The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter 2 – Mercury: The Winged Star (part 3)

Can deceased relatives act as “guardian angels”? In “Let it Be”, Paul McCartney thinks so: ‘When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me…’

Jesus’ Mission

We cannot tie the position of Mars (age nine years) with a major event in Jesus’ life, but we can speculate that it was an instruction, or realization he received directly from his “higher self”, relating to his “mission” with the understanding of his eventual “sacrificial” death.*

From Jung and the Lost Gospels: Tradition is always rooted in experience. Behind every structure woven of theology, philosophy, and revealed ethics there lies a fundamental bedrock of transcendental experience. Moses climbs Mt. Sinai and by experiencing the reality of Jehovah receives the tablets of the Law. The Buddha achieves enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi tree and then goes forth to proclaim the Dharma. Muhammad discourses with the angel Gabriel in a cave before beginning his prophetic mission. Yet it is undeniable that the mainstream religious traditions, inasmuch as the former tend to enshrine the results of revelatory experience in belief and commandment, and the latter strenuously resists the metamorphosis of experience into theology and moral preachment. The Gnostic tradition descended from the Essene and continuing within the Christian dispensation has always resisted the turning of experience into a theological-ethical construct and opted for a different course instead.

The Mythologization of Self-Experience

As noted earlier, the Gnostics engaged regularly in what G. Quispel called “the mythologization of Self-experience.” The same author explains this procedure in greater detail in the following manner:

In my Gnosis als Weltreligion (1951), I suggested that Gnosticism expressed a specific religious experience which was frequently turned into myth. An example is the story when Mani, the founder of the Manichaean religion was twelve years old, God sent an angel to him to inspire him. When he was twenty-four the angel came to him again and said, “The time has now come to make your public appearance and to proclaim your own doctrine.” The name of the angel means “twin” and he is the twin-brother or “divine self” of Mani.

The Manichaean myth expresses the encounter between the I, the ego, and the divine self. In the system of Valentinus we find the similar concept of the guardian angel who accompanies a man throughout his life, who reveals the gnosis to him and is not allowed to enter eternal bliss without him.

Did Jesus study in India?

The position of Uranus is Life*Timed to his coming of age at twelve and the annual family visit to the temple in Jerusalem, at which time he conversed with the teachers about astrology.

From Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus again: And Josie was among those who went with Mary and Joseph when they went to the city, or to Jerusalem, at the time of the age of twelve. It was thought by Joseph and Mary that it was in the care of Josie that He had stayed, when He was missed, in those periods when there was the returning to find Him in the temple. (1010)

The significance of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction is hidden by whatever may have happened to him when he was seventeen. Several writers have speculated that Jesus went to Persia, Egypt and India to study spiritual truths, and I believe this completely consistent with the energy connected with these planets.

And yet again from Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus: Hence much of the early education, the early activities, were those prompted or directed by that leader in that particular experience, but were administered by — or in the closer associations by — Josie. Though from the idea of the Brotherhood the activities of the entity were no longer necessitated, the entity Josie preferred to remain — and did remain until those periods when there was the sending or the administering of the teachings to the young Master, first in Persia and later in India, and then in Egypt again — where there were the completions. (1010)

Final “guardian angel” action

The final “guardian angel” action concerns his crucifixion and the preparations for his death which occurred when he was thirty-six, as seen by the position of the North Node, according to A.T. Mann’s Life*Time Astrology scale.

From Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus once more: Josie was with Mary throughout those activities. And is it any wonder that when there were those preparations of the body for burial that Josie was the one who brought the spices, the ointments, that were to consecrate the preparations of this body for whom it had cared through those early periods of its experience in the earth? (1010)

If viewed from the position of Jesus’ “angelic” messages, its internal symbolism is being presented to us in a very graphic manner: the Annunciation happens 6½ months before his birth, therefore the bearer must have an origin between he Sun (6) and the Typhon-Set (7) – we will discuss this later; the first dream by Joseph occurred 2 months before Jesus’ birth, symbolizing division/dual creation; the warning to the Magi was when Jesus was 8 months old, representing Isis; the warning dream to Joseph to flee to Egypt was when Jesus was 1 year old, demonstrating the power of Herod (and his ultimate destruction), the rod/phallus; the dream telling Joseph that Herod was dead, occurred when Jesus was 3, referring to the Moon and love (the Holy Family were three); the next dream warning Joseph to go to Nazareth occurred when Jesus was 5, signifying feminine power; the understanding Jesus received when he was 9 indicates the symbolic number of birth and death; the visit to the Temple in Jerusalem at 12, demonstrates his “understanding” of astrology; the unknown event at 17 could signify a special “rebirth” in Egypt; and the culmination of his life at 36 corresponds to the combining of the values of 12 and 3, 4 and 9, 2 and 18. this last one being the number of inches in a cubitIn other words, we are being given numerical hints all through his life, as calculated with a base 10.

But that is not all there is to it: even the degrees of his birth Ascendant, Midheaven and natal planets tell a similar story. The fact that both the Ascendant and Midheaven are at 5° brings a pointer to the feminine power contained in his birth chart as a five-pointed star. I will note several times through this book that the ‘death point’ position of Mars at 17° leads us back to the significance of the pentagram, but more on that later.

Parable of the Sower

Mercury, like the Sun in Jesus’ birth chart, is in the “earthy” sign of Capricorn. If his life’s purpose is to manifest the Word by becoming ‘flesh and dwelling among us,’ then the medium is the message. From Spiritual Astrology: When you focus on the informational needs of others, you can effortlessly share ideas relevant to the situation. When your motive in giving information is to support others, you automatically communicate true knowledge and eliminate pretense.

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop, a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear.” (Matthew 13:1-9)

He has disguised a hidden message in this story, but you need to look at the cabalistic “Tree of Life” to see what he means: 100 relates to 10 x 10, the perfection of animal reproduction — signified by the rigid {1} and tail-swallowing {0} snakes; 60 relates to 6 x 10, the reflection of the Creator by the Sun; 30 relates to 3 x 10, demonstrating that it originates in the Holy Trinity. I think he was trying to tell us that there are three specific types of “good” seeds which will yield a spiritual harvest.

According to the author of Jung and the Lost Gospels: The three cosmic regions…have their corresponding portions within the nature of the children of men. Within every human there is the material part (hyle), derived from the kingdom of Pan and carrying the instincts and urges of material life with its intentionality of survival and physical continuity by way of offspring. There is also a portion embodying mind and emotion referred to often as soul (psyche). This portion is derived from the realm of the Demiurge, and thus contains more than one dangerous feature. While it is the seat of ethical awareness and calculating reason, it is also susceptible to the influences and blandishments of the rulers with their obsessive commandments, fanatical ideologies, pride, and arrogance of soul. Third is the human spirit (pneuma), which belongs to the fullness, although it is the gift of Sophia. In most humans this spiritual spark smoulders and dreams, unconsciously awaiting the breath of the emissaries of the fullness to be fanned into effective action. This spirit is Sophia, and through and beyond her, it is of the identical essence of the supreme King and Queen, Depth and Silence themselves.

Depth and Silence: our Heavenly Father and the Great Mother, symbolized by the Sun and the Moon in our solar system. Depth and Silence: the idea and the creation; the concept and the conception. Depth and Silence: Life and Death, the subject of our next chapter.

Picture Credits

Linked pages: The Star of Bethlehem: Introduction (part 1)
The Star of Bethlehem: Introduction (part 2)
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter 1 – Prologue
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter 2 – Mercury: The Winged Star (part 1)
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter 2 – Mercury: The Winged Star (part 2)

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Picture credits: Star of Bethlehem courtesy of http://www.clipartbest.com;
Gnosis als Weltreligion courtesy of http://www.ebay.de;
Jesus Lived in India courtesy of http://www.amazon.com;
Angelic Numerology courtesy of grooverment.blogspot.com;
Qabalistic Tree of Life courtesy of http://www.koshomind.com

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I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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7 Responses to The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter 2 – Mercury: The Winged Star (part 3)

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  2. Grandtrines says:

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  3. cdsmiller17 says:

    *It was his achievement to have extracted from the Oracles so clear a picture, and to have been so assured of its reliability, that he could follow it like a star which charted his course, and commit himself to certain positive predictions of what would take place.

    Schonfield, Hugh (2004-04-01). The Passover Plot: Special 40th Anniversary Edition (p. 94). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.

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