The Sun at 26 degrees TAURUS is now conjunct to the Fixes STAR ALGOL, equated with MEDUSA, traditionally the most feared, malefic, demon star there is in the heavens. But never fear, this star’s bad TABOO reputation give us a clue that she is actually the opposite and is a powerful GODDESS of healing, much feared by the Patriarchy who created a myth to destroy the Goddesses powers thousands of years ago.
Medusa by Caravaggio 1597
As the SUN Conjuncts ALGOL, the reputedly most evil, demonic star there is, this gives us the opportunity to Shine the LIGHT on the true origins of this powerful star. She is a Goddess of beauty and creativity of healing and abundance. Shadow work on the denigration of the Divine Feminine is the order of the day.
Her “infamy” is based on the Greek MYTH of MEDUSA, a fearsome GODDESS with “snakes for hair” were really dreadlocks as she is based on a real Amazon Queen from Lybia. Snakes always symbolize secret, sexual, kundalini knowledge of death and transformation. Her stare was sure to turn a man to stone because she was so powerful and the men felt powerless. She had her head lopped off by Perseus a Greek Hero who was helped by ATHENA who was already a Patriarchal Goddess was born from her father’s head Zeus. WTF ?
But in INDIA where Western Astrology originated 10,000 years ago the meaning of this STAR is completely different. Medusa’s name comes from the Sanskrit root word Medha, which means ‘sovereign feminine wisdom,’ and is another name for the Goddess Saraswati who revealed language, speech and writing to humans, and who governs science, music and the arts.
SARASWATI beautiful Goddess of creativity, wealth adn beauty
Marina from Dark Star Astrology says that “Medicine comes from the same root as Medusa, the name of the sorceress Medea also comes from this root. The blood from Medusa’s left side was poisonous and the right side was used to heal.”
Fixed Star expert Diana K. Rosenberg says:”some born under these stars reach the very pinnacle of their professions, becoming “immortals” or super famous, go down in History.
Fixed Star expert Bernadette Brady adds: “This star seems to contain immense female passion and power. It is the power of the feminine or the potential power of Mother Nature, not to be called evil for being strong.” In that way, Algol is perhaps mostly about the power to create.
In pre-Hellenic accounts of the Medusa myth, Pallas-Athena and Medusa were harmonious and parts of the same beautiful triple Goddess. The male telling of their tale split them apart and set them against each other and demonized one.
If you are born May 16-18th Then you are an algoholic. The name ALGOL is ARABIC for Alghoul ALCOHOL and probably the origin of the word ghoul for a bothersome ghost.
The medical term Algology means the study of pain. “You will not be able to ignore suffering and horror, or brush it aside… The Algol placement on a chart insists upon a confrontation and assimilation of these harsh aspects of human experience in this lifetime.….Algol, like other stars, confers tasks upon us which, if comprehended and accepted, offer great rewards of power and creativity. These stellar challenges are not to be feared, but understood and used in a positive manner.” Diana Rosenberg .
The ancients mistrusted Algol’s blinking and inexplicable 8-hour disappearances. But it turns out it is a binary star, eclipsing itself every 3 days. This adds further mystery to this stars allure. The star appears to die and is reborn. Very powerful shamanic magic indeed.
We must reclaim MEDUSA from a feared MONSTER when she is actually A BEAUTIFUL GODDESS of healing wisdom and creativity. Use these next two days to call upon this Star as SARASWATI.
Look at how women have been demonized by the Patriarchy in religion and culture for over 5,000 years. Look at how you may consciously or unconsciously demonize your own Goddess side, your sexuality, or power. You can transform it now. This is deep and powerful SHADOW WORK>
This is SARASWATI’S mantra chant
Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye
Shive Sarvartha Shaadhike
Sharanye Triambake Gauri
Thanks to MOONOLOGY YASMIN BOLAND for providing this info on her site.
There is also a fabulous MEDUSA NEBULA
The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is associated with a dramatic transformation.
IN THE NEWS
These days the mass media is in tizzy in the U.S. over what is fake news or not. Algol has a history of being prominent with those who work in mass media. Medea=Media spirit speaks in puns. Medusa was known for her screaming mouth and protruding tongue. ALGOL rules the throat in the sign of TAURUS too.
DONALD TRUMP has his MID-HEAVEN the 10th house cusp of WORLDLY FAME at 24 degrees TAURUS. Hasnt he been in the HOT SEAT these days? LOL. Expect many to be clamoring “Off with his head” loudly these days.
Famous people with prominent ALGOL’s in their birth charts?
Albert Einstein, Mozart, Dr. Carl Jung, Martin Luther King, Composer, Eric Satie, Isadora Duncan dancer, Florence Nightingale, Mata Hari (Spy) Carl Sagan, -scientist.
Donald Trump, Josef Stalin, Ruhollah Khomeini (Iranian leader) AL Gore,-the name!
George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Toni Morrison,
INVENTORS: Henry Ford
Actors: Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda,
Carrie Fisher, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Uma Thurman, Mae West, Joan Collins, Brooke Shields,
Star Wars-George Lucas, Woody Allen, Cecil B. De Mille, Clint Eastwood, Pasolini,
Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Guillaume Apollinaire, coined the term “surrealism”.
Holy Men: Ramakrishna, Indian saint, Muktananda, Indian mystic
Princess Diana, Prince William, King Edward VIII, Prince Albert.
Beatles, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Brian Eno, David Byrne created a fantastic album called “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.” Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Sid Vicious, Billy Joel, Dean Martin, Enya, Liberace, Glen Campbell, Eric Burdon, Debbie Harry,
SPORTS: David Beckham, Wilt Chamberlain,
COMEDIANS: Because humor is the best medicine. Jay Leno, Peter Sellers
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