Earth-Sun in aphelion,
Sun-Sirius in Conjunction (earth perspective)
In effect using the Sun to point at Sirius, which is notable because the September 23, 2017 configuration in Virgo is also hidden by the Sun
The Astronomical Significance of July, 4
Annually on or near the Fourth of July the Earth and Sun are at their furthest distance from each other. This event plus the Sirius/Sun conjunction creates a significant spiritual alignment.
The time of conjunction varies with difference in latitude, and because of the precession of the equinoxes it changes gradually over long periods in all latitudes.
The name “dog star” came from the ancient Egyptians who called Sirius the dog star after their god Osiris, whose head in pictograms resembled that of a dog. In Egypt, and in ancient Rome, Sirius was in conjunction with the Sun in the summer (ie. it was up in the sky at the same time as the Sun) and ancient Egyptians and Romans argued that it was responsible for the summer heat by adding its heat to the heat from the Sun.
They called the period of time from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction “the dog days of summer” because it coincidentally fell at the time of year when it was very hot.
The exact time of conjunction changes with the precession of the equinoxes so that now the conjunction of Sirius with the Sun is a little earlier in the northern summer than it was during Roman times, and as time passes it will move out of the summer season altogether (note: the conjunction is in the southern winter (both now and in Roman times)
I tell you of a truth, the United States of America was planned not hundreds, but thousands of years in advance of Columbus sailing to the “New World.” The year 1776 was chosen because it allowed sufficient time for what had to be done (tunneling into the granite in Colorado) and the “76” is symbolic of the constellation Capricornus.
The constellation Capricornus is symbolic of the times in which the secret societies will rule the world.
The Mayan Connection
13 Ahau, the actual end date of the misnamed “Mayan” calendar 1776
The year 1776 is also 13 katun
Essentially, the cycle of thirteen katuns was for the Maya a kind of mundane astrology, not an astrology of the individual, but of the society and its history. In the several books of Chilam Balam, the influences of the thirteen katuns are stated, usually as a description of historical events that occurred during previous cycles. It becomes clear to the reader, however, that the Maya always expected history to repeat itself and it is also obvious that the ancient Maya were not very optimistic about their fate. Most of these “fates” are negative, but then this may have been was how life was for them. The delineations below are a composite taken from the Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel and the Codex Perez and the Book of Chilam Balam of Mani.
Katun 13-Ahau: This is a time of total collapse where everything is lost. It is the time of the judgment of God. There will be epidemics and plagues and then famine. Governments will be lost to foreigners and wise men, and prophets will be lost. —The Maya Katun Prophecies by Bruce Scofield