Sexual abuse cleansing healing rituals

Pisces MOON time Nov. 26-28th

11/26 VENUS in SCORPIO trines CHIRON in PISCES @ 24+ degrees

pisces rebirth art Tara Greene Napoleon Brousseau

                                     Sorrow painting by Napoleon Brousseau

The synchronous quote of the Day by Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet.

“Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility. For his hand though heavy and hard is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen.” 

Interpreting this poem with astrology. The “pain is self-chosen”-“in silence and tranquility.” and “guided by the tender hand of the Unseen” is a Chiron in Pisces or general Pisces statement. The “bitter potion”is very Scorpio. 

 

VENUS in SCORPIO trines CHIRON in PISCES @ 24+ degrees

The Venus in Scorpio nature is very strong-willed sexual in nature and dealing with the “dark side” the shadows and the unconscious psyche. Much of this energy is associated with BDSM and sado-masochism. 

This trine may bring up more sexual and emotional abuse issues which need to be healed through deep listening and attending to the wounds. This is a hot topic right now. This #MeToo energy will continue to catalyze deeper and more intensive healing. We need to get to the roots of the issue of misogyny by understanding where and how it started. We must heal the abusers and the abused. We must change our entire society religion and culture to change attitudes which are deeply ingrained every day and simply unquestioned taken for granted ideas. Abuses of power- a Scorpio theme issue.

You can also use this energy to confront and open up about addictions-alcohol gambling sexual. Seek spiritual guidance and healing from well-known groups like A.A. 

Cry yourself a river. The pain as hard as it becomes the catalyst for a transformation of the wounded victim into the healer. Pisces is the source and the end goal. It is to create oneness source spiritual cleansing of karma; blessings compassion and forgiveness. 

Pisces MOON squares the SUN indicating we are half way to the next Lunar cycle a full Moon in GEMINI December 3rd as Mercury Turns Retrograde.

PISCES moon Trines JUPITER later in the day

This energy will be felt as the breaking of the dam as Jupiter expands the feelings. Really let your truth come out. Jupiter is the spiritual planet of higher law in the teachings I have received. Have faith and trust that through this process your original woundings and pain will be healed but only by opening it to the light to heal.

Moon conjuncts NEPTUNE in PST at night and early a.m. Nov. 27 

Steps for creating a cleansing healing rebirthing bath.

It would be great to do a cleansing healing bath tonight. Gather natural candles pure rose and lavender oils rose petals or rosewater if you have them. Epsom salts or Himalayan salts are also good. Draw yourself a bath. Put all the ingredients in or others which you feel will aid you. You can bring crystals into the bath too. As you “go back to the womb” in your bath send prayers to be healed.  Connect with your Holy Guardian Angels to protect and help you. Sink into the water and cry if you feel it you can relax and release any toxins into this bath. Allow yourself to feel and sense the emotional poisons which you have been carrying released. Really let go.

Meditate before you go to sleep. Ask for further healing to be accomplished in the Dreamtime. Call upon your angels higher guides spirit animals to come and help you. Put lavender oil on your third eye.  Intend that you will be awake in the dream and will remember your dream healing. You can intend to have a lucid dream as well.

sleep. When you wake up recall the dream first thing. Record it by writing it down. If you have no time to sit with your dream images its ok you can come back to it later. The energy and images should linger with you.

Later on, Monday if you can sit and re-experience the dream it would be wise. While the Moon is in PISCES you can repeat the dream intention and bathing. 

When you wake up on Tuesday morning record your dream. Let me know what the experience is like for you. You can share with me and ask questions. 

I will be doing the same thing.

Blessings to you for your healing. As we each heal ourselves we heal the world. The world desperately needs this now.

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Once a year, learn from the past

Feb. 21. MERCURY in AQUARIUS Trines JUPITER in LIBRA, Retrograde

Look at your past relationships, which Jupiter in Libra Retrograde symbolizes, through the positive lens of Mercury in Aquarius. These two planets harmonious blend offers a detached “futuristic” vision into other possibilities and realms. Other ways of relating, balancing and interacting with others on all levels becomes clear and easy to do. 

Sun conjuncts the South Node of the Moon in Pisces 

Sun conjunct South Node, Art

Woman Diving Into Water, Paul Cezanne 1870

This only happens once a year. The South Node of the Moon and the Sun brings light to our unconscious memories.  This is an optimum time to connect with the past, your history; both personal and cultural/collective histories so that we may learn from the past. 

You know that old adage:  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”George Santayana wrote in The Life of Reason, 1905.  Truer words could not be more important to remember right now. 

The 12th house is the treasure trove of everything from the past. All of our past life memories, and our connection to the collective unconscious, a vast resource of knowledge, the akashic records, our dreams, our regrets, our unfulfilled desires, our projections, illusions and delusions, our spirit guides, angels and ancestors who love us, our source, our spiritual knowing is all available to us always and today most especially. 

Tap into the Light in the Light in the Dark,

Release any false judgments, martyrdom, limitations, self-sabotage, false illusions, negative conflicts, belief in suffering, being undeserving, and keeping yourself in bondage. 

Lichtenstein, Romance comics, Astrology Tara Greene

Roy Lichtenstein. Drowning Girl. 1963

Get CLEAR. Allow the Sun to pour clear light through your unconscious illusions of separation from Source. You have never left the “Garden of Eden.” You have never been separate from the SOURCE. This is merely a game, a thought, an idea of Goddess/God, a play of what If?  All that we think is real in the Universe is merely a flash of consciousness. You are so much more and we are all so much more than that. 

No one is tied to their past. We are all here to experience, grow, expand, evolve and return. The Sun is opposite to the NORTH NODE, our present highest spiritual goal in Virgo. Go forwards, do not stay stuck in ignorance, or powerlessness or projections. Do not play small. Get in touch with your egolessness, this makes you enlightened. Then power means nothing.  Do not let any outside authority define for you what God is or why you are here. You have those answers in your very DNA, in all of your cellular memories. There is no thing, no god or Goddess, no quest, no conquering, no journey, no jihad, there is nothing outside of you Self to find. The Beloved is within you, has always been, always will be. We are all INFINITE STARS of LOVE. 

The Beloved is within you, has always been, always will be. We are all INFINITE STARS of LOVE. The Solar Eclipse in PISCES on the 26th will help us to know that truly.

 

Get clear today. You will need to.The 22nd 2/22 is a very powerful day for me. I will post my article about this.

MARS  SQUARES PLUTO on the 22nd it could be a very intense day. 

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Archangel Raphael healing connection

Connect with Archangel Raphael’s heart healing energy now. This is facilitated through the planet MERCURY, the messenger of the Gods as it crosses the zero degree of VIRGO.
This degree marks one of the four major Archangels and the Fixed Star Regulus, traditionally called “The heart of the Lion.”  This Star brings courage, will power, strength and fortitude. 

Raphael’s energy is very beautiful and loving as he signifies the Heart Chakra. Raphael emits a deep emerald-green ray of healing light emanating from his heart.
Do meditate with Archangel Raphael today and on LAMMAS August 1st

Archangel Raphael Regulus Astrology tara Greene

How to connect with ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL

All you have to do is center yourself, sit straight or lie down. Close your eyes and breath deeply and naturally. Take 4 deep breaths, exhaling through your nose. Send your intention and your awareness down into your heart chakra. Call upon Angel Raphael to connect with you in your heart space. Keep breathing, you can place your left hand on your heart chakra or both hands folded over your heart or praying hands position at your heart.
Wait be receptive, drop your mental chatter and expectations. State I am open to connecting with Archangel Raphael’s energies.
Imagine Raphael connecting with you. Know that he is in your heart and feel or sense this beautiful deep emerald-green color, like a gemstone or nature. Send this energy throughout your own body where you need healing.

Then visualize and project the emerald-green ray of healing light filled with pure unconditional love out to everyone you love and care about. Then send it to the sick, old, young, and to all the earth. To all the people, children and animals.
Do this until you feel complete. Thank Archangel Raphael and know that you can always connect with his heart and to this love.

Thank Archangel Raphael and know that you can always connect with his heart and to this love.

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Science and art, Moon impressionism

THE MOON AS AN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING

Moon, Impressionist art, Tara Greene

 

The top image is a MASCS VIRS interpolated color composite of the craters Rachmaninoff (lower left) and Copland (upper right). The bottom image is a monochrome MDIS mosaic of the same area. In the VIRS image, red areas like Copland (C) are brighter than blue areas like Rachmaninoff (R). The very bright red region in-between is a suspected volcanic vent (V). The color differences revealed in the VIRS image reveal differences in the composition of the surface rocks, as well as varying degrees of exposure to space weathering in the harsh environment of Mercury.

The VIRS composite shows hundreds of individual footprints tracks (minimum 100-200 m across and 3-4 km long) taken from different directions and altitudes. In locations where multiple footprints cover the same area, the footprint with the best illumination for mineralogical interpretation (usually the lowest incidence angle where shadows are minimized) is used for making the map. In areas where footprints are sparse (separated by tens of km), observations are interpolated for complete coverage of the surface. In the MDIS mosaic, some brightness variations are due to tiling of images taken at different illuminations.

The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the solar system’s innermost planet. During the first two years of orbital operations, MESSENGER acquired over 150,000 images and extensive other data sets. MESSENGER is capable of continuing orbital operations until early 2015.

We are NASA’s Planetary Science Division. Our hardworking robots explore the planets and more on the wild frontiers of our solar system.

Source: What’s Up – May 2016 | News – NASA Solar System Exploration

Heart-Shaped Sunspot Fires Off Powerful Flare (Video)

A huge, heart-shaped sunspot shot off a strong solar flare Sunday evening (April 17), temporarily disrupting radio communications here on Earth.

 If you are feeling exhausted it is because of this solar heart burn. These solar flares always affect the electro-magnetic energy of the earth.  We are also magnetic beings. As an empath I tend to get very tired and dizzy when these solar flares happen. All sensitive people feel them but now you know why. They also create earthquakes. Sending prayers to the people in Ecuador and Japan affected by the recent quakes. 

Source: Heart-Shaped Sunspot Fires Off Powerful Flare (Video)

Imbolc, Quickening, St. Brigid’s Day Groundhog Day tales fromTara Greene

Enough with this POLAR VORTEX, SPRING IS SPARKING

CELEBRATE

St. Brigid’s Day THE QUICKENING Candlemas Imbolc Groundhog Day

St. Brigid, Imbolc Tara Greene

Feb. 1st –2nd Traditional Irish and Pagan Holiday Celebrations

Feb. 1st is the beginning of the FIRST FIRE of the SUN’s return, the spark, the First sign of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This Ancient pagan, Celtic ,Wiccan, celebration is also called The QUICKENING.

Known as Saint Brigid’s Day, Birghita or Bride’s Day, it’s both a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition. Imbolc is still celebrated by Wiccans/Pagan based Earth honouring religions. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin on Feb 2.

This celebration is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is a “cross-quarter” day in the 8 rounds of the Wheel of Time in the Solar based year. The Celtic Year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is most likely the holiday would be celebrated on the Full Moon nearest those 2 midpoints, when early spring flowers would begin to rise up through the snow, and snakes would come out of the ground.
In non secular terms it become GROUDHOG DAY on Feb 2. Snakes are always sacred Goddess symbols.

SACRED

That Ancient peoples of Ireland kept this day as very sacred. At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites, such as the Loughcrew burial mounds and the Mound of the Hostages in Tara, Ireland, the inner chambers of the passage tombs are perfectly aligned with the rising sun of both Imbolc and Samhain attesting to the value placed on this day.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

She is according to Robert Graves, the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules over scholars and poets. She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations in Ireland, the Goddess of poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. She also rules healing with water, and divination. She is said to rule over people who work with cows and chickens, brewers, fugitives, midwives, infants, printers, sailors, travelers, New Zealand, & Irish nuns. This day symbolizes a time of transitions, initiations, new beginnings, of planting seeds that will sprout later. Brigid/Birgita represents the light half of the year, Her power brings the people out of the dark season of winter into spring, so, it is a very important time of the year.

The Goddess Brigid and Saint Brigid are the same being in two forms, peace makers and bridges. The matronly Goddess Brigid bridged the two warring races of gods of the ancient Tuatha de Danann with her sacred marriage, and Saint Brigid was the bridge between the Druids and the Christians. Brigid was the daughter of a Druid Chieftain and the first woman bishop of Ireland. The nuns of Kildare carry on the sacred work.

Originally the return of the Light was celebrated  as Sacred Sexual customs, sacred Tantric Kundalini rising.

ST. Brigi's cross Ireland

She is the Goddess of Augury PROPHETS

In the Druidic tradition, poetry and augury were associated. She is patron of prophets and seers.

Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination.

Triple Goddess

She has two sisters with the same name. One aspect of her carries a blacksmith tongs and a sword, because she is also patroness of war; another aspect holds 2 healing snakes, from which the modern Doctor’s symbol is derived, the caduceus, the third aspect carries a wand with a crescent moon and a tablet.

Elements

Brigid rules the Waters. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. She also rules Fire, so it is customary to make candles for the coming year and bless them on this day.

Protecting Goddess

In her aspect as Brigantia, she carries a spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery.

Midwives

As Patroness of MIDWIVES, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Who speke:

“Bride, Bride, come in! Thy welcome is truly made, Give thou relief to the woman, And give thou the conception to the Trinity.”

Brigid is the guardian of every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal armed cross. Upon a safe delivery, the infant was blessed or “sained” by the midwife, with 3 drops of water on the child’s forehead, dedicating the Child to the Triple Goddess. The “Holy Trinity” in its modernized Christian aspect, was just an overlay of the Goddess Triple Aspect since time out of memory. A candle was carried ‘round the bed sun wise three times. As Brigid is a Solar Goddess. We think of the Sun as masculine but originally all aspects of the Universe were considered Feminine.

Brigid Ruler of the Hearth

Especially in Gaelic Scotland, Brigid’s dolls are placed near the hearth on her Feast Day. The doll is usually dressed in white, decorated. A white wand is placed in her bed as a fertility charm. As she is patroness of agriculture, pastures, livestock, and abundance. An offering is made to her of dairy products. The Brigid doll is kept throughout the year near the hearth hung on a wall, or by a door, as a talisman of protection, then burnt the next year.

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-

I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

I sain this house in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Healers,

I smoor this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Poets.

One folk tradition still continues in both Christian and Pagan homes on St. Brigid’s Day is that of St. Brigid’s Bed. Girls and young unmarried women create corn dollies to represent Brigid, these are adorned with ribbons, baubles shells or stones. A bed is made for the doll to lie in. On St. Brigid’s Eve Jan 31, the girls gather together in one house and stay up all night with the doll, are are later visited by all the young men, who ask permission to enter the home, and then treat the young maidens and the dolly with respect. The next day the girls carry the doll through the neighbourhood from house to house, where she is welcomed with great honour. Adult women stay home to welcome the Brigid procession and offer snacks and coins to the young girls and maidens.

Brigid is said to walk the earth on Imbolc eve. Feb 1st. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing or strip of fabric outside for Brigid to bless. The cloth are brought inside the next morning, believed to now have the powers of healing and protection.

BRIGID is alive and well.

The name “Britain” is a derivation of Brigit’s name. Britain was named for an ancient Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic tribe in the country in pre-Roman times who worshipped Her as their Deity. The word “brigand” comes from this tribe of fierce warriors. Her symbol is a flaming spear. Her worship spread, leaving behind places named in Her honour-Brittany in France, Brechin in Scotland, the name Brent, in England, any name containing Bride. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Land.  Of course Britany Spears is carrying the modern archetype of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

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Dream, dream, dream, How to Lucid dream from Tara Greene

LUCID DREAMING ALERT!
Sweet lucid dreaming potentials and are high tonight and SUNDAY night.
Moon is in PISCES the most spiritual of all the signs ,which governs the Unconscious, so the Lunar magic essence is magnified.
dream  image Tara Greene
The Moon and Neptune, its’ planetary ruler conjunct on Jan 4 in the day and the effects last Saturday and Sunday night.
YOU can also use this time to meditate as you can have an “Awake”  Lucid Dream.
Please NOTE: Pisces Moon and NEPTUNE conjunct each month- so use these specific times to attempt for meditating and to Lucid Dream. Dreams were traditionally used for healing by the Ancient Greeks.
What is a Lucid Dream?
 In your dream you know you are dreaming and you can change them at will.
They are “super realistic”  in blazing Technicolor, the feelings and senses are heightened, even your sense of smell, one of the rarest. Do Note any “smelly”  messages in your dreams,
You feel that something important is going on in the dream, you know you need to pay attention.
You may feel that you are awake or in another dimension.
YOU can also go directly  from a wide awake state into a Lucid dream state, or through Meditation.
There is actually a Dream Yoga practice and Shamans worldwide learn to navigate through their dreams.
10 steps for LUCID DREAMING
BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP
1. Do not east a heavy meal before going to sleep.
2.Do some deep breathing and relax your body.
3.YOU must state to yourself – I will be awake in my dreams.I will remember my dreams.  3 times over.
4. Incubate or intend a question to be answered in your dreams.
5. Make sure you wake up naturally or set your alarm a bit before you need to. Allow yourself time.
6. Remember to ask yourself where was I ? right away.  
7. Write it down. Bringing the dream into real time. Like pinning down a butterfly.
8. Pay attention to memory triggers in the day.
9. Understanding  and working with your dream contents.
There are many many ways to do this and I urge you to try many. Dreams are layered very deeply.
 Dreams often speak in puns, it can be literal. Do NOT analyze from the dream ego, from what you daytime ego wants to see. Treat each person, object and action in your dream as  part of yourself. You meet Archetypal figures in dreams and spirit guides. There is NO TIME in dreamland.  
All dreams come in service, even scary ones. Especially NIGHTMARES.
10. I help give feedback about you dreams but ultimately you should FEEL in the body what is true for you.
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Future Dream Workshop at GRAIL SPRINGS SPA- August 3-7th 2014 –http://www.grailsprings.com
LUCID MEDITATING
It helps to have  binaural beats or other subliminal music or induction.  Stuart Wilde created a Theta beat Metronome, in the late 80’s that’s good. There are lots available on YouTube for free these days. Check out which works best for you. The Silva Method is also very reliable. The deeper you relax the deeper you go. Ask your Guardian Angel to help you.
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In honor of Phil Everly’s death Jan 3 2014. The EVERLY BROTHERS song “All I have to do is dream.”  is a song you should listen to.  I think it subliminally helped me to follow my path in life.
I’ll do Phil Everly’s chart in the next article.
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM Everly Brothers 1958
YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TURE HALL & OATES 1980  

Comet LOVEJOY, don’t you love it?

COMET ISON LovejoyCOMET LOVEJOY On November 7 2013 

While anxiously waiting for COMET ISON to brighten further as it falls toward the Sun, northern skygazers can also find three other bright comets in the east before dawn.  Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 is now the morning sky’s brightest. Only discovered in September and not a sungrazing comet, COMET LOVEJOY is nearing the edge of naked-eye visibility and might be spotted from very dark sky sites. Sporting a greenish colored coma and tail in this telescopic view taken on November 7, COMET LOVEJOY  is  about 0.5 AU from our fair planet and 1.2 AU from the Sun. The comet is having a photogenic Messier moment, sweeping past well-known STAR CLUSTER M44, the Beehive in Cancer. Yellowish bright star Delta Cancri is near the bottom of the frame.

COMETS have always been met by fear in the past as harbinger’s or signs of trouble. Giant bright balls of light with tails thousands of miles long appear mysteriously in the night sky for days or weeks then disappear. Our ancesters might have thought they were heavenly messengers sent to watch us down below..

FROM NASA’s page on comets in ancient times below

Comets have inspired dread, fear, and awe in many different cultures and societies around the world and throughout time. They have been branded with such titles as “the Harbinger of Doom” and “the Menace of the Universe.”

They have been regarded both as omens of disaster and messengers of the gods. Why is it that comets are some of the most feared and venerated objects in the night sky? Why did so many cultures cringe at the sight of a comet?

When people living in ancient cultures looked up, comets were the most remarkable objects in the night sky. Comets were unlike any other object in the night sky. Whereas most celestial bodies travel across the skies at regular, predictable intervals, so regular that constellations could be mapped and predicted, comets’ movements have always seemed very erratic and unpredictable. This led people in many cultures to believe that the gods dictated their motions and were sending them as a message.

What were the gods trying to say? Some cultures read the message by the images that they saw upon looking at the comet. For example, to some cultures the tail of the comet gave it the appearance of the head of a woman, with long flowing hair behind her. This sorrowful symbol of mourning was understood to mean the gods that had sent the comet to earth were displeased.

Woodcarving of ancient comet sighting Image Right: Woodcut showing destructive influence of a fourth century comet from Stanilaus Lubienietski’s Theatrum Cometicum (Amsterdam, 1668). Click on image for larger view. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Others thought that the elongated comet looked like a fiery sword blazing across the night sky, a traditional sign of war and death. Such a message from the gods could only mean that their wrath would soon be unleashed onto the people of the land. Such ideas struck fear into those who saw comets dart across the sky. The likeness of the comet, though, was not the only thing that inspired fear.

Ancient cultural legends also played a hand in inspiring a terrible dread of these celestial nomads. The Roman prophecies, the “Sibylline Oracles,” spoke of a “great conflagration from the sky, falling to earth,” while the most ancient known mythology, the Babylonian “Epic of Gilgamesh,” described fire, brimstone, and flood with the arrival of a comet.

German broadside of comets circa 1600s Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman, a Jew living in Spain, wrote of God taking two stars from Khima and throwing them at the earth in order to begin the great flood. Yakut legend in ancient Mongolia called comets “the daughter of the devil,” and warned of destruction, storm and frost, whenever she approaches the earth. Stories associating comets with such terrible imagery are at the base of so many cultures on Earth, and fuel a dread that followed comet sightings throughout history.

Image Left: The illustration shows a view of Augsburg, Germany with the comets of 1680, 1682, and 1683 in the sky. Click on image for larger view. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Comets’ influence on cultures is not limited simply to tales of myth and legend, though. Comets throughout history have been blamed for some of history’s darkest times. In Switzerland, Halley’s Comet was blamed for earthquakes, illnesses, red rain, and even the births of two-headed animals.

The Romans recorded that a fiery comet marked the assassination of Julius Caesar, and another was blamed for the extreme bloodshed during the battle between Pompey and Caesar. In England, Halley’s Comet was blamed for bringing the Black Death. The Incas, in South America, even record a comet having foreshadowed Francisco Pizarro’s arrival just days before he brutally conquered them.

Comets and disaster became so intertwined that Pope Calixtus III even excommunicated Halley’s Comet as an instrument of the devil, and a meteorite, from a comet, became enshrined as one of the most venerated objects in all of Islam. Were it not for a Chinese affinity for meticulous record keeping, a true understanding of comets may never have been reached.

Ancient comet illustrations on silk Unlike their Western counterparts, Chinese astronomers kept extensive records on the appearances, paths, and disappearances of hundreds of comets. Extensive comet atlases have been found dating back to the Han Dynasty, which describe comets as “long-tailed pheasant stars” or “broom stars” and associate the different cometary forms with different disasters.

Image Right: The Mawangdui silk, a ‘textbook’ of cometary forms and the various disasters associated with them, was compiled sometime around 300 B.C. Click on image for larger view. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Although the Chinese also regarded comets as “vile stars,” their extensive records allowed later astronomers to determine the true nature of comets.

Although most human beings no longer cringe at the sight of a comet, they still inspire fear everywhere around the globe, from Hollywood to doomsday cults. The United States even set up the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program specifically to guard us from these “divine” dangers.” However, although they were once regarded as omens of disaster, and messengers of the god(s), today a scientific approach has helped allay such concerns.

It is science and reason that has led the fight against this fear since the days of the ancients. It is science and reason that has emboldened the human spirit enough to venture out and journey to a comet. It is science and reason that will unlock the secrets that they hold.

For more information, visit:
JPL’s Deep Impact Site
To learn more about other missions to comets and asteroids, visit:
Small Bodies Missions

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131109.html

A Royally karmic Leo New Moon and the Nodal Axis

Each New Moon every month is a new beginning in the Lunar cycle that affects our emotions, the flux and flow of  the oceans, our feelings.

The 3 days of the New Moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction are the darkest time of the month. The Moon rests and renews Herself.

In Leo, the Sign ruled by the Sun itself, the 5th sign, Fixed Fire, is our feelings centers, our wills, our hearts, our strength, pride and courage swell and shine brightest. In the Tarot the Symbol of LEO is STRENGTH.

A LEO NEW MOON is where our egos and feelings are in the dark, gestating, hidden, full of new potential waiting to be born. The Lions sleep tonight.

Leo New moon astrology

The August 6 New moon at 14+ degrees Leo is actually on the 15th and most powerful degree of any sign, the exact midpoint.

This further strengthens and empowers the heart, and the childlike nature of Leo, the role playing, the strut, the Ego.

LEo is the sign of ROYALTY, Kings and Queen’s- either real ones, and we’ve just had the birth of a new Royal Prince

or pretend ones, petty tyrants  those who strut around like everyone else owes them.

POWER is Leo’s middle Name.

One of the most powerful features of this New Moon is its’ T- Square to the North Node at 12 degrees Scorpio and the South at 12 degrees of Taurus.

THE NORTH and South Nodes are considered to be Karmic points which transit around every 18.6 years in their cycles. The N and S Nodes  create eclipses of the Sun and Moon on average 4 times  each year when the Luminaries align close to them. They have been considered very important points for thousands of years.

The North Node, whether in a Natal chart or in a collective chart such as this one, always symbolizes the  highest spiritual goal, what we are evolving towards. The South Node is always the past,  what we already know and what we need to leave behind. The South Node is the point of least resistance. This hard aspect indicates we are at a cross roads and must choose now to leave the old Taurus resources  behind.

Relationships, marriages, Royalty, ego’s, children, and everything symbolized by LEO, and leaders  of all kinds must leave the old familiar basic down to earth, survival instincts of Taurus and evolve to create a deeper, more encompassing SOUL/psyche Scorpio, 8th house form of shared resources.

The New MOON is conjunct the GODDESS ASTEROID VESTA exactly. Vesta was the GODDESS OF FIRE, the hearth flame, whose name is originally Sanskrit for “Shining”. She was originally worshipped at Delphi,Greece as a heap  of living coal, known as the Omphalos or Navel of the World.  In pre-patriarchal times all women served as Priestesses in her sacred  temples.  The Priestesses healed men  after they had been to war and had shed blood through having Tantric Sex which cleansed and purifed them before they could be integrated back into society.  These women were seen to be holy Hierodules, human forms of the Goddess Divine.  The Vestal “virgins” meant that they were whole and complete unto themselves and belonged to no one man. This became corrupted into what we now think of as Vestal Virgins, celibate women, like nuns, who were dedicated to religion.  Vesta symbolizes dedication to our sacred work. 

SCORPIO, where the North Node is leading us, until the Spring of 2014, is the SIGN OF SOUL, of birth death and transformation, it is sex, power, money, resources, taxes, secrets, finances and it moves from the 2nd house of Taurus which is personal resources to Collective resources, the World soul of the 8th house.

In other words our ego’s, our sexuality and our work must evolve past the literal and fundamental, the mere survival level  to incorporate a SOUL inclusive perspective.

CHIRON at 12 degrees Pisces is Quincunx to the NEW MOON and VESTA.  Pride must fall before real healing compassion and forgiveness can take place. Like and Addict who hides their addiction behind an act or a role, they cannot begin to get real until the actor admits to their crutch. Sexuality that is divorced from the soul, such as addiction to pornography or defiling the sacredness of sex needs to be healed.  so that our bodies and especially women’s bodies are considered the most sacred. where the body is considered SACRED body  .

Venus at 18 degrees VIRGO also opposes Chiron to indicate that  our bodies and especially women’s bodies are considered to be the most sacred.  Venus in Virgo serves and cares about her work, the work force, health, food and the environment that needs to be healed. Ongoing protests against MONSANTO need to be kept up vigilantly until they are outlawed in the U.S. and Canada as in Europe, Peru, Bolivia and other countries.

JUPITER is also a very prominent player. On AUGUST 7  Jupiter makes the first of 3 oppositions to PLUTO in CAPRICORN and on AUGUST 21 makes the first of 3 squares to URANUS which makes this month extremely dynamic and revolutionary.

JUPITER In Cancer expands our knowledge and understanding of family, nurturing, home, security,wholesome food, women and children. And of course those GRAND OLD Trines are still in effect with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn In Scorpio. 

Take time at the 3 days of the DARK of the Moon from the 6-9th to contemplate how your heart’s desire and your will will expand to heal yourself and the world. These are challenging times. we must boldy go forth, as in the Star Trek motto- 

REMEMBER to do the Jupiter Pluto Ritual from the 3rd -7th every day as well.

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May Day Beltane Wiccan Pagan Fertility Festival

May Day Magic, Beltane, Faeries  FIRE and FERTILITY FESTIVAL


Beltane means “fire of Bel” or “bright fire” the “bale-fire”. Known as the bright and shinning one,  Celtic Sun God. Beli is the father, protector, and the husband of the Mother Goddess.  This is a FERTILITY CELEBRATION, The Beltane Fires, the MAY POLE, marking the cross quarter day between SPRING and SUMMER.

Beltane Maypole Wiccan pagan

MAY DAY is a traditional Fertility and Sacred Marriage Festival of the Sun to the Earth. The Bel fire is a sacred fire with healing and purifying powers. The fires celebrate the return of life, fruitfulness to the earth and the burning away of winter. The ashes of the Beltane fires were smudged on faces and scattered in the fields. Household fires would be extinguished and re-lit with fresh fire from the Bel Fires.


As Beltane marks this handfasting (wedding) of the Goddess and God, it too marks the reawakening of the earth’s fertility. This is the union between the Great Mother and her Young Consort; this coupling brings new life on earth. On a Spiritual level and a  physical, it is the union of the Earth and Sun, man and woman to bring about the fruitfulness of the growing season.

MAy DAy is alchemy in action, the sacred Marriage.

Mother nature shows Herself alive again, flowers are blooming, sprouting, birds are mating, building nests, bees are buzzing.  Beltane was and is a very auspicious time in Celtic lore.

The PLEIADES

Beltane is marked in the Heavens as the rising of the Pleiades star cluster just before sunrise on the morning horizon, whereas winter (Samhain/Halloween) begins when the Pleiades rises at sunset. The Pleiades were very important to many ancient cultures. Some Native American tribes say that their Ancestors were Star Beings who came from the Pleiades. In Japan, the modern car Subaru means Pleiades and 6 of the stars are shown on its symbol. {We’ve always driven Subaru’s partly for this reason.}

 The Ancients believed that the Wheel of Time would not turn without human intervention.

People did everything in their power to honour and call and beckon the Sun and His light, for the earth would not produce life without the Sun’s warmth, his Love. We usually don’t think of the Sun as a Loving God anymore. It is important to honour these Nature Festivals, or turning of the Wheel of the Year, our ancestors did so for thousands of years. N

If we’re not in Right Relationship with other Nature then woe be to those who feel her wrath- As we’ve been trying to fool Mother Nature for many years now and continue to do so in the Industrialized world, balance can be attained by participating in these kind of Ancient Festivals.

Neo-tribalism is a necessity now.

FAERIES

May Day is a magical day so be aware of incidents that may occur.  The Queen of the Faeries is said to ride out on her white hose and trying to entice people away to Faeryland. Legend says that if you sit beneath a  tree on Beltane night, you may see the Faery Queen in all Her Glory or hear the sound of Her horses’s belles as She rides throughout the night. 

FERTILITY

Young men and women wandered into the woods before daybreak of May Day morning with garlands of flowers and/or branches of trees. They would make love in the woods, and dance around the Maypole. Pre-Christian society’s thoughts about human sexuality and fertility were not based on guilt or any such concept as original sin, but seen as a joyous natural expression of human passions. Life was seen as a joyful dance, rich in all beauty to be celebrated not defined ordered, made lawful.

Depicted in Camelot, the Mists of Avalon,

READ MORE at http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

also a previous article May 1 May Day Beltane fire sex fertility earthy pagan celebration Astrology from Tara Greene

I am presiding over a MAY DAY BELTANE ceremony in Toronto at Ashbridge’s Bay on Lake Ontario

If you are in the Toronto area you are most welcome to come

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