Tuesday, July 01, 2008

NASA Promotes Astrology!

Well, not exactly, but close: the venerable space exploration organization sent out a bulletin alerting celebrating Americans that on July 4th (Independence Day in the U.S.), the planets Saturn and Mars will align with the crescent Moon. And by July 10th, Saturn and Mars will be kissin' close: as snuggly as they'll be for the next 14 years. Saturn is the planet of form and structure; Mars is fiery action-oriented energy. Does this herald an exciting new direction for us all, held in a more conscious container?

Astrologer Allison Rae has a slightly different take on the celestial connections during this same period: as we enter the "dog days of summer", our Sun aligns with Sirius, the Dog Star, "creating an initiation portal linked to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Egyptian goddess Isis and the all-seeing, all-knowing Eye of Cosmic Wisdom. The rising of Sirius with the Sun near the Summer Solstice marks the beginning of the Egyptian New Year and heralds the annual flooding of the Nile, replenishing the physical and spiritual fertility of the motherland. The brightest star in our sky, Sirius streams the cosmic frequencies of Love-Wisdom to Earth.

"Freedom and illumination are themes of this celestial gateway. The United States and Canada both celebrate their independence from England under this alignment. Bastille Day, the French Independence Day, is July 14. In an intriguing twist, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was born under this configuration, as was U.S. President George W. Bush (both born on July 6)."

Which just goes to show that there's more to astrology than one's Sun sign. Then again, are H.H. and GWB simply flip sides of the same coin?

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