The ancient Greeks believed that meteorites were special objects worthy of veneration. Many Greek temples enshrined rocks that had reportedly fallen from the heavens. The Perseid Meteor Shower radiates from the constellation Perseus, and is named for the sons of this ancient Greek Hero. The son of Zeus and Danaë, Perseus earned himself a place in the stars after a number of epic adventures across the Mediterranean, two of the most famous include killing the gorgon Medusa, and rescuing the Princess Andromeda.
Meteorites bring the energy of the Universe to the palm of your hands, and so does this special time of the year. The Perseid Meteor Shower radiates from the Persues Constellation and is one of the most dependable examples of cosmic magic. Year after year it produces 60 or more meteors per hour at its peak. The shower typically runs each year from about July 17 to August 24 as Earth’s orbit takes us through the wake of the Swift-Tuttle comet. In 2019 it is expected to peak this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13.
Here are 5 great ideas for harnessing the power of this special time.
- Focus your spiritual work on connecting with visiting (or visitors from) other worlds. Meteor Showers provide excellent opportunities for deeper meditation, astral travel, inter-dimensional shamanic journeying, and expanding your consciousness.
- Let the hero Perseus inspire brave acts of your own. Perseus is all about bravery, love, wisdom, perseverance. Channel his strength and courage to take on your own demons. As the light show rains down, imagine his heroic bravery washing over you and giving your strength.
- If you have meteorite in your crystal collection, now is a powerful time to consecrate it for sacred use.
- Shooting stars, are classic portents of important events. Many cultures suggest that gazing upon these stars brings good luck, some believe you can use shooting stars for more precise purposes. So go ahead and make a wish on these falling stars, you never know where it might lead.
- Let the shower stir magic in you. Capture and use the Liquid Fire of the Perseids meteor shower with hereditary witchcraft suggestions from Ms Q who was taught magical ways from her Granny and shared them in a wonderful blog until 2017. http://spiritinfo.blogspot.com/2016/08/using-liquid-fire-of-perseids.html
You can find more information about the ancient Greek worship of meteors at Meteor Beliefs Project: Meteorite worship in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.
Be sure to get out there this season and check out this magical show in the sky. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight.