Happy New Year!

It is at this time every year that the Star of Sirius lies in the middle of the southern sky of the northern hemisphere.

You have simply to look in the direction of the equator, find the southern most point, and look for the brightest star. There you will have found Sirius.

The more distant that you are from the equator, the lower in the sky Sirius appears. Although I have never been to the equator on New Year’s Eve, I have been told that Sirius lies directly overhead on the first day of every solar year!

The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, the guardian of the gates. Janus is often depicted as looking in opposite directions at once — both behind and in front.

When we pass through a gate we leave one domain and enter into another at the same point. So, too, is it with time, but with one very important difference. Once you have passed through the gate of time, there is no turning back.

There is one very important exception, because you can remember where you have been. Looking back in time is a good thing to do by the way, when you have lost your way moving forward.

December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023