We are the white
and blue-green planet
spinning to the East and
Our beloved, golden Star
The beautiful sister
twirling around and holding
Moon for a mirror
dancing the helix and
singing the Universe
- Will Ashe Bason, Floyd, Virginia
THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN ON EARTH
Degrees with Landmark Cities, Towns, Geographical Features
0 Aries 140 W Old Crow, Canada; Mount Logan, Canada
0 Taurus 110 W St. Lucius, Baja California (Luke is Taurus)
0 Gemini 80 W Niagra Falls; Toronto, Pittsburgh, Charleston
0 Cancer 50 W Mouth of the Amazon, Cancer rules the mouth
0 Leo 20 W Reykjavik, hot water from thermal springs
0 Virgo 10 E Rome, the Virgin Mary & goddess Ceres
0 Libra 40 E Mecca, locus of Islam, Cybele's black stone
0 Scorpio 70 E Veraval, India; Pakistan/Afghan borderland
0 Sagittarius 100 E Bangkok, Thailand; Padang, Sumatra
0 Capricorn 130 E Ayers Rock; Fukuoka, Japan
0 Aquarius 160 E Solomon Islands
0 Pisces 170 W Isle of St. Lawrence; Unalaska
EARTH ZODIAC DECANS
0 Aries = 140 W, 10 Ari = 130 W, 20 Ari = 120 W
0 Taurus = 110 W, 10 Tau = 100 W, 20 Tau = 90 W
0 Gemini = 80 W, 10 Gem = 70 W, 20 Gem = 60 W
0 Cancer = 50 W, 10 Can = 40 W, 20 Can = 30 W
0 Leo = 20 W , 10 Leo = 10 W , 20 Leo = 0 E
0 Virgo = 10 E , 10 Vir = 20 E , 20 Vir = 30 E
0 Libra = 40 E, 10 Lib = 50 E , 20 Lib = 60 E
0 Scorpio = 70 E , 10 Sco = 80 E , 20 Sco = 90 E
0 Sagittarius = 100 E, 10 Sag = 110 E, 20 Sag = 120 E
0 Capricorn = 130 E, 10 Cap = 140 E, 20 Cap = 150 E
0 Aquarius = 160 E, 10 Aqu = 170 E, 20 Aqu = 180 E
0 Pisces = 170 W, 10 Pis = 160 W, 20 Pis = 150 W
GLOBAL GATES OF INSPIRATION
0 Aries - 40 W Mororua, Ua Pou; Mount St. Elias, Alaska
10 Taurus - 100 W Mexico City, Tenochtitlan
20 Gemini - 60 W St. Lucia, GWB has NN/Uranus here
0 Leo - 20 W Reykjavik, Iceland
10 Virgo - 10 E Krakow, Poland; Kerkira, Greece; Bangghazi
20 Libra - 40 E Sverdlovsk, Russia; Nukus, Uzbekestan ..
0 Sagittarius - 100 E Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
10 Capricorn - 140 E Tokyo, Japan; Jayapurya, New Guinea
20 Aquarius - 180 E Fiji Islands; Wrangel Island, Russia
LANDMARKS IN THE EARTH ZODIAC
The Equinoxes, Solstices and Cross-Quarter Zodiacal Lines
(Note: The 8 Radials in the U.N. logos approximate these longitudes.)
0 Aries = 140 W Longitude Cardinal Fire. Spring Equinox point. = Ua Pou, Marquesa Islands, inhabited by the Arii,a warlike tribe = boundary between Alaska and Canada site of the world’s largest herds of Dall sheep, long horned rams / Aries.
15 Taurus = 95 W Longitude Fixed Earth Midpoint power gate = Ace of Pentacles. Beltane cross-quarter. = Pipestone, Minnesota: source of Native American pipestone. Earth/stone carries spirit power of Mid-Taurus = Houston, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Oklahoma Cherokee Indian Reservation
0 Cancer = 50 W Longitude Cardinal Water 1st Degree. Summer Solstice. = Amazon delta, the world's largest river mouth, fabled for its fertility. Cancer rules the mouth and is the most fertile sign.
15 Leo = 05 W Longitude Fixed Fire Sign Midpoint = Ace of Wands. Lughnasa/Lammas cross-quarter. = Belfast (literally, the stronghold of the Sun god Bel) = Michael’s Mount in southwest England. Michael is the angel of fire. The Druids annually lit bonfires along St Michael’s Ley connecting Michael’s Mount with Glastonbury Tor and Avebury.
0 Libra = 40 E Longitude Cardinal Air 1st Degree. Autumnal Equinox. = Mecca, the spiritual center of Islam. Land west from Mecca including Rome is under Virgo, sign of the the Virgin Mary.
15 Scorpio = 95 E Longitude Fixed Water, Mid-Scorpio =Ace of Cups. Hallowmas/Samhain cross-quarter. = The confluence of the Ganges, a river revered by Hindus as most sacred. Water carries spiritual influence here.
0 Capricorn = 130 E Longitude Cardinal Earth 1st Degree. Winter Solstice. = Ayers Rock or “Uluru” is the Australian aborigines' chief point of contact with the Earth Spirit.
15 Aquarius = 175 E Longitude Fixed Air Midpoint. Candlemas/Imbolc. = Auckland, New Zealand. Grass covered volcanic cones rise high in the air over the city. The Maoris believe these “pas” link heaven and Earth. The Maori emphasize the role of birds, bird magic (air element) in creation. Mid-Aquarius = Ace of Swords; The Lord of the Rings was filmed here.
Note: These Earth Zodiac points are based on research by astrologer Steve Nelson following the work of Dane Rudhyar published in "Astrological Timing: Transition into the New Age." For arcane reasons, Rudhyar equated 0 Virgo with the location of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza. This location adjusted to 20 Virgo aligns the Earth Zodiac accurately with world events.
“The Earth looked at from heaven is like a ball with twelve stripes, each of a different color.” - Plato, circa 500 BCE
Ancient Greeks philosophers knew that the Earth is round and is composed of twelve sections, each with a distinctive character.
Plato described the Earth zodiac, the “signs of heaven” on Earth. As different parts of the human body relate to zodiacal signs - Aries head to Pisces feet - so different areas of the Earth correspond meaningfully with the zodiacal signs.
The 360 degrees of Earth longitude exactly correspondence with the 360 degrees of the zodiac, these are “geodetic equivalents.”
The zodiacal Earth field conditions the basic patterns of human culture. Zodiacal “signs of heaven” are reflected in regional myths, religions and systems of government. An understanding of the Earth zodiac can be helpful in resolving regional conflicts and in preserving the diversity of world cultures.
Planetary movements through specific degrees of the celestial zodiac are “felt” at corresponding degrees of the Earth zodiac.
British astrologer Nicholas Campion has called (Mundane Astrology, pubs 1984) the elusive Earth Zodiac familar to Plato and later lost the "Rosetta stone" of astrology.
GEOGRAPHICAL SIGNATURES OF THE EARTH ZODIAC
* Oceans in Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces plus Capricorn and Aquarius, signs of Winter, the Water Season.
* Great Fires in Fire Signs Aries (Western U.S.), Leo (West Africa, Spain, Portugal) and Sagittarius (Eastern Asia)
* Aries Western North America looks like the head of a Ram (if the world is turned upside down as Californians are inclined to do).
* The world's Bread Baskets in Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
* Dane Rudhyar noted that the Taurus zone Gulf of Mexico is shaped like a throat with Yucatan, the tongue, and Florida, the epiglottis. Taurus rules the throat.
* Global ecologists call the rainforests of South America the lungs of the Earth. These rainforests are mostly located in the Gemini zone of the Earth Zodiac, Gemini rules the lungs. Gemini rules the lungs.
* The region of Brazil extending east into the Cancer zone looks like a woman’s breast. Cancer rules the breast.
* A lion’s head and mane appears in the broad outlines of Leo ruled West Africa. A lion standing erect, the image in England’s national crest, can be made out in the coastlines of Great Britain.
* The mother goddess sign Virgo zone includes most of Africa and a large part of Asia. Virgo/Ceres is goddess of abundance, here are found the richest supplies of diamonds and precious metals.
* Libra is sign of the balance between yang and yin halves the zodiacal cycle, the Libra zone of the Earth Zodiac bridges between East and West. Mecca is 0 Libra.
* The delta of India in the Scorpio zone is apt as tantra, a sexual yoga for union of body and soul, originated here Scorpio, the sign of extremes, includes the deepest ocean and highest mountain peaks on in the world.
* China, the most populous nation on Earth, is mostly in the expansive Sagittarian zone. The centaur shoots his arrow skyward, the Chinese invented firework rockets.
* The eastern half of Australia, Capricorn zone, is the profile of a goat.
* Aquarius, the sign of the Water Bearer, is mostly all ocean except for islands most notably forward looking New Zealand.
* Water sign Pisces is mostly Pacific ocean though it does include the US states Alaska and Hawaii.