Sunday, 29 May 2016

Archaeologists discover 14,500-year-old paintings in Spanish cave

Archaeologists have discovered a hidden gallery of ancient paintings deep within the Atxurra cave in northern Spain. At least 70 cave paintings have been found at the site, which reveals the ‘final moments’ of the Upper Paleolithic, dating as far back as 14,500 years ago. Images of animals cover the walls of the sanctuary, including one which shows a bison impaled by the many spears of ancient hunters. May 24

The news of the Atxurra cave discovery comes just two days after Mars reaches its opposition to the Sun in its retrograde cycle (April 18 – June 29). Mars is the energy we use to get what we need. The classic expression of Mars archetype is that of a hunter. This is further reinforced by the fact that it is conjunct the star omega (ω) Hercules, Kajam, in the Club of Hercules. And in retrograde motion here, it is referring to hunters from the deep past.

Pictoris – the Painter’s Easel

A chart for Mars opposite the Sun drawn for the location of the Atxurra cave has it prominently placed square the horizon axis. Rising on the Ascendant is the star alpha Pictoris (24le) depicted as the painter or artist’s easel. With Mercury [14ta] on the MC are stars of Eridanus. Diana Rosenberg links this area with “discoveries of prehistoric art” [1]. Eridanus was an ancient celestial river. Unlike earthly rivers, Eridanus is depicted flowing upstream symbolizing a return to the past. Archaeological discoveries are, therefore, quite appropriate under stars of Eridanus.

 [1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.170-71)

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