Denebola is the brightest star marking the tail of the lion located around 21 Virgo 53 in 2020. It takes 72 years for a one degree shift meaning it will be about 8 or 9 years before Denebola reaches 22 Virgo.
Denebola is the third brightest star in the Lion constellation, about 36 light years from Earth, with 75% greater mass than our Sun and twelve times the luminosity. Denebola’s visual magnitude is + 2.14 so it is easily visible to the naked eye.
It was considered to be a season changer because when Denebola started rising into the morning sky the heat was beginning to diminish from the days and the cold began to diminish when Denebola disappeared as described by the Persian astronomer Al Biruni (973-1048 A.D.) who wrote: “The heat turns away when it rises, and the cold turns away when it disappears.”
The Sun conjuncts Denebola around September 13 (give or take a day) each year approximately a week before the September Equinox. So in the Northern Hemisphere most latitudes are experiencing a time of year that is cooling down. (see below for Moon conjunctions to 2025)
Denebola could be visible in the morning sky as early as September 23 in northern latitudes. Each day this star rises 4 minutes earlier so if you can’t see it in September then you will most likely see it in the morning sky in October and by December Denebola is rising around mid-night.
Denebola is found in two important starry asterisms including the the Spring Triangle with Arcturus, Spica and Denebola. Stay tuned for more on this…
Denebola is also located in the Great Diamond most visible in the spring and summer – worth checking out in the night sky. The Great Diamond asterism is made up of four bright stars, Arcturus in Bootes, Spica in Virgin Priestess, Denebola in the Lion, and the star Cor Caroli from the small constellation Canes Venatici (CANE-eez vin-AT-uh-sigh).
The Great Diamond covers more of the sky than the Big Dipper. And you can use the Big Dipper to find it as shown in the image below. More coming around the Great Diamond so stay tuned…
Denebola is noted for its ability to draw on what truly serves the highest and best from the past, while looking forward to the future.
The lion or lioness represents the codes of royalty as in the service of the King or Queen to the people. Denebola links the highest and best of these codes from our ancient origins and assists in bringing through the new visions of how these codes are evolving to best serve this time. Indeed, to truly serve as a radiant and shining one, as a divine being, as someone who truly loves who they are then their ultimate intent is to empower others to express their own true divine nature. Not only is the Virgo New Moon with this star in 2020 but it also occurs on the anniversary of the signing of the constitution of the United States. More about this HERE
The Moon passes by this star each month illuminating, amplifying and transmitting the Light Codes from Denebola. Below are the exact dates based on Mountain Time. The full effect of the Moon with this star begins the day before and lasts until the day after the exact conjunction.
Moon and Denebola 2020
Moon and Denebola 2021
Moon and Denebola 2022
Moon and Denebola 2023
Moon and Denebola 2024
Moon and Denebola 2025