The issue of Astrology and newer teaching of Astrotheology is often discussed in the alternative truth movement. I want to say from the outset that there are topics and facts that have been hidden. There are researchers who look for strange artifacts and lost documents to expose the foundations of society through the ages. There are some excellent artifacts and facts coming forward, but there are also some people who shoot pretty fast and loose with the information. Some take outright liberty with the information and show their bias and hatred of Judea-Christian theology. This page is a dedicated page because I believe that we face strong delusion and lies today. Sadly, the sheep of God are not being fed his word, which lines up with end times prophecy,
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
Amos 8:13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
Are you thirsty? Are you hungry for truth? Are you aware there will come false teachers in the last days, and they will spin tales which will ensnare you if you take their spiritual and intellectual reasoning in without truly examining it? I am the first to encourage you to examine everything, I certainly do. I will share on this page what I have discovered about the roots of Astrology and Astrotheology. There is in fact a reason to study Astrology, but it’s not what is commonly taught, and you certainly won’t get it in your churches. It is sad and ironically funny that the things the Church should be teaching it is not, and the very things it shouldn’t be teaching it is.
God did not leave the truth up to man and certainly not limited to a book. Now, I am not dissing the Bible at all, in fact it it supremely excellent in sharing truth and what is to come. What I mean, is should the bible disappear from earth, the message of God’s plan is literally written in the Stars where no spirit from the ether no spirit of man can manipulate the message. It’s fixed in the heavens,
Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
We see that there is something marvelous about the stars of the heavens and a message set forth. Do you know what they say? Are you afraid of looking into what they may say? Has the enemy of your soul so perverted your mind that you cannot even look to see what could God have possibly written in the heavens? God literally named the stars of the heavens and the order,
Psa 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Isa 40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
Isa 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
The stars of the heavens are a magnificent road map. Do not let any man fool you into believing they speak of some procession of ages going from Taurus to Pisces for the time of Christ and now 2000 years later to go into the age of Aquarius. These astrotheologians spin a good yarn, but walk with me for a little while in this place and examine the truth of fact verses what seems to me to be clever twisting of history and knowledge. I happen to believe astrotheology is the soon to be new world order religion. I am not even saying they are doing it on purpose as they may actually believe what they say. I demand solid proof regarding teachings from antiquity. There should be some data to back up what one teaches. If someone wants to simply say some stuff, say, it came to me in a dream and I believe it well, I might not believe it, but it’s their right to have their opinion. However; don’t take a dream or some obscure uneducated person in the 1800’s who never studied history, has no expertise in ancient languages or linguistics and then attempt to teach that information to millions that Christianity or Judaism are myths and religions set up on false pretenses. I will show quite clearly that is not the truth.
Now, I also want to present you with the truth from the beginning about the zodiac. Does the bible even talk about it? Yes, actually it does,
Job 38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Job 38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Let’s take this verse by verse:
In verse 31 we see two constellations named. There is historical evidence that the stars were named and fixed for the most part. There have been a few changes by the influence of the Romans and others, but the shapes are fairly well set back to ancient times. In verse 32, we have a very interesting word, “Mazzaroth” which is,
Apparently from H5144 in the sense of distinction; some noted constellation (only in the plural), perhaps collectively the zodiac: – Mazzoroth. Compare H4208.
Apparently from H5140 in the sense of raining; a constellation, that is, Zodiacal sign (perhaps as affecting the weather): – planet. Compare H4216.
It is widely held that Mazzaroth refers to the zodiac. There is more to this study of the stars, and in Genesis we read,
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Thus we see they are for signs, seasons, and for days, and years. The stars mark time. They also show knowledge, but knowledge of who or what? We already read it;
Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
They show God’s handiwork, His speech and knowledge. What though are they trying to tell us? They tell the divine plan for the salvation of mankind, the order of events to come upon the earth from the foundation of this age until it’s prophesied completion. I will provide a bibliography so you can read all this information for yourself, but the Daniel Shaddox of the Shaddox Foundation wrote an excellent article, and in it he does lay out the Mazzaroth and story very well. Let’s look at the story in the sky,
The worldly calendar runs from January to January. But the Jewish civil calendar begins in Fall (September-October), much earlier. So, what are those constellations or SYMBOLS, beginning in the Fall (in the Hebrew order of things). And what do they mean, in Hebrew–and for Judeo-Christian Theology sake? Well, take a good look and see:
- Constellation (Popular Symbol and Hebrew meaning)
- Interpretation (Scriptural Reference)
- 1. VIRGO (The Virgin–Seed of Woman)
- The Virgin Birth of the Messiah (Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 2:18-21)
- 2. LIBRA (Money Balance–Required Price Paid)
- Messiah, our Redeemer, purchases our salvation–Atonement (Leviticus 17:11 and Romans 5:8-11)
- 3. SCORPIO (Scorpion–Sting of Death)
- The Mortal (Deadly) Conflict–Messiah suffers in our place, on the Tree of Curses or Cross (Isaiah 53:1-12 and Galatians 3:13)
- 4. SAGITARIUS (Archer–The Sky-ward Triumph)
- The Final (one-time) Triumph–Messiah dies once for all (Hebrews 7:27, 9:28, and 10:10-14)
- 5. CAPRICORNUS (Sea-Goat–Life out of Death)
- Resurrection of the Messiah, being our First-Fruits and leader forth from the power of the Grave to those who Believe (1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 20-23)–leaving non-believers still bound and under the influence of the Goat (Romans 6:16)!
- 6. AQUARIUS (Water-bearer–Blessing Poured Out from Victory)
- The Promise of the Father or Outpouring (Pentecost)–beginning of the Era of the Churches after Messiah’s ascension (Isaiah 44:3, Ezekiel 39:28-29, and Acts 2:1-4)
- 7. PISCES (Fishes–Deliverance out of Bondage)
- The ShuVaH or RETURN of the Holy Israel (at the end of the Churches Era)–the Current Messianic (Jewish-Christian) Movement (Psalms 102:13 and Romans 11:18-25)
- 8. ARIES (the Ram–Glory out of Humiliation)
- The Future Rising of Astaria or KoReY–the Coming Holy Israel of Outer Space (Daniel 7:27 and Revelations 12:1)
- 9. TAURUS (the Bull–His Glorious Coming)
- Messiah’s Second Coming–the Return of the Messiah to Earth as the Judge of World (Matthew 24:30-33, 42-51 and Acts 1:11)
- 10. GEMINI (the Twins–HIS Rule on Earth)
- Messiah as the High-King of all the World–and HIS Millennial Reign on the Earth (Matthew 19:28-29 and Revelations 20:1-6)
- 11. CANCER (the Crab–HIS Possession Held Secure)
- Messiah, the Protector of the Holy City of God–and Armageddon, the Last Battle (Revelations 16:13-16 AND 20:7-9)
- 12. LEO (the Lion–HIS Enemies Destroyed)
- Messiah’s final destruction of all who oppose God–burning them in the eternal Lake of Fire–Hell (Matthew 25:41 and Revelations 20:10-15)
Consequently, the Mazzaroth, or so called Hebrew zodiac is NOT a Scriptural support for Astrology at all (as some try to claim)! Rather, it is a plain and open declaration of God’s Plan for Mankind, clearly showing the Role of the Messiah (or Christ)! And, in its whole year cycle, shows the whole Plan of God for all of Mankind’s Time, even to the End of the World. Clearly these are prophetic types!
Each one of these Constellations can be broken down with three subsets that spell out the events even more clearly. E.W. Bullinger did an excellent job of explaining how that works in his seminal work, “Witness of the Stars”. I will share his introduction here, and encourage you to visit the free book online to read it depth how this all fits together. Bullinger’s words in his introduction lays out a powerful presentation of the glory of God in the stars,
The Witness of the Stars
E. W. Bullinger
For more than two thousand five hundred years the world was without a written revelation from God. The question is, Did God leave Himself without a witness? The question is answered very positively by the written Word that He did not. In Romans 1:19 it is declared that, “that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
But how was God known? How were His “invisible things,” i.e., His plans, His purposes, and His counsels, known since the creation of the world? We are told by the Holy Spirit in Romans 10:18. Having stated in v. 17 that “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word (the thing spoken, sayings) of God,” He asks, “But I say, Have they not heard? Yes, verily.” And we may ask, How have they heard? The answer follows–“Their sound went into all the earth and their words (their teaching, message, instruction) unto the ends of the world.” What words? What instruction? Whose message?
Whose teaching? There is only one answer, and that is, THE HEAVENS! This is settled by the fact that the passage is quoted from Psalm 19, [one] part of which is occupied with the Revelation of God written in the Heavens, and the part with the Revelation of God written in the Word.
This is the simple explanation of this beautiful Psalm. This is why its two subjects are brought together. It has often perplexed many why there should be that abrupt departure in verse 7–“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul.” The fact is, there is nothing abrupt in it, and it is no departure. It is simply the transition to the second of the two great Revelations which are thus placed in juxtaposition. The first is the Revelation of the Creator, El, in His works, while the second is the Revelation of the Covenant Jehovah in His Word. And it is noteworthy that while in the first half of the Psalm, El is named only once, in the latter half Jehovah is named seven times, the last being threefold (Jehovah, Rock, and Redeemer), concluding the Psalm.
Let us then turn to Psalm 19, and note first–
The Structure* of the Psalm as a whole.
A. verses 1-4. The Heavens.
B. verses 4-6. “In them” the Sun.
A.verses 7-10. The Scriptures.
B. verses 11-14. “In them” Thy Servant.
I feel compelled to share with you the brilliance of the bible in it’s actual structures. It is a profound book and E.W. Bullinger does an excellent job in spelling out each chapter’s structure in a study in the KJV version of the bible with his notes in it called the “Companion Bible”. Nonetheless, you can read the structure of the psalm in the complete introduction.
So, what about the signs? Bullinger goes on to say,
The Signs themselves and their interpretation.
These pictures were designed to preserve, expound, and perpetuate the one first great promise and prophecy of Genesis 3:15, that all hope for Man, all hope for Creation, was bound up in a coming Redeemer; One who should be born of a woman; who should first suffer, and afterwards gloriously triumph; One who should first be wounded by that great enemy who was the cause of all sin and sorrow and death, but who should finally crush the head of “that Old Serpent the Devil.”
These ancient star-pictures reveal this Coming One. They set forth “the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.” Altogether there are forty-eight of them, made up of twelve SIGNS, each sign containing three CONSTELLATIONS.
These may be divided into three great books, each book containing four chapters (or Signs); and each chapter containing three sections (or Constellations).
Each book (like the four Gospels) sets forth its peculiar aspect of the Coming One; beginning with the promise of His coming, and ending with the destruction of the enemy.
This is the breakdown of the Books (12 Constellations of the Mazzaroth) and the (Chapters of the books):
The First Book
(His First Coming)
“The sufferings of Christ”
The Prophecy of the Promised Seed of the Woman
VIRGO (The Virgin. A woman bearing a branch in her right hand and an ear of corn in her left). The Promised Seed of the woman.
1. COMA (The Desired. The woman and child). The Desired of all nations.
2. CENTAURUS (The Centaur with two natures, holding a spear piercing a victim). The despised sin offering.
3. BOOTES (a man walking bearing a branch called ARCTURUS, meaning the same). He cometh.
The Redeemer’s Atoning Work
LIBRA (The Scales). The price deficient balanced by the price which covers.
1. CRUX, The Cross endured.
2. LUPUS, or VICTIMA, The Victim slain.
3. CORONA, The Crown bestowed.
The Redeemer’s Conflict
SCORPIO (The Scorpion) seeking to wound, but itself trodden under foot.
1. SERPENS (The Serpent struggling with the man).
2. O-PHI-U-CHUS (The man grasping the serpent). The struggle with the enemy.
3. HERCULES (The mighty man. A man kneeling on one knee, humbled in the conflict, but holding aloft the tokens of victory, with his foot on the head of the Dragon). The mighty Vanquisher seeming to sink in the conflict.
The Redeemer’s Triumph
SAGITTARIUS (The Archer). The two-natured Conqueror going forth “Conquering and to conquer.”
1. LYRA (The Harp). Praise prepared for the Conqueror.
2. ARA (The Altar). Consuming fire prepared for His enemies.
3. DRACO (The Dragon). The Old Serpent— Devil, cast down from heaven.
The Second Book
“The result of the Redeemer’s sufferings”
Their Blessings Procured
CAPRICORNUS (The fish-goat). The goat of Atonement slain for the Redeemed.
1. SAGITTA (The Arrow). The arrow of God sent forth.
2. AQUILA (The Eagle). The smitten One falling.
3. DELPHINUS (The Dolphin). The dead One rising again.
Their Blessings Ensured
AQUARIUS (The Water-Bearer). The living waters of blessing poured forth for the Redeemed.
1. PISCIS AUSTRALIS (The Southern Fish). The blessings bestowed.
2. PEGASUS (The Winged Horse). The blessings quickly coming.
3. CYGNUS (The Swan). The Blesser surely returning.
Their Blessings in Abeyance
PISCES (The Fishes). The Redeemed blessed though bound.
1. THE BAND—, but binding their great enemy Cetus, the sea monster.
2. ANDROMEDA (The Chained Woman). The Redeemed in their bondage and affliction.
3. CEPHEUS (The King). Their Redeemer coming to rule.
Their Blessings Consummated and Enjoyed
ARIES (The Ram or Lamb). The Lamb that was slain, prepared for the victory.
1. CASSIOPEIA (The Enthroned Woman). The captive delivered, and preparing for her husband, the Redeemer.
2. CETUS (The Sea Monster). The great enemy bound.
3. PERSEUS (The Breaker). Delivering His redeemed.
The Third Book
(His Second Coming)
“The glory that should follow”
Messiah, The Coming Judge of All the Earth
TAURUS (The Bull). Messiah coming to rule.
1. ORION, Light breaking forth in the person of the Redeemer.
2. ERIDANUS (The River of the Judge). Wrath breaking forth for His enemies.
3. AURIGA (The Shepherd). Safety for the Redeemed in the day of that wrath.
Messiah’s Reign as Prince of Peace
GEMINI (The Twins). The twofold nature of the King.
1. LEPUS (The Hare), or THE ENEMY trodden under foot.
2. CANIS MAJOR (The Dog), or SIRIUS, the coming glorious Prince of Princes.
3. CANIS MINOR (The Second Dog), or PROCYON, the exalted Redeemer.
Messiah’s Redeemed Possessions
CANCER (The Crab). The possession held fast.
1. URSA MINOR (The Lesser Bear). The lesser sheepfold.
2. URSA MAJOR (The Great Bear). The fold and the flock.
3. ARGO (The Ship). The redeemed pilgrims safe at home.
Messiah’s Consummated Triumph
LEO (The Lion). The Lion of the Tribe of Judah aroused for the rending of the Enemy.
1. HYDRA (The Serpent). That old Serpent— Devil, destroyed.
2. CRATER (The Cup). The cup of Divine wrath poured out upon him.
3. CORVUS (The Crow, or Raven). Birds of prey devouring him.
Such are the contents of this wondrous book that is written in the heavens. Thus has God been speaking and emphasizing and developing His first great prophetic promise of Genesis 3:15.
Though for more than 2,500 years His people had not this Revelation written in a book as we now have it in the Bible, they were not left in ignorance and darkness as to God’s purposes and counsels; nor were they without hope as to ultimate deliverance from all evil and from the Evil One.
Adam, who first heard that wondrous promise, repeated it, and gave it to his posterity as a most precious heritage— ground of all their faith, the substance of all their hope, the object of all their desire. Seth and Enoch took it up. Enoch, we know, prophesied of the Lord’s coming, saying, “Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment upon all” (Jude 14). How could these “holy prophets, since the world began,” have recorded their prophecies better, or more effectually, or more truthfully and powerfully, than in these star-pictures and their interpretation? This becomes a certainty when we remember the words of the Holy Spirit by Zacharias (Luke 1:67-70):
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;
For He hath visited and redeemed His people,
And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David;
As He spake by the mouth of HIS HOLY PROPHETS
WHICH HAVE BEEN SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.”
Bullinger goes on to say,
We have seen the great truths which are taught from the position, and forms, and names of the heavenly bodies. There are also truths to be learnt from their motions.
When God created them and set them in the firmament of heaven, He said, in Genesis 1:14–
“Let them be for signs and for seasons.”
Here the word “signs” is othoth (plural of oth, from the root to come). Hence, a sign of something or some One to come. In Jeremiah 10:2 Jehovah says, “And be not dismayed at the signs of the heavens, for the heathen are dismayed at them.” The word “seasons” does not denote merely what we call the four seasons of the year, but cycles of time. It is appointed time (from the verb to point out, appoint). It occurs three more times in Genesis, each time in connection with the promised Seed–
Genesis 17:21, “At this set time in the next year”;
Genesis 18:14, “At the time appointed I will return”; and
Genesis 21:2, “At the set time of which God had spoken.”
Genesis 1:14 is therefore, “They (the sun, moon, and stars) shall be for signs (things to come) and for cycles (appointed times).”
Here, then, we have a distinct declaration from God, that the heavens contain not only a Revelation concerning things to come in the “Signs,” but also concerning appointed times in the wondrous movements of the sun, and moon, and stars.
Thus we have seen the message in the stars. The entire book spells out the exact meaning of each constellation and the minor constellations within each group. Please read the entire book as it is truly a beautiful message.
E. Raymond Capt video on Message in the Stars
Witness of the Stars 2 Part Presentation
This will be completely different from the information I am about to share with you which is a popular teaching now called “Astrotheology”. The popular documentary Zeitgeist uses the works of Jordan Maxwell and Acharya S. to support it’s claims. After the first edition came out, there were so many glaring problems that they the creator of Zeitgeist had to redo parts of it because of the parts that were so easily dismissed as to be laughed at, and Acharya S. redid her source material because her sources were of dubious quality.
What she actually ended up doing was finding even more obscure sources often in other languages / countries that cited her original sources! There is a $1000.00 reward still in effect being offered for anyone who can present an original source for their multiple Messiah myth stories that predate the time of Christ. The earliest one listed so far is from about 120 a.d. which is an obvious problem if you are trying to explain that Christianity is based on even older accounts of ancient god become man, born of a virgin on December 25th, taught in the Temple at age of 12, began his earthly ministry at 30, had 12 disciples, was crucified, died, buried, and resurrected on the 3rd day, and had the nickname “lamb of God”.
They try to claim there are 16 such stories that predate the life of Christ, and yet there are zero artifacts to support the claim. The other problems also stem from creative linguistics done by Jordan Maxwell that try to explain why the things we believe about the bible are really word games and if you understand the true stories then you can understand that the entire bible is a made up book which is really about astrology. I will post some very good videos and let you decide how reliable these people are when it comes to this false teaching. Get a cup of coffee and a comfortable chair. Please know that my purpose is to give you peace in your heart and mind regarding the true scriptures and plan of God.
Fear is a tool of the enemy, and our God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of a sound mind. Do not be deceived by the lies of the enemy. Freedom comes from truth, and truth by the hearing the word of the Lord. We have been told all things, warned of the deception in the last days, and provided enough ammunition via the truth in the word of God to see through the lies.
Peter Joseph Merola
This first one is a little long, and I will post some shorter parts below it.
Acharya S. aka DM Murdock
Helena Blavatsky / Luciferian / Theosophy Founder
Alice Bailey / Lucifer Trust Founder