Star: 12 – Venus: The Morning Star (part 2)

The position of Venus in a birth chart of a man usually represents the kind of woman he is attracted to. In this instance, I would say that Jesus was definitely attracted to someone exactly like Mary Magdalene.

An Inspiration to Others

In Jesus’ birth chart, Venus is in Scorpio, which inspired the authors of Spiritual Astrology to write: You have the aptitude and awareness to perceive and encourage the undiscovered abilities of others. You can inspire them to use their assets and potentials. When you bring out other people’s talents in such a way that you both benefit, you can experience a transformation of your values and material opportunities. You experience a continual dynamic transformation of your feelings of self-worth when you take the initiative to draw others into awakening their latent talents, thus showing them their hidden worth. The more you arouse and enhance the power of others in social situations, the more valuable you become to them and the more worthwhile you feel about yourself.

Woman with the Alabaster Jar

Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. When a woman who lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she bought an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is — that she is a sinner.”

Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

“Two men owed money to a certain money-lender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with perfume, Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven — for she loved much. But he loves little who has been forgiven little.”

Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

Jesus said to this woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (Luke 7:36-50)

Venus in Scorpio

The Encyclopedia of Astrology defines the psychology of Venus as: Physical faculties: friendship, romantic amativeness; the affections, particularly love and the emotions derived therefrom; aesthetic sense, but not analytical; responsive to beauty whether of person, adornment, art or environment; enjoys elegance, comfort and pleasure; good taste; sex sensitivity, but discriminating.

According to Babs Kirby and Janey Stubbs in Love & Sexuality: An Exploration of Venus & Mars: The Venus in Scorpio person’s desire nature is strong, and there is a need to express love and affection through sexual intimacy and to merge at a profound level with a partner. There is an intense desire for soul contact, for orgiastic merging. Love is always sexual for them and they can take their partner to some deep and dark places in their search for the depth of union they crave.

Someone with Venus in Scorpio will be very familiar with their own complex emotional states and will be very accepting of yours. This is someone who knows only too well the vagaries of human nature. Very little will shock them and this very acceptance on their part will allow you to share the darker recesses of your soul.

The Woman Taken in Adultery

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple court, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis of accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him begin stoning her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

“No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:1-11)

The Ophites

From Genisis: Some suggest that the sin of Eve was of a sexual nature, but we could hardly blame her if it were. She was given the organ to unite with man and thereby achieve creation. Other doctrines suggest an extraordinary union which Eve had prior to the one with Adam, and if Cain was the result of that first union, the division between Cain and Abel is quite understandable.

The identity of Eve and her previous consort, together with and the far-reaching consequences of it, I will come to later.

We could not leave this subject without mentioning the Ophites, in whose doctrine the serpent played a vital role.

The primary belief of any of the Ophite sects was a triad consisting of a union of intellect (primal man) with the spirit, which is the generative principle and the result of that union which is second Man.

From the female principle, the Christ or third man is generated and in his ascent, a ray of light fell upon the waters. The light was Sophia, the wisdom — and this union of light and water gave birth to the ‘demiurge’ (Ialdaboath), who in turn produced the six powers and from matter he created the serpent.

Mary Magdalene a High Priestess?

Later David Wood explains why Mary Magdalene was considered a woman ‘taken in adultery’ by the authorities, when, in fact, she was a high priestess:

ISIS = MAGDALENE = NOTRE DAME DES CROSS

This certainly confirms the opinion of the eminent authority Friedrich Nork who stated that the temple of Nôtre Dame in Paris was formerly a temple of the goddess Isis. To include Magdalene in the equation could cause some offense, but only if we accept the opinion of the church authorities that this lady was a prostitute. In fact there is no biblical reference to that effect, but history has marked her a ‘fallen woman’ on whom Jesus took particular pity, whereafter she was redeemed. In fact this popular image, like so many other stories inspired by a censorious Church, is a nonsense.

No less an authority than William Caxton, in his famous fifteenth-century translation of the influential Genoese work Legenda Aura (Golden Legend) published in 1275, provides clear evidence that Mary Magdalene, far from being a woman of the gutter, was in actual fact a woman of the noblest birth. To quote: Mary Magdalene had her surname of Magdalo, a castle, and was born of right noble lineage and parents, which were descended of the lineage of kings. And her father was named Cyrus, and her mother Eucharis. She with her brother Lazarus, and her sister Martha, possessed the castle of Magdalo, which is two miles from Nazareth and Bethany, the castle which is nigh to Jerusalem, and also a great part of Jerusalem, which, all these things they departed among them. In such wise that Mary had the castle Magdalo whereof she had her name Magdalene.

Then when Magdalene abounded in riches, and because delight is fellow to riches and abundance of things; and for so much as she shone in beauty greatly, and in riches, so much the more she submitted her body to delight, and therefore she lost her right name, and was called customably a sinner.

In fact, she was also high priestess of the Temple of Ishtar at Magdala, and as such she would have been the keeper of the doves. Furthermore, she was a Benjamite, the tribe which was ostracized because they were of the line of Cain. So too was Hiram Abiff, architect of the Temple of Solomon.

Henry Lincoln reminds us that the Benjamite tribe were exiled and eventually settled in Arcadia, a strong link with the “Et in Arcadia Ego” theme of Les Bergers d’Arcadie by Poussin. They were the ancestors of the Merovingians — a race of kings supposedly descended from the mystical Quinotaur, a sea creature who raped the mother of Merovee. The name suggests the sea, as does Mary or Marie. We should remember that the symbol of Jesus when he was living was a fish, and that the eventual cross was not of his choosing.

Note that the Quinotaur shown above looks not unlike Capricorn. Just saying…

Portrait of Mary Magdalene

Further research has revealed to me that there are a lot of fakes and forgeries about the lives of those connected with Jesus, including Mary Magdalene. May I suggest, for anyone who is interested in what life may have been for Mary Magdalene and her family, reading Jess Stern’s book, The Search for a Soul: Taylor Caldwell’s Psychic Lives? Contained within that book are contradictions to the Golden Legend quoted above. But one fact does stand out: both Mary and Jesus had golden red hair, which symbolizes a connection with Osiris, as has been noted elsewhere in this book. Furthermore, Miriam of Magdala may have had ‘a cast in her eye’.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take out the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5)

Interestingly, Mary Magdalene reincarnated in the early part of the 20th century, and for a time was one of the workers for Edgar Cayce’s group at Virginia Beach. To preserve her anonymity, her name was not mentioned in any of the books which relate to that time period, (however, in 2000, her name was revealed by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick in his book Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet as Mildred Davis) but a lot of things were said to her, in this lifetime, including the warning to “judge not lest ye be judged.” This phrase precedes the New Testament passage just quoted. But her description was clearly defined, according to Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus: Mary Magdalene lived during the period when the Master walked among man. And it was to her that the Master said, “She hath chosen the better part”. She ministered to Him through that experience, and was loved by Him; and as the sister of Martha and Lazarus, she gained in soul development. And it is little wonder that the desire of her soul is to help others… As was said by Him, “Wherever my gospel is preached, her works will be spoken of”. {Matthew 26:13} What a heritage… (295)

Q. Please give a detailed account of the conversion of Mary Magdalene.

A. In giving a detailed account of the experience of Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, indeed much might be given respecting the activities of the entity in that experience. For, as given in the Gospel account, this entity was then the Mary of Magdalene; or the courtesan who was active in the experience of both of those who in the capacity of the Roman officers, Roman peoples, and those who were of her native land and country.

When the body first met the Master it was the woman brought before the council, who was taken in adultery; and the one whom the whole council or court at the time asked that, according to the law, the woman be stoned.

With the cleansing of the mind-body, through this experience, the entity then rejoined, in Bethany, those of the family from whom she had been separated, became again a member of the household of those who dwelt there. Hence the showing in the Gospel of the difference in attitude, in the manner of approach, with the various visits of the Master through the period.

As to the experiences before the meeting with the Master, there were of a worldly nature, wherein there was the giving of self in body in the indulgences of the period, such that there was brought for the body, and those associated with same, activities that brought condemnation, as well as the pomp, the power, the splendor — when considered from that angle. In activities, then, the activity after the cleansing in the temple should be — as we find — more dwelt upon.

Q. Please describe the personal appearance of the body of Mary Magdalene.

A. This is well drawn by daVinci, “The Magdalene”. A body five feet four inches in height; weight, a hundred and twenty-one pounds — in the general. Hair almost red. The eyes are blue. The features were those impelled both from the Grecian and Jewish ancestry. (295-8)

His Resurrection complete, his life re-born, Jesus then needed to return to his Father in Heaven, as symbolized in his birth chart as the Midheaven, the subject of our next chapter.

Picture Credits

Linked Pages: Star: 12- Venus: The Morning Star
Star: 7 – Mars: The Warrior Star (part 1)
Star: 7 – Mars: The Warrior Star (part 2)

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/lS2nX4fuzqc?rel=0

Picture credits: Star of Bethlehem courtesy of http://www.clipartbest.com;
The Sinful Woman courtesy of wjttb-womenofthebible.weebly.com;
Venus in Scorpio courtesy of http://www.sunsigns.org;
Woman Taken in Adultery courtesy of http://www.exploringsainthood.org;
The Brazen Serpent courtesy of en.wikipedia.org;
Quinotaur courtesy of en.wikipedia.org;
The Magdalene courtesy of http://www.mythsofmarymagdalene.com.

About cdsmiller17

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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