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Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

Luke 11:29-30
29 
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 
30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

The Presence of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, was a sign to that generation that fulfilled all the Messianic OT Prophecies, including the Gospel in the Stars, in agreement with God’s Word. Jesus embodied the eternal purpose and God’s Plan of the Ages, to redeem mankind, which is exactly the story related in the Gospel of the Stars, as a precursor to the Scriptural record. Thus, as we take a unified view of the various categories of Heavenly Signs, we are much better served as opposed to a segregated view of these categories, as signs unto themselves. In this way we are not seeking after individual signs, but are aware of them as a general category, placing them in a proper biblical context to glean their meaning and message.

As we can see from the example above, not all Biblical “signs” are astronomical in nature, but that does not mean there is no astronomical connotation that could exist for a biblical sign, as we find above. The Hebrew word in Strong’s [H226] means a “sign, token, badge, standard, monument, warning, omen, symbol, miracle or proof.”1 In Gen. 9:12-17 it indicates God’s Promise in the Rainbow after Noah’s Flood. Also as His Covenant was confirmed by circumcision, [Gen. 17:11, Rom. 4:11]. The Great Pyramid was also a prophetic sign of Jesus Christ, [Isa. 19: 19-20]. There are astronomical signs; of various types, [2 Kings 20:8-9]. As we see other types of Biblical signs above, we find a strong biblical basis for various types of signs designed to get our attention. According to a Lexical Aid to the OT, This word can refer to anything showing or confirming a past, present or future event. 2  Thus, whenever these events are confirmed by signs from the Hand of God, it demands our full attention!

This blog is third in a series of rebuttals against the critique of Frances Rolleston’s work of The Mazzaroth, by Dr. Danny Faulkner, who has categorized heavenly signs on his own, naming 4 types of signs listed below.

First, Faulkner recognizes what we would call a “sign of the times” as Jesus taught in his parable of Matt. 16:1-4. The idea that this is a specific type of Parable where Jesus taught spiritual truths from natural scientific phenomena is noteworthy. This illustrates how the Creator intelligently designed His systems in Creation, to depict His Almighty omnipotence and wisdom. Second, as Psalm 8Psalm 19, and Romans 1:18–20 tell us, God’s existence is revealed through the heavens, constituting a category of Celestial Sign. This can also reveal God’s purposes in His Creation, as we see with His plan to redeem mankind through His only begotten Son, not only as the main theme of the Gospel in the Stars, but also God’s Word. Third, the star that led the Magi to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:1–29–10) was undoubtedly a sign from heaven. This illustrates how the Almighty utilized specific celestial signs to mark the birth of Christ, His only begotten Son, to carry out the primary purpose of His plan and goal to redeem mankind. Fourth, there will be signs in heaven that reveal God’s wrath (Isa. 13:9–13Joel 2:30–31Matt. 24:29–31Mark 13:24–27Luke 21:25–28Revelation 6:12–17). 3 Under this category heading Faulkner includes signs of the end times and the Return of Christ, but there are also signs like Blood Moons which Faulkner lumps together here in [Joel 2:30-31] above, that are not always indicators of God’s wrath. You can also include Meteor Showers, one of which played a notable role in the signs around the birth of Christ. Thus, in these categories we have at least six types of possible signs in heaven and heavenly bodies that conform to the God-ordained purpose for them. We have classified another dozen types of signs that are referenced below. In the face of how these categories of Celestial Signs work together with the Gospel in the Stars, to fulfill God’s primary purpose, Faulkner succumbs to the blindness of his segregated view of these categories of heavenly signs by saying; “With no clear biblical support for these signs being the Gospel in the stars, it is pure conjecture that Genesis 1:14 requires that there be a Gospel in the Stars.” 4 Genesis 1:14 does notrequire a Gospel in the Stars” but by the nature of the story related by the 12 constellations with their decans, this record in God’s Word attests to a strong foundation for the Celestial Gospel, supported by Biblical Heavenly signs.

A Recent Blood Moon over Jerusalem.

Regarding the Star of Bethlehem, Faulkner states; “If, as most scholars think, the Magi were Persian, they likely had read Daniel’s prophecy of 70 weeks and hence knew that the time of the Messiah’s arrival was nigh. In fact, the Magi were not the only people who were expecting the Messiah at that time, for many Hebrews were looking for the Messiah as well. We do not know what the star that the Magi saw was, but supporters of the gospel in the stars want us to assume that it must have had something to do with the gospel in the stars. This is all a bit muddled though, because many supporters of the gospel in the stars believe in some astronomical event, such as an unusual planetary conjunction was the star. If that sort of thing was the star, then did the Magi really require the gospel in the stars? 5

Faulkner does not seem to think that a Gospel in the Stars is biblically “required,” so he proposes a number of scenarios to cast doubt on its validity. Proponents of the Celestial Gospel however, recognize the key role that the Stars fulfill in support of God’s witness to mankind, not only of God’s existence, but also as Creator. At least Faulkner is forthright enough to admit that he does not know what the star seen by the Magi was. However, as we have advocated and documented since the 1980’s, in our study of the signs marking Christ’s Birth, it becomes apparent that Jupiter was the planet that the Magi referred to as “his Star” in Matthew 2:2. The Magi had noted the triple union of signs in 7-6 BC, involving Jupiter and Saturn, that provided them a blueprint for the actual signs marking Christ’s birth, starting in 3 BC. An early sign in August of 3 BC motivated them to begin their caravan to Jerusalem. Both of these aspects of the General and Specific celestial signs marking the birth of Christ are apparent in the study on “The Stars Over Bethlehem, which provides further details of what the Magi observed in the skies overhead marking the Messiah’s birth, both in Virgo and Coma, pictured in the title banner of this blog above.

The clear biblical astronomy support for the Gospel in the Stars could not be in plainer sight, but was still missed by Faulkner, seen in the correlation of two of the categories of celestial signs he points out. First, the evidence we have presented regarding the birth of Christ above, with the Celestial Gospel, and how the monuments of the Giza Plateau, like the Great Sphinx as a memorial for the Alpha/Omega constellations of the 12 signs of the MazzarothVirgo and Leo, show the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid prophesy of the birth of Christ, providing a strong suit for the function of these ancient monuments. Secondly how, these constellations of Virgo and Leo marking Christ’s birth point to the Great Sphinx, with various planetary unions seen in the Celestial Sphinx, and also how the Great Pyramid witnesses to these aspects of the Celestial Sphinx with heavenly signs in Sept. 2017, give conclusive proof of the sacred function of the oldest man-made wonders on our planet’s surface. In our last blog we referenced a key astronomical function of the Great Sphinx, in its Pre-dynastic stellar role as a sighting device linked to its astronomical functions, to observe and record the horizon points of the sunrise, found not only in the Sphinx’ orientation facing due east, but also in relation to the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

The Great Sphinx

Image result for Great Pyramids with satellite pyramids images

The Sphinx’s solar alignments relating to the borders of the tropics, depict ancient knowledge of the zodiacal band, within which the heavenly bodies named by the Creator [Ps. 147:4, Gen. 37:9-11, Isa. 40:26, Job 9:7], shed their 3-fold light upon the Earth. God set the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, as boundaries within which the Sun, Moon and Planets all move, above and below the celestial Equator. Thus, it is the stars within the Zodiacal Band that God marked to carry the message of His Gospel in the Stars, and His eternal plan and purpose for mankind’s redemption.
We find added biblical evidence of this truth in Joseph’s second dream [Gen. 37:9-11], in an astronomical context.

Gen. 37:9-11 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

In this second dream of Joseph, we find evidence of the knowledge of the zodiacal band with the Biblical Patriarchs, since the 11 brothers of Joseph appear as the 11 stars with Joseph being the 12th constellation, summarizing the main signs found along the path of the Sun and Moon, embodied in his parents. This ancient knowledge of the zodiacal band among the Biblical Patriarchs, is another proof of the Gospel in the Stars in concert with Scripture and the Great Sphinx, that corroborates the historic signs from Giza not only of Christ’s birth, and first coming but also, points to the Return of Christ, and his Second coming. This also links another type of celestial sign showing the Blood Moon tetrads, as another category of Biblical Celestial Sign tied to the history of Israel and Jerusalem. These heavenly signs fall in the category of a Celestial sign including many Jerusalem prophecies that have recently been fulfilled, so we can truly recognize these “signs of the times,” as Jesus taught in Matt. 16:1-4.

God’s Revelation in the celestial gospels features 48 constellations, which include the 12 Signs of the zodiac, along with their 36 decans. These star-pictures were drawn around and associated with their specific star groups, starting with the earliest Bible Patriarchs, so that they would be handed down and remembered throughout the ages. In [Gen. 1:14] the lights in the firmament of Heaven were to be for “signs, seasons, days and years.” The word for “signs” [H226-owth] 6 is the same Hebrew word that refers to 12 constellations of the Mazzaroth. These signs were afterward, [Gen. 37, 49, Num. 2, Deut. 33] identified with the 12 sons of Jacob, representing the 12 tribes of Israel, providing a direct link, between the Gospel of the Stars and these Signs. In Joshua 4, when the nation of Israel first crossed into the Promised land, there was a special sign” [H226] that occurred where this notable occasion was marked by the Hand of God, and 12 special stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel were used to build a memorial to honor God, who brought Israel through the wilderness. Thus, even though this sign was not astronomical in nature, it still carries astronomical ramifications due to being linked not only to the 12 tribes, but also to the 12 stones, [Eben-H68] of this memorial.

Joshua 4:5-9 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone [H68-Eben] 7 upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: That this may be a sign [H226] among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever. And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

The Hebrew word for stone [H68-Eben] in Joshua 4:5 above, is the same word used for the 12 precious stones on the breastplate of the High Priest, both linked to the order of the 12 tribes [Exod. 28:10-11, 39:6-14] seen not only in the breastplate of the High Priest, but also in the order of encampment the 12 tribes in the wilderness, [Num. 2:2ff] around the Tabernacle, in their Cardinal Directions as follows:

1. VIRGOZebulon, Woman, Ship, carrying God’s people to safe harbor. [Deut. 33:18]
2. LibraLeviPriesthood, Judgment. The Scales balanced in the redemption of Christ’s Blood.                

3. SCORPIO-DAN [NORTH] [Gen. 49:17] a serpent by the way, with Ophiuchus/Serpens decan. 

4. SAGITTARIUS-ASHER; Crown of Life to the world, His bread shall be fat, as the Gospel Carrier. [Deut. 8:3]

5. CAPRICORN-Gad, Overcoming Troop [Deut. 33:18-19]  

6. AQUARIUS-REUBEN [SOUTH] [Gen. 49;3-4] “unstable as water” 

7. PICSES-SIMEON, [Gen. 49:5-6 & Levi] as brothers were not to be united, since together they killed a man.

8. ARIES– NAPHTALI means “struggle.” but the end of Naphtali alone is Taleh, a Lamb, [Jn. 1:29].

9. TAURUSJoseph, EPHRAIM & MANASSEH [TWO HORNS OF THE BULL] (WEST) [Deut. 33:16-17]

10. GEMINIBENJAMIN, Named Benoni as Rachel died birthing him, [sufferings]. Renamed by Jacob Son of my right hand-[Glory].   

11. CANCER-ISSACHAR, [Gen. 49:14-15] A Strong Ass between 2 burdens.

12. LEOThe LionJudah [EAST] [Gen. 49:8-10] Juda is a Lion’s whelp.

Thus, we find the general relation between the Blessings for each of the 12 Sons and the 12 signs of the zodiac in Gen. 49 and Deut. 33. When we allow God’s Word to speak for itself, and not rely on Theological Commentaries as our “go-to” primary resource in Bible research, the Scriptural witness will be clear. Since Joshua 4 links the same word for 12 Sons & signs of the zodiac, with the 12 stones of their memorial entrance into the promised land, we find a biblical link between the 12 signs of the zodiac with the 12 tribes of Israel, each tribe with their own sign and stone. This is not my opinion or conjecture, but Scriptural truth. The same word for “stone” [H68] is used in Ex. 28, in reference to the breastplate of the High Priest, where the names of the 12 tribes are engraved-6 each, on the shoulder onyx stones according to their birth order, [Ex. 28:10-11]. Just as there were 12 main gates in the city of Jerusalem, so there are also twelve gates and twelve foundation stones in the New Jerusalem, (Rev. 21:12-14). The order of the tribes not only matched the order of their wilderness camp, [Num. 1:52] but also includes their own tribal Standard, [H1714-degel] 8
flag or banner, for each tribe. This is crystal clear in;

Numbers 2:1-2 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, [H1714] 9 with the ensign [H226] of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.

Contrary to Faulkner’s opinion, there is no mystery as to what is depicted on each of these tribal banners or flags! Num. 2:2 tells us plainly that every man pitches by his own standard with the ensign [H226] of their father’s house. The word for ensign is the key being the same Hebrew word used in [Gen. 1:14, Josh. 4:5-9] linked to the 12 signs of the zodiac, each of the 12 banners with the emblem of their tribal constellation. In Psalm 74 this point is driven home so there is no doubt;

Psalm 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

Even the enemies of Israel “pitched” under the colors of Israel’s tribal banners in order to infiltrate them. Both the Hebrew words for “ensigns” and “signs” in this verse are the same word [H226]. So they lifted up their banners or tribal flags emblazoned with their family sign of the 12 “signs” or constellations of the zodiac. Thus we can see how Scripture records what images were on these standards.

Faulkner references Rolleston’s “problems with the zodiac in the Bible, stating; “the alleged parallels between the blessings for each son and the zodiacal signs are extremely creative. The only obvious possible connection is the one supposedly between Leo and Judah in that Judah is referred to as a lion. However, there is not even a hint of the other 11 links that Rolleston makes to Genesis 49. Rolleston speculated that each son carried a symbol from one of the signs of the zodiac and that Jacob pointed to each zodiacal symbol in pronouncing his blessing. This is entirely speculation on Rolleston’s part, and I have found no commentary that mentions, let alone endorses, this idea.”10

Lion of Judah Names of Christ Banner

As we can see in our Zodiac list above, the correlations between the 12 tribes and 12 signs from Deut. 33 and Gen. 49 are much more congruent than Faulkner cares to admit, but God’s Word says nothing about Jacob pointing to the signs with his blessing, a pure fabrication. In Faulkner’s critique of Rolleston, she claimed the same correspondence between the tribes of Israel and signs of the zodiac is contained in the final blessing of Moses in Deut. 33 (Rolleston 1865, part 2, p. 38). Here and elsewhere (Rolleston 1865, part 1, p. 12, part 2, p. 48) Rolleston further claimed that in the wilderness each of the tribes carried a standard with the tribe’s respective zodiacal sign inscribed upon a standard. It is true that the tribes had standards, or banners, (Num. chapter 2 and 10), but Scripture does not record what was on the standards.”11

Faulkner’s views on Virgo and the “virgin birth” are included as follows; “Exhibit A is Virgo, which many take as an obvious analog to Mary. But is it? The prophecy of the virgin birth is from Isaiah 7:14, written a little more than seven centuries before fulfillment. Isaiah was written long after the gospel in the stars supposedly originated, but there is no biblical evidence that there was any other prophecy or expectation of a virgin-born Messiah prior to Isaiah. Given the high value of virginity, it is not surprising that a virgin might show up among the constellations. A virgin with a child in the ancient constellations would have been quite unusual, and so perhaps might have been a good argument for the gospel in the stars. Rolleston understood this, and so she was very creative is claiming that just such a thing did exist. But, alas, she did this with quite a bit of sleight-of-hand, by moving an unclear figure from the Dendera planisphere to a new location and suggesting a false history to accompany it.“12

The first problem with a “virgin birth” is that it not a Biblical Doctrine, since the Bible teaches a virgin conception. Mary was not married to Joseph at the time of the Almighty’s visitation on her, which was prior to their marriage. Faulkner’s comments on the “Virgin Birth” are included below, and as he points out “A virgin with a child in the ancient 12 signs  would have been quite unusual, and so perhaps might have been a good argument for the gospel in the stars.”13 In support of this, we have already shown regarding the Coma Decan on the Dendera zodiac, there is nothingunclear” about how the Coma decan is depicted on this planisphere, accept in Faulkner’s mind, because it contradicts his disbelief in the Celestial Gospel. Neither was the Coma Decanmoved to a new location” as it appears in alignment with Axis E on the Dendera zodiac along with Virgo’s Seed, witnessed as a stalk of grain on the Dendera planisphere. This picture of the promised seed as a young boy in the Virgin’s lap for this very reason was the celestial depiction of the virgin’s seed, in agreement not only with Gen. 3:15 but also Isa. 7:14, as an excellent case for the Gospel in the Stars. Once any honest reader sees the evidence on the Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis below, all doubt is removed regarding the validity of the Gospel in the Stars.

The unity of the Gospel in the Stars with God’s Written Word is evident on many levels, but those disclaiming the validity of the Celestial Gospel are blinded to this truth. Psalm 19 is a key chapter of Scripture that not only attests to the existence of the Almighty Creator, but also displays how the houses of the Sun referring to the 12 constellations of the Mazzaroth, provide the circuit-[ecliptic] where the Sun of Righteousness [Mal. 4:2] lives, moves and has his being. In this way, the heavens still speak to us today according to the principles of Biblical Astronomy, as the Sun. Moon, planets and Stars have their voice.

Psalm 19:1 – The Bible Wallpapers

Psalm 19:1-6 “The heavens declare the glory of ELOHIM. (CREATOR)

The verbs in this section are literary, then in vs. 7 they transition to the astronomical.

A Literal translation according to usage of Psalm 19:1-4 reads as follows:

v.1 “The heavens continuously [all the time, not sporadically] go over and over, again and again, rehearsing the glory of God, the Creator [Elohim], and all of God’s expanse keeps setting forth God’s great handiwork in the heavens.”

v.2 “Day in and Day out, the heavens are continuously pouring forth, telling and prophesying; and, night after night, the heavens continuously pour forth intelligent information.”

v.3 “There is no speaking forth by way of the heavens, nor words they pour forth in all the earth, where the words the heavens pour forth have not been heard.”

v.4 “The heavens allotted measurements (Zodiac-signs & seasons in Gen. 1:14) have gone over all the created earth, and the teachings of the heavens have gone all over the inhabited earth. In the constellations hath He established a tabernacle for the sun,”

notes on v.4 “line”= [qav] prophecies, also a survey line denoting the ecliptic or direction of the sun through the heavens, and the lines marking the decans” within the zodiacal houses of the sun. This is the universal standard of timekeeping and the basis of numerous cultural calendars throughout history. Also the lines of Latitude and
longitude on the face of the earth are found here, corresponding to these measuring lines, ordering the Heavens and reflected upon the Earth. [Rom. 10:17-18]

In them“=the heavens
tabernacle“=houses of the sun. [mansions of the 12 signs of the mazzaroth]

v.5 And he as a bridegroom embarking from his bridal canopy (pavilion), like a champion rejoices to run his course.

notes on v. 5…The oriental wedding would conclude with the groom leading the bride out of the canopy (indicative of God’s protection) after the marriage ceremony. This also is a figure for Christ-The Bridegroom, courting his BrideIsrael [Not the New Testament Church of his Spiritual BODY].

v.6 Its rising is at one end of the heavens, its circuit reaches from one end to the other, and nothing [yes, no one] is hidden from its heat.

v.7 “The law of the Lord is perfect”=JEHOVAH’S Word in relation to His creation. [Here is the transition from literary to astronomical verbs]

“converting the soul”=returning as the sun returns in its circuit, so God can restore and heal every aspect of the soul life of a man, in the process of complete salvation wholeness.

v.8 The testimony of the Lord is faithful [as the sun is a faithful witness in the heavens Ps. 89:36-37] making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right rejoicing the heart. The commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes.

notes on v.8 “enlightening”=as the sun. {Isa. 60:18-19, II Pet. 1:19 “daystar”} The celestial bodies shed a 3-fold light upon the earth!
“testimony”-a repeating witness also as the Sun on the ecliptic.

v.9-10 The reverent fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired than gold, than much pure gold, they are sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb.

“clean”=active continual cleansing.
“true”=faithful in perpetuity

v.11 By them your servant is warned [reminded, illuminated and instructed] and in keeping them there is great reward.

“By them”=in them [moving & dwelling in the ordinances of the Lord, for in them we live & move & have our being] even as the sun lives and moves in and through the houses of the zodiac.
“warned”=instructed as in II Tim. 3:16 by Doctrine, Reproof and Correction.
“keeping”=observing
or watching as the stargazers and Biblical astronomers observe the heavens to learn its lessons and secrets. Even so the planets and celestial orbs observe the Creator’s ordinances as they remain in their ordained orbits.

v.12-13 Who can discern their lapses and errors? Clear and restrain me from unconscious faults, let them not have dominion over me.

“errors”=wandering within ordained limits as the planets in their orbits, like the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
“dominion”= to rule over as the sun rules over the day and the moon over the night [Gen. 1:18].

v.14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in thy sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

The Stars in their courses and the planets in their orbits, cycle through seasons of change in their orientation to the Sun. As the planets seem to “wander” in their appointed courses, ordered by God according to the phi ratio, like a sine wave they move both closer to, and farther from the Sun’s light. Even so, man in his growth and maturation process “wanders” on the path towards God’s light, and his physical and even spiritual growth also, is ordered by the same phi ratio. As we discern these orbits and their planetary lapses, we are enlightened, warned and instructed in our walk with the Lord. There is abundant grace and mercy in God’s forgiveness, even as a child stumbles and falls before he walks, and walks before he runs. As we learn to walk closer with our Maker, and run to serve His perfect counsels and purposes, we lend our voice to the growing chorus of the Body of Christ, walking the paths of the holy, while avoiding the snares of the evil one, until that long-awaited day when the Lord returns for us in the ultimate victory of the ages. This is some of the key teaching we can glean from the Celestial Gospels, as they exhibit some of the strongest evidence for the reality of our Almighty Heavenly Father and Creator.

Heavenly Signs – The Faithful Watchman

Other categories of Celestial Signs we have documented on this blog since 2015 include:

1. Solar Eclipses; [3/20/15, 8/31/15, 9/1/16, 6/24/17]
2. Nova’s; [4/6/15]
3. Supernova’s; [11/20/15, 11/1/2018 Celestial Prelude;
4. Planetary Alignments; [1/24/16] Birth of Moses
5. Blood Moon Tetrads; [3/30/15, 5/16/15, 6/15/155/31/16, 10/4/17, 6/21/18, 11/1/18]
6. Planetary Conjunctions; [7/26/15, 10/7/15, 6/30/16]
7. Mercury Transits: [4/30/16, 11/10/19]
8. Comets; [12/13/16, 11/1/16, 9/10/18]
9. Super Moons; [1/15/18, 2/08/18]
10. Lunar Occultations; [10/1/18, 3/1/20]
11. Earthquakes; [7/13/19, 1/17/20]
12. Gospel in the Stars; [4/23/20, 5/8/20]

*Please check the linked blogs under each category of Heavenly signs for greater Biblical details on each type of sign.

Problems with Faulkner’s Interpretation of Orion

The name Orion appears three times in the Bible (Job 9:938:31Amos 5:8). Rolleston correctly noted that Chesil is the Hebrew word translated as “Orion” in all three uses (Rolleston 1865, part 2, p. 30). “Rolleston viewed Orion as a type of Christ. Part of this came from the name “Orion. The meaning and source of this name is obscure, but, according to Allen (1963, p. 304), it comes from Akkadian, and means “Light of Heaven,” an apparent appeal to Matthew 4:16 on Rolleston’s part.”14  Faulkner references various mythologies and legends where some of those stories have Orion stung on the foot, but others do not specify where the scorpion stung Orion.”15 We are more concerned with the star lore from a biblical or Hebraic perspective, although ancient Egyptian myth has proven to contain many of the celestial gospel themes in their original star names and decans. Many of these themes survived the idolatrous corruption of myths linked to the Solar cult of RA and Pharaoh’s ties to it, so that some ancient truths of the Gospel in the Stars still live, for example in the Dendera Zodiac, in the Coma decan prior to its Greek corruption.

As we view the Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis in Figure 1 below, we will clear the air of the confusion Faulkner seems to be spreading regarding the Gospel in the Stars. This axis embodies the persistent hope of mankind in the Coming Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Faulkner correctly references Genesis 3:15 as the 1st Messianic prophecy in God’s Word, and as such is a key reference, worthy of a closer look as a foundation to the Gospel in the Stars.

Gen. 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Here we have a reference to the seemingly endless struggle between light and darkness, embodied between the serpent and its seed, versus the Woman with her seed. God is telling the serpent that the seed of the woman, who is Jesus Christ would bruise the serpent’s head, indicative of the fatal blow that Christ inflicts on Satan, as opposed to the serpent stinging Christ’s heel, showing Christ’s sacrifice, that freed all mankind from the serpent’s curse. This story from Gen. 3 is depicted  in astonishingly powerful ways in the Gospel in the Stars, as seen with this Planisphere Axis below.

Figure 1. Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis.

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This “Genesis 3:15 axis” extends through the North pole intersecting a number of constellations and notable decans that relate aspects of the Genesis 3:15, theme from various teaching perspectives. Starting at the top of the planisphere, we find the Scorpion constellationScorpius, whose prominent tail stinger is positioned just under the heel of Ophiuchus the Serpent-bearer constellation, who is engaged in a struggle with the serpent. The axis intersects the star in Ophiuchus’ heel, called Saiph, in the LXX Greek meaning “bruised.”16 This is the same Greek word used in Gen. 3:15 for “bruised,” while Ophiuchus’ other leg is poised over the head of the Scorpion, showing the fatal blow as he crushes the enemy. This enlargement of Ophiuchus wrestling the serpent for Corona-the Crown of Dominion, while the Scorpion stings his heel, tells us how our spiritual adversary is pictured both as a serpent and a scorpion, in conflict with the man, fitting the three Scriptural elements of the star picture. In Hebrew the Scorpion is Akrab, meaning war or conflict; [Ps. 91:13] with the man.

Figure 2. Ophiuchus, Serpens and Scorpius.

the serpent scorpion

As this axis extends through the next sign, we find it intersecting the decan of Ophiuchus called Hercules, whose foot is placed above the Head of Draco the serpentdragon at the North pole. The axis runs between the two heads of Hercules and Ophiuchus, who are aligned, but inverted to each other. The star in Hercules head is called Ras Al Gethi, meaning the head of him who bruises, keeping with the Gen. 3:15 theme. 17 As this axis extends down to Hercules left foot, it shows the result of Ophiuchusbattle with the Serpent, since Hercules left foot is crushing the Dragon’s head, seen in Fig. 3destroying the devil’s works. As Hercules is kneeling, his right heel is lifted up as if it was wounded, in some star maps with a spear through his heel. [Rev. 12:9-10, Ps. 74:12-14]

Figure 3. Hercules foot over the Dragon crushing it’s Head. 18

The Fourth Star-family - Part 3

If we now look at the other end of the Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axis, we find amazingly that it intersects Orion, specifically at the star in Orion’s foot named Rigel, meaning “the foot that crushes,” which is fitting since it is pictured crushing the enemy. The main star in Orion’s other leg incredibly is “Saiph” the same word for bruised we saw in Ophiuchus that is used in Gen. 3:15! Not only do we find both ends of this amazing Planisphere axis agreeing with the same star name tied to Gen. 3:15, but before the axis reaches Orion’s foot, it intersects his the bright star in Orion’s shoulder called Bellatrix, meaning “swiftly destroying,” in reference to the swift destruction of the enemy at the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ. 19

Job 38:31-33

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Canst thou bring forth
Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the Earth?

Figure 4. The decan of Orion, with his foot over the Hare initiating the River of Judgement.

zodiac stars

The original meaning of Orion is “coming forth as light.” The same word is used in Genesis. 1:17 and Isa. 60:1, referring to the light of the celestial luminaries.

Faulkner takes exception with Rolleston’s linking of Christ’s identification with Ophiuchus and Orion in the Celestial Gospel, despite the obvious parallels in this stellar depiction of [Gen. 3:15.] But if we let the stars speak, their witness of truth shines through any confusion. Faulkner says that Rolleston “observed that although in most charts Orion’s foot rests upon a hare, in at least one ancient Indian star chart there is snake in place of the hare. Presumably, this snake has bitten, or bruised, Orion’s heal, but he is crushing the serpent’s head in fulfillment of the first Messianic prophecy (Genesis 3:15).”20 Of course, this depiction of a serpent instead of a Hare is not limited to Indian zodiacs, but was also the case in the Dendera zodiac, along with Persian zodiacs as well. 21 As we have seen with the square Dendera Zodiac it is not only one of the oldest planispheres around, as found with its depiction of the Great Sphinx, but it is also a uniquely wonderful source for the identification of ancient decans, that describes Lepus the “hare,” as a serpent. According to Seiss, the Persian and Egyptian zodiacs also include the image of the serpent under Orion’s foot, caught in the claws of a hawk or eagle. 22

According to Faulkner;
There are several problems with Rolleston’s connection of Orion and Jesus Christ. First is Rolleston’s parallel between Orion dying by means of a scorpion and Christ’s heel being bruised by Satan. For example, the scorpion story is not the only story of Orion’s demise. An alternate ending (Olcott 1911) has Orion swimming away after battle with the scorpion when Apollo tricked Artemis into shooting the dark object in the water (Orion’s head) with an arrow. Only later did Artemis sorrowfully learn that she had killed Orion. Rolleston seemed to select the stories that best fit her hypothesis and ignored others. Furthermore, a scorpion is not a snake. To claim illustration of Genesis 3:15 with a scorpion is a tremendous stretch.”23

Since the Gospel in the Stars is a pictorial representation, that parallels God’s Word, at times they tell a composite story of the truth of Christ. This axis is a good example of a composite pictorial depiction of Gospel truth, that is backed up by the meanings of the individual star names in the constellations and decans of these star pictures. The combined image of this Gen. 3:15 Axis not only presents 3 heavenly giants in combat with serpentine enemies, but there is also a forth decan on this axis shown taking the central star of the heavens away from the dragon’s control. Once the serpent replaces the Hare from later zodiacs, this Gen. 3:15 axis shows a powerful unified image in multiple constellations all centered around the Gen. 3:15 theme.

Figure 5. Draco and Cepheus at the North Pole.

draco

The fourth decan referred to above is Draco the dragon, seen in Figure 5 above, with Hercules’ Foot above its head, inside one of the circles of the Northern Polar Venn Diagram. This is pictured astronomically as the dynamic equatorial pole slowly moves around the static pole of the ecliptic, at the center of the upper circle. The common area between these overlapping polar wheels we find as a vesica of the Venn Diagram. This gives us another viewpoint of the precession of the poles, as the equatorial pole shifted from Thuban, in Draco’s tail to Polaris of Ursa Minor over the past 5000 years. This fulfills the promise of the coming redeemer, as our Gen. 3:15 axis passes through the current pole star Polaris, seen under the feet of Cepheus, the Crowned King, [Eph. 1:20-22]. This celestial image of the King of kings is realized and fulfilled in Christ Jesus, who now presides over the central star of the heavens, formerly under the dominion of the Dragon. Within this Polar circle, we find a triangle that encloses the Little Bear of Ursa Minor. The Triangle roughly consists of the Ecliptical pole at the center of this upper circle, along with two pole stars. One is Thuban the former pole star in the Dragon’s tail on the circle’s perimeter at the upper right corner, and the other is the current pole star Polaris, at the lower-left corner. As we find in Figure 6 below, the Pole star marked Al Ruccaba, is under the foot of Cepheus, meaning “the Branch,”24 exerting his authority over all Creation. Thus the man’s wounded foot has become the instrument of the serpent’s destruction, not only seen in the crushing fatal blow to the serpent’s head, but also is witnessed in the outcome of Ophiuchus’ struggle with the serpent for the Crown [Corona in Fig.2] of Dominion.

Figure 6. Cepheus the Crowned King.

Once again we find the common thread of truth running through this Gen. 3:15 Axis, because in the knee of the leg over Polaris, we have the star Al Rai, which means “he who bruises or breaks,25 since it is the man Jesus Christ as King Cepheus, who ultimately breaks the serpent and destroys it. This name Al Rai also marks a star in Orion that matches with Cepheus, just like the star Saiph matches Orion with Ophiuchus on both ends of this axis! This is by design of the Almighty, who named these stars, and aligned them to tell the divine story we are witnessing in the Gospel in the Stars right now! What critics like Faulkner have failed to realize, is that just like the Written Word of God is divinely inspired, so the Gospel in the Stars is also from the same Source. This signature of the Almighty on His handiwork is all the proof required to show the genuine validity of the Hand of the Almighty that underwrites the Celestial Gospel.

Faulkner’s problems with linking Christ with Orion seem to be that they don’t agree with mythology, which would be fine if world myths were the standard for truth. They can be valuable as we have noted, when they preserve the ancient themes of the Biblical Patriarchs written in the Gospel of the Stars, but not so much when they embody the corruption of those truths. As the stories support the biblical theme of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy of Christ, they not only show themselves worthy of our attention, in this case, but other cases also where the constellations and decans reference specific Scriptural themes. As we pointed out, the constellations can use composite truths as seen in Figure 2, where both the snake and the scorpion are pictured in conflict with the man, so the theme of [Gen. 3:15] is upheld as the scorpion and serpent depict it, especially when we take into consideration the other serpents being crushed by Christ figures on this axis! So the standard is, does the stellar image agree with Scriptural truths? Not does it fit our pet thesis, opinion or cultural mythologies.

Faulkner’s use of cultural myths as a basis for interpreting the meaning and message of the stars is an unfortunate example of him accusing Rolleston, Bullinger and Seiss of exactly what he is guilty of; choosing the argument that fit his critique of Rolleston’s Gospel in the Stars thesis. Faulkner’s cursory handling of the Hebrew word and root for Orion is another example. As Faulkner states;

A third problem with Rolleston’s interpretation is chesil, the Hebrew word used for Orion. Elsewhere this word is translated “fool.” For instance, the eight times that the word fool appears in Proverbs 26, this is the word used. Thus, by the Hebrew name for him, we can see that Orion is not an individual worthy of respect and devotion. To equate this fool with a type of Christ at the very least seriously borders on blasphemy, and most Christians ought to find this offensive. If Rolleston had been as proficient in Hebrew as required to do the word studies that she supposedly did, then she would have known that the Hebrew word for Orion is the same as a “fool.” Instead, Rolleston (1865, part 2, p. 10) claimed that chesil means “bound together,” while Bullinger (1893 p. 125) claims that chesil refers to a great man, but these claims are patently false. Rolleston either was not qualified to do these studies, or she intentionally ignored this blasphemous connection. Bullinger, Seiss, and others ought to have known better than this, but, alas, they did not, or they chose to go with their pet thesis instead. This is an example of gospel in the stars proponents ignoring biblical names for stars, opting instead for pagan sources, because those sources support their thesis.”26

A more in-depth view of the Hebrew Root structure for “chesil” is seen in an analysis from Strong’s Concordance, of this word. If Faulkner would have paid attention to Strong’s handling of this word, he would have known that sometimes a single Hebrew word, can have different usages. In this case “chesil” [H3685] is the name of the constellation Orion, [Job 9:9, 38: 31-33, Amos 5:8], which the orientals call the Giant, perhaps where Bullinger got his “great man” from? They apparently saw this as the figure of an impious giant bound to the sky, referring to Job’s; “canst thou loose the bands of Orion?” Gesenius has a revealing comment and warning that says; [We must not interpret the Scripture as though it countenanced foolish superstition.] 27 Had Faulkner followed Gesenius’ advice here, he could have avoided the bulk of his undistinguished commentary, since much of mythology could be considered “foolish superstition,” [1 Tim. 4:7].

Another usage in this category in reference to Isa. 13:10 is the “Orion’s” or giants of Heaven, talking about the greater constellations of the sky in a Star Atlas catalog. Since Orion is one of the most prominent and visible signs in the sky, it was used as an exemplar for these types of constellations. A third usage of this word [H3686] refers to a town in Southern Judah, along with a fourth usage [H3687] referencing “folly,” [Prov. 9:13]. 28 This compares to what Faulkner discussed [H3684], but he made no references to these other astronomical usages of this word, because it did not fit his rant that people should be offended on the blasphemous ramifications of comparing Christ to afool.” Again, Faulkner is the one “ignoring or omitting biblical names for stars like “Orion,” so that he can criticize Rolleston, Bullinger, and Seiss, in their support of the Gospel in the Stars. This also links to another of Faulkner’s criticisms of Gospel in the Stars backers, that we are not adhering to the “Hebrew words closest to the original intended meanings and their soteriological purposes, and thus ought to be central to the Gospel in the Stars thesis.”29 It seems this qualifies as a key example where we make our case for not only the Gospel of the Stars, but also provide a lesson in “not handling the Word of God deceitfully,” expressly for egotistical purposes or self-promotion, [2 Cor. 4:2]. These tendencies from Faulkner only serve to undermine his critique.

The last decan highlighted by our Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axis, is Auriga, as seen below in Figure 7. Our axis runs very close to the point where the large horn of Taurus, the onrushing Bull pierces the heel of our Shepherd. In keeping with the Gen. 3:15 theme we have found with all the signs and decans our axis marks, here the Bull’s horn strikes the heel of Auriga’s right foot, at the star named Al Nath, meaning the wounded or slain. 30

Figure 7. Auriga The Shepherd. [Jamieson, 1822]

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Bullinger says; “He is the Good Shepherd who gave his life for the Sheep, [Jn. 10:11], the Great Shepherd who was brought again from the dead, [Heb. 13:20] and now the Cheif Shepherd, [I Pet. 5:4] seen in the day of his coming glory.” 31 Auriga depicts a picture of the exalted and mighty savior, exercising his loving mercy and salvation in the midst of the scenes of judgment, just as the scriptures tell us that in the midst of wrath he remembers mercy. (Hab. 3:2)

Auriga contains the sixth brightest star in the sky: Capella, the goat star, the chief star in this decan means “She-goat,“32 and marks the heart of the mother goat. She and her kids are scared but they are safe in the arms of the shepherd. Here we see the Shepherd ruling in his authority, rescuing his own from evil, gathering and protecting as a shepherd. With our Gen. 3:15 axis closely by-passing Capella before reaching the tip of the bull’s horn piercing his heelAuriga sits astride the Milky Way, the symbolic Lord Jesus Christ, the sacrificial lamb who is coming again to execute judgment.

With the conclusion of our Gen. 3:15 axis running down through Orion, we find issuing from Orion’s foot, the River of the Judge-Eridanus, [Hab. 3:5]. This indicates Jesus‘ righteous judgment against the enemy and all the evil ones. Along the course of Eridanus, we find the Serpent-Cetus’, futile attempt to alter or stop the inexorable flow of these waters of 33
 judgment with one of its claws. The evil ones will never be able to escape their doom, because of their refusal to succumb to the loving Grace of God in Christ. Thus, their end resides where these waters of judgment pool in the Lake of Fire, or the Second Death. [2 Thess. 1:7-8]

In summary, the Genesis 3:15 Axis provides a panoramic view of the Gospel in the Stars across the expanse of the signs in the Zodiacal band, of the stars named and numbered by The Creator, to relate the infinite theme of God’s eternal purpose carried and fulfilled by His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, as told in the first Messianic prophecy written in God’s Word. The truth as it is presented in the heavens by the Hand of God Himself, is indisputable, to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

The True Desire of God’s Heart is that all men be saved, and come unto a knowledge of the truth…so it is as we see the final days approaching, we reach out with God’s loving arms to those walking in darkness, to show them the light!!

God Bless!

Rene’

 


Footnotes

1. Strong’s Concordance, [H226] James Strong.
2. Greek-Hebrew Key Study Bible, Lexical Aids to the OT, [H226], p. 1577
3. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
4. IBID
5. IBID
6. Strong’s Concordance, [H226] James Strong.
7. Strong’s Concordance, [H68-Eben] James Strong.
8. IBID,  [H1714-degel] James Strong.
9. IBID.
10. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
11. IBID.
12. IBID.
13. IBID.
14. IBID
15. IBID.
16. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p.58
17. IBID, p. 59
18. Figure 3 [picture credit] [http://godsamazingstarsecret.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-fourth-star-family-part-3.html]
19. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, ppg.126-127
20. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
21. Star Lore, Wm. Tyler Olcott, p. 244
22. Gospel in the Stars, Joseph Seiss, p. 116.
23. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
24. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 103.
25. IBID.
26. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
27. Gesenius’ Hebrew Lexicon to the OT, “chesil” [H3685].
28. IBID, [H3686, H3687].
29. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
30. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 135
31. IBID.
32. IBID, p.134.
33. IBID, p. 129.

General Reference: The Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis, is my expanded teaching based on Bob Wadsworth’s original teaching from “A Voice Crying in the Heavens.” Bob is well known for his articles in the Biblical Astronomy Newsletters for many years, a wonderful resource in this field.


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This month’s post is the result of a realization and desire to improve accessibility to the blog studies on this site, as the Archive is insufficient on its own. With separate hyperlinked access
to each blog, it is much easier to navigate the individual studies here, and cross-reference related topics for further study. With our 5th Anniversary quickly approaching on the 4th of July, it
is high time for these improvements, which will be further augmented with a Table of Topical Studies where related blogs can be grouped as a study aid. I’m so thankful for all the readers that are blessed by these studies, especially the contributors who have and will share God’s Wisdom inherent in His Word, related to these topics of Science and Biblical Astronomy.

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Blog Contents 2014-2019

2014    red moon

July 3rd Four Kingdoms of Life

July 4th Celestial Prelude of Signs leading to the Birth of Christ

July 12th Blood Moons and Israel

August 9th Biblical Blood Moons Calendar

Sept. 10th The Menorah – Prophetic Tabernacle Plan – Celestial Symbolism

October 8th Blood Moon Lunar Eclipses Surrounding the Birth of Christ

October 20th Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses-Oct. 2014

November 21st Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses and the Lords Feasts [Pt. 1]

November 28th Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses and the Lords Feasts [Pt. 2]

December 14th Birth date of Jesus Christ [Pt. 1]

December 25th Birth date of Jesus Christ [Pt. 2]

2015    The Molten Sea

Jan. 30th Biblical Astronomy of the Venus-Mars Conjunctions 2015

Feb. 8th Eastern Light through the Tabernacle [Pt. 1]

Feb. 24th  Eastern Light through the Tabernacle [Pt. 2]

Mar. 10th Birth and Return of Jesus Christ and the Celestial Sphinx

Mar. 14th Pi Day

Mar. 20th Total Solar Eclipse at the North Pole

Mar. 30th History of the Blood Moon Tetrads and Jerusalem

April 6th Passover Blood Moon-April 4th and Nova Sagittari 2015

April 18th Biblical Evidence of the Blood Moon Tetrads on Hebrew Feasts

May 16th Blood Moon Tetrad and the Celestial Prelude

June 6th Blood Moon Tetrad and the Rev. 12 Heavenly Signs [Pt. 1]

June 15th  Blood Moon Tetrad and the Rev. 12 Heavenly Signs [Pt. 2]

June 24th 2015 Triple conjunction of Jupiter-Venus and Christ’s Birth and Return

July 26th Jupiter-Venus triple conjunction and Regulus with the Birth and Return of Christ

Aug. 1st  The Great Pyramid and the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land [Pt. 1]

Aug. 17th The Great Pyramid and the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land [Pt. 2.]

Aug. 31st Partial Solar Eclipse on Rosh Hashanah 9-13-15

Sept. 24th Biblical Astronomy of the Super Blood Moon 9-28-15

October 7th Jupiter-Venus Triple Conjunction and the Birth of Christ.

October 13th Biblical Astronomy of End Times Prophecy of Dendera Zodiac Axes

November 2nd Summary of 2015 Heavenly Signs Bracketed by Venus-Mars Conjunctions

November 20th New Evidence of the Coma Supernova and the Birth of Christ.

December 14th Celestial Prelude and the Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

2016     Picture

Jan. 2nd Biblical Astronomy of the Venus-Saturn Conjunctions of 2016

Jan. 24th Biblical Astronomy of the January-February 2016 Planetary Alignment

March 6th Blood Moon Bombshell of 2016?

March 14th Pi-Day 2016

March 22nd Purim Blood Moon on March 23rd 2016.

March 29th Biblical Astronomy of 2016 Solar and Lunar Signs

April 30th Biblical Astronomy of the Mercury Transit May 9th 2016

May 31st Biblical Astronomy of the Blood Moon Tetrads and Judah Ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecies [Pt. 1]

June 30th Biblical Astronomy of the Mercury-Venus Conjunctions of 2016-2017

July 16th End Times Prophecies of the Great Pyramid and the Pi and Phi Ratios [Pt. 1]

Aug. 1st End Times Prophecies of the Great Pyramid and the Pi and Phi Ratios [Pt. 2]

Aug. 29th Biblical Astronomy of the Invisible Lunar Eclipse and the Jupiter-Venus Conjunction in Virgo-August 2016

Sept. Biblical Astronomy of the Tishri 1 Annular Solar Eclipse 9-1-2016

Oct 3rd Biblical Astronomy of the Passover Darkness and the Crucifixion of Christ

November 1st Biblical Astronomy of the Comets in Perseus-Destroying the Adversary

November 12th Biblical Astronomy of the Super-Moon on Nov. 14th

Dec. 13th Biblical Astronomy of the 2016-2017 Comets and the Blood Moon Tetrads

Dec. 25th Heart of the Magi

2017       Related image

Jan. 19th Heart of the Magi [Pt. 2]

Feb. 11th Lunar Eclipses and the Crucifixion of Christ

March 14th The Biblical Astronomy of Pi Day 3-14-17

March 15th The 70 Weeks of Daniel 9 and the Acceptable Year of the Lord

April 13th The Celestial Prelude and the Birth and Return of Christ

May 20th Biblical Astronomy of the Phi Ratio in the Temple/Tabernacle of Israel  [Pt. 1]

June 24th The Biblical Astronomy of the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse-America Repent!

Aug. 1st Moses’ Tabernacle colors and the Phi and Lucas Ratios

Sept. 1st The Heavenly Sign of Rev. 12 and Teshuvah the Season of Prayer

Sept. 29th The Celestial Sphinx and the Jupiter-Spica Triple Conjunction of 2017.

Oct. 4th The Modern Blood Moon Tetrads and the Mars-Spica Triple Conjunctions

Oct. 20th The Biblical Astronomy of the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ and the Dual Fulfillment of Revelation 12, [Part 1]

Nov. 6th The Biblical Astronomy of the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ and the Dual Fulfillment of Revelation 12, [Part 2]

Nov. 15th The Biblical Astronomy of the Christmas Day Signs in 2 BC and 2017

Nov. 21st Celestial Symbolism of the Cherubim in Ezekiel’s Vision

Dec. 2nd, 2017 Abraham and the Prophecy of the Magi

Dec. 17th 2017 The Feast of Hannukah and the Magi

2018        Image result for Blood Moon over the Wailing Wall image

Jan. 15th Super-Moon Triad, Blood Moon Tetrad and the Jerusalem Temple

Feb. 8th Convergence of the Super-Moon Triads with the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad

Mar. 9th Virgo’s Triple Crown, The Great Pyramid and the Celestial Sphinx

Mar. 12th The Biblical Astronomy of Pi Day 3-14-18

April 4th The Birth of Christ on Tishri 1 with the New Moon

May 20th Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions and the Celestial Prelude

June 10th Biblical Cosmology of the Precession of the Equinoxes

June 21st The Blood Moon Tetrad of 168-166 BC and the Abomination of Desolation

July 3rd The Blood Moon Tetrad of 168-166 BC and the Abomination of Desolation [Part 2]

July 20th The Anti-Christ Equation [Part 1.]

August 8th The Anti-Christ Equation [Part 2] Full post.

August 28th The Times of the Gentiles and Temple at Jerusalem.

Sept. 10th Comet Giacobini-Zinner and the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ.

Oct. 1st Lunar Occultations and the Birth’s of Moses and Christ.

Oct. 13th The Pegasus Square and God’s Blueprints for Creation.

November 1st  The Celestial Prelude and the Blood Moons of 5 BC, [Part 1].

Dec. 2018  The Celestial Prelude and the Blood Moons of 5 BC, [Part 2].

2019       Related image

Jan. 3rd New Year Lunar Eclipses of January 2019 and the Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions

Feb. 10th Ancient Monuments of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, [Part 1].

March 10th Ancient Monuments of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, [Part 2].

April 13th Attributes of God in Christ

May 30th The Father of Lights

June 15th The Biblical Astronomy Blog Key

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End Times Prophecy of the Great Pyramid and the Pi & Phi ratios

The topic of our most recent June blog post was the three Mercury-Venus Conjunctions taking place this year, leading up to the heavenly signs in the late summer and fall of 2017 corresponding to the signs of Rev. 12. These Rev. 12 signs mark both the birth and potential return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The preliminary 2015 Rev. 12 heavenly signs were also summarized as they occurred at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad in September of 2015.1

In our archived blog posts on August 1st and August 17th of 2015 we also included articles on the Biblical import of  The Great Pyramid-the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land,  Parts I & II, which among many other things notes the keys of the so-called Bethlehem Line or “Christ Angle,” and the Great Pyramid in Biblical Prophecy. The correlation of these topics with the heavenly signs and planetary unions surrounding the Birth of Christ has been posted in our studies at [www.try-god.com] since 2002, and were also included with my 2006 DVD study on the Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ, available in our bookstore. An observation made in Part 1 of the blog post on the Great Pyramid was;

“This so-called Bethlehem line not only intersected Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, but also intersects the point where Moses crossed the Red Sea with the nation of Israel during the Exodus, the point where the River Jordan was parted when Israel was led into the Promised land by Joshua, and at Jerusalem/ Mt. Zion, only 5 miles north of Bethlehem. Thus the “Bethlehem line” seems to summarize in geographical terms, Israel’s story of deliverance and redemption from Moses’ Exodus of Egypt, to Joshua in the Promised Land including Christ’s birth in Bethlehem.”2

There are other notable researchers who have acknowledged the correlation of Rosh Hashanah not only at the Birth of Christ on Sept. 11th, 3 BC, but also as it could relate to his victorious return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, with the Rev. 12 heavenly birth signs replaying in 2017, in light of the Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy of the Great Pyramid. One of these researchers is Daniel Matson from the Signs of the End website; [http://watchfortheday.org/signsoftheend/giza2024.html].3

He broaches this topic by asking the question; “Could Rosh Hashanah be the real factor? The basic idea is that the pyramid complex is a map of the heavens of a point in time when Christ returns. The pyramids show what is to be at meridian (Al Nitak in Orion), and also the causeways heading east from the pyramids show the importance of the rising sun or other items rising in the east. That the Sphinx also looks to the east is a factor as well. The point though was to see when there was a candidate for an alignment of Rosh Hashanah and the meridian alignment of Orion at dawn.”4

As we have posted in numerous blog articles, the heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ as seen in Rev. 12 will also mark his victorious return, and we have documented how these heavenly signs surrounding the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad and the signs leading up to the fall equinox of 2017, establish this truth. It is good to see other researchers seeking Rosh Hashanah dates that match the picture of heavenly signs stated in Rev. 12, in this time frame. Matson has uniquely shown a critical relationship between the Christ Angle of the Great Pyramid and the Rosh Hashanah date starting-sundown on Sept. 20th-21st, 2017, two days before the Feast of Trumpets on 9-23-2017.  “This is the first year from now that Rosh Hashanah immediately comes after Sept. 20th—the time Al Nitak hits the meridian precisely at dawn, and also when Regulus hits the Christ angle. Thus, the Christ angle not only bisected Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, but it also bisects Regulus at this possible time of his Return in 2017.”5

Figure 1. The Dance of Venus

The Dance of Venus. An accurate scientific drawing of Venus amazing pattern around the Earth Did you know that Venus, our closest planetary neighbour, draws a beautiful fivefold pattern around Earth? She does this every eight years. This extraordinary hi-res image shows Venus path around Earth over 32 years and has been generated by legendary author, researcher and publisher John Martineau. Sacred Geometry:

Flower of 5-petals of Venus’ orbit around the Earth every 8 years, equal to 13 Venus years, revealing the Fibonacci triple [5:8:13]

The first clincher here is that on Rosh Hashanah-2017, Venus the bright and Morning Star is in conjunction with Regulus at dawn in alignment with the Christ Angle, visible above the horizon. Secondly, below the horizon is Jupiter-known as the “scepter” in [Num. 24:17ff], and King planet of the Jews is positioned at about the same distance as Regulus and Venus are above the horizon. This Dawn Venus-Regulus union reminds us of the testimony of the Apostle Peter;

2 Peter 1:19-21
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

The Almighty has provided many examples from History and Nature, not to mention numerous Biblical miracles that confirm His Prophetic Word, and the combined witness of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy with the Great Pyramid provide excellent depictions of this verse with the Morning Star [Venus] aligned with the King Star Regulus at dawn on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 21st, 2017, according to the measures of the Great Pyramid’s Ascending/ Descending passages, [Fig. 2 below]. If indeed these heavenly signs are pointing to The Dawn of The Day of the Lord’s Return FOR his Saints in Sept. of 2017, then it will truly be the dawn of a New Day and Age of Everlasting Righteousness in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Figure 2. Signs of the End – The Oracle in Stone. 6

The Ascending and Descending Passage Planetary Alignments of the Great Pyramid on Rosh Hashanah, 2017.

This view of the prophetic aspects of the Great Pyramid with its Ascending and Descending Passage angles supports what the Scriptures say about the witness of the Great Pyramid in Isaiah 19:19-20. What is evident from this graphic [Fig. 2] is the central importance of the planets Jupiter and Venus in marking the Birth and Second Coming of the Lord. As we are currently marking the 3 Mercury-Venus unions of 2016, with the next one due on July 16th this month, the activities of these planets leading up to the heavenly signs of 2017, are noteworthy in light of the Great Pyramid. Historically, Great Pyramid researchers going back to ancient times have made intriguing observations concerning the dimensions and symbolism of the only ancient wonder of the world still standing. Ancient Scholars from Herodotus to Agatharchides of Cnidus in the 2nd Century BC, usually emphasized the mathematical and geometric principles governing the construction and conception of the Pyramid complex on the Giza Plateau, as opposed to their specific measures. Livio Stechini, a modern scholar analyzing the work of these ancient and modern Pyramid researchers, focused on the meridian triangle of the Great Pyramid, which provided excellent values for both the Pi and Phi ratios, of the four triangular faces of the Great Pyramid. Agatharchides presented dimensions for two meridian sections of the Pyramid based on Pi, with the other two triangular sections based on Phi.7 As we should recall from our High School Geometry classes, Pi holds the relationship between the diameter of the Circle and its circumference. In Sacred Geometry, a spiritual view of geometric principles is held where the Circle symbolizes the Eternal Creator [Elohim], and the Diameter represents Jehovah in relationship with His Creation. Jehovah is seen reaching out to humanity through His only begotten Son, where Jesus is the diameter line that connects the centerpoint [Man-creation] to the Creator seen as the eternal Circle, outside of Creation. Thus Christ is the mediator between God and Man [I Tim. 2:5].

Figure 3. Golden Ratio Great Pyramid of Giza – Bing images 8.

There are a number of Scriptures where Christ is referred to as the Chief Corner Stone, who is also understood as the headstone [pyramidion] that completes the full measure of the Great Pyramid; [Eph. 2:20, Psalm 118:20-22]

Psalm 118:19-22 (KJV)

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Figure 4. Phi Ratio in Nature

Phi Spirals in God’s Creation from the Nautilus Shell to Spiral Galaxies

Ephesians 2:20 (KJV)

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

As Agatharchides presented dimensions for the two meridian sections of the Pyramid based on Pi, with the other two triangular sections based on Phi, we find a representation of the four-D ministry of Christ aligned with the 4 triangular faces of the Pyramid. The two triangular faces on the Pyramid’s east-west axis are calculated with pi values, representing the aspects of Christ as King in the Gospel of Matthew, and the Son of God in the Gospel of John. These embody the perfected aspects Christ’s ministry since he is now seated at the right hand of the Heavenly Father as the enthroned King and only begotten resurrected Son of God. The Pyramid’s faces on the north-south axis hold values of phi, representing growth aspects of the kingdoms of Life on Earth, as seen in Christ’s ministry as the Son of Man in the Gospel of Luke, and the Servant in the Gospel of Mark. As the ultimate example of a ServantChrist humiliated himself [Phil. 2:1-8] so that God could exalt him forever at the right hand of the Father. These archetypal lessons of spiritual growth embodied in Christ’s example to all humanity, embody the growth that all members of the body of Christ in his Church, need to follow. As the Son of Man, Jesus is the Paragon of humanity, the exemplar that we all must emulate to make our calling and election sure. The link to Biblical Astronomy is found in Al ZemachSpica the brightest star in Virgo that embodies the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as the King, Son of Man, Servant, and Son of God. The Four Gospels reflect these four ministries of Christ, seen in the Hebrew word “tzemach”-or the “branch.” This Hebrew word is used 12 times in the OT, but these four usages [Isa. 4:2, Jer. 23:5, Zech. 3:8, 6:12] depict the four-fold Ministry of the Messiah, Jehovah’s Branch, and offspring.

Figure 5. Pi Ratio in the Great Pyramid of Giza – Bing images 9.

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Since Pi [3.14159…] is central to the geometry of the circle, and the Great Pyramid, it is worth pointing out the relationship between pi and phi, because phi can also used to obtain the value of circular functions, with one example seen clearly with the pentagon or pentagram inscribed in a circle. An astronomical example of this which we have seen archived in our Sept. 2014 blog post related to the Celestial Symbolism of the Prophetic Tabernacle Plan, concerns the geometric pattern of the Venus Transits. The graphic below shows an example of phi ratio geometry manifested in the Fibonacci number series as it relates to Venus Transits, and the celestial dynamics of our solar system.

Figure 6. Venus Transits

Venus Transits 2004 / 2012

Venus Transit Pentagon

In the Almighty’s Intelligent Design of Creation, examples of golden section Symmetry embodied in phi ratio patterns, abound in our solar system, [Fig.4]. They are God’s geometric finger prints indicating the pattern of natural growth-life, which only God can originate as the True Source of all living things. The Earth-the garden home of Man, abounds with examples of phi Symmetry in all Four Kingdoms of life. A beautiful example of this is found first in a comparison of Venus-Earth orbits. These two planets orbit the Sun in a phi ratio, harmony, depicted above in a geometric pentagonal pattern [Fig. 6], since their mean orbital distances link to  [1+1/phi2]:1.10

 The phi ratio relationship is also found in Venus’ closest and furthest orbital distances from the Earth, defined as [phi4 :1] to 99.99% accuracy, which are depicted as two 5-pointed stars, one within the other!11 Also when the 5 triangles associated with these stars are nested together, we find Golden Spirals emerging, as seen in the nautilus spirals at the center of galactic swirls millions of light years in diameter, [Fig. 4] forming the pattern of numerous spiral galaxies. Additionally, Venus forms a beautiful 5-petalled flower around the Earth every 8 years, equivalent to 13 Venus years, revealing the Fibonacci series [5:8:13] based on the phi ratio, [Fig. 1] ordering Space-Time planetary orbits in our solar system.12 This five-pointed star whose segments relate to phi, are also found in Nature for example in the center of an apple.  Only the Creator’s Hand working in His handiworks can account for this symmetric beauty underlying all Creation, since “random chance” most assuredly cannot.

Daniel Matson has not only shown the astronomical and geometric pyramid relationships with planetary conjunctions depicted on Rosh Hashanah in Sept. 20/21 2017, but as we can see in his graphic below, he points out the Phi pattern of the Venus-Jupiter, Venus-Mercury conjunctions leading to the Fall of 2017. As noted in June’s blog, the three Mercury-Venus Conjunctions taking place this year with the next one due on July 16th this month, Matson depicts in [Fig. 7] below this month’s Mercury-Venus union in a phi relationship with the 1st JupiterVenus union on Aug. 18th, 2014. The end date of this phi relation is Sept. 23rd, 2017 the date of the replay of the Rev. 12 sign in Virgo. When we consider the JupiterVenus Conjunction of Oct. 25th, 2015, in this mix we have three key planetary conjunctions all involving Venus the bright and Morning Star in a phi relation leading to the Rev. 12 sign on Sept. 23rd, 2017, reminding us again of 1 Pet. 1:19-20 above.

Figure 7. Signs of the End – Phi-nomenal Phi in the Signs. 13

The conjunctions of Jupiter and Venus were also very prominent marking the birth of Christ. In our June, 2015 blog post we noted three Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC, and the triple union of Jupiter-Venus aligned with Regulus in Leo, reflects a similar spiritual light in 2015. The key element of these Jupiter-Venus unions is their alignment with Regulus on the ecliptic in Leo, carrying not only the original import of Regulustriple coronation, by Jupiter the king planet, but Venus the Bright and Morning Star is added also [Rev. 2:27-28]. The planetary symbolism of these conjunctions depict Jupiter-the King planet uniting with Venus-the Bright and Morning Staraligned with Regulus in Leo the Lion of Judah[Rev. 5:5].

These planetary unions of 2015 are followed with added Jupiter-Venus unions occurring in Virgo in 2016-17. These Jupiter-Venus unions taking place first in Leo then in Virgo, form the elements of the Celestial Sphinx as was also evident in the heavenly signs surrounding the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC. If we relate this to Matson’s view that “the basic idea of the pyramid complex is a map of the heavens when Christ returns,” then we can see the Earthly Sphinx facing East at dawn on Rosh Hashanah, mirroring the Celestial Sphinx signs depicted with the Jupiter-Venus planetary conjunctions leading to this date on this Hebrew Feast with the Rev. 12 signs of the autumn equinox in 2017. Thus we find a culmination of the Jupiter-Venus unions in a Phi relation leading to the Ascending/Descending passage alignments of the Great Pyramid with both Jupiter below the Horizon and Venus aligned with Regulus above the Horizon. This Pyramid passage alignment of Venus and Regulus taking place on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 20-21, 2017 emphasizes the Rev. 12 sign alignment of Venus, Regulus, Mercury in Leo, forming the Crown of Virgo in the repeat of the Rev. 12:1-2; “Great Wonder in Heaven” two days later on Sept. 23rd 2017. This crowning of Virgo, reflects the triple coronation of Regulus by Jupiter’s retrograde motion in 3-2 BC, with the modern emphasis on the crowning of Messianic Israel with the Church of the Age of Grace.

As we compare the phi dimensions of the prophecies of the Great Pyramid with the phi aspects of the Venus planetary conjunctions leading to both the Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah on 9-20/21-2017 and the Rev. 12 sign in Virgo-Leo, it seems that the pyramid prophecies are speaking to us on multiple levels regarding Christ’s victorious return, drawing our attention to these Hebrew feast dates surrounding the autumn equinox in 2017. With the combined witness of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy the Great Pyramid and the signs of the Magi all pointing to the Fall of 2017, we have plenty of reason to have our houses in order in readiness to see the Lord Jesus Christ face to face.

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Footnotes

1. 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad in September of 2015.
1a. www.try-god.com
2. The Great Pyramid-the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land,  Parts I & II
3. http://watchfortheday.org/signsoftheend/giza2024.html
4. IBID
5. Signs of the End – The Oracle in Stone.
6. IBID [Picture credit]
7. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins, Livio Stechini
8. Golden Ratio Great Pyramid of Giza – Bing images  [Picture credit]
9. Pi Ratio in the Great Pyramid, Bing images
10. The golden section, Scott Olsen, ppg. 46-47
11. IBID
12. IBID
13. Signs of the End – Phi-nomenal Phi in the Signs [Picture credit]

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The Biblical Astronomy of the Mercury-Venus Conjunctions of 2016-2017


There are three Mercury-Venus Conjunctions taking place this year, leading up to the heavenly signs in the late summer and fall of 2017 corresponding to the signs of Rev. 12. These Rev. 12 signs mark both the birth and potential return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The preliminary 2015 Rev. 12 signs were also summarized below as they took place at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad in September of 2015 seen below.


BLOOD MOON TETRAD 2014-2015 Summary

Sept. 13th 2015 [Partial Solar Eclipse-Rosh Hashanah]
Sept. 17th 2015 [Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet]
Sept. 17th 2015 [Mercury-Spica in Virgo]
Sept. 23rd, 2015 [Hebrew Jubilee Year opens on the Day of Atonement]
Sept. 28th 2015 [Final Super Blood Moon, Feast of Trumpets]
October 8th, 2015 [Venus-Regulus in Leo]

These heavenly signs of Rev. 12 in 2015 occur two years prior to the replay of  these signs in 2017. Of particular note from the summary above is the conjunction of Mercury with Spica/Al Zemach in Virgo, not only on Sept. 17th, but also the next month on October 29th 2015, which opened the Jubilee year of 5776 on the Hebrew Calendar. Al Zemach as the brightest star in Virgo represents the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as the King, Son of Man, Servant, and Son of God. The Four Gospels depict the four ministries of Christ, as seen in the Hebrew word “tzemach”-or the branch. This word is used 12 times in the OT, but these four usages delineate the 4-fold Ministry of the Messiah, Jehovah’s Branch, and offspring. The Virgo graphic below is an exciting new addition to our bookstore, featuring the 12 major signs of the ecliptic, with not only their Biblical star names and meanings included, but also their minor signs called Decans, as they represent signs in 10 degree sections of the primary zodiac sign covering 30 degrees each in the 360 degree circle of the ecliptic.

 


1. Matthew
King of Righteousness [“Kingdom” referred to in Matthew more than any-where else] [*Zech. 9:9, Jer. 23:5-6, 33:15] Thus the royal genealogy is in Matt. 1:1-17]. “Kingdom of Heaven” is only in Matthew, none of the other gospels.

2. MarkServant of Jehovah [“Lord” 30x here, 78x in the other 3 gospels] [Isa. 42:1, Zech. 3:8] Thus No genealogy is given in Mark.

3. Luke
Son of Man [Luke records his childhood, his dealings with women, publicans and other key aspects showing his humanity] [Zech. 6:12, thus the human genealogy is given going back to Adam, (Lk. 3:23-38)]

4. John
Son of God [Zech. 4:2][“father”-121x, only 66 times in the other 3 gospels. “My Father”-35x here, only 18x in the other 3 gospels, “only begotten” 4x here, none in other gospels] The purpose of every chapter in John’s Gospel reveals Christ’s true identity.

These heavenly signs relay an aspect of the central role of Mercury-Gabriel in announcing the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus ChristMercury symbolizes the messenger Arch-Angel Gabriel, who was instrumental in heralding the first appearance of Jesus Christ prior to his birth, [Luke 1:11-80]. This is emphasized in key planetary unions of Venus with Regulus and Mercury in August of 2015. On 10/29/15 following the conclusion of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2015, Mercury was also “birthed” in Virgo after a gestation period in Virgo’s “womb” area, of nearly 6 weeks. This symbolic “birthing” of Mercury in Virgo was based on Mercury’s retrograde motion in Virgo at this time. With these signs taking place 2 years prior to the Sept. 2017 replay of the birth signs of Christ, it is notable that they will be followed on Sept. 30th, 2017 with the lowest point retrograde motion of Mercury in Virgo. Below are the dates of the retrograde motion of Mercury in 2016-2017;


Mercury in Retrograde 2016

Jan 05 2016 to Jan 25 2016
Apr 28 2016 to May 22 2016
Aug 30 2016 to Sep 21 2016
Dec 19 2016 to Jan 08 2017 

2017
Apr 09 2017 to May 03 2017
Aug 12 2017 to Sep 05 2017
Dec 02 2017 to Dec 22 2017

When we compare this with the three Mercury-Venus Conjunctions of 2016 and the two added conjunctions of 2017 a pattern arises. Below is a unique spectroscopic view of the planetary surface of Mercury.

The Planet Mercury


Mercury-Venus Conjunctions of 2016-2017

1. May 13th, 2016 in Taurus relates to the Apr 28 2016 to May 22 2016 Mercury retrograde.

2. July 16th, 2016 in Leo

3. August 27th, 2016 in Leo takes place on the eve of the inception of Mercury moving into retrograde starting August 30th, 2016

4. March 16th, 2017

5. December 15th, 2017 relates to the retrograde motion of Mercury from Dec 02 2017 to Dec 22 2017.

Here we can see that these five Mercury-Venus Conjunctions, are bracketed by the first retrograde motion of Mercury in May of 2016 to the last retrograde motion ending on Dec. 22nd, 2017. These Mercury-Venus unions represent Mercury-Gabriel heralding the appearance of Venus the risen Bright and Morning Star, leading up to his potential return in the Fall of 2017 marked by the Rev. 12 heavenly signs. With the first of these Mercury-Venus Conjunctions in 2016 set in Taurus, the Morning Star is seen in the aspect of the Coming Judge returning quickly. This Mercury-Venus Conjunction is followed by two in Leo the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the last zodiac sign emphasizing the lion’s destruction of the serpent.

In a recent blog post of April 2016, we referenced the Biblical Astronomy of the Mercury Transit on May 9th, 2016 as seen in Rev. 19:15-19 below.

Rev. 19:15-19
15 And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod [sceptre] of iron: and he treads the [i]winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords17 And I saw [j]an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God18 that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of [k]captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great.

This Mercury Transit has been likened to verse 17 since Mercury symbolizes the Messenger Archangel Gabriel. The transit of Mercury crossing the face of the Sun is seen as this angel Gabriel “standing in the Sun” heralding the victorious return of the Light of the World and King of Kings, With his Saints, even as he announced the coming Promised Seed of Mary leading to his birth, [Lk. 1:26-38, Matt. 1:20-25]. This alignment osky signs including the Lunar Eclipse Sextet from 2014-2016 in the current Jubilee Year of 5776 may signal a window for the Savior to return FOR his Saints that bookends the first appearance and return of the King of Kings at the right hand of God. This information provides plenty of reason to follow Mercury during this period, but this study would be lacking without a corresponding view of the activities of Venus at this time. Just as we have included a review of the May 9th, Mercury Transit so we also need to consider the most recent Venus Transit going back to June of 2012. The first Retrograde motion of Mercury in this period noted above, takes place 3 years from the Venus Transit of June 5/6th in 2012, also in Taurus.

 

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Jupiter-Venus Conjunction

In addition to The triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in 2015, mirroring the triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in 3-2 BC surrounding the birth of Christ, Venus also saw significant unions with Regulus and Mercury in 2015. Here the Arch-angel Gabriel announces the arrival of Regulus, the King star and brightest star in Leo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, [Rev. 5:5]. There were consecutive conjunctions and alignments on August 5th and 6th in 2015, including a Venus-Mercury conjunction in Leo on Aug. 5th, followed by a planetary alignment of Jupiter, Mercury and Regulus in Leo on Aug. 6th, 2015. If this were not enough, there was also a Mercury-Regulus conjunction the next day on Aug. 7th 2015! These Jupiter-Venus signs support and corroborate the themes of the Mercury-Venus conjunctions as we have seen in this study. This impressive parade of heavenly signs involving Mercury depicts some heavy celestial traffic leading up to and pointing us toward the Rev. 12 signs of 2017!

As the time gets shorter everyday approaching the victorious return of the Lord, the enemy gets bolder and more open about his will to oppose and destroy the purposes of God. He knows his time is short and he is eternally defeated, but he wants to take as many down with him as he possibly can. The key as Luke tells us, is do not be deceived! [I Cor. 6:9, Gal. 6:7]

Luke 21:8

And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draws near: go ye not therefore after them.

We must stand strong and vigilant against the wiles of the devil [Eph. 6:11] especially in these last days!

 

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Footnotes

1, 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad in September of 2015
2. Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet
3
. http://www.almanac.com/content/mercury-retrograde
4. 
Mercury Transit on May 9th, 2016
5. King James Bible- Rev. 19:15-19
6. triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in 2015

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