on Day of Atonement
Sun in Capricornus
Sign of Capricornus
Capricornus, the Goat, corresponds to the goat that was used
for the sin offering on the Great Day of Atonement in Israel. The
goat is also 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).
on Day of Atonement
In the ceremony on the Great Day of Atonement, one goat was
sacrificed and another goat was set free in the wilderness. The blood
of the goat that was sacrificed was sprinkled on
Seat and before the Ark
of the Covenant (Lev.
16:14-15) . The blood on the Mercy Seat represented propitiation,
and the blood sprinkled before the Ark of the Covenant represented unlimited
Tim 2:6, 4:10; Rom 5:6, 18; Tit 2:11; 2 Pet 3:9; 1 Jn 2:2). The
High Priest symbolically placed the sins of Israel on the other goat, and
it was released in the desert. 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 the 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;
The goat was commonly used in animal sacrifice (Gen. 15:9;
Lev. 1:10-13). The goat was used as:
A guilt offering for a leader - male goat (Lev. 4:22-26),
= he-goat (Billy-goat); hairy one.
A guilt offering of an individual - female goat (Lev. 4:27-31;
A peace offering (Num. 7:17ff; Ps. 50:9, 13; 66:15; Isa.
1:11; 34:6; Ezek. 39:18) for reconciliation (Rom 5:1; Col 1:20).
A substitutionary offering for propitiation and unlimited
atonement (Lev. 16:7-10, 15-22), for Great Day of Atonement
Leader of the Flock
The male goat (Hebrew, dWTu^^,
symbolized the leader of the flock (Jer. 50:8; 51:40), such as a chief,
a prince. Other leaders symbolized by the goat included:
Leader of the people (Isa. 14:9; Zec. 10:3)
Leaders of the nations that oppose the Lord at the Second
Advent (Isa 14:9; Ezek 34:17)
Israeli leaders fleeing before the destruction of Babylon
Poise and stately demeanor of royalty (Prov. 30:31), Hebrew,
(tajish) similar to dWTu^
(`atud); also used for goat in (Gen 30:35; 32:15; 2 Chr 17:11).
The Satyr is a demon depicted as half-man/half-goat (Isa.
13:21, 34:14; Lev. 17:7; 2 Chron. 11:15).
Sun in Capricornus
The Sun in Capricornus symbolizes Light to the Gentiles (Lk
2:32); glory and praise of the Gentiles (Rom 15:9-12; Col 1:27), and Gentile
glory (Isa 66:12).
Constellations around Capricornus contribute to a fuller
meaning in the Star Gospel.1 The nearby constellations
Ruling planet - Redeemer.
Sagitta - The Arrow - Jesus Christ was pierced on the
Cross by God the Father, and his side was pierced by a Roman spear (Isa
53:5; Jn 19:34, 37; Rev. 1:7)
Aquila - The Eagle - Jesus Christ, Son of God, who
came down from Heaven (Jn
1:14, 3:13, 31, 6:38; Heb 10:5)
Delphinus - The Dolphin - The Resurrection (Luke
24:6; 1 Cor 15:20; Eph. 1:20).
Capricornus symbolizes the sins of the Gentiles, lawlessness,
Gentile leaders, and the Antichrist, as the man of lawlessness. It
is also associated with the desert and travel over land, wilderness wandering,
and even a cowboy, horseman, or trucker. With the Redeemer Planet
it can symbolize water in the desert, an oasis, well, cistern, sex, or
even the wealth of the Gentiles.
Star Gospel," Larry Wood, January 16, 2008.
Author: Larry Wood
Released February 11, 2010 - Revised Apr. 11, 2014