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“Stand to face the light of the atomic blast of Pluto through the New Moon in Capricorn on New Year’s Day 2014.

To the ‘mud peoples’ and those who came from the stars as protectors of this planet…… now the time has come to shield each other and protect the Earth from those whose blind greed and callous disregard would seek to subjugate and destroy.

Know who you are…. Know each other. Create lines of communication and energy between you like a web of light and dark to balance and hold both personal and collective energies.

Remember that idealism without a dose of realism is an empty dream.

Seek out where you can make a difference without becoming a victim or a rescuer as these two both require someone to blame………remember too that people are just people, being human!

Time your actions carefully to make the maximum use of the energy and resources available.

Fix your own back yard. It is always easier to see the faults in someone else’s, judge what the resolution would be and fret when nothing appears to be done.

Above all, don’t sit idly by when your neighbourhood and its people are under threat or being manipulated. Even a tiny step, a wise world or a small, but appropriate action, can be the start of something big!”

GreyDragon

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My book ‘The Sovereignty Year’ * (linked to the Sovereignty Essences**) describes the facets of the Goddess for each of the 4 solar stations of the year and the 4 quarter-days between. In the book the facets are given Celtic or Arthurian names, but each has a resonance worldwide.

Spring Equinox (20/21st March)

The archetype in Arthurian Grail legends is Kundry where she is described as a wild woman, an ugly crone who challenges Gawain. She also appears in Wagner’s ‘Parcifal’ in a similar role. The name ‘Kundry’ itself is derived from the German for ‘news’ or ‘information’ (Kunde). Indeed although depicted as an ugly woman she is also described as wealthy and learned.

In many Celtic tales she is referred to as the ‘Loathly Damsel’ whom the hero is often required to kiss. When he does, her ugly form will then dissipate and she is transformed into a beautiful woman. As a facet of Sovereignty (the Goddess of the Land) any aspiring king or knight must embrace her in her worst aspect in order to have the authority to rule. This can also been seen as a need to love the Land in winter, which allows the flowing season of spring to appear!

The Loathly Damsel also appears in the folk songs, like ‘King Henry’first recorded by Steeleye Span in 1972

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In this song ‘King Henry’, Henry is challenged to do the ugly crone’s bidding, which he does, to the letter, and is rewarded.

“Take off your clothes now King Henry
And lie down by my side,
Now swear, now swear you King Henry
To take me for your bride.
Oh God forbid, says King Henry,
That ever the like betide,
That ever a fiend that comes from hell
Should stretch down by my side.

When the night was gone and the day was come
And the sun shone through the hall,
The fairest lady that ever was seen
Lay between him and the wall.
I’ve met with many a gentle knight
That gave me such a fill,
But never before with a courteous knight
That gave me all my will”

This type of ‘challenge’ made to men is present in many cultures and many legends and reflects the ancient tradition of women holding the power and ‘ownership’ of the Land. In Egypt, for example, the pharaohs only ruled by the power of Maat – the goddess of judgment and balance. If he did not meet her requirements, he did not rule.

It has only been since the balance between male and female was lost, that men have taken over that role of ruling and ownership alone and in the process have tended to subjugate and denigrate their role to bolster their own. Regrettably many religions, business and goverments continue to regard women in this lowly way.

The energy behind the goddesses of the Spring Equinox epitomises knowledge, challenge, teaching and destiny.
Kundry is regarded as a guardian of tradition and has no qualms of getting down to do the most difficult of tasks. She has clarity and compassion, but is also thought of as wrathful or ‘black, indicative of the amount of power she wields, rather like Kali of the Mahavidyas and Hindu mythology.

Kundry represents the voice of the Earth and therefore the voice of Sovereignty. When approached in the right way she has much to teach much about how we approach experience. One way is to embrace everything and look at life as a play of the Elements, another is to study theories. One way is to know things intellectually and the other to know things from the center of our being. This reflects the duality of the spiritual path, a recognition of the balance of male/female within.

The Spring Equinox energy also has close links with serpents and dragons, with all the mythology that both entail.

Visualisation from’ The Sovereignty Year’

Kundry’s Dragons

1. Begin by settling your body into a comfortable position.
2. On each outbreath relax your body
3. Imagine yourself in a small clearing within a wood, surrounded by trees with spring flowers bursting from the ground beneath your feet.
4. Follow that pathway before you and begin to walk into the wood.
5. The further you go, the more rugged the ground. You come across a stream that is running very fast.
6. Centre yourself, and ask for help from the Earth elemental energies, to enable you to cross the stream.
7. Before you, stepping stones emerge from the waters and you can then safely walk across.
8. Continue following the path until you come to a place where a veil of ivy bars your way.
9. Sweep away the ivy and you see before you a tree stump, framed by two other trees.
10. As your vision clears, you notice that there is a silver dragon entwined around one tree and a gold one around the other.
11. On the tree stump you can see a hologram of moving and changing lights and energies, and you draw nearer for a closer look.
12. In the ever-moving spherical hologram you see people, places, the future and the past.
13. Centre yourself once again, closing your eyes.
14. When you open them again, the hologram has changed to a view of far-off galaxies that move to engulf you.
15. Concentrating on the trees around you, you become aware of the dragons speaking to you.
16. Stay here for a while. Listen first to the gold dragon, then the silver. Listen to what they say and look closely at anything that is offered to you.
17. When you are ready to leave, thank the dragons and see them merge before your eyes and dissolve into the galaxies and stars.
18. You find yourself, once again, on the shores of the fast running stream. The stepping stones are still visible, but as you use them to cross over, they disappear from sight.
19. You retrace your steps to the clearing in the wood, noticing the beauty of the flowers.
20. Stay still for a few moments and then bring yourself out of the visualisation.

* Hardcopy version of ‘The Sovereignty Year’ is available from:
greenmanshop.co.uk

*PDF version is available from TreeSeer.com

** Essences are available from: greenmanshop.co.uk

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An earlier Dragonsmeet post covered the eclipse of 5/6th May 2012. The forthcoming solar eclipse on the 13th November 2012 is the completion of the 2012 series that many have suggested is linked to the Mayan prophesies for this time.

Map of the Pacific showing the path of the eclipse

This eclipse is focused on the southern Pacific arcing from northern Australia, beyond northern Auckland, to its eastern edge, west of La Serena in Chile. This neatly mirrors the arc from 5/6th May, which arched the northern Pacific from Hong Kong via Mount Fuji, Aleutian Islands, Mount Shasta and ending near Texas. Unlike the earlier eclipse, this one is a total eclipse. That is, the shadow of the Moon does fall onto the surface of the Earth.

                                                        Astrology Chart for the time of the eclipse GMT

The energy of this eclipse focuses on deep healing and bringing pain and problems to the surface to be released. The conjunction of the Sun and Moon is close to the North Node of the Moon which emphasises the karmic nature of the change that it possible at this time.

Humanity draws to itself what is needed for its own healing.

Any solar eclipse emphasises the dark/new Moon which itself represents the integration of opposites – past and present; male and female, intellect and emotion; spirituality and the mundane.

Resistance to change is always present, but in the words for the Borg – ‘Resistance is Futile’! With this eclipse in Scorpio, any resistance to change simply delays the inevitable, thereby creating more pain and more suffering.

Other patterns from the astrology show a strong desire to break whatever is stopping progress. There is optimism and courage to move forward into a new start and a fresh chance.

This eclipse is the one that warns of what still needs to be done. It reminds us that whatever our dreams and spiritual desires – we need to put them into practice in our everyday lives so that we can become complete, whole….. so that we are ready!

Mars is also positioned at Galactic Centre (27 Sagittarius), funnelling new ideas and inspiration to filter down into our individual consciousness.

We are not alone.

We are loved.

All is as it should be.

Astrological “Stargate”?

The astrology patterns of this autumn (keeping the science fiction imagery going), shows the methodical activating of the clamps on a sort of “stargate”, something that will create a change of understanding for those who can cope with what they sense, see and feel and who are willing to take a step into the unknown. This eclipse/ Dark Moon is the penultimate shift of energy in the build up towards the solstice.

The activations started with the dark/new Moon of September 2012, when the planet/planetoid Pluto ceased to be in retrograde motion (that is – is going ’direct’), from our point of view.

(In astro-speak,’ retrograde is actually an optical illusion created by the varying orbits of each planet when compared to the Earth. There are differing ideas about how this may affect the energy of that planet. Sometimes it is seen as negative or weakening or diverting energy more inwardly. )

This going ‘direct’ takes the brakes off a planetary energy. So since September 16th, we have been experiencing the energies of Pluto, full on, no-holds barred transformation and change whether we want it or not!

Around this solar eclipse/dark/new Moon, the planet Neptune goes ‘direct’. This gives us the full benefit of all of Neptune’s energies – the inspiration and guidance, illusion and mis-direction.

The final “stargate” clamp is put in place of the next dark/new Moon on the 13th December when Uranus goes ‘direct’. This is the final of the slow-moving, generation planets to be fully released – just a week before the winter solstice. Uranus energies bring the unexpected, sudden  breaking of old patterns, new ideas, fast communication as well as unpredictability and uncertainty.

The dark/new Moon in December in Sagittarius itself indicates rapid expansion outwards with only Pluto in Capricorn’s pragmatism from stopping everything being swept away.  The opening of an astrological “stargate”?

Could it be that the coming dark/new Moon and Solar Eclipse of November 2012 is the 4-week marker, the “get set” prior to the “go” of the winter solstice?

(The 3 outer planets stay ‘direct’ until April 12th 2013, when Pluto goes into retrograde motion once again and the “stargate” closes down.)

Dolerite Peaks on Skye (The Cuillins)

Earth Healing

Those who work at the dark/new Moons to help to heal the Earth, the Dragonriders, are needed more than ever to dissipate energy hot spots and to help ease the energy flow around the world.

If you have access to a piece of dolerite/diabase or Preseli Bluestone or you live in an area where there is a lot of dolerite (New Jersey Palisades on the Hudson; Western & central Scotland; Edinburgh (Arthur’s Seat);  Northern England – Whin Sill; Pembrokeshire, Wales; Deccan in India; Curacao, Venezuela; Western Australian; Karoo South Africa; Tasmania) – please link into it when you meditate on the Earth on the dark/new Moons.

(Remember, though to absorb the stones energy to help heal yourself first, before allowing the energy to expand outwards to the Earth, other people and places.)

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We were asked to make a second journey to Japan in September 2012 to teach. It was an intensive programme as we had to squeeze it in between commitments at home, so it was basically 12 full days in Japan, 9 of which were teaching. Our first rest day was a trip out of Tokyo to Yamanashi Prefecture, about 2 hours drive.

We were introduced to Sonehara-san the leader of an NPO programme. Amongst other things the programme is renting disused rice fields from the elderly, clearing them and then teaching people how to plant and harvest rice. The rice fields in question are in the valley overlooked by Mt Mizugaki, also known as the ‘Crystal Mountain’, after findings of quartz crystals in the vicinity. Mt Mizugaki is much favoured by intrepid rock climbers for its sheer faces and remote location.

The road that led us through tunnels, were all specially constructed a few years ago for the Japanese Emperor’s visit to Mt Mizugaki, where he planted trees. (Umm ….methinks….. this really must have special significance for all that effort to go into planting a few trees!)

Right enough the valley felt very ‘alive’ with natural energies and energy beings. You could feel the change as we started to climb up the valley. As I started to tune in I realised that the mountain was the protector of the valley……..no……… Ooops…. there was also a huge dragon on the mountain and THAT protected the valley!

We spent the next hour or so wandering around the trees and looking at the plants. We had to dash for cover as a heavy shower deposited its rain but were rewarded afterwards by a clear view of the mountain top and in the opposite direction a haunting and mystical view of the valley below.

That night I was till disturbed and awake by the shift in time-zone and I found myself thinking about Mizugaki and the dragon.

Then I realised that the dragon’s colour was not right (it has seemed to be the same colour as the rocks). The dragon looked sick. I kept my focus and I realised he was trapped by bindings around his tail.

I spent the next hour debating with myself about the ethics of releasing the dragon:

-should I release the dragon?

-what effect would that have?

-who am I to do this?

-what right do I have to do this?

-why was it done in the first place (who did it)?

….round and round……….

Suddenly my thought processes were interrupted by a clear ‘voice’.

“I am a dragon! Dragon energies need to flow. When energies are stuck, they can’t flow!”

OK – I got it!!

I mentally took myself back to Mt Mizugaki. I focused on the situation and requested help. The place soon filled with all sort of dragons, all colours, all sizes. Working together we eventually freed the trapped dragon. He immediately flew off to the lake near Mt Hakone, which seems to be a good place for dragons to go to get recharged. His colours started to change to those of Amatersu, the Sun Goddess.

A few days later, at the Dark Moon, when the dragon riders of the planet gather to help with Earth Healing, I found myself delayed by the Mizugaki dragon. He was down by the sea, asking me to clean the green mossy stuff of his tail. Using the salt water certainly shifted a lot of the muck, but not all.

The valley below Mt Mizugaki was, from what I was told, a stronghold of a powerful shogun. The mountain nearby was a source of gold. Those facts, together with the mild climate, wild deer, wild hog and clean water would have made the valley an almost self-sustaining place to live. It would not be beyond possibility that the dragon was tied to the valley by a merlin-like person at the command of the shogun, in the mistaken idea that tying it down would ensure it would protect the area. It would have protected it anyway, as it was its home.

Dragons do that!

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The full moon on the 2nd August 2012 (0329 GMT) coincides with the traditional Celtic festival of Lammas and the Gaelic festival of Lughnasadh.

Lammas day, from sunset on the 1st August until sunset on the 2nd August is often thought of as the first harvest festival of the year in the northern hemisphere as it used to mark the end of the grain harvesting that began at midsummer.

In the Sovereignty Essences (see http://www.greenmanshop.co.uk) this time of year is linked to the Lammas Goddess. In Arthurian legends this is personified by Igraine, Arthur’s mother and similar to the energies of the Virgin Mary, Brighid and other female archetypes who are guardians of tradition and sustain and maintain life.

Light of Lammas by Simon H Lilly

This signature of the Lammas Goddess Essence helps with  the conception, gestation and birth of any project – whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. It activates the transformation of sexual energy into  creativity in all its aspects. It can shed light on the needs in any situation, allowing tasks to be planned  and skills to be managed.  It helps to highlight the underlying flow of communication that links people through generations in, either the same family, the same role or the same tradition, ensuring that a lineage continues.

The astrologiocal chart for this full moon indicates a shift from the fixed patterns of the last few months. With Saturn and Mars both in Libra there is an incesased willingness to fight for what is just and fair. This forceful combination is part of a larger pattern that shows communication on every level is speeding up. (Grand Air Trine: Mars/Saturn in Libra with Moon in Aquarius and Jupiter in Gemini). However there is significant karmic unwillingness on the part of people in leadership positions to let go of their fear (Mercury in Leo, retrograde, quincunx Neptune in Pisces). Conspiracy theories abound (see the video ‘Thrive’ as a good example of the people and corporations who are the real players) and those who have the real power to make big changes are unlikely to act as they wish to stay in control. The continuing backdrop of the consequences of the banking debacle has also reached a point where brave actions are required if we are going to emerge from this situation in the near future.

The full moon itself, from an astronomical viewpoint, happens when the Earth is between the Sun (the future) and the Moon (the past). This could be seen as the the world poised between the past and the future giving us the opportunity to see a way forward. Inspirations and perceptions gathered at any full moon  are best acted upon at the following dark moon when the Sun and Moon occupy the same portion of the sky, bring the archetypal male and female energies together to create something new.

The combination of all this challenges us to reflect on what we bequeath to the future generations. When we find changes are needed, we have two weeks until the 17th August (the next dark moon) to decide what to do and implpement them.

Astrologically, at the moment, the three slowest moving planets (Uranus, Netpune and Pluto) are all perceived as being in ‘retrograde’ motion. This is an optical illusion created by the orbits of each, from the Earth’s point of view. It has been noted over time that when any planet is in ‘retrograde’ the energies as we  perceive them, become internalised. This makes them harder to deal with and can create delays and frustrations.

Pluto stops being retrograde on the 18th September. This coincides with the Dark Moon in Virgo and is likely to mark a big shift both personally and globally. Astrologically, Pluto’s movements have reflected the banking mess, so hopefully the shift will be a positive one! Interestingly Neptune stop being retrograde on the 11th November, just before the lunar eclipse (and Dark Moon in Scorpio) on the 13th November. The following solar eclipse on the 28th is mentioned in previousposts). Uranus stops being retrograde on the 13th December which is also the date of the Dark Moon in Sagittarius………..  Mmmmmm.

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I am writing this on the full Moon on May 5/6th 2012 as we begin the approach to the first of two important solar eclipses in 2012.

This first eclipse is on the dark/new Moon of the 20th May 2012 at 23.53 GMT.

A solar eclipse  occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.

The full shadow of this particular eclipse does not meet the surface of the Earth and is known as an annular eclipse, but it can, nevertheless, be seen clearly from the Earth.

As with all solar eclipses the energetics show the Moon (the past) creating an opportunity to learn from the past as the past and future (the Sun) ‘meet’ in the present (the Earth). This meeting creates an integration that spurs a move forward into new patterns. This eclipse is in the sign of Gemini, so is linked to thinking processes and new ideas.

The eclipse itself will be seen over the northern half of the Pacific Ocean. It begins in Hong Kong, passes north over Mount Fuji in Japan and on to the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, where is reaches it maximum. It then arcs south to Mount Shasta, finishing in Texas. This arc links two of the most spiritually important mountains of the Pacific Ring, bridging the divide between different traditions and beliefs.

Eclipse May 2012

The impact of the two eclipses this year on the collective conscious and unconscious will depend on how many changes have been made since the powerful eclipse of August 1999.

The pattern of the 1999 eclipse indicated that change would be difficult (Grand Fixed Cross) and indeed, it was only with the banking collapse that we saw any evidence of any real change going on.

This forthcoming eclipse also focuses on the financial centres in the Far East (Honk Kong and Tokyo) and pressurises all those countries whose ‘birthday’ is the 1st January. Pluto at 9 degrees Capricorn sits neatly on their sun-sign! (The UK is one of many of such countries.) More changes for those countries too.

The potential at any dark/new Moon is for the integration of energies into the psyche. For a brief time the male/female (Sun/Moon or Moon/Sun, depending on your beliefs) are in unison from the Earth’s stance. An eclipse intensifies this.

Small groups of people worldwide have been working at these key times to integrate their own energies and those of the planet to heal the multi-level problems in both.

This forthcoming eclipse is an ideal opportunity to do just that. So whatever beliefs you hold, I urge you to focus on and be aware  of yourself and the planet on the 20th/21st May, even if you can’t ‘be there’ at the actual time on the day when the eclipse occurs.

A particular group of people, nick-named the ‘dragon riders’ regularly work for Earth healing at the time of the dark/new Moon. Many perceive the flowing energies of the Universe as ‘dragons’in their various forms and elements. These flows of energy are ancient and are linked to the formation of the planet. The dark/new Moons provide an opportunity to heal the energy flows which have become damaged over time.

There is a ‘dragon rider’ page on FaceBook if you want to keep in touch and be reminded when each dark/new Moon occurs. (Send a friend rqeuest to ‘Jemma’ to be signed in!)

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A group of tutors from the UK, Spain and Greece were invited to present a conference in Kuwait in the autumn of  2009 and I  guessed we were in for something special as the weekend was not only Samhain/Hallowe’en but there was also the Full Moon.

Twenty years previously Kuwait had been invaded by Iraq and many people fled to Saudi Arabia to safety. The invasion resulted in the Sovereignty of Kuwait (the goddess of the Land) being damaged and one of the reasons for the conference was to try to bring some healing to Kuwait.

On the first day I in Kuwait tried to contact the Sovereignty representative of Kuwait and to try to find the main dragon energy. This was not easy. Eventually a young woman in her 20’s appeared, initially with the full, black clothing we associate with women in some Islamic countries. I sat with her for a while and then her dress changed into something more traditional and akin to Bedouin clothing, but mostly brown in colour. I asked here where her dragon was and she cried, saying she had lost it.

The second session involved my trying to find the dragon. I did eventually, thanks to someone from the UK dragon group who emailed me to say she thought the dragon was buried. It took a while to extricate it, but it was a dark green colour interspersed with others colour – a bit like the crystal labradorite. It was not injured in any way. So with the Sovereignty Representative and the dragon together, the first job was to check the Kuwaiti borders. They were faint to non-existent in places, but with some clearing and focus they gradually became full of light.

At this point I also spoke to a colleague from Scotland who had also travelled out to Kuwait to present at the conference. She had taken her crystal skulls with her and I noticed that the jade skull was the same colour shades as the Kuwaiti dragon. She confirmed that she too works with dragons. On the final day of the conference she did a presentation which involved some drumming. When the drumming beat settled into something I could journey to, I found myself immediately in a large circle of women, two or three deep, around a small campfire. Behind the women were the glowing eyes of dragons. In the centre, on her own, dancing around the fire was the Kuwaiti Sovereignty. It was a very beautiful sight, so timeless and so important.

At the time we thought it would be interesting to see what happened over the next month and then over the next 13 months as something started at a full moon often takes a lunar year to really activate.

Well, a year later I was invited back, with my husband, to Kuwait for a week’s teaching and part of the programme we gave was an evening working with Preseli Bluestone. (Preseli Bluestone has strong links with all dragon energies and is a useful earth healing stone.)

We completed our lesson plan and decided to finish with a meditation. The group decided that the focus would be Kuwait, the country, (interesting given the work we has all done the previous year!). We decided to employ one of the patterns we worked with a few weeks before near Exeter. We had 18 people in Kuwait and moved their chairs into a teardrop shape with an empty chair with a single stone at the narrow end. At the centre of gravity of the teardrop we placed an Earth Protector/Earth Goddess energy card on the floor.

We talked the participants into a relaxed state. We then asked them to put their awareness into the stones they held and then to focus on the card.

The result was spectacular.

Nearly everyone either felt or ‘saw’ a vortex open up going into the earth and light pouring into the Land.
People reported they could feel the ripple effect of the energy. Indeed several said they could still feel it a couple of days after.
Many in the group decided to do regular Land meditations, like this, to continue to help to heal Kuwait. As someone said – Kuwait lost its heart after the Iraqi invasion – which considering that had its roots in British Colonial meddlings in the past, it was appropriate that energy from the UK should help with the healing………

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