|The Star of Bethlehem|
Andrew J. Bevan, QHP, DMS Astrol. (c) 1987
hypothetical chart for the Birth
of Jesus takes base upon the triple
conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces in
the year 6
B.C. as the origin to the legendary Star
of Bethlehem. The conjunction between Jupiter and
Saturn occur every 20 years, but those occasions where the planets
meet to form three successive conjunctions in the same passing is rare
phenomena. Of even greater scarceness is the occurrence of these
phenomena in the sign of Pisces.
the three conjunctions the ancient astrologers accounted the 2nd
conjunction to be the highest. Al
Biruni or Maternus
(I have to check my classical literature here – my initial research
on this topic was done in 1986), one of them, has a phrase for the
opposition that a planet forms to the Sun, calling it “acronyze”
or something like that. The birth chart for Jesus is based upon the 2nd
and retrograde conjunction of Jupiter/Saturn, and at that point where
the applying planets reach the opposition of the Sun. The opposition
is at its height and due directly south in the skies for the elected
moment of birth. In other words the Star of Bethlehem stood directly
above the place where the child was lay at the moment of birth.
and Pluto (although the latter was not discovered at the time) form a
wide configuration with Jupiter, but close enough to remind us of Serapis:
“the power that disposed the universe into its present order”.
The focal point is Jupiter, the Preserver. Saturn conjunct Jupiter in
Pisces brings according to the lore of the time, the manifestion of
God on Earth.
that when considering the configurations among the planets, Saturn is
the greatest enemy of the Sun because they are of opposite powers.
Equally, the Moon is in opposition to Mars, who is her greatest enemy.
These aspects caused him many opponents among people who found him
provocative, and turned the people against him in his hour of
judgement, ref. St. Luke 23:20-21.
people had difficulty in understanding the meaning of Jesus’ words
is shown by the position of Mercury. Mercury
lacks major aspects, so people had difficulty in
making the connection when he spoke (In addition to the guy having
Moon VOC). The unaspected Mercury offers Jesus no one to counsel with,
but centres him more in the expression of his own mind. However, it
not is correct to say he was limited by a personal truth, because Mercury
in Libra gives an open mind, allowing him to
appreciate and encompass the wisdom of many.
is one minor aspect to Mercury, a sesquiquadrate with the Moon. This
aspect causes stress and tension, and people would have found it
slightly irritating when he related to the shortcomings of the
personal behaviour and craving for wealth in the material world.
Mercury is contained
by the Sun
Jesus drew his opinions from a strong inner source of light,
inspiration and authority, but he expressed himself subtly, through
visions and refined thought. He had a way of lifting peoples
understanding to see new possibilities and put things in a greater
connection. His stories mystified his audience, but quite frequently
people sat back confused and it was not until Jesus himself explained
the story that they could grasp hold of the meaning of the lesson.
Mercury in Libra is expert in
birth chart lacks planets in the fire element. This
does not indicate that Jesus was lacking in spirit, or in his
abilities as a leader, on the contrary. When the chart is short of
planets in an element it is called a “hidden Grand Trine”. The
hidden grand trine shows were there are natural gifts and inborn
talents according to the element that is void. Jesus stood out with a
natural gift for spiritual leadership, although his experience of the
world is that it was lacking in fire. We
find this configuration in the chart of Ghandi, too.
conjunct Neptune gives a token of his self-sacrificing love and
affection for all people, but which also put him through much trouble
and pain to the planets position in Scorpio. Neptune is co-ruler of
Pisces on the 10th, and the same is for Venus who has her
exaltation in Pisces. The two are joined in the 5th house,
as Jesus is to have paid special attention to the children, as
indicated in St. Mar 10:13-15; “I tell you the truth: Anyone who
will not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter
indicated by the chart for the Baptism,
Jesus was 29 ½ years old
when he was baptised. St. Luke 3:23 says he was about the age of 30
when he started his missionary. When directing the ascendant according
to the Age Point method, the Age Point reaches 7 ½ degrees Capricorn
at the time of the baptism. This is within orb of the conjunction of
transiting Neptune at 8-9 Capricorn and in opposition to transiting
Uranus at 7 Cancer. Both transits are extremely relevant. Neptune
rules holy water, baptism and spiritual enlightenment. Transiting
Uranus in Cancer and opposing the Age Point is more likely the role
played by an outside part, namely Johannes the Baptist. Uranus is
retrograde and after Jesus was baptised, sudden misfortune sought
Johannes who was thrown into prison.
likely to have occurred in year 33 AD, when there was both a solar and
a lunar eclipse at about Easter, but this is the revolutionary
implication of this chart because if it is considered to be the birth
chart it means that Jesus must
have been 38 ½ years at the time, and not 33
years old as commonly thought.