The cosmology behind astrology
July 9, 2012
The Cosmology Behind Astrology
Signs, seasons, days and years. Where did they come from and what do they really mean?
The skies around the earth tell a story, which can be seen from any place on the planet. The names of these stars were recorded by two ancient patriarchs, Adam and Enoch. The names of the star constellations were given first and made to fit the names, which inform the signs of the zodiac we know today.
The ancient transcript, the Zodiac of Esna tells the riddle of the great pyramid and the sphinx, the latter of which has the head of a woman and the body of a lion. This suggests that the original starting point for the zodiac begins, not with Aries, but with Virgo. Much of this ancient foundation for reading the skies has been lost to modern astrology.
Virgo the Virgin
This constellation holds the form of a woman holding a branch in one hand and a seed in the other. The first decan in Virgo (a decan is a 10-day subdivision that refines planetary influences) depicts a man-child named Coma. Coma means “the desired one” or the “desire of the ages”. The second decan is Centaurus, which means “with two natures”. The third decan is Ooti, the “coming one with the branch”.
Libra the Scales
Libra depicts the story of the struggle for balance in works of atonement. Lupus shows the trials of life, Corona shows the crown bestowed and the Cross shows the victim slain but enduring.
Scorpio the Scorpion
Scorpio reflects the conflict between good and evil, in the serpentine tail stinging the heel of Ophiuchus. The Greek name Ophiuchus is from the Hebrew Aesculapius, which means “holding the serpent”. In Arabic, Scorpio is Al-aqrab, which means “wounding him that comes”. The brightest star in Scorpio is Rasalhague, which means “the head of him who holds”.
To be continued.
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