JESUS AND VENUS -------------- Behind the Music
Research seems to indicate that Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas after all. With historical 20/20 vision, we see that Christians were trying to capitalize on important days such as Solstice and festivals such as Saturnalia.
I hear differing theories about what the Star of Bethlehem actually was. The best clue in this story about the Star of Bethlehem concerns a star rising in the sky. Most stars aren’t too bright and move imperceptibly, and it is the planet Venus that is brighter than all the stars and moves visibly in the night sky. Venus moves slower than the moon does and for this reason was used as a navigational guide in ancient times. The moon isn't even visible for half the month, so Venus was a reliable guide being out of site for less than 60 days a year.
Today, for myself, I like to see what Venus does in relation to the moon for celestial viewing and most know Venus as the morning star or the evening star.
On June 6 2012, Venus was visible crossing the sun which happens twice per century and looked like the picture below.
I Binged(googled) (star Bethlehem Venus) and found what I was looking for. An astronomical event that involves a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
I remember being able to see Jupiter with my dad’s simple telescope back in my youth and people with good vision can sometimes see four of the moons unaided. I never knew much about Venus, frankly, and not until Dan Brown pointed out in his book The Da Vinci Code about Venus, did I even notice her movements.
Venus' movements are the source of the controversial pentacle symbol which Christians mistake for evil. The simple star and circle that the pentacle is, is inspired by the journey we see that Venus takes through the night sky. It’s a long story, about how in 8 years, Venus makes a star shaped pattern in the sky but I don’t want to bog us down. Back to Jesus.
After some divination the Magi, (we three kings), concluded that a very great event was about to happen, a sign of royalty was seen with all these constellations and stars that somehow made a kings crown. The Magi decide to follow the “star” to find the birthplace of the divine superstar that was about to be born. Don’t ask me to explain astrology.
When they observed a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, as these planets set in the evening sky that June, they knew they had found the sign. The Magi began their journey and in September after this long journey, they observed Venus and Jupiter together in another rare conjunction, this time in the morning sky.
The combination of two bright objects in the sky make them appear quite a bit brighter and this bright star, the conjunction of planets that they knew about, then pointed north, seemingly over the Kingdom of Judea. The MAGI were Magicians, sorcerers and possibly Druids, but mostly their expertise was astronomy and astrology. These Magi were very knowledgeable about astronomy as proven by some texts that have been found dated to 7 B.C. They were predicting a king would be born, a king of the Jews more specifically, from the signs.
Then you know this part of the story where the Magi naturally assume a son had been born to the local king. “
"A King is born!!! Outrageous!” Herod stated loudly as the Magi inquired about the sign. According to myth, all babies were then killed and everyone born the next year would also die. You Bastard!
Flee to Egypt, the Magi insisted. Get away from these bloodthirsty Romans and the corrupt dittohead Pharisees. Take him somewhere peaceful, teach him the mysteries and get him initiated by a teleste. Introduce him to a peaceful religion. Forms of Buddhism had reached the homes of the Magi and though Egypt was marginalized politically at this time, it was still a spiritual place and the Mystery Schools were highly regarded forms of education.
The Magi made this three month journey from out near the Ukraine or something, almost as far as India it's said: so theoretically, Jesus as the divine teen may have made some extensive voyages to that area as speculated by some, by the same route followed by the Magi. 'We three kings of Orient are', thought that perhaps, Jesus was a reincarnated Buddha.
Very likely then, Jesus was born in September and I really have no problem with its symbolic celebration at Christmas and no one else should either. It’s the Christians persistent proselytizing that annoys people, not to mention the death sentence of our soul in hell, they like to tell me I'm going to. They are mostly bearing false witness and jeopardizing their own chances of heavenly rewards. No one is tryng to take Christ out of Chritsmas, ya morons, enjoy each others holidays. Put the Christ back in Christian!Halloween is the start of the holidays for me. Thanksgiving , Tree Day, and the others till the traditional New Year is the holiday period for me.
Saturnalia and Solstice and Boxing day and Hanukkah and New Years and Kwanzaa and Festivus. It’s the holidays, dude. It’s all gravy, merry Christmas. A time for reconciliation and forgiveness, not imagining some war on Christmas