Dog Days of summer are the hottest and most sultry time of the year
in the northern hemisphere. Almanac makers vary in the dating of this
period, which lasts anywhere from four to six weeks ... between
early July and early September. Some English calendars now list it
as the period from July 3–August 11. From: Dictionary.com
do we call these days the "Dog Days?"
canicular days get their name from the Dog
Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis
Major. At this time of the year Sirius disappears into the
Sun's glow. Both heavenly bodies are in conjunction,
rising and setting at around the same time. Ancient stargazers
thought that the
from Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens, combined with
the heat of the Sun produced the hottest weather of the year!
Even though Sirius is hotter than our Sun it is much too far
away to warm our planet.
ancient Egyptians saw Sirius as
a giver of life for it always reappeared at the time of the annual
flooding of the Nile. When the star sank in the west and disappeared
from the night sky, it remained hidden for 70 days before emerging
in the east in the morning. This was viewed as a time of death
and rebirth. The Egyptians copied this period in their funeral
ceremonies. When a king died, his body was mummified, then interred
in a pyramid or other tomb. By custom, burial took place 70 days
after death, when the king was "reborn" in the stars. Culled from the radio scripts of Damond
Star, Sirius is also known
as our Spiritual
Sun, esoterically the
heart of our physical Sun. During the Dog Days when Sirius disappears
the Sun's glowing light, it could be said that our physical Sun is
embracing our Spiritual Sun! After such a celestial
union a rebirth or resurrection can be expected.
the period of time Sirius disappears from the sky — sequenced
in the myth when Isis is
hiding until the birth of her son, Horus — eventually
the star reappears after Horus is born — resurrection. It is
was astronomically the foundation of their [Egypt's] entire religious
system. It was the embodiment of Isis, sister and consort of the
who appeared in the sky as Orion. Crystalinks.com/sirius
Days ~ Sirius Disappears from Our Sight
Our Physical Sun Embraces our Spiritual Sun
It is said that all great Avatars and evolutionary energies originate from Sirius, the brightest star in our heavens. Today the Sirius / Leo Festival, celebrated globally at the time of the Full Moon during Leo (July 22-Aug. 22), offers a great and unique opportunity to make contact with Sirian force.
Avatars ~ Sirius
~ Ancient Wisdom References
of our evolutionary link to Sirius and in preparation for becoming
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.
will Sirius reappear?
conjunction of Sirius and
the Sun does not occur at the same time in all latitudes, and is not
constant in the same region for a long period, hence the variation
in calendars regarding the limits of the Dog Days. Some say the period
of the dog days lasts 20 days before and after the conjunction of Sirius
and the Sun.
2012 in the Pacific Time Zone, Sirius rises before the Sun on the
last day of July, but remains hidden in its glare. When Sirius rises
above the Sun at an altitude of 7 degrees it can be seen.
This heliacal rising of Sirius occurs August
7, 2012 in San Francisco.
the heliacal rising: the first visible, though brief, appearance
of a star on the eastern horizon before sunrise. On the
previous morning, sunlight made the star invisible. When the rising
of a star is spoken of, it is usually the heliacal rising that is meant.
In ancient Egypt, the helical rising of Sirius coincided with the annual
rising of the Nile at Memphis. Index
to Time and Calendars / Rising
and Setting of Stars
at an altitude of less 7 degrees [above the Sun] is hidden
from our view by the Suns
Rising & Setting of Sirius
heliacal setting of Sirius (last visible setting of Sirius) in San
Francisco occurred May
23, 2012 hence, Sirius is hidden from view for 75 days in San Francisco
the first day of Sirius' reappearance the ancient
Egyptians expected an abundant harvest, if the star appeared bright
and clear. If Sirius appeared dull and red, a poor harvest would
color will Sirius be at its
reappearance this year? When
will you first see Sirius in the morning sky? Let me know!
first day of the 13 Moon Calendar, the New Year, begins on July
26. This date originally correlated to the heliacal rising of Sirius
13 Moon Calendar 28 day calendar has been in use for over 5500 years.
From the Incan to the Druidic count, to the Egyptian, to the Essene,
to the Mayan, to the Polynesian, the 13 moon calendar has been used
throughout pre-history as the harmonic standard, and is now being
followed the world over by advocates of Galactic Culture! From FAQ at 13moon.com
calendars that start July 26, may carry messages from the star Sirius,
through the Sun, to the Earth ... Calendars that begin January 1,
may be circulating energy from both Sirius and Vega, since the Sun
with those two stars at
that time. 26.tribe.net
the New Year Star, is at its highest overhead at midnight December
31, while Vega is
located directly opposite, below the horizon, under our
Sirius rises in the east, Vega is setting in the west.
Out of Time
Annually July 25th
is the last day of the galactic year
in the Mayan and Galactic calendar.
(13 moons of 28 days = 364 days ~
the extra day, the 365th day, is July 25,
the "Day Out Of Time") This is a special
day for ritual, meditation and prayer.
In 2012 along with the Banner of Peace,
we are asking that you bring a mirror or mirrors
to the gathering or festival as a symbol of the
Reflection of Divine Endless Order.
Day for Festival and Community
~ Jose Arguelles, Ph.D.
of Peace Through A Calendar of Peace
of of Time
Rhytmic Mirror (7/25/12)
A description of this Day Out of Time
of the Blue Resonant Storm
July 26, 2012 - July 25, 2013
"Blue Storm is the initiation by fire,
the lightning path, the arrival of the
thunderbeings who bring the final transformation."
September 2, 1996 -
Sirius: The Brightest Star in the Night
is the brightest star in the night sky. Intrinsically, Sirius is
over 20 times brighter than our Sun and over twice as massive. As
Sirius is 8.7 light years distant, it is not the closest star system — the
Alpha Centauri system holds this distinction. Sirius is called the
Dog Star because of its prominence in the constellation of Canis
Majoris (Big Dog). In 1862, Sirius was discovered to be a binary
star system with a companion star, Sirius B, 10,000 times dimmer
than the bright primary, Sirius A. Sirius B was the first white dwarf
star discovered, a type of star first understood by Subrahmanyan
Chandrasekhar in 1930. While studying Sirius in 1718, Edmond Halley
discovered that stars move with respect to each other. The Sirius
system is shown above captured in X-ray light.
Holiday and holy day
Our physical Sun conjuncts our spiritual Sun
and we are free to travel the Milky Way!
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