BIBLETRUTHONLINE.COM The Meaning of the Zodiac Psalm 19: 1-4 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through the earth, And their words to the end of the world. After the Flood, the sons of Noah and their wives had children. Over time, these children started to spread out across the lands. When the first group of children walked into Eqypt, they saw the Great Pyramid with the Sphinx in front of it.
The story of Christ has always been "written in the stars" in the sky above us. The 12 "zodiac" signs that have shined in the night sky tells us of Christ's coming, His life on earth, and triumph when He returns again. THE SPHINX INSTRUCTED PEOPLE WHERE IN THE ZODIAC TO BEGIN AND END WITHIN THE 12 SIGNS TO LEARN THE STORY OF CHRIST! START WITH VIRGO (the woman) and END WITH LEO (the lion) LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. . . THE MODERN ZODIAC BEGINS WITH: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn. Or the daily newspaper places them by dates: Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius. PLACE THEM IN ORDER AS THE SPHINX TELL US TO: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo. SO WE WILL NOW SIMPLY PLACE BIBLICAL VERSE AND FACT TO THE
ZODIAC SIGN: ****************************************************************** These first four signs prefigure the person, work and triumph of the Redeemer who came to us in flesh on earth. ****************************************************************** 1. VIRGO: (the Virgin) Virgo is pictured as a woman with a branch in her right hand and some ears of corn in her left hand. Virgo in Hebrew is "Bethulah" which means, "a virgin". In Greek, Virgo is "Parthenos", which means "the maid of virgin pureness". =Jesus, also called Immanuel, was born to a virgin. There is no other place in the history of mankind where this "supernatural" birth has happened. Matthew 1:23 23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." 2. LIBRA: (the Scales) Libra is pictured as the depiction of a set of scales. In Hebrew, Libra is called, "Monzanaim", meaning, "the Scales, weighing". Its present name in Latin means, "weighing". In Greek mythology, Libra represented the balances of Astraea, the Goddess of Justice, which weighs the lives of mortal men. None of us is perfect, and we have no way of "tipping the scales" in our favour. Someone who is perfect must "tip the scales" for us. The only way is to pay with their life (the largest price anyone could pay) for our imperfection. So who is that someone else who would do such a thing? John 5: 22-24 22 "For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgement to the Son, 23 "that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Matthew 20: 28 28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. 3. SCORPIO (the Scorpion) Scorpio is the figure of a huge scorpion, with its tail lifted in anger. It appears to be trying to strike the man (Ophiuchus) who is struggling with a serpent. In Hebrew, Scorpio is called, "Akrab", which means both "the scorpion" and "wounding, or conflict". In mythology, Scorpius was the scorpion whose sting killed Orion, "the Hunter". In the sky Orion still flees from the scorpion, for Orion sets below the horizon as Scorpius rises. Satan "the deceiver" is the scorpion who stung us by tempting Adam to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. All of mankind from Adam to now, to the future, must die because of Satan's success in deceivng Adam in The Garden. This is also the struggle of good vs. evil of mankind vs. Satan Genesis 3: 2-5 2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 "but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'" 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 "For God knows that in the say you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3: 17-19 17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Curse is the ground for you sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." 4. SAGITTARIUS (the Archer) A constellation depicting a centaur (half man, half beast) with a raised bow and arrow. Sagittarius is shooting at the heart of Scorpius the Scorpion, which bit Orion the Hunter, causing his death. Jesus Christ died on the cross with the world (and Satan) owing Him His life. His death by crucification is the "arrow" that pierces Satan's heart and releases Satan's grip on us. Matthew 4: 8-10 8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve." Matthew 27: 50-54 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit, 51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raise; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!" Romans 5: 6-11 6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. ****************************************************************** The next four signs depicts the Redeemer's future work and mediatorship. This foretells the formation and work of Christians. ****************************************************************** 5. CAPRICORN (the Horned Goat) The picture of Capricorn is shown as a fallen or dying goat with the tail of a fish. Hence, Capricorn is half-goat, half-fish. One leg of the goat is under the body and the other leg is powerless to lift the body up. The tail of the fish seems to be healthy and full of life. Capricornus is also called the Sea-goat or the Horned-goat. Capricornus in Latin means, "goat" and "atonement". The definition of the word scapegoat is: a goat upon whose head is symbolically placed the sins of the people after which the goat is sent into the wilderness in the ceremony for Yom Kippur. Ever been a scapegoat? Ever been hit with the blame for something you didn't do? That's what Jesus was. He took the blame or judgement for us all and died for it. Hebrews 9: 11-15 11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. John 3: 36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting lifel and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him". 6. AQUARIUS (the water-bearer) Aquarius is depicted as the figure of a man, holding a urn in his left hand, and a inexhaustible stream of water is pouring out of the urn. The Babylonians also saw in Aquarius the figure of a man, pouring water from a jar. Aquarius in Latin means, "the pourer forth of water". Water is essential for life. When we are thirsty, a water-bearer is a thankful sight. Jesus is the bearer of the "living water", a spiritual well for our soul, and He is there to provide it whenever WE ASK HIM FOR IT. John 4: 7-14 7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." 11 The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 "Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and livestock?" 13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life". 7. PISCES (the fishes) Pisces is a constellation representing two fishes sometimes tied by their tails. One fish is headed toward the North Polar Star, and the other is parallel with the path of the Sun. The Hebrew name for Pisces is, "Dagim" which means, "the fishes". Jesus Christ is a "fisher of men" if we allow Him to fish us out of the vast, dark, ocean through faith"ing" in Him. Just as He fed five thousand people with two fishes and five loaves of bread, He feeds us providing what we need if we spend time with Him. Matthew 4: 18-20 18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 14: 14-21 14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed the sick. 15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food." 16 But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away, You give them something to eat." 17 And they said to Him, "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish. 18 He said, "Bring them here to Me." 19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. 21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. 8. ARIES (the Ram) The figure depicted in Aries is that of a vigorous ram or lamb. In Hebrew, Aries is called, "Taleh" and means, "the Lamb". Aries identifies the "Lamb of God". In the Old Testament if the Law was broken, a worthy "lamb" sacrafice had to be presented to God. If we break a law and are convicted, we pay the consequences of our actions. The same rule applies when we sin. But this is not how it is with God, who provides for us a substitute to take the rap. In the Old Testament, The Lord provided a ram for Abraham to offer as a sacrifice. Later God provided His son, Jesus the Christ, who paid with His own life so that - if we accept Him and "the terms" we don't have to pay for our own sin. John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" Genesis 22: 9-14 9 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" So he said, "Here I am." 12 And He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know tha you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me." 13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided." John 3: 16-21 16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not beleive is condemned already, because he has not beleived in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." ******************************************************************* The last four signs stand for the final consummation of all things. This section foretells of the coming judgments on the earth and the glorious outcome of Christ's reign. ******************************************************************* 9. Taurus (the Bull) Taurus is figured as a charging bull which can't be stopped or avoided. The Pleiades in the shoulder of Taurus are the Seven Sisters, who are the Seven Churches in Revelation. The Taurus reminds us of the unavoidable day of judgement that is approaching. Jesus tells us that we will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word we have spoken.
However, there is good news.
In the Bible the bull is seen as a symbol of payment for sin, a payment that Jesus made. If we accept the conditions of payment, our careless words are forgiven. Matthew 12: 36-37 36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement. 37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Hebrews 10: 1-10 1 For the Law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrafices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshippers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrafices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. 5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrafice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrafices for sin You had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come- In the volume of the book it is written of Me- To do Your will, O God." 8 Previously saying, "Sacrafice and offering, burnt offerings and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them" (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
10. GEMINI (the Twins) Gemini pictures two youthful-looking figures, one male and one female, walking or sitting together. The male figure has a club in his right hand and the female figure has a bow and arrow in the left hand and a harp in her right hand. The definitions of the word "twin" means: one of two sibilings born at the same time and match another or each other exactly, or means, an exact match.
The Hebrew name for this sign is: "Thaumin" which means: united. When Israel is restored at the "closing time" of this world, the promised blessings will come upon The Bride. The union between Christ and His Bride is the Marriage of the Lamb which is restored Israel (the TRUE BELIEVERS OF CHIRST WHICH IS HIS CHURCH), and Jesus Christ the Messiah "marrying" or "uniting" His followers. The union is an "exact match" of Christ and His true believers who form His Church. Revelation 19: 7-11 7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'" And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God." 10And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me. "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prohecy." Ephesians 5: 30-32 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Matthew 19: 6 6 "So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined togehter, let no man seperate." Matthew 22: 1-14 1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 "and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 "Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." ' 5 "But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 "And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 "But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 "Then he said to his servants, "The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 "Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.' 10 "So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 "So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."
11. Cancer (the crab) Cancer portrays a crab. A crab holds on without letting go, "sidesteps" under threat and gets out of harms way. The Arabic name for this sign is "Al Sartan", which means "who holds" or "binds". The Latin name "Cancer" means, "holding" or "encircling". As Christ's true believers, He grabs hold of us and will never let go just like a crab. As His followers, in the closing of this world, He will embrace or "encircle" us and gets us out of harms way by "sidestepping" past the threats and the hellish situations. This sign signifies the gathering of Christ's sheep... the redeemed. Revelation 7: 9 9 After these things I looked, and behold a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. Matthew 13: 37-40 37 He answered and said to them: "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 "The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 "The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 "Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. Matthew 25: 31-33 & 41 31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 "All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will seperate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 "And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: John 10: 27-28 27 "My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 12. Leo (the Lion) Leo pictures a charging lion whose mighty paws happen to be in the action of running over the head of Hydra, the serpent. The Hebrew name of this sign is "Arieh", which means "the Lion". The Arabic name is "Al Asad", meaning "a lion coming vehemently".
The King if Kings has returned to bind and cast Satan out of this world once and forever and reclaim His kingdom on earth. Just as the lion is king among animals, so is Jesus, the Mighty King of all...the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Revelation 5: 5 5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals." Revelation 5: 12-13 12 saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" 13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!" Revelation 22: 12-16 12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star". ******************************************************************** ******************************************************************** Our final thought... Have you ever wondered where the twelve signs of the zodiac came from? The word “Zodiac” comes from the Greek word Zoe, which means “life,” and Dia, which means “through” or “pathway.” "Zodiac" literally means: "the path to life". It is the Gospel written in symbolic, pictorial language manifesting the path to eternal life. God taught ENOCH these constellation pictures and their meaning in order to provide a visual revelation of the plan of God to redeem mankind through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. The zodiac and the constellations can be thought of as the original Bible before the Bible was placed into written form!!! The zodiac clearly foretells the coming, the life, death, ressurection, and return, of the King of Kings, Jesus the Christ, our Messiah. What else could the zodiac be?
Well, people have for thousands of years found a real and mysterious power of foretelling futures and fortunes through Astrology and horoscopes. No one questions how and why the Zodiac becomes a "way" for some to find the power to read the future. This is NOT the intention of the Zodiac. The power comes from somewhere and it is not through Jesus Christ! Do these people even question where their knowledge and power comes from? Satan is a liar and a deceiver...he could be a source. Or could it come from one or two fallen angels? Deuteronomy 4: 19 19 "And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage. Deuteronomy 18: 9-14 9 "When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. 10 "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through fire, or one who practices withcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer. 11 "or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 "For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and becasue of theses abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. 13 "You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 "for these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you. The fact for us is that while we are on this earth in our lifetime, the story of our Savior is always above us written in the stars. This "story" can never be erased or destroyed. Genesis 1: 14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the say from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years. Back to Closely Related Truth >>