How Our Sun Orbits Sirius
This may be common knowledge by now but it is essential to completely understand what is actually going on. There are many sources on the Internet talking about this so I’ll keep it short. Our sun is in a binary orbit with the Sirius system and is the reason for the precession of the zodiac and not the slow revolution of Earth’s poles. There is a lot of evidence for this and I’d like to present what I’ve learned here. Beginning with our circle again and the center point, we have a representation of our Sun and it’s boundary of influence. This not an exact representation but it’s very close. The sun is nearly a perfect sphere so it is safe to assume that its orbit is also very circular and not too eccentric. Now we add a second circle of the same radius that is offset to the edge of this one creating the Vesica Pisces in between them. Currently the two stars are starting to close-in on each other as they come around the bend from the farthest distance. Currently the two are about 8.66 light-years apart and they have been heading toward each other for about 2000 years now. It was observed before that time that Sirius appeared red. This makes sense because as stars move away from each other they appear red to someone looking at it. And when they move toward each other they would appear blue. Stars that do not move relative to each other will look white. The best evidence of Sirius being red comes from the Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemy who in 150 A.D. wrote that Sirius was red in color. He compared Sirius to five other stars which are currently red stars today, Betelgeuse, Pollux, Aldebaran, Antares, and Arcturus. Some may believe that the precession of the equinoxes is caused by the slow and steady wobble of the Earth’s poles caused by gravitational forces from the Moon, Sun and partially Jupiter. The odds of this occurring naturally because of gravity are astronomical to say the least. The alternative is that we are in a binary orbit with Sirius which takes 24,000 years to complete. The reason for using the 24,000 year figure and not the 26,000 year one, which is currently calculated based on the movement of the stars, is because as the two stars approach each other, the closer they get the faster the will travel. Four-thousand years from now the rate of precession will increase.
The Greek astronomer Hipparchus created his star catalog in 129 BCE. While comparing his observations with those made by earlier Babylonian astronomers, he noticed that the stars had shifted or rather that the Earth itself had shifted. He calculated that the rate of precession was 1 degree per century which is very close to todays value of 1 degree for every 72 years. His estimate would make sense as Helios would have been traveling at its slowest velocity relative to Sirius at this point in history (Around the time it was changing from red to blue). Sirius does not precess with the other stars. Instead it moves in the exact opposite direction to balance perfectly with Earth’s precession cycle and looks as though it is standing still relative to the other stars.
As mentioned before, Sirius is responsible for Earth’s orbital eccentricity since it is known that Earth’s perihelion/aphelion is in alignment with Sirius. The same way the Moons perihelion is directly related to its position relative to the Sun and the Earth. When the Moon is full, being in direct opposition to the Sun is when it is closest to Earth. This has never changed since the beginning of time. So it is safe to relate Sirius and Earth’s orbital eccentricity. As the Sun orbits Sirius, the nodes of Earth’s perihelion/aphelion axis are always 90 degrees to Sirius and this would cause the zodiac to rotate in the opposite direction that the Sun moves through them during a normal yearly cycle. In astrology we say the Sun begins in Aries and moves through Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, etc. Precession means to move backwards so as the Sun orbits Sirius, the stars move the opposite way. Currently we have just moved out of Pisces and into Aquarius or 30 degrees of the circle closer to Sirius.
This 24,000 year cycle is also called the “Great Year”, “Great Cycle”, or “Cycle of the Yugas”. There are other names but these are some common ones. There is a special event associated with this cycle which was recorded in history and then lost to antiquity but it resonates within us and is something we cannot forget as human beings. That is for another post.