14. Merkaba – Star of Life – Crown Chakra
The Star of Life reminds us that we come from the stars. The word Merkaba is Hebrew for chariot. As man studied the stars they observed a stationary star in the Northern Hemisphere that all other stars rotated around. This star became known as the Pole or North Star. It represents the True North that helped man create time, compasses and even geometry. Polaris, our current Pole Star, will come the closest to the center point of our actual North Pole in 2100. After that Polaris will slowly begin to move away as another Pole Star will take its place.
Pole Stars change over a period of 26,000 years (a Platonic Year.) This is caused by the earth’s rotational wobble known as the precession of the equinoxes.
Six separate Pole Stars create a ring of North Stars:
Denab – 15,000 BCE (Cygnus)
Vega – 12,000 BCE (Lyra)
Thuban – 3000 BCE (Draco)
Polaris – 2100 ACE (Ursa Minor)
Errai or Gamma Cephei – 3000 ACE (Cephus)
Aldermin or Iota Cephei – 7500 ACE (Cephus)
Denab – 11,000 ACE (Cygnus)
Message: The stars remind us to connect to our true north, the inner compass that guides us. Honor your own star lineage by going outside and seeing which stars or star systems pull at your soul. Take some time to star gaze and learn of the stories held in the constellations that intrigue you. Enjoy sensing where you came from and believe that the unknown becomes known when we least expect it.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” – Carl Sagan