I missed this while I was away this summer:
CNN, July 1, 2015:
Tuesday night, Jupiter and Venus will culminate a month-long dance with what astronomers say will be a dazzling display, appearing just a fraction of a degree apart from one another in the night sky — a show that some astronomers say could account for the “Star of Bethlehem” mentioned in the Bible.
“To the eye they’ll look like a double star,” Sky & Telescope editor Kelly Beatty said on the magazine’s website.
To see the lineup, look to the west-northwest shortly after sunset.
This isn’t a particularly rare event; such conjunctions are fairly frequent, thanks to how Earth and the two planets line up in the solar system, according to Sky & Telescope.
But the combination of how close the planets will appear — one-third of a degree — the viewing angle at many latitudes and the time of day make this a particularly special event that ranks “very highly” among conjunctions, Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan wrote on his website.
Although the planets will appear to draw near one another in August and again in October, the next such event to rival Tuesday night’s won’t happen until 2023, he said.”
This report was plastered all over the Internet in July, along with the “Shemitah” judgment on America.
But pay attention to the “wiggle-room” words in the article: “some astronomers says could.….”
Pay attention also to the admission – tucked away deep in the article- that this phenomenon is not uncommon and not extraordinary at all.
That’s also true of the much-hyped “blood- moons,” that, along with the “Shemitah” cycle, is being used to scare American Christians into going along with the various New World Order charades being enacted on the national and international stage.
Even more tellingly, the real Star of Bethlehem that heralded the birth of Jesus, was not simply a Jupiter-Venus conjunction.
The Jupiter-Venus conjunction was only one of many powerful and unusual astrological events that took place in the time before and after September 11, in 3 BC, when, by the preponderance of historical, astronomical, and prophetic evidence, Jesus was born.
[9/11 – ring a bell?]
Besides a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, there were also multiple conjunctions of Jupiter (the planet of kings) with Regulus (the star associated with rulership) in the constellation of Leo (the sign associated with the House of Judah). Every one of the planets were involved in some unusual event in the time around Christ’s birth.
The most revealing astrological evidence is actually already in the Biblical text, in the Book of Revelation.
Contrary to the belief of many Christians, Revelation is not solely a prophetic or forward-looking scripture.
It is a prophetic revelation.
Revelation indeed is the meaning of the word, apocalypse (which is the sub-title of the book).
And what is revealed is not only the future, but the past and the present as well.
In Revelation, the birth of Jesus is described in terms of the configuration of the stars (including the planets).
Here is the relevant passage, Rev. 12: 1:
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.”
At the time of the birth of Jesus in the month of September, the constellation of stars on the horizon would have been Virgo, a sign depicted as a young woman.
The sign of Virgo would have been the twelfth part of the zodiac in which the sun would have risen, hence the text says, “a woman clothed with the sun.”
The woman also has the “moon under her feet” and a crown of twelve stars to give us a more accurate picture of the exact configuration in the sky at the time of Jesus’ birth.
The arguments back and forth about the exact time and date are too many to include here, but there are multiple “signs in the skies,” of overwhelming aesthetic and spiritual significance.
In contrast, the relatively common “Jupiter-Venus” conjunction that took place at the end of June 2015 is very far from a return of the “Star of Bethlehem.”