The Oldest Extant Parliament in the World

Astrology & Places: The Oldest Extant Parliament in the World in Iceland and its astrogeographical positions

Þingvellir (Thingvellir) was the traditional site of the icelandic parliament called Althing which was first founded on 23 June 930 and is considered to represent the oldest permanently functioning parliament on our planet.

Birth chart for Iceland I: Astrological Sunrise Chart for the day of the first Icelandic Parliament calculated for 23 June 932 at sunrise

The first settlements in Iceland were started in 870 by invaders from Norway. About 60 years later the first Althing was held. The astrological chart for the day of the first Althing has the Moon in rudimentary fire sign Aries the sign of warfare, action and nre starts and Saturn and the North Node in Capricorn the sign of governments, rocks, laws, stabilization and public institutions. The Sun and 2 more planets in Cancer the sign of islands stand for the foundation of emotional independence here. Uranus in Taurus stands for the stage of the creation of a new settlement, country and society. The Mercury – Pluto conjunction in Gemini is an early but clearest reference to lobbyism, vote huntin and methods of propaganda, corruption and manipulation – which must have already existed in this early parliamant.

Basically alle these 5 signs make out the astrogeographical positions of the old Thingvellir as well as the new Althing parliament in  Reykjavik.

The ancient site where the Thing (parliament) was held is located right on the tectonic fault cleft between the eurasian & american plates and as such on a site of extreme contradictions, confrontations, and energetical intensity. This contradictive or confrontative aspect is astrogeographically reflected by the fact that the site is located in two astrological signs.that are in opposition to each other.

The choice of a site for the gathering of the local clan chiefs and representative sexactly on the tectonic fault is highly symbolic and could be considered both as highly problematic but also as a really wise decision. The decision for such a place cannot have benn made without consultation of the native shamans and priests. Auspiscious it must have been because it turned out as highly successful – because otherwise the icelandic parliament born here could not have existed over such long periods of time. And it has to be considered here that the icelandic island arose from the bottom of the ocean just because of the position right on the divide between the tectonic plates.

For this reason the choice of a site located right on the tectonic divide as favoured by the icelandic shamans and rulers apparently was really swise.

Thingvellir area located in the combination of Taurus with Scorpiophoto: Ivan Sabljak, ccbysa3.0

Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes how the site is embedded in the land: located in 2 opposition signs: in highly profitable, solid, fixed earth sign Taurus the sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, agriculture, food, market places, possession of land, local energetical centers and stability,

The 2nd coordinate lies in highly alert, defensive, hierarchical, dogmatic, solid, fixed water sign Scorpio sign of role models, imaging, ideology and self-defense. as the sign of the fire of water Scorpio together with fire signs Sagittarius and Leo is one of the most important astrological indicators for volcanic avtivity. As the sign of the underworld Scorpio particularly refers to the solidity of magma chambers.

19th century depiction of the lögberg (law rock) in Thingvellir painting by William Gershom Collingwood

The Lögberg or law rock in Thingvellir was the site where discussion about laws and important decision is supposed to have been taken place

Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere of the site itself: the law rock is located in the combination of fire sign Aries with earth sign Capricorn the sign of warfare and the warrior caste in general. This constellation is highly typical for sites of the gathering of the chieftains and local kings in tribal cultures.

Highly alert, dynamic, erect, male fire sign Aries sign of action, decisions, fighting, warfare, speed comes together here with solid conservative, traditionalistic, hierarchical earth sign Capricorn sign of government institutuions, control, laws, duty and administration.

For comparison:

Today`s seat of the icelandic parliament Althing is the Parliament House Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík which for morphogenetic field level 3 is located in two opposite signs just like ut was the case at the site of the ancient Althing at Þingvellir.

Todays Parliament House Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík
The house has both coordinates in water sign Cancer
Jóhann Heiðar Árnason, ccbysa3.0

Astrogeographic position for field level 3 which describes how the construction site and the part of town around it are embedded in Iceland`s capital city: located in 2 opposition signs – practical air sign Gemini sign of communication, information, contacts, bridges, interfaces, sign posts, duplicity, technology and bringing opposites together.

The 2nd coordinate lies in liberal fire sign Sagittarius sign of thinking, watching, aiming, searching, luxury, style, design, fashion, ornamentation, corruption and a major indicator for magma and the cleansing fires.

Astrogeographic position for field level 4 which describes the atmosphere of the parliament house building itself; both astrogeographical coordinates are located in self-protective emotional water sign Cancer sign of feeling at home, connecting with one`s ancestor line, motherhood, fertility, islands, coastlines,