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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Imbolc, Quickening, St. Brigid’s Day Groundhog Day tales fromTara Greene

Enough with this POLAR VORTEX, SPRING IS SPARKING

CELEBRATE

St. Brigid’s Day THE QUICKENING Candlemas Imbolc Groundhog Day

St. Brigid, Imbolc Tara Greene

Feb. 1st –2nd Traditional Irish and Pagan Holiday Celebrations

Feb. 1st is the beginning of the FIRST FIRE of the SUN’s return, the spark, the First sign of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This Ancient pagan, Celtic ,Wiccan, celebration is also called The QUICKENING.

Known as Saint Brigid’s Day, Birghita or Bride’s Day, it’s both a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition. Imbolc is still celebrated by Wiccans/Pagan based Earth honouring religions. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin on Feb 2.

This celebration is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is a “cross-quarter” day in the 8 rounds of the Wheel of Time in the Solar based year. The Celtic Year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is most likely the holiday would be celebrated on the Full Moon nearest those 2 midpoints, when early spring flowers would begin to rise up through the snow, and snakes would come out of the ground.
In non secular terms it become GROUDHOG DAY on Feb 2. Snakes are always sacred Goddess symbols.

SACRED

That Ancient peoples of Ireland kept this day as very sacred. At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites, such as the Loughcrew burial mounds and the Mound of the Hostages in Tara, Ireland, the inner chambers of the passage tombs are perfectly aligned with the rising sun of both Imbolc and Samhain attesting to the value placed on this day.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

She is according to Robert Graves, the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules over scholars and poets. She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations in Ireland, the Goddess of poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. She also rules healing with water, and divination. She is said to rule over people who work with cows and chickens, brewers, fugitives, midwives, infants, printers, sailors, travelers, New Zealand, & Irish nuns. This day symbolizes a time of transitions, initiations, new beginnings, of planting seeds that will sprout later. Brigid/Birgita represents the light half of the year, Her power brings the people out of the dark season of winter into spring, so, it is a very important time of the year.

The Goddess Brigid and Saint Brigid are the same being in two forms, peace makers and bridges. The matronly Goddess Brigid bridged the two warring races of gods of the ancient Tuatha de Danann with her sacred marriage, and Saint Brigid was the bridge between the Druids and the Christians. Brigid was the daughter of a Druid Chieftain and the first woman bishop of Ireland. The nuns of Kildare carry on the sacred work.

Originally the return of the Light was celebrated  as Sacred Sexual customs, sacred Tantric Kundalini rising.

ST. Brigi's cross Ireland

She is the Goddess of Augury PROPHETS

In the Druidic tradition, poetry and augury were associated. She is patron of prophets and seers.

Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination.

Triple Goddess

She has two sisters with the same name. One aspect of her carries a blacksmith tongs and a sword, because she is also patroness of war; another aspect holds 2 healing snakes, from which the modern Doctor’s symbol is derived, the caduceus, the third aspect carries a wand with a crescent moon and a tablet.

Elements

Brigid rules the Waters. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. She also rules Fire, so it is customary to make candles for the coming year and bless them on this day.

Protecting Goddess

In her aspect as Brigantia, she carries a spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery.

Midwives

As Patroness of MIDWIVES, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Who speke:

“Bride, Bride, come in! Thy welcome is truly made, Give thou relief to the woman, And give thou the conception to the Trinity.”

Brigid is the guardian of every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal armed cross. Upon a safe delivery, the infant was blessed or “sained” by the midwife, with 3 drops of water on the child’s forehead, dedicating the Child to the Triple Goddess. The “Holy Trinity” in its modernized Christian aspect, was just an overlay of the Goddess Triple Aspect since time out of memory. A candle was carried ‘round the bed sun wise three times. As Brigid is a Solar Goddess. We think of the Sun as masculine but originally all aspects of the Universe were considered Feminine.

Brigid Ruler of the Hearth

Especially in Gaelic Scotland, Brigid’s dolls are placed near the hearth on her Feast Day. The doll is usually dressed in white, decorated. A white wand is placed in her bed as a fertility charm. As she is patroness of agriculture, pastures, livestock, and abundance. An offering is made to her of dairy products. The Brigid doll is kept throughout the year near the hearth hung on a wall, or by a door, as a talisman of protection, then burnt the next year.

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-

I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

I sain this house in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Healers,

I smoor this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Poets.

One folk tradition still continues in both Christian and Pagan homes on St. Brigid’s Day is that of St. Brigid’s Bed. Girls and young unmarried women create corn dollies to represent Brigid, these are adorned with ribbons, baubles shells or stones. A bed is made for the doll to lie in. On St. Brigid’s Eve Jan 31, the girls gather together in one house and stay up all night with the doll, are are later visited by all the young men, who ask permission to enter the home, and then treat the young maidens and the dolly with respect. The next day the girls carry the doll through the neighbourhood from house to house, where she is welcomed with great honour. Adult women stay home to welcome the Brigid procession and offer snacks and coins to the young girls and maidens.

Brigid is said to walk the earth on Imbolc eve. Feb 1st. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing or strip of fabric outside for Brigid to bless. The cloth are brought inside the next morning, believed to now have the powers of healing and protection.

BRIGID is alive and well.

The name “Britain” is a derivation of Brigit’s name. Britain was named for an ancient Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic tribe in the country in pre-Roman times who worshipped Her as their Deity. The word “brigand” comes from this tribe of fierce warriors. Her symbol is a flaming spear. Her worship spread, leaving behind places named in Her honour-Brittany in France, Brechin in Scotland, the name Brent, in England, any name containing Bride. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Land.  Of course Britany Spears is carrying the modern archetype of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

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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.

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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