THE 12 APOSTLES

12-apostles

The last time anything was written on this subject was several years ago around about 3 1/2 years ago to be precise and do you know how much I have missed writing in that time it was only the other day yesterday to be precise that I read a face book entry posted by a lady she is on the ASD spectrum sort of thing and it just felt write was the right time the stars and the moon being in the right place sort of thing which compelled me to write, it was not very much around fifteen lines or something but the difference it has made maybe it’s the ASD in my own make up kicking in the enthusiasm for new things can be quite overwhelming at times dropping everything else in pursuit of something new and in saying that a change is what is needed too much paining well not too much its simply time to find a new avenue of creativity and I guess this is it.

aries   Aries: the cardinal fire sign the first sign in the zodiacal year

Introductions over this piece is more to do with Religion and Astrology and to be precise the 12 astrological houses and Catholicism having been raised according to the teachings of the church of Rome it was I do not have to say quite a big part of my life for quite a little time these days and for quite a while now it has not been I find Astrology more interesting instead and occasionally even find myself reading the horoscopes though in practice it seems  easier not to perhaps it makes for less to think about not being able to see the wood for the trees, that sort of thing.

taurus Taurus: the 2nd sign of the zodiac the fixed earth sign

So anyway the 12 apostles of Jesus are or more correctly were: Simon Peter, Andrew, James (the son of Zebedee), John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James  (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot

gemini Gemini: the 3rd sign of the zodiac the mutable air sign

I know this not because I have a good memory which I do but more so that I had a look on a popular search engine and got my results there, I could have looked in the  bible however I am quite comfortable and the bible is over there somewhere.

cancer Cancer: the 4th sign represented by the Crab

So what has this got to do with Astrology?  Well that I shall leave you to look at and see for yourselves in the meantime here is a painting from a few years ago.

 

jesus-cursing-the-fig-tree

Jesus cursing the Fig tree 2011

This picture was chosen cause I prefer it to that of the last supper and I was pruning back the Fig tree in the garden a couple of days ago so its nice to keep things in context this is   the scene in the gospels of Matthew and Mark  but not in those of Luke and John where Jesus and his apostles come across a fig tree with no fruit as it was out of season this incurred Jesus’ anger and caused him to say.

leo  Leo: the fifth sign of the zodiac represented by the glyph of the Lions mane

“May no one eat from you again.”  Sure enough the next time Jesus and his followers passed that way again the Fig tree was withered up and brown.

I like bible stories and indeed I won the religious studies prize one year at school actually that’s a lie I won the Divinity cup as well but that’s another story. What the school teachers failed to mention was anything to do with Astrology and the 12 signs of the zodiac  that followed their leader around the place in this case the sun but wait a minute is one of the many names of Jesus the sun/son of God or am I simply reading too much into this story and now dreaming up some silly conspiracy idea  at this rate there may well be  mention of King Arthur and the knights of the round table there were 12 of them as well but again that’s another story and one I am sure most people are familiar with enough films have been made on the subject probably as many that have been made about Jesus himself.

virgo  Virgo: the sixth sign of the astrological calendar the sign of the virgin and the harvest.

So 12 apostles and twelve zodiac signs in fact the number 12 or twelfth appears 187 times in the bible some sources state 212 take your pick either way but that’s quite a lot however this is not a counting game.

Believe in astrology or not it is still quite an interesting subject to behold and when we put names to the signs you begin to see a whole lot more and lots of things come together and make a whole lot more sense.

There is a lot more to be written on this subject but it may not necessarily be the next thing to be written about.

A FEW YEARS AGO

A few years ago 3 1/2 years ago to be precise I wrote a blog item that said I was going to be getting rid of this blog or at least changing it to a different title something away from the name being used at the time which has now since been got rid of in its entirety cause it did not match the person who wrote it and it was for want of a better word plain crap  and because crap is not really so becoming it has been changed actually quite a lot has changed this site no longer babbles about conspiracy theories,politics and the like life is simply to short for such nonsense and there is now a degree course to be considered which believe it or not is a little bit more important than working out who killed JFK whether the royal family and the Vatican are engaged in sinister satanic goings on if they are good for them there are more interesting things to write about. it would seem that art is more interesting whether that art involves politics,religion,spirituality,environmental concerns or indeed auto-biographical stuff is lets say entirely coincidental.

Sometimes even the subject of Aspergers may come up I have not had  any official diagnosis though several “experts.” shall we call them have identified me as being one of those happy people who has this condition/syndrome attempting to get a specialist to have a look has proved so far to be a little challenging so in the meantime the bits I do not like I am working on and getting rid of the wrinkles a bit like ironing your shirt before an  interview.

It would also be nice to think that creative writing here will also tune up my essay writing skills which are lets say in need of a little polishing it being a few years since I last attended any educational course.

In the meantime heres a painting from around 15 years ago it was great fun to create and hugely satisfying apologies if its a bit off centre and needs trimming a better image shall replace it in the next few days.

 

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