In ancient times, the four Royal Stars: Regulus, Fomalhaut, Aldebaran, and Antares, were considered “Guardians of the Whole Sky” due to their splendor and brightness.
The Royal Stars of Ancient Persia
The four Royal Stars of ancient Persia have long been part of the imagination of the people who inhabited the region that today is called Iran. For that ancient civilization, every time one of the stars appeared in the sky, it meant as a sign of transformation in their lives.
This is understandable since today we know that they really are the “announcers” of the changes of the seasons, and pre-announce the most important celestial events, the solstices, and equinoxes.
According to the Wiccan Tradition, these four stars are known as the four towers, and they supposedly hold the four corners of the Universe together.
In ancient times, the Royal Stars were considered “Guardians of the Whole Sky” due to their splendor and brightness.
The Persians believed that the sky was partitioned into four sectors, each of which was guarded by one of these mystical guardians. Besides, there was a belief that these stars had a “power,” that of being benign or evil, of bringing periods of prosperity or scarcity.
Like we are today, every inhabitant of antiquity was afraid of “punishment” from the Gods above. The Persians observed the heavens not only because they were concerned with the weather events, but instead, they observed the sky all the time, either for the purpose of guidance in calculations or as time counting through the calendar and lunar/solar cycles as well as trying to make predictions about their future.
The Royal Stars Were the Keepers of the Celestial Gates
The ancient Persians wrote down any and all significant events of related daily life, their nature, and stellar movements and later connected them to the position of the stars in the sky at the time of these events.
They then used this data to make predictions of similar future events. So, every time they saw the same position from these stars in the sky, for them, it was the omen that something would happen again.
It is not surprising that these stars have attracted so much attention from the Persians since they are the brightest of their respective constellations and members of a select group composed of the 25 brightest stars in the entire deep sky.
Aldebaran (alpha of the Taurus constellation, Persian name “Tascheter”) – was the guardian of the eastern sky, as it predates the vernal equinox.
Regulus (alpha of the Leo constellation, Persian name “Venant”) – was the guardian of the northern sky, as it pre-announces the summer solstice.
Antares (alpha of the Scorpio constellation, Persian name “Satevis”) – was the guardian of the western sky, as it predates the autumn equinox.
Fomalhaut (alpha of the constellation Pisces Australis, Persian name “Haftorang / Hastorang”) – was the guardian of the southern sky, as it pre-announces the winter solstice.
The Guardians of Heaven
Without a doubt, we accept and understand the existence of the metaphysical dimension of Astronomy.
Doing an etymological analysis of the word Metaphysics itself, one realizes that the human imagination is triggered when looking at the Night Sky.
Johannes Kepler was the first to intend the separation between Astrology and Astronomy, previously merged sciences.
Far from being a pseudo-science, we may not forget that the art of celestial observations or Astronomy is the oldest of the exact sciences.
In antiquity, the stars commanded cultures and served as guidance for everyday needs, from the best time to plant seeds, to the best time to perform funeral rituals for the dead.
The stars, as we know, marked seasons and equinoxes and also had spiritual and religious meanings. Sirius, for example, was one of the Stars of Isis, as its appearance marked the occurrence of floods in the Nile, and with that, the Egyptian New Year began!
Everything is connected to the Stars and Constellations
The ancient understanding of Astrology argues that interaction of energies in the Universe always occurs and that Stars, Planets, Men, and animals will forever be linked, as our life threads are weaved together.
For example, in the West, the Lion is the symbol of strength and power, while the serpent is the symbol of the devil. But like the dragon, but in the East, this was the representation of wisdom.
All are cosmic symbols of power or archetypes. Everything is one, according to this ancient earth view, these symbols are codes, the stellar codes.
In the midst of all of this appear the guardians of heaven.
The four guardians of heaven are the four Royal Stars and are associated with the four major Archangels: Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Michael, Archangel Uriel, and Archangel Raphael.
Regulus, the Lionheart, North Star
Fomalhaut, The Mouth of the Fish, Southern Star
Aldebaran, the Bull’s Eye, Eastern Star,
Antares, Scorpio’s Heart, West Star
In the ancient city of Nineveh (present-day city of Mosul, Iraq), it was said: “The strength of the people’s heart does not weaken because the star of Leo is large.” Regulus was considered a Star that controlled everything.
The Sun ruled Leo, which ruled our hearts. Fomalhaut is a star located in the mouth of the Southern Fish (Piscis Austrinus), which drinks water from the Aquarium. Pisces was the symbol of the penitent man who seeks salvation: “Drinking from the Water of Life.”
In Persia, he was the object of worship on the winter solstice. At the time of summer, she was dedicated to Demeter, in her Temple in Eleusis. Regulus was long considered the Supreme of the four guardians, but Fomalhaut brought the birth of Jesus and undeniably a new era with all the symbols of the constellation Pisces. Its name derives from the Arabic al Hut Fam, “the mouth of the fish.”
The star Aldebaran was also called the Eye of Revelation. For the Arabs, she was the leader of the Stars. Taurus is associated with the divine power of the Great Architect. Al Debaran is considered the Star of Buddha, the Star of enlightenment. More than 5000 years ago, it marked the beginning of the new Babylonian year.
In Persia, Antares was baptized as Maghan, “The Great,” “The Lord of the Seed” (human), also the God of lightning, and the Bird of the Sky. In China, Antares was the “Fire star.” Hindus knew it as “The Oldest Wise Man.” Its symbol was the Ritual staff.
Aldebaran is seen as a portal to the mysteries of the human mind, and when aligns with Antares, an accessible entrance to the mysteries of the heart is created.
This alignment creates a central point of contact with a diametrical opposition to Antares, forming a powerful stargate when the Sun passes through Aldebaran in June and six months later in December passes through the heart of Antares.
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