With the 2010 Crop Circle season only a few months away, I thought now would be the perfect time to revisit the cream of the 2009 Crop Circle Season...
The third formation of 2009 appeared on the 23rd of April near Avebury, Wiltshire. Many 'croppies' are theorising that it could be a statement on the upcoming Solar Storm of 2012...
This latest striking design, situated on Rutlands Farm just outside the Stone Circle of Avebury village has an uncanny connection to some rather alarming news which has come to light about our own Sun. According to calculations, a huge Solar Storm could hit the planet Earth in around three years' time. That's right, 2012! Perhaps this is the message given in this new formation. Solar Storms are swarms of electrically charged subatomic particles from the Sun, which buffet the Earth causing problems for orbiting satellites, which have delicate electronics. On the ground we witness them as the Northern and Southern Lights. However a few times throughout history the Sun ejects enormous swarms, which can cause serious damage to our electrical power structure causing catastrophic harm to our modern-day global structures. Perhaps we need to not only keep an eye on the ground, but also to the heavens...?
Reported on May the 29th at Waylands Smithy, near Kingstone Coombs, Oxfordshire...was this brilliantly bizarre Jellyfish design. The year's first true stunner. In a word - WOW!:
Animal Totem : Jellyfish (Light and Power). Symbolic Meaning : inner strength, vulnerability, transparency, truth. The transparency of the jellyfish teaches of the inner source within each of us. We have an enormous amount of power within us to draw upon. We can turn on the light even in the depths of darkness through the wisdom of the jellyfish. It often shows up just when you believe there is no hope left. The jellyfish sting symbolizes that even the most vulnerable has the ability to shield and protect itself from outside influences. The jellyfish is an electrifying totem. It offers a spark to energize and illuminate. Powerful!
Reported June the 2nd below Milk Hill, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire...we have a return of the Dolphins:
Hmmm ~ this formation looks remarkably like one of my sign-off OM pics...!
Reported June the 3rd at Little London, near Yatesbury, Wiltshire...was this incredibly intricate, elegantly stunning Dragonfly:
They are fantastic flyers, darting like light, twisting, turning, changing direction, even going backwards as the need arises. The power of the Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles. They are inhabitants of two realms - starting with water, and moving (ascending) to the air with maturity, but staying close to water. As creatures of the water, Dragonflies carry symbolism relative to the subconscious, or "dreaming" mind and thoughts (water is symbolic of the subconscious mind or 'deeper mind/dreaming mind' and relates to the thoughts we have in relaxed/meditative/sleeping/subconscious states). As a creature of the wind (air/mind), the Dragonfly totem represents Change & Transformation. Its iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, and so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows - lest we run into stormy weather. The Dragonfly represents balance with mental clarity and control ~ an expression of the emotional and mental together.
Dragonflies are old and adaptive insects, and are most powerful in the summer under the effects of warmth and sunlight. Their colors are a result of reflecting and refracting the power of light. As a result, they are associated with color magick, illusion and mysticism. The Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life's appearance never be what it appears to be.
They are often featured in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie stories say that they used to be real dragons.
Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. "Let there be light" is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own Light to shine in a new vision.
Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the Butterfly ~ Change & Transformation.
The Dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing.
Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of Self that comes with maturity.
As a personal symbol ~ to me the Dragonfly represents 'seeing through the illusion, or veil' (the insect world's version of Neo!). With their ability to dart & flit around (kinda like interdimensional spaceships) it's like they are only 'visitors' to this dimension. Symbolically, they possess the ability to 'pierce' through the illusory veils we are all collectively entrapped within. Looking at this particular formation - it's absolutely bristling with energy. I'm experiencing electrical waves travelling up & down my back just looking at it - It's that powerful!
Reported June the 12th at Yatesbury, near Cherhill, Wiltshire...Ladies & Gentlemen ~ The Phoenix has landed:
The Phoenix lives a long life, and then is consumed by its own self-made flames, only to immediately rise again from the ashes. This mythical bird is surrounded by folklore and legend. The 'Phoenix Rising' is a universal symbol of the Sun, mystical rebirth, resurrection and immortality.
The Phoenix Legend : The legend of the Phoenix has been around for centuries. There are a few variations, but the basic idea is this: The mythical Phoenix Bird is a supernaturally divine creature, living for 1000 years. Once that time is over, it builds its own funeral pyre (a nest of myrrh twigs), and throws itself into the flames. As it burns fiercely and dies, it is reborn anew, and rises from the ashes to live again for another 1000 years. Alternatively, it lays an egg in the burning coals of the fire which hatches into a new Phoenix, and the life cycle repeats. The bird was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by a foe, thus being immortal and invincible - it is also said that it can heal a person with a tear from its eyes and make them temporarily immune to death. The phoenix is a symbol of fire, divinity & eternal life...and with its great beauty, creates intense excitement & deathless inspiration.
Reported June the 21st below Milk Hill, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire:
Another 'evolving' Crop Formation...this one went from this (June 21):
To this (June 22):
Can anyone see the classic 'alien face' at the crux of the formation?
And notice the intriguing (fractal-like) repetition of the 'planets'?
Amazingly on June the 27th, this formation evolved yet again! Like the June 27th 'Swallow with Alien Script' formation, this one now too seems to be sprouting some type of 'alien code'.
One word : Wow!
Reported July the 2nd at Milk Hill, near Stanton St Bernard, Wiltshire...the Hummingbird has landed:
One of the Nazca Lines of Peru, depicts a Hummingbird (500 B.C. to 500 A.D.):
The Hummingbird symbolises many different concepts. Because of its speed, the Hummingbird is known as a messenger and stopper of time. The Hummingbird animal totem represents hope and jubilation. It is also a symbol of joy, love, beauty & harmony. The Hummingbird is also able to fly up, down, forwards & backwards, teaching us that we can look back on our past. But, this bird also teaches that we must not dwell on our past; we need to move forward. The Hummingbird can also hover in one spot and appear to be motionless (thus appearing to stop time). When the Hummingbird hovers over flowers while drinking nectar, we learn that we should savor each moment, and appreciate the things we love.
It is not commonly known that the fluttering wings of the Hummingbird move in the pattern of an infinity symbol - further solidifying their symbolism of eternity, continuity, and infinity. In Mayan teachings, Hummingbird is connected to the Fifth World. Their deity Quetzalcoatl was considered to be a Hummingbird God.
By observing the Hummingbird, we see they are seemingly tireless. Always actively seeking the sweetest nectar, they remind us to forever seek out the good in life and the beauty in each day. Amazing migrators, some Hummingbirds are known to wing their way as far as 2000 miles to reach their destination. This quality reminds us to be persistent in the pursuit of our dreams, and adopt the tenacity of the Hummingbird in our lives. The Hummingbird symbolises the courage required to embark on an epic journey. Once touched by the energies of this archetype, we are propelled on our own epic journey that eventually leads us back to our source, where our spirit was first spawned...
Reported July the 5th at Silbury Hill, near Avebury, Wiltshire...The Mayan Motif returns to Silbury Hill:
A merging of Mayan & Hopi symbols? In 2004 a Mayan motif appeared in the same field at Silbury Hill. Both these events could be making us aware of the date : December 21st 2012. This is the date the Mayan (Long Count) calendar comes to an end. With the mysterious Silbury Hill as a significant backdrop, the sheer beauty of this formation is truly breathtaking. The design also resembles a traditional Native American/Aztec Feathered Headdress.
Reported July the 10th at Cannings Cross, near Allington, Wiltshire...we now have ~ The Butterfly:
Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the Butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the Butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory. What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends. Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a month too (that’s how long the butterfly life cycle is).
Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the Butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The Butterfly unquestioningly embraces the changes in her environment and her body. This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the Butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same. Interestingly, in many cultures the Butterfly is associated with the soul – further linking our animal symbolism of faith with the Butterfly.
It’s connection with the soul is rather fitting. We are all on a long journey of the soul. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. At our soul-journey’s end we are inevitably changed – not at all the same as when we started on the path. To take this analogy a step further, we can look again to the grace and eloquence of the Butterfly and realize that our journey is our only guarantee. Our responsibility is to make our way in faith, accept the change that comes, and emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the Butterfly.
Reported July the 14th at East Field, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire...was this awesome formation featuring an intricate tapestry weave design:
We've actually had a 'woven tapestry' formation before. This 'Magic Basket' Crop Circle (as it was dubbed at the time) appeared at Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire, on August the 6th, 1999 (almost exactly a decade earlier):
Profoundly remarkable in their simplicity, these two formations are/were utterly brilliant! There is no way on Earth that these could have been man-made. I love formations like this - they're like a huge, cosmic, extended middle finger to all the doubters!
Reported July the 19th at Martinsell Hill, near Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire...a curious addition to the 2009 Season:
Could this formation be a statement on 'Emergence'...?
Emergence : the gradual beginning or coming forth; the becoming visible; the act of emerging; egress: the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent.
Is this small herd of cattle trying to complete the formation?
Reported August the 2nd at Morgans Hill, near Bishop Cannings, Wiltshire...was this remarkable Square within a Square Formation:
The location of this Crop Formation within this landscaped square is a really wonderful concept. The precision of the design and lay of the crop is indeed awe-inspiring. An impressive and thoughtful statement. The first 'Crop Square' for August is a real beauty.
Reported August the 6th at Windmill Hill, near Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire:
Reported August the 10th at Woodborough Hill, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire...was this spectacular Owl Formation:
First The Phoenix, then The Mayan/Aztec Bird, then onto The Swallow and The Hummingbird...guess hoots landed now?
The Owl represents wisdom and higher education. Because of the owl's keen eyesight it's considered to be a great visionary. It also has superb hearing. As a totem it can reveal clairaudient and clairvoyant abilities. This nocturnal bird is often called "The Keeper of Dark Secrets." The Owl is associated with superstition and magickal powers. Whenever an owl appears or you hear an owl screech in the night it may be that a secret will soon be revealed to you. Also, if a secret is shared with you in confidence, the Owl serves as a reminder to honor that knowledge and keep the secret private.
In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of The Owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead. In this light the Owl was ruler of the night (the dark side) and seer of souls. A misunderstanding of this necessary relationship gave the Owl some negative associations with death. It should be clear that the Owl was honored as the keeper of spirits who had passed from one plane to another. Often myth indicates the Owl accompanying a spirit to the underworld - winging it's newly freed soul from the physical world into the realm of spirit.
Native Americans associated the meaning of Owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. This may largely be due to the fact that the Owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions. Also its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans, and this attribute would be invoked during ceremonies when an oracle of secret knowledge was required. Similarly, West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the Owl as a messenger of secrets, kin to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, mystics and medicine people.
During medieval times in western and central Europe it was fabled that owls were actually priestesses (witches) and wizards in disguise. To this day The Owl is considered a witch's familiar (an animal soul-spirit linked to a spiritual person via a unique, communicative bond).
Messages and Meanings: Wisdom, Magick, Hidden Secrets revealed, Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Silence.
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