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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?
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.  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  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.  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;  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.
Kathleen, Grants Pass, OR
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.
“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
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.