Recently we saw five planets form a quintile. What does it mean? Is it just a pretty pattern in the sky, or does it affect our lives? Post your thoughts.
Does the ruined city of Fatehpur Sikri in Northern India hold a clue to the meaning of yesterday's planetary pentagram pattern?
IS SIGN IN THE SKY A GIFT OR A WARNING?
Some people are worried because the last time we saw five planets form a perfect pentagram was in 1941, just before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. They suspect we have just seen a terrible omen.
That concern is echoed in the research of several astrologers who have recently been trying to learn more about 'Quintiles'. We know Einstein had some in his chart, as did Hitler. Quintiles would appear to indicate gifts that can be used for good or ill. Beyond that though, we aren't sure. They, are not part of astrological tradition. Or at least, not as far as we know. Throughout history many ancient libraries have been tragically destroyed. Though modern practictioners try to be true to their predecessors' principles, we have only fragments of the old lost knowledge to work with.
Our first written reference to '72 degree angles' comes from Johan Kepler, who lived about 400 years ago. In a subject as old as astrology, that's just the day before yesterday.
Kepler though, was a deeply knowledgeable practicising mystic who also solved several scientific mysteries including the one about the shape of planetary orbits. Everyone assumed they were circular till Kepler insisted they were egg shaped. He turned out to be right.
Kepler was equally sure that astrologers should take notice when planets formed angles of 72 degrees. 'Quintiles', he said, meant 'big change that comes easily.' Some people think Kepler knew this because he had access to ancient texts. Others reckon he worked it out while exploring sacred geometry. There is though a third possiblity. He had been born premature in December 1571. In tracing back the chart of his conception he would have come across something amazing on May 29 of that year. A rare alignment almost identical to the one we saw in the sky, just yesterday afternoon.
1571 was also the year when a powerful Mughal emperor called Akbar set out to fulfil a revolutionary vision. He wanted to create a place where people of all faiths could co-exist in peace and prosperity.
Sadly, the city of Fatehpur Sikri in Northern India lasted less than a couple of decades. Akbar's vision was ahead of its time. But the return of the Grand Quintile that inspired him so much could indicate that despite the current tension in the world, the time has come for us all to pursue such a dream once more.
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