April 15, Will the Star Spica Regenerate the Solar System?
Constellation Virgo c. 1825https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgo_ (constellation)#/media/File:Sidney_Hall_-_Urania% 27s_Mirror_-_Virgo.jpg Virgo as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c.1825.
Virgo is the largest constellation of the zodiac, and Alpha Virginis, is a Blue Giant and the brightest star in the constellation. It is the nearest star to the Sun that has enough mass to end its life in a Type II supernova explosion. It is part of a massive binary star system identified as the star Spica.
I believe the blue star Alpha Virginis (Spica) may be the star the Dogon identified as Pelu and which they associated with the eventual regeneration of the Solar System.Dorey, The Rose p. 251 The Dogon believed the star Pelu would provide us with our second Sun and restore androgyny and immortality to the Earth and humanity.Dorey, The Rose p. 252
The blue star Spica was known as the "Ear of Corn" in the hand of the celestial Virgin and predominated early images of the constellation Virgo. Historians linked her [Constellation Virgo] with Isis, the goddess who also clasps to her body either wheat-ears or the young Horus child.
"Occultists recognized this pagan image as a prototype for the later image of the Marian virgin image, in which the 'Ear of Corn' was transformed into the Child.-who is, of course, the Bread of the Eucharist. Some mediaeval images of Maria even show her with ears of corn scattered over her dress ."Dorey, The Rose p. 251
Spica was associated with Easter because it shone the brightest of the stars in the constellation Virgo during the festival. In the Dogon religion, the Master (Mistress) of Speech, who was the Seventh Ancestor, was associated with rebirth and regeneration. She was symbolized by a red giant star, which was a pregnant sun to the Dogon.Dorey, The Rose p. 251
Blue giant stars will turn into red giant stars at the end of their liveshttps://sciencing.com/difference-stars-blue-giant-stars-5777297.html and it is in their red giant phase that large stars explode as supernovas. To the Dogon this meant the Nummo and the Master (Mistress) of Speech sacrificing themselves to regenerate the Earth and the Solar System.
The two main stars that have become associated with the star Spica, are so close together that they are egg-shaped rather than spherical, and can only be separated by their spectrum. This is interesting considering their association with Easter. The two stars orbit each other about every four days. Four was an important number in the Dogon religion and was associated with the divine feminine.Dorey, The Rose p. 252
A temple to Menat (an early Hathor) at Thebes was oriented with reference to the blue star Spica when it was built in 3200 BCE. It was the change in Spica's relationship to the temple that gave Hipparchus the data that led him to discover the precession of the equinoxes.Dorey, The Rose p. 252
The Constellation Virgo is also linked to Dike (Justitia), the Greek goddess of justice. One of her epithets was Astraea, referring to her appearance as the constellation Virgo. According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she is its ambassador.Dorey, The Rose p. 253
The Hopi, Indigenous People of Arizona, also refer to a blue star that may be identified with Spica. "In Frank Waters's writings on Hopi mythology, the Blue Star Kachina or Saquasohuh, is a kachina or spirit, that will signify the coming of the beginning of the new world by appearing in the form of a blue star. The Blue Star Kachina is said to be the ninth and final sign before the 'Day of Purification', described as a catastrophe or a 'world engulfing cataclysm' that will lead to the purification of planet Earth."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi
Flag of State of ParáPublic Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=575965
A blue star also represents Spica on the flag of the Brazilian state of Pará.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spica These associations are important because many Dogon symbols and myths appear in the cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Mexico. In my books, I associate the Nummo with myths about Virgin goddesses because the Nummo were described as being self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.