Just as for Little Red Riding Hood, also for The Three Little Pigs, astrology is the master key, and when examined in the proper light, this so-called "fairy tale for children" unfolds its hidden meaning. It is actually not a fairy tale, but a poetic description of natural, scientific facts, veiled in anthropomorphic mythology. The story also carries a higher, metaphysical relevance, which may come unexpected, and which otherwise would not be possible to convey in such a beautiful, illustrous and powerful way.
The narrative of "The Three Little Pigs"is simple:
- three Little pigs are sent out into the world by their mother, to seek out their fortune
- the first little pig builds a house of straw, but the wolf blows it down and eats him
- the second pig builds a house of furze sticks, which the wolf also blows down and eats him
- the third pig builds a house of bricks. The wolf fails to blow down this house.
- the wolf then attempts to trick the pig out of the house by proposing to meet him at various places, but the wolf is outwitted each time.
- finally, the wolf resolves to come down the chimney, whereupon the pig catches the wolf in a cauldron of boiling water, slams the lid on, then cooks and eats him.
The highlighted words are the important hints for unlocking this narrative. The interpretation that I deliver below is flawless. It will remain uncontested. I dont wish to compete on level of the ego - only on level of the information.
The Hyades cluster of stars near Taurus
Here the revelation of this astro-myth:
Suculae (Latin nominative plural of "little pig") was Roman country-people's jargon for the cluster of stars called Hyades, which is located near the bright, red eye of the Taurean bull (Aldebaran). The discovery of this old Roman expression was the thing that led me to examining the fairy tale. I then attempted several models and it took me quite a few attempts to crack the nut, until I had the perfect solution. My first idea was that the number of pigs must be three, because the decans of Taurus are three, and it was the right track. For the creation of astro-mythology, indeed the final number of pigs was here defined as three, as corresponding to the three decans of a zodiac sign - but not just those of Taurus, as I will explain.
The big bad wolf is Orion's hunting dog, Canis Major, which contains the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, the "dog star". In the decan system, Canis Major is allocated to the 2nd decan of Gemini, Gemini is ruled by Mercury, and this is the reason why Canis Major is trying to "trick" the pigs, because Mercury is the two-faced trickster planet. The wolf is blowing (using air) to bring down the houses, because Gemini is an Air sign. In the night syk, Canis Major is following the Taurean decans from East to West, until these set (see picture from my personal notebook below).
1st decan: ruled by Taurus, location of the Hyades, with Venus acting as the mother of the piglets, this is the first decan setting on the western horizon, as persued by the Wolf (see image above)
2nd decan: ruled by Virgo, this is displayed by the hut of the first piglet being built out of straw, because the celestial virgin holds a grain of wheat in her hand and in the agricultural cycle, as seen from European point of view, Virgo is harvest time and straw is produced. Virgo is the ancient maiden of the wheat field. In her hand she holds the bright star Spica (Latin spīca virginis "the virgin's ear of [wheat] grain"). The hint is clear.
Ulex (gorse, furze or whin), an evergreen shrub
3rd decan: ruled by Capricorn: this house (literally an astrology house, a decan) is made of furze sticks, and this little detail is a beautiful, subtle hint to solving the riddle, because furze sticks are from an evergreen plant (see above), in fact one that flowers in wintertime, so corresponding to Christmas time, ergo Capricorn, 3rd decan of Taurus.
1st decan: ruled by Gemini: the third piglet is a double Mercury, therefore able to outsmart the wolf. This hut is built with bricks, which is another beautifully selected and conjured hint, because one of Gemini's titles in ancient times was "bricks", or "pile of bricks". This house cannot be blown down (beneath the western horizon) by the wolf, because the wolf will now be cooked in boiling water - the final puzzle piece that completes the riddle.
2nd decan: ruled by Libra, Canis Major, the big bad wolf
What happens next confirms this order perfectly and provides for a spectacular finish:
As the wolf blows down the three houses of Taurus (the mother and the first two pigs), the three decans of Scorpio rise in the East (see image above). Scorpio is fixed water - so a bowl of water! Now, as the wolf attempts to push down the 1st house of Gemini (made of bricks), the first decan of Sagittarius, a Fire sign, rises in the east "under" the Scorpio water bowl, and therefore makes the water boil. A beautiful image.
"The Milky Way - smoke" between Taurus/ Gemini and Scorpius
The wolf finally comes down the chimney - which here means that he slides from the Western equinox point to the Eastern equinox point. A chimney is a tool for directing smoke, and the "smoke" of the Milky Way is precisely between Taurus/ Gemini and Scorpio, as shown in the picture above. The Wolf is now boiled in the water of Scorpio and eaten by darkness, as it enters the bottom half of the zodiac, the underworld.
It becomes apparent that this story is talking about certain seasonal, temporal phenomena - and this is the fact that the Hyades control moisture and rain, and in this part of the solar year (sun rising in Scorpio, so mid fall season), the storms of autumn are followed by a period of precipitation, before a false heat revival takes place beginning of Sagittarius, so around end of November each year. Rain, wind and all other wheather phenomena, as the ancients knew, are caused by the stars, a fact that modern meterologists are unwilling to even consider, so they must stay incapable of explaining or predicting wheather. The reason why the seasonal effects slightly vary each year, has to do with transits of planets and especially the Moon.
Wheather on earth is defined by celestial bodies, better said, by the information contained in their light emanations. The Three Little Pigs have captured one of many natural truths that were well known to us in the past.
In our times, they have been forgotten, but not lost!
Reading reference concerning wheather phenomena and their celestial creation:
A.J, Pearce: Text Book of Astrology (1911)