Jesus Christ & Chinese Astrology
Through an understanding of Chinese Astrology and recent discoveries about the year of His birth, I have uncovered a revelation about the personality of Jesus Christ.
According to Colin Humphreys, British physicist and Director of Research at Cambridge University, the Star of Bethlehem was recorded by Chinese scientists during the Han Dynasty. The star was actually a comet flying by in the year 5 BC, which would put Jesus’ birth during that year. The Han Dynasty had their eye on the sky for an auspicious event because they were worried about being overthrown.
I’ve read it was quite possible for the Three Wise Men to be from China, since emissaries were sent out following the path of the comet. During that time, there was a route available known as the Silk Road. It’s tradition in China to give newborns gold, and frankincense and myrrh are good for a woman’s skin after childbirth. What I figured out on my own is that 5 BC was an auspicious year for the Chinese as it was the Year of the Fire Dragon.
Dragons, in our western society, represent evil. However, according to Chinese Astrologer Shelly Wu, dragons in Chinese culture are symbolic of mystery, vitality and the universe. Of all the signs of the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon is the most influential and has the greatest power. While the other signs are common animals, the dragon is mythical and otherworldly. It is in their nature to shine above all else, having amazing intuition and unpredictability. At birth, occurrences in the environment such as inclement weather and celestial phenomenon can have a strong influence in their life. They are out-spoken and “feel they have been granted authority by divine right.” They are strong, resolute and determined. They will be and like to be called upon when events need divine guidance and will triumph over impossible situations. They are visionary, prophetic dreamers with utopian ideas. They give their all, in essence sacrifice themselves for a cause. The element of fire adds additional power to this sign, enhancing eloquence of speech, and the gifts of performing and story-telling. A fire dragon is a natural born leader and very strong willed.
Susan Levitt states that dragons are a symbol of royalty, guardians of temples and magical beings. For thousands of years, dragons have been revered and held most sacred. “A person born in a Dragon year is blessed by the gods.” Fire dragons are the most powerful sign of all. This is the type of person who changes the world.
Jesus Christ & Chinese Medicine: Frankincense & Myrrh
Frankincense and Myrrh have a well-known history together going back to ancient times. There are some good reasons why. Frankincense is yang (masculine) in nature, relative to the element of fire and the Sun. This sacred incense is used for consecration, exorcism and protection. When burned, it releases a mist of energy that dispels all evil and negativity. Myrrh is yin (feminine) in nature, relative to the water element and the Moon. This sacred incense is used for purification, blessing and healing. When burned, Myrrh purifies and increases the energy of an area, filling it with peace, healing, and blessings. Utilized in Chinese medicine, these two will move blood and qi, relieve pain, reduce swelling and promote healing, especially of the skin.
The yin and yang qualities of frankincense and myrrh are perfect symbols of the healing work of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The masculine exorcises and protects, while the feminine heals and blesses. Together they create a powerful energy for the restoration and protection of body and soul. The rich aroma awakens and calms our spirit. This blend is really good for lifting your spirits during the winter blues.
In these trying times, our mission is help people re-awaken their spiritual being and remind them of the healing power of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The sacred blend of frankincense and myrrh help unite us with the divine. In the spirit of Mary Magdalene, who anointed Jesus’ feet with perfumed oil, and recalling the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh brought to the Christ Child by the Three Wise Men of the East, this oil calms, uplifts and restores. Apply a few drops to awaken the spirit and recall the ambiance of burning incense. Suitable for use in anointing and as a perfume. Great for the winter blues. Please support our mission by purchasing our hand-made healing oil here. These make a very meaningful gift.
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Colin Humphreys: The Star of Bethlehem. Science and Christian Belief , Vol 5, (October 1995): 83-101. http://www.asa3.org/ASA/topics/Astronomy-Cosmology/S&CB%2010-93Humphreys.html
Susan Levitt. Taoist Astrology
Shelly Wu. Chinese Astrology: Exploring the Eastern Zodiac.