Summer Solstice Intentions and Rituals by Tara Greene

Cancer Solstice Meditation and intentions

June 21, 2019 @ 8:54 am PDT/ 11:54 am EDT/ 3:54 pm GMT 

Cancer Astrology Tara Greene

Sidney_Hall_Urania’s_MirrorCancerThe restorationist, Adam Cuerden, requests attribution

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” From Moving Water by Jalaluddin Rumi

The Sun stands over the Tropic of Cancer which is what Western tropical Astrology is based on. This is the first Solstice of 2019 and the second major Astrological turning point of the wheel of the year beginning with Spring Equinox. The Sun is at its maximum Northern point of 23 degrees 27 Minutes. It’s The longest daylight of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

Summer begins up North and winter begins down South. To ancient pagans this is Litha and thousands of druids will be gathering to celebrate the Sun King’s peak at Stonehenge in the U.K. Thousands worldwide honor the Sun as we co-create with the Suns turning in its annual dance of the seasons.  In the North, the Masculine growth time peaks now and slowly declines towards the Autumn Equinox. The Feminine half of the year begins to ascend now.

I realize I am “North centric” living in the Northern Hemisphere. To all the Southern Hemi-folks, winter is beginning and the Masculine time of the year of increasing starts its reign.

We are always in this yin/yang balance. Every night half the world is awake and bathed in light and the other half is asleep in the darkness of night. We are more aware of this now than ever before.

The Solstice points are major markers. This is an important turning point to stop and plan your intentions until the Autumn Equinox at least. It’s also a good time to take stock of how the seeds you planted at the Spring Equinox have taken, grown and flourished or not. It may be time for much weeding and fertilizing to get the crop you want.

While the sun is traveling through Cancer we are under the rulership of the Moon, our emotions and FEELINGS. Cancer is the first water sign, symbolized by the crab. It Ancient Egypt it was seen as two turtles. Our bodies are 70% water. Cancer represents the womb, our mothers, and the oceans of the earth from where all life started. Cancer is also the dark void of pure potential, home, emotional security and safety.

Cancer symbolizes the unconscious, the wellspring, the cup, vessel and Holy Grail, the dream world, and our unconscious memories, stored in our cellular consciousness. The emotional realm is a karmic realm, according to Buddhist teachings, and emotions are the glue that draws us back into the physical plane. A Tibetan Buddhist teacher taught that we are all our mothers, literally. We actually felt and experienced every emotion she ever felt her entire life from when she came into existence in her own mothers’ womb as a single egg. There is an emotional string of pearls of wisdom within you with which you can find your way home to source and your own genetic ancestry.

Cancer is the Great Mother symbol in all of her most loving, nourishing and nurturing of aspects.  We are all born of women and come through our mothers as the Moon’s physical body all women are ruled by the Moon specifically. Men also have a feminine side and they too feel the Moon’s subtle pull of psychic, intuitive, subtle and dream energies.  The Solstice coincides with Father’s Day this year. Also symbolizing a rebalancing of the masculine and feminine energies.

TAROT CORRESPONDENCES

If you have a Tarot deck you can pull out the Major Arcana associated with the Moon and Cancer and ask to dialogue with their archetypal wisdom when you do your meditation-see below. 

The Sign of Cancer itself is symbolized by Trump #7 The Chariot. The Moon is symbolized by Trump #2 The High Priestess and also by Trump #18 called The Moon which symbolizes Pisces. Trump # 3, The Empress is also associated as she is usually symbolized by a pregnant woman although she symbolizes Venus

Meditate at the time of the Solstice June 21 @ 8:54 am PDT/ 11:54 am EDT/ 3:54 pm GMT 

As Cancer symbolizes the Mother, I would see this solstice as a conception point to plan out your next three trimesters. The 1st from June 21 to Autumn Equinox.The second trimester goes from September 21 until Dec 21st Solstice, and the third ends at Spring 2016’s Equinox when the baby, which is whatever you intend to create will be born healthy and strong.  

Have a notebook, or device, candles and whatever symbolizes mothering on hand. A food offering of milk of any type should be set up. Moon cakes, an Asian specialty or moon shaped cookies would work too. Create a moon alter and place mirrors, water, flowers, dolphin or whale images, mermaids, and see below for other tools. Seashells and sand dollars. There are two parts to this solstice ritual, one is in water, the other is with your moon alter.

Practical tools: Use these to amplify the resonance in your ritual.

Color: Silvery blue, silver or white. Use this for candles and to wear.

BODY PARTS: rules the stomach, breasts, uterus and digestion.

Metal is silver. Wear your finest silver, get out the silver candlesticks.

Gemstones: pearls, moonstones and emeralds traditionally. Chalcedony, carnelian, onyx and white=blue chrysoprase.

Power stone: sodalite. Talisman stone: sapphire.

Modern gems: chrysoprase, fire opals, super seven, topaz, amber.

Herbs: Eucalyptus and fenugreek

Essential oils: rose, lily

FLOWERS: white roses, water and all lilies, morning glories,

Herbs: Tarragon, verbena, saxifrage. Milk thistle, dandelion.

Angels: Gabriel, Hebrew letter Gimel, {a camel} Rules the first heaven Shamayim, means water.

Egyptian name: Hathor

Greek Goddess: Selene, Diana,

All mother Goddesses: Mary, Ceres, Demeter, and Artemis, Selene,

Fixed Stars of Constellation Cancer: Sirius, The Beehive,

Animals:  all marine creatures: dolphins, whales, seals, fish, carbs and animals with shells, turtles and snails.

Foods: mother’s milk, all kinds of milk, watery fruits and vegetables, white veggies:

Plants: all water plants, lotus.

Spirit: Undines 

SOLSTICE WATER MEDITATION

Water is the prime element of Cancer. Take a ritual bath , anytime, day or night. It’s time to return to the womb and rebirth oneself. Make sure the water is close to body temperature. Put essential oils of rose, eucalyptus or lavender in the bath. If your mother wore a specific perfume you may want to spritz that around.  Put white foaming bubble bath to symbolize the sea and rose petals. If you have a heartbeat drumming track then put that on in the background.

Immerse yourself in the bath. Dunk your head under the water.  Close your eyes and sink into your own uterine memories of being inside your mother’s womb. Remember the feeling of absolute security, safety, peace, the darkness, with the sound of your mother’s heartbeat. Not everyone has had safe comfortable experiences in the womb. If you had a difficult connection with your mother in utero or in your life or were adopted or feel rejected, you need to call upon the symbol and archetypal energy of the Great Mother at this time to hold you, to nurture you and to bring you feelings of safety and security for being loved and complete simply for existing. Her love is unconditional. The Great Mother can be Mary in the Christian Tradition, or Ceres, Gaia, the Earth Herself, your own mother or allow a Mother figure to come to you. She offers the ultimate and only true place of emotional “homeland security “and peace, in the arms of the Great Mother on a spiritual level.

Allow yourself to feel. This is what Cancer is: emotions. Rock yourself gently, hear the heartbeat of the Great Mother as your own heartbeat. Let that heartbeat envelope you.

Sink into the feeling of safety. From this place of feeling safe and whole. Ask yourself what do you need to nurture now? What will nourish you? A relationship? A skill? What do you need to create, give your heart to? A person, a job, an idea? Allow the feelings and sensation to guide you. If you aren’t a visual person, sense it in your stomach. Rub your breasts. Love your tummy whatever shape it is in and your breasts. Adore your womb whether you have had children or not. Men have a spirit womb as do women who have had hysterectomies. Get out slowly thanking the water spirits and the Great Mother and the Moon for being with you.  Dry off and reflect.

The 2nd part of the Meditation

Create your moon alter and make it beautiful. Wear white or silver. If you can be out in nature near a body of water, a lake, the ocean, a river or pond that is great If not sit by your prepared alter. Breathe into your belly and breast and uterus. Meditate and ask for images, feelings and sensations to come up. Call upon the High Priestess as she is the Archetypal go-between between the unconscious and conscious realms.

The Moon rules our dreams. You will need to keep a dream journal. Do intend to work with your dreams over the moon’s cycle every night. Do this until the Capricorn Full Moon July 1st and take stock of what you have recollected. Keep going until the Cancer New Moon July 15 which will be a very, very intensely emotional New Moon. Huge. Cataclysmic. Keep working you’re your dreams until Autumn Equinox when the elements change.

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

CANCER rules the stomach. And cancer’s love to cook and to eat. Cancer is also sentimental. Prepare something your mother used to cook for you that you love perhaps. It can be simple, jello?  It is also Father’s Day this year and Cancer is all about family and nurturing so have a big or small family gathering. If you have no family, cook for your friends or strangers. Do something special for a children’s organization or devote some time to helping out in a hospital, food bank or helping take care of older women or men.

Dr. Masaru Emoto taught that water is affected by our emotions. The oceans are very polluted from Fukushima and plastic and other pollutants. Thousands of seals, whales and fish are dying en masse in the Pacific. Visualize healing energy to the oceans, the lakes, especially the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada, and all water ways. Droughts and water shortages not just in California but in many parts of the world will become more severe. Conserve water during this Cancer month especially. Be conscious of how we are 70% water. We take it for granted. It is the water of Life itself. Honor it and your own feelings and intuition.

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Solstice Guided Meditation Cancer time.

Cancer Solstice Meditation and intentions

Summer solstice Tara Greene

WATER NYMPHS HYMN TO THE RISING MOON 1850  by John George Naish 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” From Moving Water by Jalaluddin Rumi

The Sun enters Tropical Cancer June 21 @ 3:07 am PDT/ 6:07 am EDT/ 10:07 p.m. GMT. The Sun is at its maximum Northern point of 23+ degrees nd sits on the Tropic of Cancer. It is longest day light of the year in the Northern and the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere where Winter begins Down Under.

Summer begins up North and winter begins down South. To ancient pagans this is Litha and thousands of druids will be gathering to celebrate the Sun King’s peak at Stonehenge in the U.K. Thousands worldwide honor the Sun as we co-create with the Suns turning in its annual dance of the seasons.  In the North, the Masculine growth time peaks now and slowly declines towards the Autumn Equinox. The Feminine half of the year begins to ascend now.

I realize I am “North centric” living in the Northern Hemisphere. To all the Southern Hemi-folks, winter is beginning and the Masculine time of the year of increasing starts its reign.

We are always in this yin/yang balance. Every night half the world is awake and bathed in light and the other half is asleep in the darkness of night. We are more aware of this now than ever before.

The Solstice points are major markers. This is an important turning point to stop and plan your intentions until the Autumn Equinox at least. It’s also a good time to take stock of how the seeds you planted at the Spring Equinox have taken, grown and flourished or not. It may be time for much weeding and fertilizing to get the crop you want.

While the sun is traveling through Cancer we are under the rulership of the Moon, our emotions and FEELINGS. Cancer is the first water sign, symbolized by the crab. In Ancient Egypt it was seen as two turtles. Our bodies are 70% water. Cancer represents the womb, our mothers, and the oceans of the earth from where all life started. Cancer is also the dark void of pure potential, home, emotional security and safety.

Cancer symbolizes the unconscious, the wellspring, the cup, vessel and Holy Grail, the dream world, and our unconscious memories, stored in our cellular consciousness. The emotional realm is a karmic realm, according to Buddhist teachings, and emotions are the glue that draws us back into the physical plane. A Tibetan Buddhist teacher taught that we are all our mothers, literally. We actually felt and experienced every emotion she ever felt her entire life from when she came into existence in her own mothers’ womb as a single egg. There is an emotional string of pearls of wisdom within you with which you can find your way home to source and your own genetic ancestry.

Cancer is the Great Mother symbol in all of her most loving, nourishing and nurturing of aspects.  We are all born of women and come through our mothers as the Moon’s physical body all women are ruled by the Moon specifically. Men also have a feminine side and they too feel the Moon’s subtle pull of psychic, intuitive, subtle and dream energies.  The Solstice coincides with Father’s Day this year. Also symbolizing a rebalancing of the masculine and feminine energies.

TAROT CORRESPONDENCES

If you have a Tarot deck you can pull out the Major Arcana associated with the Moon and Cancer and ask to dialogue with their archetypal wisdom when you do your meditation-see below. 

The Sign of Cancer itself is symbolized by Trump #7 The Chariot. The Moon is symbolized by Trump #2 The High Priestess and also by Trump #18 called The Moon which symbolizes Pisces. Trump # 3, The Empress is also associated as she is usually symbolized by a pregnant woman although she symbolizes Venus

Meditate at the time of the Solstice June 21 @ 3:07 am PDT/ 6:07 am EDT/ 10:07 p.m. GMT

Cancer symbolizes the Mother, I would see this solstice as a conception point to plan out your next three trimesters. The 1st from June 21 to Autumn Equinox. The second trimester goes from September 21 until Dec 21st Solstice, and the third ends at Spring 2019’s Equinox when the baby, which is whatever you intend to create will be born healthy and strong.  

Have a notebook, device, candles and whatever symbolizes mothering on hand. A food offering of milk of any type should be set up. Moon cakes, an Asian specialty or moon shaped cookies would work too. Create a moon alter and place mirrors, water, flowers, dolphin or whale images, mermaids, and see below for other tools. Sea shells and sand dollars. There are two parts to this solstice ritual, one is in water, the other is with your moon alter.

Practical tools: Use these to amplify the resonance in your ritual.

Color: Silvery blue, silver or white. Use this for candles and to wear.

BODY PARTS: rules the stomach, breasts, uterus and digestion.

Metal is silver. Wear your finest silver, get out the silver candlesticks.

Gemstones: pearls, moonstones and emeralds traditionally. Chalcedony, carnelian, onyx and white=blue chrysoprase.

Power stone: sodalite. Talisman stone: sapphire.

Modern gems: chrysoprase, fire opals, super seven, topaz, amber.

Herbs: Eucalyptus and fenugreek

Essential oils: rose, lily

FLOWERS: white roses, water and all lilies, morning glories,

Herbs: Tarragon, verbena, saxifrage. Milk thistle, dandelion.

Angels: Gabriel, Hebrew letter Gimel, {a camel} Rules the first heaven Shamayim, means water.

Egyptian name: Hathor

Greek Goddess: Selene, Diana,

All mother Goddesses: Mary, Ceres, Demeter, and Artemis, Selene,

Fixed Stars of Constellation Cancer: Sirius, The Beehive,

Animals:  all marine creatures: dolphins, whales, seals, fish, carbs and animals with shells, turtles and snails.

Foods: mother’s milk, all milks, watery fruits and vegetables, white veggies:

Plants: all water plants, lotus.

Spirit: Undines 

SOLSTICE WATER MEDITATION

Water is the prime element of Cancer. Take a ritual bath , anytime, day or night. It’s time to return to the womb and rebirth oneself. Make sure the water is close to body temperature. Put essential oils of rose, eucalyptus or lavender in the bath. If your mother wore a specific perfume you may want to spritz that around.  Put white foaming bubble bath to symbolize the sea and rose petals. If you have a heartbeat drumming track then put that on in the background.

Immerse yourself in the bath. Dunk your head under the water.  Close your eyes and sink into your own uterine memories of being inside your mother’s womb. Remember the feeling of absolute security, safety, peace, the darkness, with the sound of your mother’s heartbeat. Not everyone has had safe comfortable experiences in the womb. If you had a difficult connection with your mother in utero or in your life or were adopted or feel rejected, you need to call upon the symbol and archetypal energy of the Great Mother at this time to hold you, to nurture you and to bring you feelings of safety and security for being loved and complete simply for existing. Her love is unconditional. The Great Mother can be Mary in the Christian Tradition, or Ceres, Gaia, the Earth Herself, your own mother or allow a Mother figure to come to you. She offers the ultimate and only true place of emotional “homeland security “and peace, in the arms of the Great Mother on a spiritual level.

Allow yourself to feel. This is what Cancer is: emotions. Rock yourself gently, hear the heartbeat of the Great Mother as your own heartbeat. Let that heartbeat envelope you.

Sink into the feeling of safety. From this place of feeling safe and whole. Ask yourself what do you need to nurture now? What will nourish you? A relationship? A skill? What do you need to create, give your heart to? A person, a job, an idea? Allow the feelings and sensation to guide you. If you aren’t a visual person, sense it in your stomach. Rub your breasts. Love your tummy whatever shape it is in and your breasts. Adore your womb whether you have had children or not. Men have a spirit womb as do women who have had hysterectomies. Get out slowly thanking the water spirits and the Great Mother and the Moon for being with you.  Dry off and reflect.

The 2nd part of the Meditation

Create your moon alter and make it beautiful. Wear white or silver. If you can be out in nature near a body of water, a lake, the ocean, a river or pond that is great If not sit by your prepared alter. Breathe into your belly and breast and uterus. Meditate and ask for images, feelings and sensations to come up. Call upon the High Priestess as she is the Archetypal go-between between the unconscious and conscious realms.

The Moon rules our dreams. You will need to keep a dream journal. Do intend to work with your dreams over the moon’s cycle every night.

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

CANCER rules the stomach. And cancer’s love to cook and to eat. Cancer is also sentimental. Prepare something your mother used to cook for you that you love perhaps. It can be simple, jello?  It is also Father’s Day this year and Cancer is all about family and nurturing so have a big or small family gathering. If you have no family, cook for your friends or strangers. Do something special for a children’s organization or devote some time to helping out in a hospital, food bank or helping take care of older women or men.

Dr. Masaru Emoto taught that water is affected by our emotions. The oceans are very polluted from Fukushima and plastic and other pollutants. Thousands of seals, whales, and fish are dying en masse in the Pacific. Visualize healing energy to the oceans, the lakes, especially the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada, and all waterways. Droughts and water shortages not just in California but in many parts of the world will become more severe. Conserve water during this Cancer month especially. Be conscious of how we are 70% water. We take it for granted. It is the water of Life itself. Honor it and your own feelings and intuition.

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY

All writing is copyright of Tara Greene

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Summer of Love 2017, Summer Solstice

Summer of Love, 1967-2017, astrology, tara Greene

Yes, it is the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Scott Mackenzie “be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” San Francisco Haight-Ashbury Pied Piper song. The Summer of Love also begins again, June 20th 9:24 pm PDT / June 21 @ 12:24 am EDT/ 4:24 am GMT on Solstice. We sure could use it. “gentle people with flowers in their hair.” “There’s a whole generation with a new explanation. Summertime will be a Love In there.” 

SOLSTICE is one of the 4 major turning points in the Year. Yes, it’s Winter Solstice down under, so you Ozzies down there are having the Winter of Love. 

As the SUN hits the Tropic of Cancer at 23+ degrees North we are initiated into a new cycle. Do set aside time to sit in ritual and ceremony. Meditate and stop and think about what the first half of 2017 brought you. Put out your intentions for the rest of 2017 at this time.

Why is it the Summer of LOVE 2017?

VENUS in TAURUS sextiles {60 degree aspect} NEPTUNE Retro. and creates a FINGER OF GOD to JUPITER in LIBRA; exact June 20 @ 14+ degrees this affects the Soulstice.

NEPTUNE turns Retrograde June 16 @ 14 degrees 16 minutes of PISCES.

Neptune rules PISCES so its’ Station RETROGRADE here is very powerful. PISCES energy is guiding us to be our essential spiritual, compassionate, creative natural selves. We are expanding into the oceans of unboundedness and into the dream world. Neptune in Pisces seeks the soul mate, the Beloved, peace, compassion, and Oneness. 

Pay attention to your dreams around the station. Neptune Retro will take us all back into dejavueing our dreams. LSD Flashbacks may reoccur. 

Neptune is the “higher octave” of earthly lover Venus. Venus at the 15th and most powerful degree of the sign of its rulership is also extremely strong now. Venus in Taurus loves the earth plane and feels it is the Garden of Eden to be thoroughly and sensuously enjoyed. The sextile of Venus with NEPTUNE brings out our desire for erotic soul connection and earthly desire fusing into one powerful urge to merge into the All. 

VENUS rules LIBRA, where Jupiter is, so it is the final dispositer of this aspect. This means that Venus has the final say, and in Taurus you betcha as she is very stubborn and unbudgeable. 

 ” And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Garden.” Yes Joni Mitchell wrote that song for Woodstock and she was a genius artist, and all geniuses tap into the future. 

Garden of Eden, Bosch, Summer of Love, Tara Greene, astrology

We need to be in nature. We need to indulge our 5 senses. By smelling, feeling, touching and tasting every ounce of earthly desire and pleasure we awaken our 6th sense too.  By touching tasting and feeling the earth plane in lovemaking and in our daily lives we realize that there is no separation between soul, spirit and the physical plane. 

The inconjunct, or quincunx aspect of Venus and Neptune to Jupiter in LIBRA which forms the Finger of God or YOD aspect further expands this desire. We want more soul mate love, more beauty, harmony, creativity, relationships, peace, and balance. 

But the inconjunct is a difficult aspect, as Jupiter over expands and can be too superficial in Libra focussed on the bling and social status which means nothing on the spiritual plane. Jupiter is notorious for being all talk as well.  Simply let VENUS in TAURUS lead your spirit and soul.

Venus is conjunct the Moon in Taurus at 18 degrees at Solstice and is also involved in the Yod aspect.  The MOON governs Cancer. Just fully feel your feelings and follow them. The need to nest, to nurture self and others is very strong. Find solace in your physical and emotional body.  

Saturn is opposed to Mercury at the 29th degree of GEMINI.

They had their exact opposition on Father’s day June 18th. Mercury enters CANCER five hours after the Solstice. It is easier to be serious, grounded and set your goals higher. 

Mars at 10 degrees CANCER squares JUPITER in LIBRA and NEPTUNE in PISCES

Angry suppressed feelings are simmering below the surface. Mars is OUT OF BOUNDS until June 30th and there is a renegade aspect to Mars now. Mars governs rage, war, killing, fires, danger, and defenses. Notice the London fire and Republican shootings over the last couple of days. Mars in Cancer is really submerged in the feminine in the womb and not strong. Mars in Cancer would be happy to be in a fallout shelter waiting out the nuclear war with 20 years of provisions. Mars in Cancer also makes us defend our families, our home turf, our homeland. The need to nurture others is also strong. Your tummy may be especially sensitive while Mars is in Cancer and O.O.B. The pressure is to stay balanced and see tings from an unconditionally loving perspective.

GRAND FIRE TRINE of SATURN in SAGITTARIUS, URANUS and ERIS and ATHENA in ARIES and the NORTH NODE conjunct VESTA in LEO

This positive fire trine empowers us to play the game of existence as a role, as a fun game. It’s time to be upbeat, optimistic and march to your own drummer and no one else’s. Invest your soul and spirit into doing what you love. Dance, sing, make art, make love, Life is a party. Be the leader you are, it’s easier to be courageous. ROAR. Follow our passion and your bliss. So what makes you feel happy is the bottom line. Use it to seek higher education, travel, study, teach and build bridges.

This is a rare GRAND FIRE TRINE, use it well. It’s officially in effect until the first week of July.  Trines have a 5-degree orb. The Grand Trine begins again September 27 until the end of October. 

There is a FINGER OF GOD which I’ll talk about separately.

JUNO conjunct PLUTO in CAPRICORN trines VENUS and the MOON in TAURUS

This is a lovely powerful combination bringing down the Divine Feminine energies. Juno’s symbol is the peacock. Like the Hindu Goddess Saraswati, Goddess of the Arts, she is like Venus too. I believe that JUNO, whose symbol is an 8-armed “magic wand” is the Feminine form of Genius. This aspect brings on strong feminine worldly power, wealth and environmental consciousness. Women must step forwards as corporate and world leaders to protect the arts, to protect the children, the earth, her mineral rights and Nature’s sovereignty. 

Chiron, the wounded healer is Squaring Saturn in Sagittarius and Mercury in GEMINI

We must still be very responsible, sensible and mindful in our communications. Speak your truth if you have been a victim of spiritual, emotional, sexual or physical abuse. The Bill Cosby rape accusation trial is taking longer with Mercury in Gemini to come to one final conclusive decision. Expect to hear more about pizzagate, world wide sex trafficking, pedophile priests and abuses of children at al levels. This is a huge issue and won’t go away. This is a time of great healing as all the shadows of corruption, past karma, addictions, delusions, illusions, and false teachings are being exposed. 

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Venus in Leo, Heart of Gold,Retrograde alert!

Venus the Goddess of Love, Beauty, Relationships and values enters the Royal Sign of Leo June 5  until July 18 where we will be feeling Queenly courageous and passionate in our hearts’ expression.

Venus will turn Retrograde July 25 at ZERO+ degrees Virgo and regresses back into LEO until September 6. Venus turns direct at 14 degrees 23 minutes of Leo and takes until October 9 to bypass Zero degrees Virgo again.  That’s 10 weeks spent standing in the shadows of love.

Venus enters her pre-shadow phase on June 21 the Summer Solstice which is highly significant. 

VENUS will rendezvous with the SUN/APOLLO at 22 degrees LEO on August 15 which is one of the highlights of the year energetically. My wedding Anniversary is on the 17th. 

While Venus is Retrograde for 44 days -also a significant Master number, we will re-immerse ourselves in old love dramas, heart entanglements, rewind our hearts, unbind our hearts, release the courage which we may have held back, relinquish the drama, require respect for women’s power and much more. 

Do check out where those degrees are in your astrology charts now.

This is a great time to take stock of where your creativity is, how open your heart is, let your inner child come out and play.

Leo ruled stuff, big ego’s and power struggles will get even more raw, inflamed, hot and passionate, can be big time negative dramas.

Women have long been linked with Lions in mythology. The SPHINX is a half woman half lioness wonder of the world. Ancient Goddesses were depicted as being half lioness in Babylon.

EGyptian Goddess Tara Greene

Sekhmet

Sekhmet (Sakhmet) is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities. Her name is derived from the Egyptian word “Sekhem” (which means “power” or “might”) often translated as “She who is Powerful”. She is depicted as a lion-headed woman, sometimes with the addition of a sun disc on her head. Her seated statues show her holding the ankh of life, but when she is shown striding or standing she usually holds a sceptre formed from papyrus. 

RHEA was the Titan mother of the gods, a goddess of female fertility, motherhood, and generation. Her name means “flow” and “ease.” As the wife of Kronos/Saturn  (Time), she represented the eternal flow of time and generations ; as the great Mother (Meter Megale), the “flow” was menstrual blood, birth waters, and milk. She was also a goddess of comfort and ease. She is closely connected to Cybele, the Anatolian mother Goddess, They were both depicted as matronly women, usually wearing a turret crown, and attended by lions. 

Venus in Leo goes for the gold, GOLD and SILVER markets and all precious metals usually rise when Planets are in Leo.

Downside of Venus in LEO, vanity, greed, competition, showing off, jealousy, possessiveness, you know…

Venus in Leo is everything YOUR HEART DESIRES, you want it, you know how to seduce to get it.

LEO’s you will be the cat’s pyjamas and  purring with pleasure.

Venus is THE EMPRESS,TAROT TRUMP #3 and Leo is STRENGTH #11

Leo is the 5th sign of creativity and LOVE AFFAIRS

SEX IS WONDERFUL

Bright yellow, red, gold or deep purple, are Leo’s colors.

Venus in Leo is a Jungle Queen,a  fearless Amazon, doing her own thing 

sheena Venus in Leo Tara Greene tarot reader

VENUS IN LEO 

She is Hindu Goddess DURGA riding her Lion into battle to kill all the ghouls and demonic forces when no other God can.

DURGA venus in Leo Astrology Tara Greene

QUEEN of DEMON KILLERS DURGA

Leo is the HEART, passion, will. Venus is LOVE,  WILL power with love behind it is unstoppable.

Wear your heart on your sleeve. Everyone knows how you feel, love and romance are roaring with strength and joy.

Roar out your love,you will know by how great it makes you feel, what to go for.

– see link to the most amazing song of female passion ever written

Generosity of the heart , acts of loving kindness, Leos are fiercely loyal and giving to those they love.

the questions to ask are:

WHAT makes my heart-throb with passion? What do I love and desire the most? What makes me happiest?

Venus is money and luxury 

Venus in Leo loves art and creativity- see link below-

WOMEN take center stage as leaders power movers and shakers, fearlessly fueled by love

 I am woman hear me roar the Helen Reddy song 

Leo rules statesman kings, leaders, actors and actresses, billionaires, entrepreneurs, anyone who is center stage.

Leo rules children, giving love, show children your support and love them courageously, 

Venus in Leo makes people’s hearts bigger, stronger, prouder

and remember PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL

FAMOUS  VENUS  IN  LEO Peeps

Michael Jackson    Daniel Radcliffe   Andy Warhol

The DALAI LAMA  Madonna , Pamela Anderson, Whitney Houston, Tori Amos

 Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise   Jennifer Lawrence,  Selena Gomez,  Gwynth Paltrow,  Salma Hayek

Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan ,George W. Bush

Niall Horan and Liam Payne of One Direction

Film Directors Tim Burton ,Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick

writer Paulo Coelho  singer Michael Buble

Enjoy Venus in LEO- get out and dance the tango, be generous, enjoy the drama keep it fueled with positive passion.

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VENUS IN FURS Velvet Underground Venus in Furs- Velvet Underground

The Confession Laura Nyro The confession Laura Nyro 1969

Standing in the shadows of Love Four Tops Standing in the shadows of Love The Four Tops

 

Summer Solstice 3 month world forecast by Tara Greene

SUMMER arrives in the Northern Hemisphere Saturday June 21 2014 @ 3:51 am PDT /6:51 am EDT/ 10:51 am GMT

and if you live North of the 49th parallel you know what kind of a HELLISH friggin freezing cold POLAR VORTEX winter we had which went on for about 7 months. SUMMER can’t come any moment too soon. It has still been  well below average temperatures in Toronto. Although we do get a day over 16 hours long on the Summer Solstice -and only 8 hours long on the Winter one. BTW Toronto is at 79.24 43.42.  It’s gotten bigger since I was born here.

Winter begins South of the EQUATOR in South America where the FIFA WORLD CUP is being played in Brazil.

Happy Winter solstice to you.

Inspirational Card of the Day

APOLLO the SUN

SUN HELIOS in his solar chariot Tara Greene

 

SUMMER SOLSTICE had been celebrated since time out of mind as a time when the SUN KING- APOLLO or HELIOS as the Greeks called him, peaks and dies and the Goddess Time of growth, fertility, nurturing expands. The SUN touches the TROPIC of CANCER and marks Summers beginning in the North. In SIDEREAL Astrology the Sun doesn’t reach the Constellation of CANCER until July 16. SYNCHRONICITY and Jupiter enters Tropical LEO on that day.

The chart looks the same for both North and South countries event though they magnetically relate to different poles.

the INGRESS charts for each season are considered to be charts one can use for divination for the next 3 months.

Let’s check it out shall we?

SUMMER SOLSTICE Astro

click on the chart to view larger

Set for WASHINGTON D.C. the ASCENDANT is at 14 degrees of CANCER which is exactly where the U.S. SUN is and the FIXED STAR Sirius, the soul of Ancient Egyptian Goddess ISIS.

Because the SUN is conjunct to Mercury which is  RETROGRADE and on the NORTH STAR- see previous article -and opposite the Galactic Center this indicates a great time to follow the Highest intellectual view while being firmly rooted in a Galactic spiritual perspective. That’s means bigger than small-minded stuff-like you and me as well as a county’s ego’s.

The next three months will be review time. We wont be ready to advance till Autumn Equinox on September 22 with PLUTO turning DIRECT on that date and a NEW MOON the next day.

If you would like to join me in welcoming AUTUMN in the Northern Hemisphere in ceremony I will be in SEDONA ARIZONA once again to celebrate on the 22 and the NEW MOON on the 24th. Life will look totally different by then.

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We are still in the last of the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS ENERGY

MOON in ARIES- IMPULSIVE FEELINGS an emotional storm.

The Moon always symbolizes the prevailing MOOD of the people.

indicating a time of new impulsive feelings and emotions, fast launches, quickened feelings, new passions, new intuitive inspirations and a warning against rash impulsive decision-making.

PEOPLE will be IMPATIENT, RUDE, angry, THIS IS a WAR FARE EMOTIONAL state, Vigilante tones, frustrated emotions, moon in Aries also has to do with women being RAPED- we have seen this issue coming up strongly in the world news and it will continue to do so.

MOON is CONJUNCT URANUS, square to Jupiter in Cancer, opposite MARS in LIBRA and square to PLUTO in Capricorn  which is

DIRECTLY opposite the U.S. SUN as it has been for months now. Pluto is Retrograde till September 22.

The grenade has been unpinned and in the hand of a revolutionary militant fascist, Islamist Fundamentalist, etc etc.  A time fraught with even more chaos, violence, revolutionary change, war, conflict, battle, explosions. Mars in LIBRA will attempt to be diplomatic but is weakened in Libra by being debilitated. America is under very intense energies to die and be reborn. Just like that Lana Del Ray song- We are born to die. It’s Very philosophical.

JUPITER in CANCER in the 1st house at 24 degrees. Jupiter is in his final Cancerian swim now. But his presence is exalted in Cancer and Jupiter has buoyed up the economy- although bloated may be a better word to describe it. Jupiter inflates whatever he touches. Jupiter in Cancer is too much of the old America Rah rah rah, MOM and apple pie and homeland security and security surveillance. Too much ego, too much eating and consuming and hiding -barricading oneself in one’s home out of fear,because of emotional needyness. Lots of emotional high tides, water storms, and flooding in the weather. Very fertile time for women. Everyone needs more emotional security.

SATURN is RETROGRADE at 17 degrees SCORPIO in the 5th house

intense obsessive emotional ruthlessness and power struggles over children, teen pregnancies, birth control, abortion, social support. Saturn is fear and  depression, suicide. This can be a reviewing of mental health needs for teens. Symbolized hiding one’s light and love in the darkness and shadows.

The 5th house is creative self- expression,. The need to support more arts directly as a health means to explore the dark side of the psyche. Expressive arts therapies.

VENUS at 27 degrees Taurus on the Pleiades, in the 11th house

The famed 7 sisters; VENUS rules TAURUS and so we are seeing a BULL MARKET for now. Taurus rules all the earthy values, minerals, food, gold, oil in a loose extent. Venus in Taurus indicates our need to get reconnected to the land, to growing our own food, to being in touch with our bodies. Venus in Taurus is a sensual, body conscious and body care, romantic time. Women are revelling in their own sensuality. The Pleiades is also the place of Higher intelligent benevolent E.T.’s.  A good time to meditate on these entities.Venus in Taurus also makes art, appreciates fine wine, food, music, singing. In the 11th this is public art, community oriented creativity, Do something to beautify your neighbourhood.

DWARF PLANET ERIS- like MALEFICENT is conjunct the SOUTH node and the MOON

they are bunched together within 5 degrees of each other in ARIES. A sense of a woman scorned, a GODDESS scorned, revenge and a plot that was planted in a previous round. An unconscious will to fight, to break-through to challenge the old order. Women and mothers are mad about not being able to be free to live their lives under their our autonomy.

CHIRON IN PISCES is Retrograde and in a GRAND WATER TRINE with Saturn Retrograde and Jupiter

This is a very HEALING transit. Saturn in Scorpio is FIERCE, obsessive and never forgets. Its SHADOW contents may be deeply held or consciously forgotten but the cellular memories which are housed in every cell of one’s body holds the healing keys. Embracing your pain and suffering and flowing with it, this Water trine will make it easier. Intuitive healing is also favoured. Listen to your feelings. CHIRON in PISCES is the last call for letting go. Let it go. I won’t put :LET IT GO on as a Video though.

Using Astro-Cartography which  predicts activities for various cities and places according to the Planetary lines crossing them and the energies which the planets govern.

Astro maps Tara Greene

MARS is on the Ascendant of Israel, South Africa, Turkey and on the Russia/Ukraine border.

Pluto is on the roots of Cairo and Kiev, and runs through Africa right through Durban South Africa. Pluto is Descending  through New York and eastern U.S. Pluto is Ascending through Japan and Indonesia. Mars and Uranus  crosses Guyana, Bolivia, directly South through Buenos Aries.

Neptune runs right through Minneapolis, North and South right through to the Gulf and to East of Mexico City and Guatemala. Saturn is strong in Pakistan and eastern Australia. URANUS and Mars run through Shanghai and the Philipines.

The Sun and Mercury cross right in Cuba indicating an opening and expansion there.

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Tara

HERE COMES THE SUN- THE BEATLES

IN THE SUMMERTIME – Mungo Jerry

 

 

June 17- 20 Astrology Mood guide for the week

June 17 

We are in the PRE_MERCURY RETROGRADE SHADOW- don’t forget.

moon

Moon is in Libra and that’s always relationship emphasis. WHAT DO YOU THINK? rush out spend $ on beautiful things, clothes, jewellery etc. But Moon= moods are stressful because of the aspects Monday, a quincunx- which means “U no speak my language, no comprende” to dreamy, artistic, romantasy Neptune in Pisces, meaning there will be  relationship disappointments.

Moon is Square to Pluto, cue the heavy breathing, squabbles, secret looks; Moon is opposite Uranus=chaos which is social suicide for a LIBRA MOON, Are we getting used to the BIG T SQUARE yet? We should, theres 2 more years of it. Moon trine Mars in Gemini, air signs are yakkety yakking and being ambivalent very quickly, and quincunx the Wounded Healer Chiron in Pisces. OUCH is all I can say, I wish I could kiss your spiritual/social boo boo better. I am, I am sending you a special energy healing kiss- mwaa!
The next 6 weeks are SPECTACULAR the JULY 16/17 GRAND WATER TRINE, the SUN JUPITER North STAR conjunction now, and finally a very rare Grand SEXTILE in late JULY! It doesn’t get much better than this folks. WATER SIGNS you are IN!!!!  WATER IS HOT HOT HOT in a good way. Think of it as a hot tub you get to relax in for 6 weeks.

June 18

Libra moon does its lovely salsa,samba, dancing at home with a lovely dinner with Venus in Cancer. Moon squares Mercury, let those feelings out. Libra’s are detached you know. Moon makes beautiful bountiful magnificent TRINES to SUN AND JUPITER! This is that beautiful energy, give thanks for all the abundance in your life. Jupiter opposite the Galactic Center. 

Moon enters Scorpio 11:38 pm PDT June 18.

JUNE 19 Moon enters SCORPIO @ 2:38 am- Its got STUFF!!!

A heavy day Scorpio Moon conjuncts SATURN, Get serious and grow up GEMINI’s especially those whose birthdays it is today. But you get the icing on your birthday cake as the SUN JUPITER conjunct at 28 degrees GEMINI on the North STAR and you begin your best year in 12 with a golden ticket. 

There will be some angst though as Mars in Gemini squares Chiron in Pisces, old wounds may be lit by fiery tongues. Don’t spoil the party. Moon plays bumper cars with Uranus and Mars later in the day- June 20 EDT.

JUNE 20 EASTERLIES GET SUMMER TODAY

Scorpio moon keep on doing its research demolition obsession thing with Mars in Gemini. Moon makes lovely healing aspects to Chiron, Venus in Cancer and Mercury. All those long nights of weeping, wailing and soul-searching reap the rewards.

MERCURY CONJUNCTS VENUS in CANCER today @ 7:57 pm Hug everyone today!!!

this is great for heart to heart talks for real. 

I’ll continue the week as its summer solstice talk.

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Summer, Astrology of Cancer,Your chariot awaits, Astrology, Tarot from Tara Greene

Yes SUMMER is officially here. The Sun is in Cancer, Sign of the Crab, along with the Moon right now and Mercury but only till the 25th.

5 more days left to enjoy communicating{ Mercury} through the emotional filter { Sign} of Cancer 

Cancer, Leo and Virgo are the 3 signs governing the Summer quadrant of the Year’s circle.

 Summer begins as the Sun touches the Tropic of Cancer the northernmost latitude it reaches is 23.5 degrees

At Summer Solstice we state what it is we are pregnant with,nourishing, nurturing feeding, watching over, our literal children or all of our creations, ideas, desires, feelings. We carry this and give birth, and the fields, flowers, produce grows, soaks up the sun’s most intense rays in Leo and is finally ready to be Harvested under the sign of Virgo the Virgin Goddess of the Grain. In agricultural societies all life depended on the food grown, the produce that would be stored, dried, preserved,for life to continue safely and securely.

The sign of Cancer rules the Mother and the mothering prinicle.It is ruled by the Moon herself. The Moon is the Goddess aspect always. The earliest calendars discovered showed 28 dots on them and were created by menstruating women or men following the moon’s cycle and women’s menstrual cycles which work in tandem.

Cancer is water,the womb, feelings, emotions, moods, instincts, the oceans, wells, home, safety, security, emotional needs, food, nurturing, safety, security, nurses, caretakers, support workers, caves, river deltas, roots, nests,the root chakra, the womb, memories, the Unconscious, your childhood, flow, the Goddess Diana, all Moon Goddesses, and all Female Goddesss priginate with the Moon. Mother Earth/Mother Moon.

All Lunar ruled creatures, nocturnal ones, cats, owls, all night prowlers, animals that lay their eggs at night,wolves, shellfish,oysters, mollusks,lobsters,

water beds, rocking chairs, ocean voyages, cruises, sensory deprivation tanks, dreams, incubators, tents,yurts, tipis,

Cancer rules the stomach, breasts,

IN the Tarot Cancer is the Sign associated with Tarot Trump # 7 THE CHARIOT

so here’s a few chariots that you can safely sit in and contemplate your pregnancy with

artist Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles “Lilicopter”

artist Versailles Joana Vasconcelos

In Ancient Egypt the Summer Sign was symbolized by the Scarab beetle before it was associated with the Crab. The scarab or dung beetle rolled its ball of dung and was seen to be like a God rolling the golden orb of the Sun across the skies. The dung beetle was the shepherd or charioteer assisting the Sun’s passage in the sky. The scarab is a symbol of immortality.  The sign of Cancer symbolized alchemy because the insect was a lowly creature, ordinary, lowly turning with its’ labours dung into worth = gold.

dragon chariot of Medea 4th century B.C.Medea in her dragon chariot 4th

The esoteric meaning of Cancer is that the CHARIOT is the VEHICLE, the means of travel.

The Chariot symbolizes the Body as Vehicle for the Soul.  

Chariot cancer Astrology Tara Greene

this is the Chariot from the Visconti Tarot deck Italy, 1500’s.

Our Mother’s bodies were our personal chariot’s. They nurtured and carried us, gave birth to us through their VAGINA’s,  the VAGINA can also be seen as a road, a passageway, a tunnel to the outside world from inner earth.

The Hopi Indian‘s s say they emerged from inside of the earth.

Empress Tarot

 We inCARnate from the ethers,  spirit always speaks in puns= chariot = car

Here’s a very modern take on The Chariot fashion designer Vivienne Westwood’s Chariot with Pamela Anderson

Tarot Cards Pamela Anderson The Chariot

from spirit, from fractals, quantum bits of energy, carbon, star-dust, gold to become forged and formed within our mother’s wombs. Mother is the Universal  source for all life, She is our safety, our security,in the dark with only her heartbeat to beat the rhythm of our journey. When we gaze at the moon we instinctively remember her womb.

So during the month of Cancer, feel your body. Be near water, drink lots of water, feel pregnant,  swelling, expanding, bonded, needing to nest, eating well, resting, listening to your tummy.

Cancer’s gemstone although not actually a stone  is the PEARL

Pearl Cancer gemstone Astrology

The Pearl of great price and great Wisdom

Like the lotus which grows from mud, and the lowly dung beetle which rolls its ball of dung, the beautiful iridescent moon like pearl  is formed from a single grain of sand.

You won’t be lacklustre curing Cancer month. You can turn every irritating or single grain of sand into a beautiful pearl.

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 In the usual strange synchronicity two of the chariot images I found were all related to MEDEA, I found a Georges Braque sculptur of Medea’s chariot, and the other dragon pulled Medea’s chariot which I thought was more appropriate in a DRAGON year.  Medea is  the dark mother, which is related more to the 2nd water sign SCORPIO, We will get deeply into SCorpio water’s soon enough when Lord of KArma SATURN DR. D. enters Scorpio on  Oct, 5 Sexy scorpio coming up. more later…

May 1 May Day Beltane fire sex fertility earthy pagan celebration Astrology from Tara Greene

May Day is the ancient pagan Beltane fire celebration of the Maypole Dance  the phallic dance of  fertility. Beltane fires are lit atop hilltops.

Revelers intertwine ribbons and dance around the MayPole. Traditionally masked young men and women would meet as strangers in the night, to mate,on the earth, in the bonfire shadows, to surrender to the natural desires of Spring,budding life and new passion running in their veins. Children conceived at Beltane were considered sacred and special and born around St. Brigid’s day, also a Fiery Goddess.

May 1 fire fertility rites

 We are moving with the round of the year, May 1st marks the cross-quarter, half- way point between Spring and Summer Solstice now. The days are lengthening in the Northern hemisphere. Conversely, pagans are celebrating Halloween or Samhain down under, the Witches New year. It is the Day of the Dead in the southern Hemisphere and the fire festival of renewed life in the northern half.

Go with the flow, the natural flow or CHI  of earth energy. Celebrate the renewed life force. You don’t have to be pagan to commune with the masculine life force rising.

The waxing Earthy Virgo Moon conjuncts Mars -@ 1:27 am PDT/ 4:27 am EDT to lend a perfect  mirror.

There are more Grand Trines between Virgo Moon and Mars, Pluto in Capricorn and Sun in Taurus.

It’s an excellent time to conceive tonight, literally with the cosmic golden Triangles blessings, if not a physical child then any creative means of self-expression. Explore more soulful { PLuto}  avenues of work and service {VIRGO} , and simply allow your body sense and feelings [ TAURUS}  to walk your silent minded talk. Celebrate being in the BODY! MAke  love, dance with passion around the bonfire!

I see May Day as the first day to a 5 day ceremonial uprising and celebration.

With the upcoming 5 5 5 , also Cinco de Mayo, Wesak, and an incredibly powerful once a year extra sexy Scorpio FULL MOON coming up

use MAY DAY as a synchronic potent fiery spirit initiation to ritually totally transform your life, in balancing  completing and fullfilling YOU with the precious 5th element in your life.

So start May day  DAY 1 – with honouring the FIRE element. It’s prefect! Fire= EAST, RED, passion, MARS, Phallic, beginnings

ALWAYS smudge,your self first to cleanse and purify your self before you do any ceremony or sacred ritual using sacred cedar, sweet grass, sage or incense.

Always cast a sacred circle, delineating sacred space from profane space. You can sprinkle it with blessed water, or simply intend it,

Use candles which match the elements: In the  Native American tradition:

Yellow for FIRE, Red for WATER,  BLACK for EARTH, White for AIR, Blue or RED  for spirit.

Different traditions associate different elements to different directions depending on where they live geographically. May seem confusing but it makes sense. If you live on the west coast Water,the ocean is in the west, etc. Puru uses a different system and animal emblems.

Beginning in the south with the coiled serpent {Kundalini energy} Innocence,the past,

moving to the west the Jaguar, death and rebirth,earth

to the north,air beautiful sweet nectar drinkinghummingbird,

and finally to the East, fire, the Sun and the Condor soaring with spirit.

The 5th element is all our relations, all the peoples, teachers, creatures and the Star nations,

Once in youre sacred space always move clock-wise,

May Day, 1= FIRE,  May 2- WATER, May 3 -EARTH, May 4 – AIR,  May 5 = SPIRIT/SOUL

Use whatever associations you like to the 4 elements, whatever has personal resonance with you, use it.

to learn more about the elements go to my website: http://taratarotweb.tripod.com/id21.html

I’ll post helpers for each days ceremony.

 

Practical {Taurus}  Go with the energetic flow.

Blessings TARA

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