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Astromythology

Updated on April 4, 2017

"The christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun."

- Thomas Paine

Jesus’s Sun God Traits

“light of the world.”

“Risen Savior.”

“comes on clouds, and every eye shall see him.”

12 disciples who represent the 12 signs of the zodiac / 12 months of the year.

Christians traditionally worship their ‘risen savior’ on SUNday.

A representation of Jesus as the sun-god Helios/Sol Invictus riding in his chariot. Mosaic of the 3rd century on the Vatican grottoes under St. Peter's Basilica.
A representation of Jesus as the sun-god Helios/Sol Invictus riding in his chariot. Mosaic of the 3rd century on the Vatican grottoes under St. Peter's Basilica.
The cross was an ancient symbol of the sun which was used all around the world.
The cross was an ancient symbol of the sun which was used all around the world.

Christmas

During the winter solstice, The Sun stops moving toward the south. For three days, December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, the Sun rises on the same degree. On the morning of December 25th, the sun moves one degree to the north. Ancient people thought that anything that was in motion all year long that suddenly stops moving for three days must have died. So the sun god was dead for three days and then moves one-degree to the north on December 25th. The Sun is symbolically resurrected / born again. This is why Christians traditionally celebrate the birth of Jesus on the winter solstice (Christmas). Another reason is because the story of Jesus’s birth corresponds to what happens to the stars in the sky during the winter solstice. But that will be discussed later on.

This is what Christ’s three-day death and resurrection represents. It’s a mythic representation of the sun during the winter solstice. The same is true of the Old Testament character Jonah. Jonah was swallowed by a ‘great fish’ and stayed in its belly for three days and three nights, only to be spewed out the next day after praying to God. Like Jesus’s death and resurrection, this too is a metaphor of the sun ‘standing still’ for three days during the winter solstice. And sure enough, Jesus compares his ‘miracle’ to that of Jonah in Matthew 12:38-12:40: “Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. (The sign of Jonah is the sign of Pisces. That’ll be discussed later in this hub.) For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

Easter

Easter is the Christian Spring festival and it was named after the goddess Eostre. Christians celebrate ‘The Resurrection’ of their sun god in spring with a “Sun rise service”. The date of Easter was always determined by taking into account the same lunisolar cycles. Easter is the celebration of the 'resurrection' or 'raising up' of the sun god into his new life in spring. During spring, the sunlight has become stronger and the plants and animals become revitalized. The rabbits and eggs of Easter tradition are a symbol of fertility and new life.

Pisces symbol found on early Christian mosaic.
Pisces symbol found on early Christian mosaic.
Ichthus Symbol
Ichthus Symbol
Sign of Aquarius
Sign of Aquarius

Astrological Symbolism in the Bible

The early Christians believed in the superstition of astrology. Early Christian churches used the symbol of the fish to represent the age of Pisces. Modern Christians still use this fish imagery without ever realizing that it’s an astrological symbol. The New Testament itself is full of references to fish symbology which represent the age of Pisces, “fishers of men”, “Jesus fed the masses with two fish”, “The sign of Jonah” (Remember that? It’s the sign of Pisces.), etc. The New Testament often talks about the “end of the age” (sometimes mistranslated as “end of the world”). The age that they were referring to was the age of Pisces, which began on the date when Jesus was allegedly born. The next will be the age of Aquarius.

Aquarius is symbolized by Luke 22:7-22:12: “Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

The ‘house’ refers to the house of the zodiac, the man carrying a jar of water is Aquarius.

The early Christians believed that the age of Aquarius would be when the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ would become the new earth. They thought that the end times would occur during the age of Aquarius. It was believed that this was when Jesus would return to the earth.

Another example of astrology in the Bible is Jesus’s birth story in Matthew,

Matthew 2:9–2:11: “After this interview the Magi (royal astrologers) went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

This passage describes what happens to the constellations in the sky during the Winter Solstice (Christmas) on the evening of 24th December / morning of 25th December.

Conclusion

An examination of the ‘astrotheological’ metaphors in the Bible reveals the mythical nature of the texts. Many of the Biblical stories were really just based off of the apparent motion of the sun and stars through the sky. This is especially apparent with the stories of Jesus. The Bible is not history; it is mythology.

"The fable of Christ and his twelve apostles, which is a parody on the sun and the twelve signs of the zodiac, copied from the ancient religions of the eastern world, is the least hurtful part. Everything told of Christ has reference to the sun. His reported resurrection is at sunrise, and that on the first day of the week; that is, on the day anciently dedicated to the sun, and from thence called Sunday — in Latin Dies Solis, the day of the sun; as the next day, Monday, is Moon-day. But there is no room in a letter to explain these things."

- Thomas Paine

© 2015 Kevin Porter

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