In the picture to the left, we see the Sol in Aries, Light of the World in the Lamb, the latter standing at the Heart of the Sevenfold Covenant that is “the bow in the heavens” (Post-Flood, God’s Promise to Noah). Within this covenant, Seven Shining Planets emanate from The Golgoltha, or skull, of The One Sun. The Terrestrial Grail catches the Lambs-Blood Offering of Spring atop The Tabernacle.
*In The Kabbalah Unveiled, we read in footnote: “In the cranium” (or skull), BGVLGLTHA, Begolgoltha, or in Golgoltha. In the New Testament it is worthy of note that Jesus Christ (the Son) is said to be crucified at Golgotha (the skull); while here, in the Qabalah, Microprosopus (the Son), as the Tetragrammaton, is said to be extended in the form of a cross…in Golgoltha (the skull).”
– Sepher Dtzenioutha (Book of Concealed Mystery) 2:33
*Tabernacle – essentially the portable dwelling-place of The Lord. In Hebrew it is Mishkan, often taken to mean ‘rest’, with a value of 420. 4/20 is April 20th, the last day of The Sun in Aries.
We are now thoroughly acquainted with The Birth of Christ, but what of the rest of His Life? Amazingly, we need only wait one week to find the next event. According to Torah, the son is to be circumcised on the 8th day of life – just as David, 8th son of Jesse, is the root of Iesous – 888. This number likely reappears for its musical implications, the rebirth of Sol in the Octave. In the previous segment I mentioned that the retrograde period of Venus is 41 days, comparable to the true generations of Christ (14+14+13=41). Before we can proceed, we need to learn a few terms:
Retrograde motion, as mentioned, is defined as: The apparent westward motion of a planet relative to the stars as a result of the Earth being passed by an inferior planet (Astronomy, Harper-Collins).
Conjunction is when two or more heavenly bodies are aligned in a linear fashion: one, the inferior conjunction, when Venus or Mercury lies directly between Sun and Earth; the other, superior, when the Sun is in the middle.
Greatest elongation is a planets furthest angular distance from the Sun on the horizon: at Greatest Eastern Elongation (or GEE) Venus is east of the Sun lasting her longest into the evening, and western (or GWE) is the opposite in early morning, but these alternate cyclically. (Astronomy)
A synodic year or cycle is the amount of time it takes for two successive inferior (or superior) conjunctions to take place: this is 584 days for Venus. This is not the same as orbit, which in this case would be 224 days. Some of this has already been said, but it is best to familiarize oneself with these terms.
The Generations, Birth and Circumcision
From Venus’ greatest eastern elongation, nearing her brightest, she quickly ‘falls’ to the horizon, entering retrograde as she approaches inferior conjunction – when Venus lies between Earth and Sun. After this, she continues in retrograde for a time, appearing to move opposite the heavens. This is the flight west into Egypt.
It has long been said that the foreskin is the female aspect of man, and the clitoris is the male aspect of woman: thus we truly were originally male and female. Man is circumcised on the 8th day: removal of the feminine aspect on the 8th day corresponds to the severing of Venus from Sol on the 8th day of the inferior conjunction! During her 41-day retrograde she falls in front of the Sun for exactly 8 days.
When Abram became Abraham following circumcision, the Zohar states that Shekhinah, the Divine Feminine, attached to him. This is a supplanting of the material with the spiritual Bride. Venus is the epitome of Femininity – on the one hand the material harlot and on the other the Divine Virgin: in Greece we see this dual-nature not only in Hesperus and Phosphorus, the Evening and Morning Stars, but also in Aphrodite Urania, pure love of the heavens, vs Aphrodite Pandemos, material lady of the commoners. The former was born pure, following the castration of Uranus; the latter was a child born through the sexual relations of Dione and Zeus (Luna and Jupiter).
This contrast of Divine and Fallen Lady is also seen in Eve and Mary, Lust and Purity. From inferior to superior conjunction there are 263 days and roughly 7 lunar conjunctions: these are seen in the Babylonian legend of Ishtar, she was forced to give up 7 garments to enter the underworld and received them one by one as she returned therefrom. Climbing the western skies at dusk, it takes her some 7 months to reach Greatest Eastern Elongation (and vice versa). This is yet another possible candidate for the Seven-Day Creation – aligned with a seven-month period culminating in a fall westward. This is likely also why we read 14×3 and 41 generations: the 14 lunar conjunctions per cycle on the one hand, and the 41-day retrograde on the other. These are the two values of the Hebrew word Mother, as well: אמ.
In short: The 41 Generations from Abraham to Christ compare to the 41-Day retrograde period; the 3×14 generations to the 14 lunar conjunctions of Morn or Eve; the 8th day circumcision to the 8 day inferior conjunction; the Star in the East to Venus at GEE, and the flight west to the apparent retrograde motion.
Can there be any doubt remaining that Venus is indeed the Star of the House of Bread? -Herald of the newborn King? Apparently yes. Many interpreters (e.g. Max Heindel, Sarah Titcomb) essentially state that Virgo would have been the ‘rising sign’ around Christmas, and that this is The Mother of Christ. This would presumably make The Holy Spirit Corvus, in this case a Dove, near her left hand. It is difficult to say which is the ‘correct’ interpretation, but the correspondences with Venus certainly shouldn’t be ignored, for example the fact that it takes Venus 8yrs for her synod to resynchronize with her original starting point; it may be postulated that the rebirth of the king was foreshadowed by a Virgin every 8yrs at GEE. I leave it to the reader to choose which paradigm is more complete or logical, it could even be both- Venus in Virgo. In any case, The Feast of the Circumcision of Christ is typically celebrated between 1st and 2nd January- 7-8 days after Christmas.
A New Aquarian Gospel
Less than a week after circumcision, Baptism is celebrated on the 6th! This has also been called Twelfth Night, or Epiphany, and came to us from the Eastern Church quite early in its history. Twelfth Night is reminiscent of the Roman Saturnalia, a 12-day celebration of the Winter Solstice that included gift-giving. The Baptism, following the Egyptian Year, still falls within the fourth month of Karhk- but a mere two days later we enter the second season of Emergence. It is a very longstanding tradition that rain within the first two weeks of the fifth month prophesies a great crop-yield. Therefore we may presume that the Baptism was the first rain following the winter solstice that purified The Black Land in preparation of the Emergent season: Sol is anointed by the tears of heaven’s rejoicing, the King has returned.
One of the following celebrations, sometimes called Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, occurs quite shortly thereafter – falling on or near February 2nd. This is likely the First Moon following circumcision. Recall that Christ wandered in the desert for 40 Days before revealing himself to the world: February 2nd is actually less than a month after Epiphany (closer to a lunar month), but counting from the winter solstice (Dec 21st or 25th) we find that it is between 39 and 43 days. This is the revealing of Christ in the Temple, usually called Candlemas, and coincides with The First Cross-Quarter – the mid-point between Birth and Resurrection, or Solstice and Equinox.
By the First Cross-Quarter the Light of the World has visibly grown stronger, and in roughly another 40 Days equilibrium is reached – before ascending to its highest point in the Summer Solstice. The First Cross-Quarter roughly corresponds to the 11th-12th day in Aquarius (Jan 20th–Feb 18th), and the pitcher he bears may well be the source of Christ’s nourishment while in the desert. Just as it is near 40 days from the Winter Solstice, counting the same from February 2nd we find ourselves one week before the Vernal Equinox. During this wandering, it is worth noting that we encounter Satan: Christ is tempted during his journey, but he overcomes. This is most likely under the sign of Pisces (Feb-Mar), corresponding roughly to the month of Adar – a month named for the Saturn of the Sumerian pantheon.
The Death of Christ and Pesach
Christ – now at the fine age of 33, according to tradition, nears His Resurrection. Recall that every 33 years the Sun rises on the same spot: it is the number of The Perfected Solar Initiate, the 33rd degree Master Mason. He disappeared for roughly 18yrs, from age 12-30, and this corresponds to the solar Saros cycle: every 18yrs solar eclipses resynchronize. At Dawn on the 21st Day of Mars (March in French), Sol enters Aries, under the rule of Mars and the Elemental Fire of Purification. His Ecliptic or path stands Crucified upon the Celestial Equator, and the Fallen Spear of Longinus pierces Our Great Lamb of Perpetual Sacrifice. This Sacrifice constitutes The Tree of Life in the midst of the Eastern Garden, opposite the Tree of the Knowledge of Life and Death.
The Bleeding Heart of Heaven’s Fire redeems the world upon the Cosmic Crucifix and, with the Waters brought by much of His Life-Cycle, the world is restored to its former majesty. In honour of this great event foretold by Stella Maris and/or the Virgin Maiden, the Jewish community slaughters a lamb without blemish, a life without sin, placing it’s blood upon the doorpost that God may Pass Over The First-Born Son (i.e. The Newborn Sun passing Aries). By His Sacrifice the Barley is ripened – the first harvest, and He offers man Bread – much-awaited sustenance following a season-long flood with little but olives to offer. It is in fact the ripening of barley that determines the time of Pesach, as on the second day an omer of barley is harvested and offered to the Temple (from this moment we are to Count the Omer, the week of weeks separating Pesach from Shavuot, or in Christianity the Crucifixion to the Birth of John; spring equinox to summer solstice). This unleavened bread is called lehem oni – the Bread of Rachel’s Weeping, if you will: the bread of the poor, fertilized by The Flood.
The Solar Sacrifice is The Reddening of White and Whitening of Red, releasing The Great Stone of the Philosophers. Christ exits the Cave, ascending from South to North – lifting the Virgin Veil lain upon us at Rosh Hashanah, The Autumn Equinox of Virgo-Libra- North to South. This great stone of Red and White also has correspondence with the Amanita muscaria mushroom; surely you’ve seen it, in one or another Disney film. Generally considered toxic, it is found globally and is the most likely source of Santa Clause – with his red-white suit and flying reindeer. Phallic in shape with red flesh and white spots, it is known that the reindeer of Siberia often enjoy this psychedelic fungus.
The typical Harvest season of ancient Israel ranged from April to November (barley to olive roughly), and the fruiting season of this mushroom varies broadly within that spectrum. John M. Allegro puts forth a compelling mycological theory of Christ in his Sacred Mushroom and The Cross, placing great emphasis on speculative etymology, this mushroom, and the solar phallus.
The Five Wounds
Lurched by the very men he came to save, Christ upon the Celestial Crucifix is stabbed in the heart (or side) by Longinus’ spear, the Equatorial Firmament that divides Above and Below. Perhaps this is why we read Christ was betrayed by his own people, because it is the Equator of the Earth that pierces the Heart of Sol on the Ecliptic: He was betrayed by Judah, the South Land, in His solar ascension therefrom. By the Heavenly Blood of The Paschal Lamb peace is restored in the North, all life has been redeemed by the Light of the World and the Five Wounds that cover his body: Hands of Mercy and Severity are bound by the Nails of East and West- Dawn and Dusk; His Feet are bound by the South- Judah, the traitors; His Golgoltha, or Skull, bears the Crown of Thorns – The North; and His Heart is pierced by the spear.
The Crown of Thorns signifies that he is both a Son of Adam and a Son of David: the Thistles of Adam’s Sin about the Crown or Head of Davidic Kingship (Adam covered his genitals, here the head is bound; this is the purification of the seventh day, the Muladhara to ). Notably, the actual geographical ‘location’ of Golgotha is allegedly unknown (unlike the Mount of Olives). Because Christ was crucified here, in the skull, these wounds also correspond to the five points of the face that no Jew may shave (near the temple, the earlobe and the chin), and, because he is the Light of the World, they are equally analogous to the five points of the day when Muslims pray: dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, evening, night.
The Five Wounds of Yehoshua, יהשוה, constitute the letters of his name, Pentagrammaton – the augmented Tetragrammaton symbolizing five forces of good which, according to The Key of Solomon The King, are at war with five accursed nations (or tendencies). Yehoshua is Yod, The Sceptre of the Father and Rod of Aaron (staff of the shepherd); He, the Gentleness of the Mother symbolized by the Cup of Joseph; Vau, The Swords of Michael and David; the second He, the Suffering of the Mother’s Labour and a Shekel of Gold. In their midst erupts Shin, ש, the Fire of Equilibrium. Note that the Rod and Cup are Male and Female respectively, the Phallus and Womb; this symbolism is of an essentially threefold nature (celestial, alchemical and sexual), and will be explored briefly in the next segment.
Turning Water Into Wine
Not only is this the Death of The Pure One, Christ, it is also the Alchemical Death of The Dragon. This is further emphasized by the Arian ruler, Mars, comparable to the final Rubedo Stage. Here Virgo’s relationship with Hydra changes: whereas in Autumn she fell to the serpent in accepting its offering, now she stands above – crushing the deceiver of the field. Agnus Dei offers its blood, its soul, and the Floodwaters of Winter are transformed into the Wine of Summer:
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’ ‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’ – John 2:1-4 (NIV)
Jesus, his mother and disciples are Sol, Venus and The Twelve. The hour of Christ has not yet come because Mary, the woman concerned with the wine, is Venus rising before dawn- before the hour of Sol. A wedding is a uniting of opposites- Man and Woman, and this same term is often used symbolically to describe the Magnum Opus of alchemy; for instance The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. This ‘wedding’ is the Marriage of King and Queen, Divine Male and Female- polar opposite of the animalistic copulation of Adam and Eve; it is the Uniting of Above and Below with the Sacraments, as was done in the Church of Melchizedek.
Ignoring the possible alchemical implications and referring back to the Seven Day Creation, we see that Day Three is the Gathering of Inferior Waters and Creation of Plants – the start of the fruit harvest with grapes. Therefore the water jugs spoken of in later verses compare to the Earth itself, reabsorbing the tides to offer the grape harvest (the Six jugs could be the six months from Kislev – Nisan / October – March, the planets excluding Sol, or they could be assigned to pairs of disciples). It is within the jug that water becomes wine, just as in reality the fermentation takes place in a still. The Venusian name Aphrodite is derived from aphros – meaning foam, and we may reason that this is related to April, as in April Wine. During the first 3-7 days of fermentation, foam on the surface is very common. We will learn more about Venus in relation to wine in the next segment.
INRI and YHVH, Virgo and Aries
Like Yehoshua, all is simply and elegantly summed up in INRI: Iesous Nazarene Rex Iudaeorum = Iam Nour Ruach Iabesha: Jesus of Nazareth is King of The Jews because he is the Facilitator of Equilibrium: Iesous, or Christ the Anointed One is Iam, Water; Light of the World, He is Solar Aries under the rule of Mars – Nour, Fire; King of The Stars, He is Ruach – The Breath of Spirit; Born of The Winter Solstice, He is Iabesha – The Earth Element of Capricorn. INRI, the Perfection of The Elements. Christianity is HARMONY, the reconciliation and synthesis of apparent opposites: man and woman, body and spirit.
We see something rather interesting when we look at the Crosses of INRI and IHVH, factoring in their celestial attributions: Aries, or Hé, is the only letter appearing twice in YHVH and is the 5th letter. Virgo, or Yod, is the only letter appearing twice in INRI and is the 10th letter. Thus Aries-Virgo unite YHVH-INRI, where Tetragrammaton points to the Lamb of Golgoltha and INRI to The Virgin of Bethlehem. Hé is associated with Shekhinah – The Divine Feminine; Yod, on the other hand, is double the value of Hé and is the Ever-Present Yah, the letter hidden within all letters; the Hand of God in All Things (yad means hand). The Beginning was the End, and the End is a new Beginning.
Thus we see the entire life-cycle of Christ and His Purpose hidden within INRI. The Cross is symbolic of many things- embracing The Four Directions, The Four Elements, The Four Seasons and The Four Worlds of Qabalah, and is capable of folding into a perfect cube. Therefore The Solar Cross – The Offering of Christ – is the unfolding of The Cube of Saturn (conquered in Adar/Pisces-Aries), the Liberation of Spirit from the Physical World. The Alchemical Song of Life has been Sung, and we have here reached the Octave- restoration of the Tonic in the image of itself, the refining of Solar Gold from Saturnine Lead; the return of Day One in Nisan: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
This concludes Part V Section Three; we will close this Part with the Second Coming in the next segment, after which time we will examine The Number of the Beast.