Leo in the Ancient Zodiac

In today’s horoscope if you are born between July 24 and August 23 you are a Leo, Latin for lion.  In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Leo to find love, good luck, health, and gain insight on your personality.

But is this how Leo was read from the beginning? What did it mean originally?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

Astrology of the Leo Constellation

Here is a picture of the star constellation that forms Leo.  Can you see anything resembling a lion in the stars?

Photo of Leo star constellation. Can you see a lion?

Even if we connect the stars in Leo with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ a lion.

Leo Constellation with stars joined by lines and named

Here is a National Geographic poster of the zodiac, showing Leo in the Northern Hemisphere. 

National Geographic star chart with Leo circled

How did people first come up with a Lion from this? But Leo goes back as far as we know in human history.

As with all the other zodiac constellations, the image of Leo is not obvious from the constellation itself. It is not innate within the star constellation. Rather, the image was thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology it was superimposed into the constellation as an image.

Why? What did it mean to the ancients?

Leo in Zodiac

Here are some common astrology images of Leo.

Leo in the Stars
Leo ready to pounce

Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt with Leo circled in red.

Leo in the Ancient Dendera Zodiac of Egypt

Leo in the Ancient Story

We saw in Virgo that the Bible states that the constellations were made by God. They were given as for guidance until revelation was put in writing. They were taught by Adam and his sons to their children to instruct them of God’s Plan.

Leo concludes the story.  So even if you are ‘not’ a Leo in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrological story of Leo is worth knowing.

Original meaning of Leo

In the Old Testament, Jacob gave this prophecy of the tribe of Judah

You are a lion’s cub, Judah;
    you return from the prey, my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
    like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until he to whom it belongs shall come
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

Genesis 49:9-10

Jacob declared that a ruler will come, a ‘he’ pictured as a lion. His rule would include ‘the nations’ and he would come from the tribe of Judah of Israel. Jesus came from the tribe of Judah and was anointed the Christ. But in that coming he did not pick up the ruler’s scepter. He is saving that for his next coming when he will come like a Lion to rule. This is what Leo pictured from the earliest times.

Looking to this coming, the writings describe the Lion as the only one worthy to open the sacred scroll.

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 5: 1-5

The Lion triumphed over his enemy at his first coming and so now is able to open seals that usher in the End. We see this in the ancient Zodiac by noting Leo over his enemy Hydra the Serpent.

Lion Leo trampling the Serpent at Ancient Dendera
Leo pouncing on Hydra in Medieval Painting
Sketch of Constellations. Leo is going to seize the head of the Serpent

The Conclusion of the Zodiac Story

The intent of the Lion’s struggle with the Serpent was not simply to defeat him, but to rule. The writings picture the rule of the Lion with these words.

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

Revelation 21:1-7

I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 21:22-27

In this vision we see the fulfillment and completion of the Zodiac. We see the bride and her husband; God and his children – the double-sided picture image in Gemini. We see the river of water – promised in Aquarius. The old order of death – pictured by the bands around Pisces – is no more. The Lamb is there – pictured in Aries, and the resurrected people – pictured with Cancer – live with Him. The scales of Libra are now balanced since ‘nothing impure will ever enter’. We see the Kings of all the nations there as well, ruling under the authority of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Masih – beginning as the seed of Virgo, and at the End revealed as the Lion.

The Ransom of the zodiac story

A question remains. Why did the Lion not simply destroy Satan the serpent at the very beginning? Why go through all the Zodiac chapters? When Jesus faced his adversary Scorpio he marked that hour with

Now is the hour for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

John 12:31

The prince of this world, Satan, was using us as human shields. When confronted with a powerful military force terrorists will often take cover behind civilians. This creates a dilemma for the police in that they might kill the civilians while they take out the terrorists. When Satan succeeded in tempting Adam and Eve he created a human shield for himself. Satan knew that The Creator is absolutely just and if he punished sin then, to be righteous in his judgment, he must judge all sin. If God destroyed Satan, then Satan (which means The Accuser) could simply accuse us of our own wrongdoing, requiring that we be judged along with him. To look at it in another way, our disobedience brought us into Satan’s legal control. If God were to destroy him then He would have to destroy us as well because we were caught in his disobedience to Divine Rule.

So we needed to be rescued from Satan’s demand that any punishment given to him must also be put on us. We needed to be ransomed from sin. The Gospel explains it like this:

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

Ephesians 2:1-3

In his sacrifice pictured in Capricorn Jesus took that wrath upon himself. The ransom was paid and so we could go free

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesian 2: 4-9

The Judgment of Hell was never intended for people. It has been prepared for Satan. But if he destroys the devil for his rebellion then He must do the same for us who are not ransomed.

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:41

This is why Jesus achieved a great victory at the cross. He freed us from the legal right that Satan had over us. He can now strike Satan without having to also strike us. But we must choose to take this escape from Satan’s dominion. Leo is currently holding back from striking the serpent so that people can escape from that Judgment.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

This is why we find ourselves today still waiting for the final strike against Satan, pictured in Sagittarius, and still waiting for the final Judgment, pictured in Taurus. But the writings warn us.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

2 Peter 3: 10

Your Leo Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and means the marking (skopus) of special hours or times.  The Leo hour (horo) is marked by the writings in the following way.

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour (horo) has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:11

This declares that we are like people sleeping in a building that is burning up. We need to wake up! This is the hour (horo) to wake up because Leo is coming and then Satan and all who are still in his legal dominion will be struck and destroyed by the roaring Lion.

You can apply the Leo Horoscope reading in this way

Leo tells you that yes, there are scoffers who, scoff and following their own evil desires. They say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that God has and will judge and then everything in this world will be destroyed.

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of person ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise you need to look forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

So then since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation for you and those around you. Since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.

The Ancient Zodiac Story began with Virgo. To go deeper into Leo see

Cancer in the Ancient Zodiac

Cancer is commonly depicted as a crab and comes from the Latin word for crab. In today’s horoscope if you are born between June 22 and July 23 you are a Cancer.  In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Cancer to find love, good luck, health, and get insight on your personality.

But is this how Cancer was read from the beginning? What did it mean originally?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

Astrology of the Cancer Constellation

Here is a picture of the Cancer star constellation.  Can you see anything resembling a crab in the stars?

Photo of Cancer star constellation. Can you see a crab?

If we connect the stars in Cancer with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ a crab.  It looks like an upside-down Y.

Cancer Constellation with stars joined by lines

Here is a photo of National Geographic poster of the zodiac, showing Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere. 

National Geographic star chart with Cancer circled

How did people first come up with a crab from this? But Cancer goes back as far as we know in human history.

As with the other zodiac constellations, the image of Cancer is not obvious from the constellation itself. It is not innate within the star constellation. Rather, the image was thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology it has been superimposed into the constellation as an image.

Why? What did it mean to the ancients?

Cancer in Zodiac

Here are some common astrology images of Cancer

Cancer Astrology image with a Crab
Cancer Astrology image with a Crab
Cancer Zodiac Image with crayfish, not crab and Cancer 69 symbol

Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  The image of Cancer in this zodiac is circled in red.

Ancient Egyptian Zodiac of Dendera with Cancer circled

Though the sketch labels the image ‘crab’ it actually looks like a beetle. In the Egyptian records of about 4000 years ago Cancer was described as a Scarabaeus (Scarab) beetle, the sacred symbol of immortality.

In ancient Egypt the scarab symbolized rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man.

Khepri, an ancient Egyptian God represented with the head of a beetle.[1] Based on New Kingdom tomb paintings

Cancer in the Ancient Story

We saw in Virgo that the Bible states that the constellations were made by God. They were given for guidance until revelation was put in writing. Thus they were taught by Adam and his sons to their children to instruct them of God’s Plan. Virgo began the story and foretold the coming Seed of the Virgin.

Cancer furthers the story.  Even if you are not a Cancer in the modern horoscope sense, the astrological story of Cancer is worth knowing.

Original meaning of Cancer

The ancient Egyptians are much closer in time to when the Zodiac was first drawn up, so the scarab beetle, rather than the crab of the modern astrological horoscope, is key to understand the ancient zodiac meaning of Cancer. Egyptologist Sir Wallace Budge says this about Khepera and the scarab beetle of the Ancient Egyptians

KHEPERA was an old primeval god, and the type of matter which contains within itself the germ of life which is about to spring into a new existence; thus he represented the dead body from which the spiritual body was about to rise. He is depicted in the form of a man having a beetle for a head and this insect became his emblem because it was supposed to be self-begotten and self-produced.

Sir W. A. Budge. Egyptian Religion p 99

Scarab Beetle: Ancient symbol of Resurrection

The scarab beetle goes through several life stages before it finally transforms into the adult beetle. After hatching from eggs, the scarabs are worm-like larvae called grubs. As grubs their existence is spent living in the ground, feeding on decomposing matter such as dung, fungi, roots or rotten meat.

After crawling as a grub, it then cocoons itself into a chrysalis. In this state all activity ceases. Food is no longer taken in. All the senses are closed. All functions of life shut down and the scarab hibernates inside the cocoon. Here the grub undergoes metamorphosis, with its body dissolving and then re-assembling. At the appointed time the adult scarab emerges from the cocoon. Its adult beetle form does not resemble the worm-like body that could only crawl in the ground. Now the beetle bursts forth, fly and soar at will in the air and sunshine.

The ancient Egyptians venerated the scarab beetle because it was their sign for the resurrection that the ancients were promised.

Cancer declares that our lives follow a similar pattern. Now we live on the earth, slaves of toil and suffering, full of darkness and doubt – mere knots of incapacities and troubles like the earth-born and dirt-fed grubs, though bearing in us the seed and beginnings of eventual glory.

Then our earthly life terminates in death and passes into the mummy-like condition in which our inner person sleeps in death, with our body waiting for the resurrection call to burst out of the graves. This was the ancient meaning and symbol of Cancer – the resurrection of the body that will be triggered when the Redeemer Calls.

As the scarab bursts from its hibernation so will the dead awake.

Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

Daniel 12:2-3

This will happen when the Christ calls for us to follow in the path of his resurrection.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians 15 20-28

As the adult scarab is of a different essence, with features and capabilities unimaginable by extrapolating from the worm-like grub from which it arose, so our resurrection body will be of a different essence than our bodies today.

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Philippians 3:20-21

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.

1 Corinthians 15: 35-49

It is at His return when this will happen.

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Your Cancer Horoscope reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and means the marking (skopus) of special hours or times.  The Cancer hour (horo) was marked by Jesus in the following way

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, an hour (horo) is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.

John 5:24-26

There is a specific hour when the One who spoke the world into existence will speak again. Those who hear will rise from the dead. Cancer was the symbol of this coming hour of resurrection read by the ancients from the stars.

You and I can apply the Cancer horoscope today in the following way.

Cancer tells you to continually look forward to the horo of your resurrection. Some say there is no such resurrection coming but do not be fooled. If you live only for eating and drinking in the here and now so you can have a good time then you will have been fooled. If you gain the whole world and pack it full of lovers, pleasures and excitement and you lose your soul what will you gain? Therefore stand firm. Let nothing move you. Fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. In the unseen is a great crowd of the asleep waiting along with you for the Voice to Call them. Throw off everything that hinders you from visualizing the unseen and throw off the sin that so easily entangles. Then run with perseverance the race marked out for you, fixing your eyes on The Living Lamb, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Deeper into Cancer & through the Zodiac Story

The Sign of Cancer was originally not to guide your decisions for health, love and prosperity. Rather Cancer was placed long ago in the stars to signify that the Redeemer would complete his redemption through the resurrection – pictured through Cancer.

To start the Ancient Zodiac Story at its beginning see Virgo. The Zodiac Story concludes with Leo. To go deeper into Cancer see

Gemini in the Ancient Zodiac

Gemini is Latin for twins. In today’s horoscope if you are born between May 22 and June 21 you are a Gemini.  In the zodiac, Gemini is two persons, usually (but not always) men who are twins. In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Gemini to find love, good luck, health, and gain insight on your personality.

Gemini Constellation in the Stars

But is this how Gemini was read from the beginning? What did it mean to the ancients?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

Here is a picture of the star constellation that forms Gemini.  Can you see anything resembling twins in the stars?

Photo of Gemini Star Constellation. Can you see twins?

If we connect the stars in Gemini with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ twins.  Two persons can be seen, but how did ‘twins’ arise? 

Gemini Constellation with stars joined by lines

Here is a photo of National Geographic poster of the zodiac showing Gemini as seen in the Northern Hemisphere. 

National Geographic Zodiac Star chart with Gemini circled

Even though the stars that form Gemini are joined with lines it is still hard to see twins. But Gemini goes back as far as we know in human history.

Castor & Pollux long ago

It is referenced in the Gospel when Paul and his companions were travelling to Rome by ship and they noted

After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island—it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux.

Acts 28:11

Castor and Pollux are the traditional names of the two twins in Gemini.  This shows the idea of divine twins was common around 2000 years ago.

As with the previous zodiac constellations, the image of two twins is not obvious from the constellation itself. It is not innate within the star constellation. Rather, the pair have been thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology have been superimposed into the constellation as an image. But what did it originally mean?

Gemini in the Zodiac

The image below shows Gemini circled in red in the zodiac of the Dendera Temple in Egypt. You can also see the two persons in the side-sketch. 

Ancient Egyptian Zodiac of Dendera with Gemini circled

In the ancient Dendera zodiac, one of the two people is a woman.  Instead of two male twins this zodiac shows a man-woman couple as Gemini.

Here are some common astrology images of Gemini

Gemini Astrology Image – Always a pair but sometimes man/woman still today

Why has Gemini from ancient times been associated with a pair – and not always male twins?

Gemini in the Ancient Story

We saw in Virgo that the Bible state that the constellations were made by God. They were given as signs in a Story to guide mankind until revelation was put in writing. Thus they were taught by Adam and his sons to their children to instruct them of God’s Plan. Virgo foretold the coming Seed of the Virgin –Jesus Christ.

Gemini continues this story.  Even if you are not a Gemini in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrological story in the Gemini stars is worth knowing.

Original Meaning of Gemini

It is in the names of the Gemini stars that we can understand its original meaning, which has been distorted by the Greek and Roman pagan myths now associated with Gemini.

Medieval arabic astrologers gave names to the constellation stars that were received from ancient times. The star ‘Castor’ in arabic is named Al-Ras al-Taum al-Muqadim or “The Head of the Foremost Twin”. Prominent in Castor is the star Tejat Posterior, meaning “the back foot”, referring to Castor’s foot. It is also sometimes known as Calx which means “the heel.” Another prominent star has the traditional name, Mebsuta, coming from the ancient Arabic Mabsūṭah, which means “the outstretched paw.” In Arabic culture, Mabsūṭah represented the lion’s paws.

Pollux is known as “The Head of the Second Twin,” from the Arabic Al-Ras al-Tau’am al-Mu’akhar. The meaning is not so much of two born at the same time, but rather of two becoming completed or joined.  The same word is used in the Torah where it says of two boards in Ark of the Covenant

At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that.

Exodus 26:24

As the two boards are doubled in the box of the ark, so the two in Gemini are brought together, not by time of birth, but by a bonding. Since Castor is identified with ‘heel’ (Scorpio) and ‘paw of lion’ (Leo) which are prophecies of Jesus Christ, then Castor is the astrological picture of Jesus Christ at his return.

But who is the one joined to him?

The writings give two images which explain the two pictures of Gemini as 1) united brothers 2) a man-woman pair.

Gemini – Firstborn & Adopted Brothers

The Gospel explains of Jesus Christ  that

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Colossians 1:15

‘Firstborn’ implies that others will come later. This is confirmed.

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 8:29

This picture goes back to creation. When God created Adam & Eve He created them

So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

Adam and Eve were created in an essential spiritual likeness of God. Thus Adam is called

… Adam, the son of God

Luke 3:38

When Adam & Eve disobeyed God this likeness was marred so that our sonship was destroyed. But when Jesus Christ came as the ‘firstborn son’ the image was restored.  So now through Jesus Christ…

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

John 1:12-13

The gift offered to us is ‘to become children of God’. We were not born children of God but through Jesus Christ we become His children through adoption.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

Galatians 4:4

This was the Libra horoscope reading. Through Jesus Christ we are adopted as children of God. This is done through the gift of Jesus Christ, the firstborn.

Upon his return Jesus Christ will reign as King. The Bible closes with this vision of the role of the adopted younger brother.

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 22:5

This is almost the last sentence in the Bible, as it looks to the fulfillment of all things. There it sees the adopted brothers reigning with the Firstborn. This was pictured to the ancients long ago in Gemini as the Foremost and the Second brothers ruling in heaven.

Gemini – The man & woman united

The Bible also displays the wedding union of a man and woman to picture the relationship between Christ and those who belong to him. The details of Eve’s creation & marriage to Adam on Friday of Creation week were purposefully designed to foreshadow this union with the Messiah. It was also pictured in the love story of Ruth & Boaz. The Gospel concludes with this wedding picture between the Lamb (Aries) and his bride.

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.

Revelation 19:7

This invitation is given in the closing chapter as it looks to the cosmic union of the Lamb and his bride

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

Revelation 22: 17

Aquarius will marry and he is inviting us to be that Bride. This was pictured long ago with Gemini – the cosmic union of the Lamb and His Bride.

Your Gemini Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and means the marking (skopus) of sacred hours.  The Gemini hour (horo) was marked by Jesus in his story of the Wedding Banquet.

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour (horo).

Matthew 25:1-13

At the hour (horo) of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

Luke 14:7

The Gemini horoscope has two hours. Jesus taught there is a definite but unknown hour when the Wedding occurs and many will miss it.  This is the point of the parable of the ten virgins.  Some were not ready for the appointed hour and so missed it. But the hour is still open and the invitations to the wedding banquet are still being sent to all.  This is the hour we live in now.  We simply need to come because the work to prepare the banquet has been done by him.

You and I can apply the Gemini horoscope today in the following way.

Gemini declares that the invitation to your most important relationship is still open. You are invited into the only relationship that the stars say will eclipse all other pursuits – adoption into the cosmic royal family as well as the celestial marriage – one that will never perish, spoil or fade. But this bridegroom will not wait around for ever. Therefore with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when this Bridegroom is revealed at his coming. As an obedient child of your celestial Father, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance of this destiny. Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. Rid yourself of all traits like malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is greatly admired by the coming Bridegroom. Finally, be sympathetic, loving, compassionate and humble to those around you. These characteristics displayed to those around you show your compatibility to your destiny – since those around you are also invited to the same royal birthright and wedding.

Deeper into Gemini & through the Zodiac Story

Gemini was originally not meant to guide decisions for health, love and prosperity.  Rather Gemini was placed long ago in the stars to show that the Redeemer would complete his redemption.  Gemini shows our coming adoption to a firstborn brother and celestial wedding.

To start the Ancient Zodiac Story at its beginning see Virgo. The Zodiac Story continues with Cancer.

Taurus in the Ancient Zodiac

Taurus is an image of a fierce, charging bull with powerful horns. In today’s horoscope, anyone born between April 21 and May 21 is a Taurus.  In this modern horoscope interpretation of the astrological zodiac, you follow the horoscope’s advice for Taurus to find love, good luck, wealth, health, and insight on your personality.

Where did the Bull come from? What does it mean?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

In the ancient Zodiac, Taurus was the ninth of twelve astrology constellations that together formed a Great Story. Virgo to Sagittarius formed an astrological unit about the Great Redeemer and his mortal conflict with His Enemy. Capricorn to Aries formed another unit which focused on the work of this Redeemer for us. Taurus opens the third and final astrological unit focusing on the Return of the Redeemer and his complete Victory.  This unit opens with a Bull and closes with a Lion (Leo) so it concerns power and authority.

In the ancient Zodiac, Taurus was for all people since it predicts events affecting everyone.  So even if you are not a Taurus in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrology story embedded in the stars of Taurus is worth understanding.

Taurus Constellation in Astrology

Taurus is a constellation of stars forming a bull with prominent horns.  Here are the stars of Taurus.  Can you see anything resembling a bull with horns in this image? 

Stars of Taurus

Here is the National Geographic image of Taurus along with the other astrological images of the Zodiac. Does the Bull come in any clearer?

Taurus in National Geographic

Here the stars forming Taurus are connected with lines. Can you make out the bull with horns any better? It looks more like a cosmic letter K.

Taurus constellation with stars connected by lines

But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history.  Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  The image of the Bull Taurus in this zodiac is circled in red.

Taurus in Dendera Zodiac

As with the previous zodiac constellations, the Taurus image of the Bull is not obvious from the constellation itself.  It is not innate from the stars.  Rather, the Bull was thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology it was superimposed onto the constellation.  But why?  What did it mean to the ancients?

Taurus the Bull

The astrological image of Taurus shows the Bull with prominent horns, head lowered, charging. It is as if the Bull is shown in intense rage – ready to gore anyone in its path, dashing forward with swift and boundless energy. 

Taurus as astrological image – with Pleiades circled

Circled in red is the star group known as the Pleiades (or Seven Sisters) in the middle of the neck of Taurus. The earliest direct reference to the Pleiades comes from the Book of Job in the Bible. Job lived around the time of Abraham, about 4000 years ago. There we read:

He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

Job 9:9

The constellations, including the Pleiades (and so also Taurus) were made by the Creator himself. Originally the zodiac was His story given to the ancients before revelation was written down. Central to this Story was the coming (Virgo – from the Virgin) of Jesus. Taurus continues the story, but expands the scope. The horns of Taurus and the Psalms are the keys to understand. The Christ had to come from the line of David (The title ‘Anointed one’ = ‘Christ’). Among the images describing the coming Christ was that of ‘horn’.

“Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.

Psalm 132:17

You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.

Psalm 92:10

The ‘horn’ represented power and authority. The Anointed One (Christ) was the horn of David. In his First Coming he did not wield his horn because he came as a Servant. But consider what his Second Coming will be like.

Come near, you nations, and listen;
    pay attention, you peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that is in it,
    the world, and all that comes out of it!
The Lord is angry with all nations;
    his wrath is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy them,
    he will give them over to slaughter.
Their slain will be thrown out,
    their dead bodies will stink;
    the mountains will be soaked with their blood.
All the stars in the sky will be dissolved
    and the heavens rolled up like a scroll;
all the starry host will fall
    like withered leaves from the vine,
    like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
    see, it descends in judgment on Edom,
    the people I have totally destroyed.
The sword of the Lord is bathed in blood,
    it is covered with fat—
the blood of lambs and goats,
    fat from the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah
    and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
And the wild oxen will fall with them,
    the bull calves and the great bulls.
Their land will be drenched with blood,
    and the dust will be soaked with fat.
For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
    a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.

Isaiah 34:1-8

The dissolving of the stars is exactly what Jesus said would be the Sign of his return. The prophet Isaiah (700 BC) here is predicting the same event. It describes the hour of the Christ’s coming to judge the world in righteousness – the hour of a coming Judgment. It is pictured in the heavens with Taurus, and it is written in the Book. He is coming as Judge.

Your Taurus Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

The Prophetic writings mark the Taurus ‘horo’ like this.

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Revelation 14: 6-7

The Greek word for the hour of judgment is horo, the same as the root in ‘horoscope’.  The prophetic reading says that this hour will come and it is the hour that marks Taurus in the ancient astrological horoscope.

You and I can apply the Taurus horoscope reading today. 

Taurus tells you that the end will come with such a big bang that all the lights in the sky will go out.  There won’t even be any planets around to align with any star. So best to make good use of your time while the lights are still on. A good place to start is working on your humility trait because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. In other words, there is no compatibility between Him and pride in you. And by the sounds of it, you will be looking for much mercy in that Hour. A characteristic He will test for in that Hour is whether you love him or not. How do you know if you love him? According to him, if you guard his commands then you love him. At the very least, guarding his commands means knowing them and doing them. Loving one another is another trait that He values highly. Of course His idea of what love is may be different than yours so you will want to know what He says true love is. His idea of love will carry you far in any relationship, whether at work, at home or in romance. He talked less about how love makes you feel, and more about what love makes you do and not do. He said that love is patient and kind and does not envy, does not boast, and is not proud. Practicing to put these characteristics into your life will go along way to prepare you for the Taurus hour. As a final thought, it may open things up to learn what ‘the eternal gospel’ is which the angel was to proclaim to all nations.

Further in the Zodiac and deeper into Taurus

In Taurus judgment is pictured.  Gemini will picture what happens to those passing this Judgment. For the beginning of the Zodiac Story see Virgo.

Aries in the Ancient Zodiac

Aries is the eighth constellation of the Zodiac and concludes the Zodiac Unit revealing the results for us from the Coming One’s victory.  Aries is the image of a ram alive and well with its head held high. In today’s horoscope if you are born between March 21 and April 20 you are an Aries.  In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Aries to find love, good luck, wealth, health, and gain insight on your personality.

But what did Aries mean at first?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

In Virgo we saw that the Bible states that zodiac constellations were Signs made by God from the beginning of mankind.  In this ancient story from the stars each chapter was for all people. So even if you are not an Aries in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrology story of Aries is worth knowing.

Constellation Aries in the Stars

Here are the stars forming Aries.  Can you see anything resembling a ram (male sheep) with its head held high in this photo?  

Aries Star Constellation in sky

Even connecting the stars in Aries with lines does not make the ram obvious.  How did early astrologers think up a living Ram from these stars? 

Aries Constellation with stars connected by lines

But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history.  Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  Aries is circled in red.

Aries in the Ancient Egyptian Dendera Temple Zodiac

Below are traditional images of Aries that astrology has used as far back as we know.

What is the meaning of the Ram?

What is the significance for you & me?

Aries Astrology Constellation Image
Classic Aries Zodiac Image

Original Meaning of Aries

With Capricorn the Goat-front had died so Fishes could live. But the Band of Pisces still held the fishes. There remains a bondage to physical decay and death. We live through many troubles, grow old and die! Yet we have a great hope for a physical resurrection. It is Aries whose front leg extends to the band of Pisces that reveals how this will be achieved. An amazing thing happened to that Goat (Capricorn) which died. The Bible describes it like this:

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
    and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
    and with your blood you purchased for God
    persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
    and they will reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and praise!”
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 5:6-14

Aries – The Lamb Alive!

The marvelous news, planned from the beginning of human history, is that the Lamb, though slain, has come alive again.  Who was the lamb slain?  John the Baptist, thinking back to the sacrifice of Abraham, said of Jesus

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:29

Jesus rose from the dead three days after his crucifixion.  Forty days later, after being with his disciples, the Bible says he ascended into heaven.  The Lamb is alive and in heaven – just as Aries reveals.

Later in this same vision John saw:

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”

Revelation 7:9-10

These are the multitudes, symbolized with the fishes of Pisces, that have come to the Lamb.  But now the bands of decay and death have been broken.  Aries has broken the bands holding the fishes of Pisces.  They have received the fullness of salvation and eternal life. 

Your Aries Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

‘Horoscope’ is based on the Greek word ‘Horo’ (hour) and the Bible marks many important hours. We have been reading the crucial Virgo to Pisces ‘hours’ in the writings.  But it is the other Greek word in Horoscope – skopus (σκοπός) – which brings out the Aries reading.  Skopus means to look at, think about or consider.  Aries is the Zodiac Sign of the eternal Lamb of God so there is no definitive time period to focus on, but it is the Ram himself we are urged to consider.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking (Skopus) to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:3-11

There is no hour de-limiting Aries the Ram.  But the Ram has gone through distinct degrees of glory.  We first see him in the very nature (or form) of God.  He planned even from the beginning to be a servant by becoming a human and to die.  This descent to ‘human likeness’ was announced with Virgo and Capricorn expressed his obedience to death.  But death was not the end – it could not hold him and now the Ram is exalted in heaven, alive and in charge.  It is from this high authority and power that the Ram executes the final unit of the Zodiac, beginning with Taurus.  No longer the servant, He is preparing to come in Judgment to vanquish his enemy, as Sagittarius of the ancient Zodiac story predicts.

You and I can apply the Aries horoscope reading in this way:

Aries declares that the brightness of morning comes after the dark night.  Life has a way of bringing the dark night to you.  You might be tempted to give up, quit or settle for something less than what you were made for.  To find the resilience to keep on going you need to look past your circumstances and situation.  You need to see your ultimate destiny.  You do so by scoping out Aries.  If you belong to Aries you will ride on his coattails and he is at the highest place and he will take you there with him.  For if, while you were God’s enemy, your relationship with him was restored through the Capricorn sacrifice, how much more, now being compatible with Him, will you be saved through Aries’ life?  It is just that you have to follow his path, and his path went down before it went up – so yours will have to as well. How to keep going? Rejoice in Aries’ life always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident in all your relationships. Aries is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, bring your requests to God. And the peace of God, which goes beyond your understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in The Ram.  Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

The Return of the Lamb

This closes the second unit of the ancient zodiac story which focused on the benefits given to those who receive the fruits of the victory of Jesus (The Lamb).  Why not receive his gift of life?

The final unit, chapters 9-12 of the Zodiac Story, focus on what happens when Aries the Ram returns – as he promised.  This is declared in that same vision of the Lamb when John saw:

They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

Revelation 6:16

In the ancient zodiac this is shown in Taurus.  See Virgo to begin that Zodiac Story.  For the written words corresponding to Aries see:

Pisces in the Ancient Zodiac

Pisces is the seventh constellation of the Zodiac, and in the Zodiac Unit revealing the results for us of the Coming One’s victory.  Pisces is the image of two fishes bound together by a long band. In today’s horoscope if you are born between February 20 and March 20 you are a Pisces.  In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Pisces to find love, good luck, wealth, health, and insight on your personality.

But what did it mean to the ancients?

Why has Pisces from ancient times been two fishes connected by a long band?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

In Virgo we saw that the Bible states that zodiac constellations were Signs made by God himself going back to the beginning of mankind.  In this ancient astrology of the stars each chapter was for all people. So even if you are ‘not’ a Pisces in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient story in the stars of Pisces is worth knowing.

Constellation Pisces in the Stars

Here are the stars forming Pisces.  Can you see anything resembling two fishes held together by a long band in this photo?  

Photo of the Stars that make up Pisces

Even connecting the stars in ‘Pisces’ with lines do not make the fishes obvious.  How did early astrologers think up two fishes from these stars? 

Pisces constellation with stars connected by lines

But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history.  Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  The image of the two Pisces fishes in this zodiac is circled in red. You can also see in the sketch on the side that the band binds them together.

Ancient Egyptian Zodiac of Denderah with Pisces circled

Below is a traditional image of Pisces that astrology has used as far back as we know.

Astrological Pisces Image

What is the meaning of the two fishes?

And the band fastened to their two tails?

What is the significance for you & me?

Original Meaning of Pisces

We saw in Capricorn that the fish tail received life from the dying head of the goat. In Aquarius we saw that water was poured out to the Fish – Piscis Austrinus. The fish represented the multitudes who would receive the Living Water. This was foreseen back in the time of Abraham when God promised him

all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.

Genesis 12:3

and through your seed all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me

Genesis 22:18

This vision of multitudes redeemed through the Coming Servant was divided into two groups

he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
    to restore the tribes of Jacob
    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

Isaiah 49:6

Isaiah wrote of the ‘tribes of Jacob’ as well as the ‘Gentiles’. These are the two fishes of Pisces. When Jesus called his disciples he told them

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 4:19

The very first followers of Jesus used the symbol of the fish to show they belonged to him. Here are photos from ancient catacombs.

Fish symbol with Greek letters on ancient tomb
Fish symbol on ancient Roman tombs
Two fish engraved in rock

The two fishes of Pisces, the tribes of Jacob and those of other nations following Jesus have equal life given to them by him. They are also equally held by the band.

The Band – Passing Bondage

The two fishes of Pisces, though given new spiritual life, are bound together by the constellation The Band. The Band holds the two fishes captive. But we see the hoof of Aries the Ram coming towards the band. It speaks of the day when the fishes will be freed by Aries.

Pisces with Aries in the Zodiac. Aries’ hoof is coming to break the Band

This is the experience of all followers of Jesus today. The Bible describes our present bondage to suffering, decay and death – but still in hope looking forward to the Day when we are freed from this bondage (represented in Pisces by the band).

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Romans 8:18-25

We wait for the redemption of our bodies from death. As it explains further

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15: 50-57

The Band around the fishes of Pisces pictures our present-day situation. But we wait expectantly for the coming of Aries to set us free. This freedom from bondage to death is offered to all. In the original zodiac, Pisces was not intended to guide your daily decisions to good fortune, love and better health, based on your birth date. It was a Sign that not only would the victory of Jesus grant us Living Water, but also that one day we will be released from the bondage to decay, trouble and death that hold us captive now.

Your Pisces Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Since Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and the Prophetic writings mark important hours for us, we note their Pisces ‘hour’. The Pisces horo reading is marked by the fishes alive in the water, but still bound by the bands.  True life but waiting for complete freedom. 

They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the hour is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so that when their hour comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,

John 16:2-4

“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that hour what you should say

Luke 12:11-12

We live in the hour of Aquarius and also in the hour of Pisces.  Aquarius brought the water (Spirit of God) to bring life to the fishes.  But we are only in the middle of the Zodiac Story and the final Sagittarius victory is still in the future.  We now face trouble, hardship, persecution and physical death in this hour, as Jesus warned us.  The bands holding the fish are real.  But even as we are held by the bands we still have life.  The Holy Spirit indwells, teaches and guides us – even in the face of death.  Welcome to the hour of Pisces.

You and I can apply the Pisces horoscope reading today with the following. 

Pisces horoscope declares you must go through many hardships to enter the Kingdom. In fact some common traits of your journey to that Kingdom are troubles, hardships, distresses and even death.  Don’t let this get you down.  It is actually to your benefit as it can develop three characteristics in you: faith, hope and love.  The bands of Pisces can do this in you – if you do not lose heart. Though outwardly you may be wasting away, yet inwardly you are being renewed day by day.  This is because you have the firstfruits of the Spirit in you.  So even as you groan inwardly as you wait eagerly for the redemption of your body, recognize that these real problems are working for your good if they make you compatible with the King and His Kingdom. Keep yourself going with this Truth: In his great mercy The King has given you new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when The King is revealed.

Deeper into Pisces & on through the Ancient Zodiac Story

The beginning of the Ancient Zodiac story starts with Virgo. To continue the Ancient Zodiac Story see Aries. Further writings corresponding to Pisces are:

Aquarius in the Ancient Zodiac

Aquarius is the sixth constellation of the zodiac and is part the Zodiac Unit revealing the results for us of the Coming One’s victory.  Aquarius is the image of a man pouring rivers of water from a celestial jar. Aquarius is Latin for water bearer. In today’s horoscope if you are born between January 21 and February 19 you are an Aquarius.  In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Aquarius to find love, good luck, health, and gain insight on your personality.

Aquarius shows that our thirst for happiness in wealth, luck and love is insufficient. Only the Man in Aquarius can provide the water that will satisfy our thirst. In the ancient zodiac Aquarius offers his water to all people.  So even if you are not Aquarius in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrological story in the stars of Aquarius is worth knowing so you can choose whether to drink from His water yourself.

Constellation Aquarius in the Stars

Here are the stars that form Aquarius.  Can you see anything resembling a man pouring out water from a container in this star photo?  

Aquarius star constellation photo

Even if we connect the stars in Aquarius with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ any such image.  How could anyone even think up a man pouring water onto fish from this? 

Aquarius with stars connected by lines

But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history.  Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  The image of the water-bearer Aquarius in this zodiac is circled in red. You can also see in the sketch on the side that the water flows to a fish.

Egyptian Zodiac at Dendera with Aquarius circled

Here is a National Geographic poster of the zodiac showing Aquarius as seen in the Southern Hemisphere. 

National Geographic Zodiac Star chart with Aquarius circled

Even though the stars that form Aquarius are connected with lines to show us the zodiac constellations, it is still hard to ‘see’ anything resembling a man, a jar and pouring water in this star constellation. But below are some common astrology images of Aquarius

Aquarius & Rivers of Water

Traditional zodiac image of Aquarius Man pouring out water for fish (Piscis Australis – The Southern Fish)
Aquarius seen pouring out water to Piscis Australis – The Southern Fish

As for the other zodiac constellations, the image of the Water-Bearer is not obvious from the constellation itself.  It is not innate within the star constellation.  Rather, the man and the running water were thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology were superimposed into the constellation as an image. 

But why? 

What did it mean to the ancients? Why has Aquarius from ancient times been associated with The Southern Fish constellation so that the water flowing from Aquarius runs to the Fish?

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

The Ancient Zodiac Story

We saw, with Virgo, that the Bible states that the constellations were made by God. They were given as signs in a Story to guide mankind until revelation was put into writing. Thus they were taught by Adam and his sons to their children to instruct them of God’s Plan. Virgo foretold the coming Son of the Virgin – Jesus Christ. We worked our way through the Story explaining the Great Conflict and now we are in the second unit revealing the benefits to us of His victory.

The Original Meaning of Aquarius

Aquarius told the ancients two great truths which is wisdom for us today. These truths are that we are thirsty people (symbolized by the Southern Fish drinking in the water) and that the water from The Man is the only water that will ultimately quench our thirst. These two truths were also taught by the ancient prophets.

We are Thirsty

The ancient prophets wrote about our thirst in various ways. The Psalms expresses it like this:

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?

Psalm 42:1-2

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1

But problems arise when we seek to satisfy this thirst with other ‘water’. Jeremiah taught this was the root of our sin.

My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
    the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
    broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

Jeremiah 2:13

The cisterns of water that we pursue are many: money, sex, pleasure, work, family, marriage, status. But these cannot satisfy and we end up still ‘thirsty’ for more. This is what Solomon, the great King known for his wisdom, wrote about. What can we do to quench our thirst?

Lasting Water to Quench our Thirst

The ancients prophets also foresaw a time when our thirst would be quenched. As far back as Moses they looked forward to the day when:

“Water will flow from his buckets,
And his seed will be by many waters,
And his king shall be higher than Agag,
And his kingdom shall be exalted.

Numbers 24:7

This was followed with the messages from the Prophet Isaiah

Behold, a king will reign righteously
And princes will rule justly.
Each will be like a refuge from the wind
And a shelter from the storm,
Like streams of water in a dry country,
Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.

Isaiah 32:1-2

‘The poor and needy search for water,
    but there is none;
    their tongues are parched with thirst.
But I the Lord will answer them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Isaiah 41:17

How would the thirst be quenched? Isaiah continued

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
    and my blessing on your descendants.

Isaiah 44:3

In the Gospels, Jesus declared that he was the source of that Water

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 7: 37-39

He specifies that ‘water’ is a picture of the Spirit, who came to dwell in people on Pentecost.  This was the partial fulfillment, which will be finalized in the Kingdom of God as it states:

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Revelation 22:1

Who needs water more than fish? So Aquarius is pictured pouring his water to the fish Piscis Australis – The Southern Fish. This illustrates the simple truth that the victory and blessings won by the Man – the Seed of the Virgin – will certainly be received by those for whom they are intended. To receive this we need to:

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    my faithful love promised to David.

Isaiah 55:1-3

This picture of the multitudes which receive these blessings is given in more detail in the fishes of Pisces. The gift of His Water is available to all – you and me included.

Your Aquarius Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and thus means the marking of special hours. The Prophetic writings mark the Aquarius ‘horo’.  Aquarius is marked by the Prophet Isa al Masih in this manner.

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life…”

“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet an hour is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

John 4:13-14, 21-23

We are now in the ‘hour’ of Aquarius.  This hour is not a short specific hour as with Capricorn. Instead it is a long and wide open ‘hour’ that continues to extend from the time of that conversation until today. In this hour of Aquarius, Jesus offers us water that will well up to eternal life in us.

The Greek word used by the prophet two times here is horo, the same as the root in ‘horoscope’. 

You and I can apply the Aquarius horoscope reading today in the following way. 

Aquarius says ‘know thyself’.  What is it deep inside you that you thirst after?  How does this thirst show itself as the traits that those around you see? Perhaps you are just aware of a vague thirst for ‘something more’, whether that be money, longer life, sex, marriage, romantic relationships, or better food and drink. That thirst could make you incompatible with those that are already close to you, causing frustration in any of your deeper relationships, whether that be co-workers, family members or lovers. Be careful that your thirst does not cause you to lose what you do have.  Now is a good time to ask yourself what is meant by ‘living water’.  What are its characteristics? Words like ‘eternal life’, ‘spring’, ‘spirit’ and ‘truth’ were used to describe the Aquarius offer. They bring to mind traits like ‘abundance’, ‘satisfaction’, ‘refreshing’.  This can turn around your relationships so that you are a ‘giver’ rather than just a ‘taker’.  But it all starts with knowing your thirst and being honest about what drives you.  Follow the example of the woman in this conversation and see if you can learn how she took up the offer.  A life worth living comes as you examine your heart.

Deeper into Aquarius & through the ancient Zodiac Story

The Sign of Aquarius was originally not meant to guide decisions towards health, love and prosperity only for those born between January 21 and February 19. It was placed in the stars so that all would remember that we do thirst for something more in this life. The Sign was placed long ago in the stars that the Son of the Virgin would come who would quench that thirst in us. To start the Ancient Zodiac Story at its beginning see Virgo. Pisces continues the Zodiac Story. To understand the written message of Aquarius so you can better understand ‘living water’ see:

Capricorn in the Ancient Zodiac

In today’s horoscope if you are born between December 22 and January 20 you are a Capricorn.  In this modern horoscope interpretation of the astrological zodiac, you follow the horoscope’s advice for Capricorn to find love, good luck, wealth, health, and insight on your personality.

Capricorn is an image of the front of a Goat joined to the tail of a Fish. Where did the Goat-Fish come from?

What did it mean from the beginning? 

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

In the ancient Zodiac, Capricorn was the fifth of twelve astrology constellations that formed a Great Story. We saw that the first four constellations were an astrological unit concerning the person of a Great Redeemer and his mortal conflict with His Enemy.

Capricorn begins the second unit which focuses on the work of this Redeemer as it affects us. In this unit we see the results – the blessings to us – of the Redeemer’s victory over His enemy.  This unit opens with a Goat and closes with a Ram (Aries) and the middle two Signs concern fishes (Aquarius & Pisces).  How fitting then that Capricorn has always been the front of a Goat joined to the tail of a Fish. 

In the ancient Zodiac, Capricorn was for all people since it foretold benefits available to anyone.  So even if you are not a Capricorn in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrology story embedded in the stars of Capricorn is worth understanding.

Capricorn Constellation in Astrology

Capricorn is a star constellation that form the image of a Goat fused with a fish tail.  Here are the stars forming Capricorn connected by lines.  Can you see anything resembling a goat-fish in this image?  As with the previous constellations it is not easily seen. How could anyone even imagine a fused goat-and-fish creature from these stars? 

Capricorn star constellation

Goats and fishes are not even remotely related in nature.  But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history.  Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  The image of the Goat-Fish Capricorn is circled in red.

Dendera Zodiac with Capricorn circled in red

As with the previous zodiac constellations, the Capricorn image of the Goat-fish is not obvious from the constellation itself.  It is not innate within the star constellation.  Rather, the Goat and Fish were thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology were superimposed onto the constellation as a joined Goat-Fish.  But why?  What did it mean to the ancients?

Capricorn Goat-Fish

The image of Capricorn shows the Goat bowing its head, with its right leg folded underneath the body, and he seems unable to rise with the left.  It is as if the Goat is shown in death.  But the tail of the Fish is supple, bent and is full of vigour and life.

Capricorn Goat dying but fish tail is alive

From the beginning of human history the goat (and sheep) was the accepted way to offer a sacrifice to God. The Bible tells us that Abel, son of Adam & Eve, offered sacrifices from his flocks. His sacrifices were accepted but Cain’s were not. Abraham offered a Ram (male goat or sheep) and was ransomed with it.  Moses was instructed to tell the Israelites to offer a lamb for Passover. These were all signs to teach us that a ransom of another life would be needed to redeem us from the balance of Libra. Jesus, in his sacrifice on the cross volunteered to be that sacrifice for us.

The goat in Capricorn bowed in death was the sign used by the ancients through astrology to be reminded of the promise of the redeemer who would come to be the sacrifice. Jesus was the fulfillment of that Sign.

The Capricorn Fish

But what is the meaning of the Capricorn Fish tail? To illustrate we look at another ancient culture – the Chinese. The Chinese New Year celebration occurs January/February (around the time of Capricorn) and is a tradition that goes back thousands of years. This festival celebrates with decorations that Chinese hang on their doors. Here are some images of this.

Chinese New Year Card
Chinese New Year Decorations
Chinese New Year – Fishes

You will notice that all show fishes. Fishes are used in their New Year Greeting because, from ancient times, fishes were symbols of life, abundance and plenty.

In the same way, in the ancient zodiac, fishes represented the abundance of living people – multitudes – for whom the sacrifice was made.

Jesus used the same image of fishes when he taught about the many whom his sacrifice would reach. He taught

Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.

Matthew 13: 47-48

When Jesus explained the future work of his disciples he said

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 4:18-19

Both times the image of fishes represented the multitudes of people who would receive the gift of the Kingdom of Heaven. Why not you too?

Your Capricorn Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and thus means the marking of special hours. The Prophetic writings mark the Capricorn ‘horo’ in vivid ways.  Because Capricorn is two-fold (Goat and fish), the Capricorn horo reading is also two-fold: the hour of sacrifice and the hour of multitudes.  Jesus marked the first of the hours like this.

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” … 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

Luke 22:14-16, 20

This is the ‘hour’ of the Capricorn goat.  This hour had been marked by the Passover exodus over 1500 years previously, when the blood of the sacrifice was painted on the doors so that death would pass over.  That very hour Jesus revealed the full meaning of Passover by stating that his blood would similarly be poured out for them … and us.  He would die so we would get life, just like the Passover with Musa PBUH … just like the Capricorn goat.  That hour leads to the next hour – multitudes with life.

I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.

Revelation 14: 14-16

The prophetic writing says that this hour will come when those joined to the Capricorn sacrifice will participate in the harvest to heaven at the end of this age.  This is the hour in the parable of Jesus when the fish are brought in the net. These two hours of Goat and fish balance and fulfill each other.  These two hours marked Capricorn in the ancient astrological horoscope.

You and I can apply the Capricorn horoscope reading today with the following guidance. 

Capricorn tells that there is more to life than meets the eye.  If you or I were running the universe perhaps all its characteristics would be straightforward and obvious.  But you need to accept the fact that neither you nor I are in charge.  Just as there are physical laws that govern the motion of planets, there are spiritual laws that govern you.  Better accept that reality than continue to fight or try to get around it.  Otherwise you will find that going against these laws is just as painful as going against physical laws. Certainly you do not want to be incompatible with the fundamental spiritual horos. Perhaps a good place to start getting in sync with these spiritual laws is to just express thanks and gratitude instead of first trying to understand it all.  After all, if there is Someone who is looking out for you in such a way as to spill some of his own blood on your behalf – why not try saying ‘thanks’.  Being thankful is a trait that can smooth out a lot of questions in any relationship.  And thanks can be done straight from your heart, anytime and any day.  Perhaps then all the puzzling pieces may start coming together to make sense of your life.  Be bold, take a new direction, and say ‘thanks’ to Capricorn.

Further in the Zodiac and deeper into Capricorn

In the Capricorn Goat we have the sacrifice of death pictured.  In the Capricorn Fish we have the many peoples for whom the sacrifice gives life. Since they live in water, the fish of Capricorn also prepares us for the next chapter in the ancient Zodiac Story – Aquarius – the Man bringing rivers of living water. To start at the beginning of the Zodiac Story see Virgo.

To go deeper in the Written Story corresponding to Capricorn see:

Sagittarius in the Ancient Zodiac

Sagittarius is the fourth constellation of the zodiac and is the sign of a mounted archer.  Sagittarius means ‘archer’ in Latin. In today’s horoscope if you are born between November 23 and December 21 you are a Sagittarius.  In this modern horoscope reading of the ancient astrological zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Sagittarius to find love, good luck, health, and insight on your personality.

But was it read this way at its beginning? 

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

Constellation Sagittarius Origins

Sagittarius is a star constellation that form the image of a mounted archer, often shown as a centaur.  Here are the stars forming Sagittarius.  Can you see anything resembling a centaur, a horse, or an archer in this star photo?

Sagittarius Star Constellation Photo

Even if the stars in ‘Sagittarius’ are connected with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ the mounted archer. But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history. 

Sagittarius Constellation connected with lines

Here is the zodiac in Egypt’s Dendera Temple, more than 2000 years old.  The Sagittarius mounted archer is circled in red.

Sagittarius in Ancient Dendera Zodiac of Egypt

The National Geographic zodiac poster shows Sagittarius as seen in the Southern Hemisphere.  Even though the stars that form Sagittarius are connected with lines, it is hard to ‘see’ a rider, horse or centaur in this star constellation.

Sagittarius in National Geographic Constellation map

As with the previous constellations, the image of the archer is not innate within the star constellation itself.  Rather, the mounted archer has been thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then it was placed into the constellation. Below is a typical Sagittarius image. Sagittarius is usually only pictured in isolation. It is when we see Sagittarius with the surrounding constellations that we learn its meaning.

Typical Sagittarius Astrology constellation image

The Original Zodiac Story

The original zodiac was not a horoscope to guide your daily decisions towards good luck, health, love and fortune based on your birth date and the movement of the planets.  It was a plan promised by God to guide us and was recorded with the 12 zodiac constellations to be seen and remembered by people every night.  Astrology originally was the study and knowledge of this story in the stars.

This Story began with the Seed of the Virgin in Virgo.  It continued with the weighing scales of Libra, a reminder that our balance of deeds are too light so a payment is needed to redeem our light deeds.  Scorpio showed the tremendous struggle between the Seed of Virgo and the Scorpion.  Theirs is a battle for the right to rule.

Sagittarius in the Zodiac Story

Sagittarius foretells how this struggle will end.  We understand when we see Sagittarius with the surrounding constellations. It is this astrology context that reveals the meaning of Sagittarius.

Sagittarius in the Zodiac – Complete defeat of Scorpio

The drawn arrow of Sagittarius is pointed directly at the heart of Scorpio.  It clearly shows the mounted archer destroying his mortal enemy. This was the meaning of Sagittarius in the ancient Zodiac. The victory of the mounted archer over Scorpio is similarly shown in the Dendera Zodiac (above) and in all images where the constellations can be seen with each other.

Another Zodiac image of Sagittarius. His arrow is pointed straight at the Scorpion

The Sagittarius chapter in the written Story

The final victory of Jesus Christ, the Seed of the Virgin, over his enemy is prophesied in the Bible to occur as pictured in Sagittarius.  Here is the written prophecy of the Christ’s return to earth.

11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.”

19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

Revelation 19: 11-21

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

Revelation 20:1-3

When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 20:7-10

These first four signs of the Ancient Zodiac: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius form an astrological unit within the 12 chapter Zodiac Story which focus on the coming ruler and his opponent.  Virgo foretold his coming from the Seed of the Virgin. Libra foretold that a price would be paid since our deeds are insufficient. Scorpio foretold what that price would be as the Coming One would be struck down in death by his enemy. Sagittarius foretold his ultimate victory with the arrow of the archer pointing directly at the heart of the Scorpion.

These Signs were for all people, not just for those born in each constellation’s month. Sagittarius is for you even if you are not born between November 23 and December 21. It was given so we could know the ultimate triumph over the enemy and choose our allegiance accordingly. Virgo, Libra and Scorpio were fulfilled in the first coming of Jesus Christ. The fulfilling of Sagittarius awaits his second coming. But since the first three signs of this unit have been fulfilled, it provides a basis to trust that the Sagittarius Sign will also be fulfilled.

Your Sagittarius Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and the Bible marks these hours for us, including the Sagittarius ‘hour’. The Sagittarius horo reading is

But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Matthew 24:36, 44

Jesus tells us that no one knows that precise hour (horo) of the Christ’s return and the complete defeat of his enemy, except God.  However, there are clues indicating the nearness of that hour.  It says we are likely not to be expecting it or be ready for it. 

You and I can apply the Sagittarius horoscope reading today with the following guidance. 

Sagittarius tells that us that you will face many distractions before the hour of the return of the Christ and the complete defeat of Satan.  In fact, if you are not daily transformed by the renewing of your mind then you will be conformed to the standards of this world –and that hour will hit you unexpectedly and you will not be compatible with Him when He is revealed.  If you do not want to reap all the terrible consequences of missing that hour you need to make a conscious decision daily to be prepared.  Take stock of whether you are mindlessly following the gossip and intrigues of the celebrities and soap operas.  If so that will most likely result in traits such as slavery of your mind, loss of close relationships now, and certainly miss the hour of his return along with most others.  Your personality has both its strengths and weaknesses, but the enemy, who wants you to remain distracted, attacks you at your weak characteristics.  Be it idle gossip, pornography, greed, or just wasting your time on social media, He knows the temptations that you will fall for.  So pray for help and guidance so that you can walk the straight and narrow path and be ready for that hour.  Seek out the few others who also do not want to miss that hour and together you can help each other daily so it does not come upon you unexpectedly.

On through the Zodiac and deeper into Sagittarius

The next four Zodiac Signs also form an astrological unit, revealing how the work of the Coming One affects us, beginning with Capricorn.

Start the story at its beginning with Virgo.

Scorpio in the Ancient Zodiac

Scorpio is the third constellation of the zodiac and is the image of a venomous scorpion.  Scorpio is also associated with the smaller constellations (Decans) Ophiucus, Serpens and Corona Borealis. In today’s horoscope if you are born between October 24 and November 22 you are a Scorpio.  In this modern horoscope reading of the zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Scorpio to find love, good luck, health and gain insight on your personality.

But was it read this way at its beginning? 

Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…

Where did Scorpio Originate?

Here is a picture of the stars forming Scorpio.  Can you see a scorpion in this photo of the stars?  You’d need a lot of imagination! 

Photo of the Scorpio stars. Can you see a scorpion?

Even if the stars in ‘Scorpio’ are connected with lines it is still hard to see the scorpion.  But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history. 

Scorpio constellation connected by lines. The raised tail is clear. But how do you know it is a scorpion and not a hook?

Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old.  The image of the scorpion in this zodiac is circled in red.

Scorpio in the Ancient Egyptian Dendera Zodiac

The National Geographic poster of the zodiac shows Sagittarius as seen in the Southern Hemisphere.  Even though the stars forming Scorpio are purposely connected with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ a scorpion in this star constellation.

Scorpio outlined in a National Geographic Zodiac Poster

As with the other constellations, the Scorpio constellation of a scorpion ready to strike was not created from the stars themselves. Rather, the idea of the striking scorpion came first. This idea was then overlaid in early astrology onto the stars as a recurring sign. The ancients could point out Scorpio to their children and tell them the story associated with it.

The Ancient Zodiac Story

The Zodiac constellations together form a Story – an astrological story written with the stars.  The Sign of Scorpio is the third chapter of twelve. We saw in Virgo that the Bible states that God made the constellations. So the Story is His and was given at the beginning of human history. It is this Astrology story that the first humans read in what we now know as the zodiac.

The original zodiac was not a horoscope to guide your daily decisions to good luck, health, love and fortune based on the date of your birth and the movement of the planets.  It was a guide by God to show us the Straight Way and was recorded with the zodiac constellations so they could be seen and remembered by people every night.  The Story started with the promise of the seed of the Virgin in Virgo.  It continued with the weighing scales of Libra, declaring that our balance of deeds are too light for the Kingdom of Heaven. A price must be paid to redeem our light deeds. 

Scorpio in the Ancient Zodiac Story

But who is demanding this payment?  Scorpio shows us and reveals the heavenly conflict between the Seed of Virgo and the scorpion.  To understand this conflict we must see Scorpio along with its Decan (an accompanying constellation connected to it) Ophiuchus.

Scorpio and Ophiuchus constellations. From the 1886 edition of Moses and Geology (Samuel Kinns, London).

The constellation pictures a gigantic scorpion (Scorpio) trying to sting a mighty man (Ophiuchus) in the heel, while Ophiuchus is trampling on the scorpion and simultaneously wrestling a coiled serpent.  This gigantic scorpion has its tail uplifted in anger, ready to strike the man’s foot.  This sign tells us that this conflict is to-the-death.  In Scorpio we begin to learn the nature of the payment to ransom us from Libra, the scales of justice.  Scorpio and the Serpent (Serpens) are two images of the same adversary – Satan.

This sign in the stars repeats the promise given as a Sign to Adam in the garden of Paradise and recorded in Genesis when the LORD told the Serpent concerning the Seed of Virgo

 “… you will strike his heel and he will crush your head”

Genesis 3:15

The scorpion struck the heel when Jesus was crucified on the cross, but the scorpion suffered mortal defeat when the prophet rose from death three days later.  This was foretold long before in astrology through the constellations Scorpio, Ophiucus and Serpens by the One who made the stars and arranged them in the heavens. 

Conflict with Scorpio remembered by others

This promised conflict that began in the Garden and reached its climax on the cross was remembered by many ancient cultures.

2200 BCE Babylonian seal in British Museum showing temptation of Adam & Eve
The serpent is crushed in the head in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

These two images show how both the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians had memories of Adam and Eve in Paradise and also the promise that the head of the serpent would be crushed. The ancient Greeks remembered this through Scorpio.

…you can trace the starlit Ophiuchus himself: so brightly set beneath his head appear his gleaming shoulders. … his hands … firmly clutch the Serpent, which encircles the waist of Ophiuchus, but he, steadfast with both his feet well set, tramples a huge monster, even the Scorpion, standing upright on his eye and breast.

Aratus quoting Exodus 4th Century BCE Greek poet

Serpens and the Crown in Corona Borealis

The third Decan associated with Scorpio is Corona Borealis – a crown placed above Ophiuchus and Serpens. Here is a typical astrological image of the three Scorpio decans shown together.

Ophiuchus and Serpens eyeing Corona Borealis – The Crown

Both Ophiucus and Serpens are looking at The Crown. This is the constellation known as Corona Borealis. In fact, these two are battling for this Crown and we can see that Serpens is trying to grasp Corona Borealis.

The Serpent (Serpens) constellation up close – reaching for the Crown – Corona Borealis

Serpens is striving to lay hold of the Crown. This illustrates the nature of the conflict between the two. This is not only a conflict-to-the-death, but it is also a struggle for rule and dominion. The Serpent and Ophiucus battle to determine who will have the Crown.

Scorpio – A Story for you and me

Scorpio is for all people, not just for those born between October 24-November 22.  Scorpio is not a guide to more wealth or love, but from ancient times was an astrological illustration placed in the stars for you and me to know what great lengths our Creator would go to in order to redeem us from our light deeds, requiring a great struggle to the death, and the right to rule for the victor. ‘Ruler’ is actually the meaning of ‘Christ’.

Your Scorpio Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac

Since Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and the Prophetic writings mark important hours for us, we can note their Scorpio ‘hour’. The Scorpio horo is

31 Now is the hour (horo) for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me.

John 12:31-33, 14:30

In stating ‘Now is the hour’ Jesus marks the ‘horo’ for us.  Scorpio tells us about the conflict over who will rule.  Thus Jesus calls Satan the ‘prince of this world’ and at that hour he was coming to meet him in conflict.  Satan has hold over us all since our balance of deeds is light.  But Jesus said confidently that he had ‘no hold over me’ meaning that the power of sin and death had no hold over him.  That horo would test this statement as these two adversaries confronted each other.

You and I can apply the Scorpio horoscope reading today with the following guidance. 

Scorpio tells us that you have to serve somebody.  Someone has the claim to the crown of your heart.  It is not a lover, spouse or relationship that has the ultimate claim to the crown of your heart.  It is either the ‘prince of this world’ or the ‘Christ’ – the one who will rule the Kingdom of God.  Take stock now of who has your crown.  If you live to save your own life then you have given your crown to the ‘prince of this world’ and you will lose your life.  Since scorpio’s traits are to kill, steal and destroy, he is not compatible for you if he has your crown. Examine yourself to see if you need to ‘repent’ as Jesus so clearly taught.  You can find some good examples to get a better idea of what this means.  It is not the planets but your heart that will determine the outcome for you.  Good examples to follow are not holy saints but ordinary people with regular traits who repented.  Repentance can be done any day of the week and probably to turn it into a habit should be done on a daily basis.

The story of the struggle between the two great adversaries is not finished.  It continues with Sagittarius (or understood from the beginning with Virgo)