On the competion between Poseidon and Zeus, Neptune and Jupiter
Compare: The Temple of Zeus at Olympia, The birth place of Poseidon, Aphrodite`s birth place and the Temple at Aphrodisias, Oracle of Delphi, The magic of prediction in ancient greek culture, The Birth place of Zeus in Jupiter`s sign Sagittarius, Three Steps to Mount Olympus, The Temple of the Eleusinian Mysteries, The Tower of the Winds in Athens, Temple of Neptune in Aquarius with Sagittarius, The Magic of Prediction at Ancient Greek Oracle Places, A gold plated temple swallowed by floods, The Birth Place of Hermes on Mount Kyllini, The Temple of the Oracle of Apollon Claros, The temple of Artemis at Ephesos, Pluto’s Gate in astrogeography
For an astrological investigation the competion between Poseidon and Zeus – Neptune and Jupiter includes the question of the differentiation between Pisces (spiritual plane) and Sagittarius (mental plane) and also between deeper investigation (Poseidon) and bourgeois patterns of apparent success in the astrological scene (Sagittarius). I`m really deeply into these questions – but want to say that first of all we need to differentiate between imagined correspondencies which are our own subjective views where we reflect ourselves rather than the astrological topics and archetypal core points behind the systemical meaning of the single signs and planets.
In the systemical relationships of the signs as defined by the 12 -fold zodiac Pisces and Sagittarius lie in a square angle to each other. That means they do not represent hamonious and friendly but conflicting and competing aspects.
The astrological problem behind the competition between Zeus and Poseidon includes questions about the competion between pseudo-classical and modern astrology, about habitual judgements and the awareness about the natural and aquired limitation of our horizon in regard to confronting astrological problems. Before the discovery of Neptune in astrological interpretation Jupiter ruled both spheres: the sphere of Pisces (spirituality) as well as the sphere of Sagittarius (priesthood, human knowledge). That included the inability to differentiate between the imagined reality (Sagittarius) and the awareness of aspects of reality beyond mental knowledge, words and limitations (Pisces). Sagittarius as an organ of the mental plane is by definition of the 12-fold tropical zodiac of the northern hemisphere limited to human perception through the sense organs, human thinking and conclusions and the explored and available aspects of reality. Pisces by that definition relates to the invisible, unconscious, unknown and transcendental.
In the hierarchy among the klympean gods as defined by the a larger part choice of greek society seems to be such that the god of house 9 (Sagittarius) – aka Zeus the winner in the material world – overshadowed the reality of house 12 (Pisces) – aka Poseidon who is hiding in the ocean including the unknown, unconscious, invisible, socially unaccepted, suppressed and unprofitable aspects of reality.