Somebody (Beth?) wrote
> but what about the Milky Way? some see that as a road rather than a
> river? Okay just speculating.
And Mark sent
It looks like the Ascendant of the chart just misses the Milky Way (Robson, *The Fixed Stars And Constellations In Astrology*, p. 66).
You may be on to something here - in most cultures, the Milky Way is either a river or a road.
here's a list I did years ago (but I'm very much afraid it will mess up in transmission:
England: The Way of St James; Tahiti: A shark-infested creek
also: Watling St Hebrews: A River of Light
France: Road of St Jacques of Polynesia: Long Blue Cloud-Eating Shark
Compostela; also Lights held by
Angelic Spirits to show Mortals Australian: The Fire-Smoke of
the Way to Heaven an Ancient Race
Spain: El Camino de Santiago Masai (Africa): A Road Across
Rome: Strada de Roma, Heavenly Girdle the Sky
Turks: Pilgrims Road Teutonic: Path to Valhalla
Peru (Inca): The Dust of the Stars China: The Celestial River, The
Arabs: Path of the Chopped Straw Silver River, The Milky Way
Carriers; the Straw Road Eskimo: Path of White Ashes
India: Bed of the Ganges,Court of God Egypt: Great Stream
Path of Noah's Ark Wotan's Way
The Weather Street Milk Path
Jacob's Road Bird's Way
Jacob's Ladder Winter Street
The Mother of the Sky The Weather Street
Abode of the Souls of Heroes St Hilda's Street
Ashen Path The Mother of the Sky
The Womens' Street Silver Street
Milky Circle, Milky Footpath Dove of Paradise
Via Belli (War's Way)
Sometime years ago I crawled over maps trying to find the boundaries (I didn't want
to just lean on Robson)
This is from my book
It is impossible to give precise boundaries to the Milky Way, which is the visible local arm of our galaxy; as best as I can figure, from Norton's Star Atlas, it now crosses the ecliptic at approximately 21 Gemini to 8 Cancer, 15-23 Sagittarius, and 29 Sagittarius to 9 Capricorn (tropical). (This means that there are two degree areas, at about (tropical) 21-23 Gemini-Sagittarius, and 29 Gemini-Sagittarius thru 8 Cancer-Capricorn, that have the Milky Way at both ends, forming an axis).
Now, the collapse chart has 28 Sag-Gemini rising/setting, so that looks pretty good for an edge of
the Milky Way - no? I also remember some time back poring over an ingress chart for
a major flood and there was nothing much I could find, except that 21 Gemini-Sag were rising-setting and
I wondered about that big river in the sky.
OK; Pluto cnj Asc: Pluto undermines; it's opposite Hades cnj Dsc:
Hades decays and/or crumbles (and it's in Gemini, sign of roadways)
Could be that it turns out that a bridge support (or supports) were undermined or decayed.
And Mars at Algol (dismemberment) is on the Equal House 6th cusp, inconjunct Pluto and Asc,
maybe adding to the idea of the bridge breaking apart, and it's sq Saturn, ruler of the 2nd-of-
infrastructure, and Mars is the planet that damages.
The dispositor of Mars is Venus, and she could not be more weakly placed, in
detriment, rx, and in detriment by house as well! Her only asset is a sextile to Kronos (authority),
and the authorities seem to be handling it all quite well.
Gotta shut down. Maybe I'll send this to a couple of other lists as well - hope that's OK..