December 21, 2010

Sun in Capricorn

Blessings of this Solstice Full Moon!

We now continue our zodiac tour with the Shrine of Capricorn, located in the Well Chapel of Brigid at Clonegal Castle.

Also, here is an excerpt from a Castle ritual drama, in which Olivia Robertson speaks of Capricorn and the stories behind the constellations:  Olivia discusses the myths

(Link will open and play with the audio software you have designated for MP3 files - it is 90 sec./354kb.)

For those who have difficulty with audio files, here is the text:

"At Clonegal Castle in Ireland, it is Winter in the constellation of Capricorn. Let us contemplate this mystery of the humble Earth at the far distant stars of Capricorn, which some saw as a sea goat. Teachings given to us by the Magi. For they would ask a simple person: "my friend what is that in the sky?" They would say: 'it's goat's horns.' And the Magus would say, 'I will tell you concerning that goat.' And so the starry book revealed myths not known to astronomers, yet written in the Book of Fate. Despise not the myths of the stars, for they were linked to the simple imagination of humble fellow friends who gazed at the sky and called them names, and the teachings were given. And so their souls were brought nourishment. Let us contemplate the Earth and the constellation of Capricorn. . ."

(Photo by Olivia Robertson.  The Golden Winged-Brighid figure was carved by David Durdin-Robertson. Photos & audio files are copyrighted.)

Homepage archival link:  Shrines of the Zodiac