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QUESTION:


Since the tribe of Joseph split into two, Ephraim and Manasseh can we assume that Joseph (Shore) Taurus, would represent the two half tribes? Those two who would later migrate to Great Britain and to the Americas?


MY RESPONSE:


Yes, there is that connection. But in the the story of the Mazzaroth the focus is upon 12 major milestones in the history of God’s people. Taurus, “the ox” corresponds to the period following the death of the Lamb of God in the preceding sign of Aries. Those who were laboring in word and doctrine and preaching the gospel were likened to oxen plowing the field.


“For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope…Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.” 1 Cor. 9:9,10,14


The tribe associated with Taurus is Joseph. His two sons being represented by the two horns. But Hebrew letter that Taurus has represented by is the letter Nun, which represents a seed, and it has a value of 50. It was on the 50th Day, the day of Pentecost, that the Holy Spirit, descended upon the disciples. They were then to go out into the world as “oxen” to plow the field to sow the seed, “the word of God.” And when they began to do this the Bible says:


“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were ADDED unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)


Notice the word “added” which relates to the meaning of Joseph’s name.


A few verses later it says:


“And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord ADDED to the church daily such as should be saved.” (Acts 2:46,47)


Moses said of Joseph:


“His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns(a wild bull): with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.” (Deuteronomy 33:13,17)


The great commission given to the disciples was that they were to go into all the world and preach the gospel.


Besides the preaching of the early disciples sowing the seed of the gospel throughout the world in their day, Great Britain and the United States have also greatly contributed to the sowing of the seed, the word of God, through the printing of Bibles in the tens of millions of copies by their Bible Societies.

QUESTION


IN THE DESCRIPTIONS ON YOUR POSTER WHY DO YOU ASCRIBE VIRGO TO SARAH, WHO WAS CLEARLY NOT A VIRGIN GIVING BIRTH TO A SON, RATHER THAN MARY WHO DID?


MY RESPONSE


There is actually more than one application of Virgo than Sarah, all of which relate to God’s people. The first mention of a literal “virgin” in the Bible is Rebekah the wife of Isaac who was a messianic figure and the promised seed given to Abraham and Sarah in their old age. Rebekah gave birth to Jacob who had his name changed to Israel. He had 12 sons that became the nation of Israel. Thus, Rebekah, the first woman to be referred to as a “virgin” in the Bible was in effect “the mother of Israel.” This is who Bethulah represents, the Israel of God. The mother of Israel is symbolically represented in Revelation 12 as a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of 12 stars. The 12 stars representing the 12 tribes of Israel.


You’ll recall in Joseph’s dream when he said, “Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” (Gen. 37:9). The 11 stars represented Joseph’s 11 brothers. Joseph would have been the 12th star. Thus, the 12 stars correspond to the children of Israel.


Virgo possesses two wings of a great eagle, the same as the woman in Revelation 12 who is given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness (vs. 14).


The wings of an eagle are symbolic of God’s deliverance of his people and his supernatural guidance and protecting care. After delivering his people out of the hands of the Egyptians he says unto them:


“You have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.” (Ex. 19:4)


Now getting to Sarah, she is regarded as the ancestral mother of Israel, just as Abraham is referred to as “Father Abraham” by the Jews. The primitive root word for Sarah is Sarar which means, “to be or act as prince, rule, contend, have power, prevail over.” This is the identical meaning of the name Jacob was given when he contended with the angel and had his name changed to Israel.


“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” (Gen. 32:28)


Thus, all those who “prevail” i.e., “overcome” as did Jacob are part of “the Israel of God.”


Israel as a whole is represented by the sign of Virgo, wherein is the development of the bride of Christ. We have “the virgin of Israel” (Jer. 31:4). “The virgin daughter of Zion” (Isa. 37:22). In the book of Revelation the 144,000 from the twelve tribes of Israel are called “virgins” (Rev. 14:4). The apostle Paul said of the early Christian believers:


“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:2)


We have also the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25. And then of course, in a literal sense we have the virgin Mary who gave birth to Jesus.


The Hebrew name for this sign is Bethulah which means “to separate.” This is what all of God’s people are called to do.


“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2 Cor. 6:17)


Just as Abraham and Sarah were called to “get thee out of thy country…” (Gen. 12:1). That country was ancient Babylon. The call once again to God’s people at the end of time is:


“Come out of her (Babylon - false religions and the world itself) my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Rev. 18:4)


I hope that was helpful.

QUESTION


WITH REGARDS TO THE SIGN OF CANCER, BULLINGER WRITES THAT WE HAVE NOT GOT THE ORIGINAL PICTURE. THIS SYMBOL DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE MINOR CONSTELLATIONS BELONGING TO THIS SIGN OR WITH THE MEANING OF THE STAR NAMES.


MY RESPONSE



Yes, that’s correct. In the book “The Glory of the Stars” by E. Raymond Capt he states the following:


It is evident that the original picture, as well as those of Cancer’s first and second minor constellations, has been lost, because they do not agree with the meaning of their star names. The Dendara Zodiac, however, provides us with the key to its meaning. Although portrayed as a sacred beetle, Cancer was called Klaria, meaning “the folds, the resting places.” This is in perfect harmony with all its star names, as well as the minor constellations and their star names. In other Egyptian zodiacs, it is represented by the head of an eagle, which is probably Cancer’s original picture. This is born out by the Arabic name for the sign, which is “Al Sartano” which means “who holds” or “binds”. The Syrian name Sartano means the same. The Greeks called it, “Karkinos”, which means “holding” or “encircling.”


In my additional research I have also found Cancer to most likely to have been represented by an eagle or a hawk, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor representing two folds. The first for sheep, representing the congregation of the righteous ones, and the second (Ursa Minor) representing the congregation of the wicked ones, those who are cast out from heaven. This is depicted by Cepheus, the Celestial King Sitting upon his throne with his left foot upon the north star Polaris which is the last star in the tail of Ursa Minor. Also, notice that Draco the Dragon has his tail wrapped around Ursa Minor as he is being cast away from the sides of the north. This is depicting the fall of Lucifer from heaven along with a third of the angels that were cast out with him.


“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...” (Rev. 12:3,4)


This is I believe is the identity of the “Lesser Fold” (Ursa Minor) which is one third the size of the Greater Fold (Ursa Major).


These two minor constellations representing the wicked and the righteous brings to mind the following Scripture:


“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt. 5:19)

a black and white drawing of various animals on a black background


QUESTION:


IF THE TRIBE OF DAN CORRESPONDS TO THE SIGN OF SCORPIO AND DAN IS EXCLUDED FROM THE LIST OF THE 12 TRIBES IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS, THEN WHAT SIGN WILL REPLACE DAN AND THE SCORPIO CONSTELLATION?


MY RESPONSE:


Well, first of all Scorpio is a sign of rebellion and death. In Ezekiel 2:6 the children of Israel are likened to “scorpions,” a “rebellious house.” It was because of their rebellion in the wilderness that they were forbidden from being able to take possession of the promise land with the exception of Caleb and Joshua and the children of that generation. with the exception of Caleb and Joshua and the children of that generation Thus, symbolically speaking it is consistent that the tribe of Dan should be excluded from the list of the tribes sealed in the book of Revelation.


It is interesting to note however, that the sign of Scorpio has two zodiacal constellations in it. The Scorpius, “the Scorpion” and Ophiuchus, “the Serpent Holder.” Also that Jacob had not 12 but 13 children. He had a daughter named Dinah whose name means “justice.” So there may be some kind of connection here with Dinah and Ophiuchus who is administering “justice” upon the scorpion, crushing its head, putting down the rebellion. But in the book of Revelation, both the tribe of Dan and Ephraim are missing, with the tribes of Levi and Joseph taking their place.


So the tribal names are replaced or substituted, but not the sign itself that they were associated with as far as i can tell.



QUESTION:


IF CANCER IS REPRESENTED BY AN EAGLE INSTEAD OF A CRAB, HOW THEN DOES IT SUDDENLY CHANGE FROM A WATER SIGN TO AN AIR SIGN?



MY RESPONSE:


Whether Cancer was originally a water sign or an air sign I do not know, but the story conveyed in this sign involves both water and air. Cancer is represented by the Hebrew letter Ayin which involves “sight” and “seeing”, corresponding to the second coming of Christ at which time “every EYE shall see him coming in the clouds” (Rev. 1:7). The dead in Christ shall be raised up from their graves and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up into the AIR to meet our Lord and taken to heaven as he has promised. (See 1 Thess. 4:13-17 and John 14:1-3)


“EYE hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Cor. 2:9)


So if Cancer was originally an air sign this fits very well with the second coming of Christ when he will bare his people on eagles wings into the AIR to bring us home to his Father’s house.


But if Cancer remains as a water sign, then i can most certainly see how this fits in this study as well. If Cancer is meant to be a crab, than that certainly relates to water. But if an eagle, than the cancer constellation is positioned directly above the head of Hydra, the Fleeing Serpent. Hydra is a water serpent. One of the first thing Christ does when he returns is he lays hold on the dragon (represented here by the water serpent) and casts him into the bottomless pit for a 1000 years.



a black and white map of the constellations
a bald eagle catches a snake in the water


But here’s another interesting connection with “water” in the sign of Cancer. When the children of Israel were delivered out of bondage in Egypt and the seven last plagues, they first past through the Red Sea. Forty years later they past through the Jordan River before reaching Canaan, the promise land. Twice they past through the waters before reaching the land of promise. In like manner, when Christ returns from heaven to deliver his people again from their enemies, and the seven last plagues, they will pass twice through the “waters” that are on either side of the firmament above where the sun, moon, and stars were placed to give light upon the earth.


“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.” (Gen. 1:6,7)


Above the second layer of waters is where heaven is and where the saints will stand upon a SEA of glass.


“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. “ (Rev. 15:2)


So if Cancer’s original depiction was that of an eagle rather than a Crab, it can still be represented as a water sign in my opinion because water is definitely involved in this story.

QUESTION



HOW DOES THE NUMBER 90 FIT TIE IN WITH THE SIGN OF LEO?



MY RESPONSE


Leo is represented by the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet Tzadi and has a value of 90. Both of these numbers are strongly connected to Babylon.


18


The fall and destruction of Babylon is foretold in the 18th chapter of the book of Revelation.


It was in the eighteenth year that king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon carried away captives from Jerusalem. (See Jer. 52:29)


90


The image set up by Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon was 60 cubits high and 6 cubits wide (or 90’ x 9’). Daniel 3:1.


The Hebrew word shamad (Strong's Concordance #H8045) is recorded 90 times in the original language of the Old Testament. The word means “to make something desolate or to destroy, exterminate, annihilate, overthrow something.”


The number 90 is composed of the digits 9 and 0. The number 9 signifies completion, judgment, and the end of a cycle. Whereas the number 0 signifies a new beginning. With Leo being the last of the 12 zodiac signs, this ties in perfectly with the end of all things and the beginning of a new heaven and a new earth. Rev. 21


Leo is represented by the Hebrew letter Tzadi. The stanza headed by the letter Tzadi in Psalms 119 emphasizes “righteousness” and “judgment.”


“Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.” Psalms 119:137


Following the judgment of this world by fire we read:


“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Pet. 3:13


The Hebrew word for a “righteous” person is “tzaddiyq”. Thus, in the sign of Leo represented by the letter Tzadi, is foretold not only the final destruction of Babylon, but there is also an emphasis on “righteousness” and those who are declared to be righteous at the end of time.


Sarah was 90 years old when she became pregnant with Isaac, the child whom God promised to give to Abraham in his old age. Thus, the number 90 is linked with those who are of faith, to those who are of the seed of Abraham and to those who receive eternal life as the number 18 and 90 signifies. (https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/Aleph-Bet/Tsade/tsade.html)


The Hebrew month corresponding to the sign of Leo is “Av” which means “father.” It’s interesting to note that In 90 places in the New Testament all the prayers and all the thanksgivings are addressed to the Father.


Finally, here we see how mathematically the numbers 18 and 90 are connected: 18 (2+4+6+8+10+12+14+16+18) = 90

THE CONNECTION OF THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL TO THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC


Have you written a book about the 12 tribes, explaining how they are connected to the Heavenly Scroll? I have your charts, but I need more clarification and details as they relate in scripture and prophecy.



MY RESPONSE


The book i’m writing, “The Keys to the Mazzaroth” will have all that info in it. If you have my newest 2.0 version of my Tabernacle in the Heavens poster, i provide a link in the footnotes to the work done by John Pratt in lining up the tribes with the zodiac signs which i agree with. You should take a look at that first. He gives proposed birth dates for Jacob’s sons with each son having been born in a different sign. Here is that link: https://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2005/12sons.html


In my research i take it a step further by showing how the name of each tribe and its meaning corresponds to that part of Israel’s history represented by that sign. Also, how the tribal name identifies with the work of the messiah that is foreshadowed in that sign.


The following is an example of how the tribe of Naphtali corresponds perfectly with the sign of Virgo.


The Hebrew tribe associated with Virgo is Naphtali whose name means: “wrestling”


“And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.” (Genesis 30:8)


Here we see a direct correlation between Naphtali and Jacob who “wrestled” with the angel (Genesis 32:24-28) and “prevailed” and was given the spiritual name of Israel which the sign of Virgo signifies. All of God’s people who wrestle with God and man and prevail or overcome are given this spiritual name of Israel as seen in Revelation 7 and 14, and Romans 11.


“Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.” (Genesis 49:21)


When Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Jesus when he was teaching in Galilee, (in the land of Naphtali), the officers returned to them empty handed and were asked: “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!” (John 7:45-46) NKJV


There is an interesting association here in that Virgo is ruled by Mercury, “the messenger of the gods” in Greek mythology, who had the gift of speech.


“And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.” (Deuteronomy 33:23)


Naphtali relates to Virgo which in turn relates to Israel who was favored over all the other nations “full with the blessings of YHVH.”


“Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.” (Judges 5:18)


Throughout Christ’s 3 1/2 year ministry his life was constantly under “jeopardy” and was eventually put to death.


Next, we see how it was in the land inherited by the tribe of Naphtali on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee where Christ began his ministry. Here he was “as a deer let loose that giveth goodly words.”

a map showing the division of the land of israel

“And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:13-17)


Note in verse 16 how it says “the people which sat in darkness, saw great light…” Virgo is represented by the Hebrew letter Qoph which in its paleo form represents the sun at the horizon, the “greater light” (Gen. 1:16).


Naphtali has a numeric value of 570. Other words having this numeric value: “Eagle, small, seed, arise, seek, deliver, bondage, wolf, purify.”


These are all words that relate to the story of Virgo, the Virgin, that the tribe of Naphtali corresponds with.


Eagle:

“And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” (Exodus 19:3-6)


Small:

“The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people.” (Deuteronomy 7:7)


Seed:

Referring to the sheaf of wheat containing seed in the left hand of Virgo which symbolizes “the seed of the woman, the seed of Abraham, and to the Promised Seed that was to come.


Bondage:

Referring to the 400 years that Abraham was told his seed would be in bondage in Egypt.


Deliver:

“And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”

WHERE ARE WE IN THE TIMELINE OF CHURCH HISTORY?


Robert can you give me your timeline of church history corresponding to the stars?


MY RESPONSE



The timeline of events signified in the star signs is not so much the timeline of “church history” but the history of the children of Israel which encompasses both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. God only has one people and it is Israel, a spiritual name given to Jacob when he wrestled with the angel:


“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Gen. 32:28


Thus the term Israel is given to all of God’s people who wrestle with God and men and prevail (overcome). The promises given to the seven assemblies (churches) in Rev. 2 and 3 are “to him that overcometh.” Furthermore Yeshua said of Nathaniel:


“Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.” John 1:47


Of the 144,000 that are from the tribes of Israel it is said of them that “in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Rev. 14:5


So the timeline of events outlined in the Mazzaroth relates to the history and redemption of the children Israel from the call of Abraham to the second coming and after the 1000 years are finished when Satan and all of the wicked are destroyed forever and the saints, the children of Israel inherit the glorified new earth.


As for where God’s people are now in the timeline of the Mazzaroth, i would say in the sign of Gemini, the Twins for Gemini corresponds to “the time of the Gentiles” in every way.


The Hebrew letter that Gemini is represented by is Samech, meaning “to lean upon, support, equality, circle. Samech has a value of 60 which corresponds to the age Isaac was when the twins Jacob and Esau were born. (Gen. 25:26) It was said of them when they were still in the womb:


“Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels…” Jacob is representative of the children of Israel. Esau who later wanted to kill Jacob is representative of the Gentiles. In the end Jacob and Esau embraced one another (forming a “circle”), one “leaning” upon the other. This is Gemini. The Hebrew name for Gemini is Thaumim, meaning “to be coupled together, united, twinned.” This corresponds precisely to what we read regarding the Gentiles who have been accepted into fellowship with the believing Jews in Ephesians 2:


“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.” vs. 13,14


“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” vs. 6


This us what we see signified in the heavens with one twin wild by nature (as Esau was representative of the Gentiles, i.e., the wild olive branch) with a club in his hand. He is pictured sitting down and leaning upon the other baring a harp and a bow representative of the believing Jews. The bow represents the word of God (See Hab. 3:9) and the harp is that which is used for the praise and worship of God. And as you can see, they are at peace with one another.


a black and white drawing of the constellations

So this is where i see that we are in the timeline of history, we are still in the time of the Gentiles. But we are fast approaching that period of time that is signified in the sign of Cancer which is the time of Jacob’s trouble, the second coming of Christ, and the resurrection and catching up of the saints who are left and remain.


“And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jer. 30:4-7


“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Dan. 12:1


As far as astrological ages are concerned, I have strong reason to believe we are in the Age of Aquarius, which signifies “judgments” being poured out. That we are living in the time of the judgment that is now taking place in heaven before Christ returns, for when he comes his reward is already with him to give to every man according to his deeds. Every case has already been decided.


“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Rev. 14:6,7


To learn more about what i have to say about us having already passed into the sign of Aquarius, see my page here: https://mazzaroth.info/signs/aquarius

ORION, THE HUNTER


Can you share any insights on who Orion represents in the sign of Taurus?


MY RESPONSE

First of all, Taurus relates to the beginning of the preaching of the gospel by the apostles when the Holy Spirit was poured out on them on the day of Pentecost.


In the New Testament the disciples are likened to Oxen. (See 1 Cor. 9:9 and 1 Tim. 5:18)


Oxen are used for treading out the wheat and for plowing the field in preparation for the sowing of the seed. The “seed” represents the word of God. (See Luke 8:11)


Taurus is represented by the Hebrew letter Nun which represents a “seed.” It has a value of 50 which corresponds to the day of Pentecost, and is the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Now watch how significant the number 14 is as it relates to the events signified in the sign of Taurus and the apostle Paul.


There were Jews from 14 other nations besides Judea that were gathered together on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 whose languages the disciples were miraculously given the ability to speak. (See Acts 2:8-11)

a map showing the location of nations in jerusalem at persepolis

Nun, the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet relates to the beginning of the work of the Apostle Paul 14 years after his encounter with Christ when he was on his way to persecute the followers of Christ. He writes:


“It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.” (2 Corinthians 12:1-5) KJV


He relates this experience again to the Galatians:


“Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.” (Galatians 2:1-2) KJV


It was on the fourteenth night, while Paul was under arrest and being shipped to appear before Caesar, that he and his fellow passengers onboard were shipwrecked on the Island of Malta.


And finally, there are fourteen epistles credited to the Apostle Paul.


50


Nun’s numeric value of 50 is significant in that it was on Pentecost, 50 days after the offering of the Firstfruits, that the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and began their laborious work as Oxen plowing the field and sowing the seed of the gospel among the nations.


Nun is first mentioned in Exodus 33:11 where we learn that Nun was the father of Joshua, the successor of Moses. It was Joshua who caused the children of Israel to inherit the promised land. (See Deuteronomy 1:38). Three times Joshua, the son of Nun was told to:


“Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)


It was Joshua, the son of Nun who “caused the children of Israel to inherit the promised land”, for the LORD thy God is with you. (Joshua 1:6,7,9)


In the parable of the sower, “the seed is the word of God.” (Luke 8:11)


“But the word of God grew and multiplied.” (Acts 12:24) Fish - to “multiply”


“So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. (Acts 19:20)


“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day they were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)


That is those who received the “seed” (i.e. Nun) were added unto them.


“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (vs. 42)


Now when we look more specifically at the constellation of Orion, the Hunter what we notice is that it is opposing the forward progress of the Ox that is plowing the field and treading out the wheat.


The Hebrew word for Orion is Kciyl which means, “any notable constellation; specifically Orion (as if a burly one). to be fat, i.e. (figuratively) silly:--be foolish.” Burly is defined by Merriam Webster as, “strongly and heavily built.” So Orion is defined as one who is “foolish” and “well built”.


In Greek Mythology, Orion was born the son of Poseidon, the god of the seas. He was a giant in stature and courage who was so tall, he could walk on the ocean's floor with his head above the water.

a black and white map of the constellations

What figure do we read about in the New Testament that was opposing the forward progress of the disciples who are likened to oxen? That would be none other than the apostle Paul who hunted the early Christians down and imprisoned them.


“As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.” Acts 8:3


We have already identified Taurus, the Ox as representing the 12 disciples who were laboring in word and doctrine in plowing the field (the world) with the gospel message. What “giant” figure do we read about in the book of Acts with a great sword opposing the work of the disciples?


Our first clue is from the book of Jeremiah:


“Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” (Jeremiah 16:16)


We already had the “fishers of men” in the calling of the 12 disciples in Pisces going into all the world to preach the gospel in Taurus. Now we have Orion, the Mighty Hunter opposing the forward progress of the “plowers” in Taurus. Who or what might this be? We need more clues... Reading on in Jeremiah 16 it says:


“O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” (Jeremiah 16:19)


Here we have a connection between the work of the hunters, representing a period of affliction, and the promise of the Gentiles coming to the Lord from the ends of the earth.


Who then is this “Mighty Hunter”? Let’s review all the characteristics we have learned thus far and then show from Scripture how Saul of Tarsus who became Paul the Apostle, meets every specification.


“For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles.” (Galatians 2:8)


1. Mighty Hunter - Before Saul came to faith in Jesus of Nazareth, he hunted down the Christians from city to city, believing that he was doing service to God. Says Paul, “I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.” (Acts 22:4)


2. A Giant - Though he may have been small in physical stature, “the apostle Paul was unquestionably the most powerful human personality in the history of the Christian church—truly a spiritual and intellectual giant. He was chosen to write a sizable portion of the New Testament. In his writings he gave a more fully developed theology than any other apostle.”


3. Foolish - Was Paul a “foolish” man? In a manner of speaking, yes. He says of himself: “I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.” (2 Corinthians 11:21-23) Again, Paul says, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” (1 Corinthians 1:27)


4. Opposing Taurus - Paul was among the most bitter and relentless persecutors of the church of Christ, but after his conversion he arose to become the ablest defender and most successful herald of the gospel, leading the battle against pagan philosophy and Jewish formalism. As Paul wrote to the Galatians, “But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.” (Galatians 1:23) KJV


5. Defeating a lion - “Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.” (2 Timothy 4:17) Who was the “Lion”? The kingdom of Judah is made up of the Jews, and the pharisees and priests whom the Apostle Paul destroyed with his reasoning and superior knowledge of the scriptures. The tribe of Judah is represented by a lion. “Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?” (Genesis 49:9)


6. Having a mighty sword - Did Paul possess a mighty sword? Yes! Saul was formerly entrusted with the sword of secular power, he was the agent of the Sanhedrim, the Jewish inquisitor, the exterminator of heretics, seeking victims to imprison, to scourge, or to stone. He also possessed the mightiest of all swords, the sharp two-edged sword of the Spirit, the word of God! (Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17)


7. Contact with a serpent - Orion as seen above is stepping on the head of Lepus, the Hare. In the Egyptian planisphere Lepus is represented by a serpent.


“And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.” (Acts 28:3-5) It just so happens that adjacent to the hare or serpent is Eridanus, “the River of the Judge” which is a river of fire! All deceivers shall be as this serpent and cast into the lake of fire! (See Rev. 19:20; 20:10; 21:8)


8. Another interesting correlation between Orion, the Hunter and the Apostle Paul, is the belief by many Christians that through the open portals of the Orion Nebula is where a portal into heaven is located and from which direction Christ shall return to the earth. Paul stated: “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth); such an one caught up to the third heaven...Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.” (2 Cor. 12:5)


9. Burly, as in well built - Do we know what Paul looked like? A document that appeared around the middle of the second century AD claims to know. It is The Acts of Paul and Thecla which never made it into the New Testament but was read widely in the developing early church. Thecla, according to the story, was a virgin engaged to be married at a time when Paul was to come to Iconium. And, according to the story, Paul is approaching the city and Titus has given Onesiphorus a description of his appearance. He was to watch for a man who was “small in size, bald-headed, bow-legged, well built, with eyebrows that met, rather long-nosed and full of grace.”


10. The appearance of Paul in the Orion Nebula. In the Orion Nebula there appears to be a bald headed long-nosed man with his right hand raised (the same as Orion, the Hunter) that matches the physical description we have been given of the apostle Paul.

a yellow square is drawn in the middle of a nebula

It would appear then that Orion, the mighty hunter in Taurus, is none other than Saul of Tarsus!

MAZZAROTH WHEEL


Why are the Zodiac constellations backwards on your Mazzaroth Wheel? They should progress in a counterclockwise direction yet you have them going in the opposite direction going clockwise.



MY RESPONSE 


I acknowledge that in the heavens we do observe them moving from right to left. The reason I chose to align them in a clockwise direction was so that they would be in sync with Ptolemy Classical 48 Constellations as seen below and not cause confusion. This does not change or distort the interpretation of the Mazzaroth whatsoever. The signs are still interpreted by beginning in Virgo first, then Libra, then Scorpio, etc. as they relate to the history and redemption of the children of Israel throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

a black and white drawing of a circular map

THE TRIBE OF GAD AND SAGITTARIUS


You've stated that you hold the view that the Tribe of Gad represents Sagittarius. Some see the Tribe of Asher representing Sagittarius. I've seen good arguments for both. The Tribe of Gad is a lion-like tribe along with Judah. It's interesting because in ancient Egypt Sagittarius is depicted as two headed. A head of a man & a head of a lion. What's your take?


MY RESPONSE


Once you understand the period of Israel’s history signified in the sign of Sagittarius you’ll see how the tribe of Gad relates perfectly to this sign and period in Israel’s history.


Sagittarius represents Joshua’s conquest of the land of Canaan. It is represented by the Hebrew letter Zayin which represents a sword and has a value of 7, corresponding to the seven nations Joshua conquered in the land of Canaan.


Gad has a value of 7 as well and means: “a troop”; “to crowd upon, i.e. attack:--invade, overcome.” H1410, H1464


This meaning of Gad’s name corresponds to Israel attacking, invading, and overcoming the Canaanite nations.


“And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.” (Genesis 30:11)


“Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.” (Genesis 49:19)


Forty years prior the Canaanites overcame the Israelite invasion, but afterwards Israel overcame at last!


“And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad; he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head. And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.” (Deuteronomy 33:20,21)


Thus did Joshua execute the justice of the LORD in the conquest and expulsion of the rebellious inhabitants of Canaan, and as the successor of Moses, he executed his judgments with Israel.


The tribe of Asher on the other hand corresponds to the sign of Libra which signifies Israel’s deliverance from bondage out of Egypt and the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai.


Asher means: “happy.”Primitive root; to be straight (used in the widest sense, especially to be level, right, happy); figuratively, to go forward, be honest, prosper:--(be blessed), go, guide. To go straight, walk, go on, advance, make progress.” H0836, H0833


Here we see that the root meaning of Asher is “to be level”. This corresponds to the balances in Libra. When the sun is in the sign of Libra, the day and the night are equal.


When “Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. Then Leah said, ‘I am happy, for the daughters will call me blessed.’ So she called his name Asher.” (Genesis 30:12-13) This corresponds perfectly to the experience of the children of Israel when they were delivered from the Egyptians. There was great “happiness” and rejoicing!


Asher’s name also means “to go forward.” When the children of Israel were at the shoreline of the Red Sea and facing imminent death from Pharaohs army, the command came to Moses:


“Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.” Ex. 14:15


Furthermore, Asher’s name means “to be blessed, and to prosper.” And so it is with those who keep the law.


Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Rev. 22.14


“Keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.” (1 Kings 2:3) NKJV


Thus, in every respect Asher is a perfect fit for the sign of Libra.




CETUS, “THE SEA MONSTER”



I didn’t see where you mentioned Cetus with Aries on your website. I see one way it fits well with the Breaker and the Free Woman. Could Cetus connected with Aries represent the analogy to Jonah for Jesus’ death?


Matthew 12:40 KJV

“For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”


The whale is also translated as “sea monster” in the NASB. One lexicon just says “huge fish”. In Latin Cetus means whale.


Then this reference where Jesus descended to release the captives from the “lower parts of the earth” to lead the captives.


Ephesians 4:8-10 KJV

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. [9] (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? [10] He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)


Matthew 27:50-52 KJV

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. [51] And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; [52] And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.


Kathleen, Grants Pass, OR



MY RESPONSE


Cetus is a composite beast having the head and feet of an animal, which is often associated with a lion, and the body of a whale. The bands holding the two fish captive is attached to its neck. Lastly, its feet are troubling the waters of Eridanus. The verse that I found that best represents this figure is Ezekiel 32:2.


Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.


So in the primary sense Aries relates to the first Passover which was in the month of Abib corresponding to the sign of Aries. Cetus represents Pharaoh who held the children of Israel captive. The blood of the Passover Lamb in the tenth plague is what finally set the captives free.


The star marking the heart of Cetus is Mira which is a red variable star that has a humongous tail of glowing material trailing behind it. Mira in Hebrew means, “bitter“. And so we read in the book of Exodus:


So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.” Ex. 1:13,13 (NKJV)



Cetus, “the Sea Monster” is then a clear representation of Pharaoh who was compared to a lion and a whale (Sea Serpent or Dragon) who made the lives of Gods people bitter with hard bondage. In a much larger sense, it is Satan (who is also compared to a “roaring lion” and that of a “serpent” and a “dragon”), who has made our lives bitter with hard bondage to sin.


In the book of John we read:


Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:31-36


Notice the Lamb is positioned over the head of Cetus, showing that it has conquered it and in so doing has set the captives free.

a black and white drawing of a constellation


The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” Isaiah 61:1



Cetus then has everything to do with “bondage”, of which Christ came to set us free from with his truth, his Word, which is represented by the “sword” held in the hand of
Perseus, “The Breaker.”


For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:11


In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.” Isaiah 27:1


Whatever then holds God’s people captive could be likened to Cetus, “the Sea monster,” but behind it all is Satan the “serpent” and “dragon.” The verses you mentioned I believe are also relevant and may possibly tie in with all that is being symbolized in this sign as well.





TRIBAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH LIBRA AND PISCES


I am comparing your studies with another's, and also with my own meditations, as lead by wisdom; and am seeking to order aright any thing amiss. 


I was born the six and twentieth of the seventh month of September or Tishri (formerly Ethanim). Wherefore, as I saw this image pinned to this email, I perceived in mine heart that insomuch as I am a Libra, then I thought in my spirit, Libra is Levi, the scales and the law.


As for Pisces, lo, Simeon and Levi were set asunder (divided) according to the word of their father, as he blessed them before his death; which appears to be also the two houses of Israel and Judah, and their outcasts; having being scattered by the Lord. Gen 49:5-7. This I leave with you, that you may also consider as I am doing, inorder to fully unravel the truth, as lead by the spirit of wisdom.


I further want to thank you for your work, and your diligence in seeking the matter for nine years. I shall continue endeavouring to order all things aright, and in truth for the sake of the hearer in the Name of the Lord, wherefore, I beseech you, that you may send forth any findings on your part that I may also compare it with mine own.


Yahuah bless you and your work with truth and understanding. Omar



MY RESPONSE


I am familiar with the quotes you are sharing regarding the tribes. Allow me to share with you why i have associated the tribes with the signs I did that you are calling to my attention. First of all, I have matched them according to the best estimate of their births as brought forth in the following link: 

http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2005/12sons.html#1.3


Secondly, as an added witness I have aligned them according to the theme of each sign as they relate to Israel’s history. 


Libra is represented by the letter Hey with a value of 5. Libra corresponds to the deliverance of the children of Israel out of Egypt and the giving of the law of Moses which is comprised of 5 books.


Meaning of Asher: “to be straight (used in the widest sense, especially to be level, right, happy); figuratively, to go forward, be honest, prosper:--(be blessed), go, guide. To go straight, walk, go on, advance, make progress.”


These are words that are descriptive of the theme of Libra, the Law given to Israel for them to be “happy”, “blessed” and “prosperous.” 


“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (Proverbs 29:18)


This describes the experience of the children of Israel when they were set free from slavery in Egypt. When YHVH overthrew Pharaoh’s army in the Red Sea there was great rejoicing and happiness in the camp of the Israelites! They sang the song of Moses and the song of Miriam. 


Asher means “to prosper”


“Keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.” (1 Kings 2:3) NKJV



“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:7-8)


Birth of Asher


“And Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. Then Leah said, ‘I am happy, for the daughters will call me blessed.’ So she called his name Asher.” (Genesis 30:12-13) NKJV


Blessing of Moses


“And of Asher he said: “Asher is most blessed of sons; Let him be favored by his brothers, And let him dip his foot in oil. Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be.” (Deuteronomy 33:24-25) NKJV


Those who are considered as “most blessed” in the Bible are those who keep the commandments of God. 


“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14)


Concerning Levi, you have him in both Libra and in Pisces. It can’t be both. I believe Asher is a much better fit for Libra. Therefore, Levi which means “attached, joined to” i have placed in Pisces where the two fish (the house of Judah and the House of Israel) are “attached and joined” together by the Bands. It could also possibly be related to the Sign of Gemini where the two are “joined together” as one, the Jews with the Gentiles.


The sign that precedes Pisces is Aquarius that corresponds to judgment being poured out on the Southern kingdom of Judah represented by the Southern Fish. Following this sign is Pisces which corresponds to the reunification of all 12 tribes of Israel by the decree of King Cyrus who set the captives free throughout his realm which included both Babylon and in Assyria. This reunification continued with the calling of the first two disciples Peter and Andrew who were both “fishers” in fulfillment of the prophecy in Jer. 16:16.


“Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them…”


“I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.” (Hosea 11:4)


Concerning Ephraim and Manessah, yes they are the two horns of Taurus, the Oxen. The Ox itself represented by their father Joseph who’s name means “Jehovah has added.” They are one family and belong together. 


“And of Joseph he  said..., His  glory  is like the  firstling of his  bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns(a wild bull): with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.” (Deuteronomy 33:13,17)


Taurus is represented by the Hebrew letter Nun meaning “seed, continue” and has a value of 50. Taurus follows after the sign of Aries, “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.” 


Following Christ’s death, the next great milestone in the history and redemption of the children of Israel was the disciples going out to preach the gospel. In the New Testament they are represented as “oxen” plowing the field, (i.e. the “world” according to the parable of the seed. The seed itself representing the word of God that the disciples began to preach). 


“For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?” (1 Corinthians 9:9-11)


The starting point of Taurus was Pentecost which occurs on the “50th” day, corresponding to the value of Nun that Taurus is represented by. A common theme we see as the gospel begins to be preached are the great number of converts that the Lord was “adding” daily. 


“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)


Notice the word “added” which relates to the meaning of Joseph’s name. “Jehovah has added.”


A few verses later it says:


“And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” (Acts 2:46,47)


The letter Nun means not only seed, but “continue.” And so we read:


“And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” (Acts 1:13-14)


I hope this will give you some more food for thought with these tribal associations and how they correspond not only historically with the events in the history of the children of Israel but with the Hebrew letters they are represented by as well. 





TRIBE OF GAD


I notice you have the tribe of Gad being associated with the sign of Sagittarius instead of with Aries as some Jews have it. Can you explain your reasoning for this? Thank you. Ted


MY RESPONSE


So there are varying opinions as to the proper correlation of the tribes to the zodiac signs. Some have them arranged by order of birth, others by the order of encampment around the tabernacle in Numbers chapter 2. Some substitute Ephraim and Manasseh for Joseph and Levi, others do not.


In my analysis, I take into consideration the meaning of the tribal name, what was prophesied of them by their father Jacob in Genesis 49, and the blessing of Moses in Deuteronomy 33.


In addition, you’ll find that the meaning of the tribal name corresponds to the theme of the sign it’s associated with which is dictated by the Hebrew letter that it is represented by. In the case of Sagittarius, it is the letter Zayin which represents a sword. It has a value of 7. The Hebrew name of Sagittarius is Keshet which represents a bow as for hunting, battle, and shooting.


The sign of Sagittarius tells the story of Joshua’s conquest of the land of Canaan. Forty years prior the children of Israel were overcome by the Canaanites who came out after them and defeated them soundly, but 40 years later the children of Israel prevailed and overcame the inhabitants of Canaan.


Now let’s take a look at the tribe of Gad. It means “a troop, attack, invade, overcome.” Jacob prophesied of Gad saying “Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.” (Genesis 49:19). This corresponds perfectly to the experience of the children of Israel when they invaded, attacked, and overcame at last the inhabitants of the land of Canaan.


The gematria of Gad is 7 identifying Gad with the sign of Sagittarius that’s represented by the letter Zayin with a value of “7”. Gad was the “7th” son of Jacob.


When you connect all the dots, the very best match for Gad is the sign of Sagittarius. I do not rely too heavily upon Jewish beliefs or writings as they often corrupt their own writings to veil it from the common people and keep the knowledge to themselves. They have done the same with the Hebrew letter correlations. They flipped them 180 degrees to veil it.





THE MOON AND FEASTS DAYS


Question:


I'm curious about the moon. There's videos out there that say the Jewish Feast days may be one month off. That the sun and moon cycles through the constellations point to Nisan being a month later than what the Jews currently celebrate. In your understanding, is there any chance of that? I include two videos to see what I'm talking about.


https://youtu.be/H5ntV2Sjm0U


https://youtu.be/8TTC3iJuiEU



Jamie Labocki



MY RESPONSE


I watched the first video and half of the second to understand where the misunderstanding is coming from. Both of these individuals are assuming that each constellation is associated with a Hebrew month. This is only partially correct. They’re stating that the sun takes 30 days to pass through each of the twelve zodiacal constellations. This is fundamentally incorrect. For example, the sun takes a full seven weeks to pass through the constellation of Virgo. While in some of the other smaller constellations the sun may only take 3 weeks to pass through its stars. Also, there are not twelve but 13 zodiacal constellations that the sun passes through each year, Ophiuchus being the 13th. 


If you equate each month with the constellation the sun is in as presented in these two videos, then there would be 13 months every year. And not only that but the months would also vary greatly in length, anywhere from 3 to 7 weeks. 


The Hebrew months then are not dependent upon which constellation the sun is in, but with the zodiac “sign” that its in. There’s a difference. This is what people do not understand and why the confusion.


While there are 13 zodiacal constellations on the ecliptic, there are only 12 zodiac signs. This is because the zodiac band is divided equally into 12 thirty degree divisions. The first of these divisions begins at the first point of Aries at the Spring equinox. Thus, the first new moon after the spring equinox marks the beginning of the month of Nisan irregardless of what constellation the sun is in. It’s the “sign“ in conjunction with the new moon that marks a month, not what constellation the sun is in. 


Here is what is not commonly known. The 12 divisions (signs) were named after the constellations that were formerly situated in them, but because of the precession of the equinoxes these constellations have shifted out of alignment with the sign it once inhabited. This explains why people mistakenly believe we are a month off on the observance of the feasts. Passover should always be observed at the beginning of Spring, 14 days into the first new moon that occurs in the sign of Aries which is that first 30 degrees beginning at the Spring Equinox. 


The problem you encounter if you follow the feasts according to the constellation the sun is in, instead of the sign it’s in then you are getting further and further away from the beginning of spring to celebrate Passover. 


ASTROLOGY


How does God use the mazzaroth to determine ones personality & destiny? I did a natal chart for the first time on cafeastrology.com. Since I was born on December 19, 1986 @ 3:25 P.M. in Nashville TN the basic results showed that my Sun sign is Sagittarius. My moon sign is Leo. And my 1st house ascendant rising was Gemini. Was I in sin by submitting my info to find out my Natal Chart? If not how could God use this to help me learn more about myself and to be a better vessel for him? I've always rejected astrology because I was taught that biblically it is wrong. However this year I have been seeking this out because of certain things I've came across, including your website. Antonio Dalton




MY RESPONSE


Though there is a correlation between the Mazzaroth and the personality types, i have not used it to map out my personal destiny. I do not believe the stars determine our destiny but i do believe they give off vibrational frequencies, and in this matter may have an influence upon us. Job 38:31 says:


“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”


I do not believe it is a sin to have the stars mapped out according to when you were born. We have been conditioned to believe that the zodiac and astrology as a whole is inherently evil and Christians should have nothing to do with it. I would encourage you to read my article entitled “Is the Zodiac of Pagan or Biblical Origin?” https://mazzaroth.info/zodiac


Many of the Scriptures that are used to prove we should have nothing to do with astrology are not even talking about astrology but about witchcraft and communication with the dead. Astronomy is far worse however, because it’s not based upon real science but pseudo science and theories. The stars are not light years away from us in the vacuum of space, but rather are much closer to us and that is why their energies and vibrations can exert an “influence“ upon us. The stars were placed within the solid firmament that is only a few thousand miles away, not trillions of miles away. Astronomy as they teach it is the greater deception in my opinion, as they are hiding God’s real creation, and the Creator himself.


I would rely much heavier upon the Bible than the placement of the stars at your birth to learn how to be a “better vessel” for God as you put it. The Bible is what will help you to develop faith and character, and a Christlike spirit.


I would advise you to first learn how the stars relate to the story of man’s salvation and to the children of Israel throughout the Bible. Then afterwards you will be better able to make the personal application. Sagittarius for instance, relates to the story of Joshua’s conquest of the land of Canaan, the promise land. He was told to be strong and very courageous. God was going to be with him and fight for his people. Sagittarius is represented by the Hebrew letter Zayin which anciently was represented by a sword. It is through the word of God that’s sharper than any two edged sword that you will be able to conquer and vanquish all of your enemies! As a Sagittarian, you are called to be strong and full of courage and faith, for God is with you to fight your battles for you!


“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:5-9


One of your minor constellations as a Sagittarian is Draco, the Dragon which represents the devil. (Rev. 12:9). He is depicted as falling away from the north, falling out of heaven itself. Hercules, the Mighty One who represents Christ is crushing the head of Draco. He has been soundly defeated as we read about the war that took place in heaven (Rev. 12) where he and his angels were cast out of. So remember this that he who is your enemy who you must resist and overcome has already been defeated on your behalf! I hope this helps with the question you asked. You can learn more from my videos and studies i have written up in my Signs tab.




QUESTION: Shouldn’t the gospel begin in Aries?


Hi Brother Robert,


Praise the Lord for all your amazing sharing on Mazzaroth. However, I feel the heavenly gospel should began with Taleh, the sign of Aries.


As He was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world which is the beginning of the story. I believe there is a connection between those stars and His Priesthood.




MY RESPONSE


As for the gospel beginning in Aries, yes that sign most definitely relates to our Saviour dying in the cross for our sins. No doubt about that. But there is a lot more to the mazzaroth than just the gospel. The entire history of God’s people beginning with the call of Abraham precedes the coming of Christ which is represented in the sign of Virgo. Then the deliverance of the children of Israel and the giving of the law in Exodus. The opposing sign of Libra is Aries, these two relate to one another, as it was the passover Lamb that finally freed the children of Israel in Egypt.


Notice in the picture below, that Aries has his foreleg stretched across the bands that are attached Cetus, the Sea Monster which is part mammal and part whale. And his feet are troubling the waters of the river Eridanus. This creature represents the Pharaoh of Egypt.


“Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.” Ez. 32:2


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The other ends of the bands are attached to the two fish of Pisces which is representative of the captivity of the children of Israel. One of the minor constellations of Pisces is Andromeda, the Chained Woman or the Bondwoman. But in Aries, this woman is set free by the Lamb of God(Aries ) and becomes Cassiopeia, the Freewoman.


So the story of the children of Israel begins with Abraham and Sarah, represented in the sign of Virgo and by the Hebrew letter Quf and all that it signifies.


The Messiah is foreshadowed in all of the signs not just Aries. He was born of a “virgin” (Virgo), he came to “magnify the law and make it honorable” in the sign of Libra. Weighed in the Balances for 30 pieces of silver. In Scorpio he took upon himself all of our sins, and received the sting of death for man’s rebellion against God’s holy law. Throughout all of the signs both the history of the children of Israel and the work of the Messiah is foretold.


Hope that gives you greater clarity.