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The Aryan Solar God, and the Age of Aries

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Aries is a typical Indo-European (Aryan) god of war and equates to the Roman Mars, the Germanic Thor/Thunor/Donar, Tyr, the Celtic Teutates and the Vedic Indra.

The Aryans were considered by the ancients to be a solar race, their most sacred sign being the swastika (卐), the best known of all solar symbols. Aries, whilst being a war god, was also regarded as a solar deity, astro-theologically speaking (age of Aries: 2160 to 0 BC), and as a fire sign symbolised by the horns of a ram.

The English word 'Ram' and the Latin 'Aries' contain the Aryan root Ar or Ra, so common in names denoting the masculine, fiery, and creative aspect of nature, seen in the word Aryan itself. In the zodiac of the fifth root-race the sign of the ram leads off, and in astrology is called a fiery, cardinal sign, the house of Mars (Aries), as well as the house of exaltation of the sun (Ra).

Forget January 1, The real new year is March 20 - the Spring Equinox and Astrological New Year - when the Sun charges into fiery Aries to banish winter's chill. During the Spring Equinox, we in the Northern Hemisphere catch "spring fever," as plants and trees sprout new leaves and begin bearing fruit.


Over the ages, the ancients did not simply observe the movements of the celestial bodies but personified them and created stories about them that were recreated upon the earth.
Out of this polytheistic, astrological atmosphere came the “greatest story ever told,” as the gospel tale is, in fact, astro-theological and non-historical, recording the mythos found around the globe for eons.

Thus, the Christian religion, created and shored up by forgery, fraud and force, is in reality astro-theological and its founder mythical, based on many thousands of years of observation by the ancients of the movements and interrelationships of the celestial bodies and the earth, one of the favorite of which was, understandably, the sun.

The sun figured in the stories of virtually every culture worldwide. In many places and eras, the sun was considered the most visible proxy of the divine and the most potent bestower of Spirit. It was regarded as the first entity in “the Void” and the progenitor of all life and matter. The sun also represented the Archetypal Man, as human beings were perceived as “solar entities.”
In addition to being a symbol of the spirit because it rises and sinks, the sun was the “soul of the world,” signifying immortality, as it is eternally resurrected after “dying” or setting. It was also considered the purifier of the soul, as noted. Hence, from at least the Egyptian age down to the Gnostic Christians, the sun, along with the moon and other celestial bodies, was viewed as a “guide” into the afterlife.

By the Gnostic Zoroastrians, the sun was considered,
“the Archimagus, that noblest and most powerful agent of divine power, who ‘steps forth as a Conqueror from the top of the terrible Alborj to rule over the world which he enlightens from the throne of Ormuzd’.”
Long before the Christian era, the sun was known as the “Son of Ormuzd,” the “Mediator,” while his adversary, Ahriman, represented the darkness, which caused the fall of man.

The sun was considered the “Savior of the World,” as it rose and brought light and life to the planet. It was revered for causing seeds to burst and thus giving its life for plants to grow; hence, it was seen to sacrifice itself in order to provide fertility and vegetation. The sun is the “tutelary genius of universal vegetation,” as well as the god of cultivation and the benefactor of humankind. When the sun “dies” in winter, so does the vegetation, to be “resurrected” in the spring.
The first fruits, vine and grain were considered symbols of the sun’s strength and were ritualistically offered to the divine luminary. The solar heroes and gods were said to be teachers as well, because agriculture, a science developed out of astronomy, freed mankind to pursue something other than food, such as other sciences and the arts.

The various personifications of the sun thus represent the,
“image of fecundity which perpetuates and rejuvenates the world’s existence.”
In their fertility aspects, the sun was the phallus, or lingam, and the moon was the vulva, or yoni, the male and female generative principles, the generators of all life on Earth.

In the mythos, the two pillars or columns of the Celestial Temple, the mysterious Jachin and Boaz, are the sun and moon.

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Of the relationship between the sun and moon, Hazelrigg adds:
“The Sun may be likened to a wire through which the planetary messages are electrically transmitted, and of which the lunar moisture is the insulation.”
In the ancient world, light was the subject of awe, and the sunlight’s ability to make plants grow was considered magical and miraculous. So special is light that the writer of Ecclesiastes waxes,
“Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun.”
We know that it is not pleasant for the eyes to behold the direct light of the sun; it is, however, pleasant for humanity to behold the sun as it rises in the morning, bringing light and life. Indeed, the sun itself is the “face of the divine” upon which it is impossible to look.

Thus, the sun was very important to the ancients, so much so that around the world for millennia a wide variety of peoples have built solar temples, monuments and entire religions with priestesses and priests of the Sun, along with complex rituals and accoutrements. Within these religions is contained the ubiquitous mythos, a template or archetypical story that personifies the heavens and Earth, and rolls them into a drama about their interrelationship.
Rather than being an entertaining but useless “fairytale,” as myths are erroneously considered to be, the mythos is designed to pass along from generation to generation information vital to life on Earth, so that humans do not have to learn it repeatedly but can progress. Without the knowledge, or gnosis, of the celestial mythos, humankind would still be in caves.

The celestial mythos is complicated because the solar myth is intertwined with the lunar, stellar and terrestrial myths. In addition, some of the various celestial players were introduced later than others, and many of them took on new functions as the focus switched from stars to moon to sun to other planets, and back again.
For example, Horus is not only the sun but also the North Pole star, and his twin brother-adversary, Set, represents not only darkness but also the South Pole star. Furthermore, as time progresses and the skies change, as with the precession of the equinoxes and the movements of the sun annually through the zodiac and daily through its “houses,” as well as with cataclysm, the attributes of the planetary bodies within the mythos also change.
Moreover, the incorporation of the phases of moon into the mythos adds to its complexity:
The Moon, like the Sun, changed continually the track in which she crossed the Heavens, moving ever to and fro between the upper and lower limits of the Zodiac; and her different places, phases, and aspects there, and her relations with the Sun and the constellations, have been a fruitful source of mythological fables.
An example of the complexity of the mythos is provided by the story of the “Queen of Heaven,” the goddess Isis, mother of Horus, who is not only the moon that reflects the sun, she is the original creator, as well as the constellation of Virgo.
As the moon, she is the “woman clothed with the sun,” and as the Virgin, she is the sun’s mother.
She is also Stella Maris, the “Star of the Sea,” as she regulates the tides, a fact known of the moon beginning eons ago, as were the facts of the roundness of the earth and of the heliocentricity of the solar system - again, knowledge never actually “lost” and “rediscovered,” as popularly portrayed.

The sun and moon were deemed to be one being in some cultures or twins in others. When eclipses occurred, it was said that the moon and sun were uniting to create lesser gods. Thus, the pantheon kept growing.

Although it is generally now considered to be “male,” the sun was also regarded as female in several places, including Alaska, Anatolia, Arabia, Australia, Canaan, England, Germany, India, Japan, North America and Siberia. The sun’s feminine side was, naturally, suppressed by the patriarchy.
As Walker says:
The popular European tradition usually made the sun male and the moon female, chiefly to assert that “his” light was stronger, and that “she” shone only by reflected glory, symbol of the position of women in patriarchal society. However, Oriental and preChristian systems frequently made the sun a Goddess.
When one factors into this complexity the fertility aspect of the gods and goddesses of the grape and grain, along with the sexual imagery found in all mythologies and religions, one can understand why it has been so difficult to sort it all out.
The Zodiac
As the mythos developed, it took the form of a play, with a cast of characters, including the 12 divisions of the sky called the signs or constellations of the zodiac.
The symbols that typified these 12 celestial sections of 30° each were not based on what the constellations actually look like but represent aspects of earthly life. Thus, the ancient peoples were able to incorporate these earthly aspects into the mythos and project them onto the all-important celestial screen.

These zodiacal designations have varied from place to place and era to era over the tens of thousands of years during which the skies have been observed, for a number of reasons, including the changes in the skies brought on by the precession. For example, Scorpio is not only the eagle but also the scorpion.
It is difficult to determine absolutely all of their origins, but the current zodiacal symbols or totems are or may have been devised as follows, based on the formula made by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere:
Aries is represented as the Ram/Lamb because March/April is the time of the year when lambs are born.
Taurus is the Bull because April/May is the time for ploughing and tilling.
Gemini is the Twins, so-called for Castor and Pollux, the twin stars in its constellation, as well as because May/June is the time of the “increase” or “doubling” of the sun, when it reaches its greatest strength.
After the sun reaches its strength at the summer solstice and begins to diminish in Cancer (June/July), the stars are called the Crab, who “backslides.”
Leo is the Lion because, during the heat of July/August, the lions in Egypt would come out of the hot desert.
Virgo, originally the Great Mother Earth, is the “Gleaning Virgin, who holds a sheath of wheat,” symbolizing August/ September, the time of the harvest.
Libra (September/October) is the Balance, reflecting the autumnal equinox, when the days and night are again even in length.
Scorpio is the Scorpion because in the desert areas the fierce storms of October/November were called “scorpions” and because this time of the year is the “backbiter” of the sun as it begins to wane.
Sagittarius is the “vindictive Archer” who side-wounds and weakens the sun during its approach in November/ December towards the winter solstice.
In Capricorn, the weakened sun encounters the “filthy, illomened Hegoat,” who drags the solar hero down in December/January.
Aquarius is the WaterBearer because January/February is the time of winter rains.
Pisces is represented by the Fishes because February/ March is the time when the thinning ice is broken and the fattened fish are plucked out.
The story of the skies was so important to the ancients that they were singularly focused on it and their lives in effect revolved around it.
As we have seen, however, the heavens were revered not only by so-called Pagans but also by biblical peoples, including the Israelites, whose name and various Elohim were also stars and aspects of the solar-celestial mythos. In the Bible, the sun is worshipped in various forms by the Hebrews and “kings of Judah.”

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Basically the sun was important to ancient people and so was astrology and astronomy.  I thought this was some interesting history -T

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