Treats and Celestial Delights During Leo
For the Northern Hemisphere
July 22 - August 23, 2011
times are local unless
Sky Visitors ...
My 2011 sabbatical continues.
In this abbreviated edition of the Leo
I offer the following to keep you looking up and tuned to the wonders
and Stellar Treats
What's up with the planets and stars?
The Planets ...
Is it a planet? What planet is it?
Search for any planet; learn the latest!
Gazer's Show Scripts ...
about planets and stars
Sirius Reappears ~ The Dog Days
The Sirius ~ Leo Festival
Dances 7/30-8/28 Under Construction
Sky ~ Home Page
and Stellar Treats
Sky Lights ~ Leo
Reappears in the East Just before Sunrise
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - Pacific Time Zone
The Dog Days Come to an End
in the morning sky August 7 for observers
in the Pacific Time Zone. This brightest star in the heavens has been
in the embrace of the Sun for 75 days, hidden from our view. Sirius
can be seen rising around 5:40am PDT very low on the southeastern horizon.
On this morning it is separated from the Sun by 7
degrees. This heliacal rising of Sirius marks the ending of the
Dog Days. Look Up! Each morning after the 7th, Sirius gets easier to
see positioned higher above the horizon before sunrise.
What are they? How long do they last?
How did these canicular days affect Egypt?
What is the heliacal rising and setting of Sirius?
What does any of this have to do with the 13 Moon Calendar?
of our evolutionary link to Sirius and
in preparation for becoming the Shining
Ones on Earth, I offer this excerpt from the Invocation
I am He
who is clothed with the body of flesh yet in whom flames the spirit
of the eternal Gods. I am the Lord of Life. I am triumphant over
Death, and whosoever partaketh with me shall with me arise. I am
the manifester in Matter of Those whose abode is the Invisible. I
am the purified. I stand upon the Universe. I am it's Reconciler
with the eternal Gods. I am the Perfector of Matter, and without
me the Universe is not.
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~ Leo Festival
Saturday, August 13 - 11:57am PDT (18:57 UT)
An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius B
is an artist's impression showing how the binary star system of Sirius
A and its diminutive blue companion, Sirius B, might appear to an
interstellar visitor. The large, bluish-white star Sirius A dominates
the scene, while Sirius B is the small but very hot and blue white-dwarf
star on the right.
stars revolve around each other every 50 years. White dwarfs are
the leftover remnants of stars similar to our Sun. The Sirius system,
only 8.6 light-years from Earth, is the fifth closest stellar system
known. Sirius B is faint because of its tiny size. Its diameter is
only 7,500 miles (about 12 thousand kilometers), slightly smaller
than the size of our Earth.
system is so close to Earth that most of the familiar constellations
would have nearly the same appearance as in our own sky. In this
rendition, we see in the background the three bright stars that make
up the Summer Triangle: Altair, Deneb, and Vega. Altair is the white
dot above Sirius A; Deneb is the dot to the upper right; and Vega
lies below Sirius B. But there is one unfamiliar addition to the
constellations: our own Sun is the second-magnitude star, shown as
a small dot just below and to the right of Sirius A.
Sirius ~ Leo Festival occurs
at the Full Moon during the sign of Leo, on Saturday,
August 13 at 11:57am PDT (18:57 UT).
This Festival is dedicated to the task of making contact with Sirian
force. It is said that all great Avatars and
evolutionary energies originate from Sirius, the brightest star in
our heavens. The influences of Sirius are
focused through Regulus,
the heart of the Lion, found in the constellation of Leo.
According to the works
of Alice Bailey,
the Leo-Sirius connection is key to humanity's spiritual evolution
and the building of a new unifying world
religion. This Sirius
~ Leo Festival offers a great and unique opportunity to become
aware of these cosmic energies.
words from Marianne Williamson capture the essence of the Leo mysteries. "...
We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our
own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to
do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others." When Leo is in its strength and
power this energy knows and remembers its radiant and shining divine
essence shared by all life. Shamanic
Lion ~ Zodiacal Deity
Sirius ~ Leo Festival Global Meditation.
Where peace remains,
Where silence thunders,
Imagination and amazing grace
Brings us closer to our home in space.
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May your Night Sky traveling always be filled
with Celestial Delights and Treats!