At every New Moon, when the Moon disappears; since the beginning of time, all women on the earth were menstruating for three days in total synchonicity with La Luna. At the Dark Moon or Black Moon all women were seen as magical Goddesses, who embodied the “as above, so below.” Women were the birth givers, and their monthly bleeding where they bled and didn’t die confirmed their Goddess stature. Women’s bodies were seen as totally miraculous. Before there was electricity which created unnatural illumination, only about 100+ years ago, all women bled at exactly the the same time.
RED TENT by Julie Hefferman 2012
When the moon was invisible for those three days, all women experienced their MOON TIME which is the most powerful PSYCHIC, intuitive, sensitive, spiritual time of the entire month. Men and women knew that women were extremely empowered while “on their moon” and were revered. This time was called taboo.Taboo originally means sacred.
Young girls, pre- menarch also went with their mothers to learn about womanhood and birth. Women of menopausal age were respected as the crones and wise elders. This was a place where women cherished, helped, empathized and cared for each other. The men also got to have time alone during every dark moon and kept their own secret and sacred rituals.
Women would always give back their sacred blood by bleeding onto the earth and offering this sacred substance, considered to be an elixir of immortality, back to Her. It was because women gave back their magical Blood of Life to the earth that slowly created the beginnings of early settlements and civilization which in turn created human cultural expansion.
Have you read the RED TENT by Anita Diamant? The 1997 historical novel retells Dinah’s story and illuminates women’s culture from the ancient Goddess and nature worshipping spirituality to the beginnings of the Jewish patriarchal religions. The Red Tent was the place where all women went every New Moon and to labor and give birth. It will be shown soon as a new mini- series on Lifetime based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, premieres December 7th and December 8th at 9pm ET/PT.
Whether you are bleeding or not use the energies of this time and at every NEW MOON. If you are bleeding, take these three days out to rest as much as you can, to reflect, journal, honor your connection with the MOON and to practice being sensitive to your own psychic power. If you are bleeding then be very grateful for being in Divine harmony, in divine timing. Women, your blood, is not a curse but a blessing. It is what defines you as woman, a Goddess. It is only when one goes against the bodies natural rhythms that we experience suffering, pain, heavy cramps, PMS. Take time to bleed into a hot bath and be with your sacred blood, or on the land if you can. This alone will help ease PMS.
Please stop wearing cancer causing commercial tampons which are full of toxic chemicals,they truly cause cervical cancer and endanger your health and should be illegal. In Sweden chlorine bleached tampons have been outlawed for over 20 years. Going with the flow, puts you in touch with what your body is doing in the NOW, by wearing all natural organic cotton pads, or menstrual cups.
Try it, and see how you feel. Read the book. Watch the documentary movie “Things we don’t talk about.” on the Red Tent movement which now has thousands of real monthly red tents throughout the world founded by Alicia Starkweather in the states.
HAve questions about how to tune into your sacred MOON TIME?
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The Moon went Void of Course yesterday on that day at 2:08 pm PST/5:08 pm EST
which is interesting as the Moon rules and is synonymous with WOMEN.
Women and the MOON are all about connecting and relationships.
The Moon carries ALL emotional feelings. Every bodies, including yours.
During V-O-C periods, the acronym, Moon is between connections, she is liminal, in the Twilight zone, resting and renewing.
The Moon hasn’t entered another sign, she isn’t ready to engage just yet,
V of C times can last only minutes, sometimes a day or longer.
When the Moon is Void of Course, every couple of days, she can be considered to be “naked” like the Goddess DIANA, the ancient Greek Goddess synonymous with the Moon, she is doing her ritual bathing and cleansing in order to renew Herself.
Shabba Syria Mosiac Goddess Diana and Acteon
The Moon is VOID OF COURSE ALL DAY SATURDAY
be like the MOON- get naked emotionally NOW! ESPECIALLY with 6-7 PLANETS in WATER SIGNS – a very RARE event
it’s an EMOTIONAL RESCUE! very karmic with 12th house PISCES SIGN>
HOW TO BE BENEFIT from a VOID OF COURSE MOON
the VOC Moon happens every couple of days. There are APPS and lunar calendars you can check.
MEDITATION, dreaming waking and sleeping, using your intuition, visualization, allowing your Higher Self to talk to you
NOTE on NEW MOON March 11 with 7 planets in PISCES
the MOON goes Void @ 12:51 pm PST/3:51 pm EST – March 12 when Moon enters ARIES @ 4:17 am PST/7:17 am EST
Be like Diana- bathe, cleanse, renew, REFLECT. Especially under a MERCURY & SATURN RETROGRADE
It is a perfect time to wash away old emotional patterns
You know that old song from the 50’s musical SOUTH PACIFIC?
“I’m gonna wash that man/woman right outta my hair”
You want to go back to the Unconscious, the womb, the ocean, memories, in meditation. Zone out. Walk between the worlds’.
This is great for any V O C MOON TIME
dreaming, intuition, visualization, creativity, sound, art, photography, communing with the cosmos are all super strong.
TAKE A RITUAL BATH
Ever done a bath with ritual cleansing intentions? Run a very hot bath, add epsom salts or Himalayan PURE salts,no fakery,
put a few drops of lavender oil because it wards off negative energies, add rose oil if you wish.
Turn off the electric lights and use candles, sprinkle rose petals if you have them,
have fresh clean towels ready. Allow yourself lots of time. Sink into the bath.
Close your eyes and relax, breathe in slowly through your nose and out your mouth,
tell your unconscious that you will remember what is holding you back from
living your highest spiritual self-loving potential,
tell yourself that all your past misdeeds, sins, self- abuse, emotional pain,
and denial are being cleansed away and you will step put of this bath, renewed, purified.
Allow the HIgher Self to work through you.
PISCES IS FAITH, so have faith that it is being done.
Allow, surrender. All that water dissolves all hardness, all calcified karmic old feelings.
Stay in the bath as long as you can, you may fall asleep, the deeper you can relax the more powerful the healing.
Step out , dry yourself off and go lie down,sleep and dream.
I will write about HOW and WHERE all the PISCES energy affects each sign next & PISCES 7 planet NEW MOON for March 11
MOON enters PISCES MArch 9 @ 10:19 pm PST -March 10 @1:19 am EST. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins MArch 10 @ 2:00 am 7 planets in PISCES
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MARS, planet of men, war, libido, action, defenses, entered VIRGO, 6th sign of the ZODIAC November 11, 2011
Yes that’s right! 11:11:11 that very powerful master number,in numerology. That’ s significant in itself.
If you know about the 11:11 phenomena it is a pre-encoded memory jogger to remind humanity that we are actually spiritually enlightened beings housed in this temporal fragile human body.
VIRGO is a Feminine earth sign. Mars was loitered around polishing his big boots in the 6th house of work, servants, community, health, discipline, budgets, accounting, analysis and criticism.
Virgo is an ancient constellation whose symbol is the VIRGIN GODDESS of the harvest and ruled by planet Mercury, just as GEMINI is.
Mars loitered around polishing his big boots in the 6th house of work, servants, community, health, discipline, budgets, accounting, analysis and criticism. That interminably extra long Retrograde period started GROUNDHOG DAY – April 13 2012 which felt like the days the earth stood still. Nothing was moving! Remember?
So now finally at last, Mars moves into LIBRA sign of KARMIC JUSTICE , July 3 on a FULL MOON till Aug 23.
For a fast-moving planet like MARS to spend about 8 months in one sign, norm being 2 months, whats up wit dat?
Men have been initiated into the FEMININE VIRGO EARTH realm.
Lets review our 7 months and 23 days Mars pregnancy !
MONSANTO’S GMO demon seeds have been outlawed in many European countries. Virgo= HARVEST. No harvest with GMO
OBAMA health care has been initiated.Women’s rights in health care has been newsworthy.
The European economy has gone through budget crisees bailing out Greece, Spain, Italy. If these measures are not VIRGO sound, the European economy will fold. Perhaps on purpose.
Mars was Trine Pluto and Jupiter for part of that time. T’was good for early Taurus and Capricorn
VIRGO rules the intestines and I had three weeks during the Retro of difficulty digesting. I spoke to many people who had the same problem. How bout you?
VIRGO rules organizing, accounting and accountability. We have seen signs that people, corporations, police, governments have been held more accountable for their actions.
11:11:11 was a very spiritual experience for me and a lot of people. I was in Sedona with friends to celebrate and do special ceremonies. The Retro beginning on GROUNDHOG DAY is LOL symbolic and just like the Bill Murray movie’ s message. We are repeating our old outworn masculine power over shit until we finally GET IT!
VIRGO is an intelligent sign. The old patriarchal structures, hardline, separation stuff doesn’t work anymore. All that machismo has raped the earth for the last 5,000 years. It can’t continue or no one will survive.
The US and Isreal could’ve gone ahead and attacked IRAN but they did not!- that’s MArs Retrograde – not budging.
VENUS, Mars paramour was Retrograde and had the historic once in a lifetime final tango with the Sun. Venus just went DIRECT June 27. I was away leading workshops at the GRAIL LADY FAIRE at that time and wasnt able to write about it.
Old lovers and friends may have shown up in your life during the Mars retro; old patterns appeared in yer face to see them and work through them. Often painful but necessary. Issues around your work, like it or hate it have been mulled over,but wait till Mars in Scorpio to act.
Discipline, health, diet, yoga,retooling your work, organizing, renovating, these were all Mars in Virgo issues. Much reading and re-reading- Virgos love BOOKS. Were you polishing up your S & M gear while reading 50 Shades of Grey in anticipation of Mars in Scorpio?
Lets give thanks to Mars in Virgo for grounding us, literally.
we’re all ready for a fresh sign. MARS in LIBRA
is debilitated in LIBRA it’s the sign opposite his own of ARIES.
Past loves and old friends that came up in th past few months should get a KARMIC rebooting and/or rebalancing over then next 7 weeks.
Victorian Tarot Deck, Justice # 8 or #11
Then things really get hot as Mars stays in Scorpio till Oct 7th.
Mars in Libra hi lites BALANCE in relationships,karmic comeuppance, great parties,lazing about,money, values, art.
MARS conjunct SATURN AUG 15- so mark that day in RED on your calendars.
This combo is reputed to be the heaviest, karmic, accident prone explosive aspect.
Stay positive, all our thoughts and emotional states are manifesting directly so fast now.
Bless all experiences that come to you. Process them,let go, move on.
Mars in Libra reminds me of the Egyptian Goddess MA’AT
She weighs the hearts of the dead on herLIBRAN scales of Justice against her ostrich feather plume crown. IF one’s heart is heavier than the feather, the deceased person must go back to earth and finish lightening their hearts before they can truly move on to HEAVEN.
According to WiKIPEDIA. The “ red carpet treatment” and “rolling out the red carpet” refers to any special efforts made in the interests of hospitality. WIKIPEDIA states that “ The earliest known reference to walking a red carpet n literature is in the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, written in 458 BC. When the title character returns form Troy, he is greeted by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra who offers him a red path to walk upon.
“ Now my beloved, step down from your chariot, and let not your foot, my lord, touch the Earth Servants, le there be spread before the house he never expected to see, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path.” Agamemnon, knowing that only gods walk on such luxury, responds with trepidation, “I am a mortal, a man, I cannot trample upon these tinted splendours without fear thrown in my path.”
I love that phrase “tinted splendours” myself.
The red carpet treatment is now famously used for not just Royalty, the Pope, Presidents etc. but Hollywood bashes, the Academy Awards and many other galas, as a photo op for those modern human actors and actresses pretending to be Gods and Goddesses brought down to earth, to preen and parade around appearing glamorous in their finery to the pop and flash of the paparazzi. Even ordinary mortal folk get to taste the power of the red carpet treatment at weddings these days.
But in the interests of transparency and honesty, I was told the secret origin of the red Carpet by a Native American elder teacher many years ago. I have told it in public to many surprised women at corporate events and workshops over the years.
Once I tell you, it will change your head and your view of history, religion and of what you associate glamour, power, pomp and special occasions with.
NOW is the time for truth, for secrets to OUT. In the spirit of the times, wikileaks etc. I espouse the red carpet leaks. Are you ready?
About 15,000 years ago.. Yes, the red carpet’s origin goes waaay back in time, a pretty ancient custom which has come down to us in the same format. The red carpet’s Archetypal meaning still rings true as a rite of passage so to speak, to honour the powerful, in its ability to bestow it upon whomever walks its’ hallowed length.
THE BACK STORY
Originally in that far off time of all our ancestors, when people lived in small tribes, lived close to Nature which they were totally dependent upon for sheer survival, before the Bible, when the Garden of Eden existed on the Earth.
People lived in total harmony with Nature. In concert with the waxing and waning of the moon, The Moon, who was known as one aspect of the Goddess, withdrew for three days and disappeared. And all women would bleed during the time of the New Moon, at the very same time worldwide. Imagine that! And PMS didn’t exist at all.
New Moon, vampires, blood thirsty
I think there’s a very popular interest in Vampires, Blood sucking, a book/movie called New Moon, all of these subtle subliminal images resurfacing into the Collective Consciousness form the Unconscious now. There is a reason behind all of this.
Back to the story:
Women, were so obviously governed by the Moon’s power which also governed the oceans tides, and everyone’s feelings. There was the One God and she was always female. The Goddess, the Mother, the giver of Life, originator and creatrix of the Yoniverse, of all that exists.
All women were her microcosmic “as above, so below” incarnations on the human plane, made in Her image. It was entirely self evident, logical and common sense to observe that the women’s monthly blood flow was similarly special, potent, mysterious, magical, and powerful.
During their bleeding times the women, seemed immortal in that they could bleed and not die. Women’s menstrual blood was seen as sacred and holy, valuable beyond measure, highly prized, otherworldly, Divine, a plethora of adjectives.
The women would voluntarily sequester themselves in menstrual huts, caves, yurts, tipi’s to rest and dream and to bleed into their Mother the earth and renew themselves just as the Moon Goddess herself was doing at the same time.
Women’s’ menstrual blood was considered even more sacred and life giving when it was discovered that in the places where the women’s monthly blood had flowed, the plants grew vigorously and strong there. Gradually the women would bleed purposely on the land to fertilize the soil and that is how agriculture, which gave tribes control over their food supplies was created. The conscious use of menstrual blood as powerful magic fertilizer was the beginning of modern towns and villages and a settled non-nomadic lifestyle.
The women learned to keep sheep and weave clothes. Gradually over time, the women would keep this most valuable sacred and holy blood soaked into special ritual rugs that they wove for specific purposes. Yep you already guessed it.
The red carpet was that special, magical, life giving, sacred, all powerful, menstrual blood-soaked rug, which conferred the same powers and honours onto whoever walked upon it.
And lets not have any modern jokes about better tampons and containing leaks and what not.
So on Sunday for the 83rd annual Academy Awards when millions tune in to watch Natalie, Annette, George, Brad, Javier, Jeff and the like strut their stuff on that red carpet, you will remember the ancient ritual and power behind their strutting that helps them to exude all that glamour and power never mind the designer duds.
You can’t forget about the red carpets’ origins now. In spite of your fear and revulsion, your denial deep down you know how to recognize the truth.
Let your head shift 180 degrees. The red carpet is still with us, in front of your eyes in High Definition and it’s true origins cannot be denied, that all real honor, magick and power comes from Women, from their bodies essences, their vital fluids, from Nature and their very nature, it all comes from the Feminine, from the Goddess embodied here on earth.
The red carpet is an ancient vestige of Her Power. The Goddess is returning. HRH the Dalai Lama declared himself in 2009 in Vancouver that “The world will be saved by the Western woman.”
100th ANNIVERSARY of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
In about a weeks time, on March 8th, it will be the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Women’s rights were totally overthrown about 10,000 -5,000 years ago by the Patriarchy, by the Old Testament, by the total con job/propaganda of a male creator God in the sky, by the sword, power- over politics and the martialization of society.
It took until just 100 years ago for women in the West to be able to regain the power to vote, to have a voice in society and some modicum of personal power when once they embodied all of it simply by being women.
There will be an International 100 Women of Destiny the largest tele-summit retreat from March 1-31. Produced by The Grail Springs Spa in Bancroft Ontario. Check it out Marianne Williamson, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Margaret Starbird etc. will be standing on the red carpet in cyberspace.
Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Actor in a Leading Role:
Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco
Actress in a Leading Role:
Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams
Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, True Grit
Actually I have seen only one of the Oscar worthy films and that’s The Social Network which I thought was great and loved Jesse Eisenberg’s performance and the well written script. I adore Javier Bardem as well, so am picking him to win. He is a real actor and incredibly charismatic.
The Black Swan , I haven’t seen it. seems to be in tune with the times so I predict the director will win and maybe Natalie too.. The King’s speech is favoured and as everyone is ROYAL GAGA these days what with an upcoming wedding. It will win.
I am predicting that even though millions will watch, Tripoli is up in flames,thw rold is in revolt everywhere, so it’s defintely not Business as Usual. T glamour thing, even though they’re attempting to sell the ignorant 3-D reality TV’s, may be heightened by Neptune entering Pisces sign of glamour,illusions, fantasy,escapism, addictions But methinks the Reality or Reality wil begin to take precendence, or at least the glam will be put in some kind of proper perspective.