Astrology in the Bible
In the old Eastern and Western astrological traditions, they believed that life was created in “seven days” – like it says in Genesis. The seven days are:
The old astrological traditions say that creation happens in a sequential way. That sequence is reflected in this ordering of the planets. The ordering is very important. These are the inner workings of how astrological principles participate in the manifestation of the world.
The esoteric ordering of the planets comes from Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra – an ancient text on Vedic astrology. Rudolf Steiner and Edward Tarabilda discuss its significance.
So in the beginning there was pure potential. Then according to astrologers (and apparently Genesis) there was light (the Sun), then water (the Moon), territory (Mars), knowledge (Mercury), abundance (Jupiter), reproduction (Venus) and then rest (Saturn).
Day 1 – And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (1.3)
Sun (King): Sun governs light.
Day 2 – And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. (1.6)
Moon (Queen): Moon governs water.
Day 3 – And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. (1.9)
Mars (Military General): Mars governs territory.
Day 4 – And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. (1.14)
Mercury (Prince): Mercury governs knowledge.
Day 5 – And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. (1.22)
Jupiter (Priest): Jupiter governs expansion and abundance.
Day 6 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (1.27)
Venus (Courtesan): Venus governs male/female interplay.
Day 7 – And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (2.2)
Saturn (Servant): Saturn governs rest.
In my mind, Genesis and astrology are correlated. The number of the days mentioned in Genesis correlates with the number planets in the sequence. The themes of the days correlate with the themes of the planets. And the ordering of the days matches the ordering of the planets.
In astrology the Sun represents people who come first – like kings, leaders and winners. And Saturn represents people who come last, rest or are finished. So according to astrological principles, the first day of the week is Sunday, and the last day of the week – Saturday – should be the day of rest.
The astrologers also say that this process happens not just at the beginning of the universe, but as a cycle in every moment. Life is ever in a state of becoming – it’s always being created – tomorrow hasn’t been created yet.