As an astrologer, my personal favorite is the triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces in 7 BC: if we are now at "the dawning of The Age Of Aquarius," most astrologers consider the time around the birth of Christ as "the dawning of the Age Of Pisces," and this fits nicely with all the fish symbolism that appears in the New Testament. Jupiter has long been associated with royalty, and Saturn was associated with Baal, the Mesopotamian deity who was long associated with Israel. That, and Jupiter-Saturn aspects have traditionally be associated with larger cycles involving king and kingdoms.

Of course, when you get right down to it, the Star of Bethlehem may have simply been a miracle. I have no problem with that particular explanation, personally. Come to think of it: a child born to a family of modest means while on the road, who couldn't even find proper accommodations... going on to be a symbol of hope and peace for millions? That's the kind of miracle we could use a little more of down here...

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