Look Up! ... Tuning to Sirius +

Hello Sky Gazers,
Luna is at her "Full" potential Monday, July 22 - 11:15am PDT (18:15 UT) during the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival. This is the time for our soul light to become aware of the spiritual light emanating from Sirius. According to ancient teachings, the concept of freedom resides in human consciousness because of the influence of this star system.

The Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon Conjoins the Head of the Eagle
Full Moon Exact: Monday, July 22 - 11:15am PDT (18:15 UT)

Image: Wikimedia Commons

The Full Moon lies at the western end of 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.

Look Up! The location of Altair and the Full Moon underscore that now is the time to make contact with the higher liberating, evolutionary forces ... energies aligned with the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom.

The Full Moon is illuminated by the Sun in the constellation Cancer. Cancer offers the opportunity of the "dark light" of matter to be stimulated by a far greater light.

In the light of the Full Moon, soar high like the Eagle into the heavenly realms. Partake in the cosmic Life streaming forth from our spiritual Sun, Sirius.

Full Night Sky Article: Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival

SouledOut.org's Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation


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

July 21, Sunday, Sunset
Venus and Regulus, the heart of Leo the Lion are at their closest.
Venus joins Regulus in focusing the energy of Sirius toward Earth.
Tune to the higher law of love and the freedom and liberation it brings.

Use binoculars to spot faint Regulus in the twilight.
7/21 Map ... 45 minutes after sunset, looking west
Look again, Monday at sunset
7/22 Dusk Map ... 45 minutes after sunset, looking west
Venus transits Leo the Lion through July.

July 22, Full Moon Monday Morning
Mars and Jupiter are at their closest.
Feel strong and be blessed with "fortunate action."
7/22 Map ... 45 minutes before sunrise, looking east-northeast
Additional Dawn View

Any Morning
Look for Mars and Jupiter and Mercury.
Jupiter rises above faint Mars as the days unfold.
When will you first spot Mercury?
July 26-28 Dawn Map ... 1 hour before sunrise
Late July Map ... 30 minutes before sunrise, looking east.

Note: Mercury ended its retrograde motion July 20.

Any Evening
At Dusk look for Venus above the western horizon.
You can view her stunning brilliance earlier and more to the left as the days unfold.
Late July Map ... 30 minutes after sunset, looking west

Look for paired Saturn and Spica.
Use the Big Dipper to them!
Late July Map ... one hour after sunset, looking southwest

Find the Libra Stars between Antares and Spica

Check out July's Milky Way.
Northern Hemisphere ~ Southern Hemisphere 7:00pm late July
How many stellar signposts can you see in this galactic river of stars?

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


This lunar cycle, which ends August 6 is giving us messages about our evolutionary course and fulfillment. Sirius, The Great World Teacher, is now playing a prominent role in expanding our horizons. July 22, Monday, join the folks at SouledOut.org in the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation.

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


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