Astrology and Daily Tarot card

Oct 25 The Capricorn Moon is pretty light and easy all day.

Did you know that each astrology sign governs a body part or parts? The Moon governs the stomach. Every 2.5 days approximately as the moon travels through a sign. Our moods and our tummies are symbiotically within that sign. In homeopathy “like cures like.” In ancient traditions, you would ingest something similar to the qualities you want.

Moon in CAPRICORN. Moon Food. The moon is made of Goat cheese when it’s in the 10th Sign.

Eat Goat cheese. Some people like to eat goats. Be capricious. Anything that begins with the prefix cap will do. Capicollo capsicum- that’s cayenne pepper. Cappuccino’s. You catch my drift.

The Moon makes 4 sextiles today. That’s a lot in one day. Nice ‘n easy aspects to Sun Jupiter Neptune in Pisces and finally Mercury in Scorpio in PDT/ the Mercury aspect is Oct 26 in EDT and GMT.

Moon squares VENUS in LIBRA in the pm in PDT/ Oct 26 in the wee hours.

Daily Tarot

Strength #11 Tarot Universal Goddess Tarot by Maria Caratti

ISHTAR as STRENGTH in the Universal Goddess Tarot by http://www.mariacaratti.com/

We surely need that Leonine strength now to carry on. Open your heart. Within it you have unlimited courage which comes from the source. It is Love. Listen to your heartbeat and know it pumps through you the gifts of the Archangel Raphael and the emerald green ray of lion-heartedness. Be the Lioness who fearlessly protects her cubs. Have the strength to uphold the truth in your heart.

This Tarot card of strength from the Universal Goddess Tarot shows ISHTAR who is another version of VENUS who rules the Heart. She is the Goddess of Love in many forms. Ishtar= Isis= Astarte. The Hebrew name Esther derives from Ishtar and the more ancient Sanskrit word Sitara  one of the great Original Goddesses or Tara.  Yes, Green Tara and all of her 21 manifestations. Note the word STAR is the root syllable. My given middle name was Esther which was my paternal Grandmother’s name. Tara is a translation of that.

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Mercury Retrogade conjunct Vesta and Hekate crossroads

MERCURY stations Retrograde August 12 and 13th in earthy VIRGO conjunct VESTA the Goddess of Investments and keeper of the sacred flame of spirit. The duo are opposite Neptune in PISCES.

This is a time to review your mind, body, spiritual wealth during this Retrograde. Review what you pay attention to, what you invest your time, work, and focus on. Review your diet and health routine. This would be an excellent time for a change in diet, or a cleanse as your discipline will be stronger. Also an excellent time for a mini vision quest, meditation retreat or re-visioning your goals. Virgo is the sign that traditionally rules “servants.” the Mercury Vesta conjunction opposition to Neptune points out needing to deal with addictions issues. Glamour, projections, shadow work addictions to sex, food gambling consumerism guru worship relationships and being overly rigid and perfectionist need to be dealt with.

ADDICTIONS

Virgo is the sign that traditionally rules “servants.” the Mercury Vesta conjunction opposition to Neptune points out needing to deal with addictions issues. Glamour, projections, shadow work addictions to sex, food gambling consumerism guru worship relationships and being overly rigid and perfectionistic need to be dealt with.

CERES VENUS and HEKATE the Goddess of the crossroads form a triumvirate conjunct SIRIUS the resurrection Star in Cancer. Which is conjunct the U.S. Sun.

The triple goddess is sextile to Retro Mercury and Vesta

Hekate Blake Goddess Tara Greene

HEKATE by WILLIAM BLAKE 1795

Use your emotions to feel out which direction is calling you.

HEKATE Asteroid #100 is an ancient Goddess who sees in all directions at once. She was called the Goddess of the three ways- Tri-via which has been reduced to the knowledge of trivial pursuits these days.  She travels with a flock of suicides and freshly killed souls that she used to make Daimones with. She is associated with owls as are all night visioned dream bringing oracular psychic Goddesses howling dogs and household rubbish. 

If you feel that you are at a crossroads- call on Hecate. She is known to be a midwife of major life changes and decisions. She is a Dark or Black Goddess associated with the Dark or New moon phase of reclusiveness and women’s bleeding times of deep wisdom. 

The word HEKA or Hekau meant “magical speech” in Egyptian and Hekate means “influence from afar” in Greek. 

She is a triple Goddess. she is a shamanic goddess traveling from upper to middle to lower worlds and she had power over all three realms. She had three faces and Goddess associated with her.
She is known as the Moon Selene governing the Upper World or Heavens.
She is Artemis/Diana the huntress on earth. All wild animals are sacred to her especially the dog, or wolves the snake, and lion. 
she is the destroyer working with the dead in the Underworld.  
Statues of Hekate depict her as three female figures or crowned with a triple-turreted headdress, or with three heads. 

She is a Goddess of magic and garbage poisons night boundaries the shadow in the unconscious and the crossroads. She is ambivalent and unconventional. She is a solitary Goddess also associated with Chrone wisdom a post menopausal woman.  

SYMBOLS and OBJECTS sacred to HEKATE

Black dogs horses sheep owls bats snakes and boars.

Trees

willow yew Blackthorn groves of trees belladonna and all poisonous plants

Herbs and spices

Cinnamon myrrh mugwort honey lime and lemon verbena or Queen of the Night 

Stones:

Sapphire silver gold moonstone black onyx smoky quartz and any dark or luminous stones are sacred to Her. 

Inbetwixt the next total solar eclipse if you feel at a great crossroads and it seems we are in the world.

HEKATE @17 degrees CANCER is directly opposite Pluto and squaring Jupiter in LIBRA 

This describes the current nuclear { Pluto} threats between the U.S. and North Korea. Jupiter in Libra is the big peacekeeper or maker of more imbalances. 

We are Inbetwixt the next total solar eclipse. If you feel at a great crossroads and it seems we are in the world call upon HEKATE’s deep wisdom. Look for synchronous signs.  Ask her to enter your dreamscapes. 

Her connection to beautiful loving Venus in Cancer and  Ceres the Great Mother herself protectress of the earth and her children bodes well. 

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Everyone in the cosmic pool,Cancer time!

The Time of the Twins is at an end. Yes, some very famous new twins were born under the sign of the twins. Congrats to BEYONCE, and George and Amal Clooney. Mercury Gemini’s ruler is active today. It’s his last act in his own sign for awhile. But before we get to Mercury. 

VENUS sextiles NEPTUNE this night.

Charcoal drawing by Napoleon Brousseau

This is a very erotic, spiritual, psychic,  creative, lucid dreaming strong night. Do pay attention to what you were dreaming about when you wake up. Stay in the waking dream mode as long as you can during the day.

Mercury Gemini’s ruler is active today. It’s his last act in his own sign for awhile. 

Mercury sweetly sextile ERIS and URANUS in ARIES in the wee hours

This makes minds restless, rebellious and needing freedom.

Mercury Squares CHIRON in PISCES

The mind or the split self/ego wants to avoid the wounds, the tender hurt places. But will want to dive right in tomorrow when Mercury follows the SUN into CANCER, the nurturing, emotional, sensitive, sentimental sign.

TAURUS MOON sextiles MARS in CANCER in the morning

Moon inconjuncts JUPITER in LIBRA

Moon sextiles NEPTUNE in PISCES in the afternoon

This aspect keys off a whole evening of romance, fine wine, dinner, dancing, and tripping the light fantastic.

Moon conjuncts VENUS in TAURUS @ 3:24 pm PDT/ 6:24 pm EDT/ 10:24 pm GMT 

This is a great aspect for love spells, incantations, romantic dinners or strolls. 

SUN enters CANCER @ 9:24 pm PDT HAPPY SUMMER/ WINTER down under

MOON TRINES PLUTO in PDT/June 21 EDT and GMT

A nice end to cap off the day. Pyramid schemes anyone? 

Big change ups on JUNE 21 Sun enters CANCER, in EDT @ 12:24 am followed 5 hours later by MERCURY.

TIME TO JUMP INTO THE COSMIC POOL with SUN and MERCURY. Mars is already there. 

Cancer sign, astrology, Tara Greene

The Sydney Morning Herald</i> Cole Classic at Manly.

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Sun conjunct Algol, transforming the demonic

The Sun at 26 degrees TAURUS is now conjunct to the Fixes STAR ALGOL, equated with MEDUSA, traditionally the most feared, malefic, demon star there is in the heavens. But never fear, this star’s bad TABOO reputation give us a clue that she is actually the opposite and is a powerful GODDESS of healing, much feared by the Patriarchy who created a myth to destroy the Goddesses powers thousands of years ago. 

Caravaggio Medusa Astrology Mythology

Medusa by Caravaggio 1597

As the SUN Conjuncts ALGOL, the reputedly most evil, demonic star there is, this gives us the opportunity to Shine the LIGHT on the true origins of this powerful star. She is a Goddess of beauty and creativity of healing and abundance. Shadow work on the denigration of the Divine Feminine is the order of the day. 

Her “infamy” is based on the Greek MYTH of MEDUSA, a fearsome GODDESS with “snakes for hair” were really dreadlocks as she is based on a real Amazon Queen from Lybia. Snakes always symbolize secret, sexual, kundalini knowledge of death and transformation. Her stare was sure to turn a man to stone because she was so powerful and the men felt powerless. She had her head lopped off by Perseus a Greek Hero who was helped by ATHENA who was already a Patriarchal Goddess was born from her father’s head Zeus. WTF ? 

But in INDIA where Western Astrology originated 10,000 years ago the meaning of this STAR is completely different. Medusa’s name comes from the Sanskrit root word Medha, which means ‘sovereign feminine wisdom,’ and is another name for the Goddess Saraswati who revealed language, speech and writing to humans, and who governs science, music and the arts.

Goddess Saraswati, Astrology, tara Greene

SARASWATI beautiful Goddess of creativity, wealth adn beauty

Marina from Dark Star Astrology says that “Medicine comes from the same root as Medusa, the name of the sorceress Medea also comes from this root. The blood from Medusa’s left side was poisonous and the right side was used to heal.”

Fixed Star expert Diana K. Rosenberg says:”some born under these stars reach the very pinnacle of their professions, becoming “immortals” or super famous, go down in History.

Fixed Star expert Bernadette Brady adds: “This star seems to contain immense female passion and power. It is the power of the feminine or the potential power of Mother Nature, not to be called evil for being strong.” In that way, Algol is perhaps mostly about the power to create.

In pre-Hellenic accounts of the Medusa myth, Pallas-Athena and Medusa were harmonious and parts of the same beautiful triple Goddess. The male telling of their tale split them apart and set them against each other and demonized one. 

If you are born May 16-18th Then you are an algoholic. The name ALGOL is ARABIC for Alghoul ALCOHOL and probably the origin of the word ghoul for a bothersome ghost.

The medical term Algology means the study of pain.  “You will not be able to ignore suffering and horror, or brush it aside… The Algol placement on a chart insists upon a confrontation and assimilation of these harsh aspects of human experience in this lifetime.….Algol, like other stars, confers tasks upon us which, if comprehended and accepted, offer great rewards of power and creativity. These stellar challenges are not to be feared, but understood and used in a positive manner.”  Diana Rosenberg [1].

The ancients mistrusted Algol’s blinking and inexplicable 8-hour disappearances. But it turns out it is a binary star, eclipsing itself every 3 days. This adds further mystery to this stars allure. The star appears to die and is reborn. Very powerful shamanic magic indeed. 

We must reclaim MEDUSA from a feared MONSTER when she is actually A BEAUTIFUL  GODDESS of healing wisdom and creativity. Use these next two days to call upon this Star as SARASWATI. 

Look at how women have been demonized by the Patriarchy in religion and culture for over 5,000 years. Look at how you may consciously or unconsciously demonize your own Goddess side, your sexuality, or power. You can transform it now. This is deep and powerful SHADOW WORK> 

This is SARASWATI’S mantra chant

Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye
Shive Sarvartha Shaadhike
Sharanye Triambake Gauri
Narayani Namostute

http://www.narayanipeedam.org/Mantras.htm#medhaSuktam 

Thanks to MOONOLOGY YASMIN BOLAND for providing this info on her site. 

There is also a fabulous  MEDUSA NEBULA 

Medusa Nebula, Algol, Tara Greene

The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is associated with a dramatic transformation.

IN THE NEWS

These days the mass media is in tizzy in the U.S. over what is fake news or not. Algol has a history of being prominent with those who work in mass media. Medea=Media spirit speaks in puns.  Medusa was known for her screaming mouth and protruding tongue. ALGOL rules the throat in the sign of TAURUS too. 

DONALD TRUMP has his MID-HEAVEN the 10th house cusp of WORLDLY FAME at 24 degrees TAURUS. Hasnt he been in the HOT SEAT these days? LOL. Expect many to be clamoring “Off with his head” loudly these days. 

Famous people with prominent ALGOL’s in their birth charts?

Albert Einstein, Mozart, Dr. Carl Jung,  Martin Luther King, Composer, Eric Satie, Isadora Duncan dancer, Florence Nightingale, Mata Hari (Spy) Carl Sagan, -scientist.

POLITICIANS:

Donald Trump, Josef Stalin, Ruhollah Khomeini (Iranian leader)  AL Gore,-the name!

WRITERS: 

George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Toni Morrison, 

INVENTORS: Henry Ford 

Actors: Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda,

ACTRESSES:

Carrie Fisher, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Uma Thurman, Mae West, Joan Collins, Brooke Shields,

FILM DIRECTORS:

Star Wars-George Lucas, Woody Allen, Cecil B. De Mille, Clint Eastwood, Pasolini,

ARTISTS:

Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Guillaume Apollinaire, coined the term “surrealism”.

Holy Men: Ramakrishna, Indian saint, Muktananda, Indian mystic

ROYALTY:

Princess Diana, Prince William, King Edward VIII, Prince Albert. 

MUSICIANS:

Beatles, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr,  Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Brian Eno, David Byrne created a fantastic album called “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.” Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Sid Vicious,  Billy Joel, Dean Martin, Enya, Liberace, Glen Campbell, Eric Burdon, Debbie Harry, 

SPORTS: David Beckham, Wilt Chamberlain,

COMEDIANS: Because humor is the best medicine. Jay Leno, Peter Sellers  

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Sunday under a Virgo moon

We are still in post eclipse wind down energies today. How has the eclipse affected you? Some people felt its effects leading up to it, and others during.  A number of people on Facebook reported that they had bad headaches. I hope you weren’t hit too hard.
The Moon is in Virgo all day Saturday until Monday afternoon.
virgo by Garland astrology Tara Greene
  
Virgo Image by the Garlands
The VIRGO moon is grounding and practical, humble and responsible. It simply gets to work and cleans up. The Virgo moon’s energy provides us with an opportunity to digest all of those emotional issues, around pride, leadership and listening to our inner child and our hearts longings that were unleashed by the effects of the Leo lunar eclipse.
There was a lovely Air Trine from the SUN in Aquarius to JUPITER Retrograde Saturday, bringing detachment and positive, optimistic energy.
 
Sundays outlook
The moon opposes NEPTUNE, a very dreamy sensitive psychic energy. Your dreams may become very vivid and alive tonight.
The moon will inconjunct two planets today. First MARS in ARIES in the wee hours bringing up problems with digestive issues, physical ailments, and tension, frustration and anger. Earth and Fire energies do not resolve their elemental natures very easily if at all. Moon inconjuncts URANUS in Aries later at night. We want to act, to do, to ignite, to be free. But we gotta clean up our messes and get our shit in order first.
Moon inconjuncts URANUS in Aries later at night.
We want to act, to do, to ignite, to be free. But we gotta clean up our messes and get our shit in order first.
MOON TRINE PLUTO in Capricorn
Nice earth trine in later afternoon benefits us through remembering the daily responsibilities and long-term goals that always need attending to. The eclipse energy can feel very derailing.
Last but not least;
Moon opposes CHIRON in PISCES in PST/ Feb 13 in EST/ GMT
Meditate before you go to bed and send healing energy to the oceans and to mother earth. Also ask that your dreams reveal the vulnerable parts of yourself that need to be healed. Incubate this intention and that you will remember your dreams when you awaken.
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