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Aeonism is a belief that holds that Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity, never lived as a man, but is rather the Spirit of the Sun, and that his twelve disciples are the twelve signs of the Zodiac. They claim to have several Biblical verses supporting their beliefs, such as Jesus being "the light of the world" (John 9:5), who "casts off the works of darkness" in the "armor of light" (Rom 13:12), can be seen "coming in the clouds" (Mark 13:26), and "wears a crown of thorns" (John 19:5). The "thorns" are seen as sun rays.


Aeonists commonly cite the frequent occurrence of the word "age" in the Bible (Matt 28:20, Luke 18:30, Rev 15, etc.), which can be interpreted as describing the procession of the equinoxes. Ancient societies are historically known to have understood that every 2150 years the sunrise would occur at a different side of the Zodiac, and to have referred to this period as an "age." From 4300 BC to 2150 BC it was the Age of Taurus, the bull; from 2150 BC to AD 1 it was the Age of Aries, the ram; and from AD 1 to AD 2150 it was, and is, the Age of Pisces, the fish. After AD 2150, we will enter the Age of Aquarius, the water carrier. The Bible, they say, speaks of a symbolic movement through three ages before foreshadowing the fourth.

The Age of Aries

In the Old Testament, when Moses comes down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, he becomes angry to see his people worshiping a golden bull-calf. Most Biblical scholars attribute this anger to the worship of a false idol, but Aeonism holds that the golden bull is Taurus the bull, and that Moses represents the Age of Aries, the ram, which is why Jews to this day blow the ram's horn.

The Age of Pisces

Based on this belief, Jesus is seen as ushering in the new age, the Age of Pisces the fish, which is why fish symbology is so common in the New Testament (Matt 14:17, for example). Jesus' assumed birth date fits precisely with the start of the age of Pisces.

The Age of Aquarius

In Luke 22:10, Jesus is asked where the next passover will be held after he is gone, and he responds "Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of water [...]." This man is seen as an obvious metaphor for Aquarius, the water carrier.

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