STAR LIGHT - STAR BRIGHT
The Gospel in the Stars
by
Frederick C. Kubicek

While the balance of this study will be presented in outline form, I wish to state at the beginning that this is not an attempt to introduce astrology into your Christian walk. All anyone has to do to see the inroads that astrology and so called psychics have made into American society is to watch late night TV. The airwaves are filled with advertisements for such abominations. The topics of sorcery and spiritism were covered in Points To Ponder #'s 64 & 65, and I will not reiterate all the Scriptures dealing with those topics. What I ask the reader to keep in mind is that satan always perverts the truth of God's Word. Astrology is satan's perversion of the truth that is revealed in the heavens. This study is an attempt to present in a brief way the truth which is revealed in the heavens.

Some believers may be surprised to learn that both the names for the constellations, and the concept of a zodiac predate 'ALL' ancient civilizations. In fact, no one is exactly sure just where the names came from, or who divided the sky into 12 segments or 'signs.' One source indicates that it was Adam's grandson Seth who actually named the most prominent stars in the various constellations. Astrologers have taken these 12 signs of the zodiac and attached meanings and definitions to them which generally come from Greek, Roman, or Babylonian mythology. What they forget to mention are the meanings of the ancient names of these very same stars. The positions that the stars occupy in the heavens are not determined by astrologers. Rather, the Bible quite clearly tells us that God set the stars in the skies, both as a sign for us and as one additional means by which His Glory could be seen by all mankind.

Few of us however are truly aware of the depth to which His Glory is revealed. My reason for presenting this study here is to help each of us better understand the depth of His majesty. As you continue reading, carefully note both the names given to the various stars and their meanings. In so doing you will see that God's plan for salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ has been right in front of us all the time. Let us now beginů

 

THE ZODIAC
 

 

A) Introduction: See Isa.47:13, Deut.4:15 & 19, Isa.65:11-12, Jer.10:2, Dan.2:5 & 27

Zodiac = root word zoad comes from Hebrew sodi and means "A path". In Sanskrit it means "A Way"

Ecliptic = a 360° circle, divided into 12 slices (segments) or houses ie. signs of zodiac.

Zodiac divided into 3 books with 4 chapters (signs) in each book. Each sign has 3 decans.

The last decan of each sign is always victorious

B) Where Do We Begin: 1) Temple of Esnch / Egypt Sphinx = head of woman and body of lion *** Face looking at Virgo, Tail pointing at Leo *** 2) Other Mazzaroths in near east going back 4,000 years also show Virgo as original place of beginning, not Aries as used by modern astrologists. C) Names of Constellations of the Zodiac 1) Virtually all ancient civilizations, even those older than Babylonian empire, had same twelve signs in the same order.

2) Job 38:31-32, the oldest book in the Bible (2150 BC) refers not only to specific constellations (Orion, Pleiades, & Arcturas) but uses the Hebrew word Mazzaroth which means "the constellations of the Zodiac" when it refers to the entire collection of such signs.

3) Few if any of the stars actually look like what they are supposed to represent.

D) Origins of the Names: 1) Volney's Ruins (1800's) This book, as well as those by Dupuis and Bailly revealed the similarity between the names and order but totally failed to discover the origin of the signs and their meanings!

2) Arabic tradition: Seth, (Adam's grandson) & Enoch

3) a) Gen.1:14-16 (stars) ... let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years...

b) Ps.19:1-3 The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork.

I

A) VIRGO, The Virgin

Hebrew: Bethulah = Virgin

Poet Aratus in 270 BC 'Beneath Bootes' feet, the virgin seek.' (Virgo is found below the feet of the constellation 'Bootes' in the Zodiac)

B) Description: Woman holding a branch in right hand & sheaves of wheat in left. (Isa.7:14, Gen.3:15, Zech.6:12, Isa. 4:2)

C) Bright Star: Spica = The Branch

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: COMA, The Desired One, Longed For One (Haggai 2:7)

Egyptian: Shes-nu = The Desired Son

Arabic: Adrenedefa = Pure and Immaculate Virgin.

b) Description: Woman sitting in chair holding a child in her arms. (Modern corruption called 'Berneices Hair.' This came in 283 BC when Egyptian astronomer named Conon said this was Jupiter's wig. No ancient zodiac mentions a wig.

c) Bright Star: *****

2) a) Name: CENTAURUS, (Greek) Heaven begotten

Hebrew: Bezeh = The despised one

b) Description: Half man, half horse, twin nature. Pictured as a hunter with a spear slaying the victim. In Greek mythology the centaur voluntarily died and transferred his immortality to another.

c) Bright star *****

3) a) Name: BOOTES,

Hebrew: Bo = To Come

Egyptian: Smat = One Who Rules & Governs

Arcturus = He Cometh

b) Description: Man moving forward, holding a spear and sickle

c) Bright Star: Nekkar = The Pierced

 

II

A) LIBRA, The scales

Hebrew: Mozanaim = The scales weighing

B) Description: Pair of scales; one higher and one lower. Some ancient zodiacs show lower scale in claw of scorpion. (Dan.5:27, Ps 106:10, Rev.5:9)

C) Bright Star: (Lower scale) Zuben al Genubi = The Price Deficient

(Outside lower scale) Zuben Akrabi = The Price of the Conflict

(Upper Scale) Zuben al Chemali = The Price Which Covers

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: THE SOUTHERN CROSS

Hebrew: Adom = The Cutting Off (Dan.9:26)

b) Description: A cross located in the darkest part of the sky. Prior to 29 AD it could be seen from Jerusalem. However, since that time, it disappeared below the horizon. Now the CORONA BOREALIS = The Northern Crown can be seen each evening at midnight!!

c) Bright Stars *****

2) a) Name: VICTIMA, The victim

Hebrew: Asedah = To be slain

Arabic: Asedaton = To be slain

Modern: Lupus the wolf

b) Description: Early Arabian depiction called Sura = The lamb. (Rev. 13:8) The famous early zodiac at Dendereh shows this as a child.

c) Bright Stars *****

3) a) Name: CORONA BOREALIS, The Northern Crown (Heb. 2:9 & Rev. 2:10)

Arabic: Al Iclil = An Ornament or Jewel

b) Description: A crown

c) Bright Star: Al Phecca = (arabic) The Shining

 

III

A) SCORPIO, The Scorpion

Arabic: Al Akrab = Scorpion, War, Conflict

Coptic: Isidis = Attack of the enemy

B) Description: Giant scorpion

C) Bright Stars: (At heart) Arabic: Antares = Wounding

(tail) Hebrew: Lesath = The Perverse

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: ORPHIUCHUS = The Serpent Holder (keeping the scorpion from grabbing the crown)

Greek: Aesculapius = God man (In Greek mythology he was a physician, the Desired One)

b) Description: A man struggling with serpent (Note, Scorpio is trying to sting Orphiuchus, but Orphiuchus is ready to crush Scorpio with his right heel-Gen.3:15)

c) Bright Star ****

2) a) Name: SERPENS

b) Description: The serpent Orphiuchus is holding

c) Bright Stars: *****

3) a) Name: HERCULES

Hebrew: Gibbor = The Mighty One

b) Description: Shown on one knee with mighty club raised over head. In other hand is head of Cerberus, the three headed monster who guards the gates of hell. His foot is on the head of the dragon.

c) Bright Star: Ras al Gethi = The Head of Him Who Brusies

2nd star = The Branch Kneeling

 

IV.

A) SAGITATIUS, The Archer

Akkadian: Nun ki = The Prince of the Earth

B) Description: Centaur, drawing a bow which is aimed at Atares the heart of the Scorpion (Ps.45:5)

C) Brightest Star: Naim in Hebrew = The Gracious One

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: LYRA, The Harp

b) Description: Harp

c) Brightest Star: Vega = He shall be exalted

2) a) Name: ARA = Consuming fire prepared for His enemies

b) Description: Altar turned upside down pouring fire into the lower regions

3) a) Name: DRAGO = The dragon

Greek = Trodden down

b) Description: Dragon under Hercules' foot

c) Brightest Stars: Thuban = The subtle one. (about 4,700 years ago it was the pole star, now that destinction goes to Polaris)

Rastaban Hebrew = The Head of the subtle

 

V.

A) CAPRICORN, the Goat

Hebrew = Gedi, the Kid

B) Description: Front half a Goat, rear half a Fish

C) Brightest Stars: Al Gedi = The Sacrifice Cometh

Ma Asad = The Slaying

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: SAGITTA,

b) Description: Arrow

2) a) Name: Aquila = The Eagle

b) Description: A wounded falling eagle (Ex. 19:4)

c) Bright Stars: AlTair = The Piercing, (This star is used to compute longitude at sea)

Al Okab = Wounded in the heel

3) a) Name: Delphinus = The Dolphin

 

VI.

A) AQUARIUS, The Water-Bearer

B) Description: Water bearers pouring water out upon Picis Australis, The Southern Fish

C) Brightest star: *****

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: PICIS AUSTRALIS = The Southern Fish

b) Description: Fish

c) Bright Star: *****

2) a) Name: PEGASUS

b) Description: Winged Horse (Rev 6:2)

c) Bright Star: *****

3) a) Name: CYGNUS = The Swan

b) Description: Most perfectly formed cross in sky

c) Bright Star: Deneb = The Lord to Come

Azel = He who goes and returns quickly.

Fafage = The glorious Shining Forth

 

VII.

A) PISCES, The Fishes (Note: Throughout recorded history, Pisces has been an odious sign to astrologers. So much so that Assyarian & Babylonian astrologers would not eat fish. For 2000 years we have been in the 'sign' of Pisces)

Egyptian: Pi Cot Orion = The Fish of Him Who Comes

B) Description: Two fish united by a band tied around their tails. Band is attached to back of head of Cetus, The Sea Monster. Aries the Ram has his paw across the band

C) Brightest Stars: Al Samaca = The Upheld (The fish are upheld by Christ Isa 41:10)

Okda = The United

D) Decan:

1) a) Name: THE BAND

b) Description: Band is attached to back of head of Cetus, The Sea Monster. Aries the Ram has His paw across the band

c) Bright Star: *****

2) a) Name: ANDROMEDA = The Man ruler

b) Description: A woman chained

c) Brightest Star: Andromeda is a galaxy which is moving towards us, it means, the weak, the afflicted, the chained.

3) a) Name: CEPHEUS = The Crowned King, The Royal Branch

Egyptian: Per Ku Hor = This One Cometh To Rule

b) Description: Man on throne, right foot on Pole Star

c) Brightest Stars: Al Deramin = Coming Quickly

Al Phirk = The Redeemer

Alrai = He Who Bruises or Breaks

 

 VIII.

A) ARIES THE RAM

Hebrew: Talah = The Lamb Sent Forth

Greek: Krios = The Lamb

Akkadians: Baraziggar = The Sacrifice of Making Right

B) Description: Ram facing backward the entire planiesphere

C) Brightest Star: *****

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: CASSIOPEIA, The Enthroned Woman

Egyptian: Set = Setup as a Queen

Antiquity = The Daughter of Splendon

b) Description: Woman enthroned (note, Andromedia is now freed)

c) Brightest Star: *****

2) a) Name: CETUS, The Sea Monster

b) Description: Monster who threatened Andromedia. This constellation takes up more space than any other.

c) Brightest Stars: Mira, Hebrew: Rebel

Menkar = The Bound

Diphada = The Overthrown

3) a) Name: PERSEUS, The Breaker

b) Description: Figure of man with uplifted sword in one hand and head of Medusa in the other.

c) Brightest Stars: Mirfak = He Who Helps (in waist) Al Genb = The One Who Carries Away (in right shoulder) Al Ghoul = The Evil Spirit (in Medusa) Rosh Satan = Satan's Head

 

IX.

A) TAURUS THE BULL

B) Description: Charging bull forepart only. Appears to be growing right out of Aries. At 12 o'clock position; whereas Scorpio is at 6 o'clock. Therefore when Taurus rises, Scorpio disappears!

C) Brightest Star: Al Debaran = The Captain (located in the bull's eye)

D) Decans

1) a) Name: ORION = The Brilliant, He Who Cometh Forth as Light

Hebrew: Chesil = A Strong One

b) Description: Hunter holding a lion's head in left hand

c) Brightest Stars: Betelageuse = The Branch Coming (located in right shoulder, 700 million miles in dia. the sun only 865,000 miles in dia.)

Rigel = The foot that crusheth (located in foot)

Bellatrix = Quickly Coming (located in shoulder)

2) a) Name: ERIDANUS = The River of the Judge

b) Description: Fiery river that flows out of the foot of Orion and goes past Cetus & disappears into the universe.

c) Brightest Star: *****

3) a) Name: AURIGA = The Shepherd

b) Description: A Shepherd (Charioteer) seated on the Milky Way. In his right hand is a band that used to be connected to Pisces. He has a goat or lamb in his left arm. In his lap are two new born baby goats. (Most ancient zodiac shows a scepter in right hand shaped like a cross instead of band)

c) Brightest Star *****

 

 X.

A) GEMINI, the Twins, Castor & Pollux (see Acts 28:11)

Hebrew: Thaumin = United

B) Description: two figures seated side by side. Figure on right has a harp & bow/arrows, and one on left has club.

C) Bright Stars: Castor = The Ruler, The Judge

Mebsuta = Treading Underfoot (note, this star is in right leg of Castor, ie. the one who rules will tread down the enemy (Ro 16:20)

Pollux = The Strong One Coming to Labor

Al Henah = The Hurt, The Afflicted (note, this star is in left foot of Pollux, ie. The one who came to labor for us was afflicted Gen.3:15

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: LEPUS, the enemy

b) Description: A hare under foot of Orion. Oldest zodiacs show a serpent instead of hare.

c) Bright Star: Arnebo = The Enemy Of Him That Cometh' (Note that he was Orion's enemy)

Nibal = The Mad

Sugia = The Deceiver

Rakis = Bound As With a Chain

2) a) Name: CANIS MAJOR, The Greater Dog

b) Description: In the Denrah zodiac in Egypt he is 'Apes' = the Head, and is pictured as a hawk, natural enemy of the serpent.

c) Bright Star: Naz = Caused to Come Forth, Sent

Sirus (form of word Seir)= Prince (note, Naz Seir ene, or Nazarene = Jesus the Nazarene, or the ' Sent Prince')

3) a) Name: CANIS MINOR, The Lessor Dog

b) Description: Again, in the Denrah zodiac in Egypt he is Sebak a human figure with a hawk's head.

c) Bright Star: Procyon = The Redeemer

Al Gomesia = Bearing for others

Note: Canis Major is Prince & Canis Minor is Redeemer. In Gemini, Castor is Ruler and Pollux is one who comes to labor & is afflicted

 

 XI

A) CANCER, The crab

Egyptian: Kalaria = The Resting Places

Syrian: Sartano = The One Who Holds

Khan-Cer = The Traveler's Resting Place

(note, star in tail Tegmine means The Sheltering, or Hiding Place)

B) Description: A crab with two large claws

C) Bright Stars: nebula cluster, Praesepe = The Multitude, The Innumerable Seed

Ma'alaph = Assembled Thousands

Al Himerein = The Lambs

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: URSA MINOR, The Little Bear

b) Description: in oldest zodiacs of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Indians, it is not a bear, but a sheepfold.

c) Bright Star: Dubheh = Herd of Animals

Alpherkadain = Redeemed Assembly

Kochab = Waiting For Him Who Cometh

Brightest Star: Polaris, the Pole Star, the one used to set direction. (Note: 6,000 years ago the pole star was Drago

2) a) Name: URSA MAJOR, The Big Dipper, Great Bear

Arabic: Al Naish = The Assembled Together

b) Description: Oldest plaispheres show a great sheepfold.

c) Bright Stars: Dubheh = Herd

Merach = Flock, in Arabic it means: Purchased

Phacda = Guarded

Cab'd al Asad = Multitude of the Assembled

El Kaphrah = The protected, (Hebrew: = The Redeemed.

Callisto = The Sheepfold

3) a) Name: ARGO, The Ship

b) Description: Ship with sails rolled up. (Note head of Lion on prow)

c) Bright stars: Canopus = The Possession of Him Who Cometh

Sephina = The multitude

Tureis = The Possession

 

XII

A) LEO, The Lion = He That Rends, That Tears Asunder (Rev. 5:5)

B) Description: Charging lion whose feet are about to land on the head or neck of the serpent, Hydra

C) Bright Stars: Regal = The Treading Underfoot

Denebola = The Judge, The Lord Who Cometh Quickly

Zosma = The Shining Forth

Minchir al Asad = The Tearing of Him Who Lays Waste

Al Defera = The Putting Down of The Enemy

D) Decans:

1) a) Name: HYDRA, The Serpent ' He is Abhorred'

b) Description: slithering serpent outside the great circle of the ecliptic.

c) Bright Star: Al Phard = The separated, The excluded.

Minchir al Sugia = Tearing To Shreds of the Deceiver

2) a) Name: CRATER, The Cup of Wrath (Rev.14:10

b) Description: Cup fixed right on the back of the Serpent.

c) Bright Stars: ****

3) a) Name: CORVUS, The Raven

Arabic: Minchir al Gorab = The Raven's Piercing, Tearing To Pieces (Rev.19:21)

b) Description: Raven perched on back of Serpent.

c) Bright Star: Al Chiba = The Curse Inflicted

 

 
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