You may think this is a very strange title for a blog post but there is reason behind the randomness.

On 23rd of January this year we all know that it was the new moon and the Chinese new year. The lunar year we move into is the year of the water dragon. A few days prior to this there was a massive coronal emission from the sun, a solar flare so large that the Aurora Borealis could be seen as far south as Southern Yorkshire and on the following night, the Tuesday if you were lucky enough to see a parting in the clouds, the Northern Lights could be seen over London, though the lights were dim. Now you have the reason for the title of this blog post.

So what does this all mean? Well other than the highly unusual occurrence that the Northern Lights could been seen in London, you can make what you want of it. Though I have my own spiritual perspective on the event.

The new moon as we all know is the start of the new lunar cycle so, in itself to me it signifies a new beginning, a chance to set something in motion that will grow and bloom as time passes. The same idea with the turn of the new year. Time to turn over a new leaf and start something new. Dragons hold a special significance to me, something on a deeply personal level. I’m hoping that as this is the year of the dragon I will get done what needs to be done and get to the goals I have set for myself, especially in the terms of educational goals. I need to pass my A-levels and get my rump back to university.

As for the Northern Lights themselves, in Norse Myth they described as the light reflecting off the shields of the Valkyries as they travel to and from Valhalla, and on the whole they are seen as a sign of good luck.

Only time will tell what the year of the water dragon holds for me. We shall see how things work out.

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