Halloween/Samhain Pagan Witches’ New Year

Remember the Burning Times. Samhain isThe Witches New Year

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These days Halloween has become another day in the year in which to sell lots of scary rubber and plastic paraphernalia, fake blood, creaky coffin lid opening soundtracks, the Monster Mash, etc etc. another commercial holiday. Children dressed in costumes go door to door with their pillowcases {environmentally friendly} asking Trick or Treat! The kiddies are given way too much sugar, and carefully pre-packaged non interfered with goods. Adults these days get into the Halloween theme by dressing up- straight guys love to be able to go out in drag on Halloween and generally party, funkily “spook-up” their environments and drink a lot. Lots of scary movies get shown.

But let’s not forget the origins of Halloween. It is Hallowed Evening. A Holy Evening, the Ancient Pagan/Wiccan New Year during the month when the Sun is in Scorpio, sign of Birth Death and Transformation. It is close to the mid-point between Autumn and Winter Solstice. Death is Rebirth. Wiccans honour this eve as the night when the veil between the two worlds is thinnest and much scrying, gazing into crystal balls and connecting with the spirits of the dead goes on as this night offers the easiest access.

The Wheel of the Year Turns and this is a Sabbat or Sabbath Night, covens gather to do Ceremony. This is a Sacred not a Scared Night.

Read about the history of Samhain https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain

I wish in the midst of your pumpkin carving and revelry that you take time out to honour this day as it was originally intended. Remember in the midst of all the superficial trappings of Halloween, the hundreds of thousands, some say up to 9,000,000 mainly women, children and men who were accused of being witches by the Catholic Church who were tortured and burned at the stake. Old women, crones, medicine women, herbalists, midwives, pagans,their families, the poor, all innocent people who lived in harmony with Nature, who Loved their Mother the Earth, who knew the Wise Women’s Ways, the ancient ways to heal, to tend the sick, the dying, the mothers giving birth. It was a misogynist Nazi Christian tyranny that went on for over 300 years in Europe and to the New World where the last woman was burned at the stake at Salem. Remember this Holocaust because it wasn’t so long ago. You didn’t have to be Jewish or Muslim you mainly just had to be a woman and therefore evil in the sainted eyes of the Holy Christian Church.

Witch Burning
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I remember my own burning, the Inquisitors {one of whom turned out to be in this present life, my first husband, and a couple of Real Estate Agents, one Jewish, one Black} I relived this memory of my past life during a Holotropic Breathwork session. Many other women also relived the same experiences. It was horrible, my own two children were forced to stand and watch as their mother was tied to the stake and the fire lit. Of course I wasn’t meek or mild, I screamed and cursed them all for their inhumanity and ignorance, for their sadism and cruelty.

Those 100,000-200,000 to 9 million innocent souls who were terribly tortured and burned are back now on this earth.

Deep in the cells of your being in your cellular consciousness be you male or female at this time, you remember the Burning Times when you lived in total fear, when you hid you pagan religion, your ability to help, to heal, when tyranny was all around and anyone could accuse you of being a witch thereby ensuring your almost certain death. Watch The Burning Times a Canada Film Board movie which chronicles in detail this stain upon humanity.

Light a candle for those hundreds of thousands of souls who were innocent and remember what it was like. Given 6 degrees of separation you or someone you love, your children or your dog or cat, a friend or even your landlord was surely enough one of those people.

It’s time to acknowledge the deep pain in the shadows of our unconscious. The only way to heal it is to acknowledge that shadow, let the tears flow, the grief, the agony. This brings it out of unconsciousness otherwise shadow control our actions unconsciously and allows us to keep inflicting pain on others and ourselves, believing that we are not worthy, not lovable, deceitful, sinners, powerless. There is a collective shadow of women being afraid to hold their power and beauty.

As this is a New Year in the Ancient Count of Days Light a Candle of Illumination and Enlightenment and go beyond the rage, the anger into Love and Forgiveness. For the only way out is to forgive the accusers for their ignorance. This takes great strength and courage, for as you Forgive them you also forgive yourself and allow yourself to be free of the past.

They will have gotten their karmic comeuppance.

HALLOWEEN is SAMHAIN is the Pagan New year!

We are totally out of synch with solar/lunar natural cycle Westerners who denigrate the earth, the Feminine, the Goddess, and ourselves celebrate New Year’s on a totally artificial Gregorian calendar date 2 months later.  Why not get in synch now?

 The commercialized version of Halloween which has been handed down to us, does partake of some of the original mystery of this night filled with ghosts and spirits walking amongst the living.

October 31 is the night when the veil which divides the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. Covens of pagans, who are ancient nature worshippers, labelled witches and persecuted by the Catholic Church for centuries, would gather to celebrate this sacred Night, the direction of the North West on the great round of the wheel of Life.

Plates of cakes and wine with candles lit are offered to your beloved ancestors, without whom your consciousness and body would not be here. Recalling your departed relatives with reverence is part of the sacredness of this day.

An altar is decorated with autumn leaves, the oranges and golds, the pumpkin, a fall vegetable, one of the last of the season, symbolizes the full round, ripe with abundant seeds of Life.  The harvest has been gathered, the fields are fallow. The King of the Waning Year has sailed over the sunless sea of the womb of the Mother, and alights on the Shining Isle, the luminous wolrd egg, becoming the seed of his own rebirth. The gates of life and death are opened! the new Sun child is conceived, the dead arise and walk, and to the living is revealed the Mystery, that there is no death, that life is everlasting, all endings are but new beginnings. We meet in time out of time, everywhere and nowhere, here and there, at once, to greet the Lord of Death, who is Lord of Life and the Triple Goddess who is the circle of Rebirth. – referenced to Starhawk.

It is the best night to scry gazing into crystals or water.

The popular children’s Halloween game of bobbing for apples comes down to us from the original ancient ceremonial use of the apple at the Halloween Sabbat ceremony. An apple is Goddesse’s sacred fruit of Life- remember the Garden of Eden? It is cut by a ritual sword or athame splitting it open to reveal it as the fruit of death as well. The 2 in One.  All apples are Goddess symbols, the shape of the fruits’ seeds is the 5 sided pentagram , the five fold star of rebirth, as Venus actually cycles in the pentagram shape over time. Upright pentagrams are symbols of Venus herself. The downturned ones are inverted used for black magic and negative.

Apples and eaten wine is drunk. Celebrations of rebirth, renewal, everlasting life is what Halloween is all about. At Midnight Nov 1st becomes the day of the Dead celebrated throughout Mexico, it is coincidentally also part of that ancient Halloween celebration. The spirits of the dead are able to intermingle with the living. Meals are shared with the departed ancestors and friends. In Mexico great family picnics occur in cemeteries. The dead are considered to be helpers and protectors of the living from the beyond always with us but closer this night.

Happy Samhain

remember this is the best night for scrying and psychic work and contacting spirits. Time to go within in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Pluto in Cancer, mirroring our times

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Pluto in Cancer is mirroring where we are now with Pluto in Capricorn. We need to look at where we came from.

I’ll write more on this. I haven’t written a full about the U.S. 1st Pluto return set to start February 20 2022 and three exact hits during next year.

What do you think of idea?

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Super Galactic attraction today

The moon is conjunct The Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius for the next couple of hours. This is a Super Galactic magnet point. Put your highest desires out there now. We are still in total lunar eclipse energy. Use this aspect wisely

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Sun square Saturn, spiritual truths

Under a Scorpio moon of deep diving into shadowland the moon sextiles Pluto making it easy to access the deepest darkest shadows.

Moon is quincunx to Uranus in Aries and Eris

The shadow casting is intense. I mean the blame it on the other side issues, throwing the shit at the other. deep disturbances in the psyche are erupting like toxic lava.

Moon trines CHIRON in PISCES

chiron in PIsces drum Tara Greene

My hand painted native drum

There is also phenomenal healing energies available now. I have been intensely focussing on bringing up a lot of deep shadows over the last week or so. The only way to heal is to feel.

SUN squares SATURN in SAGITTARIUS

Sun square saturn Astrology Tara Greene

This a hard blast of truth and justice in a cosmic wave of clarity. 

It’s time to bring your deepest karmic truths forward. 

Sun in PISCES squares Saturn in SAGITTARIUS today, spiritual truths are first and foremost what we need to use. There is spiritual Law and man-made law. It is necessary to follow only Spiritual law. Saturn is on the Galactic Center testing us hard to follow our highest truths. Man made law is corrupt, selfish of the ego, and unjust.
Under A SCORPIO MOON you may want to hide your secrets- Don’t.

 Those of you who are light workers, diamond hearts, indigo, crystal beings who remember why you incarnated the time to speak your truth the spiritual truth, through Spiritual Law is at hand,  I had a very powerful experience of this today, thanks to a guardian angel who visited me in the flesh. I have a new mission.

Scorpio moon trines Pisces sun

Watery trines help us to flow. This is a time to envision closure for what is no longer serving your highest self. Allow Scorpio the #13 in the tarot Death to allow this natural process, when you surrender to your higher self it’s easy.

Moon goes Void of course @ 2:56 pm PDT /5;56 pm EDT

Moon gallops into SAGITTARIUS @8;00 pm PDT/11 pm EDT

The energy shifts into masculine fire 🔥, its’ optimistic restless funny easy-going and needs space. Sagittarius moon needs Nature, learning, and adventure.  Give yourself some thinking space over the weekend,

The Uranus-Eris finally conjunction is on the 17th

Things may get really crazy in Ireland.

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Jupiter Chiron quincunx,Aquarius moon

I feel like lying low pre-eclipse. My advise for you as the Mars Pluto Uranus Jupiter energies gather and cross is to step back and take some deep breaths and use the Aquarius moon to detach from it all. 

That’s all for now. Will find in tomorrow. 

I’m thinking about Venus Retrograde. 

The temperature dropped 35 degrees Fahrenheit in one day here in Toronto. Pretty wacky, 

The Divine Feminine must bond forward and speak her truth. That was a powerful message I received today. 

The Galactic centre is the rabbit hole. Where Alice’s adventures began. Saturn is holding us there. We are lead weighted to this cosmic vagina  now that’s why you hear so much from her these days. 

Blessings

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Magic Mike, sexy Mars trine Neptune, Vesta Intentions

July 8 Very powerful positive Trine from sexy Mars in Cancer to Neptune in Pisces at 9+ degrees @ 3:42 pm PDT/6:42 pm EDT. Yes that’s the real Magic Mike in action.  

Neptune is Venus’s Higher Octave, so this is where you make intentions and go after your soul mate, your higher spiritual dreams for the world and yourself. It’s a great day to make Tantric love, art, music, poetry, and meditate by and with water.

If you have any planets at 9 degrees Scorpio that makes a sexy Grand Trine. 

Look at which houses 9 degrees Cancer Pisces fall in your natal chart to see where the sex action is happening in your Natal Chart.

Neptune rules debt. Mars trine it means there should be a breakthrough solution or breakdown in the Greek financial crisis. Neptune dissolves, water dissolves all hardness.  

venus mars astrology Tara Greene

Venus and Mars Bathing painting by Giulio Romano 16th Century 

this is the closest thing I could find

Mars also squares Vesta at 9 degrees Aries. Vesta is the Goddess of INVESTMENTS, so more emphasis on the economy. This aspect is another energetic to the Venus Vesta Saturn Grand Fire trine bringing that energy down into the emotional body.  read link   https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/vesta-venus-saturn-grand-trine-intentions/

Questions to ask are: What and where are you choosing to invest your Mars energy, passion,desire? Squares apply pressure. You will be feeling it.  

Magic Mike Astrology Tara Greene

If you have planets at 9 degrees of EARTH SIGNS TAURUS VIRGO CAPRICORN, that forms a 6 pointed sex star. 

It’s a Merkaba what people think of as the Jewish Star is really a symbol of sacred sexual union. 

Definitely do some rituals today. Bring down that energy.

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I will be in Sedona Arizona in September. The planets will be very active then- Venus stations Direct. Saturn enters Sagittarius. Jupiter opposes Neptune + Autumn Equinox. These are very magical planetary energies to work with.

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You sexy thing- Hot Chocolate 1975 

Inspirational Card of the Day,SUNSHINE # 19 the Tarot Trump of LIGHT

Your inspirational card of the day May 4 2013

from the COSMIC TAROT

I meditated first and shuffled 9 times.

TAROT TRUMP CARD # 19

VIsconti the SUN TAROT card

Tarot Trump THE SUN from the Visconti- sforza deck

Circa 1450 Italy

AH the SUN,

How do you feel on a beautiful sunny day?  like that Beatles’ song GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

We are definitely feeling the Sun’s warmth here in the Northern Hemisphere

The SUN is happiness, joy, LIFE, warmth, LIGHT, energy, power, heat,

Consciousness, SOURCE energy, the STAR of the show, the LIFE giver.

The Sun is EL SOL in Spanish,  the pun of SOL and SOUL.

Worshipped in Ancient Egypt as Ra, in Greece as HELIOS, in Rome as  Apollo,

in PERU as INTI, they are People of the Sun.

Called Mithraism from Persia. Native Americans still perform an annual SUN DANCE,

to honor the bond of the Sun and the earth.

The SUN is our reason d’etre.

On a personal level, get out your charm, blaze your charisma,

show your delight, passion, be big, generous and warm hearted.

Don’t worry BE  HAPPY!

Here comes the SUN,

6 days left to the SOLAR ECLIPSE

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE! CONNECT TO SOURCE, be De LIGHT.

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THE SUN KING by the BEATLES

something INDIGENOUS IMA SUMACH TAITA INTI from the 50’s rare clip

The Beatles GODD DAY SUNSHINE

Venus in Taurus, art critics, true art

Venus enters TAURUS april 15- May 9

She rules the arts. She is the MUSE or divine Goddess of inspiration. That’s why Neptune is her “higher octave.” Venus is earthly fleshy real sex, art, money, luxury, relationships.

 I started out as an artist. At age nine I told my surprised mother that I had decided to be an artist when I grow up, that was that. I had figured out that being an artist was a lisence for escaping the rat race, the normal expected, boring, unconscious way of life.  I saw ART  as FREEEDOM, ANARCHY. I went to OCAD which wasn’t a design school then. My first husband was an artist, my present husband is an artist, our daughter is presently at a performing arts high school.  

I was born with a natal VENUS NEPTUNE EXACT conjunction in Libra the Sign VENUS rules. Yes art is a religion, very spiritual to me.

I happened upon this article in BLOUIN ART INFO -Canadian version. I will excerpt it and provide a link.

FINALLY someone with weight in the art world has spoken the unspoken!  American ART Critic DAVID HICKEY 

what do you think about contemporary art?

There are only a few great critics holding forth in today’s waning critical climate who maintain an element of danger in their invocations. These voices of authority and interrogation bend and veer away from our understood rails of art appreciation into rogue states of wicked qualification, correction, dissent – even revolution. It takes great bravery, in this moment, to call a thing a thing, and something even greater to be compelling and convincing in this effort. These critics tend to say things loosely, ham-fistedly, but with a pulpiteer’s command. They tend to interrupt the academic scaffolding of distance with oratory tempos that are stark and seemingly stupid in their abrupt profundity; they speak with adamancy, and they ring bells that feel assailing.

Among these writers are Peter Schjeldahl, Ben Davis, and Dave Hickey, the infamous and revered American critic who has carved out a voice in the Western art world akin to that of journalism’s Hunter S. Thompson. He has achieved storied laurels – seemingly despite but also because of himself – and has recently and very publically retired from the racket entirely. He has not done this from exhaustion nor age (he is 73) but because his subject has grown too insipid, too “stupid,” he says. It’s easy to believe him.

Dave Hickey did something to Canada, which should not have been unexpected; all the same, it was reviled. Hickey came to Guelph University for the annual Shenkman lecture, and offended everyone.

Importantly, on the eve of Canada financier Jim Flaherty’s federal budget reveal (in which general ‘skills’ were summoned to match the country’s available employment), Hickey produced an argument that had a special relevance for its tender audience, and its economic moment: as he took short aim at his crowd – comprised of provosts, university presidents, deans, professors, students, and former graduates – Hickey commanded we give up our institutions, relinquish our vain pursuit of accreditation, and summoned us to become artists again. “Demand that your students can perform a jump shot,” he said, in one of many references to an idealized world in which the art school was run like an athletic department. “Give up your three cars and pool, and the 4 o’clock meetings, and become an artist again.” But, he amended, if we are to continue in our endeavoring of an arts degree, or in our pursuit of a tenure-track professorship, demand of ourselves and our students skills, results, ambition, and that we kick the 90% that is shit, to the curb.

There are very few of us working from the art world’s bleachers, perhaps even fewer of us trading in its court, who would argue against Hickey’s main thesis: that the academe is destroying contemporary art. However the critic-cum-orator quickly established an antagonism towards his audience that was only further embossed by his seeming casualness.

Clad in a black sweat suit and runners, Hickey approached the podium – after no fewer than three introductions (a performance that would only serve Hickey’s later point on the academe’s overwrought hierarchy) – and very quickly descended into an 80 minute lecture that, while seemingly rudderless (he had no notes, and repeated himself frequently while veering off into anecdote and recurring metaphor) was in its sum a strident call for change. He was appealing to civilization.

“In America, and in Canada in particular, the balkanization of our universities has pretty much destroyed civilization as we know it. I think we’ve done it under the guise of control – as Michel Foucault would say, ‘care is control’ – and I’m here to argue for less of it,” he said. ”I’m here to argue for a little more benign neglect.”

The critic flitted between personal anecdote (quoting his friends Richard Serra, John Baldessari, and his nemeses, Clement Greenberg and Thomas Jefferson), near constant swipes at the academe, a few bigoted slags, and consistent, impassioned invocations for systemic change, though he maintained that “there is no deficit of quality work, it’s just that the world around it has changed.”

While figureheads like John Kissick, Dasha Shenkman, and Matthew Teitelbaum dropped their heads and rubbed their foreheads (with some gesturing wildly for moderator Robert Enright to close the lecture), others held hopeful expressions in a transparent commitment to the critic’s overarching thesis. The exquisite and painful moment of Hickey’s truth and brutalism brought to mind Peter Schjeldahl’s call to arms, of a few years ago, first issued at the New School, and then transcribed for Frieze (March 2011), wherein he spoke of the “irreligious gravitating towards art,” and how its “want tends to be lonesome and blind.”

Schejldahl goes on, “An educated common sense of the last three decades holds that all art is rhetorical and thus a game of pretenses and/or of exposing pretenses. This view is basic to the gaming of art. In fact, all art can be seen that way, but not usefully, if anyone’s experience matters. It ignores the fact that good art happens to us in ways that knock us out or our educations.” Complaining about contemporary art rhetoric and the ubiquity of the term “practice” in relation to an artist’s work, Schjeldahl demands, “When do you stop practising something and do it?”

Hickey would, over the course of his freestyle lecture, emboss this very point (“go pro,” he kept repeating), while damning every academic and art school attendee in the room in myriad ways – some clever (“theory is really easy: it’s like playing poker with no spots on the cards”) and some lazy (“if you are manic depressive, dyslectic, morbidly obese, have down’s syndrome, you end up in the art department”).

At the end of his talk, Hickey was, unsurprisingly, met with a question from an audience member, who began tremulously, “well I’m not afraid,” but went on, gaining confidence, to demand of Hickey just how “serious” he was, because “it’s a huge insult to us who devote our life to the academe; not everybody has the ability to become a basketball player in the NBA.” Hickey responded, “if I was being insulting it’s because I meant to be. There is nothing that I’ve said that I haven’t done. But we’re not talking about your benefits. We’re talking about Western civilization.”

Dave Hickey, a letch, a rogue, a dissenter, an exile, had effectively performed his point. With the very subject of his seeming disdain positioned firmly beyond his pulpit, he exhibited a tremendous affection for its cause and well-being by demanding of it something greater. The Canadian art world and its academe suffered the point, one all too rarely made in this sector, and one never issued at its establishment: be better. As Hickey refrained, “how do you be brave? How do you be brave?” Likely those most angered by Hickey’s lecture will be the ones answering him in spite, and to good effect, in the years to come.

see what I consider to be art form a true artist- not academic –http://www.napob.com

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2013 Vertigo,pissed off and pet deaths,dreams, musings from Tara Greene

here’s what’s happening for me so far in 2013 

I have been feeling very tired and I’ve heard “exhausted”from a number of people. Like really exhausted. energy feels intense.

Also I have been feeling that vertigo thing again. Have you?

vertigo pineal gland

I have experienced this for weeks at a time in the past year or so. Also stabbing pains in my left ear and in parts of my body that come and go.  Some call it Ascension symptoms. I am very sensitive and it feels like the electro-magnetic energy fields are shifting a lot when I feel this. I believe it is also has something to do with awakening the pineal gland.

Jan 3 Our lovely beautiful bright yellow canary”Sunny” passed away today. We had him for nine years! And we adored him, as he sang so beautifully, he had the most amazing and diverse songs, we nicknamed him Pavarotti. When people would call the house and he was singing they used to ask me if I was in a jungle because it sounded like so many birds. Nope just one little Sunny boy. He knew his name and would turn when we called him. He was the most special canary, a Belgian water canary who sang when you turned the tap on, to the sound of running water.  

Birds always symbolize human souls in ancient metaphysics.

Sonny was my Dad’s nickname when he was a child. So I see beautiful Sunny finally flying free as a bird, across the Universe, like a shooting star, like a Phoenix rising. He lived his entire life in a cage, I always thought it was sad, but he was very safe and had all his creature comforts met. It was the only life he knew. 

Always so sad when your pets die, I think I cry more for them in some ways.

And our lovely orange cat, the foundling who appeared July 4, yay a U.S.  patriot kitten,we discovered  had peed in a plastic trunk filled with our and my husband’s 30 years worth of old SLR color and B & W pics from his childhood. Ew what a stink! There was some magnificent panorama shots we took when in Death Valley on the Spring Equinox in 1997 to do a ceremony under Comet Hale-Bopp to do a Spring Solstice Give- away ceremony for our daughter Leah in there. Had to dispose of 80% of it. We do have the negatives here somewhere, somewhere. Bad cat. I think he’s pissed off about our new puppy.

Taking everything that happens in your life as a dream. I’d say that Cats symbolize instincts in the dream/real world, sensitives, negative energy neutralizers. A pissed off cat  literally pees on things. So one’s instincts are demonstrating that they are pissed off about holding onto the past. 

How would you interpret that dream?

BIRD ON A WIRE by the Neville Brothers– http://youtu.be/T9ez80bQW4w