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The Order of the
Dancing Flames


Lodge Patron: Dragon of the Dancing Flames
Elemental Mascot: The Noble Salamander

Current Prefect:
Prefect Abbie, Wizard in the 3rd Degree

Who or what are the
""Flames" of GSW?

Our motto sums it up nicely—
"Vitality, Courage, and Passion".


We are a source of "Vitality" that courses through GSW. Members of the Flames Lodge are everywhere and involved in everything. We inspire all of our school mates to do and be their best. We challenge them to keep up with us, if they can. We challenge each other.

We have the "Courage" to ask the tough questions and challenge authority when needed. We are able to admit when we are wrong.

We offer comfort and a sense of security.

Our "Passion" is already legendary. We have only to look at the Headmaster and this school to know this. We share our passions freely with others. When we commit to something, it gets done. The obstacles do not matter, that is part of the challenge.

We provide the light when times are dark. We are the spark that gets things moving. From our glowing embers to our raging infernos, we are the Flames of GSW. We are family.


Significance of the Lodge's Name
The Order of the Dancing Flames is the lodge in which all adult Apprentices born under the astrological signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are housed. These are the three signs associated with the element of fire. We dance about, keep things hot, and spice up life! 


Primary Fire Associations
Mythic Totems:Dragon
Gem: Ruby
Plant: Oak
Planet: Mars
Herb: Cinnamon
Metal: Iron
Lodge Number: 6
Tarot Association: Suite of Swords
Celtic Treasure: Spear of Lugh
Altar Tools: Candles, Athame(Flame)
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Colors: Gold, Orange, Red
Wind: Notus (the south wind) 

Additional Fire Associations
Attributes: Courage, Competition, Impatience, Prosperity, Spirit, Strength, Independence, Transformation.

Latin Words: Flamma (flame), Ignis (fire); Vītālitās (vitality), Animōsitas (courage), Fervor (passion)

Trees: Almond in flower, Ash, Bay, Birch, Citrus, Holly, Laurel, Lime, Mulberry, Oak, Orange, Palm, Pine

Incense: Balm of Gilead, Bayberry, Cinnamon, Copal, Cypress, Dragon's Blood, Flax, Frankincense, Hyssop, Juniper, Laurel, Nutmeg, Olibanum, Peppercorns, Pine, Rue, Strafe, Sulfur, Tobacco

Herbs: Allspice, Anise, Balm, Basil, Betony, Cactus, Cedar, Chili Pepper, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Clover, Coffee Beans, Dandelion, Dill, Fennel, Garlic, Gentia, Ginger, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Heliotrope, Hellebore, Hibiscus, Marigold, Mint, Mustard, Nettle, Oak, Olive, Onion, Patchouli, Pepper, Red Pepper, Red Poppies, Rue, Saffron, St. John's Wort, Sunflower, Tobacco, Wolfsbane, Yarrow; in general, any plant of a stinging, thorny, or 'hot' nature

Gems: Agate (all varieties), Amethyst, Apache's Tears, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Diamond, Garnet, Fire Opal, Jasper, Lava Amber, Obsidian, Onyx, Quartz (all varieties), Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Topaz, Yellow Sapphire

Metals: Copper, Gold, Iron, Tin

Musical Instruments: Any stringed instrument


Runes: Ingwaz/Ing (ᛜ, ᛝ), Kaunan/Kenaz (ᚲ), Naudiz/Nyd (ᚾ), Sowilo/Sigel (ᛋ, ᛊ), Thurisaz/Thorn (ᚦ)

Animal Associations: Bee, Black Cockatoo, Coyote, Cricket, Dolphin, Fox, Horse, Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Ladybug, Lion, Praying Mantis, Ram, Scorpion, Snake, Shark; most reptiles

Significance of the Lodge Number: The number six tends to show a willingness to help others as well as a certain thoughtfulness and creativity, a desire to be helpful and a tendency towards being idealistic. On the negative side, there is a tendency to be of the self and of others, taking on of great responsibility and the expectation for others to do the same and a great deal of guilt towards failed responsibility.


Aries ♈︎

March 21 – April 20

Who takes the lead to right a wrong? Who plows head first, bold and strong? "Because I can!" is his song! Who? Aries! 

The beginning of the zodiacal cycle! This is when the sun begins its journey through the twelve signs. Aries is known for raw, primitive energy known for initiating new ideas. Courage and Passion, Leadership and Initiative are common traits of the powerful people born of this sign. Though they are self-willed and rebellious, this is the sign of those entrepreneurs of exploration and leaders of the trek.

Ruling Planet: Mars ♂

Symbol: The Ram

Polarity: Masculine / Positive / Cardinal

Passion: "To Conquer"

Color: Deep Red

Body Association: Head

Starstones: Bloodstone (March), Diamond (April)

Gemstones: Amethyst, Garnet, Ruby, Topaz

Herbs: Blackberry, Dragon's Blood, Garlic, Mustard, Nasturtium, Pepper, Thyme

Oils: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Penny Royal, Pine

Healing Note: D Sharp


Tarot Association: The Emperor

Lucky Numbers: 1, 9

Flowers: Geranium, Honeysuckle


Lucky Day: Tuesday

Trees: Chestnut, Holly, Thorn

Metals: Copper, Iron

Birds: Magpie, Robin, Vulture


Leo ♌︎

July 23 – August 21

Who treads the boards of center stage? A shining star of any age? And doesn't mind to hear the praise? Ah, Leo! 

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac, not quite half way through the cycle. This strong sign has the people who are complete in all things but they have a dependency on being acknowledged by others. With the Ruling planet being the Sun, Leo's have a tendency to have a very regal, charismatic way about them. They have an unusually high drive for self-expression and can be found in the center stage often. They tend to play the lead role with an enthusiasm wholeheartedly felt with sincerity to boot.

Ruling Planet: Sun ☉

Symbol: The Lion

Polarity: Masculine / Positive / Fixed

Passion: "To Perform"

Color: Gold, Yellow

Body Association: Heart

Starstones: Ruby (July), Sardonyx (August)

Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Peridot, Topaz, Tourmaline

Herbs: Basil, Chamomile, Heliotrope, Saffron, Sage, Sunflower

Oils: Allspice, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary


Healing Note: E

Tarot Association: Strength

Lucky Numbers: 8, 9

Flowers: Marigold

Lucky Day: Sunday

Trees: Laurel, Palm, Pine, Oak

Metals: Gold

Birds: Eagle, Peacock


Sagittarius ♐︎

November 23 – December 22

Who desires to see things done? Whose hearth burns bright in Winter's Sun? A greater goal, their sense of fun! Behold, Sagittarius! 

This is the ninth sign of the cycle of the Zodiac. Sagittarius is the power hitter of the Fire signs. This will be the one who is helping look beyond the whole and seeing the intellectual diversities available. They value personal freedom as much as self-expression. They are very outgoing, out spoken, yet optimistic folks. Known to be travel and sports seekers as well.

Ruling Planet: Jupiter ♃

Symbol: The Archer

Polarity: Masculine / Positive / Mutable

Passion: "To Explore"

Color: Dark Blue, Purple

Body Association: Hips, Upper Legs

Starstones: Topaz (November), Turquoise (December)

Gemstones: Agate, Amethyst, Beryl, Garnet, Yellow Sapphire

Herbs: Borage, Garlic, Rosemary, Sage

Oils: Cedar, Frankincense, Juniper, Pine

Healing Note: G Sharp

Tarot Association: Temperance

Lucky Day: Thursday

Flowers: Carnation, Dandelions, Pinks

Lucky Number: 5, 7

Trees: Oak, Pine

Metals: Tin

Birds: Cedar Waxwings, Monk's Hoods


♔ Flames Hall of Honors ♔ 



Our The Lodge Cup Wins

Summer 2007
Winter 2010
Winter 2011
Summer 2012

Winter 2014

Summer 2015

Winter 2020
Summer 2023


The Lumos Award
Summer 2007
Winter 2007
Summer 2008
Winter 2008
Summer 2010
Winter 2010
Winter 2011

Winter 2012

Winter 2014


Captains from our Lodge

Janicajayne: 6th, 7th
Sapphire Soleil: 8th, 9th
Skywatcher: 12th, 13th

Firelili:14th, 15th

Knute Mustardseed:19th
Ari Bertine: 21st


Our Past Prefects 


Knute Timson

Corvus Umbra
Ari Bertine

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