The Shiva Lingam of Amarnath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the hindu god Shiva.
Because of their phallic male form Lingams are seen to represent the archetypally male principle. The Shiva Lingam of Amarnath is an ice stalagmite that grows and shrinks with the moon phases in a cave near Baltal, Kashmir, India. At full moon the lingam expands to its largest size and on new moon day it is smallest. This phenomenon is regarded as the living presence of Shiva.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere of the cave with the shrine of the famous holy ice lingam: one coordinate pf the shrine is located in dynamic, male fire sign Aries the sign of action, personal strength, new starts, towers and the male aspect of form in general and therefore the first natural indicator for lingams as the abstract principle used to symbolize male form and energy.
The second coordinate lies in emotional water sign Cancer which next to Scorpio is one of the two most important astrological indicators for Shiva. For comparison read my blogs about the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue and the Source of River Ganges. Apart from that Cancer in its role as the sign of the Moon, motherhood and the womb is also the indicator for the position of the shrine inside of a cave here.
More examples for the role of water sign Cancer as an important astrogeographical resonator for Shiva
Kailashnath Temple in Ellora
Another example for a highly important temple dedicated to Shiva located in Cancer is the Kailash Temple in Ellora:
Kailashnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the 34 famous Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, India. The whole temple was cut out of one rock. between 756-774 CE.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the temple itself: located in emotional water sign Cancer sign of the moon, caves, motherhood, fertility, pregnancy and most important sign of sexuality.
There is a long list of mportant examples for the resonance of topics related to fertility and sexuality, Kailash and Shiva with water sign Cancer. The Shakti Peetha Shrines and the 12 Jyotir Linga both have the majority of places in Cancer. Anyway Cancer can be considered as Shiva`s home sign – as his mythological home is the source of river Ganges. The astrogeographical positions of Gaumukh the Bagirathi source of river Ganges lies in Cancer as well as Mount Kailash in Tibet. The Kailashnath Mahadev statue near Kathmandu, Nepal currently the tallest shiva statue on the planet is located in Cancer too.
The 2nd coordinate of the famous Kailashnath Temple lies in highly energetic, magnetic. centralistic, royal fire sign Leo sign of the sun, light, kingdom, emotional self-expression and indicator for a temple built by a king.
The combination of Leo with Cancer brings together the energies and topics of the Sun (leo) and the Moon (cancer) – the two strongest astrological planetary factors. Therefore such places have a particularly strong stimulation of the completeness of individual emotionality bringing together darkness and light.
Astrogeographic position of the peak area for morphogenetic field level 3 which describes how the area is embedded in the whole mountain range: the summit itself falls on the first degree of history-orientated, solid, earth sign Capricorn the sign of mountains, rocks, governments, austerity, asceticism (tapasya), rulership, self control, responsibility. The first degree in Capricorn the sign of control is the degree of the head of the government and chieftain of a tribe. It is the position of the Sun during the winter solstice and therefore marks the beginning of winter, the end of the darkening of the days in the northern hemisphere (in Sagittarius) and therefore the birthday of light. The first degrees of Capricorn are seen as the point of excorcism of subjective thinking, judgement and illusion. Therefore Shiva´s position here relates to his role as the destroyer of illusion and the ruler over the world of demons.
The 2nd coordinate of the peak area is located in emotional water sign Cancer the sign of feeling at home, motherhood, fertility, family life, springs, rivers and emotional individuality and authenticity. Together with Scorpio cancer is one of the two most important astrological indicators for the hindu deity Shiva. For comparison read my blogs about the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue ,Source of River Ganges and Sri Amarnath Shiva Lingam.