Midsummer Night Fairy Magick Sun Celebration

June 20 is the Peak of the SUN’s LIGHT, the MASCULINE FIRE in the Northern Hemisphere. The longest night of the year in the North, its a time of celebration. As the sun peaks everything shifts gradually into the DARK feminine FEMININE ENERGY energy begins to grow stronger until December 21st when it peaks then the powers are switched again. This is the balance of everything that exists in the Universe. 

This is the PAGAN Cardinal Cross Quarter day of LITHA. 

As Summer begins in the North here in 2020 we are finally getting out after a 3-month lockdown due to Covid-19. Time to celebrate, Life is green, the living colours of flowers are everywhere and abundant. The air smells sweet, bees are buzzing. We are growing our own food in our gardens or containers. We are soaking up the rays.  The Goddess is symbolically Pregnant with the child she conceived on March 21.  

The Summer Solstice or LITHA begins 2:44 pm PDT/5:44 pm EDT/ 9:44 pm GMT  as the SUN enters CANCER the 0-degree “world point.” It is the beginning of Winter Down Under. Time 

Shakespeare Immortalized Midsummer in his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

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Traditional symbols for Midsummer

Weave flower wreaths to wear on the summer solstice,

The Bonfire

Bonfires are lit on hilltops, by holy wells, and at a sacred place, to honour the fullness of the Sun. People danced around and leap through the flames. Traditionally people stayed up all night on Midsummer’s Eve to welcome the sunrise. Coals from the Midsummer fire were scattered on fields to ensure a good harvest, you can scatter them in your garden

Midsummer is one of the most powerful nights for MAGICK,

Especially healing prayers, love magick, energy, protection and purification. It’s a time of gratitude for family and friends. Reflect on the progress of the seeds that you planted in the earth. A great time to get rid of patterns and objects that no longer serve your Higher Self. 

The Fairy Queen and the fairies are said to be out riding on MidSummer Night 

This is the time to strengthen your connection with the Fae or Fairie and otherworldly beings,

Honour the Fairies 

Create a fairie house in your yard or even in your window. Remember that fairies are very mischievous so be careful. Place spirit boundaries around your house, and protect yourself from their pranks while outside. Wear garlands of marigolds, ivy and or St. John’s Wort. White lily petals, rue and oatmeal in your pockets or in baskets help in protection. Bury a Witch Bottle, a glass container filled with sharp objects such as pins, nails and needles, ashes and salt before entrances to your home for protection.

Leave treats for the Fairies. They love sweets of all kinds. Leave offerings outside in the woods a park or your yard or windowsill.  Leave herbs, ribbons, seashells and bowls of milk outside to gift the Faeries.

Bless the animals.

Ancient herders brought a token animal to be blessed to protect their herds. Ask for protection and blessings for pets, livestock and wildlife.

Have a Feast 

Some great summer dishes include seafood, watermelon, berries, lemonade, summer squash, and baked potatoes. 

Renew and clean Your Altar

Litha is a great time to clean, cleanse and re-decorate your altar for the Summer season. Take everything off of your altar, clean it, then cleanse it with dried Cedar, Sage, honeysuckle or other sweet incense or sweetgrass smoke. Add summer yellows to and golds to your altar.

Honour Sun Gods & Goddesses

Honor any solar deities with offerings and prayers Some of the sun gods and goddesses are Ra, Horus, Huitzilopochtli Aztec Sun and War God, Irish Goddess Aine, Celtic Sun God Belenos, Greek Sun God Helios, Roman Apollo, Etain Irish Sun Goddess, Yuyi, Taoist God of the Sun, Macha, Irish Goddess of women, Sunna, Norse Goddess of the Sun and many more. 

Flowers, honey honouring nature and growth

The Midsummer Moon is also known as the HONEYMOON, where this term originated. Mead is made, handfasting ceremonies are performed. Mead is considered to be a magical life-enhancing drink, You can make an altar to honour the Oak tree, with their leaves. Sunflowers are also a great example.  Magical baking and charms are created on this special day. Traditionally this festival spans three days. This year it is June 20-23rd.

Buttermilk Bread 

To bring abundance to your kitchen. Sunflower seeds represent the light half of the year and the poppy seeds represent the dark half of the year.

You will need:

3 cups of white flour, preferably bread flout type.

500 ml of Buttermilk 

I tsp.of bicarbonate of soda

Sunflower and poppy seeds for sprinking

Red ribbon and a sprig of rosemary

Place the flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Sieve in the blended salt and soda and pour in the buttermilk. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough feels springy. If it feels too sloppy just add a little more flour. Turn it onto a board and cover with a fine dusting of flour. Pat it with your hands until you have a round shape. Take a sharp knife and score lightly into eight sections, one for each festival. Sprinkle half of the loaf with poppy seeds and the other half with sunflower seeds.

Place onto a greased baking tray and pop your buttermilk bread into a moderate oven for about 20-25 minutes. Keep and eye on it. When the bread is ready it will change colour and it will sound hollow when you tap the bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack. When it is cool, place your sprig of rosemary on top and tie the red ribbon across the middle.

Consecrate the bread by turning the loaf three times saying “From the fields and through the stones, into fire, Midsummer Bread, as the Wheel turns may all be fed. Goddess Bless.”

Take your bread and share it with your family, friends or whoever you would like to bless. Eat it fresh, as soon as it is made if you can. 

Elderflower Champagne

Elderflowers peak at Midsummer. Pick them in the fullness of a sunny day, ideally on Midsummer’s Day. The Elder is sacred to the Mother Goddess and is often called the Witch’s Tree, the Elder Mother, or Queen of the Trees. It is protective, with wonderful healing properties. It aids transformation, change and renewal, this drink will aid in transforming your life. Or drink Elderberry Liqueur.

In Canada, Strongbow makes an elderflower cider. http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/strongbow-elderflower-apple-cider/413880#.V2eHm_krLIV 

Ingredients:

8 litres water

1.25 kg sugar

8 large elderflower heads

4 lemons

4 tablespoons mild white wine vinegar

Do use screw-top bottles. Large plastic bottles are good. This is a fizzy drink, if not bottled tightly it can explode! Keep it somewhere safe. Make sure the elderflowers are clean and pick them when the sun is strongest. 

Boil the water and dissolve the sugar into it, organic sugar is best.

When the water cools, add the elderflowers, the juice of two of the lemons and slices of the other two, plus the vinegar.

Cover with a clean cloth and leave for a day.

Strain through a fine sieve or piece of muslin, carefully squeezing the flowers to extract as much flavour as possible.

Store in clean screw-top bottles.

Leave alone for 10 days or so. Drink within a month. Enjoy and give thanks to the Spirit of the Elder.

Honey Cake

A celebration of a sweet life. 

If you can source locally produced honey its the best. Wherever it comes from always thank the precious Bees. 

Ingredients:

225 gram Butter 1 cup
250 gms Honey or 1 cup 
100 gms Dark Muscovado Sugar, 3.5 ounces by weight 
3 Eggs, beaten
300 gms Self-Raising Flour, 1 1/2 cups 

Cut the butter into pieces and heat slowly, adding the honey and the sugar. When fully melted, turn up the heat and boil the mixture for one minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Add the beaten eggs to the cooled honey mixture. Sift the flour into a large bowl and beat the liquid honey mixture into it until you have a smooth batter. Pour the mixture into a round lined sponge tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160 C for about 50 mins – or until the cake is well-risen and springs back to the touch. Cool on a rack and glaze with a few tablespoons of warm honey. A nice sweet treat. 

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HAPPY SUMMER

I will be celebrating making magick and dancing with the fairies,

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“Forbidden Planet discovered

The ‘Forbidden’ planet has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-forbidden-planet-neptunian.html

Exoplanet NGTS-4b — also known as ‘The Forbidden Planet’ 

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert, by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role.

Interesting timing. Forbidden exoplanet  in the oxymoron of the Neptunian Desert,

Neptune rules Pisces a water sign in astrology

My mind reals with the synchronicity.

There is also a famous American film called

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Planet

“Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, that stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. Shot in Eastmancolor and CinemaScope, it is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s, a precursor of contemporary science fiction cinema. The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the plot contains certain analogues to the play.

Forbidden Planet pioneered several aspects of science fiction cinema. It was the first science fiction film to depict humans traveling in a faster-than-light starship of their own creation. It was also the first to be set entirely on another planet in interstellar space, far away from Earth.The Robby the Robot character is one of the first film robots that was more than just a mechanical “tin can” on legs; Robby displays a distinct personality and is an integral supporting character in the film. Outside science fiction, the film was groundbreaking as the first of any genre to use an entirely electronic musical score, courtesy of Bebe and Louis Barron.”-

 

Midsummer Rituals, fairies and witches

Fairies, Midsummer, Tara Greene

Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes Watercolor & gouache on paper 1908

June 20/21st is the Peak of the Sun’s Light, the Masculine FIRE in the Northern Hemisphere. At the day of the longest light and the shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. we turn with the Wheel of Time and the Natural Year. The shift begins now to the shortest Days of Light. the FEMININE force ascendS until winter solstice. And round and round the seasons go. 

Litha: St. John’s Day, Summer Solstice  begins at 12:24 am EDT/ 4:24 a GMT

The SUN enters CANCER, the 4th sign, cardinal water. In the Tarot, it is associated with Major Arcana #7 THE CHARIOT> 

The Fire Festival of Litha

Midsummer’s Eve was believed to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest and when fairies were thought to be at their most powerful. Shakespeare’s famous play is based on ancient pagan beliefs. Party in the woods with some magic mushrooms round the Holly Tree. 

Fairies, magic mushrooms, midsummer,witches,  Tara Greene

Midsummer/ Summer Solstice is the most powerful day of the year for the Sun Gods. Fire is the predominant element in the celebration. Fire is spirit, action, and passion. Balefires have always been lit on hilltops since very ancient times and still are to provide magical aid to the dying Sun and also used to drive out evil and to bring fertility and prosperity to the people, crops, and herds.  Stonehenge is the most widely known of these ancient calendrical markers. The heel stone marks the midsummer sunrise as seen from the center of the great stone circle.

Magical Aspects

A candle should be lit for the entire day, especially if it is cloudy or raining. The fire represents the Sun and is a constant daily reminder of the power of the Source. Rituals should be performed at noon when the sun is highest and strongest. Many pagans initiate protective amulets which become empowered over the Midsummer balefire. 

MIDSUMMER MANIFESTATION RITUALS

From Hearth and Home Witchery

“Make a list of everything you wish to manifest during the next six months. Be complete — include things related to career, personal issues, and other factors like clarity, confidence, and fun. After sunset, light a candle of your choice. Place a vase of flowers you like next to the candle.

Say aloud:

“I gather in the power of this day of greatest light and call in the guardians of fire, earth, air, and water to bring the last grace of power in light to manifest my desires in the coming harvest. I ask that this be

Read aloud your list

“I affirm that I am able and willing to allow these wishes to manifest and I participate in the miracle of
creation and with faith. So mote it be.”

Allow the candle to burn until you go to sleep. Celebrate the energy of the evening in some way –play music, raise a glass, allow yourself some indulgence. ” -From Hearth and Home Witchery

I found this next one on ravenandcrone.com

Ring of Fire Spell 
 “This spell is based on a little-known solar ritual from the Aegean islands. Long ago on the night before the Summer Solstice, hoops were set ablaze, and the villagers would guide the Sun’s return by jumping
through rings of fire. You can create your own ring of fire with this spell. At dusk, outdoors if possible, light four candles of the appropriate color, one for each season, in a circle. In the center place a gold or yellow candle for the Sun. Light the seasonal candles and say:

“Seasons must turn,
Let the Sun return.”

Light the Sun candle and say:

“Shining One,
Charge me with passion,
Turn my words into action.
It must be!”

Jump over your lit candles if you dare. Meditate on each Season and Thank the Sun for its return as you put out the candles.”

Coupling or handfasting

Midsummer is the time to formalize any relationship. Couples that have been together a year and a day since the previous Beltane can make their marriage final. This Sabbat is also an excellent time to renew wedding vows.

Midsummer Incense

Sage, mint, basil, Saint John’s Wort, sunflower, mistletoe (specifically the berries which represent semen), oak, rowan, and fir.

 Litha foods

The Midsummer Moon is also known as the HONEYMOON, where this term originated. Mead is made, a drink considered to be a magical life enhancing drink. Magical baking and charms are created on this special day. Traditionally this festival spans three days. This year it is June 20-23rd.

Elderflowers

Elderflowers peak at Midsummer. Pick them in the fullness of a sunny day, ideally on Midsummer’s Day. The Elder is sacred to the Mother Goddess and is often called the Witch’s Tree, the Elder Mother, or Queen of the Trees. It is protective with wonderful healing properties. It aids transformation, change, and renewal, this drink will aid in transforming your life. You could also drink elderberry juice. 

 Eat Honey Cake

A celebration of a sweet life. If you can source locally produced honey its the best. Wherever it comes from always thank the precious Bees.

 Have a Happy Summer or Winter. 

The planets are active June 21st.

Sun and Mercury both enter Cancer, governed by the Moon. 

The Moon inconjuncts SATURN in SAGITTARIUS early in the morning

The Mood may be very grumpy and testy and perhaps difficult to feel lit up. 

The SUN and Mercury conjunct @ 7:14 am PDT/ 10:14 am EDT/ 2:14 pm GMT our minds ur emotions are now one. Expect to feel sentimental, nurturing, homey, needing to be in

Our emotions are now one. Expect to feel sentimental, nurturing, needing to be at home and near water, or to help conserve water. We are governed by our tummies. We will be want to take care of others. Mars is also in Cancer all actions are directed to the Feminine. This is a very fertile time if you want to get pregnant or initiate anything to do with food, women, children, pregnancy, nursing, or the home.

Moon enters GEMINI @ 3:44 pm PDT/6:44 pm EDT/ 10:44 pm GMT

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Ides of March, inspirational Daily Tarot card

MARCH 15 BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!

When Shakespeare wrote “Julius Caesar,” it was a classic example of art imitating life. Shakespeare  has one of the conspirators say, “How many ages hence shall this our lofty scene be acted over, in states unborn and accents yet unknown.”  But now at another CRAZY TUESDAY in the politics of the U.S.  2016, we have the reverse: Life imitating art.

“Caesar should be a beast without a heart
If he should stay at home to-day for fear.
No, Caesar shall not. Danger knows full well
That Caesar is more dangerous than he.
We are two lions littered in one day,- Note Donald Trump has Pluto Mars and a LEO ascendant on his royal Mane
And I the elder and more terrible.
And Caesar shall go forth. (2.2.45-51)” from Julius Caesar 

It is another make it or break it day.  Tense but variable under strong MUTABLE ENERGY

Mercury in Pisces opposes Jupiter in Virgo with the Moon in Gemini

Gemini moon opposes Chiron In Pisces

expect more shouting matches and projections

there will be large voter turnout. Voters will be easily swayed under all this  flux of energy.

Gemini Moon squares the PISCES sun. -To divide or to come together?

That is the essential spiritual underlying energy.

The Moon will be VOID OF COURSE for most of the day. 

Moon enters Cancer @ 5:57 pm PDT/8:57 EDT.

The big fortune day is the 16th-

Daily Tarot Card  

4ofwands thoth Tara Greene

Watch the video of my short interpretation. This card augers a new beginning, a bold brash firey independent warrior. It is Venus in Aries. It also shows that the day is an ending a completion of the race. 

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John Green, The Fault In Our Stars, Astrology by Tara Greene

Having a sixteen year old daughter is such a blessing. Because of her I  am current with all the music, books, fads and trends- that she likes anyways.  Since Leah was a child I read all the Harry Potter books to her, A Series of Unfortunate Events- the entire 13 book series, The Twilight Saga all four ghastly horribly written ones. Then she went on to read on her own. She kept  telling me about THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green- no relation and I was so taken by her synopsis I read it. I loved it. SPOILER Alert. Two teens who are dying of cancer fall in love. As illness and death for teens has never been dealt with before in a Y.A. book John has broken new ground. It is witty, honest, intelligent and sugar coats nothing. His book is the counter-balance to the immortal Twilight love story.

JOhn Greene astrology fault in our stars by Tara Greene

John Green, the 36 year old author of four books is a very enthusiastic, fast talking, very PUBLIC teacher and personality who had already achieved world wide fame since 2006 with  YOUTUBE Vlogs with his brother Hank and their NERDFIGHTERS world.

Well, as millions of teen fans of the book know TFIOS is onscreen June 6  2014.

So I was curious to find out who John the author, funny man, self- hyper, educator is.

So without further ado, lets find out the Fault or Faultlessness in his stars.

I love the title- it’ Shakespeare- who mentioned the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, eclipses over 400 times in all of his works. TFIOS title is adapted from Julius Ceasar. In Ancient times character was delineated through the ancient science of astrology/astronomy and your fate good or bad would be “shewn” in the star map at your birth.

John Green fault in our stars Astrology Tara Greene

OK so where’s the fault in John Green’s Stars?

with transits on Jan 12 2012 when TFIOS was first published

John’s a VIRGO with his SUN in the 10th house of FAME you betcha!

John has to STAR, excuse the Sun pun,  in his own show, on the world’s stage. He is a practical, hard-working, neat as a pin,  perfectionist. A 10th house  Sun bestows FAME.  A Virgo SUN is very earthy, focussed, smart, a worry wort, NERDY, concerned with doing the right thing and serving others. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury -the swift footed courier message bringer of the Gods.  THE SUN is conjunct SATURN in LEO- see below.

ASCENDANT is SCORPIO- His persona

Well to have a breakthrough novel all about dying is so SCORPIO ASCENDANT. Scorpio Ascendants are intense, powerful, mesmerizing, obsessive, strong willed, unafraid and love to explore taboo, dark, shadow subjects.  Sexually magnetic, John can be an incredibly intense and willful person who must be in control, and who loves power. His Scorpio Ascendant is ruled by MARS in GEMINI which we can see by his fast talking fidgetyness.- see below

MERCURY planet of authors, talkers and communicators,

MERCURY is also in VIRGO in the 10th house, ruler of the Sign so Mercury is considered to be at his Silver heeled shining best. MERCURY is RETROGRADE so for all of you who think Mercury RETRO is a bad thing- think again. Mercury Retro especially in Virgo makes one extremely intelligent, an out of the box communicator. John  must Re- write a lot. Mercury Retro peeps are very creative, Mercury is in its Feminine stage.

John has most of the energy in his chart up high in the 10th house at HIGH NOON. People with many “planets” here usually achieve fame and world noteriety, they are driven to it.

SATURN in LEO in the 10th house  sign of Kings, leaders,  drama queen’s show offs, scene stealers,

Saturn is the father, serious, karmic, the architect, builder, tester, time, limitations, obstacles, tradition, history. Saturn is where we are working the hardest, here its in the world fame house. Leo is also the sign of huge will power, courage, drama, the child/youth, the heart. BIG HEARTED, generous, family is important. Saturn in Leo is also the heart break, where we have the courage of the lion to conquer any adversary, so relevant to TIFIOS.

MOON in CAPRICORN in the 2nd house

Moon in Capricorn is emotionaly serious, usually rather reserved,conservative, traditional. The Moon is John’s mother, his emotions, unconscious, instincts. He has a strong instinct for business, likes corporate structure, history, is patient. Moon in Cap in 2nd is resources, money, income, assets. He is a rock, he is grounded, dependable and he honours the past.

Moon opposite JUPITER at ZERO Degrees of Cancer in the 8th house

Moon Jupiter opposition in Cancer affects a normally  reserved Moon enabling John to be very nurturing, caring, hyper emotional, easy to tears, very Feminine- the Sign of the Mother. He has a strong understanding of the Feminine. Jupiter bestows good luck, fortune, travel, good humour, rules Publishing, foreign languages. Jupiter in the 8th is wealth, expansion, having the resources of others at one’s disposal.

VENUS in CANCER in the 9th house

VENUS is the goddess of Love, beauty, charm, romance, luxury. In Cancer she is MOTHER LOVE, all family oriented. John may love to eat or cook or both and has a sensitive stomach. He has a very feminine side, in the 9th house of publishing, teaching, travel, International influence, telling the truth; he is a natural educator, broadening everyone’s concepts of world family. John’s babies his books, could bring real changes in the PATRIARCHAL world with his influence through his novels and vlogs.

MARS at 25 degrees GEMINI conjunct Jupiter

Mars is always drive, ambition, war, defenses, action, sex, energy. In GEMINI -well just look at John’s hyperactive speech and energy. That’s what Mars in Gemini looks like, fast talking, thinking speaking.,communicating.  Mars is conjunct to the NORTH STAR always a literal pivotal point in the sky, everyone revolves around you and your words.

URANUS IN SCORPIO on the Ascendant

John is a natural weirdo, a bit whacky, marching to his own freaky drummer, he is a one of kind individual. He seeks freedom and is a revolutionary at whatever he does. Uranus rules the INTERNET so no surprise that he and his bro got successful in their early breakthrough on YOUTUBE. The Uranus in Scorpio generation, GENERATION Y’s views of sex, intimacy, death, taboos subjects is to revolutionize and change the age old ways we viewed them. This we can see John doing in TIFIOS.

Uranus is opposite CHIRON in TAURUS in the 6th house

CHIRON in TAURUS is his WORK – 6th house

Chiron in Taurus, is the very real, grounded, grave, the physical wound. Perfectly elicited here-  “That’s’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”  John’s  Uranian Ascendant – breaks the rules open about connecting to the wound, the primal hurt.

NEPTUNE at 13 degrees of Sagittarius in his 2nd house

NEPTUNE higher octave of mere mortal love. AGAPE to the Ancient Greeks is spiritual love, soul mate love. Neptune rules the sign of PISCES – in John’s 4th house of home, self, roots and his 5th house of self-expression, giving love.  Neptune, ruler of all artists, is his tools, how he makes a living, 2nd house. He is idealistic, romantic. Neptune squares Mercury- brings highly conscious spirit into his writing and thinking.

PLUTO in LIBRA at 12 degrees in his 11th house

This is a generation of Libra Pluto’s who are here to bring rebalancing to relationships.

PLUTO is conjunct John’s NORTH NODE in LIBRA his highest spiritual goal.

THE NORTH NODE PLUTO CONJUNCTION signifies a very powerful lifetime -one full of soul meaning, making the Invisible visible. It’s considered to be an extremely karmic position to have. Libra rules the arts, refinement, beauty, relationships, social acceptance. John’s SOUL chose to manifest the highest ideals in his lifetime.

Pluto is square to John’s Moon

JOHN is INTENSE. He has a great imagination, he reflects, he is open, receptive, like a cup. His SOUL craves feelings. Very sensitive to women’s vibe, he must have an active and very full dream life. He can be moody and temperamental.

CERES is also conjunct North Node Pluto

John is very much a champion of the gREAT mOTHER, THE FEMININE, NURTURING, EARTH.

His SOUTH NODE in ARIES IN the 5th house

the South Node symbolizes PAST LIVES, in Aries- this was a life of being alone, a renegade, an outlaw, independent, a warrior, hot headed, relates to the Sign of the Jewish people who worshipped the Ram.

Lilith in GEMINI exactly opposite his NEPTUNE

Lilith, the first woman, before EVE, She who is primal NATURE herself, who no man can control or direct, raw Female sexuality, feared and hated. Lilith was demoted, demonized and reviled by the Patriarchy in the  Bible. Lilith is a death bringer, a vampire, an uncontrollable force, much like cancer. John may have a very powerful connection in his imagination with Lilith. She can be a very powerful ally if she is honored. She is the precurser to Athena, and has the owl of wisdom on her shoulder. John is redeeming Lilith and will continue to do so in his novels.

TRANSITS WHEN TIFIOS was published Jan 12 2012

THE trasitting NORTH NODE was exactly on John’s Neptune in his 2nd house. EVERYONE LOVED IT.

PLUTO Was conjunct to his Natal MOON

PLUTO- LORD OF DEATH, rebirth, power and riches activates John’s deepest emotional needs,for love and being loved. PLuto also activates his NATAL PLUTO NORTH NODE – this is IT.

Mars was conjunct to John’s MERCURY in VIRGO in the 10th

ACTIVATING the communications in a big way.

Jupiter was at Zero degrees of TAURUS OPPOSITE SATURN at 28 degrees of LIBRA and Square to the SUN at 21 degrees of CAPRICORN opposite Johns natal VENUS at 25 of Cancer

A very powerful JUPITER SATURN SUN ignition which created a Grand CArdinal Cross in his chart.

URANUS at 1 degree ARIES 

is opposite to John’s ATHENA at 1 degree LIBRA – Goddess of wisdom and square to his natal MOON in Capricorn.

He’s a wisecracking  old bird.

VENUS and NEPTUNE were in conjunction at the last degrees of AQUARIUS opposite John’s SATURN IN LEO in the 10th

A revolutionary LOVE STORY of a higher universal spiritual order brings the creator fame and wealth.

NOT MUCH FAULT IN HIS STARS – John  has a great chart.

the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS IS AMPLIFYING THE SUCCESS FOR HIM EVEN BIGGER THAN EVER.

There are beautiful quotes in the book. It’s a heart wrenching tale of teens dying from cancer, fearing oblivion and yet choosing to love. “Some infinities are bigger than others.” There are amazing lessons, for all ages, and most kids think they are so entitled these days. I wish all kids were this erudite, polite, deep,thoughtful and well read. Please may this movie influence kids to be this way.

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Inspirational card of the Day,how’s your reputation? Macbeth,DMT, from Tara Greene

Inspurrational card of the day June 13

Since I had a lucid dream last night about a TOAD becoming my spirit animal

I felt compelled to check my Jamie Sam’s Animal Medicine Cards today

Skunk Animal medicine cards

Yes SKUNK MEDICINE 

I’ve written about Skunk medicine before.  SKUNK medicine, or power is not STINKY at all. 

In fact you could see it as a pun on Instincts. 

SKUNK medicine is very powerful and good because the skunk is known by its reputation alone.

Skunks are actually very timid creatures, known by its powerful smell.  Most animals, and people avoid the near sighted creature. It’s reputation precedes it. 

SKUNK MEDICINE teaches you  to walk your talk and respect yourself in order to create a position of strength and an honored reputation. Like skunk there is no need to bully, posture, aggravate or provoke others to protect themselves. With skunk medicine, you radiate an energy of self- esteem which permeates your body and psychic  energy field. You emanate strength no matter how small you are.

MEANING

Learn to assert who you are without any need for ego, pride or other postures. Others will respect you as you respect yourself. How you treat others and the standards you keep is how you will be treated back. You will also repel those who are not on the same level of intent. 

Skunk Song painting by Napoleon Brousseau

Skunk Song painting by Napoleon Brousseau 

Skunk medicine is also sexual energy. Animals use scents to attract mates. Sexual energy is very powerful and  should be used only when it’s appropriate and not for playing games or for seeing how “attractive” you are.  Your reputation as to how you deal with your self as a sexual being is always very important, especially for women.

Notice what kinds of people are attracted to you. What you believe about yourself is your ultimate protection.

We used to have a mama skunk and her babies living underneath our  my husband’s art studio in our backyard. When I used to smoke cigarettes I would be out there at night and I ran into the baby skunk a few times, it was like a cartoon- we both jumped back. As I meant it no harm it just stared at me and slowly loped away. I felt blessed  to have a skunk nearby.

Don’t stink up the place and leave a bad smell, taste or reputation behind you.

SKUNK SONG painting is by Napoleon Brousseau 1989 shown at the Purple Institution,Toronto.

to see more of his artworks  go to http://www.napob.com 

More about TOAD medicine from my dear old friend Derek Robinson in B.C.

The toad’s the jewel in the skull .. witches of old europe like in Shakespeare’s “Toad, that under cold stone / Days and nights has thirty-one / Swelter’d venom sleeping got, / Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot” from Macbeth .. then there’s the sonoran desert toad whose skin venom contains large (as such things go) amounts of 5-Meo-DMT

see http://www.dmtsite.com/

DMT’s the dreaming drug produced in the pineal gland in the centre of the brain, very literally the third eye, like the living dinosaur New Zealand’s tuatara (yes!) still possesses in rudimentary form – “They are further unusual in having a pronounced photoreceptive eye dubbed the “third eye”, whose current function is a subject of ongoing research, but is thought to be involved in setting circadian and seasonal cycles.” sez wikipedia.

Andrew Weil gets the nod for scientifically pinning down the Sonoran desert toad cult, very likely Aztec & Mayan & more ancient shamanic devotees, there are these old mushroom stones from Mesoamerica with toads growing out of them.  

Funny that the NZ animal is called a TUATARA which is virtually the TARA MANTRA!!!!

So watch your dreams very carefully these day. The SATURN NEPTUNE GRAND TRINE will make them LUCIDLY real.  “waking up to the dream” seems to be the prevailing mood on planet earth about now

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Shakespeare, World Book Day/Night,Grand Earth Trines book worm Astrology from Tara Greene

April 23 is World Book Day, chosen by UNESCO to coincide with Shakespeare’s birth and death and Cervantes‘ death. 

World Book Night is an annual celebration which intends to spread the love of books and reading. Successfully launched in the UK in 2011 in April.

In the U.S. alone twenty-five thousand volunteers will spread the word literally,by giving away  half a million World Book Night paperbacks.

It’s Halloween for bookies,giving that old-fashioned name for illicit bet takers a new spin.

I just found out about this through synchronicity and as I love to read, this is a great idea, despite kindle and all that people are buying and reading more books than ever. But there’s nothing like a physical book to read, ah the smell of the paper .

I was wondering if World Book Day is reflected above in the Heavens as it is below

World Book Day Shakespeare

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Books, communications,words are governed by the magic sandaled fleet footed messenger of the Gods Mercury.

Brilliant ideas time!

Mercury is now at 6 degrees of Aries directly conjunct Uranus planet of freedom { free}. Uranus is considered to be the Higher Octave of Mercury,as in messenger of the Big Picture. Uranus rules invention, the internet, so yes Kindle and all that electronic download digital reading too.

Where in your astrology chart are Mercury and Uranus falling? What planets,or angles of your chart are they aspecting?

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Mercury rules two signs, Masculine sign GEMINI and a Feminine sign VIRGO.

What planets are  now occupying those signs? Mars now going direct in Virgo, is opposite Neptune and Chiron.

Mars is action, passion,drive. This fits perfectly as a picture of World Book Day. In Virgo it is practical, useable, real,intellectual, analytical,wordy.

Mas opposite Chiron the wounded healer and imaginative Neptune indicates the imaginal realm being healed by this pragmatic distribution of real things -books

TAke NOte that Today there is a Grand Earth Trine.

The Sun, the source, is Trining Mas and Pluto in Capricorn. A beautiful excellent earthy pragmatic transformational sign.

Virgo’s Born around Aug 26- Sept 2, – Warren Buffet,born August 30th

Taurus born around April 23- 29 [ BArbara Streisand}

and Capricorn’s born Dec 25- JESUS! to Jan 1st get the biggest blessings!

This bountiful aspect lasts  from April 23 – April 29th

An excellent day today and for the next 6 days for  for all earth signs.

Make rituals, do ceremony, plant seeds literally on this Earthy new moon energy which is also still in effect

I design rituals and ceremonies for your personally: taragreene@sacredartscentre.com

PUBLISHing is ruled by Jupiter:

Jupiter is now at 18 degrees of Taurus. Taurus is solid objects, the real, weighty, tools. Books!

Where’s the moon?

the moon represents the instincts and the Moods of the people:

Moon has just entered GEMINI! today @ 5:04 pm GMT

The sign that Mercury rules all about communicating.

You see how this works? want it to work for you? Divine Timing TM is everything. consult me on any question: 

Mercury and Uranus are conjunct is an amazing opportunity to see the Big Picture from a detached higher perspective.

 More about Mr. Shakespeare  in next article.

 There has always been speculation on Shakespeare’s actual day of birth,there is no documented prof.

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