As we approach midnight on New Year’s eve Sirius is as directly overhead as it can get infusing the Earth with the powerful Light Codes from the brightest star in our night sky.
Sirius, is one of the Behenian Stars, meaning whenever a planet is within 6 degrees the ancient alchemist worked ceremonies to make talismans, elixers, and set intentions as described by this quote from Cornelius Agrippa:
Magicians affirm that Images,
Seals & Rings Being Opportunely Framed
under a Certain Constellation…
some Wonderful Thing may be Received.
~Cornelius Agrippa Three Books of Occult Philosophy
With this in mind setting intentions for the New Year has star magic connected to it.
The ancient alchemists linked Sirius to the stone Beryl and plant Juniper using these items to enhance their intentions.
Beryl is the principal source of beryllium and is defined by Webster’s as a mineral that has silicate of beryllium and aluminum of great hardness that occurs in colorless hexagonal prisms when pure. Beryl has many colors such as green, blue, yellow, or pink when there are impurities in the stone.
Beryl ranges in size from very small to as much as large as 18 meters (59 feet) and is the strongest of the precious stones. Beryl comes from the Latin root brillare meaning “to shine” and it has been said to be the Mother of All Healing Stones. Sirius also means brilliant, shining one.
Stones that are in the Beryl family are Aquamarine (blue-green), Bixbite (red), Emerald (green),Morganite (pink), Heliodor (golden yellow), Goshenite(white). Beryl is said to enhance intelligence, love, and physical energy.
In ancient times Beryl was used to ward off evil spirits and to keep travelers safe. It also enhances creativity so is a great talisman for artists or anyone doing any kind of creative work. For example, Leonardo da Vinci wore a Beryl ring. Health wise Beryl is used for healing the heart, stomach and intestines, spine, liver, lungs and eye sight. It can also help balance the chakra related to its color.
Juniper was a symbol of the Canaanite fertility goddess Ashera or the Syrian Goddess Astarte valued for thousands of years as a healing herb and culinary spice. Juniper is also used as an important ingredient in making Gin.
The medicinal properties of Juniper aid digestion, and other stomach issues including intestinal gas (flatulence), heartburn, bloating, loss of appetite, as well as gastrointestinal (GI) infections and intestinal worms.
As an herbal medicine Juniper was used to help stimulate contractions during labor helping women to give birth more easily. Conversely, it was also used to help abort an unwanted pregnancy.
Juniper was used in ceremonial protective magic of all kinds, purifying, cleansing and strengthening the aura or energy field. It was used for spells that had to do with increasing positive energy, reawakening love and sexuality, getting just results and preventing theft. It was also used to enhance love and health, attract money, guard against black magic, and protect against accidents and diseases.
Juniper and Beryl work well together as both were known for their ability to cleanse and transform negative emotions into positive ones. They were also both known for protecting against accidents and purifying negative energy from the environment and other people. Both Juniper and Beryl can help to increases psychic powers and visions and strengthen the energy field.
When planets are with Sirius it is a great time to connect with the magical powers of Beryl and Juniper, either together or separately, using them to help strengthen your own creative possibilities by first clearing your energy and then strengthening the positive energy around what you are envisioning and intending. (see audio on Sirius and Sirius with the Planets)
Continuing to release and let go of all the wounding I have experienced
I am embracing creative possibilities that add to my sense of wholeness.