Astrology behind the New Zodiac
Human beings do not like changes. However it would be very naive to think that nothing has altered during the last 4,000 years and we are guided and empowered by the same planets were discovered by the Sumerian.
No, it cannot be. Since then the Great Cycle of the Precession of the Equinoxes ended, the Uranus energy, you might call it Aquarius until you read my article, has taken over from Pisces – Neptunus, the Fifth Sunage finished and as the result we managed to leap into the Golden Era on the 28th of December 2012.
Astrology behind the New Zodiac
The New Zodiac of the 22 star formations
Astrology behind the New Zodiac
Features of the star formations:
The golden haired white winged horse of the godly forces appears on the sky of the Northern hemisphere on the Eastern August sky and disappears on the West in January. In October it shines just above our head. Pegasus is very easy to find on the sky by the great square made up of the constellation’s main stars. The saddle of the winged horse is the bluish-white Markab. The front of the animal is the enormous red star Scheat and the wing is Algenib. In ancient Babylon, people looked up on this constellation with high respect. They believed that it was the leader and helper of the blessed dead. In the New Age esoteric researches proved that souls, leaving the planet, stop there for a rest in their cosmic journey.
She is the beautiful cosmic princess who is captured and chained by the Sea Monster. In her solitude she waits for the great and courageous Perseus to free her. Andromeda appears on the Northern sky in autumn and winter. Looking for the constellation find the V shaped and bright Cassiopeia first. She is near the North Pole, and to the South of the queen lies her daughter, Andromeda. Under these two magnificent constellations is what the ancient Babylonians called the Sea. There is the Pisces constellation and Cetus, the Sea Monster who is waiting for the right moment to take the beautiful princess Andromeda, forever.
Babylonian astrologers named this constellation The River of the night. It is one of the longest star formations on the sky, stretching over the never-ending space. The river starts up at the Orion and flows down to the Southern Pole, giving earthlings the real comfort and the feeling of immortality. Achernar is the last and brightest star of the constellation. It is only visible from the Southern hemisphere from time to time. It was the reason why Babylonians considered Acamar for the last link of the heavenly river. The easiest way to find the star formation is by the help of Orion. Look at the hunter’s legs and to the West you will see this flowing star formation.
The stars of Perseus are found near the North Pole just beside the V shaped Cassiopeia. The hero with the bright armours is getting ready to free his love, Andromeda. Before Perseus appears on the sky, the scintillating falling-star flood, the Perseides announce the great man. Perseus is fully seen in December, when it is the highest and the brightest star formation on the Northern hemisphere. From November he watches earthlings on the Southern.
The Great Hunter is the most important star formation not only in our galaxy but also in the Universe. However, from the point of eating it does not carry much difference. Apart from the Plough, that is the part of the Great Bear, Orion is the easiest to spot on the sky. It is a very bright and grandiose constellation. It appears on the Northern hemisphere in October from the Southeast and leaves us in March on the Southwest. As he slides through the sky with the Dogs at his feet, he proves over and over again, that he was announced to be the handsomest and the best built man of all times for apparent reasons.
This great fighter, on his amazing chariot lies to the North of Orion. Capella, the goat star is the brightest of Auriga’s star. It is also the nearest to the North Pole. Capella is the sixth brightest star on the sky. Capella was the star that guarded the dreams and lives of the ancient Babylonians. The astronomers of the past believed, that this star brought them wealth, honour and the ability to be great public speakers or leaders. They also thought that Capella, the star with the golden beam, awakened the thirst for discovering strange fields, and possessing strange knowledge. In India, people thought that Capella was the heart of Brahma. On the Northern hemisphere Auriga is the highest in January.
Canis Major & Minor
Once again I need to talk about the magnificent Orion mostly because it is a prominent star formation, easy to find, and even easier to relate other star formations to it. At the feet of the great hunter shines the Dog Star, Sirius. It is far the brightest spot on the sky. Sirius is the part of Canis Major. A bit higher up from the mentioned star formation you see Procyon, the member of Canis Minor. On the Northern hemisphere, the winter sky is the host for these beautiful star formations.
This constellation is far bigger than any other one on the sky. The floating ark was used by a bunch of people to accompany Jason on his trip to find the Golden Fleece. These people were named Argonauts after the Argo Navis they travelled on. The ship follows the path of the Milky Way. The water vehicle has three parts: Carina, Veal and Puppis. Carina is the bottom of the ark. Its brightest star is Canopus. People of the desert believed that all the precious stones came from there. This star appears on the Northern hemisphere around February. The star carries the name of a Greek captain who conquered Troy. Travellers of the Arabian Deserts also respected Carina. They named the star Suhail. In association with the star they called everything shiny the same way. The inhabitants of the desert called handsome people Carina after the bright star. The constellation takes over the Southern hemisphere from January till May.
The Draco star formation is the faithful keeper of the North Pole. It is to be found between Ursa Major, The Great Bear and Cygnus, the Swan. The dragon twists and turns around Ursa Minor. Its most important star is Gianfar that represents the tail of the dragon. The other prominent star is Kochab that is known to be the part of Ursa Minor now, however, 3 000 years back it was the wing of the dragon. Grumium is the chin of the exotic animal while Etanin makes its ear. The Draco, as many other star formation, played an important role in ancient Babylon. However, the Chinese astronomers put it on the well-deserved pedestal. The Draco is still the guest of honour on the Chinese New Year, and other national celebrations.
This constellation is far the best known and the easiest to find. Look for the Plough, the Ladle or the Saucepan as the prominent part of the star formation. The Great Bear shines on the Northern hemisphere around the Pole. The two stars, Dubhe and Merak make up the right side of the Saucepan, are pointing directly to the North Pole. The constellation is the favourite sight on the sky from Babylon, through Greece and India, reaching even the North-American deserts. The Greeks saw Callisto, the nymph of the mountainous Arkadia in the constellation.
This is the longest constellation in our galaxy. The Sea Serpent takes its place from Cancer to Libra, to the South from the 12 constellations zodiac. Behind it there are the Corvus and the Crater constellations. Again, Orion shows the direction to the star formation. The leg of the hunter leads you to Alphard, the heart of the water snake. This star is the one that takes care of arts and music, guides all those shows interest in humanity at large. According to ancient beliefs Alphard awakens wisdom and feelings in people. This constellation, as many others, was the discovery of ancient Babylon. It became the row model in the frightening, female centred society, representing the dangerous twisting and turning of the “weaker” sex. Since then, it has always been looked at as an untamed animal favouring mostly male victims.Opposite to the Babylonian mistrust, the Maya looked at the snake as a God and was deeply respected.
The Crater or Cup constellation is connected to Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, enjoyment and sensuality. The untamed and young God showed the brighter and better side of living to the mortals. The cup became the essential belonging of Dionysos and his followers. Despite of all that history and heritage, records show that Greece became a wine producing country long after Dionysos. For many years, they called the calming and soothing liquid “dark water”, that takes away the reason and wisdom of human beings. The constellation is found behind Hydra, the North of Corvus and to the South-West of Virgo. Its main star is Alkes that is on the base of the cup. It is spotted mostly on the Southern hemisphere.
The Raven constellation travels the sky standing on the back of Hydra. It appears a bit to the South of the heavenly equator and to the South-East of Virgo. To the West of the star formation is the Crater constellation. Its four main stars make up the body of the bird. Minkar is the eye of the bird and Algorab makes up the open wing. The Corvus is seen only at spring on the Northern hemisphere. However, one can see it all year around on the Southern.
The Bear Keeper lies between two well-known constellations. To the North there is the Great Bear and to the South the Virgo. Arcturus, Boötes’ biggest star makes up the knee of the robust gentleman. The golden-yellow beam of this star goes very far. The Boötes star formation is easy to find if you follow the tale of the Great Bear, downwards to the edge of the horizon. The Bear Keeper was the symbol of the grape harvest in the ancient Rome. The sailors looked at it as the forecaster of storms and imminent danger. Arcturus is 20 times bigger and 115 times brighter than the Sun. It appears in June on the North sky of the Southern hemisphere.
The Crown of the North or the Crown of the Northern Wind lies upside down behind the back of the great hero, Hercules. The main star of the small, but brightly shining constellation is Alphecca, the brightest jewel on the reddish coloured crown. According to the mythology Ariadne wore it while she was the princess of Crete. The crown is a resting place for victorious souls leaving Earth. The constellation is to the East from the Lyra’s Vega and to the West from the Bear Keeper’s Arcturus. The star formation is clearly visible during the summer.
In our days the star formation is divided into two parts. One is the reptile’s head and the other is the tail. The serpent is the guardian of medicine and birth. On the Northern hemisphere it is visible during the summer months. Ophiuchus, the Serpent Keeper looks after the constellation. The serpent’s tail is to the East from Ophiuchus. Going to the Southwest you see Altair, the shining star of Aquila constellation. The Raven flies on the Milky Way. Unuk Elhaia, an orange coloured star, is the heart of the serpent. This star is to the West from the Keeper and to the East from Arcturus. It is mostly visible on the Southern hemisphere during the winter months.
The Alpha Centauri or Toliman is the main star of this beautiful constellation. This star marks the leg of the Wise Centaur. Toliman lies nearest, only 4 light years away from our Sun. The Centaurus is a Southern constellation therefore it is best seen on the Southern hemisphere. Alpha Centauri played a very important role in the lives of people who worked on the river Nile. They worshipped it for its brightness and thought of it to have a hand in their lives’ decision. It is seen to the East of Virgo and very near to the Ship of the Argonauts. Toliman means “up to this point” and “after that”. The astronomers of the ancient Babylon believed that it would bring honour, wholeness and great number of friends.
Vega, amazingly bright main star of Lyra shines in pale sapphire colours on the sky. It is the fifth brightest star in the visible heavens. This musical instrument belongs to Orpheus, the God of the Underworld. He played the lyre so beautifully that he enticed all the wonderful women to come down to him and say good-bye to the earthly existence. Many years ago Vega was the star of the Northern Pole. It is still quite near the pole lying at the far Western end of the Milky Way galaxy. Shows itself during the whole summer where together with Deneb of the Cygnus constellation, and Altair of the Aquila constellation make up the summer triangle.
Part of the long constellation lies between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Ophiuchus, the God of Healing, who holds in his hands the tools of medicine and rebirth, was hit by a lightening and disappeared in the Underground World. Some times after he rose up to the sky and continued his eventful life as constellation. That is why the star formation disappears at autumn and reappears at spring. The easiest to look for it is via Vega. When you spot the bright star up there, look south on the horizon and there you find Ras Alphague, the head of the Serpent Keeper. Ophiuchus helps to form the thinking of mankind. Astronomers in the ancient Babylon gave the power of honourable courage and dedication to Sabik.
The Eagle flies on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy. The bright star Altair marks the throat of the bird and with Deneb from Cygnus and Vega in Lyra they make up the bright Summer Triangle. Looking for it on the sky you should spot Cygnus first. It is quite easy to find on the Milky Way as the open wings of the Swan makes up a cross, the pagan symbol of mankind and earthly existence. Finding that you are already at the triangle with its guarding stars Tarazed and Alshain. They are on one end of the Milky Way while Vega is on the other. The Eagle is on the Western horizon from June till October.
Once upon a time the stars of the tiny constellation was called the jewel of all stars. The best time to see it is summer on the Northern hemisphere. The star formation lies in the “Ocean of Heavens” as the ancient Babylonians called it. It is to the East of the mentioned Summer Triangle. The main stars of the diamond shaped constellation are the pale yellow Sualocin, and the darker green. The heavenly counterpart of the friendly animal had a great effect on human beings, according to the wise Babylonians. The Greeks believed it to be closely connected to Poseidon. The Maoris in New Zealand also respected it highly.
The heavenly Swan is seen during the summer on the Northern hemisphere. The constellation is quite easy to find for its brightest star Deneb is part of the famous Summer Triangle. This star makes the belly of the bird. Because of its shape sometimes it is called the Cross of the North. Sadir, the dominant star is the guardian of smart and witty people. According to the ancient Greeks, Cygnus is the friend and guardian of the Pantheon.
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