Dog Days

The 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. Culled From:

Canis Major

Why do we call these days the "Dog Days?"

These 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 heat 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.

The 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 Benningfield.

The Dog Star, Sirius is also known as our Spiritual Sun, esoterically the cosmic heart of our physical Sun. During the Dog Days when Sirius disappears into 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.

This is 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 time!

Sirius was astronomically the foundation of their [Egypt's] entire religious system. It was the embodiment of Isis, sister and consort of the god Osiris, who appeared in the sky as Orion.

Dog 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.

Cosmic Avatars ~ Sirius
pgs 722-724 - A Treatise on Cosmic Fire by Alice Bailey

Sirius ~ Ancient Wisdom References
pgs 659-660 - Esoteric Astrology by Alice Bailey

In celebration of our evolutionary link to Sirius and in preparation for becoming the Shining Ones on Earth, I offer this excerpt from the Invocation of Osiris.

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.

When will Sirius reappear?
Heliacal Rising

The 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.

In 2019 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 8, 2019 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. Rising and Setting of Stars

Sirius at an altitude of less 7 degrees [above the Sun] is hidden from our view by the Sun’s light. Peter J. Clark: Heliacal Rising & Setting of Sirius

The heliacal setting of Sirius (last visible setting of Sirius) in San Francisco occurred May 22, 2019 hence, Sirius is hidden from view for 77 days in San Francisco during 2019.

On 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 result. What color will Sirius be at its reappearance this year? When will you first see Sirius in the morning sky? Let me know!

13 Moon Calendar

The first day of the 13 Moon Calendar, the New Year, begins on July 26. This date originally correlated to the heliacal rising of Sirius at 19.5 latitude north.

The 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

The 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 aligns with those two stars at that time.

Note: Sirius, The New Year Star, is at its highest overhead at midnight December 31, while Vega is located directly opposite, below the horizon, under our feet!

BTW: As Sirius rises in the east, Vega is setting in the west.

Day Out of Time
Annually July 25th

The last day of the galactic year, in the
Mayan and Galactic calendar is July 25.
(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 2019 the Galactic New Year beginning
July 26, is the seventh year in the 7-year cycle,
2013-2020, of Opening the Seven Light Gates.
We open the Seventh Light Gate on
July 25, 2019, the "Day Out of Time".
Red Cosmic Skywalker (7/25/19
Spiritual quality of this Day Out of Time:
“Red Skywalker is … the time/space traveller
who can jump dimensions to assist you in
realizing heaven on Earth … Red Skywalker
asks you to live the new myth by bringing
this heaven to Earth in your daily life … “
White Magnetic Wizard Year
July 26, 2019 - July 25, 2020
“White Wizard is the Magician, whose powers
are activated by wisdom that emanates from
the heart … wisdom that comes from an
alignment of mind and heart. An open,
trusting heart … to 'not know’ opens
the door of the mind to a deeper
understanding of the universe…”

Previous Galactic Year
July 26, 2018 - July 25, 2019

Red Cosmic Moon Year
“Red Moon is the cosmic seed of awakened
awareness. Consume it like a fruit, and let it
blossom within you. You are on the quest
of self-remembrance, of Godseed."

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Additional Links of Interest
Global Day for Festival and Community
Background ~ Jose Arguelles, Ph.D.
A Culture of Peace Through A Calendar of Peace
The Law of Time


APOD: September 2, 1996 -
Sirius: The Brightest Star in the Night


Sirius 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.

Fourth of July
Holiday and holy day
Our physical Sun conjuncts our spiritual Sun
and we are free to travel the Milky Way!


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