Cancer as the Sign of Seashells in Architecture

Astrology, Architecture & Places – Cancer as the Sign of Seashells in architecture: Valencia`s City of Arts & Sciences (video) & other examples

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From an astrogeographical point of view the harmony of the forms of the architecture with the astrological position of the  construction site of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia  within the morphogenetic surface fields of our planet is extremely fascinating if not mindblowing. The resonance between the unconscious and subconscious human nervous systems with the nervous system of the earth can be studied and retraced here in every detail of the architecture.

The City of Arts and Sciences  is a cultural center in the City of Valencia in Spain.  It was built on a ground which lies in the former river bed of the river Turia next to the harbour of the City. The river had been drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957.

The whole project area consists of 4 larger single buildings in a line, the large decorative harp bridge “Assut de l’Ordesigned by Santiago Calatrava and and the large oceanografic park with the central “L’Oceanogràfic” building which contains Europe´s largest aquarium designed by Félix Candela.

L'Oceanografic Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0“L’Oceanografic” Europe`s largest aquarium                                                  Photo: DAVID ILIFF, License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

An Aquarium as a water container full of life is a natural analogy for water sign Cancer in it`s aspects as the sign of pregnancy and the uterus.

Santiago Calatrava was born on 28 July 1951 in Benimàmet, Valencia with the Sun in magnetic, royal, self-centered, emotional fire sign Leo the sign of self-expression and Félix Candela on 27 January 1910 in Madrid with the Sun in creative, innovative, spiritual  air sign Aquarius the sign of  the sky and self-finding.  The birth dates of the two architects fall exactly on opposite positions of the zodiac and therefore have to be understood as a polarity.

Calatrava Candela

Agora at Valencia`s City of Arts & Sciences   Photo: Javier Yaya Tur (CAC, S. A.), License: ccbysa2.0

The name “Agora” (greek for market place)  for the building in between the museums and the oceanographic park suggests that it was planned as the center of the architectural field.

Oceanographic Parc at at the City of Arts and Sciences: buildings in the shape of sea-shells in water sign Cancer            Photo: Javier Yaya Tur (CAC, S. A.), License: ccbysa2.0

All the buildings are explicitely designed as variations of sea shells and some even have features of crabs . This is to be considered as symptomatic here as nearly the whole of the construction site falls in emotional water sign Cancer the sign of sea shells, mussels, oysters, crabs, snails, rivers, springs, beaches, eggs, the uterus, caves, fertility, motherhood, the moon and the interior as such. Only the very eastern bit of the oceanographic park is already located in Cancer`s neighbour fire sign Leo.

From an astrogeographical point of view the harmony of the forms of the architecture with the astrological position of the  construction site of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia  within the morphogenetic surface fields of our planet is extremely fascinating if not mindblowing. The resonance between the unconscious and subconscious human nervous systems with the nervous system of the earth can be studied and retraced here in every detail of the architecture.

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia – Palace of Arts with typical features of sea shells and crabs

The sea-shell like shape of the Aqora appears in at least 10 variations in the City of Arts and Oceanographic Park. No wonder the whole of the City of Arts` astrogeographic position for field level 3 falls in water sign Cancer the sign of sea shells, crabs, mussels and snails.

L'Hemisfèric Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0"
L’Hemisfèric resembles an oyster      Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0″

Cancer is symptomatic for the location of the place in several ways: as the sign of springs and rivers it describes the site as at least energetically typical for a river bed or even the mouth of a river.  As the sign of melody and melancholy it indicates a potentially self-centering and emotionally self- concerned atmosphere.  And Cancer as the impulse for emotional individuality, indvidualism and emancipation of human perception, emotion and soul from the material plane or from the outside world it is probably the most important indicator for authenticity in art and architecture.  This is why the position of modern, experimental, functionalistic or provocative architecture sometimes has  a more realistic appeal  in Cancer than it would have in other signs. 

The 2nd coordinate of the City of Arts and Sciences is in functionalistic air sign Gemini the sign of signposts, learning, communication, technology, experiments, going new ways, road crossings, bridges and bringing opposites together.  As the sign of schools Gemini stands for the concept of using the buildings as a place of teaching and learning, presenting information,  inspiration, tolerance, globalization, multicultural and liberalistic ideas. Gemini`s relation with technology is reflected by the idea of a “City of Science”.

Assut de l'Or Bridge Photo: Diego Delso, License CC-BY-SA 3.0
Assut de l’Or Bridge                 Photo: Diego Delso, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

As the sign of bridges Gemini is to be seen as the indicator for the 330 m long alibi bridge  “Assut de l’Or” which I must admit is comparatively hard for me to understand.  The most positive aspect I have imagined for it is a sailing ship with the harp or arch on top of the bridge as its giant sail.

 More examples

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Astrogeographical position for morphogenetic field/radius level 4 (exact adress) which describes the atmosphere and energetical impact of the building itself: the longitude coordinate for the of the whole construction site is located in emotional water sign Cancer sign of sea shells, snails, beaches, rivers, lakes, emotional identity and authenticity of modern architecture and resonator for the sea-shell like form of the white shell-like roofs.
The 2nd coordinates starts in sold, conservative earth sign Capricon sign of bones, calcium and white colour at the north end via creative innovative air sign Aquarius sign of creativity in the center into spiritual water sign Pisces sign of imagination, dreaming in the south. 

The round buildings of the National School of Arts in Havanna seem like shells scattered over the land. The astrogeographical coordinate are between Gemini and Cancer and between Cancer and Leo photo: Vittorio Garatti, ccbysaq3.0

Escuelas Nacionales de Arte, Havanna, Cuba. The round buildings of the National School of Arts in Havanna resemble shells scattered over the land.

The astrogeographical position of the west half lies in Gemini the sign of learning and east part in Cancer, the main indicator for authenticity in art. 2nd coordinate: north half in Cancer and south half in the magnetic and stimulative fire sign Leo the sign of individual expression. Valid for field level 3. The round shell like buildings are elements of the sign Cancer.

Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana located in Cancer and between Virgo and Libra photo: Bill Cameron, GNU/FDL

The cave below the waterfall is an element of the resonance of Cancer. It gives me an explanation why in Cancer the entrance of buildings is located under a protectiing roof: its because the focus is on the interior and on protection from being exposed to the wind, rain and sunlight.

Kaieteur Falls – “largest single drop” waterfall in the world (the combination of height and water volume) on the Potaro River, Essequibo Territory, Guyana. Astrogeographic position: right on the line of the cardinal degree + weather divide of 0° Libra. The west half lies in Virgo while the east half lies in Libra. 2nd coordinate is in the water sign Cancer which stands for the semi-circled bay, pool and and cave formed by the waterfall. Valid for field level 3.

Bastei Lookout Tower on the bank of river Rhine, Cologne located in the combination of Cancer with Libra

Bastei. Cologne, Germany, expressionistic architecture, built 1924 changed 1927 overlooking river Rhine as a watchtower. Astrogeographic position for field level 4: Located in self-protective emotional water sign Cancer sign of river banks, crabs, shells, modernity and indicator for the location on the river bank as the natural habitat of crabs. 2nd coordinate in service-orientated air sign Libra sign of decoration, balance, harmony, stage performances.

Sunrise Hotel Kempinski in Beijing located in Cancer with Libra looks like a round sea-shell.

The Dalian Shell Museum  has both coordinates in between  emotional water sign Cancer the sign of sea shells and crabs and main indicator for the shape of the museum and it`s position near the water and the highly attractive royal fire sign leo. Valid for field level 4.

Nepotune sitting on a shell at Neptune Fountain, Berlin located in Cancer with Sagittarius
Nepotune sitting on a shell at Neptune Fountain, Berlin located in Cancer with Sagittarius

Berlin Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain) at Alexanderplatz, berlin. Neptune`s throne is a shell. Crabs and lobsters archetypal creatures of the realms of Cancer along with crocodiles and other water animals  are gathering around him. The four water nymphs represent the rivers Rhine, Oder, Weichsel & Elbe. Rivers too are domains of the water sign Cancer. Astrogeographic position: located in the constellation of emotional water sign Cancer with mental fire sign Sagittarius for radius/field level 4. Sagittarius stands for decoration, style, design, oranamentation and also caricature here.

Geisel Library UCDS, San Diego located in Cancer with Leo photo: Flickr, ccbysa2.0
Geisel Library UCDS, San Diego located in Cancer with Leo photo: Belisarion on Flickr, ccbysa2.0

University Of California, San Diego, Geisel Library (Dr. Suess library). Astrogeographical position: the water sign Cancer which may be traced back here by associating a crab with it`s legs in inward position. 2nd coordinate is in the fire sign Leo for radius/field level 3. Doesn`t it resemble a crab with its legs drawn inward?

As Syakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur located in Cancer photo: Yosri, GNU/FDL
As Syakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur located in Cancer photo: Yosri, GNU/FDL

As Syakirin Mosque, KLCC Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has characteristic features of design for Cancer the sign of crabs and sea-shells. Astrogeographic position: located in emotional water sign Cancer indicator of the round dome-like structure on the top & rge crab-like pose of the structure below thet I have identified also in the case of Geisel Library. 2nd coordinate is in creative, innovative spiritual air sign Aquarius. Valid for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere of the building itself.

photo: Osvaldo Gago license: CCsa3.0
The Hagia Sophia is located in Cancer with Taurus,  photo: Osvaldo Gago license: CCsa3.0
photo: Osvaldo Gago license: CCsa3.0

Domes relate to the shape of many types of shells. The dome of the Hagia Sophia is a strong example for the resonance between domes and the position of buildings in female water sign Cancer.

The Pantheon in Rome located in Cancer with Sagittarius is an even even older example for a dome located in Cancer.  photo: perlblau, GNU/FDL

Mc Ewan Hall is the the graduation of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. It lies in Cancer and between Aries and Taurus photo; Grousebeater2, ccbysa4.0

McEwan Hall is the graduation hall of the University of Edinburgh.  The exterior and interior are closely related to Pantheon:

Interior dome of Mc Ewan Hall the graduation hall of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland located in Cancer and between Aries and Taurus photo; Grousebeater2, ccbysa4.0

Interior dome of Mc Ewan Hall the graduation hall of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland located in Cancer and between Aries and Taurus.

Oita Stadium located in Cancer with Pisces photo: 大分帰省中, ccbysa3.0

Ōita Stadium, Big Eye, sport stadium, 250 diameter, opened 2001. Typical Cancer shape makes it look like a shel – reminding me of Dalian Shell museum.

Astrogeo pos: water sign Cancer sign of crabs, shells, the uterus, eggs, domes, the inside, feeling at home, modernity, emotional individuality. 2nd coordinate in water sign Pisces sign of the sea, dreaming, spirituality, temples, entertainmen

Australia War Memorial in Camberra located in Cancer with Aries photo: Todd Horner, ccbysa2.0
Australia War Memorial in Camberra located in Cancer with Aries is an allusion to the Hagia Sofia and also to the battle of Gallipoli  photo: Todd Horner, ccbysa2.0

Australian War Memorial, Canberra. So typical for the position in Cancer! Astrogeographic position: the main central building with the dome on top is located in the 2nd half of water sign Cancer indicator for the inner court and the allusion to the Hagia Sophia and the Battle of Gallipoli. 2nd coordinate falls in dynamic fire sign Aries the sign of warfare and particularly if in combination with Cancer the sign of melancholy and emotional pain a major indicator for graveyards. Fl 4.

Shakespeares`s Globe Theatre located in Cancer with Virgo photo: Steve Collis, ccbysa2.0

Shakespeares`s Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse associated with William Shakespeare,  on the south bank of the River Thamesin London. The original theatre was built in 1599 and finally demolished in 1644. The modern reconstruction an academic approximation based on available evidence of the 1599 and 1614 buildings is considered quite realistic. The position in Cancer resonates with the topic of an authenitic home for the roots of modern english culture and of course the location on the river bank.

 

Cardinal Place, Building One Victoria St, London. Photo by John Arundel, CC-BY-SA-3.0-MIGRATED
Cardinal Place, Building One Victoria St, London located in Cancer with Scorpio  Photo by John Arundel, CC-BY-SA-3.0-MIGRATED

The front of Building One is another example for the appearance of crab like face on a building located in Cancer. This time the bent-down front end reminds me of a scorpion`s sting. The building is located in the combination of Cancer with Scorpio.

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. is located in Cancer with Sagittarius for field level 3

The National Museum of the American Indian is part of the Smithsonian Institution. The semi-circled roof that stands out over the entrance is the shell-element here. The nearby Hirshhorn museum is located in the same morphogenetic field.

Hirschhorn Museum and sculpture garden located in the same morphogenetic field for fl3 as the National Museum of the American Indian in Cancer with Sagittarius

Hirschhorn Museum and sculpture garden is located in the same morphogenetic field for fl3 as the National Museum of the American Indian in Cancer with Sagittarius. 

For more examples for the astrogeographic position of buildings in  Cancer as the sign and indicator of sea-shells and derivative  forms – click on the links below to read short interpretations in pinterest :

Sunrise Hotel Kempinski  in Cancer with Libra; Dalian Shell Musuem has both coordinates in Cancer; Bailey Matthews Shell Museum in Florida in Cancer with Virgo; Film Museum “The EYE” in Amsterdam has both coordinates in Cancer;  Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum in Singapore in Cancer with Capricorn;  Geisel Library at the University of California in Cancer with Leo; American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore in Cancer with Aquarius; Tijuana Cultural Center in Cancer with Sagittarius; Cardinal Place 100 Victoria Street London in Cancer with Scorpio; Moonhole Beach on Bequia, Grenandines in Cancer with Aquarius; Wuxi Grand Theatre in Cancer with Virgo; Steel House in Cancer with Virgo, Naumburg Bandshell Stage in Cancer with Pisces

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