The 48 Constellations in the LMCI Sky Culture

1 Virgo

Virgo (the virgin)—Christ is the promised Seed of the woman.

Redeemer as Promised Seed
Woman bringing forth Redeemer (with child)
Kingdom builder
Individual works outside the nine dots of conformity
Looking for better way of doing things
Decans: Coma—birth of desired Son
Centaurus—victim slain
Bootes—the coming one

Virgo is the figure of the woman who would bring forth the Redeemer. It is the first constellation in the ecliptic path and indicates the image of Messiah as a kingdom builder and visionary. Its positioning as the first constellation also shows the character trait of initiation, often indicative of an individual who operates outside the nine dots of conformity. This person is usually looking for a better way of doing things instead of sticking with the status quo.

2 Coma

Coma, “the desired of all nations,” occupies the first one-third portion of Virgo’s ecliptic arc. Even though the modern name associated with this decan is Coma Berenices, depicted as a woman with a hank of hair, the true picture (according to star names and history) is a woman holding a child on her lap. Even Shakespeare referred to it that way. She is also depicted this way on the Denderah zodiac of Egypt, dated approximately 2300 BC. Coma validates Virgo’s message about the promised child. From the very first position on the ecliptic, God displays His Son in a portrayal of His birth—the virgin birth.

The ancient star names in Coma identify the seated woman as “a pure and immaculate virgin,” “the virgin who carries,” and “who bears.” Another star name identifies the child as “the Branch.” Clearly, Coma represents the virgin; and her child, “the desired of all nations,” is the highly favored and exceedingly blessed coming One (the offspring of Virgo’s womb).

There is evidence that Coma possibly housed the star of Bethlehem. Several astronomers from different countries recorded that a new star, or supernova, ignited about the time of Jesus of Nazareth’s birth—and this star was visible into His earthly life.[i] This is more compelling testimony that He is Messiah. Some believe that a supernova reportedly appeared in the constellation of Coma in the child’s head.

[i] Joseph A. Seiss, “A New Star” in The Gospel in the Stars, first ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1972), 161–162.


3 Centaurus

The decan of Centaurus occupies Virgo’s second ecliptic segment, located below her left hand. This reveals Centaurus’ traits in a Christological profile. So, as Coma is on the right hand signifying blessings from the promised seed of Virgo, Centaurus is on the left hand showing His sacrifice and His vindication yet to come.

Two stars in this portion of Virgo have great relevance to Centaurus’ meaning.

  1. Spica, a bright star that shows versatility as well as ability, and
  2. Al Mureddin (now called Vindemiatrix), which means “who shall come down” or “who shall have dominion”

Centaurus is depicted in most western zodiacs as a half-man-half-horse character (a centaur) piercing a victim with a spear. However, it would simply be a man on horseback carrying a spear if mythology had not pasted a nephilim-based creature over it. It is an imposing figure placed deep in the southern portion of the sky, so it is not visible from the upper regions of the northern hemisphere.

Toliman (aka Rigil Kent or Rigil Kentaurus) is the star within Centaurus that declares a messianic virtue. Toliman means “the heretofore and the hereafter,” opening the understanding of a dual fulfillment—both here and hereafter. Regarding the “here,” Centaurus is called the “sin offering” in Hebrew, yet the picture is of a horseman piercing a victim. Thus, some have related this to Christ as a sin offering while others have seen Centaurus showing Christ as the ultimate warrior who will finish the fight, i.e., Armageddon. I believe it shows Him as both the sacrificial offering for sin and as the One coming back to inflict punishment on evil.

4 Bootes

Virgo’s third decan, which occupies the last one-third portion of the arc, is the famed constellation of Bootes (aligned with Virgo’s legs and feet area). Bootes is pictured as a running man holding a shepherd’s rod in one hand and a sickle in the other. The shepherd’s rod and the sickle speak prophetically of Messiah’s two comings.

  1. The shepherd’s rod indicates His pastoral first coming.
  2. The sickle in the other hand shows His future second coming to conquer, rule, and gather the harvest.

Sometimes known as the celestial shepherd coming out of the Big and Little Dippers (sheepfolds), Bootes is also known as the Grim Reaper who is coming with judgment.

Bootes’ chief star is Arcturus, one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere. Over the course of a single night, its appearance can change from bluish green to yellowish orange-red. This star is almost universally known as “the coming One” or “He comes.”

5 Libra

Libra (the scales) - He is the price paid for redemption in the scales of justice

Redeemer’s Atoning Work
Scales: Christ on one side; sin on the other
Purchase price paid
Redemptive, sacrificial
Black-and-white judgments
Ancient zodiac depicts an altar
Gifting of discernment
Decans: Crux—cross endured (suffering)
Lupus/Victima— victim slain
Corona—crown bestowed

Libra is the figure of the scales, symbolizing both the redemptive and sacrificial natures of the Messiah (with Christ on one side of the scales and our sins on the other). Libra reveals the character traits of judgment and discernment and may indicate tendencies towards black-and-white judgments with little room for gray. This individual may have a gifting of discernment.

6 Crux

Libra’s first decan is the Southern Cross, also known by its Latin name, Crux. It rises above the eastern horizon before Victima (Lupus) and Corona (Corona Borealis). The Southern Cross (Crux), which does look like a cross in the extreme southern portion of the sky, was visible from Jerusalem until precession moved it after the time of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth. Many believe this was a sign of prophetic fulfillment that shows Yeshua as the Messiah. It is also the decan in which the Moon resided when He was born.

The meaning of Crux’s principal star in Coptic (Egyptian) means “victory; triumph through a great conflict.” Is this not what the meaning of the cross should be rather than an instrument of death? In the Old Hebrew alphabet, the letter tau is scripted as a “t” or a cross shape. It was the sign for victory in eternity, which is what was on Jesus’ mind as He hung on the cross. Some may argue that the shape of the cross is pagan, but the celestial Word of God named it “victory over death and dying” for a reason.

Victima (aka Lupus), Libra’s second decan, continues Crux’s sacrificial story. This likewise is the fulfillment of the price to be paid as depicted by Libra. Victima is pictured as one who is giving up his or her life, with its star names confirming a required sacrificial payment.

In the Christian faith, there is a recognized price for mankind’s redemption, which was fulfilled by the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. Victima’s heavenly portrayal presents a strong case when we realize that these constellations that were named before the time of Noah testify of a coming redeemer. The Christological meaning of Victima is “the intentional laying down of your life for a greater cause.”

7 Victima

Victima shows a willing sacrifice, perhaps even to the point of death, as Messiah’s was in His first coming. This constellation is low in the southern hemisphere near Crux, the Southern Cross. Victima shows someone slain as a payment to save others, depicting a serious lover with much strength.

One of the most noted 15th century astronomers, Ulugh Beg, said that Victima’s name and picture should be Sura, the Lamb. If this is so, it would be the lamb slain before the foundations of the world (Revelation 5:5). Lambs are sacrificial in nature and represent a high calling for anyone to walk in. Throughout church history, there have been those who have literally laid down their lives for Christ and others, and even to this day there are Christian martyrs around the world.

8 Corona Borealis

The third decan (ecliptic segment) in the constellation of Libra is Corona Borealis. “Corona” is the Latin word for “crown,” and it relates perfectly to the constellation of Libra: it is the crown of life for those who have suffered with Him. This is the culmination of suffering—a crown of victory for those who persevere.

The constellation of Corona Borealis is formed by an arc of stars that actually does resemble a crown. From our vantage point, it appears to be just out of reach of Serpens, one of Scorpio’s decans, who is trying to take it. This shows a struggle emphasizing that your labor is not in vain.

9 Scorpio

Scorpio (the scorpion) - He is the wounded Redeemer (wounded by the enemy)

Redeemer’s Conflict
Most violent
Victory through conflict
Strong will to win
Victorious after being wounded
Strong prophetic gifting
Decans: Serpens—the struggle with the serpent (warfare)
Ophiuchus—Jesus holds Satan (warfare)
Hercules—Jesus wounded in heel but takes head off Satan

Scorpio is the figure of the scorpion with the conqueror’s (Ophiuchus’) foot on its heart. It is the most violent position in the ecliptic path and shows victory through conflict. This shows tenacity, a strong will to win, and being victorious after being wounded, especially since Hercules is included as a decan in this grouping of constellations. It may also reveal a strong prophetic gifting.

10 Serpens

Scorpio’s first decan, Serpens, occupies the first one-third portion of Scorpio’s ecliptic arc. Whenever celestial bodies are within this portion, they directly refer to Serpens. This decan is depicted as a long snake wrapped around the body of the warrior, Ophiuchus. It is divided in half by Ophiuchus’ body and is the only constellation in the heavens that is divided into two parts.

11 Ophiuchus

Scorpio’s second decan (in Scorpio’s second ecliptic segment) is Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. He actually comprises more of the ecliptic than Scorpio, causing many to name him as the major constellation, rather than Scorpio. He is portrayed as a strong man who is wrestling a serpent while crushing a scorpion. The principal star, Ras-Al-Hagus (aka Rasalhague), is located in his head, and is interpreted as “the head of him who holds.” This depicts Messiah coming to defeat and subdue evil powers. As Ophiuchus wrestles the serpent and crushes the scorpion with one foot, the other foot is about to be stung by the scorpion. This shows that the conqueror is likely to be wounded, while in the midst of conquering.

Note: In earlier zodiacs, Ophiuchus was pictured as an eagle clutching a serpent in its claws. This corresponds to the biblical prophecy of the creatures with four faces, with one of their faces being that of an eagle.

12 Hercules

Scorpio’s third and final decan (in Scorpio’s third ecliptic segment) is Hercules, the wounded warrior.

Even though Hercules is wounded, he is clubbing a serpent-like creature, making him both “the one who is wounded and the one who also wounds” (reflecting the name of his principal star Ras al Gethi, aka Rasalgethi, “the head of him who bruises,” which is similar to the meaning of Ophiuchus’ principal star). Apparently, Hercules gave more than he got and was willing to be wounded in order to rescue others.

Hercules is the inverted counterpart of Ophiuchus, with their heads side-by-side and their bodies in opposite directions. Ophiuchus is stomping a scorpion and Hercules is clubbing a serpent. They are like heavenly twin towers who are prophesying the doom of serpents, scorpions, and the kingdom of darkness.

13 Sagittarius

Sagittarius (the archer) - He is the victorious King returning after being wounded.

Redeemer’s Triumph
Jesus returns—archer on a white horse
Winning attitude despite circumstances
Kingdom taker
Aggressive nature
Strong finisher in end
Apostolic message
Lyra—harp (high praise)
Ara—altar; consuming fire prepared for His enemies
Draco—serpent cast down

Sagittarius, the archer on the white horse, reveals a winning attitude, despite circumstances. It is indicative of warrior-like, kingdom-taker character traits, revealing Messiah’s aggressive nature as a strong finisher in the end. Sagittarius carries an apostolic message.

14 Lyra

Sagittarius’ first decan, Lyra, holds an important place in astronomy as one of the constellations on the celestial north circle.

In a birth sky, if the Sun, Moon, or planet is located within the first one-third segment of Sagittarius’ ecliptic arc, the emphasis would be upon Lyra. Because of its star names, Lyra is usually pictured as an eagle overlaid upon a harp, Christologically representing praise and victory, as well as potentially conveying musical messages in a birth sky.

Lyra’s brightest star, Vega, means “He shall be exalted,” referring to the Messiah. As one of the stars in the northern triangle, it is also one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere, with its bluish hue depicting purity. Astronomers have estimated that by approximately AD 12000, it will be the celestial North Star.

Another star in Lyra means “eagle,” the great enemy of the serpent. Lyra’s position over the constellation Draco, “the serpent cast down,” shows victory over the enemy, aka Satan (Revelation 12:9). With the eagle overlaying the harp, Lyra depicts victory over the enemy through praise, thus, “victory through praise.”

15 Ara

Sagittarius’ second decan, Ara, occupies the middle one-third segment. Ara is ominously pictured as a funeral pyre—an upside-down altar of fire. Since it is a southern constellation, it appears to be pouring its fire upon Earth, with the clear message of “the judgment of God being poured out upon Earth.” The Hebrews called it “the finishing place,” the Greeks called it “the altar of cursing,” and the Egyptians called it “the place of bruising for punishment.” It is biblically referenced in the books of Revelation and Isaiah as the place of banishment and punishment for the wicked.

Sagittarius’ qualities of strength and sobriety are seen in Ara as well. The decan is typically lined up with the archer’s torso and body area, and it shows vengeance being executed upon the cursed. Not often does the vernacular of modern-day Christ followers allow for such judgment, but the wrath of God is real and should be feared.

16 Draco

Draco is Sagittarius’ third decan, located in its last one-third ecliptic segment (from the last half of the horse to its tail).

This constellation is depicted as a twisting serpent seated in the highest part of the northern hemispheric sky. Revelation 12:4 is one of many scriptures that alludes to it, where it is stated that the tail of the dragon (Draco) cast one-third of the stars to the ground. Draco’s head is pictured under Hercules’ foot as he is clearly being overpowered and cast down, showing Satan’s defeat and destruction (Revelation 12:9; 20:2). This may also signify the casting down and destruction of the serpent that seduced Eve in Genesis 3.

17 Capricorn

Capricorn (the goat) - He is the slain goat, as the scapegoat of redemption.

The Blessings Procured
Dying goat and living fish
Sacrificial lifestyle and love for others
Coming back after defeat
Resurrection and new life
Loyalty to others
Strong friendship
Sagitta—arrow of God sent forth
Aquila—the smitten one falling
Delphinus—the dead one rising again

Capricorn, being the symbol of a dying goat in one half and a living fish in the other half, shows a sacrificial lifestyle and a love for others. The fish shows the trait of coming back after defeat or a resurrection. The goat profiles the biblical scapegoat, which indicates loyalty to others, strong friendship, and sacrificial love.

18 Sagitta

Capricorn’s first and second decans—Sagitta and Aquila—are located in the first and second one-third portions of Capricorn’s ecliptic arc. Their combined Christological meaning is of a willing sacrifice. In ancient zodiacs, Sagitta, the arrow, is pictured as piercing Aquila, the eagle. The communication of this action shows a willing sacrifice, displaying the highest form of love—that of laying down your life for others.

In more modern zodiacs, Sagitta, the arrow, appears to fly straight at Aquila as he falls from the sky with his head pointed downward toward the ecliptic path. This indicates that the eagle has already been pierced and is dying (even though the arrow is not touching him as pictured in the ancient zodiacs). The arrow is the implement and the eagle is the target. The star names in both of these constellations confirm that a willing sacrifice has been made.

19 Aquila

Capricorn’s first and second decans—Sagitta and Aquila—are located in the first and second one-third portions of Capricorn’s ecliptic arc. Their combined Christological meaning is of a willing sacrifice. In ancient zodiacs, Sagitta, the arrow, is pictured as piercing Aquila, the eagle. The communication of this action shows a willing sacrifice, displaying the highest form of love—that of laying down your life for others.

In more modern zodiacs, Sagitta, the arrow, appears to fly straight at Aquila as he falls from the sky with his head pointed downward toward the ecliptic path. This indicates that the eagle has already been pierced and is dying (even though the arrow is not touching him as pictured in the ancient zodiacs). The arrow is the implement and the eagle is the target. The star names in both of these constellations confirm that a willing sacrifice has been made.

20 Delphinus

Capricorn’s third decan is Delphinus, the living fish, which is located in the last one-third segment of Capricorn’s ecliptic arc. Delphinus’ head is pointed upward as it appears to be springing into life, as opposed to Capricorn’s head which is pointed downward. Christologically, this communicates a coming back, especially from the dead. It means to rise up to life and be renewed. If Delphinus is in your birth sky, it is both exhorting and comforting you with the dual message of resurrection and everlasting life—the Christ follower’s greatest joy.

21 Aquarius

Aquarius (the water urn) - He is the one pouring out the blessings on the redeemed.

The Blessings Ensured
Water bearer with poured-out urn at belly level
Blessings of redemption poured out
Coming of Holy Spirit
Rivers of living water
Great spiritual ability
Affinity for the energizing of the Holy Spirit
Piscis Australis—blessings bestowed
Pegasus—blessings coming quickly
Cygnus—blesser surely returning

Aquarius, the water bearer with the poured-out urn often pictured at belly level, could be indicative of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus referenced this when He said, “out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.” This constellation indicates great spiritual ability—an affinity for the energizing of the Holy Spirit.

22 Piscis Australis

If your birth sky has a celestial body in the first one-third segment of Aquarius’ ecliptic arc, where Piscis Australis (aka Piscis Austrinus) is located, it shows that you are highly favored as a great receiver of blessings. From the abundance of those blessings, you will rejoice and give thanks by pouring them out on others. (This stems from Aquarius’ meaning, “the blessings outpoured.”)

23 Pegasus

Aquarius’ second decan, Pegasus, is located within the second portion of Aquarius’ ecliptic arc, basically encompassing his midsection. Depicted as a flying winged horse whose meaning and definition is “one who comes joyfully and quickly” (taken from its star names), Pegasus symbolizes one who is quickly and joyfully returning to where he has been before. Christologically, Pegasus represents the good news of Messiah’s return, with the overall theme of joy.

24 Cygnus

Aquarius’ third decan is Cygnus, a significant constellation in the northern circle of the heavens. It is traditionally pictured as a swan, but this is because it has been tainted by astrology. It’s true that “cygnus” is the Latin word for “swan,” which is considered to be the king of water birds; but the reason it was named this is because of its location in the stream of the Milky Way, which was mythologically called a river due to its whitish blur across the sky. One of Cygnus’ star names means “quickly flying” and another means “to descend in a circle;” and when this is Christologically interpreted, it is a representation of the descending Holy Spirit dove.

As the dove that descended upon Yeshua of Nazareth at the time of His water baptism, Cygnus is a beautiful depiction of the baptism and power of the Holy Spirit. Since Cygnus’ relative position is in the latter portion of Aquarius, it also shows the outpouring of blessings—one of the greatest being the gift of the Holy Spirit. The overall Christological message of Aquarius is the coming of the Holy Spirit and His power.

25 Pisces

Pisces (the fishes) - He is the Redeemer of both Jews and Gentiles, tied together by the band of His sacrifice for all.

Their Blessings in Abeyance
Two fishes connected by a band
Shows relationship: Vertical band and fish—toward God; Horizontal band and fish—toward people
Great giftings from God that must be developed
Strong evangelistic tendencies
The Band—warriors
Andromeda—the chained woman
Cepheus—crowned king

Pisces is represented by two fishes connected by a band; one fish is pointing up (north), and the other is flowing horizontally with the ecliptic path of the Sun. Pisces shows abundance and usually great giftings that must be developed in order to bless and help others. It may also indicate strong evangelistic tendencies. The relationship of the band vertically indicates relationship to the Creator; the horizontal band flowing with the ecliptic shows relationship with people.

26 The Band

The Band is Pisces’ first decan, as determined by its location in Pisces’ first ecliptic segment. It is named “The Band” because of its cord that binds the two fish together to the sea monster’s neck. It seems that the sea monster is holding them, but the fish are actually binding the monster. Pisces’ main message is that we are called to bind Satan and rule over him, although we will have to struggle against him in order to do so. It is a message of ultimate victory over the struggles in life that every Christ follower will go through.

The star names in Pisces signify a united effort, which could have inference to Israel and the Gentile church. There is often a calling in the spirit for unity in all matters, especially for Israel. So, in addition to binding Satan and keeping him subdued, the Band also delivers the message of unifying or making peace.

27 Andromeda

The second decan in the ecliptic arc of Pisces, Andromeda is typically pictured as a regal woman bound by shackles and chains. She represents Messiah’s promised bride who is looking to be set free by Perseus, her next-door-neighbor devil slayer. Perseus is shown with the enemy’s severed head in his hand, which prophesies the Lord’s return and banishment of the tormenter. So, remember as you struggle to keep Satan bound that someday he will be no more. Let your hope in this promise motivate you to resist him.

28 Cepheus

Pisces’ third decan (in Pisces’ third ecliptic segment) is Cepheus, the crowned king of the heavens. Cepheus is historically depicted as a king seated upon his throne high above most of the other constellations, with his left foot just above Polaris, the North Star. Cepheus testifies of the coming king of glory, Messiah as King of kings.

We can also see in this portion of the ecliptic one of Pisces’ fish pulling the captured sea monster northward to where Cepheus is seated, showing no mercy on the enemy.

In this celestial picture, we also see that Cassiopeia, the enthroned queen, is seated next to Cepheus, emphasizing royalty. All of Cepheus’ star names concur that this constellation represents the coming king as Messiah. In addition, Cepheus is on the celestial northern circle that surrounds Draco (a constellation representing Satan) and is casting him down—yet another portrayal of binding and overcoming Satan. 

29 Aries

Aries (the ram) - He is the Ram of God, redeeming through His sacrificial blood, which was shed as the Passover Lamb.

Their Blessings Consummated and Enjoyed
Ram of God
Lamb slain but now living evermore
Coming King after His sacrifice
Kingdom taker
Attitude of fighting for others
Sacrificial leadership
Leads with love and encouragement
Cassiopeia—true church bride
Cetus—Satan bound
Perseus—breaker; deliverer

Aries is the ram of God—not one dying in sacrifice but one full of vigor—representing the coming King after His sacrifice. It is indicative of a kingdom-taking trait, with the three decans in this grouping showing an attitude of fighting for others and a sacrificial type of leadership, rather than one who leads from the front. An Aries, although not always the one in charge, leads with love and encouragement.

30 Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia, the queen of the kingdom, occupies the first one-third segment of Aries’ ecliptic arc—basically from the beginning of the ram’s front foot to somewhere around its head—showing the regality of the risen ram.

If your birth sky has a celestial body within the same ecliptic sector as Cassiopeia, you are called to be a serious ruler over the devil (Cetus) and empowered to break his power (Perseus). You have the potential to be an honorable leader who is as gentle and kind as a bridegroom is to his bride. Leaders do not have to be rude to carry authority. Rule in the manner that your queen will be proud of. Be honest. Remember what it is like to be hurt, but don’t be a pushover either. Take a stand, while still loving people like Jesus did.

31 Cetus

Cetus gets the second segment of the ecliptic arc which is from just behind the ram’s head through his mid body. Cetus is usually pictured as a huge, gruesome sea creature lying bound under Aries’ feet, showing the ram’s rule over him. The fact that Cetus is under Aries’ foot is significant, as this concept is a repeated theme in the heavens, showing victory through conflict and wounding. It is also bound by a band to two fishes (Pisces). Even though Cetus’ name comes from Greek mythology, it is actually properly portrayed, with its major star name meaning “the bound one.”

Job was a virtuoso at reading the heavens, and his description in Job 41 is fitting for this associated constellation, which he refers to as “the king of pride.”

Note: Cetus is also known as Satan in biblical terms.

32 Perseus

Perseus, the bondage breaker and Satan slayer, is in Aries’ last one-third segment, from the ram’s midsection to the end of the arc. Perseus is the hero of all vindicators and the one who finishes the fight against the enemy. He is typically pictured as a helmeted warrior hastily running while carrying the enemy’s decapitated head under his left arm and a sword held high in his right hand. The star names and all ancient zodiacs support this picture of a wrathful avenger who has carried out a just retribution. According to the combined interpretation of Aries’ decans, the decapitated head under his left arm was that of Cetus, the sea monster.

Perseus’ victory is similar to the biblical account of David’s when he killed Goliath and cut off his head. It foretells the fate of God’s enemies in the future kingdom when Messiah slays them before all.

There is a star in Perseus’ left arm (representing Cetus’/Satan’s head) called Al Ghoul in Arabic and Rosh Satan in Greek, which means “the head of the devil, or Satan.” During Passover 1996 a comet was in direct conjunction with this star, making it appear as if a line were being drawn across it. On Passover of 1997, another comet was in the same location, making a 90-degree intersection with the previous Passover’s line—forming a cross (or crosshair) directly in Satan’s forehead. It was an exciting and somewhat ominous sign for sky watchers, possibly foreshadowing things to come. 

33 Taurus

Taurus (the bull) - He is the blood of the bull, as a profile of Old Testament offerings for redemption.

Coming Messiah
Judge of all Earth
Charging bull
Great determination and strong will
Purpose driven
Dedicated to finishing the fight
Protective of others
Eridanus—river of the judge
Auriga—shepherd protecting his people

Taurus is the figure of a charging bull, indicative of great determination and a strong will. This kind of determination was demonstrated Christologically by His dedication to finish the fight at Calvary. These stand strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10).

34 Orion

Orion, the hunter, is located within the first one-third portion of Taurus’ ecliptic arc. When the Sun, Moon, or planet is within this portion of your birth sky, it shows an interesting aspect of Messiah as the hunter. Taurus’ main message is about Messiah coming back in judgment. When Orion’s message is added to this, it shows that He is specifically hunting the enemy and for those who are His. Orion shows the Lord’s fury and zeal to find and rescue those who are His. Metaphorically, His desire is strong enough to kill for, as shown in the typical picture of Orion, with a creature’s head in one hand and a club lifted high in the other.

Orion’s Hebrew name means the “light bringer,” which indicates that the one whose birth sky has the Sun, Moon, or planet located within its section of Taurus is called to bring light and to hunt for those who need to see it. This is an incredible portrayal of a loving evangelist with an indomitable spirit to seek out lost souls and bring light to them. You are called to be an aggressive evangelist looking for those in need of rescue. Spreading the gospel might be one of the most enjoyable things you ever do. The analogy of fishing for men holds true for you, but the hunter’s aspect of planning and stalking a target applies to your methodology.

35 Eridanus

Eridanus is located in the second one-third segment of Taurus’ ecliptic path, which is typically from the shoulder through the bull’s first leg. Christologically, it depicts a river of judgment that flows from Orion’s foot to Cetus’ foot (the sea monster), showing God’s judgment all the way from salvation (Orion symbolizing Christ) to damnation (Cetus symbolizing Satan). All of Eridanus’ ancient star names support this interpretation, and its message is delivered loud and clear as the Sun, Moon, or planets pass by it.

Both major star clusters in this part of Taurus’ ecliptic arc (Pleiades and Hyades) mean “the congregation;” however, Pleiades specifically means “the congregation of the judged.” The meanings of these two star names help to give Eridanus the message of judgment—not only judgment that will be passed on all, but also the Christological attribute of being opinionated (from a godly perspective) and passing righteous judgment. 

36 Auriga

Taurus’ third decan, Auriga, is typically depicted as a shepherd holding a sheep or goat under his left arm and a sling, or reins, or bow and arrow, in his right hand. All of Auriga’s star names agree that this is a shepherd; but he is not depicted as the typical gentle shepherd, but as an aggressive one who is guarding over the congregational flock. Auriga’s five bright stars form a beautiful sheriff’s badge, with the bottom right star joining his left foot to one of Taurus’ horns.

Auriga is biblically personified by David the shepherd who killed a bear and a lion to protect his flock. Although this representation does not fit well with the contemporary portrayal of a passive shepherd, it does fit with the overall persona of Taurus, who is a raging bull. Auriga is a brave shepherd devoted to protecting his flock and gathering them together to shield them from their enemies.

Auriga is mostly located within the bull’s horns, showing its strength. Some zodiacs picture him with a pair of reins in his left hand, but these may actually represent the sling that David used to kill Goliath. Auriga’s proximity to Taurus, the charging bull, makes clear that he is a fearless, aggressive shepherd. 

37 Gemini

Gemini (the twins) - He is the triumphant Redeemer coming twice, once as a sacrifice and next as the King.

Messiah’s Reign as Prince of Peace
Twins: Redeemer & King
Son & God
Jew & Gentile
Bride & Bridegroom
Balanced life
Practical in judgment; judicious in decision making
Struggle to dominate carnal
Lepus—enemy trod underfoot
Canis Major—coming Prince
Canis Minor—coming Redeemer

Gemini is represented symbolically by twins, one being a worshipper and the other a warrior. It reveals the image of Yeshua in a balanced life, not being too extreme but practical in judgment and judicious in decision making. It may also indicate a struggle for the spiritual mind to dominate over the carnal mind.

Castor and Pollux, the principal stars of Gemini, are in the heads of the twins. The one higher above the ecliptic is Castor, which means the ruler or king. The lower star, Pollux, means the sufferer. Locations of planets in proximity to these show inclinations toward that persuasion. This also shows balance between being redeemer-minded and kingly-minded.

38 Lepus

Gemini’s first decan is Lepus, which is pictured as a rabbit being stomped upon by Orion, the hunter. However, none of its star names support the rabbit depiction. Its Egyptian name and picture predates Greek mythology and substantiate it instead as a serpent under Orion’s foot, with two hawks, Canis Minor and Canis Major in a united attack upon it—ultimately, a triple attack from Orion (the light bearer, aka subduer/hunter), Canis Major (the coming prince, aka rulership hawk), and Canis Minor (the coming redeemer, aka redeemer hawk).

The messianic meaning becomes clearer when we add Gemini’s message, since Lepus lines up with Gemini’s legs. One of Gemini’s major stars is Mebsuta, which in Hebrew means “treading under foot.” This indicates that Lepus’ messianic message is “treading underfoot,” or “ruling over.” 

39 Canis Major

Canis Major is located within the second third of Gemini’s ecliptic arc, lining up with Castor, the judge or ruler. (When this is put together with the third portion, which lines up with Pollux the rescuer, it shows the unified traits of Messiah as ruler, judge, and rescuer.)

One of the brightest stars in the heavens, Sirius, is located in Canis Major; and its meaning, “the prince comes,” testifies of the coming Messiah. Sirius is so bright that this decan probably should have been named after it. Canis Major’s other star names show the virtues of a just ruler, a coming prince, and a king.

Canis Major lines up with the upper midsection of Gemini’s two bodies; and, if your birth sky has a celestial body in this area, it shows that you can either lean to the left, as the rescuer, or to the right, as the prince. Like King Arthur, you can be both noble conqueror and just ruler. 

40 Canis Minor

The third decan assigned to the ecliptic path of Gemini is Canis Minor. The contemporary picture of Canis Minor is a dog, but that comes from Greek mythology. The ancient Egyptian zodiac shows it as a hawk with a man’s body who is attacking a serpent (Lepus) that is being stomped on by Orion. The principal star that unveils Canis Minor‘s true identity is Procyon, meaning “the redeemer.” This hawk represents the redeemer, coming to subdue evil and free the oppressed.

One of Gemini’s major stars, Pollux, reiterates the redeemer message, and it just happens to be in this same third part of Gemini’s ecliptic arc. Pollux’s Greek name is Hercules, which means “the strong one who comes to redeem and rescue”—a confirmation of “redeemer.” 

41 Cancer

Cancer (the crab) - He is shown as the One holding onto the inheritance of the redeemed.

Messiah’s Redeemed Possessions
Crab: possessions held fast
Tenacity to hold on to the faith
Tenacious pursuer of the kingdom of God
Door—Jesus as Shepherd
Door of sheep
Great love for others
Strong pastoral heart of service
Ursa Minor—Jews; sheepfold
Ursa Major—Gentiles; Gate of sheepfold, closing
Argo—blessed homecoming

Cancer the crab symbolically shows tenacity to hold on to the faith. This constellation is also symbolized as a sheepfold, which shows Jesus as the Shepherd—the door of the sheep. This indicates a great love for others and a strong pastoral heart of service. This can also show a great heart for pressing into the kingdom of God (Philippians 3:14)—a tenacious pursuer.

42 Ursa Minor

Cancer’s first decan, Ursa Minor, adds more details about the corral or cattle pen because it is also a sheepfold (as is Ursa Major). The common belief is that Ursa means “bear” and Minor means “the smaller one.” Yet the star names in Ursa Minor indicate a cattle fold or sheep pen and certainly not a bear.

It is puzzling that it has been called a bear, especially since bears do not have tails as long as the one in the typical picture. Perhaps the ancient star gazers missed this because it is about the hope of the messianic kingdom and they did not have a clue about that, so they replaced it with a false figure.

Ursa Minor is the constellation that houses the current pole star, and this deepens the hope message because the next pole star will be in the constellation of Cepheus, the coming king. This is the prophecy of the coming ages, with the next age being the presence of the King here on Earth. That kingdom will be for the chosen, which is why this is the smaller of the two cattle folds.

43 Ursa Major

Cancer’s second decan is Ursa Major. There are two stars, Asellus Boreas, aka Asellus Borealis (northern donkey), and Asellus Australis (southern donkey) in this area of Cancer that emphasize the care of animals or, Christologically, the care of people through the provision of a pastor/shepherd.

Most of us know Ursa Major as the Big Dipper—the larger dipper with the long handle (known as the bear’s tail). However, because this is a sheepfold, the long string of stars that looks like the dipper’s handle actually represents the pen’s gate. The message of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor is “many are called” (the larger sheepfold) but “few are chosen” (the smaller sheepfold). 

44 Argo

Cancer’s third decan, Argo, is portrayed as a ship returning to port after a long journey, with its oars pulling towards the stern to show that it is backing into the dock. Argo means “the company of travelers” and is the root word of “Argonauts,” the sailors from the mythological story of Jason and the Argonauts. The most prominent star name means “the possession of him who comes,” while the next brightest star means “returning from afar,” confirming the depiction of a returning ship. The Christological message is the arrival of Messiah’s followers to their true home.

While Ursa Major and Ursa Minor show the protective care of Messiah’s sojourners, Argo shows their safe arrival to the port of Paradise shortly before Leo, the lion (the next major constellation in the Mazzaroth), comes to bring vengeance and retribution upon the unholy. How good and pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in safety and assurance of Messiah’s promises!

45 Leo

Leo (the lion) - He is the coming King to establish the kingdom He purchased with His own blood.

Messiah’s Consummated Triumph
Triumphant Lion of Judah
Claims victory
Leadership is bold and assertive
Strong personality
Apostolic attitude
Strong in resolve
Hydra—serpent destroyed
Crater—cup of wrath
Corvus—bird of prey devouring the serpent

Leo is the lion of the tribe of Judah, which shows leadership, a strong personality, and an apostolic attitude. These are the character traits of being an out-in-front leader. They are bold and assertive.

46 Hydra

Leo’s first decan, Hydra, is located directly under the lion’s feet. (One of Leo’s dominant stars is Regulus, whose name means “the treading under foot,” so named because Leo’s paws are directly over Hydra’s head.) Hydra is a huge water serpent, which biblically represents Satan and his kingdom of darkness.

The sea serpent’s extreme length represents the time evil has existed upon Earth, as it twists beneath the ecliptic path. The depiction of it passing through Virgo and into Libra shows the devil’s intent to first seize and kill the virgin’s baby and, if that failed, to then go after the grown redeemer (Libra). Fortunately, the complete story that was in God’s foreknowledge was written in the heavens so we can see Leo ready to pounce on the prey beneath his feet. It is evident that the lion will violently tear the serpent to pieces and devour it.

47 Crater

Leo’s second decan is Crater, the cup of wrath and vengeance. This is typically illustrated as a pitcher or urn firmly attached to Hydra, the accursed sea serpent, signifying the outpouring of wrath upon the serpent and evil.

There are two cups of the Lord: the cup of communion and the cup of His wrath. The communion (common union) cup is filled with love, forgiveness, and obedience. In contrast, the cup of His wrath symbolizes God’s severe punishment upon those who have filled themselves up with rebellion, selfishness, and disobedience. Both Old and New Testament prophets warned people of this second cup. 

48 Corvus

Leo’s third decan is Corvus, the avenging raven. What is typically pictured as a raven should probably be depicted as a vulture, since it is feasting upon the carcass of Hydra, the accursed serpent. This is symbolic of the ultimate retribution that is prophesied in numerous biblical accounts—in both the Old and New Testaments—of judgment on wickedness, including those who commit it. Vultures will eat anything, but they prefer a decaying carcass, often doing ritualistic dances around it, as if to defy the creature even after death. Although the Bible calls them eagles, there is a distinction between eagles and vultures—and in this case, they are vultures.

This constellation portrays death, reprisal, and insult—seen biblically in David’s prophecy to Goliath that he would chop off his head and feed the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds. This is similar to the promised doom of the mighty sons of evil (Belial), as prophesied in the book of Revelation (and Enoch 1). Corvus shows a hatred of evil and an ultimate reprisal and vindication against it. This is victory with insult thrown on top, especially after total decimation and destruction.

The Scriptures speak of wicked men who will be eaten and desecrated, where they are often called children of the devil or sons or daughters of Belial. Corvus, the avenging vulture, shows the fate promised to them all the way from the apocryphal book of Enoch chapter 1 to the last book in the Bible, Revelation. The biblical book of Jude echoes the same theme: the bad guys will not get away with it; they will pay in the end!

There is a function within spiritual warfare to battle these wicked people and pronounce judgment on them. Elijah did this, and so did Jehu and John the Baptist. Certainly Jesus of Nazareth, along with Stephen from Acts, and a host of other prophets (in both the Old and New Testaments) come to mind as well. The commonality is a love for the Lord and His kingdom and the corresponding hatred for His enemy and the evil kingdom, along with a determination to pay whatever price is necessary for the victory. The willingness to suffer martyrdom will not be an uncommon trait in these fearless warriors, if the meaning of Corvus is understood and lived out. This messianic virtue should not be stifled.

Leo is the last ecliptic constellation, and Corvus is Leo’s last decan. Corvus could be the most ferocious of all the celestial warriors, in that the others, such as Hercules, Perseus, and Orion, are merely holding the heads of the enemy—but Corvus is actually eating the enemy’s flesh! Corvus shows a faithfulness to vindicate evil upon those who have practiced evil.