Canis Major spans over 20 degrees of the Zodiac in the Sign of Cancer, and contains 11 named fixed stars. including the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius the Dog Star.
Position in the Year 2000 Astronomical Name Star Common Name Magnitude Orb
07 Cancer 11 β Canis Major Mirzam
07 Cancer 23 ζ Canis Major Furud
11 Cancer 44 ν Canis Major Yějī
14 Cancer 05 α Canis Major Sirius
17 Cancer 02 μ Canis Major Isis
18 Cancer 34 κ Canis Major Hú Shǐ bā
19 Cancer 36 γ Canis Major Muliphein
20 Cancer 46 ε Canis Major Adhara
21 Cancer 00 o Canis Major Thanih al Adzari
23 Cancer 24 δ Canis Major Wezen
29 Cancer 32 η Canis Major Aludra
Conjunct alignment with our Sun and Earth occurs every year around until .
(day-time mediation in the Northern Hemisphere)
and the Opposite Alignment from around until
(night-time meditation in the Northern Hemisphere).
*Note the alignments are the other way around for Southern Hemisphere.
To check on the exact dates, search HERE for Sun returning to Bootes Stars Astrological degrees listed below.
You can also use our free calculator HERE to see if Bootes stars are present in your natal Astro chart or on the day of your interest.
According to Ptolemy, the influence of the constellation is like that of Mercury and Saturn, though the star Arcturus is like Mars and Jupiter. It is said to give prosperity from work, strong desires, a tendency to excess, a fondness for rural pursuits, together with some liking for occultism. The Kabalists associate it with the Hebrew letter Teth and the 9th Tarot Trump, “The Hermit”.
“His name has long been something of a puzzle, for there are several possible sources for it in the Greek. The probability is that the name comes from a word meaning to shout and clamor, for well armed though he is, he is a protector of all creatures, and does not strike with his weapons if fearsome noise will assert his authority instead. This is certainly how the Arabs interpreted the name, for they made him Al Awwah, the Barker, and also gave him charge of a dog, which the Hebrews before them had managed to see there with him. The name Al Awwah has another significance too, being close to Al Awwal, ‘the First’ implying closeness to God, if not even God Himself. That was in pre-Islamic times, of course; no such human representation is countenanced now. But The Quran does speak of a man as Regent placed upon Earth, with dominion over other creatures, so Al Awwal can be read that way too. Bootes then represents not God but all of us, in the role that God has given us to fill. 
“He is pictured as a man walking rapidly, with a spear in his right hand and a sickle in his left hand. The Greeks called him Bo-o-tes, which is from the Hebrew root Bo (to come), meaning the coming. It is referred to in Psalm 96:13:
For He cometh,
For He cometh to judge the earth;
He shall judge the world in righteousness,
And the people with His truth.”
“Febagh Beg in County Lei trim, Ireland represents Bootes. The Fenagh Beg capstone is in the shape of Bootes showing that we pay too little attention to the shape of the constellations of stars they represent.”
CANIS MAJOR STARSEEDS PERSPECTIVE
CHANNELLED TEXTS RECOMMENDATIONS - BOOKS BY
Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.34.
Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.117-118.
Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 1, p.34-37.
The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, 34. Canis Major (the Dog).