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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Sacred sex, Fairy’s, Beltane, May Day, the New Masculine

April 30 tonight its time to go romping in the woods. It’s Walpurgis night, the night before May 1st, Beltane.

The VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween, the energy is the same.We are at the opposite pole of Death, this is the celebration of sexuality and Life.

The Faery Queen goes out a riding in the woods tonight.   It’s a magical bewitching  Night.

This is a special night of SACRED SEXUAL LIASONS.

Beltane fire sex pagan Celebration

Beltane  May 1st, is a traditional Fertility and Sacred Marriage Festival of the Sun to the Earth. It means “fire of Bel” or “bright fire” – the “bale-fire”. (English – bale; Anglo-Saxon bael; is the known as the bright and shinning one, a Celtic Sun God. Beli is the father, protector, and the husband of the Mother Goddess. The Bel fire is a sacred fire with healing and purifying powers. The ashes of the Beltane fires were smudged on faces and scattered in the fields. Household fires would be extinguished and re-lit with fresh fire from the Bel Fires.

THE MAY POLE/Phallic symbol

Dancing around the MAY POLE is a very ancient fertility celebration of the maiden Goddess and the horned god who would meet in the dark, make love as strangers, a young girl embodying the Goddess Divine and her young consort. He is Cernunos, PAN to the Greeks, the young virile, sexual, phallic God of fertility, the stag. Guys still have stag parties.  We are celebrating the Positive Goddess worshipping Strong hunter the Green Man. The Catholic Church made him into the Horny Devil. In the Tarot he is #15 the Devil .

The ancient had no morals on life’s necessities. Children conceived this night were considered magical and to belong to the realm of the FAIRY or Fey.  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.

READ MORE about BELTANE TRADITIONS  –http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

PLEIADES

Beltane is marked in the Heavens as the rising of the Pleiades star cluster just before sunrise on the morning horizon, winter (Samhain/Halloween) begins when the Pleiades rises at sunset. The Pleiades is a cluster of seven closely placed stars, the seven sisters, in the constellation of Taurus, they can be easily seen with the naked eye. The Pleiades were very important to many ancient cultures worldwide. Some Native American tribes say that their Ancestors were Star Beings who came from the Pleiades. Many psychics channeled  the Pleiadians. I do too.

THE WHEEL OF TIME and our participation

The Ancients participated in Time’s unfolding, they believed that the Wheel of Time would not turn without human intervention. It is vitally important for us to reconnect and to honour these Ancient Nature Festivals, as we are so disconnected from the earth and the natural world. The modern world and all of its hi-tec tools disconnects us from Nature directly.  We may feel more like orphans than children of the earth. Not so long ago when we lived off the land, grew our own and harvested our own food we needed to be directly in touch with Mother Nature herself to survive. That will always be true.

If we’re not in Right Relationship with Nature then woe be to those who feel her wrath- and we have- Hurricane Katrina, tsunami’s, earthquakes, mudslides, drought, flooding etc. There was an old margarine commercial “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature” We’ve been coerced into fooling with Mother Nature even more with dangerous GMO seeds from Monsanto.

Another important Beltane 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. Drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

THE HORNED GOD, is a powerful symbol and needs to be honored as a harbinger of the New masculine.

“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

READ MORE about BELTANE –http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

MODERN RITUAL

If you can’t manage a bonfire, simply lighting a small fire will do. Intention is everything, so light a small fire in your home safely, write down what it is you want to dispel from your life and burn it in the flames. Or you could do a Jack be nimble Jack be quick and jump over a candle on the floor, very carefully for luck. If you are in a partnership cleanse it of disharmony, rekindle your vows. Drink water empowered with Love by focusing on sending love to even a glass of water or a pitcher of water, as Dr, Emoto. Empower the water with love and pour it on yourself your plants, your garden your threshold, your loved ones. Festoon your doorknobs with flowers, or hang flowers outside your home.

DANCE

Dancing around a Maypole may not be easily done these days, so simply imagine the May Pole the ancient boys and girls with the colored ribbons in their hands interweaving in and out to form the spiral pattern around the pole. Enjoy, celebrate, send prayers to the Sun and the Mother Earth. Dance with the Faeries, invite them into your home and your heart.

Participating with the thousands of neo-pagans, witches and all other indigenous people s at this time helps boost the energy. Left over Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

BELIEVE 

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BELTANE Fire Dance-Mists of Avalaon 

Dance me to the end of love, cosmic orgasm week

January 26- February 1st

A very power week to feel totally transcendant, beautiful, comically orgasmic and embody the Divine Lover. We will all be doing the “Dance me to the end of love” dance as Venus in Pisces conjuncts Neptune.

Like walking on clouds week, be very careful, you will need to work hard to be grounded.

VENUS enters PISCES  Jan 27 where she is truly EXALTED  in every way till February 20.

Venus, born from the Sea, like Boticelli’s famous painting….symbolizes human love.

Venus in PISCES is literally the human heart and the infinite soul combined.

mermaids art Tara Greene

Venus conjunct Neptune inPisces

 

VENUS conjunct Neptune amplifies the cosmic message of SOUL MATE LOVE.

Venus squares Karmic planet Saturn in Sagittarius January  30  in the wee hours which makes those dream lovers REAL. We need that energy. Thanks Saturn.

VENUS & NEPTUNE conjunct in PISCES February 1st @ 6 degrees.

That is the HIGHEST MOST ROMANTIC ASPECT TO HAVE. As Venus is exalted in Pisces and Neptune is in its home sign. This quadruply amps up the energy.

FEBRUARY 1st is also a very important Pagan Celebration day called IMBOLC.

A  Celtic Fertility day, to honor Goddess Brigid’s Sacred fire which means her Sacred sexy Kundalini/ Orgasmic Passionate Heat. 

Pisces is the 12th house of the Unconscious, secrets, karma, Source, spirit, illusions, gurus, ashrams, self-undoing, martyrs, addictions, dreams, shamans, glamour. How many are addicted to love? How many of us have been martyrs in love, endlessly sacrificing ourselves in hopes that someone will love us unconditionally, finally. Neptune rules Pisces.

VENUS, Goddess of all things Feminine, beauty, art, music, poetry, refinement, aesthetic pleasure, romance, and money teaches us to find the love that we seek within our own hearts. 

INSPIRATIONAL CARD OF THE DAY

  Tarot Trump # 3  THE EMPRESS Rumi Tarot VEnus Tara Greene

 Rumi Tarot 

“Woman is a ray of the divine light.”

BE the Goddess of Love. KNOW yourself as a vessel of Divine unconditional love. Every man has this aspect within him as well. When you know this you will not be a martyr any longer. 

You are the DIVINE LIGHT, the BELOVED.

OPEN TO RECEIVE the GREAT MOTHER’S  OCEAN of  UNCONDITIONAL LOVE 

See BEAUTY everywhere. 

If you notice feelings of separation or negativity STOP. Replace that script with forgiveness, love and acceptance. This is a huge healing aspect for soul fragmentation.

Go to art galleries, buy art, read poetry, keep fresh flowers in your home, garden, and love the spirit that you are that we all are. 

Get down on your knees and worship the DIVINE YONI, the Delta of VENUS.

Everyone is born of WOMAN, honor the Feminine.

Create an alter to Venus

It can be simple,  a vase of flowers, some pink rose quartz, a poem, beautiful fabric. Place a photo or image of Venus on your alter and a mirror.

Every day stop and say a prayer to Venus to the Goddess. You may see her as Shakti, Qwan Yin, Mary, Isis or any manifestation. See your own image as Venus Herself.

Invoke her through her Pentagram for water element. Move from left to right then downwards to left follow thorough the 6 stages.

magic pentagram Tara Greene white witch

RECITE MANTRAS and chants

Say: “I am the Venus, Goddess Divine, I am the Beloved, I am whole complete. I am Love.”

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

FAll in LOVE WITH EVERYONE- really try this.

Tell people they are beautiful.

See loving positive movies -NO VIOLENCE, no video games, NO PORN.

Dance, sing, paint,

Use this chant,it’s an adaptation of a Navaho prayer

In peace and beauty may I walk 

In peace and beauty wander the earth

In peace, in peace, may I wander

In Beauty, Beauty may I wander.

Do be careful about drinking and drugs during this time as you will be super susceptible and sensitive.

Try levitating and telepathically sending message to your friend’s  hearts and see if they notice.

To Find that SOUL MATE,

The only way is to let go of your ego. Which is an illusion/delusion -that’s PISCES. 

Its also a most amazing time for dreaming and meditating. 

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DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE- Leonard Cohen