Women, Kavanaugh and the Burning Path

October’s highlight is Venus Retrograde, of course, October 5-November 16 throwing old relationships, values, women’s issues and the economy into a tailspin. 

Venus Sun transit Tara Greene Toronto

                Venus transit of the Sun June 2012 Photo by Napoleon Brousseau 

October 5: Venus stations retrograde: 10 degrees 50 minutes Scorpio

Venus turns Retrograde squaring Mars and Lilith and the South Node in Aquarius 

This means: The revenge of angry women who have been denied their natural power for too long. If you’ve been watching the U.S. Supreme Court nominations you know what this is all about. The November elections are on November 6 when Venus is Retrograde back in Libra at that point.  This Retrograde will have much longer ramifications than just the 40 days. 

Lilith and Mars were exactly conjunct October 1st and will continue to be BFF’s in effect as one until Halloween when Venus moves back into Libra.

VENUS Retrogrades on the Burning Way or Via Combusta October 7-November 7

Via Combusta is Latin for “burning way” or “fiery way”  and is considered malefic or very bad according to ancient astrology by Al Biruni. Why? Because the Libra Sun is weak and in its fall in that sign {Sun is strongest in Aries}. Scorpio is the fall sign of the Moon which is strongest in opposite sign of Taurus. These two signs contain two malefic planets. Saturn which is exalted in Libra and Scorpio, ruled by Mars. 

The Via Combusta is an old Medieval Astrology tool describing the Zodiac between 15 degrees Libra and 15 degrees Scorpio between October 7 and November 7 Yet this is the darkest and alchemically powerful time of the year. Halloween is Witches new year so the bad influence notation is from the church of course. Further Pluto the modern ruler of Scorpio is also the Lord of death and rebirth. 

Venus Retrograde journey is told in astromyth as the tale of Queen Inanna going into the Underworld. It is the most ancient known poem in the world written between 3,500 -1,900 B.C. Inanna is an Ancient Sumerian Goddess of sex, fertility and war goes to be with her sister Ereshkigal whose husband has died. Inanna must be stripped of all her royal belongings down to being turned into a corpse and hung on a nail to rot by her revengeful sister. Read the whole story in the link below. The story is the basis for the myth of Persephone being raped into the Underworld by Pluto and this rings totally in synch with the current U.S. political situation. 

This further symbolizes women on fire and women burning down the house. 

Take your own astrology chart and map out where Venus retrograde path is.Go to http://www.Astro.com its free to input your own birth chart.

Angry backlashes from both men and women are highly volatile during this time. Be careful of gaslighting.

Many relationships will be put to the test during this time, as Venus will be Retrograde until November 16 and in the Underworld.

This is a time to do some really fierce shadow work. To scourge our deepest wounds. These are the sexual abuse issues which have been perpetrated against women for the last 5,000 to 10,000 years. This is billions of women. This is every woman living today in a Patriarchal culture which sees women as chattel, second-class citizens as without the right to their own authority over their own bodies. This includes the millions destroyed in the witch trials. The millions of female infants murdered today simply for being valueless as females.

The Patriarchy pumping and posturing its flaccid muscle is over.

The PHALLOCENTRIC WAY IS A FALLACY. The Emperor has no power. 

I was an early feminist. I realized my life and freedom was over at 12 when I first got my period. I’ve been an active feminist since 1970. The Goddess is alive and she is returning. We do not want to create more hate. She is the Goddess of Love and Beauty and we need more beauty and Love in the world now. Women need to first right the wrongs. But we shouldn’t perpetuate fear and hatred. We need to create new balances and that’s why Venus is turning direct again in Libra.

Venus turns direct at 25 degrees Libra conjunct big beneficial Fixed stars 

SPICA at 23 degrees 50 minutes LIBRA tropical

Is a blue Giant Star in Constellation of Virgo. It is one of the most famous 15 Behenian Stars of ancient lore. This was the Goddess Ishtar or Ceres/Demeter. The Ear of Grain is a very good star. It brings spiritual qualities. and It gives riches, overcomes contentions. removes scarcity and mischief. Spica rules the stone emerald, sage, trefoil, mugwort, periwinkle and mandrake root.

When Venus conjuncts Spica in traditional star lore it means; “benefits from friends, social success, false friend of one’s own sex.{1} 

And ARCTURUS at 24 degrees 14 Libra Tropical 

in Alpha Bootes  {shake your Bootes} it is a famous spiritual star. It gives riches, honour, high renown, and self-determination. Its image is a horse, wolf or man dancing. This star deals with darker aspects. Arcturus has a reputation of achieving justice through power. Arcturus was seen as the protector of Spica or Ishtar be the ancient Arabs. It is associated with the stone jasper, and plantain.

When Venus is conjunct Arcturus it indicates popularity and gifts and favours from friends and some false friends of the same sex. {1} 

Arcturus rules two inches below the navel in the human body which is the Hara or will centre or 3rd chakra. It would be wise to hold your hand’s open in a yoni symbol around this area and meditate and breathe into and through your hara. 

Do you have planets in the Via Combusta?

As with all retrogrades do not buy things especially things related to Venus- all women’s or feminine things, makeup clothes, shoes, art, and avoid socializing.

This will be a very interesting Halloween as Venus will transition from Scorpio to Libra on that day. October 8 is a Libra NEW Moon @ 15 DEGREES right on the beginning of that Via Combusta.

Venus Rules the Taurus Full Moon and is conjunct the Sun on it too

The Scorpio New Moon is November 7 with Venus in Libra and Jupiter on the 29th degree of Scorpio – more on that later.

These lunations will be extremely powerful 3 in a row.  will write more about that later.

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https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/descent-inanna-underworld-5500-year-old-literary-masterpiece-007296

[5] The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology (p 317). [Al Birurii, circa 1029 a.d.] The Wessex Astrologer [https://www.skyscript.co.uk/gl/via_combusta.html]

{1} Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 66, 211, 235 

 

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Bye Saturn in Scorpio, C U in 28 years

Saturn leaves SCORPIO on the 17th @ 7:49 pm PDT/ 10:49 am EDT after more than two years. I know it feels like Aeons right? Who will weep for you?
We should take stock of the karmic purgings we have endured during the last 3 months of Saturn’s final Retrograde and hanging about at the last critical degree of Scorpio.
We see the refugee crises as a tranformational Scorpionic experience for thousands of people in the world.
What are the results from your  Soul cleansings and learnings?  What have your  learned from the depths of your Unconscious, from Hades and Pluto and the shadow master.
We need to get the lessons now before we can cleanly trot off all fired up into Saggy land. You will begin to feel like you are freed from the terrible burden, that leaden undertow and get out of what feels like being in the stocks. You know those things that they used to lock prisoners up in?
Saturn leaves Scorpio Tara Greene
Saturn leaves on a very auspicious Jupiter Neptune opposition.  
This is a very good auspicious omen. Jupiter and Neptune are rolling out the Purple and green-blue carpet. 
NOTE the last time Jupiter and Neptune were opposed in Virgo/Pisces was during the California Gold Rush from August until October 1849. We’ve completed that first gold rush which sent thousands of people to the wild west in search of treasure. How many people struck it rich?
Have you ever seen the famous Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston? Its one of my all time fave old movies. Watch it if you can. It’s the perfect Saturn leaving Scorpio and the Neptune Jupiter opposition theme with the entering of Sagittarius.
The 21st Century “gold rush” has  thousands of refugees, not all from Syria or official refugees searching for the promised land. Pisces symbolizes that promised land which could be illusion, all mirrors, smoke and ashes and not gold. All that glitters is not gold.  
What is the gold that you are seeking? Do you know where to find it? 
As a Triple Sagittarius I will be doing a happy centaur dance on the 17th.
 
Mercury is going Retrograde in Libra also that day on the VIA COMBUSTA.
A traditional negative path “the burning way”spans  from 15 degrees Libra to 15 degrees Scorpio. We have some relationship stuff and imbalances in the world, justice and karma to take care of first. 
Might this be like a learning to walk barefoot on hot coals experience? 
Saturn in Sagittarius will be majorly uplifting on many levels. And have major consequences for religious restrictions, old-fashioned evangelic, “foreign religions”  International laws, higher education, humor, freedom, animal rights and philosophy. Ideally it should be the end of all Patriarchal religions. Saturn is the Big Papa. 
I will write longer on Saturn in Sagittarius. I am happy and also know the big responsibilities coming. 
For all SAGITTARIUS get ready to get heavy and serious and mature and with humor. 
The refugee crisis in Europe is a preview of all Saturn in Sagittarius issues. Big laws, Saturn is the Tax Man, Father Time, will come down heavy. I predicted there would be enforced and restricted travel across nations. Many refugees maybe sent off to some other foreign isolated place…. 
in Sedona today I recorded a short sweet little video for Sept 16. The message for the day was a beautiful swallowtail butterfly which is transformation, much like Scorpio….
 
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Butterfly totem transformation, Tara Greene astrology
Photo by Tara Greene
Moon enters Scorpio Sept. 16 how appropriate that Saturn leaves Scorpio on a Scorpio Moon. 
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