On the competion between Poseidon and Zeus

On the competion between Poseidon and Zeus, Neptune and Jupiter. Astrology, mythology and temples: astrogeographical considerations and analyses

Compare: Zeus vs. Poseidon

The “uselessness expression” of Poseidon is programatic in the depiction of the hero of the invisible, unconscious, uncontrolled and of doing nothing ph: A.Savin, free art license

For an astrological investigation the competion between Poseidon and Zeus aka Neptune and Jupiter includes the question of the differentiation between Pisces (spiritual plane) and Sagittarius (mental plane) and also between deeper investigation (Poseidon) and bourgeois patterns of apparent success in the astrological scene (Sagittarius). I personally feel that a deeper investigation into these questions would help astrologers in getting to a more holistic and less functionalistic approach to the astrological questions around the how and why of fate.

Unlike Poseidon anything Zeus does is useful – and while other gods simply chase lovers for their own egoistic purposes any of Zeus` seductions and rapings all bring about useful new beings making him successful in his hunt for lovers wherever he goes. ph: Marcus Cyron, GFDL

As a first step I want to recommend that astrology needs to differentiate -between imagined correspondences which are our own subjective views, where we reflect ourselves rather than the astrological topics and archetypal core points behind the systemical meaning of the single signs and planets.

The square between Pisces and Sagittarius means conflict between Poseidon and Zeus

In the systemical relationships of the signs as defined by the 12 -fold zodiac Pisces and Sagittarius lie in a square angle to each other. That means they do not represent harmonious and friendly but conflicting and competing aspects.

The astrological problem behind the competition between Zeus and Poseidon includes questions about the competion between pseudo-classical and modern astrology, about habitual judgements and the awareness about the natural and aquired limitation of our horizon in regard to confronting astrological problems. Before the discovery of Neptune in astrological interpretation Jupiter ruled both spheres: the sphere of Pisces (spirituality) as well as the sphere of Sagittarius (priesthood, human knowledge). That included the inability to differentiate between the imagined reality (Sagittarius) and the awareness of aspects of reality beyond mental knowledge, words and limitations (Pisces). Sagittarius as an organ of the mental plane is by definition of the 12-fold tropical zodiac of the northern hemisphere limited to human perception through the sense organs, human thinking and conclusions and the explored and available aspects of reality. Pisces by that definition relates to the  invisible, unconscious, unknown and transcendental.

The Temple of Poseidon looking south above the Aegean Sea at Cape Sounion (not at Kiveri) is located in Sagittarius with Aquarius. copyright: Kuno Lechner, GNU/FDL

Who made Zeus the ruler of the pantheon?

In the hierarchy among the Olympean gods as defined through the choice of a larger part of greek society seems to be such that the god of house 9 (Sagittarius) – aka Zeus the winner in the material world – overshadowed the reality of house 12 (Pisces) – aka Poseidon who is hiding in the ocean and along with him the unknown, unconscious, invisible, socially unaccepted, suppressed and also unprofitable aspects of reality.

Compare:The Temple of Zeus at OlympiaThe birth place of Poseidon,  Aphrodite`s birth place and the Temple at AphrodisiasOracle of DelphiThe magic of prediction in ancient greek culture, The Birth place of Zeus in Jupiter`s sign SagittariusThree Steps to Mount OlympusThe Temple of the Eleusinian MysteriesThe Tower of the Winds in AthensTemple of Neptune in Aquarius with SagittariusThe Magic of Prediction at Ancient Greek Oracle Places, A gold plated temple swallowed by floods,The Birth Place of Hermes on Mount KylliniThe Temple of the Oracle of Apollon Claros,  The temple of Artemis at EphesosPluto’s Gate in astrogeography

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