Gospel Zodiac

The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun,
in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun,
and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.
-Thomas Paine

If Jesus was an historical character, he was one of a number of cultists who at that time were preaching Armageddon. The spin meisters who wrote the Gospels had no information on him except what grew to legendary proportions after several decades of oral story telling. The man, if he existed, was a nobody. It's what was written about him, combined with the brutal efforts of Church fabricators that made him so famous.

Fortunately, centuries of Christian book burning cannot erase the stars. By looking at the Gospels through the eyes of an astrologer, we can understand why the Gospels follow the same story outline. The tale of Jesus takes place within one Zodiac year. By breaking down the Gospels according to each of the twelve Zodiac constellations, we can track Jesus along the sun's ecliptic through references to each motif that the constellations correspond to.

Astrological timetables are enumerated into twelve ages based on a great cycle spanning almost 26,000 years. The age of Pisces began around 6 BCE, which is why the latter parts of the Gospels refer often to fish. Approximately in 2012 we enter the Age of Aquarius. Christians have been waiting for Jesus immediate return for 2,000 years. Luke gives hope that he might return in the Age of Aquarius.

I've used Matthew as the primary Gospel because it is the most complete. The other two synoptic gospels, Mark and Luke, are variations of Matthew. The Book of John has a twist that deserves separate treatment.

Capricorn, the Sea Goat, December 22-January 19

The sun's position starts at lowest point in horizon and ascends upward as the days get longer. Goats are known to habitat rocky mountains which stand higher than the sun on the horizon at this time of the year. Rocks symbolize barrenness and goats can be associated with dark places like mangers, where they are kept. This is a time of darkness when evil forces are in control.

  1. The goat half of Capricorn has a symbolic reference to the scapegoat used to carry away the sins of the people of the wilderness (Lev. 16:8, 10). The fish half alludes to water, chaos and birth as in Genesis 1:2.
  2. Matt. 1:18-2:23 tells us when Jesus was born; Herod tried to have him killed.
  3. Luke 2:12 refers to Capricorn when he tells us the baby was born in a manger. Mangers can be seen as dark places where there is no lighting.
  4. The sun is not born until December 25 when days start to grow noticeably longer.
  5. It's a new sun in its virgin stage. This is similar to the term, new moon, which survived from the days of ancient moon worshipers.
  6. Since the entire sky can be seen as God's universe, the sun of God is referred to as the son of God.
  7. The three magi in (Matt. 2:1) symbolize the three stars forming a waist belt in the winter constellation of Orion.
  8. The star of Bethlehem (Matt. 2:2) is symbolized by the brightest star in the winter sky, Sirius, in the constellation, Canis Major. To Egyptian astronomers, Sirius' rising marked the beginning of their new year.
  9. The three stars in Orion's belt are aligned along a southeast direction, pointing towards Sirius. Since stars, like the sun, always rise from the east, it would appear as three stars were following one bright star. Or as the star of Bethlehem guiding the magi.
    Ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising (Matt. 2:10).
  10. If the magi were on land, they couldn't come from the east and follow a star from the east. But if both are in the sky, it makes sense.
  11. The constellations would appear to stop when they are directly overhead. The magi entered the "house" [of Capricorn] (Matt. 2:10).
  12. In the first twelfth of the cycle, he was a child prodigy at twelve years old (Luke 2:42-47). Jesus tells his parents, Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house? (Luke 2:49). In other words, he must enter each house of the zodiac.
  13. As constellations, the magi could not return to Herod. They had to continue west.
  14. Capricorn covers Matt. 1:18-2:23

Aquarius, the Water Bearer, January 20-February 18

Water and light is the essence of all life (Gen 1:2-3). The sun needs water to bring new life into the world.

  1. 30 degrees on the Zodiac.
    30Jesus is 30 years old when he begins his mission. (Luke 3:23).
  2. Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist (Matt. 3:13-17). John can be seen in the constellation Aquarius. See John the Baptist's Stars.
  3. Jesus temptation in the wilderness Matt. 4:1-11. The sun is too weak to overpower Satan, but it hasn't reversed into darkness.
  4. Aquarius covers Matt. 3:1-4:11

Pisces the Fishes, February 19-March 20

The sun needs food to sustain it on its journey. There are no grains or meat at this time.

  1. The sun is rising on the horizon, but there is still more darkness.
  2. Jesus collects his disciples. The first are fishermen. Matt. 4:18-22
  3. Pisces covers Matt. 4:12-4:22

Aries, the Ram/Lamb, March 21-April 19

Starts with the spring or vernal equinox, when days and nights are equal. This is when the sun's strength starts to become apparent.

  1. Time of year when lambs are born. The flock begins to increase.
  2. Sermon on mount (Matt. 5:1-7:29). His spiritual guidebook.
  3. Jesus attracts followers by performing miracles (Matt. 8:1-9:38).
  4. He's gathered as many followers as he could by himself.
    37Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
    38pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." Matt. 9:37-38).
  5. Aries covers Matt. 4:23-9:38.

Taurus, the Bull, April 20-May 20

Bulls are needed for plowing and tilling the fields. The bulls are his disciples.

  1. Sermon on Mission (Matt. 10:1-42). Jesus tells his disciples what they need to do to add followers.

  2. The disciples go out to their cities to preach the message (Matt. 11:1).
  3. John the Baptist is a bull of a different breed (Matt.11:2-19).
  4. Jesus reproaches unrepentant towns (Matt.11:20-24).
  5. There is still much work to be done. It's time to take the yoke off and rest.
    28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matt.11:28-30).
  6. Taurus covers Matt. 10:1-11:30.

Gemini, the Twins, May 21-June 21

A time of increasing or doubling as the sun reaches its zenith. It ends on the Summer solstice when days are the longest and nights the shortest. The sun is at the peak of its strength.

  1. Season noted in Matt.12:1 when Jesus and his disciples go through grain fields plucking heads of grain to eat.

  2. Shows strength in Lord of the Sabbath parable in Matt.12:1-8.  
    8For the Son of Man is the lord of the sabbath.
  3. Shows unbeatable power over demons. Cures man with withered hand at Matt.12:9-14. Cures a man who is blind and mute (Matt. 12:22).
  4. At its zenith, the sun straddles over its descent into darkness. The Pharisees are made to call him the prince of demons.
    24But when the Pharisees heard it they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons." (Matt. 12:24)
  5. Gemini covers Matt. 12:1-24

Cancer, the Crab, June 22-July 22

The sun has crossed a major divide; darkness starts to increase. Crabs walk in a zigzag path, sideways and backwards at the same time in a kind of a backsliding movement. This is a time for assessment and division.

  1. In a parable, Matt. 12:25-37, Jesus talks of division:
  2. And of assessment: for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
  3. In "The Sign of Jonah" parable, Matt. 12:28-45. The people of Nineveh listened to Jonah and were saved because they repented. But those who did not listen will not be saved.
  4. Jesus has to depart from his family because he can't take them with him, Matt. 12:46-50
  5. Covers Matt. 12:25-50

Leo, the Lion, July 23-August 22

This is a time of strength when the sun goes to the end of the growing season to the time of harvest. At the end of the growing season, food is plentiful, and seeds have to be stored for the next season.

  1. In a sermon on establishing God's kingdom, Matt. 13:1-23, Jesus talks of it as a place where the harvest will be stored.

  2. The season is noted by the "Weeds Among the Wheat" parable, Matt. 13:24-30.
    30Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.
  3. In the "Parable of the Mustard Seed", Matt. 13:31-33.
    33The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field.
  4. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.

  5. Covers Matt. 13:1-53.

Virgo, the Virgin, August 22-September 21

Virgo is depicted as a woman with grain stalks in her hand. This is when the harvest is turned into food. As the sun descends below its peak, this is also a time when troubles start to emerge.

  1. The people in his home town of Nazareth were suspicious of his wisdom and power (Matt. 13:54-58).
    57Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.
  2. John the Baptist's life ends with his head being cut off. When Jesus crosses the equinox (Matt. 14:1-12), the head of Aquarius rises without its body.
  3. Jesus feeds five thousand with five loaves and two fish. (Matt. 14:13-21). Virgo was known as the house of bread and the two fish represent Pisces. In the zodiac wheel below, Virgo and Pisces are separated by five houses.
  4. Jesus walks on water (Matt. 14:22-33). With the harvesting complete, the water has completed its life giving miracle. This is the first time his ghost appears. See Jesus' Ghost.
  5. In the "Tradition of the Elders" parable, Jesus explains his reason for not washing before eating (Matt. 15:1-19).
  6. Feeds four thousand with seven loaves and a few fish. (Matt. 15:32-39) In the zodiac wheel below, there are five houses between Virgo and Pisces, and two more when we count Virgo and Pisces.
  7. In the "Sign of Jonah" parable: The sky is threatening. There will be no sign except the sign of Jonah (Matt. 16:4). The sign won't appear until the sun stays at its lowest time of descent for three days as Jonah was three days in the fish's belly.
  8. Virgo covers Matt. 13:54-16:4

Libra, the Balance, September 23-October 23

The balance symbolizes the fall equinox when days and nights are equal. It is a time for settling debts by weighing the good against the bad.

  1. They have left the House of Bread in Virgo. There is no bread. Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Matt. 16:5-12)
  2. In Peter's "Confession about Jesus" (Matt. 16:13-28), Jesus talks about settling debts:
    27For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.

  3. When Peter and Jesus talk about the temple tax, Jesus asks:
    25What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?"
    26When Peter said, "From others, Jesus said to him, "Then the children are free." (Matt. 17:24-27)
  4. In the "Sermon on Life in the Kingdom of God", Matt. 18:1-35, Jesus talks about the price of getting into the kingdom of heaven.
    23"Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.
  5. When it comes to settling debts, money issues can't be left out. In the parable of "The Rich Young Man", Matt. 19:16-30, Jesus tells the man:
    21"If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
  6. The "Workers in the Vineyard" parable, Matt. 20:1-16, is another parable about wages and compensation.
  7. Jesus heads towards Jerusalem starting with Matt. 20:17 and enters the city at v10. He knew he would meet his demise (Matt. 20:18-19).
  8. Jesus drives the moneychangers out of the temple, Matt. 21:12-17.
  9. It's in the fall when figs have no fruit. Jesus' curses a fig tree for not bearing fruit, Matt. 21:18-22.
  10. In the "Parable of the Tenants", Matt. 21:33-46, Jesus' parables are getting more violent. For example:
    39And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
  11. More talk of violence in the "Parable of the Wedding Feast", Matt. 22:1-14.
    7The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
  12. Jesus denounces the scribes and the Pharisees, Matt. 23:1-39. He is angry.
    33You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
  13. In the Sermon on Mt. Olive, Matt. 24, 25, Jesus talks about tribulation.
    7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places:
    8all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
  14. Libra covers Matt. 16:5-25:46.

Scorpio, the Scorpion, October 24-November 21

The sun is getting weaker and the air is cold, remindful of a scorpion's sting. Scorpions are seen as crawling creatures who frequent cracks, holes and other secluded spots, so they are associated with acts of secrecy and evil. This is a time of argument and conflict.

  1. Judas plots to betray Jesus, Matt. 26:14-16. When the sun crosses the equinox, it is allegorized as being arrested or betrayed by the dark forces.
  2. The time of the year is marked by the name, Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36), which means oil press or olive press. Olives used for oil are harvested late winter when the fruit is at its ripest.
  3. At Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36-46), Jesus talks about his death
    38"I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me."
  4. Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested, Matt. 26:47-56.
  5. Judas kisses Jesus when Scorpio kisses the sun as it passes through.
    48Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him." (Matt. 26:48)
  6. Ends with Jesus' arrest, Matt. 26:55-56.
  7. Scorpio covers Matt. 26:1-26:56.


Sagittarius, the Archer, November 22-December 21

At the Winter solstice on December 21, the sun enters the lowest point on the horizon. The next three days are the darkest days of the year. The scorpion's stings turn into the archer's arrows. The weakened sun is going to die a violent death on the solstice.

  1. He's put on trial by the Jewish high council, Matt. 26:57-67.
  2. Trial again before the Roman governor, Pilate, Matt. 27:11-26.
  3. Crucified in Matt. 27:32-56. His pierced body is symbolized by the archer's arrows.
  4. Sagittarius covers Matt. 26:57-28:20

December 22-25

  1. The three days following December 21 remain perceptibly the darkest days of the year. Jesus dies and remains unseen for three days.
  2. The first day when daylight gets noticeably longer. The sun is seen to come back to life. Three days have passed and Jesus is seen again (Matt. 28).
  3. His Resurrection starts in the spring during the solar equinox. In biblespeak, the sun has conquered darkness.

The Age of Pisces 6 BCE TO 2012 CE

  1. Before the sun entered Pisces Jesus was the Lamb of God in Aries. See When Was Jesus Born.
    29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)
  2. After his resurrection, he entered Pisces the fish.
    42They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
    43and he took it and ate before them. (Luke 24:42-43).
  3. The Age of Pisces ends approximately in 2012 CE. This is when Jesus' time ends.
    "I am with you always to the end of the age." (Matt. 28:20).


  1. Jesus is referred to as carpenter in Mark 6:3. Carpenters build houses.
  2. The number seventy is rounded off from the zodiacal seventy-two. 72 * 360 = 2590, the number of years in a Zodiac Great Year.
    1After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. (Luke 10:1).
  3. Room and house are synonymous with house of the Zodiac. The man carrying a jar of water describes Aquarius. Aquarius is a large constellation which Luke describes as a large upper room.
    10He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him into the house which he enters,
    11and tell the householder, 'The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I am to eat the Passover with my disciples?'
    12And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready." (Luke 22:10-12).
  4. The place of their last supper symbolizes the Age of Aquarius, the time of his return.
  5. 15And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;
    16for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." (Luke 22:15-16)

    2In my Father's house are many rooms. (John 14:2)



  6. The two heavy lines form the cross of the Zodiac on which the sun dies. The Christian cross represents the length of days at each cardinal point: The short leg represents the winter solstice, the long leg the summer solstice and the two equal legs represent the spring and fall solstices. Thus, the sun dies on the cross.
  7. At sunrise and sunset the sun's rays have to pass through a much greater thickness of atmosphere. As a result, nearly all the blue light is scattered out by the particles in the air. This is what causes red sunrises and sunsets. As the season approaches the winter solstice, the sun sinks lower towards its lowest position on December 22. At lower angles the sun has more atmosphere to punch through, so red sunrises and sunsets appear with increasing frequency.
    Ancients saw these natural events as their sun god weakening as it was falling and bleeding.
    "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. (Mark 14:24)
    In the photograph below, the reflection of the suns rays was allegorized as Jesus walking on water. See Jesus' Ghost



  9. I am the light of the world.
    12."I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)
    5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." (John 9:5)
  10. Jesus crown of thorns symbolizes the sun's corona. Pictures of a halo around his head have the same significance.
    17And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him. (Mark 15:17)

Pagan Parallels

The breakdown of the Gospels into twelve zodiacal motifs is not a coincidence. It was the way myths were written in biblical days. To make my point, there is a popular myth called "The Twelve Labors of Hercules". It serves to show how these ancient stories were patterned after the astrological patterns of the stars. Watch how the sun, personified as Hercules, goes through each of his twelve labors.

1. In Leo, Hercules first labor was to slay the Nermean lion. After killing the lion, the hero flayed the beast and used its skin as a shield. The leonine skin may be compared to the brownish clouds trailed by the sun in fighting its way through the atmospheric vapors, which are eventually conquered. The constellation, Orion, is often depicted with Orion holding up an animal skin as a shield.

2. When the sun entered Virgo, the constellation of Hydra was setting, and, thus, the second labor of Hercules was to kill the Lernean Hydra. The monster had several head, one being immortal, and as he raised them to attack Hercules, the hero burned off the mortal heads and buried the immortal one under a stone. The heads are allegorized as the clouds being burned up by the suns rays.

3. When the sun enters Libra, the constellation of the Centaur rose above the horizon, so Hercules in hit third labor was entertained by a centaur and soon afterwards he slew a group of centaurs in a fight over a cask of wine. In Libra, there is a star group called the Boar appearing in the evening sky. So after killing the centaurs, Hercules met the Erymanthian boar and engaged him in mortal combat.

4. As the sun moved into Scorpio, Cassiopeia, more anciently known as the Stag, Rose into view, and the fourth labor was the capture of a stag with golden horns and brazen feet.

5. As the sun passed into Sagittarius, three constellations named after birds followed, and these were the Vulture, the Swan and the Eagle. In his fifth labor, Hercules killed the three birds with arrows.

6. The constellation of Capricorn was also called the Stable of Augeas, and the sixth labor was the cleaning out of the Augean Stable. This is why, when Jesus was born in Capricorn, he is depicted as being born in a manger.

7. While the sun was in Aquarius, the Lyre, or celestial Vulture, proceeded to set. Prometheus at the time was also setting, while the Bull of Europa was on the meridian. In his seventh labor, Hercules slew the vulture which had preyed on the live of Prometheus and captured a wild bull engaged in laying waste the island of Crete.

8. While the sun was going through Pisces, Pegasus the celestial horse, rose in the east, so for his eighth labor, Hercules escaped with the horses of Diomede.

9. As the sun enters Aries (the Ram of the Golden Fleece), the ship Argo was rising in the evening sky and Andromeda was setting. On of the stars of Andromeda was called her girdle. In his ninth labor, Hercules sailed in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece; he also fought the Amazons and captured the girdle of Hippolyte, their queen, and then rescued Hesione from a sea monster. The constellation Argo, by the way, makes its appearance in the Bible as Noah's ark.

10. As the sun passed into the Bull, the Pleiades rose and Orion set, and for his tenth labor, Hercules labor was to restore the seven kidnapped Pleiades sisters to their father after killing their abductor, King Busiris (Orion). Then our hero traveled to Spain and appropriated the oxen of Geryon.

11. When the sun entered Gemini, Sirius (the Dog Star) was rising, and for his eleventh labor Hercules overcame Cerberus, the guardian dog of Hades. In the Bible, Sirius is recognized as the star of Bethlehem; it is the brightest star next to the sun. Orion has three stars at its belt that point that follow Sirius as the three wise men.

12. As the sun entered the constellation Cancer, the River and the Centaur were setting in the western sky. The constellation Hercules also descended toward the west followed by Draco (the Dragon of the North Pole) a guardian of the Golden Apples of the Hesperides. In the star atlases Hercules had been pictured as crushing the head of the dragon with one of his feet. Genesis 3:15 doesn't makes sense until you see Hercules' foot on top of the serpent's head.

15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." (Gen. 3:15)

In the twelfth and final labor, Hercules journeys to the Hesperides in quest of the Golden Apples of that region. Afterwards he donned a robe, which was soaked in the blood of a centaur slain by him at the rive crossing. The robe mysteriously caught fire, and Hercules perished in the flames.

This death ended his mortal career, but later on he resumed his youth in Heaven, and there became immortal. His death scene can be compared to the description of a beautiful sunset.

Final thought

It would be more accurate to think of Jesus as the sun of God rather than the son of God.

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