Fourth of July
Holiday and Holy Day!
The Fourth of July is linked to the brightest star in the heavens, Sirius. Every year on July 4 from our Earth's position, our Sun is in conjunction with Sirius. Esoterically this star is our Spiritual Sun and is associated with liberation. According to ancient teachings, the concept of freedom resides in human consciousness because of the influence of this star system.
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 around July 4–7. America's Independence Day is strongly linked to the conjunction of Sirius and our Sun!
Annually on or near the Fourth of July the Earth and Sun are at their furthest distance from each other. This event plus the Sirius/Sun conjunction creates a significant spiritual alignment.
The Fourth of July begins ...
4, 2012 ~ Predawn Sky
west–top, east–bottom, south–right, north–left
curved yellow line at the bottom of the image represents the eastern
Taurus the Bull, Venus, Jupiter
The sparkling Pleiades, the famous star cluster marking the shoulder of Taurus the Bull, rises around 2:40am. It is said that the Pleiades transmit the Light of God into our minds, enabling God's light to descend on Earth.
Aldebaran, truly the "Bull’s eye" star of enlightenment, holds a vision that is seeded by the Pleiades. It is a divine ideal that can aid humanity’s evolutionary process through its political systems.
In 2012 Venus and Jupiter align with Aldebaran and the Pleiades, adding the quality of Love-Wisdom to the enlightened vision of governance. Venus in Taurus brings the desire for increased knowledge that leads to understanding and wisdom, thereby promoting diplomacy and establishing right human relations between all people and between nations. Beneficent Jupiter bridges, fuses and blends energies, expanding our hearts and minds. Jupiter transmits cosmic forces into our solar system. This produces wisdom and the externalization of the Divine Plan in our solar system.
The horns of the Bull embody struggles that are age-old and evolutionary. The northern horn and its star Elnath represent perseverance and breakthroughs, while the southern horn and Al Hecka symbolize stalemates, standoffs and blind habitual fighting. With the multitude of global and personal struggles, desires and spiritual aspirations tug and pull at us. Humanity often hangs on the horns of a dilemma having to make a difficult choice.
Elnath, the tip of the northern (upper) horn of Taurus the Bull, is also a southern star in the constellation Auriga. This star lies almost opposite our galactic center. When we look at Elnath we are looking toward the rim of our galaxy and the less-populated regions of intergalactic space, away from the crowded galactic hub. Tune to Elnath for perseverance and breakthroughs. Allow Elnath to expand your horizons, free you from limiting influences and align you with the heart of our galaxy and its blessings.
In 2012 telescopic Uranus located in Pisces, the constellation of the world savior, arouses a willful rejection of a limited reality. Its emanations surprisingly shift humanity into new visions that encompass the greater whole and lead to greater freedom.
It's a Brand New Day!
Set yourself free! Look Up! Open to the illuminating and evolutionary light of this brand new day. Allow it to enlighten you and thereby descend on Earth. Expect inner fireworks as you liberate yourself from the energies that no longer serve the soul and the greatest good. Imagine others doing the same, each freeing their spirit by moving beyond judgment, hatred, and separation toward understanding, wise love and unity. Ponder freedom, independence and interdependence.
Meditation ... Sunrise to Noon
Each Fourth of July a Circle of Peace occurs at the Rainbow Gathering. A silent circle of people prays for world peace starting at sunrise and ending around Rainbow noon after a period of OHMing. Join this meditation on the inner planes wherever you are physically located.
The Sun sets ...
... on the Fourth of July at 8:30pm. Find a clear unobstructed western horizon to really appreciate the view shown in the star map below. Use binoculars to improve visibility; do not view the Sun with them!
4, 2012 ~ Sunset Sky
west–bottom, east–top, south–left, north–right
Sun, Gemini Twins
Every year on July 4, the Sun representing physical consciousness, will, power and life-giving force, lies in the constellation of the Gemini Twins. From here its emanations harmonize will and form. The Gemini Twins though opposites representing the form and spirit, innately cooperate for the benefit of the whole. The emanations of Gemini keep the interplay of energies between dualities active and flowing so that eventually they reach synthesis and unity.
In 2012 Mercury the messenger of the gods hugs the horizon in the dim constellation of Cancer. You'll need an unobstructed northwestern view to see this planet, which sets by 10:00pm.
Mercury, representing the mind, is the link between the soul and the personality, between spirit and matter. With Mercury in this location "the Mind merges with Devotion to the Plan for the sustained nourishment of humanity and the planet. Great resourcefulness is part of the gift of this position ..." Esoteric Mercury
Note: Mercury is in the constellation Cancer during the sign of Cancer. The keynote of Cancer is "Love builds a Lighted House wherein Life dwells."
Leo the Lion, Regulus
Every Fourth of July impressive Leo the Lion lies above the sunset horizon. A backward question mark of stars curves up from Regulus, Leo's brightest star and heart star, representing the Lion's chest, majestic mane and head. A triangle of stars forms Leo's hindquarters. Regulus, the Lion-Hearted Lawgiver, focuses the evolutionary energies of Sirius toward Earth and acts as a regulator for these liberating emanations. Sirius and Initiation
Spy Spica, Saturn, Mars, Virgo the Virgin
The constellation Virgo the Virgin with its brightest star, Spica, lies above (east of) Leo the Lion. Virgo's emanations nurture the essential divinity within humanity until spiritual birth can occur. This spark of divinity in each and everyone of us can be fanned into the flame of Divine freedom as we tread The Path.
Spying Paired Saturn and Spica ... Locate the Big Dipper a little northwest of overhead, arc from its handle to the bright golden star Arcturus directly overhead, and from there spike down first to Saturn, then to Spica in the south. Saturn, not shown in this in this helpful image, is positioned between Arcturus and Spica.
Spying Mars ... Once you have found Spica and Saturn look below toward the horizon to spy Mars. In 2012 yellowish Saturn, bluish Spica and reddish Mars form a colorful elongated triangle above the sunset horizon. Binoculars magnify their subtle hues.
Liberate ... Celebrate!
BTW: Large Luna rises in the east around 9:30pm, a deLightFull addition to the fireworks show! The exact Full Moon occurred July 3, 2012 at 11:52am (18:52 UT).
After the fireworks ...
... are over in 2012, around 10:00pm, look west. Are you able to see Regulus the heart of Leo the Lion low on the western horizon? How about the colorful and elongated triangle formed by reddish Mars and paired bluish Spica and yellowish Saturn above the cosmic Lion? Now is a good time to Navigate with the Big Dipper. Notice the seasonal position of the Big Dipper's bowl.
At midnight view the Milky Way sweeping through the heavens from the southern horizon to the northern horizon. Look Up! The celestial gems and jewels of the night sky are beckoning you to call out their names.
Midnight Delights ~ Look Up!
Around midnight on July 4, weather permitting, just above the southern horizon, you should be able to see two great summer constellations, Scorpius (sprawling "j" shaped), and Sagittarius (teapot shaped). Here the Milky Way bulges with the Heart of our Galaxy lying between these two great constellations. Antares, the heart of Scorpius, is a bright reddish star.
Be sure to review the image above.
The Summer Triangle is centrally positioned over the Milky Way and Cassiopeia (M or W shaped) marks its northern sweep. Arc from the handle of the Big Dipper to golden Arcturus from there spike down first to yellowish Saturn and then to bluish Spica. In 2012 Saturn lies between Arcturus and Spica.
A portion of our own Milky Way Galaxy appears like a faint cloud extending from the southern horizon, high overhead, and onward to the northern horizon. This is an especially breathtaking sight, if you are away from bright city lights. It has been said this is the river of souls, the white ether, the plane of consciousness where all souls can hold communion with the Cosmic Christ. "The mysterious band in the heavens, which we call the Milky Way, is closely connected with cosmic prana, or that cosmic vitality or nourishment which vitalizes the solar etheric system." Alice Bailey TCF p. 99 Wowsers ... Look Up! Liberate yourself and travel the Milky Way!
a Safe and Sacred Fourth of July.
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