Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 – Regulus in Virgo: The New Mythmaker Begins

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Compiled by Phoenix of Elder Mountain (with many contributors) – I have been a astrologer since I was seventeen, a dedicated one, along with my great devotion and devotee of the Moon. I have learned through observation and trial & error that Eclipses are not personal, they are collective and effects the whole but not every individual unless its conjunct something in your natal chart. Such is the tale of Regulus who I see as the great Archseraphim of an entire “age” bestowing collective blessings.

When an old eclipse comes around and it includes the fixed star like Regulus, its by fate and destiny, for it changes and heralds in a new era. Regulus is a Royal Star and has great power, its been in Leo the last four thousand years and has blessed the male species of the planet, especially those who were to seek power for powers sake. Regulus was named by the Polish astronomer Copernicus (1473-1543), as a diminutive of the earlier name Rex, equivalent to the (Greek) Basiliskos meaning “Little King.” This was coined by the second-century Greek astronomer Ptolemy. 

The last four thousand years of Regulus’s blessing were for men and they were full power and blessings from heaven to do what they willed with Regular in Leo. This time has come to an abrupt end and as they say, it was good while it lasted. Now that the blessing is over for men and their kingdoms, we can look with hindsight at the accomplishments through his recorded keeping of his story (history). Its easy to see both the shadow and the light of such an era.

Now it has changed hands and the auspiciousness occurred at the very end 2011 into 2012. The fulfillment of the old prophecy now ends as the new prophecy of the next 4000 year ages begins. It now enters Virgo and the blessed energy, bestowed upon humanity is woman, all women. We all have karma unpaid, and just a few on the planet have survived total purification of all karma, so those 8 billion who have reincarnated now and alive, and who profited greatly by the power of greed or destruction and war in any lifetime, will have to pay the reaper now that the Leo gate of Regulus is closes. In other words, no more good luck unless you are a healer, on a healing journey to purge your real karma, or a woman.

Lithuanian Illustrator and Painter M. K. Čiurlionis Leo ConstellationThis is because Regulus is a Royal Star, Ruler of the Heavens and sometimes the light is much more wicked than the dark. Sharru, the King, marked the 15th ecliptic constellation of Babylonia; in India Magha, the Mighty; in Sogdiana (a Persian people), Magh, the Great, Miyan, the Centre; among the Turanian races, Masu, the Hero; and in Akkadia it was associated with the 5th antediluvian King-of-the-celestial-sphere, Amil-gal-ur, (Greek) Amegalaros.

In Arabia it was Malikiyy, Kingly; in Greece, basiliskos aster (Little King star); in Rome, Basilica Stella; with Pliny (23-79 ce), Regia; in the revival of European astronomy, Rex; and with the 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho, Basiliscus. So, too, it was the leader of the Four Royal Stars of the ancient Persian monarchy, the Four Guardians of Heaven.

Dupuis, referring to this Persian character, said that the four stars marked the cardinal points, assigning Hastorang, as he termed it, to the North; Venant to the South; Tascheter to the East; and Satevis to the West: but did not identify these titles with the individual stars. Flammarion does so, however, with Fomalhaut, Regulus, and Aldebaran for the first three respectively, so that we may consider Satevis as Antares. Now this has all completed, the era of men has finished with this eclipse, the first conjunction of Regulus.

This four great circles in the sky, or generally the four quarters of the heavens where Regulus lay very near to the summer solstice. Now the great royal kings must lay down and surrender their long rulership of the Regal Regulus in Leo, as Virgo becomes the new blessed one, the feminine and her abundant health. Regulus will be involved with Full Eclipse August 21st, but officially Regulus entered Virgo on November 28, 2011 so it is a changing of the guardians.  Many astrologers speculate that Virgo will teach Leo to put aside his pride and his ego, but what is more likely is that Leo, ruler of the Sun and the Solar Cult (god), loses his ego due to the Royalty of Regulus now serving the Goddess Virgo from 2011 ce – 4171 ce. 

RegulusFive months after the March equinox, on or near August 23, the Sun shines at 150 degrees east of the March equinox point. That’s the same date the Sun and Regulus are always in conjunction. Regulus passes through all the signs of the zodiac in about 26,000 years ending a large cycle as Regulus moved into Virgo for the first time since around 200 bce.

The Behenian Fixed Star known as Alpha Leo or Cor Leonis, also known as Regulus, should be considered under the auspiciousness of change. Regulus is one of the four Royal stars that sit close to the ecliptic which have been the markers of the four corners of the zodiac for millennia.

These four Royal Stars used to grace the fixed signs of the zodiac, Antares – Scorpio, Regulus- Leo, Formalhaut- Aquarius, and Aldebaran Taurus, but as the signs have since moved out of alignment with the original constellations they are associated with, so have the stars embedded within the constellations. Fomalhaut is now in mutable Pisces at 4 degrees, Aldebaran is in Gemini at 9 degrees, Antares is now at 9 Sagittarius and Regulus now at 0 Virgo.  Antares and Aldebaran exactly opposite in the sky, shifted in about 1300 CE, and Fomalhaut shifted to Pisces in 1725 CE.

Since 200 bce Regulus has been in Leo and the last third (decan 3), 600 years, which was ruled by aggressive Mars, influencing Regulus. It was also the rape of the ‘common woman’ the strong and virtuous Virgo…

Regulus in Leo: “They are always right, their rule is absolute, any challenge to their authority is seen as betrayal. Loyalty, loyalty and loyalty, this is the number one demand of their loved ones, employees, slaves, society, military, mother earth’s resources.”  


Regulus or the “Heart of the Lion” and the introduction of Regulus into the new Sign of Virgo will be shown by what has been happening in the world since 2012, even though the shift (Harmonic shift 1987-2026) is not quite over. The mythmaker Regulus then wields power and creates new myths just like the Old Kingdoms of Egypt and the Nubian Queens did to create stories that lasted all the way up until today.

The King and the Kingdom must and will die and the winds of change upon us, bekons the celestial ruler of myths to choose new leaders with a new agendas, and her name is Virgo. There is a great thrust of energy towards healing in a more collective way and each individual who has the power of Virgo shall begin to commence and share first their destruction of the old ways which will be the generation of Pluto (death and rebirth) in Virgo. And then each succeeding group younger than their birth in 1972 shall follow suite. For the future’s rebuilding of something completely different.

Since the old myths (stories, and the archaic astrology) about Virgo were written only from men’s views and psyche, and by the Kingdom of Leo in Regulus and it’s destruction of women’s original roles in life, society, tribes including indigenous, you can still find bits and pieces that belonged in previous oral tradition but more through image (art) of the non-pyramid societies before 3,000 bce. The Brotherhood of the Sphinx was built before the first pyramid culture (hierarchical slave vs master cults) and was the first symbol of Regulus entering Leo.

Regulus now bestows its power and transforms it’s blessings into Virgo… The Latin word Virgo means wand’ and this means that holders of the powers of true magic which is nature and this will return to the Earth. But it will not be the corrupted or false projections onto magic what the Leo’s demonization did, bringing death and strife of soul peoples.  Verge, ‘a wand or staff carried as an emblem of authority’ of the feminine sphere of authority as the new Royal Steward of the earth mother.

The original meaning of Virgin is an adult woman who carries her own verge (authority) her own power, owner of land and prosperity and definitely was changed in meaning by the sole power, especially the dark leaders (vampire and werewolf clans) of kingdoms in the 12th an 13th centuries), deeming that word as a maiden who hasn’t had sex yet). She was then a pawn for countries to make alliances, she was bought and sold into a kind of monetary slavery to produce heirs.

In Egypt, Virgo was drawn on the zodiacs of Denderah and Thebes which Eratosthenes and Avienus identified her as the Winged or Bird Goddess Isis, the thousand-named eternal goddess, with the wheat ears (later symbolism) in her hand that she afterwards dropped to form the Milky Way making her a celestial goddess. Those who claim very high antiquity for the zodiacal signs assert that the idea of these titles originated when the sun was in Virgo at the spring equinox, the time of the Egyptian harvest.

Aratos said that Leo first marked the harvest month; so that another signification has been given to the word stachyodes (stakhuodes). In basic astrology, Virgo and Gemini belong to the House of Mercury, and its association being plainly shown by the caduceus of that god. The symbolism of the herald’s trumpet entwined with healing Serpents, instead of the palm branch, which was a newer representation held in the left hand and lastly, the symbol was Virgo holding wheat. Originally and far more appropriately, Virgo’s stars have been given over to the care of Chiron, the healing manifestation rites and also where we caused karma.

Demeter and Ceres, were associated with Virgo and her namesake, the long-time goddess of the harvest. The latter said that the appearance of a comet within its borders implied many grievous ills to the female portion of the population during Regulus in Leo. This is because Virgo was associated with Leo in the ancient opinion that, with the heat of the sun, the moon is eclipse, only when the moon eclipsed the sun was their relief;

virgoOvid alluding to this in his Ars Amatoria:
Virginis aetherus cum caput ardet equis.
In autumn when the sun in Virgo

by the radiant heat ripened hath
our corn.

“In Ogygian ages and among the Orientals, she was represented as a sun-burnt woman, with an ear of corn in her hand, like a gleaner in the fields.” This makes the associations of the Mothers, not Maiden as we’ve come to associate her with. With the Heavenly blessings of Regulus given to Leo, Virgo may originally have been a much older archaic Sun Goddess who the Sun or Juniper (male god deity) took over, and after that was still associated with the sun by association of the Harvest of the Autumn Equinox.

Virgo has been also seriously considered to be Dike in her non-lesbian form, but law, and the divinity of Justice, the Roman Justa or Jastitia; and Astraea, the starry daughter of Themis, last of the Celestials to leave the earth when old ones left, making way for the new gods 4,000 years ago. Virgo and her modest sister Pudicitia, when the Brazen Age began, Ovid wrote of this:

Virgo caede madentes, Ultima coelestum, terras Astraea reliquit; She soared up to heaven, selecting this abode, yet at night she shows herself.

This makes Virgo one of the oldest purely allegorical representation of virtue and honor comparing her to the Egyptian Maat. When woman was being dismantled, torn apart and changed to fit into the Leo or new male society of leadership, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio had to be rearranged and redefined. Scorpio, Queen of the Underworld, Virgo, Deity of the Heavens and Libra the woman goddess Aphrodite who balanced both were demoted and reassigned from woman and grandmother all into maiden.

These legend rewrites seemed to be first found under the pen of Hesiod, other authors mentioned her as Eirene, Irene, the sister of Astraea, and the Pax of the Romans, with the olive branch; as Concordia; as Parthenos Dios, the Singing Sibyl, carrying a branch into Hades; and as Tukhe, the Roman Fortuna, because she is a headless constellation, the stars marking the head being very faint.

virgopicClassical Latin writers occasionally called her Ano, Atargatis, and Derceto, the Syrorum Dea transferred here from Pisces; Cybele drawn by lions, for our Leo immediately precedes her; Diana; Minerva; Panda and Pantica; and even Medusa. Posidippus, 289 bce, gave Thesbia or Thespia, daughter of Thespius, or of the Theban Asopus; and some said that one of the Muses, even Urania herself, was placed here in the sky.

Aspolia is from Kircher, who in turn took it from the Coptic Egyptians, the Statio amoris, quem in incrementoNili du ostendebant. This, however, is singularly like H Polias, designating Minerva as guardian of citadels and the State, already seen as a title for this constellation; and there was a Coptic Asphulia in Leo as a moon station.

Ishtar, the Queen of the Stars, was the Ashtoreth, the original of the Aphrodite of Greece and the Venus of Rome; perhaps equivalent to Athyr, Athor, or Hathor of the Nile, and the Astarte of Syria, the last philological akin to our Esther and Star, the Greek Aster. Astarte, too, was identified by the Venerable Bede with the Saxon goddess of spring, Eostre, at whose festival, our Easter, the stars of Virgo shine so brightly in the eastern evening sky; and the Sumerians of southern Babylonia assigned this constellation to their sixth month as the Errand, or Message, of Istar.

In Assyria Virgo represented Baaltis, Belat, Belit, and Beltis, Bel’s wife; while some thought her the Mylitta of Herodotus. But this was a very different divinity, the Babylonian Molatta, the Moon, the Mother, or Queen, of Heaven. In Cingalese zodiac as a Woman in a Ship, with a stalk of wheat in her hand. Al Biruni thought this ship marked by the line of stars beta (Zavijava), eta (Zaniah), gamma (Porrima), delta (Auva), and epsilon (Vindemiatrix), like a ship’s keel. Varaha Mihira borrowed the Greek name, turning it into Parthena, Partina, or Pathona.

In Persia it was Khosha, or Khusak, the Ear of Wheat, and Secdeidos de Darzama, this last often translated the “Virgin in Maiden Neatness”; but Ideler, doubting this, cited Beigel’s conjecture that it was a Persian rendering of Stachys, one of the Greek titles of Virgo’s star Spica. Bayer had it Seclenidos de Darzama.

The early Arabs made from some members of the constellation the enormous Lion of their sky; and of others the Kennel Corner, with dogs barking at the Lion. Their later astronomers, however, adopted the Greek figure, and called it Al ‘Adhra’ al Nathifah, the Woman remains of which are found in the medieval titles Eladari, Eleadari, Adrendesa, and in the Adrenedesa of Albumasar. But as they would not draw the human form, they showed the stars as a sheaf of wheat, Al Sunbulah, or as some stalks with the ripened ears of the same, from the Roman Spica, its brightest star. Kazwini gave both of these Arabian names, the last degenerating into Sunbala, found in Bayer, and Sumbela, still occasionally seen. The Almagest of 1515 says Virgo est Spica.

The Turcomans knew the constellation as Dufhiza Pakhiza, the Pure Virgin; and the Chinese, as She SangNeu, the Frigid Maiden; but before their Jesuit days it was Shun Wei, which Miss Clerke translates the Serpent, but Williams, the Quail’s Tail, a part of the early stellar figure otherwise known as the Red Bird, Pheasant, or Phoenix.

In the land of Judaea Virgo was Bethulah, and, being always associated with the idea of abundance in harvest, was assigned by the Rabbis to the tribe of Asher, of whom Jacob had declared “his bread shall be fat.” In Syria it was Bethulta. Thus, like Isis, one of her many prototypes, Virgo always has been a much named and symbolized heavenly figure; Landseer saying of it, “so disguised, so modernized by the Greeks, that we literally didn’t know her when we saw her.”

Virgo is the bearing ruler over Crete, Greece, Mesopotamia (Middle East), Turkey, Jerusalem, Lyons, and Paris, but always as an unfortunate, sterile sign. Manilius asserted that in his day it ruled the fate of Arcadia, Caria, Ionia, Rhodes, and the Doric plains to its demise.
 
Ampelius assigned to it the charge of the wind Argestes, that blew to the Romans from the west-southwest according to Vitruvius, or from the west-northwest according to Pliny. A coin of Sardis, the capital of the kingdom of Lydia, bears her figure with the wheat ear in her left hand and a staff in her right; and the stateres of Macedonia have much the same.
 

Detailed Total Eclipse

The Alfonsine Tables showed her as a woman with wings; the Leyden Manuscript and the Hyginus of 1488 as a woman with branch and caduceus, and the Albumasar of 1489, as a woman with a fillet of wheat ears. The old German illustration also gave her wings, but dressed her in a high-necked, trailing gown; and Durer drew her as a lovely winged angel.

 
But all these figuring, ancient as some of them may be, are modern when compared with the enduring Sphinx which Virgo rules, generally claimed as prehistoric, perhaps of the times of the Hor-she-shu, long anterior to the first historical Egyptian ruler, Menes; and constructed, according to Greek tradition, with Virgo’s head on Leo’s body, from the fact that the sun passed through these two constellations during the inundation of the Nile.
 

Some Egyptologists, however, would upset this astronomical connection of Virgo, Leo and the Sphinx, Mariette claiming the head to be that of the early god Harmachis “Horus of the Horizon.” I agree with him, Horus, the Pharaoh head of the Spinx was a prophecy of the soon to come Old Kingdom of Peggy and the Pyramid Society (hierarchical). Horus was the new symbol for the dominance of the male and all his patriarchal gods in every country of earth starting with Regulus in Leo.

It is for the four stars in Virgo, forms with epsilon Vindemiatrix – (On the Euphrates it may have been Kakkab Mulu-izi, the Star Man of Fire, possibly symbolizing the god Laterak, the Divine King of the Desert; although that title has been assigned to mu), two sides of a right-angled triangle open towards Denebola, Gamma, (Porrima) at its vertex.

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Sources: Lithuanian Illustrator and Painter M.K.Ciurlionis Zodiakas Leo & Virgo Constellations; Artist Marina Richterova; Star Names, their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, cosmicintelligenceagency.com, constellationsofwords.com/stars/Regulus.html, DarkStarAstrology.com, Wiki

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