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And take a Deep Dive into the Regulus and all the most prominent Stars in the Zodiacal Constellations. Details are HERE
And another Series on the Behenian Stars or the Magical Stars of the Ancient Alchemists. Details are HERE
See short video on Regulus at the bottom of this page.
Whenever the Moon or any planet is with Regulus it is a time for creating intentions and ceremonies where currently we encounter the vital, vibrant awakening Priest~ess energy returning to our awareness. Enlivening and celebrating the power of the heart, the power of love, to restore our sacred relationship to the Earth, to her seasons and to ourselves.
The heart stone shown here was on my path on a day when I was asking for a message from the universe I was on the right path? Literally I had just heard moments before a message Don Juan told Carlos Castenada: all paths lead no where so choose a path with heart. These two synchronistic events within moments of each other was a loud and clear message that I was on the right path!
In November of 2011 the zero point of the Virgo seasonal sign began overlaying the star Regulus for the first time in about 26,000 years.
Regulus is still at Zero Virgo and about 7 minutes taking 72 years to move one entire degree so it will be about 2083 before Regulus moves to 1 degree Virgo.
The entrance of Regulus into Virgo event was concurrent with the what some referred to as the end of the Mayan Calendar. Well at least one of the many Mayan Calendars…
If you missed what was happening then or would like a reminder here is a summary from the Way Back Machine based on the work of Carl Calleman. https://cayelincastell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Mayan-Calendar-Wave-Pulses-in-2011-as-Described-by-Carl-Calleman.pdf
Regulus and Virgo - 8 minutes
The Sun enters Virgo on August 22/23 every year and is currently aligned with the Heart Star of the Lion.
Since Regulus Moved into Virgo – and that for sure happened in late November 2011 – we can imagine when the Moon (or any planet for that matter) is with Regulus it is informing our Great Below reality and it is an powerful time to go out and look up to connect with the incoming light codes and messages amplified by whatever planet is there.
You might ask to receive a download from the Hall of Records carried within your hearts and your DNA that is symbolized by the heart of the Lion in the sky.
Then watch for signs in the World of Form (synchronicities) that let you know your heart is aligned with these Great Mysteries unfolding in the Great Above and are now being implemented in the Great Below.
This video is another take on the Mayan Calendar for those who are interested in the research from the late great John Major Jenkins who died of kidney Cancer on July 2, 2017 at the age of 53. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7DiTGxFUN0
The Royal Star Regulus
Regulus is a magical marvelous star of wonder inspiring us to know ourselves through the power of healthy, radiant self-love.
One of the four Royal Stars of the ancients, Regulus, is the closest star to the ecliptic within less than half a degree so is often occulted by the Moon. (Astronomy section has more)
The other three Royal stars for example; Antares, Fomalhaut and Aldebaran are between 2 and 4.5 degrees below the ecliptic.
In our current time, the Sun travels within 10 degrees of Regulus from August 13 to September 03 with the exact conjunction usually on August 22 or 23 depending on your time zone.
Regulus is a Behenian star or magical star of the ancient alchemists who used a 6 degree orb to consider an enhanced planetary effect on the star. The Sun within 6 degrees of Regulus happens every year August 16 to August 29. (See more on the magical Behenian Stars)
Observing Regulus in the Night Sky
Every year around February 18, Regulus reaches opposition to the Sun meaning Regulus is rising as the Sun is setting and is in the sky all night setting as the Sun rises. This is also the time of year Regulus is at its highest point somewhat overhead at midnight local time.
As we get toward early April, Regulus is visible in the SE (South East) about an hour after sunset. Then as get toward early June, Regulus is visible high in the SW (South West) an hour after sunset. By early July, Regulus is low to the west an hour after sunset eventually becoming invisible to our naked eye due to its close proximity to the Sun from about July 22 to September 22 when Regulus moves to the morning sky.
Regulus, the Lion~ess and Virgin Priestess, Sphinx Point
The Lion-ess/Virgin Priest-ess constellations are related to the sphinx point – where animal (Lion) meets human (Priest-ess).
There was a time when the Sphinx Point was related to the shift of seasons between the constellations of the Priestess and Lion when the seasonal signs of Leo and Virgo were overlaying both constellations. In the 21st century the seasonal sign of Virgo overlays the Lion and the seasonal sign of Libra overlays the Virgin Priestess. Over time (about 26,000 years) every season is with every constellation.
There is a difference between Seasonal Signs and Starry Constellations. This 15 minute Video explains the difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-svuwjprVc
Regulus in the Season of Virgo
Regulus is in Virgo for 2160 years precessing (or moving backward through the constellations) one degree every 72 years having entered Virgo in November of 2011. The shift of any planet (or star) from Leo to Virgo (or any two signs for that matter) marks a dramatic archetypal shift in the energy.
Around 1939 Regulus entered the 29 Leo point (moving one degree in 72 years) prior to moving into the seasonal sign of Virgo in November of 2011. Regulus remains at the zero Virgo mark until about 2083 when it will enter the 1 degree Virgo point.
Planets with Regulus
Every year Sun, Mercury and Venus cross the line between Leo and Virgo. Every month the Moon crosses this line. Every 2 years Mars crosses this line, every 12 years or so Jupiter crosses this line, every 29.5 years or so Saturn crosses this line.
The Sun is with Regulus on August 22 or 23.
Aug 22 Sun with Regulus 2024
Aug 23 Sun with Regulus 2023
Future dates for Sun with Regulus based on Pacific Time
Aug 22 dates 2025, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2032, 2033
2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040
Aug 23 dates 2027, 2031
Upcoming Visible Planets Passing Regulus
Jul 28, 2023 Mercury with Regulus (00 Virgo 09)
Jul 25, 2024 Mercury with Regulus (00 Virgo 09)
Aug 14, 2024 Mercury Retrogrades Regulus (00 Virgo 09)
Sep 09, 2024 Mercury with Regulus (00 Virgo 10)
Oct 08, 2023 Venus with Regulus (00 Virgo 08)
Aug 04, 2024 Venus with Regulus (00 Virgo 09)
Sep 19, 2025 Venus with Regulus (00 Virgo 10)
Jul 09/10, 2023 Mars with Regulus (00 Virgo 09)
Jun 17, 2025 Mars with Regulus (00 Virgo 11)
Nov 10, 2027 Jupiter with Regulus (00 Virgo 13)
Oct 19, 2036 Saturn with Regulus (00 Virgo 20)
Feb 06, 2037 Saturn with Regulus (00 Virgo 20)
July 10, 2037 Saturn with Regulus (00 Virgo 20)
“…when Mars or Saturn are in conjunction with Regulus, especially exciting events are always recorded e.g. assassinations, coup detat, revolutions, revolts, demonstrations, overthrow of heads of state and similar events”. (The Fixed Stars and Their Interpretations, Ebertin-Hoffman).
Note: I plan to do more research on this one of these days to see how true this is in recent times, but for now it is interesting to see how these events have been interpreted.
Mars represents the benefits of decisive action and Regulus is also associated with the love of action, the active strength that is needed to achieve long term goals. According to Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld Regulus assists us in recognizing patterns, and the micro patterns within the patterns. The action of developing an attitude shift through our deeper awareness around these patterns, helps us to manifest forgiveness of ourselves and others so it is possible to transform the limiting patterns that have inhibited our fullest divine expression.
It can help to pretend (pre-tend as in tending to what we desire) we are divine beings even if we don’t fully believe it yet. This supports healing and transformation of our world and Leo/Regulus energy helps us to do just that.
Astronomy of Regulus
Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation of the Lion and the 22nd brightest star in the night sky while also sitting closest to the ecliptic (the path of the Sun, Moon and other Planets) meaning Regulus can be seen from anywhere on Earth.
Every month the Moon passes this star usually no more than 5 degrees away and often the Moon has a series of occultations (when the Moon covers and uncovers Regulus so it seemingly disappears and reappears). The last series began December 18, 2016, and concluded on April 24, 2018
The next series of Moon occultations over Regulus begins Jul 26, 2025 and ends Dec 27, 2026.
Remember the Sun passes the zodiacal degree of Regulus each year around August 23.
Regulus is approximately 77.5 light years from Earth’s Solar System and has about 3.5 times the Sun’s mass as evidence in the image here.
It is a relatively young star – only a few hundred million years old and is spinning very fast, with a rotation period of only 15.9 hours, causing Regulus to have a highly oblate (or egg) shape.
This rapid spin results in its poles being considerably hotter and five times as bright (per unit surface area) than its equator. It is interesting to note that if Regulus was rotating a mere 16% faster the centripetal force of gravity would
tear this star apart. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulus
Regulus is the 22nd brightest star in our night sky – Spica is 16th – Aldebaran is 14th – Antares is 15th
The Sphinx Point
Robert Bauval (author of The Orion Mystery and other books) suggests – based on his research – the Great Sphinx was constructed during the time when the Lion constellation was Rising at the Vernal Equinox (Spring for those in Northern Hemisphere) around 10,500 BC.
Regulus, the heart of the Lion was rising with the Spring equinox for at least 72 years in that window of time and loosely for about 2160 years. Remember the seasonal signs precess (move backward) through the constellations about 1 degree every 72 years taking about 2160 years for anyone star to experience 30 degrees of sign.
The Spring Equinox with the Lion occurred from around 10,960 BC to 8,800 BC. This means the seasonal sign linked to the Sphinx and the Lion Constellation way back then was Aries – as Aries is the seasonal sign that defines the Vernal Equinox (March Equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere. Since that time the seasonal sign overlaying most of the Lion has precessed back to Virgo.
The Lion constellation has associations with the Sun dating back to when the Sun would have been rising with the Heart of the Lion (Regulus) lighting up the heart energy of the Earth at the time of the vernal equinox.
The Autumnal Equinox Point or Zero Libra Point (opposite of the Vernal Equinox) has shifted to the Sphinx point between the constellation of the Virgin Priestess and the Lion. (See image)
The Seasonal Signs of Leo and Virgo
The seasonal signs of Leo and Virgo archetypally represent the interaction between the playful self-loving creator in service to its own divine self, meeting and inspiring the Priest~ess who is serving spirit, honoring all life as sacred, especially through the sacred work whatever that might be.
It feels like this current alignment of Regulus at the Zero Virgo point is intended to help us navigate the now more unfamiliar territory of our heart wisdom that eons ago was much easier to access.
In the current time we see evidence of many who are disconnected from the loving wisdom of their hearts – often expressing hate for others who are not like they are. We see this in the hate for those of other genders, other races, other religions, other political points of view, other belief systems, other life style choices and more.
This has NOT always been the case, nor is it the case for all people on Earth at this time. Many feel deeply empathic and compassionate for all life. Many are profoundly connected to the wisdom of their hearts showing up with caring, kindness and consideration. Many are stepping up to right the wrongs, doing all they can to help those who have been unfairly treated or judged against.
The Gift of Regulus
When a planet passes Regulus (including the Sun and Moon) it serves to magnify and transmit the energy of this heart star to all life on Earth.
If you have a natal planet near this star this applies to you personally as it relates to the intent of that planet.
Regulus has the power to activate our heart knowing when we are willing to engage and embrace it. Additionally, this assists us in releasing and transforming whatever is buried in our subconscious when we are willing to explore this territory.
With Regulus now at the Zero Virgo point, this star is deeply connecting to the sacred patterning of life, highlighting our role in restoring the essential pattern of love underlying all creation, so all life benefits.
First the patterns of addiction, limiting or false beliefs, judgment, and anything else that interferes with fully living from the power of love will surface that seems so clearly evident in the greater collective reality these days. This provides us with an opportunity to use the power of love, forgiveness and patience to restore the sacred pattern within us all to its original pure essence
Remember when the Moon is with Regulus it informs our Great Below reality and is a time for creating intentions and ceremonies where the vital, vibrant awakening Priest~ess awareness is enlivened as we remember the sacred mysteries encoded in the Hall of Records we each carry within our hearts and our DNA.
Watch for signs in the World of Form (synchronicities) that let you know your heart is aligned with these Great Mysteries unfolding in the Great Above and being implemented in the Great Below.
Regulus is 00 Virgo 09
Jul 20 also with Venus and Mercury
Regulus is 00 Virgo 10
Moon with Regulus in 2025- These dates are based on Mountain Standard Time
Regulus is 00 Virgo 10
The rest of the 2025 dates will be added later…