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The Cosmic Skies of August
Ancient cultures, much more in harmony with nature than is our modern society, used the movement of the stars and planets to guide and direct their lives. Eclipses, meteors and comets were portends heralding cosmic events. We too have an opportunity to direct our awareness to the powerful and intense cosmic displays occurring in the skies this month. What will occur is not just visual. It's also an experiential, energetic, tidal-wave relating to the changes going on in each one of us and across the earth. It's representative of things metaphorically heating up.
Last Friday August 1, the first total Solar Eclipse in two and a half years was visible across Canada, Siberia, Greenland and Mongolia. This phenomenon inspires emotional feelings of awe and grandeur in even the most casual observer when the moon blocks out the sun and day turns to night. Beliefs and illusions can be stripped away during eclipses yet create strong directional tugs towards spiritual endeavors.
During August, Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens next to our own Sun, returns by peeping out from behind our solar Sun in the pre-dawn hours. It's arrival was a high-point in the Egyptian culture, signaling the start of the new year as well as the Nile's annual flooding. You may remember during the full Lunar Eclipse gathering on Feb. 20, 2008 that Sirius, known as the Christ Consciousness influence, was one of the stars in a planetary alignment that included Regulus (the lawgiver) and Saturn, the planet of responsibility and accountability. In that springtime alignment of new beginnings, the energies of compassion and love poured from Sirius through the lens of Regulus onto the earth. In August it rejuvenates the power of this compassionate loving energy.
From 8/8 - 8/14 - the famous Perseid meteor showers which have appeared in the August skies for over 2000 years, also return. The Perseids are the debris field from their parent comet known as the Swift-Tuttle Comet which was discovered in 1862. Is there a coincidence that one of the major ley lines in Sarasota is marked by a road which is known as Swift and Tuttle? What's the coincidence that several spiritual centers are on that road, three of which held the anchoring energies of the Prism of Light?
On August 8, 2008, or 8.8.8 a triple "infinity" portal opens on the same day that the eyes of the world turn towards China and the start of the summer Olympics. This portal holding 24 points in a star formation, opens and magnifies the Christ Consciousness Light of Sirius. 8.8.8 is at the time of the second moon of the south gate teaching us about the power from the heart center. We are being taught to be courageous and to hold our own magnificent light as leaders; to hold the ideals of unity and the true spirit of the "games" in our hearts.
Cygnus also known as the Northern Cross makes its appearance high above the eastern horizon in summer. This constellation forming a Swan, is believed to be the star in our Milky Way Galaxy with which our sun will align on Dec. 21, 2012. The heralded golden age of peace comes on the wings of this bird. There'll be more on this powerful peace star Cygnus, the blue light, the gamma rays it emits, and how it affects us in upcoming issues of the newsletter.
As if those cosmic events weren't enough, we'll also experience our last partial Lunar Eclipse on August 16th visible in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. This is our last Lunar Eclipse for the year, the next one occurring in February 2009. Eclipses allow us to release old thoughts, emotions and baggage that no longer serve us in this higher frequency vibration.
It's quite a cosmic month in store for us. So how do these celestial happenings affect us? Everything in our manifest universe is energy, light and frequency. We are energy, light and frequency. Large astronomical objects or events have impacts on the planets as well as on us for nothing is separate. Solar winds for example affect the earth's magnetic field causing the northern lights known as the aurora borealis. The winds also affect and disrupt communications, satellite and radio waves and electronics. The moon's gravitational pull affects the tides and our moods. Even what we call "empty space" is actually composed of different forms of energy made up of gas, particles, protons and electrons that affect satellites, spacecraft, and yes the electromagnetic energy fields around each one of us.
As Quantum Physics explains it, light is either a wave or a particle. When an Observer observes the light it becomes particles. Remove the observer and it becomes waves. The act of observation changes the "reality." In our observation and our awareness of these Cosmic events we as energy beings have the capability of changing our individual or collective reality.
In conscious awareness, we can affect major changes in ourselves as we focus on the cosmic energy array available to us. Meditations done this month at dawn during the rising of Sirius and especially on 8.8.8, will open powerful gateways of cosmic love through the individual's heart center and into the heart center of the planet. During this time of the calendar year 2008 - a numerological year of new beginnings - we can re-write the script and the story's ending. We can observe any event and by the act of observing it, change the way it's perceived and thus its reality. We can energetically harmonize and re-balance everything in our sphere of influence by conscious awareness, focus, and intention.
In that conscious awareness, we can step into the rising dawn of our own individual awakening. In that individual awakening and focus we will affect our own electromagnetic field and in turn all those with whom we come into contact. It can be done day by day or moment by moment. Each day and each moment is a new beginning allowing us to live consciously in this newly created reality. Ride the waves of loving Cosmic co-creation!