The Dark Ages marked a period of rampant death, suffering and fear in the 1300s. Turbulent historical periods have a penchant for catalyzing religious fervor, as the church tends to capitalize & expound on such fear.
Astrology, Science & Religion (THREE separate entities today) were widely considered ONE entity prior to the Dark Ages.
Science tells us Astrology originated in Babylon ~2400 years ago, but many believe it originated in Atlantis ~11,600 years ago. Either way, the aformentioned divorce of Astrology, Science & Religion is a relatively recent development for the human race.
Due to recent developments in Quantum Physics, I believe science will catch up to Astrology very soon – hopefully in our lifetimes. Anyways, back we go to the Dark Ages….
The subsequent Renaissance brought Astrology back into the public consciousness. However, while the plague took its toll, the Roman Catholic church had become increasingly powerful, developing its own agenda. The same happened within the science community of that time.
For those who want to learn more about this period, here you go: http://cura.free.fr/xxx/29robts.html
But here’s an excerpt summarizing the crux of the Astrology-Christianity split:
“In 321 AD, Constantine made the controversial choice of the Sun’s day as the first in the week, and as an official day of worship and rest. Constantine ordered all citizens, except farmers, to abstain from work, ordered the courts closed for litigation, and told his armies to limit military exercises so the soldiers would be free to worship.  His choice of the Sun’s day contained an implicit suggestion of which deity they should be worshipping.
Now Christ’s official birthday was fixed at the winter solstice, the birth of the Sun. Constantine’s calendar encapsulates crucial concepts in the emerging Christian cosmology. Christ, as God, was increasingly arrayed in solar imagery. Time was still sacred, and timekeeping, revealed in the heavenly motions, remained a religious precinct, but whereas earlier calendars symbolized the pivotal points of the solar year in pre-Christian lore and ritual, the Christian calendar could do no less, and re-consecrated these potent dates with Christian imagery, and Christian mythology.
The birth and conception feasts of Christ and his cousin/counterpart, John the Baptist, formed the crux of the Christian calendar at the solstices and equinoxes, while the holy days of saints and martyrs sprang up around the other ancient feasts. Christmas is obvious, but the feast of St. John the Baptist is still enthusiastically celebrated at the summer solstice with hilltop bonfires in the remotest parts of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day, The Annunciation, and Easter were tied to the Spring Equinox, while the conception of St. John and the feast of St. Michael followed the Autumn Equinox. The Christianised cross-quarter days included All Saints and All Souls, St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemass, May Day, Garland Sunday, and Lammastide, most of which are still kept in some way throughout Christendom. This was early Christian cultural astronomy, when time and the heavens were still most sacred, as they had always been.
The proud, new Roman Church continued to condemn astrologers and astrology, but to portray this as a Christian development stretches credulity. The evidence shows clear continuity with Roman practice, and highlights the expanding divide between Christianity and ‘The Church’. For example, Jesus repeatedly taught (if we can rely on the accounts in the synoptic gospels) ‘judge not, that you be not judged, for with what judgement you judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again (Matt 7:1-2). ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which…use…and persecute you (Matt 5:44). As Christianity, that is pretty far removed from the character of the Roman Church, where judging, condemning, and persecution stem from a more secular source.“
Keep in mind that astrological concepts and ideas are referenced & revered countless times throughout the Holy Bible (https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/astrology-in-the-bible/) with many notable instances in the first chapter, Genesis. The word of God urges us to keep our eyes on the skies.
Meanwhile, the doctrine of Man fears the power we might attain by understanding our universe, ourselves & one another.
God’s word is far more sacred than man’s (often self-serving) interpretation of it. During the Dark Ages and the Renaissance, the Roman Catholic Church had a monopoly on public belief, which they successfully maintained throughout the age of Pisces.
The 2020s will see humanity close that Piscean door, invoking the Age of Aquarius.
Remember when the Roman Catholic Church monetized annulments, offering the forgiveness of sin in exchange for moneypapers? When Man twists God’s word in such an obvious manner, it provokes major changes in the social structure. Annulments sparked the Protestant movement.
In the 21st century, rampant sexual abuse & coverups have distanced the public from the church. However, without an obvious alternative to traditional religion readily available, apathy & nihilism have been allowed to run rampant in the younger generations, leaving many confused, anxious & depressed.
Astrology can fill this void, and I believe it will. Much of the public erroneously believes that Astrology is akin to psychic readings. I can assure you that it isn’t. Astrology is, has & always will be an “if, then” practice. Anyone can see and practice it. ANYONE. No woo-woo channeling or anything of that sort. It’s completely literal & readily apparent, as long as you know the nature of each planet, sign, house & aspect. I hope to prove that to you over the next few posts.
Thus concludes my first blog post on this site – thanks for strapping in & following along!
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