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The curse “May you live I interesting times”……..

Well we certainly have that!

I am writing this as the misinformation about over Coronavirus is spreading, and getting very political.

In a discussion early in July between essence makers, some of who are also homeopaths, it came around to the energy imprint of CV-19. It seems that those who have been testing CV-19 in a homeopathic mode experienced the same sort of pattern. Folks started off with the preparation lifting their mood, but at the weeks wore on it became apparent that old emotions began to surface.

Realisations then followed that this effect is being reflected in the collective. We are past the initial stage and well into the ‘old stuff surfacing and needing to be fixed’ stage.

True, the chaos that has ensued is being used to impressive political effect. That affects all of us, but it is being dealt with in different ways. This is where the populace starts to split.

On the one hand there are the folk who think ****, I thought I dealt with that stuff, but nevertheless get stuck in, working to sort themselves out. When asked to wear face-coverings, they can see the sense in whatever can be done to mitigate the spread is OK, especially from not wanting to be the unknowing or accidental vector, thereby infecting someone else. The recognition that if it helps others to feel more secure in being out and about, it is only a cloth mask.

On the other hand, there are the folk that could be classed as those not wishing to or wanting to deal with what is happening.

  • Still believing that people in charge (in UK, that is mostly Westminster) are doing a fantastic job, even though they can see through the smoke, the mirrors and the gaslighting that it is not the case.
  • The virus does not exist, inasmuch as it is only influenza. Asking questions of those who have encountered the virus – How do you know you have had it? Were you tested? Do you have proof?
  • The reactions of some people are fear-mongering and if you are young and healthy you will be fine.
  • Wearing a mask is seen as a personal affront, and finding every excuse and press release to back that up, (bearing in mind people who it would harm are not required to do so).
  • Not being able to see through the sometimes ’not-so-clever’ release of information and events into the public domain to introduce doubt, diversion and division.

One could surmise therefore, that some people in the second category are finding that the CV-19 energies are encouraging them to face their shadow, and that is not sitting well: Better to stay the same; let’s get back to normal; things couldn’t really be that bad; we have faced worse and come through; that is fear-mongering; Dr XX says that is not true; the vaccine will save us……..; we knew it wasn’t fatal so what is the fuss about……

The populace is split into two camps, like it was in both English and US civil wars, like it is over Brexit and many other instances. A population divided is weak, it is rich pickings for those who would manipulate, gaslight and carry out hidden agendas.

Just a while back people were being encouraged to get on with their lives, spend money and go on holiday. Then a few days ago being told – you have to quarantine for 14days when you get back. Classic gaslighting if ever there was!

 

From a completely different view, the astrology of these times can show a lot.

Pluto, the planet that is not a planet then it is one, sort-of……… has been trundling its way (transiting) through Capricorn. We felt the first ‘brush’ of what it reflects in the world in 2008/9, when we had the banking crash. Where there is no underlying truth, any situation is up-ended when Pluto comes to visit. Then as we approached the end of December 2019, Pluto was joined by Saturn. An interesting mix of a super, deep spring-clean and a need to look at boundaries, roots, instabilities and lack or organisation. Then in March 2020, Jupiter joined in……… so whatever was or was not going on, it then got splattered everywhere.

I call these three in Capricorn the ‘Covid planets’ and they stay with us, until mid-December 2020. The three together are reflecting a need to sort out the basics. If we don’t, we will be stuck in this type of mess for some time. Unfortunately, the ‘we’ here is not so much the everyday person, but those in charge, those in positions of authority. Yes, the same people who are manipulating us and gaslighting us!

 

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From a different view again – stories for the young men (the Welsh Mabinogi).

I have had the good fortune to have been studying Welsh literature over the last four years. The classic group of stories called the Mabinogi seems a strange place to find correlations for our time.

The first four stories tell of the escapades of young men as they learn life’s lessons. These stories were meant for the youngsters of the upper class.

Of the four countries/areas that have done well dealing with Covid 19, all four (Iceland, New Zealand, Kerula and Germany), all have women leaders.

The others, the men (mostly) need the lessons the Mabinogi teach.

Woven in all the of the stories of the Mabinogi is the same lesson……….. young men, brought up in male-dominated worlds setting out into the world and making a hash of it. Why, because of their upbringing, they firmly ignore or are ignorant of, the natural laws of their Land, they blunder into and over the sacred, destroying and decimating. Some eventually ‘get it’, but for other there is war, death and destruction.

The stories are often centred around relationships with women (about whom they know very little). In many, the woman is wronged or insulted in some way – usually grievously. The settings wander between the manifest world and that of the liminal otherworld. In the liminal places these lads are challenged and if the lessons are not heeded their misogynistic and patriarchal behaviour unbalances everything and then brings ruin into the manifest world.

This is the effect the Wounded Male or Wounded Warrior has on the Sacred Feminine.

Sounds horribly familiar, does it not! 

We have today the mindless, misogynist leaders raping the Earth, oppressing and making scapegoats of the poor, the ill, the disabled, the children – all for the wont of lining their pockets and keeping control of the masses.  (AND the government in the UK reckons it is doing all this stuff in the name of Sovereignty – give me a break and don’t get me started!)

Corona virus is not causing this – it has given us a window to see what is really going on.

We can either attempt to understand the situation in all its horrible-ness and try to sort out the issues it brings up for us, or pretend it is not happening in the hope it will go way.

 With Pluto reflecting on the scene…it will not be the latter!

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It has been a long while since I blogged as a lot has gone on, with deep shifts of energy and identification of patterns that have taken a while to surface and understand.

I have never been an ‘Earth Mother’ type as I am blessed with an independent, rebellious streak. Nevertheless, from time to time I have taken younger women under my wing to support them through times of transition and transformation, with eventual success.

This was until a year ago.

There came a time, at the point of transformation, the person chose to stay as they were. After they had put so much effort into working on themselves this came as a shock to me and caused me a lot of soul-searching, re-assessment and self-examination.

Had I failed?

Eventually the realisation came that it had been my job to create the opportunity for them to change and whether they did or not was nothing to do with me. I had done my job and kept my side of any karmic bargain.

It was compounded by other issues dear to my heart. The liminal beings of the Land were involved as were the energy flows within the Land.

I was guided by the energies of the Land, to help them make some delicate adjustments to how energy flowed in several places. This I did with a few trusted friends, but I was still emotionally troubled. I always support people in their freedom to make their own choices, but never had I come across someone wanting to stop growing.

Then I realised I had that same choice when I was in my early 30s. Stay where I was, conform, be safe or choose to break out of the apparently cosy place that my life had become. To me that was no choice, being the rebel so I chose to break free. The cost was considerable at the time, but I would do the same again. However, I can really appreciate that this would not be for everyone.

Events last year forced me to step back and let go…and then let go some more.

This I did and got stuck back into my work with the Land. I got to know this area where I now live, quite intimately, in a geographical sense, over a period of three months. Gradually this brought a deeper connection within myself too.

In meditation one evening, a new dragon companion presented itself. it seemed I had passed some sort of test……. but a skeleton dragon! WTF!!!
I had to let go of any preconceived thoughts about how it flies and just chuckle at the absurdity of the whole thing. Terry Pratchett would have had a field-day.

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It was also made clear to me as a local cauldron-holder, that I needed to hold energies at every level…….for the Land, its liminal occupants, but also for the human occupants.

I had done a few things to try to help gather the disparate human energies of the valley in the last three years. Recently, an opportunity presented itself to do some very practical, mundane work for the local community. I threw ‘my hat into the ring’ without any idea if I was the type of person with skills that was being looked for. I told myself I was too old, for a start. Well, upshot was I found myself ‘walking my talk’, and doing a ‘real job’ for the first time in thirty years.

Of course, it is the ultimate “bringing spiritual practice into the material world” – so what more could I ask?

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Having moved to the Land of the Red Dragon nearly eight months ago I began to ponder over the relationship between the Welsh Red dragon and one of my personal dragon links – a huge white dragon.
The legends of conflict between the red and white dragons came from various sources. In the medieval story of Lludd and Llefelys the warring dragons were a source of trouble and stress to the point they were killed and buried at Dinas Emrys in north Wales.
The original source of the legend seems to come from the earlier writings of Geoffrey of Monmouth (1100-1155). In Geoffrey’s ‘History of the Kings of Britain’, Merlin was called upon to solve the problem of newly built castle walls constantly collapsing. The young Merlin confirms that the collapse being caused by the fighting dragons and instructs Vortigern to cut into the hill that he was building on, to release the dragons. Being one never to miss a political point, Geoffrey of Monmouth also identifies the white dragon as that of the Saxons and the red dragon of the native Welsh.

dragoneyesThe status of the white dragon linked to the Saxons was taken further in the 18th century by Sir Walter Scott, when he also aligned the Saxons to the white dragon in the poem “The Saxon War Song”. Indeed even more recently Welsh-born Rowan Williams, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002-2012 wore robes showing a white and red dragon when he was enthroned in 2003.
This sounds fine at superficial levels, but there were two things nagging in my mind:
1 – ‘warring dragons’ is indicative of unbalanced earth energies. So the dragons that Merlin released were geopathic energies that were disrupting the stability of the building works. Parts of the UK are still quite active geologically, especially if building works were to be carried out near one of our many rift-valley cliffs.
2 – In Tibetan and Chinese traditions the colours red and white represent female and male respectively. Male is represented by white (semen) and female by red (menstrual blood).
Taking these into account it puts a logical answer to Merlin’s wisdom on the collapsing towers. However it also sheds a different light entirely on the relationship between the red and white dragons. Like the black/white of yin/yang – the red dragon energy cannot maintain balance without the white dragon energy and vice versa.
This in turn makes me wonder about the underlying relationship between England and Wales. Is this essentially a male/female, yin/yang relationship with one balancing the other?

(This first appeared in ‘Notes from the Edge of the Epynt’ March 2015)

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