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Welcome to Deep Space: Sun Enters Sagittarius

Welcome to Deep Space: Sun Enters Sagittarius

Those guys in togas got it right when they told us what Sagittarius is about. Inclufstades holiday STARCAST for paid and free subscribers. Mailing of this content via Planet Waves lists happening now.
Laniakea, a galactic supercluster of 100,000 communities (galaxies), with its focal point in mid-Sagittarius called the Great Attractor. The cosmos is comprised of many of these structures, which seem to defy the notion of an expanding universe. Learn more.

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I’m here today to get you excited about Sagittarius, which the Sun entered Wednesday. Though deep space points appear many places chartable on a zodiac wheel, Sagittarius is special. In a sense, it’s where we all live, in the cosmic sense. There are two enormous beacons there, helping us orient on where we are and remind us of our direction of travel while we are here.

Speaking of — in the Esoteric Astrology approach of Alice A. Bailey, Sagittarius is ruled by (directly associated with) the Earth.

It’s amazing how recent is humanity’s knowledge of deep space. It was only in 1924 that astronomer Edwin Hubble informed the world that what was thought of as a “spiral nebula” called Andromeda was actually a galaxy, and that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe.

Then on May 5, 1933, The New York Times announced that the core of the Milky Way was emitting “mysterious static,” which was different from “cosmic rays.” The direction of origin: about 26 degrees into the sign Sagittarius.

In 1954, John D. Kraus and his collaborators identified the radio sources at the center of the galaxy, and named the brightest one Sagittarius A* (pronounced “Sagittarius A-star”).

Amr Abdulwahab captured this image of the Milky Way on July 8, 2022. Amr wrote: “Sahara el Beyda, the White Desert Protected Area, is a national park in Egypt, first established as a protected area in 2002. It is located in the Farafra depression, 28 miles (45 km) north of the town of Qsar El Farafra. Part of the park is in the Farafra Oasis (New Valley Governorate). The park is the site of large white chalk rock formations, created through erosion by wind and sand.” Photo via EarthSky.

A Black Hole is at the Center

By 2020, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez received the Nobel Prize on Physics for determining that the concentrated, compact matter of Sagittarius A* had to be a supermassive black hole (long speculated as such; I was surprised confirmation was so recent).

Note that most astrophysicists agree that the black hole at the center of our galaxy (or any other) cannot be what is holding together 300 billion stars in a lovely spiral. It’s not supermassive enough; there’s not enough gravity, but A* forms a kind of nucleus. There has to be something else maintaining the structure of our galaxy. 

Hence, there is speculation that such a substance is "dark matter.” People get bent up about this, since currently the idea is speculative and hypothetical — but it’s an attempt to describe a real phenomenon; a kind of placeholder.

However, I’m not just here to regale you with the history of astrophysics, fun as it is (approximately billions of times more fun than virology).

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