By M. Kelley Hunter
As with flowers, essences from the light of stars are a vibrational form of
healing. To make them, a telescope is focused on a specific star or planet,
shining its light into a purified solution of water and alcohol in a
meditational space. Starlight essences attune to cosmic levels of our
beings and add a new range of remedies.
The flowers of heaven, stars are the backdrop to the movement of the
planets. We can watch the constellations move around as the night sky ticks
and as the seasons change in their annual circle. Using astrology to locate
stars in relation to your own planetary placements is one way to choose an
appropriate star remedy for yourself. Looking at current planetary
transits, we can see when planets move into alignment with stars that are
reflecting trends in our shared experience. Such an alignment is taking
Regulus, Queen of Stars
Glowing in the heart of Leo the Lion, the star Regulus is one of the four
royal stars of the ancient Middle East that mark the four corners of
heaven. Regulus has long been associated with royalty, king and queenship,
fame and success.The constellation Leo is overhead several months of the year, shaped like a backward question mark. You can locate Regulus as the bottom dot of that question mark.
Nearby you will see an even brighter
"star" -- the planet Jupiter. Jupiter remains in this area of the sky for
several months with its closest approach to Regulus in late August, along
with a special grouping of the Sun, Mercury and Venus. The planet and star
make for a strong combination of cosmic energies. Mythically, Jupiter as
the King of the Gods has a natural association with Regulus, the star of
kings. The presence of Jupiter amplifies energy. It can suggest expansion
and opportunity, or exaggeration, overdoing things.
Leo, the Lion-Hearted
Leo -- with Regulus as its brightest star -- is a fire sign of self-awareness
and self-expression, a sign of courage and nobility of heart. No matter the
Sun sign, we each embody qualities of all the signs as part of universal
human experience. Our Leo quality seeks to develop a deep core of
self-love. As the heart opens, there is a gradual and natural shift from
identification with the ego-self to a freer expression of the higher Self
that exudes warmth, generosity and magnetism. This is the key to its
leadership potential. Jupiter's presence will enhance that potential for
those who have an affinity with this star. Jupiter in alignment with
Regulus is calling for leaders with heart, and for the hearts of our
leaders to be healed. In classical star lore, it is said in relation
to Regulus that those who take revenge against their enemies fall from
power. Such revenge is not true leadership. Regulus is located at the cusp
of the signs of Leo and Virgo. This brings to mind the image of the sphinx,
with the body of the Lion and the head of the Goddess, wisdom combined with
Healing Power of Regulus Comes from the Heart
Star essences contain the light energy of a star, each with its unique
vibratory frequency. The light of Regulus has been researched by Smulkis
and Rubenfeld and Drs. Paul and Mary Nash. These researchers find that
Regulus can help us move beyond limiting patterns from the past. This seems
to be an urgent quest in these times of collective misunderstanding, when
war drums are beating so loud they threaten to drown out our heartbeats.
Healing starts within our own hearts.
The Drs. Nash have seen such patterns to be largely conditioned by
emotional traumas, physical limitations or feelings of isolation. True to
the essence of Leo, the light of Regulus encourages a sense of Self that
does not rely on the input of others. The undeveloped Leo quality looks for
its reflection in the mirror of others and can be overly influenced by
outside opinions, or discouraged by the bad news of the day. The
development of self-awareness allows Leo to be centered more truly in the
essence of Self, therefore more grounded and able to act from that
heart-felt place. They have found that the Regulus vibration enhances the
sense of mystery and joy in life, inspiring the imagination, especially in
art and music.
The best of Leo has a natural creative urge, a playful spirit and a
generous heart. The alignment of Jupiter and Regulus can double our
pleasure and enjoyment of life. Enhance your joy by communing with these
two bright lights in the night sky, or by using the star essence.
(Regulus Starlight Elixir is available from Pegasus; Regulus Star Essence is available from Paul and Mary Nash via the author.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M. Kelley Hunter is an astrologer, mythologist and amateur astronomer who
works with flower and star essences. She lives in St. John, Virgin Islands,
where she tells stories in the stars. She is working on a Ph.D. in world
cosmologies and writing a book on the cosmic feminine. Inquire about
personal consultations or her free monthly e-mail articles at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Here website is at www.heliastar.com. See her previous article in Vibration here.
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