The Sun Conjunct The Beehive Cluster
When the sun moves through the Zodiac Sign of Cancer during late June through late July, it encounters and lines up with our closest star nebulae neighbor. The Beehive Cluster is a group of over 1,000 stars, connected by gravitation pull to each other. This star cluster is one of our nearby neighbors. In the Orion spiral Arm of our Milky Way galaxy. Right down the road in galactic terms.
I have been working closely for the last year with a local sacred stone chamber site. It’s origins remain mysterious, but the info that has been gathered points to it being an astronomical alignment calendar site. The chamber is aligned to the setting summer solstice sun, as well as other stellar setting alignments. I have been doing a lot of fun “field work” with this chamber this summer season. This stone chamber is of classic “beehive” domed construction, much like the beehive chambers in Ireland.
I use some modern technology - like apps on my iPhone such as the Google Earth, the compass, and a sky watching app called Sky Safari - coupled with energy awareness, meditation and contemplation, and deep respect and honor for the builders, ancient users and guardians of the site – and of course some good ol’ paper and reading research, books, local libraries and particularly illuminating google searching. With this combined multi-dimensional research and field work, I encountered the awesome info - via my sky app on my phone – and being in the right place at the right time with the right tools.
I noticed that the Beehive Star cluster (in the constellation Cancer) was very very close to the sun. The Skyfari App has this awesome “time” feature where you can fast forward or rewind through time and watch the sun and stars and planets move across the sky. Standing at the mouth of the opening of this chamber, looking through time and space, I found that the Beehive Cluster was going to exact conjunct the sun on Friday July 27, 2018.
Same day that lots of other exciting astronomical alignments were also happening (that day we had a lunar eclipse and full moon and Mars Moon Earth Sun alignment). Wowza.
Knowing somehow that this is VERY significant for this sacred site, for me personally, for the region I live in, and the planetary energy grids as a whole, and the global collective consciousness, I dug much deeper into the “what, how and why”.
As an astronomy geek from way back, I was at first surprised I had not ever really heard of this star cluster. It first came into my awareness last year. So I went into research mode, trying to find out particularly what the Native star watchers and shamans might have known about this cluster. I have a ton of info, and would be so glad to elaborate and share much more with anyone who wants to chat about it…but knowing you have busy lives and only so much time to read this, I will summarize the important points…..
The Beehive Cluster is associated with the pineal gland in the human body. This association comes from the fact that in the midheaven (or top of the circle) of a traditional astrology wheel or chart, we have the zodiac sign of cancer. Also, the location of the star cluster in relation to the body of the crab (as drawn by the stars) appears to be in the “forehead” of the crab. I have also deduced that these beehive stone chambers were used as temples of sound. For vocal toning and chanting. The monks in Ireland built many temples and dwellings and spaces of worship out of this corbelled dry stack stone beehive shape. One article I read talked about them being able to hold 10-12 monks standing shoulder to shoulder in a circle. While the article did not state this, I got the strong and clear message that these chambers were used for (among other things) chanting. Vocal toning. Sound healing resonating chambers.
I decided the most potent thing I could do was go to the chamber and tone, on the 27th, when the Beehive Star cluster was in conjunction with the Sun. To honor this sacred site with a return to its intended use (one of them, for it has many many functions).
In doing so, I have recorded a few things to share with you. One is a recording of the toning I did on Friday July 27. Click below to listen....
I also got a strong message that the work I have been doing quietly for the last year with this site is ready to be publicly talked about and shared. I posted my first “public” thing about it from the field in front of the chamber on Friday July 27. And on that same day I got tremendous feedback from so many directions. It was and is astounding. I have a lot more fun and powerful stories to share about this. For now I leave you with this “juicy nugget” of connection, between a neighboring cluster of stars, our sun, and our planet, sweet Mother Earth. May light and truth and awareness and clarity reign for all!!
And if you are looking for a few reference points, here are a few good articles. I also wrote up a blog post about what it means for the sun to conjunct something. Also dated August 1, 2018, so the one right before this. :-)