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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Yogi Ramacharaka in his book Mystic Christianity, The Yogi Publication Society, 1908 claims that the three wise man from the east were experienced astrologers who witnessed the conjunction of Mars Saturn and Jupiter, in the Constellation of Pisces and since Pisces, was known to astrologers at that time (and even today) as the constellation that represents Judea, they came to Jerusalem, capital of Judea, to look for the Savior, and eventually found Jesus (lead by other clues) in Bethlehem.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Pisces sign appears on a postage cancel marking the monthly philatelic fair, which took place at Dizengof center, Tel aviv, in 6.3.2007. According to the Hebrew calendar March falls on the month of Adar whose sign is Pisces.
Why two fishes?
-Because they represent, according to Jewish tradition, the two months of Adar in a leap year.
Picture is courtesy of Moshe Rimer.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Picture is courtesy of Scott Semans.
Pisces sign appears on an Indian Zodiac coin minted between 1605 and 1627 C.E. by Mughal ruler Jahangir. I don’t know if the influence is Hindi or Muslim (or both) since Jahangir was a Muslim, but the Indian zodiac looks like the western astrological wheel.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Pisces sign in artist Judith Weinshall Liberman’s work titled: THE ZODIAC SERIES I, looks like the one which appears in the 6th century mosaic floor wheel of the zodiac excavated at the synagogue in Beit Alpha, Israel. In the original Beit Alpha mosaic floor wheel one had to bend his head in order to see the details (at least as it was captured by photography). I like Judith’s way of facilitating the viewing of the different zodiac signs, as well as her division of the signs, according to their color, to the four seasons. Pisces, as a Water Sign has a blue background.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Charlotte R. Long wrote in her book The Twelve Gods of Greece and Rome (p. 295) that the 1st century C.E. Altar, found in Gabii in 1793 by Gavin Hamilton shows the twelve heads of the Roman gods in relation to the zodiac signs relieves that run along the side of the cylinder along with their symbols. Neptun rules Pisces and his symbol are the Dolphins (seen on the right, swimming one above the other).