Despite the confusion over the constellations among the worldly, the good Hebrew scholars have always known that the Mazzaroth actually shows God's Planned Time Table for Mankind and the work of the Messiah. What!!! Well, let us unravel this mystery a bit more and you will clearly see God's Plan for the Time Periods of the Messiah--and HIS grand design of the Whole Universe!
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's sake?
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 (Scorpian--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. SAGITTARIUS (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 (Waterbearer--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 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!