Days of Creation
This report explores the astrological significance of the six days of creation in Genesis 1:2-2.4a. First, some terms need to be defined.
In astrological time, the Age of Gemini began around 6380 BCE. (See Dating Creation) An astrological Great Year takes 25, 920 earth years. An Age, the astrological equivalent to a month takes 25,920/12 or 2160 earth years. A House, the astrological equivalent to a day, takes 2160/12 or 180 earth years.
The definition of a day of creation contains some double meanings. If 180 years was 180 days, it would be half a year, six zodiac houses, or the amount of time when the sun is above the equator. Similarly, in a real day the sun is above the horizon for about half the time. So in biblespeak six days symbolize the six zodiacal houses when the sun is above the equator. On the seventh day when God is said to rest, the sun went below the equator. A creation day cannot be defined scientifically because it is not based on reality.
By definition, the zero hour on the astrological clock begins on the day of the spring equinox when the sun crosses above the equator. So the Age of Gemini began when the sun entered the House of Gemini during the spring equinox. When it was believed that the sun rotated around earth, the sun seemed to spiral around earth at about a 23 degree angle from the equator. In the Figure 1 below, the sun drifts closer to Taurus with each yearly spiral. The two red lines define the path of the sun at the beginning and end of the Age of Gemini.
In very ancient times, the astrological element air was assigned to Gemini. As explained in Elements of Creation, God's Spirit is biblespeak for air. In Figure 1, below Gemini, the constellation Orion is also synonymous with Spirit. In Jesus' Ghost, Jesus calls his Spirit the Son of Man. This stems from the ancient belief that breathing bodies are brought to life by spirits.
So when Genesis 1:2 says the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters, it speaks of a time before the sun entered the Age of Gemini when there was nothing but a formless mass of water and a sea monster called Deep. Note: God's Spirit is said to have existed before God.
2 (Gen 1:1-2)
In the Age of Aries, the spring equinox occurs in Aries and the summer solstice occurs in Gemini. When Jesus talks about the Son of Man sitting on his glorious throne, he is pointing to Orion when the sun is in Gemini. Gemini looks something like a crown, Orion is a man, and below Orion is Lepus which looks somewhat like a throne.
28"Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Matt. 19:28)
Figure 1. The sun was in the Age of Gemini approximately from 6380 BCE to 4220 BCE.
Figure 2. In the Age of Gemini, the spring equinox begins when the sun enters Gemini.
The pie chart above gives us a visual picture of how the six days of creation correspond to six houses of the zodiac between the two equinoxes.
On the first day when the sun rises above the equinox, He created light and separated it from darkness. And he saw that the light was good.
3Let there be light;4 5 (Gen.1:3-5)
God's Spirit does the creating. The light symbolizes his self created body and darkness was equated with evil. The analogy comes from the observation that a breathing body creates its own heat. The wind was believed to come from good or evil spirits, depending on how much light there was. Similarly, a person's breath was believed to be his spirit.
On the second day He created a firmament (metal shell) to separate the lower waters from the upper waters.
6Let there be
a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters
from the waters.
To ancient minds earth looked like it was floating on water. The blue sky looks like water too. To account for the air space, they invented the idea of a metal shell.
On the third day dry land appeared from the lower waters.
9Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.10 (Gen. 1:9-10)
Throughout the Bible, water symbolized birth and renewal. They imagined earth floating on water.
Earth gave forth vegetation, plants yielding seed and fruit trees bearing fruit, each according to its kind.
11Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth.12 13 (Gen. 1:11-13)
There is a faint trace from Mesopotamian religions that believed earth was the mother companion to the sun god. God claims that plants and trees came before their respective seeds and fruit.
On the fourth day, He put the stars and planets in the sky to give us the signs and seasons for the days and years. The sun would rule the day and the moon would rule the night.
14Let there be lights in the firmament
of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for
signs and for seasons and for days and years,
15and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth.
16 17 18 19 (Gen.1:14-19)
Terms like "signs" and "rule" come from an astrologer's lexicon when it was believed that heavenly bodies either ruled or gave signs to what the gods were thinking.
On the fifth day, the waters brought forth swarms of living creatures. -Again, water was seen as a source of birth.
waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above
the earth across the firmament of the heavens.
fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds
multiply on the earth.
On the sixth day, earth gave birth to living creatures according to their kind like a mother gives birth to her children.
24Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.25 (Gen.1:24-25)
Just as children bear resemblance to their parents, God created man in our image.
make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them
have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creeps upon the earth.
28Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. (Gen.1:28)
29Behold, I have
given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the
earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for
30And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.
When God rested, the sun disappeared below the horizon.
12 3 4 (Gen.2:1-4a)
Seven Days of Creation for a detailed examination of other points.