Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Beltane and a Scorpio Full Moon Begin the Month of May


Speaking of Beltane or Beltaine, tommorow is the time of converging celebrations, protests and rituals. In Neopaganism, Bealtaine was considered a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint in the Sun's progress between the spring equinox and summer solstice. The astronomical date for this midpoint is closer to 5 May or 7 May, but this can vary from year to year In 2012, the mid-point occurs on the Scorpio Full Moon which occurs @ 8:35 PM PDT set for San Francisco. One more thing as we look a this Scorio/Taurus axis is a Gaelic festival celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Bealtaine and Samhain (Oct. 31st) were the leading end dates of the civil year in medieval Ireland, though the latter festival was the more important. The interplay between the dark and light is quite obvious in this chart below where Scorpio is rising @ 23 degrees 03 minutes - Sabian Symbol: "Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man." Christian symbolism you say but the Moon is @ 16 degrees Scorpio 01 minutes with this odd Sabian Symbol: "A woman the father of her own child."
With Mars so prominent in the chart above at Mid-Heaven and opposing both Neptune and Chiron there is crusader aspect to this day. Not to mention that Mercury in Aries is in an exact opposition to Saturn in Libra. use of foreign enemies. Consider that training events are happening all of the US in May. This is from Minnesota U.S. Troops In Neighboorhood Streets Fully Armed
Also another story which is striking fear into the hearts of Chicago Land: Is Chicago now under Martial Law? Evacuation and Blockade of Downtown Chicago The Illinois Department of Transportation is testing an emergency plan to shut off access into and out of downtown Chicago. The plan uses a network of highway security gates that are designed to shut down all traffic coming in and out of Chicago in the event of a terrorist attack. Now last year at May Day per this article by David Icke centered around the Royal Wedding - But energetically, Beltane is not just May Day. It begins to build through April 29th and on to April 30th for its culmination on May 1st. The Roman celebration of Beltane was called Floralia, the Festival of the Flowers in honour of the Roman goddess, Flora, and ran through April 29th and May 1st. Native Americans also called the full moon in May the Full Flower Moon – of course flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.