Pagan Imbolc Triple Goddess Celebration February 1

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 fire

Brigid 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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Neptune Turns Direct Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius

Neptune, Astrology, Gods, Tara Greene

Neptune on Horses Oil painting by Louis Grell 1956 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Yay dreams get a full stream ahead signal now as Neptune turns Direct @ 13 degrees 41 minutes of its home sign Pisces. In all the Retrograde hubbub that’s been 2018, I bet you even forget that Neptune, an outer Transpersonal planet was even moving Retro as it does every year.

Neptune turned Retrograde June 18/19, 2018 @ 16 degrees 15 minutes of Pisces

Neptune in the Tarot is related to the Arcana #18 The Moon which is Pisces

The card of the Moon is related to the Dark Side of the Moon, the Unconscious, nightmares, fear, magic, mystery, spirituality.

NEPTUNE is Modern Ruler of Pisces, with Jupiter the traditional ruler of Pisces

Pisces rules many things: Hollywood, glamour, illusions, delusions, gurus, ashrams, addictions, jails. mental illness, drugs, oil, the unconscious, psychology, image, projection, denial, fear, psychosis, spirit, Source, the oceans.

PISCES

if you were Born March 6,7 and 8th would have felt this most directly as Neptune was right on your Sun’s. ANY sign with PISCES planets around 15,16 or 17 degrees Pisces would have felt Neptune’s pull back the most intensely and would also feel the release and forward move the most now as well.

GEMINI

If you were born on June 18/19th you would have felt lost and in a cloud of fog, illusions and projections since then, even if Neptune is not connected directly to your Sun sign. It’s an energetic thing. Today is your wake up from the dream day. But Gemini’s born  June 6,7, or 8th have had your Dual Sun get squared by Neptune’s backstroke swim the most directly. If you know your astrology chart any Gemini planets at the 15,16 or 17th degree will have felt this fog descending on them, now to have the fog begin to lift.

SAGITTARIUS

born December 8, 9 0r 10trh Neptune was exactly squaring your SUN since June 18/19th and you shall be released now. Great timing Sagittarius with Sun Jupiter conjunction happening November 25/26th for you all. Anyone with Sagittarius Planets around 15,16 or 17 degrees will have been drawn in by the tractor be of Neptune Retrograde since June 18/19 and your dreams which you’ve been sleeping on can begin to be born anew now. 

VIRGO

If you are born September 8, 9 10 you were also bein squared {screwed?} by Neptune turning  Retrograde in June exactly. Anyone with Virgo planets at 15 16 17 degrees would have felt this Retro the strongest and will feel the release of moving forwards more personally now.  

ALL SIGNS 

Reflect on all the literal nighttime dreams and fantasies daydreams and wishes you’ve been percolating on since June 18th/19th. If you kept a dream journal make sure you read it over. 

November 25 and 26th is the best day of the year as Sun and Jupiter conjunct at 3 degrees Sagittarius which is also very beneficial for everyone but especially for all the Mutable signs above. 

December 5 

The Sun squares Neptune in Pisces @ 13+ Sagittarius/Pisces

This is a wonderful uplifting spiritually enhancing energy for everyone. Make big wishes. Meditate on what you want to see the world evolve to and hold that vision. Do what you can to make it happen.

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Trickster Black Friday

November 23 the GEMINI Full Moon occurs in EDT and GMT

A Gemini/Sagittarius polarity mirroring show day. I know its Black Friday. Do be careful as Mercury is Retrograde its more of a Trickster Black Friday! You may have to return a lot of what you buy and sales may be final.

This such a typical GEMINI mirror image day with Moon in Gemini opposite Sagittarius SUN.

The aftermath of the turkey deluge in American for their Thanksgiving may be a war of words and politics as the Gemini Moon opposes Jupiter Sagittarius { and Pisces} ruler.

Its very hard to hold your tongue this year, if you thought these last two years of polarity and tongue lashing were strong. 2018-2019 will be bigger more boisterous heated and funny. Humour is always a great weapon. 

The tongue-lashing battle continues between good cop/bad cop with feelings being held in and hurt. as Gemini Moon squares Mars in PISCES

Older family members may be seriously bent out of shape as the Moon inconjuncts Saturn in Capricorn

You may have to step back from the Patriarch of the household and pretend you didn’t know Wtf you were saying

Push me- pull you as the Gemini Moon opposes Retro Mercury in Sagittarius

Old disputes may come up as words are slammed back and forth like a ping-pong game. do this with wit and humor is the best.

Lastly you may need to turn to your distraction, addiction, escape of choice to recover as the Gemini Moon squares Neptune in PISCES.

This is a bit of a preview of the Jupiter Neptune square that will be going on all of 2019 but felt right at the end of the year,

Hope you are ok. The weekend promises a lot of goodies

More soon.

SUN is in SAGITTARIUS @ 7:25 am PST/10:25 am EST

Here’s to you wise Sage’s. Those who must use their horse-sense. 

Sagittarius loves philosophy, metaphysics, history, mythology, religion, politics, sports, the military, justice, the law, higher spiritual masters, TRUTH, teaching, traveling, humor and jumping on their soap boxes.

Wise Fiery SAGES it’s our turn to shine.

I must say I am really hot to trot with teaching, inspiring, yakking away in my hoof in mouth fashion these days. All this Sagittarius energy is invigorating. 

SAGITTARIUS SOAPBOX  time for the next 13 months.

Remember that Jupiter will be squaring Neptune 3 times in 2019 one of the major transits of the year. A big signature. Its a big year for Sagittarians and Pisces, all mutable signs will feel it most. 

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New Juno shamanic healing

Chiron Juno new female genius healing

chiron at zero degrees Aries the absolute beginning of the zodiac indicates a new healing paradigm.,

ispinrabeous spiritual healing. Cause you know Aries has no time to wait and too much energy to be sick. This is the healer as warrior using spirit as the medicine. This is the shamanic healing by fire or spirit.

Juno the feminine form of genius enters Aries April 27 and conjuncts Chiron.

This indicates a whole new level of multiple dimensions of feminine  intuitive form of genius.

This is a brand new way of healing. I love it.

Always trust your intuition. Spirit is the greatest healer.

I gotta run I’m leading a workshop this weekend so will drop in if I can.

check out where zerodwgrees sries is in your chart. That’s where brand New fiery feminine spirits to heal you are. It’s s spark of genius.

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Born Feminist Venus in Aquarius

The women’s revolution has really begun as Venus flies through Aquarius.

Jan 17 @ 5:44 pm PST/ 8:44 pm EST/ Jan. 18 @ 1:44 am

January 17- Feb. 10. The women are Freeing themselves! Sisters are doing it for themselves” As Annie Lennox famously sang it years ago.

Freedom and free Love is what Venus in the Airwaves sign is all about. WOMEN free yourself up from needing to be dependent on a man to feel good about yourself. Women are the  Goddesses and the Hive. You got the honey, the bees will buzz over to you.

Aquarius’ symbol is two electric currents, so be prepared for getting Enlightened about LOVE.  LOve outside of the box. Love has no limits.

Are you ready to get experienced?  Wake up to a Higher consciousness about romance and being free in love and not chained and bound. If you love somebody, set them free as Sting sang. 

Venus rules women, your passion, values, dollars,

AQUARIUS Venusian energy is about EMOTIONAL FREEDOM.

Try EFT Emotional Freedom Technique or TAPPING to free yourself from old emotional habits. 

Fixed AIR SIGN Aquarius loves groups. Love the one you’re with. Love a person for their mind and intelligence first. 

Venus in Aquarius LOVES to be a nerdy TECHIE and wants all the latest gadgets and to know. 
Venus in Aquarius always marches to her own drummer, never follows fashion trends.FAMOUS VENUS in AQUARIUS WOMEN-
OPRAH WINFREY  who has innovated higher consciousness through her spiritual teachings and TV show, 
Yoko ONO,  Simone de Beauvoir, who helped birth the Feminist movement,
ELLEN DEGENERES- one of the first women to come out publicly as gay
Taylor SWIFT, Sheryl Crow, Kate Middleton, Nina Hagen, the original LADY GAGA,  Marlene Dietrich- who wore the pants,

Aquarius is the Symbol  of the Tarot Trump -THE STAR  # 17
the star Tara Greene Tarot Astrology

While Venus is in Aquarius –the Goddess pours water which is consciousness from her vase in the starry firmament onto the earth and is connected with WISHING ON A STAR. 

THE STAR in Tarot card 

It’s an ancient constellation,15 degrees Aquarius was used as the point for the metaphysical beginning of Chinese New Year when the Sun crossed it

Venus in AQUARIUS a fast trip through QUIRKY-ville/ learning to love your own and also nerds and all things nerdy, hi tech. 

Love will be open revolutionary about respect others as your equal. Finding your tribe to vibe with.

 VENUS in Aquarius to commemorates suffragette’s, Women leaders and forward thinkers. Like Susan B. Anthony who was an Aquarius born Feb 15, Susan Brownmiller also born Feb 15, Bette Friedan born Feb 4, Germaine Greer born Jan 29 and Virginia Woolf born Jan 25.

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Cue: Suffragette City by David Bowie