In Egypt the annual flooding of the Nile occurred as Sirius, the blue-white star left of Orion, became visible at sunrise. Rising over the dome of the pre-dawn sky, the simultaneous rising of Sirius and the floodwaters associated Sirius with fertility and life-giving abundance. The Nile deposited silt that grew the foods the Egyptians needed for the year. The Pyramids (Temples of Initiation) are aligned with Sirius.
These are the dog (hottest, northern latitudes) days of summer—esoteric code for Sirius flowing through Leo into the hearts of humanity. Sirius is the star where love originates. With love comes freedom and liberation (Leo tasks). Sirius is the path of the heart. Christ, the World Teacher, is from Sirius. Upon completing our sojourn to Earth (a cosmic school learning about form and matter) seven further paths appear. One is the Path to Sirius (path of Electric Fire). The mind (manas) must be awakened, the heart, too. We must understand rhythm and the Soul. Sirius, in Egypt’s religion, is Isis, wife of Orion. Isis breathed life into her slain husband, later bearing their child, Horus (creating the Vesica Piscis). In Mali, West Africa, the Dogon tribe knows of Sirius and its companion star Sirius B (Po Tolo, seed of creation). The Dogon’s source of information was the Nommo, amphibious beings from Sirius.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Aug 8–14, 2013 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
It’s important to assess with truthfulness what you know, recognizing your knowledge as a gift to be shared with others. You can be strong-willed and driven with super-charged self- confidence and authority. However, your fire soon burns out and you shift your attention elsewhere. It’s important to acknowledge others’ beliefs and points of view. Allow others to share accomplishments. Then you become a true source of true leadership.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You remember many things from the past. Much about family and friends that will reappear. Don’t allow other people’s beliefs, criticisms or behaviors to offend or deter you. Identify with your own thinking and intuition. It’s important to feel secure with the information you present to others. However, do not present unusual ideas to those who will either appropriate it or test you with it. Maintain protection.
Gemini May 22–June 20
Your mind quickens with curiosity. Interact with everyone and everything. Many people will want to talk with you. Listen to what they have to say. Some of it will be important. Notice indecision. It reflects the dual nature of our world. Careful with distractions and finishing what you’ve begun. Do only what keeps your mind agile, interested and focused. You’re to initiate the intelligent conversations.
Cancer June 21–July 20
It’s important to ponder deeply upon the more essential decisions you need to make. You must have all the facts, be practical, proceeding slowly. There’s value in taking your time, contemplating different choices. This gives you focus, and final decisions will have been deliberated. Determination colors all your actions these days. You’re developing a greater level of concentration. Concentration is the first level of meditation.
Leo July 21–August 22
Your voice is stronger, more powerful, more outspoken than usual. You might say things you don’t mean or didn’t think about. Your tone may have changed, too. Arguments and intellectual competition, irritability, impatience and impulsiveness seem to have cropped up. Concentration is almost impossible so you make quick decisions. All of this makes you more creative, dexterous and getting to the heart of what matters.
Virgo August 23–September 22
You’re able to communicate with the dream world, with angels and unseen beings. You can communicate with devas, the angelic builders in the plant kingdom. All decisions made will be based on an instinctual sense of things. You may encounter mysteries not understood. Use your imagination ceaselessly envisioning the world you want to live in. Stand firm within your own beliefs while listening carefully what others believe.
Libra September 23–October 22
It is good to seek recognition for your professional life’s work. You’ve worked hard, gaining success and status, climbing every step of the ladder. You’ve been generous with your knowledge, time and skills. You rule with a keen sense of ethics and order. Your pride in your work and the many decisions that helped you reach that state is good and appropriate. It’s also essential to remember those who helped along the way. Who are they?
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Much of your knowledge has been gained through experiencing the underbelly of life here on earth. You have a keen awareness of sorrow and pain, of betrayal, trust and mistrust. You have a sense of ethics and justice that applies to all cultures and peoples of the world. Your most important task is the quest for truth and through this truth a sense of identity. Knowing all that you know, you could rule the world.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
You shine like the Sun as Earth’s star journeys to the top of your chart. You realize you’ve worked long and hard to be able to shine. You’ve gained strength, expanded borders, extended horizons, projected yourself into fields that hope to make the world better. You lead others through dramatic explanations. You love your heritage and a sense of self-identity has resulted. When you over-act you pay the consequences. But always you win.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
Your determination has always been your great strength. You search for greater inner identity when sharing resources with another. With that “other” good changes occur in your life. This allows all that’s hidden to come into the light. Remember anger, sadness and upset presents you with a message. You’re overtired, overwhelmed, not appreciated, not in the right field, need a respite. Contemplate these things. With another
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Sometimes, in trying to understand relationships, you allow others to have more power than you do. Eventually you become depressed with this situation and wonder what is wrong. It’s not good for you to be in the shadows. You need drama and excitement and love so deep that you begin to trust and settle down. It’s good that others recognize your leadership, skills and grace. You bring the future to humanity.
Pisces February 19–March 20
At this time you’re at the helm, the organizer, the achiever, the advisor with the rules and time watch. Few see or recognize these qualities of responsibility. It’s as if everything’s falling away (again), disappearing. Placing your entire heart into work can make the nerves suffer. Subtle changes will occur over time. Visualize and imagine, draw and paint, in detail, your perfect life. Clouds never obscure the Sun.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.