New Year's Star ~ Sirius
and Its Tiny Stellar Companion
Image: NASA, ESA, H.
and M. Barstow (University
image is a photograph of Sirius A, the brightest star in our nighttime
sky, along with its faint, tiny stellar companion, Sirius B. Sirius
A is twice as massive as the Sun with a surface temperature of 18,000
degrees Fahrenheit (10,000 degrees C)
B is 98% as massive as the Sun with a surface temperature of 45,000
degrees Fahrenheit (25,000 degrees C)! This measurement, announced 12/13/05,
was done by an international team of astronomers using the Hubble
Space Telescope. The white dwarf’s mass was calculated by noting
how its intense gravitational field alters the wavelengths of light
emitted by the main star. Read
More ~ Hubble
Sirius Compared to Our Sun
Our Sun is a million-mile-wide cool yellow star.
Sirius is almost twice as wide and a very hot white star.
New Year's Star is Sirius,
the brightest star in the night sky. Every New Years Eve at midnight,
Sirius reaches its highest point in the sky directly on the meridian,
known as its zenith point. It's as close as it gets to your crown chakra
(the top of your head). No matter where you live, just look due south
and up to see this dazzling star heralding in the New Year. Star
maps If you miss it at New Years, you can still see Sirius
in this location through the first week of January.
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we look at Sirius we see the light that left it 8 1/2 years ago!
Wisdom teaches us that the energies and powers of this star
are instrumental in our creation and in the establishment of the
guiding forces of our planet and the mysteries of initiation.
It has been referred to as the Christ Star. It is also said that
a sacred planet is responsive to the life of Sirius.
What the Soul is to our personality is what Sirius is to our Solar
System. For this reason Sirius is known as the God
Star. It is also known as the Dog Star, for it is the brightest
star in Canis Major.
system is directly "upstream" of our solar system within the galactic
arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. Because of this, we now know that the
polarized energies of Sirius do indeed wash over us. Modern science
is yet to discover if this vast current of highly charged particles
affects solar activity or life on Earth.
directly towards us, Sirius creates an axis of rotation with Earth
relative to the stellar background. Because of this, of all the stars
in the sky, only the annual heliacal rising of Sirius exactly matches
the length of our solar year, 365.25 days.
unbeknownst to most of the people of the world, our New Years Eve
celebration is a continuation of a most ancient ritual honoring the
return of Sirius to the midheaven position at midnight. Occurring
down through the ages around January 1, this midnight alignment marks
the moment when the energies of Sirius, directly overhead, most closely
touch our lives with her most singular purity. For countless thousands
of years and all around the world, without knowing the hidden reason,
we have marked this midnight moment by jumping for joy as the rush
of this vital connection surges through us. Freya
forces can aid in the service of those who are spiritually attuned.
If you are one of these people, just open your crown chakra and allow
the evolutionary energies to flow in and take hold. May only the Greatest
Good come forth for all of us this New Year!
of it ... the brightest star visible from our planet reaches its
highest point above the horizon at midnight every year on New Year's
Eve. How wonderful, how poetic, almost like a cosmic reminder that
this most brilliant of stellar lights is welcoming in and shining
on the new year, giving us all hope for a bright new beginning. Star
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