hear a Witch speak of a Dragon as her "familiar" ?
And have looked at her like she's a few fries short of a Happy meal...?
Well maybe she is... :) but not for speaking of The Dragon
Dragon has been an arch type for personality,
since Man first thought of them
And from the perspective of the Craft, something to give note to
wont debate their reality, as
there is no purpose to that,
their arch type is very real
and clear to even to my youngest Grandchild :)
Small ? Scaled, Furry ? Meek or Manic ?
If you speak of the creature the Dragon, depending on what
part of the world your from anyone of the above ,
and more, would be right.
Now what if I say personality ?
to Chinese astrology
the personality of the Dragon is like this:
It's ego can get
in the Dragon's way, this person is larger-than-life
Keeping the troops motivated is a good job for the Dragon.
They feel they have a natural born right to lead the way
Achieving considerable material wealth and Power,
is what the Dragon wants
A weakened Dragon is a sad creature however,
that refuses to take defeat with even a modicum of grace.
The role of leader is the only one the Dragon wants,
They make solid leaders
Crossing the Dragon however, is never a good idea "
can see some good things to have in the Dragons line up
Ability to lead, warm heart, motivation, intelligence, determination and full of energy
what of the, not so good qualities ?
have heard me speak of the ways of power within the Craft
on many of my other pages, this is powers other side
As with all things there is a Yin and Yang good and not so good
way of the Craft does lead one to Power if done right,
A high personal code of ethics prevents misuse of that power or should
But power is seductive
Many times, I have seen Ego reign supreme in a Coven or Circle
an otherwise good Witch
has come to ruin for getting carried
away with it all.. and getting drunk on the Power
in the case of the Witch such a drinking habit
will back fire in your face for your presumption
humans can do things on our own
to be sure, it's an inborn capacity, but what we do with it
is subject to review by those higher than We
they who give it such grace
Can just as easily not give it
creature indeed is the Witch
the ability to drawn down
the moon and use its special gift, who through misuse and self aggrandizement
has it no more
You must have the Gods grace, and the right state of mind
this and you will find yourself, not punished,
the Gods do not punish
But rather you will find yourself cut off and alone as
They will have nothing further to do with you
until you come to your senses
is worse to my mind that any Act, they could possibly do
Neither help nor hinder will they do in your life
open for debate
but for myself I think not,
such people as I have known hurt none
but themselves, as they have no ability left
to do much more than wish they could do something
Which is sad but hardly anymore a danger
than any other person who ill wishs another
is NOT allowed to use the gift to do harm
What goes around comes around people
and only a fool wishes harm to themselves
To a page on just that..
Word to the Wise, Be like the Dragon
Strong, Determined and Powerful
But ever mindful of the Dragons breath that will singe the foolish
you always be the Good side of the Dragon :)