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Astrology of the Nativity Scene

The Nativity Scene of Baby Jesus has been detailed with the usual expertise by Bernadette Brady if you wish to view a speculative horoscope of Jesus’ birth, dated May 1, 0007 BCE, Bethlehem, along with excellent insights into the star lore of the chart.

A 6th house Sun @ 8Tau04 and a 7th house Moon 2Gem16 (closely conjunct Venus 3:31) gives an Earth-Air blend of energies which have this ‘Image for Integration’ which, centuries later, seems apt to me:

‘A scientist brilliantly discourses on the mysteries of nature.’

Now if you’re like me, you appreciate Christ’s role as the Great Mathematician and premiere Scientist of the Universe – the archetypes on which all others are based. And we know that the Universe is founded upon numbers, right? One branch of Astrology that I love working with is Harmonics which may be used as a microscope into the depths of a chart and is based on numbers and their intrinsic meanings.

Ex: ‘4’ is the number of manifestation on the physical plane, and on a deep level symbolizes the Cross upon which Christ was crucified.

But no, the above Image doesn’t ‘seal the deal’ as far as this horoscope being accurate as Jesus’ birth chart, of course, and there are other speculative natal charts around if you wish to search for them.

After reviewing my own post from Dec 24, 2007 of Jesus of Nazareth’s birth, I’ve decided to stick by it because of the Moon’s occultation of royal Jupiter rising on that date, and the YOD (‘Finger of God’ pattern) formed by sextiled Neptune and Pluto pointing to the Moon/Jupiter occultation and the Ascendant. (Yet this is only a symbolic chart for His birth as are all other charts.)

See my preferred version here.

Historically we know that a Great Conjunction of the societal planets, Jupiter and Saturn, occurred in 7 BC and this conjunction indicates the birth of a Great King, as the astrologers which the Bible calls The Magi well knew.

Was this the Star of Bethlehem which they followed to Bethlehem? Camels can move very fast, yet it would have taken time to travel to the site of His nativity, and from childhood I’ve always had the idea – probably mistaken – that the Three Wise Men arrived at the manger to see a just-born Babe.

Or did they as masterful astrologers ‘see’ the Great Conjunction way ahead of time? I very much suspect so and they would have well prepared themselves for the important journey to honor Him.

Hmm. So long ago, so hard to ‘know’!

Then there’s Dave Mastry’s book ‘A Template For The Time: The Astrological Birth Chart of Jesus’ (TGS Publishing) which uses April 2, 003 AD (NS), Bethlehem.

Well, if I’ve totally confused you on which natal chart is most descriptive to use, join the club! Hopefully more astrologers will study the speculative charts of Jesus of Nazareth…so if this post inspires, I’ve done my intended job.

Oh, and if you figure it out, do please let me know! Jude


‘Image for Integration’: ‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Chas & Suzi Harvey.)


Christopher Dodd won’t run again!

Yes, it’s true – today Senator Dodd will announce that he will not seek re-election. Perhaps his ethical questions and lapses have taken their toll even as he played a very visible role in the events of 2008 and 2009.

Sen. Dodd joins Byron Dorgan (ND) and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter in the ‘I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me’ gaggle of Democrats who’ll retire from politics – either ahead of the sheriff, or to leave the field to a younger, less challenged crowd in hopes of retaining seats for Dems.

Is America turning more toward the GOP again? Say it isn’t so – and how soon they forget (8 interminable years under Bush-Cheney)!

Sen. Dodd has admitted that he weakened restrictions on executive pay and bonuses.

Written by Jude Cowell

January 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

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