Apollo 11 Moon Launch

Apollo 11 Crew
Apollo 11 Crew
Apollo 11 Launch
Launch Chart
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Lunar Raider
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Apollo 11 Launch Chart Planets

Apollo 11 LaunchApollo 11 Launch, 7-16-69

NASA's Apollo 11 Mission carried the first astronauts to the Moon.  The astronauts were Commander Neil Armstrong (L), Command Module Pilot Michael Collins (M), and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin (R).

The Apollo 11 Saturn V was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A on July 16, 1969 at 9:32 AM EDT (1332 GMT).

Lunar Module Eagle, 7-20-69
Apollo 11 went into lunar orbit on July 19.  On July 20, the Lunar Module, Eagle, was deployed to land on the Moon.  Armstrong and Aldrin were aboard the Lunar Module, and Collins remained in the Command Module in lunar orbit.  Five minutes into the deorbit burn at an altitude of 6,000 feet, the Guidance Computer gave an alarm, error message 1202.  Although Armstrong didn't know what it meant and wasn't overly concerned because the LM was flying smoothly, he asked the ground for support.  It was an executive overflow message, meaning the computer was not completing all of its assigned tasks per cycle.  One person in Mission Control understood the error, and advised it was OK to proceed.  Then at 3,000 feet there was a 1201 error, and again Mission Control advised to proceed.

Near the Moon's surface, the computer was targeting to land in a football-sized crater surrounded by large boulders.  Armstrong took manual control and flew past the boulders to land in a smooth area.  The Eagle touched down on the Moon on July 20, 1969 at 4:17/39 PM EDT (2017/39 GMT) at 4 days 6 hr. 45 min. 39 sec. MET (Mission Elapsed Time).

Two and a half hours after landing, Aldrin asked for a moment of contemplation for people to give thanks.  This was the time he took communion from a kit prepared by the pastor of the Webster Presbyterian Church.

Aldrin Steps onto Moon
Aldrin steps onto Moon
Apollo 11 Aldrin on Moon
Aldrin on Moon

Aldrin FootprintNeil Armstrong first stepped onto the Moon at 10:56/15 PM EDT (0256/15 GMT).  He was soon followed by Aldrin (shown in pictures).

Apollo 11 Lunar SurfaceThe lunar surface (picture at right) was pitted with craters, large and small, with rocks and boulders scattered around.  It was totally barren and devoid of any semblance of life.  The gray colored Moonscape resembled a skull.  Standing on the Moon, Armstrong and Aldrin were called by President Nixon to congratulate them.  The next day, July 21, an unmanned Soviet spacecraft that had been orbiting the Moon crashed into the surface.

Apollo 11 Plaque ReplicaApollo 11 Olive Branch ReplicaThe Astronauts collected 21.5 kg (47.5 pounds) of lunar samples and conducted various experiments before returning to the Lunar Module after two and a half hours.   A commemorative plaque was left on the Moon that stated:  "Here Men From Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind."  It was signed by the three astronauts and President Richard Nixon.  A gold olive branch less than six inches long was also left on the Moon by Neil Armstrong (ref. replica).  Liftoff from the Moon was at 1:54 PM EDT (1754 GMT) on July 21, 1969.

Apollo 11 Nixon USS HornetSplashdown in the Pacific was July 24, 1969 at 12:50 PM EDT (1650 GMT) at 13 degrees 19 min. North and 169 degrees 9 min. West.  The Crew was onboard the USS Hornet at 1:53 PM EDT.

President Nixon  (shown in picture) witnessed the recovery operation from the USS Hornet and later talked to the crew in their quarantine container aboard the USS Hornet.  Hornets symbolize Elect Angels who were sent to drive out the enemies of Israel from the Promised Land (Ex 23:28; Deut 7:20; Josh 24:12).  Thus, the symbolism of the USS Hornet was that the astronauts were the enemies of God.


The Apollo 11 astronauts reported seeing a bright object following them on day three before they arrived at the Moon.  Buzz Aldrin described it in an interview and said that all the astronauts saw it.  Rather than report a UFO, Armstrong called Houston just before the sleep period at 2 da. 12 hr. 45 min. 38 sec. MET and asked, "Do you have any idea where the S-IVB is with respect to us?"1  Houston responded three minutes later that it was 6,000 miles away.  Later analysis determined that the astronauts saw one of the spacecraft adapter panels that were jettisoned before the S-IVB made a separation maneuver.  The panels would follow along with the spacecraft before the first midcourse correction.

When they were on the surface of the Moon, both Armstrong and Aldrin saw huge menacing spacecraft.  Armstrong's impression was that the foreign spacecraft had a base on the Moon and were warning them off.10  Assuming the accounts of Aldrin and Armstrong are true, the best explanation is probably that the foreign spacecraft were an angelic armada as Elisha encountered (2 Kings 6:17), except that they were demons and not Elect Angels.

Contemporary History

The Apollo 11 Mission heralded the Charles Manson killing spree in California.  The day after splashdown of Apollo 11, on July 25, 1969, Manson sent Bobby Beausoleil, Mary Brunner, and Susan Atkins to the house of Gary Hinman to get money that Manson thought Hinman had inherited.  After holding him for two days, Beausoleil killed Hinman.  The Sharon Tate murders followed on August 9.  During this time, Manson, who had the sign of an antichrist in his Birth Chart, was trying to start a revolution.

Richard Nixon, who had called the Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon, witnessed their splashdown, and honored them in the White House, later became entangled in the Watergate scandal.  Facing impeachment, he resigned on August 9, 1974 on the fifth anniversary of the Sharon Tate murders.

Launch Chart

Apollo11 Launch ChartThe Chart of the Apollo 11 Launch contains a Skull, which is a sinister sign of death.  The texture of the Moon resembles a skull.  The Sun Sign was Gemini, for a glorious witness.  The Savior Planet was nearby to symbolize a helpmate.  The two planets in Gemini symbolized the two astronauts who would walk on the Moon, Armstrong (the Sun) and Aldrin (the Savior Planet).  The Moon Sign was Cancer, which symbolizes the landing of the Lunar Module on the Moon.

The Ascendant Sign was Leo, for a roaring lion, which corresponded to the roaring Saturn V engines during Launch.  Midheaven was Taurus in conjunction with the Morning Star, for a famous world conqueror.  And the Descendant Sign was Aquarius, for Florida, which was passing away during Launch.  The bottom of heaven, IC, was in conjunction with the Red Planet in Scorpius, for bloody footprints.  It corresponded to the astronaut boot prints left on the Moon.

The Skull

The Skull is a sinister sign of death.  It symbolizes Satan as the one with the power of death (Heb 2:14).  Satan has the power (with the Lord's permission) to administer the sin unto death.  The Skull in the Apollo 11 Launch Chart corresponded to the gray Moon surface, which was pitted and covered with craters.  The Skull also corresponded to the killing spree of the Charles Manson cult, which began on July 25, 1969, the day after splashdown of Apollo 11 when three members of Manson's cult demanded the inheritance of Gary Hinman and killed him two days later.  The Skull was also in Sharon Tate's Death Chart of August 9, 1969.  Thus, the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon was a herald of the murders of the Manson cult.

The Skull in the Launch Chart of Apollo 11 did not just apply to the Launch.  It also applied to the other events of history at that time.  The Manson cult in California was about to begin a killing spree in an attempt to start a revolution.  Manson symbolized the Antichrist from his Birth Chart.  Satan inspired both Manson and NASA's Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon.  The increased demon activity (referred to as alien spacecraft) observed by the Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon was further evidence of Satan.


Leo, which was also the Ascendant Sign, contained the Last Adam, for standing before kings at his footstool.  The Apollo 11 astronauts received a telephone call from President Nixon while they were on the Moon.  He was on hand to greet them after splashdown, and he invited them to the White House after the mission.  Leo corresponds to Washington, DC on the Zodiac Map.


Virgo contained the Almighty God and the Mediator Planets.  The Almighty God in Virgo symbolizes world peace.  Although world peace will not happen until the Millennium, the Apollo 11 astronauts left a plaque on the Moon stating that they came in peace for all mankind.  This was Satanic propaganda that rejected the requirement for peace as reconciliation with God (Luke 2:14) and denied wars that would be required to bring peace (Matt 10:34; 24:6; Rev 16:16).


Scorpius contained the Redeemer and Red Planets.  The Redeemer in Scorpius symbolizes loot or the payoff of a criminal.  The loot was the Moon rocks that NASA, in effect, plundered from the Moon.  The Earth was established for man's habitation, not the Moon.  The payoff of a criminal is what was demanded by the Manson cult from Gary Hinman before they killed him.

The Red Planet in Scorpius was in conjunction with IC, the bottom of heaven.  This symbolizes bloody footprints, murder, violence, and bloodshed.  The NASA astronauts left distinctive footprints on the Moon, and the Manson cult was about to begin their killing spree and leave bloody messages behind.


The God of the Covenants Planet in Aries symbolized the policy of a leader.  The landing on the Moon and subsequent return fulfilled the policy established by President John F. Kennedy.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Lunar Raider

Neil Alden Armstrong was born August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio at 12:31/30 AM EST.  His father worked for the Ohio auditor's office, which required 16 moves over the next 14 years.  His mother had Neil baptized as a baby and promised God to raise him according to His Holy Word.  She read to Neil constantly as a child, and by the time he was three he could read street signs.  During his first year in elementary school, he read over one hundred books.  As he grew up, he preferred books to working or sports.  He tried to be good, never lost his temper, and never said a harsh word against another person, according to his mother.

Armstrong developed a strong sense of conflict avoidance.  He played his cards close and never let anyone know what he was thinking.  He had a passion for science and his mother had a passion for religion.  When his mother spoke about religion, Neil would listen politely in silence and offer a terse comment only if pressed.

Armstrong went to Purdue University in 1947.  He was called up to the Navy in 1949, and became a naval aviator in 1950.  He flew 78 combat missions in Korea in 1951-52.  Once he hit a booby trap cable strung between mountains and sheared off the end of a wing, but he was able to eject over friendly territory.  After his tour in Korea, he entered the Naval Reserve and returned to Purdue, where he received a BS in aeronautical engineering in 1955.  While at Purdue, he met Janet Elizabeth Shearon, whom he married on January 28, 1956 at the Congregational Church in Wilmette, Illinois.  Then Armstrong became a test pilot and flew the X-15 with Chuck Yeager.  His flights were not without memorable incidents, which he survived.

Armstrong was chosen with NASA's second group of astronauts in 1962.  He flew as Command Pilot in Gemini 8 in 1966, but after the first docking in space, he was forced to abort the mission when the spacecraft started tumbling.  He was Commander of the Apollo 11 Mission and became the first man on the Moon.  Two years after Apollo 11, he resigned from NASA in August 1971 to become Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati for eight years.  He served on the National Commission on Space from 1985 to 1986 and on the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident in 1986.

In July 1971, Armstrong bought a 200-acre dairy farm near Lebanon, Ohio.  In the fall of 1979, while working on his farm, Armstrong caught his wedding ring on a latch as he jumped off the back of a grain truck.  He shredded his finger and tore the tip off, but he calmly retrieved it, packed it on ice, and went to the hospital where doctors were able to reattach it.  A few months later on New Year's Day 1980, he resigned from the University of Cincinnati.

In February, 1990 Armstrong's father died, and his mother died in May.  On March 31, 1990, Armstrong and his wife agreed that they were no longer married.  However, the divorce was not final until April 12, 1994.  Armstrong had a mild heart attack in early 1991, but he fully recovered.  He married Carol Held Knight on June 12, 1994.

Neil Armstrong Birth ChartNeil Armstrong's Birth Chart contains a Kite and a Plow.  A Kite is a symbol of operational stability, like that of a person who flies over the problems of life like an astronaut.  A Plow is a sign of intensified suffering that resolves the opposition of two planets into a third.  It is like being plowed under.  The combination of the Kite and the Plow along a common axis symbolizes a blessing and a curse.  The Plow attached to the Kite is like having the wing tip sheared off in Armstrong's jet fighter in Korea.  All of the planets except three are on the dark side of the chart.  Of the three in the light, two are paired in Sagittarius while the other sits alone in Pisces.  The Moon is one of the pair.  This corresponds to the three Apollo 11 astronauts, where Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon, and Collins remained in orbit around the Moon.

Sun Sign

The Sun Sign was Cancer in conjunction with IC, the bottom of heaven.  The Sun in Cancer symbolizes security.  This is the key to understanding Armstrong's strong sense of conflict avoidance coupled with strong principles.  Cancer is also symbolized by the Lunar Module, which had legs like the appendages of a crab.  The injury to Armstrong's ring finger when he shredded it and ripped off the tip, was like the work of a crab.  The Sun in conjunction with IC in Cancer symbolizes a light in a dark place (Sheol), as when Jesus Christ brought Light to the world (Matt 4:16; 2 Pet 1:19).  Or it can symbolize an eclipse and dying.

Moon Sign

The  Moon Sign was Sagittarius, which symbolizes lunar raiders.  The Apollo 11 astronauts were like a raiding band on the Moon.  They brought back plunder from the Moon, which was not theirs.  The Moon is also the Focus of the Kite.  The Moon was the most important planet in the Kite.  Similarly, the Moon defined Armstrong's life, in spite of all his attempts to avoid the publicity associated with his Moon landing.  Armstrong entered aviation history as the first man to walk on the Moon.

The Moon was paired with the God of the Covenants in Sagittarius, which symbolizes the doctrine of war.  The doctrine of war corresponds to Satan's purpose for luring the astronauts to the Moon to preempt the Armageddon War, but it also corresponds to the thousands of pages of NASA procedures and flight rules that the astronauts used to go to the Moon.

Ascendant Sign

The Ascendant Sign was Taurus with the Red Planet, for the Plagues of Egypt or the end of the world.  This symbolized Armstrong's suffering from success.  He had risen to Satan's throne and had to face the down side when he returned to Earth.  This began with the quarantine of the astronauts after splashdown.  The world's greatest celebrities were immediately quarantined.


Midheaven was in Capricornus, for the glory of the world (and the Gentiles).  Although there were no planets in Capricornus, Midheaven was enough to be Neil Armstrong's defining moment in the eyes of the world, even though he was a reluctant hero when the glory of the world passed away.

The Plow

The Plow resolved the opposition of the Red Planet in Taurus and the Moon in Sagittarius into the Morning Star in Virgo.  The Morning Star in Virgo symbolizes sons of light, or believers.  This certainly corresponds to Armstrong's relationship with his mother and the conflict avoidance which he developed to handle her strong religious influence.  Armstrong was a true believer in the establishment and the other institutions of life as well.  He did his duty to his country without question, even though he was a non-combative individual.  Whether he was a true believer in Jesus Christ baffled even his mother.

Note, that the Plow in Armstrong's Chart is almost outside the range of orbs.  However, the suffering in his life is a testimony to its validity.

The Kite

The Kite symbolized Armstrong, the aviator and astronaut.  He got his pilot's license at age 16 before he got his driver's license.  He was a test pilot and had some close calls.  He flew off aircraft carriers in Korea.  In this sense, the Kite with the Plow symbolizes an airplane with a tailhook.  The Focus of the Kite was the Moon in Sagittarius, which symbolizes Armstrong as the first man on the Moon and a lunar raider.

All of the planets of the Kite have been discussed except the Mediator in Pisces, which symbolizes a priest.  This characterizes Armstrong as conforming to company policy and showing team spirit.  Armstrong was born in 1930, at 12:30/31 AM where 30 is for a priest.


A pair of planet were in Gemini, the Twins.  Armstrong was the Commander of the Gemini 8 Mission.  The Almighty God Planet in Gemini symbolizes feasting.  This corresponds to festivities.  Armstrong ws honored at the White House, in Congress, by the Queen of England, and many other heads of state and dignitaries as well as crowds of spectators.  The Last Adam in Gemini symbolizes family.  This corresponds to not only Armstrong's family, but to his NASA family and the family of Israel.


The Savior and Redeemer Planets were in conjunction in Leo.  The Savior in Leo symbolizes a royal son, which Armstrong symbolized.  And the Redeemer in Leo symbolizes a government redeemer.  Armstrong's rise to fame came during his employment by the government.  His father worked for the Ohio state government, and he worked for the Navy and NASA.  After returning from the Moon, he was transferred to NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.  Leo corresponds to Washington, DC.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.) was born on January 20, 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.  His father was Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Sr., an Air Force pilot who became a Colonel and founded the school that became the Air Force Institute of Technology.  His mother's maiden name was Marion Moon of El Paso, Texas.  The name, "Buzz," came from his young sister who called him "Buzzer" when she was trying to pronounce, "Brother."

Aldrin graduated from West Point in 1951.  He flew 66 combat missions in Korea and downed two MiG's.  He received a Doctorate of Science in Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  When NASA released the Test Pilot requirement, Aldrin was selected as one of the third group of astronauts in October 1963.  As Pilot of Gemini 12, the last Gemini mission, he performed a 2 hour 20 minute space walk, which demonstrated the feasibility of working in space.  He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and became the second man on the Moon.

When he landed on the Moon, Aldrin was 39, for the sin unto death.  After landing on the Moon, he took communion, which carries with it a curse for those who enter into it with unconfessed sin.  Aldrin's problems began to surface soon after the return to Earth.  After the quarantine period, during the 45-day Giant Leap tour of the US and the world, Aldrin had problems with depression, heavy drinking, and his marriage.  In Bogata, Dr. Carpenter prescribed for him anti-anxiety pills.  In Norway he isolated himself alone in his room while the others (including his wife) went out.

Aldrin retired from NASA in July 1971.  Then he served a year as commandant of the Aerospace Research Pilots' School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.  He retired from the Air Force in 1972.  He asked his wife for a divorce in December 1974.  During the divorce proceedings, he drank heavily as an alcoholic.  He met Beverly Van Zile in a bar.  She tried to help him.  He also sought psychiatric treatment and spent 28 days the hospital for treatment of alcoholism in August 1975.  He married Beverly Van Zile on December 19, 1975.  They were divorced in April 10, 1978.

Aldrin met Lois Driggs Cannon on October 4, 1985.  She had been raised a Mormon, had been divorced, and was Aldrin's age.  Aldrin swears she is the love of his life.  They were married on Valentines Day, 1988.

Buzz Aldrin Birth ChartBuzz Aldrin's Birth Chart contains a Wing and a Grand Corss.  A Wing symbolizes power and corresponds to Aldrin's flights as an astronaut.  It also symbolizes the Saturn V Moon rocket with a horn on the top and engines on the bottom.  A Grand Cross is the most intensive sign of suffering.  It is a sign of the suffering of death, like going to the cross.  The Sun Sign was Capricornus, which corresponds to Gentile lawlessness.  In Aldrin's life this could include such things as his alcoholism and unfaithfulness in marriage.  A Stellium in Capricornus of the Sun, the Savior Planet, and Morning Star, further strengthened the influence of this sign in the Chart.  The Savior Planet in Capricornus symbolizes a rescuer, which Aldrin needed to bail him out of his troubles.  The Morning Star in Capricornus signifies a Gentile leader.  Aldrin was both a military and civilian leader.

The Moon Sign was Virgo, which symbolizes a civil servant.  This corresponds to Aldrin's service with NASA, a civilian agency, and to his status as an astronaut who had not been a test pilot.  The Ascendant Sign was Gemini on the cusp of Taurus.  Gemini corresponds to California, where Aldrin lived after he left NASA.  Gemini contains the Last Adam, which symbolizes a family.  This points to Aldrin's NASA family of fellow astronauts.  However, the most influence of the Ascendant probably comes from Taurus, which contained the Almighty God Planet to signify a world ruler.  Aldrin as the second man to step on the Moon became like a world ruler celebrity, especially since Neil Armstrong shunned publicity.

Midheaven was in Aquarius, which corresponds to fame in Florida.  As an astronaut, Aldrin was launched into space from Florida.  The bottom of heaven, IC, was in Leo in conjunction with the Redeemer Planet, which symbolizes being redeemed from the lion's den.  This describes Aldrin's recovery from clinical depression.

Grand Cross

The Grand Cross symbolized the suffering of death.  Aldrin landed on the Moon at age 39, for the sin unto death.  He took communion, which carries the curse of suffering and death to those who take it with unconfessed sin.  Taking communion on the Moon, which was outside the geographical will of God, was an insult to the Grace of God.  Almost immediately after returning to Earth, Aldrin began having problems with depression, alcoholism, and his marriage.  His suffering was so intense that he later wrote a book about returning to Earth.

He divorced his wife and became an alcoholic.  He sought help, not from God, but from Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldly organization.  He also was treated for his psychiatric problem of clinical depression.

The Grand Cross is also an unstable configuration, like a wheel with four spokes and no rim.  Aldrin was very unstable as he bounced around the spokes of the Grand Cross.  This behavior baffled his friends and led his women friends to try to help with their mother instinct.  The points of the Grand Cross were:

  1. Mediator in Pisces - a priest.  As a Christian, Aldrin was a believer-priest.  He was also born in 1930, for a priest.
  2. Last Adam in Gemini - family.  This refers to Aldrin's immediate family, his NASA astronaut family, and even the family of Israel.
  3. Moon in Virgo - civil servants.  Aldrin worked as a civil servant with NASA.
  4. Red Planet in Sagittarius - bloody army.  Aldrin served in Korea, and his NASA service was during the Vietnam war.

There were two planets in Sagittarius.  The God of the Covenants in Sagittarius symbolizes a battle plan, which corresponds to the flight plans, rules, and procedures for NASA missions.  The Red Planet in Sagittarius corresponds to a bloody army, as previously noted.


The Launch of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon on July 16, 1969 was the beginning of the greatest engineering feat of human history.  And the landing of men on the Moon on July 20 with the whole world watching was the fulfillment of the feat that surpassed the Tower of Babel.  Yet, the Launch Chart of July 16 reveals a morbid dichotomy of death and destruction symbolized by a Skull.  The Skull in the Launch Chart matched the desolation of the Moonscape.  The Moon did not support life.  It was never designed to support life.  And the trip to the Moon was a publicity stunt inspired by Satan, the master of deceit.

President John F. Kennedy, who committed the nation to go to the Moon and safely return in the decade of the 60's, was assassinated two years later.  NASA fulfilled Kennedy's policy and won the race to the Moon in 1969, where 69 stands for running the course of life.  US astronauts landed on the Moon with a proclamation of peace for all mankind.  The US does not represent all mankind, nor does it have the power to make peace.  The words on the NASA plaque about peace were Satan's.  President Nixon, who presided over the US during the Moon landings, was later forced to resign the Presidency due to criminality, which is associated with Satan's Cosmic System.

The Apollo 11 Moon Mission was only a part of a much bigger conspiracy, however.  The day after splashdown, Charles Manson, who pretended to be the Antichrist, began the murder spree that led to the Sharon Tate murders of August 9, 1969.  Sharon Tate's Death Chart contained the same Skull, a morbid symbol of death at the hand of Satan, the murderer.  Manson thought he would rise from the revolution to rule the world as the Antichrist.  The revolution was to come from the civil rights racial riots of the 60's.  Satan inspired the riots, Manson, and NASA's Apollo Program.

Satan inspired Wernher von Braun, John Kennedy, and NASA.  The NASA Programs to go to the Moon began with Mercury, who was known as the herald of the gods (Satan's demons).  Then came Gemini, the Twins, which could be argued to be either Satanically or divinely inspired.  However, the Apollo Program was named after the Sun god, who is the head of all Satan's pantheons as the Antichrist and counterfeit of Jesus Christ.  The Moon Program was named after the Sun god.  The Saturn V Moon rocket was named for the Latin demon god, Saturnus, who is the Greek, Kronos.  The number 5 (V) stands for a giant.  The Saturn V was a giant rocket.

The light side of the Apollo 11 Launch Chart contains the spectacular events, while the dark side of the chart contains the bad side.  The planets in the first five signs on the light side of the Chart in sequence were:

  1. Ascendant Sign of Leo - symbolized the Launch of the Saturn V as a roaring lion.
  2. Moon in Cancer - symbolized the landing of the Lunar Module on the Moon.
  3. Sun and Savior Planets in Gemini - symbolized the two astronauts, Armstrong and Aldrin, who would land on the Moon.
  4. Taurus in Midheaven in conjunction with the Morning Star - symbolized a world conqueror.
  5. Ringed Planet in Aries - symbolized the policy of a leader (John F. Kennedy).
The dark side of the Launch Chart contained:
  1. Redeemer and Red Planet in conjunction with IC in Scorpius - symbolized loot and bloody footprints.
  2. Mediator and Almighty God Planets in Virgo - symbolized a peace negotiator and world peace (as proclaimed by Satan).  The plaque left on the Moon proclaimed "peace for all mankind."
  3. Last Adam in Leo - symbolized the footstool of the conquering king or standing before kings for praise.
God created the astronauts who landed on the Moon.  They had free will and were willing chose to go there.  They could have chosen to listen to God rather than Satan.  Neil Armstrong's Birth Chart contained a Kite with a Focus of the Moon in Sagittarius, which symbolizes lunar raiders.  From divine perspective, the astronauts plundered the Moon.  The Earth was given to man, not the Moon; and they had no right to bring back rocks from the Moon.  Armstrong's Chart had only three planets in the light with all the others in darkness.  Of the three planets in the light, the Moon was paired with the Ringed Planet, and the Mediator Planet stood alone in Pisces.  This corresponded to the two astronauts who landed on the Moon, and the third, Michael Collins, who stayed in lunar orbit.

Buzz Aldrin's Birth Chart contained a Grand Cross, which symbolizes the suffering of death, like dying on a cross.  He had the audacity to take communion after landing on the Moon as if God would be impressed.  Aldrin was 39, for the sin unto death.  Apollo 11 was launched from Pad 39A.  Aldrin, an elder in the Presbyterian Church, had no sooner returned to Earth than his problems began.  He divorced  his wife, became an alcoholic, and had clinical depression.  He did fight back, however, in accordance with the Redeemer Planet in conjunction with the bottom of heaven, IC, in his Birth Chart, which stands for redeemed from the lion's den.  He rejected the Christian solution and joined Alcoholics Anonymous.  His second marriage also failed.  In his third marriage, he married a woman who was raised a Mormon and who had the Moon in Scorpius in her Birth Chart.

After three and a half years, the American people and Congress became tired of the Moon landings and the Moon missions ended when Congress cut off the money for them.  The first Launch to the Moon was July 16, 1969 and the last one (Apollo 17) ended December 19, 1972.  The Moon missions lasted 42 months, the same number of months in the two halves of the Tribulation (Rev. 11:2; 13:5).  During the fist 42 months, Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles (Rev 11:2).  During that time, two witnesses (probably Moses and Elijah) will prophesy in Jerusalem (Rev 12:3).  There were two astronauts (corresponding to the two witnesses) on the Moon for each landing.  The number, 42, stands for Baal, the bear, and Russia.  The US space race was with Russia.

The Moon symbolizes a woman, the congregation of Israel, and the Church.  The astronauts walking on the Moon and leaving their footprints, thus, symbolized Gentiles trampling upon Jerusalem.  Aldrin even had his Sun Sign as part of a Stellium in Capricornus, the Goat and the symbol of the Gentiles.  In Armstrong's Birth Chart, Midheaven was in Capricornus.

There is even more to the symbolism of the two astronauts on the Moon.  The two witnesses in Israel during the Tribulation were also symbolized by the two olive trees and two lampstands that stood "by the Lord of the whole Earth" (Zech 4:14).  Those two olive trees symbolized Zerubbabel, ruler of Judah (the temporal witness), and Joshua the High Priest (the spiritual witness).  After returning from Babylonian captivity, these two men led the reconstruction of the Temple, which was completed in 516 BC.  When Neil Armstrong, the Commander, left the golden olive branch on the Moon, he symbolized the temporal witness.  And when Buzz Aldrin, took communion on the Moon, he symbolized the spiritual witness.  When Armstrong and Aldrin took the telephone call from President Nixon in the White House, this symbolized the two witness standing by the lord of the whole Earth.  In the Tribulation the two witnesses will probably be Moses, the temporal leader, and Elijah, the spiritual leader.  To add even more credence to the relationship to the Temple, all of the Apollo 11 astronauts were born in 1930, where 30 stands for a priest.

Furthermore, the Tribulation is symbolized by Israel as a woman in labor.  The woman will symbolically be clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head (Rev 12:1).  So, here is why Satan used the name, Apollo, for the Moon Program, because Apollo symbolizes the Sun god, Satan.  In his thinking, the Sun (Apollo) would clothe the astronauts with the Moon under their feet.  And the twelve stars symbolize the twelve tribes of Israel, which correspond to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.  There was also a total of 12 astronauts who walked on the Moon.

Thus, the Apollo 11 Mission was a highly orchestrated attempt by Satan to prove that he could do what God promised to do during the Tribulation.  He had already attempted to destroy Israel two years earlier in the Six Day War. However, Israel survived the Satanic counterattack from all the Arab nations, and the Apollo Program soon came to an end after the American people grew tired of it.  During the Apollo Program, 24 men went to the Moon, where 24 stands for Satan's strategic attack on Israel.  Of the 24, twelve men actually landed on the Moon.  That amounted to six groups of 2 witnesses.

Apollo 11 Launch Chart Planets

Sun Gemini Glorious witness (Armstrong)
Moon Cancer Lunar Module landing on Moon
Savior Gemini Helpmate (Aldrin)
Morning Star Taurus World conqueror
Red Planet Scorpius Bloody footprints
Almighty God Virgo World peace
Ring Planet Aries Policy of a leader (John F. Kennedy)
Mediator Virgo Peace negotiator
Redeemer Scorpius Loot, payoff of a criminal
Last Adam Leo Footstool; standing before kings



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Released February 5, 2010 - Revised Sept. 7, 2014

Author: Larry Wood
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