Here Be Dragons
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Upcoming Ceremony on 6/9:
Freedom, Wisdom, and Aiming True with Sagittarius
June’s moon in Sagittarius gives us a wonderful moment, at the halfway mark of the solar year, to take stock and determine if you are still positioned towards the things that matter most to you or if your aim has wavered and needs to be re-set in some way. Sagittarian moons are know for being easy and breezy and powerfully positioned to illuminate areas in your life where you are ready for the truth to set you free.
Associated with truth and freedom, Sagittarius is also strongly associated with wisdom, so any pursuits that have greater wisdom as their goal – whether it is a course you are designing, a service you offer, or a class you are enrolled in – are especially well-supported by this moon.
Although it might seem surprising, Sagittarius’ associations with wisdom are seconded by its strong resonance to all seekers. If you are working on determining the role that spirituality or your own practice has in your daily life then this moon is one that can bring radical insights and is especially good for active imagination journeys.
This Ceremony is ideal for those who:
Seek more freedom in any or all areas of life.
Desire to tell the truth.
Teach in any capacity or wish to make teaching part of their work in the world.
Wish to continue their education, with an emphasis on higher education.
Would benefit from a more objective attitude when it comes to feelings and matters of the heart.
Yearn to connect to the wild.
Are ready to pursue wisdom.
Wish for more spiritual and/or religious devotion in their lives.
Would like to aim true.
We will have another blessing litany to say together during the Full Moon.
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.
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 6/8 at noon central time.