If you pay attention to your daily horoscope, you know that the movements of heavenly bodies can be significant to people here on Earth. There are several meteor showers that take place every year. The Lyrid meteor shower happens in April. At the very least, it puts on a spectacular natural light show, but it could also have astrological significance.
What Is the Lyrid Meteor Shower?
A psychic reading online may reveal the significance of the Lyrid meteor shower to your life, but you don’t need a psychic to tell you when it is going to happen. The Lyrid meteor shower is one of several that happen at around the same time every year. It gets its name because it seems to emanate from the constellation Lyra, especially the brightest star of Vega.
What Causes a Meteor Shower?
A meteor is a piece of space debris that enters the Earth’s atmosphere. The friction causes it to burn up, and sometimes the flame is visible from Earth. In ancient times, people were unable to distinguish between the various bright lights up in the sky. They called meteors “shooting stars” or “falling stars” because that’s what they looked like.
There are multiple comets in our solar system that revolve around the sun just as planets do, although they maintain their own orbits. Comets are frozen hunks of rock that stream a tail of gases, dust, and debris out behind them. In April, the Earth passes through the tail of a comet with the prosaic name of C/1861 G1 Thatcher. When the debris in the comet’s tail comes in contact with the Earth’s atmosphere, it burns up, causing the meteor shower.
What Makes the Lyrid Meteor Shower Popular With Stargazers?
The Lyrid meteor shower is one of the first of the year. There is a long stretch between January and April when there are no showers at all. There may still be occasional meteors in the stretches between showers, but they do not occur often or with any degree of predictability.
The Lyrid shower ranks with the Perseid shower in August as one of the most popular with stargazers and meteor-watchers. Meteors during these showers tend to be brighter and faster, making them easier to spot. The weather also tends to be more favorable for stargazing during these times than at other times of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.
What Is the Astrological Significance of a Meteor Shower?
From an astrological perspective, a meteor shower can affect your horoscope in several different ways. Comets are frozen bodies, which may represent repressed fears or emotions. This may be the time to bring these feelings to the surface and confront them. Meteor showers can also represent transformation and change. As you’re contemplating the meteor shower, you may also think about plans or goals that you’d like to accomplish in your life and ways that you may be able to manifest them.
You may be able to find out what significance the Lyrids hold for your life from tarot card psychic readings. Then, when the Lyrid meteor shower begins in earnest around April 22nd, you can sit back and enjoy the show.