''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"

2019 PAGAN ORIGIN OF EASTER


The ancient pagan origins of Easter

Easter is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honor the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs. 
Easter is a ‘movable feast’ which is chosen to correspond with the first Sunday following the full moon after the March equinox and occurs on different dates around the world since western churches use the Gregorian calendar, while eastern churches use the Julian calendar.

Christian’s today celebrate Easter Sunday as the resurrection of Jesus. Image source .
Most historians, including Biblical scholars, agree that Easter was originally a pagan festival. According to the New Unger’s Bible Dictionary: “The word Easter is of Saxon origin, Eastra, the goddess of spring, in whose honour sacrifices were offered about Passover time each year. By the eighth century Anglo–Saxons had adopted the name to designate the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.” However, even among those who maintain that Easter has pagan roots, there is some disagreement over which pagan tradition the festival emerged from. Here we will explore some of those perspectives.
Resurrection as a Symbol of Rebirth
One theory that has been put forward is that the Easter story of crucifixion and resurrection is symbolic of rebirth and renewal and retells the cycle of the seasons, the death and return of the sun. 
According to some scholars, such as Dr. Tony Nugent, teacher of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University, and Presbyterian minister, the Easter story comes from the Sumerian legend of Damuzi (Tammuz) and his wife Inanna (Ishtar), an epic myth called “The Descent of Inanna” found inscribed on cuneiform clay tablets dating back to 2100 BC.

GOOD FRIDAY

The Friday before Easter Day, on which the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of fasting and special acts of discipline and self-denial. In the early church candidates for baptism, joined by others, fasted for a day or two before the Paschal feast. In the west the first of those days eventually acquired the character of historical reenactment of the passion and death of Christ. The liturgy of the day includes John's account of the Passion gospel, a solemn form of intercession known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome), and optional devotions before the cross (commonly known as the veneration of the cross). The eucharist is not celebrated in the Episcopal Church on Good Friday, but Holy Communion may be administered from the reserved sacrament at the Good Friday service.

MARINA AT DARKSTAR

Full Moon April 2019 ~ Exiled Herds

The full moon 19 April 2019, falls at 29ยบ Libra decan 3. The full moon april 2019 astrology is aligned with fixed star Izar in the constellation of Bootes the Herdsman. The closest aspect to the full moon is an opposition to Uranus. The tarot card is the 4 of swords and the healing crystal will be the Sunstone.The full moon April 2019 in Libra is extremely sensitive to the collectives’ emotions. That means those touched by this full moon can adjust themselves to suit their audience. The success of the fixed stars here brings even more likelihood of one being able to tap into the zeitgeist. The April full moon has great business sense and is able to capitalize on this greatly. However, as far as dignity goes, the Moon has no real power in Libra decan 3 and even feels quite uncomfortable. At some point, while the Moon is here then, there could be a danger of someone or some group falling out of favour and of even being placed in exile.

-IN HONOR OF THE KING

If you're spiritual, religious or whatever your persuasion, join likeminded equals today, Palm Sunday 2019, connecting with the Divine Presence within. . . in honor of the King.  

Mercury stationary direct

Mercury retrograde goes stationary direct today and will end post retrograde phase April 16 so take it easy until then.  Hooray-- we made it!

A MAGIC WAND


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GODDESS WISDOM

Mercury goes direct Thursday so many will sense release beginning now as the energy begins to move.   so be open to guidance  and expansion.  My morning message today was to connect to   Goddess wisdom for help- revealing transparent religious/patriarchal indoctrination  blocking my path.                                                           

AVOID ATTRACTING ATTENTION

UNDER THE RADAR

Previously I discussed the art of invisibility, or what I term Ninja mode.   For those so attuned, the benefit in fading into the background was a natural step in your evolvement.  You refined your ability to  sense energy and monitor frequencies  including your own electromagnetic signals.  Most WiseWomen already fly under the radar to  avoid attracting attention  because of their reclusive persuasion. When they do have to venture out, they dress down not up and are nondescript in every way, from their appearance to the car they drive and their home maintaining low level energy output optimizing their invisibility cloaking.  They make their contribution anonymously behind the scenes, leaving center stage to others.

RETURN OF THE SUN

The Supermoon/Spring Equinox lunar vibes may rock your boat but hang on, Mercury will turn direct on March 28th. The planet won’t reach 29 degrees Pisces and ingress into Aries until April 18th. Compassion is called for.  In the meantime, the return of the Sun gives us new life, new vision, growth and inspiration.

2019 SPRING EQUINOX SUPERMOON

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It will be the first spring equinox supermoon in 19 years, and won't happen again until 2030.
My heavens, what a splendid occurrence of celestial events we will be treated to this week. Not only do we finally get to usher in spring by means of the vernal equinox on March 20, but we get to do it by the light of a bonus supermoon.
The March 20 - 21st full moon will be the first full moon of spring in the Northern Hemisphere (and the first full moon of autumn for the Southern Hemisphere). The moon will also be at an exceptionally close distance in its orbit to Earth, meaning that it will appear 14 percent larger and 12 percent brighter than usual – thus, a supermoon.
The equinox will occur on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 p.m. Eastern Time; the supermoon will be hot on its heels, officially reaching its full phase around four hours at 9:43 p.m.
A full moon and the spring equinox haven't occurred this closely since 2000, and won't sync up again until March of 2030. If there were ever a time to frolic in the woods, I'd say this is it.
Read more about the equinox here: 7 quirky facts about the vernal equinox.

Eckhart Tolle Earth CHANGES

Since human life and human consciousness are intrinsically one with the life of the planet, as the old consciousness dissolves, there are bound to be synchronistic geographic and climatic natural upheavals in many parts of the planet, some of which we are already witnessing now."A New Earth" pg 23

HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY

Happy St Patrick's Day to all and special memories, RIP to my Scots-Irish grandmother and RIP to  my English/Irish dearly beloved on our wedding anniversary 38 years ago today.

POINTS TO PONDER

Can you tell the difference between a memory, imagination, dream, third eye vision or computer generated software running?  Most will say yes while others say maybe and a few choose the latter and that they're aware it's generating all of the former. The advanced  understand their  beliefs behave as a filter attracting what they experience but what is the mechanism creating the reality?  A super computer/alien hackers on perpetual create?  Points to ponder.

STALLED OUT

Mercury Retrograde energy has really stalled out in my world --  don't  recall one like this before so will just ride this on out! 

CHILL

It's a rainy morning, good time to sit by the fireplace with a cuppa, then will see what the day brings.  FYI Mercury is retrograde so just relax, read a book, take a nap and chill.

ELF LEXIGRAMS

Just a reminder, our word is a magic wand (Linda Goodman "Star Signs" pg 350, and gossip is black magic taken as a personal wish/command/desire by The Universe, so monitor accordingly.  Also keep in mind that Higher Self  aka  Higher S(Elf) accesses ELF Extra Low Frequency (Star Signs pg 347) and  just when we thought an Elf was playful nature spirits we see ELF extra low frequency is creative. It's technology!  If you're interested, Amazon sells used copies of fascinating "Star Signs" starting at less than $5.

A LA NEVILLE

Do you know how powerful you are?  Are you sure?  ie do you have negative opinions about yourself, friends, family, not to mention those outside your circle and the world at large?  Even those among the advanced admit they do, so here's a reminder to change your mind a la Neville and stand back and watch the result! We imagine/create our own reality and if you don't believe it, then it won't be true for you --- which proves that you do. The Law, stated succinctly is this, In Neville’s words: “Imagining creates reality”

2019 MARCH 6 MERCURY RETROGRADE




Although Mercury retrogrades happen with clockwork regularity, they can still feel like a punch in the gut when they arrive. Every 88 days, communication is off, thoughts are clunkier, and our internal navigation system seems to have its head in the clouds. Such is the case starting Tuesday, March 5, as we enter the first Mercury retrograde of 2019, which also coincides with a new moon in Pisces. Together, these astrological events make this particular retrograde a bit of a doozy.
"Mercury rules words and communication, and is a kind of precision energy," says Michael Lennox, PhD, an astrologer and author in Southern California. But Pisces, whose archetype is a fish in the ocean, tends to have a more nebulous vibe, he says. "There's nothing precise about Pisces, so energetically from that perspective: Mercury wants to be clear and direct, Pisces is the opposite of that." With the new moon in Pisces beginning March 6, this retrograde just so happens to be at a time when effective communication is difficult anyways.

ALIGN WIYH NEW MOON

New Moon tomorrow, don't forget Abundance Bucks and maybe start that new project?

THE X FACTOR

Isn't it funny how life works sometimes?  One person desires fame but never achieves it while another hates the spotlight yet finds theirself  center stage most of their life.  What's the X factor that creates the difference?  I noticed in the former case that person spread theirself too thin, so their desire didn't have sufficient power to create,  while the latter simply had star quality in every way, so couldn't evade it! Digging deeper, the latter grew up exposed to fairytales and miracles, with nontraditional parents while the former had more narrow-minded exposure setting invisible limits.

GROUP 3

According to latest data on thermonuclear threat, we all could be history in five minutes.  This blows the idea of group 1 Preppers getting to their Bug Out location, narrowing possible survivors to those who already live in their retreats.  Even so, unless they are group 2 growing gardens a la Findhorn or Perlandra, they won't last long.  Then there's the third groups, those chosen for The Mission  with the ET's/White Brotherhood to restore Earth after Teowaki (which may include some of group 1 and 2.  Group 3 knows who they are, and have refined advanced skills, think way outside the box, maintain  communication with their group 3 mentors, and have long since dedicated seclusion per The Mission.

MERCURY RETROGRADE SHADOW PHASE

I got caught unaware of Mercury Retrograde preshadow phase, and it smacked me good!  Heed the warnings about avoid any transactions (hide under the bed if your smart). 

Mercury Retrograde Calendar, January to April 2019.  Copyright 2018 by Roman Oleh Yaworsky, www.astrologyhoroscopereadings.com
The first Mercury Retrograde of 2019 begins with the Pre-Shadow in Pisces (16o 6") on February 19, 2019, at 2:19 pm Universal Time*, 9:19 am EST, 6:19 am PST.
Mercury goes Retrograde in Pisces (29o 39") on March 5, 2019, at 6:19 pm Universal Time, 2:19 pm EDT and 11:19 am PDT.
The Direct Station occurs in Pisces  (16o 06") on March 28, 2019, at 1:59 pm Universal Time, 10:59 am EDT and 7:59 am PDT.
Mercury ends the Post-Shadow on April 16 at 8:03 pm EDT, April 16, 2019, 12:03 am Universal Time, April 17, 2019