The Star Gospel
The Pole Signs

The Star Gospel

The twelve signs of the Zodiac are located along the Ecliptic, the great circle representing the apparent annual path of the Sun.  However, other signs located in the vicinity of each sign of the Zodiac contribute to a more complete picture called the Star Gospel.  The Star Gospel reveals the history of Creation and the Lord Jesus Christ from His Virgin Birth (Virgo) until His return at the Second Advent as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Leo) and reign as King in the Millennium.  In the Star Gospel three nearby constellations contribute to the story of each sign of the Zodiac.  The nearby constellations from the Star Gospel will be explained in the detailed descriptions of the signs of the Zodiac which follow the top level summary. Pole Signs

The Pole Signs

The signs around the North Pole of the heavens symbolize the top-level overview of the Creation of mankind to resolve the prehistoric Angelic Conflict.  After Satan sinned, he was sentenced to the Lake of Fire along with the other fallen angels.  Since the sentence has not yet been executed, it can be deduced that he appealed the decision, and God granted an appeal trial.  Mankind was created to resolve Satan's appeal.  Man was created with a free will and placed in the Garden as a witness for the Prosecution.  However, upon cross examination by Satan, man sinned and died spiritually.  God had a solution for man's sin.  A Savior would be sent to pay for sin.  Man believed in the Savior who would provide Salvation, and man was Spiritually regenerated and received Eternal Life.  God kept his promise to the man and sent His Son to pay for the sins of mankind.  Jesus Christ went to the Cross and paid for the sins of all mankind through His substitutionary spiritual death.  Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in a Resurrection Body, and He will return with His Bride, the Church, to rule as King for a thousand years.

Now, that is the meaning of the pole signs.  Draco is the serpent of old.  He is wrapped around the Little Bier and the North Pole, which is now Polaris.  The Little Bier symbolizes the Last Adam (1 Cor 15:22, 45) in contrast to the Big Bier, which symbolizes the first Adam who died (Gen 2:17; Rom 5:14).  See previous explanation of bier in Job 38:32.  Cepheus, the King, represents Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews who went to the Cross.  He will return to rule as King, but the Cross must come before the crown.  Cassiopeia represents the Bride enthroned - the Church as the Bride of Christ (Rev. 19:7; Jn 3:29, Eph 5:23).

Draco - the Dragon

Draco is Latin, from the Greek, dravkwn (drakon), which is equivalent to the Hebrew /yN!T* (tannin) and means dragon, or large snake.  Draco is wrapped around the Little Bier and the North Pole of the heavens.  Draco represents Satan, the serpent of old (Rev. 12:9, 20:2), which appears to be fleeing with a broken back.

By His Spirit the heavens are gorgeous,
His hand has formed the fugitive dragon. (Job 26:13)
God created the heavens to be dazzlingly beautiful, or gorgeous.  His hand formed the dragon, Draco in the sky.  Here the word for dragon is the Hebrew vj^n* (nachash), which is onomatopoetic for the serpent, or dragon.  The dragon is called "the fugitive," which is the Hebrew baricha, which means fleeing or fugitive.  The dragon in the heavens has the appearance of fleeing and hastening away with a broken back.  The folklore that goes with Draco is that the serpent winds himself around the Sun and produces eclipses, and God must continually unwind him to set the Sun free again.  God through His Spirit removes the darkness so that the Earth can again have light.
Bronze Serpent
Draco coiled around the Little Bier represents the Satanic attack of the Cross of Christ (Gen 3:15).  The Cross also symbolizes the bronze serpent in the wilderness, which was lifted up on a pole (Num 21:6-9; Jn 3:14-15).
John 3:14-15
14 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 that everyone who believes in Him has eternal life.
Jesus Christ won the victory, however, on the Cross when He paid for the sins of the world and was raised from the dead.  Satan's back was broken.

Big and Little Bier

The Big Bier represents the first Adam who died (Gen 2:17; Rom 5:14).  When Adam ate the forbidden fruit, he died spiritually with the result that he later died physically.  That is the meaning of the doubling of the Hebrew muth, for dying, in Genesis 2:17.  The Bier is the Hebrew vy!u^ ('ajish) (see Job 38:32), which is the same as the Hebrew  vu* ('ash) (Job 9:9).  A bier is a coffin on its stand.  The stars in the tail of the bier are the funeral procession of mourners.

The Little Bear represents the Last Adam (1 Cor 15:22, 45).

For as in Adam all die, even so by agency of Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Cor. 15:22)
After Adam sinned, he was promised a Savior in the Adamic Covenant.  Jesus Christ fulfilled the promise to Adam by dying as a substitute for Adam's original sin and the sins of all mankind.  The Little Bier is a son of Eve.  He was born without an Earthly father and without the sin of Adam, which is passed down through the male.  The Little Bier is near the North Pole in the heavens to symbolize the Cross as the central issue of human history.

Aquarius Aquarius

Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is from Latin, meaning literally "water carrier," a loan translation of the Greek, Hydrokhoos "the water-pourer," the old Greek name of this constellation.

Aquarius symbolizes carrying the water of the Word (the Gospel) to evangelize the world.  It symbolizes showers of blessing from Heaven from the Good News of Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus Christ died as a substitute for all mankind on the Cross when He paid for sins.  He provided Redemption through His own sacrifice.  With sins paid for, Salvation is freely available to all who will accept it through faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior.  "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved" (Acts 16:31).

For you see, in this manner, God Loved the world, that He gave His uniquely born Son that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have Eternal Life. (John 3:16)
According to the Great Commission, the Gospel must be taken into all the world.
Matthew 28:19-20
19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the completion of the age.”
Jesus Christ sent His disciples into all the world.
but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the Earth.” (Acts 1:8)
An angelic herald will present the gospel in the Tribulation (Rev 14:6-7).

Aquarius also symbolizes the blessings poured out upon the kingdom of Israel (Nu 24:7; Mal 3:10).  It symbolizes the blessings of the Word poured out in the Millennium.

The earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Isa 11:9).
Everyone will be like "streams of water in a dry place" (Isa 32:2).  Jerusalem will be an impregnable seaport (Isa 33:21).  Streams of water will flow in the desert, and it will bloom (Isa 35:1, 6; 41:18; 51:3).  And the Holy Spirit and blessings will be poured out on all mankind like streams of water (Isa 44:3-4; Joel 2:28-29).

The Sun in Aquarius symbolizes "the glorious Gospel of the blessed God" (1 Timothy 1:11).  The Sun symbolizes Jesus Christ (Psalm 19:4-6).  However, Satan's counterfeit is that he is the Sun god.  He  wanted to "be like the Most High" (Isaiah 14:14).  In Satan's counterfeit religion Aquarius symbolizes the cosmic evangelist who is duped by the devil (2 Cor 4:3-4; 11:4; Gal 1:6-9).  The Sun in Aquarius can alternatively symbolize an antichrist, who opposes Christ and spreads the devil's lie (1 Jn 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 Jn 1:7), or the Antichrist (2 Thess 2:1-12; Rev 12-13).

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Aries Aries

Aries, the Ram, is from Latin aires (ram).  Aries symbolizes the leader of the flock, namely the Lord Jesus Christ at the Second Advent when He will return leading the Church.  Then He will shepherd Israel in the Millennium.  The Lord Jesus Christ is the leader of the flocks of both Israel and the Church (Jn 10:16; Eph 2:14-16; Matt 16:18).

Like the ram who leads the flock, the Lord Jesus Christ is the leader of the Church (1 Pet 2:25).   He is the Chief Shepherd who will return for the Church at the Rapture (1 Pet 5:4).  He will judge and reward believers at the Review Tribunal during the Tribulation.  He will return leading the Church at the Second Advent.

The Lord Jesus Christ is also the leader of the flock of Israel (Psa 23:1).  He is the Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Israel (Josh 5:14).  He was the Shepherd of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gen 48:15).  He is the Good Shepherd who gives His life for the sheep in the First Advent (Psa 22:1-24; Jn 10:11-15) and regathers them (Jer 31:10).  He will deliver Israel (as their Commander-in-Chief) at the Second Advent.  He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matt 25:32) and judge believers at the Second Advent (Matt 16:27).  As the Great Shepherd (Heb 13:20), He will rule His flock during the Millennium from the throne of David.

Other leaders of the flock symbolized by the ram include:

Rams were used as Levitical offerings:

Ordination of Aaron and the Levitical Priests (Ex 29)
Animal sacrifice (Gen. 15:9; Lev 5:14-19; 6:1-7)
    - Offered for sins against things holy (Lev 5:14-19, 6:1-7)
    - Burnt offering (Lev. 9:2)
    - Peace offering (Lev. 9:4)
Rams skins dyed red, tanned, were used for the roof of the Tabernacle (Ex 36:19)
Rams of Nebaioth (kingdom of nomads descended from Ishmael (Gentiles)) will be used in the ceremonial worship of Israel in the Millennium (Isa 60:7)
Ruling Planet:  Morning Star (2 Pet 1:19; Rev 2:28; 22:16).  Satan falsely claims this symbol also (Isa 14:12).

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Cancer Cancer

Cancer, the Crab, is from Latin derived from the Greek karkinos.  Cancer symbolizes (1) the spoils of victory and (2) security.  The spoils of victory may be both temporal (Gen 49:27; Deut 3:7; 20:14; Isa 10:6) and Spiritual (Isa 53:12; Eph 4:8), and security may be both temporal (Ex 23:20; Deut 32:10) and eternal (Jn 10:28-29; Rom 8:38-39).
John 10:28-29
28 and I give unto them Eternal Life, and they shall never perish; and no one is able to snatch them out of My hand. 29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
The crab has large claws for grasping and holding (security) as well as stripping food (taking spoils), and feasting or dining.  From the military paradigm, after the defeat of the enemy, to the victor belong the spoils.  The victor could take all the possessions of the vanquished foe, even livestock and slaves.  Keeping the spoils would require security.  They must be guarded from thieves, and captives must be guarded.

In the Spiritual analogy, Jesus Christ won the victory over Satan and his Cosmic System of sin on the Cross.  After being judged for sins, He was free to defend the eternal security of the believer and distribute spoils of victory to believers.  The gifts include Escrow Blessings for Time and Eternity.  The Lord Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Throne of God waiting until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet.  During Operation Footstool, when the believer advances to Spiritual Maturity and conquers Satan's Cosmic System in Spiritual Warfare, he receives the spoils of victory, promotion, and eternal rewards.

Security is protection for people and property.  It includes safety.
 -  Temporal security requires guards, walls, barriers, gates, and locks.  It is neither the internal gates of the Criminal Justice System nor the external gates of the military.  The Criminal Justice System captures and punishes those who violate security.  The military attacks those who threaten the security of the nation.
 -  Divine security is God's supreme power through which He protects His Creation from all enemies in order to fulfill His Sovereign purpose.  God protects people to allow them to respond to the Gospel and decides the time of death for everyone.  He locks up, and He sets free.  He protects nations and property, and He destroys them.  He shelters and protects from heat, storm, and rain.

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Capricornus Capricornus

Capricornus, the Goat, is Latin, meaning literally, "horned like a goat," from caper (genitive capri) "goat" + cornu "horn;" a loan translation of the Greek, Aigokheros, the name of this constellation.

The meaning of Capricornus comes from the goat that was used for the sin offering to symbolize unlimited atonement and propitiation of God the Father on the Great Day of Atonement in Israel.  In the ceremony one goat was sacrificed and another goat was set free in the wilderness.  The blood of the goat that was sacrificed was sprinkled once on the Mercy Seat and seven times on the ground before the Ark of the Covenant (Lev. 16:14-15).  The blood on the Mercy Seat represented propitiation (the satisfaction of God the Father with the blood that symbolized the blood of Christ).  The blood sprinkled seven times on the ground represented unlimited atonement (1 Tim 2:6, 4:10; Rom 5:6, 18; Tit 2:11; 2 Pet 3:9; 1 Jn 2:2).  After the High Priest symbolically placed the sins of Israel on the other goat, it was led away into the desert and released, never to return.  That goat removed the sins from Israel and took them back to Satan, the author of sin.  The second goat symbolized expiation, freedom from the penalty and guilt of sin (Psa 103:12; Jn 1:29; 1 Jn 3:5).

Thus, Capricornus symbolizes (1) the sin offering of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union, which provided unlimited atonement for the sins of the world and propitiation of God the Father (Lev. 16:7-10, 15-20; Heb. 9:13-14; 10:4, 10-12); and  (2) freedom and sanctification from Satan and his Cosmic System, including sanctification from defilement of unforgiven sin and subsequent separation from God of the unbeliever, who will share the fate of Satan and his demons (Lev 16:21-22).  Capricornus, the goat in the heavens, symbolizes the unlimited atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, who passed though the heavens as our High Priest (Heb 4:14; 9:6-12).

The goat was commonly used in animal sacrifice (Gen. 15:9; Lev. 1:10-13).  The goat was used as:

The male goat (Hebrew, `atud) symbolized the leader of the flock (Jer. 50:8; 51:40), such as a chief, a prince.  Other leaders symbolized by the goat included: The goat is a symbol of the Graeco-Macedonean Empire (Dan. 8:5, 8, 21); thus, goats symbolize the sins of the Gentiles (Greeks) (Eph 4:17-22; Rom 6:6; 1 Thess 4:5; 1 Pet 4:3).  Goats symbolize unbelievers who will be separated from the sheep at the Baptism of Fire (Matt. 25:32-33, 41).

The Satyr is a demon depicted as half-man/half-goat (Isa. 13:21, 34:14; Lev. 17:7; 2 Chron. 11:15).

Ruling Planet:  the Redeemer Planet.

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Gemini Gemini

Gemini, the Twins, from Latin symbolizes the corporate witness of the Marriage of Right Man and Right Woman, which began in the Garden and became the basic building block of society.  After the man was created to bear witness of the truth of God, the woman was added as his counterpart to verify the truth through a second viewpoint.  Thus, the concept of a witness was introduced in which two individuals authenticate the truth (Deut. 17:6; 19:15; Matt 18:16).  The man and the woman in the Garden became the first witnesses in the Appeal Trial of Satan.  Following the pattern of the two witnesses in the Garden, pairs of two, regardless of marital relationship or gender, became witnesses in God's Creation and Satan's Appeal Trial.

In general, two things side-by-side symbolize a witness.  They do not have to be twins.  The name, Twins (Gemini), is simply a Latin description.  Thus, examples of Gemini included not only Jacob and Esau but also two witnesses in court, two wives, brothers, sisters, and Ephraim and Manasseh, who received a double blessing.

A witness may symbolize double blessing or cursing (intensified punishment).  Two witnesses may add to each other's blessing (Eccl 4:11) or curse each other with challenges or attacks.  Examples include Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, Leah and Rachel, Hannah and Peninnah.

Marriage Culture

The precedent for Marriage Culture8 began in the Garden when the Lord created the first two members of the human race as husband and wife (Gen 2:20-24).  After Adam sinned, the Lord instituted the Adamic Covenant with Adam and Eve (Gen 3:14-21).  The major provisions of the Adamic Covenant were:

Jesus Christ as the Last Adam fulfilled the Adamic Covenant by going to the Cross and bearing the sins of the world (Rom 5:14-19; 1 Cor 15:22, 45-48; 1 Jn 2:2).  Jesus Christ had two natures, divine and human, inseparably united in Hypostatic Union in order to bear witness to God and mankind.  Thus, He was uniquely qualified to be a Mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5).  The ruling planet of Gemini is the Last Adam.

Marriage is a system of two people who function as a single unit.

Gemini also symbolizes the challenge of two wives or two children.  God blesses the Right Woman and her children but curses the wrong woman and her children.  Examples include: Witness

The witness of the twins may symbolize the challenger. An example was Jacob and Esau (Gen 25:22-34; 27:27-29, 35-36, 39-40).  Esau sought to kill Jacob (Gen 27:41), and Jacob fled to Haran (Gen 27:43).  Another example was Perez and Zerah (Gen 38:27-30).

Witnesses are used in the legal system where two or more witnesses must agree in order to establish truth  (Ex 20:16; Num 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15; Matt 18:16).  There are also eye witnesses.  Paul sailed to Rome for trial aboard a ship with the figurehead of Dioskouroi (Castor and Pollux), the mythological equivalent of Gemini (Acts 28:11).

The true witnesses, Caleb and Joshua, spied out the Land (Num 14:6-9, 28-30).  John the Baptist was a witness of Jesus Christ (Jn 1:7-8, 15, 32; 5:33).  The Disciples and Apostles were witnesses of Christ.  Individual believers are witnesses (Rom 8:16; 2 Cor 5:20; Heb 12:1).  And there will be two witnesses in Tribulation (Rev 11:3).

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Leo Leo

Leo, the Lion, is from Latin.  Leo symbolizes Jesus Christ, the King of kings as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who will return at the Second Advent, conquer the enemies of Israel (Rev 5:5; 19:11-21), and rule as King.  Leo is the ultimate symbol of the power, authority, majesty, and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.  As King, He is royalty.  He has Sovereignty and military might.  He will establish peace on Earth and rule from the Throne of David over the world for a thousand years.

Judah, the ruler of the Tribes of Israel, was symbolized by a lion (Gen 49:8-12).

Genesis 49:9-10
9 A lion's whelp is Judah;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up;
He has lain down; he has stretched out like a lion,
And like a lioness, who can rouse him up?
10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes;
And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples (nations).
Both in the camp and on the march, Judah took the first place among the tribes (Num. 2:2, 3; 7:12; 10:14).  The Tribe of Judah camped on the east side of Tabernacle and is, therefore, identified with the Brazen Altar and Salvation, and the Red Planet, for the Blood of Christ.  It follows that the sign of Leo is ruled by the Red Planet.  It also follows that the east side of a Client Nation is symbolized by the ruler and his military arm.  In the USA that is the region of Washington, DC.

Judah as leader of the Tribes of Israel became a type of Jesus Christ, the King (Gen 49:8-12), as did David (Isa 9:7; Rev 22:16) and Solomon (1 Chron 22:9-10).  Jesus Christ was descended from Judah (Matt 1:1-2, 6; Lk 1:27; 3:31).

The lion is a symbol of the king of beasts (Prov 30:30).  Its mane is like a crown.  The lion is also a symbol of military might (Deut 33:20, 22; Prov 19:12; 20:2; 28:15).  The lion is a symbol of a Throne Angel1 (Ezek 1:10; 10:14; Rev 4:7; Rev 5:5).  And the lion is a symbol of Satan (1 Pet 5:8).

Be sober (operate in Spiritual Self Esteem); be alert.  Your enemy, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
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Libra Libra

Libra, the Balance, or Scales, (from Latin) symbolizes measurement and balance in general as well as justice (Job 31:6) and commerce (Rev 6:5).  It symbolizes Christ, our justification, who satisfied the perfect Justice of God by being judged for the sins of the world (Rom 5:8-9).

Before the invention of coins, gold and silver were measured in a balance.  Therefore, the balance became the symbol of business.

And when He (Jesus) had broken the third seal, I heard the third Living Creature saying, "Come."  Then I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat upon it had a pair of scales in his hand. (Revelation 6:5)
The scales of Libra symbolize the economy, commerce, and business (Rev 6:5-6).  The balance, as a measuring or weighing device, was also called a pair of scales.  In Revelation 6:5, the Greek zugos was a balance or pair of scales.
A just balance and scales belong to the LORD;
All the weights of the bag are His workmanship. (Proverbs 16:11)
An accurate balance with accurate weights became a symbol of justice.  The Justice of the LORD is explained by the metaphor of an accurate balance with accurate weights in Proverbs 16:11.  Here the word "balance" is the Hebrew peles, from the verb palas, meaning to make even.  The pair of scales is the Hebrew mo'zenajim, from the Hebrew root, 'azan, meaning to weigh.  The scales of divine Justice are accurately calibrated.  Divine Judgment is without partiality (Deut 10:17; Acts 10:34; Rom 2:11; Gal 2:6; Eph 6:9).

God has perfect Justice and will not tolerate injustice (Isa 30:18, 61:8).  The sin of man demanded God's Judgment (Gen 2:17; Rom 5:16-18; 6:23; 1 Cor 15:22a; Jas 1:15).  Jesus Christ suffered the Judgment of God on behalf of mankind for the sins of the world (Rom 4:25; 8:3; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:13; Heb 9:26, 28; 1 Jn 2:2).  Believers are justified through the work of Christ on the Cross:

There will be Justice in the Resurrection (Rom 2:16; 14:10, 12; 1 Cor 4:5; 2 Cor 5:10; 1 Pet 4:5).  Every believer will render an account to God.  Jesus Christ administers perfect Justice from the Throne of God (Psa 33:5; 89:14; 97:2; Isa 33:5; Acts 10:42; Heb 8:1; 12:2).  He will rule in the Millennium with Justice (Isa 28:17; 42:1-4; 61:8; Jer 33:15) and a rod of iron (Psa 2:9; Rev 2:27; 12:5; 19:15).

Satan and fallen angels have to be judged for rebelling against God (Matt 25:41; Rev 20:10).  Unbelievers have to be judged for rejecting Salvation (Jn 3:18; Acts 17:31; Heb 9:27; 1 Pet 4:5; Rev 20:14-15; 21:8).  Nations which try to destroy Israel must be judged (Joel 3:2, 11-12; Zeph 3:8; Zech 14:2-3; Rev 16:14).  And governments are ministers of justice (Prov 29:4; Rom 13:4).

Libra also symbolizes measuring devices other than balances and scales.  These devices include:

The measurements of Libra are symbolized by all manner of mathematical calculation, counting, weights, and measures, including time (Isa 40:12).  The balance of Libra symbolizes balance and control of all manner of competing forces, such as walking upright and not falling; dancing; heat and cold, ebb and flow, rise and fall, wet and dry, masculine and feminine, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, and music.

The balance of Spiritual Rapport is described by the Hebrew verb, palas, meaning to make even; make level, smooth, of a path (Pr 4:26; 5:6, 21; Is 26:7; Psa 78:50).

Libra is symbolized by the Tribe of Dan (Gen 49:17).

"Let Dan become a serpent on the path,
A horned adder by the way,
That bites the horse's heels,
So that its rider falls backward. (Genesis 49:17)
The horse rearing up is the picture of a balance, which became a symbol of justice as found in the previous verse.
"Dan shall procure his people justice,
As one of the tribes of Israel. (Genesis 49:16)
The name, Dan, means judge.  Dan did not become a Judge (as those who ruled Israel during the time of the Judges), although he did symbolize justice for Israel.

The ruling planet of Libra is the Ringed Planet, the God of the Covenants.

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Pisces Pisces

Pisces, the Fish, is from Latin.  Pisces portrays two fish on a cord, one pointed toward Heaven (Z-axis) and the other pointed along the Ecliptic (X/Y-axis).  This is the symbol of the priest who intercedes for the believer.  The priest is representing the believer along the Ecliptic to God on the Z-axis.  The priest includes the Levitical priesthood of Israel (Ex 28:1), the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 8:34; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 4:14-15; 7:25; 8:1), Church Age Believers (1 Pet 2:5, 9; Rev 1:6), Melchizedek (Gen 14:18), Moses (Num 21:7), Esther (Esther 4:15-5:4), Job (Job 16:19; 42:8), and even the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:26-27).

The two fish on the cord of Pisces symbolize Christ and the congregation of believers (Matt 13:47-48; Jn 15:5; Eph 2:16).  Jesus Christ fed a multitude from 2 fish and 5 loaves (Matt 14:17-21; Mk 6:38-44; Lk 9:13-17; Jn 6:9-14).  Since two is the symbol of a witness, the two fish of Pisces also symbolize Christ and Christian witnesses who take the Gospel (Matt 4:19; 28:18-19; Luk 24:47; Acts 1:8), ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor 5:20).

Pisces symbolizes Positional Sanctification and Eternal Security of believers in Christ who are reconciled to God and satisfy His Justice and Righteousness.  The fish pointed toward Heaven (Z-axis) symbolizes Christ, our High Priest (Heb 3:1; 4:14; 7:26), and the fish along the Ecliptic (X/Y axis) symbolizes the believer.  God was satisfied with Christ; therefore, the believer is reconciled to God (Rom 5:10, 11; 2 Cor 5:18-20; Col 1:20-22).  The believer is tied to Christ, which represents Eternal Security (Jn 3:16; 10:28-29).  The Z-axis fish symbolizes Justification, which God pronounces upon the believer at Salvation because of the work of Christ on the Cross.  And fish along the X/Y-axis symbolizes Righteousness, which the believer receives from God at Salvation (Phil 3:9).

The Ruling Planet of Pisces is the Mediator Planet.

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Sagittarius Sagittarius

Sagittarius, the archer, is from Latin, where sagitta means arrow.  The constellation portrays a Centaur and represents a man on a horse with a bow.  It symbolizes a raiding band, a mounted cavalry of archers of an invading army, which is mobile, agile, and hostile.  It embodies war and the military paradigm.  It portrays the victory of the Cross (Eph 4:8; Col 2:15) and the believer (Rom 8:37; 2 Cor 2:14; Heb 6:1; 10:39).  It includes physical, spiritual, and angelic warfare.  And it is seen in the ravenous conflicts in the animal kingdom.

Physical Warfare

Sagittarius symbolizes the armies of men which engage in warfare.  The first great warrior was Nimrod, the famous hunter and founder of Babel (Gen 10:8-12).  Ishmael was a wild ass of a man who fought against everyone and everyone fought against him (Gen 16:11-12).  Esau was a hunter with an army (Gen 25:27; 32:6).  Gad symbolized the raiding band of Sagittarius.

"Gad, a raiding band shall raid him,
But he shall raid at their heel. (Genesis 49:19)
Samson was a famous warrior, although he didn't use a bow and ride a horse.  David led the armies that defeated the enemies of Israel.  Sagittarius symbolizes the armies of the world empires:  Babylon, Assyria, Medo-Persia, Graeco-Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great, Roman Empire, and Revived Roman Empire (Dan. 2:36-43).  And Sagittarius symbolizes the Dictator of the Revived Roman Empire, the Antichrist (Rev 6:2).

Spiritual Warfare of Satan

Satan and his demon armies attack Israel and believers as extensions of the Angelic Conflict.  Satan's objective is to win the Appeal Trial.  Consequently, he is the enemy of believers because they are on God's side.  Satan's methods include sin, lies, and murder (1 Jn 3:8; Jn 8:44).  He is a master of deceit, craft, and counterfeit.  He uses religion to counterfeit the Plan of God and seeks to be worshiped through idolatry (2 Thess 2:3-4).

Satan inspires rebellion and conspiracies (Jude 11).  He led a third of the angels to rebel against God (Rev 12:4) and will lead the Gog revolution against God at the end of the Millennium (Rev 20:7-8).  He is the enemy of God in Operation Footstool; thus, he inspires the Evil King and the enemy raiding bands symbolized by Sagittarius (Rev 16:14).  He inspires the Prostitute of Babylon to attack Marriage Culture.  And he inspired the conspiracy that sent Jesus Christ to the Cross.

Spiritual Warfare of the Believer

The believer in the Church Age is a Christian soldier, who engages in spiritual warfare as a member of the Army of the Lord (1 Cor 9:7; Phil 2:25; 2 Tim 2:3-4; Philemon 2).  The Christian soldiers of the Church  will return with the Lord at the Second Advent as members of His Army (Rev 19:14, 19).  The believer fights in spiritual warfare through faith in obedience to the Lord's authority.  He fights as a member of a combat team under the authority of God with the support of God and His angels.  He does not fight alone.  He does not choose his battlefield.

The believer's fight in spiritual warfare is defensive - not offensive (Eph 6:11, 13).  God sends the enemy to attack the believer (Job 1:8; 2:3).  The believer under the protective power of God has the power to handle the attacks of Satan and his demons.  The Satanic attack must be faced through Grace with the use of the divine operating assets (2 Cor 10:4; 12:9; Rom 12:19-21).

Angelic Warfare

Satan and his demons rebelled against God.  They rejected the divine solution, and God sentenced them to the Lake of Fire.  Satan appealed, and the appeal trial is now taking place on Earth.  There is conflict between the Elect Angels and Satan and his demons (Rev 12:7).  The Elect Angels assist in implementation of the Plan of God for human history (Heb 1:14).  The Elect Angels are called an army (Luk 2:13; Rev 19:14).  The Army of Elect Angels is led by the Archangel Michael (Jude 9).

Sagittarius in Human Behavior

The characteristics of Sagittarius may be recognized in human behavior.  The characteristics of Sagittarius include those who attack the tasks of life as if they were the enemy and run around as if on a Frantic Search for Happiness.  Peter's impulsive behavior was characteristic of Sagittarius.  He used a sword to defend Jesus Christ.

Conspiracies are also characteristic of Sagittarius.  In the Bible, Syria was known for its conspiracies.  The king of Syria with 32 kings attacked Samaria (1 Ki. 20:1, 16).  Later, the king of Syria commanded the 32 captains of his chariots when Ahab formed an alliance with Jehoshaphat (Judah) to attack the king of Syria.  Ahab died in battle (1 Ki. 22:31).

Sagittarius Full Explanation.

Scorpius Scorpius

Scorpius, the Scorpion, is Latin, from Greek skorpios.  The Hebrew word for scorpion (from Arabic), br*q+u^(`aqerab), appears to be blended from the Hebrew rq^u*  (`aqar), to wound, and the Hebrew bq@u*  (`aqab), the heel.2   The scorpion is "an insect which is a nocturnal arachnid, with an elongated body and venomous stinger at the tip, of the order Scorpionida and likely the genus Buthus."3

Scorpius symbolizes Satan, the enemy of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union (H/U), who inspired the crucifixion (Jn 13:2, 27), but  was defeated at the Cross (Luk 10:19; Jn 3:14-15, 12:31-32, 16:11).  The scorpion is a desert creature, as is the snake, which also symbolizes Satan.

“He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the flinty rock. (Deuteronomy 8:15)
Snakes and scorpions, the symbols of Satan, were the enemies of Israel.  "Fiery serpents" is the Hebrew nachash, serpent, and saraph, meaning burning, fiery, or serpent.  The two words together mean literally burning snakes, which were so called for their inflammatory bite, filled with heat and poison.

The constellation, Scorpius, is near other snake symbols.  It is near the constellation Serpens, the Serpent, and Ophiuchus, the Snake Holder.

The scorpion is also a symbol of the demon assault army of Abaddon (Rev 9:3, 5, 10), which, of course, is from Satan.

The serpent in the Garden was indwelt by Satan, and, thus, became a symbol of Satan (Gen. 3:1; 2 Cor 11:3; Rev 12:9, 14; 20:2).  However, the brass serpent in the desert (Num 21:6-9), which was raised aloft, was a type of Jesus Christ (Jn 3:14).  This was similar to the "flying dragon," which symbolized the Messiah (Isa 14:29).  However, the "flying dragon" also symbolized Satan (Isa 30:6), and Satan as Beelzebub, lord of the flies (2 Ki 18:4).

Scorpius Full Explanation.

Taurus Taurus

Taurus, the Bull, from Latin and Greek, symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ as the Redeemer, who will return as a mighty warrior at the Second Advent to redeem Israel (Isa 34:2-8; Heb 10:13-14) and establish worldwide prosperity for a millennium.

Redemption from early times was symbolized by the sacrifice of bulls and oxen.  The bull or ox symbolized Jesus Christ, who would redeem mankind from the slave market of sin by means of His substitutionary spiritual death for sin.  The blood of the animal symbolized the Blood of Christ.  The life of the animal was in its blood.  The Blood of Christ is a metaphor for His substitutionary spiritual death for sin.

Sacrifice Under Mosaic Law

Under the Mosaic Law, the bull and ox were used for Burnt Offerings, Peace Offerings, and Sin Offerings.

Fat of the Land

The bull or ox, as the largest and most expensive sacrifice, also symbolized the fat of the land (Isa 30:23-24; 32:20).  The bull or ox symbolized Jesus Christ, who gave up His riches to become a man and pay for the sins of the world (2 Cor 8:9; Phil 2:6-8).

The prosperity of the fat of the land will reach its peak in the Millennium.  The Lord Jesus Christ will establish a millennium of prosperity for the whole Earth.  There will be great happiness, and great prosperity.

Symbolized by Tribe of Asher

The Tribe of Asher, which symbolizes Taurus, was richly blessed with happiness and prosperity in the security of royal castles (Gen 49:20; Deut 33:24-25).

Out of Asher shall come fat, his food,
And he shall yield royal dainties. (Genesis 49:20)
Asher means happy one.  Asher ate the fat of the land and royal dainties.  The Tribe of Asher inherited the fertile soil of the of the lowlands of Carmel on the Mediterranean as far as Tyre, which abounded in wheat and oil that Solomon supplied the household of King Hiram (1 Ki 5:11).

Culinary Prosperity

Taurus symbolizes culinary prosperity, eating the fat (best produce) of the land.  Abraham served a dinner of the best produce of the land to the Lord Jesus Christ, who appeared to him as an Angel (Gen 18:6-8).  The Promised Land was described as "flowing with milk and honey" (Deut 6:3).  Israel entered and ate the fat of the land (Deut 32:9, 13-14).

Wine also represents culinary prosperity (Psa 104:15).  The wedding feast of the Lord in the Millennium will include the best of wine.

The LORD of the Armies will prepare for all nations upon this mountain a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, fat pieces full of marrow, wine on the lees thoroughly strained. (Isaiah 25:6)
Grace Prosperity

While Taurus symbolizes prosperity, not all prosperity is the same.  Only prosperity from God in Grace is blessing, while the prosperity of the world is cursing.  Prosperity, which includes success, support, and production, is part of Divine Good production from the Grace of God.  God blesses the individual4 (Eph 1:3, 18; 3:8, 16; Phil 4:19; Col 1:27) and the nation5 (Deut 28:1-14; Lev 26:3-13) because of obedience to Bible Doctrine.  Taurus symbolizes the manifold blessing of Spiritual Maturity (Psa 23:5-6).

Failing the Prosperity Test

Prosperity is the most difficult test.  Handling prosperity requires Capacity for Life, which comes through Spiritual Growth (Psa 1:1-3).  Riches are a distraction to Salvation (Matt 19:23-24).  The love of money is a root of all evil (Matt 6:24; Luk 16:13; 1 Tim 6:10).  God curses the individual in reversionism6 (Jer 10:21; 2 Pet 2; Jude 10-11) and the nation7 (Deut 28:15-68; Lev 26:14-45) because of disobedience to Bible Doctrine.

Examples of failing the prosperity test include:  Jeshurun (Deut 31:20; 32:15), Solomon (1 Ki 10:10, 14, 21; 11:5-8; 1 Chron 29:25; Eccl 2:1-11; 5:15-16), the Laodicean Christians (Rev 3:17-18), and the Corinthian Christians (1 Cor 4:8).

Worldly riches are no reward in the Christian Life (Prov 23:4; Matt 6:19-21; Heb 13:5; Jas 5:2-3).  The Prostitute of Babylon takes over commerce, business, and the economy to deprive Asher of his prosperity (1 Ki 21:5-16; Ezek 27; 1 Cor 4:8; Rev 18:3, 11-19, 23).

Satanic Counterattack

Satan counterattacks those with the prosperity of Taurus, like Asher.  The counterattacks come from the Evil King, Baal, and giants.  Examples of the Evil King include Nimrod (Gen 10:8-12), the kings of Canaan (Josh 12:24), and Nebuchadnezzar (2 Ki 25).  Baal is the personification of Satan as the Demon Commander (Bel, Isa 46:1; Jer 50:2; 51:44; Molech, Lev 18:21; Jer 32:35) and the Goddess of Love (Baal of Peor, Num 25).  Giants are symbols of Satan's Demon Commanders.  Examples of giants include:  The Anakim, Rephaim (Zamzummin), and the five giants of the Philistines.

Plowing with an Ox and an Ass

Plowing with an ox and an ass was prohibited under the Mosaic Law (Deut 22:10).  It was prohibited because it symbolized partnership with an unbeliever.  Marriage to an unbeliever is prohibited for a Christian (2 Cor 6:14-16).  In the analogy of the ox and the ass, the ox symbolizes the Lord, and the ass symbolizes an unbeliever.  The Lord Jesus Christ symbolizes the husband of the believer (Isa 54:5; Hos 2:19-20; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:26).  The Lord is not the husband of the unbeliever.

The Worker and His Wages

The Mosaic Law also prohibited muzzling the ox when he was threshing (Deut 25:4; 1 Tim 5:18).  That was because the ox that was threshing symbolized the worker, who was worthy of his wages.  The symbolism of not muzzling the ox was later adopted in the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union (Gospels) and in the Church Age to justify wages and food for the apostle, pastor, and evangelist as the representative of Christ (under shepherd) (Matt 10:10; Luke 10:7; 1 Cor 9:14; 1 Tim 5:18).

Face of the Living Creature

The bull or ox is one of the personalities of Christ reflected by the Living Creatures before the Throne of God (Ezek 1:10; Rev 4:7).  The bull or ox symbolizes Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, as portrayed in the Gospel of Luke.

Ruling Planet:  Almighty God Planet.

Taurus Full Explanation.

Virgo Virgo

Virgo, the Virgin, from Latin, symbolizes the woman in Marriage Culture as both the Right Woman and mother of the child, including the humanity of Christ.  A virgin means a young woman of marriageable age (Deut 22:23), or a woman who has not had sex with a man.  The constellation, Virgo, is portrayed as a young woman with a trident branch in one hand and a shock of corn in the other.  Virgo, the Virgin, symbolizes the Right Woman (2 Cor 11:2-4; 1 Tim 2:9-15; 5:14-15; Tit 2:4-5) who defeats the Prostitute of Babylon (Rev 2:20-23).

The precedent for Right Woman and Marriage Culture was established in the Garden (Gen 2:18-25).  After the Fall, the Adamic Covenant promised a Savior, who would be born from the woman (Gen 3:15, 20-21).  The Savior would be the seed of Abraham (Gen 22:18; Gal 3:16).  The Savior, Jesus Christ, was born from the virgin Mary (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23-25).  After the Jews rejected Jesus Christ, He was without a royal family; so the Church was called out to become His virgin Bride (2 Cor 11:2; Rev 19:7).

Marriage Culture

Marriage Culture8 is the seed of society and root of behavior.  The precedent was established in the Garden.  The Lord creates the Right Woman and brings her to the Right Man (Gen 2:18-25).  Marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman only.  Adultery and fornication violate the Marriage Covenant and will bring severe punishment form God (1 Cor 6:18; Heb 13:4).  Under extreme circumstances (e.g. adultery (Matt 19:9), criminality), separation and divorce9 may divide the husband and wife.  Death breaks the Marriage Covenant and leaves a spouse free to remarry (Matt 19:6; Mk 10:9-12; Rom 7:2; 1 Cor 7:39).

As goes the Marriage, so goes society and the nation.  Marriages of Right Man - Right Woman will be blessed (ref. Abraham, Sarah) along with the children (ref. Isaac, Gen 17:19).  Marriages of Wrong Man - Wrong Woman will be cursed (ref. Abraham and Hagar) along with the children (ref. Ishmael, Gen 16:11-12; 21:10, 12).

Blessing in Marriage comes through Grace10, which requires Spiritual growth (Eph 5:22, 25-26; Col 3:18).  The man is the glory of God, and the woman is the glory of the man (1 Cor 11:7).  Eclipses of the Sun symbolize the man going to the Cross for the Right Woman (Luk 23:45; Eph 5:25-26).  Eclipses of the Moon symbolize the woman suffering because of the Right Man (Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Rev 6:12).

Rejection of Marriage Grace leads to the sin unto death.  In Wrong Man - Wrong Woman relationships, the sin unto death breaks the Marriage Covenant.  In Right Man - Right Woman relationships, carnality (Reversionism) leads to the sin unto death.

Right Man - Right Woman is the strongest relationship between two people in this life (SOS 8:6).  Examples of Right Women include:  Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Ruth, Hannah, the Shulamite woman, the virtuous wife (Prov 31:10-31), and the Christian woman (1 Cor 14:34-35; 1 Ti 2:9-15; 1 Pet 3:1-6).

Symbolized by Naphtali

The sign of Virgo is symbolized by Naphtali as a doe running free and Naphtali's eloquent utterance (Gen 49:21).

Naphtali is a doe running free,
Which gives eloquent utterance. (Genesis 49:21)
Naphtali means my wrestling; my conflict; my fought one (Gen 30:8).  Calling Naphtali, wrestling, a doe is an anachronism.  The doe is a female character.  The doe running free symbolizes peace and freedom.  Naphtali's freedom in about 1120 BC came under the command of Deborah, Israel's only female Judge, who led a great military victory over Jabin, King of Canaan, and his general Sisera.

"Eloquent utterance" refers to a communication gift.  The inheritance of the Tribe of Naphtali was in the region of Galilee of Jesus (Matt 4:15-16).  Naphtali symbolized the bearer of good news (Is 52:7; Rom 10:15, Eph 6:15).

Naphtali symbolized a fleet-footed warrior (Psa 18:33; 2 Sam 22:34), as well as a carrier of good news in time of peace (Is 52:7; Matt 4:15-16; Rom 10:15, Eph 6:15).  Naphtali also symbolized the victory over the Cosmic System of Spiritual Maturity (Psa 18:33; Deut. 32:13, Isa. 58:14).  And Naphtali symbolizes the woman as last hope for deliverance of the nation under periods of national degeneracy when the men have failed (ref. Deborah and Jael, Judg 4, 5).

Virgin Birth

The humanity of Jesus Christ was born of a virgin in order to become the Savior (Matt 1:21; Luk 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 5:31) and fulfill the Adamic Covenant (Gen 3:14-21).  Being born of a virgin, he was without the sin of Adam.  He had to be sinless in order to bear the sins of the world. (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 1 Pet 2:22; 1 John 3:5).  He was also perfect humanity.  He had to be a man in order to die.  As God, He could not die (1 Cor 15:53–57; 2 Tim 1:10; Heb 2:14-15; 10:5; 1 Pet 2:24).

Born of a virgin to avoid the imputation of Adam's sin, Jesus Christ was the God-man in Hypostatic Union (Jn 1:1-14; Rom 1:2-5; 9:5; Phil 2:5-11; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 1:3; 2:14; 1 Jn 1:1-3).  As the God-man, Jesus Christ was qualified to be a Mediator between God and man (Job 9:32-33; 1 Tim 2:5-6).  As God, He satisfied all the Righteous demands of God, and as perfect humanity, he satisfied all of the needs of mankind.  Jesus Christ died as a substitute for the sins of the world in order to become the Savior of all who would believe (Lk 2:11; 1 Pet 3:18; 1 Jn 4:14).

The Church as the Bride of Christ

Virgo, the Virgin, also symbolizes the Church as the Bride of Christ.  Jesus Christ was a King without a royal family (Jn 1:11).  The Church was called out to become the virgin Bride of Christ as His royal family (1 Pet 2:9; Rev 1:6).

Church Age Believers (CABs) symbolize the Right Woman who will become the Virgin Bride of Christ (2 Cor 11:2).  CABs are expected to grow to Spiritual Maturity and respond to the Love of Christ in Spiritual Rapport (2 Pet 3:18).  At the Resurrection (Rapture), CABs will be clothed in Resurrection Bodies to make them ready for Marriage to Christ (Rev 19:7).

Ruling Planet:  Savior planet.  The ruling planet of Virgo is the Savior planet, which represents Jesus Christ as the Son of the virgin in the First Advent, who went to the Cross to provide Salvation for all mankind.

Virgo Full Explanation.



1.  Larry Wood.  Angelic Symbols.
2.  Wilhelm Gesenius and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles, Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures, Translation of Lexicon manuale Hebraicum et Chaldaicum in Veteris Testamenti libros, 1810-1812 (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc, 2003).
3.  James Swanson, Dictionary of Biblical Languages With Semantic Domains, Hebrew (Old Testament), electronic ed., DBLH 6832, #1 (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997).
4.  Larry Wood.  Colors in Scripture, Spiritual Growth/Sanctification Colors.
5.  Larry Wood.  Colors in Scripture, National Blessing Colors.
6.  Larry Wood.  Colors in Scripture, Colors of Carnality & Reversionism.
7.  Larry Wood.  Colors in Scripture, National Cursing Colors.
8.  Larry Wood.  Marriage Culture.
9.  Larry Wood.  Scar Tissue of the Soul, Scar Tissue and Divorce.
10.   Larry Wood. Marriage Grace.

Released February 6, 2010 - Revised May 25, 2014

Author: Larry Wood
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