The Total Solar Eclipse of March 20th, 2015

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The Total Solar Eclipse of March 20th, 2015

The Total Solar Eclipse on the first day of Spring and the Equinox is a central day, not only in the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, but also the Hebrew Calendar. This day marked by a Super-moon Total Solar Eclipse falls on Nisan 1 as the first day of the Hebrew Ecclesiastical year, is mirrored in the Fall with another Solar eclipse falling on New Years and the Feast of Trumpets on 9-13-2015. These two key days divide the Hebrew Calendar in half since this fall feast marks the start of the civil year for Israel. When we consider that 2015 is a Jubilee/Shemmitah year for Israel, we find a powerful emphasis placed on the holy days of 2015 by the Hand of the Almighty, with the capping of the Blood Moon Tetrad in 2014-2015. These two Solar eclipses falling on Hebrew feast and holy days in the Jubilee year of 2015, not only represent a perfect division of the Hebrew Calendar according to Nisan 1 and the feast of Trumpets, but also in the case of the Nisan 1 Total Solar Eclipse falling on the Spring Equinox, we see an emphasis on the division of Day and Night, because the Spring and Fall equinoxes divide the length of the day and night equally. We can see important references in this light, and evidence of the Almighty Creator working in the Creation record of Genesis 1.

Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

In verses 4-5 above, The Creator-God instituted an initial act of division on the first Day of Creation, by separating and distinguishing between the light of Day and the darkness of Night. It is very important to note that God did this not only prior to the two great lights of the Sun and Moon being created on the fourth day, but even before the firmament, or the expanse of the Universe holding the celestial bodies was created on the second day! Thus only the Creator Himself could have been the Source of Light prior to the creation of these celestial bodies, since as verse 3 tells us; He Alone was in the Beginning, as the Source of Light and Life in the Heavens and Earth He created. Another basic division we can see is found in the Creation of Heaven and Earth itself, since the Heavens above the firmament, also called “Heaven of the Heavens,” are set aside as a dwelling for the Creator, while the earth is set aside for His creation.

Genesis 1:6-8
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

The Creation of the firmament of heaven was a secondary act of basic division by God, creating what we call the Universe, separated the waters above the firmament of heaven from those under or within the “Bubble Universe” that would contain the Sun, Moon and Stars, that did not appear till the fourth day. Obviously, the Biblical record of the Creation event does not agree with the scientific theory of “cosmic evolution” of stars and planets, but details an “ex-nihilo” Creation, where God spoke into existence that which had no prior existence. The Biblical definition of “Creation” requires no raw materials to work with, which sets it apart from any scientific version of our origins that man has ever proposed.

Genesis 1:14-19
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Four Blood Moons
Blood Moon Tetrad Divided by the Nisan 1 Total Solar Eclipse

The Creator God established His initial division of light from darkness on the first day, by creating the celestial bodies of the Sun, Moon and Stars ruling over the temporal world of days and nights in His Creation. This not only established the Creator’s Temporal order over His Creation, by spinning the heavenly bodies in their orbits God established the cycles and circadian rhythms of “days and years” ruling over the four kingdoms of life on earth, but it also witnessed to the celestial gospel of someone significant to come; the redeemer of mankind-Jesus Christ, who will set the fallen Creation back in order. A primary focus of this Blood Moon Blog has been the heavenly signs marking the victorious return of Christ, as seen in the Blood Moon Tetrads taking place on Hebrew feast and holy days over the last 200 centuries, as the “seasons” or seasonal festivals God set aside for man’s observance in Genesis 1:14. The graphic above depicts another important division in the Jubilee year of 2015dividing the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, with the Nisan 1 Total Solar Eclipse on March 2oth. A Blood Moon Tetrad has been defined as four successive Total Lunar Eclipses, falling on Hebrew feast or holy days, without partial lunar eclipses interspersed between them. Also each Total Lunar Eclipse is divided by six lunar months on the Hebrew Calendar. When we include the Partial Solar Eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets this fall, then we have six Hebrew feast and holy days in 2015, where “the Sun is turned into darkness and the Moon into Blood,” as prophesied in [Joel 2:31].

Nisan 1/March 20th of 2015 is also unique because when the Sun sets, it marks not only the start of a new day, but also the dawning of the Jubilee and ecclesiastical year in Israel. This key day on the Hebrew Calendar is marked by sunset which opens a special Sabbath festival taking place between the Total Solar Eclipse and the Spring Equinox on March 20th. As we may recall from the previous post on our Try-God Blog; The Birthdate of Jesus Christ [read more], when opening his ministry to Israel during a Jubilee year, Jesus found the place in Isaiah’s scroll [Isa. 61:2], and he declared that time as the “acceptable year of the Lord,” in a 7-fold prophecy; (Lk. 4:18-21). Then Jesus stopped short in mid-sentence, and closed the book telling those present, that scripture in Isaiah had been fulfilled in their ears, because the next phrase of the prophecy is still future. The gap of time symbolized in the comma separating those two phrases, representing our current Age of Grace is rapidly nearing completion. As we are actively watching the heavenly signs associated with the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, marking the time before the great and terrible day of the Lord, we must ask ourselves if we are prepared to meet the Lord when he comes. This brief study has pointed out the following seven areas we have seen the Lord’s division in creation;

* Division of Light from Darkness
* Division of Day from Night
* Division of the Firmament
* Division of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 by the Total Solar Eclipse of 3-20-2015
* Division of the Hebrew Calendar
* Division of the Hebrew Jubilee
* Division of the Equinox

As we have seen the Lord’s division in Creation, so we will also see his division within the nation of Israel.

Matt. 25: 31-36
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy[c] angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

Let us all be vigilant and on watch, doing the Lord’s work so that we can inherit the eternal blessing that he has set aside for the faithful.



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