'The Stars of Bethlehem'
by Andrew J. Bevan, QHP, DMS Astrol (c) 1987-2006
Religion is very much a personal matter and people may feel free to believe whatever they will. However, it is an area in which people should be helping each other rather than battling things out. Challenged by the rapid changes of the modern world and multicultural integration, the church is in the midst of yet another growth crises. So various segments feel the transition as a fight for survival. The equivalent problem in science could be the question of whether the gravitational laws of Newton are invalidated by the relativity theory of Einstein. We live in a world of discovery, conceptual change and growth of consciousness. It is a world in which the church also will move forward. In this process and for religion to prevail in the New Age, either some of the basic notions need be explained and given substance, or some new evidence should show up. If new light can be cast on old ideas, then maybe this is one of the ways to go and religion will appear as something more substantial and applicable in the modern world. It seems important to show that Man is in effort and in a continuing dialogue with his God. 

Many religious orthodoxies, if not all, stem from an early worship of the Sun, Moon and Stars. It is obvious that the book of  Genesis is inspired by the high priests' model of the universe and of ancient astrology. Modern translations of the Bible acknowledge that the three wise men were astrologers. On occasion, scientists attempt to explain the "Star of Bethlehem" and reconstruct details of the birth and life of Jesus. Unfortunately, this often doesn't work out all that well, the trouble being that science is neither at the bow of magic makers nor saviours. It is the nature of science to rationalize and to disbelieve the miracle. It is not within the realm of science to reason with a God and His relationship with Man. On these grounds, the traditions of Christianity are often waved aside as a misapprehension and myth of the past. But when it comes to appearing in the media or maybe on television, scientists seem only too please to offer an explaination to the Star of Bethlehem. Scientists are probably not religious or do we finally have admittance for the teachings of astrology? It could hardly be expected that the scientists had the astrological know-how of the ancient holy priests or the three wise men. It is astrology that represents the bridge and the marriage of religion and science.

What I attempt to do on these pages is merely to track down those astrological configurations that lead up to the promised birth. Then I enclose some hypothetical charts of significant events in the life of Jesus, as they may be described in the Bible and according to astrological tradition. Some of these obserations may lead to new understanding. Maybe we all sit down rewriting in the end. The whole idea is to take a new look at the material, see what can we get out of it and then move forward.
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