Look Up! ... Sol And Sirius Embrace

Greetings Star Gazers,
Two great Suns unite for our freedom and liberation during this lunar cycle.

Lunar Theme: Show Up, Pay Attention & Participate "The New Moon conjoins the stars that form the foot of Castor, Tejat and Dirah [map] ... These stars tend to make visible that which has been suppressed, oppressed, hidden in the closet, but what is destined to be seen ... This lunar cycle impels us to claim our roles in the physical world, to show up, pay attention and participate, and to take the steps that are required to manifest what we truly want in our lives." The lunar theme link includes more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

This lunar cycle began June 27, 1:08am PDT and ends July 26, 3:42pm PDT.

Our Physical Sun And Spiritual Sun Embrace
Sirius Disappears from Our Sight
The Heated Dog Days Begin
Freedom And Liberation Are Awakened Within


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The Dog Star Sirius is also known as our Spiritual Sun, esoterically the heart of our physical Sun. During the Dog Days of summer when Sirius disappears into the Sun's glowing light, it could be said that our physical Sun and our Spiritual Sun are embracing. After such a celestial union a rebirth or resurrection can be expected.

Note: The last visible observation of Sirius in the San Francisco sky occurred May 23, 2014.

According to ancient teachings, the concepts of freedom and liberation reside in human consciousness because of the influence of the Sirius star system. Every year on July 4 from our Earth's position, our Sun is in conjunction with Sirius. In other words, at this time, these two great Suns unite and shower us with their radiant emanations. Their energies give us Life and awaken us to all that we can divinely be. Take time to bathe in their illumination. Be reborn. Set yourself free!

Note: Astrologically, a conjunction is the strongest aspect celestial bodies can have. Our Sun exactly conjoins Sirius in the sign of Cancer at 14 degrees, which occurs annually around July 4–7.

BTW: Our Sun is a million-mile-wide cool yellow star. Sirius is almost twice as wide and a very hot white star. Size Comparison

Hmmm ... Mercury along with Sirius is hidden in our Sun's glowing embrace! This planetary messenger of the gods seems to be communicating with the two great Suns, Sol and Sirius, formulating a new divine message for humanity. It's time to pay attention to emerging new ideas. Note: Mercury's retrograde ends July 1. Elusive Mercury reappears in the morning sky Friday, July 11, the morning before the exact Full Moon. Mercury messenger of the gods reappears in the fine company of Venus the goddess of love and Aldebaran our star of enlightenment. Again, it's time to pay attention to emerging new ideas.

Fourth of July ~ Holiday and Holy Day
This day is linked to Sirius and it's Principle of Freedom.
Our physical Sun conjoins our spiritual Sun.
This is a great time for sky watching at dawn, dusk and midnight!

Dog Days
Learn the ancient Egyptian significance of these days.
How long does Sirius remain hidden in our Sun's glowing embrace?
How does the 13 Moon Calendar relate to Sirius?
What and when is the Day Out of Time?

 

Any Day before sunrise or after sunset
Look toward the Sun for crepuscular rays, sometimes called sunrays.
Learn More

Any Morning
Look for dazzling Venus in the east before sunrise.
Venus is slowly sinking toward the horizon.
Venus is above Aldebaran 6/30, then below this star of enlightenment 7/11.
Mercury reappears with Venus and Aldebaran 7/11.

Any Night
Use the Big Dipper to locate golden Arcturus, reddish Mars, bluish Spica.
Binoculuars make vivid their colorful hues. July Evenings SW to NW
Yellowish Saturn and reddish Antares lie east of paired Mars and Spica.
Evening Saturn/Spica/Mars ~ Summer Saturn in Libra
Antares/Libra/Spica (Saturn and Mars not shown.)

The Planets
See Night Sky Info for finder maps and information on each planet.

Rise and Set Times
Rise/Set/Transit Times ~ Major Bodies
Use this link to find exact times for the
planets, Sun and Moon in your area.

As the Moon grows in the light provided by our Sun, we too grow in the light of our Soul.

The waxing Crescent Moon brings up obstacles from the past that can impede the new incoming energies and one's growth in consciousness. The work to overcome these obstacles begins with this lunar phase June 29.

June 29-30, Sunday-Monday - Evening, Dawn
The young waxing Crescent Moon appears above Jupiter.
6/29-30 Dusk Map ... Jupiter sets by 9:40pm
6/30 Dawn Map ... Venus rises around 4:00am.

July 1, Tuesday Dusk
Say goodbye to Jupiter, below moon and Regulus, on July 1

July 3, Thursday
Happy Aphelion Day!

July 4-6, Friday-Sunday
July 4 - This is a great day for sky watching dawn to midnight!
The widest waxing Crescent Moon sets around midnight.
See Fourth of July ~ Holiday and Holy Day for maps and to
learn more about July's planets and stars.
July 5 - First Quarter Moon exact: 4:59am PDT (11:59 UT).
This phase signals a balance between light and dark, moving toward the light.
Ideally obstacles impeding the new incoming awareness are overcome now.
This must happen if the energy released with the coming Full Moon is to be utilized.
July 5 - Look for Luna in the daylight. She rises in the east around
12:30pm and lies in the south just before sunset
July 5 - Tonight's Moon nestles near red Mars. Use binoculars for a lunar treat.
July 6 - The waxing Gibbous Moon lies between Saturn and paired Spica and Mars.
July 4-6 Map ~ July 6 Map
The waxing Gibbous phase offers illumination and growth,
only if the obstacles from the past are cleared away.
Open to a spiritual quickening. Set yourself free! Forgive.

July 7-9, Monday-Wednesday
Find a Scorpion in the South and a Dragon in the North.
July 7 see Saturn near the Moon and the Scorpion's southern claw,
better known as Zubenelgenubi of the constellation Libra.
Check out "The Dragon and the Scorpion" - Fun informative 5-min. video
July 8 Map - Gibbous Moon between Saturn and Antares, the Scorpion's heart star.
July 9 Map - Luna is close to Antares tonight. Binoculars help one see the red star.
Surrender to the Sacred Fires of the Scorpion's burning ground.
Can you put out any fires of revenge?

July 10, Thursday
Saturn and paired Spica and Mars are SW evening delights.
Saturn/Spica/Mars SW Map
Open to a spiritual quickening, to forgiveness.
Prepare for the Cancer Full Moon Festival of July 12
Cancer Festival Global Meditation Invite ~ July 11/12 Meditation

July 11, Dawn Friday
Mercury messenger of the gods is visible in the morning sky with
Venus goddess of love and Aldebaran our star of enlightenment.
What messages, new ideas or visions are bubbling up within you?
7/11 Dawn Map/Text ~ July 11/12 Full Moon Global Meditation

July 12, Saturday
July 12 full moon first of 3 full-moon supermoons in 2014 ~ Full Moon Meditation

Charting the Heavens
EarthSky Tonight ... nightly highlights/maps
This Week's Sky at a Glance ... weekly highlights/maps
The Planets
See Night Sky Info for finder charts and info on each planet.

 

During this lunar cycle two great Suns, Sol our physical Sun and Sirius our Spiritual Sun, unite in the heavens to awaken energies of freedom and liberation that reside in human consciousness. Take some time each day to sunbathe in these evolutionary energies. Set yourself free!

return to your source.
Bedrock, belly
nourish your roots.
- Jacqueline Lasahn / New Moon

Nick Fiorenza reminds us:

The New Moon conjoins the stars that ... tend to make visible that which has been suppressed, oppressed, hidden in the closet, but what is destined to be seen ... This lunar cycle impels us to claim our roles in the physical world, to show up, pay attention and participate, and to take the steps that are required to manifest what we truly want in our lives.

 

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