Libra and Scorpio – The Buddhas of Bamyan

photo: Hadi Zaher license:ccsa3.0
Bamyan Valley  photo: Hadi Zaher license:ccsa3.0

Astrology & Sacred Sites: Libra and Scorpio: The Buddhas of Bamyan

The giant Buddha Statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan were carved into the red sandstone in the early sixth century AD. Representing the largest standing Buddha statues in the world they were of a height of 35 and 53 meters and were witness to a unique tradition of Buddhist art, practiced in this region between the 3rd and 10th Century AD.

Smaller Buddha in 1977 photo: Phecda109
Smaller Buddha in 1977 photo: Phecda109

The place is situated in the constellation of the water sign Scorpio with the air sign Libra. This constellation is valid for astrogeographical radius level 3, which shows how the place is embedded in the environment.
The fixed sign of Scorpio is the astrological correspondence for the crafts of forging and stone carving. Just like the statue of Sri Gomateshvara in India and the mountain shrine of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey the Buddhas of Bamiyan were an important example for a project of colossal religious sculptures carved out from rocks in places corresponding to the sign of Scorpio. The fixed principle of Scorpio proves to be an aspect of monumentality and stability of buildings here.
Libra may be understood as the reflex to esthetically design and decorate the surroundings of a city with works of art here. In addition to the two large sculptures a series of small sculptures have also been worked into the rocks.

Buddhas of Bamiyan, day of destruction 12 March 2001, Bamyan, calculated for midnight
Buddhas of Bamiyan, day of destruction
12 March 2001, Bamyan, calculated for midnight

After the extinction of Buddhism by Islam in this region from the 10th Century the statues lost their importance as places of worship. In the 17th and 19th Century the statues were partly destroyed by artillery fire in the name of Islam and on 12/Mar/2001 Taliban militia destroyed the remains of these irreplaceable works of art. On that day Mars and Pluto were in conjunction in the mental sign of Sagitarius forming a square to the Sun in the spiritual sign of Pisces. If we consider Sagitarius as the the astrological correspondency of the priest castes while Pisces stands for the aspect of spirituality this constellation clearly documents a central motif of the sign of Sagitarius: the urge for replacing spirituality through one currently more profitable ideology.
The Buddhas of Bamyan are one of numerous examples for astrogeographic constellations where Scorpio appears as the sign of the stonemasonry and blacksmith trades together with large stone sculpures.

Compare: Astrology and Art : Scorpio as the sign of sculpting

Scorpio is also present at the site of the “Christo Redentor” statue in Rio,  Metalmorphosis Scorpio-Virgo, Crazy Horse Memorial Scorpio- Taurus/Gemini, The Statue of Liberty Scorpio-Leo, Jesus in Transsylvania Scorpio–Gemini, The Buddhas of Bamyan Scorpio-Libra, Sri Gomateshvara Statue Scorpio-Taurus,  Sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe Scorpio-Capricorn, Colossal Shiva Scorpio-Cancer , Sigiriya Scorpio-Scorpio, Mountain Sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe, Scorpio-Capricorn, The Kelpies Scorpio – Sagittarius, Golden Buddha of Wat Traimit Scorpio – Leo, Statue of Nostradamus Scorpio – Scorpio

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