The Biblical Meaning Of Zodiac Signs

Connecting the Astrology with Christianity

God created the stars, combined with the rest of our world, in the beginning, as mentioned in Genesis 1 . He created the 12 star signs to be prophetic images of that which was to come. Believe it or not, these signs tell the story of the Gospel, just since it is written in the Bible. You will find not be used as horoscopes to predict our own lives, but as a guide to salvation.

Genesis 1: 14 – And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heaves to separate the day from the night. And let them be signs and for seasons, and for days and years. Isaiah 40: 26 – Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? That he who brings out the starry host 1 by 1 and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of these is missing. Let’s take a closer look…

 

1 . Virgo – The Virgin

Virgo is pictured as a woman with a branch in her right hand plus some ears of corn in her left hand. Virgo in Hebrew is Bethulah which means, a virgin. In Greek, Virgo is Parthenos, this means the maid of virgin pureness. Jesus, also called Immanuel, was created to a virgin. There is no other invest the history of mankind where this supernatural birth has happened.

Biblical references:

Matthew 1: 23 – Behold, the virgin will be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God around us
Isaiah 11: 1, 2 – There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of god, the father shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and worries of the Lord.

 

2. Libra – The Scales

Libra is pictured as the depiction of a set of scales. In Hebrew, Libra is called, Monzanaim, meaning, the Scales, weighing. Its present name in Latin means, weighing. In Greek mythology, Libra represented the balances of Astraea, the Goddess of Justice, which weighs the lives of mortal men. non-e of us is ideal, and we have no chance of tipping the scales.

Bible references:

John 5: 24 – That all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does perhaps not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Matthew 7: 2 – For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measure to you.

 

3. Scorpio – The Scorpion

Scorpio represents a scorpion that stings its enemy. The decan Serpernts means serpent or snake. The decan Ophiuchus means the serpent-holder, or one who commands the snake. The decan Hercules conquered many evils like the Nemean lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Ceryneian Hind, and the Erymanthian Boar. These symbols tie in with Genesis 3, in which Satan takes the form of a snake, and fights God. God will take some hits, but in the end He’ll be victorious over Satan.

References:

Genesis 3: 15 – I will put enmity between you and the woman, and in the middle of your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you also shall bruise his heel.
Romans 16: 20 – The God of peace will soon crush Satan under the feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

 

4. Sagittarious – The Archer

Sagittarius is a figure of a centaur, a creature that’s a man from the waist up, and a horse from the waist down. In astrology, Sagittarius is associated with learning, foreign topics and yes, even religious studies. He is always holding a bow and arrow. In the Bible, Jesus is both the rider and the white horse itself. That he brings salvation to people, and will conquer Satan.

References:

Revelation 6: 2 – And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its own rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and that he came out conquering, also to conquer.
Romans 5: 6 – For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

5. Capricorn – The Sea Or Horned Goat

The picture of Capricorn is shown as a fallen or dying goat with the tail of a fish. Ergo, Capricorn is half-goat, half-fish. One leg of the goat is under the human body and the other leg is powerless to lift the body up. The tail of the fish appears to be healthy and filled with life. Also called the Sea-goat or the Horned-goat. In Latin means, goat and atonement.

References:

Exodus 19: 4 – You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
Leviticus 9: 15 – Then he presented the people’s offering and took the goat of the sin offering that was for the people and killed it and offered it as a sin offering, just like the first one.

 

6. Aquarius – The Water Bearer.

Aquarius is a symbol of a man pouring water out of an urn. In John, Jesus says that whoever believes in Him will have spiritual water flowing out of their body.
In astrology, he represents friendships, partnerships and also innovation. He’s a bit radical and ruled by Uranus, breaks people from old ways of doing things.

Ref:

Isaiah 44: 3 – For I’ll pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
John 7: 37-38 – On the last day of the feast, the fantastic day, Jesus stood up and cried, If anyone thirsts, let him arrived at me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

 

7. Pisces – The Fishes

The myth behind this sign is that Venus and Cupid were on the banks of the Euphrates, when a giant monster named Cetus appeared. To save themselves, they dived in to the river, and became fishes. The figure of Pisces includes these two large fishes, one headed to the North Pole, and the other headed towards the Sun. Consequently , this figure is associated with evil, captivity, and hiding from the enemy. In the Old Testament, these fishes can represent Israel and Judah. Israel was captured by the Assyrians, and Judah was captured by the Babylonians. In the New Testament, both fishes can represent the Church and the Overcomers.

Ref:

Matthew 4: 19 – And he thought to them, Follow me, and I will cause you to fishers of men.
John 21: 6 – He believed to them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some. So they cast it, and now they were unable to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.

 

8. Aries – The Ram

The figure depicted in Aries is that of a vigorous ram or lamb. In Hebrew, Aries is called, Taleh and means, the Lamb. Aries identifies the Lamb of God. In the Old Testament if regulations was broken, a worthy lamb sacrafice had to be presented to God.

If we break a law and are convicted, we pay the consequences of our actions. Exactly the same rule applies whenever we sin. But this isn’t how it is with God, who offers us a substitute to take the rap. In the Old Testament, The Lord provided a ram for Abraham to offer as a sacrifice. Later God provided His son, Jesus the Christ, who paid with His own life so that – if we accept Him and the terms we don’t have to purchase our own sin.

Ref:

Ephesians 6: 14-17 – Stand therefore , having fastened on the belt of truth, and having placed on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. […] and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Revelation 19: 7 – Let’s rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready.

 

9. Taurus – The Bull

Taurus is a figure of an ox or bull. It includes the star Pleiades, which is actually a cluster of seven stars. 70 bulls were sacrificed at the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles is symbolic of age Tabernacles, in which Christ will come again and rule for 1, 000 years. Taurus in astrology is approximately being stubborn but additionally sensuality. Taurus is ruled by Venus and teaches man about beauty within nature.

Biblical references:

Amos 5: 8 – That he who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens your day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them from the surface of the earth, god, the father is his name.
Chronicles 29: 32 – The number of the burnt offerings that the assembly brought was 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs; each one of these were for a burnt offering to the Lord.

 

10. Gemini – The Twins

Gemini is an image of two figures, one holding a club, and another holding a harp in one hand, and a bow and arrow in one other. The Latins called them Castor and Pollux as observed in Acts. The Greeks called them Apollo and Hercules. The Egyptians pictures them as a man and a woman. A man and a woman best match the other constellations. This matches the union of Jesus and the Church, that is the Bride of Christ. This is noticed in Ephesians. Marriage between a man and a female is meant to teach us about the more spiritual marriage between Christ and the Church. A true marriage should bring a couple closer to God and make them more holy.

Ref:

Ephesians 5: 32 – This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.
Matthew 22: 1-3 – And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: The kingdom of heaven is like a particular king who arranged a marriage for his son, and delivered his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage; and they were not ready to come.

 

11. Cancer, the Crab

A crab encircles and protects. This is a metaphor for marriage where we allow ourselves to protect an individual or family that we love.
In astrology, Cancer is about undying love and the respect a person has for authority. The ancient Egyptians pictured Cancer as a beetle or perhaps a scarab. However , a crab fits better with all the other cultures as well as the star meanings. A crab encircles and protects. This mirrors the purpose of marriage, which is meant to develop a safe haven where love can be exchanged freely, without conditions; unconditional love.

References:

Psalm 91: 1 – He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Matthew 25: 31 – Once the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will take a seat on the throne of His glory.

 

12. Leo – The Lion

Leo images a charging lion whose mighty paws happen to be in the action of running over the head of Hydra, the serpent. The Hebrew name of this sign is Arieh, which means the Lion. The Arabic name is Al Asad, meaning a lion coming vehemently.

Ref:

Genesis 49: 9-10 – Judah is really a lion’s cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stopped down; he crouched as a lion and as a lioness; who dares rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and also to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Psalm 91: 13 – You’ll tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

 

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