'Temple of the Great Stone Face' is a drawing meant to represent Astrology's Sabian Symbol for '30 Pisces' the degree of April 22, 2009's Moon-Venus Occultation - when Venus disappears behind the Moon - and marks the conjunction of Venus (attraction) and Mars (desire) for a romantic rendezvous, planetary-style.
And...Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day 2009 as well!
That's a lot of planetary action occurring at one little degree out of the 360 degrees of the zodiac, isn't it?
Here I quote from Marc Edmund Jones' version of the Symbols for '30 Pisces' which ends the full cycle/circle of the zodiac and butts against the Aries Point of Prominence (00 Aries00):
'The Great Stone Face'...a symbol of human responsibility as an immortality of the soul, and of a way of living which has become a continual manifestation of its ideal and so a constant dramatization of its self-discovery to others as an encouragement to them in their own alignment to eternal reality.
Each individual selects the image within himself to which he would shape himself outwardly, and this he comes to resemble as in Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale. Destiny is character as it most persistently constitutes itself.
positive expression: self-integrity in its irresistible impact on the course of events;
neg/unconscious/shadow side: wholly inarticulate and ineffectual self-realization.
The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.
Drawing by Jude Cowell 2009+: Prismacolor oil and Rexel Derwent watercolour pencils on paper.