2. Al Pherg - Eta Pisces
2°57 Aries - An outpouring of water - Cord of the Fish.
In the old world, the top of sky, held the end of the cord of the fish, and from that spot pouring the waters from outside of the Universe into our known universe.
The Galaxy knew this as the namesake, the Milky Way Galaxy, the sheet of stars that spreads almost to entirety encircling our sky.
In the Ancient stories, this is where the Gods took back the heavens from the giants.
This is where, the Universe was seeded once again with life, that man knows today.
The figure of the Fountainhead, the north star Dhruva holds up the sky, and above his head and through him, the heavens pour the divine waters of life.
A fish is strung to the cord that flows in, almost like holding the cork so as to not tether. The fish is Pisces, the constellation. The cord is tied to both the fish represented in the old world image. The dark and the light.
The Point where the waters pour is this star and degree.
But this is a new world, a modern world, where the constellation Pisces strays onto the other side, an end of the past slipping into the future.
This is the 3rd degree of Aries. This is the point in the horizon where we draw and derive our dreams.
And yet, it is 80 degrees away from the north star still, and where he holds up the top of the sky for us, so we may see this day.
Another things interesting to note, in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana, Rama while winning the hand of Sita has to a ritual of shooting the eye of the fish from a reflection in the water.
In a similar ritual is the later epic Mahabharata, the ritual is reflected with Arjuna aiming and targeting the star Laksha, one of the pair-stars within Ursa Major constellation. And the through the line of Laksha was the target of the fish in ricochet, as time marked the age. (the star Laksha is one of the time-keeper stars).
All the same, the Zodiac says, even the top of sky moves. And here we are at the 3rd degree.
This target culminating in this star and degree is the top of the sky, and the heavens through the zodiac became the waters outside of the Universe as poured to The Milky Way.
To the Indian Nakshatra scheme, this is the first step station of the asterism Ashwini, of the Healing Horses. It is said to be ruled by the Tail of the Dragon or the Lunar Eclipse Ketu. And the Step station of this degree – Mars.
There are 108 step stations in the Nakshatra scheme. The number considered holy, for the full revolution of the moon.
A coat of quotes and passing poetry
‘gagan math gaib nisân gade’ - Kabir.
- ‘The Hidden Banner is planted in the temple of the sky; there the blue canopy decked with the moon and set with bright jewels is spread.
There the light of the sun and the moon is shining: still your mind to silence before that splendour. Kabîr says: "He who has drunk of this nectar, wanders like one who is mad. ‘
- Rabindranath Tagore from book ‘Songs of Kabir.
Banner of heaven in the temple of the sky."
Banner of Heaven - The poetry of Kabir | Rabindranath Tagore