~ Leo Cosmic Festival
Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival is
the Full Moon during the sign of Leo (July 22 - August
22). In 2018 the Full Moon is exact Friday,
July 27 at
1:20pm PDT (20:20 UT).
This Festival is dedicated to the task of making contact with Sirian
An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius B
Hubble: NASA / ESA /
G. Bacon (STScI)
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Lion ~ Zodiacal Deity
~ 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.
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
a year, during Earth's orbit around the Sun, the Sun passes
directly in front of Leo's brightest star, Regulus. These
heavnly bodies unite as one in a hearty solar / soulic
embrace. This occurs
because Regulus is positioned almost exactly on the
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
of Sirius (esoterically
the heart of our Sun) toward Earth. In 2018 the Sun occults Regulus
Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon Conjoins the Head of the Eagle
Moon Exact: Friday, July. 27, 2018 - 1:20pm PDT (20:20 UT)
Moon: A Total Lunar Eclipse - July. 27, 2018
Paired With This Lunar Cycle's ...
New Moon: Partial Solar Eclipse - July. 12, 2018
The Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon's Position
the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Full Moon lies in the dim constellation
Capricornus. High above flies Aquila the Eagle with its brightest star
of Aquila. This
of the Summer
Triangle, a transformational gateway seen overhead in the night
sky during Leo.
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.
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!
... 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
the Galactic New Year begins July 26, in the sign of Leo (July 22
- August 22). Originally this day correlated to the first visible,
though brief, appearance of Sirius rising above the eastern horizon.
This New Year is based on the 13
Cosmic Moon Year
July 26, 2018 - July 25, 2019
“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."
~ Full Moon's Illumination
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.
Eclipses in Leo's Ful Moon Lunar Cycle
(Lunar Cycle: July 12 - August 11, 2018
July 12, 2018 - New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse
July 27, 2018 - Full
Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses Affect Our Lives
eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave
of experience ... to resynchronize our selves
with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary
in consciousness. Eclipses tend to bring about endings [Full
Moon/Lunar Eclipses] and new beginnings [New Moon/Solar Eclipses].
influences generally last about six months, until the next eclipse
occurs. Eclipse lunar cycles
are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal
change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse,
upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycles.
Lunar eclipses ... are about releasing the emotional
bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than
we truly want or deserve.
eclipses ... are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception
and self-expression, and addressing issues
keep us from doing
so. They can invite a ... new way of participating
in life. Nick
Fiorenza / Lunar
Month Mar.20 - Apr.18, 2015
up! It’s a month of eclipses.
Partial solar eclipse July 13.
Total lunar eclipse July 27.
Partial solar eclipse August 11
(Aug. 11 eclipse begins a new lunar cycle.)
12, 2018 - "Pluto's" New
Moon Partial Solar Eclipse
Exact at 7:48pm PDT (02:48 UT July
12 - August 11, 2018)
small partial eclipse is visible from a patch of ocean between Australia
and Antarctica. Just 34% of the Sun is covered for viewers closest
to the center. Learn more at Hermit
Eclipse. Also see EclipseWise.
solar eclipse is always a supercharged New Moon. The light of the Sun
representing our masculine active, conscious will and vital life-giving
force is joined by the darkness of the Moon representing our female
receptive, subconscious, instinctive nature. A New Moon eclipse is
a personal and global opportunity and challenge to come into a new
balance and level of wholeness,
one that can shift our
self-perception and self-expression dramatically.
July 13, 2018 UT New Moon lies amongst the stars of the Gemini Twins
opposite Pluto ... Pluto's passage
across its south node creates an especially strong resonance with Earth.
There is a significant accelerating force in this area of [Pluto's
location in] late Sagittarius due to the high-energy stars of Lyra
Pluto's role in our lives ...
Twins stand upon the galactic equator [of the Milky Way
Galaxy] at a 60° angle
to the ecliptic plane [path of the Sun and planets] ... Thus, Gemini
is a galactic constellation and an ecliptical constellation, which
the expression of soul purpose through the daily activity of humankind
Fiorenza / The July 13, 2018 Lunar Cycle
retrograde (April 22-Sept. 30) is in a close approach to Earth. July
12, 2018 it is nearly in precise alignment with the Earth and our Sun.
It is strongly affecting humanity at this time.
Preparing for the perfect alignment - July 12, 2018
27, 2018 - The Mars Total Lunar Eclipse
Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Full
1:20pm PDT (20:20 UT)
entire lunar eclipse will be visible in Eastern Africa, Madagascar,
the Arabian Peninsula, in Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and
throughout India. Parts of the eclipse will be visible from South
America to Asia and Australia. The Zenith occurs just off the coast
of Madagascar. This is the longest eclipse of the century with totality
lasting for 103 minutes. Mars, close to the Moon, will be easy to
see with unaided eyes. Nick
Fiorenza / The July 13, 2018 Lunar Cycle
longest lunar eclipse July 27
addition to the emotional nature of a lunar eclipse, 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
stands in the way of our "seeing the light". We are reminded
to reflect on how we are held in the dark by virtue of
Total Lunar Eclipse occurs on July 27. The Full Moon conjoins retrograde
Mars, both of which conjoin the head and foreleg
of the Goat in early
sidereal Capricorn. This planetary alignment marks the pivotal point
in the Mars retrograde [6/26-8/27] and also initiates the new Mars
780-day synodic cycle[*].
addition to the Mars-Moon conjuntion] The Mars-Ketu conjunction
brings emphasis to established tendencies regarding
the use of our creative initiative and the use of power in the world. In
this area of Capricorn and under the auspices of Altair and conjoining
stars, it especially brings emphasis to redefining militaristic
strategies. This applies to all of the Mars-Ketu conjunctions and
retrograde cycle. This entire energetic, extending from June through
September is about redefining these past patterns and tendencies,
impelling us, both personally and globally, to elevate the expression
of Mars. Since the Mars-Ketu conjunction brings emphasis to these
past patterns, we may also see an intensification of their expression
in the world. It is important to be attentive to our personal past
tendencies surfacing and to do the inner work to transform them. Nick
Fiorenza / The July 13, 2018 Lunar Cycle
retrograde [6/26-8/27] is in a close approach to Earth now. The Red
Planet is the biggest and brightest it has been in 15 years - since
August 11, 2003, thus
a strong effect on humanity.
Watch the moon sweep past bright Mars July 25-27
Mars closest to Earth on July 30-31
open heart and mind activates the soul and helps one make spirit contact
with the Sirian force at this time, when both Pluto and Mars are in
a close approach to Earth.
... Curious about the July
12-Aug. 11, 2018 lunar cycle? Stepping
Through the Veil ~
The Pluto Solar Eclipse & the Mars Total Lunar Eclipse gives
Nick Fiorenza's insights.
reappears briefly in the morning sky August
8 for observers
in San Francisco.
2018 during the sign of Leo (July 22 - August 22) the August
solar eclipse occurs
just west of Regulus, the heart star of Leo the Lion, which focuses
and regulates the emanations
of Sirius Our Spiritual
Sun toward Earth.
Sun occults Regulus
August 22, as discussed earlier on this page, in the "Note:" above
the Eagle / Full Moon graphic.
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.
time has come to recognize we all are of divine lineage, evolving toward
our greater destiny.
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.
this Full Moon Festival we make contact with the Sirian
force, its evolutionary energies and the cosmic principle of
In 2018 we are also moving through the two eclipse
gateways of Leo's Full Moon lunar cycle and the one eclipse
gateway in the sign of Leo! These gateways are initiatory opportunities
that enable us to move toward the doorway of higher unified consciousness.
It's like walking
to a brand new place, and there is no turning back. The heavens
are pouring forth new life ...
Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation
who wish to join the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation
are welcome. If you are unable to meditate at the exact time
of the Mars Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse - Friday,
July 27, 2018 at 1:20pm PDT (20:20 UT)
a time within 12 hours
or after the exact Full Moon Eclipse to participate in this cosmic
Frequency if you are interested in learning how often
and when eclipses occur.
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