BIBLICAL ASTROLOGY

Aries

Sign of Aries
Leader of the Church
Leader of Israel
Other Leaders of the Flock
Rams Used in Levitical Offerings
Sun in Aries
Star Gospel Nearby Constellations
Application

Sign of Aries Aries

Aries, the Ram, symbolizes the leader of the flock, namely the Lord Jesus Christ at the Second Advent.  The Lord Jesus Christ is the leader of the flocks of Israel and the Church (Jn 10:16; Eph 2:14-16; Matt 16:18).  He will lead Israel in the Millennium.

Aries is symbolized by Issachar, the donkey, who leads the other pack animals in a deployment.

Leader of the Church

The Lord Jesus Christ is the leader of the flock of the Church (1 Pet 2:25).
  1. He will lead the armies of the Church and Angels at the Second Advent (Matt. 16:27; 26:64; (Mark 8:38; 13:26; Luke 21:27); 2 Thess 1:7; Rev. 1:7; 19:11, 14, 20-21).
  2.  As the Chief Shepherd, He will return for the Church at the Rapture (1 Cor 15:23; 1 Thess 4:16; 2 Thess 2:1; 1 Pet 5:4).
  3.  He will judge and reward believers at the Review Tribunal of Christ during the Tribulation (Rom 2:16; 14:10-12; 2 Cor 5:10).

Leader of Israel

The Lord Jesus Christ is the leader of the flock of Israel (Psa 23:1).
  1.  He is the Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Israel (Josh 5:14; 1 Sa 4:4).
  2.  He is the Shepherd of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gen 48:15).
  3.  He is the Good Shepherd who gives His life for the sheep (Psa 22:1-24; Ezek 34:1116; Jn 10:11-15; 1 Pet 3:18) and regathers them (Jer 31:10).
  4.  He will deliver Israel (as their Commander-in-Chief) at the Second Advent (Isa 2:12; Zech 12:8; 14:3).
  5.  He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matt 25:32) and judge believers at the Second Advent (Matt 16:27).
  6.  As the Great Shepherd (Heb 13:20), He will rule His flock during the Millennium from the Throne of David (Psa 22:25-31; Is 40:10-11; 55:3; Jer 32:40; Ezek 34:22-23; 37:26; Mic 5:2, 4; Matt 2:6; Rev 7:17).

Other Leaders of the Flock

Other leaders of the flock symbolized by the ram include:

Rams Used in Levitical Offerings

Rams were used as Levitical offerings:

Sun in Aries

The Sun in Aries symbolizes the husband or leader's glory, the face of Christ (Rev 1:16), or the face of Moses (Ex 34:35).

Star Gospel Nearby Constellations

Constellations around Aries contribute to a fuller meaning in the Star Gospel.1   The nearby constellations include:
  1.  Cassiopeia - Bride Enthroned - The Church as the Bride of Christ (Rev. 19:7-8; Jn 3:29, Eph 5:23); the New Covenant to Israel Millennial Church Universal (Psa 45:9-17; Isa 61:10-11; 62:3-5).
  2.  Cetus - Sea Monster - Sea (world) dragon (Satan) bound (Isa. 27:1; Rev. 19:20-21, 20:2); from L. cetus, from Gk. ketos, "a whale."
  3.  Perseus - Armed Man - Conqueror, sword in hand, with the head of the sea monster (Satan) (Psa 74:13; Dan. 7:11; Rev. 19:15-16, 20-21, 20:10);  Perseus (Lat.), from Gk Persis (Rom 16:12), Gk, Persiv" (persis) = Persian; a sacking, sack; from Heb. Jr#P#, (peretz) = breach; from v.  Jr^P*, (paratz) = break through (Mic 2:13, Breaker)
Ruling planet - Morning Star (2 Pet 1:19; Rev 2:28; 22:16).  Satan falsely claims to be the Morning Star (Isa 14:12).

Application

Aries can symbolize leaders in general.  It can symbolize an entrepreneur or chief executive.  It can symbolize authority relationships, including policy and loyalty.  And it can symbolize an author, sponsor, or originator.

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References

1.  "The Star Gospel," Larry Wood, January 16, 2008.


Released February 10, 2010 - Revised Sept. 30, 2011

Author: Larry Wood
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