How it Identifies the Galactic Alignment
The Sator Square is a remarkable ancient inscription containing five words read as a perfect palindrome mirror-like image, not only readable in forward and reverse, but also up and down. See the photograph below:
Sator Square in Oppede, France.
The inscriptions are found throughout the Roman Empire (1st to 4th Century ace) and believed to be carved by Roman soldiers who had converted to the Christian faith. They carved this secret inscription to testify to their faith without being discovered as traitors to the Roman deified Caesar. The following map lists the earliest locations in the Roman Empire where the Sator Square has been found:
Of the map above, the Sator Square was found in four separate inscriptions at Dura-Europos on the Euphrates and twice at Pompeii. Along with these ancient finds, the square was adopted by medieval Christians as the names of the five crucifixion wounds of Christ. The reason it is believed to have been engraved by Christians is that the letters unfold as follows:
The letters can be understood as the name attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, together with the Latin translation of the name Jesus used to address his heavenly Father. As well, the word TENET appears to form a cross, a primary symbol of the Christian faith. The Sator Square reads sator arepo tenet opera rotas. Most scholars interpret the Sator Square from Latin to mean:
The sower Arepo holds the work of the wheels
The farmer Arepo holds the wheels with care.
It is suggested that Arepo is a personal name, though not seen in ancient texts apart from the Sator Square. Research concludes that the Sator Square was a somewhat meaningless sentence with the hidden symbolism described above to encourage Roman Soldiers converted to the forbidden Christian faith.
What if there was something more to this mystery name and sentence? If the inscriber is a Christian under a deified Caesar, his pounding out the faith on stone would mean certain death were it not for its obscure surface meaning. The use of contracted names was not uncommon in ancient Greece and Rome. What if Arepo is a contracted Greek name for Areios Pagos, in Latin, Areopagus, meaning Ares Rock (Mars Rock). Areopagus is a location in Athens, Greece where people were tried for murder. According to mythology, the first murderer to be tried there was Mars himself, but he was acquitted by the Olympian gods since he committed the crime in defense of his daughter. Would it be a stretch to draw a parallel here with the death of Jesus of Nazareth? Perhaps, but it was this very Areopagus that Paul of Tarsus stood before the 1 st Century Athenians to defend the Christian faith (Acts 17). In fact, Paul equated the Athenians’ ‘Unknown God’ to his own belief in Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah risen from the dead:
23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. 26 From one ancestor [ i ] he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, 27 so that they would search for God [ j ] and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. 28 For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,
‘For we too are his offspring.’
29 Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. 30 While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.
Acts 17: 23-31
There were some ancient Athenians who scoffed at Paul, however, others wanted to hear more. And a certain Areopagite, named Dionysius, a woman named, Damaris (calf, gentle, famous bearer), and others believed in Paul. The ‘famous bearer’ expresses the mythology of Ganymede, the shepherd drawn to heaven by the Eagle of Zeus to become the immortal cup bearer to the gods. This myth developed in Mesopotamia, where King Etana rose to heaven as a shepherd on an eagle to gain a son from the plant of life. Dionysius was the ancient deity who died and was risen, was deity of the vineyard and worshipped as liberator of foreigners with new customs. Since the New Testament authors are drawing parallels between their Messiah and Greco-Roman mythology, is it a stretch to regard the Sator Square as a Christian symbol containing also the mythology of the Roman culture?
What significance is there in finding the Greek Ares (Roman Mars) on the Sator Square? He is the God of War and this Sator symbol is carved by Roman Soldiers. Though the blood of the martyrs is indeed being spilled, the Christian war is a spiritual battle. The enemies are not of flesh and blood. There is another verse in Paul’s speech from Areopagos that may draw light upon the Sator Square.
…because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged… Acts 17:31a
Is there a fixed day on the Sator Square? Consider Ares/Mars, the mythical God of War ready to judge the earth on a particular day in relation to the planet itself. But more clues are needed apart from Ares/Mars to find a day in celestial history. Sator arepo tenet opera rotas – the sower Arepo holds the work of the wheels. What about Saturn from sator?
Saturn is the Roman god of the Capitol, of agriculture (the sower – sator) and the god of the original Golden Era. It is said that the return of Saturn will usher a new Golden Era. In the research on Mayan Cosmology, the following Saturn – Mars celestial event occurred on December 21st , 2012:
This event, called the Galactic Alignment happens once every 26000 years. That is, the path of the Earth around the Sun taking a year is called the Ecliptic. The path of the stars behind the Sun that we view from Earth is called the Zodiac. Since there are 12 constellations in the 360 degrees of the Zodiac, each constellation enjoys the presence of the Sun for about 30 degree of its yearly path. However, the Earth’s revolution around the Sun is slow by one degree every 72 years. Therefore, the Sun appears to adjust its position against the backdrop of the Zodiac. This process, called precession, is very slow, where it takes the Sun about 2700 years (72 years times 30 degrees) to move through each constellation and about once every 25800 (72 years times 360 degrees) years to make an entire revolution backwards around the Zodiac.
This Galactic Alignment occurs when the Sun precession lands at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy during the Winter Solstice with Sagittarius and the Dark Rift behind. It is most easily understood as a set of wheels in the sky. One wheel involves this ecliptic celestial path traveled by the Sun and planets during one year (360 degree cycle) as seen from the Earth. The purpose of this path is to identify the stars behind the Sun and planets at any given time. The second wheel involves the location of the Sun on this path at a specific moment during Earth’s yearly rotation. There are 4 unique moments in the Earth’s rotational year. Two of them are the Spring and Fall Equinoxes, when the Sun rises and sets directly on the Earth’s Celestial Equator. However, the Earth 23.5 degree slant affords us the season marked by the Winter and Summer Solstices, where the Sun rises and falls at the farthest reaches of the Earth’s 23.5 degree slant. This wheel appears to wobble, but it is that very wobble that allows for unique events to occur during the year. The 2012 Galactic Alignment occurred during our Winter Solstice, and so it can be named with a specific sun rising event with the planets and Sun positioned in the backdrop of the sky as illustrated above.
This is the entire point of this research, that the two wheels meeting in the Winter Solstice of 2012’s Galactic Alignment are the very wheels mentioned in the Sator Square: Sator arepo tenet opera rotas – Saturn at the Areopagos holds the work of the wheels of the Galactic Alignment. How?
Saturn is the deity of the original Golden Era and the Golden Age to come. The day of that Golden Age has been marked by the Creator of the Universe from the onset of human history. It will involve a fixed day of judgment of the old world and rebirth of the new.
Therefore, this research agrees with these scholars interpretation of the Sator Square and adds the following:
Saturn, the sower, on Areios-pagos, the Hill of Judgment, holds the Wheels of Human Destiny marked by the Galactic Alignment
The Sator Square as Greco-Roman mythical message regarding the rebirth of civilization according to the design of the Judeo-Christian Messiah is interpreted in the following chart:
The Christian Roman Soldier regards Jesus of Nazareth as the true soldier and New God of War who ends all wars as the Prince of Peace. Jesus becomes the vindicator of all believers who are being martyred by the self-proclaimed god, the Emperor of Rome. The Sator Square is written just after the fall of Jerusalem, when Zion’s daughter is humiliated by Titus, Emperor of Rome. The parallel exists between the humiliation of Jerusalem destroyed in 70 ace and the Crucifixion of the Messiah 30 years earlier. The Sator Square is calling the Emperor to stand on Mars Hill for his Saturn like treatment of Jerusalem. There he will be found guilty. At the same time, all humanity is being called to answer to the Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. And this is the primary intent of the inscriber of the Sator Square, that Jesus of Nazareth testifies on behalf of humanity standing accused on Mars Hill and acquits us on the judgment day at the resurrection of the dead.
The fact that the Sator Square was written on the walls of Pompeii in 79 ace, just nine years after Titus leveled Jerusalem, was a fulfillment of the words of the prophet standing on Areopagos:
30 While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.
We know that the Sator Square identifies the Galactic Alignment, since according to the celestial diagram above of the 2012 Winter Solstice morning sky, the event is ruled by Saturn’s rising upon the Hill of Mars.
Coming soon: The Sator Square: Part 2 – Roman Mythology and the Galactic Alignment