Jesus, the Zodiac, and Higher Consciousness

by Joshua Tilghman on September 8, 2012


In my last blog article I shared how Jesus is a personification of the sun. In this blog post I will show how Jesus’ life relates to the sun as it travels through the zodiac. As I have said before, my conclusion is not that the story of Christ is just another sun god myth. The story of Christ in the heavens provides us with the knowledge we need in order to understand our paths to higher consciousness. In other words, the story of Christ is meant to be our story, and if you read this blog post with an open mind I think you’ll most likely agree.

Originally I had promised to make this a 3-part series, however, I am forced to make it a 4-part series since the subject matter is so important and I don’t want any one blog post to be too long. So let’s get down to business.

The key to truly understanding the zodiac the way the ancients understood it is to see that each snippet of Christ’s life is meant to be us as we live our lives.

I have already pointed out Psalm 19:1-5 in my previous two blog posts, but it will mean a lot more to you at the conclusion of this post, so let’s review it below:

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge…Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them (signs of the Zodiac) hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is a bridgegroom coming out of his chamber…”

So the zodiac speaks the word of God; it provides us with knowledge. But exactly what is this knowledge that is spoken in the stars?

To answer that let’s review the word zodiac. The word itself consists of the Greek root “Zo,” meaning “life,” and Dia, meaning “through.” When we combine these meanings we get something such as “through life,” or the “path through life.”

So the knowledge God is speaking to us in the stars is the path to our lives. Christ speaks this path in detail as he starts and completes his ministry. However, since the time of Constantine the church has taught that the life of Christ was about a unique man that came to earth to save us. But the original message of the Gospel story is to teach the knowledge of how we attain higher consciousness. Jesus’ life is our life, and Jesus’ story is our story. I will reveal more about this as we connect the dots between Jesus’ ministry and the zodiac.

For those who are still in doubt that Jesus cannot be the sun let me give you something else to think about. Enoch clearly foreshadows Jesus. The Bible said he was translated because he “walked with God and he was not, for God took him.” However what most people fail to see is that Enoch is also the sun. How do we know? The Bible says God took him at age 365. Folks, there are 365 days in a solar year! The age at which God took Enoch doesn’t represent his literal age, but rather the completion of the sun’s travels through the zodiac in a solar year. Enoch also represents an enlightened being that has attained higher consciousness.

What exactly is the zodiac? I’ll quote from Wikipedia:

“In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year…”

So there are 12 signs in the zodiac. Let’s look at each sign in detail and how the life of Christ fits into each one.

Traditionally, they are as such:

  1. Aries (The Ram) 0 degrees.
  2. Taurus (The Bull) 30 degrees.
  3. Gemini (The Twins) 60 degrees.
  4. Cancer (The Crab) 90 degrees.
  5. Leo (The Lion) 120 degrees.
  6. Virgo (The Maiden) 150 degrees.
  7. Libra (The Scales) 180 degrees.
  8. Scorpio (The Scorpion) 210 degrees.
  9. Sagittarius (The Centaur / Archer) 240 degrees.
  10. Capricorn (The Goat) 270 degrees.
  11. Aquarius (The Water-Bearer) 300 degrees.
  12. Pisces (The Fish) 330 degrees.

Notice how each sign is 30 degrees. Jesus also started his official ministry at age 30.

Virgo (The Virgin Maiden)

For the sake of Jesus’ story, let’s start with Virgo, the virgin maiden. How does the sign relate to Jesus? The key is to realize where this sign appears in the night sky as the sun is in it. In December (on Jesus’ supposed birthday), Virgo, which means “virgin,” comes right before sunrise. Therefore the sign of the virgin metaphorically gives birth to the sun (son) on December 25th. Haven’t you ever found it odd that the church officially declared Jesus’ birthday to be on December 25th even thought the Bible gives no indication of this?

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son…” (Matthew 1:23).

Consider that on December 22nd through December 25th (3 days) the sun stops moving south and for three days. It metaphorically dies. However, after December 25th it begins moving north again and the daylight grows stronger by about 1 minute each day! Therefore the sun’s metaphorical birth is with us every year. The later part of the Matthew scripture above states that Jesus shall be called Immanuel, which means “God with us.” Therefore not only was Jesus with men 2,000 years ago, he (as the sun) is with all of us every day for every generation!

How does this relate to us? Every man and woman on earth is metaphorically born of the virgin. To the ancients the sun represented the light of our consciousness because it was the most powerful symbol in our solar system. How do you think you are conscious? All spirit (consciousness) expresses itself through matter. Your physical bodies came to be through the sexual union between your mother and father, however, your consciousness (spirit / breath of life of God) inhabits the body through none other method than a virgin act. Some of the other articles on this site go into more detail on this subject.

Libra (The Scales)

Next we shall consider Libra. This sign represents scales. In Hebrew this sign means “weighing,” and in life a balance has to be achieved between spirit and matter. This is the balance within creation. There is a cosmic law called Karma. Jesus also referred to this cosmic law when he stated that a man reaps what he sows. As humans driven by ego, we have no way of being redeemed of these debts, and Karma will always be ever present in our lives. Everything we do in the ego causes Karma. Jesus had to face achieving this balance in his life as well.

Consider the scripture below:

“He learned obedience through the things that he suffered” (Hebrews 5:8)

I find it hard to believe that this verse doesn’t usually make the traditional Christian mindset do a double take. That verse is saying that even God himself had to come down here to earth and experience life on the physical plane in order to achieve a balance (obedience to the Father / higher power).

When many people think of Jesus they focus on the fact that he is God. But they forget that Jesus had to suffer the experience of dualism (life in the physical world) before he achieved his higher state of consciousness and ultimately sacrificed his ego. Why would it be any different for any human being?

Scorpio (The Scorpion)

Now let’s take a look at our next sign, Scorpio.

It is easy to see Jesus as the sun in Scorpio. But before I explain how, know that in the sign of Scorpio the great scorpion stings man to death. The sun is in Scorpio in late fall. The sun is now about to metaphorically die for three days at the winter solstice before it will be figuratively raised again as it begins its move north and its sunlight begins to grow stronger towards spring. So as the sun moves into Scorpio, it receives the sting that will metaphorically kill it during the three days of the winter solstice.  Please notice that in late fall all of the harvests have been made, and the meals have been eaten. Remember Jesus at the last supper? Judas is the scorpion of Scorpio which betrays Jesus (stings the sun and kills it) after the last supper. How does he do it? With a kiss. Thus the kiss became the sting!

So as the sun metaphorically dies in Scorpio, so the son (Jesus) too dies by the scorpion (Judas). However, it is also important to remember that Judas was moved by Satan in the gospels. Satan is also Scorpio personified through Judas.

But this is not the cosmic battle for good and evil as it is taught by mainstream Christianity from the Gospels. Jesus even says himself that Judas’ betrayal was written and must come to pass. The reason that Judas had to do this is because this story is about what we go through by the ego. Again, it’s not a literal story. The story explains us! The ego is both a curse and a blessing. Without the ego, there would never be an individual you to go through in order to achieve higher consciousness!

Sagittarius (The Centaur)

Next we will discuss Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sign of the centaur, a half horse / half man figure which holds a bow and arrow, aimed to shoot at the heart of Scorpio. We see this imagery of Jesus himself in Revelations who conquers his enemy, the ego.

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer” (Revelations 6:1-2).

This imagery of Jesus in Revelations should now make sense to you. As a kid, before I knew anything about the zodiac, I couldn’t imagine Jesus literally coming back on a horse with a bow and arrow to shoot people, especially in the modern age of tanks and planes and bombs and atomic weapons. It just seemed so silly.

If you remember that Scorpio is also the personification of Satan who was supposed to be in Judas, we can now understand why this horse / man creature with a bow is shooting at Scorpio, for Jesus ultimately conquers the ego with his death and crucifixion. You, too, must defeat the ego in order to become the Christ!

Capricorn (The Goat)

Next we’ll deal with Capricorn. Capricorn is represented by the goat. The sun travels through Capricorn during December and January. Again, we can easily make the connection with Jesus and the Gospel story.

Keeping in mind that the sun metaphorically dies for three days from December 22nd to the 25th, we get some really interesting imagery for Capricorn which will tie into Virgo.

Before midnight December 25th, Virgo is on the horizon. But at midnight the sun enters into Capricorn, which is symbolic of Jesus been born in the manger in the presence of animals. So Jesus is born of Virgo (the virgin) into Capricorn (the manger). Again, it’s all about the sun!

Aquarius (The Water-Bearer)

We shall end this blog post with Aquarius (Of course I’ll discuss the other six in the next post). Aquarius is represented by a man holding an urn eternally pouring out water. He is known as the “water-bearer.” Aquarius succeeds Capricorn, and in light of the Gospel stories, this also makes perfect sense. Aquarius is symbolic of baptism, and as we all know, Jesus starts his ministry with baptism. John the Baptist is Aquarius personified. Consider the following scripture below:

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire (Matthew 3:11).

The fire imagery of John’s speech represents the sun! Also consider the following two scriptures:

“For the Lord your God is a consuming fire…” (Deut: 4:24).

“For the Lord your God is a sun and shield…” (Psalm 84:11)

John the Baptist also states:

“I must decrease that he (Jesus) may increase” (John 3:30).

Interestingly, the sun gets stronger (increases) and Aquarius itself decreases because it becomes lower and lower in the night sky each night until it can no longer be seen. In the story John the Baptists disappears from the Gospel story and enters prison until his beheading.

So how does all this information help you?

You, too, must learn to defeat the ego just as Jesus defeated Satan. You are also meant to carry your cross and be crucified (your ego) at Golgotha, the place of the skull! It’s all in your head. You must conquer the mind, meaning the ego, and then become the Christ that Paul labors to form in you!

The story of Jesus is your story. Mainstream Christianity has innocently (for the most part) and unknowingly turned a universal story about each and every one of us into a story about one historical man. For centuries the church has monopolized on a story to elevate man above each other in a hierarchy which was never meant to be. Folks, you can’t find the truth through someone else. You must go “within.” Not only does Jesus emphatically declare this, but as you now know so do the heavens!

So does it ultimately matter who the historical Jesus really was? No, not really. Simply for the fact that the Bible clearly teachers we are to become like him! In other words, you are to become the Christ. This is something that you must do. No historical figure named Jesus can do it for you. If salvation wasn’t worth a great price (the experiences and sufferings of life) then we wouldn’t need life on earth in the first place!

Finally, I want you to think about the fact that the sun is the symbol of consciousness itself. Consciousness is God. God is light (the Biblical meaning for consciousness). The light from the sun is the perfect symbol for representing the eternal aspect of your highest self responsible for all of creation.

Now I want you to go back through this study and look at what Jesus had to endure as the sun personified going through the zodiac. Then picture yourself having to do the same! When you read the Gospels anew, picture yourself in Jesus’ place and you’ll gain new insight.

We’ll go over the other six signs of the zodiac in the next blog post. If you think this article will bless someone, don’t forget to spread it through social media outlets. Thank you!

Finally, what do you think? Do you see a correlation between the story of Jesus and yourself now?

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