Turn! Turn! Turn! (wheels within wheels part two)

Hi folks!

Before we jump straight into this blog…if you have little to no knowledge of the zodiac and its signs/the seven planets……and the four elements……please read the first blogs to give some background as to how this blog came about

https://biblodiac.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-bible-and-the-zodiac/

https://biblodiac.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/the-hidden-knowledge/

Again…before this blog gets underway…I said in the previous “wheels within wheels ” blog you can get a lot of bible stories from looking at the decans of the zodiac…the decans being the three ten-degree sections of each sign of the zodiac (each sign takes up 30 degrees of the 360 degree circle of the zodiac)

Can you remember the three decans of Cancer from the last blog?

Cancer decans are…..Ursa Minor(the little bear),Ursa Major(the great bear),Argo(the ship)

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notice the “lesser” and “greater” sheepfolds also? …..if you read the gospels…those decans might make you think of some gospel stories about a sheepfold

 

Isn’t it another coincidence that argo is a….ship!…..ARK!

Also we have two animals…the great bear and little bear (ursa major and ursa minor)

Again….coincidence?……an ark and two animals?

add to that coincidence the fact that cancer is a WATER sign…(the flood)

http://www.astrology.com.tr/water-signs.asp

so now we have water,an ark and two animals……

anything else?

well…we actually have more animals connected to cancer……in the actual constellation of cancer we have “Asellus Borealis” and “Asellus Australis”….the two donkeys!..another two animals to go in the argo!

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Now we have two bears and two donkeys next to the argo…ARK!

(can you also see the story of the Jason and the argo-nauts in the story…as they go looking for the golden fleece (the sun in aries the ram)…i.e the start of spring bringing back the sun from the months of darkness

And funnily enough if you take the first letter of all the months after the summer solstice has been and gone….(J)uly,(A)ugust,(S)eptember,(O)ctober,(N)ovember….you get……JASON!

Cancer is the top of the “mountain” of the zodiac….it is the acme…the heights…the pinnacle…the highest the sun will get to in the year…the longest day is in cancer

and doesn’t the ark land on a mountain?

The crab is the symbol of cancer…in Egypt the scarab beetle was the symbol of cancer

The tarot card that corresponds to the sign of cancer is “the chariot”

http://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/chariot/

see if you can find further connections for yourself,with the sign of cancer…its decans and stars in its constellations…..and neighbouring constellations also….and also “the chariot” tarot card….it will take effort…but it is very rewarding when you see all the connections for yourself

for instance…the crab has a suit of armour…a shell…the scarab has “armour” also

and on the chariot tarot card we have someone in a suit of armour

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notice also…the four living creatures…bull,eagle,man and lion…and funnily enough…a crab above his head…the sign of cancer

 

It all means something!….see if you can find anything else for yourself

“When the pupil is ready the teacher will appear”…..YOU are both the student…AND the teacher!

however….back to this blog talking about another “wheel”

The wheel we are concerned with this time is the wheel of the zodiac

The glorious twelve!

The cycle of the twelve

The twelve signs of the zodiac!

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the zodiac wheel

 

 

Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)

Pete Seeger wrote the above song (made famous by The Byrds)……and it is true…everything does have it’s season

However did you know that Pete Seeger got the lyrics to the song from the bible?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

notice the polarities?

born/die…plant/reap

weep/laugh…break down/build up

war/peace….tear apart/sew together

kill/heal…..cast away/gather

 

The Kybalion (do not get confused with Kabbalah..they are different) has seven principles all concerned with natural concepts…..they are as follows

1/The principle of mentalism

“The Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE
ALL.”–The Kybalion.

(The principle of Mentalism embodies the idea that “All is Mind,the universe is mental”)

2/The principle of correspondence

“As above, so below; as below, so above.”–The Kybalion.

(The Principle of Correspondence embodies the idea that there is always a correspondence between the laws of phenomena of the various “planes” of being and life)

or another way of saying it…“As above so below”

3/The principle of vibration

“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything
vibrates.”–The Kybalion.

(The Principle of Vibration embodies the idea that motion is manifest in everything in the Universe, that nothing rests, and everything moves, vibrates, and circles.)

4/The principle of polarity

“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything
has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same;
opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree;
extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes
may be reconciled.”–The Kybalion.

(The Principle of Polarity embodies the idea that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its opposite.)

everything has two poles?….hmmm

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THE “J” and “B” on the card above stand for Jachin and Boaz

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

it means the two polarities…the male…Jachin

and the female…Boaz

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In Kaballah the two pillars are called the pillar of mercy (male)

and the pillar of severity (female)

however…wouldn’t you think that the pillar of mercy should be a feminine trait?

and should not the pillar of severity be a masculine trait?

you would think so……however…here we have the fourness again….the masculine contains the feminine

and the feminine contains the masculine…..just like the yin/yang has the fourness…as does the compass and square…see previous blogs for more info on this

5/The Principle of Rhythm

(The Principle of Rhythm embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, a to and fro, a flow and inflow, a swing backward and forward, a pendulum-like movement.)

or as the Kybalion also says….“everything has it’s tides” everything has a “toing and froing”

the tide comes in…and it goes out…….the summer must eventually give way to winter and vice versa

“Everything flows out and in; everything has its tides;
all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests
in everything; the measure of the swing to the right,
is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm
compensates”–The Kybalion.

6/the principle of cause and effect

(The Principle of Cause and Effect explains that there is a cause for every effect, and an effect for every cause.)

It also states that there is no such thing as chance, that chance is merely a term indicating extant causes not recognized or perceived.

“Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause;
everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a
    name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of
causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”–The Kybalion.

for instance the “chance” of throwing a six on the dice every time…….if you knew angles and speed (the unrecognized law) to throw the dice to a microscopic extent..you could throw a six every time…it wouldn’t be chance

7/the principle of gender

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine
and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all
planes.”–The Kybalion.

(The Principle of Gender embodies the idea that gender is manifested in everything.)

Gender is manifested as the Masculine and Feminine principles, and manifests itself on all planes.

The kybalion also tells us that there are those among us who understand these principles and can use the laws to gain advantage over others who do not understand the concepts and are tossed about by these laws rather than using them to their own advantage

you can get a free audiobook of the kybalion at the link below….I would highly recommend it….it furthered my understanding of these concepts by leaps and boundshttp://thoughtaudio.com/titlelist/TA0094-Kybalion/index.html

and you can also download it and put it on your mp3 player…for free!

Back to the twelve signs now

The zodiac is a wheel that turns…..it has its twelve signs and each comes in its turn…and gives way to the next in turn

The poet Manilius…celebrated in the days of Augustus Caesar,wrote this about the twelve signs

“Now Constellations, Muse, and signs rehearse,
In order, let them sparkle in thy verse.
Those which obliquely round the burning Zone,
And bear the Summer and the Winter Sun,
Those first: then those which roll a different way
From West: nor Heaven’s Diurnal whirl obey:
Which Nights serene disclose, and which create
The steady Rules, and fix the Laws of Fate.

First Aries, glorious in his Golden Wool,
Looks back and wonders at the mighty Bull,
Whose back-parts first appear: He bending lies
With Threat’ning Head, and calls the Twins to rise,
They clasp for fear, and mutually embrace;
And next the Twins with an unsteady pace
Bright Cancer rolls: then Leo shakes his mane:
And following Virgo calms his rage again:
Then Day and Night weigh’d in Libra’s Scales,
Equal awhile, at last the Night prevails,
And longer grown the heavier scale inclines
And draws bright Scorpius from the Winter signs:
Him Centaur follows with an aiming Eye
His Bow full drawn and ready to let fly:
Next narrow Horns the twisted Caper shows,
And from Aquarius’ Urn a Flood o’erflows.
Near their loved Waves cold Pisces take their seat,
With Aries join and make the round complete.”

Occult literature tells that we can find the twelve signs of the zodiac in the “blessing of Jacob”

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

This occurs in Genesis chapter 49…where Jacob is on his deathbed and gathers his sons to give each of them a blessing

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Jacob blessing his sons

The first son to get his blessing is Reuben in chapter Genesis 49:3,4

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

at the end of verse four Jacob is alluding to Reuben sleeping with Jacobs concubine Bilhah

Genesis 35:22

“While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel (Jacob) heard of it.”

However did you also notice that Jacob said that Reuben was as unstable as water?

and in the zodiac the only sign containing water is Aquarius…in fact the symbol of Aquarius looks like this

aquarius-labelnotice the waves?……the unstable water

1/Reuben represents Aquarius!

The next blessing is bestowed on two brothers at once….unusual….why two?

Genesis 49:5-7

“Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel”

well there is one sign of the zodiac that has two brothers in it….Gemini

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the twins of gemini

 

What two brothers does Gemini contain?…Castor and Pollux..the Dioscuri…the polydeuces

and isn’t it strange that both sets of brothers have a similar story?

The story involves revenge for their sister…and slaughter of the men of a city

in the case of Simeon and Levi it is the rape of their sister Dinah by Shechem

and in the story of Castor and Pollux it is the rape of their sister Helen

and the slaughtering of a city in revenge

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-wo9FDUhLwUC&pg=PA217&lpg=PA217&dq=simeon+levi+castor+pollux+dinah+helen&source=bl&ots=uxCuhD7nnt&sig=XUWj9_Y9xSc6_Zv1ZQYxb1g3x-M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YGBXVZu_E8-R7Aa34IDYCQ&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=simeon%20levi%20castor%20pollux%20dinah%20helen&f=false

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=aZdTRCHSN2gC&pg=PA20&dq=castor+pollux+destroyed+attica&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAWoVChMIqICCw7THxwIVsW7bCh0tpQHZ#v=onepage&q=castor%20pollux%20destroyed%20attica&f=false

and did you notice Jacob also says…”I will divide them”

and in the myth of Castor and Pollux weren’t they divided?

Castor was killed and became a mortal in Hades and Pollux remained immortal

2/Simeon and Levi are the brothers representing Gemini

Next brother is Judah…..Genesis 49:8,9

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Judah is compared to a lions whelp

now what sign of the zodiac contains a lion?

Leo is the sign of the lion…Leo (july-august) is the hottest part of the year in the northern hemisphere…the sun with its long rays……the lion with its mane

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just a coincidence?

3/Judah is Leo

Next Zebulun at Genesis 49:13

Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.”

Of all the animals in the zodiac…which would dwell at the haven of the sea?

There are possibly two…the two fish of Pisces…..and the crab of cancer….however…notice it says “He” not “They”

There is only one….the Crab……Cancer…the home of the crab is usually close to the shore…the haven of ships

and cancer is also a genus of crabs!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer_%28genus%29

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4/Zebulun is Cancer

Next Issachar at Genesis 49:14,15

14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

the name Issachar means “hireling” or “servant”

The ass or ox is the servant of man…both are “beasts of burden” that pull things in helping the labour of man

and Taurus is an earth sign……Taurus arrives at the time of year for plowing and planting and those beasts of burden help with that work

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-wo9FDUhLwUC&pg=PA216&dq=light+of+egypt+%22taurus,on+the+esoteric+planisphere,is+occupied+by+issachar,which+means+hireling+or+servant%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SmBYVZu_KoH3UszcgZAE&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=light%20of%20egypt%20%22taurus%2Con%20the%20esoteric%20planisphere%2Cis%20occupied%20by%20issachar%2Cwhich%20means%20hireling%20or%20servant%22&f=false

5/Issachar represents Taurus

Genesis 49:16

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

If you have read any of the previous blogs …you will know the sign of Libra the scales is connected to law,courts and judgment

in fact you see the set of scales connected with courts…the scales of justice

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Dan represents Libra…..in fact all of the autumn signs get a mention in connection with Dan….starting with Libra the judge/law/justice

just to recap the three autumn signs are respectively…Libra,Scorpio,Sagittarius

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scorpio can be represented by a serpent as well as a scorpion and an eagle

http://www.edgemagazine.net/2009/11/scorpio/

and Sagittarius is a horse and rider……

sagittariusand isn’t it strange that those three in a row are mentioned in those verses

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

6/Dan is Libra the judge

Next we have Gad at Genesis 49 verse 19

19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last

Gad is overcome by a troop (or little army)

what signs are connected with armies and troops?…….the answer is those signs connected with mars…..and there are only two….Scorpio and Aries…Scorpio is ruled by mars as is Aries

Scorpio is connected with generation and the sexual organs…sensual delights

and this is what is meant by being overcome with a troop…this is the fall of man through sex…the little troop according to esoteric literature is the little army of sperm

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the “seminal fluids” are connected with “the troop” also

 

7/Gad is Scorpio

Next we have Asher in verse 20 of Genesis 49

20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Again,if you have been following the blog….and joining the dots on your own…you will know the house of bread is Virgo….you will see the connection in my blog about “the eternal virgin”….Virgo holds an ear of wheat….Virgo is when the harvest begins…..in the human body Virgo corresponds to the stomach….”the bread basket”

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He He…you get the point though

 

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again…notice the ear of wheat

 

what about when the verse says “he shall yield royal dainties”….well didn’t the king “Jesus” come from Bethlehem?…and doesn’t Bethlehem mean…”house of bread?”

see the first paragraph of the wiki page below

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

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8/Asher is Virgo

Next…Naphtali….Genesis 49:21

21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

Next we have Naphtali…what sign does he represent?

notice he is called a hind?….a hind is a deer….a climbing animal!….as is a goat…what time of the year do we usually see deer in cards and tales?

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At Christmas!….Christmas is in the sign of Capricorn….also…..in the picture below we will see summer represented by a lion…and winter by a deer

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on the far right….notice the DEER representing the winter part of the cycle…the feminine part of the cycle of the year

Naphtali means “my struggle” and this is when the light returns (the daylight starts increasing again…light struggling with the darkness….in the bible this is represented by “the slaughter of the innocents” by Herod) and little Jesus being taken into Egypt to hide from Herod’s wrath…

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

or in revelation…into the wilderness to hide from the wild beast

it is also represented in the old testament by Moses struggling with Pharaoh to set his people free…(which Pharaoh does eventually at Aries…..symbolized by the lambs blood on the door lintels of the Israelites)

Both Herod and Pharaoh represent the darkness of winter…and the weak but ever strengthening sun is represented by Jesus and Moses….and they struggle for dominion

it is the yearly natural struggle between light and dark

in the lion king it is the struggle between scar and little simba…(the weak sun…no mane)

and it also says in the bible verse above…he giveth goodly words…and we do too at Christmas

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the goodly words we give at christmas time…in capricorn represented as naphtali in the blessing of jacob

9/Naphtali is Capricorn

Next Genesis 49:22-26

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But HIS BOW abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel)

25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

The “archers that hated Joseph” were his jealous brothers who sold him into slavery

You might also notice that this parallels the story of Saul hating David and throwing a spear at him

1st Samuel 19:9,10

“Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp with his hand

Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall.”

(Sagittarius is a centaur…and you will see the centaur either with a bow or a spear…and it does mention a bow in the bible verse above)

The only sign of the zodiac with a bow is Sagittarius…..just a coincidence?

 

98d198d0b14cfb6fe920cad66ae87065sagittariusTo be precise Sagittarius is the centaur “Chiron”…and again….Chiron is wounded by an arrow fired by Hercules….I am sure you will see the parallels with the Jacob’s blessing of Joseph above in the myth of Chiron

http://www.comfychair.org/~cmbell/myth/sagittarius.html

You will also see the parallels with Joseph,David and Chiron in the story of Hercules and one of his twelve labours…….that of fighting the Nemean lion

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

In Genesis 49:24 it also talks about a shepherd..and that alludes to the sign of Aries

24 But his BOW abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel)

now the amazing thing about all these myths when you put them together…they are talking about the element “FIRE”….why?

the fiery triplicity of the zodiac are the following….Aries(shepherd),Sagittarius(bow,centaur,chiron) and finally Leo (the Nemean lion and Hercules fighting it with his bow)

http://astrology.about.com/od/foundations/p/FireElement.htm

Hercules first labour contains all three of the fiery signs actually

Hercules fires his bow at the lion……(Sagittarius and Leo)….however there is also a ram (Aries) in the story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemean_lion#The_First_Labour_of_Hercules

In the above page it says the following

“he (Hercules) met Molorchos, a shepherd who had lost his son to the lion, saying that if he came back within 30 days, a ram would be sacrificed

each of the signs of the zodiac take up 30 degrees of the zodiac also…..and that corresponds to the “30 days”

10/Joseph is Sagittarius

Next we have Benjamin (meaning “son of the right side”)

The right side is the favoured side….the East where the sun rises each day

Genesis 49:27

“Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.”

what planet and sign is the wolf connected to?

well for one thing…the planet mars is connected to the wolf…see the first paragraph in the page below

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_%28mythology%29#Sacred_animals

and mars is where the month “march” comes from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March#Origin

and March is when the sign of Aries arrives

notice in the bible verse above it also talks about “devouring the prey?”

sheep are among the prey of wolves

Mars rules Aries

Mars is connected to wolves and Aries is connected to sheep

the bible connects the two also

Matthew 7:15

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”

remember false prophets arrive just as the Christ arrives…and the arrival of the light is at dawn…..dawn is connected to Aries…the dawn of the year is in the spring equinox……Aries

“Wolf in sheep’s clothing” is a hidden symbol of Aries

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Aries is connected with both wolves and sheep

the verse above also says “Benjamin(Aries) shall “divide the spoils”

And Aries does divide the spoils…the spring equinox separates the winter from the spring…the darkness from the light……the daylight becomes longer then the nightime…they divide

again…Mars rules Aries

11/Benjamin is Aries

 

and the blessings of Jacob stop there

28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

Strangely there seem to be only 11 signs mentioned in that blessing don’t there?

We seem to be missing one of the twelve signs…and that sign is Pisces..the two fish

However…..this matter can be resolved

Let’s go back a chapter to Genesis 48:5,6 where Jacob is talking to Joseph

Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are. “But your offspring that have been born after them shall be yours; they shall be called by the names of their brothers in their inheritance.…

Jacob says to Joseph…”your two sons are mine”…..the two sons belong to Jacob…….and the verse goes on to say…any born after those two belong to Joseph!

In the above verse Jacob claims Ephraim and Manasseh as his own…and those two fit neatly just like a jigsaw into the sign of Pisces…the two fish

why?…..well let’s go forward to Genesis 48:16

“the Angel who has delivered me from all harm –may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the earth.”

the word “increase” is “dagah” in hebrew

http://biblehub.com/lexicon/genesis/48-16.htm

“and let them grow
dagah  (daw-gaw’)
to move rapidly; to spawn, i.e. become numerous — grow.

and the word “dagah”….also means “fish”

http://biblehub.com/hebrew/1710.htm

Fish are known to breed/multiply like crazy

Do you remember another famous account of growth or multiplication with fish?….Jesus feeding the multitude with …how many fish?…..Two fish…again the sign of pisces…because Jesus was the messiah for the Piscean age

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piscesThe two brothers Ephraim and Manasseh are the two fish of Pisces!

12/Ephraim and Manasseh represent Pisces!

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Rembrandt painting of Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh (pisces)

And that gives us the final piece of the jigsaw…the twelve signs of the zodiac in the blessing of Jacob!

The next blog will be about the sevens

 

If you managed to get through all that…..thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three Cycles…The Day,Year and The Great Year.

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Wheels within wheels in a spiral array
A pattern so grand and complex”

Rush (Natural Science).

Ezekiel 1:16

“The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

Hi folks…this blog is a long one!

The purpose of this blog is to hopefully show why the three cycles of the day,year and great year affect us all.

Most people are unaware that there is a “Great year.”

And also it will show how the “Great Year” and the zodiac are right there in the bible….just under the surface.

It will also explain how there seems to be a contradiction in the way God acts….i.e in the old testament he is a cruel,angry,warmongering god…wiping out rival nations and sparing no one.

Yet when Jesus comes along he tells us his father is a beneficent god…caring for the individual and telling us to love our enemies….why?

Its to do with the zodiac and the planets!

In this case the difference between the planet Mars (ruler of Aries/God of War)…and the planet Jupiter (ruler of Pisces/Jovial beneficent God) as we go round the big clock/zodiac of precession.

To understand what I’m getting at,please try to familiarize yourself with the qualities of each of the 7 planets of the ancients(see my blog called “the magnificent 7” for some info)

Please click on all the links…..they will fill in the gaps and hopefully confirm what I’m saying.

So folks….here goes!

The day,the year….and the great year.

Three cycles or “wheels of time.”

Although we are familiar with the first two,most folks are unaware of the great year.

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

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

This blog is about the bible and the great year,and of course…the zodiac!

“This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel.”

EZEKIEL 1:16 

“And if you look for it as for silver

and search for it as for hidden treasure,

then you will understand the fear of the Lord

and find the knowledge of God.”

PROVERBS 2:4,5

In the first chapter of his book,Ezekiel describes a vision where he sees four living creatures and “wheels within wheels.”

The 4 “creatures” are a bull,lion,man and eagle.

All occult orders understand that the 4 creatures are symbols and among other things can represent the 4 elements.

Churchgoers who take the bible literally,do not on the whole.

The bull,man,lion and eagle can respectively symbolize…earth,air,fire and water.

These are occult hidden teachings……..in no way mainstream….known to all the secret orders…and completely alien to your average person in the street.

here’s the result of a search for the Free Masonic order and their understanding of the symbols.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=freemasonry+lion+bull+eagle+man+4+elements

The Rosicrucians.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=rosicrucians+lion+bull+eagle+man+4+elements

And also the Hermeticists.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=hermeticism+lion+bull+eagle+man+4+elements

Only now are we (the profane) glimpsing these formerly hidden things.

We understand that “hermetically sealed” means airtight…..the word “hermetically” pertains to hermeticists and Hermes,the Mercury of the Greeks.

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

These teachings have been kept “airtight” to all except those who are truly looking for truths.

And these once hidden teachings,are now being made available to all.

For more on the living creatures and their meanings,please see my other post below.

https://biblodiac.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/the-hidden-knowledge/

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.

https://okafala.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/the-crab-the-scarab-the-unicorn-the-chariot/

The sign of cancer is the very height of the suns transit through the year.It’s acme,its zenith…its highest point.

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Notice where it says “Summer solstice” at the top of the upper part of the sine wave (June 21st) and you can see it is the beginning of the sign of Cancer.Jerusalem (summer solstice) is the heights..Heaven! The opposite (winter solstice in Capricorn around December 21st) would be Gehenna…the depths….Hell!

The sign of Cancer is also allegorized as Jerusalem,the heights,the most high,the zenith,the top of the mountain…Heaven!

Here’s an interesting verse in the bible that bible folks still argue about to this day.

Why did Jesus require two donkeys for his glorious ride into Jerusalem?

http://www.tektonics.org/qt/twodonkeys.php

The verse in question is matthew 21:2.

The King James version of the bible names this passage of scripture the “Triumphal entry.”

And it is a triumphal entry…why?

Because Jesus/The Sun is about to ride into Jerusalem/summer solstice/sign of cancer as king.

Jesus/The Sun will reign as the “most high” as it reaches the highest point of its yearly journey.

And the people shout this in Matthew chapter 2 verse 9.

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c]

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

And the people still welcome the Sun/King/Jesus at the Summer Solstice to this day,just as they did back then.

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People giving reverence to the King at Stonehenge at dawn.

Do you get it?

The sun is almost above your head on this day…it is at its highest point of the year.

Its all about the sun,the zodiac and the constellations.

“Jerusalem” symbolically is the sign of cancer…the summer solstice…the tropic of cancer is the heights of the year.

The sun is reigning as the most high over mankind in its glory.It is the longest day and the light/sun Jesus is on his throne.

So getting back to the question…why did Jesus tell his followers to get two asses to ride into Jerusalem?

Look at the constellation of Cancer,and what are the chances of this?

The constellation of Cancer has two donkeys or asses.

Asellus Borealis (The northern donkey)

Asellus Australis (The southern donkey)

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So when the sun is in the sign of Cancer (the crab) at the summer solstice,there are two donkeys with him,just as the bible says.And he’s at his height of power at the tropic of Cancer (Jerusalem)

However,what goes up must also come down,and the sun will be decreasing after this point and the days will get progressively shorter once more.

So why was the sign of Cancer symbolized by either a scarab or a crab?

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The scarab beetle with the sun.

The thing about the dung beetle/scarab is it pushes a ball of dung backwards.

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The scarab pushes the golden ball backwards,just as the sun at the summer solstice starts to move back wards down to the tropic of Capricorn.

And the crab has its sideways walk,looks like it is retreating.Another interesting fact about the crab is that it also sheds its shell.

And this pictures the sun in Cancer,retreating right after being at its zenith,the sun starts “walking” sideways/backwards in its yearly journey round the zodiac wheel.

http://www.thealchemicaljourney.co.uk/uncategorized/cancer-the-crab-the-scarab

And so it was for Jesus also.It was all downhill from there on for him after he rode into Jerusalem in triumph.

Riding into Jerusalem was his zenith,the people waved palm branches and hailed him as king.

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Notice the sun at Jesus’s head.

However,after this,Jesus is about to get betrayed/judged and finally killed.

It’s the story of the sun!

So that was the day and year,but now we get to the great year,also called the precession of the equinoxes,or Platonic year.

Also axial precession,and this “precession” is due to the wobble of the earth,like a spinning top seemingly turns opposite to its spin as it wobbles.

notice in the picture below…the two different directions of the earths spin

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precession#Axial_precession_.28precession_of_the_equinoxes.29

In the above wiki page notice the sun moves 1 degree every 72 years.

We will touch on that in a future blog.

The bible is telling us about the movement through the great year in pictorial poetry.

The massive cycle of nearly 26000 years.

And it starts in the sign of Taurus on the big year in the bible….as we are moving backwards through the zodiac,reaching a different sign of the zodiac roughly every 2000 years.

This is why it is called precession and not procession.

Hence we go from sign to sign like this.Taurus/Aries/Pisces and Aquarius.

And each one of the twelve,2000 year periods are called “ages”

As we move from one sign to the other there is a guide to usher people through the birth of the new age….these are the messiahs.

Other groups call the Messiah by a different name,but they are all the same.

Buddhists call him Maitreya,Hindus call him Krishna,Christians call him Christ,and Muslims call him Imam Mahdi or “the twelfth Imam.” (twelve due to the twelve signs of the zodiac)

If you read the articles in the wiki pages below,please notice all the numbers are linked with all the other religions. (because they are all linked by the zodiac)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_al-Mahdi

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

The new age is a whole new way of doing things,a whole new consciousness/atmosphere/collective psyche. It’s a new system of things!

For instance,when mankind was moving from the sign of Taurus to the birth of the new age in the sign of Aries in the big precessional clock……the “messiah” or guide back then was Moses.

The age of Taurus was the time of bull/cow/calf worship (we still see remnants of cow worship in India to this day).

So at the cusp of Taurus/Aries we have the scenario of Moses heading up Mount Sinai to get the commandments from God.These commandments or laws are the new rules for the new age that has arrived.

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However while Moses is up the mountain,the people down below make a golden calf.

The Golden Calf is representing the age of Taurus.

The people also have an orgy (sahaq) See section 3(d) in the page below.

http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/0232.htm

Why?

The sign of Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus.

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
your desire

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?

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Here are some other indications that they were heading into the sign of Aries.

Every zodiac sign has a motto.

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The motto for Aries is “I AM.”

When Moses asks God who shall he say sent him?….what does god answer?

Tell them “I AM” sent you.

http://biblehub.com/exodus/3-14.htm

We learned the planet Venus rules the sign of Taurus,but what planet rules the sign of Aries?

Mars!

Mars is the god of war,and this is why now their god is the “Lord of hosts,”or “Jehovah of armies.”

http://www.gotquestions.org/Lord-of-hosts.html

They are constantly at war with their neighbours,from the influence of Mars.

Even today we get the word”martial” from Mars,and also the word “march.” Mars  rules Aries (Ares is the Greek word for the god Mars).

This is also why in the scriptures Paul preaches at Mars Hill,also called the Areopagus.

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

Soldiers also “march” off to war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March#Origin

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.

http://www.astrology.com/article/zodiac-signs-aries-sun-sign.html

And didn’t Moses talk to the burning bush?

Now that was the Age of Aries the lamb,now on to the next age in the precessional clock and we arrive at Pisces. (the two fish)

So after Moses and his age is over with,the next messiah will be the guide taking people from Aries to the sign of Pisces,so step up Jesus,the Piscean Messiah!

This is also why Jesus was called the lamb of god also,he was heralding the end of the age of Aries,just as the golden calf heralded the end of the age of Taurus.

The sign of Pisces is two fish,the motto is “I believe”(see chart above) and the ruling planet is Jupiter/Jove or Zeus.

We get the word “jovial” from Jove or Jupiter.

So we should expect some fishy type symbolism from the life of Jesus…and some Jupiterian stuff also.

In astrology Jupiter is the greater benefic,as opposed to Mars who is the lesser malefic.

http://thezodiac.com/jupiter2.htm

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

And right on cue with the fish symbolism,his disciples were to be “fishers of men” and some were fishermen by trade.

In fact when Jesus starts gathering his disciples,they are out fishing in their boats.

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Jesus fed the masses with “two fish,”the sign of Pisces is two fish.

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+14%3A13-21&version=NIV

He also gets a coin from a fish’s mouth.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%2017:24-17:27&version=NIV

Incidentally,it was a four drachma coin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_in_the_fish’s_mouth

Early Christians identified each other by the symbol of the fish.

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

In fact Christians to this day have fish symbols on the back of their cars.

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Fish symbolism is connected to the sign of Pisces.

“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?)

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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?

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Didn’t he also get a nail in the feet?

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mark2:22

“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?

Luke 21:20

“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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_%2870_CE%29

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.

Revelation 22:1

“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.

Revelation 14:15

“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.

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Notice all the symbolism of Saturn from this medieval painting,Aquarius bottom left,Capricorn bottom right,the six pointed star of Saturn,and holding the sickle….the harvest Saturn is connected with is the harvest of humans as spoken of in Revelation.

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.

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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.

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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.”

Exodus 8:1

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”

John 8:32

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”

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And again,if you got through all that…thanks for reading!

The Bible and the Zodiac

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Welcome to all who made their way to my blog.

The bible and the zodiac?You may be asking yourself,isn’t that an oxymoron,doesn’t the bible condemn astrology?

If you asked me that 10 years ago I would have agreed.

However I am going to make a claim that will disturb and upset people,and if that happens to be the case, I understand,I really do,I know it did disturb me at first.

It is difficult to look hard and truthfully at dearly cherished and long held beliefs,and to even consider them as being wrong,it is as hard as staring at the midday sun,and mostly everyone will turn away from doing so!

So please know I mean no harm.

My claim concerns the zodiac,astrology and the bible.

Astrology and the zodiac is all throughout the bible,hidden in plain view for those who have eyes to see it,and are willing to dig just under the surface of the bible verses.

And it means much more than horoscopes,reading your stars in the newspaper,fortune telling and weird animals in a circle.

It isn’t woo or gobbledygook,it is a form of “ancient science,”and it’s amazing once you “get” it…..as I hope to show.

First though,how did I get to this point,how did I get here,and what brought me to this thinking?

Well since I was little,I’ve been asking,”what is life all about?”

My mum said I was always interested in wanting to know who God was even when I was little,I always remember her telling me one of the first questions I ever asked was “Who is God?”

I also wanted to know what the bible was saying from a young age,I could not understand a word of it,yet it seemed somehow important to people.

I always thought it was telling us something,but for the life of me,I couldn’t grasp what.

However,the need to know what it was saying,seemed at times insatiable.

This led me to religion,I tried churches here,there and everywhere….but they didn’t seem to feed my “hunger.”

I was always as empty leaving them as I arrived,yet everyone else around me seemed happy enough,satisfied with what they were taught,so therefore I used to think the fault lay with me.

Then I became a Jehovah’s witness through a circle of friends,one of my friends had a sister who was in the navy,and he told me she was going to leave the Royal Navy to become a Jehovah’s Witness.

Well I knew nothing about Jehovah’s Witnesses and asked him why it would make her leave what I thought was a good career,it sounded a strange decision to make.

He said she had found “the truth” about the bible and she could no longer remain in her career.

Then I had another friend who after talking one time about “spiritual things” with the same group of people (none of whom actually were Jehovah’s witnesses) he gave me a book to read saying it was very interesting.

The book was “You can live forever in a paradise on earth” written by the watchtower society.

When I started reading it,it seemed to use bible verses all the time to explain it’s stance on things,and I thought it had answers for every question raised.

For compared to my little understanding I had at that time on my life’s journey,and the understanding of every churchgoer I had met previously,JW’s seemed to know a lot.

They seemed to know their bible well,and when asked any question,could quote scriptures fluently to answer them,and boy could they flick through the bible,knowing every book it seemed and pinpoint the answer in seconds.

I thought I’d found where God was! (uh oh)

I met my wife there,and I was a Jehovah’s witness for over two decades,thinking I had the truth.

However (I bet you knew there would be a however…he he),the gnawing returned and eventually my questioning led me out of there too.

I started to realize the witnesses knowledge of the bible was by rote,and they never strayed much off their well trodden path.

And when I really started to question “our” dearly held beliefs…the answers were not forthcoming…however hostility was.

I remember the occasion of the last circuit assembly ( a circuit assembly is a gathering of a couple thousand JW’s),I asked a brother I knew,a simple question I had at the back of my mind,concerning  Job 40:17.

(You’ll probably laugh at the absurdity of the conversation but it’s where JW’s are in their thinking)

Jehovah’s witnesses say that the “behemoth” talked about in Job was a hippopotamus according to the “society.” (the top brass).

The verse says…..

“Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.”

I said to the brother that I didn’t think the tail of a hippo resembled a cedar as it was just a little short thing.

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His answer shocked me,he said to me “Watch what you’re doing,beware of looking too close into things…as the brothers who write the books know much more than you,and to start researching yourself can get you into spiritual trouble”

I thought,”WOW!” we are really restricted.in that we cannot even talk about the bible verses openly and “stray off the path” of what we’re told…not even one iota or people get nervous around you.”

(petty stuff eh?)

And adding on to that experience,I saw a “sister” (JW’s call each other “brother” and “sister”) crying outside the main auditorium and was being calmed and comforted from one of the assistants.Her response again stopped me in my tracks…she actually said “I should try crying like this more often,I got more attention and help here,than I’ve ever had at my own hall.”

I could see the poor woman was depressed,obviously felt unloved and unnoticed,and all this in “Jehovah’s loving organization.”

After that I went back into the main auditorium and saw the “man from Bethel” (Bethel is the main headquarters) giving his talk,walking up and down…people were hanging on to his every word,nodding and applauding,all the while I could see some of the things he was saying weren’t right.

The scales were falling from my eyes!…..big time!

Then my questioning continued,I remember saying to my wife one time,”I think there is something wrong with the Governing Body as they have had an affiliation with the United Nations for 10 years” (Jehovah’s witnesses teach that the UN is the seven headed wild beast of the book of revelations).

And the watchtower’s response was that they only did it to gain a “library card”

un.pt.guardian.2001-10-15lettertoenquiryHowever the UN have stated that you do NOT have to be an NGO (non-governmental organization) to use the library…..so someone was lying…….guess who?…he he

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So I said to my wife,I think there is wrongdoing going on with the Governing body,but not to worry…”Jehovah is still in charge”,at that she burst out crying saying I was trying to destroy her faith!

It stunned me!…it really did!I thought she would at least look at what I was talking about.

She didn’t…I could sense the fear from her!

Things from then on took a life of its own,there was no going back for me…I wanted to follow what was true,not lies perceived as truth.

I started “allowing” myself to research further and the house of cards collapsed completely.

I started to try to help others see the sham of the watchtower and all of the lies they were telling……oops! big mistake…no one wanted to hear it (that shocked me again).

In fact it turns out….everything was my fault!…I was the baddie for questioning.

I even received a visit from two of the elders on a shepherding call

They did not appreciate my sincere questions,or give me any answers that satisfied,and when I showed the convincing evidence of their false teachings,it was water off a duck’s back.

I (to my amazement) even received bitter opposition for even daring to ask such questions.

The cracks began to spread like lightning bolts……….

To say I was shocked when the house of cards collapsed would be an understatement.

My whole world evaporated before my eyes.

“Friends” who I thought were real friends disappeared,whoosh,gone,overnight!

In my greatest time of need when I needed someone to talk to,I had no one,I never felt more alone.

I want to state here though,they aren’t bad people,not at all,they are good people under a “spell/delusion” that binds them.

A “spell” that compels them to follow “the faithful and discreet slave” obediently without question.

It reminds me now of the German people under Nazism,compelled to obey by peer pressure,never to question the leadership.

JW’s are never to doubt God’s sole channel,to obey and follow no matter what,and to castigate/shun those who question the leadership.

They still ignore me to this day,it is incredible how you can be loved one day and hated the next,by your whole social circle.

Under immense pressure though,my wife,our kids,all stayed by me even though they are still witnesses.

Although it did cause an earthquake in their lives,they stood through it and we are still intact 8 years later.

I started to read the books I was told were dangerous “apostate” books …yet  they were the very books that would free my mind from the “spell” I was under…and believe me I am convinced it is a form of mind manipulation/control or as some call it…undue influence.

Those books were telling me the other side of witness world,and it helped me to have an “informed” opinion,rather than a “uniform” opinion.

I had no idea I was even under such a “spell” in the slightest,however looking back I now accept it was a form of conditioning,influence……….mind control!

I had an awakening of sorts,a new realization,a paradigm shift…an enlightening!

We were told as JW’s,that “apostate” books would confuse and trick us,lead us to destruction of faith.

That is wrong!…..to have an informed opinion you need to see the other sides point of view and if you really,REALLY have the truth it should stand up to scrutiny and should swat any lies like a gnat.

I realized that the people who wrote “apostate” books weren’t the demons we were told they were.

They were merely folks who could no longer ignore that small quiet voice inside,listened to their conscience,and tried to help those imprisoned by the lies of the governing body.

Even though they knew the dramatic consequences that speaking out would lead to,such as an ousting from their social circle….as I eventually would come to realize for myself.

For anyone interested Raymond Franz was such a man,he lost everything for “TTATT” (the truth about the truth) (Jehovah’s witnesses call their religion “the truth“) and you can read his story in the book “crisis of conscience.”

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

All of the above is said as background to how I arrived here.

So here I was,back where I began.

SO WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

Then came the jolt that started me on this amazing journey.

And it concerned the book of Ezekiel and his visions

Who was Ezekiel?

Ezekiel was among the captives taken into exile to Babylon from Jerusalem in the scriptures.

While in Babylon by the river Chebar (or Kebar) he had a vision of a chariot with four living creatures.

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Raphael’s depiction of the four creatures starting from from bottom right going clockwise… bull,lion,man and eagle

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+1&version=NIV

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_creatures_%28Bible%29

The 4 living creatures were:-

A bull.

A lion.

A man.

And an eagle.

And here’s where serendipity entered into things.

My cousin who had an interest in astrology said they were the 4 fixed signs of the zodiac.

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

The bull was Taurus

The lion was Leo

The man was Aquarius

And the eagle represented Scorpio!

I thought,stop there,I hardly know the zodiac but I know that the eagle isn’t a sign for Scorpio…the scorpion is…I knew that much….or so I thought!

However a quick google and there it was!

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=scorpio+eagle

The next thing that made me go “hmmm” was looking at those four signs on the zodiac wheel.

they formed a cross on the wheel.

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A cross?…now isn’t that strange?

However….what did it all mean?

Why were Ezekiel and John who wrote “the book of revelations” telling us of the 4 creatures?

Ezekiel 1:10 KJV

“As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.”

Revelations 4:7

“The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.”

Next time I will continue my journey.

And talk more about these 4 strange creatures and their link to the tetragrammaton,and how they symbolize the same concept….or formula!

And all Jehovah’s witnesses know about the tetragrammaton (meaning “four letters”).

Thanks for reading.

Peace to all peoples of the world!

Biblodiac.