Here Be Dragons
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Upcoming Ceremony on 4/11: Love, Justice, and Beauty with the Full Moon in Libra
As we have passed through the Vernal Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the Autumnal (in the Southern) it is time to welcome April’s Full Moon in Libra.
Full Moon in Libra is a celebratory and clarifying moon that encourages peace, harmony, beauty, justice, and above all love.
This Ceremony is ideal for those who:
Would like to honor, blessing and/or strengthen their marriages and partnerships.
Seek to draw the right partner/lover into their lives.
Need healing from old love hurts and heart wounds.
Want to move their current relationship to the next level of commitment/intensity.
Advocate for justice, fairness, and equality.
Are working to protect and strengthen those who are endangered by a lack of justice.
Wish to bless their lives with more beauty and grace.
Desire to make honoring beauty a part of their daily devotional practice.
Are ready to breathe more balance into their lives.
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 4/10 at noon central time.