The Zodiacal Earth-Field - 5
If the correspondence between celestial and geographical longitudes is to be considered as set once-for-all, and thus as a fact of Nature, then the tropical zodiac of signs would be considered the "fixed" factor in astrology — and not the sidereal zodiac of constellations. In this sense, the theory of geodetic equivalents, as commonly used, seems to confirm the position I have taken throughout this book. The great stars move over the face of the Earth. Their passages over the Mid-Heavens of geographical localities could be indeed very significant in terms of telluric changes. But again I must repeat, I can see no absolutely valid reason, besides convenience and ease of calculation, for saying that a star like Betelgeuze having Gemini 28º15' for its zodiacal longitude is therefore focusing its rays or influence upon geographical longitude 88º15' west, that is, at the longitude of Eastern Siberia, Sinkiang, central Tibet, Darjeeling (India) and the Indian Ocean — though, of course, the correlation between the star and that meridian may be important, as possibly some great personage connected with the beginning of the New Age may be born and live in such a zone of longitude.
If one correlates as a permanent fact the twelve signs of the zodiac measured on the ecliptic with twelve 30-degree sections of geographical longitude, what one does, I repeat, is to relate symbolically each of the twelve sections of the big orange, the earth-globe, with the twelve monthly phases of the vital relationship between the earth and the sun. One establishes thus twelve vitality-zones on the globe, each zone having possibly a focalizing geographical point or region — just as the human body is said to have s ix great chakras (or magnetic vortices of energy) and a semi-transcendent one on the top of the head, which could correspond to the North Pole region (the point of reception for certain solar or cosmic energies, according to the occult tradition). Indeed one could say that the zodiacal circle (ecliptic) is actually divided into six "male-female" sections, Aries-Taurus, Gemini-Cancer, etc. ; and so would the earth-globe be divided, each of the six geographical zones having a particular significance in terms of the distribution of solar-cosmic electromagnetism throughout the biosphere.
If this be clearly understood, the question then can be asked: Are there any geographical indications which could give us a clue as to the most significant way of interpreting the nature of these geographical longitude-zones — and of changes constantly occurring in these zones — by correlating them with astrological signs of the zodiac, and with the cyclic motions of the planets and the stars in the sky?
In other words, what we want to try to establish now is a kind of world-chart with six or twelve "houses" — an at least relatively permanent chart, within the framework of which one could plot the series of changes taking place in the cosmic "ambient" of the Earth, the solar system and (eventually) the galaxy.
How can we go about doing it, if we do not care to accept Greenwich as a fundamentally significant base, just because of a perhaps obsolescent European tradition? We must see a new kind of procedure, a realistic approach to the morphology of the earth-surface.
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