Direct soul line, Mercury Trine Neptune

Is it Friday already? I don’t know where this week went. I am feeling a bit under the weather. A cold which has been hanging around my household has turned into stomach flu for me. 

Virgo Moon Trines Pluto today 

a nice earthy power trine to your deepest desires. Practical Luck. Be very careful what you wish for.

Moon sextiles Sun in Scorpio and opposes Chiron in Pisces

MERCURY in SCORPIO TRINES NEPTUNE IN PISCES 

Mercury Trine Neptune Tara greene

This aspect is exact early in the morning. So make sure you pay attention to your dreams. 

If you are a Cancer or have planets at 7 degrees, you score the Water Trine. 

Mercury is the Messenger and Pisces is the Source, God/Goddess. You have a direct line to “that Man upstairs” like some refer to it. Call it the Great Mystery, YHVH. Krishna, Buddha, or Mohammed, direct dial your Higher Self today. Ask for what you want and listen. 

This is Ascension energy. You dont need no drugs or alcohol to get yourself connected.

This wets our brains and imaginations. Like a thunderstorm after a drought.

An apropos  poem called Letter written in Black Water and Pearl by Jake Adam York 

To Yusef Komunyakaa 

this is the 4th verse.

“Birds the color of history
talk in our sleep. Our salts
can’t forget what water
told them, what stars
once telegraphed to the river
the trees have written
in themselves, what they say
to the wind, to the sawmill’s
blades, to flame,
to bromine and mercury,
what they burn in the air.
Dreams walk us back
to the shore, pull the shirttail
from the milkweed, the cattail
from the reed, fold
the kerchiefs into herons,
questions for the shoals.

Night slips again
into its last, locked groove.
Mockingbirds stutter
the rasp of broken reeds.
I lean from the eaves
of moss and cypress,
the vestibules of the tung.
Cormorant, coelacanth, snake,
the world below is molten.
Dark iridescence,
the muscle gives back the bone.
The spine’s fleer, the orbits’
gape, the ghost of a face
waking beneath my own.
Here, I bent so close
breath didn’t know
which mouth to fill.”

I’ve always loved poetry.

Mercury in Scorpio takes our minds and our erotic imaginations down into the depths of the uNconscious effortlessly. Dreams are our unconscious self mirroring back to us in images.

This is a very creative energy, let yourself go down the rabbit hole. It is triangular. 

Get out some creative stuff, paints paper, ink and pen, watercolors would be perfect. 

let your self draw with your non-dominant  hand. 

This can produce very erotic imagery as well. Glimpses into Pisces past lives and unconscious hang-ups may bubble up to the surface. don’t censor yourself, allowing unconscious contents to surface liberates them. That is healthy.

A great day to get to a tranquility tank if you can. 

at least have a good soak and meditate. 

the Virgo moon awkwardly inconjuncts Uranus who seems to be the butt of these energies these days. Where goeth the Revolution? 

Virgo Moon conjuncts Jupiter in the evening.

A Virgin good time would involve eating a very healthy, root vegetable, non-gluten grazing kind of dinner. Perhaps a good intellectual movie? Curling up and reading to your favourite someone? 

Organizing the closets? Having a bit of something slightly inebriating and going to bed early?

Your choice. 

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Jesus on the Mainline- Ry Cooder 

Waterfall- Jimi Hendrix  

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Remembering Laura Nyro October 18

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

October 18, 1947– Laura Nyro:

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

Laura Nyro photo Tara Greene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

laura Nyro Astrology chart

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

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

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

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

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

He’s a Runner/Save the country Laura Nyro  

Howl Alan Ginsberg Beat Poet birthday

Everything is holy! everybody’s holy! everywhere is
holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman’s an angel!

Angels Tara Greene

BEAT POET ALAN GINSBERG inspired whole generations from the beats to the counter-culture of the 60’s.  One of the first out gay men in America

buddy of Jack Kerouac of On The Road Fame.

HOWL his most famous poem was the subject of an obscenity trial in 1957 which the judge Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that “Howl” was not obscene, adding, “Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?” exactly Ginsberg’s point. 

June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997

Thanks for championing poetry freedom and intelligence in America and in the world. I saw you read a live I am quitting smoking routine in New York years ago. It was wonderful to be in your esteemed presence. 

Have you read Allan Ginsberg? Do you like poetry? 

Watch the film its great.

Allan Ginsberg and Neil Cassady 

Subterranean Homesick Blues Bob Dylan {Allan Ginsberg}  

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Start me up, sex, love astro-horoscopes

I didn’t expect to do this but Mars spontaneity made me.

Keep this and reference it as a love and energy guide till we get to Taurus time.

Venus & Mars painting Tara Greene astrology

VENUS AND MARS BY SARACENI CIRCA 1600 OIL ON COPPER 

Yes Mars is now in Aries did you feel it tonight?  Mars in Aries energy is in the moment, instant gratification. Pump it up.

Venus enters ARIES Friday followed by the MOON.

The Emotional thermometer starts to rise. It’s getting steamy.

It’s fun, young, a very up mood to fall headfirst in love and party this weekend!

Yes its a 3 alert “muy caliente”  weekend. Lots of martial energy is dangerous and wild, JackAss type risk taking, spontaneous combustion on all levels.

FIRE FIRE FIRE  and lots of seduction

Aries/ Mars energy is  a cheetah, the fastest running animal but only for short spurts.

Check out where 1+ degrees ARIES is in your chart where you will burn. 

Fire poetry Astrology Tara Greene

New loves, new beginnings, new adventures  abound on all levels.

Watch out for road rage.  ARIES is me me me- selfish.  Tempers can burst easily. 

Moon trines Saturn Friday evening PST/ Sat morning EST to bring a tinge of sobriety to the act.

VENUS & MARS conjunct Feb 21/222 this is the big EROTIC love spark with NO OTHER ASPECTS on Sunday.

All SIGN LOVE & SEX FORECASTS – using SOLAR Houses

ARIES 

Of course you are NUMBER 1. U R HIGHLIGHTED. Venus/Mars in your 1st house of self. This is YOUR TIME. You are feeling at peak  energy.  You are very charming and charismatic. From the beginning of March, Venus squares Uranus and Pluto. Pushing the changes around your self and others are featured. March 7-15 as Mars conjuncts Uranus and squares Pluto, everything will feel intense and hectic. A reigniting of old  issues from last year may have to be dealt with. At the Spring Equinox,March 20, the Total Solar Eclipse at the last degree of Pisces is right on the Zero degrees Aries point which is another activation trigger. Many things also need to be completed before the Sun enters your sign.

TAURUS 

Venus/Mars energies are in your Solar 12th house of the unconscious, spirituality, dreams, addictions, creativity and psychic energy. The bull sees RED and you may be easily passionately romantic.  You may also be easily enraged like  like the bull in the China shop.  Venus, your ruler is bringing you new confidence and passion deep within. New adventures are sparking you to explore all those hidden realms of the psyche. You usually move slow and steady and your tendency will be to put on the brakes.  This is a great time to face your addictions with food , alcohol,sex or drugs and deal with them. Trust your intuition, gut feelings and your passion. They make a winning combo. 

GEMINI 

Venus /Mars are in your solar 11th house  You get the sweet sextile by aspect. This is traditionally the house of receiving love. So just open your mind to that. You will be chatting up a hurricane with anyone you want to. You are at your charming best. It’s a good time to work with groups, inspiring new collective visions. You are especially inventive and inspired to try all things new. You will feel connected to your tribe. There can be oodles of canoodling and tons of new friends and relationships may start, try to stay focussed and not get too scattered socially.

CANCER  

Venus/Mars in your 10th house of worldly fame and career. The pressure is on between family, home and fame and fortune,and  your worldly status. You are under further pressured in the already tense square of Uranus and Pluto. Venus will be squaring every degree of your sign untill March 17. Love takes precedent over work. Do take time off for dates and pleasure. At mid March, Mars will bring extra energy and intense pressure. You can garner many rewards for ingenuity. Major issues you have denied and swept under the rug are calling to be brought out into the open. 

LEO 

VENUS/MARS in your 9th house of travel, optimism, philosophy, foreigners, adventure, teaching and publishing. Lion’s you are in a BIG GRAND FIRE TRINE with Jupiter in your sign, and Saturn too. This is excellent.  Be careful not to burn out too fast. Do travel, fall in love with some exotic foreigner and have long-distance love affairs. Get those creative juices flowing. You will be feeling excited, passionate, charming, and full of energy. Go to the gym, joins book clubs and  take classes to meet people.You are shining brighter than the SUN. Your heart is about to burst. Your courage knows no bounds. There will be MORE drama than any soap opera. Don’t you love it? 

VIRGO

Venus/Mars in your 8th house of SEX AND SIZZLE, birth, death and transformation. The planets affect all aspects of your  life. The erotic  planets help you let down your hair making you feel way sexier than usual. You will be enlightened to the fact that All work and no play make you life dull. It’s also a great time to start your own business or find the job you love. Mars/Venus are in a hard quincunx aspect, it may be difficult for you to use this energy. It can make you worry more. Your tendency to perfectionism and over work is also a denial mechanism. Your health may suffer in order to show you how to slow down to become more whole.

LIBRA

Venus/ Mars are in your 7th house of LOVE and MARRIAGE opposite your Sun. You are one hot tamale. The urge to merge is strong. Venus, your ruling planet is not strong in Aries.  Many relationships may end now due to the Cardinal cross pressure added in. From now till the spring Equinox it will be very intense. Spontaneous outbursts and raging crying fits may be common. You can be desperate for love. Don’t jump in too quick. There is danger of raging fire-breathing dragons in the house. It can be good to get married under these aspects as well if you always want heat in your life.. 

SCORPIO

Venus/Mars is in your 6th house of  work, perfection, discipline, and health.  Mars rules your sign so these planets empower you a lot.  Sex is your work. I am sure you are lapping up 50 shades of Grey and now feel vilified.  Fire and Water create intense steam. With the 150 degree inconjunct to Mars/Venus you need to dig deeper into the shit pile and bring it all up. Don’t just inhibit deep anger issues by acting them out. They need to come up in a safe psychological manner. Health issues may be crying out for your attention especially the reproductive organs.

SAGITTARIUS 

Venus/ Mars in your 5th house of LOVE affairs, creativity, giving love, will power, the heart.  You could be feeling like you’re shining brighter than the SUN even with Saturn in your sign. You are in a GRAND FIRE TRINE with Jupiter your ruling planet in Leo. You are feeling confident, courageous, the star of the show, and your heart is open wide. This brings enormous creativity, many love affairs and admirers. Do be careful about inflated ego and upstaging others. Your natural “hoof in mouth disease” may be exacerbated. This is also very fertile for having children. There will be drama. Optimum time to start creative projects too.

CAPRICORN 

Venus/Mars is in your 4th house of roots, home, family, privacy. The pressure is on between family, home and career status, as you are further pressured in the already tense square of Uranus and Pluto. Venus will be squaring every degree of your sign untill March 17. You may feel extra passionate at home.  Use this energy to beautify, rebuild, move or renovate your house. It’s very fertile for having children.  Venus will be squaring every degree till March 17. During the middle of March, Mars will bring extra intensity and pressure. Love needs to take precedent over work. Take time off for dates and pleasure. You can garner rewards for ingenuity. The issues you have denied and swept under the rug will be brought out into the open. 

AQUARIUS

Venus/Mars are in your SOLAR 3rd Aquarius. You are receiving the sweet sextile aspect. Communications, inquiries and  adapting a totally open mind will bring many new exciting people and relationships into your life. Your are normally detached so a big burst of passion busting through your usually cool, calm exterior may surprise those around you. Declare your true feeling for someone you may have just thought of as a buddy or friend. Short travels, and getting involved in community issue may also be places to ignite new passions and loves. You are a creative fount of new ideas. Find your tribe and bond.

PISCES 

Venus/Neptune in your Solar 2nd house of resources, money, self-worth. You are nature shy, quiet and hidden. Venus is exalted in Pisces so you can be feeling way more confident, romantic and desirable with the opposite sex. You yearn for your soul mate. Please stay very clear and try to get grounded as you could easily be swept off your feet, attracting someone who you just simply melt into who needs to be fixed. All that fire can bring up old issues of anger, and being a victim from your unconscious bubbling and boiling up which you will need to clear first before being able to have that alchemy with your beloved which you so much long for. Use this energy for your own creativity as well. 

The fire inspiration will begin to take form as Venus Trines Saturn on the 24 and Mars does too on the 25th. 

The Spring Equinox will be a very intense time for all of us.

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April Poetic Astrology Musings from Tara Greene

“April is the cruelest month” these are the opening words from T.S. Elliot’s The Waste Land 1922.

These words popped into my head as I’ve been thinking of different ways to help guide you through this INTENSE  April Grand Cardinal Cross to the Max, 2 Eclipses this month,the 5th of 7 stations of T- Squares.

I always have known that our consciousness  and the Universe is linked up, “the as above, so below.” Thoth’s famous Hermetic maxim. The Universe is always sending us bits of information, symbolic crumbs and threads on the trail, if we see them and follow them. We all get the clues. None of us is clueless. 

 I’m trusting my guides to lead me through my desire for images, dreams, connections, textures with which to wax poetically and informatively on the revolutions of the planets on their axis, planes, nodes.. I am trying to find a context a connection and guidance from Elliot’s poem to our present situation, using it like an oracle. Hey lets just try it on for fun. 

I must confess I’m not a Literary Major. But I have always loved poetry, symbols, archeology, ancient history and mythology. The poem alludes to the Holy Grail, Ezekiel,Ecclesiastes, Tristan and Isolde,

I’ll just use the headings of T.S. Elliot’s poem for intentions and instructions.

1. BURIAL OF THE DEAD 

This is PLUTO in CAPRICORN.

Death of the old corporate Patriarchal structure, banking system, the PLUTOCRACY.  Pluto in earth sign of the world is shaking up governments, in many places and literally shaking up the earth-Earthquakes, mudslides, etc.

On a personal level, it’s the death of the old ways that do not promote new life. What do you need to let die in order to be reborn? Pluto is directly opposites the United States Sun at 13 degrees Cancer now. Rebirth of the U.S. of A.

ESPECIALLY peeps with CAPRICORN  born January 2-6 and those with planets 11-15.

I went to a shiva yesterday. In the Jewish religion, this is the seven days of mourning immediately following the funeral which must be observed. A cousin of my mother’s passed away suddenly at 83. That’s one complete cycle of Uranus.

11. A GAME OF CHESS

Isn’t life a game of chess? How about we see this as just part of the game.  MARS RETROGRADE in LIBRA. – calculating your move, it’s always a game of opposing partners. Are we moving in the right direction? Maybe the “right direction’ was wrong. Question your motivation especially in relationships.

LIBRA peeps born October 5th-10th this means YOU, and also any planets here get Retrograded- steamrolled.

111. The FIRE SERMON

URANUS in ARIES – speaking in flaming torches, firing up,inspiring the crowd- is this the U.S. backed protests in Venezuela?Uranus is squaring PLUTO and JUPITER inspiring the new LIFE FORCE, the spark.

ARIES peeps born MArch 31- April 6- you are to wake up and wake others up. Also check your chart for planets and houses.

IV. DEATH BY WATER

JUPITER in CANCER opposite PLUTO in CAPRICORN and squaring MARS and URANUS

Emotional deaths, breaking old emotionally negative contracts, those that do not support us . Letting the old emotional ties die allows us to be  more whole emotionally,  bestows upon us self esteem, unconditional love, emotional security and safety. Literally drownings, floods, over reacting emotionally. 

CANCER peeps born July 3- 8th emotional rebirth for you. Also any planets at these degrees-same thing.

V. WHAT THE THUNDER SAID

This symbolizes both Jupiter- the hurler of Lightning bolts Zeus and Uranus is the Heavenly Storm God.

Uranus the awakener, he symbolizes Higher Consciousness. Uranus in ARIES is new technologies and inventions FREEDOM and revolution.

Thunder can mean bombs, bad weather, earthquakes, awakening.

Uranus previous cycle through Aries began in 1929-1930 the Great depression, the Stock Market crash.  We are starting a new cycle built on that past.

 Also in the poem- I’m excerpting about the seer, 

“Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante,…

is known to be the wisest woman in Europe,

With a wicked pack of cards. Here, said she,

Here is Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks,

the lady of situations.

Here is the man with three staves, and here the Wheel.”

The meaning I get from these lines:

Sosostris – means S.O.S.  EMERGENCY,  ostris means oestre, the pagan name for EASTER- timing!!!

Be clear- the wise woman is the anima, the intuition which every one of us has.

Belladonna is a hallucinogenic plant, or awakening the pineal gland, Inner visioning, MEDITATION.

Beautiful Lady is again the Goddess, the Soul,

Lady of the Rocks, Mother Mary, the Madonna, the Divine Feminine, our grounding.

The situation. 

These are actual Tarot Cards – the 3 of wands, which rules this exact time of year March 31- April 10.

The Wheel of FORTUNE TRUMP #10 which is ruled by JUPITER.

wheel of fortune tarot Tara Greene

Inspirational Card of the Month The Wheel of Fortune with the Flower of Life

My interpretation: This is a very fortunate opportunity. The karmic wheel is turning. Use the time wisely.

Let the poetic symbols seep into you and roll them around for a bit to taste them.

I love it. 

Let me know what you think. I’ve never approached an Astrology reading in this way before.

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Double the Luck o’ the Irish Charm, St. Patrick’s Day Truth,Mercury Direct Astrology

How was that  beautiful TAURUS Moon Trine PLUTO in Capricorn  March 15? Did you reap some rewards?

Moon enters GEMINI March 16 @ 11:09 pm PDT/ ST. Paddy’s day March 17 @ 2:09 am

March 17 MERCURY GOES DIRECT @ 1:03 pm  PDT/ 4:03 pm EDT

YAY it s been a bruiser of a Retro. being in Pisces there was lots of unconscious slip ups

technically it takes till April 7 till Mercury is really getting ahead  of 19 degrees 52 minutes of PISCES which was the Retro turn about point.

Moon goes VOID OF COURSE on Sat MARCH 17 @ 4:11 pm PDT/7:11 pm EDT

The Luck of the IRISH is definitely gonna happen March 17

to find out the TRUTH About St. Patrick’s day

see my former articles about the History of St. Patrick’s Day http://taratarot.com/id175.html

 

Medusa Caravaggio Tara Greene

HEAD OF MEDUSA by Caravaggio 1597

 St. Patrick was famous for driving the snakes synonymous with PAGAN Goddess worship and the beginning of “official” Catholic rule in Ireland. In a Black water Snake year- the snake like energy of MEDUSA will be turning the green tides on St. Patrick.

Good thing that New Pope didn’t call himself Pope Patrick or Patricio.

Luck O’ the Irish RITUAL   You don’t have to be IRISH to benefit.

The Moon makes 8 aspects- as definitely BEFITS a flitty airy double duty GEMINI Moon

Especially for Mutable signs GEMINI SAGITTARIUS and PISCES by ancient Rulership

BECAUSE the Moon and Jupiter conjunct at 6:48 pm PDt/ 9:48 pm EDT

Hearty, hale , much singing and bantering,boisterous, fun, lively, up beat, over the top.

Strong possibility of getting really SOUSED with the Jupiter/Pisces connection.

JUPITER the great Benefactor – will double your LUCK

4 Leaf Clover Luck, Tara Greene

Here’s a double the luck Irish Charm for St. Paddy’s day

Cut out 2 four leaf clover designs -this  is GEMINI

Call in all the Irish Ancient Gods and Goddesses, the bards,

the Dagda, Brigid, Lugh,

use some OGHAM if you know it, similar to Nordic Runes, Gaelic is good too,

there is a similarity between Gaelic and Hebrew letters

Recite the IRISH good luck charm over it 2 times

One leaf is for fame,
And one leaf is for wealth,
And one is for a faithful lover,
And one to bring you glorious health,
Are all in the four-leaved clover

Do an Irish jig, drink some Great IRISH whisky

sing Danny Boy, read parts of Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce as an incantation

or the WHITE GODDESS by Robert Graves, listen to U2 at Least.

and Trust to Jupiter and the Luck o’ the Irish.

Have a great St. Patrick’s Day

More about St. Patrick, the Kings of Tara, the origin of the name Tara https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/st-patricks-daygreen-tara-blessings-from-tara-greene/

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Groundhog Day/ Imbolc/ St. Brigid’s feast, I got you babe Astrology

Groundhog Day Imbolc

Groundhog Day/   ST. Brigid’sDay Candlemas/Imbolc

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Feb. 1 and 2nd, We are half way to SPRING in Northern Hemisphere

Not  just I GOT YOU BABE for INFINITY but it’s a Traditional Irish and Pagan Holiday Celebrations

The song would more aptly be LIGHT MY FIRE- by the Doors, of course. 

Groundhog Day was and is celebrated in the Modern Irish Calendar as Saint Brigid’s Day,or Bride’s Day, both a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition,.

Known as Imbolc to Wiccans/Pagans, Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin. This celebration also relates to 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. Since 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 and snakes would come out of the ground.

The SNAKE is the precursor of the Groundhog, which the Romans replaced with a Hedgehog, which we… On Feb. 2nd.


Ancient peoples of Ireland kept this day as very sacred. At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites 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’s Sacred Day

In the Scottish Highlands where she was known as Bride, every morning the fire was kindled with an invocation to Bride:

“I will build the hearth
As Mary would build it.
The encompassment of Bride and of Mary
Guarding the hearth, guarding the floor,
Guarding the household all.”

The 10th-century Cormac’s Glossary states that Brigid was the daughter of the Dagda, the “Great God” of the Tuatha de Danaan – “woman of wisdom…a goddess whom poets adored, because her protection was very great and very famous.” Since poetry, filid, was interwoven with the aspects of divination, the vates, Brigid was seen as the inspiration behind divination and prophecy.

You can see Brigit above the south western door of the tower on Glastonbury Tor milking a cow.

INVOCATION TO SAINT BRIDE

“Dear Saint Bridget of the Kine
Bless these little fields of mine,
The pastures and the shady trees,
Bless the butter and the cheese,
Bless the cows with coats of silk
And the brimming pails of milk,
Bless the hedgerows, and I pray
Bless the seed beneath the clay,
Bless the hay and bless the grass,
Bless the seasons as they pass,
And heaven’s blessings will prevail,
Brigid – Mary of the Gael”

According to Robert Graves,she is 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.

She is the Goddess of Augury

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. 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 tribe originated from an area now called Bregenz in Austria near Lake Constance. 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. In Old German/Yiddish the word “Fabrent” meaning burnt, honours this Ancient Goddess.

Britney Spears is carrying the modern archetypal literal name of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

Britney Spears
Britney Spears her name literally is  St. Bridgit
A Sample of prayers used at St. Bridgid’s Day

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.)

Goddess Midwife: Healer, Nurturer, and Herbalist.

Goddess Poetess: Bringer of Wisdom, Guidance and Prophesy.

Goddess Smithcraft: Keeper of Fire, Craftswomen, and Transformation.

Maiden, Mother, and Crone – A Triple Goddess.

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THE PLAYLIST – hey  do you like this?  send me your suggestions.

LIGHT MY FIRE – by the DOORS- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw40NMa_0RM

FIRE- Bruce Springsteen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5PoIrcyd34

GIRL ON FIRE- ALicia kEYS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA

SET FIRE TO THE RAIN- ADELE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBcMKwbMEcQ

FUNKY DISCO HOLY FIRE- THE OHIO PLAYERS- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47G-Wa4qfs

THIS WHEEL’S ON FIRE – JULIE DRISCOLL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7sQvBkcJdY

It’s cryin’ time ,Centaur Chiron in Pisces 2/8/2011-4/20/2018 + Spiritual healing web Tara Greene Astrology advice

Chiron, the famed Ancient Greek Centaur,aka Wounded Healer, a rogue “comet,” planetoid…

You may know only know of Centaur’s from Firenze from Harry Potter books. This Centaur Chiron whatever you want to call his rock form, carries a lot of psychological and symbolic weight. Chiron first dipped his hooves into Pisces ocean waves in April 2010 the day the BP deep Horizon oil rig blew up creating one of the worst eco-disasters ever in the Gulf of Mexico. Talk about yer wounded healer…that was a pretty dramatic {Piscean} first act. The best is yet to come. Love hurts…

Chiron re-enters the last sign of the zodiac and the last is the first and round-about as Pisces is the Sign of spirituality, endings,karma, illusions, delusions, fantasy, dreaming, creative, soul mates, oil,
depth psychology, institutions, drugs, addictions, escapism, Hollywood, glamour, debt.
Chiron shows us how to heal by making us Ubber vulnerable within our own wounds. Yes in Pisces the big tendency will be to escape, to numb out, drug out,fantasize, but the reality { in Pisces?} yes the reality is true spiritual healing is available for the next 7 years which is a good enough long time to thoroughly heal yourself and be re-born with the rest of the world and in the oceanic bliss of Oneness.
stay tuned. CAll it RAdio L.U.V. call it the Bliss wave, 2012, Ascension,Fractal Time, Aluna,the Aeon, the Returned Jesus, Judgement day, a rose is a rose is a rose…
Spirituality the church the 2000 year reign of Christ is ending, Pisces the fishes is the constellation associated with Christianity, nearing its natural 2,000 year reign. It is metamorphosis time.
Religion will be personal, communal, intuitive, through dreams and intuition, trusting feelings, not the mind, curing through mental thoughts, harnessing and learning that consciousness is all. and other great stuff. Meditation, thought control, communal living,dream connections, master spiritual teacher, telepathic comunications, itis all in process. we will teach each other how to heal and we will be taught by the Angels and Ascended enlightened master tyeachers coming through. Feelings will become once again realized as the true mind, the feminine will re-gain prominence. the inner worlds will be balanced with the outer. Stay tuned I wil be leading group meditations, join my mailing list
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