Astrology & Places: Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho and Leo as the sign of sexuality and emotional self-expression.
Kandariya Mahadeva “the Great God of the Cave” Shiva Temple is the largest & most ornate of the world famous temples at Khajuraho, India. It was built in first half of the 11th century AD.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which explains the atmosphere of the temple itself but not the whole of the Khajuraho phenomenon: Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is located in highly energetic, magnetic, centralistic, emotional, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun, light, sexuality and the right for emotional self-expression. Leo stands for the luxurious and rich ornamentation and for the fact that the temple was built by a king. And Leo as the sign of human self-esteem does not indicate the focus on a god but rather on the emancipation of human self-expression in relation to the deities of the temple. In regard to the topic of sexuality depicted on a temple Leo stands for natural right for individual sexuality and sexual self-expression here. Leo is of course not an indication for prostitution in the first place but it may well stand for a hierarchy in which sex slaves may have been employed or stationed at the temple site. As the royal sign and a major indicator for luxury Leo may be seen to have supported the right of kings or rulers to practise sexuality in whichever way they felt to. And as the sign of intensity and magnetism Leo is of course the most important indicator for the desire for and practise of group sex.
The 2nd coordinate lies in relaxed, spiritual water sign Pisces the sign of the dream world, imagination, temples, fairy tales, mystification and communion with the spiritual plane. Pisces supports the reconnection with the spiritual plane and as such represents an ideal aspect for building temples. As an intense stimulator Pisces stands for sites where imagination can be practised freely, openly and without limitations of its authenticity. But Pisces does not represent a particular stimulation for sexuality like the fire signs Aries (erection), Leo (sexuality), Cancer (emotion) or Scorpio (visualization, trauma and fear). It may even be concluded that Pisces leaves enough emotional space for observers to consider the depiction of sexuality as some form of art or religion. And as the sign of mystification and illusion Pisces stands also for the “Hollywood” or movie-like dimension of the freedom to show sexuality without restrictions here.
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