Sedona, Arizona, Imagined landscapes of Max Ernst

Sedona Arizona, Vortex red rocks,Tara Greene

Sedona, Arizona, Tara Greene October 2019 Photo by Iala Jaggs

One of my favourite artists is surrealist Max Ernst. Max Ernst lived in Sedona Arizona in the 1940’s after dreaming of its surreal red rock landscape since he was a boy in Germany. Sedona called me to live there too. It is my spiritual home. I have always loved art. I told my mother when I was nine years old that I was going to be an artist. I loved to draw and write poems, I was taking dance lessons all the time since I was five years old. I sang and did pantomime shows.

I knew that being an artist gave me a license to be free.  I went to a Technical high school to major in Art. It was very rigorous, all afternoon was life drawing, photography, commercial arts, ceramics, interior design, marketing, we had to go to the Museum every weekend and paint from one of the galleries in a realist style. We were taught egg tempera, charcoal and a whole host of techniques. 

I studied art history since grade 10 and loved it and had an amazing art history teacher who I will never forget Mr. Walmsley. He taught world art history in chronological order. So we knew what was going on in Chinese, Indian and other cultures at the same time.

It was in a Grade 11 Art History class when I first saw the photograph of the bare-breasted, wasp-waisted, Cretan Snake holding Goddess and it smacked my consciousness awake. I remembered her. That was the beginning of my first consciousness awakening to the past life memories of being a High Priestess. I’d been dreaming of being a Sacred Tantric Priestess almost every night since I was five years old. I had no idea consciously what those intense dreams were all about I was just a kid in this life. 

Jump to February 1986 my ex-husband and I had been wanting to travel since we first got married. I wanted to go to Bali since 1979 but he thought it would be too weird. A friend mentioned Sedona Arizona to me and the Bell rang literally and said you have to move there.  He said OMG that’s the place my fave artist Max Ernst lived there. I have always been a fan of surrealism. Dali was my fave artist. I knew of Max Ernst but didn’t know he and his artist wife Dorothy Tanning moved there in the ’40s.  We arrived in Sedona for the first time on Spring Equinox in 1987 with our son Elijah who was three at the time. We began searching for Max Ernst’s house. We talked to many older folks who said yes they knew of him or had heard of him. The most we could find was that his house was on Brewer Road which you can see in the photographs of him with his famous Capricorn sculpture.

I also found out that Aleister Crowley’s assistant Israel Regardie had been living in Sedona in 1987 with the rumoured original Lady Frieda Harris paintings of the Thoth Tarot too. The one which I later chose as my first tarot deck to learn from. The plot thickens.

If you don’t know of Max Ernst art he was a famous surrealist artist whose vision was very unique and instantly identifiable. He unknowingly been dreaming of Sedona’s landscapes in war-torn Germany since he was young. After escaping the Nazis and made it to America with the help of Peggy Guggenheim who he briefly married. Max and his wife, artist Dorothy Tanning were driving across the U.S. and they found Sedona off the beaten path. Max recognized its sacred red rock and surrealist landscapes from his dreams and they moved there. If you know Sedona there was the “Y” intersection and one store the Sedona Market at that intersection, a post office, and a couple of restaurants in those days.  Four hundred people lived in Sedona in the 40’s. Max is a fantastic artist who never changed his principles. He invented a number of techniques. 

ASTROLOGY

Ernst was an Aries born April 2, 1891 in Bruhl Germany at 10:30 am.

His Moon is in CAPRICORN right on his Descendant and he built the famous Capricorn sculpture in Sedona probably influenced by that. 

He had a very creative Venus Jupiter in Pisces conjunction in his 9th house of foreigners, women, arts, spirituality, dreaming. He was married four times to women of different nationalities. This is a bountifully creative and protected lucky aspect

Sun in Airs in his 10th house of worldly fame with Mercury too. 

He had an earthy sensual Mars in Taurus and a Neptune Pluto conjunction in Gemini. With Pluto exactly on his North Node. Max was a very old soul who knew what his destiny was to communicate from his soul. He had a dual nature and his mind was very fresh inventive and open. He had the gift of soul communication. With Saturn in Virgo he was a hard-working, simple, perfectionist and quite modest.  Uranus at 0 Scorpio trines Venus gave him the gift of being totally unique as an artist. His ideas were ahead of his times, Max was unconventional to his core. He was a true Bohemian. His work is truly fascinating and inspiring.

I am missing Sedona even though I speak to my friends there every day. I cant wait to go back and stay for awhile and lead ceremonies again. 

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Mercury Goes Direct, Dream work with Tara Greene

Virgo Moon conjuncts Venus Oct 8 and squares Saturn. Some serious romance details to go over. Mercury turns direct  Oct. 9Yes Mercury moves Direct Oct. 9 @ 7:57 am PDT/ 10: 57 am EDT 

I haven’t found this Mercury Retro to be soo  bad. It will take till October 24 till Mercury bypasses his Retrograde phase and thnings really move ahead. You can still keep working on old stuff. I am redoing my old website http://wwwtaratarot.com

Dream Work 

Remedios Varo Painting

Virgo moon opposes Neptune in the week hours on Friday.Moon also conjuncts Mars in Virgo later in the morning.

Virgo is The Hermit in the Tarot and Neptune is Pisces is the Moon

The moon also conjuncts Jupiter in the latter afternoon. It is  a good day to organize, clean up your act. 

Moon trines Pluto later that day as well. A good body enrichment, soul enriching aspect.

A good day to focus on your big dreams and long-term career, high noon position.

This brings a nice body/spirit/mental/emotional balance. Can be used specifically for  some practical dreaming.

Before you go to bed at night. Incubate a dream.

Before you go to bed do a body scan. With your imagination visit the inside of your body which is your spiritual vehicle. You can envision this as having a flashlight lighting up the darkness inside your body. Sense if there is a heat, energy or knot anywhere in your system. This can be muscular, skeletal, in a major organ, emotional or spiritual.

Try this out and see what happens. It can be simply be a felt sense. 

And then ask to scan your body in your dream state. 

Incubate a LUCID DREAM, this is where you are awake and conscious that you are dreaming.

When you wake up don’t go into your head. Stay in your body sensing. Scan your body for signs of heat, cold, blocks, knots and put your hands on those places. You can send Universal healing energy to any block in your body. That is what Reiki is and I don’t believe you need to be certified necessarily to do this. It is a natural thing and simply requires your mind is able to tune into Higher consciousness energies. 

Let me know how you do. 

October 9 would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. He was one of my childhood heroes. I wish he would have been here to comment on the world.

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Super consciousness Mercury Retrograde, Re-imagine

A Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius starts today Jan 21- Feb 11..

Re-imagine everything!

This is a super consciousness re-wiring of our minds to imagine a new collective Higher Hive Mind . re-imagining a future with equality, freedom and co-operation. With many wishes hopes and dreams for all. That is the old 11th sign/house meaning. Rx is a good thing.

It will be exceptionally strong. Be forewarned. Especially for all you AIR SIGNS- GEMINI, LIBRA and AQUARIUS. Aquarius rules the Net so especially major hacking time!!!

LEO’s at the opposition also get particularly nailed. As do the other Fixed signs- Taurus and Scorpio.

 Everyone feels the Mercury Retrograde of course. Capricorn and Pisces being the next signs to Aquarius, may tend to feel it in subtler ways. It would be good to keep track of that. Of course Capricorn’s, like my husband says.”now don’t go making a crutch of this.”  He was born on a Mercury Retrograde so for him and all of you Mercury Retrograders, these times are most beneficial for you.

BORN THIS WAY

If you are born during a Mercury Retrograde and 33% of the population is. You are in your Zone during Mercury Retrrogrades. So make the most of it. Don’t know if you were born that way?  Get your astrology read: http://www.taratarot.com

 

Aquarius Retrograde Tara Greene

Leonora Cannington La Maja del Tarot

 Pisces peeps are under Saturn and Neptune’s beams anyways now.

Caught between a dream and a hard place. Hey I like the sound of that.

With the Sun in Aquarius, on an Aquarius SUPER MOON, a New moon with Venus there too, and the next New Moon at the last degree of Aquarius on Feb, 18 this super charges everything!

In the Air sign of Aquarius, Mercury is swifter, faster, in his home element. So the damage, the winds, the tornadoes and lightning bolts are much stronger.

Yes Aquarius’s symbol is water/ like electrical energy, lightning bolts. So imagine that we are having lightning  being hurled by Thor or Zeus or the Higher Beings to us mere mortals down here on earth. Yes I know Zeus/Thor is Jupiter. 

I can already feel Mercury Retro. Can you? shall we start a tales of Mercury Retrograde thing?

I sent an e-transfer to someone – she says it totally disappeared!

Trying to connect with someone on Skype-we both can’t find the add contact button which also seems to have disappeared! 

A client was here, and left his beautiful Borsellino hat. He had to come back for it.

Do all the Re- things. Like Relationships… Re Re re resepct!

Review, recalculate, rest, return, relegate, renovate, reality, restless, reputation, reckless, recycle, rehab, regulate, resist, relish, rectify, rebellion, reduce, refute, remember, renege, reopen, repeal, require, resuscitate, retaliate, rewind, retribution, revolution,rework,  resist, repeat, peat, peat. 

This will be a very heady mercury Retrograde as it is all about communications, the mind, analysis.

Rethink… old revolutions, changes and big shifts in perspective will come up.

Mercury sextiles Uranus, Aquarius’s ruling planet on Jan 27/28 to give you some super brilliant resolutions.

Mercury sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius Feb. 5 

this brings reviews of all things related to education, justice, who told the truth?

foreign relations, travel, history, philosophy, freedom, airlines, animal rights, and more.

MEDITATE on the powers of the Collective consciousness

We are all one big collective MIND HIVE.

Feel your interconnection with all others. 

This Retrograde allows us to reintegrate all the changes that have gone on during the last Uranus-Pluto squares, and the eclipses. We must revision where the collective is going.

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– Ya gotta do the Moon walk 

I love you like a love song baby- Selena Gomez 

Venus in Sagittarius, part 2, Truth, justice, gypsy soul Astrology

VENUS in Sagittarius. “I wanna rock your gypsy soul.” Oh the slings and arrows of love. THEY AIM HIGHER.

Gotta Love those Centaurs – half-human, half-horse. Sex and Love is  HONEST, animalistic and instinctive.

RENE MAGRITTE LE VIOL {RAPE} 1934 PAINTING – he has Venus in Sagittarius 

Yes they whinny when making love, toss their beautiful manes, kick up their hoofs and snort with laughter.

Remember they are half-wild,  and only partly tame, so don’t try to teach them too many manners too quickly. 

 Just try to bust that bronco. You’ll find out. She or he will leave you with horseshoe marks on your ass.

The firey mutable sign,  feels like they are the center of attention. Ruled by Largest planet Jupiter, Sagittarius feels like they’re special. Pun intended. After all the Galactic Center is in THEIR sign.

SAGITTARIUS is the sign on Trump #14 called TEMPERANCE traditionally or ART/ALCHEMY  in the THOTH TAROT 

Ever loved a Sagittarius? Think about what you loved about them. They love adventure, don’t fence me in – they say.

Venus will travel through the 9th sign of Sagittarius October 7 -till November 5, Guy Fawkes Day – You know, V for Victory. If you are a Sagittarius or have planets there well then you might find yourself being more of a magnet those days.

Venus in Sagittarius characteristics – totally optimistic idealists. Honest to a fault, easy to like, casual, with no mysterious smokescreens, what you see is what you get. Blissfully naive. They appear confident and open, hence their charm. They have a good sense of humor. They seem like they don’t care.  Gamblers, outdoorsy, sporty you’ll find them in the gym,  in competitive sports,rock climbing, bungee jumping, martial arts.

A Sagittarius will suggest that you travel together to find out if you are compatible.

Sagittarius is a Masculine Mutable fire sign which governs teachers,  aviation, philosophers, adventurers,politicians,  law makers, animal rights activists, comedians, those who inspire, metaphysicians, religious leaders.

Venus in Fiery Sagittarius is spontaneous ,flirts with whoever turns them on, then leaves town at high noon,

leaving a trail of dust and your heart yearning for more.

With Jupiter in Cancer now, where Jupiter is exalted. Venus and Jupiter are at odds with each other.

Venus in Sagittarius honours others right to be themselves, to come and go as they please,as they want to be treated.

Give your VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS beloved enough space. No need to tie them down, brand them and keep them corralled. Trust that they will come back and they probably will.

FAMOUS VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS peeps- It’s impressive,

POP SINGERS – KATY PERRY, CHRISTINA AGUILLERA,TINA TURNER, NICKI MINAJ, SINEAD O’CONNOR, JOAN BAEZ, MARY J. BLIGE,

JANE FONDA, FARRAH FAWCETT, AMANDA SEYFRIED, WHOOPI GOLDBERG,  JAMIE LEE CURTIS, KELLY OSBOURNE, DONNA SUMMER, NICO

POLITICIAN- MARGARET THATCHER

WRITER -EMILY DICKINSON, 

MALES 

ACTORS- RYAN REYNOLDS< JAKE GYLLENHAAL,  JUDE LAW,  CARY GRANT,KEVNI COSTNER- {Dances with Wolves, } JOHN MALCOVICH, JEFF GOLDBLUM, SAMUEL L.  JACKSON,

MUSICIANS – LL COOL J., DAVID BOWIE,  JIMI HENDRIX,  JIMMY PAGE-Led Zeppelin, EDDIE VEDER, FRANK ZAPPA, EDDIE VAN HALEN,  PAUL SIMON, 

HOWARD HUGHES, BRUCE JENNER, 

COMEDIANS-  JOHNNY CARSON,  SETH MACFARLANE, ROWAN ATKINSON-Mr. Bean

Artists- RENE MAGRITTE,  W. KANDINSKY,  AUGUSTE RODIN, CLAUDE MONET, JACKSON POLLOCK,  

SPIRITUAL – YOGANANDA, SAI BABA, DEEPAK CHOPRA, GURDJIEFF,

FILM DIRECTOR -FEDERICO FELLINI,

WRITERS – MARK TWAIN, LEWIS CARROLL,ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, KAHLIL GIBRAN, 

POLITICIANS, PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT, CHARLES DE GAULLE, WINSTON CHURCHILL, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER,

INFAMY – HERMANN GOERING, JOSEPH STALIN, AL CAPONE, 

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