September 11th 3BC, 6.15.33 pm, Bethlehem, Israel
Pisces Ascendant - Neptune in the 8th House
Christ is regarded as a 'Neptunian master' with his teachings emphasising the core elements of the Piscean character - compassion, empathy and self-sacrifice. As such it is appropriate that Christ's Ascendant be Piscean and that he should be the one to herald the Age of Pisces. 

Jesus Christ's Ascendant ruler, Neptune, is in the 8th house emphasizing metaphysical pursuits in an age where the understanding of spiritual values was emphasized  due to Neptune's transit through the sign of Scorpio - the natural ruler of the 8th house.



 
 
Christ's essential self, as shown by his sign placement, is Virgoan in nature which inclines him to be rational, well organized and analytical with a keen sense of wanting to use his sense of order to service mankind. 

His Sun on the Descendant gives a personal concern for being well thought of with Pluto's conjunction adding intensity and personal power while emphasising transformation as a way of personal growth. With the Sun and Pluto straddling the Descendant close relationships are of a powerful nature with Pluto adding dramatic flair and psychic understanding to the practical Virgo and hence providing the ability to mould people by changing their attitudes and understanding.
 
In opposition to the Sun, and contrary to the Sun's 7th house predilection for positive reflection, Uranus on the Ascendant inclines towards an independent freedom loving nature with many innovative ideas and a  maverick disposition. The contradiction created by this opposition could lead to an inability for compromise but the trine/sextile aspects of Sun/Pluto and Uranus (respectively) to Saturn in the 2nd house defuses the situation by providing  an executive ability for making innovative changes to outworn structures, while Ceres in the 8th house (also trine/sextile) completes a Mystic Rectangle and provides nourishment in the way of deep emotions and metaphysical experiences.
 
The Sun is partly in the 6th house which emphasizes routine and is reinforced by Leo ruling the 6th house and the Sun  having a conjunction with Mercury also in Virgo and the 6th house.
 
The close semisquares to the Sun from Jupiter/Eris in the 5th house dramatize the expression of Christ's Sun - no boring political monologues here; and the quincunx with Juno in the 12th keeps intimate personal relationships at an arms length. 
 

 
Virgo Sun conjunct Pluto Opposite Uranus on the Horizon
Moon in Libra conjunct Pallas and the Black Moon (Lilith) - 7th House
On the surface - what better indicator of a friendly mothering persona than a Libran Moon in the 7th house with the Moon ruling the 5th house.

But this surface reflection is coloured by the Moon's close conjunction (and contraparallel) with Pallas which provides an executive touch to the understanding of emotions and prevents emotional fawning.

And then there's 'out of bounds' Mars in the 10th house of public life with a square aspect to the Moon which would act as an irritant to normal emotional expression and require a lot of observation and understanding. The fact that the Black Moon, Lilith, is conjunct and parallel the Moon highlights the Moon's importance as a focal point for self development.

With his Sun on the Descendant Jesus wants to be liked and his well positioned Mercury presents his views fluently and with Pluto's authority - but is Jesus emotionally happy with the role he sees himself in?

This would have been a theme of his meditative thoughts and I'm sure that, with the assistance of the biquintile apsect to Saturn and a quintile to the Midheaven, he would have eventually found resolution in the fact that emotional values are ephemeral and embedded into the historical body of mankind's evolution for the sake of social cohesion - rather than believing emotions to be a vehicle for divine guidance.

It's not as if Christ has neutralized emotions such as a psychopath would, he recognizes emotions very acutely but understands the futility of being directed by emotions. Pallas higher understanding conjunct the Moon would then give Christ a wisdom and mastery of emotional relationship.
 
(On the day of Jesus's progressed lunar return Venus is progressed over the Black Moon, the Sun progressed trine the progressed  North Lunar Node which is on the 12th house cusp while by transit: Jupiter is conjunct Neptune, Neptune conjunct Mars, Saturn opposite Pallas/Moon/Lilith, Mars conjunct Pluto and the Sun square Pluto and Uranus, opposite Vesta. Its a pity we don't know more about the life of Jesus Christ prior to his ministry.)
Final Thoughts
This proposed chart for the birth time of Jesus Christ describes a super-human being with access to profound knowledge that is directed towards cajoling humanity to accept divinity. He does this without thought of self - he does it purely because there is no other way for him to exist. 

Jesus Christ was a person of divine integrity who found the same answer as sages before and after him, and with that knowledge he offered the human race a chance for salvation through the understanding of his being. He said I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me you will know my father as well'. Likewise one of his contemporaries, Paramahansa Yogananda, explained: 'I can't think of anyone as a stranger, for I know we are all part of the One Spirit.'
 
More than ever it is now time to look for the omnipresence of the creator which resides in each of us.
 
 
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Jesus Christ Birth Chart Interpretation
'The age of Pisces began c. 1 AD and will end c. 2150 AD. With the story of the birth of Christ coinciding with this date, many Christian symbols for Christ use the astrological symbol for Pisces,the fishes. Jesus bears many of the temperaments and personality traits of a Pisces, and is thus considered an archetype of the Piscean.'
Jupiter conjunct Eris - 5th house
Its interesting to note Howard Sasportas's  interpretation of Jupiter in the 5th house: ...those with Jupiter in the 5th step into something more spacious, perhaps replicating in their own creativity a sense of Divine creation itself. In other words, by being creative they find 'God' in themselves. P181
 
Jesus Christ's Jupiter has few aspects other than an innocuous semisquare to the Sun, a quintile to Saturn and a decile to Mercury. The semisquare to the Sun may create overembellishments but anything of this nature would be rationalized by Jupiters quintile and decile aspects since the five-series aspects have to do with intellectual functions and the orchestration of change. (P. 132 Horoscope Symbols, Robert Hand)
 
The decile to his 'final dispositor' Mercury would stimulate thought while the quintile to Saturn in the 2nd house would provoke a responsible understanding of group values (Saturn ruling the 11th house).
 
Jupiter does have a very close conjunction with the planet of discord Eris and this could goad Christ into a 'win at all costs' attitude. I imagine he would have been pretty competitive in his early years but to my knowledge Eris is a transformative vehicle which inclines us to see the negatives first so that, through hindsight and wisdom, we can find the truth. With Eris in conjunction with expansive Jupiter in the creative 5th house, the truths yielded would be of the highest order.
Vesta's T square with Uranus and Pluto conjunct the Angles
Vesta - 'the keeper of the flame of life', is positioned on the IC where the foundation stones of the hearth are laid. With Gemini ruling the 4th house Christ's life was bound for the road but Vesta in this position would help him to realize the home of mankind is everywhere, rather than an emotional attachment to a particular location. The emphasis is then on the MC and the search for a public life that transcends personal attachment.
Mercury is the communication planet - and at the highest level, such as in meditative states, Mercury is a receiver for divine thought which it disseminates via understandings expressed in words and actions. To my mind Mercury is the most important planet in Jesus Christ's chart due to its position at the midpoint of Sun and Venus, its aspects, and the fact that it is a final dispositor positioned in its own natural 6th house.
 
A trine from 'out of bounds' Mars intercepts the midpoint of Sun/Mercury and adds drive to the routines of helping others through service. Neptune in the 8th house sextile Mercury adds a self sacrificing tone (Neptune ruling the Ascendant) which leans Christ's humanitarian service towards utopian ideals.
 
The 6th house also has healing connotations through its connection to health so its interesting to note that the word Jesus means 'healer' and the word Christ is translated as the 'anointed one'.



 
The Importance of Mercury in the 6th House 




 
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