The San Jacinto Monument, pronounced "San Huh-sin-tow." A monument erected in dedication to Sam Houston and his regiment for their successful sneak attack on the Mexican Army and flipping the (American) Revolutionaries' losing rebellion into their favor. Thats the high school Texas History version of the battle. Tejas was under the rule of Mexico, so technically Sam Houston and his bandits were domestic terrorists. B.u.t. this isn't a political post and the truth has been long buried. Thank Goddess for Voodoo. And Yellow Roses.
This post is long over due. I didn't forget to write it, Ive just been in a zone due to the potency of spiritual experiences Ive participated in this season. Im talking the kind of "Ohm Shanti" that allowed me to differentiate between that which needed my immediate attention and that which could wait. Blogging wasn't high priority... Im being honest. I figured my energy was best spent growing in an understanding of ritual and ceremony so when I did write, it would be of the same quality and potency as my actual experiences. Which is a challenge because they are completely different things. Thus my reduced postings.
This post is about sacred geometry and planetary magick. On Good Friday I joined Baytown Nature Center for their monthly, Full Moon Night Hike. I wasn't expecting anything other than hiking a trail under the full moon. I had no idea that Baytown had a 450-acre peninsula hiding in its unassuming backyard. I also had no idea that Baytown was so beautiful and rich with coastal agriculture. So glad I pushed past my hesitancy of hiking with complete strangers. Not only was the walk informative, I was able to test a hypothesis.
So, we're walking along the gravel path searching for the Moon that just so happened to be hiding behind the clouds. The guide leads us to small marina over-looking the Port of Houston and begins to tell us the story of early fishing tribes that left thousands of fossilized oyster shells buried beneath the topsoil. I looked over my right shoulder and noticed the Monument. With the redish-orange backdrop of the (Good Friday) setting sun, it was a powerful image. I visually understood how even those peoples unfamiliar with the history attached to the land and surrounding waters - The Port of Houston, San Jacinto City, The East End community, Pasadena City, ect.. could still see the 220 ton, 580-foot tall Monument (tekken) as a dominant symbol of power and claims to the land.
So my hypothesis was based on my knowledge of constructed phallic symbols, specifically the obelisks in Washington, DC. I knew they served as more than aesthetic artifices. So as the sun set and a heavenly-bright shining light stationed itself directly over the man-made star atop the monument, I knew it was the plant Venus. Rather, my hypothesis was that it was Venus. Remember it was Good Friday, the Friday prior to Easter- Ostara. The Spring Sabbath and holiday venerating Ishtar (Babylonian), Innana (Sumerian), Venus (Roman). Remember She has many names.
So using my astronomy phone app, I checked to see if my hypothesis was supported:
Yes. Venus sits her pretty star right ontop of the San Jacinto Monument's pillar during her "Easter" Springtime rituals & ceremonies. Nah, that's not true. Venus does what She's been doing since the beginning... Its more like, the Unions who erected their Monument at this precise location did so with symbolic intentions. Only they know what those intentions entail. Ive heard something about pyramids (elongated) creating negative ions. Recently I heard something about tekkens marking vortexes... I dunno ??? I do know all this has something to do with sacred geometry... And Tejas became Texas... And elementary schools still bus children to visit the monument on field trips. That battle shit happened over 100 years ago.... And now I know for sho-sho sorcery is involved... So when the time comes for my daughters to get their doses of Texas-seasoned, colonized spell crafting by way of racist-ass Sam Houston and his posse of war-mongering renegades, they will already have been indoctrinated with the higher science of the matter: "Venus & Good Friday & Yellow Roses."