Cancer and Scorpio – Shiva in two water signs
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At the time of its completion in 2011 The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal was the tallest Shiva statue in the world. It is 44 m tall and made from copper, zinc, steel and cement. The statue was inaugurated on the day of the summer solstice of 21 June 2011 the annual date of the Sun ingress into water sign Cancer the strongest astrogeographical resonator for Shiva.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the larger area where the statue was built: the area around the construction site is situated in the combination of the two water signs Cancer and Scorpio. This combination of these two signs can be understood as describing important aspects of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
Indian astrologers often relate Shiva to the sign of Scorpio. There are a number of explanations why Shiva would resonate with this sign. First of all because it was Shiva who at the “Churning of the milk ocean” (= the galaxy), drank away all the poison which caused his head and neck to turn blue. Secondly because of his neglection of the caste system, social habits and expectations that Shiva stands for. This aspect makes Shiva a reprersentative of the aspect of an outlaw and rebel. Thirdly because of his rulership over the world of demons. Scorpio through its relation with Aries would define the male aspect of the Shiva Lingam as one of Shiva`s main symbols. The Kailashnath Shiva statue is one of many examples for astrogeographic constellations, where Scorpio appears as the sign of the stonemasonry and blacksmith trades together with large sculptures. Compare my article Scorpio as the sign of sculpting.
The presence of the sign of emotional water sign Cancer in addition to Scorpio is highly symptomatic for sites related to Shiva . From my experience in astrogeographical field study it can be definitely concluded that Cancer has the strongest astrological resonance with important sites related to Shiva. Shiva is often described through the polarity with the aun god Vishnu who represents light. Therefore the Moon the ruling planet of Cancer is the first planetary analogy of the spiritual qualities of Shiva. This is why he is depicted with a crescent Moon on his head. Shiva home on Mount Kailash is located in Cancer too. From the pile of hair on the crown chakra of Shiva`s head the source of the river Ganges flows down. This is important here because Cancer is the astrological sign of water springs.
Murdeshvar Shivas Statue in Cancer with Virgo
A second monumental Shiva statue located in cancer is Murdeshwara Shiva Statue in Murdeshwar, Karnataka, India.
Murdeshvar Shiva is a 37 m tall sitting Shiva sculpture located on the beach of the Arabian Sea on the West coast of India.
Astrogeographic position of the Murdeshvar Sviva statue for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the sculpture and site itself: one coordinate is located in emotional water sign Cancer sign of the moon, motherhood, pregnancy, fertility, emotional individuality,, authenticity and feeling at home. As the sign of the natural habittat of crabs and of coast lines Cancer resonates with the location on ta beach here.
The 2nd coordinate lies im earth sign Virgo sign of reason, self-healing, self-cleaning, herbal medecine, monkhood, celibacy, yoga and meditation culture and an indicator for the sitting position here.