December 29th 2020, 12 Noon
CANCER MOON (GUARDIAN, NURTURER/PROTECTOR),
SUN IN CAPRICORN (CONSOLIDATOR/INITIATOR)
The sacred landscape of Durrington Walls (centre) and
its circle of deep pits surrounding it and the Avon River bend.
The 20 mile diameter circle of the Capricorn landscape with Amesbury, Devizes, Avebury, Marlborough and Ludgershall Equidistant to Rushall, Upavon and Scales Bridge in the centre. Marten (where King Arthur became king) and Haydown Hill are right-centre edge of map off the A338. [based on work by Anthony Thorley and pilgrims – see ‘King Alfred’s Journey to Kingship’
This article - besides preparing for the full moon meditation - also prepares us for the solstice (21st) when a new impulse from the creative Uranus enters the sign for the Earth/Planet Taurus. We celebrate full moon meditation after Christmas, the 29th, ready to plant our newly born vision for the coming year. Therefore, ....as Peter Dawkins advises, it is important ‘to do the right thing in the right place at the right time’.
We prepare for rebirth with our quest for 'consolidation and initiation' in our own lives and in our culture. The protection of our heritage (from the 'tunnel' project) means more than just Amesbury, but because it is in the Capricorn Zodiac, it is in history the area in which Alfred initiated his new kingdom of Wessex, in the landscape which according to Gatekeeper research represents the 'third eye' of Wessex chakric temple. The battle of Marten at the crown (Haydown Hill/Fosbury Camp) gave him kingship, then he consolidated his army down the chakra temple, beat the Danes, was crowned in Bath, then ruled from his palace at Winchester and transcribed the Latin texts in order for a liberal education to be provided for all the people, not just the Latin scholars/monks etc.
‘Amesbury and Blick Mead - a Brief History’ by Stephen Thomas:
Stephen Thomas told us about the importance of the landscape complex around Amesbury and Stonehenge where archaeologists have discovered yet another and enormous circle of pits in which there could have been stones that circled Durrington Walls. West Amesbury has the Bluestone Henge at a landing point on the river Avon, from which is it speculated that the dead were offloaded and transported along a cursus to Stonehenge. Thus, the henges were interconnected through celebrations at Durrington and the evidence of a European flint work trade and exchange at Blick Mead spring.
There the bones of a distant disabled traveller ‘The Amesbury Archer’, were found, which show that the landscape’s healing springs could have been the venue for distant visitors, with the Avon river in Neolithic times being much wider and navigable from Europe through the English Channel. There are extraordinary implications from archaeological reports that many people attended gatherings in the landscape bringing different styles of pottery and flints to be buried in the sacred areas. The ‘causewayed enclosure’ at Larkhill in the NW – being a ‘sacred direction’ of entry into a sacred space (Peter Dawkins) - of the massive pit circle, seems to indicate that an orientation in the landscape was used to support ritual activities that worked with the land and its henges.
The Durrington Walls settlement accesses the river for transporting the dead to Stonehenge, and encircling this (to the right) is the circle of deep pits with Larkhill causewayed enclosure. [‘a meeting place where communities could gather...somewhere around 3650-3750 BC’].
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Stonehenge Hidden Archaeology Project [https://lbi-archpro.org/cs/stonehenge/ The "Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project"] has attracted world-wide attention. “The size of the shafts and circuit surrounding Durrington Walls is without precedent within the UK. It demonstrates the significance of Durrington Walls Henge, the complexity of the monumental structures within the Stonehenge landscape, and the capacity and desire of Neolithic communities to record their cosmological belief systems in ways, and at a scale, that we had never previously anticipated.” ...‘The findings from the site have generated world-wide media attention and academic interest, and they have engaged the local community in the long and fascinating history of the landscape in which they live’
Such is the importance of recent findings, that a legal challenge is being set up are invited to consider if road and tunnel development in this area is too destructive. Is it time to become more active guardians of our spiritual and cultural heritage? Capricorn and Cancer give us some clues to our role in honouring and preserving research into earth structures and temples.
‘Lost I am in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back’
[Celebrating Capricorn, Lucis Trust)
As we end the year, we consolidate our experiences and insights in the womb of winter. The darkness of winter gives us time for internal reflection. As our full moon on the 29th is in Cancer, we also give good boundaries of nurture and protection to these insights and sensitive heart-felt yearnings for new vision.
Our Quest contains two focal points: ‘What insights did I create in my life throughout the last year, and how can these become a seed for the new year? How can I nurture my new seed vision and keep it safe within the womb of my stillness and reminiscence? ‘We can write these down, in poetry or journal or song, and then give these private heart-openings to the Landscape Angels around us, so that they can empower our vision ahead. Pilgrimages of the heart can also involve a home mandala, within the centre a lantern to symbolize the protection of the cradle of glass, and nurturing radiance of the candle flame: creating with the Gatekeeper of our hearts, a safe space for giving out to the world all the beauty and luminescence of our incarnated Self light.