Happy Summer Solstice

Pentacle_on_wiccan_altar Litha Summer solstice
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SUMMER ARRIVES as Sun enters Zero degrees of Tropic of Cancer creating SUMMER at last in Northern Hemisphere and WINTER in Southern Hemisphere!

THE LONGEST DAY OF LIGHT OF THE YEAR arrives Wednesday, June 20, 2021 at 11:32 pm EDT.

Cancer solstice or LITHA to wiccan pagans is the Crowning of the Sun King who embraces the Queen of Summer and begins his slow dance of death with Her. The longest night of Light in the North! Summer harvesting begins, Revel in the Light,

Ive been a practicing green witch since I was initiated in 1987 by Susun Weed.

Our organic garden is coming along nicely now with some heat. We;ve got purple beans, snow peas, lots of tomatoes many varieties, Brussel sprouts, cabbages, artichokes! my big experiment! cuces, potatoes, celery, 2 kinds of lettuce, chard of rainbow colours, green onion, rapini, dill, basil, rosemary, chives, tarragon has come up again very nicely and asparagus gets bigger ever year.  I love my little garden.

CANCER is all about Nurturing, nourishment, watery, emotional, sensitive, MOTHERING, MOTHER EARTH, home, security, privacy, family.

ON SUMMER SOLSTICE we always do a ceremony to mark the next main quarters of the Year. Pagans, earth/nature worshippers  mark 8 stations of the year.

SHORT CEREMONY RITUAL FOR SUMMER INVOCATION

Smudge, use incense, high quality, natural. Clear a space. Cast a circle. Begin in the EAST always. EAst is Fire spirit, the SuN.

call Spirit of the Sun to be present in your circle. Always move CLOCKWISE!  NExt to SoUTH, call in WATER ELEMENT.

MOVE WEST, call in EARTH element,add earthy adjectives,  move North call in AIR ELEMENT. – see Air ceremony below-join me Grail Springs Spa

Once centered call in the “As Above, So below, so within”  YOU.

Give thanks to Grandfather Sun for being directly overhead, for shining the longest, for casting the longest shadows on this day,

Give thanks for all things you love about summer, rapid growth, greenery, fresh food, swimming, sunbathing, relaxing long days, the cottage,

fireflies, beers, cold drinks, whatever it is you like about summer, pop songs, whatever… “In the summertime when the weather is fine….”

Deeper symbolism of Cancerian Summer is emotional security, safety, coming home. Cancer is water and water is emotions, why we are here on this earth plane, to feel, everything.

Imagine feeling, as Cancer is the deep security need of unconditional mother love, totally loved by the Great Mother Goddess in all her aspects but especially emotionally.

See, sense and feel the earth’s waters, her oceans as nourishing and sustaining all life on this planet. You are 70% water, the earth is 70% water.

Know that you are emotionally safe, protected, nurtured and loved. Sense this, feel it, know it as the blood flows through your heart and veins and arteries. The great mother pours through you in your blood, your tears, as sweat, as sexual secretions, urine as all bodily fluids. Your essence is love.

We must give back to the mother goddess. As Japanese Dr. Emoto shows our minds can move change and heal matter, especially water.

How interesting that a Japanese Dr. brought out these findings years ago almost unconsciously knowing that we would need them now.

So send your intention to heal the Ocean, the fish, dolphins, whales, krill, seaweed, all life, as all life is dependent on the ocean which we came from.

Honour your inner sun, the light within, the light that you are, feel the Inner fire, your inner heat, Kundalini energy,

You are a micro- sun. It is YOur turn to shine brightly now. As above so below. Your turn to En- LIGHT- en yourself!

Turn on the light to everyone else. The light bring consciousness to what is in the dark. The light brings warmth, heart.

Be thankful, be grateful. Vow to be en LIGHT ened more and more.  Light has triumphed. In the Tarot the SUN is the # 19.

Meditate on the Sun, the source of all life on this planet. Nothing could live on this planet if the Sun weren’t 83 million miles away, very close. A perfect distance.

Meditate on the perfection of the Universe, That all is Light, even the darkness is part of the Light, that the Universe is  UNI =one.

Place your hands on your heart, meditate on one Light, One LOve. Yeah yeah it’s a Bob Marley song.

I will be more conscious, as consciousness is Light, Illumination. Vow to LIVE THE LIGHT. Live  Lightly on this planet. Let your Light shine! Live your light!

BE still and meditate on Light. When finished thank the directions from East to North for being present in your ritual.

And dismiss them into their directions with love and light. Then dance, sing, Here comes the Sun, In the Summertime, Summer in the city, summertime, I like New York in June, who doesn’t like Gershwin?  etc..

2016 Crystal Ball Tarot predictions by Tara Greene

ok the New 2016 Video is up. I use my Crystal Ball, my intuition, Tarot Cards and Astrology to bring you clear month by month guidance. 

2016 is the year of the Hermit #9 or SAGE. Sage seems more appropriate a term. Especially with Saturn the planet of reality in the sign of Sagittarius which is also about seeking sagely wisdom. Wisdom prudence and good judgement is how the dictionary defines sage.  A profound philosopher.  That perfectly describes Saturn in Sagittarius.

You can watch it on my website http://taratarot.ca/

A sage is usually an older, wiser, nature loving person. They care not what other people think. They are humble wise and reserved. They are solitary and listen within or to the plants, the moon, the stars.  They can be female or male. The standard definition is of course masculine, like Gandalf, or Yoda, in popular myths.  If female they will be the wise woman herbalist, a midwife or an older Crone woman, Gloria Steinem or Frieda Kahlo, or Susun Weed, artists Judy Chicago or Clarissa Pinkola Estes.  

Sometimes a guru teacher or mentor steps into your life to teach you. But usually the teaching comes from within and one connection to the soul.. Be careful of falling for any guru this year with Neptune in Pisces in square Saturn. Make sure they are ethical, experienced and don’t make false promises. 

Waterhouse, green witch, Tara Greene

John William Waterhouse The Magic Circle 1886

SAGE

the plant, Salvia Officionalis when dried is used in Indigenous rituals to smudge or cleanse the air, body, mind spirit. The herb is good to eat, and has health giving properties. It’s easy to grow, there is also a hallucinogenic variety, called Salvia Divinorum, the name says it. You must be careful when using it for that purpose. I was initiated as a Green Witch by Susun Weed in 1987.

sage , tara greene herbalism, green witch

I will post my written predictions.

Two new articles are going up at the Cosmic Intelligence agency too. 

The Full Moon in Cancer Meditation

and a 2016 astrology preview over the weekend

blessings

TARA

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All about SAGE http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=76

 

 

Earth Warrior, Mars in Virgo

The action shifts and it’s a Big energy shift. The two planets that rule Scorpio, Mars and Pluto shift gears September 24th and 25th.

Mars leaves  Leo the “It’s all about me” fire sign and enters earthy, humble hard-working Virgo until November 12th. That’s 7 weeks of spontaneous fire powered testosterone energy being forced into an earthen box, kind of like being buried alive.

The POPE just delivered a Very MARS IN VIRGO speech about cleaning up the environment. The South American Pope took his name from Saint Francis of Assisi who protected animals and the environment. Yes Mars is needing to learn to ground itself, to be under the tutelage of  nit-picky, diligent, organized and accounting for everything VIRGO. As you can imagine, Mars the warrior God is not happy so about having to build a whole fort, stock it with supplies and have his battle plans ready when what he wants is to simply attack and win. Mars isn’t happy having to hold back. This of the next seven weeks as trying to break a wild stallion so you can ride him.

INSPIRATIONAL DAILY TAROT CARD

Mars in Virgo/Earth warrior is like the Knight of Disks in the tarot  

September 25 MARS exactly Squares SATURN both at Zero degrees of Mutable signs, Virgo and Sagittarius. 

This is a zero degree set point. Saturn hasn’t been at zero degrees Sagittarius since November 17 1985. That’s 30 years ago. 

The two malefics of the zodiac squaring off is a big roadblock. A Saturnine test of your strength, your patience {Mars has none} and will power.  Mars will be marching forwards and opposing Neptune in Pisces on October 7th in 12 days. Pisces spiritual energy needs to be made real, physical, and practical. The energy needs to be grounded, and very well-organized  if you are going to manifest your dreams. We are moving out of the dreamy airy fairyland ideals into walking your talk, into embodying and being the dream, living the dream daily in a very practical 3-D way.  I was just told this by a mentor today at lunch. In other words; Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water, after enlightenment you still have to do the laundry and shit every day. We came as soul’s into this earth plane to experience the compact, limitations of the physical material universe.

Positive ways to use this energy are: start a new workout routine, and diet regiment and clean out your desk, office or  your home. Sign up to do martial arts such as Kung Fu, or kick boxing.  Vent the anger positively. Clean up trash in your environment or at work. Make your own homemade lunches reducing waste and eating healthier and saving money. Virgo loves to save. 

“There’s more to being a warrior than killing. A true warrior — the best warrior — isn’t cruel or mean. He doesn’t claw an enemy who can’t fight back. Where’s the honor in that?” ― Erin Hunter, Forest of Secrets

Mars conjuncts Jupiter on October 17 

This is a very positive optimistic ground-breaking time. The action and attention for saving the environment and going to war on those corporations that have harmed it will be unleashed. The Alberta Tar Sands in Canada is a huge environmental disaster. The lumber companies in New Guinea are decimating the forests there. Monsanto will be made to pay for its war on the people’s ability  to grow maintain and control their own food supplies as they have done since the beginning of Agriculture 10,000-8,000 years ago. That IS Virgo, the harvest.  Saturn in Sagittarius will also enter the ring late November and the courts will make these foul corporations pay. Saturn always wins. 

Mercury Retro squares Pluto on the 24th

A tough cookie but it’s good for going back and picking up the pieces of your soul and your power that you have left strewn all over the place. You know what I am talking about here. 
PLUTO turns direct Sept 24 PDT with the Moon in Aquarius/on Sept 25 EDT under a Void of course moon.

Pluto has been in his own domain the Underworld moving Retrograde since April 16. Now all his pent-up energies can be unleashed. Everything you’ve been sitting on and ruminating about in your unconscious for the last 5+ months is ready to be empowered ensouled in the world. That’s Pluto on its highest level. Empowered soul. 

Pluto went Rx at 15+ degrees  CAPRICORN still in the thick of the Cardinal Crosses and the April Blood Moon of 2015. Pluto turns direct at 12 degrees 58 minutes of Capricorn still involved in that Cardinal Square, betcha thought it was over didn’t you? and opposing the U.S. Natal Sun.  I feel this has something to do with the POPE-CARDINAL POWER, Catholic puns and all.

These are intense times. If you are a Virgo you will need to learn to defend yourself. Virgo’s shadow side is Pisces.  Scorpio energy is amped up and running again with Pluto going direct. Also Pluto and Saturn aren’t playing ball together since Saturn entered Sagittarius until December 2017. Pluto is not playing nice anymore. 

The Moon is still in Aquarius on the 24th so we can get some detachment from all this heavy energy. 

Moon enters PISCES on Sept 25 @ 12:43 pm PDT right after Pluto turns direct eastern Daily time. 

There’s a sense of a great divide between the east and the west, the left and the right, The forward thinkers and the backwards holders on. 

Rest up with the Moon in Pisces stay close to your spiritual side, your emotions and feelings. Pay close attention to your dreams. 

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