The Edge of Jiugongshan

a daoist temple, perched on the edge of a lake on the edge of a mountain 

at 九宫山 jiugongshan, nine palaces mountain

云中湖 yunzhong hu, Middle of the Clouds Lake, is aptly named. driving up the mountain I felt like i was in the middle of a chinese painting, all craggy mountain peaks, mist and greenery


daoists from the sacred mountain wudangshan came to rebuild the temple after the devastation during the cultural revolution

walking up the mountain, coming to the edge of a precipse in 九宫山 jiugongshan,

with a view in front of you something like this


and a gap below of some thousand feet

giddying should you look down, but you dont

The others have gone first, stepped across the ravine like its a walk in the park, and you know there’s more hazardous mountain paths, like treacherous 华山 hua shan, the Flower Mountain, and if you dont walk soon you wont find them again because the mountain is lost in a thousand-year-old mist

so you step, over the edge, because its all you can do, not looking down… its only a little jump, and your heart beats as you tread through the mist, wondering if your feet are going to step on solid mountain rock, or the air circulating through another ravine

12 years pass, a whole cycle of Jupiter,  the岁星 , the year star and its the Monkey Year again, and you’re on the edge – we’re all on the edge – of Jupiter and dwarf planet Makemake,

Jupiter in the Milky Way, Nasa Astronomy picture of the day sourced from

who are hanging out together and aligning themselves slap bang to the middle of the Milky Way, right near Galactic Central, which according to Astrologer Jim “can be so rife with Danger that it can Create its own kinds of Trauma.  ” Turns out there’s a host of other planets and  dwarf planets in the cosmic mix and Astrologer Jim tells us that “the World is Shifting, and this is an Opportunity for us to Shift along with it.  That means Letting Go of obsolete Identities and Emotional Baggage, and replacing them with New Ways of Looking at the World.  “

So that’s what’s going on, you think, as everyone you know is dealing with heavy-duty energy and on the edge of madness and despair, love and transformation, as Gaia shakes off all she doesnt need and sends us into a spin of transformational energy so intense you cant sleep, you can’t walk, you can barely even cry….

when saturn and neptune have got you cornered, currently in aspect to Jupiter and all those dwarf planets, ( see Astrolger Jim at the above links), it behoves to think of the wise words of Mary Mausby,  who reminds us, like John did all those years ago that

so when you’re on the edge of reality, it’s really not so hard, cancel the negative thoughts, neutralize their energy, and upgrade our energy into positivity and miracles

and remember

all you need is love, love, love is all you need.

stone gate in jiugongshan




Author: Debbie

immersed in the ancient culture of china, and its constantly changing facades.... a traveller through time and space landing in suzhou of the 21st century.... australian by birth, traveller by nature, mother of a beautiful ten-year-old

16 thoughts on “The Edge of Jiugongshan”

    1. thank you Mary. the stone gate led to an awesome cave, where a monk had lived on the edge of civilization for a year, in meditation. it was amazing for me to see the old traditional practices still existing. xxx

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    1. thanks for taking the time to drop by, Lexi. Funny you should use the word Mystery. Mystery was the name of the daoist nun who took me to the mountain, I wondered if I should put her into the post and decided against it. But look, she is invoked anyhow! 🙂


  1. What a great name for a nun – Mystery.
    The stone gate seems even more special knowing there is a cave, where a monk lived on the EDGE of civilization for a year in meditation.

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    1. how did i miss your reply to my reply Mary? … anyhow, yes, her Daoist name literally means Mystery. A long long story. Just touched the edge of it here. The monk, the cave, the whole mountain – surreal, incredible, like it just popped out of a painting. or a movie. the stone gate was amazing. the jump over the gorge to the other side was really — lets just say challenging. but once i’d done it, so easy. aint that always the way, with fears? ignore them i say. let them all go away. All you need is love, love, love is all you need. 🙂


  2. Love love love your post here. But which one is Jupiter…the big white thing, or one of those red things? It is still the year of the monkey…my year. Am I supposed to do something to make something happen, or is it just going to happen all by itself. Or is nothing going to happen and soon it’ll just be year of the toad, or whatever comes next? I’m thinking I should be rich by now. Or married again. Or at least on the edge of one of those.


    1. not sure which is which to be honest Baddie. Your guess is as good as mine.
      As for the years – honestly – making something happen, someting happening – ive never found the birth years recycled to be particularly one thing or another.
      Chinese astrology is actually really complicated – and useful and helpful and uncannily relvant – but the animal years are just a watered down version.
      Let me know once you get rich. You can buy a Teahouse. I know just the one! 🙂

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      1. Thing is, Badfish, never quite sure if the seemingly simple has complexity underneath it, or the seemingly complex is really quite simple –
        or if its just something the Dragons made up and the rest of us aint got no hope.
        oh, and all astrology is complicated, if you look into it correctly. most people prefer just to dabble in sun signs, or animal signs…


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