Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Zodiac Sign - Orion the Hunter

Symbol for Orion
when the Planets strike 'high noon' on the Celestial Sphere

Just as the ecliptic reaches the northern zeinth of the Celestial Sphere, the ecliptic passes by the northern tip of Orion, in between Gemini and Taurus.

The symbol for Orion is essentially the symbol of Mars but with a dash. It should always be pointed upwards since it represents the most northern point Sun and Planets on their path of Celestial Sphere. The middle dash represents Orion's Belt, which is perhaps the most distinguishable group of stars on the Celestial Equator.


  1. Hmm... I'll accept Ophiuchus and I'll even accept Cetus, but Orion? The border doesn't actually touch the elciptic at all.

  2. this is interesting

  3. This is very insightful. Worthy of expanding on and not just because my natal Mars is in the torch/club of Orion. You can also make a link to Osiris with the upright phallic symbol. This makes a good connections between Egyptian and Hellenistic.

    As for the first comment we are referring to the equatorial sphere, not the ecliptic solar sphere. When you see how the equatorial runs through Ophiuchus/Horus and Cetus you see why they are important figures in celestial cosmology . As is Orion in the middle of the winter hexagram. Even if Orion doesn’t fall on the ecliptic or the small minds of Tropical Zodiac Astrology being some 1500 years out of sync with the past (ancient history) and the present age we are in. Not to be harsh as I would have made the same mistake or not even cared a year ago.

  4. Is that the official symbol for Orion?