Yet another connection to March 25th’s Venus inferior conjunction.

Up until the calender change of 1752, some calendars held that March 25th was the first day of the year. This was based off of Mary being told she was impregnated and carrying Jesus. This was called the Annunciation or Lady Day. This is all based off of the RCC claiming that Jesus was born on December 25th (which He wasn’t). So it was declared a holiday and made to be the first day of the year for “christians”. 

“March 25th is called the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary…It celebrates the occasion when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the young Jewish maiden and announced to her that she was to be the mother of Jesus…Although the Church began very early to commemorate this event, the date itself cannot have been fixed before the date of Christmas was established, which was sometime late in the fourth century. The two dates are dependent on each other, because they must normally have been nine months apart…Then, reaching all the way back, people decided that this was not only the day on which Christ’s earthly life began—it was the day everything began, the day of Creation itself. From here it was a very short step—an almost unavoidable one—to the idea that March 25th must be the beginning of the year, and from the twelfth century until the calendar reform in 1752, March 25th was New Year’s day” (Days and Customs of All Faiths, Howard V. Harper).

“The Colonists, as Britain had for centuries, celebrated the change of the year in late March—the Feast of the Annunciation, or Lady Day. Rents were due, contracts began, and obligations renewed on March 25, the “New Year.” Under the Julian system, New Year’s tended to vary from country to country; Britain preferred to mark it on March 25, a Christian holiday, rather than the original Roman New Year’s Day of Jan. 1. (March 25 was traditionally the date when Mary found out about her pregnancy, and familiarly known as “Lady Day.”)  The British mercantile class began to agitate for calendar reform, and the government finally relented with the Calendar Act of 1751, which declared that as of 1752, Britain and its colonies would adopt the Gregorian system, including its Jan. 1 New Year. It created a very strange year, in which 1751 started in March, but 1752 started the following January; the next September was shortened by 11 days to shift the overall calendar into alignment with Gregorian timekeeping.” (https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/03/22/march-happy-colonial-new-year/L0MrkQc47SiUu1OHVJt1lI/story.html)

​Now its interesting that this Venus-Sun inferior conjunction just so happens to fall on March 25th, the first day of the year to the British and Colonial, and celebrates their “Lady’s” Annunciation of Venus. She dies out and then comes back to life 3 days later in Pegasus. What’s interesting is that some connect this Pegasus constellation to the Unicorn. Do you see where this is going? Another symbolic death/birthing scenario. This time with Venus. Oh yeah, welcome to the reinstated first day of the year?

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