Sagittarius and the Tongue of Kali
Our previous post of “Astrological Oddities” captured several Sagittarius celebrities performing their “tongue in cheek” expressions. One response to this was from my astrologer friend Carol, who sent me a picture, noting the tongue of Kali, the Hindu Goddess. Kali’s long tongue is extended outward–just like we saw in our facial photos of Centaur celebrities. This Tongue of Kali piqued my curiosity.
In the image, I saw Kali’s bloody sword and the snakes–they certainly fit our western interpretation of Scorpio. On Kali’s other hand, there is the bowl of fire and the Archer’s bow–symbols of the Sagittarius Centaur.
These image elements appear to parallel the concept of the astrological transition from the feminine sign of Scorpio into the masculine sign of Sagittarius. My next step was to understand the meaning of this Hindu deity–and then determine if there were any Hindu celebration dates, that correlated to those in the astrology signs.