How the Christ surpassed Yahweh at the dawn of the Piscean age

yahweh Because the earth orbits at a slight tilt, and the tilt of the orbit changes over time, the celestial equator is always moving and the vernal equinox is always moving along the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth from our perspective.  We call this the “Precession of the Equinoxes,” and that is what we mean when we talk about the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Pisces, etc.

There is no accepted timeline for the transition from one Great Age to another.  The Great Year is approximately 26,000 years and each Age spans approximately 2160 years. However, because cultural changes mark the shift between ages it becomes somewhat easier to define these transitions.

Yahweh, the god of the ancient Hebrews, was a warrior god- Moses says so right in Exodus in the Bible:  “The Lord is a warrior/man of war.”  In Isaiah 42:13 we find this exclamation: “The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.”

There is a great deal of confusion in the Bible over the name of God – both El and YHWH (Yahweh) are used interchangeably.  However, that El was a senior god in Canaan: a beneficent god who presided over creation and ruled over the more junior warrior gods such as Baal and Astarte.  The use of the plural for god in the Bible – “Elohim” – could refer to the family of Canaanite gods that included not only Baal and Astarte but also El’s consort Athirat.  There is some evidence that El and Yahweh actually battled for control over the area which perhaps explains why Yahweh chose the ancient Israelites to follow him exclusively.

At any rate, Yahweh emerges into history as a force to be reckoned with around 1300 bce, smack in the middle of the Age of Aries.  Aries is ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war, and that period of time is highlighted by brutal conflicts over territories as individual tribal cultures gained power and we see the emergence of the warrior gods.  During the Age of Taurus the Bull (approximately 2000-4000 bce) we see the prevalence of the Goddess cultures which were more agrarian and less interested in conflict and a predominance of bulls in the mythology and art of the times.  During the Age of Aries the ram we see an emergence of rams.  The shofar, or horn used to call to prayer, is a ram’s horn.  Both rams and bulls are sacrificed, perhaps to purge the cultural memory of the previous ages.

In the early history of the Israelites Yahweh is not considered a divine figure – instead he is an active participant in war and urges his people to what we now consider barbaric acts.  The appellation of god may have come later, and we should remember that the ancient Pharoahs of that time also considered themselves gods.  (For more on this idea check out .)

Fast forward to the end of the Age of Aries and the dawn of the Piscean age, and we have the story of a young rabbi who advocates for peace.  He becomes the Lamb of God who is sacrificed and martyred (a Piscean theme) to save the souls of his people.  He is the fisher of men (the symbol for Pisces is the fish) and the symbol of the Icthys is the fish.  The religion that followed him required blind faith in a strict theology, Jupiterian themes, and Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces.

So today as we celebrate Christmas, the time of the supposed birth of Jesus, let’s also ponder the fact that as we slide into the Age of Aquarius we are leaving the realm of Pisces behind and emerging into an age of reason and rational thought.  With too much reason and rationality comes the loss of magic, and I hope we will not lose the Piscean inspiration towards ecstasy and mysticism as we enter the age of robots and transhumanism!

 

By | 2016-11-15T08:35:23+00:00 December 25th, 2015|Religion|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. cimbalok December 25, 2015 at 10:27 am - Reply

    No way Jesus was a Capricorn. Last year I wrote up what Jesus would do if he was born under each sign. Here it is:

    Capricorn: Matthew! Mark! Luke! John! And all the rest of you mugs, I need those figures, chop chop. How many conversions this quarter? We didn’t meet our quota last month, so we need to amp it up and focus on the bottom line.

    Aquarius: We sacrifice the needs of the individual for the good of the collective, because it’s the rational thing to do. That is all. May the force be with you.

    Pisces: All of humankind is deserving of love and compassion. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to starve in a desolate neighborhood for 6 weeks and then go martyr myself. Bye.

    Aries: Chaaaaarge!!! Let’s show those Romans who’s really boss.

    Taurus: What’s your hurry? Humankind will come around in a few millennia. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the spectacle of the Crusades and the Inquisition, preferably while eating bonbons and lounging on a fluffy cloud in Heaven.

    Gemini: Verily I say to you, love one another and turn the other cheek. Then the other. Then the other, then the other. This cheek turning is making me dizzy, hey look, a squirrel!

    Cancer: We are *all* God’s children. The Earth is our Mother. Hey Mom, Judas is looking at me, make him stop it.

    Leo: I am your King! Worship the hell outta me and I will bestow upon you my most generous gifts. By the way, does my hair look all right?

    Virgo: Okay, so I lost my temper and threw the money changers out of the temple. I had to. They were cheating their customers on average 5 sheckels a trade.

    Libra: With the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and even more. It’s only fair, you know.

    Scorpio: Come out of this man, you evil spirit. C’mon, git! I don’t have all day to mess around, I have four more exorcisms this afternoon.

    Sagittarius: I’m bored. Think I’ll turn some of this water into wine. I’m drunk. I need some bread and fish to go with all that wine.

    • Greg F December 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Very inspired, Cimbalok! 🙂

    • Esme December 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      Your Capricorn Jesus sounds like American Mormons and Evangelicals, but don’t confuse them with Jesus Christ.

      I am with Lynn, Jesus Christ was a product of the Age of Pisces.

    • lokasiwisata.info December 29, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

      That’s a fun read, Cimbalok, thanks for sharing it!

  2. Greg F December 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    ” With too much reason and rationality comes the loss of magic, and I hope we will not lose the Piscean inspiration towards ecstasy and mysticism as we enter the age of robots and transhumanism!”

    I feel the same way about the trend towards texting and social media as the only form of interaction for many today. It has many good aspects, but when I ride the bus, I feel like an alien watching another species wearing ear buds and typing as fast as their thumbs will allow.

    We dearly need some Aquarian realism in our leaders. Deniers of global warming should look at the record temperatures set or tied for Christmas Day. I hope you have air conditioning, Lynn. 🙂

    I hope that the Piscean magic and mysticism still remain with us a bit. One of my favorite pieces of music is Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, written 1914-16. Interestingly, Movement 6 is titled “Uranus – The Magician”, so there is hope.

    Great article, Lynn. Happy 2016.

    Here’s a YouTube link to a performance of “The Planets” if you or your readers are interested.
    It’s about 50 minutes long.

    • lokasiwisata.info December 29, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Thanks for these comments Greg – yes we do have air conditioning, and yes we did use it on Christmas day! Thanks too for sharing The Planets clip, that has always been one of my favorite pieces.

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