It was the age of Pisces when Jesus lived on Earth. Pisces, Ixthus, or the fish, are synonymous. The symbolism of Jesus multiplying the fish by thousands represents the spiritual growth of the human race.
Now, in the Age of Aquarius, symbolized by the water bearer, humanitarian concerns are taking front and center stage worldwide. Water is the medium of transfer, as it were, and the metaphorical oceans of the world are uniting all people in the same way that it joins the continents.
On Christmas night, when the Three Wise Men were seeking Jesus, their existence is symbolized as three stars within the belt of the constellation, Orion.
As a part of Orion, Virgo, the Virgin, was shining over Jerusalem. Joseph, Mary’s companion, could be seen in the nearby constellation of Bootes, which contains a sun like star. Here, the symbolism represents their travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius form a ‘fixed’ cross, and the four fixed signs have a role within the symbolism of Christmas. The reason they play an important role? Any fixed sign is also associated with stubbornness which asses are well known for. Yet being stubborn has two sides.
The birth of Jesus, indicating a new spiritual world, sets the environment for the consciousness of mankind to move forward. Here the idea of ‘fixed’ and ‘set’ are correlated. One might consider this time period as a theatrical stage positioned, and set up in it’s time and place.
In moving toward the drama’s unfolding, the stubborn factor becomes very useful. The direction of humanitarian spirituality needed to be stubbornly persistent in moving forward spiritually.
As the story of Jesus’ birth goes, there was no room at the inn.
Coinciding with the symbolism, it happens that Jesus’ entry into the material world had no representative place in the zodiac. Perhaps this accounts for why we are still not sure of the exact date of his birth.
He was born between the sign of the Ox, represented by Taurus, and the Ass which symbolized the tribe of Issachar. Both of these animals are rife with symbolism. Examples are strength, stubbornness, earthy wisdom and humility.
Mary, the Virgin, also rode upon an ass. There was an ass in the collection of animals that were present in the manger scene. Virgo, being prominent in Orion at this time, carries forward the notion of humility for which Virgo is known. More of the humble imagery of beasts of burden includes the constellation Bootes. Near the Big Dipper, Bootes is a divergent perception that at one time was imagined as a cart and oxen whose eye is known as Aldebarin, the eye of the bull. The eye holds the capability of translating the material to the spiritual.
Later, in his life, Jesus is symbolized with the same humility, when he rode into Jerusalem on an ass.
The shepherds who brought the message of “Peace and Goodwill,” were represented by the sign of Capricorn. They were functioning as diplomats in the whole picture. Capricorn is known to this day for being the sign of diplomacy. The sign of Capricorn begins near the time of the winter solstice.
Enter stage right, December 25. It is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, which is the very beginning of the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is the material manifestation of energy, and our Christmas gifts are the tangible representation of the heart felt meaning of Christmas. Merry Christmas to all!
ref http://www.sria.org/astrocruci.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo%C3%B6tes