Thursday 9th – Friday 17th August look out for the Perseids Meteor Shower. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus.
Look to the northeast after midnight; with the New Moon on Saturday 11th August, viewing could be excellent.
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 10th - 13th (after midnight on these dates so in the early hours of 11th - 14th), but you may be able to see some meteors any time between 17th July and 24th August. See timeanddate.com website for more.
To the left is an image of Zikiel, by Richard Rockwood, from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards. These are now out of print, but we still have the last few signed copies available from the Harmony Shop.
Zikiel is the Guardian Angel of Comets and Meteors. In the Heart & Soul Angel Card set, this is the card of Inspiration, Inner Wisdom and Oneness With All.
Zikiel reminds us that our path can be traced through the stars, entwined with the galaxies and in the ethereal realms. By meditating and working with Zadkiel, we can journey back to the beginning of time and truly sense the original Oneness with All. We can also invoke Zikiel to help us to tap into pure inspiration from out of the blue.
My daughters are now 23 and 22 (later this month) and one of their earliest precious memories is of lying outside on a mattress, covered with duvets, on a balmy summer's night in the south of France, looking out for meteros until the early hours. It was my sister Fiona's idea and it was truly magical evening; we were rewarded with many gleaming tails across the dark sky from the Perseid Meteor Shower.
In subsequent years, come August, the girls would often ask me if we could lie ouside on our sun bathing loungers, covered with blankets/duvets, often with a hot drink in hand, and cuddle up watching these wonderful meteors. Of course successful viewing is very dependent on the weather, cloud conditions and the proximity of the last or next Full Moon, but we are lucky in that our garden - whilst not free of Greater London light pollution - has afforded us many a memorable and spectacular occasion. If you are able to go to a designated dark sky (Dartmooor, UK is one of the best in the world), it's well worth taking some warming provisions and rugs etc., so you can be comfortable for a couple of hours or so.