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Birthday Rosaries from the Rosary Workshop  - RBS2.index
 BIRTHSTONE ROSARIES
a rosary for your birthday month - inspired by ancient scripture

BY THE HAND OF GOD - (NASA IMAGE)
 This series, our new series of birthday rosaries is deeply inspired by the passages in Genesis, Exodus 28, Psalms 19:2-6 including the ones listed throughout this series. Why do we start with September instead of January? You might be surprised!  Read on!
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As of the early 1900s, names and substitutes for birth stones were specified by the science of gemology (American Gem Society.) although based on scripture.  It is an eye opener and very heart warming to see how involved God was, is, and ever will be!
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RBS - BIRTHSTONE ROSARIES
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learning from scripture - and - why start with the Jewish calendar, September instead of the Gregorian calendar, January? Is there a message written in the sky?

WHO MADE THE STARS? 
Who arranged them?  Who named the stars? 
Do they tell a story? Is it in the bible? Why start in September?

ISAIAH 40:26

 26  He numbers the stars,
and gives to all of them their names.
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SEPTEMBER
This really got my attention.  Why September??  Then discovered that the 12 constellations tell a story.  Written in the stars by God himself to a Jewish people, to tell them about the coming Jewish Messiah. The ancient Hebrew calendar starts in September, not January. If we miss this, we miss the story.  September is Virgo (VVirgin / Mary).  August is Leo (Lion of Judah, Jesus) 
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follow God's love story, for you, one month at a time
SEPTEMBER  -  OCTOBER  -  NOVEMBER  -  DECEMBER
JANUARY  -  FEBRUARY  -  MARCH  -  APRIL
 MAY  -  JUNE  -  JULY  -  AUGUST
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WHAT IS THIS 
BELOW? WHOSE HAND?
(a delightful discovery)
WHO IS THE GEOMETER?
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Love one of our birthday rosaries but its not your birthday? If one speaks to your heart in a special way, it may be beckoning you to prayer.
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for more information follow these links
A LOVE STORY / VIRGO  -
SCRIPTURAL ORIGINS  BIRTHSTONES
ASTRONOMY vs ASTROLOGY
THE ANCIENT STORY  -  MAZZAROTH
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WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Refer to the scriputural readings listed below for a deeper understanding of the works of his hands. The 12 Constellations, the stars carry his message for all to see today, not just the ancient Jewish nation but for us - see and hear their message and enjoy the road to discovery:
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PSALM 19:2-5
2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands. 3 Day unto day pours forth speech; night unto night whispers knowledge. 4 There is no speech, no words; their voice is not heard 5 A report goes forth through all the earth, their messages, to the ends of the world.
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BEGINNING OF THE LOVE STORY

~ SEPTEMBER SKY ~

OUR LADY, QUEEN OF THE HEAVENS
VIRGO - (Virgin - promised Seed of the woman)
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ISAIAH 7:13-14
Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! ….  14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
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birthstone - sapphire blue crystal. 
Constellation Virgo (Virgin)
SEPTEMBER SKY III - RBS2.2809.SZ 

Faceted Crystal - Sapphire Blue - AVE BEADS: fine shades of sapphire blue move out from the crystal cubeS - from light to dark giving this rosary a rare and richer awareness of the purity of Our Lord. PATER BEADS: Fine faceted crystal cubes from the collection of Swarovski (Austria)

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 birthstone - lapis stone
Constellation Virgo (Virgin)
SEPTEMBER SKY II - RBS2.2809.L 

Hand carved lapis / wood -  AVE BEADS: hand carved wooden Ave beads in dark brown. PATER BEADS: Fine, hand carved Lapis (Afghanistan) Paters, capped with antique matte moss caps. 

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A LOVE STORY 
BEGINNING WITH VIRGO
 The incredible love story of the heavens written in the stars of the coming of the Jewish Messiah, begins with the first month of the Ancient Hebrew Calendar, September.  The fact that the first sign is Virgo, Virgin  (September - not in January as does ours) is in itself is a remarkable sign. And that it ends with Leo the Lion of Judah, seems in itself to be another - remarkable sign. 
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Judah is one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe that carries the lineage of the coming Jewish Messiah. Who wrote it and when? According to scripture, God himself was the author as he numbered and named all the stars.  The early documents we have included are from the Old Testament and often quoted in the New Testament.
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 The story comes down through the ages from the time of the fall of Adam and Eve. (Before the fall, Adam had the gift of infused knowledge).  Did Adam know this story of hope and tell Seth?  Then Seth to Enoch, Noah and Abraham - onward? One generation at a time?  Did God give his fallen children a promise of hope and redemption for all to see, in the heavens above? 
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What a perfect page to write this story of hope on - as the same sky is over the heads of all his children.  Job (the oldest book in the bible) seemed to know this well.  Follow the story and decide for yourself. (NOTE: sky maps differ slightly from northern to southern hemisphere but the constellations remain the same and the story remains in them.)

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 TOURMALINE - OPAL

~ OCTOBER SKY ~

LIBRA - (The Balance - required price paid)
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1 PETER 2:22-23
22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." 23 When he was insulted, he returned no insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten; instead, he handed himself over to the one who judges justly.
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birthstone - tourmaline - crystal
Constellation: Libra (The Balance)
OCTOBER SKY I - RBS2.2610.SZ

Swarovski Crystal - Shades of Tourmaline - AVE BEADS: Swarovski crystal (Austria) inspired by 'watermelon' Tourmaline, in a mix of lt. rose, rose, lt. moss and dark moss creating an unexpected surprise when held up to the light!  PATER BEADS: Swarovski cubes of cut Austrian crystal give this rosary a rare and richer awareness of the purity of Our Lord. See whole rosary to appreciate its full beauty.

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newest edition 2010
birthstone -  peruvian opal stone
Constellation: Libra (The Balance)
OCTOBER SKY IV - RBS2.21010.PO

Peruvian Blue Opal / Bodhi Seed  - AVE BEADS: Rare Peruvian Opal Aves in a soft Marian blue/green compliment the PATER BEADS: textured brown Bodhi Seed Paters that have been capped with antiqued filigrees.  See full images. 

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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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TOPAZ - CITRINE

~ NOVEMBER SKY ~

SCORPIO - (Scorpian -Sting of death)

LUKE 10:19
19 Behold, I have given you the power 'to tread upon serpents' and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.  20  Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven." ...

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birthstone -  topaz crystal
Constellation: Scorpio (Scorpion)
NOVEMBER SKY I - RBS2.2611.S 

Swarovski topaz / Crystal   - AVE BEADS: Topazy Swarovski crystals (Austria), faceted 8mm beads lighten as they move towards the PATER BEADS: Crystal Swarovski Pater  Cubes.

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birthstone -  citrine stone
Constellation: Scorpio (Scorpion)
NOVEMBER SKY II - RBS2.261I.C

Hand Carved Wood / Citrine - AVE BEADS:  are hand carved wood  for a beautiful combination encouraging prayer.  PATER BEADS: Rare hand faceted citrine stone Paters are capped with soft buttery antique glass flower caps (Gablonz 1930 - 50)  A simple rosary for those who prefer a more natural look. 30 inches.

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 ... 21 At that very moment he rejoiced (in) the Holy Spirit and said, "I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.

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BLUE TOPAZ / TURQUOISE

~ DECEMBER SKY ~

SAGITTARIUS - (Archer - the redeemer's conflict)
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GENESIS 49:24-25
24 But each one's bow remained stiff, as their arms were unsteady, By the power of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, 25 The God of your father, who helps you, God Almighty, who blesses you ...,
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birthstone -  blue topaz crystal
Constellation: Sagittarius (Archer)
DECEMBER SKY I - RBS2.2612.BT

Faceted Swarovski Crystal - AVE BEADS:  Blue 'topaz' Swarovski is truly the color of Mary and of the sky above - it is also the color of 'truth'. Crystals are a wonderful way to celebrate your birth. PATER BEADS:  cut Crystal cubes from Swarovski

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birthstone -  turquoise stone
Constellation: Sagittarius (Archer)
DECEMBER SKY IV - RBS2.21712.tq

Hand formed turquoise / Carved Wood - AVE BEADS: Natural turquoise that has been hand formed (carved) into this shape, still keeps its natural pebble essence.  PATER BEADS: Paters are hand carved and very limited.

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 ... With the blessings of the heavens above, the blessings of the abyss that crouches below, The blessings of breasts and womb,

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GARNET / GARNET SLABS

~ JANUARY SKY ~

CAPRICORN - (Sea Goat / Fish - slain for the redeemer )

LEVITICUS 9:3,15
3 Tell the elders of Israel, too: Take a he-goat for a sin offering, a calf and a lamb, both unblemished yearlings, for a holocaust, ...

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Birthstone - garnet
Constellation: Capricorn  (Goat / Fish)
JANUARY SKY III - RBS2.2701.SF

Swarovski Crystal: faceted garnet / crystal cubes -  AVE BEADS:8 mm Garnet Swarovski crystal (Austria). From darker shades they lighten as they draw closer to the PATER BEADS: cut Crystal Cubes. The very finest crystals available. We are very happy to be able to make these rare and beautiful Austrian crystal rosaries available.

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Birthstone - garnet slabs
Constellation: Capricorn  (Goat / Fish)
JANUARY SKY II - RBS2.2701.GS

Garnet Slab Cuts / Rudraksha seeds - AVE BEADS: of  ancient prayer seeds, the Rudraksha, make a powerful rosary with PATER BEADS: of Naturally shaped Garnet 'Slab Cuts'  Each slab reveals the inner beauty of these garnets, impossible to explain, must be seen! Very Limited, unable to replace. 

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or to order, click RBS2.2701.GS

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... 15 Thereupon he had the people's offering brought up. Taking the goat that was for the people's sin offering, he slaughtered it and offered it up for sin as before.

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AMETHYST

~ FEBRUARY SKY ~

AQUARIUS - (Water Bearer - blessing poured out for redeemed)

REVELATION 21:6-7
6 He said to me, "They are accomplished. 6 I (am) the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give a gift from the spring of life-giving water.  7 The victor will inherit these gifts, and I shall be his God, and he will be my son.

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Birthstone - Amethyst
Constellation: Aquarius (Water Bearer)
FEBRUARY SKY II - RBS2.2702.AZ

Swarovski Amethyst Crystal / Crystal Cubes - AVE BEADS: Amethyst Swarovski crystal (Austria) move from dark to light as they get closer to the PATER BEADS: of cut crystal cubes from Austria 

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Birthstone - Amethyst
Constellation: Aquarius (Water Bearer)
FEBRUARY SKY I - RBS2.2702.AF

Rare hand cut Amethyst / Cherry wood - AVE BEADS:  of 8 mm Cherry wood  PATER BEADS:  Rare irregular, hand faceted Amethyst (Paters)  for an incredible rosary. We thought February would never get here as we knew these amethyst beads would make one of the most precious of all our rosaries! 

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 AQUAMARINE / BLOODSTONE

~ MARCH SKY ~

 PISCES - (Two Fish - the followers, deliverance )
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LUKE 5:4-7
  4  After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch." 5 Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets." ...
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Birthstone - Aqua Marine
Constellation: (Pisces / Two Fish)
MARCH SKY II - RBS2.2703.AZ

Aqua Marine crystal / Faceted cubes of crystal - AVE BEADS: 8mm faceted - a rare combination of several shades of aqua marine Swarovski crystal. Notice how the crystal lightens up as the Aves get closer to the PATER BEADS: of cut ,Faceted cube Swarovski Pater beads. They are so pure, its hard to believe!

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Birthstone - Bloodstone
Constellation: (Pisces / Two Fish)
MARCH SKY II - RBS3.2703.BL

Bloodstone / Cherry wood: - AVE BEADS: the wood of the Aves reminding one of the wood of the cross on which Christ hung, bled and died for our redemption. PATER BEADS: Rare irregular, hand faceted Pater beads of hand faceted Bloodstone are deeply touching ...

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 ...  6  When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking.


DIAMOND / ROCK CRYSTAL

~ APRIL SKY ~

TALEH-  (The Lamb) - ARIES - (The Ram) blessings of redeemed consumated)

REVELATION 19:7-9
 7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. 8 She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment." (The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.) ...

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Birthstone - Diamond / crystal
Constellation: TALEH -  (The Lamb) - ARIES - (The Ram)
APRIL SKY II - RBS2.2704.AZ

Clear crystal / Faceted cubes of crystal - AVE BEADS:  We can't afford diamonds but the next best thing is  pure 8mm crystal from Austria, Swarovski! Perfect for the month of April and they sparkle like stars in the sky! PATER BEADS: Swarovski cut crystals

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Birthstone - Diamonds / crystal
Constellation: TALEH -  (The Lamb) - ARIES - (The Ram)
APRIL SKY II - RBS2.2704.CW

Crystal nuggets / wood: - AVE BEADS:  natural 8mm wood creates a gentle rosary with PATER BEADS: Beautiful crystal nuggets give this rosary a very natural appearance. Very limited but had to share this beautiful combination for those who love nature at its best. For women or men.

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  ...  9 Then the angel said to me,"Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb."And he said to me, "These words are true; they come from God."

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EMERALD / CORAL

~ MAY SKY ~

TAURUS - (Ox / Bull - the coming judge of all the earth)

DEUTERONOMY 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."

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Birthstone - Emerald , coral
Taurus - (Ox / Bull)
MAY SKY - RBS2.2705.CSC 

 Emerald Green faceted Crystal / Crystal cubes - AVE BEADS:  Fine, 8mm Austrian faceted Crystal (Swarovski) in deep, rich Emerald green, the birthstone of May. We have used a lighter green on either side of the PATER BEADS: cut Crystal Cube Swarovski Pater. 

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Birthstone - Emerald, Coral
Constellation - Taurus, (Ox / Bull)
MAY SKY - RBS2.2705.CS

Natural coral / Seed - AVE BEADS:  another recognized birthstone for May is coupled with Bodhi Seed in their textured browns for a less formal look. Comfortable in the hand and easy to pray. PATER BEADS: of natural Coral

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PEARLS - CHRYSOPRASE

~ JUNE SKY ~

GEMINI - (Twins - two natures, reign of prince of peace)

 EZEKIAL 37:21,22
  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.....

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Birthstone - Pearl
Constellation -  Gemini (Twins)
JUNE SKY - RBS2.2706.PC

Faceted Pearls / Crystal - AVE BEADS:  Faceted pearls with a dusting of lt rose makes up the rosary for June Sky. We have set an 8mm faceted crystal Austrian Swarovski at the end of each decade PATER BEADS:  to brighten the coming of the cut Crystal Cube Pater, (by Swarovski, too.) 

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Birthstone - Crysoprase
Constellation - Gemini (Twins)
JUNE SKY - RBS.2706.CW 

Chrysoprase / wood - AVE BEADS:  Tubes of Chrysoprase are separated by tiny hand carved jade stone. PATER BEADS: Brown hand carved wooden beads give it a very natural appearance 

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 .... 23 No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols, their abominations, and all their transgressions. I will deliver them from all their sins of apostasy, and cleanse them so that they may be my people and I may be their God.

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 RUBY / CARNELIAN

~ JULY SKY ~

CANCER - (Crab - His possessions held secure)

LUKE12:31,32
3  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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Birthstone - Ruby
Constellation - Cancer (Crab)
JULY SKY - RBS2.2707.SW

Swarovski Crystal - AVE BEADS:  Faceted Swarovski in a rich red ruby is perfect for June. Note the soft rose transition to the PATER BEADS: cut Crystal Pater cubes at the end of each decade of Aves. Ours alone.

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Birthstone - Carnelian
Constellation -  Cancer (Crab)
JULY SKY - RBS2.2707.CN

Carnelian / Gemcuts - AVE BEADS:  Rare 'Gem Cuts' in an opaque swirl of coral, cream and moss  - appearing to be natural stone with granite ends to create a very very ancient look. No image will give these beads justice. PATER BEADS: Faceted Paters are Carnelian stones. 

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ONYX

~ AUGUST SKY ~

LEO - (Lion of tribe of Judah - triumph - enemies destroyed in Hell)

REVELATION 5:5,9,10
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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Birthstone - Peridot
Constellation - Leo (Lion of Judah)
AUGUST SKY - RBS2.2708.SW

Faceted Swarovski Crystal - AVE BEADS:   This 8mm Austrian crystal is shown in a Peridot / Olive green. As with all our rosaries in this series, the Ave beads closest to the PATER BEADS: of cut  Crystal Cubes are softer in color to make a visual transition.

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 ... 9 They sang a new hymn: "Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. 10  You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth."
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Birthstone - Chalecedony
Constellation - Leo  (Lion of Judah)
AUGUST SKY - RBS2.2708.OC

Faceted Onyx / Chalcedony  - AVE BEADS: black faceted glass beads, 8 mm  Ave beads build beautifully into the  PATER BEADS:  of rare, faceted Chalcedony. When this gemstone was first formed it was liquid, so you see a mix of Onyx (black) and Carnelian (red) along with other related gemstones.

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REVELATION 20:10-15
    10  The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.   11  Next I saw a large white throne and the one who was sitting on it. The earth and the sky fled from his presence and there was no place for them.  12  I saw the dead, the great and the lowly, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. Then another scroll was opened, the book of life. --- 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the pool of fire. 
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SCRIPTURAL ORIGIN of BIRTHSTONES
The birthstones we use today are rooted in the 12 tribes of Israel and the breastplate stones of the ancient priests garments (see background image.) God selected each stone and named each one after one of the 12 tribes of Israel according to their birth. (see Exodus 28: 6 ) They were given to Moses by God  These stones were recorded in the Old Testament using generic, root names and source of stone (turquoise - Turkey). Various Old Testament interpretations differ in placement and names on the Ephod, the Breastplate of Decision.


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GOD, CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE
COULD HE? WOULD HE? DID HE?
The response to this site has been deeply encouraging and beautiful but there are a few who still show concern about the possibility of this leaning towards the reading of horoscopes. Recent Astrology has done a powerful job of influencing us to believe this. 
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The truth is that the devil has created and perverted the story of the heavens. This perversion has lead us to have other gods before us which is against the teachings of the church. (If you were the devil would you want to hide this message of hope from God's people?  If so, how would you have changed the message in the stars?) 
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Uncovering God's original salvation message is not easy. But our God is clear about creating, arranging and naming the stars for a specific purpose. Scripture assures us of this and many of these stars still carry their ancient names to back his word. Ask yourself, 'could he?', 'Would he?' Decide for yourself.

ITS NOT  'ALL ABOUT ME'
Horoscopes are 'all about me'. Horoscopes lead to 'my future'   If I read my horoscope according to my birth date and the position of the stars,  I am being misled to information about 'my future'. 
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ITS ABOUT  'ALL ON EARTH'
If we understand the original purpose of the message written in the stars, we are being given hope in the Jewish Messiah for each of us - for all on earth.  Always consider where it leads.  It is not 'all about me' as in horoscopes, the message in the stars is 'all about us' - Its about the story of salvation available to 'all on earth.'


WHAT DOES A CATHOLIC

~ ASTRONOMY vs ASTROLOGY ~

SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR SAY?

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.

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WHAT DOES A PROTESTANT

~ ASTRONOMY vs ASTROLOGY ~

SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR SAY?

'THE REAL MEANING OF THE ZODIAC'
by Dr James Kennedy
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In his book, The Real Meaning Of The Zodiac, Dr. James Kennedy echoes such ideas, pointing out that the ancient signs of the Zodiac record a singular and original revelation kind of Gospel in the stars and that the message of the stars, although converted into astrology after the fall of man into sin, originally recorded the Gospel of God. He writes:
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There exists in the writings of virtually all civilized nations a description of the major stars in the heavens­something which might be called their "Constellations of the Zodiac" or the "Signs of the Zodiac," of which there are twelve. If you go back in time to Rome, or beyond that to Greece, or before that to Egypt, Persia, Assyria, or Babylonian regardless of how far back you go, there is a remarkable phenomenon: Nearly all nations had the same twelve signs, representing the same twelve things, placed in the same order....The book of Job, which is thought by many to be the oldest book of the Bible, goes back to approximately 2150 B.C., which is 650 years before Moses came upon the scene to write the Pentateuch; over 1,100 years before Homer wrote the Odyssey and the Illiad; and 1,500 years before Thales, the first of the philosophers, was born. 
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In chapter 38, God finally breaks in and speaks to Job and to his false comforters. As He is questioning Job, showing him and his companions their ignorance, God says to them: "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?" (Job 38:31,32).
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We see here reference to the constellations of Orion and Pleiades, and the star Arcturus. Also in the book of Job there is reference to Cetus, the Sea Monster, and to Draco, the Great Dragon. I would call your attention to Job 38:32a: "Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?" Mazzaroth is a Hebrew word which means "The Constellations of the Zodiac." 
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In what may be the oldest book in all of human history, we find that the constellations of the zodiac were already clearly known and understood....Having made it clear that the Bible expressly, explicitly, and repeatedly condemns what is now known as astrology, the fact remains that there was a God-given Gospel [universally acknowledged original revelation] in the stars which lays beyond and behind that which has now been corrupted.
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In his book Dr. Kennedy strongly condemns the practice of astrology, while asserting his view that the constellations of the zodiac were likely given by God to the first man as "record-keepers" of the original revelation of God.

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PSALM 19:2-5
2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands. 3 Day unto day pours forth speech; night unto night whispers knowledge. 4 There is no speech, no words; their voice is not heard 5 A report goes forth through all the earth, their messages, to the ends of the world.


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