Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

Dragons of the Zodiac: Aries

Dragons of the Zodiac: Aries 

Note: Perform during bright noon or the hour of Mars, and during the waxing Moon, with the Full Moon being strongest.

 

Color: Red

 

Ruling Planets: Mars

 

Stone Diamond

 

Flower: Geranium

Description: Energetic, impatient, lacking in foresight, short-tempered, sarcastic, witty, demanding, sharp-minded, cutting, egocentric, adventuresome, feisty.

Chant:

Sharpened mind, energy,

Aries Dragon, Bring to me.

Boundless luck, adventure bold,

These are things I want to hold.

Dragon Red of luck and will,

Help me my desires to fill.

 

Dancing with Dragons

D. J. Conway

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Dragons of the Zodiac

Dragons of the Zodiac 

As there are dragons of the planets, so are there dragons of each zodiac sign. Some magical systems look upon these dragons as devic in nature and therefore not as powerful as element dragons. I have not found this to be so. I leave it to your own personal experience to decide the situation.

Sometimes we need to enhance the good qualities of the sign under which we were born, sometimes lessen the negative qualities. Many times we need the qualities and energies of other signs for a short period. By using the chant under each zodiac sign, the magician can add to her/his magical energies, particularly when she/he must face a sticky situation or deal with difficult people. However, no magician should work with the powers of one sign too long or she/he may develop too much of a particular power, thereby overbalancing.

As with planetary dragons, indeed all dragons, the magician should extend a mental invitation to join the ritual. Choose music that reflects to you the zodiac sign with which you are working. Steven Halpern has recorded some very beautiful New Age music specially for the zodiac signs, but these may not appeal to you. Response to music is a very personal thing. Your responses can even change from time to time, depending upon your emotions, physical health, and environmental situation. What feels right one time may not be appropriate at another.

Like the planetary rituals, these zodiac rites use candles, herbs, and oil of the appropriate sign to connect with dragon energy and draw on it.

Use the basic dragon rituals as a foundation ritual, adding the appropriate colors, herbs, etc. Insert the chants in the place where spell working is called for. Dance with your dragons; sing with them; chant vowel sounds with them. At the end of whichever zodiac chant you decide to use, meditate on absorbing the energies and qualities for which you have asked. Listen inwardly for suggestions.

Dancing with Dragons

D. J. Conway

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Dragons of Chaos and Destruction

Dragons of Chaos and Destruction

These dragons represent the negative power currents necessary to dissolve problems and sweep away troublesome people. They are of very dark colors: Black, gray, pewter, iron, dark magenta, purple, reds and greens so dark that they appear to be black. Their bodies are heavy and huge: in fact, they are the largest of all dragons. Their wide wedge-shaped heads sit atop long necks. Their serpentine tails are either barbed or with a spiked knob on the ends. Enormous wings carry them on swift flights.

When dragons of chaos and destruction make changes and help in rituals, they do everything in a big way. They go past your limited view of happenings, straight to the heart of the problem, so be certain you can stand their help before you call on them. These dragons work with re-creation of lives, relationships, and careers; breaking of barriers; changing luck; vast changes in general; work on past lives; divination; the confining or enemies or anyone who will hinder your forward growth or movement.

One of the very first recorded descriptions of a dragon is found in Babylonian records. The goddess Tiamat was considered to be the Great Mother Creator who built order our of chaos, on her own body. She was called a dragon and was said to be a monstrous creature with a scaly serpentine body, four legs, and horns on her head. After her spirit of initial creative activity. Tiamat spent her existence in repose. One of her offspring, the god Marduk, eventually killed her and build the earth and sky out of her body. This is a symbolic description of the activities of a chaos dragon: the breaking down of a static life-form and re-creation of another.

The ancient Egyptians said that before heaven and earth appeared a brood of serpents was created. They called these the Oldest of the Old. These serpents were very long and had only two legs. After the creation of the world and the universe, these serpents were confined, whether deliberately or by choice is not certain, in the Underworld, which every soul had to pass through on it way to judgment. The Egyptians advised that the soul should tread carefully on its journey, treating with respect the Oldest and his wife who reigned there.

The Egyptians also had a legend about the great serpent dragon Apep who daily threatened the sun god Ra when the Sun boat had to pass through darkness each night. The god Set who rode in the boat with the Sun god battled Apep on each nightly journey. When there was a solar eclipse, the Egyptians believed that Apep had broken out of his Underworld realm and had come into the physical world to do battle with Ra.

In Nordic myth, Niflheim was the lair of the great destructive dragon of chaos whose name was Nidhogg or Nidhoggr. Dread Biter, as he was called, lay coiled abut the root of the World Tree, constantly gnawing at it to destroy it. Nidhogg’s attempts at destruction were countered daily by the Norms who sprinkled the tree with water from their sacred well. But when Ragnarok, or the end of the world, comes the Norse say that Nidhogg will fly over the Hills of Darkness with the bodies of the dead on his wings. Another of Dread Biter’s tasks was to strip the flesh off all corpses.

Although dragons in general were looked upon as bringing disaster, depending of course upon their actions, chaos dragons are often quite literally omen of catastrophe. They can be seen in the area of disaster when other dragons create such things as great storms, earthquakes or floods, but their power lies in creating or precipitating wars, bloodshed, plagues, and desolation when humans have gotten things out of balance. Unfortunately, it seems to take such occurrences to make humans want to find a better way of doing things.

Although the dragons of chaos and destruction create upheavals and complete transformations and rebirths, they are not evil. Their magic power is vital to the magician. They require as much forethought and caution as when working with Fire dragons. But if your life and plans have become static, your luck stuck in a negative mode, or circumstances or people are making you feel helpless and hopeless, then these dragons will turn the tide of events. Just be very certain that you are prepare for the drastic change tat will come.

As with many kinds of dragons, the chaos dragons are connected with death and rebirth; in fact, more so than others of their species. Often, when riding the dragon in an attempt to destroy barriers and remove enemies, one finds oneself face to face with oneself–the worst enemy of all. This ride can turn into a dramatic rebirth for the magician if she/he is willing to accept what is being shown by the dragon.

This connection with death and rebirth can still be seen on coffin decoration well into the Middle Ages. A wooden coffin from Zobingen, Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart has a beautifully carved and coiling serpent on it.

A close magician friend of mine had a problem, not of her making, with another magician. Louise’s problems began when she married and no amount of magic seemed to lessen the mental attacks. Finally she called upon the dragons of chaos and destruction. She did not specify what they should do; she only stated the problem and the fact that she wanted a definite end to the situation. Up until the final moments of the ritual, Louise had not been sure exactly how she was being attacked and had only a suspicion by whom, but the dragons let her clearly know. As she was working with the dragon mirror, she was given a glimpse of her attacker, heard an audible crack, and “saw” a second mirror shatter. The attacking magician must have had a shock upon finding her ritual mirror in pieces. The attacks stopped. Louise now has a huge dragon that protects her home as well as the little guardian dragon who plays with her cat. The positive results of this ritual came from several important factors; the cause was just; there were no specifics given as to what should be done; harm was not intended.

The dragons of chaos and destruction must be called only within a cast and sealed circle. All movements and gestures within the circle must be counterclockwise. Burn patchouli, basil and dragon’s blood or binding incense. Use black or the darkest of purple candles. Greet these dragons with the sword in your power hand, the staff in the other.

Credit for this information
 
“Dancing with Dragons”
 
D. J. Conway
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Dragons of Saturn

Dragons of Saturn

 

Notes: Perform on a Saturday and/or during the waxing Moon, with the Full Moon being strongest. A black or indigo candle.

Day: Saturday.

Color: Black, indigo.

Metal: Lead.

Stones: Onyx, jet, pearl, star sapphire.

Plants: Aspen, balm of Gilead, bistort, boneset, juniper, myrrh, patchouli, storax, yerbaBuena, yerba mate.

Rules: Capricorn, Aquarius.

Oils: Balm of Gilead, cypress, high John the conqueror, musk, myrrh, patchouli, styrax.

Rituals Involving: Knowledge, familiars, death, reincarnation, protecting buildings, binding, overcoming curses, protection in general, retribution, duties, responsibilities, influences, doctrines.

Physical Chant:

Clear out the negative. Bring in the good.

Bind up my enemies, curses and all

Protection for me and my loved ones here

Send from your great dark hall.

Mental-Emotional Chant:

Responsibility and duties should not weigh down

The body and mind as mine have done,

Show me the Karma that I must smooth

So the Battle might be won.

Spiritual Chant:

Through the coils of mists and time

I seek my karmic paths to know

That I might reach new heights sublime

And spirituality expand and grow.

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Dragons of Jupiter

Dragons of Jupiter

 

Notes: Perform on a Thursday and/or during the waxing Moon, with the Full Moon being strongest. A purple or blue candle.

 

Day: Thursday

Color: Blue, purple.

Metal: Tin.

Stones: Lapis lazuli, amethyst, turquoise, sapphire.

Plants: Anise, betony, cinquefoil, jasmine, lavender, oak, sage, yerba santa.

Rules: Sagittarius, Pisces.

Oils: Anise, bergamot, cedar, fir, honeysuckle, jasmine, lavender, nutmeg, orris strawberry.

Rituals Involving: Honor, riches, health, friendship, the heart’s desire, luck accomplishment, religion, trade ad employment, treasure, legal matters.

Physical Chant:

Grant me honor and success

Change my luck and make me bold

Give me riches and happiness

All yo give my life can hold.

Mental-Emotional Chant:

Goals in life and needed

To bring peace to the mind

Goals for hand and intellect

Send, O Dragon Kind

Spiritual Chant:

Any task I can accomplish

With your aid, Jupiter Dragon,

Spiritual paths open before me

Set my feet on the right path.

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Dragons of Mars

Dragons of Mars

 

Notes: Perform on a Tuesday and /or during the waxing Moon, with the Full Moon being strongest. A red candle.

 

Day: Tuesday.

Color: Red.

Metal: Iron, steel.

Stones: Garnet, bloodstones, red agate, ruby red topaz.

Plants: Allspice, basil, dragon’s blood, ginger, patchouli, pepper, pine, squill.

Rules: Aries, Scorpio.

Oils: Allspice, coriander, patchouli, pine.

Rituals Involving: Energy, courage, battle, conflict, death, masculine aspects, surgery, physical strength, opposition, defense, endurance.

Physical Chant:

Courage-fire, burn much higher,

Energy, come, make me free of

Other’s will. Teach me still to

Be myself, above all else.

 

Mental-Emotional Chant:

I prepare for battle against my enemies,

Stand beside me, Red Dragon,

Our defense and endurance cannot be

Over thrown. Together we shall be

Victorious.

Spiritual Chant:

Sometimes the conflict within my own soul

Keeps me from reaching m spiritual goal

Life the veil, and let me see

That often the negative is me.

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Dragons of Venus

Dragons of Venus

 

Notes: Perform on a Friday and/or during the waxing Moon, with the Full Moon being strongest. A pale green, light blue or pink candle.


Day: Friday

Color: Green, light blue, pale green, pink.

Metal: Copper.

Stones: Amber, malachite, jade, peridot, coral, emerald, turquoise.

Plants: Ambergris, catnip, wild cherry, deer’s tongue, lemon verbena, mugwort, red saunders, rose, sandalwood, savory, thyme, vetiver, violet, yarrow.
Rules: Taurus, Libra

Oils: Ambergris, apple blossom, cherry, mint, rose, tuberose, vervain, violet, ylang ylang.

Rituals Involving: Love, marriage, friendship, pleasure, beauty, artistic creativity, imagination, fertility, partnerships, sex, spiritual harmony, compassion, children.

Physical Chant:

My heart and soul long for true love and friendships.

Dragons of Venus, share these gifts,

For through experiencing them, I shall become stronger.

Teach me the joys of true partnership.

Mental-Emotional Chant:

Beauty comes in all disguises,

Even in creativity.
Imagination brightens the life.

Grant me mental fertility.

Spiritual Chant:

Harmony of the soul is a treasured gift.

O Dragon of Venus, teach me spiritual harmony.

Compassion for all beings in all places

I send forth on your great wings.

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Dragons of Mercury

Dragons of Mercury

 

Notes: Perform on Wednesday and/or during the waxing Moon, with the Full Moon being strongest. An orange or violet candle.

Day: Wednesday

Color: Orange, violet, multicolored, pale yellow.

Metal: Quicksilver, alloys

Stones: Carnelian, fire opal, agate.

Plants: Anise, caraway, cassia, club moss, dittany of Crete, lavender, licorice, parsley,sandalwood, storax.

Rules: Gemini, Virgo

Oils: Lavender, lemon, lily of valley, nutmeg, sandalwood, styrax, vervain.

Rituals Involving: Intellect, memory, science, creativity, business, magickal conjurations, divination, prediction, eloquence, gift of tongues, speed, speech, writing, poetry, inspiration, improvement of mind power, healing of nervous disorders.

 

Physical Chant:

Magick, the Arts, success in my trade,

Business wisdom and divination,

These gifts I would gain for my physical growth

And to help in my conjuration.

Mental-Emotional Chant:

The steady fire of intellect

The light of creativity,

Inspiration and eloquence,

I ask that you send now to me.

 

Spiritual Chant:

The power of prediction to aid my fellow man,

Grant this, Dragon of Mercury.

Healing Power for the mind and soul,

Teach me the uses, O Dragon Great!

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