Dragon's Tail - Poem by Saiom Shriver
A heavy tail had the dragon
A deep trail it left from draggin.
But like a tadpole's tail
by God's mercy it melted away
and the lighter dragon
could now fly away.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Rahu and Ketu are the vedic astrology terms for the north and south nodes of the moon. The north node (dragon's head) is considered one destiny indicator and the south node (dragon's tail) a distillation of past life karma.
'When the Moon moves from South to North in its orbit and crosses the Sun’s path – the incision point is called Rahu or the Dragon’s Head. When the Moon moves South and crosses the Sun’s path – the incision point is called Ketu or the Dragon’s Tail. This point is at 180 degree distance from the previously mentioned incision point (Rahu) .'
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