This section is from the "Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy" book, by Lee H. McCoy. Also see Amazon: Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy.
In the light of our theory as to the Starry Sphinx being a symbol designating the true abode of Deity, it also follows, necessarily, that this same location Is The Future Home Of The Soul To which the scriptures promise an escape. Thus, were there a star grouping visible to mortal eyes to which to assign such dignity, we would choose this one, and naturally we would name it "Mount Zion on the Sides of the North." What of beauty and intense interest this supposition should add to our study of the subject!.
The Vernal Equinox of our own earth, which marks the point at which the Sun Apparently Crosses The Celestial Equator, because of a movement known as the Precession of the Equinoxes, is now located in the Zodiacal constellation Pisces. This point appears to have value as a symbol of birth; and as a universal point, it appears to be home to that region embraced by the starry Sphinx. The Egyptians therefore, seem to have had such knowledge at the time of the building of the Great Pyramid. It is then a symbol of the birth of Creation. The movement of the Vernal Equinox then appears to mark time, both locally, as concerns our own earth, and progressively, as concerns the universe of which our earth is a part. This need not necessarily affect but the one circuit of the Equinox around the Zodiacal belt; such a revolution requires only A Period Of About Twenty-Six Thousand Years, and science has proved the earth much older than that. Nevertheless, we cannot but believe that a change of importance accompanies that period of each circuit corresponding to autumn of this earth. There must, of necessity, be an ultimate winter or night of the cosmos, which shall eventually overtake the system as a whole, when all light extant at present shall be extinguished and chaos shall reign as conqueror until the eventual springtime of a new system. (See Prof. Lowell's "Evolution of Worlds.") Hence the fact that the position which the Vernal Equinox occupies at present is located in the region which appears to be the universal Autumnal Equinox, is not without its value in the light of the theory at hand, for it is slowly approaching the Zodiacal constellation Aquarius, which, in the symbolism of the arrangement of the Great Pyramid, evidently has its counterpart in the Subterranean Chamber. It, with its attendant shafts, as we shall show later, appears as a symbol of "the bottomless pit," also of the end of time.
That the Vernal Equinox is symbolic of birth, but lends an added beauty to the springtime of our yearly journey around the sun, since we know it marks the time at which all nature awakens to fresh, tender life.
The advent of the Vernal Equinox into the region of Aquarius, during the present course of the coming century, need not necessarily imply that it will be attended by the final cataclysm of the ages; yet, in regard to this we can not speak until we have determined the ultimate value of the same. We cannot look forward to its consummation but with A Certain Sense Of Suspense And Expectation; we truly believe that its advent therein will, at least, make a great change in terrestrial conditions.
Many believe that there will be a great change in our earth and mankind in the future; and although Sacred Writ teaches us that no one will be able to foretell the exact date, yet it states, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:" (Matthew xxiv:32.) We evidently can see some of the "buds" showing on the "tree" of time in this age, and must of necessity look for a "summer" in the not very distant future. We do not take the position of "calamity howler" or of one who can set a certain date, yet we cannot but believe that we are Upon The Verge Of A Considerable Change Whether local or universal; and that such a change will ensue naturally, by means of as well defined laws as those with which we are familiar in Astronomy. It will occur as naturally as winter succeeds summer, yet, in a manner somewhat more vigorous than that to which we are accustomed; and the more universal the change, the more stupendous the result.
The position which each constellation occupies in the Zodiac is of great interest to us, even in the more material study of Astronomy, not taking into consideration the speculative phase in regard to which we are ignorant at present. The starry Sphinx is of great interest to us, not only as an emblem of Deity, but also of Creation's birth. In fact, taking into consideration our knowledge of the nature of the different symbolic objects found in that region of the heavens, our conclusion appears not strange. The starry Sphinx marks The Point On The Circle Of The Celestial Equator Where the Ecliptic crosses it and the point at which the sun apparently passes beneath it at the time of the Autumnal Equinox.
We must then arrive at the conclusion that the Egyptian Sphinx is a monument commemorative of the birth of Creation; and though its age may be equal to that of the Egyptian nation itself, yet we are led to believe it not much older than the Pyramids. Some have thought that It May Date From Creative Times And that it is perhaps a relic of the workmanship of the earliest peoples on the earth; yet we conceive of it more as a commemorative emblem of the Creation designed and built about the time of the Pyramids. We cannot but admit its apparent great age and that it appears much older than the Pyramids.