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Isis In The Underworld

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the star Sirius set helically. She will not appear again until mid-August when She becomes a Morning Star, rising helically.

In our time, Sirius is called the Dog Star or Canis Major. But it is Isis whom Sirius actually represents. The Ancient Egyptians called the star Sopdet; the Greeks named Her Sothis. Somewhere along the line Sirius was mixed up with Isis’ faithful, fierce companion, Her nephew, Anubis.

In the ancient story, Chaos (Set) dispatches Fecund Life Force (Osiris) in multiple pieces around the world. Isis, in grief, travels the world searching for Her Beloved, the principle of Life Itself, and eventually re-members the body.

From May 18 until August 13 Sirius will not be visible to our eyes in the Northern Hemisphere. Isis will be traveling in the Underworld seeking Her Beloved, the the very essence of Life.

We have an opportunity to travel with Isis as Guide, particularly if our fourth house of the sidereal zodiac is in Isis’ Court. We can re-collect the pieces of ourselves that we have ignored or been unaware of. As we become whole, the world in general benefits. At this point in our history, this is a sacred duty; for many of us, this is our mission.

I have to wonder if this ancient story informs the many summer romances and June weddings – an unconscious yearning for the Beloved outside ourselves. Until we integrate the Beloved, our divinity within, this never works out in anyone’s favour.

In ancient times Sirius rose in late June heralding the flooding of the Nile and granting blessings for a fertile year. The rich black soil left behind by the river gave the name to ancient Egypt: km.t or Kemet – the black land. The larger Cycles of Time inexorably move along in precessed or processed directions. Even the course of the Nile herself has shifted with Sirius over time. Hence we have a much later date for this yearly astronomical event than was celebrated in ancient Egypt. 

Yet, unlike many other yearly festivals, we have Sirius/Isis herself to show us the natural cycle of this important Journey. If we look to the heavens and Mother Earth we discover our natural selves, flowing in accordance with Nature.

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