December 21,The Sun enters Capricorn and Solstice arrives at 1:49 pm PST/ 4:39 pm EST, 8:39 pm GMT one of the four major power gateways in the year, doubly so this year in. Rare occurrence.
Watch the video on my YouTube channel where I analyze the amazing new cycle which is firing on dual engines with Sun and Jupiter at 0° Aries plus dwarf planet Ceres at 0° Libra highlight the initiation energetics. This chart is a diagnostic of the next three months.
Look at where 0° of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are in your natal chart to see where the energy is affecting you personally. Please share widely all content is copyright of Tara Greene.
Happy holidays, Yule, Christmas, sending you many blessings, Tara
This was a live broadcast on Facebook December 19, 2022 about Jupiter leaving PISCES and in square to the SUN on the Galactic Center, a rare once in 12 year occurrence. I channelled some pretty powerful energies and visions.
let me know how this feels to you. sending you many blessings
December 19 VENUS squares CHIRON- love wounds, December 19 VENUS inconjunct MARS RETROGRADE –islike nails on the chalkboard of your heart December 19 MARS sextiles CHIRON- old wounds, words, and hurts surface
December 20 JUPITER re-enters Aries for the 2nd time since May 10- full speed ahead.
6:32 am PST/ 9:32 am EST/ 2:32 pm GMT
For all you ARIES rISING, SUN, mOON, VENUS mERCURY, ETC, out there its step on the gas pedal and floor it.
The exhaustion you have been feeling will be over soon.
I will write Jupiter in ARIES horoscopes.
December 21. SOLSTICE December 21: Sun enters Capricorn: 1:48 pm PST/4:48 pm EST/ 9:48 pm GMT One of the most powerful Gateway events n the year
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December 21 SUN Squares JUPITER- 4:50 pm PST/ 7:50 pm EST/ December 22 at 12:50 am GMT a high-octane energizing event have a party December 22 VENUS trine URANUS celebrates uniqueness and love being A weird conservative. Good for cryptocurrency and tech stocks to break out of the rut
Dec. 23 CHIRON turns DIRECT at 1:31 am PST/ 4:31 am EST/ 9:31 am GMT
for the first time since July 19 CHIRON moves Direct. Any old festering defensive wounds can begin to heal and you can move forwards if you have been applying the healing balm of vulnerability.
Dec, 23: Super NEW MOON in CAPRICORN at 1°32.’
Moon squares Jupiter, this is on the solstice gateway
Dec. 24 MERCURY sextile NEPTUNE- a lovely compassionate energy, be careful not to drink too much.
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Saturnalia Celebration is here, an occasion of wild revelry. Celebrate the Lord of the Rings.
Happy Saturnalia! The ancient Roman festival was celebrated on December 17-24.
The best part of the Saturnalia (for slaves) was the temporary reversal of roles. Masters served meals to their slaves who were permitted the unaccustomed luxuries of leisure and gambling. Clothing was relaxed and included the peaked woollen cap that symbolized the freed slave, which looks an awful lot like you know who’s peaked red hat . A member of the familia (family plus slaves) was appointed,” Lord of Misrule”.
Men were allowed to express their homosexual feelings in public. There was a huge element of satire and FOOL-ery, or scapegoating– a term which relates to the sign of Capricorn which is the sign that the SOL or SUN enters on the Solstice.
The Roman poet Catullus said it was “the best of days.” there was gift-giving, constant partying, and wax or pottery figures called sigillaria were made.
During Saturnalia the people wore a special cap called a pileus-like a pileated woodpecker’s crest, made from felt which signified a freed Slave. It was also a bronze military helmet in the 5th Century BC. A similar one is used today in Albania and Kosovo.
SATURNALIA, an Ancient Roman Festival, was originally celebrated on Dec 17 but in spite of opposition became so popular it ran till Dec 24.The Saturnalia was originally celebrated in Ancient Rome for only a day, but it was so popular it soon it lasted a week, despite Augustus’ efforts to reduce it to three days, and Caligula’s, to five. Like our Christmas, this important holy day was for more than fun and games. The Saturnalia was a time to honor the god of sowing and reaping, Saturn. But like our Christmas, it was also a festival day on which a public banquet was prepared. A statue of Saturn Lord of Time/ was usually bound in Rope but at his feast, the statue was unbound.
Saturnalia Was the Best Part of the Roman Year
The poet Catullus describes Saturnalia as the best of days. It was a time of celebration, visits to friends, and gift-giving, particularly of wax candles (cerei), and earthenware figurines (Sigillaria). The Romans had a story that an old prophecy btold the earliest inhabitants of Latium -a place in ancient Italy to send heads to Hades and phota to Saturn. The ancient Latins interpreted this to mean human sacrifices, but, according to legend, Hercules advised using lights (phos means “light” or “man” according to accent) and not human heads. Taking the holiday out of a gristley head hunting Saturnine influence to one of celebrating the return of the Light.
Macrobius, in his Saturnalia, creates an imaginary symposium among pagan intellectuals in which he offers an explanation for the varying length of the holiday. Originally, it was celebrated on only one day, the fourteenth before the Kalends of January. With the reform of the Julian calendar, two days were added to December, and the Saturnalia was celebrated sixteen days before the Kalends (December 17), “with the result that, since the exact day was not commonly known—some observing the addition which Caesar had made to the calendar and others following the old usage—the festival came to be regarded as lasting for more days than one.
The original day now was given over to the Opalia, honouring Ops, who personified abundance and the fruits of the earth, and was the consort of Saturn. As the two deities represented the produce of the fields and orchards, so they also were thought to represent heaven and earth. It was for this reason, says Macrobius (I.10.20), that the two festivals were celebrated at the same time, the worshipers of Ops always sitting in prayer so that they touched the earth, mother of all. I was struck by the etymological simile of Opalia, Goddess of abundance and Oprah’s name. Name destiny is a very important signifier for me.
TheSaturnalia had a direct influence on the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year. The fact that Christmas was celebrated on the birthday of the unconquered sun (dies solis invicti nati) gave the season a solar background, connected with the kalends of January 1, the Roman New Year when houses were decorated with greenery and lights, and presents were given to children and the poor.
Saturn’s metal is lead and its color is black. Black is the absence of light. The rays emitted by Saturn are of a violet color. Black is a calming color for agitated persons and is also known for its protective properties.
Saturn represents the forces of limitations and restrictions both in time and space providing the structure without which existence would dissolve into chaos. Saturn rules the bones and especially the knees- to which Capricorn’s are prone to have trouble with.
Saturn/Satan became equated with the Devil in latter Christian mythology. Two of the most foul-smelling herbs, asafoetida and valerian, have been used for millennia in rites of banishment and exorcism and are powerful antispasmodics, acting to limit and sedate potentially damaging overflows of energy in medicines. Other Saturnine herbs are patchouli, cypress, and the yew tree.
Other herbs of Saturn: rosemary, dill and St. John’s wort are also antispasmodics, working principally on the nervous and digestive systems.
Solomon’s Seal and Hyssop bear fruit of an indigo color of Saturn and the flowers of garlic are sterile. Garlic is a great limiter in terms of internal infection as well as eliminating worms. garlic is widely credited as a preventative against a variety of diseases including Bubonic Plague. It regularizes the liver and gall bladder while Rosemary stimulates bile production and has a limiting effect on the circulatory system, lowering blood pressure and combating arteriosclerosis. It seems obvious that the Saturnian medical principles of essential healing agents are at times difficult to swallow.
Saturn is called SATI in Sanskrit the root word of our English.
Remember how ancient Christmas celebrations are always based on the SUN and the SOLSTICE primarily. The Christians had to overlay the new Kid on the block Jesus’ story on the ancient celebration or it wouldn’t fly.
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I thought about the last 28-29 years since Saturn last was at the Galactic Center and crossed the WORLD POINT at zero degrees CAPRICORN.
You could also look back to Saturn’s last 1/2 return 14 or 15 years ago.
The Capricorn Moon makes “living is easy” sextiles with CHIRON in PISCES which allows for an unemotional view of our emotional pain body which promotes healing.
Capricorn moon squares URANUS in ARIES
Get a move on. We are entering a new mini-era.
the big aspecting planet today is VENUS in SAGITTARIUS
VENUS squares Chiron in PISCES
Venus in SAGITTARIUS will speak her truth whether anyone likes it or not. Her blunt honest words may hurt but if they are guided by compassion great healing and intimacy may occur. The focus is on releasing old emotional baggage. Venus in Sagittarius will trot on to the next adventure if you are not bold and honest enough to join her.
VENUS trines URANUS in ARIES later in the day.
Love could come from an unexpected admirer or place today. You could be randomly struck by cupid’s bow and rush headlong into a passionate adventure.
Adapting a new truth attitude or inspiration helps you lead the way. Do anything different today. Be spontaneous upbeat adventurous.
MOON enters Aquarius in the evening
Prepare for winter solstice
gotta go now
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This is one of the most profoundly optimistic Karmic New Moons in many. With the Sun and MOON conjunct serious planet Saturn at the 29th degree; ending his past 2.5 years gallop through the fiery optimistic sign of politics foreigners travel immigrants judges and truth we are being told to grow up and learn the lessons of that journey. This brings to a close a cycle which began in 1988.
This is an amazing moment that won’t come round again for the next 29-30 years. Saturn planet of karma crossing the Galactic Center for the last few months and is now sitting at the last critical degree of SAGITTARIUS. If you were born in 1988 you are having a SUPER SAGITTARIAN SATURN return.
Saturn was opposite this point in 2002-2003 and you may want to look at what was happening in your life 14-15 years ago to find what you began then which is now half over.
The SAGITTARIUS DARK MOON Stellium with SUN MOON MERCURY Retro. +VENUS and of course Old father Time Satan asks us to get serious grow up make a long-term business plan but keep our sense of humor.
This is the most opportune time to GO GALACTIC. The vast BLACK HOLE at the Galactic Center; 24-28 thousand Light Years away is the cosmic vagina of our Galaxy. It is the source of higher consciousness. It is the veil between the worlds a gigantic void which swallows stars and crunches all matter into oblivion.
Take time to meditate to send your energy and intentions to the Galactic Center and explore.
This Galactic Cosmic Trash compacter gives us a huge opportunity to release anything that we have outworn and send it into the Void. You must do this using all four levels or elementals. Fire is spirit and energy action. Water is emotions; Air is intention consciousness and EARTH is physical.
Build an altar using all the 4 elements. Prepare in advance and write down everything you wish to release. You first need to understand emotionally spiritually and intellectually what the positive intention of learning these lessons has been for you. There can be an epiphany or lightning bolt of realization from this Galactic window of opportunity. When you feel ready. You must thank all the people involved in these lessons. You can thank your teachers and angels guides and assistants. You must see the value that your soul has gained from it. Then you can visualize taking all of the energy mentally emotionally physically and spiritually and send it into the Galactic Center.
Once you have done this feel the cleansing the fabulous emptiness spaciousness and clarity. Bask in this feeling. It is like being a newborn baby. Spend as much time as you like feeling lighter and renewed by the Truth of Sagittarius trust in a better future.
When you feel ready see your entire being on all levels rebooted shiny and new revitalized and ready to go into the next part of the journey with SATURN entering his home sign of CAPRICORN DECEMBER 19/20th.
In effect this DARK MOON ushers in a 4-day rebirthing journey as we shift gears into a new earthy reality.
SATURN in CAPRICORN December 19 @ 8:48 pm PST/ 11:48 pm EST December 20th @ 4:48 pm GMT till December 17 2020.
SOLSTICE is DECEMBER 21 @ 8:27 am PST/ 11:27 am EST/4:27 pm GMT
A new seasonal quarter begins. This is the shortest day of light in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest in the Southern. Christmas is based on the ancient pagan celebrations of the Return of the Light or SUN/Son which was integrated into the new religious beliefs of Christianity.
The SUN and SATURN conjunct on the 21st @ 1:08 pm PST/4:08 pm EST/ 9:08 pm GMT.
This is a serious double Capricorn timestamp.
The NEW MOON is squared by CHIRON in PISCES.
This is a truly karmic healing time. Chiron at 24 degrees PISCES helps us to release oldkarmic baggage and bring it to the G.C. to release it. This may be a painful time and many people are feeling exhausted by Saturn’s heavy lessons Feeling vulnerable and sharing our pain and our truths make us stronger. Opening up to our shame; the places where we have been broken allows the Light to enter and healing to begin. PISCES is the sign of oneness. Sharing our Sagittarian truths inspires others. If one person heals we all heal. The #MeToo movement was certainly a testament to that.
The chart ruler of this New moon is JUPITER in SCORPIO @ the 15th degree
Jupiter is alongside VESTA the GODDESS of sacred sexuality at this Dark Moon.There is an opportunity for great sexual healing. I will write about that separately. All the sexual allegations are emanating from Jupiter expanding and opening up all the dark dirty sexual secrets. Truth liberty and the pursuit of Justice are all SAGITTARIAN themes. We will need to keep fighting every day for the rights of women; the truth; justice; and to keep from having history rewritten to suit whoever is in power.
URANUS ERIS and ATHENA in ARIES TRINE SATURN VENUS & the NEW MOON
These fiery Goddesses who are disruptors warrior Goddesses and lovers of freedom are strengthening the battle for freedom.
PLUTO at 18 degrees is now in a Cardinal square with URANUS and ERIS + Athena
This square reawakens the Cardinal Squares of 2012-2015 on a higher level. With ERIS expect chaos disruption of “norms.” Everything is being made new.
CERES and the NORTH NODE in LEO square JUPITER
We must follow our hearts and CERES helps us to make home in our hearts. We must love and cherish our children our strengths and our abilities to shine; each one of us like a star.
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WINTER SOLSTICE/Summer Solstice down under, arrives Dec 21 @ 2:44 am PST/5:44 am EST/ 10:44 am GMT. Happy WINTER. Happy SUMMER to all my friends down under.
This is the shortest day of light where we are north of the equator and the longest night and vice versa. This is the rebirth of the SUN! which Christmas is based on.
Solstice. The word means Sol=Sun, stands still. The Sun appears to rise and set at the same location on the horizon for three days. It really should be spelled SOULSTICE.
It is an ancient wiccan/ pagan/Germanic tradition called YULE. Al indigenous peoples celebrated in the participation of the turning of the wheel of time. It is the REBIRTH of the LIGHT, in the northern hemisphere. The Christian religion couldn’t eradicate the ancient practice, so they made this into the day of Jesus’s birth -Christmas. This time also marks the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia.
WINTER SOLSTICE is one of the 4 Main power gates and 4 cross- quarters in the Year.
Zero degrees Capricorn marks the WORLD POINT. The SEEDING of all consciousness for the next year. It is a time of great HOPE, the SUN IS REBORN. An ancient pagan festival, Christianity overlaid its religious tenants over the ancient knowledge.
We are in the middle of the Ancient festival of SATURNALIA which the Romans celebrated. Red and Green colours were worn and candles were lit to SOL INVICTUS the SUN which is reborn on the Solstice. There was major partying and revelry, slaves were allowed to be equals, It was quite a wild time.
YULE Ancient Pagan/WICCAN Winter Solstice Festival is the basis for Xmas.
YULEpronounced EWE-elle is the name for the shortest day of Light in the Year, the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It is when the dark half of the year dies to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, the sun’s “rebirth” was celebrated with much joy. Our ancestors celebrated the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, giver of Life. From this day forward, the days would become longer. As the people participated in the mystique of the turning of the wheel of Life, their participation and prayers to honorthis propitious time was all important. For if the Goddess did not bring rebirth to her Son the sun, and the Sun’s Light did not return then that signaled the death of all life on the earth.
Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were ‘wassailed” with toasts of spiced cider. Children were escorted from house to house with gifts of clove spiked apples and oranges which were laid in baskets of evergreen boughs and wheat stalks dusted with flour. Apples and oranges represented the sun. The boughs symbolized immortality (evergreens were sacred to the Celts who worshiped trees, because they did not “die” thereby representing the eternal aspect of the Divine). The wheat stalks portrayed the harvest, and the flour was accomplishment of triumph, light, and life. Holly and ivy not only decorated the outside, but also the inside of homes, in hopes Nature Sprites would come and join the celebration. A sprig of Holly was kept near the door all year long as a constant invitation for good fortune to visit the residents. Mistletoe was also hung as decoration. It represented the seed of the Divine, and at Midwinter, the Druids would travel deep into the forest to harvest it.
The ceremonial Yule log was the highlight of the Solstice festival. Traditionally, the log must either have been harvested from the householder’s land, or given as a gift… it must never have been bought. Once dragged into the house and placed in the fireplace it was decorated in seasonal greenery, doused with cider or ale, and dusted with flour before set ablaze by a piece of last years log, (held onto for just this purpose). The log would burn throughout the night, then smolder for 12 days after before being ceremonially put out. Ash is the traditional wood of the Yule log. It is the sacred world tree of the Teutons, known as Yggdrasil. An herb of the Sun, Ash brings light into the hearth at the Solstice. The Teutonic God ODIN, was hung upside down on Ygdrasil the World Tree to receive a vision of the RUNES. He is the symbol of the HANGED MAN #12 in the tarot.
2016’s Solstice features Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, conjunct Pluto squaring Jupiter in Libra and squaring Uranus, Eris, and Ceres in ARIES. The Cardinal Cross is very tense and we are trying to find a balance. Jupiter in Libra contrary to what you would think historically produces exaggerated dictatorships and not peace makers.
The Moon is in LIBRA and inconjuncts NEPTUNE in PISCES later today
disappointment in relationships and dashed dreams. Moon squres Mercury in PDT later tonight.
What do we need to learn from The Hanged Man now?
The Hanged Man symbolizes surrendering the ego. Allow, simply allow, The Universe has another path in mind. BUT don’t be a martyr either.
MEDITATE at the SOLSTICE and plan the next 3 months till spring. Rest, it is an intense three days and then its Christmas and Chanukkah this year too.
I will be doing ceremony with my family. I have come down with a head cold.
Tuesday afternoon, post Blue Strawberry Moon Solstice.
I hope you had a lovely Solstice celebration. We did, just my husband and I in the backyard. We had our bonfire and did our ceremony there. There was fantastic weather, very breezy to cool off after a hot day. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were brightly visible shining down on us.
Capricorn earthy element Tuesday- you got variety, almost one of everything,
1 sextile, 1 incongruent, 1 trine and 1 conjunction.
Moon to NEPTUNE in the wee hours- should bring enlightening dreams or too much drinking and revelry hangovers?
Moon inconjuncts Mercury in Gemini in the morning
this is NOT the best day to ask for a raise, or to try to debate.
MOON trines JUPITER a nice earth trine is always good
Gratitude is important under this kind of trine.
Moon conjuncts PLUTO
The moon and Pluto rendezvous once a month. To talk over Huge business deals, deep secrets, connive, plan big schemes, dig up dirt, recycle, and to plan those long term scaling the heights maps. A good time to dig through your own psyche.
ONLY 8 more days of MARS RETROGRADE!
INSPIRATIONAL DAILY CARD
Medevial’s DreamTime Tarot by Stefan Beckhusen
THE UNIVERSE Trump #21
The World or the Universe is the last card in the sequence of the Tarot. We have completed a major life lesson, finished a cycle. As such it symbolizes SATURN, the third dimension, the real physical world, maturity, our karmic lessons. Once we take responsibility for creating everything in our lives, we are free. We have “Done it my way.” as Frank Sinatra sang. It is “After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” It’s the laundry, the bills, ageing and freedom.
I like this image a lot, it is a quite different take on the Universe which traditionally always has a dancing naked woman in a vagina/vesica pisces dancing with the 4 major Fixed signs of Astrology surrounding her symbolizing the 4 elements. This card reminds me of death, leaving the Universe and also the cosmic coming back into the Universe. Pretty trippy. I feel there should always be the Woman symbol as she represents the soul, the anima, always considered Feminine in its nature.
A very appropriate card for the SOLSTICE, once cycle has ended and a new one beginning.
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