Reclaim Friday the 13th Goddess day

Friday the 13th

Are you superstitious? Were you born under a bad sign?  The scientific name for fear of #13 is called triskadekaphobia and the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia. Why is the #13 feared and supposed to be bad? The origin of the number 13 needs to be understood and shifted from fear and superstition.

The fear of #13 is really a misogynist brainwash which originated with the Catholic church.

 I love #13. The truth will set you free. Pet a black cat today and break a few mirrors. Breaking mirrors is a psychological metaphor for breaking free of your unconscious projections.

In the Tarot the #13 is DEATH and as the Western culture fears death and its own immortality it screwed all of this up and mad death bad and to be feared. 

Death was always presided over by The GODDESS. She who gives birth also gives Death. Again the Church’s fears of the Divine Feminine had to make everything associated with HER the Great Goddess- bad, negative, fearful, tainted. 

This year the energy is very lovely spilling over from April 12ths  beautiful energy. PISCES moon helps us tune into the psychic energy available so easily.

Moon sextiles Pluto In Capricorn trines Jupiter in SCORPIO

This is power energy. It’s grounded and capable of transforming the most difficult obstacles.

Moon conjuncts Chiron in PISCES in the evening where we feel vulnerable but can open to our own and others woundings pain suffering and embrace them.

Moon enters ARIES half hour before the witching hour in EDT and a new cycle begins.

 Thirteen is the sacred number of the Goddess, the DIVINE FEMININE because it is the number of annual LUNAR cycles. Friday is named in honor of the Nordic Goddess Freya who is also the planet/ Goddess Venus. The Moon is one of the main embodiments of the Goddess. Women’s menstrual cycles are synchronized to the moon and women were seen to be earthly representatives of the Goddess, Her mysteries and immortality. Pagans worshipped the Goddess, the moon and Her natural cycles of death and rebirth which women partook of every month. Woman’s periods are equated with the number 13. 

To further suppress Goddess worship, the church made the number 13 into something evil, feared and superstitious as they feared women’s powers as creatresses as magical.

Friday the 13th is really an anti-pagan Goddess day and I don’t like it, as it continues to be portrayed that way in error. This keeps unconsciously programming fear of the feminine, intuition, magic, nature, menstrual blood, and women’s power.

Black cats are “familiars” of witches. All cats absorb negative energies and are highly sensitive to spirits and other energies which we normally can’t sense. If you’ve ever had a cat of any color you know this.

On this day, Friday the 13th I honor the Goddess, the Divine Feminine and the lunar cycles. I remember and honor myself and all women as holders of the mysteries within our bodies.

Here are 13 important facts superstitious people need to know about

Always choose LOVE over Fear.
I choose to love and honor the real positive magic of being alive; naturally intuitive and connected imminently with nature.

Also I do not believe in superstitious curses and their removal. Yes there are negative energies and entities. I do not ascribe to the belief in curses or blaming your life situation on that. All negative intention is black magic.  It is all about energy. Thousands of unscrupulous lying phony psychics claim to remove curses etc. but they are only manipulating naive unsuspecting powerless desperate people. I am totally against this position. Do not project your own powerlessness onto someone else as having some amazing power who claims that they can remove your troubles or provide an instant fix for thousands of dollars.  Please don’t pay phony psychics to perform rituals, light candles or pray for you for exorbitant prices. That’s all a hoax.  Yes, positive intentions work, only you can change your own life, no one can do that for you. It’s a matter of perspective and psychological shamanic awareness.  I help my clients to get empowered. Stop believing the popular myths which religions create just to control you. That’s black magic too. They always blame their own sins onto others. 

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Venus Jupiter love magic rituals

A short video for you. I did a ritual invocation of Beautiful Venus and Bountiful Jupiter tonight at 3:15 am EST.  I called upon Venus and her pentagram her copper and emeralds her symbols of love and beauty. I called upon Jupiter as initiator benefactor higher master teacher lightning bolt thrower and expander.

This cosmic conjunction brings a balance of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine. “As above so below” @ 3:15 am EST. Nov 13 at the conjunction of Goddess Venus and God Jupiter I called in the two planetary lovers to bless all of us and in all worlds with a new balance of divine cosmic blending of love beauty power and strength.

 A more potent auger of what we need right now in the sign of SCORPIO sign of sex death secrets power and rebirth. How amazing is this synchronicity!

In the Tarot, VENUS is #3 THE EMPRESS and JUPITER is #10 Wheel of Fortune

Venus and Jupiter Love Astrology Tara Greene

Venus and Anchises-Annibale Carracci 1597- Farnese Gallery, Rome copyright free image

I then picked a tarot card to help guide you. The Chariot Tarot Arcana #7. Cancer energy the womb birth nurturance nourishment sustenance safety. Home. The primal ocean of emotion and consciousness. The Great Mother. 7 is the laws of cycles the 7 Heavens. 

The Day is ruled by the Moon. The planetary hour was ruled by Mercury the messenger.

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Samhain Witches New Year

Halloween Samhain The 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 treats. 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 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.

I wish in the midst of your pumpkin carving and revellery that you take time out to honor 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 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.

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 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 that shadow control our actions unconsciously and allows us to keep inflicting pain on others and self, 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 get their karmic comeuppance.

Reposting this article as it is very relevant now.

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Halloween Samhain astrology forecast

What will the planets be doing on October 31?

the moon will be in extremely good face providing A wonderful spiritual Psychic enhancing telepathic seance empowering PISCES Moon phase in the sky.

We are approaching Full Moon on Nov. 3rd in PDT/ 4th in EDT/ GMT in Taurus. More about that soon.

The moon will be bright over all the real witches stirring their cauldrons making their spells meeting naked in their covers chanting incantations on the night when the veil between the worlds is thinnest.

Yes it is the best night for ritual it is the celebration of the witches New Year. The time of death and rebirth.

Work with your crystals and scry with water. On a Pisces Moon water is a powerful element. Do Lots of cleansing.

The Pisces Moon will open many a third eye. Meditate. Go visioning and dreaming deeply.

Let go of all the past year to make way for a new life and year.

Give thanks for all that happened.

Ritual bathing would be excellent in a stream lake or river.

Moon trines Mercury in Scorpio

The ability to contact your departed ancestors or anyone who has passed into the other dimensions will be strong.

Moon squares Saturn -the ancestral lineage will be physically felt and present.

Set a meal out for your ancestors.

Past life visions and Soul retrieval energies abound.

Moon conjuncts Chiron in Pisces

There will be healing and forgiveness and compassion. A good time to break addictions.

Moon enters Aries @ 12:43?pm in PDT only

They’re always front runners our West.

Moon enters Aries @ 2:43 am EDT/6:43 am GMT.

So the midnight witching hour will be totally in synch with spirit.

Sending you blessings for the witches new year

I’ll be scrying at home.

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Lilith Moon magic today

The Moon in SAGITTARIUS conjuncts the GALACTIC CENTER @ 27 degrees + LILITH at 28 degrees over the next 4 hours October 24.
This is the best time to tune into LILITH’s energy. The “first feminist” Lilith is behind the #MeTo” campaign. 
The best time to do sexual healing to ask for guidance to make magic potions to Lilith is now.
If you want to contact Lilith directly in meditation do it now.
Her symbols are the owl. 
She is the Death bringing Goddess of menstruation. 
If you have problems with your periods then you need to tune into Lilith-she went to live in a cave by the Red Sea. Retreat into your holy womb while you are menstruating. You shouldn’t be out in public for three days. That is the ancient tradition. Because you are totally psychic tuned into the Dreamtime and able to contact your own YONI wisdom directly. That is why periods became “taboo” by the Patriarchy. Tabu originally meant Sacred. 
The Black Madonna is related in some ways to Lilith.
All times in EDT
The moon moves 1 degree every two hours.
These planetary hours are for Tuesday ruled by Mars.
3:00-4:00 pm today Venus hour
4-5:00 pm is Mercury hour
5-6:00 pm is the hour of the Moon
Happy LILITHING
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Attract love in a radical new way

Venus squares URANUS Aug 24
This is another Cardinal Cross at 28+ degrees Cancer and Aries.
Venus rules women; female sexuality and romance; love and values. Venus rules money the arts and luxury.  
Cancer is the sign of the mother the womb itself; the unconscious; our homes and is the most traditional and biologically imperative role for women as being engaged in nurturing creating emotional safety; bonding feeding and creating and sustaining relationships.
the Venus square to URANUS in ARIES
Signifies radical change in our sexual loving and the role of the feminine.
VENUS sesquisquares NEPTUNE in PISCES today.
This 135-degree Minor aspect is a square and a semi-square. This puts additional pressure on changing the nature of romantic love and spiritual love.
Traditionally women waited for the men to make the first moves. Many women say they can’t find a  “good man.”  I feel that it is up to the women to attract and create the sexual loving and spiritual “ideal” relationships which they desire. It was always this way. The women teach the men. The women are the queen bee’s the ones with the honey. The men are dependent on the women biologically and naturally. But we live in such a patriarchal culture and roles have been so stereotyped and twisted for thousands of years from when women were revered as the source of all life. The return of Goddess spirituality; paganism; witches and feminism is all part of this return to balance and wholeness. These days most women are usually more open independent and aware than many men.
These days most women are usually more open independent and aware than many men although there are many younger men sharing childcare; stay at home husbands and women who earn more money than their male partners. Many men are on a conscious spiritual path as well spiritual warriors creative types healers teachers writers and artists. 
Venus square Uranus is radical love.
This isn’t just about falling in love with the evolution or radical people philosophies and ways of doing things. It is also about women being on the radical frontlines of change in our society very much so. I feel this is more to do with creating love in a radical new way. 
We have lost touch with the origins of the Divine Feminine and we must go back to that and reinvent that energy to suit the modern world. This makes this revolution much more complex. Uranus is about unique individuals who work collectively who support the group or hive mind. 
This aspect can be used to revolutionize and change your old relationships. First, you start with yourself.
 
Theoretically, I believe that you can fall in love with anyone. Ultimately “falling in love” is about women opening up to her own inner masculine her Beloved or animus which is spirit or her Higher self. That is the eternal intimate relationship that is always there for each person. This is symbolized by the 6 pointed star. The upwards pointing triangle is the masculine and the downwards pointing triangle is the feminine. The star or Merkaba symbolizes the sacred union of the Lovers wholeness and unity. In the Tarot the image of the LOVERS is the number 6. This is a 2=4 = 6 day.
love relationships merkaba Tara Geene
Merkaba or 6 pointed star symbolizing the sacred marriage 
Once a woman creates this inner marriage by first listening to her own intuition and feelings; to her own soul and dreams; to her own womb then her inner animus or inner masculine energy will act on her behalf to please her and help complete her and to co-create with her in the world.
Heaven on Earth, tara Greene astrology

                                                Radical lovers

Falling in love and attracting someone who really is a sacred mirror and partner for you happens after that. When you are feeling whole and complete and don’t need another person. You must be free
of that need. You may still desire
to experience a relationship with another on the physical plane outside of yourself. They are your mirror and it is the best way to grow spiritually. It isn’t always easy or a bed of roses either.
The person with the higher vibration will pull up the one with the lower.  Integrity honesty and boundaries are important. Two beings must be at the same soul level of growth for a real physical relationship to work to match each other at major points. 
Rumi Lovers Napoleon Brousseau Tara Greene

Lovers dont finally meet somewhere… Rumi

If you hold this inner sacred marriage then you will
attract someone who mirrors your own inner wholeness. That is radical. It is not just self-love. It is also self-awareness and self- acceptance. It takes work.  
The poet Rumi fell in love with Shams a traveling spiritual teacher and in him saw the Beloved. He wrote over 30000 poems from that contact during and after Shams was killed. Rumi saw God in this human person. But Shams was really a version of himself and his own inner connection to God. Shams merely was the spark.
Use this planetary energy to help you change the way you view and create relationships. For men, the reverse sexual polarity would work. Even if you are gay or trans or something in between there is always polarity at work to establish wholeness and balance. Our universe is based on polarity despite the modern liberal attempt to blur the boundaries.  You can’t mess with Nature.
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Spring Equinox rituals for transformation

The Vernal Equinox arrives at 3:29 am PDT, 6:29 am EDT, 11:29 am GMT it is the day of equal darkness and light. This is a very profound time. We can balance the darkness and the light within ourselves powerfully on this day by being in harmony what the As above, so below. The Southern Hemisphere begins Autumn on this day. This is a day of igniting a new natural life cycle and regeneration!

I’ll discuss the actual astrology separately.

spring equinox ritual Tara Greene

Celebrated as OSTARA by Algo-Saxon and Germanic tribes as a celebration of the First day of spring.  The Green Man who fertilizes the Goddess is resurrected and the symbols which are associate with Easter, rabbits, and eggs are basic symbols of fertility. An American Witch and poet named Aiden Kelly who was looking for sabbat names more interesting than Spring Equinox ended up adopting Ostara for the Vernal {spring} Equinox and we’ve been using it for over 40 years now. 

This is a powerful day for Ritual and Ceremony to release old energies and transform them.  We are aligning ourselves with the relationship of the Sun to the earth. Call in the four directions and elements, in the indigenous tradition I was taught we also call in the 4 non-cardinal directions during the 8 stages on the circle of the wheel of the year. Pagan and

To begin the ritual first smudge yourself. Create a sacred space or circle. Call in the four directions and elements, in the indigenous tradition I was taught we also call in the 4 non-cardinal directions during the 8 stages on the circle of the wheel of the year. Pagan and Druids, and Tibetans also mark an 8 spoked wheel of the year. 

You will need some soil and some seeds. Flowers are also used to represent the growth of nature that will be arriving soon. 

Wear red yellow or green.  I don’t do banishing rituals or spells but transformations. 

Based on a rejuvenation spell by Walter L. Mora

This 1st ritual uses FIRE as this is ARIES a Fire sign

In the Tarot ARIES energy is the Symbol of The EMPEROR # 4

Ritual items” a black and a white candle, a yellow or green candle. Smudge and incense. Essential oils of jasmine or rose flowers. Paper and a black marking pen and a gold one. A lighter or matches, a fire-proof container, seeds a container and some water.

Split the paper in two and with the black pen right “Be Gone” on 1 half. Write all the things, situations, feelings and habits that you desire to let go of and to transform. Take your time. Place this negative list under the black candle. 

 Then as you leave the sacred circle with spirits and elements you have called in you must say ” All my ancestors.” before you can leave the circle otherwise you dismiss all of them in a very crude dishonoring way. Never leave a sacred circle without acknowledging the spirits which you have summoned. Then take a shower or bath to cleanse yourself.  Visualize the water washing away any heavy negativity and feel that your aura and spirit becoming clean and new.  Get dressed in clean clothes and anoint yourself with the essential oils or you can also do this ritual naked or “skyclad” as most witches do. 

Go back to your sacred circle and as you enter you say “All my ancestors.” as a sign of respect.  Take the second sheet of paper and write rebirth on it in gold ink. Write down all of the positive goals, affirmations, positive changes you wish you to grow and have.  Affirm that you have all of these now. Never say ” I want, i desire, i should, I would, I hope, or I wish” these statements banish what you are trying to create. Feel how you feel when you would have all of these things. It’s important to bring emotion into your projected desires.  Take your time. When your accomplishment list is completed put the gold-inked list under the white candle.  Light the black and white candle and incense. 

You will burn the negative list in the black candles flame and throw it in a fireproof container.  and use its flame to set it afire and throw it in the ashpot, etc. As you do this say:

”  Let go of this negative energy and I transform this negative energy into positive energy, by the Light of the candle and of the increasing Sun. So may the dark be transformed into the Light. So mote it be. So it is.” 

Then after this take the positive list and you will light it with the white candle as an ignition of fire. State out loud “I have the love of my Beloved for which I am grateful, I am blessed, healthy, healed, whole, joyous, abundant.” Or whatever is on your list.  Set this lit alight with the white candle and use it to light the third green or yellow candle. Take the ashes of the positive list and put then in a shell or fireproof container. 

The third green or yellow candle is now lit.  You will take the seeds and pot of soil and plant the seeds in the soul while saying out loud.

” On this day of balance between the Masculine Sun and the Feminine Earth may all beings be balanced, whole, happy and joyous. I celebrate the Sacred Marriage of the God and Goddess of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine today and all days. May we celebrate equality, peace, respect, and love amongst all peoples and within ourselves. As above, so below and so within.

“I plant the seeds of new positive growth in the fertile soil of Mother earth. As life returns to earth I am also reborn anew, in the Light. As Persephone is reunited with her Mother Ceres/Demeter again, all beings, creatures, rivers, and situations, all that has been out of balance is whole and balanced again upon this Vernal Equinox. “

You can sit and meditate then take your ashes outside and bury them in the earth where they will fertilize new growth.

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Witches Fire festival, Celebrating Goddess Brigid

Feb. 2 is a very powerful cross-quarter day in the 8 spoked wheel of the year. Goddess Brigid’s Day is celebrated as IMBOLC or CANDLEMASS, an ancient pagan, Wiccan Festival of the quickening of the light. Catholics, who had to add the ancient holidays onto their new Catholic ones, celebrate this as the Feast of the Purification of Mary.

Popularly known as GROUNDHOG DAY, the movie starring Bill Murray is a classic film based on some very spiritual ideas about Karma.

Jung,4 elements, tara Greene

This day marks the Goddesses’ coming out for the first time after giving birth to the SUN at Winter solstice. Visualize this time as the baby sun nursing from the Goddess’s breast. Traditionally all women had a 6 week “lying in” period after giving birth where they stayed in their homes with their newborns to ensure the mother-child bond and to make the infant stronger. Mother and child were tended in all ways with food, and any other needs by family friends the community, or doulas.

This day is a Sabbat of purification after the shut-in life of Winter. A festival of light and fertility, it was once marked in Europe with huge blazes and fires everywhere. Fire symbolizes our own illumination and inspiration as well as light and heat. Also called the Feast of Torches, Oimelc, Lupercalia, Feast of Pan, Snowdrop Festival, and the Feast of the Waxing Light.

The old Scandinavian custom was to wear crowns of lit candles but most practitioners carry candles during their invocations and ceremonies.

This date celebrates the changing of the Goddess from the CHRONE back to the MAIDEN. It celebrates the very earliest signs of Spring and the noticeable lengthening of the days in the Northern hemisphere.

 

It is also a day of celebrating the Celtic Goddess Brigid. Brigid is the Goddess of Poetry, Healing, Smithcraft, and Midwifery.

Groundhog Day Imbolc

She is a triple Goddess, honor her in all her aspects. Her symbols are serpents, representing the sacred fire of sexuality. All ancient Goddesses knew the sacred secrets of Tantric sexuality, healing, and transformation. Brigid governed wells. There is still a holy well in Ireland where she is workshopped. This is both a fire and water celebration, the balance of masculine and feminine energies. 

This is a time for communing with Brigid, for tending to and the lighting of your own sacred flame, the KUNDALINI fire of sexual tantric transformation. 

This is a good time for initiations, into covens or self-initiations. Initiations of all kinds are the order of the day.

The TAROT card that would accompany this Festival would be the ACE OF WANDS

The planets are well placed to support the fire and the water.

The MOON is in ARIES for most of the day in PST and EST. Mars is strong in ARIES. The Moon trines Saturn in Fiery SAGITTARIUS in the morning. VENUS is at the last critical degree of watery PISCES. JUNO, the feminine form of genius is at the last degree of SAGITTARIUS. CERES is at the last degree of ARIES. 

As a Purification Day

Use water and salt to purify yourself. Wash your hands and face in salt water. Sprinkle salt water which you have blessed charging it. Sprinkle it in every corner of your home. Water is the most important element. Water transmutes all hardness, breaks down anything over time. Water also symbolizes the emotions. We need to purify our emotional bodies as well. 

The waters of the earth these days needs our help and intentions. The oceans are polluted from Fukushima, from oil spills, fracking and toxins being poured into the rivers and lakes. Send your intention to see the earth’s waters running clear pure, cleansed. Bathing in Himalayan salt water while burning red candles would be appropriate.  

Brigid, GODDESS OF CREATIVITY

Do something creative, read poetry, suspend your critical mind and allow your left brain consciousness to take over and allow a pure stream of consciousness to write a poem, sing, or dance. Dedicate a future work to Her.

IMBOLC RITUAL

At sunset or just after a ritual, light every lamp in the house – if only for a few moments. Or, light candles in each room in honor of the Sun’s rebirth. If snow lies on the ground outside, walk in it for a moment, recalling the warmth of summer. With your projective hand, trace an image of the Sun on the snow.

FOODS TO EAT

Imbolc marks the first calving and dairy dishes are traditionally consumed. You could eat yogurt or sour cream. If you are on non-dairy, honor the cows with a statue of a cow, or transmute your non-dairy soya, oat milk, almond milk or coconut milk to  honor the cows and sheep. Hot fiery foods definitely match up with the fiery celebratory nature of this feast.All curries and all dishes made with red peppers, chilies, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic or chives are appropriate. It is traditional to consume Spiced red wines and dishes containing raisins, symbols of the sun’s energies.

Hot fiery foods definitely match up with the fiery celebratory nature of this feast.All curries and all dishes made with red peppers, chilies, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic or chives are appropriate. It is traditional to consume Spiced red wines and dishes containing raisins, symbols of the sun’s energies.

Traditional grains were eaten to celebrate the growth of future grains. Serve crepes pancakes, cakes, and breads. Again if you are on a PALEO, no carbs and no grains diet, use spelt, Kamut, almond, rice, corn, amaranth or whatever and transmute it to honor the ancient grains.  Put out a loaf of bread on your windowsill like they did in Ireland traditionally on Brigid’s day. An ear of corn was also set out. Wheat stalks are woven into X-shaped crosses to serve as charms to protect the home from fires and lightning. Clean out your fireplace.

IMBOLC RITUAL SUPPLIES
Incense: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
Decorations: Corn Dolly or Spring Flowers
Colors: White, Orange, Red

Ritual for Imbolc/Candlemas

A white flower or snow in a crystal or a paper cut out snowflake to symbolize winter. You could safely set this on fire and let it burn as a symbol of the spring coming.

You will need an orange candle anointed with cinnamon, frankincense or rosemary oil (unlit), red candle to represent the elements and your ritual supplies.

HOW TO

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle. Call in the elements.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Say such words as the following:
“This is the time of the feast of FIRE/torches/wands,
When every lamp blazes and shines
To welcome the rebirth of the Sun God.
Celebrate the Goddess, Celebrate the God;
All the Earth celebrates, beneath its mantle of sleep.

Light the orange candle from the red candle on the altar. Slowly walk the circle clockwise/sunwise, holding the candle before you. Say these or similar words:

“All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and frost envelopes the Earth.
But Lord of the Sun, Horned One of animals and wild places,
Unseen you have been reborn Of the gracious Mother Goddess,
Lady of all fertility.
Hail Great God!  Hail and welcome!”

Stop before the altar, holding up the candle. Gaze at its flame. Scry with the fire.  Visualize your life blossoming with creativity, with renewed energy and strength.

If you need to look into the future or the past, now is an ideal time

SET NEW INTENTIONS

Make new commitments on this day.

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Song to BRIGHID by Lisa Thiel

 

Dark space, Scorpio New Moon Astrology

October 30 SCORPIO NEW MOON @ 10:38 am PDT/ 1:38 pm EDT/ 5:38 pm GMT is the darkest Moon. Scorpio is associated with the time of death and darkness in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the ancient pagan/ witches New Year on Halloween. November 1st being the New Year’s day. These ancient festivals are older than time.  Scorpio is associated with the most feared Tarot card in the deck. The DEATH card. All traditional Tarot decks show The Grim Reaper in its symbolism. The Grim Reaper is planet SATURN. Scorpio is ruled by MARS and PLUTO in modern astrology and they are still conjoined in Capricorn the seat of corporate, wordly power.

This is the last New Moon before the U.S. election and for one of the candidates the Grim reaper will come for them. The Fear of death stems from the ego, which by its nature is an illusion. Fear of change, fear of the unknown, stem from the ego which falsely thinks it is separate from our immortal souls. The more we are in our unconscious ego state the more we fear real change. Scorpio is a Fixed water sign.

Mystics talk about needing to die and be reborn within ourselves to achieve enlightenment. This death is a metaphorical and very real ego-death, which once experienced changes our ground of being totally and we are reborn in life. This rebirth is not dependent on religion or a belief in God but stems from a direct experience which changes our consciousness.  Death is not to be feared.

Scorpio New Moon Astrology Tara Greene

The Lady of Shalott by John Atkinson Grimshaw  1875

Scorpio takes us into the deep muddy waters where the soul’s roots must grow to blossom like a lotus. Scorpio is the shadowlands, the unknown, avoided, disowned, darkness within each one of us. These regions of the psyche by being ignored and denied react within us with the need for power, control, secrecy, sex, money, and projections. These most fertile parts of our soul making, need to be accessed and transformed through the alchemy of deep inner psychological or shamanic work, bravely facing our demons, anger or feelings of rejection  and turning this lead, the dark, heavy, depressed parts of ourselves into Gold, the Light of spirit.

MERCURY in SCORPIO conjunct the SUN and MOON helps us access the hidden emotions and karmic residue. NEPTUNE in PISCES trine the three helps us to have compassion with ourselves and for those who have rejected us and who were blind to our natural inner light. These are present day and past life patterns and memories which we need to transform, so that new life may be reborn. 

SATURN the Grim Reaper is at 14+ SAGITTARIUS conjunct to the Great Attractor and Venus at 15+ degrees. This union of death with the irresistible power of attraction to the dark void which is Love, is an archetypal symbol of rebirth like the phoenix; of Light and dark, faith, inspiration and optimism no matter how dark the times seem.  SATURN  and VENUS square the Moon’s Nodes Saturn  and VENUS square the Moon’s Nodes

SATURN  and VENUS square the Moon’s North Node conjunct Psyche square Neptune

These are karmic fateful points in the outer and inner world’s cyclic development. Psyche is the asteroid symbolizing the soul. Psyche is the root of psychology. The North NODE points us to soul work, deep, into the void of the unknown, the death and rebirth show. We must choose to be responsible, mature, and to move from a place of love not fear, to what attracts us and not by what we are repelled by.  Like moths attracted to the flame of spirit, higher education and humor, all Sagittarius traits.

PLUTO is in an approaching square by JUPITER in LIBRA

This is another Cardinal Cross which will be exact November 24 which is U.S. Thanksgiving at 15+ degrees, as were the 2015 Cardinal Crosses.

JUPITER in LIBRA is the peacemaker, the go-between, and social conduit. Jupiter can amplify whatever it touches. We can be too polarized between self and other which we can all feel these days. It can be too hard to decide anything or come to some middle ground, win-win situation. Jupiter in LIBRA is karmic Justice. We are

Jupiter in LIBRA is karmic Justice. We are in the scales and being tested. PLUTO is riches on the deepest soul levels. On unconscious levels, Pluto manifests as pure greed for power at any cost. Jupiter-Pluto in aspect is great for manifestation, but that depends on what the motivation is. We can manifest whatever we wish. We must learn to use that awesome power wisely and justly.

This is also very powerful sexual energy. Kundalini rising! If you do have an awe partner pratice Tantric sexuality, sex as a path to the Divine by controlling yoru sexual energy. 

PLUTO and MARS are conjunct in CAPRICORN and square Uranus, ERIS and CERES

The heavy Mars-Pluto aspects are about to separate which is good as the election is only 9 days away.  The forces of radical change are prevailing, one way or another. CERES the Great Mother, the earth reminds us to be ECO WARRIORS, to fight to protect Mother earth as the indigenous peoples are doing in Dakota right now.  A number of men took solemn vows to attest to this at the 1,000 Goddess Gathering in Washington D.C. I attended on October 21.

Chiron in PISCES is squaring MARS in Capricorn

Rather than integrate our unowned shadows, we project them onto others-Muslims, Mexicans, women, which causes more pain and suffering. We are all one in the great ocean of consciousness, no one or thing is separate from Source. The farther one ventures into the hard realities of power the farther one can get from the source. Tears will fall, denial will be high, many will respond violently. Psychic protection and boundaries will be necessary.

LILITH at 18 SCORPIO is trine CHIRON in PISCES

The independent woman, is being helped by women working together for the greater good of women as a whole. Compassion reigns. This favours Hillary Clinton.

The symbol for 8 degrees SCORPIO by John Sandbach

“A woman in a hot bath. Outside, snow is falling. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive

There is an ability here to create one’s own atmosphere around the self and to be so thoroughly immersed in it that one becomes impervious to any harsh or unfriendly conditions in the outer world.  {Pisces tendency} There is a need, though, to question one’s motives for ignoring outer reality. At its highest,the energy can be used to protect oneself so that creative and spiritual agendas can be carried out. But if this way of being is not serving a higher purpose and is depended on to the point of becoming a crutch, it will result in stagnation, and eventually fail.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A retarded man with white hair. He has an angelic countenance.” This degree is beyond intellect, and even if the person who has a planet in this degree is intellectual they will be detached from such processes, in such a way that the narrowness and biases that create intellectual limits are transcended. Sometimes it will disturb other people that the person of this degree knows things automatically and directly, even when they have had no prior exposure to them, or haven’t taken in much information about them. This ability to directly access truth can be used to nurture others, and help them to realize the existence of other realms of reality.

A bunch of iron keys. (Chandra Symbol). We have all that we need to open all doors and when we realize this we come into a synthesis of our innocence and our wisdom.

Fulfillment degree: Taurus 19. A bottle of gold dust gathered from many places over many years. (Omega Symbol). Meaning extracted from many different experiences and sources is synthesized together and creates an inner assurance that is joyful, nurturing, and warm, and which protects us from the hostile forces of life.” This degree is opposite to Lilith.

At this very dark New Moon make sure you set aside time to do serious ceremony. This is symbolically the end of the year. Most of our Universe is dark, unknown, filled with invisible stuffs. The dark is our natural birth place, we are created in the dark of our mother’s wombs, it’s where we are feelings of being safe, hearing our mother’s heartbeat and knowing we are connected to the source in physical reality. The dark is a place of transcendence. Let go of old notions, let your ego justifications go, let it all slip away. Have faith that you will survive and thrive. There is nothing to fear.

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Tuesday, Inspirational Daily Card

Tuesday afternoon, post Blue Strawberry Moon Solstice.

I hope you had a lovely Solstice celebration. We did, just my husband and I in the backyard. We had our bonfire and did our ceremony there. There was fantastic weather, very breezy to cool off after a hot day. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were brightly visible shining down on us. 

Capricorn earthy element Tuesday- you got variety, almost one of everything,

1 sextile, 1 incongruent, 1 trine and 1 conjunction. 

Moon to NEPTUNE in the wee hours- should bring enlightening dreams or too much drinking and revelry hangovers? 

Moon inconjuncts Mercury in Gemini in the morning

this is NOT the best day to ask for a raise, or to try to debate.

MOON trines JUPITER a nice earth trine is always good

Gratitude is important under this kind of trine.

Moon conjuncts PLUTO

The moon and Pluto rendezvous once a month. To talk over Huge business deals, deep secrets, connive, plan big schemes, dig up dirt, recycle, and to plan those long term scaling the heights maps. A good time to dig through your own psyche. 

ONLY 8 more days of MARS RETROGRADE! 

INSPIRATIONAL DAILY CARD

Universe Tarot Tara Greene

Medevial’s DreamTime Tarot by Stefan Beckhusen

THE UNIVERSE Trump #21 

The World or the Universe is the last card in the sequence of the Tarot. We have completed a major life lesson, finished a cycle. As such it symbolizes SATURN, the third dimension, the real physical world, maturity, our karmic lessons. Once we take responsibility for creating everything in our lives, we are free. We have “Done it my way.” as Frank Sinatra sang. It is “After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”  It’s the laundry, the bills, ageing and freedom. 

I like this image a lot, it is a quite different take on the Universe which traditionally always has a dancing naked woman in a vagina/vesica pisces dancing with the 4 major Fixed signs of Astrology surrounding her symbolizing the 4 elements. This card reminds me of death, leaving the Universe and also the cosmic coming back into the Universe. Pretty trippy. I feel there should always be the Woman symbol as she represents the soul, the anima, always considered Feminine in its nature. 

A very appropriate card for the SOLSTICE, once cycle has ended and a new one beginning.

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