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Christian Zodiacs

The Zodiac represents a large region of the night sky which is divided into 12 “houses,” each having its own “sign.” It is usually presented as a wheel with 12 spokes or compartments. It’s integral to an ancient astrotheological system of sun worship predating Christianity. It’s clear many Christians have understood their religion to be firmly rooted in the former system. Surely, one must be suspicious considering the recurring twelves in the Bible, i.e., the 12 sons of Israel and 12 disciples of Jesus. In the image below, each disciple is paired with a sign of the Zodiac. The sun and moon occupy the top and bottom positions. Moving counterclockwise from the image of the sun, the 12 signs are portrayed in their proper order. In this particular Zodiac, the sun at the top is superfluous decoration. The sun is normally considered to be at the center of the Zodiac. Jesus represents the sun.

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Fresco in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles in Mtskheta, Georgia.
Each of the 12 apostles is associated with an astrological sign.

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The Zodiac can be divided into four seasonal sub-divisions, each containing three signs. Leonardo da Vinci’s, The Last Supper, suspiciously portrays the 12 disciples conversing in four groups of three. Upon closer scrutiny, it appears increasingly likely the apparent zodiacal connection was no accident. The disciple sixth from the left is supposed to be John, but actually, appears to be a woman. In the image above, the sixth sign moving counterclockwise from the top is the only woman in the Zodiac. Her name is Virgo which is the etymological root of virgin.

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