Astrology and Sacred Sites: The temple of Artemis at Ephesos
The temple of Artemis at Ephesus built from around 550 BC and burnt down on 21 July 356 BC by Herostratos was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple site is situated in the constellation of the two fire signs Leo and Sagittarius. This is valid for the morphogenetic field or radius level 3, which describes how the construction site is embedded in the surrounding area.
In astrological zoology (theory of the zodiac) where air signs relate to birds, water signs to water animals and earth signs to vegetarian and omnivors the zodiac signs related to the fire element (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) stand for the predators. Leo the sign of the cats and Sagittarius, the sign of hunting with a bow therefore relate to the aspect of Artemis as the goddess of the hunt.
Other aspects of Artemis may of course also have been supported by the constellation of the site. As the twin sister of Apollon the god of the Sun Artemis has been related to the Moon goddess for the purpose of polarization. But because of the temple`s position in Leo Artemis is to be seen as a female aspect of the Sun God itself here.
In astrology the ruling “planets” of Leo (the Sun) and of Sagittarius (Jupiter) are the largest celestial bodies in the solar system. Therefore their combination brings together the two factors with the strongest gravitation. This is why their combination is also defined as indicating royalty. This royal combination of Leo with Sagittarius indicates a situation as the king or queen among the gods here. It can explain the enormous size and costs of the building, which was the largest temple in ancient greek history.
Same constellation: Temple of Baal at Palmyra.