Blood Moon Lunar-Solar Eclipses and the Lord’s Feasts [Part II.]

History of Biblical Astronomy
Biblical Astronomy of the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle

Summary of Blood Moon Lunar-Solar Eclipses and the Lord’s Feasts [Part I.]

The first installment of this study focused on many levels of the Menorah pattern of 7, related to the Lord’s Feasts and holy days. When viewed in the context of the Blood Moon Tetrads, the Menorah takes on new light culminating in the Blood Moons of 2014-2015.

Picking up from key elements in the first part of this study of the Blood Moon Tetrads linked to the Lord’s Feast’s over the last 2000 years, we noted important ties to agricultural aspects of the 7 Feasts of the Lord, and their relation to the harvest of certain crops. Within the structure of the Lord’s 7 O.T. Feasts, the Hebrew Calendar focused on three of these sacred feasts, all commemorating the celebration of an important harvest. The first harvest was celebrated in Nisan during the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the barley harvest, when a sheaf of barley was brought to the Priest for the wave offering of the first-fruits of the harvest. This was the first day the Hebrews began counting the 7 weeks toward Pentecost. During our current Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, the next heavenly sign that occurs on a Hebrew Feast will be a total Solar Eclipse, taking place on Nisan 1 of 2015. This represents the center of this Blood Moon Tetrad, initiating the sacred year of the Hebrew Calendar. The 2nd harvest observance was the wheat harvest at Pentecost, 50 days later. The third harvest was the Feast of Tabernacles in the middle of the 7th month. This final harvest of the year included the grape harvest, ending the agricultural year before winter. As these three feasts of the Lord were celebrated during three separate harvests, they also celebrated three great events in the history of Israel. First, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, celebrated Israel’s Exodus from the bondage of Egypt. The second, Pentecost was recognized by Hebrews to mark the time God first revealed the Law to Israel at Mount Sinai. The third feast, the Feast of Tabernacles was a 7-day feast commemorating God’s watchful care of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness forty years. [Levi. 23] As we have just witnessed the final harvest Moon, as a  Blood Moon on the Feast of Tabernacles in October of 2014, we can see the continuance of God’s watchful care for Israel during their current war with Hamas. This war will eventually escalate to a situation where Israel is surrounded by her enemies, intent on wiping her off the map, but Almighty God will intervene to save Israel and destroy those enemy nations coming against her.

Four Blood Moons

The 40 years of Israel’s wandering in the wilderness depicted not only God’s care for His chosen people, but also God’s righteous judgment on Israel for their stiff-necked defiance. God’s plan of redemption was structured around these feasts illustrating future events in Bible prophecy, related to how these feasts are fulfilled in the ministry of Christ as Prophet, Priest and King. The feast of Unleavened Bread shows the resurrection of Christ as the first-fruits from the dead, [I Cor. 15:20-23]. The wheat harvest of the Feast of Pentecost illustrates the giving of the holy spirit on the Day of Pentecost, when the apostles and believers initially spoke in tongues. The Feast of Tabernacles depicts the resurrection of the just and unjust, in the harvest at the end of the world.1 This is being highlighted by the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 especially in last harvest Moons, as Blood Moons during the Feast of Tabernacles in both years, emphasized during the Jubilee year of 2015.

There were 7 weeks of counting, that linked Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread with Pentecost. At the time of the first Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, Israel left the bondage of Egypt. A major transition point during the Exodus was the giving of the Law at Sinai, to which Pentecost became linked. The last Passover embodied in Jesus Christ. symbolizes not only Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, but the Church’s Exodus from death and bondage to the OT Law. The current Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, conspicuously marks the Passover feasts of both these years in the last Blood Moon Tetrad that will not take place again on Hebrew feasts or holy days, for the next 500 years!! Christ’s redeeming work led to Pentecost in 28 AD, when the new birth first became available, and the gift of holy spirit was poured out as prophesied by Joel [Joel 2:28-31], starting a new spiritual administration, the Age of Grace. Christ was resurrected at the first harvest during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as the first-fruits from the dead. At Pentecost in 28 AD, the believers were made a harvest, manifesting the first-fruits of the holy spirit as they spoke in tongues for the first time; [Rom. 8:23]. Believer’s in the age of Grace having the first-fruits of the spirit, meet Christ in the air in his victorious return for his Saints, gathering us together, [I Thess. 4:14-17]. Christians during the current end times are warned by a series of Blood Moon Tetrads, among other heavenly signs, leading to the last days prior to our gathering together unto the Lord. The final, and complete harvest will be at the return of Christ with his Saints, when the enemies of God are vanquished, and remaining believers are resurrected. God’s Word describes this as the harvest at the end of the world.2 [Matt. 13:38-39]

   As the first-fruits from the dead, Jesus Christ is the crown of God’s spiritual harvest, being resurrected at the first harvest during the feast of Unleavened Bread. At the very time of offering the first-fruits according to Leviticus 23:10-11, Jesus Christ furnished himself as the first-fruits from the dead, the first in a long line of believers who will conquer death. The perfect coordination of the luni-solar celestial cycles with the Lord’s Feasts as we have seen in the Blood Moon Tetrads during the Age of Grace, shows the undeniable witness of the Creator’s Hand behind these events, according to His perfect foreknowledge. The apparent consummation of these Blood Moon Tetrads seems to be taking place at the posting of this Blood Moon blog in the fall of 2014, leading into the Jubilee year of 2015. The sooner the followers of both Christianity and Judaism recognize that Christ fulfilled every aspect of the 1st three of the Lord’s Feasts and the Old Testament Law, the more prepared we will be for his immanent return.

   Jesus Christ fulfilled the OT Law as a result of his first appearance in his ministry to Israel, including the first set of three feasts, opening the way for Pentecost in 28 AD. “When the Day of Pentecost was fully come…” [Acts 2:1a], which had been in process for centuries prior, the way was finally cleared for the holy spirit new birth to be shared with humanity. Now we stand at the threshold of the Lord’s long awaited return when he will fulfill the second set of three feasts of the Lord leading to the feast of Tabernacles as seen in the Hebrew calendar.

One aspect in the celestial relationship to these feasts is seen clearly in connection with the Book of Ruth. This short story in the OT Bible record holds great insight for our understanding of the Lord’s Feasts, as they relate to the 1st and second appearances of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ruth was a Gentile woman, of the Moabites, who by God’s Grace and Mercy was included in the Royal genealogy of King David. Ruth 2:11-12 records Boaz’ high opinion of Ruth and her reward, for her trust under the Hand of the God of Israel. Ruth came to Bethlehem with Naomi, at the start of the Barley harvest [Ruth 1:22 to 2:22], and gleaned in the fields of Boaz till the end of the Barley and Wheat harvests, [Ruth 2:23]. Following this she obeys Naomi’s instruction to go to Boaz, activating her right of the eastern custom called kinsman redeemer. Since Boaz was part of Naomi’s family, and both Ruth and Naomi’s husbands had died, it became Boaz’ right to take Ruth in marriage, if a closer kinsman didn’t activate this right ahead of him. Ruth 3:9 shows how Ruth presented herself to Boaz and how he covered her with his cloak, signifying his acceptance and protection of her in their resulting impending marriage.

As we consider the skies during this time of year in Israel, its instructive to realize Virgo’s position during this harvest season. When viewed historically, we find astronomers as early as Caesius, linking Virgo with Ruth gleaning in the fields of Boaz.3 Annually we can see Virgo’s position mirroring the harvest seasons as follows. Virgo arises in the East during the Barley harvest and Wave Offering, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Virgo at Sunset on September 11th 3 BC, marking Christ’s Birth.

virgo at sunset on september 11th 3 bc

   Virgo is at zenith, the highest point in the sky during early evening at the start of the Wheat harvest, during the Pentecost Feast. Finally, Virgo is setting in the early evening western skies of the latter harvest, during the Feast of Tabernacles. As we find in the graphic above, this matches Virgo’s position on the eve of September 11th, in 3 BC!4 We should be reminded that this was the period when the Sun was clothing Virgo, giving us a beautiful link to Boaz spreading his cloak over Ruth, as a figurative sign of his acceptance and protection of her. Since Boaz was part of the royal genealogy leading to the Christ, the Sun of Righteousness and the light of the world, enlightening Virgo is truly a beautiful celestial figure aligning with this Scriptural truth. It also embodies the Bridegroom [Ps. 19:5], as Christ, clothing his Bride-Israel, a figure of the marriage supper of the Lamb, all foreshadowed in Boaz redeeming his kins-woman Ruth! This Marriage Supper of the Lamb will occur during the Feast of Tabernacles, while the latter harvest relates to the 14th day of this seventh month of Tishri.

   Also, when the Gentile Ruth came to Bethlehem, the birthplace of both David and Jesus and was allowed by God’s Grace, to share in the Lord’s royal genealogy, she was a forerunner of the Gentile Magi who came to Bethlehem as the first Gentiles to recognize the promised seed. Remember that it was his starJupiter in Virgo leading the Magi to Bethlehem, following their meeting with Herod. The graphic below depicts, not only the 12 signs of the Hebrew Zodiac in the center of this Temple scene, quartered in the four points of the compass or the Cardinal directions, but also the Tabernacle with Menorahs in the upper box, along with the women, as Ruth gleaning in the fields during harvest time, in the lower box.

Temple Zodiac Floor Mosaic
Hebrew Temple Zodiac

   This perspective on the Book of Ruth gives us a panoramic view of the Biblical harvest feasts in light of the celestial events surrounding the birth of Christ. We can see that these harvest feasts were first addressed to Israel in the Old Testament, with important applications to the Blood Moon Tetrads in the Age of Grace marking the victorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we recognize Jesus Christ; as the master key to unlocking God’s Word, both written in the heavens and in Scripture, our understanding of the majesty of God’s Word and Works to and for man, is enlightened at new levels of understanding that God has opened to us.

Hebrew timekeeping is based on the Creator’s system regulated by the celestial cycles of the Sun, Moon and Stars according to [Gen. 1:14-17]. As we have already seen, the 12 signs/months of the Hebrew Zodiac directly relate to the 12 tribes of Israel, as Israel is enlightened by this 12-fold light of God. The Creator spun the stars and planets in their orbits in the heavens, to shed light upon the earth according to this 12-fold symmetry. We have also seen how the 50-year pattern of Hebrew Jubilees is based on the golden section, or phi ratio which governs the growth life of the plant, animal and human kingdoms on earth. These agricultural and biological growth cycles are in turn ruled by the cycles of Sunlight via photosynthesis in plants, indicating light’s dominion over the four kingdoms of life on the earth. Photosynthesis is possible due to another 12-fold symmetry found in the chlorophyll molecule, a life-giver for the agricultural and biological life kingdoms that transforms light into organic substance. Is it a coincidence that the spectrum’s of light and sound are also built on 12-fold symmetries? Not at all, since God is light and in Him is no darkness at all, and the sound of His Spoken Word at Creation reverberates throughout all Creation since the Beginning, as the basis of what holds it all together. Thus it is fitting that this symmetry is carried to the harvest seasons of the Hebrew Calendar and the 7 feasts of the Lord associated with these harvest celebrations.


1. Jesus Christ our Passover, VP Wierwille, ppg. 407-408
2. Jesus Christ our Passover, VP Weirwille, p. 409
3. Star Lore, Myths, Legends and Facts. William Tyler Olcott, p. 385.
4. Graphic Credit from Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, VP Wierwille



Blood Moon Lunar-Solar Eclipses and The Lord’s Feasts [Part I.]

History of Biblical Astronomy

Biblical Astronomy of the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle

Isa. 9:6-7 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called wonderful counselor, the mighty god, the everlasting father, the prince [sar] of peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it and to establish it with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.

Jesus Christ is the Prince [SarH8269] of Peace. Christ is the only one who has ever brought true peace to the world, and without the birth of Christ peace is not possible. Continuing our study of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, we can see how the Blood Moons fit into the heavenly signs and feasts of the Lord that the Creator has employed, marking the victorious Return of the Christ-the Prince of Peace. Before believers can truly claim the eternal peace that God has set aside for His Children, we must vanquish our spiritual and human adversaries, and once and for all grasp the victory in the war that has been raging through the ages. The Blood Moons symbolize this war which has been fought on the battlefields of Israel physically, and spiritually against the princes of the darkness of this world. [Eph. 6:12]

The Babylonian word “Sar” is doubtlessly related to the Hebrew word [sar *H8269] of the same spelling, meaning; “prince, captain, chief, ruler, leader, head.”1 The word has retained this meaning even in modern usage, as in the Tsar of all the Russias. As a testimony to what may have been based on the first human language, “Aesar” is a word for “God” in both, Icelandic and Irish, “Osar” in Egypt like “Osiris” was the prince. The English word “sir,” and the Roman “Ceasar” are also traceable to this root. In Isaiah 9:6, a great prophecy of the promised seed, its applied to the Christ as Sar-Shalom; the Prince of Peace, who will bring peace to all Creation [Eph. 2:11-18], as a result of his glorious return, marked by the prophetic Blood Moons. It is also used of Prince Moses in Exodus 2:16.

 According to Hislop, The Chaldean version of this word; “Zer,” meaning “to encompass” gives us not only the idea of the mathematical concept in English for: “Zero signified by a circle among the Chaldeans,” but also Zero; “the seed.” Further, it relates to the Hebrew word zera [*H2233] used in reference to Jesus Christ the promised seed in Genesis 3:15. Thus the Chaldean word for the “woman’s promised seed” was “Zero-ashta,” also the basis of the name Zoroaster.2 Notably, the Zoroastrian prophetic writings in the Zend-Avesta, predicted the return of Zoroaster, the savior who renewed all existence in preparation for the Last Judgment. References to the woman’s promised seed here relate to an article [The Celestial Prelude of Signs Revealing the Birth of Christ] on our Blood Moon Blog, and our site; “The General Sign of the Celestial Prelude.” [read more]

  Hislop goes on to say: “As he who by the Chaldeans was regarded as the great Seed was looked upon as the Sun incarnate, and as the emblem of the Sun was a circle, the hieroglyphic relation between zero; “the circle,” and zero; “the seed” was easily established.”3

Another view of the meaning of the Hebrew word for prince; “sar,is Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace and Creation embodying “the sum of creation, [Isa. 9:6]. Rosh ha-Shanah on Tishri 1, was the “head” of the Hebrew calendar as New Year’s day and Jesus’ birthday, the first day of the fifty-year cycle of Hebrew Jubilees. Isaiah’s prophecy of the birth of Christ above, followed the basic temporal pattern of the holy days and feasts of Israel’s sacred calendar, set up by the Heavenly Father from the beginning. As we continue our study of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, we will see how the Hebrew Feasts and Holy days form the basis of the temporal and stellar patterns upon which God structured both appearances of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ on the Earth.

The Four Cardinal Points
Christ as Prince of Creation

In the prophecy of the “Great Wonder” in Rev. 12:1, the feet of the woman, Virgo are found at the intersection of the ecliptic and the Celestial Equator, also known as the autumnal equinox, one of the so-called 4 “pillars of heaven,” the four Cardinal points pictured above. This celestial point was generally marked on the Hebrew calendar during the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot, that occurred later during Tishri, the 7th Month of their year. With the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, the endtime emphasis on the Lord’s Feasts has been brought home to us in no uncertain terms with multiple Blood Moons marking the Feasts and Holy days on Israel’s Calendar. It is interesting to realize that a great majority of Blood Moons that occurred in the current Age of Grace, over the last 2000 years are usually found near this part of the sky, close to Spica in Virgo. This gives a clue to the heavenly signs marking the second coming of Christ, as we would expect them to resemble the blueprint of signs marking Jesus’ Birth, within the added context of the Blood Moon Tetrads on the Lord’s Feasts. In this light, there are notable Blood Moon lunar eclipses that took place surrounding the heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC, that we will take a closer look at, but first we must grasp the critical importance of the feast of Tishri 1, the sacred seventh month, as it is revealed in the following reference from Alfred Edersheim:

“Just as age was reckoned from Tishri 1 to Tishri 1, so were the regnal years of Judean Kings. The blowing of trumpets of Rams Horns was also part of the coronation ceremony of these Judean Kings.” 4

Thus the start of Jesus’ reign as King of Kings is marked on his birthday of Tishri 1, the “Day of Trumpets.” The significance of the King’s Coronation tied to Rosh Hashannah, New Years Day and the head of Israel’s calendar, is that Jesus as the King of Kings presides over all temporal, civil and sacred matters as the King-High Priest of Israel. God also marked this coronation in the heavens with the triple conjunction of the King planet Jupiter with the King star Regulus in Leo during 3-2 BC, based on Jupiter’s retrograde motion. Thus, his birth on this key day in Hebrew timekeeping was foreordained by God, to fit the pattern of 7 primary Hebrew Feast and holy days of their sacred calendar, since before the foundations of the world. This critical date on the calendar of Israel is perfectly synchronized to mark Jesus’ birthday on New Years Day, Tishri 1, 3 BC. Thus it is fitting that a majority of Blood Moons would occur near this area in Virgo, symbolizing Israel, close to Spica-Al Zemach, marking the only begotten Son and offspring of God the Father. We can see the wisdom in understanding the dual significance of the Revelation 12 prophecy, as it not only applies to Jesus’ first appearance with his birth and sufferings, but also his victorious return in Glory. Almighty God has mirrored the heavenly signs marking the birth of Jesus Christ, 2000 years later in the Lunar light of the Blood Moon Tetrads and Israel’s gathering as a nation, to set the stage for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

double square rectangle
Sacredc Geometry of the Double Square Rectangle

Since the months of the Hebrew calendar were lunar, based on the sighting of the new moon, the order of the lunar and solar cycles set the basis for the signs marking the birth of Christ. The Prince of PeaceSar-zero symbolized in the Sun, embodied the promised “great seed” [Mal. 4:2], on at least seven levels; 3 of which are the ecliptic where upon the sun travels [Psalm 19:4-6], the moon-its (saros cycle), all within the circle that “encompasses” the heavens within the “bubble universe.” The numbers highlighting the Jubilee cycle [Levi. 25:4,8] combine 7, 12 and 50which are at the core of God’s division of Space-Time into days and nights. We find the roots of His “sacred geometry” in the famous 3-4-5 triangle, popularized in the ancient world by the Pythagoreans, but applied long before by Elohim the Creator and “Great Geometer,” as the Pythagoreans named Him. The affinity between the numbers 7 and 12 is found in this unique triangle because the sum of 3 + 4 provides the number of days in the week of Creation, the master-plan of all 7-day weeks to follow. It also numbers the 7 Spiritual Administrations making up all time. This relates back to the Biblical Hebrew root of “seven” [savah]; meaning to be full, satisfied and to have enough, indicated by God resting from His work in Creation, on the 7th-Sabbath day. This speaks to the perfection of God’s Creation, upon its completion, showing us the roots of the concept of the Sabbath day of rest.

The sum of 3+4+5 gives us the number of 12 Months in a year, relating to the signs of the zodiac and the 12 tribes of Israel. The sum of it’s square’s gives us the number 50 related to Pentecost and the Hebrew Jubilee. When we multiply 3 x 4 x 5 it equals the base 60 numerical standard underlying the Precession of the Equinoxes, ordering of all Space-Time in Creation. The graphic above shows the relation of the 3-4-5 triangle to the double square rectangle found not only in the dimensions of the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid, but also is the basis and ground plan of the Hebrew Tabernacle and Temple.

The number 7 is a hallmark for God’s organization of temporal matters in Creation. It indicates the signature of the Hand of the Creator and His spiritual perfection incorporated in His Intelligent Design of Creation. It is the Living God speaking by way of His Words and His Works. Like the stamped seal of His signet ring, the number 7 is water-marked regularly in the divine division of His times and seasons. There were first seven days in the Sabbath Week of Creation and seven times these seven days began Israel’s counting to Pentecost. As Tishri, the holiest month of Israel’s Calendar is the seventh, so the seventh year is the Sabbatical Year, making the sacred order of God’s temporal division plain. Seven times these seven years brings us unto the fiftieth year of the Jubilee in Israel. Some have wisely considered the candlestick or Menorah, to be a sacred symbol of seven, not only of the Sabbath week of Creation, but also the 7 stars of the 7 angels of the 7 churches, and their epistles, as Rev. 1:20 teaches. As we will see, this pattern of 7 continues with the structure and services of the Temple and Tabernacle, since they are symbols in miniature of the pattern of heavenly things, [Heb. 8:5].


As we find the Menorah pattern of 7, underlying the structure of the Hebrew Calendar, so we also find its order in the pattern of 7 major Feasts of the Lord. However, this order of 7, also known as a “septenary order,” is not just a singular order, but it is emphasized on multiple levels, as we will see in the progression of the Lord’s Feasts. As the central candlestick of the Menorah has three branches on either side, so we find also the pattern of 7 Feasts of the Lord. These feasts begin with Passover, Unleavened Bread, then First-fruits. We find the feast of Pentecost representing the the central candlestick of the Menorah, as the fourth feast, with three feasts on either side in the calendar. Next is the Feast of Trumpets, followed by the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Since Pentecost was 7 weeks from First-fruits, this is a Sabbath of Sabbaths [7×7] or 49 days, with the 50th day being Pentecost. This makes Pentecost a High Holy Day, or a special Sabbath, standing central and apart from the other feasts, as we find in the Menorah’s structure. This has many times been associated with God giving the OT Law to Moses on Mt. Sinai, and since the Holy Spirit was first poured out on the apostles and believers on the Day of Pentecost in 28 AD, it symbolizes the work and 7 manifestations of  Holy Spirit in the OT; [Isa. 11:1-3] with nine manifestations in the New Testament, [I Cor. 12:7-11]. Notably, the Day of Pentecost is seen as a transition from the Administration of Christ to the Grace Administration, where the spiritual new birth of believer’s first became available, witnessed in as they spoke in tongues. [Joel 2:28-31, Acts 2:2-4, 16-20]
We can see this emphasis again with the Feast of Tabernacles, as the seventh feast in the 7th month, lasting 7 days, depicting a completion of spiritual perfection [7x7x7], which was the most joyous of the Hebrew Feasts celebrated at the end of the harvest season, also known as the Feast of In-gathering. The spiritual completion of the Believer will also be witnessed in the 7th Administration of Final Paradise. [Rev. 21]

Along with seven, twelve & fifty, (phi) 1.618, the numerical ratio of the golden section, has been found to govern botanical, animal and human growth cycles relating to the Hebrew harvests seasons marked in their calendar. These agricultural growth cycles are in turn governed by the cycles of the Sunlight via photosynthesis in plants, indicating the dominion of light over the four kingdoms of life on the earth. Many of the Lord’s feasts were associated with the harvest of certain crops. Even as Pentecost was held at the end of the wheat harvest, so the Feast of First-Fruits was held on the 16th of the Hebrew month Abib, on the 2nd day during the week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, upheld by bringing a barley sheaf to the Priest, as barley was the first grain to ripen. If the offering of the first fruits was holy and accepted by God, then it signified that the the balance of the offering was acceptable also. Edersheim also makes reference to the significance of the number 7 in Hebrew time reckoning:

 “The Sabbath is the seventh of days; seven weeks after the commencement of the ecclesiastical year is the Feast of Pentecost; the seventh month is more sacred than the rest, its “firstborn” or New Moon being not only devoted to the Lord like those of other months, but specially celebrated as the “Feast of Trumpets,” while three other festivals occur within its course, the Feast of Tabernacles, its Octave, and the Day of Atonement. Similarly each seventh year is Sabbatical, and after seven times seven years comes that of Jubilee.”(emphasis mine)

This not only points out the recognition God is focusing on the Hebrew calendar with the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, but it also points out the relationship between Tishri 1, the day of trumpets and the birth of Christ. Every 7th or Sabbatical year also commenced on the Day of Atonement during Tishri, the sacred 7th month. According to Dr. Martin, the year of 27-28 AD, Jesus’ 30th year, was the year he opened his ministry to Israel, was also a Sabbatical Year.6 Just as 2015 is a Sabbatical year, a year of rest and restoration for the land and soil, so also was the Jubilee, which was heralded by a chorus of trumpets. What better year than a Sabbatical year could there be for Jesus to carry out his ministry? What better day could there be for the renewal of Creation, than the birthday of the promised seed enacting its recovery? 28 A.D. was also the year that Jesus was resurrected and in this “year of our Lord,” Christ Jesus proved his Lordship over both the Sabbaths of days and years, for example by working seven healing miracles on seven Sabbath Days of rest during his ministry to Israel. Even as we found, the Feast of Tabernacles emphasized as the 7th feast of the Lord, during the 7-day week of this feast during Tishri, the 7th month so we see a similar emphasis with a Sabbath of healing Sabbath miracles, proving that he is indeed the Lord of the Sabbath.

These 7 Sabbath Healing Miracles are recorded as follows:

Matt. 12:9
Mark 1:21
Mark 1:29
Luke 13:11
Luke 14:2
John 5:8
John 9:14


1. Strong’s Concordance [note on H8269] James Strong
2. The Two Babylon’s, Alexander Hislop
4. The Temple, Alfred Edersheim
6. The Star that Astonished the World. Earnest Martin

Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses of October 2014

Birth of Christ
Lunar and Solar Eclipses of October 2014

As a follow-up to the Blood Moon Eclipse on October 8th 2014, there is a Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23rd. The Blood Moon Eclipse took place on the Feast of Tabernacles, but the solar eclipse is not linked to any Hebrew Feast or holy day during the month. In our latest blog post just prior to the Blood Moon Lunar eclipse, we began our study in Revelation 12 regarding the first wonder” or heavenly sign pertaining to the “Woman [Virgo] clothed with the Sun, with the Moon at her feet,” depicting the signs marking the birth of Christ on September 11th 3BC. Some important added details regarding the October 8th Blood Moon lunar eclipse involves recognition that the Draconid Meteor Showers also took place on October 8th and 9th. Usually, the bright light of the full Moon would make the meteor shower harder for observers to see, but during the Blood Moon lunar eclipse, the bright lunar light is dimmed, making the meteor shower easier to view for those looking to catch a glimpse of some falling stars during the Blood Moon. Also at this time Jupiter is nearing Leo, reminding us of the king planet Jupiter’s triple crowning of Regulus the king star, marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC. [read more]

Just to ensure that we notice, not only do we have a Draconid Meteor Shower during the Blood Moon lunar eclipse on October 8th, but the Orionid Meteor shower is also set to occur during the Partial Solar eclipse on the 23rd of the month. To understand the greater significance of the meteor showers during the lunar and solar eclipses in October 0f 2014, we need to reconsider the Draconid Meteor Showers surrounding the birth of Christ from Sept. 9th-12th in 3 BC. This provides deeper insight regarding the 2nd heavenly wonder in Revelation 12:3-5.

September 9th to the 12th 3BC. The Eta-Draconid Meteor Showers, with their radiant in Draco, the Dragon cast down.  The Moon was mid-body with the Sun in Virgo occulting the planet Venus, starting at 11:50 PM.

Revelation 12: 3-5
 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.


“And there appeared another wonder in heaven”- “Another” is a Greek word indicating that this wonder was different from the one in Rev. 12:1. As the first heavenly wonder referred to the zodiac sign of the woman Virgo, so this second heavenly wonder was also a Constellation, not a Conjunction of planets, but a Meteor shower originating in Draco. As the Draconid Meteor shower historically began on the 9th of September, there were already meteors falling 2 days prior to the big show on 9-11-3BC. The Constellation
of the  Dragon is the obvious celestial candidate fitting the following details in Revelation 12:

and behold a great red dragon“- Although there are other celestial candidates for this sky dragon, such as Hydra, which also spans a third of the stars of the ecliptic with its massive size, it becomes apparent that Draco is the sign referred to here, due to its position at the North Pole, along with the fact that the star Eta in Draco was the radiant of the Draconid meteor shower. This means that as viewed from the earth, the star Eta-Draconis appears to be the stellar source point where the falling stars originate.

This is the first of 13 occurrences of the Greek word “drakon in the book of Revelation, with the first eight uses of this word here in Rev. 12, [Rev. 12:3,4,7,7,9,13,16,17, Rev. 13:2,4,11, Rev.16:13,20:2]. Biblically, the number 13 symbolizes rebellionas the dragon embodies the idea of spiritual warfare in the heavens. Considering the Biblical details of Revelation 12, the traits of Draco the dragon come to the surface. This Constellation of the dragon, has four stars of the 2nd magnitude, and a star in the tail is Thuban the subtle[Genesis 3:1]. Other 2nd magnitude stars are located in the dragon’s head, first Rastaban meaning the head of the subtle, and 2nd Ethanin, the long serpent, referring to its massive size, that originally enclosed both Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. It is intriguing to notice that the head and tail of the dragon are specifically marked by 2nd magnitude stars of this Constellation.

Isa. 27:1
In that day the Lord with his sore and great strong sword shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

The Hebrew word for “serpent” in Isa. 27:1 above [nachash] is used twice, in this verse establishing the link between the old serpent of Genesis and “leviathan” [H3882] the piercing serpent, and the crooked serpent. Reference is also made to the dragon [tanniyn] in the sea. The piercing or fleeing serpent is mentioned in Job 26, undoubtedly a reference to the polar constellation of Draco, upon which all the “garnished heavens” turn. We see the direct relation here because the words for leviathan as the crooked serpent in Job 26 are the same Hebrew words as the piercing serpent [nachash] in [Isa. 27:1, Gen. 3:1]

Job 26:13  By his spirit7307 he hath garnished8235 the heavens;8064 his hand3027 hath formed2490 the crooked1281 serpent.5175

The implication here is that the Creator originally beautified the lustrous stars of all the heavens, as part of the body of this great serpent, watching over the celestial pole. As the head of the serpent at the north pole of heaven oversaw the stars of his body through his tail, so his dominion over the angels in the first Heaven and Earth was complete, as he lead the celestial chorus in prasing the One True God, prior to his fall. However, since the celestial canopy of stars was not created until the 4th day of the Creation Week, we find Bible truths disclosured concerning the First Heaven and Earth, when the angels were in their First Estate, lead by Lucifer prior to his rebellion against the Creator.

As we may recall, the dragon’s head and tail came up in our study of the lunar eclipse cycle, [read more] as it was symbolized by the ancients. A point of interest in that study was how the lunar cycle indicated the workings of the serpent’s seed in a situation. As the dragon’s head tells it’s tail what to do, the desires of the dragon, contrary to the purposes of God, are carried out by both the serpent’s seed in the human realm, and in the spirit realm. The graphic of Draco the dragon shown below, winds his way down between the two flocks in the northern skies, with the lower coils of his tail beneath the star Thuban, the archaic pole star. Here Draco, in its first estate formerly lead the heavenly chorus in joyful praise of the true God, now is depicted as the source of division, sedition and destruction between these flocks, now pictured as bears. R.H. Allen notes a key point that for the ancient Chaldeans; “Draco, a much longer Constellation than with us, is seen winding downwards and in front of Ursa Major, and even into later times, clasped both of the bears in its folds… with the title: Arctoe et Draco.1  This is pictured below:

Figure i. “Arctoe et Draco”


Rev. 12:3-5 [con’t]
and seven crowns upon his head- diadem filament of silk, linen, or something of the like. Used here Rev. 13:1, 19:12.” This indicates the crowning spiritual dominion of Lucifer, pictured as Draco the dragon and the original bright and morning star, [Isa. 14:12] discussed in our study of the first triple union of JupiterSaturn from 7 to 5 BC. [read more] This emphasizes the exercised dominion of the Dragon in the kingdoms of the darkness of this world: [Eph. 1:21-22, 2:2, 6:12].

“And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven;” One aspect of this statement refers to the angels under Lucifer’s direct dominion from the First Heavens and Earth, who revolted against the true God, comprising the evil spirit realm. Another aspect is the actual size of this heavenly sign. As Seiss states regarding Draco, “the Dragon wound about at least one half of the northern sky, his tail alone extending over the territory of the third part of the stars.” 2

 Even as the immanent fall of the Dragon was depicted in the stars with the Draconid Meteor Shower at the time of Christ’s birth, so the demise of the dragon is established as the victorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ is marked in the Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses of October 2014. The dragon’s fall is mirrored in the meteoric rise to power of God’s only begotten Son, as the signs marking the birth of Christ are seen again in the context of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015. The Partial Solar Eclipse on 10-23-14 marked by the Orionid Meteor Shower has a traditional radiant point of Orion’s right hand.

As the Blood Moon Prophecy in Joel 2:31 tells us that “the sun shall be turned to darkness and the Moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes, we know that these blood moons are a precursor to the the Second coming of Christ. As Joel mentions the darkening of the Sun and Moon in reference to Solar and Lunar eclipses together or in close proximity, the heavenly signs of October 2014 should arrest our attention. In this sense the Blood Moon Lunar and Solar eclipses in October 2014 serve as foreshadowing for additional heavenly signs that will occur later during the tribulation period. This record is found in Revelation 6.

Rev. 6:12-13
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake, and the Sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the Moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”

We can see above the mention of stars of heaven falling to the earth, like a meteor shower, in the context of Blood Moon lunar and Solar eclipses, as the same kind of precursor to the prophecies of the return of Christ as seen in Luke, who records the Lord’s warning, followed with the mentioning of the heavenly signs with a parable of the fig tree

Luke 21: 25, 27-33
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring, 27 And they shall see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift your heads; for your redemption draws nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable; behold the fig tree and all the treees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away before all be fulfilled.

These verses and the current heavenly signs seem to be showing us that we are in the last generation mentioned above, when all things are fulfilled, and that we would do well to heed these warnings and prepare for that great and glorious day of the Second Coming of Christ!


1. Star Names their Lore and Meaning, R.H. Allen
2. Gospel in the Stars, Joseph Seiss
3. Strong’s Concordance provides Biblical Greek and Hebrew word references


Blood Moon Lunar Eclipses surrounding the Birth of Christ

Birth of Christ
The Heavenly Signs Marking the Birth of Christ

Blood Moon Eclipses Surrounding the Birth of Christ

For those planning to view the Blood Moon Lunar eclipse Wednesday morning 10-8-2014, they have a treat in store for them.  This event takes place at sunrise while the Blood Moon will be setting, providing a very rare opportunity to see the rising Sun and setting Blood Moon in the skies at the same time. This adds spice to an already tasty menu of Blood Moons on Hebrew Feast and holy days, such as tomorrow’s Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot. The events surrounding this Blood Moon Tetrad just get more amazing the closer we approach their conclusion. Why could this be? Perhaps its because when the Almighty spun the stars and planets in their courses, at Creation, He knew the critical significance attached to marking the great appearances of His only begotten Son.

The Creator’s perfect prophetic plan of redemption naturally accounts for all contingencies. This includes not only all aspects of his Written Word being upheld, but also with the full support of the witness of His Creation. As He set the truth of the coming redeemer-Jesus Christ in His Written Word, He also backed these truths with many signs and wonders on earth, and in the heavens. These Heavenly Signs spoke to those with eyes to see, just as loudly as the witness of the Scriptures. Just as this was the case with the first coming of Christ, so it is with his imminent Return. In this light, our examination of the Blood Moon Tetrads takes on added meaning and depth for the end times, since God provided a blueprint of heavenly signs, starting over 2000 years ago, marking the birth of Christ, that provides the keys to our recognition of his Second Coming. We find this Scriptural record in Revelation 12.

Rev. 12:1-2 “Now a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the Sun with the Moon under her feet, and on her had a garland of 12 stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.”

Virgo marking the birth of Christ
Virgo Clothed in the Sun with the Moon at her Feet on 9-11-3BC-Tishri 1.

This Scripture gives us the keys to decipher the celestial signs marking the first and second coming of Christ. A sign in the heavens in verse 1, refers to a celestial sign on the path of the Sun, called the ecliptic in the heavens. On this path which the Sun takes through the heavens in its annual course, there is only one sign of the zodiac depicted as a singular woman-Virgo the virgin. Virgo is clothed with the Sun for 20 days every year, which is one of the 12 keys of the “Celestial Prelude” listed below. However the Moon only appears at the feet of Virgo one day each year while she is clothed with the Sun. This was September 11th in 3 BC marking the birth of Christ, [Rev. 12:2].

This heavenly sign took place again in autumn of 2017, after the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 [Joel 2:28-31]. We will take a detailed look at a comparison of these signs in an upcoming study, which this serves as the basis for, but for now let’s continue with the heavenly signs of Christ’s first appearance. The Apostle Peter refers to the return of Christ in his second epistle;

II Peter 1:19 “So we have the prophetic Word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”

We as Sons of God, don’t have to wait for the return of Christ to stand in his delegated authority to us, because the power of Christ in us, is a spiritual reality in our Christian new birth. As we stand on this authority of the arisen daystar in our hearts; [II Pet. 1:19], all kingdoms of darkness in this world are already under our feet. As we find in the chart below, an aspect of the darkness of the world is symbolized not only in lunar occultations in April of 6 BC, but also the luni-solar eclipses of 7-1 BC. This reveals prophetic patterns that the Heavenly Father wrote into His celestial epistles for those with the understanding to decipher and believe the truth of this stellar witness, marking the long-awaited return of the promised seed.

Hebrew Zodiac
Hebrew Zodiac Mosaic

The heavenly signs setting the pattern of the birth of Christ, starting at the first Jupiter-Saturn union of 7 BC, set forth specific signposts that the Magi were on the lookout for starting in 3 BC. These preliminary signs from 7-5 BC provided the Magi the blueprints they would need to recognize the heavenly signs identifying the time frame of the birth of Christ. When I first posted this study 20 years ago on our website, it fell in a category I called the “Celestial Prelude,” The fact that the heavenly signs of this dress rehearsal unfolded over a period of 2 years was also a clue of what the Magi could expect, when the curtain actually arose on the celestial pageantry of the birth of Christ. Below is a reprint of the key points that were posted in a “Summary of the Celestial Prelude,” which serves as a good starting point for review, in light of the modern context of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015.

As we see in the charts comparing the heavenly signs of 7-5 with those of 3-1 BC, the stellar pattern of conjunctions is strikingly similar. Some points that would have caught the Magi’s attention are as follows:

12 Characteristics of the Celestial Prelude

• Jupiter was clearly marked as “his star.”
• Jupiter was involved in a triple planetary Conjunction.
• Jupiter was involved in a series of planetary conjunctions.
• Jupiter’s retrograde motion would play a key role.
• Jupiter’s triple union was followed by a massing of planets.
• This massing of planets was followed by a Mars Conjunction.
• The Jupiter-Mars Conjunction was followed by a series of lunar occultations, and total “Blood Moon” lunar eclipses.
• This series of conjunctions would last about two years.
• The annual twenty days when the Sun is in Virgo would be a key.
• The September 15th alignment of Jupiter, Saturn the Earth and Sun in 7 BC that occurred in the evening at sunset, directed the Magi’s attention to the end of the 20-day period when Virgo was “clothed with the Sun.”
• The lunar eclipse on September 15th of 5 BC established that the Magi should be watchful of lunar activity during this time. This framed the 42 minute period between Sunset and Moonset on the only day of the year when Virgo “was clothed with the Sun with the Moon under her feet.”
• The September 15th Heliacal Rising of Jupiter and Saturn foreshadowed the Heliacal Setting of the star Spica, between the setting Sun and Moon in Virgo, identifying a key 30-minute period when the birth of Christ took place.

These twelve stellar pointers provided by the Hand of the Heavenly Father left no doubt as to the time of year, the specific day and even the time of day for the Magi to recognize the time frame of the birth of the only begotten Son of God. Since we have this detailed account of the celestial setting marking the birth of Christ, it is fitting that we reconstruct the specifics of the solar and lunar eclipses leading up to the birth of Christ, for comparison with the modern Blood Moon Tetrads for insight. The following chart includes the solar and lunar eclipses, up to and including the Lunar Eclipse marking the death of Herod in Jan. of 1 BC.

Jupiter the King Planet
Jupiter the King Planet

Solar and Lunar Eclipses from 7-1 BC

Lunar Eclipses BC        Solar Eclipses BC    Hebrew Feasts    Planetary Unions BC
4-14-7 Penumbral            4-29-7                                              5-27-7 Jupiter/Saturn
5-13-7 Penumbral            10-23-7                                            9-15-7 Jup-Sat-Earth-Sun aligned   10-8-7 Penumbral            4-18-6 Annular                               10-5-7 Jupiter/Saturn
11-7-7 Penumbral           10-13-6 Total                                   12-1-7 Jupiter/Saturn
4-4-6 Partial                    3-8-5 Partial                                     2-25-6 Jup/Sat/Mars
3-23-5 Total                    4-6-5 Partial                                     3-5-6 Jupiter/Mars
9-15-5 Total                   9-1-5 Partial                                     3-5 Comet/nova
3-13-4 Partial                  10-1-5 Partial                                  3-4 Comet
9-5-4 Partial                     2-15-4 Total                                   5-19-3 Mercury/Saturn
1-31-3 Penumbral          8-21-4 Annular                                  6-12-3 Venus/Saturn
2-27-3 Penumbral          2-15-3 Total    John-Baptist born     8-31-3 Mercury/Venus
3-2-3 Penumbral           8-10-3 Annular                                   9-11-3 Christ’s Birth
8-26-3 Penumbral         Tishri 1           Trumpet Feast            9-14-3 Jupiter/Regulus
9-11-3 JC’s Birth         2-5-2 Hybrid     4/20-27 Passover      2-17-2 Jupiter/Regulus
1-20-2 Partial               7-31-2 Hybrid                                     5-8-2 Jupiter/Regulus
7-17-2 Partial              6-20-1                                                 6-17-2 Jupiter/Venus
1-9-1 Total                  7-19-1   4/8/2 Passover disrupted     8-27-2 Massing: Jup-Venus-Mars-Merc
7-5-1 Total                 12-14-1   Hanukkah-Magi w/ Jesus   12-9-2 Venus/Mars
12-29-1 Partial           12-26-1 Partial

*Solar and Lunar eclipse info is provided from the NASA website on Solar and Lunar eclipses.

The Jupiter-Saturn triple Conjunctions in 7 BC, highlighted by a planetary alignment on Sept. 15th 7BC, initiated a pattern of heavenly signs that reappeared in September of 5 BC with a pair of lunar eclipses. On 9-5-5BC there was a partial Solar eclipse, with a Total Lunar eclipse following 10 days later on 9-15-5BC. These heavenly signs exactly 2 years apart, pointed out to the Magi that they should be on the lookout for heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ, in the next 2-year period in September of 3 BC! Since September marked Hebrew New Year’s Holy day, called Rosh Hashanah starting the sacred seventh month of Tishri, on September 11th 3BC, the Magi would have been on notice with their eyes riveted to the heavens for the signs denoting the coming of the prophesied King of the Jews. As stated in the summary above, the lunar activity in 5BC established that the Magi should be watchful of lunar activity during this time, two years later in 3BC. This framed the 42-minute period between Sunset and Moonset on the only day of the year when Virgo “was clothed with the Sun with the Moon under her feet.” [Rev. 12:1]. This period in mid-September towards the end of the annual 20-day time-frame when the “Sun was clothing Virgo,” was also marked by the first of 3 unions of Jupiter and Regulus in 3-2BC, showing a celestial coronation ceremony where the king star Regulus in Leo, the sign marking the Lion of the Tribe of Judah [Rev. 5:5], was crowned by the king planet Jupiter as a result of Jupiter’s retrograde motion in Leo. [read more] This was a key aspect of the Creator’s singular means of depicting the crowning of His Promised Seed in the heavens.

Leo the Lion of Judah
Leo the Lion of Judah with Regulus

Although there is no overt Blood Moon Tetrad marking the birth of Christ, there is critical lunar activity, without which the Magi would not have fully realized the heavenly signs surrounding Christ’s birth. It is also noteworthy that these specific heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ are framed by four Total lunar eclipses between March of 5 BC and July of 1 BC. In light of the remarkable Blood Moon Tetrad activity involving the history of Israel that would follow over the next 2000 years, this is certainly significant, and may qualify as a preliminary sign to be cognizant of, not only Total lunar eclipses in general, but lunar eclipses in sets of 4 particularly.

With these heavenly signs from 7-1 BC marking the specifics of the Birth of Christ, we should not be surprised to see similar celestial events marking the much awaited and prophesied return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is in fact what we are seeing in light of ther dual significance of Revelation 12:1-2. The biblical truths of this scripture tell not only of Christ’s birth, but also his second coming, established by similar heavenly signs marking both events. As we are witnessing during the time of writing this study, the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, we are on a sharp watch for any heavenly signs that resemble those around his birth, and the signs from the Hand of the Almighty pointed out in the chart above, give us the basis of this search. This in truth serves as a divine check and balance system in Biblical Astronomy, because as we see the blueprints of heavenly signs that told of the first coming of Christ, we will see a racpitualtion of heavenly signs marking his triumphant return.

As far as the next Blood Moon Lunar eclipse is concerned on the Feast of TabernaclesOctober 8th 2014, like the full moons of previous months leading to the Sukkot Blood Moon, known as a Super Moons, due to their position and distance to the earth, they are closer than normally seen. This 2nd Blood Moon in the 2014-2015 Tetrad is characterized by a series Super moons in the previous months capped of by a Sukkot Blood Moon. This is important because as the Blood Moon Tetrad series continues into 2015, the Super Moon will return again, only this time as part of the 4th Blood Moon of the series. Also, this month’s Blood Moon takes place in the constellation Pisces, which is noteworthy, because historically the sign of the fishes symbolized the land of Israel. The fact that the heavenly signs from 7-5 BC almost all occur in Pisces, is interesting because for the Magi, the constellation Pisces symbolizes the House of Jacob, and as they followed the King’s Star Jupiter, it explains why the Magi came to Jerusalem looking for the King of Israel. Pisces is also critical due to the Precession of the Equinoxes, which shifted from the Age of Aries to the Age of Pisces in 7-6BC, marked by the triple union of Jupiter and Saturn during that time.

We trust this article provides some added perspective on the Blood Moon Tetrad, historically and Biblically so we can decipher the signs the heavenly Father laid out in the skies, in His perfect Foreknowledge.