Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TITANS ! STEROIDS! HORMONES ! Aquarius the Water-bearing Giant

Now that the Age of Aquarius is upon us, let's look at the character of this sign, or rather it's constellation in the sky as the ancients saw it. 

One of the fixed signs, Aquarius is a giant man, bearing water from a jug. The Babylonians associated it with the creator God Ea (Sumerian Enki), "The Great One." The Greeks associated the constellation with Ganymede, water-boy of the Gods, for whom Zeus had a hankering and granted eternal youth. With Uranus as Aquarius' modern ruler, perhaps the 'Great One' is more fitting. Although, with homosexuality being at the forefront of human right issues these days, there's also a strong, Ganymede connection to be had.

The fixed star in Aquarius that represents one of the four divine architects (the four Evangelists are based on them), Fomalhaut, is also part of the fish's eye, which is not actually a Pisces fish, but the two constellations are linked, which makes sense, since the waters are regenerative, live-giving. Fish are essentially semen (sea men). 

Ptolemy, the famous, Alexandrian-Greek astronomer was the one who gave us the popular image of Aquarius, but it is actually one of the oldest constellations. 

Uranus (Ouranos) took over from Saturn as ruler of Aquarius, after it was officially 'discovered' in 1781, during a time of scientific exploration and revolutions. A planet resonates the mood of the moment it was 'born' into our collective consciousness from the dark. Aquarius is an air sign, air = mind/intellect and swords, in Tarot. 

Once upon a time, Ouranos (Uranus) the Sky God and Gaia  the Earth Goddess begat the Titans, who were giants. Kronos (Saturn), one of the Titan brothers and God of Time, overthrew Ouranos, with the help of his mother and a sickle, by castrating him in his sleep. Later on, Kronus' son, Zeus (Jupiter) would overthrow him and the more refined, Olympian Gods would take over the pantheon...that's another story. But it's why they are named consecutively in the solar system - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus. Fun facts: a Uranus cycle, 84 years, is the last one a human being can complete in one lifetime. A Neptune cycle takes at least two and Pluto, at least three. Uranus is 7th from the Sun and stays 7 years in each house.

List and images of the Titans and Titanesses: 

So...what about these GIANTS ? 

Like dragons, giants are featured in the legend and lore of pretty much every culture on the planet, not to mention religious texts. 'Alternative archaeology' - our contemporary substitute for myth - suggests that there were once races of giants (Titans) before us, or perhaps a single race, that populated the whole globe. These super-sized humans, it is alleged, were better able to build the pyramids and other monoliths and megaliths which continue to baffle us with their construction. I find it fascinating that, at the onset of the Age of the Giant (Aquarius), these stories are coming into light more and more. Aquarius loves a conspiracy theory, but also loves science, the weirder and more outer-space connected the better. At one time, articles about these finds were published freely by reputable papers like the New York Times. Then - perhaps by virtue of creationists or Orson Wells and the science fictional preference of a nuke-fearing public - they disappeared, only to resurface as tacky, tabloid tales. Perhaps the conspiracy theorists are to thank for  raising interest once again in archeological finds that do not 'fit' the usual explanation. 

                                     Giant, mummified finger relic of Bir Hooker, Egypt - 35 cm long 
                                          (examined by scientists, given 'papers of authenticity')

One of 18 giants unearthed in Wisconsin, 1912

Here's a very interesting piece from Salon, about the purpose of 'Alternative Archaeology' :

We already know about how hopped-up on steroids most professional athletes are, not to mention body builders. 'More' and 'bigger' are the mantra of the day in food, too, from GMOs to super-sized junk fare. The 'Hummer' was perhaps the most insulting invention, created for the war in Iraq, but sold as an oil guzzling status symbol at home.
Is this just greed, addiction, or is there a subconscious drive to become 'giant' again ? To become as "the Great One", Gods on Earth ? At the 'heart' (and I use this term extremely loosely, since there is clearly none at work here) of the beast is McSanto and genetic engineering, supposed to feed the world better, but making a Frankenstein monster out of all it touches.

Which is why I was so glad to read this article (below), today, from Ireland. 

Neptune, planet of high, healing frequency and love (but also illusion, so I pray this is not malarky) has been at it's closest to earth for the year, this week, as Earth passes between it and the Sun. Neptune, higher octave of Venus, can have the effect of the 'good fairy' who makes the bad one's curse less awful. Similarly, this scientific discovery could solve a lot of our problems, simply using methods the ancients probably did - radio waves/sound to strengthen and vitalize water. Sound is the medium of this millennium, with 2 being the receptive ear to 1's shaft of light (vision). We already know of Dr. Emoto's "Message from Water," and how simply blessing water or playing it some nice music can change it's crystal formation. Our bodies and Gaia's are both 75% water.


The double-edged sword here (again, air = mind = swords),  is that this sonic water makes things grow bigger, which could include us. Yes, we may be giants again, but then we'll have to consume more. 
Then, thousands of years from now, people will dig up our skeletons and say, my God, look at the size they were, is that possible !?!

 Head of Humbaba, the terrible Giant, who Gilgamesh slew


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