The Mazzaroth

“Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season?”

The book of  Job 38:32.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazzaroth

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Zodiac mosaic in Beit Alfa synagogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a panoramic view of Beit Alfa zodiac mosaic

Here’s another wee story from the bible.

Joshua 4:19,20

19 The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. 20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.

So,after crossing the jordan river and setting up camp at a place called “Gilgal”

Joshua orders the Israelites to take twelve stones from the river,one for each “tribe” and place them there “in memory”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilgal

What a strange thing to do,why did they do it?

Modern scholars suggest that it may have been an ancient stone circle saying”Gilgal” means a circle of standing stones.

However,why 12 stones in a circle?

Merely a representation of the 12 tribes?

Well,there is another circle that people are familiar with,that contains 12 segments or posts.

The wheel with 12 signs.

The zodiac,the Mazzaroth,the circle of life!

The circle of animals.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=zodiac

And doesn’t “Zoe” mean life?

“Zodiac” also means the circle of life.

Jesus walked round Galilee with his 12 disciples….(notice the word “disc” in the word disciples?)

And isn’t it convenient that the name “Galilee” means circuit?

http://www.christnotes.org/dictionary.php?dict=sbd&id=1591

could it be the circuit of the zodiac?

What if Jesus is the sun….the light of the world…consciousness?

And the twelve disciples are the 12 signs of the zodiac?

Jacob just happened to have 12 sons,again that number,why 12?

We have the 12 tribes of Israel,again,why 12?

Jesus’s first words in the scriptures happened when he was 12 years old.

Outside the bible …..the connection to the twelve is also seen.

For instance,the story of Hercules,he had how many labours?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labours_of_Hercules

again its the 12!

Hercules is the sun and the 12 labours are the different “trials” the sun goes through as it passes through the 12 months and 12 signs of the zodiac.

There are 4 seasons and 12 signs/months.

Each season containing 3 zodiac signs which consist of.

1/ A “Cardinal” sign to start the season off, “Cardo” means hinge/gate.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cardo

It means the opening of something,in this case each cardinal sign opens each of the four seasons.

Think of Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” knocking the door down with his axe and shouting….”heeeeere’s spring!” or here’s summer!/autumn/winter…its the sign that announces the new season,the sign that opens the door to a new phase of the year.

The four cardinal signs are Aries,Cancer,Libra and Capricorn.

The cardinal is also like the birth of something….us being born is the cardinal part of our life cycle.

2/ Next we have the “Fixed signs”,where each season is fully established….bang in the middle of the season.

The fixed signs are Taurus,Leo,Scorpio and Aquarius(the 4 living creatures)bull,lion,eagle and man.

Whereas cardinal signs start the season off,the fixed signs are the full representations/manifestations of each sign.

Whereas the “cardinal” is like the birth part of our life…the “fixed” part of our life cycle would be us in our prime adulthood.

3/ The “Mutable” (mutable meaning subject to change) where the old season is about to end the new season to begin…it’s akin to the changing of the guard!

In our life cycle the mutable would coincide with our old age,when we are about to shuffle off this mortal coil.

From Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”

“What dreames may come, When we haue shufflel’d off this mortall coile, Must giue vs pawse.”

The four “Mutable” signs are Gemini,Virgo,Sagittarius and Pisces,and each of these sign brings an end to each of the four seasons it belongs to.

Each sign of the zodiac gives off an “influence” or “energy” or an effect different from all the others.

the cold midwinter sign of the zodiac is Capricorn (the sun at its weakest/lowest in the northern hemisphere)

And it has a different effect/atmosphere and feel on the earth than Leo,which is the warmest part of summer.

And to bring it down to the daily cycle,dawn has a different feel/effect/atmosphere to it than mid morning,which again differs from mid afternoon.

And it all happens from the angle of light/heat/direction of the sun.

A more modern version of the allegory of the zodiac is “King Arthur and the 12 knights of the “round” table.

12 knights?….a round table?

Again,it’s the circle and the 12….the zodiac!

King Arthur is the sun,and the 12 knights are the 12 signs of the zodiac.

The famous historian Josephus,in writing about the garments of the high priest,stated this about the 12 stones in the breastplate.

“And for the twelve stones, whether we understand by them the months, or whether we understand the like number of the signs of that circle which the Greeks call the Zodiac, we shall not be mistaken in their meaning.”

http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/josephus/ant-3.htm

The quote is from the end of chapter 7 on the above page,scroll down to confirm for yourself.

What are the 12 signs of the zodiac?

Well starting from the spring equinox (which arrives march 21st in Aries),the order goes as follows.

1.Aries the ram/lamb/sheep.

2.Taurus the bull/calf/cow.

3.Gemini the twins (Castor and Pollux).

These are the three spring signs.

4.Cancer the crab.

5.Leo the lion.

6.Virgo the virgin.

The above are the three summer signs,and all in the three signs of spring and the three signs of summer form “The Royal Arch!”

RA 200The royal arch contains the 6 months where the sun rules and the crops grow in the northern hemisphere….Jesus/The light is in the world!……however after Virgo…we head into the dark part of the cycle…where the sun loses his strength.

We are about to get 6 months of darkness starting with:-

7.Libra (the scales of justice).

8.Scorpio the scorpion(also the serpent and eagle) Scorpio alone has three symbols representing it.

9.Sagittarius the centaur.

Libra,Scorpio and Sagittarius are the three months of autumn.

Now we head down into winter/hell.

10.Capricorn the goat/sea-goat.

11.Aquarius the man with the water pitcher or jar of water.

12.And finally…..Pisces (the two fish).

Have you noticed that all these signs and symbols can be found in the bible?

The bible contains lions (of the tribe of judah).

Could the tribe of Judah be representing the sign of Leo in the zodiac?

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=lion+tribe+judah+leo+zodiac

In zodiacal anatomy Leo equates to the heart…see the wiki page below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Man

Leo represents the heart…hence Richard the “Lionheart.”

We say in everyday speech that someone can have the “heart of a lion.”

We see it mentioned in the bible at 2nd Samuel 17:10.

“Then even the bravest soldiers, though they have the heart of a lion, will be paralyzed with fear. For all Israel knows what a mighty warrior your father is and how courageous his men are.”

We even see it in other languages…for instance in the film “The Godfather” the name of the family is “Corleone”….and Corleone means lionheart.

In fact here are a few examples of how universal the lion and heart connection is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionheart

 

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Jesus is known as the “Lion of the tribe of Judah”…..hence the link between Jesus and the heart.

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Leo is also the middle of summer…..the light is in the world.

Leo is “fixed fire” (see other blogs for more info)….the hottest part of the day/year.

http://www.astro.com/mtp/mtp92_e.htm

Jesus represents the light and warmth of the sun in the middle of summer,symbolized by the sign of Leo the lion and the roaring sun.

it is consciousness and light and warmth,summer days are happy days.

Let’s take another example,the sign of Aries the ram/lamb/sheep.

Aries is the start of the spring where the sun crosses the equator to bring back the light and growth to the earth.

Important info ahead!

Aries is the dawn of the year!

And going back to zodiacal anatomy,the zodiac in our own body.

When we realize something or get an enlightening thought,don’t we say,”it DAWNED on us?”

also in the above picture of the zodiacal man,is it a coincidence that Aries (the dawn of the year/lamb of god) represents our head where things “dawn” on us?

we even see cartoons with a light bulb above peoples heads to represent realization/dawning/light/awakening!

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Or we say,”a light went on in our head.”

Again a literal light did not go on in our head,it is merely a saying because,”light” helps us see things clearly.

ARIES is the most important sign of the zodiac,the sun passes over the equator in Aries,heading up to the “Tropic of Cancer.”

The light has returned to the world,again…Aries is the dawn of the year!

The sun is the lion king.,the suns rays being like the lions mane(the lion king movie is the story of the sun in allegory).

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The symbols of the other signs are found in the bible stories.

separating the sheep (Aries the start of spring and growth) and the goats (Capricorn the start of 3 months of winter and darkness)

In the allegory of the sheep and goats,the sheep/Aries go off into the light/spring/heaven.

And the goats (Capricorn) go off into the three winter months of darkness/hell/winter.

Let’s see some other zodiac signs in the bible.

Jesus feeds people with two fish (Pisces).

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There are backbiters(scorpions/scorpio)scorpions “bite” or “stab” from the back

Romans 1:30

“Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things”

Gemini is the sign of the  twins……Castor and Pollux.

Acts 28:11

“After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island–it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux.”

Yet another coincidence is that the third house ruled by Gemini is connected with communication and travel…it is also ruled by Mercury who is connected to communication….he is the “messenger” of the Gods after all.

Look around you and you will see radios (communication) named after Gemini,courier firms called after Hermes or Mercury.

here’s just a few examples.

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The zodiac and the planets are all around….we just need eyes to see them!

Libra is the sign of the scales of justice,the balance that weighs things.

In the book of Daniel we find Belshazzar about to be “judged/weighed.”

Daniel 5:27 KJV.

“TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.”

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Another sidenote…the “writing on the wall” not written by human hand in Daniel….could it possibly be the constellations in the wall of the sky that is being talked about?

We also have bulls (Taurus),virgins (Virgo).

The horse and it’s rider (Sagittarius).

Exodus 15:21

“And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.”

And look at this interesting scripture in Luke 22:10.

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He replied, “As soon as you enter Jerusalem, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him.

A man with a pitcher of water?

Aquarius is the man with the pitcher of water!

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What if the gospels are speaking about the sun’s yearly journey round the zodiac in pictorial language?

The four seasons,and funnily enough we also have four gospels.

It would be the greatest story ever told,why?, because it is told to us every day in a small way,morning,afternoon,evening and night,the four parts of the day.

And in the year,Spring(morning),Summer(afternoon),Autumn(evening) and Winter(night).

And isn’t “The greatest story ever told” also a film about Jesus(the sun/light) and his journey around the zodiac with his twelve disciples/signs of the zodiac?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Story_Ever_Told

It is the greatest story because it happens without fail every day…and year.

and it also the story of us.

we have 12 months in a year,and those months are split into 4 seasons….the 4 again!

the 4 stations of the cross of the year

spring equinox

summer solstice

autumn equinox

and winter solstice

again….its a cross

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see the four corners of the earth..the four seasons,the “quarters” that Jesus/the sun stays in every year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think the ancient sages knew about this?

Is this why they spoke about the 4 corners of the earth?

If you merge the above cross…the cross of the four CARDINAL SIGNS (important).

It gives us a cross like the cross of Saint George.

St. George Cross

With the cross of the 4 cross quarter days

The cross of the four cross quarters day gives us the cross of Saint Andrew or an “X”

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You get this cross here…the 8 part star shape or the “Union Jack”…Jack is the sun….Jacob….Jacob is Israel!

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Hence the “Jacobites” were “Israelites.”

Jacob represents the 6 months of darkness,and when he wrestles the angel(crosses the equator) he then becomes Israel,the 6 months of light.

We also see the same idea represented by Elijah and Elisha,one represents autumn/winter and one represents spring/summer.

 

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Samhain,pronounced “sowen” is at Halloween time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain.

Imbolc (pronounced “I-Molg” is “Candlemass”,or Groundhog Day. (my birthday)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc

Beltane is mayday,with the maypole on May 1st.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltane

And Lughnasa or Lammas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lammas

Yule (wheel) is at christmas (winter solstice)…the 12 days of christmas….again the twelve!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule

Mabon…autumn equinox.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_the_Year#Autumnal_equinox_.28Mabon.29

Ostara,spring equinox,Easter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre

and midsummer(summer solstice) also called John the Baptist day….see later blogs for more detail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer

And look at the ancient symbol of earth.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ancient+symbol+of+earth&client=firefox-a&hs=4GJ&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=36t5U8PNLYPDO6aogQg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=733

The colour picture above is the cross of matter which jesus….”the sun” gives his life for mankind every year..you can see the sun in the picture.

It looks similar to a Celtic Cross.

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THE CELTIC CROSS IS REPRESENTING THE TWO EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES IN THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR…ITS THE ZODIAC FOLKS!

Every day,every year,Jesus the light of the world.(the sun) gives his rays (blood,life) for all mankind.

and receives nothing from us in return!

He (the sun) turns water into wine….by giving the vines the light and heat they need to grow grapes……during the 6 months of spring/summer.

As said before,the 6 months of spring/summer,are called the royal arch in freemasonry.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=royal+arch&client=firefox-a&hs=LYD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lsJ7U6eNJ6LW7Qac_4CACg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=733#channel=rcs&q=royal+arch+zodiac&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch

Leonardo da Vinci uses the 4 seasons and 12 zodiac signs in the last supper painting.

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Have you noticed the 12 disciples above are in four groups of three?

Just like the 4 seasons each containing three signs of the zodiac or months.

And Jesus (representing the sun) in the centre of them

The blessed months are sitting at his right hand(spring/summer)and the dark months at his left hand(autumn/winter).

Matthew 25:33-34

33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

Spring/summer(light)…Autumn/winter(dark).

We have 24 hours in a day.

again to reiterate what was said above….each day is split into four parts.

dawn/midday/dusk/midnight.

morning/afternoon/evening/night.

Dawn in the day is the equivalent of spring in the year.

The sun/light/Jesus returns and expels the darkness/Satan/Saturn….(more later about Saturn!)

Midday is the equivalent of midsummer’s day in the year,June 21st,the zenith…the heights,the highest point the sun will reach in the sky…Jerusalem!

(Jesus riding into Jerusalem triumphant and the people waving palm branches is the allegorical representation of it)

Dusk of the day is the equivalent of autumn in the year.

(Jesus getting judged at the sign of Libra,the scales of justice)

and midnight is the same as Midwinter’s day (or winter solstice)

Jesus/the old sun dies,lies in his grave for three days(the solstice) and is reborn to start the new year as a little baby surrounded by darkness at midwinter,again allegorically depicted as Herod trying to kill him,and in the Moses story Pharaoh trying to kill baby Moses!

A day for a year…a day for a year!

Numbers 14:34

“After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.”

Each day is a miniature year…..it has it’s own spring,summer,autumn and winter!

These are the wheels Ezekiel was telling us about.

Wheels within wheels…..

The day is a wheel/circle/cycle containing it’s own zodiac.

The year is a wheel with four seasons.

There is also another (third) wheel,a Great Year,sometimes called the “platonic year”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Year

It’s also called the “Precession of the Equinoxes”/Axial Precession,again its a science.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axial_precession

The wise men who wrote the scriptures understood this bigger year.

And told us about it in stories and when you “get it” you will see that this is what the bible is telling us about.

A year that lasts approximately 26,000 years with 12 segments yet again.

Each section of the big year is called not an hour(day) or month(year),but rather an “Age”..and there are twelve ages.

The Spring part of the platonic year is called the “Golden Age”.

Summer part of the great year is called the “Silver Age”.

The Autumn age is called the “Bronze Age”.

And Winter is the “Iron Age”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_Man#Ovid.27s_Four_Ages

Another big zodiac.

24 hour day…a wheel.

12 month year…a bigger wheel.

26000 year axial precession….an even bigger wheel!

(wheels within wheels)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+1&version=MSG

Jesus said he would be with us till the end of the age…….what age?

http://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Matthew%2028:20

We will speak about that in future blog.

The next blog will be about the 7’s in the bible and what they stand for.

Thanks again for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

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