“You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.”
The Book of Daniel 5:27
Today when this blog is published,is the autumnal equinox and the start of the sign of Libra….Sept 23rd 2014.
On this day we see the end of the suns reign on earth during the year.
The 6 months of Spring and Summer are over,the 6 months of light and growth have come to an end.
It’s his “Judgment day.” He has now reached the yearly part of his journey where he meets the scales of justice…..The sign of Libra!
He’s heading down to hell/winter from Libra onward folks,its all downhill for “Sunny Boy” in the northern hemisphere.His strength is diminishing fast!
The glyph for Libra looks like the sun setting.Remember in the cycle of the day,Libra equates with the sunset,can you see the sun setting in the glyph below?
It’s also similar to the Greek letter “Omega.”
The glyph also looks similar to the arms that hold the scales.
Libra arrives at the Autumn Equinox (aka the fall).(Equi=equal-Nox=nights)
There are two times of balance every year,the sun passes over the equator at both the Spring Equinox (Aries) and passes back under the equator at the Autumn Equinox (Libra).
Expansion where things grow and sprout outwards (spring/summer) and Contraction where things recede and retreat back inwards(autumn/winter).
Here is a graph to try explaining further,try to ignore my lack of artistic skills…he he.
In this blog we will focus on LIBRA/Autumn Equinox,to show the connections between the day/year/courts/law/scales of justice/and the book of Genesis!
1Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden ‘?” 2The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'”
The Autumnal Equinox arrives each year in the sign of Libra (sept 23rd),the scales of justice,or the balance,and it is the balance of the year,the two forces of light and dark meet at the equinox,however for one of those forces it’s time is up!
The sun has been “weighed in the balance and found wanting” as stated above.
In Egyptian myth,the sign of Libra is represented by Ma’at,the Goddess of the scales who weighs the heart of the dead.
This is where you get the saying heavy hearted,or light hearted.
Interestingly,did you notice in the wikipedia article above,the deceased recited the “42 Negative Confessions”,or “Forty-Two Declarations of Purity” while their heart was being weighed?
Do you think the 42 declarations might have a connection with the 42 “children” killed by the two bears in the story of Elisha?
2 Kings 2:23-25
23 Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!” 24 When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number. 25 And he went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.
Can you see an allegory/story emerging?
Libra is the doorway or portal from light to darkness,the days become shorter than the nights at this point of the year in the northern hemisphere,as Summer gives way to Autumn.
It’s at this point of the year that the sun heads down into Autumn and Winter,or in allegory it heads down to hell/darkness/sin,the scales of the year have tipped over to the dark side!
The sun has been captured by the dark side,hence……
The sun has given earth 6 months of warmth,light and life to all creatures in the northern hemisphere,and it’s also grown crops for mankind.
He was mister friendly sun during those 6 months,however,that now stops.He is the dark sun now,the hidden sun.Saturn was also called El or Elus,he is the elusive sun.
Growth is no more,our saviour/hero/the sun/Jesus has given his life/rays(blood)/warmth/light for us.
Now comes the time of year when all the work in the fields stops,darkness now has the upper hand,just as Jesus said.
“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”
(Autumn and Winter are the night of the year)
Jesus is now going to be judged on the scales.
Here are some zodiacal facts about the sign of Libra at the Autumn Equinox.
(Please pay attention to them,these are important to understanding so many of the myths and bible stories).
The ruler of the sign of Libra is “Venus.”
Saturn exalts (or rises) in the sign of Libra.
And the Sun falls in Libra!
These “planets” are the protagonists and antagonists in the story of the fall of man.
Now you have the main characters in the Genesis story in the sign of Libra.
Venus is Eve! (Venus is the goddess of love/sex and apples)
Saturn is Satan the serpent! (exalting or climbing )
And the Sun/Mars is Adam!
So Saturn exalts in Libra,he is the serpent/prince of darkness climbing the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil(the scales), he is exalting,and he has an offer/contract for Eve/Venus to consider,Eve is the ruler of Libra….Venus!
Notice again in the wiki page below,the link between Venus and the apple.
Venus is connected to desire,Eve desired the fruit/contract Saturn the serpent offered.
She gave it to her husband the Sun,who now falls and is exiled in Libra,this is the fall of man.
The exile of Adam and Eve.
Did you notice in the wiki page above,”Adam” means “red”….why?
Mars is also exiled in the sign of Libra.
The planet Mars is the red planet,the alchemical colour of Mars is red….red is Adam/Mars…and the colour surrounding the Sun when it sets!
So Adam falls or goes into exile in the sign of Libra(the fall)….is this by chance?
Again…..Libra is the sign when the fall or autumn starts every year.
All of the fairy stories about a princess eating an apple/getting kidnapped/falling asleep or going into exile is merely an allegory of this time of the year in the sign of Libra.
You also get the theme in art.
Above is Durers “Melencolia” (the sign of libra).
Among other things,notice the faint human skull in the block of stone(Autumn is the start of the death half of the yearly cycle),the scales,the hourglass representing time?
The woman/Venus looking melancholy crowned with myrtle leaves (of Venus).
She is the eve of the bible.
In the book of Daniel we have the story of the writing on the wall.
The writing on the wall in Daniel is an allegory of the Autumn starting in Libra,the scales,and getting judged.
The “writing on the wall” is the stars aligning,the wall being the wall of the heavens in the sky.
Belshazzar is even told,”You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.”
Think of the two sacrifices Cain and Abel gave to God,they are the two opposites.
Abel sacrificed a lamb to God.Why a lamb?
The Lamb=Aries/springtime(think spring lambs).Abel represents the spring equinox,which leads to 6 months of light and life (his sacrifice gained God’s favour)
And Cain offers the fruit of the ground.
Now when do you get crops?…Autumn time around Libra!
Cain represents the Autumnal Equinox.Then Cain kills Abel his brother……Abel the light/sun/consciousness/goodness dies when he hits Libra.His brother Cain for his part in the tale,goes off into exile during Autumn/Winter…the abyss.
The nighttime part of the year!
Or in the bible story he goes off into the “Land of Nod” and here in the UK the “Land of Nod” means to go to sleep,which we do at night.
It’s all parables and allegories that speaks to our psyche,because its nature and we are part of the natural cycle.
Now you will understand more about Botticelli’s “Venus and Mars.”
Yet again,it’s the two equinoxes,the two polarities!
Venus is Libra in the picture above,because Venus rules the sign of Libra.
Mars is Aries,because Mars rules Aries.It’s also why the Areopagus is also called “Mars Hill.”
Aries=Mars/Spring.Mars is also called Ares.
Do you see the above picture is telling of the polarity of the year?Libra at one end and Aries at the other.
Yet another representation of the equinoxes in allegory,would be the two robbers,one at each side of Jesus.
33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.
Jesus is the Sun/Equator and the two robbers are the two equinoxes.
They are two “robbers” or thieves” in that they take from each other every year.They are aspects of time.The “good thief” takes the “darkness” away from the “evil thief,”and the “bad thief” takes the “light” from the “good thief.”
The thief at his left hand (left hand is the side of disfavour) mocks him and will head into perdition…he represents the autumn equinox.
He’s heading down to hell/the inferno/inverno.(Inverno means winter.Hell is cold folks!….it’s the cold flames of fire/decomposition)
The thief at his right hand asks for forgiveness and is told …”today you will be with me in paradise”
This thief represents the spring equinox.”Paradise” occurs when the sun enters the sign of aries at the vernal/spring equinox.
Paradise means a “park” or “garden” referring to the 6 months of light which grows the vegetation.
Lets look at this story from another angle.
The sunset or Libra of the day.
Sunset is the balance between light and dark with dark overcoming the light as the sun heads down to night.
Did you know “Set” was another name for saturn/satan in egypt? (the dark force)
Set’s brother is named Horus.Set is the Autumn equinox,leading to night/darkness/hell where predators reside.
Horus is the Spring Equinox/dawn.Dawn is “Horus Rising,”The Horus Zone,The horizon which begins the part of the cycle that deals with light/photosynthesis/warmth/growth/greenery.
This is why Mormons say Jesus and Lucifer are brothers,it’s the polarities,the contrasts of the year.
Jesus is Horus/dawn/spring and Satan is set/dusk/autumn.The two opposite sides of the zodiac table….the two opposers!
So again we have the Sun,or Adam setting,or falling!The colour of sunset is red/adam/mars.
The sun is falling and is going into exile for the night.
And to reiterate from earlier on,what about the word evening…..the time when the light and dark are even.”even”ing up or balancing.
Can you see the name of eve in “eve”ning?Again is it just a coincidence or wordplay?
In the year it is the sign of Libra/the autumn equinox/the evening of the year.
The “fall” of the year.There is fruit hanging on the trees,about to fall off.This is when the harvest happens.
Everything sprouts or springs up from the earth at the spring equinox.
….and falls at the autumnal equinox!
Libra is the sign of the scales/the balance.This is the time of the year when people sold their harvest and traded with others.All things were balanced out.
This is also why Libra is concerned with judgement and justice/weights and measures.Libra is also connected with courts and law and justice…the scales of justice.
Have you also noticed lady justice is often green?
The colour of the planet Venus in alchemy is green,why?
The metal of the planet Venus is copper and when copper rusts,you get verdigris.
Also in the above picture of lady justice with her scales,if you have been reading and understanding these blogs,you maybe noticed that its also showing the two equinoxes.
Her two arms are also the two equinoxes in the zodiac.
The sword is the spring equinox….why?
The spring equinox is in Aries,and Aries is ruled by Mars.Mars (god of war) can be represented by a sword.(see my post on the seven planets…link below).The sword represents division/warfare.
The word of god has been represented as mars in the bible,when it was called sharper than any two edged sword.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
And straight across from the sword in her other hand,are the scales,Libra.
Remember Saturn/Satan exalts in Libra,the scales of justice.
As stated before on one of the previous blogs,this is also why you have “devils advocates.”This is also why courts are solemn/saturnine places.The judges and lawyers all wear black robes.Saturn’s colour is black.The judge famously says “take him down,”people are paying bail…or is it Ba’al?….whatever….courts are usually always about contracts,whether they be marriage or work contracts etc etc.
Also as stated in a previous blog,Libra is also why the devil comes to you offering contracts.Libra is also the the time of year everything contracts,whereas in Spring everything expands and blossoms just like the lambs wool by the suns light.Eve contracted with satan by taking the thing he offered did she not?And she accepted the fruit.She allowed the vampire over the door. (This should tell you about how “evil” works,it tricks you into giving over your will and allowing the dark forces to overtake you by your own consent)
Libra is also the time when “hell” begins…hell being darkness/autumn/winter.
In Spring/Summer things on the earth expand outward…plants/life.
In Autumn/Winter things contract inwards,there’s the word “contract” again!
So this is why we have the links between hell/the devil and contracts……..and its all because of the zodiac and the sign of libra!
Here’s something for you to ponder though.
What about the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse….think they could be anything to do with astrology and the zodiac?
The man on a horse with a bow?Also the others have scales/swords.
There are also lambs,lions and virgins.Also scorpions and water being poured out.
Aren’t they awfully like zodiacal themes and motifs?
If you even remember what planet rules a sign,you will then be able to use it as a key to the bible.
You will see the seven planets hidden all over the bible,the 4 elements and the 12 signs of the zodiac too!
All of the great religious festivals happen around the equinoxes and solstices.
Christmas is at the winter solstice.
Easter/The Passover is at the spring equinox.
Rosh Hashanah is around the autumn equinox.
And all the midsummer festivals worldwide.
The 2 solstices and 2 equinoxes that make up the cross of the year.Which means the four!
The 4 stations of the cross,the 4 corners of the earth all come from the zodiac,also the 4 cross quarter days.
In the human body the kidneys are represented by the sign of Libra.
In fact,lets do a little body astrology to get you familiar with what each sign rules in the body.
The head is ruled by Aries and Aries represents the dawn.Things “dawn on you” in your head.It’s where things start from…its where we think of things,where we get our ideas,can you see the lamb on the head of the figure above?
The throat and neck area is ruled by Taurus,where you speak from.Can you see the bull at the throat/neck of the figure above?
Gemini rules the arms,where all the action happens to come from.We use our hands to form things,to work,to create.
Now stop and think.
All things come from the father in heaven (thoughts from the brain),which resides in the head/Aries.Everything starts with a thought!
(this is why judges wear wigs of wool on their heads as they judge)
Jesus is known as the word and words come from our throat/mouth.(Taurus)
And the holy spirit is gods active force,and the holy spirit forms things on the earth…it takes the thoughts/ideas and brings them into fruition on the earth,as do your arms and hands/Gemini.
The Hebrew letter “yod” means hand (and penis) and it is the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.More in a later blog.
Cancer rules the chest/breast.
Leo rules the heart(hence the lionheart/Coeur de lion/Corleone)
Virgo is the house of bread (Bethlehem)…..the abdomen.
Libra are the scales……and aren’t the two kidneys like a little set of scales?
Scorpio represents the generative system and your naughty bits!
Sagittarius represents the hips and thighs(“hip”po means horse).
Capricorn rules the knees/the knee caps.”Cap“ricorn(Saturn rules Capricorn,and Saturn can bring you to your knees!)
Aquarius rules the shins.
Pisces rules the feet.
Now look again at Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,”and see if there are any clues as to what sign each disciple represents.
Manly P Hall in one of his talks on astrotheology says there are certain clues that some of the disciples give as to what sign they are in the zodiac.
First off,notice that they are in 4 groups of three….each of the four seasons contain three months/zodiac signs.
All of the “good” signs,Spring/Summer zodiac signs are at Jesus’s right hand.
In the bible,the just or the good sit at the right hand.
“And He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.”
“‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”‘
These “good signs” are from left to right Aries,Taurus,Gemini,Cancer,Leo and Virgo.
At Jesus’s left hand are the “bad” or Autumn/Winter zodiac signs.
Libra,Scorpio,Sagittarius,Capricorn,Aquarius…..and finally Pisces!
So the one standing at the head of the table (far left) is Aries.Aries starts things off every year….Aries is the head of the table!
Remember Gemini rules the arms,so with that in mind,can you see the disciple third from our left holding his arms up in front of him?
look at the fifth from the left,sprawled across the table.This is the sign of Leo,the Lion King of the zodiac.(The sun only rules one zodiac sign,and that is Leo)
What about the disciple who looks female between Leo and Jesus?That would be the sign of Virgo.(the woman in the zodiac)
The one at the left hand of Jesus who has his arms out like the statue at courts and also in green is Libra(the scales)…see his two arms like the scales of justice?
What about the two who are facing away from Jesus at the far right.They face away from him…..why?
They are Capricorn and Aquarius,ruled by guess what planet?Saturn/Satan.They are the only two signs ruled by Saturn and in opposition to Jesus.
If anyone has any further interest in this subject at all,I would like to direct you to 5 amazing talks on astrotheology by Manly Palmer Hall where he also talks about the last supper and the zodiac,among many more interesting things!
Stick them on your ipod/mp3 player and enjoy!
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