It is simple to understand that the Sun as the giver of lives. Without it, there is no wind, seasonal change and ultimately no crops, no foods, no water and no life on earth. These realities make the Sun the most adore object of all time. Likewise, the ancients observed the movement of the sun through the groups of stars on the horizon as it allows them to anticipates events that occurred for a long period of time such as eclipses and full moons and catalog the stars called asterism which were personified as ox, girl, basket, heart and so forth in the four quadrant of the night sky thus mark the seasons of seeding, planting, harvesting and storing of food. For such the Sun is personified and worshipped.
One similarity, as in accordance to Zeitgeist, the biblical tales may have been a record of astrological events. For example the birth of the Son of God by the virgin mother on December 25th with the brightest star in the East accompanied by the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem, which alternatively is completely astrological. The star in the East is Sirius, the brightest star in December 24th aligned with the 3 brightest stars of the Orion’s Belt which in ancient times, it is called the Three Kings, pointed towards the direction of the rising Sun, at winter solstice. So, the birth of Christ may actually represent the birth of the Sun in winter solstice of December 25th.
The virgin mother is the constellation Virgo, bearing the personification of a virgin holding a sheet of wheat. It also called the house of bread represents August to September the time of harvest and Bethlehem is sometimes translated as the house of bread and thus not an earthly abode but a reference to the constellation Virgo, Latin for Virgin.
The shortening of the day in winter solstice of December 22nd represents the death of the Sun and it ceased to move southwards for at least 3 days at the vicinity of the constellation of the Southern Cross or the Crux. At the end of the third day the sun is seen to move upward one degree to bring about the change in season. So, it is said that the son dies on the cross and to be resurrected 3 days later. The other astrological observation in relation to the biblical tale is the 12 Disciples of Christ, being him as the sun travels along the path of the 12 constellations, with the crown of thorns, which may be the representation of sun rays as depicted in most of the ancient cult arts.
The constellations had their implications on the notion of Age as symbolically woven in the Biblical tales. Astrologically speaking, the angular wobble of the earth axis maintained that for every 2150 years the sun rises at the different sector of the 12 constellations and it is called the precession of the equinoxes. It takes approximately 26,000 years for a full cycle called the Great Age. 4300 – 2150 BC it is called the Age of Taurus. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the 10 commandments, he was very upset to see his people worshipping the golden bull calf representing the Age of Taurus. Whereas, Moses represents the age of, 2150 BC – 1 AD, which it is called the Age of Aries. From 1AD to 2150 AD it is called the Age of Pisces, the Age of Christian-dom. In 2150 AD to 4300 AD it is called the Age of Aquarius, the New age as prescribed in Luke 22:10, “…Shall a Man meet you Bearing A Pitcher of Water…” , a manifestation of the Age of Aquarius, the water bearer, for once may have been misinterpreted as the end of day.
With all these astrological accounts of Sirius alignment with the belt of Orion pointed towards the rising Sun of the constellation Virgo, the winter solstices sun moving towards the Southern Cross only to be resurrected across the horizon due to seasonal change and the precession of the equinoxes to mark the passing of ages are all but astrological accounts woven deeply into biblical tales.
Similarly so with Chinese metaphysics, if one wants to know the truth in relation to the Sun, HeTu, the 7 governors and 9 layers of heaven of Chinese astrology, pour through the Taoist tales and lore and read it in the perspective of science. One may be of surprise of what can be found within.