The Star may have been a conjunction between two planets. Jupiter and Saturn are symbolic of Church and State, When they come together, the Priest-King is born.
As a concept, a person’s birth chart represents the soul’s blueprint for the building of that life in the three dimensional reality of earth. The Ascendant is therefore symbolic of the individual, the goal of the personality; or as the Encyclopedia of Astrology puts it. Representing Selfhood, its primary significance is Action: Destiny in the making.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We have seen his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1)
The phrase “seen…when it rose,” an alternative to the more usual translation…
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