Lammas: Now the Dying Must Begin

August 1-2 marks the mid-point between summer and fall. Known as Lammas, or Lughnasadh (LOO-nesah), it’s one of the 8 ‘Cross Quarter Days of the year. I am quoted in this article. 

Lughnasadh wicca pagan Tara Greene

Lammas or Lughnasadh can be also celebrated on AUGUST 2nd. I am quoted in this article.
Technically the SUN is at the 15th degree of LEO on AUG 8th for those who like to be actually aligned with the passage of the SUN.

August 1 is known as LAMMAS in the wiccan/pagan calendar of the 8 rounds of the wheel of the year

Lammas is a Christianized version meaning “loaf Mass.”

Lughnasadh is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now.

This feastival honors the Grain gods. It’s a very very ancient festival. From the races before the Celts.

At this time of year, The Bees are Buzzing, or should be. Where have all the bees gone? Monsanto?

It is traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is dying now in the waning of his own Light. The Goddess cuts down the sun king. We are in the Feminine half of the year since Summer solstice.

British witches celebrate it on August 6 this is a cross quarter station in the round of the year.  It occurs in relationship to Leo the Lion, the Royal watcher related to Archangel Raphael and the heart chakra and the deep emerald-green colour.

It was a time for communal festivities, crafts, jams, plays, dances, what we think of as a Renaissance fair.

A highlight of these festivals was a wheel set afire and rolled down a hill called  “Catherine wheels. ” Based on a mythological figure, her worshippers were the CATHARS or Cathari= heretics who were routed out by the Catholic Church. The word catharsis comes from the same Latin root.

BONFIRES are always part of this festival perhaps to give the Sun more light.

Celebrations include making cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clock wise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest.

Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

“MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.”

The conveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate.

Like the Tarot image of THE STAR-#17 THOTH deck

The STar Thoth Tara Greenealways a message of Hope- when you wish upon a star.

Think about how your seeded ideas and goals have manifested since Spring EQUINOX. Measure what has grown high, what has blossomed, what hasn’t. Take stock of your life on all levels, as a measure. You are now in the home stretch of greatest growth. Use the time wisely.

Enjoy your Lammas celebrations.  I will be having a small ceremony with my family. We send blessings to you and yours.

Source: Lammas: Now the Dying Must Begin

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July 20, Enter the King, Cardinal Square, talking heads

I’m skipping ahead a day because you really need to know the cosmic news in advance. 

CARDINAL SQUARE THROWBACK THURSDAY 

Yes, it will be a throwback as we get another CARDINAL SQUARE between the SUN in CANCER squaring URANUS in ARIES At 28+ degrees this aspect may bring shock and chaos into your very home. Watch out for unexpected emotional outbursts and weird quirky reactions from people you thought you knew on the personal level. On the big picture expect thunderstorms, flooding, electrical outages, explosions, Terrorist attacks on civilians, and problems with computers. Countries may want to break away and be free from tyranny. We are seeing this just announced in Ukraine.

Sun in Cancer is the sign of the mother, the old-fashioned women at home, just having babies. Uranus’s energy is provoking freedom for women world-wide. Recent Female Genital Mutilation cases are rising alarmingly in Europe as refugees from Somali, Africa and Muslim countries have flocked in. In Britain, one party is calling for girls to be routinely inspected annually by nurses or doctors to protect them and to arrest family members who willingly allow this ancient ritual. Millions of women world wide are subject to the butchering of their clitoris, either being totally or partly removed, their labias being cut and their genitalia being sewn shut. The ritual is performed usually by female family member onto very young girls using unsterilized razor blades. Many girls die from this procedure. This crude misogyny indoctrinated into ancient belief systems must end now. 

GEMINI TWIN MOON       

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Gemini Twins the Olsen’s

 The GEMINI twin MOON, true to its nature is very active and makes  7 aspects. Gemini moons are great for communications, sales, connecting, sharing ideas, flirting, and being indecisive.  1.Moon squares NEPTUNE in PISCES 2. trines JUPITER in LIBRA and 3. conjunct VENUS in GEMINI= SUPER ROMANTIC.     4. Moon inconjuncts PLUTO, 5.opposes SATURN in SAGITTARIUS = difficult, heavy communications. 6.sextiles Mercury in LEO, 7. sextiles URANUS in ARIES in PDT =makes it easy to sweet talk radical innovations.

MARS ENTERS LEO – the KINGDOM comes until September 5

THE SUN KING LOUIS XIV

MARS is very happy in Fire SIGN Leo.  Mars in LEO struts his stuff big time. For the next 7  weeks, pride, courage, daring, passion, DRAMA, showmanship, charisma, machismo, and starring in your role on the stage of life where the action is. The mood will be hot with lots of fun, partying and DRAMA.  Take up tango lessons, drama, and public speaking. Develop your courage, be fearless in the flames. This is the time to up your game and show the world what you got. 

Leo is a Fixed Fire sign and rules the heart. It’s very important to pay attention to what the heart truly wants. If you are not doing what your heart wants then you will be prone to have a heart attack especially under this energy and more so if you are a LEO Sun sign.

Leo is the sign of the child, and this can be a good time to get pregnant or to have happy, fun, playful times with your children or your partner. Let your inner child out to play. Children love to play dress up and act out roles, another apect of LEO is creative self-expression. EXPRESS YOURSELF.

People will also be much more aggressive and vocal because everyone wants to be king or Queen of their own domains. Like we need more of this? The word SOVEREIGN is the New Age keyword this year and it accurately describes this. You want fame and fortune, to go for the gold, run the world, have endless bling, and boss everyone else around.  Guess who has MARS in LEO? His initials are D.T. and he rules over a little country called the U.S. A. 

FAMOUS MARS in LEO MEN with the ultimate charisma and machismo

George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Michael Jordan, Emmanual Macron, Robert Redford,  Jet Li, Quentin Tarantino, Leonard Cohen, Gregory Peck, James Dean, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra,  Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Steven Tyler, Conan O’Brien, 

FAMOUS MARS in LEO WOMEN 

Beyonce                                    Mars in Leo, Venus in Libra Beyonce, Astrology Tara Greene

Cher,   Serena Williams,   Pippa Middleton, Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek,   Iman, model and David Bowie’s widow, Demi Morre, Edith Piaf, Hillary Clinton,  Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Jody Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Winehouse, Mila Kunis, 

Cheating LOVE is a DEATH SENTENCE:

VENUS and PLUTO in CAPRICORN inconjunct in p.m.

Venus inconjunct Pluto, astrology, horoscopes, Tara Greene

Venus in GEMINI is a two timing lover and her inconjunct to PLUTO LORD of the UNDERWORLD can make that little white lie be the death of any long-term relationship.  Don’t overextend yourself with trying to do too many things at once if you aren’t willing to pay the price. Both of these planets rule money, the economy, corporations and big governments and the two factions are not speaking the same language. We see this in the Fall of the Republicans repealed Health care bill. Watch the markets for a big correction. 

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Saturn Manifestation with Light Astrology

SERIOUS SATURNINE Tuesday as Sun and Saturn conjoin in Scorpio @ 25+ Scorpio.

SATURN is the planet of the Last Trump #21 THE WORLD or The UNIVERSE

The world Thoth Trump Tara Greene

THE WORLD and Saturn ruling it

The Sun is of course, THE SUN #19 in the Tarot

Rider Waite Tarot card reader Tara Greene

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

This combo can be felt as both dark and light two in one, the heavier leaning side may feel suicidal. I have lots of client calling me in this state lately. The other side is to stay focused on the bright Light still shining in the dark

All latter degree of Fixed Signs, get the shakedown, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo.

Make major long-term commitments today.

You may feel the weight of Saturn’s gravity on your ephemeral soul.

“Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Just find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.” – by Neil Young. is the perfect song for these times.

The motto might be Get serious and Keep on Keeping on.

It’s like an ice cold wake up call. It could feel very bare, lonely and empty.  But the Sun is there too, although in Scorpio it’s the Dark Sun, a Black Sun. But  Jupiter in Leo squares the Sun and SATURN  to bring  on the spotlight, the bravado, courage, passion, heart and helps us see the lighter side of the deep chirascuro between the Light and Dark.

The SUN KING and the Saturnine path with Leo could make you feel like singing King of the Road by Roger Miller, an old country song.

Stay focused on the Light. It is very hard to see it. JUPITER is FAITH. Thank God for Jupiter, Jupiter is God, Zeus, yahweh. We will turn the corner in a few days as Sun enters Sagitthilarious, the sign of comedians. I promise you.

light & dark Tara Greene psychic

The Matchmaker by Gerrit van Honthorst

Do make promises that you can keep.

With Neptune now moving direct I feel this means that you are waking up from La LA LA land

and can manifest your dreams. Saturn brings focus, discipline, hard work ethics.

That’s what Saturn is all about MANIFESTATION.

Saturn is the LAW. The karmic cosmic cop. Use the positive Sun and Jupiter influence to burn a bright spotlight onto your deepest Scorpio shadows and transmute them into positive actions and learned lessons.

Saturn is seniority. Grow up. Take responsibility.

Saturn was in Scorpio last 29.5 years ago at the end of 1982 and then September 1983 until the end of 1985.

For all of you in this group. I know you all incarnated under very difficult aspects. You are all finishing out your first Saturn return which for the ones born in later 1985 is particularly hard. You choose a very challenging soulful road.

Saturn will be in Scorpio until Dec 23 2014. Saturn serves us the first  few degrees of Sagittarius as an appetizer, then Saturn Retrogrades back into Scorpio  on June 16, 2015- Sept. 19 2015 where we won’t see him again till another 29.5 years.

What lessons have you learned from the great teacher of life Saturn?

Please share with me and the readers here.

I am feeling very tired from this aspect. So will get some beauty sleep now.

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there’s been an earworm in my head all day and its apropos of Saturn/Sun.

Don’t let it bring you down- Neil Young 

SUMMERTIME SADNESS by Lana Del Ray 

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