Blog entry by Lars Muhl from 22 December 2020
By Lars Muhl, commented by astrologer Andrew Smith
During December of 7 BCE, a magnificent bright star shone over the western horizon in the early evening skies. Composed of the two biggest planets in the solar system coming into exact alignment in their closest approach to the Earth, that very same star has returned to our evening skies in December 2020 reaching its exact alignment in the late afternoon on the day the Light pauses, the Solstice or 21st of December.
What is significant about this 2020 alignment is that it reflects an opening up of what the mystics of old reversed as a gateway to higher planets of consciousness in the same way that it did 2000 years ago.
But please remember, my friends, that the sky is merely a mirror of life. Mystics look up to look within. The celestial rhythm is the same as the internal rhythm, as much as the external world is a reflection of the inner world. It is one thing to allow yourself to be lead by signs in the sky or anywhere else outside yourself. It is another to prepare yourself for the coming of Christ Within.
Two thousand years ago there existed in Israel a congregation of men and woman, who called themselves ‘The Keepers of the Light’ also known as the Essenes. At the shore of the Dead Sea, at a place that today is named Qumran, they had a university. That was also the dwelling of the Magi, the three wise men, who’s only purpose was to detect and read the signs that would, after 250 years of waiting, eventually lead them to their expected Messiah, their ’Teacher of Righteousness’.
The Essenes where not only skilled astronomers, but also skilled doctors in astrology, as those two disciplines were one and the same. They understood the seeding of a new consciousness was reflected in specific planetary alignments in particular regions of the skies. And as they watched the drawing together of the seekers of knowledge and wisdom, Jupiter and Saturn, they knew that it was now time to do the final preparations for what they called ’The Melchizedek Alignment’. This great alignment heralded the birth of a new consciousness, to be literally embodied within the Messiah/ Christ as a New Age dawned, just as another massive shift in consciousness is taking place now.
Melchizedek (Melchi = King; Zedek = Righteousness) is an interesting, yet enigmatic, Biblical figure. He is first mentioned in the 14th chapter of Genesis after a miraculous victory by Abram (before he was renamed Abraham) and his household over King Chedorlaomer and the numerous armies, which he commanded.
‘And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: ’Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth, and praise be to God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.’ (Genesis 14:18-20)
The knowledge of the Essenes reveals that Melchizedek was an early incarnation of Yeshua. This was recognized many years later, and can be read in the New Testament:
‘For they were made priests without oaths; but this one was made a priest with an oath, as it was said concerning him by David, ’The Lord has sworn, and will not lie: ’Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.’ All things make a better covenant because Yeshua is its surety.’
(Hebrews 7:21-22) (Lamsa Translation)
The Essenes knew that when the Star of Melchizedek appeared, it was time for them to add the third component: the activation of Spirit Within. The signs in the heavens are pointers, but their fulfillment can only happen when we recognize the God Consciousness Within. Every human heart is a kind of mirror, that must be polished through prayer and good deeds, so if it should happen, that God suddenly appeared, ‘He will be able to see His own Image clearly and without any flaws in the mirror of our Hearts.’ (Lamu the Essene)
If we are aware of this, we are given a generous gift on the 21st of December. This is the time for us to connect to The Seed of Christ Within through prayer and meditation. This is a huge opportunity to decide to what and whom you want to dedicate the rest of your life.
See also: www.andrewsmith.ie/the-great-year