#Throwback Thursday: #Astrology & #Easter

(Astrology Explored)

Resurrection Stories of the Astrological Great Ages: Inanna

6,000 years before we memorialized our Easter celebration, the Sumerian culture had its own resurrection story. Containing the elements of death, redemption and resurrection it is the story of the Age of Gemini, whose essential nature is dualism.

Inanna was the Queen of Heaven of Sumerian culture associated with Venus, the morning and evening star, goddess of the fertility of the fields. The resurrection story, like the story of Persephone, ties the seasons into the actions of the gods.

The Sumerian year had 12-lunar-months, based upon phases of the moon and just two seasons.  Summer began on the vernal spring equinox, lasting 6-months through until the autumnal equinox.  Winter was the harvest season and outlined by monthly written characters for hand, seed, grain and cutting.

Her story is a journey of development and evolution. (Read More–>)

The Age of Pisces and The Washing of Feet

Christ Washing Peter's Feet by Ford Madox BrownAt the Last Supper Christ shared with his disciples, he took the servant’s role and washed the feet of each of them.

Peter, who missed the point of ritual, protested. but Jesus gently rebuked him, saying that if Peter didn’t let him wash his feet, Peter couldn’t be his disciple. Peter then goes over the top saying, “Wash my head and my hands, Lord.”

Can you imagine Jesus at Peter’s feet, looking up at him, with the basin of water before them and the cloth in his hand. (Read more–>)

Astrology and Calendars: When Is Easter? It’s All Cleopatra’s Fault

Easter Calculation ManuscriptJulius Cesar confused everybody. And of course it was all Cleopatra’s fault. At least that is the saw that runs around academic circles.

While Julius lived before the Christian celebration, his decision on what calendar to use affected when Easter shows up on our calendar. Easter bops around our calendar, appearing in March sometimes, April at others and on different Sundays too! How did this happen? (More–>)

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