No, it’s a planet! No, it’s two planets conjoined! Legend (and the New Testament of the Christian religion) has it that the Magi, or 3 wise men, were led to the manger of the newborn baby, Jesus Christ, immediately following his birth in the town of Bethlehem.
Today various different astronomical, astrological, and religious interpretations exist about the exact nature of this heavenly light and the “facts” describing exactly when the Magi came upon the Christ infant/child.
Many believe the Star of Bethlehem to be a conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Pisces, an event that occurred thrice in 7 B.C.
Jupiter was (and still is) associated with royalty, while Saturn was associated with the protection of the Jews. Pisces was then ruled by the planet Jupiter (prior to the discovery of the planet Neptune in 1846) and represents spirituality, among other things.
It’s widely believed that the sighting of this planetary pair in Pisces and the naming of Christ as the Messiah kicked off an era of Christianity that’s lasted in many parts of the globe for 2,000+ years.
While some of the traditions associated with the Christmas holiday are clearly incorporated from pagan times, many nevertheless are now are part of indoctrinated religious rites of passage.
Today, many the world over celebrate the holiday Christmas which commemorates the birth of their lord Jesus Christ.
To those who celebrate, I offer this beautiful song and video (a new version of an old song), which I came across earlier today, and which seems terrifically appropriate for the spirit of the day.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(Forgive the commercial–it’s short and worth the wait…)
Blessings to all beings today and every day; may all beings be safe; may all being be happy! Amen & Merry Christmas!