Goddess of the Flame Brigid

February 1/2 is the Pagan celebration of Imbolc  St. Brigid’s Day Candlemas Groundhog Day. It’s a Cross-quarter day of the Wheel of the Year signifying that we are half way to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere- Spring is coming. 
Brigid February 1 Fire Goddess

[CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) Entrance to St. Brigid’s well

The Fiery Goddess Awakens 
On a secular level Bill Murray’s famous comedy is a spiritual teaching metaphor which gained wide appeal and is considered a classic fable/comedy 20 years after its initial release.  Bill Murray plays a cynical newscaster who keeps waking up on Groundhog Day living a deja vu, being stuck in time and immortal. Eventually, he figures out that being kind and nice and improving himself is the best thing to do. He learns to care and love and wins the love of his colleague and is free to move on from being stuck in his karmic lessons and live his life.  

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

Saint Brigid’s Day,or Bride’s Day, is both a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin

In the Tarot Brigid would be the Queen of Wands or The Woman on the Strength card.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

According to scholar Robert Graves, Brigid is the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules scholars and poets.  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,and new growth.
If you are uncertain of your path imagine yourself at a four-cornered crossroads, or go to an actual one and invoke Brigid to show you which path to take. 

Goddess of Augury, prophets and seers. Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination with either.
Elements- Water and fireBrigid rules the Waters and wells. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. Good time to take a special healing water bath or shower in Brigid’s honor.

She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations, poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. 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 flaming spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery. The name “Britain” is derived from Brigit’s name. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, is still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid.

Midwives

As Patroness of Midwives, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Brigid guards every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal-armed cross.

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.

RITUAL for Brigid 
INCENSE: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
 
Gemstones: Turquoise, Amethyst, Garnet and Onyx
Your house especially the hearth needs to be cleaned and purified  to make way for Brigid to bless your house all year-long. Light a candle and carry it into every room to welcome her. 
 Call her
Bride of the earth, keeper of the Eternal Flame 
daughter of the Tuatha de Danaan, sister of faeries, 
She comes to waken the earth from its slumber,
to strengthen the Sun’s rays, 
She bring warmth and light  back once more
and sets seeds slowly stirring below our Mother earth
Her Light is ever eternal, waxing and waning, 
Brigid light my heart and my passion afire anew . 

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-
I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,BRIGID is alive and well.

Light 1 candle-

We gather together in this time of darkness. We look to the return of the light.

We look to the first light of Spring.

(Light two more candles.)

Maiden, Mother, and Crone – A Triple Goddess.

It was customary to write wishes upon scraps of cloth

and tie them to the bushes near her sacred wells.

This is Her Time of Year, a very special moment.

A day upon which to seek wisdom from inside the Earth.

In the time before Patrick, serpents were sent out because they dwell in both worlds, above ground and below.

 

IMBOLC song written by Lisa Thiel 
Blessed Bridget comest thou in
Bless this house and all of our kin
Bless this house, and all of our kin
Protect this house and all within Blessed Bridget come into thy bed
With a gem at thy heart and a crown on thy head
Awaken the fire within our souls
Awaken the fire that makes us whole Blessed Bridget, queen of the fire
Help us to manifest our desire
May we bring forth all thats good and fine
May we give birth to our dreams in time

Blessed Bridget comest thou in
Bless this house and all of our kin
From the source of Infinite Light
Kindle the flame of our spirits tonight

Blessed Bridget come into thy bed
With a gem at thy heart and a crown on thy head
Awaken the fire within our souls
Awaken the fire that makes us whole

Blessed Bridget, queen of the fire
Help us to manifest our desire
May we bring forth all thats good and fine
May we give birth to our dreams in time

Blessed Bridget comest thou in
Bless this house and all of our kin
From the source of Infinite Light
Kindle the flame of our spirits tonight

Plant seeds which will sprout at spring equinox. 
BLESSED BE on IMBOLC 
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Heal your past, use dragon power byTara Greene

We are between two eclipses.  It is a liminal, twilight, transformative  space. We are now releasing the past with the Pisces South Node SOLAR ECLIPSE and moving towards a new future on the next Lunar eclipse March 23 in LIBRA.

Eclipses can only be created when the Sun and Moon are closely aligned to the North Node, called the DRAGON’s HEAD, from ancient Indian Astrology,called RAHU, and the South Node of the Moon, the DRAGON’S TAIL, called KETU. It is the dragon energy which create the eclipses. This is very, very ancient symbolism.

Game of Thrones, the incredibly popular HBO series, is full of ancient dragons. These archetypal symbols always attract us because of their deeper symbolism.

Game Of Thrones ,Daenerys Targaryen , Astrology

In Alchemy, the dragon biting it’s tail in either a circle or other formation is called the OUROBORUS.  It symbolizes wholeness, infinity, the cycles of time itself, the wheel of karma, the law of nature, the Phoenix rising eternally from its own ashes. In Ancient Egypt, China, India, Mayan, Aztec cultures all used this symbol which carried an  important religious and mythological Archetypal meaning

 

ouroboros, eclipse, Tara Greene

OURBOROS DRAGON ancient symbol of eternal life 

The Pisces South Nodal SOLAR eclipse, aligned with the dragon’s tail always refers to past life karma or old ingrained unconscious patterns. The SOUTH NODE eclipse in Pisces conjoined with CHIRON the Wounded Healer, allowing every one of  us to totally release that past, whether totally conscious or unconscious, and to let go, through tears, through emotional release, prayers, mantras and intentions- all that has chained us. 

Let all the old wounds and memories come up. I was remembering that I was not present when my mother and my father died. I never really grieved my mother’s death properly because of the timing of her death. Whatever old memories or the realization of old stuck energy patterns arise,  cry the pain out and let it go. Spend as much time as you can, releasing, stomping around, screaming, banging things, and letting go of old addictions, a PISCES theme. Especially with Venus entering Pisces March 12, there is more love, receptivity and emotional power to release Alcoholism, shopaholic, romantic projections, martyrdom, sex addictions, workaholism, these all can be healed. Shamans of the Yaqui lineage, the NAGUALS spend 7 years releasing their past memories in a breathing technique called Recapitulation. Yuo can accomplish this faster now. 

To do this.

Bring up all the emotion all the feeling: That emotional energy is the karmic glue, and is what releases it. Simply state  with great emotion. “I release all past habits and negative karmic patterns both conscious and unconscious now from within myself and for all time and places, past, present and future. “

Focus on being healed from your old karmic issues and in the process you are baptized and washed clean of all your “sins.” As you do this for yourself, you also heal the generational wounds, the sins of the fathers and the mothers. Be the witness who see the patterns, the compulsions and release yourself.

You are your own judge, jury and witness. Holy crap. I just totally GOT a dream I had many years ago. It had Bette Midler in it. And she was in the news today telling Kim Kardashian off for posing nude. wow fascinating. Thank you. It is also like the symbol of JUDGEMENT #20 in the TAROT where the ANGEL Gabriel blows the trumpet on Judgement day and the dead rise again. 

The NORTH NODE, the DRAGON’s HEAD always represents what we are aspiring to, where we are going. The LUNAR ECLIPSE March 23 comes three or four days after the SPRING EQUINOX the major turning point and the true beginning of the year. 

A Lunar eclipse directly affects our emotions, it is a FULL MOON, a completion cycle, a communion time. 

The Lunar Eclipse at 3+ degrees LIBRA is actually inconjunct to the star that symbolizes the Archangel Gabriel. Fomalhaut at 3 degrees PISCES Tropical. This is a challenge for us but one that means connecting the emotions and the mind, the head and the heart. 

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Sexy passion, in the Lion’s den + a bit of fog. Astrology forecast

Rousseau sleeping gypsy Astrology Tarot Tara Greene

Sleeping Gypsy  by Henri Rousseau 1897

YEs the Moon’s in Leo so its SHOW OFF time on the world’s stage time 

Moon collides with MARS 11:36 pm PDT tonight/2:36 am EDT very intense passion

we’ll hear lots of roaring later tonight. Leo’s make very passionate lovers, they can be very giving although you always have to treat them like they are King or Queen. Two Leo’s together, alternate- King for a day, Queen for a day. They are vain and child like underneath the Royal Mane.

You may be dreaming about being eaten by lion’s.

We are in the Lion’s den. And the lion is pacing and hungry.

This is the WIll to win, big ego’s,  getting  a huge rocket boost. Tempers will flare. Will power is strong!

On the world’s stage we see this acting out as LEO president Obama gets ready to pull the trigger on SYRIA.

He may act out defiantly even without Congress’s approval. Even though there is a delay. The situation some say may start WW111 as predicted by Nostradamus.

Lilith enters the T-SQUARE RING

And in this corner wearing not much, glowering darkly and smolderingly is Lilith the Dark Goddess, the shadow Kali aspect of the Goddess. Lilith is at 9 degrees Cancer opposite Pluto now. By the end of September she is exactly squaring Uranus as well adding another very potent aspect to the on going T- squares.  This adds even more fuel to this Cardinal initiation.

Unconscious, repressed  hatred and fear of women, of women’s unstoppable sexual power is what’s coming into consciousness now.  Yes more world wide backlash for gang rapes but we’ve got a long long way to go. I see Miley Cyrus’s overtly sexual – we won’t stop -twerking  performance was part of that Lilith T- square energy being released.

WOMEN need to really step into the world’s stage now. Politically, emotionally, with initiative.

FIRE Signs may feel very impatient, but hold those Lions, Leo’s  those horses Sagittarians and Rams you Aries as this is pretty incendiary.

Don’t play with any matches, please.   Is the world about to go up in flames?

LABOUR DAY Sept  2- Four quincunx’s with some fog on the side

Moon creates quirky quincunx’s to Neptune to Pluto to Chiron – ouch ouch and double ouch

The peacekeepers- Neptune in Pisces and the Plutocracy are sure to be at odds over Syria.

Mars makes fingernails on chalk boards aspects on Monday.  MARS in LEO will be in quincunx = 150 degrees to NEPTUNE on Sept 2. at 3 degrees

What’s to believe in the SYRIA situation? Reuters carried a story saying the rebels claimed responsibility for accidentally releasing that chemical. All is illusion, delusion.

Early Leo’ s will feel all fogged up. All early fixed signs, TAurus, Scorpio Aquarius feel this.

LEo Moon also’s squares Saturn in Scorpio   –

Fear,death, fear, big ego’s, shadow governments, power,

Good thing Jupiter is in Cancer and Venus in LIBRA for now-they are supply positive energy. Thank you Zeus and Aphrodite.

Venus in Libra can be credited with being the ambassador, the go-between, trying to balance the scales here.

How are you feeling this?  yes let me know….

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Some Huge healing opps. on Tuesday I am writing September’s forecast

blessings

TARA

Daniel in the Lion’s Den by Bessie Jones