Pagan Imbolc Triple Goddess Celebration February 1

February 1/2 is the Pagan celebration of Imbolc  St. Brigid’s Day Candlemas Groundhog Day. It’s a Cross-quarter day of the Wheel of the Year signifying that we are half way to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere- Spring is coming. 
Brigid February 1 Fire Goddess

[CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) Entrance to St. Brigid’s well 

The Fiery Goddess Awakens 
On a secular level Bill Murray’s famous comedy is a spiritual teaching metaphor which gained wide appeal and is considered a classic fable/comedy 20 years after its initial release.  Bill Murray plays a cynical newscaster who keeps waking up on Groundhog Day living a deja vu, being stuck in time and immortal. Eventually, he figures out that being kind and nice and improving himself is the best thing to do. He learns to care and love and wins the love of his colleague and is free to move on from being stuck in his karmic lessons and live his life.  

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

Saint Brigid’s Day,or Bride’s Day, is both a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin

In the Tarot Brigid would be the Queen of Wands or The Woman on the Strength card.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

According to scholar Robert Graves, Brigid is the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules scholars and poets.  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,and new growth.
If you are uncertain of your path imagine yourself at a four-cornered crossroads, or go to an actual one and invoke Brigid to show you which path to take. 

Goddess of Augury, prophets and seers. Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination with either.
Elements- Water and fire

Brigid rules the Waters and wells. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. Good time to take a special healing water bath or shower in Brigid’s honor.

She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations, poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. 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 flaming spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery. The name “Britain” is derived from Brigit’s name. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, is still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid.

Midwives

As Patroness of Midwives, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Brigid guards every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal-armed cross.

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.

RITUAL for Brigid 
INCENSE: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
 
Gemstones: Turquoise, Amethyst, Garnet and Onyx
Your house especially the hearth needs to be cleaned and purified  to make way for Brigid to bless your house all year-long. Light a candle and carry it into every room to welcome her. 
 Call her
Bride of the earth, keeper of the Eternal Flame 
daughter of the Tuatha de Danaan, sister of faeries, 
She comes to waken the earth from its slumber,
to strengthen the Sun’s rays, 
She bring warmth and light  back once more
and sets seeds slowly stirring below our Mother earth
Her Light is ever eternal, waxing and waning, 
Brigid light my heart and my passion afire anew . 

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-
I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

BRIGID is alive and well.

Light 1 candle-

We gather together in this time of darkness. We look to the return of the light.

We look to the first light of Spring.

(Light two more candles.)

Maiden, Mother, and Crone – A Triple Goddess.

It was customary to write wishes upon scraps of cloth

and tie them to the bushes near her sacred wells.

This is Her Time of Year, a very special moment.

A day upon which to seek wisdom from inside the Earth.

In the time before Patrick, serpents were sent out because they dwell in both worlds, above ground and below.


IMBOLC song written by Lisa Thiel 
Blessed Bridget comest thou in
Bless this house and all of our kin
Bless this house, and all of our kin
Protect this house and all within Blessed Bridget come into thy bed
With a gem at thy heart and a crown on thy head
Awaken the fire within our souls
Awaken the fire that makes us whole

Blessed Bridget, queen of the fire
Help us to manifest our desire
May we bring forth all thats good and fine
May we give birth to our dreams in time

Blessed Bridget comest thou in
Bless this house and all of our kin
From the source of Infinite Light
Kindle the flame of our spirits tonight

Blessed Bridget come into thy bed
With a gem at thy heart and a crown on thy head
Awaken the fire within our souls
Awaken the fire that makes us whole

Blessed Bridget, queen of the fire
Help us to manifest our desire
May we bring forth all thats good and fine
May we give birth to our dreams in time

Blessed Bridget comest thou in
Bless this house and all of our kin
From the source of Infinite Light
Kindle the flame of our spirits tonight

Plant seeds which will sprout at spring equinox. 
BLESSED BE on IMBOLC 
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Bride day Celebrate Wiccan ritual Imbolc

Happy, Imbolc, Candlemas, St. Brigid’s day

“I am older than Brighid of the Mantle*…

“I put songs and music on the wind before ever the bells of the chapels
were rung in the West or heard in the East. …

“And I have been a breath in your heart.

“And the day has its feet to it that will see me coming
into the hearts of men and women like a flame upon dry grass,
like a flame of wind in a great wood…”

~ Winged Destiny by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp: 1855 –1905)

Feb 1 is the celebration of Celtic Goddess BRIDE or Brigit. She is a Triple Goddess a SUN GODDESS Goddess of midwives smithcraft poetry agriculture fertility and she has a sacred well. This is a very powerful cross-quarter day in the wheel of the Year. Celebrated since the dawn of time by our ancestors and still observed by Pagans, Wiccans and Catholics as The Feast of the Purification of Mary.

It is a holiday of the element of Fire celebration.  Clean out your old hearth or wood stove. LIGHT tons of candles. Think about your passions. What are you passionate about?  Light a new fire, signifying a new action, inspiration, passion.

She is like the Red Dakini in Tibetan Bhuddism.

It is a day of Quickening and sexuality. Make love. call in a new lover.

PLANTING SEEDS, GERMINATING NEW INTENTIONS

It is good to plant real seeds, or a bulb, a spring flower perhaps, as a symbol of your new life emerging at the Spring Equinox. Really imagine your intent for whatever it is you wish into your seed, put it in potting soil and water it and put it in a dark place,keep an eye on it, keep it moist but dont let it rot, Keep praying, blessings and mediating with your seed. Watch it slowly sprout and emerge as Spring draws nearer and nearer.

BRIGID GODDESS OF CREATIVITY

Brigid is the Goddess of poetry smithcraft and healing. Do something creative, read poetry, write Sing, dance, appreciate fine art and crafts. Dedicate a future work to Her.

Make new commitments on this day.

As a Purification Day

Use water and salt to purify yourself. Wash your hands and face in salt water. Sprinkle salt water which you have blessed making it charged, sprinkle it in every corner of your home. 

SPRING CLEANING!

Time to clean up your act in all ways. A bit early to start an actual spring tonic cleanse for your liver. Clean and renew your mind, scrub out the old ideas that have gotten cobwebs. This is actually a better time to commit to a new exercise routine than Jan 1st.  Days are visibly longer, you will have more energy.

 WATER

Brigid governed wells, there is a holy well in Ireland where she is worshipped. Water is the most important element. Water transmutes all hardness, breaks down anything over time. The waters of the earth these days needs our help and intentions.  Send your intention to see the earth waters running clear pure, cleansed.

FOOD

Traditional grains were eaten to celebrate the growth of future grains. Serve crepes pancakes, cakes,breads. Put out a loaf of bread on your windowsill like they did in Ireland traditionally on Brigid’s day. An ear of corn was also set out. Wheat stalks are woven into X shaped crosses to serve as charms to protect the home from fires and lightning.

Traditionally a corn dolly or last sheaf of wheat or grain from Lammas or Autumn Equinox was dressed in a bridal gown is put in a basket made for her, called the Bride’s bed. A wand,candle or other phallic object was laid across her, and Bride or Birgitta was invited to come. It is a fertility time. Ewes are birthing their young and lactating. Milk would be flowing and the people had food to get them through before plants would appear.

This would be the day of the first plowing of the earth. What are you going to fertilize? What practical things will you nurture? Plant seeds.

CANDLES, as a festival of light

Light up your Life  as the days grow longer. Light candles everywhere or a bonfire. Traditionally candles are brought to a church to be blessed, which is then brought home to be used as talismans for protection.

In HUNGARY

this day is called the Blessing of the candle of the Happy Woman. In Poland Feb 2 is called the Mother of God who saves us from thunder.

The lesson of the brilliant movie Groundhog Day was not to be stuck in a karmic rut of repeating the same patterns over and over and over and nauseum. Character traits and old habits like being stubborn callous, cranky, selfish, blaming, addictions, stuckness, giving up,  lower self-routines over and over and over, but make of your life something amazing help others, grow and learn as much as you can. Give love and find love.

Blessings, TARA

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Equinox Astrology, Ostara, Pagan New year

For the first time in 2016 DAY and NIGHT are equal. This is the first of two balanced “sacred marriage” days in the year.

Equinox, Horoscope Tara Greene

This event marks SPRING in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE and AUTUMN in the SOUTHERN. It is a time of perfect equipoise, the balance of the masculine and the feminine energies as a new spark of Life is lit.

March 19 @ 9:30 pm PDT/ March 20 @ 12:30 am EDT/ 4:30 am GMT  

SUN enters zero degrees of Aries and an archetypal new cycle/year begins.  Zero Aries is the beginning of all astrology calculations. It’s International Astrology Day BTW. Aries symbolizes the first spark of LIFE “Let there be light” the Big Bang. Bonfires are lit in celebration. Rituals are created to symbolize rebirth, the sowing of seeds, pregnancy, marriage and joy for a fertile, fruitful New Year of much growth and abundance.

In the NORTH it is a time of REBIRTH.  The time of conception, of the creative spark and the egg, zero/void of all possibility meeting.

ZERO point in the TAROT is connected to the symbol of THE FOOL. Total OPen to new possibilities.

Pagans celebrate this date as the first spoke in the wheel of the year, associated with carnal pleasure, new growth and fertility.  Traditionally associated with Eostre { from which the word estrogen} or ASTARA which means the Stars. Eostre was a Saxon/Germanic Goddess of springs and fertility associated with the Dawn { Venus}, with rabbits or hares, very fertile animals and eggs. Also associated with the Norse Goddess FREYA /Venus/ Venredi in French. The Christians adopted these emblems for Easter which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. 

The astrology chart symbolizes the entire year from Spring 2016 until Spring 2017. It is a very important chart to discern. You can also use it to plan the next three months cycle until Solstice.

Overall ,we are swimming in deep waters. Besides indicating a lot of flooding, things are extremely emotional, moody and changeable. There are Six planets including points in PISCES- a mystical, dreamy, creative, spiritual sign. Venus and Neptune, Ceres, Chiron the SOUTH NODE and MERCURY. This augurs for an intensely moody,   spiritual, compassionate, karmic, dreamy, creative journey. We will  be dealing with endings, facing delusions, illusions, our addictions, martyrdom and turning inwards. This is a time of discovering our shadows, the hidden inner realms of the psyche and the shadows of the collective.

The MOON, always symbolizing the Feminine, the moods of the people,the unconscious and emotional needs is in LEO, a fixed fire sign of Royalty and Divine Right. Powerful  passionate feelings will rule. There will be much pride, courage, daring, grandstanding, acting entitled and competition. Moon in Leo needs to be the leader, the center of attention. Selfies, it’s all about me, the ego. We will need to be very courageous, and wear our hearts on our sleeves. Leo is the strength of the will and the heart, and also the sign of the child. Innocence is coming up again.

Mercury the planet of communications is weak in Pisces opposite the sign it rules. Mercury is squaring the GALACTIC CENTER ENCOURAGING US TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE.  We can receive messages from Higher Realms if we meditate and stay open to listening to our Guardian Angels. Our minds are governed by our moods and unconscious. This is a very creative but be careful of being too dreamy and projecting what you want to see onto others. 

VENUS and NEPTUNE are conjoined at 10 degrees OF PISCES, the symbol of the SACRED MARRIAGE.

In the Tarot this is the symbol of Alchemy Tarot Trump #14, echoing the day/night balance. This is an extremely beautiful conjunction. Did you watch the Bachelor on Monday? The feelings when Ben got down on one knee to ask her to marry him and she says yes; that was a VENUS Neptune moment. Neptune is the Higher Octave of Venus and this aspect can take us higher in love than we have ever been before. This is cosmic, unconditional love, charity, benevolence and acceptance of ourselves with the Source. We are both all humans and eternal souls. It is blissful, extremely spiritual and creative. This is Christ Consciousness/oneness guiding us.

This aspect opens increases our intuitive and telepathic senses. Your sleeping dreams and your waking life become seamless. Synchronicities abound. For those who choose the Highest expression fo these two planets it can be an amazingly rewarding experience. But also there are the dangers of denial, illusions, delusions, snake-oil salesmen, addictions, projections, and shadow material being romanticized. This is not an easy territory to navigate.

We are in a tense T-square from JUPITER in VIRGO, to SATURN in SAGITTARIUS to NEPTUNE in PISCES.

WHAT is real and what is an illusion? Telling the truth is what Saturn demands.

Jupiter rules both SAGITTARIUS and PISCES traditionally. Jupiter is the WHEEL OF FORTUNE in the Tarot, the teacher, leader, the optimist, risk-taker, symbolizing faith. Jupiter is conjunct the NORTH NODE pointing us to follow VIRGO energy. We need to be grounded, humble, hard working, practical, on budget, health conscious, disciplined.  We need to honor the Body as the Temple of the Soul, especially if we are going to manifest that Heavenly Venus/ Neptune conjunction.

Virgo is ruled by MERCURY. Jupiter and Mercury are in mutual reception, easily accommodating each other. We need to embody our spirituality in very grounded ways. Our work, our speech our ways of life must reflect this, real/spiritual energy as immanent.

SATURN, LORD of TIME, OBSTACLES, KARMA is at 16+ SAGITTARIUS squares Jupiter and Neptune. Saturn is the bottom line of reality. Saturn’s lessons challenge us to incorporate Virgo discrimination with NEPTUNE in PISCES compassion. Saturn tests and matures us, he is the tax man,the consequences of our actions. PISCES is beautiful but can be a hall of mirrors. Jupiter in VIRGO demands substance; smart, lean, simple and workable. NEPTUNE in PISCES can be escapism, false gurus of every kind. Neptune in Pisces is glamour, Hollywood, fake Reality shows . . The Lord of Time’s presence  in SAGITTARIUS governs politics and he has just crossed the U.S. Ascendant for the first time in 29 years. He uses humor to make his points. I think the joke is at the U.S. expense. It can also mean government crackdowns and limitations on freedom of speech.

Jupiter is Trining Pluto the billionaire’s transit.  The Plutocracy, the 1% gains more and more wealth by the minute and is striving to control the earth. This is also what we must watch out for and make Saturn in Sagittarius laws to limit and control this. On a personal level,trines are considered beneficial, easy aspects. Use it to your advantage if you have earth planets at 15-19 degrees in your natal chart.

URANUS in ARIES @ 19 degrees is square to PLUTO, the last degrees of their square is still in effect. URANUS is inconjunct to JUPITER. With Goddess ATHENA at 19 degrees AQUARIUS they create a YOD or Finger of God to Jupiter. We need to put on our warrioress gear and fight the higher consciousness AQUARIUS battle for the rights of women especially but for all of humanity to be at the table together. Virgo is the harvest and we need to care and account for the earth and the environment, the food supply and be accountable.

LILITH at 22 degrees LIBRA is opposite URANUS in ARIES

There are some strange politics going on. LILITH symbolizes the collective’s shadow of the rejected dark feminine energy who is independent and refuses to compromise. As strange as this may sound, i feel in its twisted, mysogynist, ego-driven, distorted way, a part of Lilith’s energy is coming out through Donald Trump’s mouth. Yes it is in its discrimination of others, Mexicans, Muslims, it is non-descriminated. It is more like the repressed masses unconscious energy. Energy can only be repressed for so long, when it is it comes out in angry, hateful ways. In another way Bernie Sanders is also voicing Lilith’s message by speaking out as an Independent against the powers that be. They are two opposites sides of a similar energy. Like The Fool and the King in the Tarot. The Fool is the divine enlightened One. The King is the power hungry ego.

Set new intentions. I will be doing ceremony in Toronto and sending blessings to you all for a wonderful new year. 

Happy Ostara, 

TAra

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Day of the Dead, All Saint’s Day

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 enters Scorpio the sign of death in PST/ Nov 2 EST

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.

Day of the Dead Nov 1 Tara Greene

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 ones 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 honor 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 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 { Sinsiter Hummingbird} a war diety.

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.

SAint of Death like Pluto astrologyMictecacihuatl 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.

Honoring Your dead Ancestors

It’s almost 4 years since Dec 14, 2011, when my Dad passed away and over 6 years since my mother passed away Sept. 18 2009.I am an only child and my husband and I were care taking 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 these night I honor 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 honor. These days are specifically for children who died.

Frida Kahlo miscarriage Day of the Dead

When the veil between the world’s 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.

If you need help with  Grief assistance:

Need help to grieve and let go of a miscarriage,or an abortion?

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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

Groundhog Day /Candlemas I got you babe

February 2nd in modern secular times we have the mash up of Candlemas and Groundhog day. 

What’s 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? 

Ground hog day/Dejavu Tara Greene

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 same old lessons?

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU- STEALERS WHEEL

Divine balance, Autumn Equinox Astrology

The ingress of the Sun into Libra marks the end of summer and the Autumn Equinox on Sept 22 @ 7:29 pm PDT/ 10:29 pm EDT/ Sept 23 2:29 am GMT. Spring is beginning down under in the Southern part of the hemisphere. It is celebrated as MABON in Pagan spirituality. 

Sun in Libra brings our consciousness and the Light into focusing on being in balance, relationships, love, marriage, the fine arts, and choices.

Day and night are only equally twice a year. The SCALES of MAAT, is the symbol of the constellation LIBRA. The great Ancient Egyptian goddess weighs the hearts of the deceased to see if they are as light as her ostrich feather diadem or not. We are in the KARMIC balance and being judged.

PLUTO, Lord of Death and Rebirth turns DIRECT 2 hours before the Equinox at 11 degrees Capricorn. This is a very powerful SOUL station turnabout. Picture yourself swivelling on your souls’ toes. If you are born within 5 days of  Dec 31- Jan -7 you will feel the heaviness of this anchoring. Check out where the 11th degree of Capricorn falls in your natal chart. That is a soul “pull your socks up” to say the least. 

The equinox chart is a forecast of the next 3 months. It’s a karmicaly complex Equinox. 

autumn Equinox astrology Tara Greene

Lots of 6th house type of VIRGO action in this chart. The Moon and Venus are in Virgo. Sun, Mercury, the North Node plus Athena Goddess of Wisdom and the warrior Goddesses energy is in LIBRA. But here they are focused on Virgo/Hermit overview energies of hard work, service, health, discipline, organization, accountability, conservation, the harvest, the environment and worry.

Moon in Virgo means the people’s mood may be worried about scarcities, health and jobs.

MOON and VENUS are conjunct in VIRGO and VENUS rules the new-born Libra SUN.

This is an emotional time and points to being accountable in love, which also alludes to being fiscally responsible.

The Moon is the mood of the people and Venus is love. Together in Virgo they make for a romantic, earthy, money focused tightening of the belts. Women or anyone into weight loss will rejoice.  There will be Romance on the job. Do you love, love, love your work? How much in service are you?  This also indicates workaholics.

How much worrying do you do about

1. your health, 2 money 3. diet 4.finding love v.s. being a HERMIT?

Aren’t these the 4 main things that everyone worries about?

MOON VENUS is opposite CHIRON the wounded healer in PISCES which is square Mars at 6 degrees of Sagittarius.

Neptune in Pisces is  Square to Mars.

The feeling body, the mind/emotional connection which Venus and the Moon in Virgo represents may be feeling very vulnerable and wounded. Love hurts sometimes, doesn’t it? Bringing spiritual compassion and unconditional love into relationships with yourself and at work is important.  It may be hard to keep from flying off the handle and exiting for the road less travelled-square to Mars in Sagittarius.  Be careful not to be seduced by numbing out escapism to drugs, alcohol, workaholism, delusions, illusions and false prophets/False profits.

 There may be more sad news about mass shootings in the U.S.  because of antidepressants making people psychotic.

Mercury is conjunct the North Node in Libra, good for socializing, grace, balanced viewpoints, Fairness is important. 

JUPITER is at the 15th degree of Leo trine Uranus in Aries in a wide trine to Mars in Sagittarius.

It’s all about opening your heart to creative self-expression, childlike delight and passion which in itself sets the heart alight and revolutionizes actions to be free, to learn higher wisdom, knowledge and philosophy, in other words broadens ones perspective. Becoming a  Dharma Bum as Jack Kerouac would have put it.  Have you read that classic book?

Jupiter is quincunx to Chiron in Pisces, exact the next day.

Don’t try to hide the wounds behind braggadocio and partying too much.

Saturn is at 19 degrees Scorpio conjunct CERES the dwarf planet of the Earth, the Great Goddess called Demeter to the Greeks. Saturn is karma and our own survival is totally dependent on our right relationship with the earth Mother Herself. Vesta ancient goddess of sacred sexuality and focus is also conjunct Saturn. We must work on healing, integrating and Honoring the split between the Mother and the whore, in our culture, an ancient Patriarchal, SATURN, split. Sexuality is sacred. The treatment of women parallels the treatment of the earth herself and her children.  

Saturn is sextile to the Moon and Venus in Virgo and the three planets form a FINGER OF GOD or Yod aspect to Uranus conjunct the South Node in Aries. Quincunx’s are difficult aspects but ones which must be dealt with. Issues of accountability, renewal of resources, creating new technologies and freedoms for women {Moon and Venus} and children and agricultural resources is very important.The work force is going through huge upheavals, the use of high tech and who gets to use it and how we use it responsibly are crucial.  Uranus is the God of higher consciousness liberation and freedom. 

ASTRO CARTOGRAPHY of the Autumn Equinox

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Pluto and the Sun cross in the middle of Australia.

Could be a nuclear waste dump or an  explosion.

Uranus and Pluto converge around Mexicali Mexico and in the ocean off of Baja.

This could signify a huge undersea earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. The big one.

Pluto and Uranus also cross each others paths off of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean 

Cool be HARP activity, another undersea earthquake and tsunami.

MARS and the Sun cross North of  Sapporo Japan.

Mars and Sun are a most difficult combo. Nuclear power issues. This is serious karmic testing in these areas to the degree to which cultural inheritance and unconscious urges have been suppressed. This could be another tsunami or undersea quake.

Saturn Neptune cross over Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

fighting over oil and resources and land rights. Religious opposition to China’s rule. This is ancient Buddhist country.

Mars Neptune cross in Southern Libya. and over northern waters of Malaysia. 

religious wars, Fighting over oil rights. Religious terrorists emerge about the downed Malaysian plane. 

Neptune Mars cross in Brasil in Central eastern areas.  Oil wars, 

Mars and PLuto cross in central ALASKA, 

Oil pipeline leaks or explosion. Native rights resistance and proclamations.

All the planets converge in the North West Territories in Canada indicating struggles with Indigenous Peoples over land rights, Keystone pipeline, etc. and who owns the polar waterways,

Neptune Mercury and Uranus overlap in Seattle and Boise Idaho down to Las Vegas.

This HOT SPOT indicates much chaos, addictions, delusions, crazy hostage taking, religious fanatics. Water rights issues.

The autumn Equinox is a time to harvest what you have sewn in the Spring of this year. Look back and see if you are satisfied with your growth. The energy is more fiery now for the last quarter of 2014 especially with Mars in Sagittarius.

There is a new moon Sept 23 at 1 degree Libra.

Jupiter Trines Uranus on Sept 25 during Rosh Hashanah 

Some unexpected freedoms granted for the imprisoned.

Mars Trines Uranus Oct 4/5 on Yom Kippur

This can re-ignite an already totally incendiary situation in the Middle east.

OCTOBER 8 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE at 15 Aries

Mars Trines Jupiter in Leo and this eclipse hugely exposes hidden agendas and brings in the Grand Cardinal Cross energy. Venus in Libra also Squares Pluto- big money secret agendas will out.  More later.

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May Day specials/Mercury Retrograde/Mother’s Day

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If you’ve been biting your nails and keeping those midnight fires burning pouring over all those numbers, sorting through receipts, trying to remember just what you did last year, what you can write off or not, well your deadline approaches Thursday at midnight. The end is in sight, no more thinking about all that and dealing with your accountant for a whole year again, whewh, for most of us.

Mercury also enters Gemini that day the 30th of April at 3:29 pm PDT/ 6:29 pm EDT/ 11:29 pm GMT it’s home territory, but, not for long, Mercury-the messenger, the hermaphrodite, that fleet footed communication, computers, consciousness ruler is exiting stage left, that is backing out of the driveway on May 6th @ 9:55 pm PDT/ May 7th @ 12:55 am EDT/May 7th 4:54 am GMT for it’s 2nd time this year.

A BUMPER CROP YEAR of CeleSTIAL PHENOMEna  THIS YEAR

This is a bumper crop year for Retrogrades this year , 4 mERCURY Retrograde periods this year, usually there’s 3. Venus and  Mars both take a spin and there are additional Eclipses USUALLY 2 SOLAR AND 2 Lunar

this year-2 Solar and 4 lunar eclipses!

MERCURY BACK TO TAURUS- WHAT’S HE THINKIN?

Heading from home territory back to Taurus turf,I guess Mercury in his usual unable to make up his mind, forgot his clothes, I-Pod, a favourite desert dish, to smell the roses, liked lazing around in bed for a change because what with the Internet Mercury’s working waaay overtime but of course he loves it! needed to think about making money what with people’s consciousness of the Economy these days, write a song, etc.

Anyways thinking should be more practical,grounded, earthy, sensual, while Mercury hoofs his way through Taurus territory-that’s May 6th until MAY 30th when he stops and turns direct again, and then things start to go forwards.

THE STOCK MARKET

Will it be a BULL market?  Seems likely,as Mercury just spent almost 3 weeks in Taurus already bringing that dismal March stock exchange up since April 9th. But temporary, food prices up, possibly mad cow disease rearing its ugly head again, swine flus, animal diseases coming up in the news. Try becoming a vegan, Mercury retro means changing reversing all the usual trends. I forewarn you to expect the usual snafus, computer viruses, miscommunications etc., It’ll take until June 16th till Mercury gets back up to 1 degree 45 mins where he last turned direct so in fact not much moving forwards till then.

So whatever you thought you missed, glossed over, didn’t say or do,  regretted should be revisited with a clearer review and intentions in mind.  We’re all getting a repreive, another Re-tro word and Spring is finally here so take this Mercury Retrograde in Taurus time to let your brain have a rest, this gives us all time to get grounded in our thinking, be practical, enjoy life in all its sensual power and beauty, refuse to be bossed around, there’s more important things to do like revel- another of those re words in natures abundance, sip fine wines, enjoy the feelof the sun and spring breezes on our bare skin.

MOTHERS DAY MAY 10th  RETROGRADE  MOM’S DAY –

What does this mean? All things old will be new again, think gingham, apple pie, traditional, apple cider, home cookin’, sock mending,roast beef dinner on Sunday, pot roast, sausages, hey-what happened to that vegan idea? -turnips,kraft dinner, cheeze whiz, spam, Goodwill shopping, crocheting, needlepoint, pancake brunches, etc. O.K. i’m overdoing this a bit. Mercury is still in Gemini so…

The Moon will be in Sagittarius on Mom’s Day meaning that the emotional tone, the “planet” that rules women on  this special Women’s day  will be firey, gypsy-ish, she wants to travel, see exotic new things, be philosophical, get her some new books to read, enroll her in a new course on meditation or yoga, take Mom out to eat something she’s never tried before, and definitely most definitely take Mom to have her Tarot cards read!

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