The Three Wise

Have you ever wondered why the Three Wise Men were looking for that star over Bethlehem in the first place? Well, it was because they were astrologers. It is believed that they learned from studying the stars that the Christ child would be born at the time of a conjunction of planets that signaled the arrival of a new age (the Piscean). Still, it wasn't quite as easy at it sounds: the two planets—Jupiter and Saturn—were bright, but not something an average person would have noticed. Even though they were trained astrologers, it took them some time to actually locate Jesus in Bethlehem. But if they hadn't studied the stars, they might not have been looking in the first place!


A conjunction of planets means that the two planets appear in the same place in the sky at the same time. It begins a new cycle, a cycle that reflects the planets involved.

The Three Wise Men looking for the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

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