The Keepers of the DAwn: Sirius & Venus
Both Sirius and Venus are emerging from the Solar Light, and rising just before dawn on the eastern horizon. Sirius rises first, and is further south of east on the horizon line. You will see the distinctive constellation Orion above. The belt stars of Orion act like a pointer line to Sirius, below the 3 star belt and cloudy nebula. Venus is brighter, and rises close to due east. It is visible for longer as well, being brighter.
When a star is close in the sky to the sun, we are not able to view it. When it moves out of the light sphere of the sunlight, and we can see it rising on its own again before dawn we are witnessing the Heliacal Rising. This revelation moment, the Heliacal Rising, is an age old important noted time by sky watchers. In Ancient sky watching cultures (which is all ancient cultures) the heliacal rising of stars was used a marker of time and a way to seat seasonal and annual calendars. The ancient sky watchers and shamans were the ones who guided and informed the people of the important dates and were "keepers" of the calendars, set by the skies. An important role would be the Keepers of the Dawn - to awake in the darkness and watch the skies. A clear open vista to an eastern horizon line was a precious potent important point of observation. Many a sacred site included a observatory temple space and often stone structure monuments to accentuate and highlight these celestial body rising - stars and planets, sun and moon risings.
Modern devices (calendars, moon charts, observatories) have made the role of rising and watching somewhat redundant. We can use the phones in our pockets to connect with many charts and data sets. The task of being the Watcher, the Keeper of the Dawn is less critical to village life and has largely faded. Yet, so many of us are remembering and re-awakening our innate skillsets as Celestial Shamans.
Many of us have this sky watcher tendencies encoded in our being. Where we feel the call to rise as Keepers of the Dawn. It is truly why some of these traditions of waking and connecting in the cosmos have permeated so many sacred practices and rituals. Because this time of the day has a potent opening or gateway quality which is precious and pure. the light that shines as day breaks is called brahmamuhurtha, the ambrosial hours, the amrit vela, the nectar of the gods, the honey of immortality. A similar ambrosial gateway exists at sunset.
As modern day Celestial Shamans, we rise at this hour for the love, the light, the joy of it. To connect with the cosmos. To receive inspiration and illumination. To uplift the soul!
In early September, The Keepers of the Dawn are graced with TWO important celestial bodies rising before dawn. Sirius and Venus. Both became potentially visible mid/late August. This visibility depends on your location, both longitude placement and sightline specific, as well as clear sky and weather influenced.
My region has been blessed with much moisture this summer, which includes copious cloud cover. I myself got my first clear glimpse of these celestial light beauties on September 1.
The pictures above I took on that special first sighting morning.
September 3 is of note as Venus & Sirius Cosmic Rising. Cosmic Rising is when two celestial bodes rise together. Venus completes a period of retrograde motion, and turns direct on September 3, so like a pendulum swing, that Venus turn direct point is as close as these two (Venus & Sirius) get together in the sky.
These two Celestial Beauties will grace our low east horizon early morning skies for the first few weeks of September. Get up early to catch a glimpse. This week Venus is rising around 4:20 am. Venus is brighter. Take note of Procyon, which triangulates between them. Use the pointer stars of Orion's Belt to track your way to Sirius. Venus in her diamond light will be obvious. Procyon is between them.
WHITE WINGED ONES - THE PEGASUS
Many of us received visits from White Winged Ones during this special Full Moon. Pegasus, Feathered Serpents, Dragons
When so many “reports” of winged horses riding in on the winds and the clouds and the soft white moon light rays, I turned my Celestial Shaman eyes to the skies and noticed that the moon itself, on its path through the sky, was riding along the wings of the Pegasus Constellation on August 29, 30, 31 & Sept 1.
It’s so amazingly cool and awesome how the Celestial field is reflected in our dreams, our connections and our inner visions. As well as in the sky, water and clouds.
Invite the white winged ones to gallop and prance through your field of awareness. They spring forth creativity, magic and wonder! New ways of thinking, creating and being.
Mother Sun ~ Cosmic Birther ~ Venus Conjunction ~ Rising as Dawn Star 🌟 Birth of LIGHT 💫
Gives Birth to her children
They orbit around her, for she emanates the LIGHT of LIFE
From our vantage point on earth, with our naked eyes, we can see the light of these brother and sister planets. They are pinpoint brilliant lights in the sky. This planetary light, is a reflection of Sun LIGHT.
As we look to the skies, we see each of our sibling planets visit and join with Mother Sun regularly. Astronomers call these visits conjunctions. During a visit/conjunction, the planets are embraced fully by the mother sun glow, and become part of the daytime light. Not something we see at night.
Right now, Venus is in the embrace of the Mother Sun.
When Venus and Mother Sun get together, they beam brightly the codes of LIGHTBIRTHER
Venus as Cosmic Mother
Sun as Cosmic Grandmother
Mother Sun provides a flow of
Life Force - Prana
Heat - Warmth
Fire- Sight - Rainbow Illumination
Mother Sun is a Plasma Birther, a Light Birther
Bubbling forth with flares, plasma waves, and solar codes
Venus as Cosmic Birther
Learns much from Mother Sun during this conjunction visit
And the cycle begins again
A Venus Cycle begins with Venus as a prominent evening star. It begins a period of retrograde motion that lasts for about 40 days, the midpoint a conjunction with the sun. It sets closer and closer to sunset until it joins the sun in the sky and becomes invisible to us for a period of 8 days. During this transformative 8 days in the dark primal creation field of the underworld, Venus makes a shift from evening to morning star. When seen again on the eastern horizon at dawn, she is rebirthed as The Cosmic Divine Mother aspect. For 9 months Venus rises before the Sun in her morning star phase. During this part of the cycle, we can consider her in Dawn Star Mother Mode. Gestating Life within. Note that the length of time of this phase of the Venus cycle correlates to the length of time of human gestation.
As you embody this Venus cycle process, you may become “impregnated” with new LIGHT. Holding new light in your cosmic womb is a sacred act.
The Rise of Venus as Dawn Star on the eastern horizon signals the go window to BIRTH your visions and inspirations, to birth your NEW LIGHT.
LIGHTBIRTHERS are we!
Meteor Showers – Starlight Food for Your Light Body
Meteor Showers – Starlight Food for Your Light Body
Meteor Showers are a night sky phenomenon that sparks the human soul with awe and wonder. To catch a glimpse of the fleeting light streak across the dark sky – takes your breath away, brings a squeal of delight and opens your heart to playful joy.
Part of that sparkle of joy from a “shooting star” is your human reaction to the influx of light nourishment your light body is receiving. Every particle of light you encounter interfaces with you and your light body. The rare special treat of seeing a meteor/shooting star is like a delicious treat, a morsel of yummy star light!
We have to thank mom & pop comet for the brilliant gifts of the meteor showers.
Comets give birth to meteors. Comets are dirty snowballs, a bundle of ice and dust left over from the formation of our solar system. They spend most of their time in icy cold deep space, where they exist in solid state. When they get closer to the sun, they begin to melt and change and break apart. As they propel through space, they leave a particle stream in their wake. That debris stream lingers long after the comet has moved on, in fact, the comet adds to it each time it visits the inner solar system.
Our planet is also orbiting around the sun – and at certain points in our earth orbit we intersect comet debris trails. When the earth atmosphere grazes these chunks some of the rocks get enough friction to ignite and burn up. We see this as “shooting stars”, as a meteor shower.
These meteors are light codes being delivered from the comet to us on earth.
The light that is given off from this exchange showers us with photons, little bundles of light. These photons act as messengers, as information bundles. They deliver Light Codes. Right into your pineal gland, and your crystalline body, your DNA, your bones.
How To Receive This Starlight Nourishment
You are doing this right now. Opening your awareness to this phenomenon and energy flow is like opening a massive doorway, saying you are ready to receive. This light nourishment happens at a cellular and atomic level, within your physical body and your energy field. It is a quantum activation of your light body.
Yes, catching a glimpse of a shooting star is a direct transmission.
AND this process is still happening to everyone on earth, sightings unseen too.
We are within the orbital debris field of the comet, so this particle grazing and light activation is happening during the daylight, and while you are asleep in your bed too. Your eye is not the only receiver. You have many. They are always operational. And they respond to your attention and will strengthen and expand as your turn your attention to receiving the flow of meteoric light.
Perseid Meteor Showers - All Week – with Peak August 12 & 13
The Perseid meteors happen around this time every year, as Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle. You can catch your best glimpse looking Northeast, after midnight, best in the few hours before dawn. All week, with peaks expected the nights and pre-dawns of Aug 12 & 13.
Swift-Tuttle is about 16 miles in diameter. It orbits the sun once every 133 years and comes within 84,000 miles of Earth (closer than the moon). I also pay attention to the outer reaches of a comet orbit, as the comet acts like a “delivery system” of content from that part of space.
Swift-Tuttle travels in a large oval shaped path from beyond Pluto, likely from the Oort Cloud (a theorized cloud of icy matter/space stuff surrounding our solar system) - spanning a path of connection between the Oort cloud and us here on earth! It brings with it codes and information from the outer reaches of the Solar System – from the Oort Cloud, and all the space along the way through the solar system, gathering particles and energy from the orbits all of the 6 closest planets to the sun, and codes of the dwarf planets too.
Swift-Tuttle’s most recent visit to our neighborhood was in 1992, and as a result, the 1993 Perseids had a peak rate of 500 meteors per hour. The year 1992 was also then the last time its orbit was replenished with debris—the more recently a comet has passed through the inner solar system, the more dust particles it leaves in its wake (more dust particles results in a higher peak meteor rate).
Swift-Tuttle was discovered way back in 1862. “This is one of the first comets that really convinced people that there was a direct link between certain comets and meteor showers,” says James Zimbelman, a planetary geologist at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
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2023 Celestial Alignments
The Dog Days of Summer (Northern Hemisphere)
CYCLES OF SIRIUS
Sirius, the twinkling bright disco ball star is prominent in the winter evening northern hemisphere sky, It dips lower and lower every night of spring, until it begins to join the sun, rendering it "invisible" to us, as it comes close to the sun in the daytime sky. We are in that part of the cycle now, Sirius is a "daytime star" - and thereby not visible to us humans here on earth.
The last time we can see Sirius, low in the western sky just after sunset is early/mid May. This last time you can see a star (or planet) in the twighlight sky is called the Heliacal Setting. Heliacal means "near the sun". The date varies by your latitude - and for the whole globe it is Mid May this year. At my 42 degrees, this year it was around May 3-5.
Other poignant Celestial Stargate of note are the Cosmic Setting and Cosmic Rising. This is when two celestial bodies set or rise at the same time. On August 4, 2023 - The Sun & Sirius rise together !! (the day I am writing this blog). The Sun & Sirius set together May 28, 2023.
Heliacal Rising is the moment we can see a celestial body (star/planet) rise just before sunrise on the eastern horizon. Just like the setting - this is subjective to your location and vistas - and most of the globe sees them within a week of each other. In 2023 - the Heliacal rising of Sirius takes place during the window of August 14-17 ish. For my location, i have my target date of August 16 to being to look. While some of this can be "predicted" it is a real time moment, you being awake and looking at a clear line of eastern horizon - and weather and could cover and such. It is a sacred special moment of connection right to the Star itself.
This year - we have another celestial light player - the bright planet Venus - adding in the cosmic dance party.
Venus is with the sun in the sky now too - and conjuncts close on August 13. The Sun, New Moon & Venus rise together (Cosmic Rising) on August 16.
The early mornings before dawn through the end of August - we will be able to see BOTH Sirius & Venus low on the eastern horizon (and higher every day) - a very special celestial treat!
Cross Quarter Aug 1 Full Moon Takes us Into the Leo Gateway
CROSS QUARTER AUG 1 FULL MOON TAKES US INTO THE LEO GATEWAY
I went out to watch the moon rise last night...and the orange pinky salmon glow of the Lunar Disc and the sky had me looking at the solar and lunar alignments for this Full Moon. Every Full Moon creates an "opposition alignment gateway" where one celestial body rises as another sets. Moon Rises in the East as Sun sets in the west plays out every full moon evening. On this moon, the horizon rising spot was well south of east (a natural part of the Lunar Standstill Cylcle alignment fluctuations).
Finding the moon so far South of East, coupled with seeing many cardinals (the red birds) pinged me to pay attention to the cardinal directions - and the seasonal cross quarter point - the "southwest" qualities of the seasonal marker as we tip from high solstice to halfway point to equinox. Tipping point!
That very south of east rise of this "out of bounds" moon had me looking at my sky charts, and looking what other celestial players were up in the sky with the Sun & Moon.
The Moon had Pluto nearby. And the Sun was just leaving the Beehive cluster in Cancer, and moving towards Leo the Lion.
What came through was the trinity of Venus Mars and Mercury, and recall of the transmission I received from these planets during the August 2021 Gateway - and the "Embodiment of the Lion" as Head Heart Core. We are here again, sun poised to enter the Mouth/Head/Skull of the Lion and the Lion's Gateway.
Here is an excerpt from my article in 2021....perfect for our now...
This summer, the light codes are speaking to me about...
The Embodiment of the Lion
HEAD, HEART, & CORE
There are three seats of awareness, 3 power centers for us as humans.
The thought field, The mind field.
The head is a busy place. It acts as both a receiver and projector.
Its fabulous function is to to scan for info, to collect info, to organize info, and to project information back out.
Head rules SOUND & SIGHT
As far as vantage points and inputs placed on the head, it a multi sensory area. Mouth, Ears produce and receive sounds. Eyes receive light, depth and color...sight.
Heart rules your energy flow. Your magnetic. Your electro-magnetic field.
Your heart rules emotion.
E- motion...energy in motion.
The flow of your emotions resembles electricity flow.
And this flow induces a magnetic field, which is shaped like a torus.
Your heart magnet is programable, and can be set to attract what you want directly to you.
Merged state of ONEness
Where you are centered in your inner power, quiet and calm. Steady and Strong.
The home, the residence, the temple of your soul.
Your source of inner knowing, your gut.
Working with Solar Zodiac Gateways
We use zodiac constellations as markers to define and “section” the sky as the sun moves on its path across the sky. The Sun’s path Is called the Ecliptic. Along the ecliptic are 12 Constellations – that we call the Zodiac. Anyone who has dabbled in astrology will be familiar with their names…Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Each constellation has its own boundaries (like a city or town) on the landscape of the night sky. Just like you drive by an “Entering Grafton” sign when you drive into town, there are divisional markers that act like Zodiac Gateways along the sun’s ecliptic path. In one Solar Year, the Sun passes through them all, returning around the circle to the beginning again.
Every June, July & August, the Sun passes through the Solar Zodiac Gateways of the Cancer and Leo constellations. The constellation Cancer is home of the Beehive Cluster, and this is its own Gateway, preceding the Leo The Lion’s Gateway. The Sun crosses over into Leo on August 11, 2023.
During the Lion Gateway of 2021 – we had the triad of The Lion’s Roar – Head Heart Core content come through strong. During this gateway I identified three sectors of the Lion Energy – that define and distinguish the Leo zones HEAD HEART AND CORE. I chose marker stars in Leo – that are close to the ecliptic (Sun’s path) and also close to the depiction of these areas of the Lion shape drawn by the stars. We have demarked:
Head/Skull Leo Star – 8 Leonis
Heart of the Lion – Regulus (Alpha Leonis)
Core Leo Star – Rho Leonis (ρ Leonis)
Star Fact Corner:
You can read more about these stars here – I chose these beauties, you are to play with this and make it yours! Regulus is a well know, bright “popular” star, and folks are well acquainted with this associated with the Leo the Lion Heart. The other two were selected for their location and ecliptic proximity, they are not very bright or visible without a scope.
THE LION'S ROAR: HEAD HEART CORE
There is a corridor or gateway of astronomical alignments that take place in the constellation of LEO the LION. The celestial bodies involved this year are the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars and Mercury. The chart below outlines the many alignments that take place over the July/August gateway. It could be interesting to note or chart for yourself how each of these stargate alignments impacts your own field.
For example, Mars in the Lion Core on July 20 had many of us experiencing both power surges and belly/gut "stuff". The alignments with Regulus, the heart of the Lion, are always impactful.
We grow a lion's courage in our heart space. And our inner planetary gateways.
The head of the lion is near the star 8 Leonis
The heart of the lion is the star Regulus
The core of the lion is near the star rho Leonis
UNLOCKING THE KEYS FROM THE SKY TABLET OF TAL-QADI
THE GOLDEN GATE OF THE ECLIPTIC
Unlocking the KEYS from the SKY TABLET OF TAL-QADI
My ancestors are from Malta (my birth name is Bonnici). The temples on Malta have been calling me very loud for many years. I feel like my natural proclivity for sound codes come from this lineage and DNA line of mine. One Maltese Temple in particular started projecting codes my way and calling to me super duper loud during this Mars Pleiades gateway. Tal Qadi Temple. In the ruins and wreckage of this ancient star temple was found an etched stone, that is thought to be a star map. This stone is considered by some to be the oldest astronomical tool or sky map, dated around 4,000 BC.
The Golden Gate of the Ecliptic is an asterism (recognizable grouping of stars) in the constellation Taurus that has been known for several thousand years. The constellation is built by the two eye-catching open star clusters of the Pleiades and the Hyades that form the two posts of a virtual gate at the two sides of the ecliptic line.
Since all planets as well as the moon and the sun always move very closely along the virtual circle of the ecliptic, all these seven orbiting bodies are regularly passing through the Golden Gate of the Ecliptic.
I draw your attention today to this GOLDEN STAR GATE. This stargate has held great significance for humanity since ancient times. It is a section of the night sky that calls loudly to many of us, the Sirius, Orion, Aldebaran, Hyades, Pleiades region.
Uncovered on the Island of Malta in excavations of 1927 was an etched limestone tablet. Now known as The Sky Tablet of Tal-Qadi, this tablet is an ancient star map and astronomy tool. Used around 4000 BC, this sky map/tablet shows us the passage of the Sun, Moon and the five visible planets through the Golden Gate.
The Golden Gate of The Ecliptic also serves as a moon “observatory”. As the Moon passes through the gate over the year, it moves through its various phases. In fact, if you watch the moon pass through this gate through the 12 months of the year, it will highlight and showcase the progression of the moon through its phases. I continue researching on the building of stone archeoastronomy calendars and tracking of Lunar Standstills and how our ancestors used this gate as a marker to design these lunar calendar sites.
There is a correlation between Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina and this temple on Malta. All three sites sit around the 36th longitude parallel. They all hold some crystalline coding along this parallel, and there is a correlation between the astronomical observation point of the Tal-Qadi temple on Malta, and the astronomical alignment stones set to mark the lunar standstill cycles in Chaco Canyon.
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The Pleiades, or “Seven Sisters” is a star cluster of hundreds of stars that has captured humankind attention since ancient days. Because of where it sits on the ecliptic, it is visible for much of the year. The brightest 7-9 brightest members of this star family trace out what looks like a "little dipper" - seen best through binoculars or telescope.
When the sun moves into the constellation Taurus every spring, the Pleiades become invisible to us on earth, as the stars are lost from sight into the glare of the sun - in conjunction. The stars rise and set with the sun like this for about a month (30-40 days). The last evening where you can see the Pleiades setting in the twilight darkening sky is called the heliacal setting. Similarly, the morning that the Pleiades are visible rising in the morning sky is the heliacal rising. (Helios = Sun, heliacal = with the sun).
These stars are now conjuncting, or lining up with, the sun in the sky. That means, that the sun gets a “boost” of light from these stars, and that the light coming to earth from the sun also contains light and codes from this star cluster. Energetically during this time the Pleiades star are merged and delivered on and with the Rays of the Sun.
Those of us that work with, anchor and conduct light and light codes onto planet earth, know that this time of sun aligned with celestial body is an extra special potent time to work with the information and light codes from the stars.
The Pleiades with Sun Gateway runs from early/mid May until early/mid June.
It varies slightly depending where on earth you observe from, and your local surrounding matter too - light levels and landscape factor in. Here at my longitude and latitude the period of Sun and Pleiades alignment in the sky began this week, around May 13 and runs through early June, when the Pleiades rises before dawn and becomes visible again.
We are here in the Pleiades Gateway Now
Drink it in, rise up to meet it, pay attention to the messages. It is a potent time!
The Sun moved into the Taurus Constellation on Monday May 15 - and will flow along the section of the sky demarked as Taurus the Bull. Within Taurus, is a Gateway, very recognizable in the sky. The Golden Gate between the Pleiades & Hyades Star Clusters.
May 18 - Moon Conjuncts Uranus - Sun enters Pleiades Gateway
May 19 - New Moon & Sun with the Pleiades - Sun & Moon within the Golden Gate
May 20 - Sun inches closer to Pleiades, dark Moon visits horns of the Bull of Taurus
May 21 ~ Sun with the Seven Sisters ~ Sun Conjunct Pleiades
May 22 - Sun Conjuncts Pleiades ~ Crescent Moon near Venus
May 23 - Sun with Star Mother, Earth Father: Pleione & Atlas
May 24 - Sun in The Golden Gate of the Ecliptic: Between The Pleiades & Hyades
May 25 - Sun with Hyades & Aldebaran
OCEAN MIGRATION, CETUS CELESTIAL GATEWAY, WHALE SONG SOLAR ECLIPSE
Whales, Whales, Whales Whales
Why are we all seeing whales?
Multidimensional Reasons abound!
Let’s explore 3 of these multi-d influences….
OCEAN MIGRATION, CETUS CELESTIAL GATEWAY, WHALE SONG SOLAR ECLIPSE
Whales are returning to our shores, in their migration patterns northward for summer feeding grounds. Whales are on the MOVE!
In my area, we are blessed to have the Right Whales return to our shores in April. They come to feed and frolic in our beloved Cape Cod Bay – a safe haven- comparatively to open ocean - and a great spring spot for Momma Baby whale pairs. With less than 400 of these beings left in our oceans, each pair is a treasure!
CETUS CELESTIAL GATEWAY
CETUS – The Whale Constellation
The Sun is passing along the back of Cetus, the Whale Constellation right now. CETUS, the Whale, also referend to as sea monster or sea serpent, and is also known as the Dragon Fish. It is located on the Celestial Equator, adjacent to Pisces. Because the ecliptic (line of the zodiac) and the celestial equator are so close together near the equinox point – many planets and often the moon do move through Cetus. The sun grazes across the boundary line, as if it is riding the back of the whale!
We bring special awareness to Cetus A/Messier 77 - a huge player in the Cetus Constellation. A barred spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way. Of major “note” Cetus A has an active galactic nucleus (AGN), and is a strong source of radio emissions. Not all galaxies do this, so this one is “broadcasting”. A galaxy that is “turned on” and broadcasting from its center, emits a huge jet that travel deep and far into intergalactic space. If we (earth) are facing this jet, we are on the receiving end of the signal, and then these AGN are called radio galaxies, quasars or blazars.
There is a strong link here, the emitting active galaxies and the whale song.
Even portrayed and coded for us in the Star Trek movie, The Voyage Home.
Maybe the whales, in addition to all they do for us here on earth, are singing and communicating with distant galaxies.
Whales awaken for us our own ability to “sing our soul song”. The broadcast our signals HOME – to our star systems of origin. Thank you whales, we LOVE you so!!!!
WHALE SONG SOLAR ECLIPSE
WHALE ENCODED SOLAR ECLIPSE IN THE CETUS GATEWAY
Solar Eclipse on April 19/20 – Eclipse peaks at 12:12 am EST on April 20
12:12 is quite an auspicious time marker! 12:12 on 4/20
The position of the Sun and Moon when they meet in the sky and the moon eclipses the sun is right near the throat of Cetus and M77 - CETUS A. Cetus, the Whale or Sea Dragon Constellation contains a barred spiral galaxy. This Galaxy (M77) is a strong radio source. It broadcasts massive codes from its supermassive black hole. This Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN), positioned like it is in the throat of Cetus, codes like WHALE SONG.
This eclipse is going to be an amazing opportunity to SING YOUR CREATION SONG.
What kind of life, what kind of world do YOU want to sing and speak into creation??