THE SPHINX • GEMINI
We stand before you, Mighty Keeper of the Keys, and we humbly ask you to show us the way home. You are the doorway to the past--is it possible you know the future as well? Who are you really, great Sphinx, guardian of the Great Star Nations and keeper of the Akashic Records? Surely your original face is not that of a man? Is it you, Anubis, ancient jackal wolf of Egypt who came to be Earth’s Altar and sentinel to the Blue Star Mysteries? If we listen closely we can hear your voice whispering, then howling across the sands of time. All things return to dust and blow away in the wind only to be remembered time and time again. Nothing is ever really lost, and home is simply a remembering of that ancient echo from the past. Or is it the future? Or is it all the same?
The great Sphinx, the most commanding image associated with ancient Egypt, huge and powerful, towering over mere mortals, is the great cosmic library of our planet. The Sphinx holds within its body information it receives from the Star Nations. The Sphinx operates as a sort of transmitter, receiving information from the stars and then transmitting it across the surface of the Earth.
The language of astrology has always been about the relationship of the Earth and its creatures to the cosmos. While astrology is an earth-centered language, and even more a person-centered language, the story it presents describes the influence of cosmic forces upon the Earth. While astrology searches for meaning through the dance of planetary forces, some humans receive messages in a more direct fashion, through mediumship or channeling. The great Sphinx is a transmitter to those who have the ability to receive.
Through its alignment with the heavens certain information is passed to the Sphinx and then on to those who can hear the messages. In this way the Sphinx functions in a matter similar to that of an altar. An altar is a consolidation of energy in a particular place. When we build an altar, we use objects that are charged with spiritual significance and place them with intention so they receive energy and then pass it on to us. So, too, is the purpose of the Sphinx.
In reality there are many such altars on Earth. Spread across our planet are pyramids and complexes aligned with points in the sky, ranging from Stonehenge in England, to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, to Machu Pichu in Peru. All these places are aligned with ley lines, meridians tracing the surface of the Earth that at certain times of the year align with planetary and cosmic movements. The existence of these places--clearly built with great care and dedication by ancient peoples--provides a constant source of fascination and curiosity. The energy of these places is laden with significance.
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, the Sphinx is associated with the sign of Gemini. Gemini is the first of the air signs, all of which are associated with the processes of the mind. Gemini is traditionally associated with communication. Gemini individuals are considered to be curious, talkative, and mentally facile; their minds leap quickly from one subject to another, almost as if they are tuning in to different frequencies. Gemini is associated with the planet Mercury, messenger to the gods. So, too, the Gemini individual is often a messenger and interpreter of thoughts and ideas. They are often teachers, writers, or communicators of one sort or another.
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mercury is Thoth, the Sacred Scribe of ancient Egypt. Thoth represents our ability to open to messages from the divine and to communicate with inspiration and illumination. The great Sphinx, and the many other places upon the Earth similarly aligned with cosmic energies, is the transmitter of these messages of inspiration and illumination to those humans sensitive enough to receive this information.
There are many theories of the origins of the great Sphinx. He is carved out of bedrock, and most archaeologists date him back 4,600 years. We believe his origins go back much earlier, however--10,000 years or more. While the great Sphinx presently has the head of a man, this is a re-carving. Another head once sat upon its shoulders--that of a canine.
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology the sign Leo is aligned with Anubis. The star Sirius rises after the constellation Orion each night. The belt of Orion points toward Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius was extremely important to the ancient Egyptians. Sirius disappears from view for seventy days each year. Its reappearance heralded the annual flooding of the Nile River, essential for a rich and abundant harvest. Sirius was considered to be the home of Isis and her adopted son, Anubis. Who better than he to transmit to Earth the secret mysteries of death and rebirth?
Anubis is the walker between the worlds, he is the embodied spirit from the Dog Star (Sirius), who holds the original information from the stars and emanates it to us as the sacred double--Earth as it is in heaven. He is the Gemini spirit messenger. How appropriate that it is he who transmits to the Sphinx. Over the long centuries the link between Earth and Sirius has been weakened, the Earth Altar was changed, the secret codes forgotten. It is time, however, for our collective memory to be awakened and for us once again to open to the messages transmitted to us from the skies.