Sun conjunct Pluto, Blackstar Epiphany.

Sun Pluto/ Darkstar astrology Tara Greene

The SUN and PLUTO conjoin in their once a year Meeting of two parts of soul Jan 6 PDT/7th EDT and GMT @ 17+ degrees CAPRICORN. This annual event synchronizes with EPIPHANY a word that I have always loved.  It means:’ A sudden realization!  It’s major Alchemy. It could be seen as the spiritual Black SUN. It also can be seen as a BLACKSTAR. The title of David Bowie’s last album. It is almost one year since his passing That is exactly the energy that the two planets symbolize.

Sun conjunct Pluto Astrology Tara Greene

SUN CONJUNCT PLUTO 

painting by Napoleon Brousseau

The Sun, SOL, the Sun King, is the Light half of Life and the soul, Pluto is death, the dark, hidden, mysterious part of life and the soul. They are equal counterparts of Life itself. Life in Death and Death in life. Yin/Yang. Can’t have one without the other.

In the Tarot the SUN is Tarot Major #19 and Death is #13 

 

 

 

 

 

Pluto is Lord of Death and Rebirth, garbage, refuse, radiation, the underworld, soul parts, the shadow. The Sun is the bringer of Life and Light.
Together their annual conjunction brings wholeness and balance by bringing the Light to what is darkest.Time to Shine the Light on your shadows, everyone’s got one.

There are no “others” outside of ourselves. All that we see as “other” are aspects of ourselves. The keyword is aspects. The SUN lights up everything. The Darkness, death is the absence of light, its necessary opposite balance. Without the dark, the Void, there would be no light.

These two “planets” conjunction is part of next week’s BIG CARDINAL T-SQUARE BASH as the SUN squares URANUS @ 20+ ARIES on 1/10 and SUN squares JUPITER 1/11 @ 22+ degrees LIBRA. 

This is a day of wholeness, of seeing all aspects of life as being inseparable from other parts.
With a world so divided, this day may bring up further terrors and fears into the light of day depending on which aspect ones consciousness reverberates to.

It can be a day of danger as Pluto symbolizes nuclear energy and the SUN is a nuclear furnace. It could be a day of volcanic explosions, terrorist bombings, or a massive solar CME. Expect the submerged soul hungers to be bursting through loud and clear.

17+ degrees Capricorn is the degree in your natal chart where you look for your own personal EPIPHANY.- See keywords for each sign below

SYMBOLS for The 18th degree of Capricorn according to John Sandbach

“A forgotten painting stored in a vault. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive

 Spiritual Cleansing, Endings, and Rebirth

This degree is inherently patient and knows that it may take a long time before its gifts are appreciated. It’s also aware that when people are exposed to something again and again over a long period they can begin to take that thing for granted, and so sometimes its best to hold back what one has to offer until the time is right to bring it forth.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A black leopard with green eyes.”

The painting is stored in the dark, the leopard is a creature of the dark. Green is the color of emeralds, the gem of Mercury, the planet of communication.  AND THE HEART CHAKRA. The artist’s painting was painted to communicate something, but not it is not doing that – it dwells in the dark. Until it can communicate once again – open its eyes to the light, and reaffirm its power, which is like that of the leopard’s.

Sometimes when something is hidden it is a good thing – later, when it is re-revealed we may see it with fresh eyes. This degree knows the power of waiting for the right time to act, the right time to bring forth its ideas. It uses the power of darkness and silence to enhance what is eventually and finally communicated.

Pleiadian Symbol: A glorious dragon of many colors embroidered onto a flag.

Azoth Symbol: A speaker intuiting what her audience needs to hear.

Seed degree: 4 Scorpio 4. An albino woman unaffected by the rays of the sun. (Omega Symbol). When we cease to allow the obvious to overpower our consciousness we become aware of hidden treasures everywhere.

A loud roar as a tornado approaches. (Chandra Symbol). The intensity and power of overpowering thought forms give rise to potent desires and a deep, burning desire to communicate and connect.

Fulfillment degree: Pisces 24.An empty perfume bottle, the scent completely gone. (Omega Symbol). What has been lost is come to be seen as something that may be translated into the present via the imagination, or completely let go of to make way for whatever new is to come.

A spring festival. The participants are in a state of ecstatic frenzy. (Chandra Symbol)

This an important transit:  skeleton key outline to the meaning of your EPIPHANY through each sign

KEYWORDS outline the meaning of your EPIPHANY through each sign

ARIES: An epiphany in your self-identity, who you really are.

TAURUS: An epiphany in what your value, your soul resources.

GEMINI: An epiphany in how you think and what you are communicating.

CANCER: An epiphany in your true security needs, and what is your real home.

LEO: An epiphany in your heart, and using courage for love.

VIRGO: An epiphany on the perfection of being imperfect, a human.

LIBRA: An epiphany on what you need to balance.

SCORPIO: An epiphany on what true power is and how best to wield it.

SAGITTARIUS: An epiphany on not knowing and the value of inspiration.

CAPRICORN: An epiphany on what power truly is meant for.

AQUARIUS: An epiphany on bringing your vision down to earth.

PISCES: An epiphany on source, illusions, and Grace.

Ruminate on those words and see how they will help you access your own epiphany.
The eternal divine Soul encompasses everything. Be bigger than the fears of darkness.
Love is the Light and love conquers all.


Here is a beautiful poem by Rumi to guide you through this.
“Search the Darkness,” from The Pocket Rumi, ed. by Kabir Helminski

Search the Darkness

Sit with your friends; don’t go back to sleep
Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.

Life’s water flows from darkness.
Search the darkness don’t run from it.

Night travelers are full of light,
and you are, too; don’t leave this companionship.

Be a wakeful candle in a golden dish,
don’t slip into the dirt like quicksilver.

The moon appears for the night travelers,
be watchful when the moon is full.

Please share widely all writing is copyright of Tara Greene unless otherwise indicated.

Get a reading with me http://www.taratarot.com

DARKSTAR by Crosby, Stills & Nash

Advertisements

Virgo Full Moon, 2/22, clean and green

VIRGO Full Moon Feb 22, Full Moon of Accountability, Service, Cleansing Intentions and Meditation
by Agent 129 TARA GREENE of COSMIC INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 

a condensed version of this article appeared on the CIA site

Virgo Full Moon on a Master Number day and 3 degrees 33 minutes @ 6:19 pm GMT

Full Moon of VIRGO, the 6th mutable sign of the Virgin Earth Goddess signifies a time to account for many things. A time to analyze what we have harvested on all levels; practical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We are completing emotional lessons in being of service, our work and in honoring our bodies. This is a time to take inventory and critically analyze what nourishes us literally and in our local environment and communities. 

Virgo lunar energy brings a very grounded mood which is great to clean up your act with. Use this entire two week period to tidy up everything. Virgo is the sign of workaholics, accountants, intellectuals, perfectionists and meticulousness. Virgo, ruled by planet Mercury collates, organizes and digests information in a very literal sense.  Virgo is also the sign of health, diets, herbal remedies, organic foods and natural medicine. This is an optimum time to access your health and see what improvements you can make. 

Virgo’s tend to worry and get very nitpicky about life’s apparent imperfections. At this Full Moon learning to trust and have faith is also important. There is a very dreamy, spiritual, creative PISCES energy at work with Neptune conjunct the Sun which can expand many a third eyes on this potent day. We can connect beyond our mental ego’s incessant worries and go directly to spirit for the answers and just simply learning to trust our gut instincts more.

Dreams and the reality are the two poles which we need to balance out at this Full Moon and for most of 2016. Do pay close attention to your dreams on the Full Moon Night. You can incubate some dream queries which can be answered as the Moon diminishes.

 Mercury, the planetary ruler of Virgo is in Aquarius conjunct Asteroid Athena Goddess of wisdom, intuition and strategy. We can easily detach to analyze our situation from a higher perspective, with a larger grander vision. 

Virgo likes to break things down:

HARVEST/ FOOD

You are what you eat. This is a very prominent theme. We need to educate ourselves on how foods are grown. If you eat meat how that is animal treated? How is the land nurtured and harvested. Questions to ask:

Is this Food, Genetically modified? All foods can be genetically modified and despite the propaganda are very dangerous to human and animals health. The body cannot assimilate genetically altered materials. If foods are not certified organic then they are most likely GMO and fertilized with dangerous pesticides such as the heavily carcinogenic Roundup. Find out if there are additives and hormones in your food.  Anything processed is not real food and not fit to be eaten. Most Fast foods and anything microwaved cannot sustain health on any level. Read up on Superfoods, detoxing, The 100 mile diet, food combining, raw foods and supplements to improve your health. Natural herbal remedies, Ayurveda, Chinese, Tibetan and traditional, wise woman herbals are all ancient proven methods.

WORK and SERVICE

As the traditionally sign of Servants. The question is: What do I serve?  This is a very important question. Keep asking it until you get a clear answer.

Are you happy with your job?  The Buddhists talk about Right livelihood, your job should be something which brings good into the world. If you work for an Advertising Agency writing ads for pharmaceuticals drugs which, you will find are dangerous like Paxil, etc. you need to ask yourself if you should be selling or promoting that.

Are you a slave to your job? Why? You can make choices and boundaries about what you are willing to do.

This is a good time to think about how your job can be a dream job with Neptune opposite the Moon. What did you always dream of doing? How can your work serve and nourish the environment and your community?

CLEANSING MOON

Virgo’s are usually clean freaks. What needs to be cleaned up in your environment and in your life? What emotional baggage needs to be jettisoned? This is an excellent moon for detoxing, depending on where in the world you live. In Southern Hemisphere and warmer climates you can safely detox. In the Northern Hemispheres where it is still winter you can do simple nourishing tonics for now. Virgo governs the liver, spleen, small and large intestines and respiratory system. Bitter tonics and specific herbs help stimulate these organs.  Colonics and the like would also be recommended as well as fasting. The body will heal itself if given a chance to rest. Full Moons are great times for cleansing with water. See Meditation instructions below. 

THE SIGN Of VIRGO is the symbol of THE HERMIT in the TAROT which is also the symbol of 2016, which reduces to the number 9.The Hermit is the symbol of perfection and completion. Learning to listen to one’s own inner wisdom. Connecting the mind and body as one.  HERMIT tarot Virgo Tara Greene

VIRGO ASSOCIATIONS TO BRING INTO YOUR MEDITATION RITUAL

ELEMENT:  EARTH, crystals

COLORS: blue, YELLOW, grey, tan, navy and lilac

GODS AND GODDESSES: Ceres, Attis, Adonis,

ANIMAL: mice, insects, cats and bees

METALS: quicksilver, copper

Sound: Musical Note C#
Tree Mythology: chestnut, elder

MINERALS/Gemstones: Blue sapphire, Zircon, agate, peridot, sardonyx

INCENCSE: Frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, honeysuckle

HERBS: rosemary, mint, caraway, fennel, clary sage, skullcap, valerian

FLOWERS: snowdrop, lily, narcissus, aster, chrysanthemum, ivy, ferns,  

Foods: millet, corn, wheat, barley, oats, rye, rice, potatoes, carrots, turnips, plantain, nuts, blackberries, fennel 

ESSENTIAL OILS: Sandalwood, patchouli, lavender, vetiver, juniper, bergamot, honeysuckle

HERBS and TEAS: rosemary, peppermint, lemon, bergamot, caraway, dill

MEDITATION INSTRUCTION

Set up a sacred meditation space, alter or mesa.

You can pre-record these instructions with pauses to listen to as you do the meditation.

MUSIC: I recommend Carlos Nakai Native flute music Canyon Trilogy https://youtu.be/BrluNutLNpc

4 candles, a journal, earth or crystals, create a medicine wheel of 4 stones or 8 as you wish.

Begin by smudging yourself. Light your candles. One for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH to WEST TO NORTH. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements and the four direction into your sacred circle.

Call in the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, Raphael in the same order.
Center yourself by breathing, sit or lie down, close your eyes.

Sit upright, begin to breathe, slowly, naturally and deeply. Let all your thoughts dissipate as you breathe in and out. Pay attention to your breath moving in through your nostrils filling up your lungs and then being released as your lungs empty, breathing out through your mouth. Pause after you exhale for a few seconds then slowly breathe in for the count of four and be aware of the air entering your lungs and filling them. The deeper you breathe, the more oxygen enters your body which expands your conscious awareness as your entire body relaxes. 

Breathe into your root chakra and send the energy down through your spine down to Mother Earth’s center.  Feel the rooted grounded crystalline earth all around you.  Take your time. When you reach the earth’s core spend a few minutes there and thank the Earth Mother. Then when you feel ready bring your back up through the rocks and stones up into your 1st root Base chakra. Know that you and the earth are one.

Send your breath from your root chakra up through your chakras in order up to your 3rd eye with the intention of opening it. Make sure to stay grounded as you do this. After you feel the 3rd eye buzzing send your intention and breath throughout your head waking up your pineal gland and sending the breath up to your crown chakra and out to the Full Moon. The mental and earthy aspects of Virgo need to be balanced at this time. Sit in meditation and receive from the Moon the questions that you have ben pondering on service, health,

CLEANSING MOON BATH

You may also take a ritual cleansing bath after your meditation to get in touch with the watery aspect of the Moon and Pisces sun. You will need Epsom salts or Himalayan salts. Put a few drops of sandalwood or lavender oil into the bath water. Bring candles and incense into the bath. The entire bath is meant as a cleanse so stay focused as you enter. Dunk yourself in the waters with the intention of cleansing all old emotional, mental physical or spiritual energies. Do this immersion four times. You may meditate on your life and your path of service. Bring that fresh cleansed renewed energy into your life.

Write down any thoughts and goals that you will incorporate into your life. You will have the discipline to follow through.

Happy Full Moon 

Blessings,

All writing is copyright of Tara Greene

Get a reading with Tara http://www.taratarot.com

the Cosmic Intelligence Agency is one of the best astrlogy sites in the world http://www.cosmicintelligenceagency.com/

Equinox justice, the re-balancing Point

September 23 2015 @ 8:20 a.m. UT/ 4:201 a.m. PDT/ 1:21 am  EDT the SUN our Source sits exactly on the Equator and the length of day and night are equal. Sun enters the Tropical Sign of LIBRA, the 7th sign, noted for marriage traditionally, all relationships, balance, equality, beauty, women, justice and peace making.

Pagans/witches/Celts in the Northern hemisphere celebrate this as Mabon and for those in the Southern Hemispher it is Eostre, Spring. This is only one of two days in the entire year where day and night are equal. We are in the Balancing point.

Venus Libra Love Tara Greene

 

The Sign of Libra is symbolized by the Scales of Justice which were originally Ancient Egyptian Goddess Ma’at’s scales. This scale weighed the hearts of  the deceased to see if their hearts were light enough to ascend to the realm of the immortals and leave the plane of matter when weighed against her ostrich feather diadem.

Equinox astrology Tara Greene

VENUS is the ruler of Libra and she is the Star literally of the show in Leo risen anew as the morning Star She is still retracing her Retrograde path until she gets to zero degrees Virgo on October 8. In this chart cast for Greenwich UT at 8:20 U.T. The software says something else I know. Libra is also Ascending and the cusp of the 12th house indicating this is definitely a Re-BALANCING act.

Venus is Trining Uranus- see previous article https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/venus-trine-uranus-krazy-dramas-wild-kinky-love/

MARS Venus’s mate is only 9 degrees away also in Leo. The pair symbolize leading from the heart. There is no balance unless both sexes are on the same playing field. Libra Ascendant is where we are growing into. Uranus is creating new revolutionary ideas for us to live our lives in Peace Balance and harmony and beauty as the off-kilter planet is near the Descendant in the 6th house which is traditionally Virgo’s placement.

The SUN is  conjunct to The NORTH NODE in LIBRA at 1 degree and conjunct Asteroid JUNO the Goddess of Feminine Genius. Don’t buy that old story about Zeus’s long-suffering wife, that’s the patriarchal version and Juno stands beside  LILITH, the Original woman/Goddess who was almost buried in HIStory.  This conveys to me that the power of the Balance comes from women honoring the Goddess and Her genius and their own feminine form of innate wisdom. Women must honor their own power being unafraid to speak out against the old crumbling Patriarchal system to bring peace and balance into the world.

VESTA the Goddess of the Hearth, focus and dedication and the root word for inVESTments is in Aries opposite Lilith and Juno. Lilith can be vengeful. Use your intuition when investing these days. 

MERCURY is Retrograde at the equinox in the 12th house, opposite Uranus and squaring Pluto. There is some back seat negotiations going on behind the scenes. 

The Sun is also sextiling Saturn also at zero degrees Sagittarius.

SAGITTARIUS rules religion and politics. So how synchronistic that the POPE comes to America at this time and will address Congress for the first time. A quarter of the population in the U.S. is Catholic so the Pope’s visit is huge. The Republicans hate the POPE. This is a strange comedy which is also a Sagittarius thing. What will he address Congress with? In a time when we need to have a completely secular world I find it strangely backwards to be mixing religion with politics. That is a form of Sharia law which is religious law of the land. The more it looks different the more it is the same. You know what I mean, it isn’t literal.

This is a brand new starting place for balancing old karmic debts. The Sun is conjunct to positive expansive optimistic intellectual and earthy Jupiter in Virgo. We need to acknowledge what we have harvested in our environment. Our food supplies are a huge issues.

The MOON, the prevailing mood is in Corporate business suited Capricorn, conjunct CERES the Ancient Earth Mother. And the POPE is in America to address Congress about climate change. The Mood is to be grounded, practical repsonsible. The Moon represents the people and women, and she is squaring Uranus.  The forces of the Cardinal Cross energy are still definitely moving through the culture as much as the forces of a feminine revolution are in the wellsprings.

JUPITER in Virgo is on budget, very humble, hard-working, perfectionist and nature loving as well. The Sign of the only woman in the Zodiac Virgo was the original Virgin Goddess,whole and complete unto herself, another name for Demeter/Ceres. 

Jupiter is opposite to Neptune in Pisces and is forming a T-square to Saturn which will be exact on November 26. Jupiter opposite Neptune brings our spiritual yearnings, our dreams, and our creativity down to earth and make it real. Saturn will be testing what is real and what isn’t on all levels over the next few months. This will be a huge wake up bursting of the bubble on every level. Saturn in Sagittarius is Truth telling and justice. Like the VW scandal that just emerged, or the CEO who bought the Aids pill and increased the cost by $750 a pill was forced to recind by the media. That’s instant media karma for you. 

Jupiter is opposite Chiron in Pisces telling of the refugees seeking shelter from the war and compassion. Jupiter rules foreigners, travelling, politics and justice. Some of the refugees are genuine refugees running from a destroyed Syria their homeland which the west refused to enter into. Others are trying to jump on the bandwagon from other countries, Pakistan, Eritrea. It will be chaotic and Saturn in Sagittarius limits travelling. So we shall see which lands the refugees do end up in. Saturn in Sagittarius ruled gypsies so I don’t seem them settling in one place.

 

At the Equinox stop and make time to set your intentions for the next 3 months till Winter Solstice, and longer till next Spring/fall. Because Mercury is Retrograde its a good time to review. The upcoming Blood Moon’s energies are forming with the eclipse as well, so think about where you were 18 years ago at the last eclipse. 

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY

all writing is copyright of Tara Greene

get a reading with Tara http://www.taratarot.com