Pisces and Aries – the Temple of Borobudur in Java

photo: Gunawan Kartapranata   license. GNU/FDL
Pisces and Aries – the Temple of Borobudur in Java photo: Gunawan Kartapranata license. GNU/FDL
photo: Gunawan Kartapranata license. GNU/FDL

Astrology and Temples: The Temple of Borbudur

The Temple in Borobudur is a huge pyramid with a central stupa, which is built on a square base with 123 meters length of each side. It was built between between 750-850 AD and consists of nine floors. At the time of the discovery of the temple in 1814, the entire building was covered with soil and vegetation.

Astrogeographic position: The temple is located in the mystic, spiritual water sign Pisces which because of its significance for the place of Buddha’s enlightenment at Bodh Gaya can be considered as one of the most basical and important astrogeographic aspects for Buddhist temples. Anyway Pisces as the sign of the unconscious, invisible, transcendental is the most important  indicator for places of the communion, contact and communication with the spheres and beings of the divine and the spiritual plane in general.

The second coordinate is located in highly alert, dynamic, masculine fire sign Aries the sign of action, ignition,  warfare and an indicator for the role of a temple as a site of worship before going to war. Aries stands for the phallic principle embodied by a stupa as well as for the one-dimensionality  of the temple, which has been created as one piece without any side-buildings. This elemet of form hints at an interesting feature of Aries, which as the first sign and structural element in the systemical zodiac stands for a state in the development of existence and of life where organisms are unicellular. For Aries as the sign of unicellular structures compare my blog: Aries as the Sign of Unicelular Structures.
The astrogeographical constellation is valid for astrogeographical radius level 3 which shows how the site is embedded in the surrounding area.

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