Astrology and Places: The Temple Mount at Jerusalem in Astrology
Compare: Pisces and Pisces – The Mahabodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, The three steps to Mount Olympus, Jesus` Birth Place in Pisces, Birth Place of Krishna in Pisces, Birth Place of Chaitanya in Pisces, Steiner´s Goetheanum in Pisces, Temple of the Eulysian Mysteries, Cinderella`s Castle, Opera Houses and Pisces as the sign of Music, The Astrogeography of Jerusalem and Future Transits
According to the Bible Solomon`s father King David had conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites and established it as the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel. Therefore the choice of the Temple Mount for the first main temple meant also the foundation of a spiritual center for the whole of Israel. Jewish and Christian tradition identifies the Temple Mount with Mount Moriah the supposed location of the binding of Isaac.
Solomon’s Temple Description from the Bible: “The oracle or most holy place (1 Kings 6:19; 8:6), called also the “inner house” (6:27), and the “holiest of all” (Heb. 9:3). It was 20 cubits in length, breadth, and height. It was floored and wainscotted with cedar (1 Kings 6:16), and its walls and floor were overlaid with gold (6:20, 21, 30). There was a two-leaved door between it and the holy place overlaid with gold (2 Chr. 4:22); …….. It had no windows (1 Kings 8:12). It was considered the dwelling-place of God. The holy place , 1 Kings 8:8-10, called also the “greater house” ….. Round about the building were: The court of the priests (2 Chr. 4:9), called the “inner court” (1 Kings 6:36). It contained the altar of burnt-offering (2 Chr. 15:8), the brazen sea (4:2-5, 10), and ten lavers (1 Kings 7:38, 39). The great court, which surrounded the whole temple (2 Chr. 4:9). Here the people assembled to worship God (Jeremiah 19:14; 26:2).” (from the wiki article – image description page)
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes how the Temple Mount is embedded in the town of Jerusalem: One coordinate of the Temple Mount is located in highly profitable and attractive earth sign Taurus sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, agriculture, rural market places and possession of territory. The second coordinate falls in mystic, spiritual water sign Pisces sign of the unconscious, the dream world, mystification, illusions, fairy tales, temples and reconnection with the true self and the spiritual plane. Pisces with its central topic being the perception of the unconscious describes the potential of the construction site for supporting mystical emotions and mystification and for spiritual perception in general. Places in Pisces have a tendency to support a relaxing atmosphere and tend to going beyond the habitual routines of everyday life. This is why I consider Pisces to be the most auspiscious astrogeographical aspect for temples, bars, museums and places of music and art.
Taurus the principle of eating, moneymaking and the possession as well as the occupation of land stands for the character and the importance of the Temple Mount as a town center and marketplace. As the sign of grounding, growing roots, agriculture and settling down it stands for the shift in the situation of the Jews at the time, indicating a further step from a nomadic to a more and more agricultural society.
Astrological experience shows that the problem of the combination of Taurus with Pisces is that the desire for the occupation of territory (Taurus) has a natural conflict with the sense for the spiritual origin and meaning of human existence (Pisces). This is because the plane of Pisces as the plane of the spiritual origin of all existing things knows no divisions and therefore no possessions.
In this sense, the coordinate of the site in Taurus is above all an aspect of the questioning of religious aspects through property interests and of the invisible through the tangible. This topic is particularly interesting here and may be symptomatic of the importance of dealing with the image of God in Jewish religion. To prevent the occupation of the temple by a visible God and its priest castes any portrait or sculpture is prohibited. The constellation may thus explain the long history of territorial conflicts and property claims under the guise of religious conflicts.
Very illustrative of this topic is the story of the “Cleansing of the Temple” in the New Testament where Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers, dove seller and other traders demanding they should be expelled from the temple grounds. This action is to be regarded as an act of occupation of territory with the claim for religious and spiritual supremacy thus comfronting the topics of Taurus (making money) and Pisces (reconnection) with each other.
Pisces the 12th sign of the zodiac is often identified as being the sign of Christianity, but this conclusion is invalid because the principle of Pisces rather stands for an aspect of religion that refers to the reconnection with the spiritual origins of existence. A good proof of this is the double constellation of the astrological principle of Pisces at the site of the The Mahabodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya the most sacred site of Buddhism where Gautama Buddha independently attained individual enlightenment.