With a cursory review of the rare triple union of Jupiter-Saturn and Mercury in January, and to bring in the month of February, with added context, we find another triple planetary union including Jupiter and Mercury, but this time with the added presence of Venus on 2-11-21. This triple union also takes place in close proximity to the Moon. In a flutter of celestial traffic opening to a reprise on a triple union of planets, Venus first unities with Saturn in conjunction on Feb. 5th, 2021. Five days later, Saturn is found in union with the Moon on Feb. 10th, 2021. This shows Saturn is still in the neighborhood with Jupiter as a result of their great conjunction back in Dec. 12/21-22/20, because on the very next day the triangular union of Venus, Mercury and Jupiter occurs near the Moon on Feb. 11th, on the eve of the New Moon on Feb. 12th. This is highlighted by an awesome union of Jupiter-Venus in the pre-dawn light of Feb. 11th as a prelude to the triple union of planets on the same day! This celestial showcase is followed in quick succession by the conjunction of Mercury and Venus on February 13th. This is a special treat for those amorous observers of Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14th as the planet of Love is announced by Mercury–Gabriel, not cupid, but the much more powerful Messenger Archangel, united with Venus, the bright and Morning Star, the real reason for true Love in the world, as Christ emanates the magnanimous infinite love of the Heavenly Father to all mankind.
This very busy month of February 2021 continues with another conjunction taking place February 18th between the Moon and Mars, followed by the planetary union on February 23rd of Saturn and Mercury.
Finally, February 27th closes the month with its Full Moon!
Figure 1. August 2016 Jupiter-Mercury-Venus triangular union in Leo. 1
Previously we have seen a triangular union of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, as they aligned at dusk in the horns of Taurus during the last week of May, 2013. There was also a triangular massing of these 3 planets in Leo, August 15th, 2016, as seen above in Figure 1. Next month in March, another Jupiter-Mercury union is set to take place. Prior to daybreak over the eastern horizon on March 5, 2021 the King planet and the bright and Morning star will be visible together. Key upcoming triple conjunctions are set for April 20th, 2026 [Mercury, Mars, Saturn] and June 16, 2028, as the inner planets consisting of Mercury, Venus and Mars are involved. Below we find an image of this month’s triangular union of Mercury, Jupiter and Venus, with Saturn also aligned on the ecliptic with Jupiter and Venus. 2
Figure 1. The triangular union of Mercury, Jupiter and Venus, with Saturn, Feb. 11th, 2021. 3
As we recall, the conjunction 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 in advance of the Rev. 12 sign on Sept. 11th, 3 BC. In this light, it is fascinating that this spectacular Jupiter–Venus conjunction in the dawn’s early light of Feb. 11th is a precursor to the triple union of Venus, Mercury and Jupiter with the Moon on the same day, due to their existing relationship, not only with the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, but also to the birth of Christ, with the Aug. 31st Mercury-Venus union in Leo in 3 BC. The relationship of Mercury-Venus conjunctions to the recent Blood Moon Tetrad is found in their three planetary unions of 2014 below;
Venus-Mercury Conjunctions of 2014
Jan. 7th, 2014 [1 year prior to central Blood Moon Tetrad date of 2014-2015]
October 17th, 2014
Dec. 30th, 2014
Not only did these three Mercury-Venus unions set the stage for the Jupiter-Venus conjunctions of 2015-2017, but the 1st union of Mercury-Venus falls 1 year before the center date of all celestial activity linked to the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015. In other words, the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 falls in between two lunar triples, on the Days of Av, starting Dec. 21st, 2010 and finishing Jan. 21st, 2019. These days of Av mark the destruction of the Hebrew Temple in the history of the Jews, and are considered the saddest days on the Hebrew Calendar. As we consider also that the first Blood Moon of this Tetrad on April 15th, 2014, with the last Blood Moon on Sept. 28th, 2015, the mid-date between these Blood Moons is also Jan. 5th, 2015! This depicts not only the rarity of this Blood Moon Tetrad, but also when a version of the Rev. 12 sign is present, there is usually an implication for the Temple of Jerusalem either been destroyed in the past, or a reference to the Third future Temple.
Figure 2. 2014-2015 Biblical Lunar Tetrad. 4
As there were three Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC, so this triple union of Jupiter-Venus aligned with Regulus in Leo, reflects a similar spiritual light in 2015. In fact the Rev. 12 heavenly sign: the [Sun clothing Virgo with the Crescent Moon at her feet] on Sept. 17th, 2015 is announced by Mercury-Gabriel located just outside the womb area of Virgo above Spica/Al Zimach, 2 years in advance of the repeat of the Great Wonder in Heaven, on Sept. 23rd 2017! This was not all, as there were more heavenly signs involving Jupiter-Venus after this, leading up to the birthing of Jupiter in retrograde motion in Virgo’s womb.
As these Blood Moons of the end days are centered between the saddest days on the Hebrew Calendar, the days of Av in 2010-11 and 2018-19, they recall the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple on two key occasions in their history, one of which is highlighted below, with the 69-71 AD heavenly signs, marking the Roman’s Destruction of their Temple. In the early work on The Celestial Prelude, no reference was made to Mercury-Venus unions in the chart above, but 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...”5
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 happened, 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 was being adorned with 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 astronomical journal Sky and Telescope, December, 1968, ppgs. 384-386, referred to this conjunction as a brilliant “double 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.”6
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
These two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – teamed up to provide the closest planetary conjunction of 2014, and it was the closest Venus- Jupiter 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. The
notable Venus- Jupiter union with only about a 1/3 degree separation, was the only one of 2014, and took place between the first two Blood Moons of the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad. The 1st Jupiter-Venus union linked with the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 took place in the Beehive cluster in the Sign of Cancer, the Crab on August 18th, 2014. The 2nd Jupiter-Venus union of the Blood Moon Tetrad, was on July 1, 2015, between the 3rd and 4th Blood Moons of our 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad. Since there is no Hebrew word for “crab” we know this is not the original star picture in the Hebrew Zodiac for this Zodiacal Sign. There are two bright stars in this sign called the Northern and Southern Asses, tied to the Hebrew Tribe Issachar, as seen in Genesis 49.
August 18th, 2014 Jupiter-Venus conjunction in Beehive Cluster of Cancer
[Gen. 49:9-12]. 9 Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him? 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. 11 Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes. 12 His eyes are darker than wine, And his teeth whiter than milk.
The Beehive Star cluster or nebulae in the sign Cancer, also known as Praesepe, means “multitude or offspring, indicating the redeemed coming into their place of eternal rest.”7 This is an obvious indicator of the return of Christ leading his faithful to their everlasting peaceful rest in the Lord. These modern heavenly signs of the Celestial Sphinx are manifesting before our eyes in the last days leading to the victorious Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, when he establishes his kingdom on earth. Dr. Martin provides some fascinating details shedding light on the rewind of the heavenly signs marking the Lord’s Second Coming.
“While Jupiter was on its westward journey to link up with Venus for the spectacular 17 June, 2BC, reunion, Jupiter was showing some displays of its own. Just 33 days after the first Jupiter/Venus conjunction (12 August, 3 BC), an observer would have seen Jupiter come into juxtaposition with Regulus (the principal star in the constellation of Leo, a star of the 1st magnitude). The conjunction occurred on 14 September, 3BC, and viewed from the Earth the two celestial bodies were 0.67 degrees apart. After that, Jupiter proceeded on his normal course through the heavens, and on 1 December, 3BC, the planet stopped its motion through the fixed stars to begin its annual retrogression. In doing so, it headed once again towards the star Regulus. On the 17th of February, 2BC, the two were reunited (1.19 degrees apart). Jupiter was again, side by side with the star, the two bodies being 1.06 degrees from each other (for Jupiter to unite with Regulus 3 times in 1 year is not common. It occurred 12 years earlier in 15/14BC, and before that in 86/85BC. It was not to recur until 69/70 AD). After this 3rd conjunction with Regulus, Jupiter continued moving westward for 40 days (in an apparent sense) to reunite with Venus in the rare conjunction of 17 June, 2 BC.”8
As we compare these heavenly signs around the birth of Christ with the signs of the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad leading to 2017, we note that even as Jupiter moved in its annual retrograde motion entering Virgo in August 26-27 2016, for a total of 294 days, taking us into 2017, it only spends 40 days in Virgo’s mid-section, symbolizing the birthing of the Messianic Kingdom. This embodies the long-prophesied King and Kingdom of the Jews that they rejected in the first advent of Christ. Jupiter marks its entrance into Virgo with a 2nd Jupiter-Venus union of 2016. This is worthy of our attention indicating a key event with the King Planet-Jupiter related to his virgin Bride-Virgo/Israel, with added references to the Church of his spiritual body leading to his glorious Second Coming. This alerts us to be watchful of the Sun Clothing Virgo leading us directly to the signs of 9-23-2017! Dr. Martin also mentioned that triple conjunctions of Jupiter-Regulus in 3-2 BC were uncommon, since the next one did not recur till 69/70 AD. It is also key to recall the 3-day gap between Christ’s birth on Tishri 1; 9-11-3 BC, on Hebrew New Year’s and the first union of Jupiter-Regulus on 9-14-3 BC. As we see in Table 1 below, the first of three unions of Jupiter-Regulus on 10-15-69 AD, took place only 3 days prior to the opening Partial Lunar Eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles on 10/18/69′. This is intriguing since Jesus‘ told those present in Herod’s Temple where he uttered the words to “destroy this temple” in John 2:19. This verse holds figurative references not only to Jesus‘ physical body that was raised 3 days after he was crucified, but also by referring to his body as a “temple,” showed how he symbolized Israel, as the Church of the Bride.
This shows the juxtaposition of the relation between Christ and Anti-Christ and how this opposition centers on Jerusalem in history, especially in regards to the Gentiles’ destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. As we
focus on the Scriptural history regarding the trials of Jerusalem with historical figures like Nebuchadnezzar, Titus and Antiochus IV, have conquered the holy city, since the Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation reveals a key link to prophecies related to the Gentiles treading Jerusalem under-foot. An example where Jerusalem was trodden down by the Roman Empire for 666 years, from the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, to the conquest of the Saracen’s in 636 AD. 9 There is also a 666-year cycle covering a period of the captivity of Jerusalem by Babylon from 597 BC, to its destruction by the Romans in 70 AD. Thus we can see at least two 666 year periods linked to the Gentiles treading Jerusalem under-foot. These two captivity periods also agree with the four beast kingdoms of Daniel’s vision, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.
As we may recall, this included the Roman’s destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem in 69/70 AD, that was prophesied by Christ in 27 AD. Although there were no Blood Moons during this period, there were Lunar and Solar Eclipses and a Jupiter-Regulus triple union taking place on the following Hebrew Feast and Holy days:
Solar & Lunar Eclipses from 69-71 AD. 2016 Solar & Lunar Eclipses omitting Adar 2:
Jupiter-Regulus union 10/15/69 #1 triple union in Leo 69-70′
Partial Lunar Sukkot 10/18/69
Jupiter-Regulus Conjunction 12/30/69 #2
Total Solar Nisan 1 3/30/70 Total Solar Eclipse 3/9/2016 on Nisan 1
Penum lunar Passover 4/14/70 Penum Lunar Eclipse-Passover 3/23/2016/Nisan 14
Jupiter-Regulus Conjunction 6/7/70 #3
Temple destroyed by Titus 8/5/70 9th of Av, 70 AD in Age of Grace opened by Peter citing Joel 2 @ Pentecost 28′ AD
Rev. 12 Sign of the Woman 8/27/70 [1260 days from 1st Blood Moon on 4/4/2014] to 9/23/2017
Figure B. The Rev. 12 sign on August 27th, 70 AD: With a Jupiter-Venus union in Leo. 3
Annular Solar Rosh Hash 9/21/70 Annular Solar Eclipse 9/3/2016/Trumpets Feast
Penum lunar Sukkot 10/08/70 Penum Lunar Eclipse 9/16/Sukkot/9-16 to 9/23/2016
Partial Lunar Purim 3/4/71
Hybrid Solar Nisan 1 3/20/71
Hybrid Solar Rosh Hashannah September 12, 71 AD
There was also a 1 degree Triangular massing of Jupiter-Venus, Mars in Leo on October 28th, 2015, which was preceded earlier in the month by a planetary alignment with Regulus in Leo, [see Figure 1. below]. This is significant due to the resemblance again of the Rev. 12 heavenly sign, where the Woman–Virgo is crowned with 12 stars, consisting of the 9 fixed stars in Leo, combined with the three planets Jupiter, Venus and Mars, forming the Crown of 12 stars over Virgo’s head. This alignment sets the stage for the Feast of Tabernacles week, marked by the Super Blood Moon of Sept. 28th. A similar planetary alignment was be seen again in Sept. of 2017, involving the same players except Mercury was replaced by Jupiter in Leo, since Jupiter was birthed in Virgo. This serves as key celestial foreshadowing 2 years prior to this birthing of Jupiter in Virgo.
Figure 1. Planetary Alignment in Leo, October 3rd, 2015
As there were 3 Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions marking the Rev. 12 birth signs of Christ in 3-2 BC, so this triple alignment of Jupiter-Mars, & Venus in Leo with Regulus, reflects similar spiritual light in the context of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014–2015. In fact the Rev. 12 heavenly sign: the [Sun clothing Virgo with the Crescent Moon at her feet] on September 17th, 2015 is announced by Mercury-Gabriel located just outside the womb area of Virgo, united with Spica/Al Zimach, on this day-2 years ahead of the rewind of the Great Wonder in Heaven, on Sept. 23rd 2017! There were however more heavenly signs involving Jupiter-Venus in the next 2 years, leading up to the birthing of Jupiter in retrograde motion in Virgo’s womb in 2017. As these signs linked to the signs marking Christ’s Birth and the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, also hold significance for the Hebrew Temple, it is wise to stay watchful of events involving the prophesied appearance Third Hebrew Temple in Jerusalem.
As this rewind of heavenly signs marking Jesus’ first appearance on earth occur in the context of the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad, the celestial warnings of the Second Coming are undeniable to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. All these heavenly signs seem pointed towards Sept. 23rd, 2017 at the time, when many predicted the return of Christ erroneously, aligning with the returning heavenly signs of 9/11/3BC that marked the birth of Christ. These returning signs from [Rev. 12:1-2], marking the coming kingdom of the Lord, play a key role in the current celestial announcements re-appearing before our eyes. We don’t waste time predicting specific dates for the Lord’s return, but God would not have seeded the heavens with all these awesome signs, if He did not want us to be aware of the signs of the times. Prepare yourself and your loved ones as the promises of the Hope of Christ’s victorious return approaches.
1.2016, August 27: Venus-Jupiter Conjunction | When the Curves Line Up
3. Picture Credit, Vatican Observatory, Sacred Space Astronomy Page. https://www.vofoundation.org/blog/
4. [www.bloodmoonscoming.com] Graphic 3B “Like No Other”
5. The Birth of Christ Recalculated, Dr. Ernest Martin
7. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger
8. The Birth of Christ Recalculated, Dr. Ernest Martin
9. Number in Scripture, ppg. 282-84, E.W. Bullinger
10. The Birth of Christ Recalculated, Ernest Martin