Cancer and Scorpio – Shiva in two water signs. Astrology and mythology: the archetypal typology of the zodiac signs reflected in astrogeography.
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For comparison of the astrological resonance of sites related to Shiva and those related to Vishnu compare: The Hindu Gods Vishnu and Narayana in astrogeography
Cancer and Scorpio – Shiva in two water signs
At the time of its completion in 2011 The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal was the tallest Shiva statue in the world. It is 44 m tall and made from copper, zinc, steel and cement. The statue was inaugurated on the day of the summer solstice of 21 June 2011 the annual date of the Sun ingress into water sign Cancer the strongest astrogeographical resonator for Shiva.
Astrogeographical resonance coordinates for morphogenetic field level 3 (surrounding area) which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the surrounding area where the statue was built: the area around the construction site is situated in the combination of the two water signs Cancer and Scorpio. This combination of these two signs can be understood as describing important aspects of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
Indian astrologers often relate Shiva to the sign of Scorpio. There are a number of explanations why Shiva would resonate with this sign. First of all because it was Shiva who during the “Churning of the milk ocean” (= the milky way/galaxy) drank away all the poison which caused his head and neck to turn blue. Secondly because of his neglection of the caste system, social habits and expectations that Shiva stands for. This aspect makes Shiva a representative of the aspect of an outlaw and rebel. Thirdly because of his rulership over the world of demons. Scorpio through its relation with Aries would define the male aspect of the Shiva Lingam as one of Shiva`s main symbols. The Kailashnath Shiva statue is one of many examples for astrogeographic constellations, where Scorpio appears as the sign of the stonemasonry and blacksmith trades together with large sculptures. Compare my article Scorpio as the sign of sculpting.
The presence of emotional water sign Cancer the sign of rivers, springs, fertility, conception, the uterus, pregnancy, gender, emotional individuality & authenticity in addition to Scorpio is highly symptomatic for sites related to Shiva . From my experience in astrogeographical field study it can be definitely concluded that Cancer has the strongest astrological resonance with important sites related to Shiva. Shiva is often described through the polarity with the Sun god Vishnu who represents light. Therefore the Moon as the ruling planet of Cancer is the first planetary analogy of the spiritual qualities of Shiva. This explains why he is depicted with a crescent Moon on his head. According to my calculations Shiva´s home on Mount Kailash is located in Cancer too.
From the pile of hair on the crown chakra of Shiva`s head the source of the river Ganges flows down into the Nplains od North India. This is important here because Cancer is the astrological sign of water springs. The Baghirati source of river Ganges at Gaumukh, the confluence of the main tributaries at Devprayag and the holiest Hindu city Varanasi are located in the combination of Cancer with Scorpio.
Murdeshvar Shiva Statue in Cancer with Virgo
A second monumental Shiva statue located in Cancer is Murdeshwara Shiva Statue in Murdeshwar, Karnataka, India.
Murdeshvar Shiva is a 37 m tall sitting Shiva sculpture located on the beach of the Arabian Sea on the West coast of India.
Astrogeographic position of the Murdeshvar Shiva statue for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the sculpture and site itself: one coordinate is located in emotional water sign Cancer sign of the moon, motherhood, pregnancy, fertility, emotional individuality,authenticity and feeling at home. As the sign of the natural habitat of crabs and of coast lines Cancer resonates with the location on a beach here.
The 2nd coordinate lies im earth sign Virgo sign of reason, self-healing, self-cleaning, herbal medicine, monkhood, celibacy, yoga and meditation culture, Hinduism and Indian culture and an indicator for the sitting position here.
Adiyogi Shiva statue in Cancer with Pisces
Adiyogi statue is a 34.3-metre-tall statue at the Isha Yoga center in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. it was inaugurated on 24 February 2017.
Astrogeographic position of the Adiyoga Shiva statue for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the sculpture and site itself: one coordinate is located in emotional water sign Cancer sign of the moon, motherhood, pregnancy, fertility, emotional individuality,authenticity and feeling at home. The 2nd coordinate is in spiritual water sign Pisces the sign of the the dream world, the unconscious, invisible, subtle plane and of the spiritual plane itself. Pisces stands for fairy-tales, legends, mythology, entertainment, deep relaxation, intoxication, music and for the stimulation for meditation.
Shiva Mahadeva at Pumidkot, Nepal in Cancer with Aquarius
The 15 m tall sitting statue of Shiva Mahadeva in Pumdikot in Western Nepal is located on a mountain top 530 m above the wonderful Pokhara Lake. The statue was built in 2020/21 facing south with Pokhara in its back so that worshipers can see Shivas face looking north the direction in which the lord and guru is to be confronted in serious meditation. The magical Annapurna mountain range to the north of Pokhara so appears in the back of the statue.
Astrogeographical resonance coordinates for morphogenetic field level 3 (surrounding area) which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the surrounding area where the statue was built: the site has one resonance coordinate in emotional water sign Cancer the sign of conception, pregnancy, motherhood, fertility, springs, the uterus and emotional identity and independence. The 2ned coordinate is in creative, innovative air sign Aquarius sign of the sky, heaven, paradise, flying, self-finding, self-liberation and of leaving the past behind. Aquarius is to be seen as a resonator of the issue of self-liberation,
Hari ki Pauri Shiva Statue in Haridwar located in Capricorn with Aquarius
For morphogenetic field level 4 (exact position) the statues location has one coordinate on the cardinal divide on the 1st degree of Capricorn indicating a guardian between the sphere of mental perception, rethorical preaching and mental infiltration (Sagittarius/Jupiter) and effective spiritual reality (Capricorn/Saturn).
The fact that the position of the Shiva statue is on the 1st degree of Capricorn brings Shiva into opposition here to his own major sign of resonance Cancer the sign of rivers, river beds, Ganges river and of flowing waters indicates that Shiva´s position is to be examined here as one of a controller of the river floods.
Yet at the same time in another dimension of resonance Shivas position on the fits degree aka the start of Capricorn as the sign of mountains here also relates to the location of Haridwar and Rishikesh at the gate between the great North Indian plains and the Himalayan mountain ranges.
In the Sabian Symbols 1° degree Capricorn had been defined as “An Indian Chief Claims Power from the Assembled Tribe”. And it is absolutely fascinating here that even though the clearvoyant Californian medium Elsie Wheeler who channelled the wording of the Sabian symbols back in 1925 must have referred to an American “Indian” or rather Native American tribal chief this wording actually seems to describe Shiva`s role in Hinduism as well as the energetical quality of the location of the Hari-ki-Pauri Shiva statue in absolute precision!!!
The 2nd coordinate of the site of the statue is located in creative, innovative, holistic air sign Aquarius the sign of the sky, heaven, paradise, self-finding, self-liberation, castelessness, saddhus, revolution, abstraction and of reconnection with the perspective of the fuller, holistic potentials of humans.
Both signs Capricorn as well as Aquarius would be understood or be examined as plausible resonating signs with the essential aspect of Shiva as a practitioner of Tapasya and Asceticism.
Nathdwara Shiva in Cancer with Capricorn
The 351 feet (107 m) tall “Nathdwara Shiva” statue in the city of Nathdwara, Rajasthan was consecrated in 2020 as the tallest Shiva statue worldwide.
The world´s tallest Shiva statue is the 513 feet/107 m tall Nathdwara Shiva Statue in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India consecrated in 2020. Its position is located in the combination of emotional water sign Cancer (water springs, rivers, fertility, conception, emotional authenticity, individuality and independence) with spiritual earth sign Capricorn (mountains, deserts, guardian position, state cult, asceticism).
The astrogeographical combination of the most frequent sign of Shiva statues and temples with its opposite sign Capricorn brings together the resonance of the confrontation between these 2 structural elements and issues and also of the complementary issues of between these two aspects.