A WRITE ROYAL RANT
We now approach the Autumn Equinox, Stonehenge Dawn 23rd September.
As is the vernal (Spring) Equinox, it is a time when the earth neither tilts the Northern or Southern Hemisphere toward the sun, and an actual moment in time that occurs twice a year and we, as Druids tend to celebrate the nearest, or following dawn as we welcome in the new season.
Equinox means equal night and it occurs around the time of Equal Day and Night, after which, in the case of Autumn, the days get shorter and the night longer or vice-a- versa in the Southern Hemisphere. So much for the Science.
Both Equinoxes are therefor about balance, equality in the cosmos as seen from planet earth and our rituals try to reflect that. Day and Night, Sun and Moon, Male and Female, whether God and Goddess, Priest and Priestess, or Man and Woman, all in equal measure.
Whilst I am talking about both sides of what may be considered the same coin let me inform you of what is the other side of our work at Stonehenge.
Some of you will be aware of the Meetings and Inquiries we attend on behalf of the Pilgrims who celebrate Solstice and Equinox here at Stonehenge. All, I am sure will be aware of the Protest and Politic that we spearhead at Stonehenge, but how many I wonder are aware of the day to day work we put in, and how rich a tapestry we weave around it, or diverse the groups, tribes, and peoples we call on for support or whom look to us for leadership.
A point in question is the Droves where we park, when not 'forced' to use and pay for the Heretics car-park. Many emails fly daily winging their missives to and fro betwixt and between ourselves and the Authorities. People report back to us when threatened with eviction on the drove and even Licenced Traders who are also potential voters and constituents of the Parliamentary seat of Salisbury inform us when they are confronted by Local Government officials when conducting their business there.
Very little information escapes our watchful eye, and when 'dotting the I's and crossings the T's' we are often made aware of the relationship betwixt and between and what may be seen as 'The Bigger picture' .
So it is from a position of strength, we negotiate and likened to other Wizards of yore we often know exactly what they (the opposition) are up to before they even know themselves.
Have a Great Equinox
Blessings from The Front
© King Arthur Pendragon