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birthstone, birthday rosaries and chaplets -Mazzaroth series
READ the ANCIENT STORY III
page three of a continuing story in the stars of the coming
of the Jewish Messiah based on Old Testament


CHAPTER lll
THE BATTLE
(Between good and evil – life over death)
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If you are coming in ou this page for the first time and need more information on why birthstones are scriptural, scroll down throught the following pages.

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or go directly to the rosaries:
MAY (Taurus)   -   JUNE (Gemini)
JULY (Cancer)   -   AUGUST (Leo)
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 ONE MONTH AT A TIME
To read and understand the ancient starry message of the coming of the Jewish Messiah in the sky, you will need to start with the month of September, not January as in our calendar.  Why? Because the story was written for a Jewish people and their annual calendar begins with the month of September. It begins with VIRGO (Virgin) and ends with LEO (the Lion of Judah, Yeshua, Christ). This remarkable story of salvation is told one month at a time through the 12 constellations called the MAZZAROTH (Hebrew for the starry crown in the heavens above). This alone is stunning but to see these ancient star names still being used in contemporary astronomy is as confirming as their mention in the Old Testament from a time before Job.
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The HEAVENS DECLARE 
the GLORY of GOD
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PSALMS 19:2-6
2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder's craft. 3 One day to the next conveys that message; one night to the next imparts that knowledge. 4 There is no word or sound; no voice is heard;5 Yet their report goes forth through all the earth, their message, to the ends of the world. God has pitched there a tent for the sun;  6  it comes forth like a bridegroom from his chamber, and like an athlete joyfully runs its course …..
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Mosaic pavement (6th century) synagogue at
Beit Alpha, Israel. Signs of the Mazzeroth (read left to right)
BEIT ALPHA 6c TILE FLOOR
starting with Virgo and ending with Leo, surround the central
 chariot of the Sun. 12 Constellations of the Zodiac,
tell the story of the coming Jewish Messiah
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MAZZAROTH
THE ANCIENT HEBREW 'MAZZAROTH' TELLS A REMARKABLE STORY IN THE SKY. THIS STORY IN THE STARS PRE DATES THE CHRISTIAN ERA, YET THE STORY IS ABOUT THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH, THE JEWISH MESSIAH.  ACCORDING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT, IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE HEAVENS BY THE HAND OF GOD. WHAT DOES 'MAZZAROTH MEAN?  IT IS A CIRCULAR 'BAND' OR 'CROWN' OF STARS DIVIDED INTO 12 CONSTELLATIONS (12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL) CALLED THE ZODIAC. ('the way' or 'the path')
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ASTRONOMY
 Today we know the study of the stars is called 'ASTRONOMY. (Under no circumstances does the word 'Mazzaroth' or 'Zodiac' originate in 'Astrology'.  Astrology is a deception by the Serpent of Genesis, whose intention is to put 'strange gods' in front of the story of 'Salvation History', the story of Him who Saves. For more information, see 'ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY'  below written by a Catholic Scripture Scholar BELOW)
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MARK 13: 22
22 False messiahs and false prophets will arise and will perform signs and wonders in order to mislead, if that were possible, the elect. 23 Be watchful! I have told it all to you beforehand.


CHAPTER l
BORN OF A VIRGIN - PROMISE FULFILLED
(Seed of the woman, Messiah, Christ, the story)
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SEPTEMBER (Virgo)   -   OCTOBER (Libra)
NOVEMBER (Scorpio)   -  DECEMBER (Sagittarus)


CHAPTER ll
HIS  PEOPLE - SALVATION
(The blessings of his people, the redeemed)
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JANUARY (Capricorn)   - FEBRUARY(Aquarius)
MARCH (Pices) - APRIL(Aries)


CHAPTER lll
THE BATTLE
(Between good and evil – life over death)
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MAY (Taurus)-JUNE (Gemini)
JULY (Cancer)-AUGUST (Leo)

HOW DO BIRTH STONES
FIT INTO THE 12 SIGNS IN THE SKY?
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 'in the order of their birth'.
EXODUS 28:9-12 
God's instructions to Moses for Aaron
 9 "Get two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel:  10 six of their names on one stone, and the other six on the other stone, in the order of their birth.  11 As a gem cutter engraves a seal, so shall you have the two stones engraved with the names of the sons of Israel and then mounted in gold filigree work. 12 Set these two stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod as memorial stones of the sons of Israel. Thus Aaron shall bear their names on his shoulders as a reminder before the LORD.
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BREASTPIECE OF DECISION
God continues to instruct Moses, using 12 stones each believed to have the attributes of that tribe. The stones were often identified by their country or origin and various bible translations do not always identify the same stones or placements. (i.e. some translations include turquoise (Turkey), some do not.)
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15 "The breastpiece of decision you shall also have made, embroidered like the ephod with gold thread and violet, purple and scarlet yarn on cloth of fine linen twined. 16 It is to be square when folded double, a span high and a span wide 17 On it you shall mount four rows of precious stones: in the first row, a carnelian, a topaz and an emerald; 18 in the second row, a garnet, a sapphire and a beryl;  19  in the third row, a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; 20  in the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper.These stones are to be mounted in gold filigree work, 21 twelve of them to match the names of the sons of Israel, each stone engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes."

BREASTPIECE OF DECISION
AS WORN BY ELI AS HE LISTENS TO SAMUEL
JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY (1780) Eli listening to Samuel
 PAINTING BY JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY (1780)
12 STONES, 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL
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PRAY THE BIRTHSTONE ROSARY
Instead of wearing your birthstone as jewelry, pray your prayers on a rosary dedicated to the stone given your month or the month of a loved one. Father Joe suggested dedicating and praying a birthstone rosary of a loved one or family member (living or dead). How much more personal is this response than jewelry. We are brought into history with this prayer action. The birthstones used here were inspired by the scripture above and standardized and designated by the American Gem Society in 1938.
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ONE MONTH AT A TIME
The story in the stars will be put together one month at a time, starting with the Hebrew calendar, Septermber VIRGO (the Virgin) and ending with August,  LEO (the Lion/Chirst). We were all born under the sign of the CROSS, but as we continue our journey, month by month, through the sky, give the stars back to God who created them, note His glory and His story in each of the 12 constellations.

PSALMS  115:15-16
May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
16 The heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth is given to us.


do not buy the lie
ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY
Why are we entering into such a controversial subject for some? 1. To remove the deception of the evil one and give back the glory to God (see Psalms 115:15 above)   2. To set our sites on our true home, the heavens above, the new Jerusalem.


THE BATTLE

~ CHAPTER lll ~

 between good and evil – life over death

BEIT ALPHA 6c TILE FLOOR

TAURUS (May)  -   GEMINI(June)
CANCER (July)   -   LEO (August)


PSALM 8:2-5
2  O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! You have set your majesty above the heavens!  3 Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have drawn a defense against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger. 4 When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place-- 5 What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them?


TAURUS - THE BULL

'MAY SKY'  ROSARIES

(Coming to Rule)

 'EMERALD' SWAROVSKI

RBS2.2705.CSW - 2705
(Swarovski Crystal / Machine cut facets)
CORAL /  SEEDS 

RBS2.2705.CB.2705
( natural coral  / bodhi seeds)
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JOB: 38:31
31  Have you fitted a curb to the Pleiades, or loosened the bonds of Orion?  32 Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or guide the Bear with its train?  33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens; can you put into effect their plan on the earth? 
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(Taurus is associated with the tribe of Joseph) 
 STARS IN THE CONSTELLATION
TAURUS (the bull / ox )
ANCIENT IMAGE:
TAURUS:The OX or BULL: In all languages this Constellations has been seen as a 'Rushing Bull'. Also known as 'SHUR' (Hebrew 'The Bull Coming') The Ox or Bull is charging, head down from behind the gentle constellation AIRES ('The Lamb / Ram'), both heads facing in the same direction.  The foot of PERSEUS rests on the head of TAURUS with the star *ATHIK* (Hebrew: 'The Breaker or 'the Looser' - one who releases). As with all Constellations, each leads into the next to tell the full story. TAURUS is known in scripture as ('rheem','auroch' or 'unicorn'. Once a sacrifice, now as ruler) This constellation includes PLEIADES. See Job 38:31, Job 9:9 below. 

*ANCIENT STAR NAMES*
   

*AL DEBARAN*
Lower Eye: ( Chaldean: 'The Leader' or 'The Governor')

*EL NATH*
Tip of Upper Horn (Arabic: 'The Wounded' or 'The Horn')

*AL CYONE*
In Pleiades ('The Center')

-----==JOB 38:31-33==-----
31  Have you fitted a curb to the Pleiades, or loosened the bonds of Orion?  32  Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or guide the Bear with its train?  33  Do you know the ordinances of the heavens; can you put into effect their plan on the earth? 
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 -----==JOB 9:8-10==-----
8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads upon the crests of the sea. 9  He made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south; 10  He does great things past finding out, marvelous things beyond reckoning. 

 -----==DEUT 33:17==-----
 17 The majestic bull, his father's first-born, whose horns are those of the wild ox With which to gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth." 

 

THE BULL / OX

~ CONSTELLATION TAURUS ~

(coming to rule)


DECANS (a part)
ASSOCIATED CONSTELLATIONS
or DECANS ('a part'). Each sign is divided into 3 decans and 
continues the story of the main constellation (TAURUS). 
AND RELATED SCRIPTURE

ORION (the hunter)
ANCIENT IMAGE:
ORION (dayspring) - (Hebrew for 'The One Coming Forth as Light') is one of the most visible of all the constellations in the sky with his starry belt. From there, the hunter emerges. His left hand holds a club high, touching the horn of Taurus (showing unity). On his shoulder, the brightest star *BETELGUEZ* ('Coming of the Branch').He is kneeling and on his foot, *RIGOL' (Arabic for 'Foot').  ERIDANUS (river) begins to flow from his foot. Left shoulder: *BELATRIX* (Hastily Coming). Stars on his belt in Arabic *MINTAKA (Dividing the Belt), *AL NITAK* ('The Wounded'), *AL RAI* ('The Bruising').  Sword on belt has head of a lamb and a star (nebulae) at the tip. Left leg *SAIPH* ('The Bruised').  In his left hand is the head of the 'Roaring Lion' ('Satan' - see 1 Peter 5:68 below). Over right leg with tip or sword touching it, is what appears to be a rabbit *LEPUS* (The Enemy).ORION was also known to the ancients as *UR-ANA* ('The Light of Heaven'). ORION is also known as 'The Dayspring'.

-----==AMOS 5:6-8==-----
6 Seek the LORD, that you may live, lest he come upon the house of Joseph like a fire That shall consume, with none to quench it for the house of Israel: 8 He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness into dawn, and darkens day into night; Who summons the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the surface of the earth; 
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-----==JEREMIAH 16:16-17==-----
16  Look! I will send many fishermen, says the LORD, to catch them. After that, I will send many hunters to hunt them out from every mountain and hill and from the clefts of the rocks. 17  For my eyes are upon all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor does their guilt escape my view. 
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 -----==1 PETER 5:6-8==-----
6  So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 7 Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. 8 Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour. 
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AS 'LIGHT OF THE WORLD'
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 -----==JOHN 8:12==-----
12 Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." --- 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
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-----==LUKE 1:78==-----
78 because of the tender mercy of our God by which the daybreak from on high ('daybreak on high' O.T. 'scion, branch' Hebrew translation for Messianic title) will visit us 79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and death's shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace."
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-----==ISAIAH 9:1==-----
  1 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. 

ORION'S NEBULAE
The star at the bottom of his sword is in reality Orion's Nebulae ('Light of Heaven'). It is described in John 8:11 above. It is where stars are born, a nursery of sorts. Also see Job 38:31 above. For an image of Orion's Nebulae visit:
NASA

ERIDANUS (river of the judge)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
ERIDANUS: A firey river flowing from under the foot of ORION, under the paws of CETUS ('Sea Monster') who appears to be trying to stop the flow. It then finds a pathway towards the Earth horizon. The brightest star, where river curves down after it passes CETUS is *ARCHENAR* (Hebrew for 'After Part of River'). Second brightest nex to ORION'S foot, *CURSA* (Hebrew for 'Bent Down.) *ZOURAK* (Arabic for 'Flowing'). ERIDANUS in Hebrew means 'River of the Judge or Ruler'

-----==EZECHIAL 47:9==-----
9  Wherever the river flows, every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live, and there shall be abundant fish, for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh. 

 -----==DANIEL7:9-11==-----
9  As I watched, Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was snow bright, and the hair on his head as white as wool; His throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire. 10 A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened. 11 I watched, then, from the first of the arrogant words which the horn spoke, until the beast was slain and its body thrown into the fire to be burnt up. 

-----==PSALMS 46:4-6==-----
  4 The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. Selah 5 Streams of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High. 6 God is in its midst; it shall not be shaken; God will help it at break of day. 

-----==PSALMS 50:3-4==-----
 3 Our God comes and will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes, storming fiercely round about. 4 God summons the heavens above and the earth to the judgment of his people: 5 "Gather my faithful ones before me, those who made a covenant with me by sacrifice." 6 The heavens proclaim divine justice, for God alone is the judge. Selah 

AURIGA (the shepherd)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
AURIGA: A gentle shepherd holding and protecting a lamb in his left hand. In some images there are two lambs, one facing the shepherd, the other watching the mighty figures of TAURUS and ORION.  In his right hand he holds a reign, freeing the 'fish people' (people of God). the bands are symbolic of the bands in PISCES ('Fish'). The horn of TAURUS pierces the foot of the shepherd *EL NAITH* ('Wounded' or 'Slain').  AURIGA is the Hebrew word for 'shepherd'.

-----==JOHN 10:11,14==-----
11 I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. 13 This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. 
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-----==ISAIAH 40:10-11==-----
10 Here comes with power the Lord GOD, who rules by his strong arm; Here is his reward with him, his recompense before him. 11 Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, Carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care. 

do not buy into the lie
ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY
 

PSALMS 68:33
33 You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; chant the praises of the Lord, Selah 34 Who rides the heights of the ancient heavens, whose voice is thunder, mighty thunder. 35 Confess the power of God, whose majesty protects Israel, whose power is in the sky. 36 Awesome is God in his holy place, the God of Israel, who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!


GEMINI - TWINS

'JUNE SKY' ROSARIES

(The United)


 PEARLS / CRYSTAL

RBS2.2706.PC - 2706
(Faceted Pearls / Swarovski Crystal)
CHRYSOPRASE /  WOOD 

RBS2.2706.CW.2706
( Chrysoprase / Carved Wood)
ISAIAH 11:13
13  The envy of Ephraim shall pass away, and the rivalry of Judah be removed; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not be hostile to Ephraim; 
 
(Gemini is associated with the tribe of Benjamin)
 STARS IN THE CONSTELLATION
GEMINI (the twins)
ANCIENT IMAGE 
GEMINI: Twins, two figures, 'Sons of God' Dual symbols. Two brightest stars provide names for each twin. *CASTOR*  (Left figure) holds an arrow in his left hand, ('Coming in Haste') and in the right, a harp. *POLLUX* (Right Figure) holds a branch ('Tne Branch') or club. The dual symbols include 'Strong One Coming to Labor or Suffer', Perfect Uniting (twinning), as in brotherhood or marriage in Christ, together as rule and judge. Also seen as Groom leading his Bride to share glory with him. Also seen as the  Messiah uniting the divine and human.
   

*ANCIENT STAR NAMES*

*CASTOR**
Left figure, Right Eye: ( Greek or Latin: 'Ruler' or 'Judge')

*POLLUX*
Right Figure, Left Eye (also means "Ruler' or Branch')

*AL HENAH*
Left Foot of POLLUX ('Hurt' or 'Afflicted')

*MEBSUTA*
Knee of CASTOR ('Treading Underfoot')

  *WASAT*
Right elbow of CASTOR (Arabic: 'Established')

-----==EZEKIEL 37:21==-----
21 Tell them: Thus speaks the Lord GOD:) I will take the Israelites from among the nations to which they have come, and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land.  22 I will make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. 
 

THE TWINS

~ CONSTELLATION GEMINI ~

(the united)

 DECANS
ASSOCIATED CONSTELLATIONS
or DECANS ('a part'). Each sign is divided into 3 decans and 
continues the story of the main constellation (GEMINI). 
AND RELATED SCRIPTURE

LEPUS (the hare / enemy)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
LEPUS,An image of a rabbit or hare, with the foot of ORION about to trample him. The star on his shoulder is *ARNEBO* (Hebrew: 'The Enemy of Him Who Cometh'). Other stars are *NIBAL* ('The Mad'), *RAKIS* (Arabic: 'The Bound'), *SUGIA* ('The Deceiver'), *ARNEBETH* (Arabic: 'The Hare'), LEPUS in Latin means 'The hare treading underfoot'. 
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-----==EPHESIANS 6:11==-----
11  Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. 
12  For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. 
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-----==PSALMS 108:13==-----
13 Give us aid against the foe; worthless is human help. 14 We will triumph with the help of God, who will trample down our foes. 
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-----==PSALMS 110:1-2==-----
1 A psalm of David. The LORD says to you, my lord: "Take your throne at my right hand, while I make your enemies your footstool." 2 The scepter of your sovereign might the LORD will extend from Zion. The LORD says: "Rule over your enemies! 
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-----==PSALMS 8:6==----
6 Yet you have made them little less than a god, crowned them with glory and honor. 7 You have given them rule over the works of your hands, put all things at their feet: 8 All sheep and oxen, even the beasts of the field, 9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas. 10 O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! 

CANIS MAJOR (greater dog / prince)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
CANIS MAJOR, or the greater dog is also known by its brightest star on his nose,*SIRUS* (Hebrew: 'The Prince') - also known as *ASCHERE* (Hebrew: 'Who Shall Come') and the Arabs call it *AL SHIRA*or *AL JEMENIYA* ('The Chief or Prince of the Right Hand). Known to the Egyptians as *SEIR* (root of 'Sir'). On his paw is the star *MIRZAM' ('The Prince'). The star on his ribs is *WESEN* ('The Bright, Shining). And on his right hip,*AHARA* ('The Glorious'). The constellation was known by the Hebrews as*ABUR* ('The Mighty')
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-----==ISAIAH 9:6==-----
5 For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. 6 His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, From David's throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains By judgment and justice, both now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this! 
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-----==ISAIAH 11:6==-----
6 Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. 

CANIS MINOR (lesser dog / redeemer) 
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
CANIS MINOR is a smaller 'sheep dog' the ancients knew by its brightest star on the dog's back 'PROCYON* ('The Redeemer') The Arabs called this bright star *AL SHIRA* ('Prince or Chief of the Left Hand'). A smaller star, on the right hind foot is *AL-GOMEISA* ('Him who completes or perfects, bearing for others')
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-----==ISAIAH 53:12==-----
11 Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days; Through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear. 12 Therefore I will give him his portion among the great, and he shall divide the spoils with the mighty, Because he surrendered himself to death and was counted among the wicked; And he shall take away the sins of many, and win pardon for their offenses.
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-----==PSALMS 136: 3-9,24==-----
3 Praise the Lord of lords; God's love endures forever; 4 Who alone has done great wonders, God's love endures forever; 5 Who skillfully made the heavens, God's love endures forever; 6 Who spread the earth upon the waters, God's love endures forever; 7 Who made the great lights, God's love endures forever; 8 The sun to rule the day, God's love endures forever;  9 The moon and stars to rule the night, God's love endures forever; ... 24 Freed us from our foes, God's love endures forever;

do not buy into the lie
ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY
 



CANCER - CRAB

'JULY SKY' ROSARIES

  (Holding the Possession)


 'RUBY' / SWAROVSKI

RBS2.2707.SW - 2707
((Swarovski Crystal / Machine cut facets)
CARNELIAN / GEMCUTS 

RBS2.2707 - 2707
(Faceted Carnelian  / Cz facets)
PSALM 78:52-53
52 God led forth his people like sheep; he guided them through the desert like a flock. 53  He led them on secure and unafraid ...

(Cancer is associated with the tribe of Issachar)

 STARS IN THE CONSTELLATION
CANCER (the crab)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
CANCER (the crab) : Also KHAN-CER (Roman) for 'The Travelers Resting Place For The Encircled or The Embraced'). CANCER is the next to the last constellation in the Hebrew Zodiac.  The image of a crab faces the last constellation, LEO, The Lion of Judah (Messiah /Christ).  The symbolism of the Crab reminds us that it is a creature that lives in two environments (land / sea) as Christ lives in heavens / earth. The many legs symbolize the multitudes or members. (tribes / nations)  Two pincers symbolize,, 'holding fast to that which is good'.  Also known as the Scarabeus Beetle, held sacred by Egyptians - 'Life after this life'. Or possibly another earlier unnamed figure that related to sheep gates because of name of some of the stars below:
  

*ANCIENT STAR NAMES*

*ACUBENE*
Shoulder, lower claw: ( Hebrew, Arabic: 'Sheltering' or 'Hiding Place')
also called *MA'ALAPH* ('Assembled', 'Thousands')

*TEQMINE*
Rear of Body (Hebrew: 'Holding')
also called *NEPA* (Greek: 'Grasping')

*AL HIMAREIN*
('Arabic: 'The Kids' or 'Lambs')

*PRAESEPE*
Nebulae (Hebrew: 'A multitude', 'Offspring')

  *TEGMINE*
Right elbow of CASTOR (Arabic: 'Established')

-----==PSALMS 95:1-7==-----
  1 Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us greet him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great king over all gods, 4  Whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains. 5 The sea and dry land belong to God, who made them, formed them by hand. 6 Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us. 7 For this is our God, whose people we are, God's well-tended flock. Oh, that today you would hear his voice: 8 Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as on the day of Massah in the desert. 9 There your ancestors tested me; they tried me though they had seen my works. 10 Forty years I loathed that generation; I said: "This people's heart goes astray; they do not know my ways." 11 Therefore I swore in my anger: "They shall never enter my rest." 
 

THE CRAB

~ CONSTELLATION CANCER ~

(holding the possession)


DECANS (a part)
ASSOCIATED CONSTELLATIONS
or DECANS ('a part'). Each sign is divided into 3 decans and 
continues the story of the main constellation (CANCER). 
AND RELATED SCRIPTURE

URSA MINOR (lesser sheepfold)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
(Also known as the 'LITTLE DIPPER'). The boxy shape is the sheepfold and the handle are sheep straying to or from the sheep pen.  The stars in this constellation are powerful. the brightest commands attention: *CYNOSURA* ('The Center' or 'The Center of the Constellations') also known as *AL-RUCCABA* or the *POLE STAR* Located under the feet of *CEPHUS* (Enthroned King) in the center of the heavens (see below). Second brightest: *KOCHAB* upper right ( Hebrew: 'Waiting Him Who Cometh'). *AL GEDI*, 'The Kid') (Constellation is also known to ancients as *CYNOSURA* after its brightest star)

-----==JOHN 10:4-7==-----
4  When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. 5 But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers."  6 Although Jesus used this figure of speech, 4 they did not realize what he was trying to tell them. 7 So Jesus said again, "Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. 
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-----==JEREMIAH 31:10==-----
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, proclaim it on distant coasts, and say: He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together, he guards them as a shepherd his flock. 
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-----==EZEKIEL 34:11-12,14==----
11  For thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. 12  As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark ... 14  In good pastures will I pasture them, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing ground. There they shall lie down on good grazing ground, and in rich pastures shall they be pastured on the mountains of Israel.
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-----==EZEKIEL 34:12-16==----
12 As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark.  13 I will lead them out from among the peoples and gather them from the foreign lands; I will bring them back to their own country and pasture them upon the mountains of Israel (in the land's ravines and all its inhabited places). 14 In good pastures will I pasture them, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing ground. There they shall lie down on good grazing ground, and in rich pastures shall they be pastured on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD. 16  The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heaL ...
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-----==LUKE12:31,32==-----
31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. 32  Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. 
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-----==JOHN 10:14-16==----
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. 16  I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd. 
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THE POLAR STAR IN DRACO
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Thousands of years ago, the *POLAR STAR* (*POLARIS* or *NORTH STAR*) was in the constellation DRACO (Dragon - devil). But slowly it has moved over to the constellation CEPHEUS (Enthroned King) and now rests under his foot! This star is also called *CYNOSURA* ('The Center' or 'The Center of the Constellations'). *POLARIS* or *POLAR STAR* is "nearly in a direct line with the axis of the Earth's rotation "above" the North Pole — the north celestial pole — Polaris stands almost motionless on the sky, and all the stars of the Northern sky appear to rotate around it" In the year 2100, it will be even more clearly aligned than it is now. (Wikipedia)

URSA MAJOR (greater sheepfold)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
URSA MAJOR: A sheepfold with lambs inside and trailing out of the sheep gate towards *BOOTES'. (The handle of the dipper or long tail of the bear) The Hebrews called this constellation *ASH* ('The Assembled'). Called *AL-NAISH* (Arabia: 'The Ordered' or 'Assembled Together')  Brightest star at the gate *DUBEH* (Arab: "A Herd of Animals') . Inside the sheepfold: *MERACH* (Hebrew: 'The Flock') and in (Arabic: 'The Purchased').  *PHACED* (Arabic: 'Visited', 'Guarded', 'Numbered'). *TALETA* (Little Lamb).The line of stars moving out from the sheepfold also carry names that identify this constellation as a sheepfold. These 'sheep' are moving towards the constellation *BOOTES* (Christ holding the cycle). From *DUBEH* they move outward - * ALIOTH* (Hebrew: 'She Goat' or 'The Ewe'), *MISAR* 'Separate' or 'Small') , *AL-COR* (Arabic: 'The Lamb'), 

-----==MICAH 2:12-13==-----
12  I will gather you, O Jacob, each and every one, I will assemble all the remnant of Israel; I will group them like a flock in the fold, like a herd in the midst of its corral; they shall not be thrown into panic by men. 13  With a leader to break the path they shall burst open the gate and go out through it; Their king shall go through before them, and the LORD at their head. 
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-----==ISAIAH 40:11==-----
11 Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, Carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care.  12 Who has cupped in his hand the waters of the sea, and marked off the heavens with a span? Who has held in a measure the dust of the earth, weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
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-----==EZEKIEL 34:15-17==----
15 I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.  16 The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal (but the sleek and the strong I will destroy), shepherding them rightly. 17  As for you, my sheep, says the Lord GOD, I will judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats. 

ARGO(the ship)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
ARGO (Hebrew: 'The Company of Travelers') ARGO is the grand and glorious ship that symbolizes the end of the journey, bringing the travelers, home to their destination, Zion.. The head of the ship is the head of a Lion. And the star names tells the story: *CANOPUS* ('The Possession of Him that Cometh'), *ASMIDISKA* (The Released Who Travel'). On the hull: *MARKAB* (Hebrew: 'Returning From Afar'). Two more stars, *SOHEIL* (Arabic: 'The Desired') and*SUBILON (Arabic: 'The Branch') brings us back to the first constellation in the story of the Jewish Messiah, VIRGO who holds a branch (Christ).
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-----==GENESIS 7:1==-----
1 Then the LORD said to Noah: "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for you alone in this age have I found to be truly just. 
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-----==ISAIAH 51:11==-----
11 Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowned with everlasting joy; They will meet with joy and gladness, sorrow and mourning will flee. 
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-----==ISAIAH 60:2-5,8,9==-----
2 See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; But upon you the LORD shines, and over you appears his glory. 3 Nations shall walk by your light, and kings by your shining radiance. 4 Raise your eyes and look about; they all gather and come to you: Your sons come from afar, and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. 5 Then you shall be radiant at what you see, your heart shall throb and overflow, For the riches of the sea shall be emptied out before you, the wealth of nations shall be brought to you. ... 8 What are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their cotes? 9 All the vessels of the sea are assembled, with the ships of Tarshish in the lead, To bring your children from afar with their silver and gold, In the name of the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, who has glorified you. 
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-----==ISAIAH 4:2==----
2  On that day, The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor for the survivors of Israel. 

'DIPPERS', 'URSAS' and 'SHEEPFOLDS'
We are most familiar with the term Little Dipper / Ursa Minor and Big Dipper / Ursa Major.  It is believed the term 'Dipper' came from the time of the covered wagons traveling across America as the constellation appeared to be dippers with long handles. The ancient term Ursa (Bear or 'The Strong') represents a non-existent critter with a long tail. It is believed this term came from Mythology but the ancient star names in these constellations suggest something totally different.

do not buy into the lie
ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY
 (astronomy leads to God, astrology to self)


 LEO - LION of JUDAH

'AUGUST SKY' ROSARIES

(Christ / Messiah)


 'PERIDOT' / SWAROVSKI

RBS2.2708.SW - 2708
((Swarovski Crystal / Machine cut facets)
ONYX / CHALCEDONY 

RBS2.2708.OC - 2708
(Onyx / Faceted Chalcedony)
REVELATION 5:5 
5 One of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals." 
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(Leo is associated with the tribe of Judah)
 STARS IN THE CONSTELLATION
LEO (the Lion of Judah)
ANCIENT IMAGE
LEO: (the Lion of Judah): The 12th Constellation in the story that began with Virgo (the Virgin, Mary (September).  The image of a Lion, a fine and noble creature about to pounce on the enemy below, the snake HYDRA (Devil). The Lion is imaged just above the head of VIRGO (Virgin-Mary) and facing CANCER. Above LEO is URSA MAJOR (the SHEEPFOLD).The Lion is to be seen again in Revelation 5: 5 (see) where it is Prefigured as the only one who could open the scroll, the document that restored mankind after the fall of Adam.   The Lion is also seen as the Lamb in Revelation. In Hebrew, the constellation LEO is known as ARIEH (Hebrew: Lion). The star *SCARCAM* (Hebrew: 'Joining') may suggest the linking or the completion of the circle of stars from LEO, the 12th constellation in the story back to VIRGO (Virgin), the 1st.

*ANCIENT STAR NAMES*
  

*REGEL or REGULUS*
Shoulder, (Regulus - Hebrew: 'Treading Under Foot')

*DENEBOLA*
Tail, (Hebrew: 'The Judge' or 'The Lord Who Cometh Quickly')

*AL GIEBHA*
Top back of Mane (Arabic: 'The Exhaltation')

*ZOSMA*
Hind Quaters, (Hebrew: 'The Shinig Forth')

*SCARCAM*
Hind Quaters, (Hebrew: 'The Joining')


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THREE OTHER STARS

In Arabic: *MINCHIR AL ASAD*  ('The Lion's Punishing', 'Tearing' or 'Piercing'), *DENAB ALACED*  ('The Judge Who Cometh', 'Who Seizes' or 'The Judge Shall Reign') and *AL DAFERA*  ('The Enemy Put Down')


 

LION OF JUDAH

~ CONSTELLATION LEO ~

(Christ / Messiah)


DECANS (a part)
ASSOCIATED CONSTELLATIONS
or DECANS ('a part'). Each sign is divided into 3 decans and 
continues the story of the main constellation (LEO). 
AND RELATED SCRIPTURE

HYDRA (fleeing serpent)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
HYDRA the sea dragon, (Hebrew: 'The Abhorred') is a long, twisting serpent/snake  taking up 1/3 of the heavens. with one loop in his body next to the forepaws of LEO. He slithers between the constellation LEO and ARGO (ship, see above). (Other Devil Constellations are DRACO and SERPENS). The constellation LEO is about to pounce on HYDRA as told in Genesis. HYDRA is fleeing.  CORVUS (bird / raven) is pecking on the snake and a cup CRATER is falling off of the snake. The stars in HYDRA are: *COR HYDRAE* (called by Astronomers today, 'Heart of the Serpent') - but - Arabs knew it as *AL-PHARD* ('The Separated', 'The Excluded' or 'Put Out of the Way'), The Way is the way of Christ.  *AL DRIAN* (Arabic: 'The Abhorred'), *MINCHER AL SUGIA* (Arabic: 'Tearing to Shreads of the Deceiver') Another name was HYDRUS ('The Father of Lies') and the Persians knew this constellation as 'The Serpent of Eve'. In Mythology, HYDRA was known as a female and 'The Mother of All Evil'. All point to the serpent being drawn down.

-----==GENESIS 3:15==----
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel." 
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-----==ISAIAH 26:21==-----
21 See, the LORD goes forth from his place, to punish the wickedness of the earth's inhabitants; The earth will reveal the blood upon her, and no longer conceal her slain. 
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-----==ISAIAH 27:1==----
1 On that day, The LORD will punish with his sword that is cruel, great, and strong, Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the coiled serpent; and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea. 
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-----==REVELATION 12:7-9 ==-----
7 Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, 8 but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. 

CRATER (the cup of fire)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
CRATER: This constellation has 13 stars in it. (13 symbolizes apostasy in scripture). The cup has two handles, each shaped like the head of a serpent spewing out something from its mouth.  This cup is also known as the 'Cup of God's Wrath'. The cup is the mixing bowl of wine. WE choose to take of the 'Cup of Salvation' (Communion or Holy Eucharist) or the 'Cup of God's Wrath'.  Ancient Hebrews and Arabians knew this constellation as AL CHESS ('The Cup'). 
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-----==REVELATION 3:16==----
15 "I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. 11 I wish you were either cold or hot.  16 So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 
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-----==PSALMS 75:8-11==-----
8  But from God who decides, who brings some low and raises others high. 9  Yes, a cup is in the LORD'S hand, foaming wine, fully spiced. When God pours it out, they will drain it even to the dregs; all the wicked of the earth must drink.  10 But I will rejoice forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob, 11 Who has said: "I will break off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the just shall be lifted up." 
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-----==PSALMS 11:5-7==-----
5 The LORD tests the good and the bad, hates those who love violence, 6  And rains upon the wicked fiery coals and brimstone, a scorching wind their allotted cup. 7 The LORD is just and loves just deeds; the upright shall see his face. 
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-----==REVELATION 14:9,10==----
9  A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice, "Anyone who worships the beast or its image, or accepts its mark on forehead or hand, 10  will also drink the wine of God's fury,  poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, and will be tormented in burning sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb. 

CORVUS(the raven)
ANCIENT IMAGE: 
CORVUS: The raven pecks at the body of the serpent HYDRA. And fulfills the prophecy of the birds of heaven would feed on the corpses of the enemies of God. The brightest star is centered in the eye of the the raven is called *AL CHIBAR* (Arabic: 'The Joining Together'). And by the Hebrews, it was known as *AL CHIBA* ('The Curse Inflicted', or 'The Curse'). Other stars in the constellation are *MINCHIR AL GORAB (Arabic: 'The Raven's Piercing' or 'Tearing Apart'). This tells us the battle is over as the Raven is not attacking HYDRA, as its wings are tucked next to its body and it is eating the flesh of the beaten. 

-----==PROVERBS 30:17==-----
 17 The eye that mocks a father, or scorns an aged mother, Will be plucked out by the ravens in the valley; the young eagles will devour it. 
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-----==REVELATION 19:1-4==----
1  After this I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying: "Alleluia! 1 Salvation, glory, and might belong to our God ... 
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-----==REVELATION 19:17,18==-----
17 Then I saw an angel standing on the sun. He cried out (in) a loud voice to all the birds flying high overhead, "Come here. Gather for God's great feast, 18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of military officers, and the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of all, free and slave, small and great." 

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ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY
 

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REVELATION 12:1
1 A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman 2 clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
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VIRGO (September)   -   LIBRA (October)
SCORPIO (November)   -SAGITTARIUS (December)

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 REVELATION 12:12
12 Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time."


ROMANS 5: 8-11
But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. 9 How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath. 10 Indeed, if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, once reconciled, will we be saved by his life. 11 Not only that, but we also boast of God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.




WHAT DOES A CATHOLIC

~ ASTRONOMY VS ASTROLOGY ~

SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR SAY?

MARK 13: 22
22 False messiahs and false prophets will arise and will perform signs and wonders in order to mislead, if that were possible, the elect. 23 Be watchful! I have told it all to you beforehand.

THE ZODIAC DOES NOT 
HAVE ROOTS IN HOROSCOPES
 What we know as the star constellations - pictures in the night sky - are often called in English the "signs of the Zodiac", is known in Hebrew as "the Mazzeroth", star constellations placed by God Himself, Job 38:31; Isaiah 13:10; Amos 5:8. This placement of the stars by God was done to tell the Gospel plan of redemption before the Bible was put into writing. The word Zodiac is a term used in astronomy, Job 9:9 (lb).  God’s message in the stars where the book of creation speaks to man of God's awesome power, Psalm 19:1–6 (Note words “speech,” “language,” “voice” in the text. Then compare verses 7–13.).
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THE BIBLE 
CONDEMNS ASTROLOGY
The science of Astronomy is NEVER to be confused with ASTROLOGY which is fortune telling and the Bible condemns.  ASTRONOMY is the science dealing with the phenomena outside the earth’s atmosphere but especially concerned with the observable arrangements, motions, and characteristics of the heavenly  bodies planets, stars, asteroids and universes in space. The word “astronomy” is based on two Greek words meaning “the law of the stars.”
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ASTRONOMY AND ITS VALUES
  Astronomy is by no means a modern science. Human beings have always been preoccupied with the heavens. The concern of the earliest civilizations with the universe appears to have been mainly intellectual curiosity and the need for navigational orientation were certainly additional factors. (Also remember the star of Bethlehem that guided the 3 kings to the child Jesus. They have been called 'readers of the stars', and 'astronomers'. The term astrologers is questionable)
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
The Bible provides some interesting insights about astronomy. According to Genesis 1:14–19 the sun and moon, along with the stars, have the function of giving light on the earth, determining the seasons, and functioning as “signs.” The word “season” may denote festal seasons as well as the annual seasons. The Hebrew calendar was a lunar-solar calendar similar to that of the Babylonians. Hebrew festal seasons were based on the phases of the moon. The function of the heavenly bodies as signs seems to relate to their delineation of the heavens, permitting human beings on earth to orient themselves, navigate land and the high
seas and know the stars were created by God.

MARK 7:8
'You disregard God's commandment but cling to human tradition.'
See the 1st of the 10 commandments (Thou shalt have no other gods before Me). Astrology is a 'Human tradition' which  puts other gods in front of the Lord (horoscopes) which comes from the sin of pride, the sin that began in Eden.

(Hebrew calendar begins with September) 
SEPTEMBER  -  OCTOBER  -  NOVEMBER
DECEMBER  -  JANUARY  -  FEBRUARY
MARCH  -  APRIL  -  MAY
JUNE  -  JULY  -  AUGUST
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