Illustration Left: The Dove, symbolic of the Holy Spirit, approaches the Grail to be Baptized. Note the three Holy Colours: Blue (Heaven), Scarlet (Sacrifice), and Purple (Royalty).
The 7-Day Creation has been a source of great confusion over the years. Some believe it to describe a literal week in which God created all things, but this interpretation appears quite irreconcilable with reality: for instance, plants cannot survive without light, yet we read that they were created before the Sun. Readers of a more progressive nature take it to mean Ages – God created all in Seven Ages, thousands of years, etc. This is likely done in response to the past 200yrs of scientific discovery, but also finds support in Scripture where we read that To God each day is like a thousand years, a thousand years like a day. But is this what was intended?
Still others interpret it according to the Seed of Life or the Seven Classical Planets. These are also valid, but again one can’t help sense a certain lack of explanatory power. It seems that, rather than seven literal days, Creation occurred in Seven Sets of Days – Seven Months. Below are the Hebrew months in question, with their corresponding zodiac and the harvests of ancient Israel:
Day 1: Nisan, March-April; Aries
- Separation of Light from Darkness
- Vernal Equinox: Ecliptic rises above Equator, Light emerges from Darkness
- Barley ripens, marking the start of Pesach
Day 2: Iyar, April-May; Taurus
- Separation of waters Above and Below with Heaven (firmament, that which is fixed)
- Celestial Equator divides Spring (Above) from Autumn (Below)
- Wheat and Oats in May, Peas and Lentils April-May
Day 3: Sivan, May-June; Gemini
- Waters below gathered into one place: Earth brings forth grass, herb, and trees yielding fruit
- Close of Grain harvest
- Wheat and Oats, Chickpeas, Sesame and Flax in June, and GrapesJune-September
Day 4: Tammuz, June-July; Cancer
- Let There Be Lights in Heaven
- Summer Solstice: Ecliptic at Highest Point
- Chickpeas and Grapes, Sesame and Flax
Day 5: Av, July-August; Leo
- The Waters brought forth Life in abundance, whales of sea and birds of sky
- Millet July-August
Day 6: Elul, August-September; Virgo
- God Created Man in His Image -Male and Female, gave all herb bearing seed
- Grapes; Figs, Pomegranates and Olives September-November
Day 7: Tishrei, September-October; Libra/Scorpio
- God rested, Blessed the Day, and Man Fell
- Autumnal Equinox: Ecliptic falls below Equator
- Grapes, Figs, Olives and Pomegranates
- Earth was tilled, as was common at this time
Regarding the Zodiac, there is some slight overlap, but they have been listed with the month that they would dominate. Virgo and Leo would likely overlap in late-Elul or early-Tishrei, for instance. I have yet to see another paradigm capable of explaining why light appears after plants: here we see that they grew between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, which is completely true. The light was not yet in heaven because the Sun doesn’t reach its peak until Tammuz. I suspect that the Jewish Community has long been aware of these correspondences, but it seems that this knowledge was not passed on to Christian Orthodoxy.
New Light On The Flood
Proceeding from Tishrei – meaning Beginning, Sept-Oct, we enter Cheshvan – the 8th month. Methuselah, grandfather of Noah, died at 969yrs on 11th Cheshvan, 7 days before The Flood of Noah. On this same day, Benjamin is believed to have been born to Rachel. (These dates are Talmudic Tradition.) It was Jacob who named him Benjamin, Rachel actually named him Ben-Oni – or Son of My Mourning. Here we appear to find Egyptian correspondence: when Osiris died, Isis was so stricken with grief that she wept for her lost love: her tears flooded the Nile, which occurred annually until the Aswan Dam was built.
Isis corresponds to Venus and is preserved in Virgo. The Nile Flooding reaches its utmost in October, or Tishrei-Cheshvan, but can sometimes last into mid-November, in particularly bad years. This is close to the Olive harvest, beginning in Aug-Sept. In late summer to early fall, Sirius – The Dog Star – rises in the east shortly before dawn. This star is the basis of the Egyptian calendar: when its heliacal rise occurs around Sept 20th, near The Equinoctial Fall, it signals the beginning of a New Cycle – the Inundation or Flood period. If we turn our attention back to Rachel and Benjamin, we may deduce that Ben-Oni is Sirius, child of Venus’ weeping that brought the Flood around the time of his birth.
1st Sivan is traditionally taken to be the end of The Flood, around May-June: it is in June that the waters reach their lowest point, beginning to slowly rise again – accelerating in Sept-Oct with the birth of Benjamin. Notice that in the 7-Day Creation Sivan is the month of gathering the waters into one place, i.e., they return to their proper place. The following month, Tammuz, corresponds to Cancer – ruled by the Moon: this is likely because crab populations fluctuate according to lunar cycles, and are subject to the flow of the tides. This is when Lights are put in Heaven, coinciding with the Solstice.
The Grail, Olive and Dove
When the Flood ended, Noah released a Raven and a Dove, the latter returning with an olive-leaf. Corvus and Crater, the Raven and the Cup, are two constellations near the left hand of Virgo, the Virgin: these two are cradled by Hydra, the Sea–Serpent. This could easily be The Serpent of The Field, drawing Virgo into Libra-Scorpio. I know of no less than two Greek myths that explicitly allude to these constellations. The first is as follows:
Apollo [the Sun] sent Corvus to fetch him a cup of water from a nearby spring. The bird was gone for quite some time, because he was waiting for a fig to fruit. When he returned with a serpent in his grip along with the Cup of water, he tried to blame his delay on the snake; Apollo saw through this trickery and banished them to their present location in the heavens.
The fig, cursed by Christ in the desert, did not offer its fruit until Sept-Nov, the season in question. He actually cursed the fig for this very reason, its lack of fruit. The second has been seen in earlier segments:
In the chaotic beginnings of existence, Eurynome the Creator was surrounded and bound by Ophion the serpent. As a means of escaping his grip, she transformed herself into a dove and, in emerging, laid the Egg of Creation. The egg was opened by Ophion and released the entire Universe.
Eurynome the Dove is Corvus the Raven; the cracked Egg of Creation is The Cup of Water; Ophion and the Serpent are Hydra. Eurynome could also be the evening itself, giving birth to “Night’s Silver Egg” – The Moon. We find these same signs in the legends of the Druids: The Egg is offered by a hoard of Serpents, holding it in the air with their hissing. There is a hoard because Virgo is surrounded by serpents – thus revealing the true identity of Medusa, as well.
Illustration Right: The Raven or Dove stands beside the Grail, atop the low-lying Serpent.
Virgo is NE of Libra and NW of Crater-Corvus, standing just above the ecliptic, with Hydra under her feet just below the same. Therefore Hydra the Serpent tempted the Virgin and she fell into darkness through Libra-Scorpio during the equinox, when the ecliptic falls below the celestial equator. Not far from here we see Vela – The Ship, surrounded by all sorts of animals. Below is the general order of the heavens centering around Vela, lying just below Hydra:
- Canis Major&Minor, The Dogs with Sirius (Son of Mourning, Flood Star)
- Monoceros, The Unicorn
- Lepus, The Rabbit
- Lupus The Wolf
- Centaurus The Centaur
- Musca, The Fly
- Apus, The Bird of Paradise
- Hydra, The Sea-Serpent
- Corvus, The Raven
- Leo&Leo Minor, The Lions
- Ursa Major, The Great Bear
- Cancer, The Crab
- Canes Venatici, The Hunting Dogs
Etc. It’s quite likely that only some of these were visible alongside Vela, but this is certainly remarkable. Thus, from Sept-Nov we see The Equinoctial Fall, Nile Flood, Olive Harvest, Ship, Raven, Cup, Serpent, and Virgin! The Dove of Crater releases the Olive-Harvest signaling death of the Flood Season in November. It was a raven until the waters receded because the raven is a symbol of death, while the dove is one of hope, life, rebirth and purity – like the olive; when brought together they are the symbol of Peace.
Isis, with her myriad symbolic attributions, was often represented wearing a crown of Olive Branches with Ouroboros circling it. The latter reveals her to be a child of Saturn, as the Serpent eating itself is his symbol; the former associates her with the Flood Season, when her tears baptized the world.
Illustration Above: The Serpent, Raven, Grail, Lynx, and Noah’s Ark are seen here, in a diagram from Urania’s Mirror (1825). Virgo, Gemini, Leo, and other nearby signs are not shown.
Athene and The Olive of The Sea
The Parthenon of Athens was built to commemorate Athena Parthenos, the Virgin Moon Goddess of Greece. According to Morford and Lenardon’s Classical Mythology, on the West side we see “..the victory of Athena (by her token of the olive tree) over Poseidon…” (p.108)
Luna conquered the Sea with the Olive that is still harvested from Sept-Nov in the northern hemisphere. The Harvest Moon is the next full moon after the autumn equinox; after this is the Hunter’s Moon, which – if the former were full on September 22nd – would land on October 21st. (One lunar month is 29.5 days.) It was likely this or the one following that conquered Poseidon, the latter landing somewhere between November 19th-20th. If we count another 29-30 days, we find ourselves at the Winter Solstice. Inanna, the Sumerian Venus, was the daughter of Sin – their Lunar God.
The Egyptian Flood period constituting the first third of their year was as follows, spanning 4 Lunar Months:
- Tekh: Sept. 11Th – Oct 10th (Virgo-Libra/Scorpio*)
- Menhet: Oct 11th – Nov 9th (Libra-Scorpio)
- Hatour: Nov 10th – Dec 9th (Scorpio-Sagittarius)
- Karhka: Dec 10th – Jan 8th (Sagittarius-Capricorn)
*According to Funk&Wagnall’s, Libra and Scorpio were seen as one until Roman times (30BC).
To sum up what we’ve already seen:
- In Tishrei, Sept-Oct, Man Falls below the celestial equator with the death of the harvest season
- Virgo above the ecliptic is tempted by Hydra below, and she falls through Libra-Scorpio
- In Cheshvan, Oct-Nov, we see The Flood of Noah
- During Olive season the Nile Flooding occurs, when Virgo, Crater-Corvus and Vela are seen
- Athena, the Moon of Greece, conquered the Sea by the olive that’s harvested Sept-Nov
- The Sumerian Venus (Inanna) was daughter of the Moon (Sin)
This tells us that Venus was likely reborn at some point between November and December in this case, presumably coinciding with the Egyptian month of Karhka. This brings us to the Winter Solstice, the Birth of Christ.
Star of the House of Bread
The Star of Bethlehem, like the 7-Day Creation and 666, seems quite poorly understood. Many have searched for an elaborate series of planetary alignments or something similar to account for what we read in Matthew, but in my opinion this search is unwarranted: I believe that the Star of the House of Bread (Beth-Lehem) is Venus, for a few reasons. Apparent Retrograde Motion is when a heavenly body appears to temporarily reverse direction, not unlike passing another car on the highway. On a daily basis the heavens move east to west, but over slightly longer periods of time all things move eastward: retrograde is when a planet appears to move west, opposite the rest of the solar system.
With Mercury and Venus (inferior planets, between us and the Sun),retrograde occurs when they overtake our orbit. You may recall that Christ was born 42 Generations after Abraham? He wasn’t. If we count, there are in fact 41 Generations: there are only 13 from Babylon. The retrograde of Venus is exactly 41 Days. For 41 days Venus is in retrograde moving west: Christ of 41 generations heads west into Egypt with His Mother shortly after birth.
“Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” – Matthew 2:2
The Elongation of a planet is its angular distance from the Sun as seen from Earth: the Greatest Western Elongation occurs west of the sun in morning, while the Greatest Eastern Elongation is east of the sun – in evening. First, she is hidden behind the Sun; in one month she is visible, and six months after that she reaches her GEE – foreshadowing the Winter Solstice in this case. This is also an incredible key that may be applied to Genesis: on the 7th Day Adam and Eve are banished to the west; again seeing these as months, after Venus’ 7-months as Evening Star, she falls westward.
“Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.” – Matt 2:7
Most seem to interpret this as meaning that ‘Herod’ did not know when the Star rose. I disagree. I believe he inquired diligently because he knew what star it must have been,and feared the thought of being overthrown. If it was the Evening Star of the East, the Heavenly Venus, this would foreshadow his downfall. She has always foreshadowed the birth of the new King, and with Herod’s determination to learn what time it rose, Scripture gives us a third clue that this is indeed the Star in question. Why else would he care what time it was? -Unless it were Evening, prophesying his death.
This is The Star of Bethlehem – the name itself also alluding to Stella Maris: wheat being used to make bread, man traditionally attributed its discovery to her. This contrast of Western Morning and Eastern Evening Stars is incredibly enlightening and will come up again, but consider The Wizard of Oz in relation to the Books of Matthew and Genesis: the “Good Witch of the East” and “Wicked Witch of the West.”
A Speculative Reconstruction
To conclude this section, I offer the following interpretation of Christmas / Hanukkah:
On the Eve of the Solstice, under Capricorn and ruling Saturn (Herod?), the Magi perceive the Evening Star, Virgin of the Sea rising in The East. In the Cave of Greatest Night Our Lady stands at Her absolute brightest, shining down upon us. At dawn She gives birth to The Light of The World, who lay among the hay borne by the Hand of The Virgin Maiden- the wheat of Venus perpetually held by Virgo.
The Magi, in witnessing this Great Omen, pitch their Tabernacle and send their burnt offerings of Frankincense and Myrrh, signs of their devotion to The House of Bread.This offering sits atop the copper of Stella Maris (copper being the metal of Venus*), andis accompanied by the Golden Bread of Microcosm, reminiscent of the same Venusian wheat. Fleeing in retrograde, Lady of Saturn and Child of Capricorn enter The Land of Darkness under cover of night. Egypt called itself Khem, meaning Black or Darkness – a reference to the soil that was a direct result of the Nile Flooding. Though this isn’t the word used in Scripture, it here transforms Egypt into Land of Darkness, in line with the Book of John. Egypt is often called The Black Land.
*The Tabernacle Altar consisted of three metals: Solar Gold, Lunar Silver, and Venusian Copper.
This concludes Section Two, Venus and Wheat will become increasingly relevant as we proceed.