According to astrologers and historians, there had been six Greatest Conjunctions since the Creation. The first was during the life of Enoch, an early biblical figure who was said to be the great grandson of Adam and the great grandfather of Noah. Rather than suffering a mortal death he was taken directly by God at the end of his life.
Another Greatest Conjunction came during Noah’s flood, when God inundated the sin-ridden world. He ordered Noah to build an ark to escape the waters, and to collect on it two of every animal for the repopulation that would follow.
The sixth came during the reign of Charlemagne, the Frankish king and Holy Roman Emperor who united much of Western Europe and converted non-believers to Christianity, and whose reign began a revival of art, culture and religion known as the Carolingian Renaissance.