The Signs of Jesus' Last Days

The Bible has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history;
and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.
-Mark Twain

This report covers the autumn season when the sun passes through Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. At this time the sun crosses southward across the equator; the nighttime hours progressively exceed the daylight hours until the darkest days of the years on the Winter Solstice.

Rather then look for literal flaws, we're looking for the collection of astronomical symbols that the gospel writers used to fabricate the last days of the life of Jesus Christ.

This section is arguably the heart of the Christian Bible and constitutes another proof of the fictional character of the gospels.


The transfiguration

After six days, Jesus took Peter and James and John to a high mountain. He was transfigured, and his face shone like the sun and his garments became white as light.

1And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart.
2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light.
3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
4And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah."
5He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe. (Matt. 17:1-6; Mark 9:2-7)

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ is commemorated on August 6. That would put the sun in the middle of Leo. Why is this? Christ's shining face symbolizes the sun, and his garments the stars. Verse 6 doesn't say how he was transfigured. Figure 1 suggests that the Lamb of God was transfigured into the Lion of the tribe of Judah. I suppose that Matthew saw this was an exchange that belonged in the House of Libra. There is a hint in verse 1 that it wasn't in Libra when Jesus is said to have led them up a high mountain. There is a precedent: When Moses came down from the mountain, his face was also said to shine (Ex. 34:29). On that occasion, the mountain symbolized the summer solstice.

Figure 1

Jesus enters Jerusalem

Horse and Rider

Jesus told his disciples to go to the village opposite them where they will immediately find an ass tied and a colt with her, and bring them to him.

2saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.
3If any one says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and he will send them immediately."
4This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
"Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of an ass." (Matt. 21:2-5)

When Jesus told his disciples they will immediately find an ass and a colt at a village opposite them, it meant at a constellation opposite Libra at the same time of day. Whether Jesus rode on one ass or two, there are two asterisms in Cancer called Asellus Borealis and Asellus Australis. Asellus means donkey in Latin. As for the "village opposite" definition, when the sun rises in Libra in the east, Cancer is setting in the opposite side of the horizon in the west. Since the perceived direction of rotation is from east to west, the stars in the east move ahead of the stars in the west.


The Eucharist and Judas are discussed at their respective pages.

The Last Supper

On the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples asked Jesus where to prepare the Passover.

17Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?" (Matt. 26:17)

He told them to go into the city to a certain one and tell him my time is at hand, I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples. The disciples did as directed.

18He said, "Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples.'"
19And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover. (Matt. 26:18-19)

He sat at table with the twelve disciples in the evening.

20When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples; (Matt. 26:20)

According to Mark and Luke, they ate in a large upper room in the evening.

15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us."
16And the disciples set out and went to the city, and found it as he had told them; and they prepared the passover.
And when it was evening he came with the twelve. (Mark 14:15-17; Luke 22:12-14)

The Passover meal is traditionally celebrated just after the spring equinox in Aries. How is that if the text is in the fall in Scorpio? Matthew 26:18 gives the first clue when Jesus says he will eat at a certain one's house. That would be the house of Aries. Matthew 26:20 and Mark 14:17 say they ate in the evening. That would mean that when the sun is in Scorpio, Aries can be seen in the evening. The "large upper room" again points to Aries because Aries is above the equator while Scorpio is below the equator.

Figure 2

The High Priest

Jesus was brought to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders had gathered.

57Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. (Matt. 26:57)

John says Jesus was taken to Annas, the father of the high priest. Then he was sent to Caiaphas.  

13First they led him to Annas; for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 24Annas then sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. (John 18:13, 24)

Draco and Ursa Minor circle around the highest place in the heavens, the North Pole. For Matthew, Draco the Dragon symbolizes evil, in this case Caiaphas.

For John, Draco symbolizes Annas. Ursa Minor, alias Little Bear, alias Little Dipper could pass for a baby dragon nested next to Draco. By default, Ursa Minor symbolizes Caiaphas because it occupies the higher position.


In the morning, the chief priests and the elders decided Jesus must be put to death. They bound him and delivered him to Pilate the governor.

1When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
2and they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor. (Matt. 27:1-2; Mark 15:1; Luke 23:1-2)

Luke says Pilate brought Jesus to Herod for additional questioning.

6When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
7And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.
8When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him.
9So he questioned him at some length; but he made no answer.
10The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.
11And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then, arraying him in gorgeous apparel, he sent him back to Pilate.
12And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. (Luke 23:6-12)

Serpens represents Pilate. Where John applied Ursa Minor to Caiaphas, the position is left open to Luke to apply the constellation to Herod.


Barabbas was a notorious prisoner whom the crowd elected to release instead of Jesus.

16And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?" (Matt. 27:16-17)

Ophiuchus with Serpens wrapped around him, symbolizes his imprisonment.

Crown of thorns

Then they put a crown of thorns on his head and put a reed in his right hand. They mocked him, spat on him and stuck him in the head with the reed.

29and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
30And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
(Matt. 27:29-30; Mark 15:18-20; John 19:2-3)

The image of a man with a reed in his right hand fits the image of Hercules. Next to Hercules is Corona Borealis the Northern Crown. It's a circle of stars that makes a fitting image of the crown of thorns.


Carry the cross

The soldiers forced Simon of Cyrene to carry Jesus' cross, not Jesus as commonly portrayed in the media.

32As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross. (Matt. 27:32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26)

Cygnus the Swan is also known as the Northern Cross, because its stars form the shape of cross.

The Two Robbers

Two robbers were crucified with him, one to the right and on to the left.

38Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. (Matt. 27:38; Mark 15:27; John 19:18)

When the sun is in Scorpio, Hercules is in the middle, Bootes the Bear Driver is on the left and Cepheus the King is on the right.

Death and resurrection

The death and resurrection of Christ is continued at this Link.


After they died, the soldiers broke the legs of the two robbers, but for Jesus, one pierced his side with a spear.

31Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
32So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him;
33but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
34But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. (John 19:31-34)

Assuming a wound on each hand and feet, the fifth wound symbolizes the five months the sun is below the equator: October, November, December, January and February. Or the spear symbolizes Sagittarius' arrow.