THE SECRET PRINCIPLE OF CONNECTION WITH FAME
I have long maintained that only some people can notably and influentially talk, write or research about Jesus. It’s useful to see who and why. It’s the same principle as will apply to Shakespeare and other celebrated persons, but it’s not necessarily involved with levels of accurate information, agreement or whatever for the person considered
In London, the BBC once again managed to spark controversy over religion by broadcasting Lenten talks in one of which Benjamin Cohen, a conflicted gay Jew but a successful journalist, businessman and founder of Pink News, spoke of Christ and abandonment and compared the crucifixion of Christ to problems of being gay.
I have not heard the broadcast in Australia but was curious as to why Cohen could say what he said and manage to do that so easily. I wrote to him via Pink News, (and so far haven’t received acknowledgement), suggesting why the figure of Jesus had strongly engaged him. The astrological rule is quite simply that it’s impossible to be notably for or against a leading figure without close major ties to their natus. Few cases known to me however display quite so many ties as Cohen but this explains how he can unexpectedly be asked and allowed to expound his exceptional thesis. Manifest connection of this sort is yet again proof that the birth data of Jesus can be known and now are so. Cohen was born 14th Aug 1982. Cohen’s data is to given to the left, Jesus’s data to the right.
Sun, 20 Leo……………………….conjunct MC (destiny/reputation) and IC (origins, family) axis for Jesus of 20 Aquarius/20 Leo
Moon……………………………..(something in early Gemini depending on birth time). Jesus has 8.40 Gemini moon at birth and Ascendant degree at 8.50
Mercury at 9 Virgo……………….. conjunct Jesus’ Pluto at 10 Virgo
Venus at 29 Cancer or 0 Leo…. conjunct Jesus’asteroid Cohen at 1 Leo
Mars, 6 Scorpio…………………. conjunct Jesus’ Venus at almost 5 Scorpio
Jupiter, 3 Scorpio……………….. conjunct Jesus’ Neptune (the Christ planet) at 3 Scorpio
Saturn 18 Libra…………………. . conjunct asteroid Christian at 18 Libra
Pluto 24 Libra………………….. . conjunct asteroids Masi (Messiah) at almost 24 and Christ at 24 Libra
(Neptune 24 Sagittarius………. sextile asteroid Christ at 24 Libra
Uranus 0 Sagittarius…………… conjunct Part of Self Undoing, trine Cohen at 1 Leo.
(To explain a point. The Part of Self Undoing seems involved with the point eclipsed before the crucifixion to which Christ gave himself up).
I have not included any contact wider than 2 degrees though many astrologers would.
Opposition aspects reflect either actual opposition or challenges to be resolved. Conjunctions are strong agreements or disagreements depending upon the factors and persons engaged.
CONTROVERSIAL WRITERS ON JESUS
Compare Benjamin Cohen’s pattern with recent Booker Prize winner, J.M Coetzee, who has just issued a mysterious novel, The Childhood of Jesus. It portrays what one critic has called a bratty kind of young Jesus one would sometimes like to hit. Plainly Coetzee isn’t representing any very Christian views! The pattern as it affects Christ’s chart is however interesting. Coetzee was born 9th Feb 1940.
Sun at 19 + Aquarius………………conjunct the 20 Aquarius reputation Midheaven
Mars 24 Aries……………………… opposite asteroid Masi (Messiah) and Christ at 23 and 24 Libra
Jupiter 7 Aries……………………. opportunity sextiles asteroid CHILD at 7 Aquarius
Saturn 26 Aries……………………..opposite asteroid Isa (Ar. Jesus)
Nodes 23 Libra……………………..conjunct asteorid Masi (Messiah)
Coetzee’s pattern interestingly compares with humanist atheist Phillip Pullman (19th Oct 1946),author of The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Sun at 25 Libra…………………… conjunct asteroid Isa (Ar. Jesus)
Mars at 15 Scorpio………………. conjunct asteroid Malus (Bad) at 15 and Sethos/Set/Satan at 16
Venus 0 Sagittarius…………….. conjunct Part of Self Undoing (see above)
And other factors I won’t get into controversies citing.
Someone keen to write a biography of Jesus and have the real facts was the just retired Pope Benedict who did the job across 3 volumes. Suitably we find:
Sun at 25 Aries……………………. Opposite Isa (Ar. Jesus) at 25 Libra
Ascendant at 19.11 Pisces….. . .Conjunct “his star” messianic Jupiter at 19.23 Pisces
Jupiter at 20.33 Pisces…………… Conjunct “his star” messianic Jupiter at 19.23 Pisces
Moon at 14 Libra…………………. .Conjunct Mercury at 13.54
In my own case my researches are facilitated or fated by “his star” at 19 Pisces trining my Mercury/Venus conjunction on 20 Scorpio where they also conjunct Christ’s Mars at 21 Scorpio. My sun at 5 Scorpio conjunct Christ’s 3 degree Neptune and 4 degree Venus in Scorpio. The asteroid that works for me Rollandia- asteroids were originally registered in feminine form – similarly to Brown which works for Dan Brown, is opposite “his star”.
In passing I would mention I doubt that by comparison with his papal predecessor Pope Francis will be saying, writing or knowing exceptional, controversial things about Jesus; he seeks only to be a suitable follower in a more general way. His chart is less directly linked to Jesus’ natus (to the extent we know it). I would note there seems now to be some evidence from a birth certificate of 9 pm (another feminine sign on the ascendant rather than Pisces) discussed last blog. With Cancer rising we might expect someone rather strongly dedicated to the Virgin. [Pope Francis dedicated the world to the Virgin on Oct 13th]
The affinities and connections I have demonstrated for writing and speaking somewhat carry over to film and theatrical representation of Jesus. Jim Caviezel who represents one of the better portrayals of Jesus in film, even if The Passion of the Christ cannot be deemed the best enactment of the gospel as such, shows at birth – and remember Jupiter is crucial for the success of actors and acting.
Jupiter at 20.12 Virgo…………….to Jesus’ Sun at 20.14 Virgo
and there are other points of contact including to Jesus’ Uranus
At the recent premiere (i.e.like a birth pattern) for the phenomenally successful Bible TV series in America which is said to have a very good section on the gospels, transiting Neptune was closely conjunct Jesus’ Uranus which is meaningful as the producers claimed the most “God moment” of the whole filming was when Jesus speaks of the Spirit and a wind suddenly springs up from nowhere. Neptune for astrologers is Christ and Uranus is the Spirit in any religious contexts, hence the most telling moment would suitably be in connection with Jesus and the Spirit
THE ONGOING AND CONTEMPORARY MIRROR OF JESUS
The main thing to register is that vocal, controversial opinions around Jesus really do register on his chart perhaps especially the angles affecting reputation and image as I noted in
Testament of the Magi. http://amzn.to/ZwFuoY
It’s not an absolute rule, but perhaps because connection with planets is more likely to show understanding, hostility and misunderstanding tends to show up more in relation to the angles like Jack Miles with his rather profane Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God has his limiting Saturn conjunct Christ’s ascendant
Satanist Aleister Crowley shows limiting, doubting, hostile Saturn conjunct Christ’s reputation Midheaven and Uranus conjunct the opposite IC angle. On the other hand, the pioneering theologian Carsten Thiede of The Jesus Papyrus about a fragment that would date Matthew’s gospel very early, has Nodes and Pluto across the same angles; he is researching and contributing to seeing Jesus differently.
The data for Christ’s birth have been found and they act as a mirror for persons and events to this day. It is possible even to read much about Christ’s life from this data, certainly to read very clearly and exactly what occurred at the Easter Week and when it occurred which people and scholars say they want to know the truth of, but do they?
The sheer statistical improbability of what one has uncovered (in radical development of various theories of the late astronomer Ferrari D’Occhieppo and astrophysicist David Hughes who has stubbornly refused all contact despite appeals form myself and influential others presumably because he dare not contaminate his reputation with “astrology”) not to say its clarity and consistency on so many issues cannot be dismissed, yet it is.
It is possible even to read much about Christ’s life from this data, certainly to read very clearly and exactly what occurred at the Easter Week and when it occurred which people and scholars say they want to know the truth concerning, but do they? I’ll not talk about abandonment and rejection in the shadow of Christ, which perhaps I know better than those who talk about Christ in relation to history, gay issues or anything else. I’ll not make a list of all those who have ignored or insulted me for no reason but the list is long and outrageous in the circumstances – I could at least be somewhat trusted as a doctor of religious studies.
Certainly since much of this can be called “astrology” from scientist to theologians no one wants to know lest it blow open certain preconceptions. “We know all there is to know about Jesus, we don’t need to know about the Magi” as I was airily told by The Church Times in London. Perhaps some humility is needed, a good lesson at Easter.
[July 10th ’13]. An additional perspective on those writing on Jesus is given at the end of July’s posting headed, Icon World
[Feb 24th ’14] Perspectives on film, art and images of Jesus as they connect or otherwise to Jesus’ birth data is included in the article Colton Burpo’s ‘Real Heaven’, Akiane’s Jesus and New Christ Images in the Feb feature at http://wp.me/p2v96G-lH