The Bible, Jesus, and the Zodiac

by Joshua Tilghman on August 29, 2012


Have you ever wondered if the Bible or Jesus had anything to do with astrology? As you’ll see, there are both direct and indirect correlations in the scriptures, and once you see the big picture, you’ll be astonished as to why modern Christianity misses this! This blog post will be the first in a three part series on the subject. It will also serve as an introduction. As of now, I plan on concluding the three-part series with an answer as to who Jesus was that may shock many people! And even though it may be shocking, I think you’ll agree the answer is pretty clear!

We have to be clear on one thing first: the entire Gospel message of the New Testament is written in the heavens. And so are the stories of the Old Testament. It is the unspoken word, so to speak. It is also the reason why we don’t have to worry about whether or not the Bible was passed down accurately from mouth to mouth and generation to generation. The Bible was never meant to be interpreted as literal history. All the stories therein can be read in the motions and trajectories of our earth and as it relates to our sun and the other stars and planets. So the true Gospel message that is written in the stars is just as relevant now as it was thousands of years ago. This is also why God’s word can be said to be eternal. And it is! Consider the scriptures below:

“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utterth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is a bridegroom coming out of his chamber…” (Psalm 19:1-5).

I hope you read the above verse carefully. Please notice that the heavens not only speak the word of God and his knowledge, but the imagery used in the verses above is very similar to Jesus. First of all, the heavens are compared to a tabernacle. A tabernacle for the sun! The sun here is also compared to a bridegroom, just like Jesus. Did you know that Jesus is also called the bright and morning star on numerous occasions? But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Please also read the scripture below by the Apostle Paul:

“Because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead…”(Romans 1:19-20).

That scripture explains that the Godhead can be understood through nature; more specifically, it explains that God can be understood in the heavens, the abode of the celestial bodies of stars and planets.

What exactly do I mean by that? Let me ask you something: what happens in the heavens? And please try to think about this from the perspective of an ancient culture—without the convenience of modern technological comfort—that sat outside at night and pondered the sky.

If you couldn’t think of anything good, let me give you another scripture to help:

“And God said, Let there be lights (stars) in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years…(Genesis 1:14).

There you have it. The above scripture summarizes the entire reason for the ancients to find God and the answers to life in the heavens: the celestial bodies became signs and seasons for them! So when ancient man looked into the heavens, he saw a message that explained the mystery of creation and his / her reason for being on this earth. The entire Bible message was and is in the stars and planets of the heavens, as well as our own sun!

Maybe now you can appreciate why there are scriptures in the Bible that say things like this:

“But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings…” (Malachi 4:2).

“For the LORD your God is a consuming fire…” (Deuteronomy 4:24)

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield” (Psalms 84:11).

Did you catch that? God is compared to our sun on numerous occasions in the Bible! Now consider some of the scriptures below which compare Jesus with our star the sun, and others that provide imagery of other stars:

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy” (Matthew 2:10)

“…I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelations 22:16).

“…until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19)

“And I will give him the morning star” (Revelation 2:28)

Keep in mind that those verses are just a sampling. I have not gone through the entire Bible, so I am sure there are more, but I think you get the picture. Now let’s look at some scriptures which clearly show God speaking about the zodiac:

“Which maketh Arturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south” (Job 9:9)

“Canst thou bringeth forth Mazzaroth in his season, or can you guide the bear with its children? ( Job 38:22) (Mazzaroth = 12 signs of the zodiac).

“He has described a circle (zodiac) upon the face of the waters (heavens) at the boundary between light and darkness” (Job 26:10).

The last scripture from Job is particularly revealing when you understand more about the zodiac. God describes the zodiac as a circle, which is exactly what the zodiac is as the sun figuratively travels through the elliptic. And as you can see, God directly references the zodiac with the word “Mazzaroth.” Anyone who denies that the Bible has anything to do with the ancient zodiac is only fooling themselves!

Please understand that the stars and planets of the heavens were very important to the ancients. By the way, the Western zodiac consists of 12 sings. That is pretty significant when you consider that there were 12 sons of Jacob, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 disciples, 12 Apostles, 12 gates on the heavenly city (heavenly as in the sky), and 12 manner of fruits on the tree of life in Revelations! Is all this a coincidence? Of course it isn’t!

As a side note, I want you to realize that each zodiacal sign is made up of 30 degrees. This is also the how old Jesus was at the start of his ministry. Again, coincidence? Definitely not, but we’ll delve into that more in another blog post for this three part series. For now, I want to point out something else that is quite significant.

There is a very important passage in the Bible that is blatantly mistranslated in the King James which has helped confuse Jesus’ message about the end times for thousands of years. It is the last verse in the entire New Testament Book of Matthew. They are Jesus’ last words to his disciples:

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I command you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20).

The King James mistranslated the Greek word “aeon” for “world” in this passage. It should say “age,” not world.

So there you have it. Jesus never referred to anything like any ending to the world. How could he when another passage in scripture clearly states that the earth will remain forever!

“One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever” (Ecclesiastes 1:4).

Therefore, what Jesus was really saying to them is that I will be with you until the end of this “age.”

But at first glance this brings up more questions than it answers. What did Jesus mean here? Was there some point at which he wouldn’t be with his people?

Clearly this relates to the zodiac. Every zodiacal sign is an “age.” And in fact Jesus did mean that he was only going to be with his disciples until the end of a certain time period! In the next blog post, we’ll look at some more clues as to what astrology means for the Bible, who Jesus really was, and what it means for us today. And don’t worry, for all those that are wondering, I will also discuss why God seems to directly oppose astrology in many Old Testament scriptures.

By the way, my friend Christine Hoeflich has written an excellent post on the true message and intent of Jesus on her blog, which you can visit by clicking here. While Christine and I may disagree a little on the ultimate identity of Jesus, I still think she does a superior job explaining the true meaning of Christ and his message as it relates to consciousness.

Please feel free to comment as to what you think about this topic of Jesus, the Bible, and astrology so far. And don’t forget to spread this post through social media if you think it might benefit someone else. Thank you!

Christine Hoeflich August 31, 2012 at 12:35 am

Very enlightening, Joshua. I can see the heaven / God / Universe connection. I also believe Jesus was well versed in astrology. I have read a book about Jesus’ and Mary Magdalene’s life “I Remember Union” (channeled by Flo Aeveia Magdalena who channeled the Counsel of Light) and the book hinted that both Jesus and MM were trained in the ancient mystery schools that were around at the time—those secret traditions that kept alive the teachings from Atlantis by those who left Atlantis before its fall (Atlantis is where a lot of the technical knowledge of astronomy during Jesus’ time actually came from). What are your thoughts on Atlantis? The Bible and its astronomy / astrology references is a very interesting topic and I’m glad you’re addressing it.

Joshua Tilghman September 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

Christine,

Atlantis is an interesting subject. I am positive there have been great civilizations that have flourished in the distant past whose lands are now submerged. I am also positive that our modern history textbooks aren’t very accurate. Whether or not Atlantis itself actually existed as it has come down to us in history is probably something we’ll never know, but I definitely think that the wisdom and experiences of the ancient mystery schools came from “enlightened” civilization.

Jesse November 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm

See yuga cycle,its a 24,000 year cycle,I personal think people have been on earth at least 250,000 years or so,just a hunch

susan March 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm

In the history of the church a number of inadequate theories concerning the authority of Scripture have been proposed. One of the most popular is the idea that the Scripture were mechanically dictated to the various writers – the mechanical dictation theory. There is also the idea that only parts of the Bible have authority – the partial inspiration theory. Some hold that it is not the words of Scripture that are authoritative but merely the concepts – the inspired concept theory. A popular view among unbelievers is that the Bible is like any other book – natural inspiration. The illumination theory of inspiration says that the ability to compose Scripture resides in every believer. The encounter view says the Bible only becomes the word of God when a person reads it and personally encounters Christ. The mythological view denies all supernatural elements in Scripture but still arguing that people can experience God through reading the Bible.

None of these theories is consistent with what the Scripture teaches about its own nature and authority.

Joshua Tilghman March 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Susan,

Thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts. I know they are sincere, and so I appreciate them.

Paul and other New Testament writers considered the true scriptures – the Old Testament – as not literal. Psalm 78:21 tells us that God opens his mouth in parables and dark sayings of old. Dark sayings of old are symbolic words used to speak to the heart, not the logical mind of man.

If the authority of scripture were literal, then Paul broke faith. God told Abraham circumcision was eternal. Paul said it profits you nothing. Paul then tells us it was symbolic for something of the heart the entire time, not literal.

Paul also tells us in Galatians the story of Abraham is an allegory (Gal 4:24). This means fairy tale. Besides, Noah’s Ark could not have risen above Mt. Everest and anyone had survived. And snakes don’t talk to people no matter who they are possessed by.

So I would have to say that they are inspired by people who have had a mystical union with God. They have experienced the divine and they wrote about what conceptualizes the truth. They used literal people as archetypes to explain spiritual truths that the heart can grasp.

anny October 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hi Joshua,

In my view Jesus is not necessarily the Sun or the Zodiac but the story of Jesus in the Bible and the story told by the Sun and the Zodiac are the same story, or the story about the same process. And I think you may find that same story in nature as well as in other mythological stories from other cultures. And as I wrote before, I also found it in the Hebrew language and even in the names used in the stories. I am sure it is there in other religions as well but I do not know the details well enough.

And I think we should focus on the process more than on the story but I know you do so that is all right.

Joshua Tilghman October 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm

So true, Anny.

Betty Alark October 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

Hi Joshua

Going back and re-reading

I’m just thinking about the ancients and what they were surmising as they observed the heavens.

Granted the moon , stars, sun etc have been there through all of the ages thus far. And we/humans were created with the gifts that we have. Using what is within us/ our gifts and taking observation of the heavens will enable humans to draw conclusions.

During the age of the ancients I would imagine also that there was less noise/distraction thus awarness, and being intune must have been greater. They observed and became knowledgeable of the revelations that were before them.

Using the nature of who we are– to create in accordance with the knowledge before us — brings into existance what is deemed. In that sense I can see the ancients using the revelations of the heavens in accordance with the nature of who they were/are; and, putting that knowledge to use.

Having gifts and creating has nothing to do with being Holy and righteous inwardly. When the inner man is Holy and righteous the use of the gifts — how they are utilized, along with the ability to create, serves a higher purpose. Not a selfish one/or as you put it an egotistical purpose.

All through history humans have been advancing in terms of becoming more civilized – humane and thinking of one another as a whole/ loving one another. That has not always been the case even though the knowledge of the heavens have been there throughout the ages.

Man looked up and observed the heavens, gained the knowledge and put it to use, but I ask you– did it change who man was inwardly as far as the heart/Love? And, can we say with certainly, as humans advance throughout the ages, would the inner us – have come to love to the degree that we do, without religion/the books being apart of our history?

Would we have simply kept observing the heavens and became humans that are Holy, righteous and Loving? Or simply loving?

Christa January 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

It tells us to not look to the stars for answers because the Lord, the Almighty, Blessed is He, is the Way & the only One. The Bible uses analogies as well to help generations to come & before us to help understand the real true meaning that our Lord Savior Jesus Christ, Son of God is the way to the righteous path. Sacred-texts.com the book of Enoch. The angels mated with the women of this earth & produced giants, taught us sorcery & war & defiled us made us unclean beasts. Question everything! Do your research, that’s the word from the Wise. God bless you all. We must enjoy our time here on earth, learn to love, have patience, be kind, accept Christ as our Saviour, know that God Almighty Blessed is He, is the Only One & all that is good for our souls first before we are to ever know of anything outside of this world. It’s not What Would Jesus Do. IT’S WHAT WOULD JESUS WANT YOU TO DO!!

David Gantt September 27, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I just wanna say that I love this blog due the fact that its worshipping and praising Yahweh Elohim in Spirit and in Truth. Creation itself opens the heart to the Divine. When I mediate on the Scriptures, I look past the literal and go into Spirit, you feel me? Yahshua(Yahweh is Salvation) is the Light of the world -John 8:12 He’s the Word-John 1:1-5 He’s the lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path- Psalms 119:105… As a mantra I say the Christ consciousness is the Lord of my salvation; I dwell in Him and Him in me. For He guides my feet in understanding. He is the Light of my world… Amen. My experience in reading the Word showed me how powerful words are. They can shape our thoughts that produces the action. It also showed me to look past religion. Religion divides man up whereas spirituality doesn’t! We all have the kingdom within-Luke 17:21. We just have to be aware of it. Resurrected from ignorance is key. It’s our mind that needs to be revived-Romans 12:2. And Yahshua who is the Word will revive your mind! Hallaujah! Look at Yahshua as a internet icon that you double click on to see the Father(Spiritual Realm). As words reveal the mind, Yahshua reveals the Spirit. Finally, since have the kingdom within(Christ consciousness),we must make that our dwelling place-Psalms 90:1. Eternity is within. Let Christ knock on your heart so He can sup with you. 🙂
Peace & many blessings

Joshua Tilghman September 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

Thanks, David!

bogdan marian February 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Hi bro. Thank you very much for this point of view. Very usefull for myself. Love, peace.

Joshua Tilghman February 4, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Very welcome. 🙂

Barry Bendell July 17, 2015 at 5:48 am

I turned within for guidance, I asked for the light to enter my life and en-flame me with the spirit. I have been a pilgrim travelling in the darkness of the world and yet at the same time, holding out the hand of friendship, assisting others to seek the light. I have been held back for a while by that orthodoxy of religion. Even though ordained a priest, I still search for the truth. So it has been like a light shining in the darkness to have arrived at your community. May I most humbly send a blessing to you all and all those who stumble upon your door.

Joshua Tilghman July 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Barry, of course you are welcome to give a gift, but it’s not necessary. I am happy to do the writing no matter what. Thanks for the encouragement.

Jesse November 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm

I’m looking for someone who can break down the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse story to the zodiac as in horse with scales Libra horse with sword Scorpio horse with bow and arrow Sagittarius and the pale horse being the whole winter Quadron,but in a simple way were common people can understand, assuming you agree with my theory that is,thnx

Joshua Tilghman December 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Jesse,

I’ll place this in my que, although it may be quit a while. Thanks for commenting.

Jesse November 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

I forgot to mention that in the zodiac will the apocalypse is a yearly cycle of death or winter as in if you do not prepare and plant and Taurus and harvest and Virgo you will not survive to make it back to aires..

Phil Harker March 31, 2016 at 10:11 pm

“One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever” (Ecclesiastes 1:4).

If ‘heaven’ is a symbol, would not ‘earth’ be also – in other the opportunity for Love to ‘see’ and experience – in the cosmic dream – Love’s opposite will always be available to Love, otherwise Love would come nothing but a Lifeless ‘robot’ having list forever Its one-degree-of-freedom. Just a thought?

Joshua Tilghman April 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Phil, yes, earth is also symbolic of physicality and the body of man on the four lower planes – physical body, etheric body, emotional body, and lower mental body, which all manifest through the symbol of earth.

David Gantt May 25, 2016 at 6:54 pm

SUN=13
661=13

The Sun/Son is the 13th sign of the zodiac ie the leader of the 12 zodiacal signs(desciples). 1+3=4 the 4th Hebrew letter is deleth looking like a door knob. We must turn inward to form the Christ Nature. The Sun/Son burns from pure gases; It converts hydrogen to helium. When the Sun/Son is cardinal central point in daily living we’ll grow into our higher selves(Christ Nature). ☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀

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