Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for April Full Moon in Scorpio on April 21 at 8pm eastern. Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation. This month will be focused on the welcoming the blessings of the Goddess Green Tara!
Tara is not only a Hindu Goddess and a form of my Beloved Shakti (shabda Shakti) but She is also the most important of the Buddhist Goddesses. Many equate Her in Chinese Buddhism to Kuan Yin but my personal experience of Her is as a different energy than Kuan Yin, although they both imbue healing and pure love with their presence.
The name Tara comes from the Sanskrit root “tri” which has two meanings:
- “to take across” – as in an ocean, a river, a mountain or a difficult situation. Tara is viewed as the Savioress – the saving knowledge.
- “a star” and “to scatter” as the stars in the heavens. Tara inspires our aspirations and leads the way as our heavenly guide.
There are also two passages in Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses by Dr. David Frawley that I find particularly impactful:
“Tara is the feminine form of OM or OM personified as Goddess. Tara is the unmanifest sound that exists in the ether of consciousness, through which we can go beyond the entire manifestation. Tara is OM that has the appearance of the ether and which pervades the ether as its underlying vibratory support, but also transcends it. OM is the unmanifest field behind creation, which is the destroyer as well as the creator of the universe.”
“OM precedes all other mantras. Only through their connection with OM can other mantras be effective or be understood in their specific natures. As such, Tara contains within Herself all mantras, and only through Her grace can we come to understand and use them properly. Tara is perhaps the most important Goddess of mantric knowledge, the very personification of mantra Shakti.”
This Full Moon will also include discussion and chanting of her mantra:
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha
translated various ways to mean:
Om and Salutations to the Mother of All Blessings.
Om and Salutations. May the Mother of All guard and protect me and fulfill my needs.
Are you ready to stand in the Blessings of Tara? Join us!
When you register for the free Full Moon Group, information will be available on how to attend the live event and access the archives. The numbers for the live teleconference are USA numbers, but the archive is available to listen via the internet. Firefox and Chrome are the best browsers to use for connection. When the information for the new month is available, all participants will receive an email as well as email reminders prior to the Full Moon event. You will also have access to all past Full Moon archived teleconferences.
Resources for Tara:
Green Tara Goddess Spray on MH Goddess Shop
Green Jade Malas on MH Goddess Shop
Green Tara Crystal Goddess Grid on MH Goddess Shop
Books about Tara:
Shakti Mantras – Tapping into the Great Goddess Energy Within by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses by Dr. David Frawley
Buddhist Goddesses of India by Miranda Shaw
Tara The Feminine Divine by Bokar Rinpoche
How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator by Thubten Chodron
Books about Worthiness and Blessings:
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
Gratitude: A Way of Life by Louise L. Hay