Taurus and Scorpio – The Taj Mahal in Agra
Astrology, Art and Architecture: the astrogeographical position of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India a monument for the love of a mughal emperor for his wife
The Taj Mahal the “Crown of Palaces” was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (born on January, 5 1592) as a mausoleum for himself and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal (born on April, 27 1593) during the years 1631-1648. The reign of Shah Jahan is considered the golden age moghul architecture.
The Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and has a recognition of being the largest, most elaborate and expensive building ever built for the ideal of love. The total cost of the Taj has been estimated to be about 32 million Indian rupees at the time which is around 52.8 billion Indian rupees or $ 827 million US based on 2015 values. The Tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi built between 1562-70 is an earlier example for a representative moghul mausoleum.
Astrogeographic position of the Taj Mahal for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the whole area of the Taj buildings and gardens: Taj Mahal is located in defensive water sign Scorpio the sign of sculpting, sculptures, imaging, stone masonry, death and tombs. The function of the building as a burial place is to be associated with the correspondence of the site with water sign Scorpio. The reflex in Scorpio to create the perfection of an image should be considered as a central motif behind the whole project. Compare my article: Scorpio as the sign of sculpting.
The second coordinate lies in solid fixed earth sign Taurus the sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, agricultural land, market places and local energetic centers. The dome as a female form in architecture is a highly typical element to be related with the apects of the female in earth sign Taurus (compare: Hagia Sophia as a temple for the eart mother). Highly fertile Taurus indicates an expensive ground reflecting the high importance and costs of the project. And Taurus is also the indicator for the enormous profits that the Taj Mahal attracts to the City of Agra and its inhabitants until today.
Mumtaz had been born with the sun right in the center of Taurus a. This resonance between Mumtaz and the construction site puts her and not Shah Jahan in the center of focus at the Taj Mahal .
When contemplating the design of the building and its white colour it is fascinating to consider that in astrology the combination of Taurus with Scorpio is associated with the image of meadow mushrooms.
Lilith in Scorpio and the transformation of pain
Taj Mahal is described as a monument for the love of Shah Jahan for Mumtaz. In the emperor`s birth chart the coordinate of the Taj in Scorpio is represented by Lilith in Scorpio. This resonance between the Taj and Sha Jahan is a plausible indication for a place dedicated to the pain and loss he felt after the death of his wife. “Transformation of pain” or building a “monument for the lost love” would be plausible formulas for the coincidence of the position of Lilith in Scorpio with the site of the Taj. The coordinate in Taurus the sign of architecure coincides with Chiron`s position in his birth chart indicating a well planned, calculated qnd organized reasonable approach to the construction of the Mausoleum Palace.
The Mausoleum of Humayun
Astrogeographic position of the Mausoleum of Humayun for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the whole area of buildings and gardens: the coordinate for the astrogeographical latitude is located in air sign Libra the sign of harmony, balance, symmetry, beauty, decoration and the ideal of a higher courtly culture. The coordinate for the astrogeographical longitude lies in solid, strict, exclusive, conservative earth sign Capricorn the sign of control, government institutions, laws, rules & regulations and an indication for the function of the palace tomb to demonstrate the appeal to power of the ruling dynasty.
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