Scorpio and Capricorn – The Mountain Sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe
Astrology & Sacred Sites: The Mountain Sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe – the astrogeographic position of the by far oldest known temple worldwide
Compare: Scorpio as the sign of sculpting
The mountain sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe (engl: hill with the navel) is currently the oldest known temple in the world. The temple is located on a 15 m tall Tell – an artificial mound formed from the accumulated refuse of people living on the same site for hundreds or thousands of years. A classic tell looks like a low, truncated cone with a flat top and sloping sides, and can be up to 30 metres high. More than 200 pillars in about 20 circles have been found so far. The Göbekli Tepe sanctuary is located on a mountain top a few kilometres north-east of the city of Sanliurfa in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.
It`s construction was started around 11 000 BC and it was supposedly built by a pre-agricultural society of hunters. The carefully carved out reliefs show lions (or tigers, leopards), bulls, boars, foxes, gazelles, snakes, other reptiles, vultures, cranes, ibises and scorpions.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the at mospohere and anergetical topics of the whole sanctuary and how the site is embedded in the surrounding area: one coordinate lies in solid, conservative, strict earth sign Capricorn sign of mountains, rocks, control, skills, government institutions and indicator for the exposed position and for the plan to built a solid monument that could last for eternity. The position in Capricorn is an indication of the function of the sanctuary as a central temple of the ruling “state religion” of a central government dedicated to supporting the long-term stability of society along with its ruling class. Important examples for this function of temples in Capricorn are: Karnak Temple, Jebel Barkal, Tian Tan Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Meenakshi Amman Temple, Washington National Cathedral
The second coordinate lies in highly defensive, fixed water sign Scorpio the sign of sculpting, imaging, visualization, photography. iconography and an indicator for a the particularly huge artwork of the sculptures. Important examples for such monumental particlarly large sculptures carved from the rock in situ located in Scorpio are: Crazy Horse Memorial, The Buddhas of Bamyan, Sri Gomateshvara Statue, Sigiriya.
The combination of Scorpio through its role as the sign of death with Capricorn sign of tradition, history and conservation could indicate a place of sacrifice and/or cemetery dedicated to the representation of tradition and the memory of the founders of a dynasty . The massive character of some of the monoliths with a weight of 20 to 30 in some cases up to 50 tons, is symptomatic of the monumental, sometimes gigantomanic character of the fixed sign qualities of Scorpio. Apart from that Scorpio is also to be seen here as a plausible indicator for the resonance of the topics of a nomadic, tribal culture which is assumed to have been the cultural background of the creators of the magical Göbekli Tepe sanctuary.
Both signs Scorpio as well as Capricorn are the most important astrological indicators for stone masonry and also of particulalrly hard types of rock. Both indicate particularly hard work, craftsmanship and strictly following the planned image of the depicted object. Highly traditionalistic, conservative, strict, hierarchical Capricorn as the sign of mountains, rocks and government institutions stands for the strategical importance of the site and its dominant position on the top of a mountain as well as its monumental character as a mountain and rock sanctuary that was built to last for eternity.
Göbekli Tepe is one in a large number of examples for astrogeographic constellations where Scorpio appears as the sign of the stonemasonry, metalworking and blacksmith trades together with large stone sculptures, particularly as is the case here, if worked out from the rock in situ.