Thailand and Bangkok in astrology

Bangkok and Thailand in astrogeography

Bangkok and Thailand in astrogeography. The foundation charts for Thailand and the astrogeographical position of Bangkok.

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Bangkok and Thailand in astrogeography

Though the City of Bangkok was founded as the new capital of Thailand not before 1782 its astrogeographical resonance coordinates are to be considered as important resonating degrees of the Thai nation, national morphic field and territory since the beginning of history.

During the foundation of the first independent Thai kingdom in 1238 Neptune as indicator of spirituality and of territorial instability occupied 8°Gemini the exact astrogeographical position of the future capital Bangkok. This coincidence of the position of Neptune in conjunction transit with the resonance coordinate of Bangkok, Ayutthaya and the Chao Phraya River valley in the central region of Thailand explains territorial instability as a main factor during the foundation of Thailand.

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Bangkok Skyline with Chaophraya River
ph: Nik Cyclist, ccbysa2.0

Astrogeographical position of the City of Bangkok for morphogenetic field level 1 which describes the international, supra-regional resonance of the capital of Thailand concerning its government, politics and the center of the national morphic field (nation): the astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the Bangkok are 7°Gemini and 29°Aries.

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Astrogeographical Positions of Historical Capitals in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam. Calculated for morphogenetic field level 1 (international, global resonance)

The Foundation Chart for Bangkok

After the destruction of Ayutthaya King Taksin the Great relocated the capital to the City of Thonburi the origin of Bangkok located just 70 km south of Ayutthaya in 1767.

In 1782 King Rama I. moved the capital from the Thonburi area just a few kilometres north across the Chaophraya River to the current location of the royal palace, shrines and institutions which was given the name Bangkok.

The full title given to the new capital was: “City of devas, great city and residence of the Juwel of Indra the Emerald Buddha, unconquerable city of this god great capital of the world, garlanded with precious stones, rich of tremendous royal palaces, that resemble the heavenly abode of the reincarnated god Stadt, city given as a present by Indra and built by Vishvakarman.”

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City pillar shrine building in Bangkok in the shape of a stupa. The shrine is located in the combination of self-protective earth sign Virgo sign of reason, health, medicine, hospitals, storing goods, saving money, protection of nature with dynamic fire sign Sagittarius sign of shamanism, priest-castes, healing, mental religion, initiation and indicator for the round and conic shape of the building and the arrow like pillars. ph: กสิณธร ราชโอรส, ccbysa3.0

The City of Bangkok was founded through an important ceremony on 21 April 1782. King Rama I personally erected the first sacred city pillar in the Lak Mueang shrine, which is believed to house Chao Pho Lak Mueang (เจ้าพ่อหลักเมือง) the city spirit deity.

The pillar functions as a kind of an acupuncture needle that is used to ground and center the new royal area, city of Bangkok and the new kingdom. Compare my articles: The Dublin Spire and The astrogeography of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the city pillar shrine and heart of Bangkok for morphogenetic field level 4 (exact position): the shrine is located in the combination of self-protective earth sign Virgo sign of reason, health, medicine, hospitals, storing goods, saving money, protection of nature with dynamic fire sign Sagittarius sign of arrow and bow, shamanism, priest-castes, healing, mental religion, initiation and indicator for the round and conic shape of the building and also of the arrow like pillars.

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The magical city pillars of Bangkok inside the City pillar shrine (หลักเมือง, Lak Mueang) of Bangkok, Thailand is made of Chaiyapreuk (acacia) wood. The pillar functions as a kind of an acupuncture needle that is used to ground and center the new city and kingdom. The taller pillar is Rama I’s original, the shorter was added by King Mongkut (Rama IV) ph: Ahoerstemeier, GFDL

The magical city pillars of Bangkok inside the City pillar shrine (หลักเมือง, Lak Mueang) of Bangkok, Thailand is made of Chaiyapreuk (acacia) wood. The pillar functions as a kind of an acupuncture needle, totem pole and sanctum sanctorum that is used to ground and center the new city and kingdom and its ritual worship. The taller pillar is Rama I’s original, the shorter was added by King Mongkut (Rama IV).

“”Chaiyapreuk” (acacia) means “tree of victory”. This wood was used by Thai locals to build a pillar 270 centimetres (110 in) high, buried 200 centimetres (79 in) deep, making a total height of 470 centimetres (190 in), and 74 centimetres (29 in) in diameter. Inside was a horoscope for Bangkok.….” ((wiki article)

In 1852 a 2nd shorter pillar was added by King Mongkut (Rama IV) himself a studied monk and astrologer with a new horoscope placed inside. The new pillar and horoscope were to guide and protect the nation in dealing with the encroaching colonial powers. (source).

Renovation of “The shrine was finished on Sunday, 1 May 1853”.

Astrological chart for the day of the foundation of Bangkok on 21 April 1782 at 6:45 through the erection of the Lak Mueang pillar.
  • Date and time appear to be chosen through astrological election because a situation was chosen when the extremely positive and stabilizing conjunction of Jupiter with Saturn the constellation of the “golden section” occupied the degrees of government near the cardinal divide between their own signs of rulership Sagittarius and Capricorn.
  • The foundation of Bangkok took place one year after the discovery of the planet Uranus. Bangkok therefore has a remarkable synchronicity with the planet of the sky, revolution, globalization, abstraction, flying and innovation. This coincidence can be investigated as symbolic of the role of Bangkok Airport as a major gateway to the globalization of Central and East Asia.
  • At the same time the Thai astrologers were probably unaware of the exact opposition of Uranus at 29° Gemini a degree of democratic institutions and civil rights to the “splendid” and extremely stabilizing Jupiter/Saturn conjunction that seems to make out the character of the kingdom and the untouchability of the position of the King.
  • A day was chosen when the Sun was on the first degree of solid, fixed earth sign Taurus the sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, agriculture, money, wealth, income and occupation and control of territories and land.
  • The position of the Sun on first degree of Taurus is symptomatic of the grounding and foundation of new possessions, institutions and structures. It also appears to reflect that the City Pillars was
  • The ideal of harmony of an overall planetary constellations is rounded up by the fact that a date was chosen when the Sun position was in an intensely supporting and harmonious trine to the Saturn – Jupiter conjunction.
  • The Sun`s sextile with Uranus should also serve to help integrate the natural confrontation between the rebellion that Uranus stands for and Jupiter as the indicator for the castes of profiteers that may tend to control the economical and political system.

Khmer Rule over Thailand

From the early 9th century the territories of modern Thailand were ruled by the Khmer Empire with their capital at Yasodharapura (Angkor).

Astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the City of Yasodharapura (Angkor) for morphogenetic field level 1 (region, global resonance) which explains the international, global resonance of center of the morphic field of the Khmer nation and empire: Angkor is located at 17° in water sign Cancer (springs, lakes, fertility, emotional identity & independence) with 8° in earth sign Taurus (agriculture, food, market places, wealth, possession of territories).

  • During the independence of the Sukothai Empire from Angkor in 1238 Uranus transited the exact opposition to the 17°Cancer resonance coordinate of the Khmer Capital Angkor explaining the new empire as part of revolution, emancipation and globalization processes.
  • During the independence of the Khmer Empire Pluto at 10° Aquarius moved in exact square to the 8°Taurus resonance coordinate of the new capital Angkor explaining the foundation of the Khmer Empire as a result of intense warfare, battle for power
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Map of Southeast Asia circa 900 CE, showing the Khmer Empire in red, Champa in yellow and Haripunjaya in light Green plus additional surrounding states.
license: Jembezmamy, ccbysa1.0

The Khmer Empire is assumed to have been founded by King Jayavarman II in 802 A.D. after breaking the rule of the Javanese Shailendra dynasty (Cham people) over the Siamese peninsula with their Siamese capital at Indrapura (today Đồng Dương in Vietnam).

Astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the ancient Champa capital of Indrapura for morphogenetic field level 1 (region) which explains the international, global topics of the place: The astrogeographical resonance coordinates of Indrapura were at 10°Virgo and 14°Pisces a combination which I thought might point at the character of Indrapura as a colonial outpost rather than the center of a national morphic field of its own.

Jayavarman II himself was supposedly of Javanese origin. Jayavarman II conducted a hinduistic consecration ritual on sacred Mount  Mahendraparvata (“Mountain of the Great Indra” – 33 km North-East of Angkor) to celebrate the foundation of the new Khmer Empire. Through that ceremony Prince Jayavarman II was proclaimed a universal monarch and God King.

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Astrological chart for year of foundation of the Khmer Empire by King Jayavarman II in 802 calculated for the spring equinox of 21 March 802.
  • During the foundation of independence of the Khmer Empire Pluto at 10° Aquarius moved in exact square to the 8°Taurus resonance coordinate of the new capital Angkor explaining the foundation of the Khmer Empire as a result of intense warfare, battle for power and pressure
  • from the point of view of the center of the national morphic field of Thailand it is remarkable that Uranus the planet of innovation and globalization was exactly opposite the 29°Aries resonance coordinate of Bangkok indicating the strong influence of the Khmer Empire on the cultural, technological and political situation in Thailand
  • Another strong indication of the challenging influence of the Khmer Empire on central Thailand was the square transit of Saturn at 9°Virgo to the 7° and 8°Gemini resonance coordinates of Ayutthaya and Bangkok.

The Sukothai Kingdom

Astrogeographical position of the City of Sukothai for morphogenetic field level 1 which describes the international, supra-regional resonance of the first capital in Thailand: one coordinate is located at 27° in earth sign Taurus and 12° in air sign Aquarius.

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Map of the Sukhothai Kingdom at its greatest extent in the year 1292
ph: Thames Mapping, ccbysa4.0

The first foundation of a larger independent Thai state was the Sukothai kingdom that existed in the area around the City of Sukhothai in north central Thailand from 1238 until its union with the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1438. Before that Tai kingdoms existed in the northern highlands including the Ngoenyang (centered on Chiang Saen, predecessor of Lan Na) kingdom and the Heokam (centered on Chiang Hung, modern Jinghong in China) kingdom of Tai Lue people. The secession of Sukothai from the dominant Khmer Empire in Yasodharapura (Angkor) began around 1180.

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Year of the foundation of the Sukothai Empire calculated for the moment of the spring equinox on 20 March 1238
  • The year of the foundation of the Sukothai Empire saw Jupiter at 9°Aquarius conjunct the 12°Aquarius resonance coordinate of the City of Sukothai.
  • Neptune at 8°Gemini was conjunct the central axis of the later capitals Ayutthaya and Bangkok both located at 7°Gemini explaining that the independence of the Siam/Thai lands from the Khmer Empire of Yasodharapura (Angkor) in modern Cambodia came as a result of a period of destabilization of centralist control over central Thailand.
  • Tight Neptune transits in relation to the 7°/8°Gemini resonance coordinate of Bangkok and Ayutthaya appear to of particular importance for larger changes in the history of Thailand.
  • During the independence of the Sukothai Empire from Angkor in 1238 Uranus transited the exact opposition to the 17°Cancer resonance coordinate of the Khmer Capital Angkor explaining the new empire as part of revolution, emancipation and globalization processes.

The Ayutthaya Kingdom

Astrogeographical position of the City of Ayutthaya for morphogenetic field level 1 which describes the international, supra-regional resonance of the 2nd capital in Thailand: the resonance coordinates of Ayutthaya are 7°Gemini and 16°Aries.

There is a strong astrogeographical explanation for permanent tension between the Autthaya Kingdom and the Inwa (or Ava) Kingdom of Burma: the relationship between the two capitals is marked by an exact astrogeographical opposition of the 16°Aries resonance coordinate of Ayutthaya with the 16°Libra position of the Burmese capital Inwa.

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Painting of Ayutthaya by Johannes Vingboons in 1665 for the Royal Dutch East India Company.

The Ayutthaya Kingdom (also spelled “Ayudhya” relating to the birth city of Hindu god Rama in Northern India) was a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767 centered on the city of Ayutthaya. The city was founded by King Uthong (Ramathibodi I) on an island on the intersection of three rivers: Chao Phraya River, Lopburi River and Pa Sak River. Ayutthaya faced several Burmese invasions and 2 conquests: the first Fall of Ayutthaya in 1569 which made the City a vassal state and the 2nd Fall that ended the kingdom and destroyed the city in 1767.

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Astrological chart for the year of foundation year of the Ayutthaya Kingdom calculated for the spring equinox on 21 March 1350.
  • The foundation of the Ayutthaya Kingdom occurred during a conjunction of Pluto at 16°Aries with Saturn over the 16° Aries resonance coordinate of the new founded City of Ayutthaya. Pluto stood for the construction and fortification work done and also for the choice of a naturally protected site for the new capital.
  • The conjunction of Pluto with Saturn supports the assumption that the reason for the shift of the capital was the outbreak of an epidemic at the old place.
  • The conjunction of Saturn with a capital is always a stabilizing and highly supporting transit for the independence, organisational structures, state dogma, government institutions and fortification.

The end of the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1767 with Uranus and Mars conjunct Bangkok

The 1st Fall of Ayutthaya had occurred in the Burmese-Siamese War of 1568/69 without heavy tension through planetary transits from the outer planets. Contrary to the circumstances during the 2nd Fall of Ayutthaya the only intense planetary tension to the astrogeographical resonance coordinates of Ayutthaya (7°GEM/16°ARI) and Bangkok (8°GEM/29°ARI) through one of the 12 systemical planets was the exact square from Mercury at 6°Virgo. This aspect from Mercury the planetary indicator of the thieves, liars and spy castes reflects the historical account that the city gates of Ayutthaya were opened by a spy.

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1st Fall of Ayutthaya in the Burmese/Siamese War of 1568/69 calculated for midnight on 2 August 1569

The transit situation during the 2nd Fall of Ayutthaya was far more problematic for Ayutthaya and Bangkok.

The Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767) or “war of the second fall of Ayutthaya” was the second military conflict between the Konbaung dynasty of Burma  (Myanmar) and the Ban Phlu Luang Dynasty of Siam (Thailand) and the war that ended the four-century-old Ayutthaya kingdom of Siam. It ended on 7 April 1767 when the Burmese sacked the starving city for the second time in history.

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Planetary positions for the day of the 2nd Burmese conquest of Ayutthaya and the end of the Ayutthaya Kingdom on 7 Aqpril 1767 calculated as a midday chart
  • the Sun exactly conjunct the 16°Aries astrogeographical resonance coordinate of Ayutthaya explains the surrender of the starved population as a moment of “relief”. At the same time it stands for the heavy looting, raping, murdering and deportation of the surviving inhabitants. The sun position could also also indicate burning.
  • the 16°Aries resonance coordinate of Ayutthaya was under heavy pressure from the transit of Pluto at 12°Capricorn approaching the exact square position and through an exact indirect mirror-point T-square involving Saturn at 15°Gemini, Jupiter at 14°Virgo and Chiron at 14°Pisces. This indirect aspect of heavy tension explains a larger number of circumstances that seem to have made the destruction of the Ayutthaya kingdom inevitable.
  • Due to the exact polarity between the 16°Aries resonance coordinate of Ayutthaya with the 16°Libra position of the Burmese capital Inwa all these transits must have affected the Burmese capital at the same time. In fact Burma faced several Chinese invasions while a larger number of its troops were stationed in Thailand.
  • from an astrological point of view it is breathtaking to see that Uranus the planet of globalization, mutation, rebellion and overturning of existing systems instead of being conjunct Ayutthaya was conjunct the 29°Aries resonance coordinate of the coming capitals Thonburi  (1767-82) and Bangkok.
  • At the same time Mars the planet of warfare and the most important indicator for the attack at 7°Gemini was exactly conjunct the 2nd resonance coordinate of Thonburi and Bangkok explaining the end of Ayutthaya as the start of a new era of development for the Thai nation and no destruction of its vitality.
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Advance of Burmese troops towards Ayutthaya City, in the Burmese-Siamese War (1765-1767). Map: Aristitleism, ccbysa1.0

Siamese Revolution of 1688

The Siamese Revolution of 1688 was a major popular upheaval in the Siamese Ayutthaya Kingdom which led to the overthrow of the pro-French Siamese king Narai, the installation of an anti-European government, the Siege of the French Fortress in Bangkok and the eviction of French troops from Thailand and the long-term effect of preventing future colonization through the European global players.

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Planetary positions during the Siamese Revolution of 1688 calculated as a midday chart for the arrest of King Narai on 17 May 1688
  • The square transit of Neptune at 10°Pisces to the 7°/8°Gemini resonance coordinates of Bangkok and Ayutthaya explains the overthrow of the King of Thailand as a result of a period of instability and weakening of the central government similar to the Neptune transits during the foundations of the Sukothai Kingdom and the Revolution of 1932.
  • Venus at 28°Aries conjunct the 29°Aries resonance coordinate of the center of the national morphic field of modern Thailand explains the coup as a step orientated at making profits, securing status and income and the control over the center of society.

The Revolution of 24 June 1932

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Scene of a declaration of Siam as a democratic nation on 24 June, 1932

The 1932 revolution was launched by a coalition of the Khana Ratsadon (“Peoples’ Party” founded on 5 February 1927), the first political party in Siam with a comparatively small group of military leaders. The 1932 revolution resulted in a nearly-bloodless transition of Siam from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy system of government, the introduction of democracy and the first constitution of Thailand and the creation of the National Assembly of Thailand

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Astrological chart for the Revolution 24 June 1932 in Thailand calculated as a midday chart

The fact that the revolution was begun before Uranus – at 23°Aries – had reached the 29°Aries resonance coordinate and position of Bangkok points at the goodwill of the military to stage a smooth and peaceful Coup DEtat instead of waiting for a more problematic situation to come. This can be taken as an example of how early Uranus manifestations can help to solve issues quickly.

  • At the same time Neptune at 5°Virgo was approaching the exact square to the 7°Gemini resonance coordinate of Bangkok pointing at a phase of destabilization of the central rule and government.
  • At the same time Neptune indicates non violent action and respecting democratic rights as well as spiritual concerns.
  • The fact that a day was chosen when the Moon in Pisces the sign of smoothness and of rulership of Neptune too passed the trine positions to Venus, Mercury and Pluto one after the other, may be understood to have been highly supportive of the careful strategy used by the military officers to organize the change of the political system.
  • These aspects can be taken as a hint that astrological election was applied for deciding the moment for carrying out the planned Coup D` Etat.