So I have asteroid Atlantis Rising. In Aquarius. I just want to drop that right there for any Crystal Links people reading.
The Lost City Of Atlantis is, as Eric Francis put it, “a favorite reincarnation destination.” It’s become Ground Zero for the more star-seedy end of the New Age spectrum. It’s fabled, nobody knows if it existed or not and the would-be reincarnate Atlanteans don’t care.
The real Atlantis – the one Plato said was an island city between the “Pillars of Hercules” – would pale in comparison to New Age Atlantis. The real Atlantis may or may not have traded in saffron – there are shipping records, apparently. New Age Atlantis was run on crystal power and it was a portal to other dimensions. It sunk itself due to hubris/some super crystal power fuq up or was destroyed by jealous Muggles/aliens.
Asteroid Atlantis Is Where You Yearn For A Lost City
New Age Atlantis spawns a lot of naff but awesome art and people saying that they “channel” or were a priestess there.
Artists, poets, and seekers have always been fascinated with the paradise lost of Atlantis. But New Age Atlantis owes a lot to this book, that the novelist Taylor Caldwell wrote when she was 12. (She was Sun conjunct Mercury in Virgo).
Atlantis is ruled by the beautiful and intelligent Empress Salustra. The fate of the Empire will be decided by an arranged marriage with the ruler of a less advanced, semi-barbarian northern kingdom, as the advanced technology of Atlantis is powerless against strange environmental and ecological disasters.
Caldwell said it was based on a recurring dream that seemed real, almost like another life. That, her age and the obvious hook-ups with the New Age movement – past lives, ecological concerns, crystals, soulmates – made it a best-seller. The Romance of Atlantis popularized the idea that some people were citizens of the doomed city. They’d reincarnated, still glamorous and spiritually more aligned than others.
The Romance Of Atlantis
If you really wanted to one-up, you’d claim to be from Lemuria, the neighboring, less well known magical city-state of New Age legend. Atlantis has naturally spawned many a conspiracy theory. My fave is that the lost city is beneath the Bermuda Triangle, where rays from the crystal thingy concealed by AUTEC, still zap unsuspecting sailors and pilots into another dimension.
If you want to look up YOUR asteroid Atlantis – it is number 1198. Mine is, as i said, rising. (*Looks contemplatively at magic crystal fingernails).
What does Asteroid Atlantis MEAN in a chart? Who knows? The asteroids are always open to interpretation and few more so than Atlantis. I think it’s where you yearn for a lost city. You never walked its streets or knew its temples. But still, you remember.
The work below is one of several illustrations to a 250 page called The Fall Of Atlantis. It was published, poignantly, in 1938, as war loomed over the world. Reviewers described it as “loaded with nude men and occult symbols”
Which, now that they mention it, reminds me of my crystal living room back in East Atlantis.