THE 12 APOSTLES
The last time anything was written on this subject was several years ago around about 3 1/2 years ago to be precise and do you know how much I have missed writing in that time it was only the other day yesterday to be precise that I read a face book entry posted by a lady she is on the ASD spectrum sort of thing and it just felt write was the right time the stars and the moon being in the right place sort of thing which compelled me to write, it was not very much around fifteen lines or something but the difference it has made maybe it’s the ASD in my own make up kicking in the enthusiasm for new things can be quite overwhelming at times dropping everything else in pursuit of something new and in saying that a change is what is needed too much paining well not too much its simply time to find a new avenue of creativity and I guess this is it.
Aries: the cardinal fire sign the first sign in the zodiacal year
Introductions over this piece is more to do with Religion and Astrology and to be precise the 12 astrological houses and Catholicism having been raised according to the teachings of the church of Rome it was I do not have to say quite a big part of my life for quite a little time these days and for quite a while now it has not been I find Astrology more interesting instead and occasionally even find myself reading the horoscopes though in practice it seems easier not to perhaps it makes for less to think about not being able to see the wood for the trees, that sort of thing.
Taurus: the 2nd sign of the zodiac the fixed earth sign
So anyway the 12 apostles of Jesus are or more correctly were: Simon Peter, Andrew, James (the son of Zebedee), John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot
Gemini: the 3rd sign of the zodiac the mutable air sign
I know this not because I have a good memory which I do but more so that I had a look on a popular search engine and got my results there, I could have looked in the bible however I am quite comfortable and the bible is over there somewhere.
Cancer: the 4th sign represented by the Crab
So what has this got to do with Astrology? Well that I shall leave you to look at and see for yourselves in the meantime here is a painting from a few years ago.
Jesus cursing the Fig tree 2011
This picture was chosen cause I prefer it to that of the last supper and I was pruning back the Fig tree in the garden a couple of days ago so its nice to keep things in context this is the scene in the gospels of Matthew and Mark but not in those of Luke and John where Jesus and his apostles come across a fig tree with no fruit as it was out of season this incurred Jesus’ anger and caused him to say.
Leo: the fifth sign of the zodiac represented by the glyph of the Lions mane
“May no one eat from you again.” Sure enough the next time Jesus and his followers passed that way again the Fig tree was withered up and brown.
I like bible stories and indeed I won the religious studies prize one year at school actually that’s a lie I won the Divinity cup as well but that’s another story. What the school teachers failed to mention was anything to do with Astrology and the 12 signs of the zodiac that followed their leader around the place in this case the sun but wait a minute is one of the many names of Jesus the sun/son of God or am I simply reading too much into this story and now dreaming up some silly conspiracy idea at this rate there may well be mention of King Arthur and the knights of the round table there were 12 of them as well but again that’s another story and one I am sure most people are familiar with enough films have been made on the subject probably as many that have been made about Jesus himself.
Virgo: the sixth sign of the astrological calendar the sign of the virgin and the harvest.
So 12 apostles and twelve zodiac signs in fact the number 12 or twelfth appears 187 times in the bible some sources state 212 take your pick either way but that’s quite a lot however this is not a counting game.
Believe in astrology or not it is still quite an interesting subject to behold and when we put names to the signs you begin to see a whole lot more and lots of things come together and make a whole lot more sense.
There is a lot more to be written on this subject but it may not necessarily be the next thing to be written about.