To the Druids, long before Christianity, Christmas was about the Birth of the Faery Babe, or Radiant Child. This is the story that I see being played out what other people call the Glastonbury Zodiac on the Somerset Levels, a 10-mile wide circular landscape temple where the “stars have fallen to the Earth” to create 13 giant earthworks – as the map shows below:
If you’re feeling a bit jaded about Christmas, you don’t have to dig too far underneath all the bling and glitz – and the Judaic narrative – to discover that it’s actually a real and very potent time of year for Earth magic, as the fiery arrow of Sagittarius flies towards the Taurus bull of fertility and the Horned One of Capricorn springs into action at the Birth of the Radiant Child on the Winter Solstice today.
The Birth of the Radiant Child has been celebrated across all the Three Worlds – the Underworld, the Bright World of Earth, and the Upper World – from time immemorial, because the divine child’s conception involves the co-operation of and communion between all three realms. Continue reading