|Don Leicht created this.|
The Dog Days are here again. The Dog Days originally were the days when Sirius (the brightest star of Canis Major - that means Large Dog-) rose just before or at the same time as sunrise (heliacal rising), which is no longer true, owing to precession of the equinoxes.
But we still call the weeks from almost end of July till almost end of August the Dog Days. In Harry Potter, Sirius Black is the wizzard who is able to transform into a massive black dog.
Time to have a look at Sirius position in astrology.
One of the sites that I recommend is Constellations of Words. Sirius is mentioned on that site and we see that this star is now in the 15th degree of Cancer. (see http://constellationsofwords.com/stars/Sirius.html)
I quote: With Sun:....' If rising or culminating, kingly preferment. [Robson*, p.209.]"
I'd like to see some examples of this (any 15th degree Cancer Ascendant conjunct Sun in the house?:) But this degree of Sirius seems to give honor in general (see: http://www.constellationsofwords.com/categories/REPUTATION.html) So I checked July's 5 and July's 6, but every date has a number of celebrities...Perhaps Sirius is more important when Sirius is in line (parallel) with the Sun or Ascendant? Anyway...
The Dog Days are the hottest days (not in the southern hemisphere, I am afraid) and after all the rain and chilly days of June and July I really long for something of the past:)...
Progressed Mars conjunct Sirius in the chart of Maradonna when he was bitten by a dog:
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_Days (about the history of the Dog Days and what they are supposed to mean)
And I found an example:
" Bush is a Sirius Guy" see:http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2007/07/bush-is-sirius-guy.html
Also visit Astromarkt's doggyscope...