Does Astrology Predict The End of Days?
In the following article, It is intended to present a series of facts and observations on September 23, 2017, from which one may draw no definitive conclusion. Yet, these facts and observations are of such a nature, for no other reason than their observation and reporting, that lend themselves to misinterpretation. So let’s be clear, in the following article, we predict “nothing”. It is only an offering of observations on some upcoming phenomena, both heavenly and man-made, potentially of great import, that people might find interesting and of which people should be aware.
Revelation, chapter 12 1-5
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
On September 23, 2017 the sun will be in the zodiac constellation Virgo—“a woman clothed with the sun”. The moon will be at the feet of Virgo—“with the moon under her feet”. The ‘nine’ stars of the zodiac constellation Leo, plus three planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars), will be at the head of Virgo—“on her head a crown of twelve stars”. The planet Jupiter will be in the center of Virgo, and as the weeks pass after September 23 Jupiter will exit Virgo to the east, past her feet, —“She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth”. Jupiter is the largest of the planets, the “king” of the planets, —“She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod”. Must this not be a sign of something momentous?
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Many religions explicitly condemn astrology, as well as all forms of divination. But signs like the Star of Bethlehem are not divination of fates ordered by the stars, but regular astronomy and symbology with the idea that the God of the universe sometimes uses His creation to communicate with man. The bible is replete with instances that make this case.
Psalm 19 states:
1 …The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world…
Yes, multiple planets being at Virgo’s head while Jupiter is in Virgo’s center and the moon is at Virgo’s feet is somewhat unusual. But it is not that unusual. The period of Jupiter’s orbit is a little less than 12 years, and therefore Jupiter will be in Virgo (shrouded by the sun , and the moon at her feet) once every 11 or 12 years.
So the sun in Virgo, the moon at Virgo’s “feet”, and Jupiter in the constellation are regular occurrences. This leaves the planets at the “head” (the number depending on the number of stars granted to Leo) as the determining factor in making a “momentous” celestial arrangement. Indeed, while various Internet sources speak of the specific celestial arrangement here as being “unique in human history” or “once in 7,000 years”,in fact it is not unique to September 23, 2017.
This basic arrangement happened before, in September 1827, September 1483, September 1293, and in September 1056. This after only searching back one thousand years, from 2017 to 1017. There are undoubtedly other examples outside of this time period, and probably a couple examples that have been missed within that time period.
No doubt someone could go diving into the history books to scrounge up some catastrophic events from 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056, that was foretold by the September skies of those years. That is the way it is with astrology. A person reads his or her daily horoscope and finds that it says “obstacles will be placed in your path today.” Then, that person picks those instances of getting stuck in traffic, or in a long line at the grocery store, or wherever, and says “hey, that horoscope was right”. Of course, we all encounter such things every day, but when you throw in the fact that the Chinese calendar throws in the dragon boat festival on the same date which represents defending against the great dragon, (The name given to Planet X), and NASA’s release that there is “some large unknown heavenly body” coming our way, it draws upon our curiosity. So make your own conclusion. Go buy truckloads of bottled water and barricade yourself on your bomb shelter or have a party with your closest friends and pay homage to the end of days. The intention is to speak to your questioning mind, possibly solidify your faith, or just inform you of a spectacular event that hasn’t been seen in 190 years.
If you don’t remember the hysteria of 2000, or the 2012 doomsday predictions, here is just a small example of the chaos a thought provoking event like this can whip up.