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Biblical Astronomy of The Grand Celestial Alignment of June 2022  1

The heavens were revving up for some celestial fireworks in June of 2022, to be reflected on earth leading into our July 4th celebrations for Independence day!

The Grand Celestial Alignment in June of 2022, picks up on what we saw two months ago in the celestial signs in April of 2022, starting with a union of Mars and Saturn, as the two approached each other closer than a lunar diameter on April 5thApril opened with three bright planets massed low in our east-southeast sky just before sunrise. This was preceded by a triangular massing of Venus-Mars-Saturn in Capricornus on March 28th, 2022. In April 2022, these planets VenusSaturn & Mars are only 6 degrees, apart with Venus to the left, followed by Saturn and Mars in conjunction.

Figure 1.  Capricornus the Celestial Goat-fish. 2 
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The union of Mars and Saturn, represents interesting symbolism as the Red planet Mars can embody the blood of Christ, which is key during the Passover month of April, in light
of his perfect sinless blood, that he sacrificed for all humanityMars can also represent the Warrior Archangel Michael as he fights for God’s people, against Satan-embodied in Saturn or Satan’s planet. With this conjunction in Capricorn in April 2022, it recalls the same month our Lord was crucified on April 28th28 AD, with a series of planetary conjunctions within a Grand Alignment nearly 2000 years later.

As Christ embodies the Passover in Israel, seen in the celestial symbolism of Capricornus his death and resurrection fulfilled a prophecy of Isa. 53sacrificing his life for the sheep. As Bullinger eloquently put it; “the living fish proceeds from the dying goat, and yet they form only one body. [Eph. 4] That picture which has no parallel in nature, has a perfectly true counterpart in Grace, and the great multitude which no man can number, is redeemed unto eternal life through the death of their redeemer. 3 

Around the 8th of AprilJupiter, which was immersed below the horizon during the first week of April, makes an appearance, expanding this alignment with the other three planets to make it a foursome. By the morning of April 19, all four planets are aligned in a diagonal line of a little over 30 degrees; from lower left to upper rightJupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn, as seen in Figure 2.

Figure 2. The mid-April Alignment of 4 planets in Capricorn, 2022. 4

Passover, kicked off the Feast of Unleavened Bread or Pesach in the Hebrew Year, starting at sundown on Friday, 15 April 2022, ending nightfall on SaturdayApril 23, 2022. During this week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we saw the celestial events, including this planetary alignment in Capricornus following PassoverThe predawn sky on April 19, 2022 in Stellarium shows the alignment of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and SaturnThis alignment, preceded by two planetary conjunctions, the first was Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius on April 12th, and the 2nd on April 18th with Mercury-Uranus in Aries. 5 

These two planetary unions that included the outer planets of Neptune and Uranus, show that these solar system giants were present in a Celestial Alignment even in April, just not visible to the naked eye, as their fellow outer planets Jupiter and Saturn.

Saturn presently rising before midnight, is visible to the naked eye shining as a bright, golden-white orb glowing in Capricornus. This sign pictured as a Goat-Fish reflects Jesus as he embodies one of two goats-Old Covenant sacrificial animals
on the day of Atonement
, the other of which was the scapegoat. Bullinger says of the two goats; the first of which is the sin offering, God gave it to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord.” [Levi. 10:16-17] The other goat, which was not slain, was released into the wilderness. [Levi. 16:22] Here is the death and resurrection of Christ.

On May 30th, a Jupiter-Venus union, started June’s alignment off, with a bang! Unions of Jupiter-Venus have been key in marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC, with other similar signs following. As a reminder, the unions of Jupiter-Venus the sky’s two brightest planets, was also one of the signature planetary unions marking the birth of Christ, with the Jupiter-Venus union on Aug. 12th 3 BC, about a month before the Rev. 12 sign on Sept. 11th, 3 BC. We have seen notable replays of these celestial signs with the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, as referenced below in August of 2016.

Figure 3. August 15th, 2016 Jupiter-Mercury-Venus triangular union in Leo. 7

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This triangular planetary union in Leo is considered part of the signs of the Celestial Sphinx, which occur in Leo the Lion, or Virgo the Woman, the Alpha-Omega signs of the Mazzaroth, that have united these 12 signs in their thematic telling of the Celestial Gospel since their creation in Genesis. Celestial signs like planetary conjunctions and alignments, for example, are key in marking the birth and Return of Jesus Christ.

This spectacular Jupiter–Venus conjunction in 3 BC was marked again last year in the early dawn of Feb. 11th, 2021 is a precursor to the triple union of VenusMercury and Jupiter, with the Moon on the same day. Not only are the Jupiter-Venus unions significant in marking the birth and return of Christ, but also the unions of Mercury-Venus are noteworthy, as referenced by Dr. Ernest Martin.

In his book, The Birth of Christ Recalculated, Ernest Martin states; “On the morning of  September 1, Venus and Mercury came into conjunction only .35 degrees apart...”

Dr. Martin goes on to tell us how this Mercury-Venus conjunction set the stage for the Jupiter-Venus conjunctions around the birth of Christ, highlighted by their spectacular June 17th 2 BC union:

“After the Sept. 1 meeting with Mercury, Venus journeyed back into the light of the Sun, emerging in the West as an evening star about 20 December, 3 BC, and when this occurred, an observer would have noticed the planet just after sunset moving progressively higher in the sky (going more easterly) with each succeeding day. This movement placed Venus on a collision course with Jupiter which was moving westward. At the period when Venus had just passed its easternmost elongation from the Sun (the farthest east of the Sun that Venus ever reaches) on 17 June, 2 BC, the two planets “collided”. They were 0.04 degrees away from each other. This was a most uncommon occurrence. To an observer on Earth, the luminosity that each planet displayed made them look like one gigantic star. It was as if Venus had stretched herself as far eastward as she was able, in order to join with Jupiter as he reached westward to meet her. This conjunction occurred at the exact time of the full Moon. The whole of the evening sky was being illumined from the east by the full light of the Moon, while the western quarter witnessed the Jupiter/Venus conjunction. Professor D.C. Morton, Senior Research Astronomer @ Princeton University, said the conjunction of 17 June, 2BC, was a notable astronomical event [ZPEB, vol. I, pg. 398]. Such closeness had not been witnessed in generations. Roger W. Sinnott, writing in the journal Sky and Telescope, December, 1968, ppgs. 384-386, referred to this conjunction as a brilliantdouble star” that finally gave the appearance of fusing together into a single “star” as the planets drew nearer the western horizon. He said that only the sharpest of eyes would have been able to split them and that the twinkling caused by the unsteady horizon atmosphere would have blended them into one giant “star” for almost all viewers. “The fusion of two planets would have been a rare and awe-inspiring event” [pg. 386]. Here were the 2 brightest planets in the heavens merging together. This was happening at the period when Venus was approaching her time of greatest brilliance.” 9

Leo The Lion

Leo The Lion

The major signs marking the birth of Christ on September 11th 3 BC, are not only sealed with this triple union of Jupiter-Regulus in Leo, but also by this set of Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Leo, including the June 17th sign of 2 BC. In addition, the greater majority of heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ were bracketed by 2 Jupiter-Venus unions in 3 and 1 BC.  The first Jupiter-Venus Conjunction marking the birth of Christ took place on August 31st 3 BC, in Leo with the last one occurring on August 21st, 1 BC in Virgo. Here we find an interesting variation on a Celestial Sphinx sign highlighting planetary conjunctions of Jupiter-Venus, taking place during the first fulfillment of the Rev. 12:1-2 prophecy relating to the sufferings of Christ in his ministry as the Passover Lamb. This alerts us that we should look for similar Celestial Sphinx signs as a precursor to Christ’s Second Coming. In this light, it is with great interest that we discover 3 Jupiter-Venus conjunctions that occurred in Leo, followed by Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Virgo in both 2016 and 2017.

The following dates saw Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Leo in the Hebrew Jubilee year of 2015:

June 30th, 2015
August 25th, 2015
October 26th, 2015 

Jupiter-Venus in Conjunction

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The following dates, depict similar Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Virgo in 2016-2017:

July 27th, 2016
Aug. 26-27th, 2016 [Jupiter enters Virgo] starting its retrograde in Virgo’s womb
Feb. 26th, 2017
Sept. 23rd, 2017 [Virgo clothed with the Sun/Moon @ feet]-Rev. 12:1-2
Nov. 13th, 2017

Now that we have an idea of the impact of celestial activity of Jupiter-Mercury-Venus, and some of their individual unions as signs of the Celestial Sphinx, we can get a sense of their key roles in the birth and return of Christ. These 2 brightest planets; Venus and Jupiter, teamed up to provide the closest planetary union of 2014, and the closest VenusJupiter conjunction until August 27, 2016, noted above. In the eastern dawn, starting in mid-August, these two dazzlingly-brilliant planets moved closest together around August 18, 2014. This notable Venus-Jupiter union, separated by only 1/3 a degree, was the only one
of 2014, between the first two Blood Moons of the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad.

Returning to the June 2022 Grand Celestial Alignment of planets, we find these 5 visible planets appear in the sky as they are ordered in their solar orbits. Scanning from the east-northeast horizon up to the right, we find Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Adding the Moon, which marks Earth’s spot in the lineup from June 23 to 25, which spot is occupied by the outer planet Uranus as viewed from Earth in the banner above, explaining why it is occulted by Earth’s Moon on June 25th.

The June Moon appeared in a series of snapshots, paired to these planets in the order seen below. The Moon, which passed near all five planets in June, makes identifying each planet, on given mornings a lot easier. On Saturday (June 18), for instance, a waning gibbous moon was positioned 6 degrees to the lower right of Saturn, with Neptune.

Super Strawberry Moon-June 14th
Saturn- June 16th
Neptune-June 18th

Jupiter- June 22nd
Mars- June 23rd
Uranus
– Lunar Occultation; June 25th
Venus-June 26th
Mercury-June 27th

Incredibly, the last time this kind of alignment happened was March 5, 1864! The alignment of planets in this specific order last took place in Dec. 2004.

Jupiter the scepter and King Planet- an early morning object, rising in western Pisces,  shining at a brilliant magnitude over 2.5 times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in Earth’s sky. The redeemed multitudes seen in Capricorn’s fish-tail, are also embodied in the adjoining fish decans of Delphinus the dolphin, and Pisces Australis, the fish of the south, and decan of the water sign Aquarius. This theme continues with Pisces, as the Moon pairs with Jupiter in this planetary alignment.

Mars finally comes to the fore as it continues to brighten in its approach to Earth. It rises in the east out of its previous conjunction with the slower moving Saturn, in early April, now shining at magnitude 0.5. The Red Planet Mars is distinguished by its crimson red-orange hue, emphasizing the stainless redeeming blood of Christ.

Venus the Bright and Morning Star rises around the time of dawn’s first glow. At magnitude -3.9, Venus outshines its nearest companion in brilliance, Jupiter, nearly fourfold. The Pleiades star cluster is 9 degrees left of Venus prior to being washed out in the sunlight of dawn. 

Contrary to its fleetness, Mercury was
a late arrival to this early planet party. On May 21, it appeared at inferior conjunction, much too dim to see, hovering just above the dawn horizon to open June. On June 16th however, Mercury was at max elongation, 23 degrees west of the sun, at magnitude 0.6, bordering naked-eye visibility, very low in the east-northeast 30-40 minutes before sunrise, not far to Venus’ lower left.

As we have seen, this Grand Celestial Alignment is a somewhat rare, Celestial sign with many implications for the First and Second advents of Christ. With activity like this, it’s easy to keep our heads to the sky, anticipating the Great Hope of Christ’s return for his saints, and the spiritual body of his church. It is great to be a partaker in this Hope with you all!!

God Bless!

Rene’ 


Footnotes

1.Grand Celestial Alignment of 2022
2. Figure 1 picture Credit-Witstars
3. Witness of the Stars, ppg. 76-77 E.W. Bullinger
4. Stellarium Astronomical Software.
5. [https://www.space.com/april-2022-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-venus-mars]
6. Witness of the Stars, p. 76, E.W. Bullinger
7. 2016, August 27: Venus-Jupiter Conjunction | When the Curves Line Up
8. The Birth of Christ Recalculated, Ernest Martin
9. Ibid
10. Space.com

*Space.com was a general reference for this blog.

 

 

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The Celestial Signs of April 2022 and Passover

Welcome to our monthly blog for April, 2022 which brings a month full of celestial signs, including planetary conjunctions, massings and alignments, many taking place in Capricorn during the month that brings us Passover, in recognition of the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. From the opening of this busy month in the sky, the New Moon starts the show on April 1st. Many religious calendars use the New Moon as markers to open the months of their year, the Hebrew being the among the most familiar in Biblical Astronomy. For the Jews, the New Moon ends the month of Adar and starts the Passover month of Nisan which takes place on April 15, this year. April opens with three bright planets massed low in our east-southeast sky just before sunrise. This was preceded by a triangular massing of Venus-Mars-Saturn in Capricornus on March 28th, 2022. In April 2022, these planets VenusSaturn & Mars are only 6 degrees, apart with Venus to the left, followed by Saturn and then Mars. This was followed three days later according to the U.S. Naval Observatory, in the early dawn on the US east coast, with a close fly-by of Mars and Saturn, as the two approached each other closer than an apparent lunar diameter on April 5th, as seen in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1. Mars-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn on April 5th, 2022. 1

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This union of Mars and Saturn, has some interesting implications as Mars can represent blood due to its redness, which is significant during the month of Passover in light of the perfect sinless blood of Christ, that he sacrificed for all humanity. Mars can also represent the Warrior Archangel Michael as he fights for God’s people, against Satan-embodied in Saturn or Satan’s planet. With this conjunction in Capricorn in April, it recalls the same month our Lord was crucified on April 28th, 28 AD, with a planetary conjunction series nearly 2000 years after Christ’s crucifixion, more on this later.

Figure 2. Capricorn the Sacrificial Goat

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We find all three planets in the constellation Capricorn, which is very notable with Passover taking place, as these 3 bright planets align in Capricornthe Mazzaroth sign that combines the Goat with a fish. Bullinger tells us that; “in the Goat we have the atoning sacrifice, while in the fish we have the people for whom atonement is made.”2  The redeemed multitudes seen in Capricorn’s fish-tail, are also embodied in the adjoining decans of Delphinus the dolphin, and Pisces Australis, the southern fish of the water sign Aquarius3 As Christ embodies the Passover in Israel, his death and resurrection fulfilled the prophecy of Isa. 53sacrificing his life for the sheep. As Bullinger eloquently puts it; “the living fish proceeds from the dying goat, and yet they form only one body. [Eph. 4] That picture which has no parallel in nature, has a perfectly true counterpart in Grace, and the great multitude which no man can number, is redeemed unto eternal life through the death of their redeemer. 4

This seems to link to the two miracles of the fish to open, and during the resurrection arrivals of Jesus’ earthly ministry. As nobody is able to number the great multitude of people redeemed by our Lord Jesus Christ, perhaps it is fitting that the 153 fish netted in this miraculous catch, is not only a number in the infinite Lucas Series of numbers, but it also relates to the geometric growth of the Acts church via the infinite ratios of Pi, and Phi. This is Christ building the Temple of his body. [Gen. 15:5]

Starting around the 8th of AprilJupiter, which was immersed below the horizon during the first week of April, makes an appearance expanding this alignment with the other three planets to make it a foursome. By the morning of April 19, all four planets are aligned in a diagonal line of a little over 30 degrees; from lower left to upper right: JupiterVenus, Mars and Saturn, as seen in Figure 3.

Figure 3. The mid-April Alignment of 4 planets in Capricorn, 2022. 5

Passover, kicks off the Feast of Unleavened Bread or Pesach for the Hebrew Year beginning at sundown on Friday, 15 April 2022, and ends, nightfall on Saturday, 23 April 2022. Thus, during the week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we find the celestial events, including this planetary alignment in Capricornus following PassoverThe predawn sky on April 19, 2022 in Stellarium shows the alignment of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and SaturnThis alignment is preceded by two planetary conjunctions, the first with Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius on April 12th, and the second on April 18th with Mercury and Uranus in Aries. 6

 

Since it falls during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, this planetary union of MercuryUranus bears a closer look. Mercury-Gabriel is the Messenger archangel who usually brings attention to what he may be introducing. In this case, Uranus is one of the outer planets of the Solar System, and since it was not visible to the naked eye, it does not carry as much press in the Hebrew tradition. However, on April 3rd, 2022, a Lunar occultation of Uranus, occurred which calls our attention, especially when we consider all the other lunar activity taking place with the planets during this time. The idea that the April 18th union of Mercury and Uranus took place in Aries, is also noteworthy, since the celestial chapter of constellations that opened with Capricorn, the dying Goat, closes with Aries the Ram, with life restored via the blood of the Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world, [John 1:29].

Figure 4. The Crescent Moon appears with each of the four aligned planets in Capricorn. 7

In the last week of April, the Crescent Moon takes a snapshot with each of the 4 aligned planets. (Image credit: Stellarium)

The Crescent Moon, looms below Saturn on April 25, Mars on April 26 and finally Jupiter and Venus on April 27. 8 This early morning view of the east-southeast horizon, is greeted the next day with yet another planetary conjunction of Venus and Neptune in Aquarius on April 28th. It is interesting to note that the two planetary unions involving Neptune on the 12th and 28th of April, not only bracket the Mercury-Uranus union on the 18th, but also all the lunar snapshots with each of the 4 aligned planets!

 At a glance, we find the three brightest denizens of the night sky: a 12% lit Crescent Moon, Jupiter 4 degrees top left, and Venus suspended 5 degrees over the slice of lunar light. Venus and Jupiter are separated by 3.2 degrees on the 27th, but only 2 degrees on April 28th, and 1.3 degrees on April 29th. On April 30-May 1, Venus and Jupiter stand together, separated by only .5 a degree in North America. 9 This event occurs during the final week of April with the approaching union of the King Planet Jupiter and Venus, the bright and Morning Star, in Capricornus.

Figure 5. This is the closest Venus-Jupiter conjunction since August 2016(Image credit: Stellarium) 10

The Hebrew name for Capricornus is Gedithe kid or cut off, the same as the Arabic Al Gedi. In Figure 6 below from Robert Wadsworth, we find the star of this name-Algedi in the goat’s horn, with a second star in the goat’sfish’s tail, named Deneb Algedi. This exhibits the unity of the Goat’s sacrificial atonement with the faithful of the spiritual body of his future church, both Jew and Gentile. Many times in Biblical Astronomy the King planet Jupiter plays a key role, as during this time in 28 AD, when we find the King planet in Capricornus, as Jesus finished his earthly ministry. On April 24th, 28 AD, Jupiter was in conjunction with the star Deneb Al Gedi in the fish-tail of Capricornus, as Jesusrulership over the redeemed multitudes seen in Capricorn’s fish-tail, is evident with the Jupiter-Deneb Algedi conjunction in Fig. 6, mirroring the Jupiter conjunction with Venus in Capricorn at the end of April, 2022.

Figure 6Jupiter-Deneb Algedi conjunction seen from Jerusalem on April 24, 28 A.D. 11

 

A key related point with this April 24th sign in Capricornus is this day on the Hebrew calendar was Aviv 10, also the day the Passover Lambs were selected, [Ex. 12:3]. Another meaning of Deneb Al Gedi is the sacrifice comes, which fits since this same day, on Aviv 10 Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey as the perfect sacrifice to redeem all mankind, [Matt. 21:1-11, Zech. 9:9]. 12 

Another celestial sign related to Jesus’ Crucifixion involved the Southern Cross
According to the writings of Richard Hinckley Allen (1838-1908), an expert in stellar nomenclature, the Southern Cross was last seen on Jerusalem’s horizon at 31 degrees 46′ 45″ about the time that Christ was crucified. 13 But due to the Precession of the Equinoxes, a spiraling motion of the Earth’s axis-the Southern Cross shifted out of view further south over the ensuing centuries. The Hebrew name for the Southern Cross is Adom, which means the cutting off, from the prophecy of Dan. 9:26, referencing that the Messiah shall be “cut off.” This corresponds exactly to the Hebrew name for Capricornus as Gedithe kid or cut off, that we saw above in the meaning of the star Gedi. E.W. Bullinger again enlightens us regarding the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet — TAU, which was anciently made in the form of a Cross. 14

Aben Ezra gives the Hebrew name too, of the Southern Cross as Adom, which meanscutting off,as the angel told Daniel of the “cutting off of the Messiah.” And Christ was cut off by being condemned and crucified.”

Joseph Seiss, in his book on the Gospel in the Stars affirms that “the Southern Cross was visible on the horizon of Jerusalem about the time that Christ was crucified. It consists of four bright stars placed in the form of a cross, and is by far the brighest star-group in the southern heavens. Standing directly in the path of the second Decan of Virgo, the double-natured Seed of the woman, and connecting with Libra the price of redemption, it takes the same place in the celestial signs that the Cross of Calvary holds in the Christian system.” 15

Figure 6. The Decan of the Southern Cross. 16

The Southern Cross Constellation

Bullinger discusses how this sign has lost its original meaning of; “It is Finished,” which was Jesus’ last declaration on the Cross at Calgary. As our Lord’s dying declaration, as he gave up his life, for truly none could take it from him, he gave up his “physical” life of the flesh, to obtain eternal life for us all. Christ’s atoning work of redemption is utterly complete and finished when Jesus declared it so. The decan of the Southern Cross is also pictured below in Fig. 7, with Centaurus.

Figure 7. Centaurus with the Southern Cross below Centaurus. 17

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The Hebrew name for this constellation Bezeh-means despised, which is found in Isa. 53:3; He is despised and rejected of men. The brightest star in the horse’s foreleg; Toliman means the heretofore and the hereafter, marking him as the one which is, which was and which is to come. Sir John Herschell observed this star rapidly growing brighter, making it a possible variable star. 18

From Bob Wadsworth, our late brother in his Biblical Astronomy Newsletter, provided some key historical details on the visibility of the Southern Cross. He showed the “highest position of the Southern Cross seen from Jerusalem in 1000 B.C. At this time, the upper star of the Crux was 17 degrees above the horizon, and the lower star 11 degrees above the horizon. The whole cross was quite visible from Jerusalem around the time of King David.” 19 This links the genealogy of David to Christ through the royal line of Judah.

Wadsworth includes the coordinates of the Southern Cross, seen from Jerusalem on the day of Christ’s Crucifixion as follows; [Newsletter graphics shows] the highest position of the Southern Cross as seen from Jerusalem on April 28, 28 A.D., or the date of the Lord’s crucifixion. The upper star of the Crux was a little over 12 degrees above the horizon, and the lower star was a little over 6 degrees above the horizon. It is most difficult to say if the lower star was visible through atmospheric haze at that time. But it is safe to say that the lower star most likely disappeared from the Jerusalem skies some point between the time of the Lord’s crucifixion and 155 AD, when it was 5 degrees above the horizon at its highest position. Newsletter graphics shows the highest position of the Southern Cross in the year 1000 A.D. Here the upper star is about 6 degrees above the horizon, and the lower star is near 0 degrees. The upper star most likely disappeared from the Jerusalem skies sometime between this date and 1240 A.D., when the upper star was 5 degrees above the horizon at its highest point. This was during the time of the Crusades. 20

The Astronomer Bayer drew the Southern Cross over the hind legs of the Centaur, giving it in his text as moderis crux Ptolemaeo pedes Centauri.” He goes on to say that “it seems remarkable that it was only outlined over the Centaur in the Flamsteed Atlas.” 21

This is unlike the way it is pictured above in Fig. 7, but closer to the way it is found today in the southern hemisphere. Of special interest to our faithful brethren “down under” where autumn is approaching, and the Sun is setting earlier in the southern hemisphere, sunset was at about 6:48 p.m. on April 1, and in Melbourne, Australia it’s at 7:14 p.m. local time. In mid-southern latitudes, by 8:00 p.m. when it is fully dark the Southern Cross was high in the southeastern sky from Melbourne; it is about 40 degrees above the horizon on April 1 (the new moon there occurs at 5:24 p.m. local time on April 1st). The Southern Cross will be above Centaurus, near Alpha Centauri (Rigil Kentaurus). 22

Perhaps our intrepid Michael Toms and some of his “mates” can take a picture of the Southern Crossand post it on the Biblical Astronomy Fellowship Page, with their observations for the rest of us in the Northern Hemisphere? I also want to acknowledge and thank Joseph Damien Cooper for first alerting me to the celestial activity this month, which I’m very thankful for. I can’t always be on top of all the celestial happenings, and the help of wonderful & faithful believers like Joseph, is always much appreciated. He is a great example of how we are the spiritual body of Christ, and we work together to bless each other!

I believe the visible appearance on the horizon from Jerusalem, of the Southern Cross at the time of Christ’s crucifixion, far from chance, served multiple purposes of edification. First, it confirms the Celestial Gospel, reflecting Jesus’ brutal sacrifice on the Cross at Calvary, in a stellar prophecy of the finished work, represented in the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet – TAU,  made in the form of a Cross. A trait of the Gospel in the Stars shows the Creator’s hand in not only forming and making the stars in the skies of the heavens, as a precise timepiece, but also naming and numbering the stars according to His purposes; [Gen. 1:14-19, Ps. 147:4, Isa. 40:26]. This also links the Gospel in the Stars-God’s Word written in the Heavens inseparably with written Scripture. The entire record of OT Scriptural Messianic prophecies of his long-awaited ministry being confirmed, not only in Christ’s birth, ministry, resurrection and Ascension, also confirmed beyond a shadow of doubt in the Gospel of the Stars.

As we recognize Passover and Resurrection Saturday, we certainly have much to consider as we honor and praise our Lord Jesus Christ and his unmatched work of redemption, that freed us from our bondage of the flesh, even as the Jews were freed from their bondage at Passover. As we ever rise above the darkness of this world as the superconqueror we have been made in Christ, this is the only kind of “made man” with eternal rewards.

In Joyful Rejoicing-God Bless!

Agape’ Rene’ 

 

 

Footnotes

1. https://www.space.com/april-2022-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-venus-mars
2. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 75
3. IBID, Footnote p. 75
4. IBID, ppg. 76-77.
5. Figure 3 picture credit; Stellarium
6. https://www.space.com/april-2022-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-venus-mars
7. IBID, Figure 4 picture credit; Stellarium
8. https://www.space.com/april-2022-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-venus-mars
9. IBID
10. Figure 5 picture credit; Stellarium
11. Figure 6 picture credit; Biblical Astronomy Newsletter, Bob Wadsworth.
12. Biblical Astronomy Newsletter, Bob Wadsworth.
13. Star Names their Lore and Meaning, p. 185, R.A. Allen.
14. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, ppg. 48-50.
15. Gospel in the Stars, Joseph Seiss
16. Fig. 6. picture credit: https://www.space.com/29445-southern-cross-constellation-skywatching.html
17. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 40 Figure 7 picture credit on the Centaur with Southern Cross.
18. IBID
19. Biblical Astronomy Newsletter, March/April 1999, Bob Wadsworth
20. IBID
21. Star Names their Lore and Meaning, p. 185, R.A. Allen.
22. https://www.space.com/april-2022-morning-planets-jupiter-saturn-venus-mars

 

 

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Kepler’s Supernova 1604SN; A Beacon at the Celestial Crossroads

 On the left side of this month’s Banner graphic pictured above is the Supernova 1987A, which was discovered on Feb. 24th, 1987, as the first supernova explosion witnessed during the age of the tele-scope. Since this occurred over the past 35 years, Supernova analysis has expanded at an exponential rate in modern scientific astronomical research. These studies have grown to include a notable core of data on the 1604 Supernova witnessed by, and named after the German astronomer Johannes Kepler.

Kepler is widely considered the father of modern astronomy and rightly so, but he might not have received this distinction without Tycho Brahe’s observational data, and support unanimously considered the most accurate and comprehensive in pre-telescopic astronomy. Among this data were observational records of the famed Nova of 1572, that disputed the Aristotelian concept of the Immutability of the celestial expanse.

Figure 1. Johannes Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum in 1596. 1

Tycho Brahe’s life as a nobleman was cut short by his untimely death in 1601, though he left a wonderful legacy of most accurate astronomical observations, resulting from 38 years of ingenious work. Kepler on the other hand, was born near Stuttgart in 1571, in post-Reformation Lutheran Germany, was deeply religious and inspired to become a Lutheran Minister, studying theology at the University of Tübingen. At University he was influenced by Copernican Astronomy, but his theological studies were paused when he became a mathematics teacher at Graz in what is now Austria. Kepler first caught the public eye upon publishing Mysterium Cosmographicum in 1596, at only 25 years old. The book explained the arrangement of the solar system planets in terms of the five Platonic solids, in a nested geometrical framework; [Figure 1].

Kepler viewed the planetary order along the lines of the “Music of the Sphere’s,” unifying the basis for the orbits of the outer and inner planets. We see this in a geometric harmony of the solar systemwith the orbits of the gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn & UranusFigure 2 below depicts the outermean and inner orbits of Uranus Saturn and Jupiter using an equilateral triangle and an octagram. This is also a way of showing the structure of the musical Octave, with an eight-pointed star that halves or doubles the wavelengths or frequencies of the musical scale, with an equilateral triangle inscribed inside a circle, with 1/2 the diameter of its outer circle, in Fig. 2.

Figure 2. Geometric orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. 2

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The geometry of this diagram not only depicts the musical order of these outer solar system planets, but since Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits are in the proportion of 6:11 to 99.99% accuracythis is the octave or double of the 3:11 Moon to Earth ratio, to 99.9% accuracy, revealing a geometric harmony and mirror symmetry between the outer and inner planets. This 3:11 earth-moon
proportion is also shared by two of our planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, to 99.9% accuracy.
Upon closer inspection 3:11 is 27.3%, and the Moon orbits the earth every 27.3 days, in one of its
lunar cycles showing the harmonious pairing of the Earth and Moon. 3

It is this type of insight that Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum afforded us, in how the heavens were Intelligently Designed with a geometrical and musical harmony in mind, according to the mathematics of the Pi, Phi and Lucas ratios. Kepler’s genius was proven in his Laws of Planetary Motion, and upheld in further scientific advances that followed. Kepler’s insight and recognition eventually brought him to the attention and economic sponsorship of Tycho Brahe, whose untimely death in 1601 was a blessing in disguise for Kepler, as this led him to a prestigious position as Imperial Mathematician in Prague, which opened access for him to Brahe’s research data.

His efforts were finally rewarded with the discovery of the first two laws of planetary motion that now bear his name. He discovered the third law several years after proposing the initial laws as he continued working on musical harmony applied to the motion of planets. Kepler’s brilliant blend of a highly creative mind with incisive and imaginative geometrical insights, worked together with his ability as a master mathematical theoretician, to produce these landmark innovations in the history of scientific astronomy.

We have previously covered his observations regarding the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction series, and their historical and spiritual impact on the birth of Christ in previous blogs relating to the Celestial Prelude, noted below for historical reference. For these and other reasons Kepler has always been one of my favorites in the field of scientific astronomy, and in this study, we take a closer look at Kepler’s work on the supernova that bears his name, and its potential links to the Coma Supernova and the Planisphere Axis. In 1573Tycho Brahe wrote:

“Last year [1572], in the month of November, on the 11th day of the month, in the evening, after sunset, when I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed that a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy, was shining almost directly above my head; and since I had, from boyhood, known all the stars of the heavens perfectly, it was quite evident to me that there had never been any star in that place of the sky, even the smallest, to say nothing of a star so conspicuous and bright as this.”4 This supernova designated SN 1572 was seen by Brahe in Cassiopeia, but no further supernovae had since been observed with certainty in the Milky Way, until Kepler’s Nova detailed below. Bullinger tells us Brahe discovered this supernova appearing under the arm of the enthroned woman, as this “new star shone more brightly than Venus.” The beta star of the decan bears the Hebrew name Caph, meaning the branch, relating to the branch of victory she holds above her head. Cassiopeia is seated upon the Arctic circle, close by the side of Cepheus the crowned king. This the Bride, the Lamb’s wife, the heavenly city-the New Jerusalem, the partakers of the heavenly calling; [Isa. 62:3-5]. 5

This sight was so shocking to Brahe because it went against the widely accepted understanding that the universe was fixed and immutable. A few decades later, in 1604, Kepler made a similar observation that scientists and stellar observers are still puzzling over. The German mathematician and astronomer, who famously laid out the 3 laws of planetary motion, spotted a light brighter than any other star in the sky, so bright as to be visible during the day for nearly a year. He spent the next few months observing the unknown object, and wrote a book about his observations called “Stella Nova.” The Figure 3 graphic below is from Stella Nova, documenting the triangular form of Jupiter-Saturn Unions from 1583-1743.

Figure 3. The Jupiter-Saturn Great Conjunction triangle from Kepler in his De Stella Nova: 6

Kepler mapped, the progress of the grand conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn through the zodiac describing a series of equilateral triangles. Every 60 years a triangle of conjunctions is completed, as the conjunction series returned to start again, shifting however nine degrees anticlockwise in respect to its predecessors, thus generating a cycle of 800 years. Figure 3 also documents [with an asterisk] inside the triangles, the union of Jupiter and Saturn in 1603 in Sagittarius to the lower left. This planetary union in the Jupiter-Saturn series predated the 1604 Supernova at Ophiuchus’ Heel, by only a few months. In the early fall of 1604, on the heels of this Jupiter-Saturn union, Mars joined Saturn in conjunction on Sept. 26th. About 2 weeks later Mars also joined Jupiter in union, about 2 degrees below it on Oct. 9th, 1604. Kepler, with some contemporary  astronomers of his, took specific interest in observing this union of Mars and Jupiter, which they noted relating to planetary activity surrounding the Star of Bethlehem. We have shown in previous blogs, their interest was not in vain, evident in the chart below, during the visibility of the Coma Supernova just after the Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunction of 7 BC, there was a Triangular massing of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars on Feb. 25th of 6 BC, followed by a Jupiter-Mars union in the next 8 days, along with the first of 2 Blood Moons in 6-5 BC. These served as key celestial markers that helped the Magi recognize the signs marking the birth of Christ, in 3-2 BC.

 The Celestial Prelude of 7 BC to 5 BC

Date Conjunction of Planets Constellation
May 27th, 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn Pisces
Sept. 15th, 7 BC Jupiter, Saturn; [ring cycle], Sun & Earth aligned. Pisces
Oct. 5th, 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn Pisces
Dec. 1st , 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn Pisces
Feb. 25th 6 BC Triangular massing of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars Pisces
Mar. 5th , 6 BC Jupiter-Mars Pisces
Mar. 23rd, 5 BC Total Lunar Eclipse Virgo
April 15-20, 6 BC Lunar occultation Series
Sept. 15th, 5 BC Total Lunar Eclipse Pisces

 Kepler was at first unable to view this supernova due to cloudy skies, but fellow astronomers Wilhelm Fabry, along with Michael Maestlin at Tubingen and Helisaeus Roeslin at Alsace were able to make their observations on October 9th, but didn’t record their findings on the supernova. 8 The supernova was first detected in Europe by delle Colombe in northern Italy on Oct. 9, 1604. 9 Kepler was only able to begin observations on 17 October while working at the imperial court in Prague. 10 In Fig. 4 below, we find a graphic of the Jupiter-Saturn & Mars union, framing Kepler’s Nova on Oct. 17th, 1604. The supernova was subsequently named after him, despite the fact that he was not its first observer, as he tracked the object for over a year. The sitings are detailed in his book De Stella nova in pede Serpentarii,(“On the New Star in Ophiuchus’s foot” Prague 1606).

Figure 4Jupiter-Saturn & Mars conjunction, framing Kepler’s Nova on Oct. 17th, 1604. 11

Below in Fig. 5, we see the man Ophiuchus-wrestling the serpent for the Crown of Dominion, with Sagittarius, the adjacent sign-hosting the 1603 Jupiter-Saturn union, as the victorious rider whose arrows are trained on the heart of the Scorpion, [Ps. 45:5] tells a related part of the Genesis 3:15 narrative enacted by Ophiuchus, who crushes the head and heart of the serpent-scorpion underfoot in a fatal blow, while enduring the Scorpion’s sting of physical death, in sacrifice for all mankind. In the Fall of the next year 1604, due to the slow-moving outer planets, Jupiter and Saturn were still found in a similar position not far apart. This was the setting for the 1603 union of Jupiter-Saturn described above in Fig. 3, which can be seen as a Prelude to a Jupiter-Mercury union on 12-23-1603, preceded by fleet Mercury meeting Saturn on 12-22-1603, the previous day.
These two Mercury conjunctions on consecutive days culminated in a triple union of Jupiter-Saturn-Mercury on Christmas day 12-25-1603, forming a notable planetary triangle in the sky. 12 Even as the Magi were led to Jerusalem near Christmas of 3 BC, and subsequently to Bethlehem, in the Celestial Prelude of the Jupiter-Saturn triple union of 7 BCsetting the pattern for the 3-2 BC Triple union of Jupiter-Regulus, so Kepler’s Nova reminded him of the Bethlehem Star near the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius of 1603, followed by the Triangular massing of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars on Feb. 25th of 6 BC, preceding a Jupiter-Mars union in the next 8 days. With the added similarities of planetary conjunctions including Mars, and the Mercury unions with Jupiter-Saturn leading to a triangular massing of planets on Christmas, we find added planetary kinship with the May 19th, 3 BC Mercury-Saturn union in Taurus as an opening sign leading to the actual parade of signs marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC.

Figure 5. Ophiuchus viewed between and above Scorpio and Sagittarius.

As we found in Figure 4 above, when combined with the information in Figure 3, the three planets Jupiter-SaturnMars are located at the vertices of the Trigon marking Jupiter-Saturn unions, linking the planetary conjunction series with Kepler’s Nova. According to William Eamon; Kepler identified the supernova with a star that appeared in a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn during the years 7-5 B.C.” 13 Since the supernova of 1604 appeared in a similar conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn later in the series, he reasoned it had a shared kinship with the Star of Bethlehem that showed the Magi the way to Jesus.

Below, Kepler’s drawing of the location of a new star he spotted, as it appeared on 10/9/1604. It is marked with a capital “Nlocated 4 grid squares up and 4 over from the left. [PUBLIC DOMAIN]

The New Star in Ophiuchus’s foot

Kepler's drawing of the location of a new star he spotted in 1604. It is marked with a capital "N" located 4 grid squares up and 4 over from the left.

In this enlarged graphic of this section of the sky between Sagittarius and Scorpius, where Kepler’s Nova exploded on the scene at Ophiuchus’ heel, this is truly a critical juncture or crossroads in the heavens, if you will. This is where the ecliptic, which houses the 12 signs of the Mazzaroth, [Ps. 19:4-6] crosses the Galactic equator! It is highly fascinating to me that Kepler’s Nova exploded so close to the star Saiph; which means the wounded one, as if to specifically mark it. The Planisphere axis intersects the star Saiph, in the LXX Greek meaning “bruised,” in Ophiuchus‘ heel, 14 This is the same Greek word found in Gen. 3:15 for “bruised,” while Ophiuchus’ other leg is poised over the head of the Scorpionstriking his fatal blow as he crushes the enemyKepler’s Supernova marked the celestial inception point of this Planisphere Axis of the Heavens, in kindred harmony with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle, which over 1600 years previous had qued the Magi to begin their trek to Jerusalem and the birth of Christ.

This is where our interest as students of Biblical Astronomy brings an added focus to the picture, with what we have already documented in previous blogs concerning the Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axis. This Planisphere Axis intersects a series of Stars, Star pictures and decans, telling a very specific story that not only spans the Ecliptic and the Galactic Equator with the Celestial Gospel but also the Scriptures, regarding the Promised Seed Jesus Christ.

Figure 6. The Ecliptic in relation to the Galactic Equator.

It is very interesting to me that Kepler’s Supernova has not gotten more historical attention than it has, but I’m not surprised that this is the case.  When we consider the location of Kepler’s Supernova in close proximity to the Star Saiph in Ophiuchus’ Foot, being stung by the Scorpion, we are witnessing the first of multiple heel alignments on the Planisphere Axis relating different aspects of the victory of the Promised Seed over the Serpent, as promised in Genesis 3:15. Figure 6 above shows the Galactic Axis in harmony with the Axis of the Planisphere extending through Ophiuchus’ Heel between Sagittarius and Scorpius, on one end with Orion at the other end of the Galactic Plane, depicting the relationship of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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.

Figure 7. Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axis.

If we now look at the other end of the Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axiswe find amazingly that it intersects Orionspecifically at the star in Orion’s foot named Rigel16 meaning “the foot that crushes,” which is fitting since it’s pictured crushing the enemy. The main star in Orion’s other leg incredibly is “Saiph” the same word for “bruised we saw in Ophiuchus found in Gen. 3:15! Not only do we find both ends of this amazing Planisphere Axis agreeing with the same star name linked to Gen. 3:15, but before the axis reaches Orion’s foot, it intersects the bright star in Orion’s shoulder called Bellatrix, meaning “swiftly destroying,” referring to the swift destruction of the enemy resulting from the perfect sacrifice or “bruising” of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This reference to the spiritual battle between light and darkness, between the serpent and its seed, versus the Woman and her seed, emblazoned in the Star Gospel as God published the serpent’s interminable attempts on the life of the woman’s seed; Jesus Christ who bruises the serpent’s head, indicating the fatal blow that Christ inflicts on the enemy, as opposed to the scorpion stinging Christ’s heel, exhibiting the temporary wound [Saiph] of Christ’s sacrifice, as short-term sufferings that freed all mankind from the serpent’s curse, for eternity!

The “Genesis 3:15 axis” extends through the North pole intersecting a number of constellations and decans relating aspects of the Genesis 3:15, theme from various teaching perspectives. Starting at the bottom of this planisphere axis, we find the Scorpion constellationScorpius, whose prominent tail stinger is positioned just under the heel of Ophiuchus the Serpent-bearer constellation, who is also wrestling the serpent as the Scorpion stings his heel. Kepler’s Nova marked the star Saiph at the opening of this Galactic Axis where it crosses the paths of the Sun and Planets through the 12 signs of the Mazzaroth, calling focused vigilance
to this axis, and its alignment of Heels across the heavens between two Stars namedSaiph,” at each end of the Genesis 3:15 Axis. This also establishes the message of Scripture in the first prophecy of the Promised Seed in Genesis, in its three Scriptural elements of the star picture in Fig. 5. The Hebrew word for Scorpion is Akrab, meaning war or conflict; [Ps. 91:13] with the man. 15 

Figure 8. Orion, Lepus and Eridanus. 16
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As Fig.6 depicts the relation between the Ecliptic and Galactic planes, we can see how the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic constellations between the Scorpion and Sagittarius the Archer to the South, and between the Bull-Taurus and Gemini to the North. A similar view of this Galactic Cross below, depicts the SagittariusGemini Axis intersecting the Virgo-Pisces Axis, that we have discussed previously in a website study pertaining to the Dendera Zodiac with its Axis E. An added detail of the Dendera Zodiac, shows how Axis E points to the sightline for the Galactic Center, located at the tip of the Archer’s arrow, at the Scorpion’s heart. 

In the constellation of the ArcherSagittarius, the star gamma, shown by the Greek letter akin to a “y,” marks the tip of the arrow sited on the Scorpion. The galactic center (GC) is just above his line of sight. A closer look at this part of the sky reveals the Archer’s final target as the star Antares in the heart of the Scorpion, but due to its near proximity to the Galactic Center; GC, the Archer’s aim appears to point beyond the GC towards Antares. The graphic is described by Graham Hancock as follows;

“The image above shows the celestial setting on 12-17-2012, the Sun has shifted out of the constellation of Scorpio, seen to the right, and is about to enter the constellation of Sagittarius. The yellow horizontal line represents the Plane of the Ecliptic. The cyan colored diagonal line represents the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy. The galactic center can be seen at the intersection of the galactic plane and the bright green vertical line. The heavy white line represents the Winter Solstice. On this day the Sun is closer to the Galactic center than at any other time in its yearly journey through the constellations of the zodiac and is poised precisely at the tip of the Archers arrow. Four days later the Sun crosses the galactic plane on the day of the Winter Solstice.” 17

ancient astronomers

Hancock adds; “This unique perspective is due to the fact that the Earth, the Sun and the Galactic Center are arranged in a quite accurate alignment at an auspicious moment, the moment of Winter Solstice when the Sun begins its return journey to the Northern Hemisphere. 18 As the Sun on the ecliptic moving in its solar cycles, represents Son of God moving ever closer towards his return to gather his saints.

What is striking about this graphic is this alignment of the Earth, and Sun at the Galactic Center during the Winter Solstice, seems to mirror the position of Kepler’s Nova in marking Ophiuchus’ Heel at this key celestial juncture-the heavenly crossroads of the ecliptic and the Galactic Equator! This celestial convergence of signs including a supernova, a Solar conjunction and alignment at the Winter Solstice, that also coincides with the Magi’s arrival in Jerusalem near Christmas, is certainly worthy of our attention.

It seems clear, as the point of the solstice is nearing alignment with the Galactic Center, illustrated by the point of the Archer’s arrow reaching the center target of the Milky Way, is another indicator that we are in the end times, near the Lord’s Return.

Bullinger informs us that “the Arabic name for the sign Sagittarius is Al Kaus, the arrow.”6 This is the king riding in the judgment of Numbers 24:8 who “eats up the nations of his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.” We find more details of the Lord’s return in Habakkuk 3.

Habakkuk 3:3-13

3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. 4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. 5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet. 6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. 8 Was the LORD displeased against the riversWas thine anger against the rivers? Was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? 9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy wordSelah Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. 10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. 11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. 12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. 13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou wounded the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck.

Here in verses 8-9 we see the Lord fulfilling the oaths of the deliverance of the tribes of Israel, as he bends his mighty Bow in judgment. As he brightly brandishes the weapons of his warfare, his arrows and spear, the heathen fall before him. He wounds the head or leaders of the wicked unto their foundations. None can stand before the wrath of the lord but the righteous, in his coming judgment. This is the mighty Sagittarius riding into Christ’s ultimate victory with his ascended Saints, over the wicked powers of darkness. [Hab. 3:13]

With each passing day, we draw nearer to the undeniable victory of the Lord’s Return! As we witness the signs of the Lord’s rapid Return, we should be rejoicing in this great Hope the Almighty has provided for us, in our daily journey on the paths of Light set before us. In our daily walk, we can also recall the words of Johannes Kepler, who admonished us, above all else, that we are mindful to pursue God’s Glory, not our own.

God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’

Footnotes

1. [tallbloke.wordpress.com] Figure 1 picture credit.
2.  “A little book of Coincidence,” p. 48, John Martineau, Wooden Books 2001
3. IBID p. 30
4. “Kepler and the Star of Bethlehem.” W. Burke-Gaffney, Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
5. “Witness of the Stars,” ppg. 108-109 E.W. Bullinger
6. Figure 3, picture credit from De Stella Nova. Johannes Kepler
7. “Kepler and the Star of Bethlehem.” W. Burke-Gaffney, Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
8. IBID
9. IBID
10. “Bill Blair’s Kepler’s Supernova Remnant Page”.
11. Figure 4 picture credit; [Grailgate.com]
12. “Kepler and the Star of Bethlehem.” W. Burke-Gaffney, Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
13. “Kepler and the Star of Bethlehem.” Wm. Eamon, [https://williameamon.com/?p=949]
14. “Witness of the Stars,” E.W. Bullinger
15. “Witness of the Stars,” p. 58 E.W. Bullinger
16. Witness of the Stars, picture credit for Figure 9. E.W. Bullinger,
17. Graham Hancock
19. IBID

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End Times Prophecies of the Great Pyramid, the Celestial Sphinx, and the Birth and Return of Christ. Pt. 1

The Great Pyramid stands above the drifting sands of time, supremely dominating the Giza Plateau as the last remaining Wonder of the ancient world. As we can see in the banner above, the Great Pyramid with its adjoining pyramids on the Giza Plateau, along with the Great Sphinx and the Dendera Zodiac, are all key pieces of a Biblical Archaeo-astronomy historical narrative, that must be understood if we are to comprehend a more complete context of the appearances of Jesus Christ in his First and Second Coming.

Any discussion of the construction rationale for the Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, includes many considerations, but perhaps one of the most influential theses has been the so-called “Orion Correlation Theory,” which appears to have inspired the pyramid ground pattern for the format of the three major Giza Pyramids. This theory says the three stars of Orion’s belt provided the pattern for the layout of the 3 primary Giza Pyramids, which includes the smallest pyramid Menkaure, in its offset location from the axis of the two greater Pyramids.

A general review of this topic however, has not included information about the two sets of three minor pyramids, the 1st set in the foreground of the Fig. 1 graphic below, in front of the Menkaure Pyramid, with the 2nd set linked to the Great Pyramid at the top right of the aerial picture below. We will discuss scientific evidence for these 2 sets of minor pyramids in Part 2 of this study.

Figure 1. Aerial view of the Giza Plateau including minor Pyramids.

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Most plans for the Giza Pyramid blueprints pay little if any attention to these so-called “Queenspyramids, which get their name from the idea that the pyramids were Pharaoh’s tombs, and these minor pyramids were tombs for their queens. Any comprehensive concept explaining the Giza Pyramids must include an explanation for these “minorpyramids also.
Could there have been a preexistent master-plan for these Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, that precludes the massive Pharonic egos required to expend the effort, time and national resources needed to build these monumental edifices to glorify the personages and reigns of these kings, that is assumed in the “Tomb Theory” of the Giza Pyramids? Even Pyramid scholars and historians going back centuries who believed the Pyramids were sepulchures, agree that there is no proof of anyone ever entombed in the Great Pyramid. In fact, the only part of the Great Pyramid that resembles a coffin is found in the King’s Chamber, at the top end of the Grand Gallery, is lidless, missing any royal inscriptions or ornamental insignia, unlike any other coffer made for a king. But it is the dimensions of this “coffer” that set it apart from all others, which just happen to match the cubic capacity of the Ark of the Covenant housed in the Tabernacle and Temple of Isreal centuries prior to Israel’s captivity in Egypt, long before the Ark’s dimensions were revealed by God, to Moses on Mt. Sinai. This tends to expose the divine source of revelation for both the Great Pyramid and the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle. Even beyond this, the amazing lidless granite coffer encodes other sacred measures which could only be known by the Almighty Creator. When for example we take double the perimeter of this Granite Coffer, multiplied by 10 to the 8th power, we get the mean radius of the Sun; [427, 316 miles]. Also, the Great Pyramid’s height multiplied by 10 to the 9th power=the average distance between the Earth and Sun, [91,848,500 miles], or the Earth’s mean solar orbital radius. 1

These sacred geometry measures for the perimeter and radius of the Granite Coffer remind us of how the Pi ratio is built into the Great Pyramid.

Figure 2. The Pi ratio in the Great Pyramid

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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 link between pi and phi, because the phi ratio can also used to obtain the value of circular functions, with one example seen clearly in the pentagon. As the Phi spiral also derives from this geometry, we find how this could have provided the basis for a geometrical master-plan for the Giza Pyramids. The example below is one of several showing general conformity to how the Giza Pyramid’s could have been laid out on a Phi Spiral, with the Great Sphinx in the center square and its adjoining Temple complex. This is one proposal to consider for the blueprints of a master-plan for the Giza Plateau. A second option will be proposed in Part 2 of this study, which includes an explanation for the 6 minor Pyramids linked to the Great Pyramid and the Menkaure Pyramid.

  • The ratio of the original height of the Great Pyramid to its base was 7:11. This ratio has a number of important geometric properties. It contains the numbers Pi and Phi.

Plate 1. A Phi Spiral Master-plan for the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. [www.pinterest.com] 2

  • The length of the borders of the pyramid divided by its height gives Phi – 1,618.

As both the figurative and literal axis mundi on the face of the earth, the Great Pyramid is located at the center of the earth’s landmass at the head of the Nile River delta. As the nexus of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, it embodies a sacred cosmology emerging out of God’s Word, as perhaps the world’s greatest architectural witness to the Coming Redeemer Jesus Christ.

The Great Pyramid is situated at the center point for all the landmass on the face of the Earth.

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Piazzi-Smyth concluded that Giza was deliberately placed both on the 30th parallel and at the center of the world’s continents as a geodetic marker for the ancient world-meridian, making the Great Pyramid’s latitude the globe’s longest land parallel.

In the words of Isaiah:

Isa. 19:19-22
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressorshe will send them a Savior and defender, and he will rescue them.
21 So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord.
They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them.

Plate 2. The Great Pyramid Bisects the Boundaries of the Nile Delta. 3 

In August 2015’s archive post;  The Great Pyramid-the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land  Part I, we covered in detail how these truths in Isa. 19 tell us of the Great Pyramid. This altar to the Lord [Jehovah], or God in Covenant relation with His Creation, provides details of revelation from ancient history of the Heavenly Father via the Biblical Patriarchs. The one mediator of this covenant between God and man is the man Christ Jesus, [1 Tim. 2:5], who embodies many of these Jehovah titles in his ministry to mankind, as the Shepherd in [Ps. 23]. The Great Pyramid on Giza’s plateau is a singular witness to both the Creator and His Christ.

Using the principles of Biblical Astronomy brought down to us from the Biblical Patriarchs like Seth and Enoch, we can begin to grasp a common theme told by the witness of the star shafts of the Great Pyramid. This theme revolves around the first Bright and Morning star, the Archangel Lucifer who originally led the godly angels as second in command, in Praise and worship of the true Almighty CreatorGod, [Job 38:4-7].

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This section of Job 38 has not fully been considered in its true biblical light because it has not been applied to the archaic fallen Morning Star, and the role of the angels of the first Heaven and Earth. The Bible teaches that the Earth was fully created and developed prior to the Sun, Moon or Stars, or any of the other “planets” in the Universe. This of course, is opposed to the evolutionary theory we all learned in school. Gen. 1:2 indicates that the earth became without form and void with darkness upon the faces of the deep, as the result of a great cataclysm that took place between Gen. 1:1 and 1:2. This section of Job 38:4-7 adds light to this period before this cataclysm took place. It actually sheds light on the role of the angels, who already existed in fellowship, praising the Heavenly Father and the Bright and Morning Star; [Isa. 14:12], as a foundation and cornerstone of the Earth. The angels or morning stars shouted for joy and sang in their choirs, wondrous celestial harmonies at the laying of the cornerstone who modeled the survey lines and dimensions of Earth. As Isaiah 19-22 above delineates the functions of the Great Pyramid as a Boundary Stone, not only for ancient Egypt, but also in the foundations of Planet Earth and its Cornerstone, modeled in the full Pyramid and Capstone. These aspects of the 38th chapter of Job cannot be fully understood unless we grasp the structure and function of the Great Pyramid. This
is a main reason why the Great Pyramid embodies so many added geometric dimensions of the Earth, like the Earth’s mean solar orbit radius, and the mean radius of the Sun, which are only two that we have mentioned above. The graphic below depicts the Great Pyramid at the center of the Earth, as a 3D model of the planet on a 1:43,200 scale, reflecting both the geographical lines of Latitude and Longitude, and when projected to the Heavens, marking the lines of Celestial Latitude and Longitude also.

The perimeter of the base is equal to the length of the circle whose radius is equal to the height of the pyramid (2 * 3.14159 * 146.6 = 921). 4

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The idea that the Creation of angels is never mentioned in the Genesis Creation Week, fits with this record in Job, since their part in the creation of the 1st Heaven and Earth, took place before the Earth became without form and void as a result of Lucifer’s failed coup attempt against the Almighty Creator. This First Heaven is also spoken of in 2 Peter 3:5-7 as the “heavens of old” and “the world [kosmos] that was then.” This depicts the world, created, ordered and arranged according to the Creator’s perfect plan. But this prior Heavens and Earth fell into ruin, wherein God restored order in the Genesis Creation Week. This is the 2nd Heavens and Earth which are now, [2 Pet. 3:7]. There is a 3rd Heaven and Earth also mentioned in [2 Peter 3:13, 2 Cor. 12:1-11, Isa. 65:17, 66:22], with a future wherein dwells righteousness. Many traditions have shown these 3 Heavens and Earths as a triple layer cake in a vertical view, but they are better understood more as a timeline in a sequential, horizontal perspective, similar to my chart below.

Precessional Ages Aligned with Biblical Administrations
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Sign
 Biblical Administrations  Heavens & Earth  Precessional Age  Dates Scripture
 Sirius  Angels First Estate  First  ?  Gen.1:1-2
 Gemini  Original Paradise  Second  6480-4320 BC  Gen. 3:8ff
 Taurus  Bible Patriarchs  Second  4320-2160 BC  Gen. 3:23ff
 Aries  O.T. Law  Second  2160-7 BC  Ex. 19:16ff
 Pisces  Christ/Grace/Revelation
/Millennium
 Second  7BC-now  Matt. 3:11ff
Acts 2:1ff
IThess. 4:13
 Aquarius  Final Paradise  Third  ?  Rev. 21

Ezek. 28 provides a view of the bright and Morning star in the first Heaven and Earth;

Ezekiel 28:12-17 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

These qualities do not describe a human prince of Tyrus [Ezek. 28: 2-10] but a singular angelic prince who was in the Garden of Eden as the serpent who deceived Eve, by his wisdom and beauty. This angelic prince was not born of woman, but was created in one day by the Hand of the AlmightyThis angelic Prince was anointed by the Hand of the Almighty to overshadow and protect the holy Mountain of God in the First Heaven and Earth. As Job 38:4-7 relates, this anointed cherub covered the earth, who was covered with a series of precious stones not unlike the 12 jewels of the High Priest’s Breastplate, as he led the angelic choirs in the joyful songs of praise to the Almighty.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of Godand I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.  17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Lucifer committed the Original Sin in the iniquity of his revolt against the True God, whom he attempted to supplant from the “world mountain” in the sides of the North, [Isa. 14:13]. As a result, he was cast out of God’s holy mount in the 1st Heaven and Earth, vacating the position of the capstone of the Pyramid, as it awaited the fulfillment of Christ, not only to supercede the original function over the angelic realms, but also the human realms in his Spiritual Church of the body of Christ. This also explains the deep hatred and resentment that the fallen morning Star-Satan has for mankind, providing the context and backdrop for the spiritual war that has been waged as a result of Lucifer’s revolt and overthrow of the 1st Heavens and Earth. [Gen. 3:15, Rev. 12].

This destruction of the “anointed Cherub” was taken to the next level in the resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we consider the term; “The sides of the North” in an astronomical context, we are directed to the Dragon constellation of the North Pole,  holding the Northern Pole Star in its serpentine coils at the time of the building of the Great Pyramid. Scientists have since verified the superior alignment of the Great Pyramid, on the Cardinal points of the compass, as a result of it’s Descending passage alignment being sighting on the star Thuban, or Alpha-Draconis.

Figure 3. Precession of the Pole Star from Thuban to Polaris of Ursa Minor.

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Job 26:13-14
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; His Hand hath formed the crooked serpent. 14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Here Job describes how God formed the crooked serpent, who sat atop the pinnacle and center of Thuban, the North Pole star around which the constellations revolved, 5000 years ago. A historical view of the scientific and mathematical aspects of the architecture inherent in the Great Pyramid, begins with Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, who was the first of the more modern scholars to undertake a truly scientific survey of the Pyramid. His detailed measures included the passages and chambers, especially the sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber, that he held as a perfect standard of linear and volumetric measures.

First, the logic of Thuban as the pole star in the constellation of the Northern celestial dragon makes sense, with its universal association with evil and death. In this light, it was linked with Lucifer the fallen angel of light, who was rejected from his former glory as second only to the Almighty in Heaven, for his failed revolt against the true God. This explains the Descending Passage symbolism, which “dead ends” in the “pit” of the Great Pyramid, the subterranean chamber in the Pyramid’s foundation bedrock, at the foot of the Descending Passage [Isa. 14:15-19, 38:17-18, Ps. 55:23, 69:15, Prov. 28:10, Ezek. 28:6-8].

With his expertise in astronomy, Smyth was highly qualified to calculate with precise accuracy, astronomical observations required to formulate the orientation and alignment of the Pyramid. He concluded that the fine accuracy of its alignment, resulted from observing a circumpolar star from the Descending Passage, reiterating the witness of Job 38:5 regarding “who stretched out the survey line that supports its foundations?” In Egypt, they accomplished this with their “stretching the cordceremony, as seen in Plate 3, below. It is only the Creator Himself Who is qualified to answer to His own rhetorical question.

Figure 4. Star shaft alignments of the Great Pyramid

Sir John Herschel had previously noted that Alpha Draconis was the Pole star 4000+ years ago. By subtracting the 26* 27′ angle of the Descending Passage from the 30* north latitude of the Pyramid, he arrived at an angle of 3* 43′ north. According to Smyth’s calculations Alpha Draconis made a lower culmination at that angle in 3440 BC, and again 2123 BC. He concluded that either date might have been when the Pyramid was laid out, but because the Pleiades was also seen crossing the meridian on the autumn equinox in 21st century BC, according to his calculations he preferred the later date. 5

Herschel’s position was advocated later by Sir Flinders Petrie, that the Descending Passage had been aligned by means of a circumpolar star. After Piazzi Smyth’s reckoning, Percival Lowell in 1912, calculated the “Descending Passage of the Pyramid was oriented to a point 3 degrees 34′ below the pole, the location which Thuban would have occupied, allowing for refraction some 645 years before or after its closest approach to the true pole.”6 Like Piazzi Smyth, Lowell also computed two potential dates for Thuban to occupy this position, with an updated slight revision yielding 3475 BC and 2185 BCLowell pointed out that “the more recent date is negated by what we know of Egyptian History, and we are thus left with the other”-[3475 BC] as a better candidate for the construction of the Great Pyramid. 7

When considered with the history of the ancient Egyptian ritual of ‘stretching of the cord,” a more complete picture of the descending passage aligned on Alpha Draconis as the pole star came into focus.

Plate. 3 Egyptian “Stretching the Cord” Ceremony at Dendera with God [left] and Pharaoh [right] with headdresses displaying Stellar and Solar motifs.


The text below is inscribed from the Temple of Horus at Edfu with the relief showing “Stretching the CordCeremony. 8

‘I have grasped the stake… I take the measuring cord in the company of Seshat. I consider the progressive movements of the stars. My eye is fixed upon the Bull’s Thigh [Ursa Major]. I count off time … and establish the corners of the Temple‘.

We must realize that the Descending passage and star shafts of the Great Pyramid hold two separate alignments
with the Dragon starThuban at the North Pole. The upper culmination from the northern star shaft of the King’s Chamber aligned with Alpha Draconis, but the star’s lower culmination was marked in the Descending Passage, leading to the pit at the Pyramid ‘s base, as seen below in Plate 4. These dual alignments of the Great Pyramid shafts tell the story of Lucifer’s fall from his glory as the angel of light, to the destruction of his demise in the Descending Passage. As the Plate 4 graphic shows, Alcyone of the Pleiades over the Great Pyramid’s apex aligned via the “Scored lines” inside the Descending Passage, exhibits the archaic capstone rejected from his former glory, indicated by the missing capstone currently vacated from the Great Pyramid’s apex. This is not the end of this story however, as we find with the north shaft of the Queen’s Chamber aligned with the star Kochab in Ursa Minor, in Fig. 4 above. The star nameKochabmeansawaiting him who comes” in reference to the returning Lord Jesus Christ, 9 as the Ascendant Morning Star. As E.W. Bullinger tells us;

When these constellations were formed the Dragon possessed this central point in the heavens, but by its gradual precession along the polar circle, this point upon which all the heavens turn-The Pole star has been removed from the Dragon and is now in the lesser fold [Ursa Minor].”10 The Great Pyramid also recognizes this alignment shift of the pole star in the Queen’s chamber star shaft alignment to Kochab with its associated pole starPolaris  in Ursa Minor.

The precession of the poles indicates Lucifer’s demise, because the pole star has moved in the polar circle from Draco in the dragon’s tail, now residing near Polaris, or Al Ruccaba in the “little flock” of Ursa Minor. The pole star between the feet of the crowned king Cepheus, depicts Jesus Christ in at least two ways. First, as the prominent king, and new Chief Cornerstone, since Cepheus is the crowned king, even as Regulus the king star, is between the feet of Leo, the Lion king of Judah; [Gen.49:8-10]. Cepheus also means ” the branch” and is depicted as a king holding a branch/11 sceptre at the north pole, [Jer. 23:5, 33:15]. Secondly, and with spiritual hindsight, he is the head of his spiritual body, the Church. God put all things under Christ’s feet, indicating his seven-fold lordship over all Creation; [Eph. 1:20-23]. The exception to this, naturally is God Himself, Who Christ ultimately subjects himself to [I Cor. 15:27-28], avoiding the pitfall of Lucifer’s egotistical demise. The Decan of Cepheus depicts the Royal king and redeemer coming quickly to rule, enthroned in the highest, at the northern polar reaches of the heavens. With his scepter in hand and the Northern Pole Star symbolizing all things in Creation under his feet, as seen in the capstone of the Great Pyramid, we have powerful imagery of the Authority and Dominion of the King of Kings. These truths are also majestically depicted in the Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis, with its final alignment of the heels,” in Orion. As the principles of Biblical Astronomy tell us, the star names relate the narrative of each constellation they appear in. There are 19 main stars in Cepheus, three of which we focus on here.

Zech. 6:12-13 “Thus speaks the Lord of Hosts, saying behold the man whose name is the Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the Temple of the Lord.” v. 13 “Even he shall build the Temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”

Here we see the promised seed of the woman clothed in the celestial royalty of absolute dominion over all Creation. The name “Cepheus” has possible Egyptian linguistic roots in “Cheops” or Khufu the Pharoah who is linked to the 1st Pyramid in Orion’s Belt.  In the Dendera ZodiacCepheus is known as Pe-Ku-hor; meaning “one coming to rule,” which ties to the star names below. The 3 primary stars of Cepheus are as follows;

1. Al Deraminhe who comes quickly from the right Arm or Hand of the Father-The Hand of Blessing. [Ps. 16:7-11, 118:14-24]
2. Al Phirk-signifying the Redeemer with the stars of his flocks [Ursa Minor and Ursa Major].
3. Al Rai-The Shepherd who bruises
or breaks. [Ps. 23; and the 7 Redemptive Names of God embodied in the Shepherd.]

Figure 5. Cepheus the Crowned King with “Al Rucabba”- the current Polar Star underfoot. 12

Thus we have the Redeeming Shepherd coming quickly from the right hand of God who bruises or breaks, to redeem his flocks. Two interesting notes regarding these 3 primary stars in the North Celestial Pole area, as the Pole star recedes according to the Precession of the Poles, each of these three brightest stars in Cepheus will inherit the title and function of Pole star, currently occupied by Polaris of Usra Minor. Starting around 4000 AD in 1500 year intervals, these primary stars of Cepheus will occupy the coveted “Pole Position;”

1st  Al Deramin- circa 4000 AD
2nd Al Phirk- circa 5500 AD
3rd Al Rai- circa 7000 AD

The star Al Deramin indicates of the Boundary Stone of the Great Pyramid, as the Pyramid’s Bethlehem Line marks out a highway through the desert wilderness that Israel traveled under Moses to get to the promised land. This Bethlehem Line originates from the 26.3 degree angle of the Ascending and Decsending passages, laid out on the earth’s surface towards Jerusalem. This line remarkably extends through the River Jordan where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, which matches the location where the Israelites crossed this river with the Ark of the Covenant, that parted the waters of this river marking Israel’s entrance into the Promised Land. I have referred to the Great Pyramid as a primary monument and touchstone of the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, that embodies the Covenants of God, written in the Stars, in Scripture, in Stone and Incarnate in the Man Jesus Christ. Secondly, viewing the general pattern of these 3 brightest stars in Cepheus, we find Al Deramin in the upper left shoulder of the King, with the star Al Phirk in the King’s midsection, and Al Rai opposite at the knee, meaning “who bruises or breaks,” conforming to the pattern of Orion’s Belt Stars reflected on the ground, in the Earth’s Equatorial Zone in the Pyramid’s of the Giza Plateau. To strengthen this link between Orion and Cepheus, A star named Al Rai also occurs in Orion. 13

The “Orion Correlation Theory” bases its premise on the astrology of ancient Egypt, not only to support their quite early date of 10,500 BC for the build dates of the Pyramid and the Sphinx, when it aligned with Leo on the Horizon, while the Great Pyramid faced Orion to the South. The idea was Pharaoh’s soul was elevated to the heavens in a ritual apotheosis, as part of a counterfeit afterlife of astrology, based on the lie of an immortal soul. It is only through the redemption of Christ as witnessed in Scripture and the Great Pyramid, that we can meet and fellowship with the Almighty, to join with Him in eternity.

One way we find the Great Pyramid depicting the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs resides in what is known as “Horizon-based astronomy.” The Great Pyramid also aligns with the summer sun as it sets between the Khufu & Khafre pyramids. When these three elements are seen together; the sun between the pyramids, they form the hieroglyph for horizon,” or akhet, in Fig. 6The Great Pyramid is also known as the Horizon of Khufu,” which is evidence that the alignment of the Great Pyramid with the solar path on the ecliptic is also an essential key.

Figure 6. The Egyptian Heiroglyph for the “Horizon” with Lions and woman. 14

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A fascinating example of this is found in Figure 7. below, wherein the center of this graphic the Great Pyramid is aligned to the Horizon sunset of the Rev. 12 sign on 9-20 to 25-2017, when the Sun is clothing Virgo and the Moon is at her feet, also witnesses of Christ’s birth on Sept. 11th 3 BC, in Fig. vii.  As we have held for many years, this is a prophecy for the birth and return of Christ coming in his glory, linked with the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad, that opened 1260 days prior to the Rev. 12 sign of Rosh Hashanah 2017, starting in the Passover Blood Moon on 4-15-2014 of Fig. 7.

Figure 7. The 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad and the Great Pyramid Alignments. 15

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As the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx are the two key-stone witnesses on the Giza Plateau, their coordinated testimony established not only the tenets of the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, but also for Saints today. With the ancient testimony of the Great Sphinx embodied in Virgo, the woman’s headwith Leo the Lion’s body, as the Alpha and Omega signs of the Mazzaroth facing the eastern autumnal equinox, the Sphinx’ gaze directs us to the setting Sun in Virgo, as pictured with the Pyramid’s horizon view also towards Virgo. This is a clear example of the tandem testimony of the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid established in the graphic in Fig. 8. below. If we can imagine in Fig. 8, the Pyramid facing the Sunset on the left, seen above in Fig. 7 & 9 with the Pyramid in the center of this graphic and the horizontal line pointing to the sunset in Virgo at the horizon, as the Decsending & Ascending Passages of the Pyramid are aligned on the two stellar elements of the Celestial Sphinx in Fig. 8 –Virgo below the Horizon and Leo above it. This links back to Peter’s Sermon on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:17-21, where Jon Nessle taught us that in v. 20 where; “The sun shall be turned into darkness and the Moon into blood before the great and notable day of the Lord come,” first refers to solar and lunar eclipses that don’t take place together as the Science confirms, thus as this does not refer to literal truth, it must be figurative. As solar and lunar eclipses depict the Moon on opposite sides of the earthit represents a “juxtaposition of 2 extremes,” which in Figures of Speech is calledMerism. This figure illustrates a combination of two contrasting words or subjects that refer to an entirety. Since this Merismos in Acts 2:20 is celestial in nature, the entirety referred to is different kinds Celestial signs, not only Solar and Lunar eclipses, that take place before the Lord’s Return. 16 As long as we keep this in mind as we view these celestial signs, we will be on safe ground of not trying to date set the Lord’s Return.

The Fig. 7 graphic above not only shows the Great Pyramid’s orientation towards the setting Sun on the horizon, but also its relation to the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad; 1260 days before the 9/23-25/2017 sign of Rev. 12:1-2, in Leo and Virgo. [Joel 2:30-32]. The first Blood Moon of this Tetrad-the Passover lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 occurred at a key location in the heavens near the star Spica in Virgo. Jesus as the Seed of the Woman became the perfect sacrifice for all mankind on Passover. He was the ear of grain that died so that life could abound. Spica in Hebrew is Zerah meaning “seed”–the offspring of God, and its the same word found in the first prophecy of the Promised Seed in Gen. 3:15. Thus it is the perfect precursor to the Jupiter-Spica triple conjunction that occurred in Virgo’s womb, leading to Jupiter’s birthing in 2017.

Fig. 8 provides a close-up view of the Ascending Passage alignment of Venus the Bright and Morning Star with Regulus the King star in the heart of Leo the Lion of Judah. These bodies are aligned at 26.3 degrees of the Christ Angle of both the Ascending and Descending Passages of the Pyramid, in tandem witness with the two signs of the Great Sphinx-Virgo and Leo, on the evening of 9-20-2017Rosh Hashanah, leading into the Feast of Trumpets on 9/21/17.  This singular celestial alignment with a cluster of Heavenly signs on Hebrew Holidays has never happened before in history! In this way, the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx establish the astronomical and Scriptural witness of the Sept. 11th, 3 BC date for Christ’s birth marked by the Rev. 12 sign, with uniquely riveting evidence.

As we can see in Fig. 8 below the Ascending star shaft of the Great Pyramid is aligned to Regulus and Venus in Leo, while below the horizon the Descending Passage is aligned to the King planet Jupiter in Virgo. Here we not only have a separate corroboration of the Celestial Sphinx from the Great Pyramid, but we find too a rendition of the 3rd level of Virgo’s Crown, pointed out in these Rosh Hashanah alignments of the Great Pyramid! Virgo is figuratively Crowned with the Great Pyramid capped off with the Capstone, providing some foresight towards her future glory in the Marriage Supper of the LambAs this sign of Rev. 12 formed on Sept. 23, 2017, Jupiter was in Virgo’s womb for 400 days [40 x 10], leading to its birth.

Figure 8. Kings Chamber Star Shaft and Descending Passage Star alignments on Sept. 20-21, 2017. 17

 

As these Rosh Hashanah alignments took place in shafts and passages built into the Great Pyramid leading to the Rev. 12 sign on 9-23-17 prophesying of, and witnessing to Jesus Christ, there is another Pyramid alignment that occurred at this same time that we also need to recognize. In Fig. 9 below we find a vertical alignment due North through the Pyramid’s apex and missing Capstone on the Star Al Nitak, the “buckle” of Orion’s Belt. This alignment also took place at dawn on the morning prior to Rosh Hashanah in 2017. As we may recall this star Al Nitak meansthe wounded one” in the decan of Orion. Al Nitak’s position among the three belt stars of Orion is mirrored in the sky as the Great Pyramid is found on Earth, as the first of the other two Pyramids of Giza. Al Nitak as the “wounded one” agrees with Saiph the name of a star in one of Orion’s legs. In Orion’s other leg with foot raised, the vivid star named Rigel, meaning “the foot that crushes,” is pictured as it is crushing the enemy. The main star in Orion’s wounded leg is “Saiph” the same word for “bruised found in Ophiuchus’ heel star being stung by the Scorpion as it is found in the LXX of Gen. 3:15. 18 It is also noteworthy that at Christ’ birth, Al Nitak was seen at an angle of 51.51 degrees above the horizon of Bethlehem. This also reflects the geometry of the Great Pyramid, with the angle of each of its 4 sloped sides also being 51.51 degrees. Al Nitak thus embodies the Great Pyramid. 19

Figure 9. The Great Pyramid Apex alignments to Al Nitak of Orion’s Belt. 20

This narrative is uncovered as we notice the original meaning of ancient star names marked by the Great PyramidAl Nitak of Orion means the “wounded one,” referring to Christ’s sacrifice laying down his life in his first advent, as we saw in the Gen. 3:15 axis. This heliacal rising of Al Nitak, not only coincided with the meridian passage of Kochab of Ursa Minor, meaning-“waiting for him who comes,” in reference to the Second Coming of Christ, but it takes place  with the Sunrise in Virgo at dawn on Rosh Hashanah of 2017, the anniversary of Christ’s birth on Sept. 11th, 3BC. seen in Fig. 9 above. Even as these Rev. 12 heavenly signs appeared in 2017, with these alignment signs of the Great Pyramid, we will find similar Pyramid signs again in the years 2028, and 2047. 21 This prophecy of the Sonrise of the Ages inspires us to prepare for the victorious return of Christ when he defeats and crushes the dragon enemy with a fatal head blow, seen also in the star pictures of the Gen. 3:15 axis.

Thus far we have noted key apex Pyramid alignments with Al Nitak-the lead star on Orion’s Belt, on Rosh Hashanah of 2017, in Fig. 9 above on the anniversary of Christ’ birth on 9-11-3 BC. Secondly, the Scored lines in the Pyramid’s Descending Passage were aligned to the star Alcyone of the Pleiades- the foundation star. This is a second apex alignment of the Great Pyramid. While inside the Descending Passage, ProfSmyth found twoScored Lines,” pointing north over the Pyramid’s summit at right angles.

Smyth’s calculations showed, that as Thuban was on the meridian below the pole, the Pleiades star cluster was on the meridian above the pole, at the vernal equinox. 22 The Pleiades were aligned over the Pyramid’s apex unified with the “Scored Lines” in the Descending Passage that pointed up above, the Pyramid’s apex to the star Alcyone, the central star in the Pleiades. Smyth’s notable discovery; linking the Descending Passage alignment on the Pole Star (Alpha Draconis), with theScored Lines,” to the Pyramid’s apex at Alcyone, was another way of illustrating the transition between the fallen Morning Star to the new Ascendant Morning StarJesus Christ. This shows us how Lucifer’s former position as the central star [Alcyone], among the seven angelic ruling stars of heaven in the 1st Heaven and Earth, as seen in Plate 4 below, was lost due to his failed insurrection against the Almighty.

Even as the foundations of the First Heaven and Earth, were embodied in Lucifer the fallen archangel of light, the “cornerstone” of Job 38:6, so they are now in Christ [Isa. 28:16-17, Eph. 2:20-22]. The Hebrew word for “foundations” [H3245-yacad] means to lay, fix a foundation, established and ordained, with the idea of fixing something firmly.23 As we live now in the 2nd Heaven and Earth, so we look forward to the 3rd Heaven and Earth wherein dwells righteousness, [Job 26:7, Ps. 89:11, 102:26, 104:5-9, 48:13, 51:13-16]. Unlike the foundations of the 1st two Heavens and Earth, those of the 3rd will never change, because the dominant authority and power of the Chief Cornerstone is Christ, and his spiritual body of the Church is everlasting.

Plate 4. Alcyone of the Pleiades star cluster over the apex of the Great Pyramid. 24

Some added historical perspective on the Pleiades star cluster here would be helpful. There are some references to the Pleiades in ancient China related to their Lunar Zodiac. The Lunar Zodiac was first referenced in China under Emporer Yao in the 23rd Century BC. In China’s astronomical records, the Pleiades star cluster was among the earliest of Lunar houses on record, dating to 2357 BC, when the star Alcyone in the Pleiades was near the vernal equinox. 25 The 7 stars of this famed cluster as we have seen are named in Job [9:9, 38:31] and were referred to collectively as a “heap or accumulation, and the congregation of the judge or ruler.26 They are also referenced in Rev. 1 as a mystery.” 

Rev. 1:20
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

The Pleiades Star Cluster
[AAO Photograph]

Here we can see how the Ascended Jesus Christ as the chief Cornerstone unifies the seven stars-ruling angels in his right hand. At the same time he also unifies the 7 churches of men which are part of his spiritual body. This confirms the idea that the returning Christ as the Chief Cornerstone, fulfilling the place of the missing capstone, completes the full and perfect structure of the Great Pyramid. In this way, Christ completes the building of his Church and his spiritual body, integrated with his spiritual rule over the angelic realms.

As we noted with the star shaft alignments of the Great Pyramid in Figure 4 above, the alignment of the Great Pyramid’s Southern shaft of the King’s Chamber on the initial star of Orion’s beltAl Nitak, not only supports the idea of an Orion Correlation Theory, but even from a strict logistical viewpoint, it would be logical to put the Great Pyramid first in line on the axis of the plateau, as the first part of the master plan, mirroring Al Nitak as the first star on Orion’s Belt. This belt consists of three aligned stars, named Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. With the astronomical aspects of a Giza masterplan based on Orion’s Belt, we are very interested to check the biblical references to see what our view of Biblical Astronomy can tell us on this subject. This will be the subject of Part 2 of this study next month.

He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.” [Rev. 1:16]

This reference in Rev. 1:16 is certainly reminiscent of the helical rising of the 7 stars of the Pleiades, as these 7 stars preceded the dawning of the sunrise, both astronomically and spiritually reflecting the fall of the Angelic Morning Star, and the Rise of the Ascendant Morning Star-Jesus Christ. As we recognize the spiritual details of these events, we can find our own part in the body of Christ, to fulfill to the Glory of God in Christ in us!

God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’


Footnotes

1. https://www.ancient-code.com/15-facts-that-prove-the-great-pyramid-of-giza-was-built-by-an-extremely-advanced-ancient-civilization/
2. Plate 1 Picture credit [www.pinterest.com]
3. Plate 2 Picture credit. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, p.46 Peter Thompkins
4. http://ancients-bg.com/the-sacral-geometry-of-the-great-pyramid/
5. http://www.geoman.com/jim/pyramid.html
6. Burnham’s Celestial Handbook, p. 863. Robert Burnham
7. IBID
8. http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/
9. Witness of the Stars, p. 153, E.W. Bullinger
10. IBID
11. IBID, p, 103
12. IBID
13. Witness of the Stars, p. 127, E.W. Bullinger
14. Picture Credit. “Horizon hieroglyph.” Pinterest.com
15. Fig. 7 picture credit. [watchfortheday.org]
16.  Tune-in Tuesday teaching; 6-29-21 “Living Looking Up“-Jon Nessle
17. Fig. 8 picture credit, [watchfortheday.org].
18. Witness of the Stars, p. 127, E.W. Bullinger
19. http://www.7witnesses.com/uploads/3/8/9/3/38938293/7_heavenly_witnesses_great_pyramid_rosh_hashanah_2017.pdf
20. Fig. 9 picture credit, [endtimesforecaster.blogspot.com].
21. IBID
22. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, p. 88. Peter Thompkins.
23. Strong’s Concordance,  [H3245-yacad], James Strong.
24. Plate 4 picture credit, [Dream-prohecy@blogspot.com]
25. Star Lore Myths Legends and Facts, p. 409 William Tyler Olcott
26. Witness of the Stars, p. 121, E.W. Bullinger

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