Tuesday, 9 September 2008

The Gospel of the Stars

This study is intended to be just some dessert to "fill up the corners" of our appetite.

As we begin let me give you a caveat by saying that most of what we will cover in this study is "speculation".

A number of circumstances that just happen to demonstrate a message in the constellations, a message that has been covered up and hidden by those who, as Paul says "… hold the truth in unrighteousness".

This "speculative study" has been however, very interesting to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The upshot leaves ALL Christians particularly JW's with the question, where the stars made, before or after the earth? Where they placed before or after the sin of Adam...? Well, we know what we know on this.

If one takes the view of they where there BEFORE the Earth was made, or at least BEFORE Adam existed, then YHWH not only knew this sin would occur, but placed the story in the Heavens (Mazzeroth or Zodiac) as proof.

What is the Mazzeroth? We know it today as the Zodiac! The Hebrew word carries the sense of "some message in the constellations". And is this not just what the word of God says about the stars? - Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

May I suggest to you that God, before he wrote down his word, wrote in the heavens! God created and positioned the stars and it was he who gave them their names. It is in the meaning of the names of these stars that make up the constellations, that make up the Mazzeroth that we can read the SIGNS that God put there.

Of course these signs have been corrupted down through the ages. Astrology can not be any further from the truth. For the 12 Signs of the Zodiac have nothing to say about man but it does have something to say about God and his plan to bring about redemption.

Let’s see what the Scriptures say about it…

31 Can you tie fast the bonds of the Ki´mah constellation,

Or can you loosen the very cords of the Ke´sil constellation?

32 Can you bring forth the Maz´za·roth constellation in its appointed time?

And as for the Ash constellation alongside its sons, can you conduct them?

33 Have you come to know the statutes of the heavens,

Or could you put its authority in the earth? (Job 38)

As you know the Zodiac (from here on Mazzeroth) or Mazzeroth has 12 signs making a circle. Where do you break in? Which sign is the first sign? If there is a message in the Mazzeroth then you must have a starting point.

Astrologers start with the Ram, Aries. So far I have not been able to find out why.

However, I believe it starts with Virgo, The Virgin. The ancient Egyptians also began the Mazzeroth with Virgo. In the temple of Esn'eh, in Egypt, a Sphinx is placed between the Signs of Virgo & Leo in the zodiac carved there.

The Sphinx - The word means to "bind closely together" and is a composite of a woman and a Lion… Virgo and Leo if you will. So the ancients, it seems started their Mazzeroth with Virgo and ended it with Leo and so will we.

Sign of Virgo

The word means…

In Latin = The Virgin

In Hebrew = Bethulah = The Virgin

In Greek = Parthenos = Maid Of Virgin Pureness

In Arabian = Adarah = The Pure Virgin

In ancient Arabian = Sunbul = An Ear Of Corn

The Sign Virgo is always depicted as a woman, a virgin woman. Sometimes she is alone but again the ancient Babylonians & Egyptians depicted the virgin holding a child.

The virgin is also show holding a ear of corn in one hand and a branch in the other.

If you have ever done a dot to dot picture you know that as you draw from one dot to the next you form a picture. Try as you will you cannot do that with the constellations. The picture has taken precedence over the "meanings of the names of the stars" in the constellations i.e. the names come first AND THEN the pictures were drawn to represent the names of the stars.

We will employ several charts to help simplify and correlate the information we will be going through. The Chart will list the names of the stars in the order of their magnitude or brightness, followed by the meaning of the name in several languages and then a verse or two to bring continuity to our "speculation".

Star Name





GEN. 3:15



JOHN 12:24



JER.23:5,6; ZECH.3:8; & 6:12






ISA. 7:14



Comment: In the sign called Virgo we see: The Righteous One, The righteous Branch, The seed of the woman, who is to come. Whose coming will be glorious and beautiful. The promised seed.

Each Sign is made up of one major constellation and 3 DECAN's. These too are constellations that are assigned to the major constellation. Decan is from the root word deca meaning ten and in astrology the Decans cover 10 degrees of the zodiac. 3 X 12 = 36 total number of

Decans in the Mazzeroth. 10 X 36 = 360 degrees in a circle.

We will not go into the names of all the stars in each Decan but we will give you enough information to send you to the reference books!

The Decans for Virgo are…


Meaning of Name

Depiction & Or Verses


The Desired Son

Virgin holding and infant.


The Despised

The centaur was a despised creature in mythology, and so too Christ was despised, see Isa.53:3. The centaur was a composite creature demonstrating 2 natures just as the Lord Jesus Christ was both God and Man!


The Coming One

Running with a sickle in one hand and a shepherds staff in the other!

So what we have here is the virgin bringing forth a son who is the seed and the branch. He will have two natures and be despised. When he comes he will come quickly with judgement and justice. And Justice is what the next sign is all about.

The Sign Libra

Latin = The Scales

Hebrew = Mozanaim = The Pair of scales weighing

Arabic = Al Zubena = The purchase or redemption

Star Name



Zuben Al Genubi - Arabic

The price which is deficient

Romans 3:10, 23

Zuben Al Shemali

The price which covers


Zuben Al Akrab

The redemption price of the conflict

1 Pet 2:24

Comment: The meaning of this sign then is clear. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But God commends his love towards us in the while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. But it is just speculation - Right?


Meaning of Name

Depiction & Or Verses


the southern cross

A Cross - John 12:32- 33 - Luke 23:33


The Victim - Hebrew = Asedah = To be slain / willingly! - Victima in the Mazzeroth is being slain by the centaur showing that it is God making our payment for us!

A wolf or dog

John 10:17 -18


The Royal Crown

A crown - Phil 2:8 - 11

So here we see the kinsman redeemer! He redeems according to the law for he was perfect and without sin. He could, would and did pay for all sin, for all men, for all time. He did it willingly on the cross and is crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords! - But it is still just speculation… (see Psalm 19!)

The Sign of Scorpio

Latin = The heart of the Scorpion

Hebrew = Akrab = Scorpion & can mean The conflict or war

Coptic = Isidis = Attack of the Enemy




Antares - Arabic

The wounding

Genesis 3:15

Lesath, Lesha Heb. Chal.

The Perverse

Isa.14:13 & FF

The enemy of man and God now appears, wounding and being perverse. There are only two stars in Scorpio the number of division. Antares means to wound and that is what Satan does. He is the great enemy of the souls of men because of the perverse nature of his heart.

This story of the conflict of the ages is carried further in the Decans associated with Scorpio.


Meaning of Name

Depiction & Or Verses


The Serpent

Rev 12:9 - A coiling serpent with its head going towards "corona" the Crown of God & Isa.14


The Serpent holder

Holding the serpent which is after the crown "corona"


The Mighty Man

Down on one knee (maybe wounded) right foot on the head of the dragon with a club upraised!

Here is that great conflict. That old serpent, the devil, bent on the throne and crown of God. His desire is to be like the most high! But the serpent holder is there restraining him. Even as our pilot Paul says – “7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way. (2. Thessalonians 2)

Then enters 'Hercules' the mighty man of God. Down on one knee but not defeated. Down on one knee with his right heal raised as if wounded. Down on one knee in the garden yet not defeated. Down on one knee but with a club in his hand ready to strike the serpent on the head! But it is all "just speculation."

We will fast forward now to the last sign in the Mazzeroth, for we cannot do them all here.

The Sign of Leo

5 But one of the elders says to me: “Stop weeping. Look! The Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered so as to open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Revelation 5:5)

Latin = The Lion

Hebrew - Arieh - The Lion Rending

Arabic - Al Asad - The Lion who Rends (Syrian = same)




Regulus - Heb.

The treading under foot


Denebola - Heb

The Judge Who Cometh Quickly

Rev 22:12 ; 20

Al Giebha - Arabic

The Exaltation

Rev 4:11; 1 Tim 6:14-17

Leo is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The seed of the woman. The righteous branch. He roars out of Zion. He comes to his own again, but this time as the Lion not the Lamb. When he comes the second time he will tread underfoot his enemies. He will come in righteous judgement and will receive that kingdom that was promised to him before the foundation of the world.


Meaning of Name

Depiction & Or Verses


The excluded, put out of the way

A Serpent

Crater - The Cup - 13 stars in this cup.

Joined Together (with the serpent)

The cup of the wrath of God is joined directly to the serpent indicating coincidence. Rev 14:10& Rev 16:19

Corvus / The Raven

Minchir Al Gorab = The Raven's tearing to pieces!

What we have here is the wrath of God being poured out as Leo comes to pounce on the head of the serpent. We see also the death of Satan and the ravens feeding! -

17 I saw also an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice and said to all the birds that fly in midheaven: “Come here, be gathered together to the great evening meal of God, 18 that YOU may eat the fleshy parts of kings and the fleshy parts of military commanders and the fleshy parts of strong men and the fleshy parts of horses and of those seated upon them, and the fleshy parts of all, of freemen as well as of slaves and of small ones and great.” (Revelation 19:17)

But again, it is all just speculation…

19 The heavens are declaring the glory of God;

And of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.

2 One day after another day causes speech to bubble forth,

And one night after another night shows forth knowledge.

3 There is no speech, and there are no words;

No voice on their part is being heard.

4 Into all the earth their measuring line has gone out,

And to the extremity of the productive land their utterances.

In them he has set a tent for the sun,

5 And it is like a bridegroom when coming out of his nuptial chamber;

It exults as a mighty man does to run in a path.

6 From one extremity of the heavens is its going forth,

And its [finished] circuit is to their [other] extremities;

And there is nothing concealed from its heat. (Psalms 19)

God named and placed the stars. They were named so as to teach us about himself. Before the word of God was written on paper it was written in the stars. Every man has the witness of creation, but alas mankind perverts all that God does. As it was in 2. Kings 23 so it is today…

5 And he put out of business the foreign-god priests, whom the kings of Judah had put in that they might make sacrificial smoke on the high places in the cities of Judah and the surroundings of Jerusalem, and also those making sacrificial smoke to Ba´al, to the sun and to the moon and to the constellations of the zodiac (Mazzeroth) and to all the army of the heavens. (2. Kings 23)

Astrology with its zodiac cannot hide the truth written in the stars. The message written by God - it is as if that message is hidden in plain sight!



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