The Waterloo Lion as a Guardian
The Waterloo Lion as a Guardian. Astrology, sculptures and feng-shui: the position of the lion sculpture on the Battlefield of Waterloo.
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The Waterloo Lion as a Guardian
The Waterloo Lion is a Dutch Memorial to the Victory in the Battle of Waterloo.
It was erected on the Lion’s Mound a large (170 m diameter) conical artificial hill built on the battlefield of Waterloo in 1826, Belgium to commemorate the location where William II. of the Netherlands (born 6 Dec 1792, 8:00, Den Haag) was knocked from his horse by a musket ball to the shoulder on 18 June 1815. The site is located no more than 18 km to the south of the City of Brussels.
A victory sculpture depicting a lion that controls a globe was placed on top of the victory mound facing directly south in the direction where Napoleons troops were gathered during the Battle of Waterloo but not towards the position of the French capital of Paris. The sculptured lion is a copy of the Medici Lions in the City of Florence.
The astrogeographical qualities of the site suggest that the statue is more than a mere ornament or memorial of victory: its function also appears to be one of a guardian sculpture due to the position right on the cardinal divide of the winter solstice at 0°Capricorn.
Astrogeographical position for position : the position of the lion sculpture on top of the artificial mound is on the last degree of fire sign Sagittarius the sign of triumph, success, victory and of shooting and right next to the cardinal divide of the winter solstice at 0° Capricorn in the position of a guardian or check-post between hell or earth to the west in fire sign Sagittarius and heaven or sky to the east in earth sign Capricorn. The position on the last degree in fire sign Sagittarius has a very strong correspondence with the 28°Sagittarius resonance coordinate of the City of Paris and the 29°Sagittarius position of the “Arc de Triomph” the most important memorial to victory in Paris and the whole of France..
Apart from the precise resonance with the political centers sculpture so has the important function of reminding the spirits of the fallen soldiers that their path and battle has ended. The astrogeographic position is so exact that geomantic consultation, spiritual advice or guidance during the process of election of the site is highly probable. Or else architect Charles Vander Straeten must have worked really precisely and with an intense use of knowledge and insight during the realization of the project.
The second coordinate falls on the first degree of creative, innovative, spiritual air sign Aquarius sign of the sky, heaven, paradise, abstraction, the stratosphere, the categories of archangels and cherubim and indicator for the re-connection with the fullest of human potentials and with the spiritual plane. The position in Aquarius is symptomatic of artificial mounds. Important exampled for artificial mounds in Aquarius are Silbury Hill near Avebury, the top of Knockarena Mountain and the artificial island Palm Jumeirah.
The elevated position of the lion statue can so be associated with both signs – Capricorn as the sign of mountains and indicator for elevated positions and with Aquarius as the sign of reaching for the sky.