Heart of the Galaxy
At the time of Christmas, from the position of the Earth, the Sun in the constellation Sagittarius appears to be moving through the great heart of our galaxy. It is in this heart or glowing core of the galaxy where the greatest concentration of stars ~ and matter ~ exists. From this heart in the eastern sky issues humanity's dawning enlightenment. The Christ is also said to appear in the east with myriads of angels.
People unconsciously respond to this energy with the need to gather in groups around the hearth and share gifts and renew spiritual ties. Each year at this time the Earth conjuncts the Dog or God star Sirius, known as the Christ star. "We have seen His Star in the east and have come to worship Him." (Matthew 2:2)
With the Sun conjunct this heart area opposing both the Earth and Sirius, they are also therefore in direct alignment with it. We celebrate Christmas at a time when the Earth is celestially stimulated by the heart of our galaxy through the Sun, and directly by the Christ star, Sirius.