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Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival

 

The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival is celebrated at the Full Moon during the sign of Leo (July 22 - August 21). In 2017 the Full Moon is exact Monday, August 7 at 11:11am PDT (18:11 UT). This Festival is dedicated to the task of making contact with Sirian force.

 

An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius B

Image:
ESA Hubble: NASA / ESA / G. Bacon (STScI)

This picture 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.

The two 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.

The Sirius 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. [Annotated Image]

 

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.

These 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 Astrology 7/03

Leo the Lion ~ Zodiacal Deity

During the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival, the soul light within us is ever increasingly aware of the spiritual light emanating from Sirius. This great Sirian light is becoming more available, bringing to us a new opportunity, a new path. The Sirius ~ Leo Festival prepares humanity and in turn planet Earth for perfection and ultimate cosmic service, bringing us into contact with the Heart of God.

Leo stands in a unique relationship to the sun at the heart of our solar system. The planetary and systemic alignment established at this Festival is a heart / soul alignment. The heart of humanity, the heart of the planet ~ the spiritual Hierarchy ~ and the heart of the sun create the channel which extends to Sirius ... This alignment is evocative of the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom, both of which flow through Sirius and Leo into our range of awareness. Lucis Trust website, 2005

Note: Once a year, during Earth's orbit around the Sun, the Sun passes directly in front of Leo's brightest star, Regulus. These heavnly bodies unite as one in a hearty solar / soulic embrace. This occurs because Regulus is positioned almost exactly on the ecliptic. Annually on or near August 22, the Sun (heart of our solar system) occults Regulus (heart star of Leo the Lion), which focuses and regulates the emanations of Sirius (esoterically the heart of our Sun) toward Earth. In 2017 the Sun occults Regulus August 22 the day after the August 21 Total Solar Eclipse. Keep reading!

 

The Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon Conjoins the Head of the Eagle
Full Moon Exact: Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 - 11:11am PDT (18:11 UT)
Full Moon: A Partial Lunar Eclipse - Aug. 7, 2017
Paired with the Next Lunar Cycle's ...
New Moon: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug. 21, 2017

Image: Wikimedia Commons

 

The Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon's Position

Annually the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Full Moon lies in the dim constellation Capricornus. High above flies Aquila the Eagle with its brightest star Altair, the head of Aquila. This star is also the southern point of the Summer Triangle, a transformational gateway seen overhead in the night sky during Leo.

The constellation Capricornus opens the doorway to our divine head center and the immortal life of spirit. It carries the seeds of death for the material life and awakens one to a higher spiritual frequency and its potential earthly expression. Capricornus aligns humanity with a new cycle of effort, initiation and service.

Aquila the Eagle, the royal eagle of Jupiter and the great bird of Zeus, is a messenger from heaven, who leads us to immortality by lifting us to the realms of higher mind and intuition. Aquila and its brightest star Altair soar above the Full Moon symbolizing vision and freedom. In flight Aquila is known to carry mighty thunderbolts in his talons. These can shake one to their core, if one resists the divine message. Listen! Co-create with the inner divine one!

Hmmm ... It is curious that the eagle, a symbol of the United States, has this close relationship in the heavens with the Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon. May the U.S. be lifted out of divided darkness into the unifying realms of higher mind and guiding intuition.

Note: Annually the Galactic New Year begins July 26, in the sign of Leo (July 22 - August 21). Originally this day correlated to the first visible, though brief, appearance of Sirius rising above the eastern horizon. This New Year is based on the 13 Moon Calendar.

Yellow Crystal Seed Year
July 26, 2017 - July 25, 2018
“Yellow Seed is the ordered pattern of growth.
You and your life are the fertile soil, and
the mystery blooms within you through the
power of your intention or seed thoughts."

 

Reflections ~ Full Moon's Illumination

The Full Moon during Leo is illuminated by the Sun in the constellation Cancer. Cancer offers the opportunity of the "dark light" of matter to be stimulated by the light of the soul.

 

Paired Eclipses in the Sign of Leo
Aug. 7, 2017 - Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse
Aug 21, 2017 - New Moon Total Solar Eclipse

How Eclipses Affect Our Lives

Generally, eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave of experience ... to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. Eclipses tend to bring about endings [Full Moon/Lunar Eclipses] and new beginnings [New Moon/Solar Eclipses].

Eclipse influences generally last about six months, until the next eclipse occurs. Eclipse lunar cycles are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse, but based upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycles.

Lunar eclipses ... are about releasing the emotional bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than we truly want or deserve.

Solar eclipses ... are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a ... new way of participating in life. Nick Fiorenza / Lunar Month Mar.20 - Apr.18, 2015

 

Aug. 7, 2017 - Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse
Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival
Exact at 11:11am PDT (18:11
UT)

The Earth's shadow on the moon will be clearly visible in this eclipse, with 25% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse will last for 1 hour and 55 minutes and will be visible from Europe, Africa, most of Asia, and Australia. Learn more at Hermit Eclipse.

In addition to the emotional nature of a lunar eclipse, it is worth pointing out that a lunar eclipse supercharges a Full Moon with the unknown, a void – darkness. It blocks the Moon's reflection of the Sun's light by the Earth and suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our "seeing the light". We are reminded to reflect on how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective.

An open heart and mind activates the soul and helps one make spirit- contact with the Sirian force at this time. Join others in doing this at The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation.

Note: Sirius reappears briefly in the morning sky August 8 for observers in San Francisco. On August 8 there is also a Lion's Gate Global Meditation to wake up collective humanity - "Embodying the Change" by changing yourself.

   

Aug 21, 2017 - New Moon Total Solar Eclipse
Exact at 11:30am PDT (18:30 UT)
(Lunar Cycle: Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2017)

Observers along a narrow corridor, across the central United States, experience the first total eclipse of the Sun since 1979. Image ~ Detailed Path of Totality A partial eclipse is visible from the whole of North America, northern South America, and western Europe and Africa.

... the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979 ... The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and crosses the U.S. from west to east through parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering most of North America.

Full article at EarthSky.org.

Animated Eclipse Maps by science-artist Larry Koehn include individual maps for all 50 US states as well as little-known eclipse zones in Canada and Europe.

A solar eclipse is always a supercharged New Moon. The light of the Sun representing our masculine active, conscious will and vital life-giving force is joined by the darkness of the Moon representing our female receptive, subconscious, instinctive nature. A New Moon eclipse is a personal and global opportunity and challenge to come into a new balance and level of wholeness, one that can shift our self-perception and self-expression dramatically.

... at a solar eclipse, something deeply essential within us, for us, around us, comes to a close. Within each of us (Leo, the individual, Leo the Group). And something within our country (the swath of the shadow flows across the U.S.) too. When something essential falls away, it’s work is completed. And we are grateful.

Along with the new moon eclipse there is a ... Sun [illuminating] trine (harmonizing) Uranus [needed changes] ... The "shadow" of the eclipse streams across the U.S. A portending of things to come concerning the changes the U.S. will bring about, in order to "stand in the Light & lead humanity within & towards the Light." The changes are already occurring in our country. Via our president - Who has Sun/Uranus - (bringing out change, quickly - which is Uranus). He has Mars at 27 Leo - so the eclipse will highlight his Mars - his action as a president as it affects the people of the U.S.

... Leo is about the individual coming to recognize themselves as a personality first, and strengthening that personality (physical body, emotions, lower mind), recognizing their creative selves, and reaching up to the Soul. Leo is the Light of the Soul. Calling forth the Soul of the individual & the Soul of the United States.

The U.S. has North Node (dharma, how we accept, adapt to & step into the present/future), so the Leo new moon will call the U.S. to step forward in its leadership & creativity (Leo tasks & gifts). Humanity within the U.S. must reorient its consciousness about the purpose of the U.S. at its heart (Leo).

... Significant events tend to occur at eclipses. And especially where the shadows path falls. Which is the U.S. Following this eclipse, the U.S. will have transiting Uranus (radical change, unexpected) squaring (a challenge) the U.S. Pluto (transformation). So, the eclipse seems to be just a beginning for our country.

... We remember in the Labours of Hercules for Leo, Hercules had to "kill the lion" (the lower mind, the emotions that were creating such destruction in the countryside. This eclipse new moon in Leo calls to humanity to reach up to the Soul, the heart of the matter, with love.

... The creativity of humanity is called forth at this new moon, solar eclipse. So that our old ways of thinking of ourselves can fall away. So, a new creative identity can begin ... Humanity is called to come from the heart, which is all that matters.

Full Post by Risa D'Angeles an Esoteric Astrologer

Solar Eclipse Unity Meditation
August 21, 2017, Monday
11:11am PDT (18:11 UT)

This meditation uses the opportunity of the New Moon Solar Eclipse to create a portal through which participants unify consciousness, and enlighten the energy field around the planet. During the solar eclipse event, at the time listed above, a powerful astrological grand trine is charted in the heavens. Energies of liberating electric fire will flow from the Galactic Center (the Pleroma) throughout the Solar System and will be channeled through Uranus and through the Sun / Moon eclipse - all located in fire zodiacal signs. This is a moment of the most direct connection with the Galactic Center. Meditation Instructions are included. Meditation time is 15 minutes. Make this viral! Share it worldwide! Also see American Evolution Eclipse Meditation and Solar Eclipse Support.

BTW: The August 21 New Moon Total Solar Eclipse occurs just west of Regulus, the heart star of Leo the Lion, which focuses and regulates the emanations of Sirius Our Spiritual Sun toward Earth. This year when the Moon totally eclipses the Sun, the day sky darkens and Regulus can be seen along with four other planets! Sly Map from EarthSky.org

Note: The Sun occults Regulus August 22, as discussed earlier on this page, in the "Note:" above the Eagle / Full Moon graphic.

Hmmm ... Curious about the Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2017 Lunar Cycle? Path of the Lion Total Solar Eclipse gives Nick Fiorenza's insights.

 

In Summary

The seeds of death for the current material life are activated and we must awaken to a higher spiritual frequency and its potential earthly expression. Now is the time for the "dark light" of matter to be stimulated by a far greater light.

The time has come to recognize we all are of divine lineage, evolving toward our greater destiny. We must lift ourselves to the higher ground of soul and its guiding intuition. It is here that we can receive the new awareness of the infinite unknown. With the light of the soul we see how to bring these new energies into our everyday lives.

During this Full Moon Festival we make contact with the Sirian force, its evolutionary energies and the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom. In 2017 we are are also moving through Leo's two eclipse gateways toward the doorway of higher unified consciousness. It's like walking across a bridge to a brand new place, and there is no turning back. The heavens are pouring forth new life ... drink up!

The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation

All who wish to join the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation are welcome. If you are unable to meditate at the exact time of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse - Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:11am PDT (18:11 UT) - choose a time within 12 hours before or after the exact Full Moon Eclipse to participate in this cosmic event.

You may want to meditate by yourself or gather with others in meditation on August 21 for the New Moon Solar Eclipse. Exact time of the Solar Eclipse: Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:30am PDT (18:30 UT). A Solar Eclipse Unity Meditation begins at 11:11am PDT (18:11 UT). Also see American Evolution Eclipse Meditation and Solar Eclipse Support.

See Eclipse Frequency if you are interested in learning how often and when eclipses occur.

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