Monday, January 4, 2016

Epiphany: The Coming of the Three Astrologers

© 2016 by Joyce Mason

I love Epiphany, the culmination of the 12 Days of Christmas and the Coming of the Three Astrologers. I'd like to share my article Epiphanies from one of my other blogs, Hot Flashbacks/ Cool Insights. Written in 2008, I think you'll find it timeless and thought-provoking.

Whether or not you're Christian, the symbolism of a teacher who would come to save us by love crosses all belief systems. Nearly every one of them has a figure with similar qualities. It is an archetype deeply imbedded in the human psyche. Humans have always looked Up for guidance, as did the Magi who followed a star to find the newborn King. The part astrologers played in the Christmas story is one of great honor. In addition to being in the close circle witnessing Jesus's earliest days, the Magi were attuned to omens and turning points that would change the course of human events. I was lucky enough to attend a Catholic church in the past that said the Magi were astrologers, and they said it out loud, right in the liturgy, in front of God and Everyone!

I hope you enjoy this homage to Epiphany and all its symbolism that can take you places you've never been before. Just follow your Star.


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