(Another question,why did Samson only have 7 locks of hair?See the magnificent 7 blog)
If you get your mind round the fact that Samson and Elisha are the sun.(Or more precisely,the sun in its decline) you will realize that the locks of “hair” are the suns rays (a lions mane is another symbol)or the suns strength.And when the rays/hair get “cut” the sun is losing its strength as it passes through the autumn and winter…this is why Samson gets weaker.
Is it just another coincidence that Samson means “man of the sun?”
So Elisha (the sun) is at the winter solstice (the sun at its weakest,the shortest day)Hence Elisha is “baldy,”all his rays (hair) have gone.
This is the sun at it’s weakest in it’s yearly cycle.
However,when the sun is at the winter solstice (tropic of Capricorn),there is only one way to go for the sun,and that is “up.”And it does start climbing up on Christmas day.
The sun has to climb back up to its throne at the summer solstice (tropic of cancer)Therefore the “children” shout “Go UP you baldhead!”
You can also see why the winters solstice is in the sign of Capricorn,symbolized by the goat,the goat is capable of climbing high mountains.Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign and the goat is a symbol of the earthy sign of Capricorn…and the winter solstice is the bottom of the “mountain.”
So the sun,as a goat (the sun sometimes takes the attributes of the sign it inhabits)therefore starts the climb up to his throne at the tropic of cancer.This will take 6 months from the winter solstice to the summer solstice.
The story of Sisyphus is another account of the Sun’s rising and falling during it’s yearly cycle.
The winter solstice (Capricorn) is also when Samson (or the sun personified),parted the two pillars.These would be the pillars of the old year at the winter solstice.Samson the sun brings down the old year upon himself,by parting the pillars of Gaza.Janus with the two faces is another representation.Janus looks at the old year and the new…the past and the future.
Now with all that said,see if you can see all of the winter solstice imagery concerning Samson,in the following verses from the book of Judges in the bible.
1 Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her. 2 When it was told to the Gazites, saying, “Samson has come here,” they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. And they kept silent all night, saying, “Let us wait until the morning light, then we will kill him.” 3 Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron (Judges 16:1-3).
(Notice the imagery of Sisyphus being told in another form,this time by Samson carrying the gates and posts up to the top of the mountain,just as Sisyphus did with the rock)
And verse 30:-
30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.
Again we also have the symbol of the goat.
Where is the symbol of the goat in the verses above,you may be asking?
Notice he gets up at midnight,well the midnight of the year is the winter solstice!
The winter solstice is also one of the reasons why Freemasons are called “widows sons.”
The “old” sun (father) dies at the winter solstice before it rises again as the “new” sun (child). The child is therefore the “Widow’s Son.”His old father dies just as the new sun is born.
In the yearly story of the sun represented by the character of Jesus,you can now discern when Jesus resurrects the widow’s son at Luke 7:11-15,again it is pictorial of the winter solstice.
Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son
11 “Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.”
The newborn sun is the “golden child” born in the midst of his enemies,those enemies are darkness and cold at the winter solstice.
Herod/Herrut is the darkness/winter who tries to get rid of any new light/children that might threaten his rule.
Herod is also a personification of Satan/Saturn….Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn at the winter solstice.
Jesus is the newly born sun (nativity means birth),the babe in swaddling is here.The new year is in its infancy,the sun’s rays are still weak but will now get stronger each day,lthough surrounded by darkness.This will tell you that the new age (birth) of Aquarius will only be born at the darkest of times,and why Jesus returns at “midnight.”
He is the newly sparked fire that needs to gain hold.And he will,as he regains his strength at spring and deposes his enemies,just as Jesus did with Satans temptations and sets out on his journey to the heights/Jerusalem/tropic of cancer on his two donkeys (Asellus borealis and Asellus Australis).
Its the story of light and the dark.The suns movement between the two tropics passing over the equator twice each year…at the two equinoxes.(spring and autumn).
This allegory is used even till today!
Can you see this story in films such as the lion king?
The lion king is the sun,its mane being the rays of the sun.
Think of little Simba being surrounded by his enemies.
He is a widow’s son,he is helpless and weak in the beginning,just as the sun is!
It’s also the story of Star Wars,it is the story of the tussle between the light and the dark.For example what about the name Luke Skywalker?
The “he goat” being the sign of Capricorn where the “old” sun dies,and the “new” sun is born again every year.
Tragedies echo the autumn and winter months theme,.the dying/suffering aspect.
“Hero returns to save the day” stories are the sun in the sign of Aries as the sun returns in that sign to save the world from the cold /darkness/death/slavery……and ushers in the spring/summer months.The time of light in the earth!
Could the land of milk and honey spoken of in the bible actually be constellations and stars in the spring/summer months?
Could Praesepe also the reason why Samson found honey in the lions carcass when he was on his way to meet a maiden(Virgo)?
Praesepe resides in the constellations of Cancer and Leo,which are the height of summer when Samson (the sun) is strong.
“Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass, and in it he saw a swarm of bees and some honey.”
You might now start to understand that when the bible says “Saul kills his thousands and David his tens of thousands.” It could be talking about the arrival of the sun which scatters/kills the stars,as daylight arrives.
1st Samuel 18:7
As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.”
And if it is telling us about the stars,it’s also telling us truths about ourselves!
“AS ABOVE SO BELOW”
Learn what the hermetecists meant when they said those words above.
It means the same thing as “On earth as in heaven.”
The above tarot card is telling us the same thing.In future blogs we will see how tarot/astrology/hermetics/kabbalah/religions and the holy books are all saying the same thing,from different angles/viewpoints/perspectives.
We do see through a glass darkly!
12 “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
What if all of the stories in the bible are about the stars,nature….and ourselves!…….we’ve just been reading it wrong?
And that’s why its the greatest story ever told!
…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 – Plato
This time though,I would like to focus on the “wheels within wheels.”
Here are some examples of wheels,or cycles.
The three “wheels” or “cycles” are 1/the day,2/the year and 3/the great year.
The day has 24 hours.
The year contains 12 months.
And the great year lasts almost 26,000 years.
If we look at the first cycle,the 24 hour day as a zodiac wheel ….then dawn would be likened to the sign of Aries in the daily cycle.
Why?,well because the dawn or sunrise of the year starts in Aries.Its called the vernal or spring equinox,and it happens every year in the sign of Aries around March 21st.
Each day is like a miniature year.
In the day for example,take dawn as starting at 6am,in the 24 hour day,each 2 hours would equal one sign of the zodiac.
6-8am would be Aries,8-10am Taurus,10-12 Gemini…this is the spring of the day. (Morning is the equivalent of Spring in the day)
12-2pm Cancer,2-4pm Leo,4-6pm Virgo.(Afternoon is the Summer of the day)
6-8pm Libra,8-10pm Scorpio,10-12pm Sagittarius (Evening is the Autumn of the day)
12-2am Capricorn,2-4am Aquarius,4-6am Pisces are the (Winter “dark times” of the daily cycle)
They are like a miniature 4 seasons in one day.
6am (dawn) would be equivalent to the spring equinox of the day,when light overtakes the darkness and brings life back to the earth.
12 midday would be the summer solstice of the day,the highest point the sun reaches in the sky.
6 pm would be the autumnal equinox,when darkness again returns and “overthrows” the light.
12 midnight would be the winter solstice of the day,the darkest hour of both the day and year.
And this is the wheel or cycle of the day.
Each two hours or “zodiac sign” of the day has a different “feel” to it.
For instance,10-12 in the morning (Gemini) has a different atmosphere or “feel” to it than 2-4 (Leo) in the afternoon.
And so in every year,each sign of the zodiac has an atmosphere of its own,with unique attributes.The sign of Gemini (May/June) is late spring,Leo (July/August) is mid-summer,and again they each have a different ambience to them,caused by the angles of the sun.
The 12 month yearly cycle breaks down into the 4 seasons.
Aries/Taurus/Gemini are the signs of the spring months.
Cancer/Leo/Virgo are the signs of the summer months.
Libra/Scorpio/Sagittarius are the zodiac signs of the autumn months.
And finally,Capricorn/Aquarius/Pisces are the signs of the winter months.
The twelve signs of the zodiac are:-
Aries the lamb,Taurus the bull,Gemini the twins,Cancer the crab,Leo the Lion,Virgo the virgin,Libra the scales,Scorpio the scorpion,Sagittarius the centaur,Capricorn the goat,Aquarius the water carrier,and Pisces the two fish.
Let’s focus on one of the signs and see its relationship to the scriptures.
For this example we will pick the the sign of Cancer,the highest point the sun will climb to in the northern hemisphere,hence the “Tropic of cancer.”
Cancer the crab…also it was symbolized by the unicorn and also the dung beetle/scarab in Egypt.
Venus rules the sign of Taurus,and some of the attributes of Venus are love,beauty.But also desire,sex and orgies..Hence the word “venereal” in venereal disease comes from Venus.Another name for Venus is”Aphrodite,”and it is from Aphrodite that we get “Aphrodisiac,”again connected with desire and sex.
And you also get song lyrics like this.
“Goddess on the mountain top
Burning like a silver flame(of course she will have a silver flame,silver is a feminine colour)
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name
She’s got it
Yeah, baby, she’s got it
I’m your Venus, I’m your fire
But those golden calf worshippers of the age of Taurus haven’t discerned that the precessional clock has moved from Taurus to Aries.(They are still clinging to the old ways).
When Moses comes down from the mountain,he has the “culprits” all killed.
Because the sign of Taurus is over.
Please note well the above scenario,because at the start of every age,there is a culling off of all those who cling to the old ways and old Gods (ways of thinking)….still clinging to the old patterns of life.
Moses is leading the people from the old age of Taurus into the new sign of Aries.(The lamb/sheep/ram)All new symbols and images.
Could this be why Moses is pictured with horns on his head….lambs horns?
Here are some other indications that they were heading into the sign of Aries.
Every zodiac sign has a motto.
The motto for Aries is “I AM.”
When Moses asks God who shall he say sent him?….what does god answer?
It is important to know what planet rules what sign,because it will answer why God seems to change all the time.
From a warring tyrant in the Old testament to the caring,beneficent,loving father of the New Testament.
More on that in a bit,but for now,back to the Aries symbolism.
The Jews were known in the old testament to be shepherds…or linked with ram/lamb/sheep symbolism (think King David who was a shepherd),they also blew the rams horns when they brought down the walls of Jericho.All of this is Aries symbolism.
Another interesting thing of note about Aries is that it is also a fire sign.
In fact Christians to this day have fish symbols on the back of their cars.
“I believe” is the motto of Pisces…and Jesus ministry was all about finding “believers.” The people all believed in Jesus.
Doubting Thomas after touching the wound of Jesus “believed,” did he not?
Jesus says in the scriptures,”whoever believes in me will get eternal life.”
It’s all about belief (I believe),which is the motto of Pisces.
As touched on above,Jupiter (the ruler of Pisces) is the benevolent planet,unlike mars the war planet (mars rules Aries).
This is now why.God is benevolent,Jesus preaches a loving god/caring god,in opposition to the warlike God of the Old testament.
Again,all because in the great year,the clock has moved from the age of Aries,(ruled by mars)to the new age of Pisces ruled by Jupiter.All due to axial precession,and how each age has a different effect on the planet and our psyches/consciousness.
Jupiter of the Romans is also called Zeus in Greek.
This is why the new religion of Christianity is built on Peter… The Jew-Peter (Jupiter)
Jezeus and Jewpeter,just a coincidence?wordplay?
In bodily astrology the sign of Pisces rules the feet.(see the fish at the feet?)
Now wasn’t Jesus connected with feet?He was walking everywhere.
Didn’t Jesus get his feet washed by the sinful woman,and didn’t he also wash his disciples feet?
Didn’t he also get a nail in the feet?
The article of clothing still associated today with Jesus would be “Jesus sandals.”
And we still have this this famous picture today associated with Jesus.
Aren’t Christians “footstep followers” of Jesus?
Some contend the statue of peter at the Vatican may be an old statue of Zeus/Jupiter.
Even if it isn’t.,the statues feet are almost worn away from all the rubbing and kissing.
So Pisces is connected with fish,feet,Jupiter,benevolence,and the motto “I believe.”
But one time the age of Pisces will be at it’s end,and then will have to make way for the next “new age” and that new age is the age of Aquarius.
And what do we have swirling in the ether?Songs such as this one below.
And,according to some,we are now at the cusp of the next “new age.”
Jesus the old Piscean guide said he would be with us all the days until the end of the “age” did he not?He promised he would be with us till the end of the age of Pisces.
We have a “new age” movement today do we not?,we have great unrest everywhere.The birth of the new age is upon us,and like any birth,it will get bloody and stressful until the new child/new age arrives.
The new age of Aquarius is the “son of man” who will arrive,Aquarius is the only man of the zodiac (all the rest are animals,twin boys,centaurs etc)Aquarius is the man with the water pitcher.
And right on cue,Jesus tells us this in luke 22:10
“As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters”
Notice the man with the pitcher of water? (Aquarius symbolism)
Notice we also have to follow him into the “house” (houses are connected with astrology and the zodiac)This would be the Aquarian “house” of the zodiac.
A whole new way of thinking/rules/teachings/ways will enter into our psyches/mass consciousness….it’s a renaissance of sorts.
The old institutions are now starting to go stale,can you see it?….feel it?
This is why the bible says there has to be a great apostasy (falling away),before the next system/age arrives.People can see through the lies of their religions and are turning away.This new age of information is crumbling all the old paradigms/models/patterns of living all around us.
The old ways will be eradicated,the old wineskins/institutions cannot contain the new wine.
“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”
It’s an out with the old and in with the new!
Yet people will try to cling to the old ways,even to the death,just as they did in the story of the golden calf in Moses day.
In Jesus time,there was a great culling also,Jerusalem was surrounded by the Romans and those who didn’t heed the warning of Jesus perished.What warning?
“And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.”
And the historian Josephus said over 1 million people died.
So there was a culling when the age of Taurus gave way to the age of Aries,and a culling when the age of Aries gave way to the age of Pisces.
And moving into the next age will be no different.
Have a wee look at the motto for Aquarius above,the motto for the age that is coming.
Ponder on that motto and you will comprehend why the bible says there will be a great apostasy from religion,which is all but belief and superstition.
The book of revelation also shows Aquarian symbols throughout for those who can see it.
Aquarius is ruled by Saturn (and Uranus,more in a later blog)
Such as this.
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb”water being poured is an Aquarian motif.
And also this.
“Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
Saturn who rules Aquarius is the God who is associated with the sickle and scythe,with which he reaps the harvest of the earth.
In the above verses…can you see Aquarius and also Saturn featured?Can you see the grim reaper there?(old father time) Saturn is connected with the harvest.
In the book of revelation 14:3,the “new song” is the whole new way of living/thinking/doing.
Its a renaissance,a new tuning.
Jesus and Moses were not real historical people,they were representations/composites of those who were awake and conscious of what was happening around them.They were the light,the consciousness,they were those who came back to life,those who rose from the dead…they were the dry bones come to life!
Its an awakening…a new realization…a paradigm shift.
I remember finding out the truth about Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Allowing myself to question dearly held beliefs,that we were told never to question.
It was a massive awakening for me,very frightening also,it was as if I awoke from a hypnotic spell.The scales fell from my eyes.And I could see through all of the deceptions and lies.
I never felt so alone as I had next to no one to talk to about it though,and yet I felt empowered by knowing the truth about “the truth,”as Jehovah’s witnesses like to call themselves.
Every ex-Jehovah’s Witness talks about having an awakening/a dawning that it wasn’t the truth…and for every one it is an incredible journey.
its an a-haaa!I get it! moment.”I see the real truth behind the veil” type of understanding.
Seeing the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz.
Jesus said he would bring division did he not?
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law–a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’
Jehovah’s witnesses can no longer talk to anyone who speaks out against the organization,they must be totally shunned.
Jesus is a metaphor for the truth and light (darkness is ignorance/lying) and when people accept “real” truth they accept Jesus/the light/truth/conscious awakening,that is why Jesus is the a-ha moment.
The dawning of the age of Aquarius will be like that for mankind.
At the end of every age,people also escape from bondage/slavery.
In Moses time they escaped from Pharaoh and Egypt…and bondage to the Egyptians.
God told Pharaoh to “Let my people go.”
In Jesus time they escaped from the false teachings of the lawmakers/pharisees/scribes leaders of that time also.
Jesus said,”you will know the truth and the truth will set you free”
There will be an escape to freedom in this age also,however….
“To escape from your prison,you first have to see you are in one”
Finally……..here is a quote from the book “whee! we,wee all the way home”
And again,if you got through all that…thanks for reading!