The Saturn/Jupiter Conjunction and the Star of Bethlehem

One of the interesting pieces of astronomical news this past month was that of a conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. Conjunctions are when two planets appear next to each other in the sky. This conjunction was particularly interesting, not just because it’s a comparatively rare astronomical event, but also because a similar conjunction 2000 years ago may have been behind the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. In the Bible, the wise men who came to honour Christ at His birth were led to Him by a star. One of the theories that people have devised to explain this is that it may have been another conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn, which occurred around 3 BC, which many scholars believe is the real date of Christ’s birth. The wise men, magi, were probably mobeds, Zoroastrian priests. Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of Iran. It’s a dualist faith, holding that the universe was created by two gods, the good god Ahura Mazda or Ormuzd, and Ahriman, the evil god. However, they believe that at the End Time a saviour shall appear, the Saoshyant, who will overcome Ahriman and the forces of evil, Ormuzd will triumph, the Earth will be transformed and new age of eternal peace, justice and goodness will begin. The Zoroastrian priests were also astrologers, and in Babylonian astrology the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn represented the birth of a king. Hence it’s possible that the Persian priests, observing the celestial event, may well have gone westwards seeking the new king it heralded.

That’s one theory. There are others, but this story provided a bit of suitably seasonal material for the media. I don’t know which king’s birth has been announced by this latest conjunction. It certainly isn’t Joe Biden’s, and definitely not Trump, though I don’t doubt that the Orange Generalissimo would have claimed it was had it appeared four years earlier at the start of his term. But Trump is definitely on his way, assuming they can prise him our of the White House. Unfortunately, I see nothing in the stars or anywhere else that suggests we’re going to get a better set of politicians or government in this coming year. Rather the opposite. But still, we live in hope!

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2 Responses to “The Saturn/Jupiter Conjunction and the Star of Bethlehem”

  1. trev Says:

    I recall reading of that possibility in Lomas/Knight’s ‘The Book of Hiram’, which I no longer have a copy of, but I seem to remember that they were talking of a conjunction between Venus & Jupiter as likely being the ‘Star of Bethlehem’, something they considered a probability seeing as they are Statisticians and the whole book was written from their perspective as Freemasons involved in Masonic research, but who teach Statistical Analysis at the University of Bradford. Personally I think the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ was of a more supernatural/Divine origin.

  2. 13followsMe Says:

    13followsMe on Youtube did a series on the Grand Conjunction. Not only does the conjunction usher a birth of a new king but also death to an old one. thus herod killing kids when notified by the wise man a new king is born. also take note thats probably the same conjunction with moses another liberator and reformer of divine law. Another interesting topic is in America every president who is elected on the conjunction will have an attempt or will suffer death durring term. JFK and Lincoln being 2 notable persons. Bush and regan had multiple attempts on them….biden being second irish catholic to kennedy…..the mysterious powers in heaven descend upon the earth and mankind…

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