Jesus Christ Ė Birth Date
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright;
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Notably this chart includes a Pluto Uranus opposition, with Pluto being part of a stellium which includes Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Virgo, with Vestaís position at right angles forming a T square.The Pluto Uranus opposition creates internal tension with independent, free thinking views of a philanthropic nature (in Pisces) which are reined in by Plutoís intense need for analysing (in Virgo) and understanding core structures with a leaning towards secrecy. This tense arangement is then challenged by the spiritual nature of Vesta whose curiosity (in Gemini) and devotional spirit is threatened by the power and anarchy of Uranus and Pluto.
Vesta is often said to be the true ruler of Virgo and of the 6th house where this proposed birth chart for Jesus Christ has Mercury as a final dispositor in a stellium with the Sun, Venus and Pluto. Vestaís square relationship with Uranus and Pluto could prove to be a querulous influence at an early age but with maturity, insight and support from other facets of the chart this arrangement has the capacity to mould a powerful and insightful individual.
(In more recent times the opposition of Pluto and Uranus occurred in 1901/02 and those born in these years experienced their Uranus half cycles in 1945/46 Ė the end of WW II and the commencement of a technological age that has had a transformative affect on social fabrics and has brought us into the current era.)
Although the date of Jesus Christís birth is still very much a point of conjecture, Dr Ernest L. Martin puts together a credible case for this event to have occurred on:
Rectification of Birth Time
Not much is known of Christís life until the commencement of his ministry which is generally accepted as being around the age of thirty with his crucifixion being around age thirty three.
Biblical references and astronomical events surrounding Christís crucifixion have pointed to two plausible dates, these being either the 7th April 30AD or the 3rd of April 33AD with the favored date being the latter. (Given a 3BC birth date Jesus would have been thirty four and a half years old in 33AD since there is no year zero only 1BC and 1AD.)
The date of Christís crucifixion and resurrection should be of such importance that one of the planets must at this time be directed over an Angle. Shown below the Directed Solar Arcs for April 33AD superimposed over the 7pm chart:
In the proposed chart Saturn is natally in the second house and as such is concerned with values - which is supported by Saturn ruling the 11th house giving a feeling of responsibility for the 'collectives' development. Saturn's Solar Arc directed position conjunct the IC is related to a dissolution of personal material associations and achievements in favour of a fundamental connection with familial influences.
Saturn conjunct the IC places the North Node into a position which is conjunct the Ascendant so that destiny influences the life surrounding Christ.
Mars is directed conjunct Juno in the 11th house focussing energy on contracts for future relatedness; the Black Moon is conjunct Neptune in the 8th, indicating the exposition of deeper truths and pointing towards a yearning of the soul - emphasised by Venus at the same time being directed over Black Moon's natal position with Neptune directed at right angles to the Sun - an idealistic and confusing position containing the rainbows of utopia.
Using Saturnís Solar Arc position in April 33AD of 22 deg 36 mins in Gemini as the natal IC translates to a birth time of 6:15:33 pm (sunset being at 6.11 pm) and delivers the following charts (the first with asteroids and simple aspects and the second with planets only, all aspects and a Placidus house system:
11th of September 3BC between 6.15 pm and 7.45 pm
The Magi - otherwise known as the Wise Men or Kings or Astrologers - arrived fifteen months later on December 25th 2BC.Martinís original work on this matter was published in 1978 under the title - 'Birth of Christ Recalculated'. Martin used astronomical phenomenon in conjunction with his archeological knowledge of historical events and his understanding of ancient texts. In 1996 he expanded his original work into a book called The Star that Astonished the World.
Ernest Martin is well credentialed for such a profound assertion having been an archaeologist and theologian whose work was dedicated:
ĎÖto restore biblical truth to this End-Time generation (before the Second Advent of Christ) and to provide all people with the opportunity of knowing the truth of the Gospel of Christ Jesus, no matter who they are ó whatever their status of race, sex, social or political beliefs, and of whatever religious persuasion.í
As a result of Martinís work over 600 planetariums around the world are now showing the astronomical phenomena associated with Martinís account of Jesus Christís birth.
Martinís time period of 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm in Bethlehem on the 11th of Sept 3BC corresponds to an Ascending degree somewhere between 17 deg. Pisces and 21 deg. Aries. Using the midpoint of Martinís time period as the birth time (i.e. 7pm) gives the following chart:
Saturn represents the practical world, and when it crosses the IC Saturn's attention is directed towards foundations and core beliefs which may signal the beginning of a new pathway for future development. Only having one point in time to use for rectification is less than ideal but given the magnitude of that date the above chart would seem to make most sense if - Saturn was directed conjunct the IC.
(Note: Eris conjunct Jupiter.)