This March 2017 Christological Astronomy Update will first cover some necessary business items, but then we will get into the meat of the matter—the significant celestial event of this coming fall. Every aspiring magi needs to be aware of what will be happening in the heavens in just a few months and to understand its potential relevance. ~Dr. Dale
Christological Astronomy YouTube Channel
Our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClX29EzP-87tNyD9a3XUgnA is up and running for those seeking increased knowledge and understanding of Christological astronomy (CA). We have decided for now to make it accessible to anyone around the globe who wants to study this exciting field. The channel includes an introductory CA video clip that can help people access and understand their profiles and a foundational CA class on interpreting celestial profiles. With this knowledge, you can learn how to do Christological profiles—your own and as many others as needed. (I am also in the process of putting a book together so that people can do their profiles without the help of a computer.) Other videos on this site include advanced teachings that delve into the deeper studies of decans.
In order to officially name our channel we need at least 500 subscribers, so please register and invite all your “stellar” friends to register too! Advertise us by displaying our link on your social media sites and share it with those in your spheres of influence. A lot of hours of hard work have gone into this effort to help people around the world, so please check it out and sign up so that we can establish an official name for the site. We believe it could be an influential tool to reach the millennials and the younger generations with a knowledge of the glory of God.
Again, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClX29EzP-87tNyD9a3XUgnA is the current link.
New YouTube Class on the Decans
The new class on decans is an exciting study into the deeper meanings of the minor constellations. Each major constellation of the Mazzaroth has three minor amplifiers (associated constellations called “decans”) that give it greater meaning and significance. This class is on how to Christologically interpret these decans and apply those interpretations in a practical way to live like the Messiah here on earth. The information on these 36 minor constellations is a major portion of Level 3 on astronomy.lmci.org and is now required knowledge for certification as a facilitator. (The facilitator’s training has been recently updated to include this class, and a new e-book will soon be posted at LMCI.org.)
Christological Astronomy Website
Our Christological Astronomy website at http://astronomy.lmci.org is an amazing witnessing tool. Please check it out and register to get a password so that you can do profiles for yourself and others. We are still working toward the app, but until then, you can save this link and the YouTube channel link on your phone or tablet and use either or both when you are witnessing to people. Our astronomy program is being touted in astronomical circles as a great addition to the field and a resource for many researchers. We also want to get more astrologers to look at it so they can have the necessary instruction to correct the common dating errors of traditional astrology. Our goal is to introduce astrologers to the true Astrologos in the process.
Revelation 12:1 and 2—“The Meat of the Matter” (Part 1)
We are privileged to be living during this time when the heavens are announcing the Lord’s coming! I have been tracking these announcements for over 20 years and am excited to see how the signs are increasing in their intensity and impact. According to computer projections, we are heading toward a big crescendo during the Jewish fall feasts this year, with a major sign occurring on September 23rd—just a few months away!
Note: See http://drdaleblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/celestial-fulfillment-of-revelation-121.html for my blog posting that deals specifically with the celestial fulfillment of Revelation 12:1 and 2. In that posting, I promised a follow-up on verses 3 and 4, which you will find a portion of at the end of this posting.
The understanding of what will occur this fall is progressive as the research deepens and details keep pouring in. We can speculate on some possible meanings, but textually, Revelation 12:1 and 2 must happen simultaneously with verses 3 and 4. When this happens, the war in heaven will be triggered.
According to astronomical research, this particular celestial arrangement has never occurred during mankind’s history and will not likely happen again according to the longest computer projections. However, there was a similar occurrence on August 5, 3915 bc which may have been the pattern of this prophecy’s fulfillment. (See an amazing revelation about this on a YouTube channel called “September 23, 2017—Part 1: The Revelation 12 Sign – Unlocking Daniel’s Sealed Prophecies,” which is part of a series entitled “God’s Roadmap to the End.”)
Chapter 12 is a major marker in the book of Revelation and, hence, it is a major tribulation prophecy. Exactly what will happen and what the message in the heavens is telling us is open for discussion, but that it is going to happen is not. God made this “clock” in the heavens and it really is the only accurate timepiece we have. It is absolute, and God has told us that the alarm will go off this fall.
This is biblical prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes.
The arrangement of the Sun, Moon, and planets on September 23, 2017 seems so accurately described in these verses that it is basically impossible for this to not be their prophetic fulfillment. It appears that John the Apostle was transported into the future during the end days and shown this celestial configuration. Although it is exciting to see the fulfillment of this, there are obviously some cautions that go along with it since it is plausible that it will be the beginning of the Great Tribulation. I challenge you to read Revelation 12 and 13 and see for yourself that when this is lined up with the computer projections for this fall, it certainly appears that it is about to happen. Daniel prophesied about increased knowledge in the end days, and the current knowledge of astronomy gained from computer projections could be a fulfillment of that prophecy, opening the doors of awareness of an even greater prophecy. These are sobering thoughts. God have mercy on us all.
Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) will occur on either the 22nd or 23rd of September this year, and the heavens will fit the description of Revelation 12:1 and 2.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. ~Revelation 12:1–2
The Sun will be located in the middle of the woman (Virgo) and the Moon will be under her feet. This happens every Rosh Hashanah, but the difference this year is that the remainder of verses 1 and 2 is also fulfilled. The remainder of verse 1 speaks of a garland of 12 stars on her head, and this will be resembled in the heavens as a string of pearls backwards from Virgo’s head that connects the major planets of Mercury, Venus, and Mars (which would appear as stars) to the 9 major stars of Leo, plus.
Throughout this arrangement, Jupiter (known as the King planet) is fulfilling verse 2 as it retrogrades in Virgo’s midsection, depicting the birth of her child. It will descend down the birth canal on September 23rd, 2017, which just “happens” to be the Feast of Trumpets that announces the coming of the King. This cannot be wrong.
Many of us have long suspected that Jupiter (Hebrew Tsedeq) is the King Star of Matthew 2. The fact that it will be retrograding around Virgo’s star Al Zemach at this time, makes it clear that it is. (See also http://drdaleblog.blogspot.com postings from June 16 and July 15, 2015.)
Another sign that could be pointing toward a culmination occurred on December 23, 2016, when an anti-settlement resolution was passed by the United Nations Security Council, nullifying the legality of any Jewish settlement built in Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem where the Temple Mount is located. Although the resolution does not specify this, some are interpreting this to be delegitimizing the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall as Israeli territory. What’s interesting is that the celestial event of September 23, 2017 will occur nine months to the day of the signing of this anti-Israel resolution. (Read the full text of this resolution at http://www.timesofisrael.com/full-text-of-unsc-resolution-approved-dec-23-demanding-israel-stop-all-settlement-activity/.)
Historically, since the 1917 Balfour Declaration and the Six-Day War of 1967, we now are facing the possibility of a Jubilee fulfillment, with this one potentially being the 120th.
As for celestial indicators this year, there was a recent comet siting during a lunar eclipse in February (2017), and there is going to be a solar eclipse exactly one month before the target of September 23, 2017. In the following subsection, I will give a short Christological interpretation of the comet’s message and then one on the solar eclipse that will take place in August. The heavens are heralding the coming of the King and the casting down of Satan.
Comet 45P, also known as the Honda or New Year’s Comet, became visible (with binoculars) sometime during December and remained that way through the early part of March. (It becomes visible about every 5.25 years.) In December it was spotted in the constellation of Hercules and was tracked through Corona (the Crown) in January and February. In early March, it disappeared from view in the constellation of Boötes.
Christologically, Comet 45P’s course broadcasted the same message that the celestial alignment of Revelation 12 will display in September: Satan is being cast down! Hercules will be in a central position in the sky with his foot on the head of the constellation Drago, the dragon (or serpent), representing Messiah the serpent crusher (Revelation 12:7ff). When Comet 45P left Hercules, it traveled through the constellation of Corona, depicting the serpent’s effort to remove the crown; however, it was subdued by the twin giant of the heavens, Ophiuchus. Corona represents the crown of life promised to Christ followers who stand fast so that no man can take their crown (Revelation 2:10). Comet 45P ended up in Boötes (the Lord coming to reap the harvest) before disappearing from view (Revelation 14:14ff).
The twofold definitive statement is that the judgment of Yeshua is coming upon the devil (by casting down the serpent) and He is coming to gather His people (Revelation 12:7–9). This doesn’t mean it will happen on that very day (September 23, 2017); however, it should come to pass very soon.
The Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
One month before the forecasted date of the fulfillment of Revelation 12:1 and 2, a solar eclipse will occur, appearing mainly over the United States. (Incidentally, at that time Vicki and I will be in Casper, Wyoming, one of the best viewing sites, where I have been invited to speak on the Christology of this event.) The world will go bonkers over this eclipse with most of them not even realizing the significant location of it. In the Stellarium depiction below, we can see where it will occur.
The moon is eclipsing the Sun in direct relationship to the star Regulus in the constellation of Leo. Leo Christologically represents the Lion of the Tribe of Judah—the Messiah. Many will observe this sign plastered in the heavens that is announcing the coming of the Lord, yet “seeing they may see and not perceive” (Mark 4:12 NKJV).
There will be thousands traveling to Casper, Wyoming to view this eclipse and partake in the “Wyoming Eclipse Festival 2017.” I wonder if it will draw serious Sun worshipers or those simply looking to party. Either way, pray for open doors of utterance to open blind eyes. It will be a big deal, and there will be heavy media coverage, yet I doubt anyone will mention the fact that it is occurring in Leo in direct conjunction with the star Regulus (the King star)—or that it’s happening exactly one lunar month before September 23rd. An additional factor that makes this eclipse in August so compelling is that both the Sun and moon will be in conjunction with Regulus. This shows the coming of the Lord in judgment, as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
During a total solar eclipse, the Sun’s light is blocked out, making other celestial bodies visible, almost as if it were nighttime. It can be compared to a theatrical performance when the house lights are dimmed so the audience can focus on the stage and its players. When the main light is blocked on August 18, Jupiter will be plainly visible in Virgo during its retrograde in the womb; and all this points to the coming of the King.
Revelation 12:3 and 4—“The Meat of the Matter” (Part 2)
To the best of my knowledge, the signs in the heavens have been pointing to two things since 1996—the coming of the Lord and the casting down of Satan. The celestial alignment of September 2017 is broadcasting this two-fold message. Revelation 12:1 and 2 show the Lord’s coming and verses 3 and 4 show Satan being cast down while in the midst of trying to prevent His coming.
For years, I’ve tried to understand the imagery in Revelation 12, and now I believe it has been profiling the first and second comings of the Lord. We cannot separate verses 1 and 2 from 3 and 4 because they are simultaneous events. The red dragon in verse 3 is positioning himself to devour the child as soon as it’s born.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. ~Revelation 12:3–4
Make no mistake, what is being displayed in the heavens is a scene of impending violence. It seems as though chapter 12 is heaven’s picture of what is happening on earth in chapter 13. When the dragon is cast down, he comes to the earth and empowers the beast (Revelation 13:2).
Verses 1 and 2, as far as I understand, have a mutually inclusive event that is further enhanced in verses 3 and 4 with the entrance of the red dragon. The dragon appears to devour the Child (represented by Jupiter), indicating a celestial phenomenon at that moment in time. The spiritual implication is that Satan will be thrown down to earth, potentially beginning the Great Tribulation. From the subsequent chapters in Revelation, the story line bears witness to what the heavens were prophesying in verses 1–4 of chapter 12—Satan is soon to be cast down to earth, triggering the Great Tribulation!
Regardless of how this is interpreted, it still indicates that the red dragon will show up simultaneously with the woman about to bear her child. This will signal the war in heaven between Michael and his angels and the dragon and his angels, resulting in the dragon, Satan, being cast to the earth.
Lastly, I want to exhort you with a scripture that is so relevant today, the ink may still be wet, even though it was written almost 2,000 years ago.
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time. ~Revelation 12:12
This is where the rubber meets the road and our traditional doctrine will be challenged, because the obvious outcome of this will be great tribulation. Interestingly, this verse is telling the heavens and those who dwell in them to rejoice, which indicates a gathering of people in the heavens. To me, this could be interpreted as the Bride of Christ being caught away, leaving the rest of the Body of Christ on the earth to be purged during the Great Tribulation. This is one way to interpret what these celestial events are signaling.
This phenomenon may quite possibly include an unidentified celestial object (UCO) appearing somewhere in the vicinity of Jupiter, or perhaps under Virgo’s feet. From reports we’ve already been receiving, this could be Planet X’s (Nibiru’s) earthly debut. The description of the red dragon in verses 3 and 4 lines up with the description of a celestial phenomenon in Chinese astronomy that occurred around 1628 bc.1 Gil Broussard also documents a siting recorded by Chinese astronomers dating back to ad 1054.2
I have long believed and voiced that the Great Tribulation would be accompanied by, if not caused by, celestial anomalies. It is obvious when you read a prophecy about a mountain falling into the sea that it is referring to something falling from the heavens, i.e., an asteroid the size of a mountain (Revelation 9:1).
Revelation 12:1–4 speaks of two separate celestial events, but I believe they will happen simultaneously this fall. The context shows us that this will begin hell on earth because of Satan being cast down. The verses later on in chapter 12 about overcoming him suddenly become relevant.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. ~Revelation 12:11
It is also fitting to acknowledge that the Lord may be coming for His bride and that she is taken out of the tribulation and then comes again with Him in glory. There are lots of things to consider from piecing together both the heavenly and written Scriptures.
I believe these are the most exciting times to be alive ever. Believing (or not believing) in the rapture will not make it happen (nor stop it from happening). The Bible declares that Jesus will choose a bride, and it appears that the only thing within our control is making the decision to seek the Lord and be holy. So let’s do what Matthew 25:1–13 exhorts us to do and trim our lamps and be ready for the coming of our Bridegroom.
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. ~Luke 21:28
In our present culture of heated political debates, let me say this—our hope is in Jesus, not political allies or in any earthly powers, nor is it in our own physical strength.
As I said earlier, research continues to pour in on this upcoming event at lightning speed. As I am able to evaluate and disseminate it, I will update you and also go further into the subsequent chapters of the book of Revelation.
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” ~Revelation 22:17
1. Greg Jenner, “Planet X and the Kolbrin Bible Collection,” online article, accessed March 16, 2017, http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/hercolobus/kolbrin_08.htm. Jenner states the following in his article:
From James Legge’s book The Sacred Books of China (1879), he cites an ancient story of a corrupt tyrant named King Chieh who just so happened to be the last King of the Xia Dynasty. During the Xia/Shang dynasty transition, King Chieh was defeated by King T’ang, and according to my research, the transition period could have included 1628 BC - the time Typhone (the celestial Beast) was seen overhead.
The Sacred Books of China
“…the king of Xia [Chieh] extinguished his virtue, and played the tyrant ... The way of heaven is to bless the good and make the bad miserable. It sent down calamities on [the dynasty of] Xia, to make manifest his guilt ...”
During King Chieh’s defeat, the ancient Chinese text refers to “bright terrors,” “sending calamities” and the bitter weed “wormwood”.
To me, these quotes indicate King Chieh quite possibly could have seen the celestial Beast in the skies at the time of his defeat (along with King Typhon’s observation in a totally different region of the world).