Updated: Jul 5, 2021
The Dog Days of summer are the hottest and most sultry time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Almanac makers vary in the dating of this period, which lasts anywhere from four to six weeks ... between early July and early September. Some English calendars now list it as the period from July 3 - August 11.
See the Canis Major body of stars, as it is shaped similarly to a dog silhouette.
Why do we call these days the "Dog Days of Summer?"
These canicular days get their name from the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major. At this time of the year Sirius disappears into the Sun's glow. Both heavenly bodies are in conjunction, rising and setting at around the same time. Ancient stargazers thought that the heat from Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens, combined with the heat of the Sun produced the hottest weather of the year! Even though Sirius is hotter than our Sun it is much too far away to warm our planet. The ancient Egyptians saw Sirius as a giver of life for it always reappeared at the time of the annual flooding of the Nile. When the star sank in the west and disappeared from the night sky, it remained hidden for 70 days before emerging in the east in the morning. This was viewed as a time of death and rebirth. The Egyptians copied this period in their funeral ceremonies. When a king died, his body was mummified, then interred in a pyramid or other tomb. By custom, burial took place 70 days after death, when the king was "reborn" in the stars.
The first day of the 13 Moon Calendar, the New Year, begins on July 26. This date originally correlated to the heliacal rising of Sirius at 19.5 latitude north.
The 13 Moon Calendar 28 day calendar has been in use for over 5500 years. From the Incan, to the Druidic count, to the Egyptian, to the Essene, to the Mayan, to the Polynesian, the 13 moon calendar has been used throughout pre-history as the harmonic standard, and is now being followed the world over by advocates of Galactic Culture!
The calendars that start July 26, may carry messages from the star Sirius, through the Sun, to the Earth ... Calendars that begin January 1, may be circulating energy from both Sirius and Vega, since the Sun aligns with those two stars at that time.
Note: Sirius, The New Year Star, is at its highest overhead at midnight December 31, while Vega is located directly opposite, below the horizon, under our feet!
The Ageless Wisdom teaches us that the energies and powers of this star are instrumental in our creation and in the establishment of the guiding forces of our planet and the mysteries of initiation. It has been referred to as the Christ Star. It is also said that a sacred planet is responsive to the life of Sirius. What the Soul is to our personality is what Sirius is to our Solar System. For this reason Sirius is known as the God Star. It is also known as the Dog Star, for it is the brightest star in Canis Major.
The Sirius system is directly "upstream" of our solar system within the galactic arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. Because of this, we now know that the polarized energies of Sirius do indeed wash over us. Modern science is yet to discover if this vast current of highly charged particles affects solar activity or life on Earth. By coming directly towards us, Sirius creates an axis of rotation with Earth relative to the stellar background. Because of this, of all the stars in the sky, only the annual heliacal rising of Sirius exactly matches the length of our solar year, 365.25 days. Even today, unbeknownst to most of the people of the world, our New Years Eve celebration is a continuation of a most ancient ritual honoring the return of Sirius to the midheaven position at midnight. Occurring down through the ages around January 1, this midnight alignment marks the moment when the energies of Sirius, directly overhead, most closely touch our lives with her most singular purity. For countless thousands of years and all around the world, without knowing the hidden reason, we have marked this midnight moment by jumping for joy as the rush of this vital connection surges through us.
Every year during the first week of July, a sacred gateway of energy is activated between Earth and the star Sirius, bringing heightened vibrations and spiritual advancements.
This gateway of energy occurs as the Sun comes into conjunction with the star Sirius, which is located at 14 degrees of the tropical zodiac of Cancer.
As the Sun and Sirius conjunct, which in 2021 happens from July 3-7, we are all able to access this high-frequency energy and use it for creative inspiration, entrepreneurial endeavors, technological innovations, and heightening our intuition.
Sirius has long been revered by many ancient cultures and is considered our Spiritual Sun.
Our Sun is considered the lifeline of this planet. The Sun holds the energy of birth, warmth, sustenance, and light. The Sun is what keeps us alive and present in this Earthly reality.
Sirius, which shines 23 times brighter than our own Sun, is our “Spiritual Sun,” and it helps to activate and shift us to higher levels of spiritual awareness.
If the Sun our Earth orbits warms our body, Sirius, way out in the depths of our galaxy, warms our soul.
Even though the star Sirius is so far from our planet, it seems to have an important place in the stories of many ancient cultures from all over the world.
In Ancient Egypt, Sirius was considered to be the star of the Goddess Isis, who rules over the cycles of death and rebirth, and Anubis, the jackal-headed God, who was able to walk between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
In ancient Shamanic cultures, Sirius was believed to be a portal to the Gods, and journeys taken through the Sirius Gateway were said to bring Divine messages. It was also believed that Sirius was the portal to heaven, and was where our souls had to travel through in order to leave this realm and enter the next.
In modern astrology, Sirus also holds the vibration of freedom. Its energy can help us to release limitations and feel free to express our true selves. This energy of freedom can also act as inspiration, helping us to go out there and turn our goals and dreams into reality.
All of this energy high-frequency energy makes the first week of July a highly potent time on Earth, where we can open and advance our spiritual awareness, receive messages from the Divine, and find a new freedom within ourselves and our lives.
It is also a time where we may find ourselves more open to connecting with higher beings, and honoring our own cycles of death and rebirth and how they have helped us to advance spiritually.
In order to receive this powerful spiritual energy in your own life, the first week of July would be the perfect time to meditate, activate your third eye, and to reach out to your spirit guides, guardian angels, or higher self for guidance.
It would also be the perfect time to do an aura cleanse and work on finding more freedom in your creative or entrepreneurial projects. If you work in technology, you may feel extra supported with any innovations you may be working on or you may receive a sudden burst of inspiration.
So take these times July 4th and December 31st, not to indulge in the earthly celebrations, but tap into the spiritual energy that God, through Sirius, provides us to enhance our being on Earth. Reach toward Sirius (the brightest star in the sky) and receive the "gifts" that God has for you during those seasons. The powers that be have been using "holidays" to tap into it for quite sometime. Fireworks in the sky (July 4th), dropping on the ball above (December 31st), many who are aware of the Sirius power and energy at those times, were meditating towards the Sirius star in the sky to receive the spiritual power. Our ancestors did the same, but when many of them who were brought to Amerikkka, had that power cut off. It's time to tap back into it and receive what is meant for you and yours.