The Sun is conjunct to the Pleiades, the flock of doves, the famous seven weeping sisters, the beginning of the ancient calendars at the critical 29 degrees+ Taurus was once the Spring Equinox zero point, many thousands of years ago.
According to Plotinus: These stars help seekers become consciously aware of Divine Knowledge and Wisdom, which is why their etheric, astral and mental bodies must be purified before being able to integrate with that spiritual realm.
They are considered to be the home of our ancestors according to many Native American legends. The Hopi, Cherokee and some other tribes, suggests their people came from the Pleiades. Don Alejandro Wandering Wolf of Guatemala, claims to have access to relics originally from the Pleiades containing secrets about reincarnation. Many people channel entities from these stars. The Japanese car Subaru means the Pleiades.
They are one of very few star signs mentioned in the Judeo-Christian Bible. Hinduism associates them with the enlightened beings who brought the sacred verses of the Vedas to humans. The Mayans are said to originate form this constellation as their Mayan name means “begetters.”
In esoteric astrology Djwhal Khul and Alice A. Bailey says that the Pleiades are one of three stellar configurations that animate our solar system through seven rays of energy.
The legends of these stars are not always happy or positive ones.The Persians who were great astrologers and mathematicians called the month of November when these stars rise Mordad, or “Angel of Death.”
We are saying good-be to a month of Taurus immersion and getting ready to bifurcate into Gemini May 21. A day to meditate on the beautiful 7 stars with Alcyone symbolizing all the Pleiades.
The Sun and Pleiades also meet up with Asteroid Astrea whose name means STAR-MAIDEN. She was a daughter of Zeus and Themis and she symbolizes Justice. She is an Immortal, and she was one of the most well-respected and highly esteemed goddesses of the Greek and Roman world. Astrea is the goddess of justice.
She was the virgin goddess of Innocence and purity also called Dike. Don’t confuse her with Asteria the goddess of the stars.
Astraea, the celestial virgin, was the last of the immortals to live with humans during the Golden Age, of antiquity. According to Ovid, Astraea abandoned the earth during the Iron Age. Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the Constellation Virgo. The nearby constellation Libra reflected her symbolic association with Dike who in Latin culture as Justitia is said to preside over the constellation.
In the Tarot the 8th card, Justice, shows the figure of Justitia, and can be considered related to the figure of Astraea on historical iconographic grounds.
Justicia by Raphael at the Vatican
According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.
I thought this was all highly symbolic. The SUN brings Light, it is the Source, it is Golden conjunct to our sacred ancesters from the stars and Astrea a symbol of the return of the Golden Age. Focus on your own inner purity, justice, balance and Light.
Meditate with the STAR MAIDEN ask Astrea to come and guide you. I will be doing so.
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The Star Maiden Song- Lisa Thiel