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  • Sian Sibley

Well its batten down the hatches at the moment on the planetary front.

We have four planets in retrograde at the moment and they are really turning the screws.

Mars

Direction

Degree and Sign

Date

Enters Rx Zone

10:20 pm 23 Scorpio

February 17th, 2016

Retrograde

08:17 am 08 Sagittarius

April 17th, 2016

Direct

07:00 pm 23 Scorpio

June 29th, 2016

Leaves Rx Zone

10:01 am 08 Sagittarius

August 22nd, 2016

Mars entered retrograde on the 17th of April and is direct again on June 29th.

Mars is in Sagittarius which is a fire sign. This will have a direct effect on your drive, your ability to focus on a chosen target, the vices of Sagittarius will be magnified. So watch out for over optimism, and jumping into things that you would normally avoid.

You will also experience a lack of courage on occasion and where you would normally speak up against something you don’t like you are more likely to accept it and just feel bad about it.

Saturn

Direction

Degree and Sign

Date

Enters Rx Zone

03:04 pm 09 Sagittarius

December 19th, 2015

Retrograde

04:56 am 16 Sagittarius

March 25th, 2016

Direct

04:54 am 09 Sagittarius

August 13th, 2016

Leaves Rx Zone

06:56 am 16 Sagittarius

November 19th, 2016

Mar’s Friend Saturn is also in retrograde at the moment and stays that way until the 13th of August.

This planet is the one that defines our limitations but also it signifies our structures, the things that make us feel safe.

The result of the retrograde is that you might start to look at old familiar ways of doing things and set routines or structures as to controlling or constrictive. Things that used to make you feel safe will make you feel constrained. Relationships will feel controlling and you will want to break out onto new paths, but with Mars being retro as well might not have the courage to do so. This might well result in a feeling of frustration and illtemper.

Jupiter

Direction

Degree and Sign

Date

Enters Rx Zone

09:44 pm 13 Virgo

October 12th, 2015

Retrograde

10:57 pm 23 Virgo

January 7th, 2016

Direct

07:37 am 13 Virgo

May 9th, 2016

Leaves Rx Zone

01:56 am 23 Virgo

August 7th, 2016

Jupiter is retrograde until the 9th of May and is in its detriment of Virgo for extra added nastiness.

So Jupiter the planet of Joy is bogged down in the earthy sign of Virgo and is retrograde.

This means feelings of depression, growth stops abrubtly and you can find no joy in the things that in the past have given you joy.

Feelings of hopelessness and being stuck in a rut abide and you just feel that you are unhappy and goalless at the moment.

Mercury

Direction

Degree and Sign

Date

Enters Rx Zone

02:09 pm 14 Taurus

April 14th, 2016

Retrograde

01:12 pm 23 Taurus

April 28th, 2016

Direct

09:15 am 14 Taurus

May 22nd, 2016

Leaves Rx Zone

01:48 pm 23 Taurus

June 7th, 2016

Last but not least by any means is Mercury. Mercury entered retrograde on April the 28th and will come out on May the 22nd

Mercury is in Taurus so expect a lot of earth based communication problems, feelings of jealousy, an inability to communicate from a solid basis. Knowledge will be questioned, and an inability to compromise will be seen.

So what can I do to avoid these things?

Well knowledge is power. You know what to expect so when it turns up its your job to say to yourself ok is this me or is it the astrological profile at the moment. Should I make the decision to pack in a job that has given me security and joy for the last 10 years for a new opportunity or should I wait and make a decision at a better time.

Should I dump my partner of 30 years for a younger version? Is the jealousy I feel justified or is it an illusion?

Well-armed you should be able to come through relatively unscathed but watch out all the same.

I will be making offerings to the planets regularly and watching my tongue very carefully.

Remember our job is to control the planets not to let them control us.

Byd.


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  • Sian Sibley

Well its the end of a funny old week, new starts with the new webpage going up live and the group have been working on a magickal working this week.

We are doing work to try to improve the feeling of hopelessness in the world at the moment.

We are trying to

A. Work on the general intellect of people and improve their ability to reason properly. Hopefully this will aid in drawing them away from things like the TV and the News media as this is fueling the downward descent in reasoning that we seem to be seeing at the moment. Intellect seems to be a very unfashionable characteristic at the moment. We value the culture of stupidity, sheople and celebrity.

B. We are working on the Love element so that we have a balance between an intellectual society and a loving one. Intellect without love is a cold calculating thing, a jobsworth society. We must therefor encourage both characteristics to get the culture we want.

We are doing this by using ritual.

This is the bones of the magickal work if you would like to join us please feel free the more input on this the better.

If you decide to do the working comment on how it went and how you found the work.

Working on the Intellect

Please perform the Orphic Hymn to Hermes on a daily basis starting at the first Weds after the new moon.

Place the Magician Tarot card on a stand and place 8 candles around the card.

Light some inscence of your choice and then recite the orphic hymn to hermes.

Place the Talisman underneath the Tarot card.

Visualise rainbow couloured energy coming out of the tarot card and spreading to the ends of the earth. Ask Hermes for help in bringing people out of the sleep of dullness and to help them follow more intellectual work and to think in a more intellectual way, giving insights into how the world can be improved by better communication.

Thank hermes for his help and then douse your candles. Tea lights should be fine and should last for a bout a week if you douse them aver day.

Talisman

Hermes.gif

Tarot cArd

The Magician (Any version ) We use the BOTA version

Orphic Hymn

HERMES, draw near, and to my pray'r incline, Angel of Jove, and Maia's son divine; Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, With heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger, of various skill, Whose pow'rful arts could watchful Argus kill: With winged feet, 'tis thine thro' air to course, O friend of man, and prophet of discourse: Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine, In arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine: With pow'r endu'd all language to explain, Of care the loos'ner, and the source of gain. Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Corucian, blessed, profitable God; Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, And in necessities to mortals kind: Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, Be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, Give graceful speech, and me memory's increase

For Love

On the first Friday after new moon.

light 7 candles around the Tarot card the Empress

Light some inscence ofyour choice.

Put the tarot card on top of the talisman

Recite the orphic hymn and then visualise Green energy coming out of the Empress card. Visualise it going to the ends of the earth. Ask Aphrodite or Venus to increase everyones awareness of love in the world and to increase everyones acceptance of love in the world.

Allow love to enter the heart of those who are over zealous in intellect. and to balance love of all things within each person.

Talisman and orphic Hymn

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Tarot Card (the Empress, any Pack) we use the BOTA cards

Friday

The Orphic Hymn to Venus

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Heavv'nly, illustrious, laughter-loving queen, Sea-born, night-loving, of an awful mien; Crafty, from whom necessity first came, Producing, nightly, all connecting dame: Tis thine the world with harmony to join, For all things spring from thee, O pow'r divine... Goddess of marriage, charming to the sight, Mother of Loves, whom banquetings delight; Source of persuasion, secret, fav'ring queen, Illustrious born, apparent and unseen: Spousal, lupercal, and to men inclin'd, Prolific, most-desir'd, life giving, kind: Great sceptre-bearer of the Gods, 'tis thine, Mortals in necessary bands to join; And ev'ry tribe of savage monsters dire In magic chains to bind, thro' mad desire... Come, all-attractive to my pray'r inclin'd, For thee, I call, with holy reverent mind.

With Thanks and Reference to Nigel Jackson and Rennaisance astrology for the use of the Talismans.


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  • Sian Sibley

I am sitting here today thinking about how much the pagan community has changed during my time within it.

When I started walking this path, a while back, I think there were dinosaurs, there was no internet, there was pagan dawn and the odd moot. (God bless neath moot in the Burrough arms)

Now if you throw a bun you can hit a pagan site. This in my opinion is fantastic. It means we are growing up, we are accepting ourselves and others are accepting us, even though this may be a grudging forced acceptance.

So this new page is a very new venture for me its scarey and exciting at the same time.

So please use this page as you see fit.

I am going to try to use this blog as an ongoing diary of all things dragony.

There will also be others posting on here as guests so hopefully we can get some different perspectives on here too.

If you want to contribute to the site send me a blog and if its suitable I will include it here.

Light and love

Siany


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