What great mysteries lie at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy -an area so far and vast it boggles the mind and imagination, and what are its spiritual and astrological and implications?
Our Galaxy is part of the Virgo(tropical 1°39'Libra) supercluster of galaxies and is believed to be 13 to 15 billion years old and to consist of some 100 billion stars. Our solar system supposedly makes one orbit around
the galactic center every 225 to 250 million years. The distance between our sun and the galactic center is some 27,000 light years.
Situated in Sagittarius(of both the sidereal and tropical zodiacs), the Galactic center is postulated by scientists to be a massive black hole the size of a large star and with the density of several
million suns. Its luminous, compact, and star-forming center is referred to by scientists as Sagittarius A and is a powerful source of radio waves. The galactic center is best viewed in the southern hemisphrere.
That's the scientific explanation. What about the spiritual/mystical/astrological implications?
All centers are pivotal in metaphysics representing primal origins or heavens. There may be a total of twelve major centers or heavens in our cosmos from the atmic to the center of Creation itself. If planetary inner suns are the fourth,
universal centers or principles, and solar system suns are the 5th, then the galactic center must be the sixth or seventh. I believe it to be the seventh. The sixth must be a super sun such as Sirius or Alcyone around which our solar system(and other solar systems)
revolve. This super sun, in turn, revolves around the galactic center.
So the sequence is Cancer/planetary inner sun(4th), Leo/solar system sun(5th), Virgo/super sun(6th), and Libra/galactic center(7th). Each level is greater or lesser by a factor of roughly 1000. This is just a theory, but it shows how astrology can
be used to identify the hiearchical levels of the cosmos.
The Galactic center is presently located in late Sagittarius(tropical/astrological), and its vast energies are stepped down through the various solar centers to our own individual centers. While galactic energy affects all zodiacal types, it is most evident in
people with planets in Sagittarius, and especially with Sagittarius rising. Why are some of the most beautiful and god-like people and models born with Sagittarius rising? The eyes especially. Looking through their eyes is like looking through the
windows of heaven or the galactic center itself. That is why I have merged a picture of Lynda Carter against the Milky Way galaxy. She is an excellent example of Sagittarius rising enhanced by the energies of the galactic center. It's possible she may have the
ascendant at or very close to 26° Sagittarius. Or is there some unknown body here, lost in the star-rich fields, and waiting to be discovered(Planet X)?
All life forms reflect the beauty and wonder(or lack of it) of our universe. Astrology is what makes this possible. There is nothing religious or mystical about it -it's just the way it is, and the sooner people accept this, the more rich and enlightened our
lives will become. Unlike science, which is cold and factual, or religion which is narrow and judgemental, astrology links us to the cosmos in a personal and meaningful way via our charts or horoscopes.
The galactic center must be a place of indescribable beauty and peace and wonder. All centers in the cosmos are basically patterned after one another(beginning with the largest or centermost), so that the galactic center must have a hollow interior of some kind(what
scientists call a black hole?) and an inner central light or heavenly sphere. It must be something like the Havona realm or Central Isle of Paradise described in the Urantia book.
Spiritually, the galactic center may represent some higher part of us that we can link to as we progress up the spiritual path. For the astrological position of the galactic center in your chart refer to the table below and see if any of your planets link to it,
either by sign or degree. There is a fascinating lecture on the Milky Way Galaxy and its meaning by William Henry. See also this article on the galactic center.