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So, this is interesting.
Scholars have traditionally placed the actual birth of Jesus of Nazareth (aka Yeshua ben Joseph, aka J.C.) at between 4 and 6 BC. However, traditional scholars did not have the benefit of advanced computer programs which can go back in time to map precisely what the heavens looked like circa 2,000 years ago.
Enter a software called Stellarium, an open-source application free to download. I’ve been messing around with this program for the past while, matching it up with my interest in Sidereal astrology. (please see footnote #5 for a critical understanding about Sidereal astrology.)
First, a bit of background info. A commonly known fact is the the historical Jesus was not born on December 25. Several centuries after the event, certain powers-that-be overlaid the Christic birth event with the ancient understanding that the Winter Solstice held great importance as the time of “rebirth” of our Sun. That is, that Dec 25 signifies a time when the sunrise & sunsets start moving north again. (This of course begins immediately with the solstice on Dec 21, but not is not noticeable to the watchful naked eye until a few days later.) But in any event, we know Jesus was not born on Dec 25, and there is a common belief that the Christic birth happened either in the fall or the springtime.
So, using the Stellarium software, and a growing awareness that planetary positions actually mean something, I went back in time, speeding through each of the configurations of each new moon for the past ~2,500 years. (It’s truly amazing what you can do with this software.) New moons are associated with times of birth. And, in the ancient texts, it’s stated that mystics knew that the birth of the Avatar was coming, based upon an astrological sign/pattern in the sky (translated into Greek as “star”). So I was trying to put the two together: an intuition to look for something around a new moon, along with trying to find some pattern that was remarkable and of miniscule statistic improbability.
What I found was quite remarkable indeed.
Here then is precisely what the astrological sky looked like, at the time of sunrise (~6:45am), in Israel, on 1 March 7 BC. Analysis is below the images. (click image for fullsize image.)
As the sun rose on 1 March 7 BC, in Israel, the astrological configuration was as follows:
- The Sun and Moon were together in the ascendant house (the 1/12 portion of the sky with the rising sun. The ascendant or “rising” house greatly strengthens the qualities of any bodies present in it.)
- It was precisely a New Moon, to the hour in fact.
- Jupiter was also in the ascendant.
Jupiter represents expansion, wisdom, judgment, guru, morality, spirituality, truth, and teaching.
- Saturn was also in the ascendant.
Saturn represents administration, religion, work, control, details, time, and manifestation.
- Venus was also in the ascendant.
Venus represents love, creativity, refinement, sexuality, feminine energy, and psychology.
- Uranus was also in the ascendant, exactly conjuncting (aligned with) Jupiter.
Uranus represents uniqueness, transpernal, supersocietal, outside-of-the-box, spirituality, boldness, opinination, and strengthening all planets aspecting with it. (link)
- Mars was in the descendant - setting in the west precisely when all of the above was rising in the east.
Mars represents the male energy, assertiveness, courage, willpower, war.
Ok, so that’s pretty statistically impossible so far. Now consider this:
- The Sun was in the centre of Pisces. (Jesus has always been associate with the symbol of the fish – he was a fish/water avatar.)
- The precise New Moon was also in the centre of Pisces.
- Jupiter was also in Pisces.
- Saturn was also in Pisces.
- Venus was also in Pisces.
- Uranus was also in Pisces.
- Mars was precisely in the center of the torso (belly) of Virgo – the Virgin. So, the male energy of Mars is in the Virgin’s belly – symbolically speaking, of course.
- Mercury was just next to Pisces, and in Aquarius, which matches and strengthens Mercury’s “strong communication” characteristics.
Mercury represents communicating, intelligence, and eloquence.
- Neptune was in Scorpio, precisely at the tip of one of the scorpion’s pincers.
This is, at the very least, a strange coincidence that such an improbable configuration happened around what we know was the time of the historical Christic birth. Another configuration with such a degree of “statistical improbability” has not happened this side of 500 BC, according to my analysis using the Stellarium software.
I will leave it to the reader to draw their own conclusions. Comments are welcome.
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