Astrology in the Bible
The Old and New Testaments actually have a great many astrological references despite both Jewish and Pauline Christian priesthoods hostility to and denial of astrological meanings of biblical events and personages. The following are only a few selected key astrological references:
"Then God said, 'Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.'"
"There shall be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars."
Ancient Beth Alpha Synagogue floor in Israel with the Mazzaroth or Jewish Zodiac.
The Hebrew word "mazal", translated as "luck", literarily means "constellations."
Bighorn Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Wheel, the Four Directions in Native American sweat lodges were aligned to solar equinoxes. Each culture has developed astrological Signs for the star constellations that the sun moves through the year.
The site shows a watchtower in the foreground and a pyramid in the background. Archaeologists say slits in the watchtower appear to have served a role in marking the seasons for the Maya culture.
Josephus says stones were symbols of the Zodiac constellations. Abraham and Jacob both use 12 stones in their altars to God. Elijah too has 12 stones in symbolism of his Mt. Carmel defeat of the priests of Baal.
"Aquarius in history and star lore. This ancient constellation has been associated with water throughout the Old World. But whether the abundance of water was regarded as a blessing or a curse seems to depend upon geography.
Greek mythology associates Aquarius with the deluge that wiped out all of humanity except for Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha. Zeus, the king of the gods, unleashed the flood to punish people for their misdeeds, and advised the virtuous Deucalion to save himself by building an ark. This tale of divine retribution strongly parallels the story of the great flood in the Old Testament.
In ancient Egypt, the constellation Aquarius represented Hapi, the god of the Nile River. This benevolent god distributed the waters of life, and the urn symbolized a fount of good fortune. It’s this association that explains why the Water Bearer is often seen holding the Norma Nilotica – a rod for measuring the depth of the Nile River. Also, the names of Aquarius’ two brightest stars – Sadalmelik and Sadalsuud – reaffirm the idea of providence. The names are thought to mean lucky one of the king and luckiest of the lucky." --Bruce McClure: Astronomy Essentials
in the Old and New Testament
"That I will give rain to your land, the early and the late rains,
that you may gather in your grain, your wine and your oil.
And I will give grass in your fields for your cattle and you will eat and you will be satisfied.
Beware, lest your heart be deceived
and you turn and serve other gods and worship them.
And anger of the Lord will blaze against you, and he will close the heavens and there will not be rain,
and the earth will not give you its fullness"
From the Shema prayer
God made angry floods the world
With unwavering loyalty to God Most High, Noah listens and obeys and builds the vessel that can carry humanity through every storm. God Most High is Saturn, the traditional astrological Ruler of the Sign of Aquarius
Noah receives God's Promise of the Rainbow
Joseph's coat of many colors=the rainbow=Water-in-Air=a Sign of Aquarius
The Magi show the importance of astrology in the Story of Jesus Christ
The Magi, professional astrologers, are included in the Story of Jesus Christ. It is they who are the first prominent men in the Gospels to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. And they are actually astrological code creations based on the Egyptian astrological mythos of the Three Kings, the three visible stars in Orion's Belt that "point" to the star, Sirius, Osiris' Star where Osiris and Horus, his son, model the Father and Son as One relationship of Jesus to his heavenly Father. Thus astrological models become unconsciously incorporated into our religious ideas without our knowledge because astrology has been formally outlawed in Abrahamic religious belief systems.
Aquarius holds a "Nilometer", a Nile River measuring stick which symbolizes judgment of God who pours out the Living Waters.
The sun brings abundance but it is rain that brings salvation, the reanimation of life. Over-abundance in both cases brings ruin. Aquarius thrived in Egypt where the Nile played such an important role in Egyptian society. Aquarius is attacked in Judah (Leo)--Disembodied Aquarius (The Baptist= Aquarius) head below the horizon is said to be put on a platter while in Egypt Aquarius was believed to be dipping into the sea and revitalized. Hebrews took Aquarius out of Egypt through Moses, "Musa" in Arabic, who's Hebrew name means "drawn out of water", the word for water being "mu" in Egyptian and written in hieroglyphic as the Sign of Aquarius:
"Hapi was the god of the annual flooding of the Nile in ancient Egyptian religion. The flood deposited rich silt (fertile soil) on the river's banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops. Hapi was greatly celebrated among the Egyptians. Some of the titles of Hapi were, Lord of the Fish and Birds of the Marshes and Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation. Hapi is typically depicted as an intersex person with a large belly and pendulous breasts, wearing a loincloth and ceremonial false beard.
The annual flooding of the Nile occasionally was said to be the Arrival of Hapi. Since this flooding provided fertile soil in an area that was otherwise desert, Hapi, as its patron, symbolised fertility. He had large female breasts because he was said to bring a rich and nourishing harvest. Due to his fertile nature he was sometimes considered the "father of the gods", and was considered to be a caring father who helped to maintain the balance of the cosmos, the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. He was thought to live within a cavern at the supposed source of the Nile near Aswan. The cult of Hapi was mainly located at the First Cataract named Elephantine. His priests were involved in rituals to ensure the steady levels of flow required from the annual flood. At Elephantine the official nilometer, a measuring device, was carefully monitored to predict the level of the flood, and his priests must have been intimately concerned with its monitoring.
Hapi was not regarded as the god of the Nile itself but of the inundation event. He was also considered a "friend of Geb" the Egyptian god of the earth, and the "lord of Neper", the god of grain.
Although male and wearing the false beard, Hapi was pictured with pendulous breasts and a large belly, as representations of the fertility of the Nile. He also was usually given blue or green skin, representing water. Other attributes varied, depending upon the region of Egypt in which the depictions exist. In Lower Egypt, he was adorned with papyrus plants and attended by frogs, present in the region, and symbols of it. Whereas in Upper Egypt, it was the lotus and crocodiles which were more present in the Nile, thus these were the symbols of the region, and those associated with Hapi there. Hapi often was pictured carrying offerings of food or pouring water from an amphora, but also, very rarely, was depicted as a hippopotamus. During the Nineteenth dynasty Hapi is often depicted as a pair of figures, each holding and tying together the long stem of two plants representing Upper and Lower Egypt, symbolically binding the two halves of the country around a hieroglyph meaning "union". This symbolic representation was often carved at the base of seated statues of the pharaoh." --Wikipedia
Hapi represents Aquarius in Egyptian mythology. Hapi is bisexual like the Sign of Aquarius itself because this Sign is the one designated to represent ofall of humanity. Hapi is the name the Hopi prophesy predicts, the Aquarius connection to the proper arrival of the 5th World.
“He shall pour the water out of his buckets and his seed shall be in many waters.”
“I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground; and I will pour my Spirit upon your seed and my blessing on your offspring"
"In ancient Babylon, Aquarius, the Water Bearer, ruled over a huge area of the sky known as The Sea. These were the nourishing 'upper waters' of the sky, and were seen as the source of life through which the sun passed in the rainy season and where the two fish of Pisces, the Southern Fish and the Dolphin, amongst others marine creatures, were also located. Aquarius lies between Capricorn and Pisces on the zodiac band.
The Hebrews referred to Aquarius as Deli or “Water Buckets”. In other cultures the picture is shown with a two-handled water or wine jar, with the liquid contents being poured out down to Pisces Austrinus -- the southern fish. The first magnitude star Fomalhaut dominates the small constellation of Pisces Austrinus. Fomalhaut is Arabic for “Mouth of the Fish” Although Aquarius is a very faint constellation the Sumerian name for the constellation translates into "the Great One", that title matching the Egyptian title for Taurowet, hence the Celestial Tauret connection to Aquarius. Jesus recruited fishermen as disciples to make them "fishers of men." Jesus fed the masses with a miraculous draft of fishes. Christian followers of Jesus were know in Latin as "pisciculi", the "little fishes." A commonly used icon in Christian churches is the "Vesica Piscis", which is Latin for "mouth of the fish". --Gospel in the Stars by Barry Setterfield
"Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? “Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
"And He said to them, Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters."
"And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
The identity of this "Water-Bearer" is the one: 1) who's mother's name is that of a sea goddess, Mari, 2) who came from the waters of Galilee, 3) who baptized with water, 4) who changed water into wine, 5), who walked on the water, 6) who washed the feet of others with water, 7) who calmed the stormy waters, 8) who gives living water, 10) who says we must be born of water, and 11) who drank the cup from the Father. Jesus changing water into wine symbolizes his bringing Living Waters into our world, water that carries the Spirit of God.
"In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."
"Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself."
Aquarius' slogan, "I know",
makes Aquarius the Sign of Gnosis.
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Judah is represented by the Sign of Leo, the opposite Sign of Aquarius. Judas betrays Aquarius in the Sign of Leo. Without Aquarius leading Leo, it is the same old story of the Tyrant Ruler without Humanitarian concern ruling with tooth and claw, i.e. ruling with terror over his subjects.