Look Up! ... Tuning to Sirius +

Greetings Sky Gazers,
Luna is at her "Full" potential Wednesday, August 1 at 8:27pm PDT (03:27 UT 8/2) during the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival. This is the time for our soul light to become aware of the spiritual light emanating from Sirius. According to ancient teachings, the concept of freedom resides in human consciousness because of the influence of this star system.

An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius BImage

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. The Earth lies in the stream of charged particles created from their close approaches. Note: Our Sun is shown as a small dot just below and to the right of Sirius A. The 3 brightest white dots in the image form the Summer Triangle, which Earthlings can see overhead during August nights.

This Cosmic Full Moon Festival is dedicated to the task of making contact with the liberating and evolutionary energies of Sirius. The Festival's Full Moon aligns with Altair, the head of the Eagle. Look for this star high above the Moon as the sky darkens.
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Friday, August 3, before sunrise, Jupiter lies near Aldebaran, the star of enlightenment. Venus blazes nearby. Can you see the mini-dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster aka the 7 Sisters? Each morning through the early afternoon, allow the Universal Light of these heavenly bodies to flow through the top of your head and illuminate your being.
4:00am Map

Sunday, August 5, view the night sky's "Martian Triangle" and watch the Martian landing of the rover, Curiosity, on NASA TV, 10:30pm PDT.

Tuesday, August 7, before sunrise, Sirius briefly emerges from the Sun's embrace and reappears in San Francisco's morning sky. When will you see Sirius?
Sirius Reappears:
Mercury's retrograde also ends this day at 10:40pm PDT (UT 8/8) Until then pay attention to emerging new ideas.

Any Night
1. Look for the colorful shape shifting triangle formed by reddish Mars, yellowish Saturn and bluish Spica, the brightest star of Virgo. Binoculars make vivid their hues. During the next 2 weeks watch Mars move closer to Saturn and Spica. By August 13-14 Mars lies between them! Know these energies are awakening the essential divinity of humanity. Imagine a divine light emanating in and around those you encounter.
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2. Look for the Summer Triangle, a transformational gateway that can be seen overhead.
Altair, the head star of the Eagle, seen above the Aug. 1 Full Moon is the southern point of this triangle.

Weekend, August 10-12
Perseid Meteors ... evening and morning.
Waning Moon, Jupiter and Venus ... morning sky.
Have you seen morning Sirius yet?
Allow your mind and heart to expand. Be filled with awe, wonder and curiosity.

Look Up! ... Look Within,
Susan Sun at The Night Sky