connection

Anchoring Starlight: Alcyone

SJ01-Alcyone1-Download-EstoreAlcyone is a brilliant star, emitting a thousand time the light of our Sun. Early arabic astronomers gave it names meaning Central One, Bright One and Walnut. For Indians it was Arundhati, wife of Vashishtha or Brahma who with their six sons are the seven rishis who make up the seven stars of the Plough.  The name Alcyone was thought by the ancient Greeks be connected with Halcyon, the kingfisher.  In one of their myths Alcyone lost her husband in a storm at sea and the gods, taking pity on them both, changed them into kingfishers.  Ever since there have been seven days of calm, the halcyon days, around the winter solstice.

Scroll to Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse on this website, you accept the use of these cookies.

Welcome!

you may like to...

receive our newsletter

join our live mini-meditation each Monday at 7.15 am

join our live Q & A session on the first Thursday of each month at 7.00 pm

sign up for our next live course:

Grace for the Earth