The DRACONIDS Meteor showers peaked last night. This is an annual event. The constellation of Draco is one of the most ancient and was one of the first 88 constellations that were categorized in the West. The main star Thuban was the northern Pole Star around 3,000 BC, during the time of the ancient Egyptians. The King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid is aligned with Thuban along with the Great and small bear and Orion and Sirius.
Due to the Precession of the Equinoxes it will be the pole star again around the year 21,000 AD. The ancient myths about dragons worldwide are allusions to this once prominent Constellation. It is a very large constellation, snaking around the most northerly point in the sky and never sets. It covers over 250 degrees of the Zodiac from the Signs of Aries to Sagittarius and containing 18 named fixed stars.
DRAGONS are hugely popular because of Game of Thrones.
The origins of the constellation, Draco was probably the female Chaldean dragon Tiamat, the sea serpent of primordial chaos. Other later myths point to Draco representing the dragon that guarded the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides or the serpent Python slain by Apollo after the deluge.
Tiamat was a monster of primeval darkness, just such a monster as exists in almost every mythology and must be overcome by the powers of sunlight before the creation of the world can take place.
Dragons in European Tales have usually bean fearful beasts, wreaking terror into the hearts of the simple people, blasting their firey breaths in destruction to protect their cavernous treasure troves of jewels and wealth. Heroes fought the dragons as in Saint George as the Dragon.
In many parts of the world Dragons are revered and honored. Dragons and snakes are virtually interchangeable.
In INDIA- NAGA’s 5 headed serpents are considered to be the goddess as serpent mother.
Dragons feature in the mythology as the winged feathered serpent of the Mayans, known as Quetzalcoatyl, their Christ-like figure of peace. Dragons were and still are considered to be positive creatures in China, Imperial dragons of the emperorss.
A Rainbow serpent called Aido Wedo comes from African Dahomey mythology. Aborigines from Australia also revere serpents.
In PERU indigenous peoples worship the Anaconda. This powerful snake spirit appears to those who take ayahuasca and swallows the drinker of the bitter “Vine of death” to destroy their egos. That is the whole point of a healing journey.
Dragons are connected to our DNA, as the oroborous serpent eating its tail. Dragons symbolize infinity.
Many channellers have focussed on the reptilian looking aliens who have programmed humans through genetic manipulation. Our primal brain is called the reptilian part of our brain this is our instinctual primed for survival only oldest part of our brains.
The Kabalists associated DRACO with the Hebrew letter “Mem: and the 13th Tarot Symbol of “Death.
Snakes are very ancient symbols of rebirth as a snake sheds its skin and does not die, it regrows a new one. Our ancient ancestors who were able to understand and interpret the natural world directly saw the snake/dragon as a symbol of life as an eternal journey. The snake lives on sheds its skin as the body or personality and gains a new one. In the same way, women were considered just like snakes as they shed their menstrual linings every month in concert with the moon, bled, and did not die. As women are also the givers of Life, the symbol of the snake is synonymous with women.
These annual meteor showers rain their falling stars down on us in the Northern Hemisphere to wish upon and amaze us, and for thousands of years we have observed these magical times.
A very popular rap singer carries the name of Drako and that is Toronto’s own DRAKE.
Do a meditation and ground yourself into Mother earth and then breath the earth energy up your spine and out into the northern most part of the sky to DRACO. Feel the energy of Draco as a living breathing writhing serpent. Feel its ancient power. Ask Draco if she will work with you, and grant you wishes as the meteorites fall.
Call upon the DRAGON to bring its fire-breathing breath to slay or vanquish any enemies fears or negative energies around you. Many people I have heard from lately were reporting feeling attacked. This is the kind of energies you would use to banish any negativity.
Use the dragon power to re-energize your DNA but you must be very grounded to do so. luckily we are under a CAPRICORN earthy moon. Ask to be able to step into the body of the dragon serpent and become a fire breathing dragon yourself. Those are vert good boundaries to have. Fire signs may enjoy this energy more than most. If you lack fire then be brave and ask for the brave energetic strength of DRACO to help you.
The Moon is square JUPITER in LIBRA early this morning in EDT AND PDT.
Moon conjuncts MARS which may get you up early this long holiday weekend.
Moon sextiles Neptune for a dreamy imaginative day before noon.
Moon conjuncts PLUTO in CAP in the night.
Moon squares SUN at night in PDT we are only a week away from another Full Moon this time in ARIES.
Thanks to my colleague astrologer Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam for posting on this earlier and inspiring me to inspire you to work with dragon/serpent energy.
Do a spiral dance, the traditional Goddess dance.
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