On January 31st, the magnificent Full Moon will take to the sky at 11° Leo, activating an incredibly rare 11-11-11 dragon portal.

2018 is an “11” Universal Year and the Sun is currently in Aquarius, ruler of the 11th House of the Zodiac.

11° Leo is the Sign of the Dragon in Tibetan and Vedic Nakshatras.

If you are reading this then you are likely to have had a past life as a Dragon Rider in many ancient cultures both on this world and others, identify with the Kundalini as the Serpent or Dragon Energy and know that you are in a cycle of deep Alchemy/Tantra/Union activation and empowerment of the mystical mandala in the coming week.

Dragons, as you know, having nurtured and reared them, are a living energy force that arise “within and without”, ‘within’ meaning in the spine, and ‘without’ meaning as real manifestations in your dreams and visions.

As a traveler of parallel and inter-dimensional worlds, you know that dragons are a powerful force.

With current physics “discovering” multiple dimensions (in bosonic string theory spacetime is 26 dimensions) you realize it is only a matter of time before we all make real physical connections through our Light Body to the inter-dimensional worlds we already connect to, in our visions and dreams.

“Just like a person dreams at night the universe also dreams”

(from ‘The Place Promised In Our Early Days’)


(Thank you Katherine)

Dragons are spoken of by all Masters and Djedhi when they refer to Shakti, the Divine Feminine Creative Power or the Pure Primeval Force of the Great Mother, the Creative Source underlying all things.

Yogananda wrote in Autobiography of a Yogi

“The astral universe is hundreds of times larger than the material universe with many astral planets, teeming with astral beings.”

The dragon portal opens the door to astral creativity and powerful abundance so whatever you focus on will manifest with stunning results.

Try the following –

Take one precious thought, make a pure intention, and visualize hear and feel it throughout the day.

See how long you can do this for.

It will give you an idea of just how powerful your focus is, or just how much training you need!

You will already be finding dream consciousness is awakening deeper new insights into the powers (siddhis) you truly have through activations and empowerments.

You will be noticing synchronicities, partners and friends intuition opening, crystals attuning, and healing practices more powerful, with lovemaking in all its forms more deep and light-forming.

I had a dream of a monkey-dragon-whale connected to this portal.

It was amazingly clear and powerful.

I can still feel it now.

It means that this portal for me is asking for focused intent (the mischievousmonkey brain) in the inner spine of fire and bliss (the dragon spine) and to immerse myself in Divine Mother’s Ocean (whale tail).

Whenever dragons arise for me they are traditionally azure-blue.

This is partially to do with my connection to Sirius B and dragon worlds and partly to do with Chinese past lives.

The azure-blue dragon is also called Shenlong, also Shen-lung, literally meaning a “god dragon” or “spirit dragon”.

In Japanese it is Shinryū and is a spiritual dragon from Chinese mythology who is the master of storms and also a bringer of rain.

He/She is of equal significance to other creatures such as Tianlong, the celestial dragon.

The spiritual dragons are azure-scaled and govern the wind, clouds and rain, on which all agricultural life depends.

Chinese people would take great care to avoid offending them, for if they grew angry or felt neglected, the result was bad weather, drought, flood or thunderstorms.

Despite that, Shenlong appears to signify a special ranking in the splendid robes and regalia of Chinese emperors.

He/She was also five-clawed and therefore an imperial dragon.

I live right now in an area in Japan governed by a Shinryu Dragon called Inba.

Inba is a wish-fulfilling dragon and the boundaries of our area are marked by statues of Inba the Dragon bearing a pearl (a Chintamani Stone).

This is the final cycle of the planet, a time when your inter-dimensional alchemy is flowing.

You understand the power within and without, “as above so below” so you know many of the events happening on earth are reflecting the wider cosmos and your knowledge of how to use the alchemy you practiced as a Dragon Rider is awake.

So you know how to connect to the inner spine and the Dragon forms of Kundalini.

There are many forms of Kundalini or Shakti much as there are many forms of martial arts.

I studied the Praying Mantis style kung-fu for many years as a teenager with Master Wu from China.

He also spoke about the Dragon energies that can be harnessed by masters in all martial arts.

This year the rare super moon falls into the embrace of the Tibetan Goddess Dengchen Lhamo, the Dragon-tailed Goddess and the Chinese Mother Dragon Goddess Nu-Kua, and is the mystical ninth Vedic nakshatra Ashlesha, consisting of six stars in the constellation of Hydra, the female water snake or the azure-blue dragon.

The symbol for this intense nakshatra is the coiled serpent at the base of the spine, reflecting the potent kundalini energy that resides here.

Ashlesha means “the entwiner” and denotes the challenges of our addictions to sensory attachments.

It is a very mental asterism ruled by Mercury and located in the sign of Cancer ruled by Moon.

The main deities are the Nagas, the Serpent Kings and Mother Dragons.

The shakti revealed here is the “power to mesmerize” to use dreams and visions to cross dimensions.

Ashleshans have a rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of dharma.

Great mystical talents and enlightenment can be experienced if the primordial energy of this lunar asterism is harnessed.

The Buddha had this nakshatra rising under a benefic full Moon during his blessed birth.

The King Cobra protected the Buddha from the storms of life as he performed his tapas (spiritual austerities) under the bodhi tree.

This full moon deity is Ahi who in the Vedic lore is the naga or serpent/dragon wisdom, an energy that brings mystical power, electrifying shakti and spiritual enlightenment.

Your knowledge of alchemy and natural magic is flowing through these connections and your consciousness is already reaching a point of presence in the sounds and light of the Dragon Portal, opening the language we call light language to communicate beyond this world, dream with the universe and retrieve information and energy from the Naga or Dragon Lore (see the practice below).

You can touch your deity consciousness, your Light Family, and bring healing to those around you by embodying god and goddess consciousness in the Light of this Dragon Portal.

Seeing all beings as Divine Beings.

Seeing all beings as Light Beings.

Your path is the Shambhala Path, a simple awareness of being and co-creation where you are aware that the veils cast over our earth with its limited perspectives and beliefs has nothing whatsoever to do with the unlimited eternal True Self.

When you fill yourself with compassion and gratitude you will naturally surrender and let go and attract the energies beyond this world that feed your heart and bring you divine connections across worlds to expand your true self and our shared heart.

You are the Light.

You know the Azure Blue Dragon Consciousness in the Pure Land of Divine Mother where She helps you embrace all events and circumstances knowing that everything is in order.

All conflict elevates to higher peaceful resolution.

The ocean of Divine Mother resolves and heals any situation that is in progress.

If you consciously visualize and feel relief of that situation now you will bring presence to that situation and more quickly receive the divine solution and Mother’s Blessing of Peace when it arrives.

It is all in the Divine Plan.

Dragon or serpent eyes can penetrate to the depths of understanding and explore the steamy caverns of the soul.

The Dragon or Serpent is the symbol of divine wisdom, procreation, sexuality and prosperity.

In Ashlesha the Dragon Wisdom must be respected and harnessed.

This time may be deeply philosophical thoughtful and penetrating.

You may wish to be reclusive or sleep like a cat, warm and protected in your own space.

It can also bring out magnetism, sensuality and seduction.

Exploration of sexuality can be deep and transcendental.

The shadow side can be mental anxiety or melancholy.

Sharp energies can arise with hot irritable feelings.

This is all a sign of divine restlessness.

Difficulty in controlling diet may occur.

Mahatma Gandhi with his natal moon in Ashlesha spent most of his life trying to purify and restrain his eating habits.

Cultivation of gratitude and courage to face life’s situations exactly as they are is the key.

Doing this develops powerful presence and opens the portal of Now for deep mystical intuitive insight.

The Dragon’s Heart is courage.

It represents the bliss drops at the center of your heart.

When activated it brings “undefeatable power”, yatna shakti and spiritual enlightenment.

The treasure is in the heart.

You may find yourself making gains from whatever you anchor this weekend in the following week, so long as you persist with determination in what you started.

The greatest good you can do is to help alleviate the suffering of others by reminding them of who they truly are.

The I AM Presence.

You are the Light.

A sattwic, pure foods or vegetarian diet and practice of ahimsa (non-violence) is advised to allow the Light to enter.

The Dragon energy within will be aroused.

The key is transmutation.


Keep the focus on unity consciousness.

Be careful not to be critical or complaining as this energy brings a period of a sensitive nervous system, skin sensitivity, allergies and mental restlessness and critical speech only heightens such sensitivities.

Gratitude and appreciation can heal many wounds.

Compassionate communication.

Gratitude, courage, purification of eating habits and time to be alone in nature and stillness with your loved ones and divine friends are the best remedies.


The simplest way to practice the alchemy of the Dragon is to BE the energies of the Sky Dancer, the Dragon Rider, of whom you are one, as you have the Light Body of a Sky Dancer within.

The Sky Dancer energy is depicted as the Goddess Saraswati, manifesting as mantra and mudra (sound and symbol), and mystical mandala, which is experienced through meditating on the mandala of the Goddess and walking, breathing, eating from within this energy Source.

Perhaps the simplest Mandala is a Lotus.

See yourself as this Lotus.

The Dalai Lama in sharing the Avakokiteshvara/Guan Yin empowerment also shared the mudra and Mandala of Guan Yin.

You do this by holding your hands in prayer posture at the heart.

Then open your hands and fan them emulating a Lotus.

At your Heart.

The Heart of the Lotus.

The Heart of Divine Mother.

“Every person is a Divine Mother” as the Dalai Lama often says.

The 2nd Buddha, Padmasambhava, when he taught the Divine Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal said

“The Mandala of Ultimate Tantra or Alchemy is like an udumbara lotus flower.

It rarely appears, and remains only briefly.

Not all of the blessed encounter it, so rare is its blooming.

Be glad and offer your mystic mandala to Him/Her (your Divine Guru within).”

Alchemy and Tantra and the Five Buddha Families and the Lotus Mandala were taught in a way that the more complex the mandala meditated upon, the more powerful its potency to ripen one’s continuum throughout time and space.

As within so without.

As above so below.

Here is a way to activate the Mystic Mandala of the Lotus.

It is from ‘The Tantra of the Diamond Sky Dancer’.

Settle yourself somewhere quiet.

For a few minutes take your attention to your breathing.

Breathing in, I am aware I am breathing in love and light, wisdom and compassion, breathing out I am aware I am breathing out love and light, wisdom and compassion.

Be kind to yourself.

Take your attention to your spine, the astral spine, the sushumna, and visualize it as a spine of light.

Perform guru yoga meditation.

Simply you can visualize your guru within and offer strong prayers and blessings for the liberation for all beings.

Allow an intention to unfold that you visit a Pure Land or a world from the Guru Within’s direction or your choosing.

Sitting in Vajra posture with legs crossed and hands placed on your thighs (or sitting or lying depending on your physical circumstance) visualize yourself as the Guru Within and Consort.

This could be Yeshua and Mary Magdalene for example or Amitabha and Pandaravasini.

See the central energy channel running straight up the centre of your body.

The channel is the thickness of a wheat straw made of pure light, astral light to connect you to the astral world, and it runs from the crown of the head (the Brahma aperture) above to a point four fingers below the navel.

At the base of the channel is the Mystic Mandala which could be the Lotus or a triangular dharmodaya or a mandala of your own choosing or lineage.

Inside the lower part of the channel is your own mind in the form of a pure radiant Light Syllable.

This could be the syllable AH or a vibration of your own choosing like OM.

It is light and delicate.

Hold your mind here for some time until you develop deep presence of the vibration.

Above your head visualize your paramguru.

This could be God in the form of Light or a particular deity such as Vajradhara or Vajrayogini.

Summon and absorb the Wisdom Beings, invoke and receive empowerment from the Initiation Deities, be crowned by the Christ and the Buddha, make offerings and prayers and recite the mantra that is your root mantra.

God as Light or the deity you chose becomes your own root guru.

As you breathe in the central channel, the sushumna, on the inward breath, draw the breath as Light from the Mystic Mandala.

This sacred breath pushes the tiny radiant symbol AH which ascends up the sushumna to the crown.

When the radiant symbol reaches the crown a stream of nectar (amrita) issues forth from the Heart of God as Light and dissolves into the Light syllable AH.

On the outward breath, draw the breath as Light from the God consciousness (above the body) down and around the root or ground, connecting the Light of God Within to Your Mystic Mandala.

Do this 11 times.

Visualize the sushumna as a gateway that you have opened, a Dragon Portal, a Sky Dance, through which this God consciousness pours, so that the ocean of your heart fills with the love and light of the Dragon Portal that is opening.

Breathing in, I am aware I am breathing in love and Light, wisdom and compassion, breathing out I am aware I am breathing out love and Light, wisdom and compassion.

Love and soul blessings and a wishing you a magnificent Dragon Portal!

Sakya Pema (previously Palmo Shonu with Princess Mandarava)

serving as Tibetan astrological adviser to Sakya Pandita

at the request of the Protectress of Tibet Goddess Palden Lhamo, friend of Our Mother Guan Yin

(Altair and Mother)


When I was 9 years old I lived next to three people who strongly influenced my path.

My next door neighbor on my left was the head of an alchemy group of St Germain.

She gave me two books to read as a young boy, Autobiography of a Yogi and The Kybalion when I told her I wanted to do magic, real magic.

I always thought she looked most otherworldly, like an angel.

We will call her Master S.

Next to her lived two sisters who were ardent somewhat crazy Sai Baba devotees.

They always had vibhuti (divine ash) falling out of and off Sai Baba’s pictures. I considered this marvelous proof of divine physics.

And around the corner on my right lived a world famous astrologer.

We will call him Master R.

When my neighbor the alchemist took me to meet the world famous astrologer to read the destinies of my birth, he consulted his charts and books and simply said “This boy has the capacity to be a famous astrologer.”

I would love to know which “ordinary people” amongst your family neighbors and friends influenced your Dragon’s Path.



About new desert

Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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