Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival

The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival is celebrated at the Full Moon during the sign of Leo (July 22 - August 22). In 2019 the Full Moon is exact Thursday, August 15 at 5:29am PDT (12:29 UT). This Festival is dedicated to the task of making contact with Sirian force.

An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius B


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. These heavenly bodies unite as one in a hearty solar / soulic embrace. 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, August 15, 2019 - 5:29am PDT (12:29 UT)


The Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon's Position

Annually the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival 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!

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.

Note: Annually 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 Moon Calendar.

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 ..."

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.

5 Retrograde Planets

In 2019 five planets are retrograde during the Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic lunar cycle (July 31-Aug. 30). Note: As Jupiter ends its retrograde, Uranus begins its retrograde.

Jupiter (Apr. 10 - Aug. 11)
Pluto (Apr. 24 - Oct. 2/3)
Saturn (Apr. 29 - Sept. 18)
Neptune (June 21 - Nov.27)
Uranus (Aug. 11 - Jan. 1, 2020)

A planet in retrograde motion is in a close approach to Earth, as a result it appears bigger and brighter than normal and has a strong effect on the consciousness of humanity. 5 planets retrograding during Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic lunar cycle are bound to potently influence and transform us.

Retrograde periods of are periods of “re": renewing, reflecting, restarting, re-evaluating, reviewing, revising, reworking, recharging, etc. Retrograde periods are a time to slow down and consider what changes are needed to create a truly meaningful life, the life that is in alignment with our innate essential Divinity.

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.

During this Full Moon Festival we have the opportunity to make contact with the Sirian force, its evolutionary energies and the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom. An open heart and mind activate the soul and help one make this contact.

In 2019 five retrograde planets are impressing humanity to slow down and re-evaluate how we are living our lives. What changes must each of us make to create a meaningful life that is in alignment with our innate divinity.

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.

The heavens are pouring forth new life ... drink up!

The Sirius ~ Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation

All 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 Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon - Thursday, August 15 at 5:29am PDT (12:29) UT) - choose a time within 12 hours before or after the exact Full Moon to participate in this cosmic event.

Note: Sirius reappears briefly in the morning sky August 8 for observers in San Francisco. Sirius gets easier to see each following morning.

Look Up!
Helpful Sky Maps / Links

Check out the following sites to see when the Sirius ~ Leo Full Moon rises and sets in your area. Are any bright planets in the vicinity of the Full Moon?

Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies

Vary the date and time of this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart to see a view of the whole sky day or at night. Create a Sky Chart for your area ~ Interactive sky chart (now with PDF print option)

For the day's highlights see EarthSky Tonight ~ This Week's Sky at a Glance ~ Star Gazers Episodes

The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... Scroll 1/2 way down page to learn about each planet as well as the significance of each planet positioned in a sign / constellation.

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Where silence thunders,
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