Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ishtar- A Star for Everyone



                                           A Star of Harmony and Seal of Unity

The Star of Venus also called the Star of Ishtar is an ancient symbol used as early as 2000 BCE that represents the planet Venus, historically to represent the Assyrian and Babylonian that are connected with Venus, as well as being historically used by Phoenician culture to represent Venus and the goddess Astarte (a counterpart of Ishtar). The symbol has been commonly represented as an eight-pointed star as it was discovered to be presented as such on a Babylonian seal approximately dated to 800 BCE.



Rock drawing (petroglyphs) are borrowed from the McGowen Lake, Fairy Bay sites of Kejimikujik Park in Nova Scotia. Enthnologists and Micmac sources believe that the images describe religious journeys, commemorate celebrations and puberty rituals, and depict animal spirits common to Micmac lore.

The common image is of an eight-pointed star. This motif has been employed by the Micmac for centuries in ancient legends and continues to symbolize unity today. The eight arms of the star point in the four cardinal directions. The number four is doubled to reflect understanding that all that one sees is not necessarily all that is perceptible (The Great Mystery.)

In oral tradition, the Micmac, like all other people, originated from the center of the Earth. Four groups of people were created: the red, the yellow, the black and the white. These colors are also the primary colors associated with the four directions. Each group was sent to one of the four directions with a mission to carry out. When the mission was completed, the groups were to return to the center, where there would be great harmony. The circle surrounding the eight-pointed star is an acknowledgement of the sun that surrounds the people of all clans.

The sun/eight-pointed star can be further interpreted as a compass. The lines on the star that point North align to true North and, on Summer solstice, to magnetic North. The sun, giver of life, is central to fertility rituals. The triangular figure to the left is a geometric ideogram for woman-giver of life. The triangle represents life-giving energy. Women were the primary makers of rock drawings, and the only makers of female images.

The site of the petroglyphs is as significant to the Micmac tradition as the drawings themselves. The area now called Bedford, from where the central image is derived, has been a gathering place for the Micmac since time immemorial. The Bedford Barrens rise up out of the Basin like whale-backs on the sea. In keeping with Micmac belief that all things of the land are alive, the area is referred to as the place of the whale-backs. Moving Eastward and away from the carvings is a large amphitheater. At its center rests a feldspar stone that is not common to the area, and in the stone's center is a carved circle. A circle of birches to the right of the stone marks a deposit of upright stones. These circles are all dependant on one another - they acknowledge unseen powers, the life-giving forces represented by the circle, the heart of the Micmac belief system.

Star/Seal petroglyph


Amazing? Truely!

Astrological Origin
The roots of the eight-pointed stat symbolize the four corners of space. The eight lines are symbolic of north, south, east, and west; and time as well with the two solstices and two equinoxes.
The first cross is the intersection of the Galactic Equator with the ecliptic and the axis perpendicular to this intersection. When the Earth Cross and the Galactic Cross are superimposed they form an eight-pointed cross. The two separate crosses become conjunct and form a single 4 pointed cross during the moments of a Great Celestial Conjunction. After the individual crosses separate again and form an eight-pointed cross again.
The Bible uses astrology…another form of this is the astrological signs such as Leo, etc. GOD made the firmament and stars but not for idolizing and the secret here is  GOD the picture and places the planets and stars as the creator tools

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Not belonging to any one religion King Solomon Seals symbolize a harmony of opposites. They reflect the cosmic order, the movement of the stars, the skies and the flow between heaven and earth, air and fire. King Solomon’s legendary ring which he received in heaven is common to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The seals combine Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Arabic phrases, astrological and geometric symbols.




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