Santos Bonacci·Monday, 8 August 2016
What is the significance of the yearly liturgical celebration of the 6th of August ‘The Transfiguration’? Matthew 17:1,2 “After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. … Just then there appeared (‘transfigured’) before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.” Notice the astrotheological clue? ‘after the 6th day’…. this is alluding to the 6th of August, i.e. ‘the transfiguration of Christ’ the Son/ Sun, yearly liturgical celebration.
Astrotheologically this corresponds to the sun on the ecliptic in the middle of summer and the dog days, when the sun conjuncts Sirius, July/ August it’s heat is increased in the northern hemisphere, this is what the transfiguration means, it alludes to the Sun/ Son glowing in extra glory on the ecliptic in mid Summer….. “pay attention”!
Here is another version of the same account, notice the ‘brightness’ of the sun mentioned: New Century Version (NCV) Matt 17: 1,2 “Six days later (i.e, on the 6th day of August, 6 days ‘after’ the sun ‘leaves’ the cross quarter day (“Lammas day”… notice the Lamb), August 1st) Jesus took Peter, James, and John, the brother of James, up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 While they watched, Jesus’ appearance was changed; his face became bright like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 Then Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus.”pay attention”
Another version: 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV) Matt 17: 1,2 “And after six days, Jesus took Peter and James, and John his brother, and brought them up into an high mountain apart 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the Sun, and his clothes were as white as the light”.
August/ Leo (the Lion of the tribe of Judah) is the time of the sun shinning, ‘transfigured’ in his splendor yearly….. time to celebrate!
Above is Raphael’s version From Renaissance Italy: Raphael, c. 1520.