I’ve been wanting do articles on the Zodiac for a while now, and I figured that we could start with the Waterman, Aquarius, since it is such a very important sign from not only an astrological, astronomical perspective but a biblical perspective as well.
Let’s jump in!
In the current zodiac, Aquarius is the 11th sign, but in olden days the zodiac began with Virgo, the virgin, being the 1st and Leo, the lion, being the last or 12th; it was known as the spiritual zodiac. This means that Aquarius was the 7th sign, and that’s very important to give us a greater understanding of how it ties in with scripture. The number 7 is used abundantly in the Bible and there is a reason for that, as we will see soon enough.
The number 7 is divine intervention, the 7th chakra and another way of symbolizing completion. The walls of Jericho were encircled 7 times, there are 7 seals on the Book of Life in Revelations, etc. The references go on and on. If you use the knowledge above about the number 7 and reread scripture, much will be revealed to you that in olden days was reserved for members of the mystery schools of Egypt and the surrounding areas.
By the way, the old order of the Zodiac is the key to unlocking the riddle of the Sphynx. If you look closely at the head of the Sphynx, you will see that it is feminine in nature. That is Virgo, the virgin, and the body of a lion is Leo, the lion. From the Virgin to the Lion; virgin consciousness to Christ, Buddha, or Krishna Consciousness. That’s what it means.
In each constellation, there are three of what are called “Decans.” That’s where religion got the word “Deacon” from.
Those three Decans make up 10 degrees each. So each constellation has 30 degrees and there are 12 constellations that make up the 360 degrees of the zodiacal circle. There was the need to order and coordinate every calendar so they added an additional five days, but those three hundred and sixty degrees formed the first calendar and then the five days were added. That’s why you have 365 days in the year, and the ancients could only see seven planets. They couldn’t see the others because they didn’t have telescopes. That’s why you have seven days in a week, and of course, the twelve constellations are why you have twelve months in a year, twelve jury members, a dozen eggs and so on. The number twelve represents and is symbolic of completion in mysticism, of which the Bible is rampant.
The first Decan in Aquarius is called “Piscis Austrinus,” which means the “Southern Fish.”
The second Decan, which you are probably very familiar with is “Pegasus,” the white-winged horse.
The third Decan is one called “Cygnus,” which is a swan.
I’ll tell you why it’s important for you to understand these things because in Psalm 147 it said God “named the stars.” Well, if God gave them these names don’t you think that it would be reasonable for us to find out why? On the very first page of the Bible in Genesis 1 that there are going to be stars in the sky “let them be for signs.”
How did the Magi (which is the root of the word “magician”), the wise men, the kings, know where Jesus was? They followed a star. Well, they didn’t actually follow a star that was moving, they understood the meaning of the star because the Iranian prophet Zoroaster made a prediction that there will be a child-king born and it will be revealed in Virgo, the virgin. Hmm, that’s interesting. It’s interesting when you see that an Iranian prophet led these astrologers to find Jesus, and there’s nothing that Christians understand less than Iranian prophets and astrology but nonetheless, that’s the way it is and you have to deal with that.
The magi or kings that brought three gifts are really just the three stars in the belt of the constellation Orion and the “bright star” the Magi were “following” is “Sirius,” the brightest star in the sky, which is in line with the belt of Orion. It’s astrological, it never happened.
Richard Hinckley Allen lists many folk names for the Belt of Orion. English ones include: Jacob‘s Rod or Jacob’s Staff; Peter‘s Staff; the Golden Yard-arm; The L, or Ell; The Ell and Yard; the Yard-stick, and the Yard-wand; the Ellwand; Our Lady‘s Wand; the Magi / the Three Kings;the Three Marys; or simply the Three Stars. – Wikipedia
The stars start appearing in early January around the time of Epiphany, the Christian holiday commemorating the visit of the Magi to the Child Jesus. – Wikipedia
In Christian Astrotheology, Mintaka is also regarded as the third of the three Magi on their way to Bethlehem (Sirius): Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar. – Alchetron, the free Social Encyclopedia
The Three Kings appear in the eastern sky during the Winter Solstice, that’s interesting since the Magi came from the east and the Winter Solstice is when the Sun is “reborn” on December 25th.
We can even link John the Baptist with Aquarius when we look at it from an astrotheological perspective. Jesus was 30 years old when he was baptized in the Jordan River. 30 days after the sun is resurrected on December 25th it moves into the sign of Aquarius, or as it was known before that “Baptismo.” That’s quite the odd coincidence, don’t you think?
Okay, let’s look at some scriptural proof that Aquarius is mentioned in the Bible.
Luke 22 8-12 (KJV)
8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
Let’s look at this one literally to see where it can lead us. First of all, men never carried water in those days, it was a task to only be done by women, men wouldn’t be caught dead doing such things. That is the first clue that this is not to be taken literally. You have to do your research into the traditions and culture of the day to start the unraveling of the biblical code. And obviously, you need to understand the 12 signs of the zodiac and how the people of different cultures interpreted them to gain the additional clarity needed to understand spiritually what is being said.”City” in Mysticism always means “consciousness.” The “man carrying a pitcher of water” is indeed the constellation Aquarius. Just look at the image at the beginning of this article. “House” means you, your soul, and solar zodiac. “Large upper room furnished” means the upper realms of consciousness.
So, we are now officially in the Age of Aquarius, the man bearing a pitcher of water, and per the instructions of Jesus, you need to enter the house, yourself, and make ready in the furnished, large upper room, which is the mind. Do see now that all it’s telling you to do is to meditate? That’s it. That’s all this story is about. It never happened, but it does happen to you when you go within.
Okay, so let’s say that we are skeptical but being indulgent and accept that these are instructions from Jesus telling us how to ascend in consciousness. If you look at it literally and try to implement it verbatim, what would happen would be akin to this. You take a trip into the city to grab some lunch, you find a nice eatery and sit down for a relaxing meal. But suddenly you see a waiter, who happens to be a man, and he is carrying a pitcher of water! You cleverly say to yourself, “Hey, that must be the guy that Jesus was talking about.” You are so smart that, when his shift is over, you decide to follow him to his house, because that’s what Jesus said to do. As this poor guy is entering his house, you run up to him and say “Where is the guest-chamber? Where shall I eat the Passover with my disciples?” I’ll tell you one thing, this guy is speed dialing 911 because he thinks you are a religious, bat-shit, crazy kook! He will not show you a large upper room furnished, and you will not pass go but will indeed go directly to jail and not collect $200.
But if you understand the symbolism and hidden meanings behind the words the result is much different, because when you shut down the left side, the chaos of the mind, Medusa, you ascend in consciousness to your Higher Self, Jesus, and you obtain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. You begin to see the world differently, you begin to think differently, you begin to understand your place in the grand scheme of the universe, you begin to understand what you need to do while you are incarnated here on planet Earth.
Buddha said you have three things. One, he says you have to have a document (scripture). Two, you’ve got to understand what it means, you have to understand the mystery of that document, and three, he says you’ve got to apply what it says, and if it works you’ve gained wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. If it doesn’t, throw it away. That’s the way you prove it.