“The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.” (Luke 12:2)

“The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.”  (Luke 12:2)

Nancy B. Detweiler, with Twin Flame, Uriel

Much has been hidden from humanity and the time for revealing it all is drawing near.  Every facet of our planetary society has been infiltrated with those who desire to control the world.  Lies have been taught as truths, religious doctrines, and historical facts.   Humanity has founded their worldview, their lives, upon these falsehoods.

Finding that we have been lied to, that many things have been hidden, holds the potential to be very traumatic.  It can be like the rug has been pulled out from under us.

How do we get up and proceed to create a new life for ourselves?

Getting to know Who You Truly Are is extremely important, as many of the lies we have been taught prevent us from knowing our Eternal Self.

The two resources for “KNOW THYSELF” that have been condemned as heretical to Christian Doctrine are: Astrology and Reincarnation.  In Truth, both astrology and reincarnation were vital to early Christian teachings.  Jesus and his followers were Jewish.

Astrology had played a role in Jewish history for at least the 2,000 years of the Age of Aries.  Humanity assimilates the characteristics of the zodiac age in which they live.  During the 2,000 years before Jesus incarnated (the Age of Aries), an important part of Jewish worship was animal sacrifice.  The zodiac symbol for Aries is the ram.  Ritual animal sacrifice ended when the Temple in Jerusalem was burned in 70 C.E. (A.D.)  By then a new 2,000 years period—the Age of Pisces—had begun.

Jesus, a Jew, incarnated at the beginning of the Age of Pisces.  The zodiac symbol for Pisces is the fish.  Jesus called his disciples “fishers of men.”  During the Roman persecutions of Christians, they adopted the symbol of fish as a means of communicating who they were.  The fish continues as a symbol for Christianity to the present day.

Jesus pointed his disciples to the next New Age in Mark 14:13 and Luke 22:10.  When it came time to prepare for the Passover Meal in Jerusalem, Jesus instructed his disciples:  “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him”  Since men did not carry water in Jesus’ time, this statement is meant for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.   It is a signal that what is about to happen in Jesus’ life has implications for a later age.  The Age of Aquarius is now dawning on Earth.  The zodiac symbol for Aquarius is a man carrying a jar of water, pouring it out for a thirsty humanity.

Rabbi Joel C. Dobin, in his book To Rule Both Day & Night:  Astrology in the Bible, Midrash, & Talmud, explains that humanity, God, and Universe are an essential unity.  The astrologer looks to the Heavens as a Way to know God’s will for humanity as a whole and for the individual.

Esoteric Astrology reveals the Map for the Soul in a particular lifetime—meaning the plans made by the Soul and its Spirit Guides prior to incarnation into a physical body.  Knowing why we incarnated on Earth reveals Who We Truly Are as Eternal Souls continually evolving in God-likeness.  Earth is one School House for the Soul.

Benjamin Seiler, in his book Facts Are Facts, considers the teaching of one life to live the biggest lie of the church.

He reveals the following:  “In the year 553 A.D., 165 Church officials condemned reincarnation. At the beginning of the Christian era, reincarnation was one of the pillars of belief. Without it (as later happened), Christianity would lose all logic. How could a benevolent, loving God give one person a silver spoon and leave the next to starve in their ostensibly only earthly life? Early Church elders and theologians, like Origen, Basilides and St Gregory, taught reincarnation of the soul as a matter of course—it was written in the Bible, after all. Nowadays, most Christians suspect blasphemy if someone references reincarnation.”

Today, the word reincarnation does not appear in biblical translations; but can be assumed by reading the textual story—for example, in Matthew 11, Jesus explains John the Baptist to the people:  “A prophet?  Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.  For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face to prepare the way before you….  For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.  And if you wish to accept it, he is Elijah who has to come.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11: 9-10,13-15  Lamsa’s translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta)

As a former professional counselor/minister, I consider depriving humanity of esoteric astrology and knowledge of reincarnation/karma as criminal acts committed in order to control humanity and prevent them from knowing they are child gods evolving into adulthood, i.e. oneness with God.  

As Seiler states:  “A seemingly small act with historical consequences: how different would the history of the last two millennia have been if mankind had known that they themselves would reap the fruit of their (mis)deeds in a future earthly life—that they would have to sleep in the beds they had made?!”   (Galatians 6:7)

It is because humanity has been deprived of this valuable self-knowledge that the following resources are being made available:

See:  ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY – what I call “Soul Maps”





Dr. Kay has been a Spiritual Astrologer for over 30 years—working with clients all over the world, both in person and by phone and Skype.  She focuses on spiritual growth and healing over lifetimes.  Be assured: Kay wants to help you grow spiritually.

Dr. Kay is especially interested in any Retrograde planets her clients may have.  Having studied the work of astrologer John McCormick, she is interested in expanding the body of astrological knowledge on Retrogrades.  She is also researching what astrology tells you about your INTUITION—and how knowing this important information can help you with your own evolutionary growth.

Dr. Kay is a former elementary school teacher and college professor.  She continues to be a Music Therapist and Spiritual Director, combining all her skills in her chart interpretations.


REINCARNATION – Past Life Regressions




An Intuitive Energy Healer; also certified in Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Dr. Scarlett is the author of WAKING UP TO LOVE in which she shares the story of the Intuitive Energy Healing experience she and her now husband shared together.




Spiritual Hypnosis Regressionist, CH, CI

Certified Hypnotherapist and Instructor of Hypnosis

Certifications in Complementary Medical Hypnosis and Pain Management

Working in conjunction with traditional medical and mental health providers by referral, hypnosis can provide balanced healing support through the power of the mind to improve one’s quality of life.




This Book & Gift Store is created to offer easy access to items that we believe will assist in holistic growth as humanity and our planet moves toward ascending to a higher level of conscious awareness regarding the cosmic community in which we live.  This is a Family Book & Gift Store, although not the usual Family. This family consists of Dr. Kay Johnson-Gentile, Dr. Scarlett Heinbuch, & Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

I cannot exempt Dr. Deborah Smith from being a part of my Soul Family.  Deborah and I have been close friends for decades.  We were ordained as Unity Ministers together and served together as interim ministers for a Unity Church for a while.   We also took turns driving to Newport News, VA on Sunday morning and speaking at a Unity Church there. She is also one of the group—Lunch Bunch—with whom I meet monthly.   Although I don’t remember us discussing the possibility of being soul family members, I feel sure our soul link is strong because we have spent so much real quality time together over the years.  Deborah is also friends with Scarlett.  Kay lives in upstate NY, so she and Deborah have not met.  Deborah also loves to teach and is thinking about writing.

A joyful part of ascending in consciousness is that we begin to meet former members of our Soul Families. Now that Kay, Scarlett, and I have been reunited as former family, that Soul Bond of Love seems to pick up where we left off. In this present lifetime, we are all authors. We all love to teach, write, and travel. We have all wanted to go to London, England this lifetime. Scarlett is an excellent energy healer, now in her own healing practice. Kay is an Esoteric Astrologer, Spiritual Director, and Music Therapist.  I continue to write for my The Way of Love Blog and my Pathway to Ascension Website on which this Book & Gift Store is based. I wanted a store to which those interested in holistic growth could come and easily find some of the best books the Family has read and found helpful on our spiritual journeys.

Our Soul Family – Nancy, Scarlett, & Kay

I wanted to create this Soul family bookstore on which to sell our own books, as well as books and potential gifts that each of us would like to recommend to our readers/clients.

We hope you will visit often and enjoy your time in our store!




















The Astrology of April 2014 – New Paradigm?

The Astrology of April 2014 – New Paradigm?

Carl BoudreauCarl Boudreau


The Astrology of March 2014 – Realignment – CARL BOUDREAU

The Astrology of March 2014 – Realignment


Carl Boudreau








 bend in the road

“January’s video is another surprisingly supportive chart. It is supportive to a surprising degree and in an unexpected way. It creates a hurdle in our individual and collective lives, but it offers a novel and truly transformative way to get over this hurdle, one that moves us all toward a new paradigm.”

Carl Boudreau




Awakening with Suzanne Lie, Ph.D.

Suzanne Lie


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Gaia

  GaiaChart1-2013Gaia’s New Birth Chart for 2013

Dear Gaia,

I have created your astrological chart for this first year of transition into your higher expression of SELF. I see that you have a Libra ascendant, which means that relationships are very important to your expression of SELF. You have been isolated from your greater family since the Fall of Atlantis, and you long for Unity Consciousness (Libra Ascendant) with your Galactic and your human family. Fortunately, your plants and animals have always remained in Oneness with you.

However, you will have some very big decisions to be made about world politics before you will be able to move out of the old third dimensional thinking that has limited your consciousness. (Mercury, Pluto and Sun conjunct in Capricorn square the Sun in Aries) You are ready to become the Sun that you ARE within your Beingness, but the Mercury, (decisions), Pluto (transmutation of world government and spirituality) and Sun (your Divine Essence) is squaring Uranus (sudden and unexpected changes).

On the bright side, Uranus will demand that freedom is to be had by all, and that the highest frequency of energy is grounded and integrated into your Earth body. Your Earth has been greatly harmed by those who are so on the edge of survival that they cannot see the big picture of our cycles of life and by those driven by greed. (Saturn square mars)

Fortunately, the greed that took over your humans and made then forget what was really important in their life, (Saturn square Mars) is being replaced with a “back to the Mother” feeling towards your body. (Venus trine Moon) Fortunately, Venus and the Moon will be working as a group to change old patriarchal thinking and remind humanity that the first polarity to close is the polarity of masculine and feminine. Towards that end, many friends of your Earth are gathering in groups (Moon 11th House) to transmute the desire for earthy objects into the desire for a higher dimensional Home. (Pluto in Fourth House)

This transmutation will not be easy, (Mercury, Pluto, Sun square Ascendant and squaring Uranus) but your humans are realizing that it is vital that they decide they take full responsibility for what their fellow humanity has allowed to occur. Fortunately, your human children are being re-born into their Multidimensional Nature.

Furthermore your first children to live upon your body (the Galactics) are returning to assist in the creation of a new way of thinking. (Neptune fifth House sextile Mercury) This thinking begins by healing the planet that has been their home. As you humans return to their innate multidimensional thinking, they will more easily perceive and accept their connection with their higher expressions of self.

Uranus in the sixth house, taking in, integrating and releasing energy will assist your humans to heal their wounded earth vessels and transmute them into Lightbody. However, returning to Unity Consciousness with you, their Mother Gaia, must precede this transmutation. (Uranus square Mercury, Pluto, Sun)

Fortunately, new technology and new methods of healing will be forced to the surface by Uranus, which represents the Higher Self of humanity and your plane?. These long hidden technologies will greatly aid both your body and the bodies of your humans, plants and animals. (Uranus in Ares in Sixth House)

The rebirth and planetary transmutation will be greatly amplified by the higher states of consciousness that are uniting your “separate” countries into Oneness. (Jupiter trine Mars) In order for this to occur, old karmic wounds of selfishness and greedy decisions (Saturn square Mars) must be transmuted into thinking in terms of being ONE planet, ONE people.

The love and unity of Venus and the Moon trine is vital to offset decisions made from the selfish greed of Saturn and Mars (Second and fourth house). However, as Neptune returns to its home sign of Pisces, the lessons of the Piscean Age, the Kali Yuga, can be reviewed and seen from a higher perspective. The Moon is calling for friendship and unity, while Venus reminds your children to think in a loving manner.

Neptune’s return to Pisces is occurring in your fifth house of creativity and children. Hence, your first children who have moved on to new galactic homes are returning to assist the children on your body to band together and create a planetary return to a higher expressions of planetary resonance. In fact, Uranus has entered Aries, the sign of new beginnings.

Fortunately, Uranus is square Mercury (decisions and communication) Pluto (transmutation, politics and spirituality) and Sun (masculine expression of power), which will force changes in these areas. Then, those who are afraid of change will have to adapt. Meanwhile, Saturn stands in the second house asking, “What is most important in your life?”

The energies in your Second House of (money) value systems and money could represent the unveiling NESARA. Will the collective human consciousness of your humans be able to accept this gift that is ready to be received. (Moon Square north Node in second house) The challenging aspects of Capricorn in your Third House of thinking and communications could represent the possible formation of new laws and governmental systems.

Mercury, Pluto, and the Sun in Capricorn are calling for a total transformation in the manner in which humanity thinks about world government, as well as the importance of taking full responsibility for the planet that is their Home. It is important that humanity takes back control of their individual and planetary lives. Those that desperately hold onto the old will miss the NEW that is blooming just beyond their point of perception.

Dear Gaia, 2013 promises to be year of great transmutation which will bring great joy to those who can expand their consciousness and adapt to that frequency of reality. What will your children decide? Will they return to their Spiritual Wisdom, as Neptune returns to Pisces? Will the love of Venus and the Moon be able to balance the greed of Saturn (karma) square Mars (actions)?

Dear Gaia, from your Libra ascendant you can look across to the Aquarian Age (Uranus) moving into your seventh house of intimate relations by the early Spring. Will your humans embrace their Higher SELF and stand before you as Ascended Masters on an Ascended Planet?

Dear Gaia, what choices will your humans make?




Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.



Forgiveness and Release are a major way in which we purify in preparation for ascension to 5th dimensional consciousness.  As we do so, it is helpful to understand our Soul purpose for this incarnation.

Before we incarnated, we—with the help of our spirit guides—created a Soul Contract in which we planned the means by which we would achieve our Soul purpose.  We contracted with other human beings to play particular roles in our life so that we could be sure to learn successfully the lessons we incarnated to learn.  Thus, each individual in our lives who played an influential role—parent, sibling, child, relative, lover, partner, spouse, boss, close friend—all have been in your life for a reason.  The role each played may have been painful or joyous, with many degree-shades in between.

We chose to incarnate on Earth’s plane of duality because suffering is a more rapid way in which to learn.  As long as life flows smoothly, we make few changes.  A traumatic relationship or event stimulates us to meet the challenge and overcome it.  We grow spiritually in the process.  As we look back over our lives, we can see people or events that were challenging, but about whom/what we can say, “I’m so glad that happened or that person was in my life because otherwise I would not have learned all that I did.  In truth, it was the best thing that could have happened!”  These will be the people or events that are a part of your Soul Contract.

If the individual or event played a painful role, it was so we could learn the lessons our Soul desired.  Keep in mind that we also are playing a particular role in their lives as well.  While they help us learn, we are assisting them to learn their lessons.  Most, if not all, of this role playing is performed from the subconscious level.  We cloak ourselves in forgetfulness when we enter the plane of duality.  Few remember anything about the Soul Contract, although we frequently recognize an individual upon meeting.  We say, “I feel like I have know him/her all of my life.”

A great way to evaluate our lives … to forgive and release the actions of others … is to study your Soul Purpose … consider all those who played a role in helping us achieve that purpose … understand that had they not played that role we may not  have attained the goals of our Soul.  Once we understand the vital role each played in our lives, we realize THERE IS NOTHING TO FORGIVE.  Instead, we want to thank them.  Remember, those who played a painful role LOVED US ENOUGH TO DO SO.


Your Soul Purpose is revealed by the astrological sign in which your Sun is located.  This location is determined by the date of birth.  Find your Sun sign below … use the information to look back at your life … consider all the major persons/events in your life.  As you do so, you will find that your life has unfolded in a constructive manner, regardless of the ways in which it did so.  Success = achieving your Soul Purpose.

Contrary to what our world teaches us, success is not based on your status in the world.  To achieve success in the world’s eyes is not why you incarnated.

You incarnated to successfully complete your Soul’s purpose.


AN ARIES INCARNATION (March 21-April 21) is an important lifetime.  It offers opportunities for establishing a strong sense of ego-identity; for learning to set boundaries; and, by learning to use the intellect and intuitive mind, to develop a sense of separateness as a unique human being.  What is initiated in ARIES will be the basis from which the soul expresses for the next eleven incarnations through the zodiac.  During the ARIES incarnation, the soul experiences inner resourcefulness and self-reliance.  It is an opportunity to learn that the I AM is the SELF.  A balance between polarities, ARIES & Libra, can be achieved through building a lasting, happy marriage or partnership.  ARIES  learns how to move forward, even if it is through a dark tunnel.  Optimism is eternal; ARIES knows there is light at the end of the tunnel.

A TAUREAN INCARNATION (April 21-May 22) offers the opportunity to develop an enlightened value system that transcends attachment to material possessions and persons.  TAURUS learns through experiences with the physical.  The ultimate goal is to infuse matter with Spirit.  TAURUS is seeking a balance between being serious over responsibilities and allowing greed to overwhelm her.  In TAURUS, the instincts and passions are confronted.  There can be a great deal of inertia to overcome.  This inertia can be beautifully transformed into the capacity for outstanding meditative concentration.

GEMINI INCARNATION (May 22-June 21) is a most important one because GEMINI is attuned to the dualities in life, accepts their existence, and learns to rise above the plane of duality, via the Rainbow Bridge, into the One.  GEMINI, in turn, is to communicate that knowledge with others.  Synthesis of the myriad facts, sought out by GEMINI, into a meaningful whole that can be shared with others is a major goal for GEMINI.

A CANCER INCARNATION (June 21-July 21) offers the opportunity to get in touch with the feelings and to learn to control and constructively channel emotions into creative and humanitarian endeavors.  CANCER marks the beginning of a new cycle of evolution and the building of a strong inner foundation upon which to base future spiritual evolution.  CANCER is to learn to “let go” all the familiar signposts of security and to move out into the world.  It is an opportunity to develop the qualities of compassion and nourishment.

A LEO INCARNATION (July 22-August 22) is an important one, for it offers the opportunity to both develop the ego and to surrender the ego to the Self.  This task is vital to the positive ongoing nature of Soul unfoldment.  LEO cannot learn to merge with the Whole until he has awakened to his own unique role as the Part.  For this reason, LEO must go through a stage of development in which he is focused on self/ego.  Creative self-expression is vital to this process.  LEO’s task is self-mastery; LEO’s quest is for Wholeness.

A VIRGO INCARNATION (August 21-September 22) offers the opportunity to achieve the Christed Consciousness through the synthesis of the lower bodies into a soul-centered means of service to humanity.  VIRGO serves as an expression of self/Self.

A LIBRA INCARNATION (September 21-October 21) presents the opportunity for the soul to rest before moving into the transformative struggles that characterize Scorpio.  A LIBRA INCARNATION relates to the 7th Day of Creation, a karmic hiatus.  A sense of self has been achieved during incarnations in the first 6 zodiac signs; now a day of rest is permissible.  A LIBRA INCARNATION will focus on relationships, on balancing the personality and the soul while relating to the external world.

A SCORPIO INCARNATION (October 21-November 21) is a pivotal incarnation during which she will either progress or retrogress.  Beginning early in life, much past life karma will be resolved, either consciously or unconsciously.  Nothing is frivolous; everything is important to SCORPIO.  SCORPIO is the way out of the personality life—in her, the Way of the Disciple is revealed.  The process of death to the lower self and resurrection into the Higher Self is the path of SCORPIO.  SCORPIO’s struggles will include dealing with past life residue while attempting to reach for the Soul.  She must descend into her depths in order to ascend into her heights.

A SAGITTARIUS INCARNATION(November 21-December 21) marks the final stage of an alchemical purification.  This process will often begin with an injury to the physical body, especially the hip.  SAGITTARIUS is to evolve from being unable to dismount from his horse (the Centaur) >>> to the Knight who has conquered his animal nature and may now dismount when he chooses >>> to the Knight who rides while aiming his arrow of one-pointed devotion skyward to the source of all Wisdom.  SAGITTARIUS is to become the One-Pointed Disciple whose arrow signifies the shaft of light released from his Higher Mind in order to bring about an expanded awareness in the lives of humanity.

A CAPRICORN INCARNATION (December 21-January 21) involves the search for dharma, or a mission in life.  Following the initiatory process of CAPRICORN, she is ready to serve humanity—she has earned her place among the World Servers.  The spiritual work accomplished through CAPRICORN must crystallize and be grounded on the Earth.  It involves the correct harnessing of Earth’s resources.

AN AQUARIAN INCARNATION (January 22-February 21) involves the search for the Holy Grail.  AQUARIUS must go alone, and in his own way, into the dark forest on his search for the Holy Grail.  His journey can be lonely at times.  The work of the AQUARIAN soul is to surrender his will to the Divine Will for the greater good of the Whole.  AQUARIUS is to be the Angel Waterbearer to the whole of humanity.

A PISCES INCARNATION (February 21-March 21) involves the search for the inner Castle of Peace.  It is in PISCES that the Victory of Love is to be won.  The meaning of PISCES is found as she learns to take the journey into her creative unconscious, where her spirit is refreshed, where a period of inactivity in the outer world can restore her ability to heal and serve in that outer world.   Time spent in the unconscious—reading, meditating, creating, writing, composing music—is absolutely essential to PISCES’ well-being.  To deny this part of self is for PISCES (more so than the other zodiac energies) to deny her Soul.  PISCES is the sign of rebirth as the Divine Child.


You may learn more about your Sun sign at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/astrology/index.htm










A show oriented to those Christians who are just awakening to the process of seeking more … of ascending to higher consciousness.  We also discuss the Catch 22 situation that exists within churches.




This series has generated so much interest and questions that Lorna will conduct a “Call-In” show next week.


WAKE UP TO 2012 & BEYOND – OCTOBER 4, 2012









In this segment, Lorna & Nancy discuss esoteric astrology as a means of getting to know self and the individual Soul Contract each of us create with our spiritual guides before we incarnate on Earth.  Esoteric astrology is based upon reincarnation and the recognition that we are continually evolving into greater consciousness.

The biblical book of Job is the story of our journey into enlightenment or ascension.  Job’s story ends with him telling God:  “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees thee.”  (quoting from Job 42:5 – Lamsa’s translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta—the language used by the earliest of Christians)


After listening to this show, you may like to read the following:










THE LIGHT AGENDA – August 29, 2012


I loved being interviewed by Stephen.  He is such a sweetheart.  Hopefully, you will enjoy getting to know me … getting to know all about me!







Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

        Say the word astrology in religious circles and I am most likely to hear the comment:  “That’s pagan” or “We aren’t allowed to study astrology.”

In an effort to discover why an ancient, extremely accurate science is considered pagan and taboo by the present Judaeo-Christian community, I discovered some very interesting information.  I offer a portion of that information in this article.

 (Excerpt from my article “Astrology: Sacred Or Taboo?”)

        Astrology and astronomy were established as sciences around 5000 B.C.E. in Chaldea and Babylonia.26 Many of the great names in the history of our world civilization were astrologers. Our Western history books simply call them philosophers, astronomers, doctors of medicine, theologians, politicians, mathematicians—ignoring the fact that astrology played a major role in their lives and thinking.

Born in 572 B.C.E., Pythagoras, as a result of his study of the heavenly configurations, knew the Earth is round. Many of our history books ignore this fact. Through his study of the stars and their relationship to humanity (the science of astrology), Pythagoras developed his doctrine of the harmony existing between the heavens and our planet Earth, the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of humanity. After his murder, Empedocles, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle continued the study of this doctrine.27 Aristotle taught that our planet is inescapably linked to the motions of the cosmos of which it is a member.28

From the earliest times, doctors of medicine are fascinated by the science of astrology. Hippocrates, born around 460 B.C.E. and known as the “Father of Medicine,” used astrology as the most scientific means of diagnosis available to the Greek physicians of his time. The Hippocratic School of Medicine focused on the study of the natal chart to determine the specific make-up of their parents.29 Galen, born in 30 C.E., is called the “Father of Experimental Physiology.” His treatise Prognostication of Disease by Astrology resulted in widespread knowledge of astrological medicine. A synthesis of medical thought and astrological medical knowledge, Galen’s books dominated the field of medicine for 1500 years.30

Born around 100 C.E., Ptolemy had the reputation for being the greatest astrologer/astronomer of all times. During Ptolemy’s day, “astrologia” and “astronomia” meant the same thing.31 His Tetrabiblos marked the culmination of astrological thought in the Graeco-Roman world. This book marked the end of the controversy concerning astrology. Tetrabiblos laid the foundation for the modern science of astrology. From that point on to the 17th century, astrology and medicine were allies.32   

(Endnotes #26-32 refer to:  Zohar, The History of Astrology)

Sometime before the 1st century, Jewish synagogues were formed.  Their time of origin is unknown; however, by the 1st century they had become a well-developed part of Jewish culture.  (Harper’s Dictionary of the Bible)

Astrology had played a role in Jewish history for at least the 2,000 years of the Age of Aries.  Humanity assimilates the characteristics of the zodiac age in which they live.  During the 2,000 years before Jesus incarnated (the Age of Aries), an important part of Jewish worship was animal sacrifice.  The zodiac symbol for Aries is the ram.  Ritual animal sacrifice ended when the Temple in Jerusalem was burned in 70 C.E. (A.D.)  By then a new 2,000 years period—the Age of Pisces—had begun.

Jesus, a Jew, incarnated at the beginning of the Age of Pisces.  The zodiac symbol for Pisces is the fish.  Jesus called his disciples “fishers of men.”  During the Roman persecutions of Christians, they adopted the symbol of fish as a means of communicating who they were.  The fish continues as a symbol for Christianity to the present day.

Jesus pointed his disciples to the next New Age in Mark 14:13 and Luke 22:10.  When it came time to prepare for the Passover Meal in Jerusalem, Jesus instructed his disciples:  “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him”  Since men did not carry water in Jesus’ time, this statement is meant for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.   It is a signal that what is about to happen in Jesus’ life has implications for a later age.  The Age of Aquarius is now dawning on Earth.  The zodiac symbol for Aquarius is a man carrying a jar of water, pouring it out for a thirsty humanity.  Jesus’ ministry was that of a Wayshower for humanity.  He incarnated to show us the Way to Ascension at the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.  The five major events in his life:  birth, baptism, transfiguration, crucifixion, and ascension were physical demonstrations of our own individual pathway to ascension.  2012 marks the year in which Earth and her inhabitants are to ascend to higher planes of consciousness.

During the last centuries of the Piscean Age, both Jewish and Christian authorities have had trouble explaining why astrology was removed from their religious traditions.  That fact that astrology was previously an integral part of both Judaism and Christianity is irrefutable.

“The basic philosophy of the astrologer is religious, regardless of the religious direction from which he seeks the truth.  The basic philosophical thrust of astrology derives from the conviction that the human being, God, and the universe are in some way a unity; that man and universe, if you will, both swim in the sea of space-time whose substance is God.”   (Rabbi Joel C. Dobin, To Rule Both Day And Night:  Astrology in the Bible, Midrash, & Talmud)

The fundamental role astrology played in Judaism is evident in the mosaic depiction of the zodiac on the floors of ancient synagogues.  We cannot look at the evidence and try to explain it away because the artwork does not reflect our own views.  The Old Testament character, Daniel, was described:  “There is a man in your kingdom who is endowed with a spirit of the holy gods.  In the days of your father he was found to have enlightenment, understanding, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods.  Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, made him chief of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and diviners.”  (Daniel 5:11)  Daniel was an astrologer.  The Wise Men who came to behold Jesus were astrologers.

The photos below reveal the ruins of the Hammath-Tiberias synagogue, used between the 3rd – 8th centuries.

The Mosaic Zodiac on the Floor of the Hammath-Tiberias Synagogue near Tiberias on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee

(Above photos made by Nancy Detweiler)

“That all-in-existence is subject to God’s will is an essential beginning for the astrologer:  ‘One Creator, One Creation’ should be the mantra for every astrologer!  For, combining this latest statement with its forerunner—then man, God, and universe are an essential unity—allows the astrologer to seek in the Heavens for the evidence of God’s will for mankind, which will help the individual person as well as the community realize and act on the basic religious statement:  ‘Make Thy will, my will.’”   (Rabbi Joel C. Dobin)

Mosaic of Zodiac on the floor of the synagogue at Zippori (Sepphoris) in lower Galilee.  Each constellation is correlated with a month of the Hebrew calendar.


 “Astrology revealed to me His order and His beauty, and His place for me in the Divine balance that links God, man, and universe into One Balanced Process which never ends in this or on other planes of awareness of life.”                                                                                      (Rabbi Joel C. Dobin)

Mosaic List of Zodiac Signs on floor of synagogue at Ein Gedi

Mosaic Floor of Synagogue at Ein Gedi lists all the signs of the zodiac and identifies their corresponding months of the Hebrew calendar.  Ein Gedi is an oasis located west of the Dead Sea.


“Astrology helps man to understand God’s will and to put himself in balance with Divine and universal forces, thus enriching his life and experience.”  (Rabbi Joel C. Dobin)

Mosaic of Zodiac on Floor of Synagogue at Ein Harod in the Valley Jezreel near Mt. Gilboa


Mosaic of Zodiac Signs on the Synagogue Floor at Beit Alpha dating to the Byzantine Period – 6th Century – located at the foot of the northern slopes of Mount Gilboa


“Astrology was so much part of Jewish life and experience and so well respected in our tradition and law that the abandonment of Astrology to follow the chimera of scientific linearality was one of the greatest religious tragedies that ever befell our people.  For in so doing, we abandoned as well the mystical realities of our faith, our abilities to balance our lives and attain Unity, and we have created of our synagogues and temples arenas of contention for power and concern for financial sufficiency….  I write as an astrologer, seeking to turn all those whose various faiths have seemed to abandon them back to their own faith.”   (Rabbi Joel C. Dobin)

Coming out of Judaism, the Christian religion maintained the essential role of astrology in the life of the early church.

Pope is enthroned under the authority of the zodiac.  The zodiac sign of Leo – the Lion – is directly over the Pope’s head.  Leo rules Rome, Italy, positions of prominence, crown jewels, gold, government buildings, monarchs, politics, presidents.


The link to Dr. Turi’s site appears to be tampered with … here it is as of 11/22/13 … http://www.drturi.com/vatican-zodiac/

What appear to be cardinals, distinguished persons, and monks are receiving instruction in Astrology.


A Bible Study Course retailed by the Presbyterian Book Store located at Sixth Ave. & Wood Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Note Zodiac Signs on the Book Cover.


God Painting the Zodiac




Two fish in the center are the Piscean Age symbol for Christianity.

“Judging by the age of broken pottery found on the floor, the distinctive mosaic style, inscriptions citing Jesus and the apparent pre-Byzantine design, Israeli archaeologists say the structure is most likely a public place of Christian worship that dates to the mid 3rd or early 4th century.”


More excerpts from my article – “Astrology:  Sacred Or Taboo”

The 13th century poet Dante taught that the primary moving force for both God and humanity is love. He believed the heavenly host of stars and planets turned under the radiating influence of love. For Dante, physical life is explained in terms of the spiritual.33

Roger Bacon, born in 1214, taught the stars are regulated by angelic intelligences. An individual’s personal nature is determined by the heavenly configurations at the time of birth. Medical astrology is valid because the functions of the physical body are determined by the influence of the stars.34

Born around 1224, Thomas Aquinas is still considered to be one the great Christian theologians. He placed importance upon the science of astrology in the study of natural science. According to Aquinas, God rules the inferior creatures—our earthly bodies—through superior creatures—the stars. Both Bacon and Aquinas believed the rational soul of humanity and the gift of freewill to be exempt from stellar influence.35

Paracelsus was the most renowned and controversial advocate of astrology during the 15th century. Paracelsus taught that activity within the cosmos affects all else. Though he recognized the influence of the stars, he did not believe they completely controlled the destinies of humanity. Instead, he felt that humanity has the capacity to transcend the astrological influence of the stars. The means by which humanity can transcend the stellar influence is wisdom, acquired by the direct study of nature.36

Jerome Cardan, born in 1501, was one of the best minds of his age. A great mathematician, physician, and astrologer, Cardan distinguished himself by the cautious way in which he approached his research, seeking to confirm his assertions with solid facts. Appointed professor of medicine at Pavia in 1547, his published works on algebra and astrology brought him fame throughout Europe.37

(Endnotes #33-37 indicate Zohar, The History of Astrology)

In 1586, Pope Sixtus V issued papal bull Coeli et terras condemning judicial (mundane) astrology.  This condemnation has deprived Christians (Catholic and Protestant) from the esoteric wisdom found in astrology to this day.


More Excerpts from my article – “Astrology:  Sacred Or Taboo”

Despite Vatican condemnation, astrology continued to influence the greatest of minds. Among these is Nostradamus, a physician and astrologer born in 1503. Two great English scientists and astrologers were Edmond Halley, born in 1656, and Isaac Newton, born around 1642. Their laws of motion provided a firm foundation for astrological computation. Francis Bacon, born in 1561, recognized the connection between celestial and terrestrial phenomena; however, he opposed the natal chart and consulting astrology for predictions. He declared astrology to be filled with superstition in his De Augmentis Scientiarum.38

The list of great minds continues. Shakespeare, an astrologer in addition to being a playwright, depicted his characters using astrology correctly. William Lilly, born in 1602, and Nicholas Culpepper, born in the early 1600’s, were physicians who used medical astrology. Though modern astronomers seek to ignore the fact, Copernicus, Kepler (the “founder of modern astronomy and astrology”), and Galileo were all astrologers.39

Galileo’s experience offers an excellent example of how the Church hierarchy has controlled the information available to the laity. Born in 1564, a great inventor, experimental philosopher, and astrologer, Galileo invented the telescope. As a result of the telescope, new scientific discoveries were made. Galileo attempted to reconcile these scientific discoveries with the Christian faith in a series of articles: “Letters of Sunspots,” “Letter to Castelli,” and “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina.” His work was to no avail. In 1615, a group of eleven theologians pronounced Galileo’s belief in heliocentric theories absurd, heretical, and contrary to the Scriptures. In 1633, a papal court sentenced Galileo to prison. Galileo recanted belief in the Copernican theory that the Earth moves around the Sun and was placed under house arrest in the custody of a friend.40

Born in 1596, Descartes believed it important to record the positions of the planets at the moment of birth because immediately after birth, the brain tissues set themselves and conserve throughout life the first impressions they received.41

During the four hundred years since Descartes, the empirically based scientific community has sought to deny the validity of astrology. However, it has been unable to prove any falsehoods in astrological beliefs. Instead, an increasing number of scientists are actually studying the impact of the stars and planets upon humanity. They are even willing to speak out for astrology.42 In fact, scientific evidence now demonstrates that astrology works.43

World renown psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that “synchronicity” explains how astrology works. Planets do not cause certain events. Instead, they are symbols of cosmic forces. The patterns they form synchronize with events on our planet Earth. In later life, Jung used the natal chart as a tool for working with his patients.44

(Endnotes 38-42 indicate Zohar;  #43-44 indicate Francis King, The Cosmic Influence)

What harm has been done by the condemnation of astrology?

Dane Rudhyar calls the individual natal chart our celestial name.  It reveals who we are as unique expressions of God and the role we are to play in the unfolding of the overall Divine Plan for Earth’s humanity.

Without this knowledge, we can easily be manipulated and controlled.  We accept ourselves—without question—as the sinful, robotic person we are taught we are.  We feel separated from God and the rest of the universe.  We wonder:  “Is there a purpose in this life?”  We ask:  “Why does God treat me as He does?”

Esoteric astrology is based on the truth of reincarnation.  St. Jerome declared Origen to be the greatest teacher of the Church after the apostles.  St. Gregory of Nyssa called Origen the prince of Christian learning in the 3rd century.  Origen taught the pre-existence of souls and reincarnation.  In 553 C.E. (A.D.), the 5th Ecumenical Council condemned Origen and his teachings as heretical.  “If anyone does not anathematize Arius, Eunomius, Macedonius, Apollinarius, Nestorius, Eutyches, and Origen, as well as their heretical books, and also all other heretics who have already been condemned and anathematized by the holy, catholic, and apostolic church and by the four holy synods which have already been mentioned, and also all those who have thought or now think in the same way as the aforesaid heretics and who persist in their error even to death:  let him be anathema.”  (Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, vol I, ed. Norman P. Tanner, page 119)  Anathema is a “curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication.”  (Webster’s Dictionary)

Those early Church Fathers who taught or believed in reincarnation were declared heretics, excommunicated, and their books were burned.  Other heretics faced horrible deaths, such as being burned alive.  Why?  Think about it.  If you believe you will reincarnate in another body, you cannot be controlled by fear of an eternity in the fires of hell.

The Church existed to hold power over the people, to tell them what to believe rather than have them think for themselves.  Control by fear is not possible if an individual knows who she/he is (astrology) and that he will reincarnate again and again.  There is nothing to fear when we know Truth; therefore, Truth must be hidden from the people.

In the words of Allen Oken in his book Soul-Centered Astrology:  A Key to Your Expanding Self“The aspiration to Soul alignment—the endeavor to merge the personality life of external, material existence with the increasing inner experience of the Soul perceptions and the Life Force—creates a very different life perspective.  In this respect, we are exploring and confronting those changes, transformations, and crises which are part of this natural path of union.  There is a structure, rhythm, and series of Laws which are universal and intrinsic to the joining of the lower and Higher selves.  These struggles and victories are different to each one of us in their outer forms, but absolutely united in their inner, essential energies and cyclic unfoldment.  This is the nature of the relationship between the inner and the outer, the essence and the form, the esoteric and exoteric.  We are One Essential Whole, expressing Itself through a limitless number of forms and varieties.  Astrology—especially esoteric astrology, and the Soul Force Itself—seeks to give a structure and focus to this process of Self-realization.”

A Church focused on control of its members has no place in the life of those who are on their journey to Soul/Self-Realization.

The Protestant Church may have broken from the Catholic Hierarchy, but it has failed to correct its deprivation of esoteric astrology and reincarnation from its members.  Protestants have also aborted their responsibility to teach self-knowledge as a unique expression of God.  In so doing, it has been easy to teach Christians they are sinful and in need of a blood sacrifice to save them from the eternal fires of hell.  Protestant, too, have controlled by fear.

As a result, two of the most loving expressions of Creator God’s caring for us—astrology and reincarnation—have been eliminated from the Christian religion.

P.S.  In case you are thinking the Bible states astrology or divination is an abomination, I present a complete study of the biblical references in my article entitled “Astrology:  Sacred Or Taboo” to be found at:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/astrology-sacred-or-taboo/

The ancient science of Astrology is not condemned as an abomination; instead, the mis-use of it is condemned.