We are living in an exciting time of potential fulfillment of biblical prophecy! A correspondence in time plus an array of heavenly happenings are converging to point to the second coming of Messiah. Retrogrades of Mars and Jupiter in the womb of Virgo exactly 1260 days apart scream of prophetic fulfillment. Who is watching?
There are exactly 1260 days between the first of the 2014/2015 tetrad eclipses (April 14, 2014) and the coming celestial event of September 23, 2017, the possible fulfillment of Revelation 12:1 and 2. Some “stellar fellows” have suggested that this period may correspond with the first three-and-a-half years of the Great Tribulation. Although that doesn’t appear to be the case, it still can’t help but arrest our attention that the length of time is the same. Besides this happenstance, there appears to be celestial evidence of Messiah’s coming in both the Mars retrograde of April 2014 (during the first lunar eclipse) and the Jupiter retrograde that is presently occurring (from May–September 2017). The one that is happening right now is encircling Virgo’s womb area, just as the one in April 2014 did. This prophetically speaks of a birth, or coming, of Messiah as the Warrior and as the King.
A retrograde is actually an optical illusion that occurs when you look at the background of an object moving in the same direction as you overtake it at a faster speed. Looking at the background behind the object being passed by makes it appears the item is moving backwards for a short time but then begins to move forward again (according to the background). As we watch a planet doing this, over time, it appears to be slowly drawing a circle in the sky. This is called a retrograde.
What the planet encircles, as well as the timing of it, signifies the importance of the event and the message. Reading retrogrades is a great (and little known) key to interpreting the heavens.
The astounding fact that I am reporting is that both the Mars and the Jupiter retrogrades occurred in the identical place in the heavens—encircling the womb of Virgo. The following two screen shots from Stellarium document this.
What is This Saying?
It’s rare that two planets would retrograde in the same location at any time, much less at such a pivotal time in history and within the prophetic time of 1260 days. This is truly a wonder and sign in the heavens that could quite possibly indicate that the Messiah is coming soon and that the kingdom of heaven is about to be birthed on Earth. Both planets in these retrogrades are Christological representations of Jesus—Mars represents Him as the warrior who defeats Satan; and Jupiter is the King planet that declares the coming of the King. We are way past “coincidence” in the celestial anomalies that are continuing to occur—I believe we are fully into the announcement of Messiah’s second coming.
Mars the Warrior
Mars’ Hebrew name is Madim, which means “the red one.” Christologically, this represents the color of blood and, hence, warfare. Christ the Warrior will certainly be seen in His second coming as Lord of hosts and head of God’s army (Revelation 19:11–15). The Mars retrograde testified in living color at the 2014 spring feast of Passover during the blood moon eclipse that the warrior was on His way. I remember seeing it vividly, especially as the moon grew darker. In plain sight, Madim was saying, “the warrior is coming soon and He will throw down Satan and bring peace and order to the world.”
Stargazers and sky watchers have been dazzled by the tetrad eclipses of the last few years, and I’m sure the total solar eclipse this August will dazzle us as well—but who takes notice of where in the heavens they happen? During the first lunar eclipse of the four tetrads when the moon darkened and turned to blood, Mars was encircling the star Spica in a position relative to Virgo’s womb. This said, “I am coming again to fight for my people and to throw down Satan.” (This is prophesied in Revelation 12 where there is war in heaven.)
Make no mistake—when the Lord returns, He will not be looking to negotiate. And every knee will bow.
Jupiter the King
Jupiter’s Hebrew name is Tsedeq and it means “the King of righteousness.” The largest of all the planets in our solar system, Jupiter is named after the head god of the Roman pantheon where he is referenced as “King of the gods.” (He is the equivalent of Zeus, the “King of the gods” in Greek mythology.) The planet Jupitier, or Tsedeq, is the likely candidate for the star (“His star”) that the wise men followed to the location of the young child Yeshua in Nazareth.
Note: Since we haven’t crucified any sacred cows lately, we may as well throw one in here: Jesus was in Nazareth when the wise men found Him. What the magi referred to as “His star” has been erroneously referenced as “the star of Bethlehem” for ages, although Jesus was actually in Nazareth when the wise men came. Luke 2:39 says that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus went back to Nazareth immediately after they fulfilled the law at the birth. The wise men followed Jupiter to Nazareth over a year later. The more appropriate name would be the Star of Nazareth.
Jupiter was retrograding around the star Regulus at the first birth of Messiah, and it is presently retrograding around Spica in the womb of Virgo announcing the King is coming again.
Even though it doesn’t appear as if we are living in the first three-and-a-half years of the Great Tribulation, it still seems more than coincidental that it is exactly 1260 days between the Mars retrograde of April 2014 and the celestial event due to occur on September 23, 2017. On that date, Jupiter will be retrograding in the same place, which appears to be a fulfillment of Revelation 12:1 and 2. The timing of these two similar retrogrades by two planets that represent Jesus certainly seems to be announcing the coming of Yeshua the Warrior and Yeshua the King. (Could this possibly mean He will actually set foot on Mt. Olivet in the next 1260-day period?)
I have been watching the heavens faithfully for over 20 years and believe that all the signs are pointing to the second coming of the Messiah. All these signs have concurred on two strong messages—Satan will be cast down and the King will come! That is exactly the message of these two retrogrades in the womb of Virgo, occurring exactly 1260 days apart.
Christ the Warrior is coming and Christ the King is coming.
Trim your lamps and get ready. The Spirit and the bride say come. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.