The Sun & The Ecliptic PAth
The Sun travels on a predictable path, as seen here from the surface of earth. This sun pathway is called the ecliptic. This 360 degree circle is divided into 12 pieces (like a pizza pie). Each “slice” or section is associated with one of the constellations of the zodiac. These constellations have been deemed important by every ancient culture on earth. When people spent more of their time outdoors, and under the night sky, the movements of the stars and planets was an integral part of how they kept track of the passing of time, and the seasons. Tracking the stars and the planets and the sun and moon functioned as a “calendar” and the cycles of seasons and how the stars told of these cycles functioned as signals and markers to every ancient culture on earth.
Each culture came up with their own stories and myths about these constellations. Told in parable form in oral history, so wisdom was preserved and passed on the the next and future generations.
Although our modern indoor artificial light influenced lifestyle does not have us gathering by the fire to share stories every night, there are many of us that still cherish and find importance in these traditions. Although we have the luxury of beds and houses, we can still gather with friends and family and celebrate the night sky.
The sun, since it is so much closer to earth than all of the other stars we see, seems to move faster along this pathway than the other stars and celestial bodies. The strongest link we have in this day to this ancient wisdom is astrology. It is widely used and “accepted” in society. We each most likely know our Sun Sign, which is the position along the ecliptic the sun was at at the exact time of your birth. Your natal chart is really a still snapshot of all of the planets, comets, moon, sun, etc at the time of your birth. The position of the planets and other bodies creates a strong “symbol” of the energies that were in play at the time of your birth. Sacred geometry meets gravity meets light and sound code transmissions.
When the sun moves right in front of one of the celestial bodies it is said to conjunct that body. Or, another way to say that is that in lines up directly on that same spot on the ecliptic as the body. Because this sun is so bright, when the sun conjuncts another star or planet, we cannot see it here on earth. In effect, the sunlight “swallows up” the other body, and it disappears from the night sky.
Ancient cultures not only noticed these annual cycles of sun and star constellations, they used them in a predictive calendar way to portend the coming of seasons. Of times where it was safe to take to the seas in ocean going vessels. Time when the frozen ground would be possible to till. And when it was safe from frost to plant crops. These were very important, as the life of the tribe and the families of the village depended on it for food and survival.
When the sun conjuncts another star, or goes very close to aligning with it (as seen from here on earth) it can be though of as these two stars are combining power and light and force to shine extra brightly to earth. Lightworkers (folks who work with light and conducting it and anchoring it on earth) can use these time of conjunction to conduct and anchor light codes from each specific star and star system the sun lines up with. It is a major influence of what energy is streaming toward the earth on any given day. It is a “big deal” and will be influencing you daily and seasonally either in the background or in the forefront of your awareness. Why not work these energies in an aware fully conscious way to make the most out of them for your own evolution and spiritual journey, as well as for the collective consciousness of the planet? It’s also fun and inspiring! A great way to engage!