This article will have many folks rolling their eyes as for the concept I’m putting out there. This article will be based on the fact that the Druides studied the motions of the cosmos.
A Little History
A symbol we find on many Gaulish coins is that of the Pentagram. I know it might be hard to see this symbol without connecting it to Wicca or Witchcraft or any other of the other possibilities out there. The Pentagram is an ancient symbol with roots that are not Wicca or Witchcraft.
The Pentagram goes back to around 6000BCE in the Middle East. In the ancient Sumerian Culture, the word ub was depicted with a pictogram of a Pentagram. It is also suggested that the Sumerian believed it represents the four corners of the Earth and the upward point representing the Vault Of Heaven. It is also suggested it represents the five planets we can see with the naked eye.
Pythagoras believed that the Pentagram was a symbol of perfection. The name he gave it was Pentalpha as it consisted of five geometrical perfects. There is a theory that in Pythagoras’s travels he influenced other cultures with the Pentagram. Pythagoreans were forced out of the cultural world view of the elitists in Greece and had to go into hiding. They used the Pentagram to identify with one another. To the Pythagoreans, and the Pentagram represented the human. They saw it as a mathematical perfection per the Golden Ratio. We find the Pentagram on many items from the Greeks, Romans, Gauls, Etruscan, and many other cultures. Now, if any of these are true, I have no clue.
Albert Mackey states that the Druids wore the Pentagram on their sandals, which seems to be a very fantastical idea as there are many about the Druids.
We can go for ages about the symbolic meaning of the Pentagram, from ancient to contemporary ideas to factual and high fantastical. Still, I will not, as I only wanted to lay out that the symbol is not just a Wicca and Witchcraft symbol.
Now, precisely what it meant in Gaulish context is up for debate. As we have no way of knowing this, but within Druidobessus, we will create a meaning for it.
This Inscrîbatus will represent Venus.
Many ancient cultures associated Venus with the feminine and fertility powers. The ancients also used her for Farming. Venus marks the movements of the day that turn to the night and the night that turns to the day. For the ancient Druides I’m sure they knew not only that Venus was a sign for the dark and light of the times to come. But also, I’m sure they understood the movement of Venus in its cycles around the cosmos. Now I have mentioned Venus before in another article as Venus is excellent for creating an 8-year cycle. Now is the time we get into that.
Associated with Sironâ
Within Druidobessus Sironâ is associated with the star Venus as her name has to do with the word Sirâ, meaning “star”.
Symbols associated with Sironâ
Eggs, Snakes, Diadems, Stars Fruits/Cornucopias, Natural Springs, Wells
She is associated with Venus, Healing, Fertility, Rebirth, Sovereignty, Cycles, Devotion.
(Invocation for Sironâ)
We/I invoke Sironâ
First star in the sky
Mother of the springs
Healer of the sick
First, from the darkness, you hold the promise of better days
We/I give offering and thanks to you
I ask for blessings to the Galatîs
Cheer to you
Thanks to you
I praise you Sironâ
I go in peace
locations of all the inscriptions to Sirona if you feel the need to research
Country, Region, Locality, God, Assimilation, Companion
Germany Alzey Sirona Apollon
Germany Augsburg Sirona Diane Apollon Grannus
Germany Aumberg Sirona Apollon Grannus
Germany Bitburg Sirona Apollon
Germany Grossbotwar Sirona Apollon
Germany Hochscheid Sirona Apollon
Germany Mainz Sirona
Germany Maximiliansau Sirona
Germany Mühlburg Sirona
Germany Nierstein Sirona Apollon
Germany Wiesbaden Sirona
Austria Vienna Sirona
France Gironde Bordeaux Sirona
France Côtes-d’Armor Corseul Sirona
France Cher Flavigny Sirona Apollon
France Vosges Graux Sirona Apollon
France Haute-Saone Luxueil Sirona Apollon
France Moselle Walschbronn Sirona Apollo, Nymphs
Italy Rome Sirona Apollon Grannus
Romania Sirona Apollon Grannus
Romania Sarmizegetusa Sirona Apollon Grannus
Suisse Augst Sirona Apollon
Germany Niedaltdorf Sirona?
Germany Worms Sirona?
France Côte d’Or Nuits-Saint-Georges Sirona? Apollon
France Meurthe-et-Moselle Sion Sirona?
The Dance of Venus
The movent of Venus in the cosmos makes out a Pentagrammic Pattern. I will try to make this very simple to understand as it can get complicated for some to wrap their thoughts around.
Looking from the Earth’s point in the sky, the Sun goes around the Earth 8 times, Venus goes around the Sun 13 times and makes out a Pentagram.
This is called The Pentagram of Venus because it has five positions where Venus makes its closest approach to the Earth at basically the same spot in the sky. At each point, Venus moves backward, which is called a retrograde motion.
So, every eight years, there are five inferior conjunctions of Venus.
The Eight-year period ends when the motion of Venus reaches back to its eastern elongation. And that will be when it aligns with the Pleiades, which last year, on April 3, 2020, marked the new cycle.
The location of Venus against the horizon appears to change with the seasons, much like the sun. In the summer, Venus moves north, and in the winter, it moves south. The exact amount Venus changes each year depends on where it is in its 8-year period, but the northern and southern extremes of the back-and-forth oscillation are known as Venus’s northern and southern extremes. At any of these times, an observer can see Venus rise.
There is way more to all this Im just keeping this very simple. I will get more into all the details later.
Resonating with Pempocelon
Pempocelon (Five Pointed Star)
So within Druidobessus, we have a cycle of 8 years. Eight years is a significant number to start big things in one’s life. I’m not talking about little things but life-changing things. It’s a journey of true understanding, balance, and achievements in one journey with Venus.
As usual, with the Inscrîbatus, I have many meanings behind them, and I will share a little about Pempocelon. Still, with most of them, they are a Secret set of Ideas one can only understand within Druidobessus.
This is the Inscrîbatus of the self in accurate alignment with one’s Devotion. We have a Pempocelon made up of a snake, and there are snake eggs at each point representing rebirth at each moment that Venus makes its closest approach with the Earth. Symbolically the eggs represent this.
When Venus goes into its retrograde motion, it will become a time to do inwardly work.
Reflection of one’s values,
Reflection of one’s work
Reflection of one’s motivations
Reflection of one’s self-worth,
Reflection of one’s journey
Reflection of one’s goals
Reflection of one’s community
Reflection on service to the Deuoi
How can we enhance fertility within and around us?
How can we honor the feminine powers?
Now, this is just a basic of Pempocelon there is more involved within.
For me, the 8 year cycle started last year at its beginning. It is when I started the creation of Druidobbesus. So with that, it is an 8-year journey of creation and destruction. This gives me plenty of time to develop all that needs to be developed and it allows for others to join in on the development. You might ask why have you not created an Intro to Druidobessus; well, this is symbolic as I’m working backward in its creation; the end is its beginning. This reflects on the movent of Venus; when it approaches Earth as it moves in retrograde. Which comes from the Latin Retrogradus, which means “backward step.” For this is very fitting as this goes along with one of the main Philosophical thoughts within Druidobessus.
Empower yourself and walk the motions of Venus with in Pempocelon. Bring forth a greater connection to the cosmic cycle of rebirth and shine bright in all that you do. Pempocelon gives use consistency and gifts of beauty.
Pempocelon helps one to get in touch with the motions of nature and to not be so reliant on the systems we created that can separate us from nature. Walk with the Divine
Looking to the outward to see that which is inward as well at the same time looking to the inward to see that which is outward.
One can find more Invocations at Bessus Nouiogalation, and they are in Gaulish and English.
What is presented here is Gnosis within Druidobessus and does not reflect the greater Gaulish Communities.
Thanks to Nelos for the Gaulish name for this Inscrîbatus
When it comes to the references about the Dance of Venus its just common knowledge I have. One can easily find things in any Encyclopedia.
The inscription locations come from many books, and I will be giving references to all that in a Greater Article I’m slowly working on.
I tried the best I could to make a very complex scientifically understanding very much elementary.