Polestar of Consciousness

January 28th, 2011 – 8:16 pm


The moon aligns with Antares tonight. You will see them in the early morning if you are up while it is still dark and the skies are clear. Antares is a warm coloured star just south of the ecliptic, it rises here around 4am, Venus follows just a little later. All three will be very close together.

Antares is a “birthingstar,” she gives birth to many seed stars as does a star in the belt of Orion. In our old Alfr mythology, Antares is the “polestar of consciousness.” It defines an axis that is galactic, it follows the the ecliptic through earth to Aldebaran. Both stars are guardians or watchers, Aldebaran is watcher of the east, Antares is watcher of the west.

We usually think of a polestar as meaning aligned the a star at the north polar axis of this planet (Polaris currently), but in fact there is another meaning to “polestar.” In old times, on Staffensdag, the second day after winter solstice,  a pole or staff was set into earth in the center of the stone circle and aligned with the north star, notches were cut, runes were carved. The staffen of wisdom was then carried around the countryside. The north pole staffen offered a calendar for daily living, marking seasons, planting, harvesting etc. The staffen aligned to Antares,  described something else, sacred wisdom.

My ancestors left stories asking us to be aware that our thoughts have power,  being in balance they said is what keeps the earth spinning aligned to the axis of consciousness.  Greed can cause a catastrophic shift, and they said, this has happened before.

The axis of Antares/Aldebaran is located ~10 Sagittarius/Gemini (tropical). Here and for the last many centuries is where Venus occults the Sun. This is the axis of the long count. Another way or calendar of keeping time. This is about evolution of Spirit and our souls.


  1. Joe says:

    Interesting to compare this with the info on Antares at Constellations of Words. There’s also an entry on Aldebaran here. :)

    Comment made on January 30, 2011 @ 10:20 am

  2. Ellen says:

    Hej Joe, thanks for the great links. Did you notice how the Vedic, Hindu, perceive this energy? Rohini, Red deer.

    In the balance of north/south global myths, north has nearly been eclipsed. This reflects the passage through one era, a period of ‘masculine’ dominance. Now we are on the bridge returning to ‘union’ between ‘polarities’ making them complements instead. There is/will be resistance.

    Comment made on February 3, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

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