Transpersonal Astrology - The Great Attractor
Located at 14° of Sagittarius, the Great Attractor is a mysterious galactic anomaly. Presenting as a massive concentration of mass and energy, it hungrily devours neighboring galaxies at the break-neck speed of 600km/second. This is a concentration of mass thousands of times greater than our Milky Way, yet accurate understandings elude our scientists and the Great Attractor remains incalculable and incomprehensible. The Great Attractor is thought to be at the gravitational center of the Laniakea supercluster. Our Milky Way is one of 100,000 galaxies included in this cluster.
Acting like a galactic bully, its unfathomable gravity warps space and time and bends light, yet it lacks an event horizon, which it would have if it was simply a black hole. Although it recedes from our galaxy at a very high speed, at the same time there is extreme measurable ultraviolet energy that suggests it is approaching.
Our scientists remain baffled. If the Great Attractor is comprised of dark energy, which is one theory, (the universe is thought to be 71% dark energy and it is the force that moves galaxies), then it has to be a different, more powerful type of dark energy.
Spiritually and astrologically this offers much to ponder. The Great Attractor is mysterious, unknowable, seduces and draws in, yet we don’t know if she’s coming or going. Philip Sedgwick says, “While this complex point actively recedes, it summons an energy of “come hither.” Once engaged, this pull exceeds anything known. The attraction to this point possesses a seductive tone, but in a classical Sagittarian mode. There’s something about it. It seems to possess this energy - it’s mysterious, it’s captivating, it might even be a direct personification of the Creator!"
In come the themes of destiny, fate, and free will. It’s suggestive that once one has entered this current, the outcome is set in stone. You will be devoured, consumed. No doubt the pull is hard, if not impossible to resist. Is that really true though? I like to think that we always have a choice and that our own strength and power are unknowable until triggered by a potent seductive current that feels like it could be a trap… or your destiny… or the voice of the Creator.
With any prominent conjunction in the natal chart to The Great Attractor, these themes above can be colorfully present. Where are we free and where are we fated? What part do we play in the destiny of others?
This is one of the mysterious points I look at in my Transpersonal Astrology Readings.