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.
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Fourth of July ~ Every Year
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The curved yellow line at the bottom of the image represents the eastern horizon.
The Sun rises at 6:00am and sets at 8:30pm.
Check out the following sites to see if the moon or any bright planets are in the Fourth of July sky. Vary the date or time with this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart. For the day's highlights see EarthSky Tonight ~ This Week's Sky at a Glance ~ Star Gazers Episodes
Taurus the Bull, Mercury
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 (the Universal Mind) 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.
The horns of the Bull embody struggles that are age-old and evolutionary. The southern horn and its star, Al Hecka, symbolize stalemates, standoffs and blind habitual fighting, while the northern horn and its star Elnath represent perseverance and breakthroughs. Today, with the multitude of global and personal struggles, we experience desires and spiritual aspirations tugging and pulling at us. Humanity often hangs on the horns of a dilemma having to make a difficult choice.
Did you check to see if there were any planets in the predawn sky of the Fourth of July? (See links under the sunrise map.) If so, you may want to learn about each planet as well as the significance of each planet positioned in a sign / constellation. See The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... Scroll 1/2 way down page. Though you may not see any planets during the daylight hours, know that their loving emanations are shining down upon everyone all day long. Open to their gifts that set us free.
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!
west–bottom, east–top, south–left, north–right
Check out the following sites to see if the moon or any bright planets are in the sunset sky on the Fourth of July: Vary the date and time with this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart. For the day's highlights see EarthSky Tonight ~ This Week's Sky at a Glance ~ Star Gazers Episodes
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.
Leo the Lion, Regulus and Sirius
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. Review map above
Spying Spica and 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 every one of us can be fanned into the flame of Divine freedom as we tread The Path.
Spying 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 to the south, to bluish Spica. Binoculars magnify their subtle hues. This helpful image helps one navigate the heavens.
Did you check if there were any planets in the sunset sky of the Fourth of July? (See links under the sunset map.) If so, you may want to learn about each planet as well as the significance of each planet positioned in a sign / constellation. See The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... Scroll 1/2 way down page. Though you may not see the sunset planets during the daylight hours, know that their loving emanations are shining down upon everyone. Open to their gifts that set us free. Rise/Set/Transit Times ~ Major Bodies
Scorpius and Antares in the Southeast
After taking in the sunset view, be sure to turn around to see the j-shaped cosmic Scorpion, Scorpius, fully risen in the southeast. Look for the Scorpion's reddish heart star, Antares. Binoculars magnify the subtle hue. The heavenly Scorpion travels west above the southern horizon all night long.
Antares and Scorpius are initiatory and demand transformation. These potent celestial powers enliven the evolutionary burning ground within humanity. Be the Phoenix who rises to newfound spiritual freedom.
Liberate ... Celebrate!
Fireworks by Popular Demand!
After the Fireworks ...
... are over, around 10:00pm, look west. Are you able to see blue-white Regulus, the heart star of Leo the Lion? How about bluish Spica above the cosmic Lion? Review map above. Turn south to see reddish Antares, the cosmic Scorpion's heart star. Helpful Map Now is a good time to view all these colorful celestial bodies with binoculars and to Navigate with the Big Dipper. Notice the seasonal position of the Big Dipper's bowl.
Vary the date and time of this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart to see whether any bright planet or the moon is in the late night sky. (10:00pm = 22:00)
Note: Moonlight can interfere with seeing colorful stars and planets. Also it's best to check out the Milky Way before the light of the moon enters the sky! See map and discussion below.
Midnight Delights? ~ Look Up!
Each year at this time the Milky Way magnificently sweeps through the heavens from the southern horizon to the northern horizon. The best way to view it is away from city lights, in a dark sky without moonlight.
Look again, any summer night for the Milky Way, when the sky provides a dark view.
Look Up! The celestial gems and jewels of the midnight sky are beckoning you to call out their names.
Weather permitting in a dark sky, 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. Binoculars magnify the subtle hue.
Be sure to review the image above.
Vary the date and time of this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart to see whether any bright planet or the moon is in the midnight sky (Hour: 00 Minute: 00).
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.
Wowsers ... Look Up! Liberate yourself and travel the Milky Way!
a Safe and Sacred Fourth of July.
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