November 21, 2012

Shrine of Sagittarius

The Sagittarius Altar in the North.
Painting of “Morrigan of All Rivers”
Figure of the Sidhe of Warmth, Goodwill & Fellowship.
Olivia writes:
"As the sun journeys across the sky, so dost Thou ever circle the Mound of Rhiannon, which is the earth. Only during the time of Sagittarius, at the Winter Solstice, art Thou summoned into the Mound of Rhiannon, that the new Mabin of the Year, Gwyri, may come forth as the renewed sun.  . . Companions, behold the Archer, half man, half horse, whose stars were revered in Ancient Babylon and Chaldea, when the winter solstice was in this sign. The Archer rises above the Sea of Heaven, below the Tropic of Capricorn. He chases the Scorpion with his arrow, and is followed by the Sea Goat. Above him shine the lovers of the sky, Vega, the Weaver maid within the Lyre stars. She is separated by the Milky Way from her lover, the Shepherd Altair, who is within the Constellation of Aquila, the eagle. They can only meet once a year, by way of a bridge of sparrows! Above them flies the Swan, Cygnus. The horse, Equuleus, stands beneath Delphinus, the Dolphin. Each creature has its innate Divinity, and its particular path of transmutation."

(Quote from "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess", by Olivia Robertson. Photo of the Shrine of Sagittarius by Minette Quick.  All rights reserved.)