ADAM AND EVE AND THE ZODIAC
The Tree of Life
Adam stands in the explained Kaballa as a convertible term, and applies to nearly to every other patriarch, as every one of the Sephiroth to each Sephirah, and vice versa. Adam, Cain, and Abel form the first triad of the twelve. They correspond in the Sephirothal tree to the Crown, Wisdom, and Intelligence; and in astrology to the three trigons - the fiery, the earthy and the airy; which fact, were we allowed to devote more space than we have to its elucidation, would perhaps show that astrology deserves the name of science as well as any other. Adam (Kadmon) or Aries (ram) is identical with the Egyptian ram-headed god Amun, fabricating man on the potter's wheel. His duplication, therefore - or the Adam of dust - is also Aries, Amon, when standing at the head of his generations, for he fabricates mortals also in "his own likeness". In astrology, the planet Jupiter, as seen in the 'stages of the seven spheres" on the tower of Borsippa, or Bira Nimrud, was red; and in Hebrew Adam, means "red" as well as "man". The Hindu god Agni, who presides at the sign of Pisces, next to that of Aries in their relation to the twelve months (February and march) is painted of a deep red color, with two faces (males and female), three legs, and seven arms; the whole forming the number twelve. So, also, Noah, (Pisces), who appears in the generations as the twelfth patriarch, counting Cain and Abel, is Ada again under another name, for he is the forefather of a new race of mankind; and with his "three sons", one bad, one good, and one partaking of both qualities, is the terrestrial reflection of the super-terrestrial Adam and his three sons. Agni is represented mounted on a ram, with a tiara surrounded by a cross.
Kain, presiding over the Taurus (Bull) of the Zodiac, is also very suggestive. Taurus belongs to the earthy trigon, and in connection with this sign it will not be amiss to remind the student of an allegory from the Persian Avesta. The story goes that Ormazd produced a being - source and type of all the universal beings - called Life, or Bull in the Zend. Ahriman (Cain) kills this beings (Abel), from the seed of which (Seth) new beings are produced. Abel, in Asyrrian, means son, but in Hebrew, means something ephemeral, not long-lived, valueless, and also a "Pagan idol" as Kain means a Hermaic statue (a pillar, the symbol of generation). Likewise, Abel is the female counterpart of Cain (male), for they are twins and probably androgynous; the latter answering to Wisdom, the former to Intelligence.
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