Astrology and Places: St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican City in Rome was constructed between 1506 and 1624 on the site of an older church built around 324 AD. by Constantine the Great above the grave of the Apostle Peter.
Astrogeographical position of St. Peter’s Basilica St. Peter’s Square along with Vatican City for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the atmoephere and energetical topics of the site: One coordinate lies in solid, traditionalistic, hierarchical, conservative earth sign Capricorn sign of administration, government, rules and regulations, history, control and impediments. Capricorn stands dfor the enwalled, closed up character of the Vatican. for the seat of the government of the catholic church and for the intention to control the belief systems of religions. The 2nd coordinate lies in dynamical, expansive, mental fire sign Sagittarius sign of the priest castes, mental stimulation, insights, understanding, preaching, euphoria, shamanism, initiation, fire sacrifice and philosophy. Sagittarius relates to the rich ornamentation of the Basilica and the whole of the Vatican, its extensive libraries and the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel.
Among the twelve apostles Simon Peter is often associated with mystical water sign Pisces the sign of spirituality and the most important astrological simile for the early catholic churrch and christian religion. The roman name Peter in terms of the new testament means “the rock on which I will build my church”. This brings up the image of Jesus assigning to Peter the position described by the motif of solid earth sign Capricorn the sign of rocks, traditions, fortresses. rules and regulations refering to the solidity and durabilty of the basis of christian religion. In this sense the choice of a place in Capricorn for the central and most important temple of the Catholic Church reflects a hierarchical structure intended to sustain stabilty. In astrogeography Capricorn does also indicate a central fortress or government building while dynamic mental fire sign Sagittarius stands for the Priest`s caste and the esoterical philosophy of religion in general.
Among the architectural elements that represent the sign of Sagittarius the round shape of the dome and the colonnades in St. Peter’s Square are to be mentioned in the first place. The reflex of the zodiac sign Sagittarius for artistic arrangement, style, design, fashion and ornamentation of the building itself up to the extreme (final aim of the archer) can be studied extensively inside and outside the Vatican Basilica.