Libra and Capricorn – The Moscow Kremlin in astrogeography. Astrology, architecture and politics: the astrogeographical position of the seat of the central government of Russia in Moscow.
Libra and Capricorn – The Moscow Kremlin
Borovitsky Hill (Kremlin Hill) represents the origin of the City of Moscow which was later built around it. A first “gord” or “grad” (fortified structure) overlooking the site where the Neglinnaya River flowed into the Moskva River is assumed to have been built here in the 11th century by the Vyatichi. The name of Moscow was first mentioned in 1147 and the first wooden Kremlin defense built around 1156.
Between 1366–1368 Dmitri Donskoi replaced an oak wall structure erected in 1339 with a strong citadel of white limestone on the basic foundations of the existing walls.
In Soviet times the Senate Palace in the Moscow Kremlin was the seat of the Council of Ministers and thus the seat of government of the USSR. It is now the official residence of the Russian Presidents. Although the leaders of the Russian revolution have resided here the character of the Kremlin which was built between 1485-1499 is one of a relic of the tsarist era.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the energetical topics of the whole of the Kremlin and how the site is embedded in the City of Moscow: the Kremlin is situated in the combination of service-orientated, aristocratic air sign Libra sign of harmony, balance, justice, peace, angels, beauty, decoration, relationship and courtly culture. Libra appears as a highly important aspect for the places of rulership in Russia – possibly as a complementary aspect to its otherwise deeply rural structures. It is remarkable that the Peter and Paul fortress in St. Petersburg too was built in air sign Libra (with Virgo) The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg even has both astrogeographical coordinates in Libra.
As the sign of angels Libra – at least to some extent – indicates an overall peaceful nature, although in the Kremlin just like in the White House more than enough warmongers have resided too. But still Libra stands for a relatively peaceful approach to politics and the ideal of a courtly, aristocratic appeal to a higher culture. As the sign of stage performance Libra supports the presentation of events and of politicians and also the reception of visitors.
Libra appears to be absolutely symptomatic for the astrogeographical position of seats of government in a large number of countries for morphogenetic field level 3:
- 10 Downing Street in London located in Libra with Capricorn too
- The White House in Washington in Libra with Gemini
- Hofburg Palace and Chancellery Vienna: Libra with Gemini
- Kremlin of Moscow: Libra with Capricorn
- Zhongnanhai, Beijing: Libra with Virgo
- 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi: Libra with Leo/Virgo
- Kantei, Tokyo: Libra with Capricorn
- Not in Libra but in Capricorn: Federal Chancellery, Berlin: Gemini with Capricorn
The second coordinate of the Kremlin lies in highly defensive, strict, exclusive, conservative earth sign Capricorn the sign of governments, administration, government institutions, control, efficiency, realism, state cult, rules and regulations, written laws, walls, impediments emphasizes the character of the Kremlin of a stronghold. In regard to the topographical situation it stands for the slightly elevated position of the Kremlin which is located on a 25 m high hill. Capricorn supports the authority and efficiency of the government, but restricts the appeal for openness and courtly luxury often intended by Libra.