In my past blog article and YouTube postings, I have pointed out that the planets Jupiter and Mercury are simultaneously retrograding, proclaiming the importance of the great celestial sign as foretold in Revelation 12:1 and 2. Now I have even more evidence to add to this—Saturn has also been retrograding during the same time frame and comes into conjunction with a star of great significance. Wait until you see what it has been circling and what it means.
Saturn changes constellations about every two years and has been ever so slowly retrograding around the left foot of the constellation Ophiuchus with the main constellation of Scorpio. The retrograde began on March 26, 2017 and terminated on August 28, 2017. The circle Saturn drew on the ecliptic path was relative to the star Saiph.
“Ophiuchus” is a Greek name that means “serpent holder,” which shows the aggressiveness of this symbol that represents Messiah. It’s depicted as one of heaven’s “giants” wrestling a snake and stomping a scorpion, then being stung by the scorpion and bruised in the process. Jesus of Nazareth referred to the truth of this constellation in Luke 10:19.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
The star that Saturn has been pointing out in its retrograde is the one on the left (from our perspective) in Ophiuchus’ heel. This star has the Hebrew name Saiph, which means “bruised,” and it is same word that it is used in Genesis 3:15.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. Genesis 3:15
Genesis 3:15 prophesies that the seed of the woman, the Messiah, would crush the head of the serpent’s seed, bruising His heel in the process.
In my previous blog on the conjunctions and retrogrades of Jupiter and Mercury, I made a big deal about conjunctions and the dates they occurred. During the five-month period of time that Saturn retrograded around Ophiuchus’ left foot, there is no doubt that it also came into conjunction three times with Saiph, although Saturn’s movement is so slow that it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact dates. However, the fact that it repeated this conjunction three times is what brings so much significance to the message it was announcing—“I am coming to crush Satan under My foot. I am coming to fulfill Genesis 3:15. I will put down all rebellion and disobedience.”
Out of all the planets in our solar system, Saturn’s name and meaning has probably been the most distorted and misunderstood. Perhaps because its name resembles “Satan” in English, it has received a bad reputation; but hopefully, the following explanation will help redeem it. Although Saturn is the name of the Roman god of agriculture, plenty, and harvest, the more plausible etymological explanation is that it came from the Hebrew name, shabatti, where the Hebrew word “sabbath” also came from, meaning “seventh” or “sanctified.” In scriptural numerology, “7” means “perfect,” “complete,” or “mature.” This understanding of Saturn’s name represents completeness and maturity, rather than Satan and the picture of the devil dressed in a red suit. With that in mind, Saturn could represent the complete and finished works of the Messiah; and its retrograde around Saiph, the bruised, begins to make sense.
Saturn’s retrograde shows the Messiah’s complete and finalized work as He throws down Satan and his minions. The circle that Saturn has been drawing around Ophiuchus’ foot has been declaring the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15. It says, “I am coming to finish my work. I am coming to crush the head of Satan and to throw him out of heaven.”
This parallels the message of Revelation 12:7ff and its prophecy of a war in heaven waged by Michael and his angels against Satan and his angels. The message of Saturn’s retrograde in Ophiuchus’ foot is this: Satan will be cast down, which will transfer the war in heaven to Earth and bring to pass the next section of Revelation 12.
Note: Even if we attribute satanic characteristics to Saturn, it was still retrograding around, or under, the foot of Ophiuchus, so the meaning would be the same—Satan is cast down and is underfoot.
Remember that three retrogrades were occurring simultaneously in the heavens during the solar eclipse of August 21st. One of the ways to interpret the significance of an eclipse is to search out the darkness around it during its totality to see what is being declared. Jupiter, the king planet was retrograding around Spica, saying “The kingdom of heaven is coming to Earth.” (It could have also been saying that the bride is going to the wedding chamber in heaven.) Meanwhile Mercury, the messenger, was circling Regulus, proclaiming, “The King is coming and a new sheriff is coming to town!” And Saturn, the finisher of faith was saying, “I will throw down the thief and claim my kingdom.” In the mouth of two or three witnesses let every truth be established. These are not the words of a hit-or-miss human prophet—these are the celestial witnesses that are the true messengers, foreordained by God to announce these times of the coming of the Lord.
These are strong words. But for those who are looking for the Lord and the promise of His coming, they are words of comfort and hope. On the other hand, to the foolish, unprepared virgins (Matthew 25:1ff), it is a time for some last-minute preparations before they are forced to face the dire consequences.
I believe that the signs in Revelation 12:1 and 2, as well as verses 3 and 4, are heavenly warnings of what is to take place shortly on Earth. I can see the possibility of the bride being taken, because Revelation 12:17 indicates that there will be some believers left. (The rest of Revelation 13 and 14 also chronicles some of that action.) It is not a place where you want to be. Yet, can you imagine the witness to the world if the bride of Christ were taken off the Earth? It could quite possibly evoke rage and envy from Israel and hatred from the rest of the world. What a witness it would be for those who are saved but will need to go through more tribulation to be purified.
We can play a lot of “what if” games but that does not alter reality. The will of God, which He planned a long time ago, is coming to pass on Earth; and He is, and has been, announcing it in the heavens.
Jupiter, the king planet said it, Mercury the messenger confirms it, and Saturn, the final word, establishes it. The King is coming, and He will cast down Satan.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.