There is nothing more dazzling and mystical than a night sky filled with shooting stars.
Prepared to be awed by the extraterrestrial light show tonight known as the annual Perseid meteor shower. It gets it's name from the cosmic dust and particles released from the Swift-Tuttle comet and it appears to hail from the Perseus constellation. This Cosmic spectacle takes place every July to August and happens to peak tonight. Depending on weather conditions, it can be seen from almost anywhere in the world and in the northern hemishphere, its best seen between midnight and 5 am. Ideally find a dark place, away from light pollution and look up anywhere in the night sky.
For centuries, in almost every culture worldwide, "shooting stars" or meteor showers have been interpreted as a sacred celestial event. Some regard them as a new beginning, an end of a cycle or a powerful omen from the great beyond. Shooting stars were witnessed during crucial historical events and during the births and/or deaths of many of history's most notable legends, such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great.
Spiritually, Shooting stars represent new beginnings and change. Shooting stars can also be a symbol of hope in challenging situations. The Pagans, Greeks and Africans believe it is souls of the departed or important messages sent to us by our ancestors. This theory resonates with me most, because we are literally composed of dying stars. We come from the stars and we return to the stars. All the elements on Earth are composed of a generation of stars and supernovas that exploded and left their residues on Earth over 4.5 billion years ago. Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust! Earth will have the same fate eventually, thus continuing the cosmic cycle of life and death.
All the elements in the human body were made from stars. As the great astronomer, Carl Sagan put it, "We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return... And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We are made of Star stuff". Perhaps that's why we are so moved and fascinated by these cosmic phenomenons. It is not just Science, it is a deeply spiritual connection to our origins.
This Perseid shower is a great time to sit under the night sky and meditate. If you see a shooting star, close your eyes and take the image into your third eye. Hold the image there and allow it to shoot through you. Be still and see if you can receive any divine messages or signs of guidance from beyond. It is also a wonderful time for releasing negative thoughts, mindsets, emotions and do some deep heart healing. In many cultures it is an opportune moment to honour the souls of the departed and our ancestors by building an altar or planning a gathering for their remembrance. However you spend your night, make sure to look up into night sky and enjoy the show!
Below are little rituals you can do to harness the power of the stars:
Meditate: Meditate under the night sky, take in the streaming streaks of the Meteor shower. Once you see a shooting star, close your eyes. Hold the image in your mind and bring it to your third eye. Visualise the shooting star penetrating the center of your forehead. Be still and keep your awareness on that inner image. Wait to see if you receive any divine messages from beyond.
Work with Crystals like:
Grandidierite- Fuels will power and passion, builds resilience. Helps activate ancestral strength within us to move forward. It holds the ancient intelligence of the Earth.
Nuummite - Balances and grounds the chakras, strengthens
both the earthly and ethereal subtle bodies. Increases intuition and clairvoyance. Has flecks and streaks of gold in the stone, symbolising lightning and the power of shooting stars.
Clear Quartz- Cleanses and clears energy, cultivates light and clarity. Acts like a portal to the subtle realms. Acts like an antenna that picks up cosmic messages!
Meteor showers are always magical...
So Look up, soak up the magic, enjoy the light show, dream big....Make unlimited wishes and believe with a pure heart!