Astrology and Places: The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic radius/field level 3, which shows how the area of bodhi tree and the temple is embedded in the area to the south of the city of Bodh Gaya: both coordinates of this site are located in mystic spiritual water sign Pisces, the sign that stands for the perception of the unconscious and the spiritual aspects of human perception. As the sign of the spiritual plane Pisces stands for the communion and reconnection with the divine ans spiritual in all of it`s aspects and therefore is an ideal site for temples. A coordinate of a place in Pisces also indicates that the place has the potential of being energetically independent from the influences of the environment and from the routines of everyday life. In this sense it may be well imagineable how and why Gautama chose this place and rested here to meditate for 7 years without letting himself be distracted by the powers of seduction and illusion.
In astrological literature Pisces is often equated with Christianity. But the constellation here shows that Pisces should be understood as representing more fundamental aspects of spiritual experience and religion than just the symbols or ideologies of one particular creed. Thus places in Pisces may be considered as really ideal sites for meditation and communion with the divine as well as for building temples.
Wether the place is in fact authentically the site of Gautama`s illumination can not be proven. But it has to be considered that places in Pisces often have the tendency to attract, allow and invite mystification of facts, history, legends and mythology. For this aspect of Pisces compare my blogs about: Olympus Pisces and Pisces – Glastonbury Abbey and The three steps to Mount Olympus.