Astrology & Sacred Sites: The Vishnu statue at Garuda Wisnu Kencana sculpture park in Bali. Indonesia
Garuda Wisnu Kencana sculpture park is a new project designed in the style of an antique setting and traditional archeological site. The wikipedia article informs us that “,,,,,Currently, the statue of Vishnu is 23 metres (75.5 ft) high, although the original plan was for a 120-metre (390 ft) gold-plated Vishnu riding Garuda on top of an 11-storey entertainment complex. Garuda wing span will be 64 metres (210.0 ft) across.The idea was not without controversy, and religious authorities on the island complained that its massive size might disrupt the spiritual balance of the island, and that its commercial nature was inappropriate, but some groups agree with the project, because it will make new tourist attraction over barren land.”
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere, energetical situation, function and topics depicted by the sculpture: dynamic, mental fire sign Sagittarius sign of style, design, fashion, ornamentation, the brahmin and priest castes, luxury, success, searching, thinking and initiation The position of the sculpture in Sagittarius indicates that that Vishnu is referred to as a representative of Jupiter the planet of luck and ruler of a pantheon that equals bourgeois society.
The 2nd. coordinate lies in creative, innovative, spiritual air sign Aquarius sign of the sky, heaven, paradise, flying, self-finding and self liberation. The position in Aquarius points at the idea of the resonance of Vishnu with the humanoid bird god Garuda. Aquarius stands for the artificial
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the topics of the whole of the sculpture park area: the park is located in aristocratic, courtly air sign Libra sign of harmony, balance, beauty, decoration, naive painting, angels, stage presentations and the ideal of high culture The 2nd coordinate lies in solid, conservative, traditionalistic earth sign Capricorn the sign of government institutions, rules and regulations, history, control, public space and the ruling classes indicating a site dedicated at the conservation of the national inheritance. Capricorn is also the sign of rocks. Therefore the sign also represents the most important astrological indicator for the stone-mason faculty as an attempt to preserve monuments.