mercury Quincunx SATURN late night produces boogie man dreams.  
I always thought the symbol of Jesus on the cross all bloody with the thorns was really scary.
Moon TRINES MERCURY in Aries
Fast galloping conversations off into the sunset. You will have to lasso those runaway ideas.I’m in the SOUTH WEST so you know cowboy imagery.
VENUS in PISCES QUINCUNX MARS IN LIBRA
Boundary issues arise in relationships, sounds soggy, and indecisive. Venus in Pisces is the love of the martyr in itself.
MOON TRINES SUN @ 6:17 pm PDT
This is a nice positive happy good-humoured aspect. Bring more joy into your life. Feeling groovy.
MOON enters CAPRICORN @ 6:28 pm
Mood is Serious, duty, respect, maturity, all business.
SUN ENTERS TAURUS @ 8:56 pm  PDT
Sun enters fertile, sensual, grounded, stubborn, resourceful Taurus. Plant seeds, till the earth.
Ruled by Venus, Taurus enjoys life as if it’s the Garden of Eden, and it is.
 
EASTER SUNDAY
Get out your bonnets. I strongly advise that you to wear a helmet as the Grand Cardinal Cross is resurrected yet again,and will be again and again this upcoming week.
JUPITER in Cancer squares URANUS in ARIES @ 12:29 am PDT
Well you know this one. Be prepared for floods, fires, stomach upsets, unusual people coming to your home, and be the cosmic surfer who goes with the flow, expect the unexpected chaos.
VENUS conjuncts CHIRON in PISCES
This is so appropriate for EASTER. Christ’s symbol is PISCES, THE TWO FISHES as his birth symbolized the beginning of the Age of PISCES.  Feeling real empathy, selfless love, compassion, this is exactly the aspects that symbolizes the Christos which means anointed One, giving unconditional love, as a martyr to absolve others of their sins.
JUPITER OPPOSITE PLUTO @ 4:26 pm
Riches, fertility, grounding and feeling the soul’s purpose. DEFINING the roots of ones purpose in the world. Jupiter is Yahweh and Pluto is Death and both energies are part of  Easter’s symbolism. Both are in Feminine signs.
Capricorn Moon squares Uranus @ 5:27 pm
We will all feel this impact in our emotional bodies. Stay calm by meditating in the eye of the storm.
MOON conjuncts PLUTO @ 5:32 pm
Keyword is INTENSE.
Family and governmental power struggles, and shifts as with Russia and the Ukraine. It is difficult from suppressing deep emotions. Their may be volcanic eruptions and definitely more earth quakes. Envision your long-term goals and plans. Respect your elders and your ancestors.
Moon opposite Jupiter in Cancer @ 5:32 pm
A very tight Grand Cardinal Cross which we will feel in our living rooms, bodies, in the earth.
Very fertile, if you want to have babies, new business, water your garden, literally.
Moon squares  Mars Retrograde in Libra
Those who think they are in power are having difficulty balancing the see-saw. Slow burning anger. Do the right thing. Respect yourself. Pulled in two directions.

Moon also makes 3 sextiles today

early in day to Neptune- dreams will be earthy  full or work anxiety.
Moon sextiles Chiron and Venus at days end only in PDT/ Easter Monday EST
Capricorn Moon doesn’t like to get emotional. But under all this  Grand Cardinal Cross pressure it is imperative to move those old emotions out and Venus and Chiron in Pisces offers many shoulders to cry on, help from above, spiritual blessings, resurrection.
Resurrection is the theme of this weekend
The GRAND CARDINAL CROSS is literally the theme of Easter and the reality of the planets configuration. We are all nailed just like Christ to the cross of matter, to our old emotions, ideas, family patterns and must break free now.  CHRIST is a cosmic symbol, not a martyr as the Church made him out to be at all.
We only have to surrender our ego’s to become God-like again.  
We are all enlightened already, each living entity on this earth is GOD.
Masculine God’s always died to the Goddess.  It is part of the natural cycle.
WHAT do you need to hang on the cross of matter in order to become reborn like CHRIST?
Uranus in Aries- helps us to liberate ourselves and innovate through Fire- spirit and actions,electrifying energy.
Jupiter in Cancer- helps us to gain new inner emotional security, self love, to receive love and new roots
Mars in LIBRA Retrograde- helps us to rebalance all our relations, brings Feminine into Masculine.
PLUTO in Capricorn- helps us to recycle power, ego, control issue, our soul’s place in the world, let false ego’s die.
I attended a workshop by Drunvalo Melchizedek this past week about Living in the Heart. Drunvalo’s teachings are ancient spiritual knowledge with a higher consciousness overlay. He spoke about Ascension, resurrecting the body and how to do it.
Resurrection is  simply a part of who you are and what your body does every day.
But first you must die to your old self to be reborn.
I WISH YOU FERTILE EASTER blessings. May you have a sexy one.
The KACHINA’s are dancing in the Hopi 2nd Mesa over Easter.
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