Astrology in the Bible
The Old and New
Testaments actually have a great many astrological references despite
both Jewish and Christian priesthoods 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
"There shall be signs in the sun, the moon, and the
Ancient Beth Alpha Synagogue floor in Israel with the Mazzaroth or
Hebrew word "mazal", translated as "luck", literarily means
Bighorn Medicine Wheel
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
McClure: Astronomy Essentials
Aquarius 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
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
made angry floods the world
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
Magi show the importance of astrology in the Story of Jesus Christ
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.
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:
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
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.
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."
represents Aquarius in Egyptian mythology. Hapi is bisexual like the
Sign of Aquarius itself because this Sign is the one designated to
represent 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"
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
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
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".
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
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."
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
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. terror.