VIRGO'S DECAN: CENTAURUS
THE GREAT CHYREN
“Virgo, the Virgin, is the first sign. She has an ear of wheat in one hand and a branch in the other. The wheat is actually seed, and symbolizes the 'seed of the woman.' The branch is a familiar Old Testament name for the Messiah. The same woman is seen in the first Decan of this sign, Coma, holding a baby, the Branch, or the Desire of Nations. The next Decan in this group is Centaurus, a half-horse, half-man. This could represent the child who is born, having two natures: being both God and man. The last Constellation in this Sign is Bootes, or Arcturus, who is the Great Shepherd and Harvester. Together these images seem to portray, as in the Bible, the virgin birth of a child who has two natures, and the role of that child when he is grown as The Great Shepherd, leading His flock..." (Prophecy Central) (850)
Prophecy Central, an organization that promotes the false Gospel in the Stars, presents a brief summary of the most important signs of the 'biblical' Zodiac, as found in The Gospel In The Stars by Joseph A. Seiss (1882), E.W. Bullinger's The Witness of the Stars (1893) and a tape by Chuck Missler called "The Mazzaroth". All of these pseudo-Christian materials closely parallel D. James Kennedy's Real Meaning of the Zodiac.
The first decan, or minor constellation, in Virgo is Coma. Now this constellation was identified as Berenice's Wig in classical times, but Dr. Kennedy prefers the ancient zodiacs to ascertain the true meaning of Coma. According to the most ancient zodiacs, Coma "depicts a woman sitting in a chair holding a child in her arms. This Coma means the 'Desired One,' or 'Longed for One,' It talks about the 'desire of all nations' who should come; Jesus Christ.'" To whom does Kennedy appeal as his authority?
"Zoroaster, the great Persian religious leader was a student of Daniel when he was in Babylon. He learned from Daniel that a star would appear in the constellation Coma when that One whom it foretold was to be born...
"An Arabian astronomer, Albumazar, one of the great gatherers of ancient knowledge about astronomy that has come down to us today, said, 'There arises in the first decan, as the two Hermes and Aescalius teach, a young woman whose Persian name translated into Arabic is Adrenedefa, a pure and immaculate virgin, holding in the hand two ears of corn, sitting on a throne, nourishing an infant, in the act of feeding him, who has a Hebrew name...by some nations called Ihesu...which we in Greek call the Christ!!!" (872:21)
That Zoroaster was a student of Daniel is a fabrication of the highest order. Born in Azerbaijan, in northern Persia, Zoroaster was a prophet of the Eastern wisdom religion and was thought of as one of the greatest magicians. According to the sacred book of Zoroastrianism, the 'Zend Avesta', Zoroaster claimed to have received a vision from Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord, who appointed him to preach "the truth about life". As a major figure in the history of world religions, Zoroaster became a legendary figure connected with occult knowledge and magical practices in the Near Eastern and Mediterranean world in the Hellenistic Age (c. 300 B.C.-300 A.D.).
Kennedy also fails to identify "the two Hermes" in the above passage as Egyptian deities. Hermes Trismegistus was the Grand Master of Hermetic magic, of the type used by the Egyptian magicians to duplicate the miracles of Moses (Gen. 7). Evelyn Underhill wrote in her book, Mysticism,that "The tradition of magic...was formulated, developed and preserved by the religion of Egypt... its official name [is] Hermetic Science." (26:153) According to Blavatsky's Secret Doctrine, "Hermes: the elder was the Trismegistus, and the second an emanation or 'permutation' of himself; the friend and instructor of Isis and Osiris." (195:xxxiii,Vol. I)And what else did the two Hermes teach the Egyptians? Albumazar, an Arab astrologer and Hermeticist, wrote that Isis was 'pure and immaculate': "There arises in the first decan, as the two Hermes and Aescalius teach, a young woman whose Persian name translated into Arabic is Adrenedefa, a pure and immaculate virgin, holding in the hand two ears of corn, sitting on a throne, nourishing an infant, in the act of feeding him, who has a Hebrew name...by some nations called Ihesu...which we in Greek call the Christ!!!" Remember that Kennedy believes this immaculate virgin to be Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ
CENTAURUS, THE CENTAUR
We have previously met the most famous Centaur in Greek mythology, Cheiron, who taught the Hermetic sciences to Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Holder. Cheiron had two natures, part man and part horse, which, according to the false 'gospel in the stars', prefigured the two natures of Jesus Christ. Bullinger must torture the etymology of 'Cheiron' to find something analogous to Jesus Christ.
"It is the figure of a being with two natures....
"The Greek name was Cheiron, which means the pierced, or who pierces. In the Greek fables Cheiron was renowned for his skill in hunting, medicine, music, athletics, and prophecy. All the most distinguished heroes of Greece are described as his pupils. He was supposed to be immortal, but he voluntarily agreed to die; and, wounded by a poisoned arrow (not intended for him) while in conflict with a wild boar, he transferred his immortality to Prometheus; whereupon he was placed amongst the stars.
"We can easily see how this fable is the ignorant perversion of the primitive Revelation. The true tradition can be seen dimly through it, and we can discern Him of whom it spoke,--the all-wise, all-powerful Teacher and Prophet, who 'went about doing good,' yet 'despised and rejected of men,' laying down His life that others might live." (Bullinger) (939; Centaurus)
Cheiron is actually derived from the Greek word cheiro-o which means 'to handle', as the Serpent-Holder handles the 'therapeutic serpent of wisdom and healing'. D. James Kennedy glorifies Cheiron as a self-sacrificing prototype of Jesus Christ. Although an immortal son of the god, Chronos [Saturn], Cheiron relinquished his immortality for the sake of others.
"...in Greek mythology, centaurs were heaven-begotten; they were sons of the gods... The most famous centaur, and the head of all of the centaurs in Greek mythology, was called Cheiron, who was...thought to be immortal. But, he voluntarily agreed to die and transferred his immortality to Prometheus. Here we see a picture of the Christ who was to come...who, though immortal, gave up His life and transferred His immortality to others." (D. James Kennedy) (872:23)
These accounts of Cheiron's sacrifice do not quite agree with the Greek tradition.
"In Greek mythology, Chiron ('hand') was a centaur... He was a son of Cronus and Philyra. He was probably a Thessalonian god, later subsumed into the Greek pantheon as a centaur. He tutored Asclepius, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, and Heracles. Heracles accidentally shot him with a poisonous arrow...and Chiron willingly gave up his immortality to escape the pain. He was placed in the sky as the constellation Sagittarius...With the nymph Chariclo, Chiron was the father of Ocyrhoe. Alternative: Cheiron" (956)
Here we see that Cheiron's motive was self-interest, rather than altruism. In stark contrast, Jesus Christ willingly suffered the fullness of God's wrath as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. - Isaiah 52:5-7
Neither Kennedy nor Bullinger mention that Cheiron, the Centaur, also trained Jason, the Greek hero who, with his crew of fifty Argonauts (reported to be the strongest and bravest band of heroes in Greek mythology), sailed the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece. "This epic tale begins with Aeson, the rightful heir to the throne of Iolcus, and Pelias, his jealous stepbrother. When their father, the King of Iolcus, passed away Pelias imprisoned Aeson and took the crown for himself. However, unknown to Pelias, Aeson's wife bore a son named Jason. Averting Jason's certain death at the hand of Pelias, his mother secreted him to the cave of Chiron, a wise and noble centaur. For twenty years Chiron schooled Jason in the arts of the ancient world until the time came for him to claim his birthright." (955)
Jason and the Argonauts were commissioned by King Pelias to find the Golden Fleece which was guarded by a fierce dragon. This fable is the Greek analogue to the Celtic quest for the Holy Grail; both are allegories about the gnostic pursuit of immortality. Manly P. Hall wrote in The Secret Teachings of All Ages that the Golden Fleece contained the alchemical formulae for the divinity of man:
"The Golden Fleece sought by Jason and his Argonauts is the Celestial Lamb — the spiritual and intellectual Sun. The secret doctrine is also typified by the Golden Fleece — the wool of the Divine Life, the rays of the Sun of Truth. Suidas declares the Golden Fleece to have been in reality a book, written upon skin, which contained the formulae for the production of gold by means of chemistry. The Mysteries were institutions erected for the transmutation of base ignorance into precious illumination. The dragon of ignorance was the terrible creature set to guard the Golden Fleece, and represents the darkness of the old year, which battles with the Sun at the time of its equinoctial passage." (105)
Cheiron, the Centaur, who taught Ophiuchus the Hermetic sciences, also served as Jason's mentor and spiritual advisor in his quest for the Golden Fleece. Some accounts portray Cheiron as the constellation Sagittarius, another centaur, who guided the Argonauts. "The Argonauts first passed Mount Pelion where Chiron, Jason's teacher, lived. After a night's rest the Argonauts moved on. To help guide Jason and the Argonauts, Chiron placed his likeness in the stars, as Sagittarius. Throughout the journey, Jason would speak to Chiron through the stars." (954)
High level occultists who are privy to the secret doctrine understand that centaurs, phoenixes and unicorns, which never really existed, are in fact archetypes that represent concepts and ideas which are antithetical to God's revelation and decreed order for mankind. Thus, the antichrist agenda of the occult societies is shrouded in fables about superhuman heroes and mythological beasts whose gross physical characteristics represent the two natures of man, in occult belief, the human and the divine. As half man and half beast, the Centaur represented this composite nature within man.
"The phoenix made its nest of incense and flames. The unicorn had the body of a horse, the feet of an elephant, and the tail of a wild boar. The upper half of the centaur’s body was human and the lower half equine. The pelican of the Hermetists fed its young from its own breast, and to this bird were assigned other mysterious attributes which could have been true only allegorically.
"Though regarded by many writers of the Middle Ages as actual living creatures, none of these—the pelican excepted—ever existed outside the symbolism of the Mysteries. Possibly they originated in rumors of animals then little known. In the temple, however, they became a reality, for there they signified the manifold characteristics of man’s nature.
THE GREAT CHEYREN
According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair wrote under the pseudonym of "Cheyren," which is the French name for Cheiron:
"The...French magazine [Le Charivari]...published a character sketch of M. Plantard, written by his first wife, Ann Léa Hisler, who died in 1971. If the magazine is to be believed, this sketch first appeared in Circuit, the Prieuré de Sion's own internal publication--for which M. Plantard is said to have written regularly under the pseudonym of 'Cheyren'..." (31:221)
Pierre Plantard's unpublished MS, "Le fabuleux Trésor de Razès" is signed 'Louis Chyren.' As 'Chyren', Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire would be referring to himself as the son of Chronos who is also Saturn and Pan. All of Cheiron's students were prototypes of the Grail King: Jason, Aesclepius (son of Apollo), Theseus (son of Poseidon/Neptune), Achilles and Heracles (Hercules, son of Jupiter/Zeus).
Nostradamus was a 16th century prophet who predicted the future of the world using astrological charts and visions. The language of his prophecies is obscure and ambiguous, and many commentaries have been published which purport to interpret their meaning. One prophecy of Nostradamus forecast that a 'great Chyren' will restore the monarchies of France and other nations of the world during World War III. Other prophecies establish the rightful claim of a king to the French throne.Quatrain 6,70 Chief of the world will the great "Chyren" be, Plus Ultra behind, loved, feared, dreaded: His fame and praise will go beyond the heavens, And with the sole title of Victor will he be quite satisfied. Quatrain 9,41 The great "Chyren" will seize Avignon, From Rome letters in honey full of bitterness: Letter and embassy to leave from "Chanignon," Carpentras taken by a black duke with a red feather.
"Avignon will be taken by this leader, making it his capital. He will receive diplomatic letters from Rome with bad news. He will send a letter to Canino, Italy. At this time Carpentras will be captured by the black duke with a red plume. This last description of a duke makes one wonder if he stuck a feather in his cap, or is poetically described as a communist.
"We have gone so far with the brothers from wood in reference to France that Nostradamus enthusiasts may be wondering what happened to Chyren. It may be that we have been describing Chyren in previous prophecies. If you associate the key words, which are connected to Chyren in several prophecies, you may find a link between the prophecies of Chyren and another character. For now we will refrain from making this connection, treating this Chyren as distinct from other characters. Chyren is believed by most commentators to be an anagram of Henryc. Other prophecies indicate a possible new King Henry V of France. He is expected to rise in WW III, restoring the monarchy and saving France and other nations. Before we get into the other prophecies, which seem to establish his claim to the throne, let's explore this anagram Chyren. Henryc would be abbreviated from the Latin Henrycus. Nostradamus used the i and y interchangeably. Some editions render it Chiren. He could have used any of the letters from Henry to Henrycus. Chiren is also very close to Chiron (Greek Cheiron.) If we treat Cheiron as an anagram, dropping the o, we could derive Chiren! Cheiron was the wisest of all Centaurs, famous for his knowledge of medicine. It should be remembered that a person born with any name, rising to kingship may take the title he wishes." (908)
The 'great Chyren', according to Nostradamus, will bring peace to the world, but only after he has conducted a global reign of terror to expunge his enemies and all rebels.
There will be a new ruler system in the seventh millenium. The truth of my professes
Will only be recognised when this is acted into society.
The new king is "The Great Chyren", the new man and key-figure of the 21st century.
The great Chyren will have many nicknames:
- The conquerer of the half moon
- The general of the nobles
- The great Jupiter man
- Conquerer and leader of the world
- Hendrik the lucky one
‘The great Chyren’ will become the leader of the world. This name and fortune will live long after his death. A short period after his death he will be given the title: ‘The Conquerer’.
He and his followers will come to a high power position. The Kingdom will be governed
By Chyren. Who will do this in a very proper way. He gives the people on the earth ‘peace’ for 57 years.
May all the other nobles see that it is him who has been sent from heaven and may these Nobles honour him.
In this hand he holds a curve-staff. The curve holding in his hands, standing in front of
The window in the middle. He will hit everyone with it.
"The terrible revenge begins".
Will be the terror of human kind. The lightning from his staff will be dangerous.
Will shake the earth and see all countries. He will punish the rebels.
There will never be anyone like him.
The unconquerable, very powerfull, very Christian and Muslim: The Great Chyren.
His followers shall not be murdered. And he will free all a great nation from great troubles. (909)
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. - Dan. 7:7
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;... - Dan. 7:19
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. - Dan. 7:23
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. - Dan. 8:28
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. - Rev. 19:20
VIRGO: THE DIVINE ANDROGYNE
LIBRA: EQUALITY & FRATERNITY
SCORPIO: THE SERPENT HOLDER
SAGITTARIUS: GATE OF THE GODS
CAPRICORN: THE SEA BEAST
TAURUS: ORION, THE STARGATE
GEMINI: THE DIVINE TWINS
CANCER: HEAVEN'S GATE
LEO: THE LION KING