July 6, 2005 New Moon
Setting Ourselves Free
Astronomical Myth is a "picture language," imagery that articulates the qualities of cosmic intelligence expressing throughout the greater heavens and through our lives. We are not separate from the greater heavens, from the stars and planets around us, or from our beloved Earth, but are intimate parts of this dynamic, continually unfolding heavenly symphony. This entirety is our cosmic consciousness, the totality of our being. To explore the greater heavens and the heavenly cycles is to explore that which we are--our embracing consciousness and our spiritual evolution.
The stars would not be in the heavens
if we were meant to walk in darkness.
Events of a Global Proportion
Our July 6 New Moon lies in late sidereal Gemini and conjoins Sirius of Canis Major and Canopus of Argo Navis. Sirius, Alpha Canis Major, is the impetuous and blazing Great World Teacher, knowledge-holder of ancient hermetic wisdom. Significant alignments with Sirius can bring teachings / lessons / or events of a global proportion that can catalyze tremendous evolutionary change. The Sirian type Gemini can carry a tremendous sense of responsibility to see to the evolutionary fulfillment of others. However, they can be so head-strong in their need for accomplishment that they can ignore the rights of others and the need to allow others to be self-responsible. Being a knowledge-holder and teacher of ancient wisdom, the Sirian sometimes thinks they know what is right for others, but a Sirian lesson is to release their siblings and creations to their own destinies. This can be a (Gemini) paradox of grand proportion--but the need is to set things free so they can take their own course rather than forcefully manipulating a scenario for some mentalized evolutionary outcome from a sense of righteousness or self-importance--a miss-placed sense of responsibility.
Thus, our Sirian lunar month may bring catalyst to learn about boundaries and the right use of will--how we must live true to self and allow others to do the same. This is to set things free rather than trying to manipulate and control our life scenarios or the experience of others, confusingly thinking we are responsible to define another's life experience. Doing so allows all parties to live in a greater integrity that is true to each, to mature, grow, change, and to move onward in what ever way is right for each.
Conjoining Sirius from the southern heavens is Canopus, Alpha Carina of Argo Navis, lying along the galactic plane. Classically, Argo Navis is the ship in the story of Jason and the Argonauts, a version of Gilgamesh and his fifty Sirian warriors. The Argo lies reverse in the heavens, stern to the east, bow to the west, along the galactic equator, thus associated with that which moves retrograde in the heavens, the greater precessional process on Earth, the evolutionary cycle of the soul. The stars of the Argo generally are associated with evolutionary matters for the entire planetary system, and for all souls evolutionary growth and fulfillment.
Canopus is the second brightest star in the heavens after Sirius. Sirius is relatively close to us at 8.6 light years. Canopus, of another galactic sector altogether, is over 312 light years distant. As a galactic equatorial star, and as director / navigator of the Argo (Jason and the Argonauts), of greater evolutionary matters for our solar system, Canopus sets the subtle cosmic currents that guide our lives and support us to change and grow, seeing to the greater evolutionary fulfillment of all souls and ensuring proper evolutionary outcomes. Canopus also brings awareness to the repercussions of global events and how they affect the greater surrounding cosmology. An older derivation of Canopus is the Egyptian Kahi Nub, meaning "Golden Earth"--representative of the vision held for our beloved Earth by this helmsman.
Sirius and Canopus are both significantly associated with the evolutionary affairs of Earth and humanity, and so can herald potent global experience. For an example see the Snippet: Jupiter & Sirius, The Great World Teacher (their role in the World Trade Tower event).
Canopus (along with Miaplacidus, Beta Carina) is director / guide of all astronomical-Earthgrid spacetime matters--including all interdimensional, intraterrestrial, and intraoceanic Earthgrid portal work. Because of its brightness and southern strategic location, Canopus is also a principal stellar reference commonly used for navigating interplanetary spacecraft.
From Allen (Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning: "Our name for it (Canopus) is that of the chief pilot of the fleet of Menelaos, who, on his return form the destruction of Troy, 1183 B.C., touched at Egypt, where, twelve miles to the northeastward from Alexandria, Canopus died and was honored, according to Scylax, by a monument raised by his grateful master, giving his name to the city and to this splendid star... Ancient Canopus (the city) is now in ruins ...it was here from the terraced walls of Serapeum, the temple of Serapis, that Ptolemy made his observations." Canopus is associated with Gilgamesh, Noah, and Jason. Canopus in older planispheres is generally illustrated on one of the rudders on the stern of the Argo.
From friend, colleague, and siderealist, KHM9 Andrés Takra: "Since Canopus lies near Columba, the Dove, the Holy Spirit, the symbol of the Future, according to D.H. Lawrence, the great and visionary English writer and painter, I predict that in the next human era, which will be a Golden Age, Argo Navis--and especially Carina--will play a role of extraordinary relevance. Moreover, being close to Crux Australis and to the South Pole, Argo Navis is another allusion to the future rebirth of spirituality on our planet, the resurrection of sunken lands, the future development of the SOUTH, the changes in climate and environment in that part of the globe (Tierra del Fuego,--the southern most land of Chile--and the South Pole / Lake Vostok) and to the landing on Earth of interplanetary spaceships, as well as of intraoceanic and intraterrestrial flying saucers and their strange occupants!!!"
Expanding on the Theme
The hours before the Crescent Moon provide a time when we relinquish patterns of the past that would limit our creative ability to expand on the theme now unfolding. The Crescent Moon is the time when the sprouting seedling sloughs off its protective coat of the past, and emerges in its new expression. As the Crescent Moon unfolds, the growing phase of the lunar cycle begins as we start to amalgamate our personal creativity with the original lunar theme.
Our Crescent Moon of July 10 lies just past Regulus, heart the Leo the Lion, and conjoins Alpha Sextans and the Vela Pulsar, which lies on Velorum, the sail of the Argo. Here our lunar theme expands with the stars of the Sextant inspiring us to plot a new course, to take a new tack on journeys in life. On a greater scale, this is in regard to changing allegiance of our energies from the outer world, self-sacrificing to diversionary forces in the world around us, to the vertical integrity of our inner soul / source directive and truth. On a mundane level this can be in regard to changing our fundamental approach or path in life, to take a new tack toward our goals.
The stars of the sail of the Argo, Velorum, are of subtle evolutionary currents, forces, and portals transcendent to the stage of the temporal world. The Vela Pulsar, an extremely old Super Nova remnant conjoining Alpha and Gamma Sextans and expressing through the Sextant's theme, has a fundamental frequency of 11.2084065685 Hz., which translates to a color harmonic of 3800 Angstroms--a high spiritual violet, bordering near UV. Pulsars in general are beacons for the soul, constantly providing an inner message or reminder for those attentive to such subtleties. Although the Vela Pulsar can create somewhat of a spiritual serenity, much like we might have relaxing on a sailing ship in a light breeze, there demands the preparedness and alertness to leap into action as the increasing gales and changing currents require. The Vela Pulsar reminds us to remain serene but alert and preserving along our journey, to continually plot our position and adjust our course so we can arrive to the sanctum we seek. The Vela Pulsar reminds us to set our direction based on the underlying evolutionary currents rather than on the winds of the moment, the diversionary and transitory surface breezes, to plot the path on our long-term (soul's) direction. If there is any pulsar equated more to the maturity of the old soul (old salt), the Vela Pulsar is it.
The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Our external stimulus occurs on July 13, the day before First Quarter Moon of July 14. Conjoining Jupiter and the South Lunar Node, our external stimulus may be to mobilize, to move and expand from the past, or from past patterns or scenarios, those that had been easy to fall back into or stay stuck in.
Our First Quarter action Moon of July 14 lies in the last few degrees of sidereal Virgo (just before Spica, the base chakra of the Virgin) and conjoins potent Eta Carina, also of the Argo. Eta Carina is Lord of the Waves (the Akkadian Ea (Ia), the Sumerian Enki, chief god of the city Eridhu--who warned Noah), foreteller of impending catastrophe, and instructor of the way through such evolutionary transitions. Eta is also associated with the Sirian amphibious fish-man "Oannes," who taught the Chaldaeans, both esoteric science and that which would civilize their lives, from building cities and temples to agricultural technique. (Robert Temple, "The Sirius Mystery" / Blavatsky, "Isis Unveiled") Eta embodies the esoteric Theosophical Gnostic wisdom behind what to most is merely the mystery of life or unfathomable acts of God. Here at the lower spinal sacrum (sanctum) of the Virgin are founf the secrets behind life itself.
Billowing clouds from Eta's
last eruption obscure the star itself.
Image Credit: Hubble Wide Field
To learn how one lunar phase shifts and changes into the next, and to learn how to live in attunement to the lunar cycles, in the experiential empowerment doing so offers, please download the Lunar Planner Introduction and each monthly Lunar Calendar, and use them daily (PDF file links below)--its all a gift.
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surface turbulence of our growth and awakening process.
We can establish an inner peace instead, with life
becoming a graceful dance when we attune ourselves to the
natural spiral of growth that is guiding our lives.
Living in attunement to the natural Lunar Cycles
is an effective and empowering way to do this.
cycles of life is living in faith and trust in the
Divine Creative Intelligence expressing throughout our lives.
how to live in attunement to the natural lunar cycles.
Astronomical Sidereal Astrology and Star Lore reveal each
lunar month's theme, and the planetary
themes unfolding throughout the year.
Each lunar month's theme weaves a continuing story line
of the patterns of growth unfolding in our lives
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changing characteristics as well as key planetary alignments. Use this like a calendar or
daily planner.The Lunar Calendar goes hand-in-hand with the introductory material.
Use this daily to learn how to live attuned to the Lunar Cycles of Life.
Step by step instructions on how to use the Lunar Calendar and
detailed description of the changing lunar phases.
Teaches you how to live in attunement to the Lunar Calendar.
The INtroduction goes hand-in-hand with the Lunar Calendar.