Carol Ciocco – Did you know that at Midnight on New Year’s Eve, we are directly ‘downstream’ from the brightest star in our skies, the star Sirius?
Yes, deeply embedded in our cultural celebrations of New Year’s Eve for the past 70 years lies a hidden celestial synchronicity. It turns out that the star is intimately linked with our tradition of ‘ringing out the old and ringing in the new’ with jubilant celebrations at exactly midnight on New Year’s Eve.
One could say that we are showered with the blessings of a brilliant shining star at that magical moment – and somehow we seem to sense this, jumping up and down with glee!
Because Sirius is the brightest star in our sky, in antiquity it was known as ‘The Shining One’ or ‘The Scorcher.’ The ancient Egyptians called Sirius ‘Isis’ (Sothis) and built their calendar around the heliacal (with the sun) rising and setting of this magnificent star (this occurs in July).
The Egyptians believed that Sirius had a tremendous effect upon life on our planet. In particular, they felt that the star could bring immortality to humans and oriented the pyramid at Giza to the Sirius light. Some historians attribute the Giza pyramid alignment to the Pharaoh’s desire to gain immortality after death by traveling to Sirius in his ‘light body’ or Ka. Continue reading “The Connection Between the star Sirius and New Year’s Eve on Earth”