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I’m four days later than I hoped to be but at last I could test a feeling I’d had for a long time: that the well, indeed the whole of this small ‘not always of just this world’ sacred precinct in Llanllawer, is aligned in specific ways to the Calan Haf (Beltane) risings of both the Sun and Venus.
Of course matters will have changed from the original Taurean era due to precession over thousands of years, but I was intrigued to know how things are now, and how Christianity had worked with the moments since it had constructed its overlays…and how did the Dragon’s journey match up with it here, now?
Somewhere on the peak of the graceful, sweeping mountain, Mynydd Llanllawer, fronting Mynydd Dinas, I felt, would be where to look.
It was already obvious that the well cover’s opening points directly to the peak (and man-made cairn visible) of Foel Eryr, which means, ‘Hill of the Eagle’, to the south-east. What I didn’t know, was how significant an eagle would be during this adventure.
Calan Haf (Beltane): First dawn at the summer well
Arriving at the well at about 3.15 to 3.30, the powder-shot sky was as clear as can be, no wind, total silence. There was supposed to be a First-Quarter moon, a Maiden Moon, at 3.46.but I saw no sign of it from there. A thick curtain of darkness concealed everything but the stars.
Calan Haf (Beltane): Second dawn at the summer well