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Jesus' Birth. Image from: truth-way.org
According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus was
born near the end of Herod’s reign which would place his birth at 6-4
BCE. Luke tells us that Jesus was born around the time the Roman
governor Quirinus took a census in Judea. That would place his birth at
6-7 CE, ten years from the end of Herod's death. Mark and John say
nothing. As explained in the
nativity legends, neither gospel has the qualities of real history.
We might wonder what Matthew and Luke imply when
it was known at the time of Jesus’ birth that he would be a savior. The
answer is bound up in astrology, based on his place of birth and the
alignment of the stars at his time of birth. Matthew does it by imputing
the wise men (magi=astrologer), and Luke suggests shepherds were visited
by an angel (angel=angle). (See
For reasons explained here, I am not sympathetic
to the idea that Jesus was a real person. The date of his annual birth
can be found in the stars because he was a mythologized sun hero. (See
Gospel Zodiac) This page explains the astrological significance of
December 25th and the age which marked the year of his original birth.
The date of his original birth can be affixed at December 25, 7 BCE.
The clue to the timing of Jesus’ first birth has
to do with his association with fish. In what astrologers call a Great
Year spanning 25920 years; it is divided into twelve Ages according to
the constellations of the Zodiac, lasting 2160 years each. Because earth
rotates with a wobble called precession, it does not return to the exact
point of departure from the previous year. When the sun is at its
highest position during the spring equinox, the constellation in its
background determines the Age it is in. (For more detail, see
Technically, the Age of Jesus began when the sun
entered Pisces on the spring equinox. At the beginning of spring for the
last two thousand years, the sun appears to be drifting across the stars
of Pisces with each passing year. Because this creeping process is so
slow, it is not easy to make an exact determination when an Age begins
and ends. But the timing of the beginning of the Age of Pisces fits
nicely with the Bible’s depiction of Jesus being born about 4-6 years
before the beginning of the first century.
The Age of Jesus
On May 27, 7 BCE, shining as a beacon in the
Western sky, a conjunction occurred among Jupiter (traditional king of
the gods) and Saturn (ruling planet of Judah) in the constellation of
Pisces the Fish (the House of the Hebrews). For a few days the two
planets appear as if to be nearly touching. There was a second
conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn on October 6 and a third
Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on December 1.
Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions occur about every
twenty years. Triple Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions occur about every 139
years. And triple Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions occur in Pisces roughly
once every 900 years. Jupiter is the fourth brightest planet after the
Sun, Moon and Venus.
Figure 1. The Age of Jesus began with three Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in Pisces.
Figure 2. Since then, the sun has been creeping across Pisces every spring for the
last 2,000 years.
About 2012 the sun will enter the Age of Aquarius.
Then it can be said that the Age of Jesus has past.
”I am with you always to the end of the
age.” (Matt. 28:20).
The next question is when was the Virgin Mary
conceived by the Holy Spirit? By affixing the timing of Jesus’ birth at
December 25, she would have to have been conceived nine months earlier.
That would be when the sun crosses the spring equinox on March 21.
Figure 3. The virgin being descended upon by the Holy Spirit on March 21.
By looking at the midnight sky at that time we
see the constellation Virgo descending upside down as if she is in the
missionary position. Allegorically, the sun has conquered the forces of
evil because it is when daylight hours exceed nighttime hours. In the
spring she is free of sin because it is the only season of the year when
the sun has overpowered the retreating dark forces. Thus there is peace
Some sources say that this triple conjunction looks
like a single bright star and depicts the wise men and the star of
Bethlehem. No so! For a better fit we need three stars to represent the
three gifts symbolizing the wise men. We also need an unusually bright
star for the star of Bethlehem, and we need a yearly event that
coincides with the sun’s rising on December 25.
The candidate for the three wise men can be found
in the constellation of Orion the hunter. It has three stars at its belt
that align with Sirius. What makes Sirius the prime candidate for the
star of Bethlehem is that it is the brightest star in the sky next to
At four o’clock in the evening, on December 25,
Sirius rises above the horizon in Jerusalem. This was the first such
event in the Age of Pisces. The three stars on the belt of Orion point
down towards Sirius, the star of Bethlehem. Orion is not a trivial
constellation; it plays the part of the
Son of Man in the Gospels.
The significance of Bethlehem is another play on
words. In Hebrew, “Bethlehem” means house of bread. As the
picture of Virgo shows in the picture above, Virgo is holding stalks of
grain. It symbolizes Mary in the house of bread. The name of “Mary” is
etymologically related to water, the element of birth.
earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the
deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
In conclusion, the original date of Jesus’
birth occurred on December 25, 7 BCE. The entry of the sun into the
Age of Pisces was a one time event. Jesus’ death and resurrection plays
out each year with the sun’s course through the four seasons. Christians
can deny that their hero is nothing but the sun personified, but facts
Figure 4.The three wise men which can be found at Your Sky. Readers can also use this website to try these simulations for themselves.
An excellent explanation about the origins of the
constellations can be found in
Ancient Egypt. To the ancient Egyptians, Orion was their god
Osiris. In the Gospels, Orion is the Son of
man. To the Egyptians, Sirius was their most sacred star. Its brightness
combined with its rising at the time of the spring equinox, marked off
each new year.
For when Jesus was born:
Star of Bethlehem
The gospel characters can be
seen in the
Jesus' yearly sun cycle:
Jesus Nativity Legends explains the lack of historicity of the
Article from: http://www.usbible.com/Astrology/when_was_jesus_born.htm
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The New Age or the Aquarian Age & World Government
The Sirius Mystery, the Supreme Council 33rd Degree, and the Great White Lodge of Freemasonry
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