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 frankly most of the would-be reincarnate Atlanteans don’t care.
The real Atlantis – the one Plato swore was an island city between the “Pillars of Hercules” – would probably 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, a portal to other dimensions and hang out for godly types. It was magic and it either sunk itself due to hubris/some super crystal power fuq up OR it was destroyed by jealous Muggles/aliens.
New Age Atlantis spawns a lot of naff but awesome art and people saying that they “channel” or were a priestess of the place. Never a cleaner, although the joint is always depicted as immaculate and presumably above slavery.
Artists, poets and seekers have always been fascinated with Atlantis and it has resonance with the whole paradise lost myth underpinning everything. But New Age Atlantis owes a lot to this book, that the novelist Taylor Caldwell wrote when she was 12. (Sun-Mercury in Virgo, classic).
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 totally 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 (us sweetie) were most likely returned citizens of the doomed city, still glamorous, ecological, crystal loving and you know, sort of spesh.
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 from us by AUTEC, still zap unsuspecting sailors and pilots into another dimension.
If you want to look up YOUR asteroid Atlantis – it is number 1198 and as with all the asteroids, just enter it into the extended chart options of Astrodienst. 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.
The work below is one of several illustrations to a 250 page called The Fall Of Atlantis. It was published, poignantly, in 1938, when a lot of things were about to fall. It is described 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.
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