The November Song of the Pleiades

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2 November, All Soul’s Day is a universal day of judgement:

“I believe this is the source of the Judgement of the Dead linked with the month of November, when the Pleiades are high in the night sky.  In the Halls of Amenti, Maat and Thoth weighed the souls of the dead against the feather of truth as did Archangel Michael on the day of judgement, All Soul’s Day, 2nd November.“

Olga Morales

November is often called the month of the Pleiades because in this month the stars of the Celestial Serpent shine brightly from dusk till dawn. In esoteric lore and in myth, the Seven Sisters are referred to as the Seven Mothers of the World. Both Madame Blavatsky and Barbara Hand Clow, author of The Pleiadian Agenda, have associated the stars of the Pleiades with the Harmony of the Spheres and the creation of the universe by means of sound and vibration. According to Madame Blavatsky, quoted here after Munya Andrews, author of The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades, “it is the stars of Ursa Major acting in concert with the Pleiades that govern the various cycles of time, including the cyclical destruction and reconstruction of the cosmos.”


Elihu Vedder, “The Pleiades”

The Pleiades are also called the Seven Doves. I have recently realized that the Semitic word for ‘dove’ – ione, is related to ‘yoni’ and also to the Roman name of the goddess Hera – Juno. While “Juno” means a female genius, the Dove is a well-known symbol of Sophia (by some equated with the Holy Spirit) –an emanation of divine wisdom. Quite amazingly, the brightest star in the Pleiades cluster is Alcyone:

 “Many ancient traditions state that Alcyone was the central spiritual Sun that emits creative light, that which sends great teachers of light into the world.  It was believed to be the centre of the Universe around which our own solar system revolves but this idea is not supported by our current astronomers although in the 1850’s it was well accepted.  …  It is now ascertained that the Sun is also in motion, around some other and vastly mightier centre.  Astronomers are not fully agreed as to what or where that centre is.  Some, however, believe that they have found the direction of it to be the Pleiades, and particularly Alcyone. To the distinguished astronomer Prof. J.H. Maedler belongs the honour of having made this discovery.  Alcyone, then, as far as science can perceive, would seem to be the ‘midnight throne’ in which the whole system of gravitation has a central seat …

Alcyone was called Al Wasat, the Central One by the Arabs, and Temennu, the Foundation Stone by the Babylonians.

… The ancient name Alcyone, now so celebrated in the annals of science, is evidently of Oriental origin, having the Arabic and old Hebrew article Al, prefixed to its root Cyon, centre.  Its meaning, centre, foundation, anticipates one of the greatest achievements of modern astronomy, the discovery that to this point, this centre, gravitates the whole magnificent arrangement of the stars called the Galaxy, to which our sun belongs.’“

Olga Morales

To that etymology, I think we can also add my yoni/Juno association.


Emily Balivet, “The Pleiades – Seven Sisters”

But how exactly did the Pleiades bring the visible universe about? One utterly fantastic esoteric theory states that a race of “Interstellar Serpents“ came to Atlantis from the Pleiades:

 “According to Dhyani Ywahoo and the records of Cherokees, these androgynous Serpents are known as the ‘sacred seven,’ and are said to have travelled from the universal seat of Divine Mind, the Pleiades, in order to instil within developing humankind the spark of the individuated mind. Once on the Earth the Pleiadian missionaries mated with the human population and their progeny spread throughout Atlantis.’”

Olga Morales

Are the serpents twining around the Caduceus a representation of the Seed Serpents of the Pleiades? The earliest known representation of the Caduceus is Ningishzida – the Sumerian underworld deity, known as the Lord of the Good Tree. Interestingly, in Sumerian myth the winged and horned snake/dragon Ningishzida was both a guardian of the portal to the Underworld and the guardian of the Highest Heaven of Anu. The universal (not only Biblical) symbol of the Tree of Life which as axis mundi connects the heavens, earth and the underworld, has always been associated with the snake of wisdom entwined in its roots:


“The Underworld aspect of Nin-ĝišzida was serpentine, the roots of the good tree that he represented, the sign for tree root, ‘arina’, which consists of two crossed signs for serpent (MUŠ), this must be understood as a vast underground network and source of power.“


The Pleiadian Celestial Serpent symbolically echoes the coiling serpentine roots of the Tree of Life. Modernity/patriarchy has severed the connection between heaven, earth and the underworld, uprooting us spiritually by severing the connection with our serpentine, moist roots. An ancient Sumerian hymn to Ningishzida reads:

“Lord, your mouth is that of {a pure magician} … a snake with a great tongue,

Your holy word is known to them that know it, but is unknown to them that do not know it.

You fall upon the river as a flood-wave, you rise in the fields as a devastating flood.“


We desperately need to hear the healing rain song of the Pleiades (water nymphs). Their singing is about the new waters of life flooding our dried out spiritual landscape.


William Blake, “Eve Tempted by the Serpent”

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19 Responses to The November Song of the Pleiades

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  2. herongrace says:

    The Aboriginal people of Australia, believe in a very powerful underground entity known as the Rainbow Serpent. They also have legends of the Pleiades, but I don’t know if they are connected with the Rainbow Serpent. I do believe that ON and AN are root words for Heaven and are contained in place names and rivers such as London, Snowdon, Edinburgh, Dundee, Danube, Donetsk, Canaan. We also get, Anu, Anubis, Dana, Tuatha de Danaan, Diana. Thank-you for a fascinating post.

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    • Yes, you are absolutely right about ON and AN. I thought of the Anunaki for example and the book Pleiadian Agenda.
      Thank you very much for mentioning the Rainbow Serpent naturally linking with the number 7 and the Pleiades; ah, the extraordinary wisdom of the Aboriginal people of Australia!


  3. a brilliant and timely post with many inclusive areas of interest and further study


  4. This was all new to me. Very interesting and as always, well written. Thanks for the post. Quick question: do you see any correlation between the Pleiades (seven sisters) and the seven seas?

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  5. fascinating how peoples in earlier times were so engrossed with the stars whereas now it is not that universal – possibly because now this is not enough we need to get there not just look up – or possibly we are still equally engrossed as the obsession with Scienece fiction indicates – as always great research in your posts.


  6. Soul Fields says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I hadn´t known that the Pleiades are connected with November. I came back here to share with you that there was/is a delightful synchronicity as I was going to make the Pleiades the symbol of this month (my new play in my blog), because I had just seen a very vivid image of Pleaides among other things during my meditation (being connected with their energies). Also the Juno connection delights me as the meditation image then got focused on two stars. 😀 Love, Deelia

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  7. Nurith Tal Dorot says:

    The healing serpent of Moses. The symbol of healing. The Kundalini. The structure of the DNA.


  8. So interesting, and gorgeous artwork. Always such a pleasure to come here.


  9. Mirjam Rohrig says:

    Are the pleiads the forleg of the bull in the dendera zodiac. Is Hathor the pleiades. If it is like this where are they in the Dendera Zodiac?


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