Here Be Dragons
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Upcoming Ceremony on 3/12: Sovereignty and Devotion with the Full Moon in Virgo
Where, for what, and with who do you stand?
What practices, actions, prayers, and work do you return to when you need to center yourself once more?
What devotion do you live day in and day out?
These are the questions that the Full Moon in Virgo encourages us to ask.
Because this is the moon that is most interested in sovereignty and devotion – in other words, in gaining clarity about your true center, but also how – from this center – you extend outward to your life, to your beloveds, and to the world.
Sovereignty, devotion, and the practices that go with them have the capacity to create the strongest of strong foundations – to bring order, cohesion, and depth to any area that has felt too scattered, shredded, and shallow for too long.
This is why Virgo is considered one of the signs of Healers, because healing stands hand-in-hand with wholeness and holiness and now is the time to call in a foundation that supports all three.
This Ceremony is ideal for those who:
Need to sharpen their focus and get to work on what really matters.
Are ready to improve/support their physical health – including finding the right health practitioners, nutrition programs, and exercise regimes.
Feel that the time is now to define, align, and act from the most essential parts of their lives.
Want to reset their daily practices and get more out of them.
Yearn to fill their lives with more beauty, more altars, and more devotion.
Want to support/improve the work that they do in the world – including getting the promotion, making the deal, and earning more money in the process.
Feel like they need help with time management and/or procrastination.
Are ready to get organized, cleaned up, and re-structured in a specific area.
Wish to honor the good, green, Earth.
As always, an original blessing will go out to all participants.
What is Here Be Dragons?
Once upon a time when the world seemed a bit smaller, cartographers would mark out mysterious lands and territories with the phrase “here be dragons.” It was an elegant way of saying this land is unknown and therefore we are afraid of it in the same way that we are afraid of dragons.
Though our world has been explored up, down, and all around and though our modern maps do not ever mention dragons, we still face them every single day. The situations, people, and events that feel like they are mysterious and beyond our control, the stories and behaviors that frighten us, the places where we feel uncertain and afraid…here be dragons.
In this uncertainty and anxiety, we are certainly not alone.
It was for our ancestors just as it is for us. The way to encounter these dragons is to accept the challenge, face our fears and obstacles with courage, and call upon sacred ceremony to help us in our quest. And one of the deepest and most profound ways of creating ceremony and ritual is to involve the entire community in blessing and supporting each other.
How it Works ~
Every now and then as the spirit strikes, I create a community altar service around one of the “dragons” that many of us have personal experience with.
Specific petitions, blessings, prayers, and intentions will be written by each person who participates – because words really do have wings.
Altars are created, offerings made, blessings given, and prayers chanted, but no reports and no divination follow up are included in these services.
(art by Nicholas Roerich)
Kind Words ~
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you offering these!I’ve only participated the last two months and haven’t been able to do it at the exact time, but each time I’ve ended up sobbing my way through the closing. Heavy, gasping, transformative, healing sobs. The blessings speak so much truth and it’s made me realize that I’ve been afraid of not only asking for what I truly want, but realizing what it even is that I want to begin with.Thank you thank you thank you! — Anastasia
Registration: is open through 3/11 at midnight central time.