Sun Temples in Astrology. Astrology, Astrogeography and Sacred Sites: a comparative study of the astrogeographical resonance coordinates of Sun temples.
Important Sun Temples in astrogeography: Sagittarius with Leo for the site of a sun temple, The Sun Temple of Machu Picchu, Temples of the Sun and the Planets in India, Nabta Playa sun and star observatory, Der Sonnentempel von Goseck, The Stonehenge Monolithic Circle, Santuario de Chimayo, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho, The Cathedral of Brasilia, The Capital of the Sun God Aten.
Sun Temples in Astrology and Astrogeography
I want to differentiate here between different types and/or aspects of Sun Temples. One place can have all function at the same time.
- Temples to the Sun itself
- Temples to Sun Gods
- Archeo-astronomical sitesdedicated to the measurement of cycles and seasons
- Temples to important aspects of the Sun
- Temples that I found have are located at places in Leo where my impression is that they may be understood as sun temples in one or the other way
The Sun Temple and Intihuatana Stone at Machu Picchu in Leo with Virgo
Intihuatana stone in front of the Sun Temple of Machu Picchu is an archaeo-astronomical installation and a mystical temple too. Each year on October 27 and on February 14 at noon the Sun stands precisely above the measuring pillar of the Intihuatana Stone so that it throws no shadow at all.
The whole of the Machu Picchu buildings are located in the combination of Leo (royalty) with Capricorn (mountains).
Astrogeographic position of the magic solar calendar stone Intihuatana for the smaller field level 4 which explains the atmosphere and energetical topics of the sun stone itself and how it is embedded in the whole of the Machú Picchu site: the site of the Intihuatana stone has one coordinate in highly attractive, energetic and magnetic royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun. And for both the astrogeographical field levels 3 as well as 4. Leo indicates that Intihuatana is not a mere instrument for time measuring but also a site for the worship of the Sun and other solar deities along with light itself. The 2nd coordinate lies in the reasonable, calculating earth sign Virgo a plausible indicator for an installation for calculating sowing and harvest seasons. Virgo as the opposition sign of Pisces the main indicator for the spiritual plane in case of temples stands for earthbound aspects of spirituality as for example yoga culture, self healing, psychology and for places related to spiritual entities of plants such as elves and dwarfs. And Virgo also represents the sign of the faculties of gardening and also of agricultural science.
The Temple of the Sun in Beijing located in Aquarius
For morphogenetic field level 4 (exact position) the Sun Temple in Beijing has both coordinates in spiritual air sign Aquarius the sign of the sky and opposite sign of the Sun`s sign of rulership Leo. No other sign could be so symptomatic for an open air temple as Aquarius the sign of the sky, open air, abstraction and in regard to deities an natural indicator for universal deities. For these aspects compare the open air temple of the Sun God Aten at Amarna which is located in Aquarius with Leo.
Heliopolis the City of the Sun and the Senusret I obelisk in Leo with Taurus
According to information in the wikipedia article “The only surviving remnant of Heliopolis is the Temple of Re-Atum obelisk located in Al-Masalla in Al-Matariyyah, Cairo. It was erected by Senusret I of the Twelfth dynasty, and still stands in its original position. The 68 ft (20.73 m) high red granite obelisk weighs 120 tons.”
Astrogeographic position for field level 4: the exact position of the Re-Atum oblisk falls in the first degree of highly energetic, magnetic, centralistic, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun and therefore naturally the first astrological indicator for the Sun God. The second coordinate is in earth sign Taurus sign of the Earth, grounding, growing roots, agriculture, food, market places and wealth. The combination of the sign of the Sun with the sign of the Earth explains the punctuation of the site through the magical obelisk as done with the intention of creating a place of resonance of the Sun God on earth.
Astrogeographic position for field level 2: the ancient city of Heliopolis similar to Amarna the city of the Sun god Aton had one coordinate in highly abstract, creative, innovative, spiritual air sign Aquarius the sign of the sky and thus an indicator not for the Sun itself but for the sphere of the Sun`s path. As the sign of abstraction Aquarius could possibly stand for the ideal of a supreme god and not for the site of a singular deity with an equal rank among others. The second astrogeographic coordinate of Heliopolis is located in aristocratic air sign Libra sign of angels, openness, love, relationship. beauty and decoration.
The Sun Temple of Niuserre in Capricorn with Aries
The Sun temple of Pharao Niuserre who reigned between 2455 and 2420 BC. is located about 1 km north-west of the pyramids of Abusir. It`s astrogeographical position falls in the constellation of the warrior caste of highly alert fire sign Aries the sign of warfare and in conservative, hierarchical, strict earth sign Capricorn sign of the winter solstice and birthday of the Sun in the Northern hemisphere, of control. government institutions, state cult and administration. This astrogeographical position points at the purpose of the temple as a place of worship and sacrifice before or during warfare and for the stabilization of the government.
Sun symbols and circles: the Carshenna rock carvings located in Sagittarius with Leo
The magical rock carvings site of Carschenna, Switzerland is a prehistorical site where concentric circles and cup marks cut into the rock on a hilltop have been found. Other images include animals, sun symbols, crow feet. The carvings have been dated around 1500 BC.
Astogeographical resonance coordinate for morphogenetical field level 4 which describes the energetical quality of the site itself and provides indications for the purpose of the rock carvings: the site is located in highly energetic, magnetic, self-centered fire sign Leo sign of the sun, light, self-expression, kingdom, energetical centers. Leo stands for the Sun symbols and observation of phenomena related to the Sun. As the site of the rock carvings lies on the edge of a steep hill facing sunset the observation of the sun and especially sunset is a natural topic at the site.
The 2nd coordinate lies in mental fire sign Sagittarius sign of thinking, watching, observation, shamanism, initiation, knowledge, time measurement and a symptomatic indication for temple & gathering sites dedicated to seasonal events especially winter/summer solstices. Sagittarius relates to the time before the winter solstice. This could be one factor that explains why Sagittarius relates so strongly to circles and observation of cyclic phenomena In fact Sagittarius is directly related to the idea of time measurement. I`m suggesting to look deeper into the symbolism of the bow as a tool not only for shooting but for time measurement and observation of the position of the stars and planets. Another important aspect of Sagittarius should not be forgotten here: its reflex for creating ornaments and mandalas for the purpose of studying the phenomena related to symbols or simply for having fun with it. Therefore Sagittarius is also the factor here which explains the playful repetition of single carved images.
Konark Sun Temple in Orissa located in Pisces and between Aries and Taurus
According to my calculations the astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the location of Indian Temples of the Sun and Planets do not correspond with their astrological sign of rulership in tropical nor in sidereal astrology. That appears to be a particular aspect of their functions and energetical qualities. This really fascinates me – as many other spiritual places and important temple sites like the Shakti Peethas, Jyotir Linga Shrines and many others appear to are in intense and precise resonance with the grid patterns of my astrological worldmap calculation.
The Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most elaborate and fascinating temple buildings in India. It`s construction dates back to the 13th century. The remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone.
The temple was built as a place of worship for the Sun God Surya. As in the case of the Navagraha Temples its astrogeographic position has no direct resonance with the sign of rulership – neither in tropical nor in sidereal astrology – of the planetary god worshiped here. This indicates that these temples are not built to directly worship the astrological planetary factor reflected by the names of the planets. At least The western half of the temple area that houses the main shrine is located in Aries the sign of exaltation of the Sun.
Astrogeographical position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the energetical topics of the temple itself: the construction ground is located in highly imaginative, relaxing, spiritual water sign Pisces the sign of dreaming, allowance, letting go, the unconscious, mystification, opens spaces, music, meditation and most important indicator for temples worldwide. The 2nd coordinate lies in between highly dynamic, alert, male fire sign Aries sign of ignition, warfare, the warrior caste (Kshatriya), mobilization, sports and an indication of temples dedicated to seeking support for the start of activities and highly profitable, female earth sign Taurus sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, market places, agriculture, wealth and local energetic centers.
Aquarius and Leo – The Capital of the Sun God Aten
The city Akhetaten (today: Amarna) was built by Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) in only three years of construction as his new capital and was occupied from 1343 BC. Akhenaten had established a new monotheistic religion for the sun god Aton in order to replace the traditional Egyptian gods. This was done to liberate the Pharao from the influential priest castes of whose consent and support, the Pharaohs were highly dependent. The new capital was meant to form the basis for a long term change in Egypt. The temple of the sun god Aten was to be the new central and most important temple in Egypt and was meant to replace the temples at Karnak and Luxor. In the Aten temple there was no ritual worship of images of the sun god. The sun and the sky were worshiped directly instead. For this reason, the building had no roof, so that the cult could be carried out under the open sky.
The city Achet – Aton or Amarna is situated in the combination of highly energetic, magnetic, royal fire sign of Leo the sign of the Sun with creative, innovative, emancipatory, rebellious air sign Aquarius the sign of self-finding, revolution and reconnection with the spiritual plane. This correspondence is valid here for the morphogenetic radius/field level 2, which explains how the construction site of the new city is embedded into the region. As the Sun is the ruling planet of the star sign Leo the position of the project of a capital of the Sun God in his own sign and territory is not only highly symptomatic. Even though the clairvoyants, highly educated architects, geomantists and other advisors of the king had no means to calculate an astrogeographical world map the resonance of the astrogeographical cconstellation with the ideal of a city for the Sun God is outstanding.
First of all the combination of Leo with Aquarius stands for the euphoria and enthusiasm with which the new religion was developed and spread. Both signs though opposites tend to have an intense euphorical expression when it comes to heart-felt desires, aims and ideals. This is the particular quality of the polarity of Leo as the sign of the heart with Aquarius as the sign of reconnecting with the true self: their combination relates to a spectrum between euphoria and mania.
The role of Aquarius
The principle of fixed sign Aquarius, the simile of the sky indicates that in addition to the Sun the Sky was part of the concept of the cult of Aten in Amarna. The Sky is the place that reconnects us with the dimensions of outer space, the stars and the consciousness about the greater and higher dimensions of reality. Aquarius the sign of Uranus the god of the sky relates us with the true dimensions and potentials of our situation as human beings from an abstract point of perception. This function of Aquarius has often been trivialized as a mere function of providing inspiration for new ideas, inventions and practical use as in the myth of Ganymede. But the reconnection with the full awareness of the dimensions of life on earth in relation to unlimited time and outer space includes also important information about the actual situation of human existence, our immortal souls and spiritual origin from the plane of the abstract. In fact the impact of the waters of inspiration delivered by the water bearer to the plane of mental perception is a mere side effect of the reconnection with the plane of abstraction. This is because “self-finding through reconnection” with the spiritual origin is as essential for the physical survival of organisms as the physical functions themselves. Therefore I want to recommend considering that Aquarius should be seen as the sign of religion in the sense of reconnection with the spiritual origin. If religion is defined as a mere system of mental explanations and beliefs other signs such as Scorpio (dogma), Sagittarius (philosophy) or Gemini (information) would have to be used as valid explanations for the terms god and religion.
The astrogeographical position of Amarna in Aquarius the sign of self-finding does of course describe the “Akhetaten Project” as a revolution carried out by Akhenaten. In the light of Aquarius his revolution appears to have been an attempt to reconnect the country and the government with its full potentials in times when the development of culture was blocked by the corrupt caste system. Akhenaten changed the state religion and deprived the most influential caste – the priests – of their power.
The role of Leo
Akhenaten`s act to free himself from the gods of his ancestors was an outstanding act of self determination. The courage to do such a thing meant emancipation not only from the traditions, deeply rooted beliefs and the effective and successful magic which over thousands of years had seemed to hold the country together. Spiritual air sign Aquarius alone would not explain the courage and self-centeredness of this Pharao who attempted to centralize the pantheon of gods on the Pharao as the incarnation of the Sun god. This is why it needs to be understood that in addition to Aquarius the role of Leo for the definition of the new monotheist centralized religion was of the highest importance. The astrogeographical coordinate of Akhetaten in Leo does not only stand for the resonance of the Sun god with his own sign and territory. It does also stand for the courage to claim the right of an individual man to make such a self-confident, self-centered decision as to cut the chords with the gods of his ancestors. Leo as the royal sign may be concluded in the case of Amarna to represent an archetypal symbol of the independence of human individualism from determination from the gods.
Leo is the most important indicator for french culture and Aquarius one of the two coordinates of the french capital Paris (located in Aquarius with Sagittarius for field level 1). Paris as the most important city in the history of revolution in Europe as well as of the installation of a king as a Sun King (Louis XIV) reveals some fascinating historical and astrogeographical parallels to the Akhetaten project.
The city and region of Jerusalem like no other stands for the era of the dominance of monotheist religions. The Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions have their origins in the region of Jerusalem. The astrogeographical constellation here brings Aquarius as a major indicator for religion together with highly dynamic, aggressive, unicellular fire sign Aries the sign of warfare. Christianity and Islam and through them the Jewish religion are the most successful religions in history. The christian and islamic empires spread all over the planet by the means of conquest and with the help of the installation of the monotheist religions as the ruling ideology in the conquered countries.
Buddhism may not be a monotheist religion in the sense of monotheism, as it was defined later. But the the introduction of Buddhism as the official state religion by Ashoka during the 3rd century BC can be regarded as a definite step in the direction of monotheism. Buddhism was employed to fight native religions and powerful priest castes and establish a state religion in order to unify conquered territories. Ashoka`s capital Pataliputra (today: Patna) was located in the controversial constellation of two opposition signs: fire sign Aries indicator for warfare with air sign Libra the sign of relationship, harmony and peace.