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Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival

 

The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival is celebrated at the Full Moon during the sign of Leo (July 22 - August 21). In 2016 the Full Moon is exact Thursday, August 18 at 2:26am PDT (09:26 UT). This Festival is dedicated to the task of making contact with Sirian force.

 

An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius B

Image:
ESA Hubble: NASA / ESA / G. Bacon (STScI)

This picture is an artist's impression showing how the binary star system of Sirius A and its diminutive blue companion, Sirius B, might appear to an interstellar visitor. 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. White dwarfs are the leftover remnants of stars similar to our Sun. The Sirius system, only 8.6 light-years from Earth, is the fifth closest stellar system known. Sirius B is faint because of its tiny size. Its diameter is only 7,500 miles (about 12 thousand kilometers), slightly smaller than the size of our Earth.

The Sirius system is so close to Earth that most of the familiar constellations would have nearly the same appearance as in our own sky. In this rendition, we see in the background the three bright stars that make up the Summer Triangle: Altair, Deneb, and Vega. Altair is the white dot above Sirius A; Deneb is the dot to the upper right; and Vega lies below Sirius B. But there is one unfamiliar addition to the constellations: our own Sun is the second-magnitude star, shown as a small dot just below and to the right of Sirius A. [Annotated Image]

 

It is said that all great Avatars and evolutionary energies originate from Sirius, the brightest star in our heavens. The influences of Sirius are focused through Regulus, the heart of the Lion, found in the constellation of Leo. According to the works of Alice Bailey, the Leo-Sirius connection is key to humanity's spiritual evolution and the building of a new unifying world religion. This Sirius ~ Leo Festival offers a great and unique opportunity to become aware of these cosmic energies.

These words from Marianne Williamson capture the essence of the Leo mysteries. "... We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." When Leo is in its strength and power this energy knows and remembers its radiant and shining divine essence shared by all life. Shamanic Astrology 7/03

Leo the Lion ~ Zodiacal Deity

During the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival, the soul light within us is ever increasingly aware of the spiritual light emanating from Sirius. This great Sirian light is becoming more available, bringing to us a new opportunity, a new path. The Sirius ~ Leo Festival prepares humanity and in turn planet Earth for perfection and ultimate cosmic service, bringing us into contact with the Heart of God.

Leo stands in a unique relationship to the sun at the heart of our solar system. The planetary and systemic alignment established at this Festival is a heart / soul alignment. The heart of humanity, the heart of the planet ~ the spiritual Hierarchy ~ and the heart of the sun create the channel which extends to Sirius ... This alignment is evocative of the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom, both of which flow through Sirius and Leo into our range of awareness. Lucis Trust website, 2005

Note: Once a year, during Earth's orbit around the Sun, the Sun passes directly in front of Leo's brightest star, Regulus. This occurs because Regulus is positioned almost exactly on the ecliptic. Annually on or near August 22, the Sun (heart of our solar system) occults Regulus (heart star of Leo the Lion), which focuses and regulates the emanations of Sirius (esoterically the heart of our Sun) toward Earth.

 

The Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon Conjoins the Head of the Eagle
Full Moon Exact: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 - 2:26am PDT (09:26 UT)
A Lunar Eclipse?

Image: Wikimedia Commons

 

A Lunar Eclipse?

This lunar eclipse is not noted on any of the popular astronomical websites. Some calculations have the Earth's shadow just missing the Moon. Some say and show that it grazes the faintest (penumbral), northern edge of the Earth's shadow. In any case it is considered an imperceptible event.

It is worth pointing out that a lunar eclipse supercharges a Full Moon with the unknown, a void – darkness. It blocks the Moon's reflection of the Sun's light by the Earth and suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our "seeing the light". A lunar eclipse serves as a reminder that we need to realize how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective.

An open heart and mind helps one make contact with the Sirian force at this time.

 

Reflections ~ The Full Moon's Position

The Full Moon lies in the dim constellation Capricornus. High above flies Aquila the Eagle with its brightest star Altair, the head of Aquila. This star is also the southern point of the Summer Triangle, a transformational gateway seen overhead in the night sky during Leo.

The constellation Capricornus opens the doorway to our divine head center and the immortal life of spirit. It carries the seeds of death for the material life and awakens one to a higher spiritual frequency and its potential earthly expression. Capricornus aligns humanity with a new cycle of effort, initiation and service.

Aquila the Eagle, the royal eagle of Jupiter and the great bird of Zeus, is a messenger from heaven, who leads us to immortality by lifting us to the realms of higher mind and intuition. Aquila and its brightest star Altair soar above the Full Moon symbolizing vision and freedom. In flight Aquila is known to carry mighty thunderbolts in his talons. These can shake one to their core, if one resists the divine message. Listen! Co-create with the inner divine one!

Note: The Galactic New Year begins July 26, 2016.

Blue Spectral Storm Year
July 26, 2016 - July 25, 2017
“Blue Storm represents the storm, the thundercloud
full of purifying rain, and the lightning that
shatters any false structuring of reality.”
13 Moon Calendar

Hmmm ... It is curious that the eagle, a symbol of the United States, has this close relationship in the heavens with the Sirius / Leo Full Moon. May the U.S. be lifted out of divided darkness into the unifying realms of higher mind and guiding intuition.

 

Reflections ~ Full Moon's Illumination

The Full Moon during Leo is illuminated by the Sun in the constellation Cancer. Cancer offers the opportunity of the "dark light" of matter to be stimulated by the light of the soul.

 

In Summary

The seeds of death for the current material life are activated and we must awaken to a higher spiritual frequency and its potential earthly expression. Now is the time for the "dark light" of matter to be stimulated by a far greater light.

The time has come to recognize we all are of divine lineage, evolving toward our greater destiny. We must lift ourselves to the higher ground of soul and its guiding intuition. It is here that we can receive the new awareness of the infinite unknown. With the light of the soul we see how to bring these new energies into our everyday lives.

During this Full Moon Festival we make contact with the Sirian force, its evolutionary energies and the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom. We are moving through the 2016 doorway of higher unified consciousness. There is no turning back. The heavens are pouring forth new life ... drink up!

The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation

Note: In 2016 the folks at SouledOut.org will meditate in group alignment on Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00pm PDT (04:00 UT on Thursday, August 18). All who wish to join in at this time are welcome, however if you are unable to do so, choose a time within 12 hours before or after the full moon to participate in this cosmic event.

 

Way up there,
Where peace remains,
Where silence thunders,
Angels sing.
Imagination and amazing grace
Brings us closer to our home in space.

Verse from: NASA

 

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Susan Sun

 

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