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  • Diana K Rosenberg
    _____ From: Diana K Rosenberg [mailto:fixed.stars@verizon.net] Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:25 AM To: PoliticalAstrology@yahoogroups.com ;
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 13, 2011

      From: Diana K Rosenberg [mailto:fixed.stars@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:25 AM
      To: 'PoliticalAstrology@yahoogroups.com'; 'conjunction@yahoogroups.com'; Subject: Dog Days

      Hi Friends,
       
      A very severe heat wave is tormenting most of the US.
       
      Know why the heat waves of July are called the "Dog Days"?  Because that's when the Sun
      (and often other planets, esp. Mercury and Venus), align with stars of Canis Major, the Greater Dog.
       
      Here's what Manilius (1st century AD) wrote:
       
      The Dog carries fiery ruin to the entire universe; his barking mouth, raging with fire, belches flames, doubling the searing heat of the Sun. When it sends its burning brand earth foresees its fiery fate, sensing that its last hour is at hand (the ecpyrosis--cosmic conflagration--of the Stoics). All living things seek other climes, needing another world to escape to; nature, overcome by an excess of heat, is alive but burning to death.
       
      As far back as there are records, the stars of Canis Major were associated with heat - here's Hesiod (ca. 7-800 BC):
       

      ...when the artichoke flowers and the chirping grasshopper pours down his shrill song

      in the season of wearisome heat, then goats are plumpest and wine sweetest...but men

      are feeblest, because Sirius parches head and knees and the skin is dry through heat...

                                                                                                    - Hesiod, Works and Days, ca 7-800 BCE

       

      (Sirius is Alpha Canis Majoris -  brightest star in the sky - it's aligned with the US natal Sun)

       
      The July 1 solar eclipse at 9Cancer12 aligned with double star RST 3460 just above the head of Canis Major,
      exactly at the July 4, 1776 US (Sibly) precessed natal Jupiter (precession correction +3 deg 17 min); Jupiter rules the Sibly chart
      (disposits Sag Asc and co-rules Pisces IC).  9 Cancer is also the antiscia (solstice point) of the US Mars. 
       
      On top of that, Uranian Astrology's fiery transiting planet Zeus is 13 Cancer, squaring the US Sun.
       
      Ouch. Not good.
       
      Stay cool!
       
      Love, Diana

      Website: http://ye-stars.com

       
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