As you have guessed from a previous blog post “February 13th ~ Hell's Birthday?” One of my favourite subjects is Biblical interpretations of the signs of the times as shown in the stars, Catholic interpretations to be precise.
My interest was fanned after reading Blessed Catherine Emmerich's (1774-1824) revelations concerning her visions of the Magi, the three wise kings from the East that recognised the prophesied star that would announce the coming of the Messiah, and following it, they arrived in Bethlehem, and presented Him with the gifts fit for the King of kings, gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Blessed Emmerich states that the Three Kings not only read the signs regarding the arrival of the Messiah, they could interpret the signs of the times in the stars, and in so doing knew everything happening in other kingdoms in far off lands. This gift was given to them by God, the same gift as given to their ancestor Job.
Yes, Blessed Emmerich revealed they descended from good, patient, tormented, faithful Job of the Old Testament, and if you notice, the Book of Job has numerous references to the stars and constellations. Blessed Emmerich also explained the patriarch Abraham was given the same ability: he could read salvation history in the stars, and hence, the gift was passed on from generation to generation on Job's side. Unfortunately, this gift became corrupted and devolved into star worship by the ancient Babylonians and Persians, but proper interpretation was preserved with the Three Kings due to God's grace Blessed Emmerich reveals. As we recall, the Book of Genesis states the stars where not just to tell the seasons, but were also given as 'signs' regarding when elements of the Eternal plan were unfolding.
The main point: if the Three Kings, Abraham and Job could read the signs of the times back then, including whole movements in the history of mankind in salvation history and not just the arrival of Christ, then it is logical to assume God simply did not stop using them as signs, for the salvation of mankind has not yet been brought to complete fruition, time still continues.
After discovering these revelations, I've been studying the stars and their significance, doing my research, that sort of thing, and NO, I'm not talking about astrology, that demonic art of trying to predict your own personal future, wealth and love-life by the planets, that's the occult. To read the stars as God intended, we must constantly ask ourselves, what is He trying to show us? Mostly warnings about humanity, and signs showing His plans for the world, that's the difference.
However, there are many elements in the sky that the Three Kings didn't know about back then, such as novae and supernovae. Yes, on very rare occasions a supernova could be seen with the naked eye, there are ancient records of such occurrences, but were they ever factored into the equation of reading the 'signs of the times' as practised by the Three Kings? Perhaps they were simply recognised as 'a new star' in their readings, but how would someone interpret a supernova sighting with Biblical texts nowadays?
Perhaps supernovae, if seen with the naked eye, were used to read the signs in the other constellations that didn't have visible planets. Most of the recognizable signs of the times are given in the Zodiac where the planets all travel, but there are so many other constellations that don't have moving planets, so in order to draw our attention to them, novae, supernovae (along with comets and other deep space objects) could now be be used in our own times to point out new warnings.
Yes, it's dangerous to try and interpret such discoveries for the simple reason you can be wrong, your intuition may be far off, and of course, you dread the “I don't want to look like an idiot” sort of thing, which a person could very well end up looking like if the interpretation doesn't pan out, but one nova in particular caught my attention in 2015 because of where it was discovered: the Triangulum constellation, the Trianulum Galaxy to be precise.
At first, the little triangular constellation next to Perseus doesn't seem like much, but when you realize that it is part of the ALPHA and the OMEGA of the Apocalypse, and that the nova was discovered on Christmas Day no less, the constellation doesn't seem quite so “little”.
First, how did I arrive at this imagery? Through the constellations of Taurus, Cassiopeia, and the Pleiades that surround Triangulum. As with all the constellations, you have to use your imagination to see the pictures that the simple stick lines are supposed to represent, but nevertheless, the Biblical image is unmistakeable as you can see from the screenshot I took from Stellarium with some colour-coding and notations added:
Taurus: head of the “Bull” constellation. The letter “ALPHA” in Greek originated from the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letter 'Aleph' which meant “ox” or “bull”. It was first written like the shape found in the constellation Taurus, an upside-down “Ɐ” or an “A” resting on its side , eventually, the Romans changed the letter to what we recognize today. Taurus is the “ALPHA”.
Cassiopeia: the 'wonky w' to the right also resembles the minuscule version of the Greek “OMEGA”, and no, I'm not making that up. The ancients recognised the similarity, so did the early Christians and Medieval scholars.
Often you will find a small 'w' in early Christian Alpha and Omega imagery instead of the upper case version of Omega, particularly with images of the “Chi Rho” of Emperor Constantine, evidence that they indeed recognised the Alpha and the Omega in the constellations. (Left Image: the "Chi Rho" of Constantine on a tomb. Right Image: Christ the Alpha and Omega from the Roman catacombs, 4th Century.)
The Pleiades, or “Seven Sisters” – yes, if Christ was seated in the Heavens at that spot and facing us, those seven stars would be in His right hand, exactly as shown in the Apocalypse.
Therefore, the TRIANGULUM must be the “sword” that proceeds from His mouth.
Of interest, we also find that the main contour of the constellation Perseus in the middle of the Alpha and the Omega mirrors the geographical outline of the Seven Churches in the order they are mentioned in the Book of the Apocalypse. They are located in what is now present-day western Turkey.
The Alpha and the Omega: The Beginning and the End
Now, we understand we should pay attention to the first Biblical passages of the Alpha and the Omega:
“Behold, he cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they also that pierced him. And all the tribes of the earth shall bewail themselves because of him. Even so. Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Apoc. 1: 7-8)
“And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two edged sword: and his face was as the sun shineth in his power. And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last, And alive, and was dead, and behold I am living for ever and ever, and have the keys of death and of hell. (Apoc. 1: 16-18) (Image: the Alpha and Omega by Matthias Gerung c. 1530)
Constellations are important in the Bible. St. John was exiled to the island of Patmos c. 68 AD according to the Douay-Rheims Bible, which also states it was c. 97 AD he had his spectacular visions. St. John said the Son of Man's 'face' was as 'the sun shineth in his power' meaning the sun was somewhere close to where the 'sword out of the mouth' would be, and also in Perseus, (the 'Seven Candlesticks') as the Son of Man stood in the midst of them. In Stellarium, we find the closest the sun travels to this figurative 'face' would be have been somewhere just between Taurus (The Alpha) and Triangulum (the Sword), which would also be in the midst of Perseus (the Candlesticks), which give us mid to late April. John says he had the vision on the “Lord's Day”, in Christianity, that means Sunday. He also heard a voice 'behind him' and had to turn around to see the vision behind him, not above him. Therefore the sun would have had to be low at the time, possibly rising or setting.
With this information, out of curiosity, if we key in the location of Patmos with the date April 16, 97 AD, which fell on a Sunday, placing the sun exactly in the figurative 'face', and turn towards the East of the rising sun, (6:00 AM) we find that the main contour of Perseus (the Seven Candles) lines up exactly in a rough mirror image with the geographical location of the Seven Churches of Asia in the order they are mentioned in the vision. (Image above.)
Connecting the Stellar Dots
First set of Constellation Dots: Old Testament 'Alpha and Omega'
The first details to capture my attention about the Alpha and the Omega were the connecting footnotes that the print version of the Douay-Rheims Bible contains, linking every New Testament passage to recurring references in the Old, this way the reader can discover prophecies unfolding through time in addition to the mystical links in the texts between the Old and New Testaments.
The first footnote regarding the Alpha and Omega in the Apocalypse sends the reader back to chapter 41 of the prophecies of Isaiah, and the following passages are:
“Who hath raised up the just one from the east, hath called him to follow him? He shall give the nations in his sight, and he shall rule over kings: he shall give them as the dust to his sword, as stubble driven by the wind, to his bow. He shall pursue them, he shall pass in peace, no path shall appear after his feet. Who hath wrought and done these things, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST. (Isaiah 41, 2-4) (i.e. a reference to the Alpha and Omega, the 'First and the Last')
Continuing with that same chapter in Isaiah, there is another interesting passage:
“I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come from the rising of the sun: he shall call upon my name, and he shall make princes to be as dirt, and as the potter treading clay.” (Isaiah 41, 25)
What is so amazing about these passages?
Personally, I cannot help but notice they seem to mirror the prophecies foretold about the coming of the Great Catholic Monarch who was predicted for centuries, in particular, through the prophecies of Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941) a French mystic and stigmatist that was approved by her local bishop in 1875. She was given the most details to date concerning the Great Monarch, his identity, and even the direction he and his armies will arrive to defeat the invaders of France, quelling the civil wars and driving out militant Islam before liberating an imprisoned Pope, who will be held captive in Rome. This Great King will help to restore Christendom and usher in a Great Age of Peace that will last about 30 years before the arrival of the ultimate Antichrist and the Last Battle before the Day of Judgement.
Returning to the passages in Isaiah, what caught my attention are the references to the coming of a great ruler that will rule over all kings, (and yes, it's understood that this is a prophecy of Christ's First and Second Coming), but God is also very economical when it comes to prophecies, texts can have several different meanings and predict many things at the same time. Prophecies also repeat themselves in a cyclical fashion.
So, these passages in Isaiah may also refer to another “great ruler” that will come, and the directions he will come from – east, and also 'raised from the north' yet 'come from the rising of the sun', which also means east. He will also be allowed to pass in 'peace' and that 'no path shall appear after his feet', which sounds like a very miraculous path, his paths shall be protected.
This parallels exactly with how Marie-Julie Jahenny foretold the Great Monarch would arrive to reclaim his Kingdom:
“... he the true King (I.e Great Monarch) will come from the side of the Levant. [The Levant is an old French word for “east”, and usually refers to the eastern Mediterranean littoral between Anatolia and Egypt] (He will take the help of foreign friends and angelic forces.) Two leagues from the Centre (Paris) he will find reunited the armies of governors of today; it is there, in a big city,
that God waits to give His grand marks and blind those barbarians who will oppose the
future Saviour. (i.e. Heaven has literally called the Great Monarch a 'Saviour' in her visions, a rare occurrence in Biblical history signifying how great this King will be, he will be the saviour of his people.) Others will go further to wait for his entry, of others more numerous than those who have been struck by the blindness of Justice. The King has already made ten or twelve leagues (A league = 4km) to the land of France, towards the throne. This is where God wants His true friends to rejoice in His great sign. The white flag (I.e. the white flag of the Absolute French monarchy) will be raised in this place whose name will be said. He will pass, despite the wall that will oppose him, and his real fighters will not fear anything, because over them will hover protection. He will march, trampling on his enemies that the blindness has reversed. He will come to the throne, before the fight is over.” (Marie-Julie Jahenny, May 9, 1882)
Christ:“The stranger will enter the kingdom of the Eldest daughter of the Church (France) with all his army; he will make a length of a space measured by Me. I will stop them and, in that arrest, I will raise the Saviour, the repose of My children. (The Great Monarch) He will cross the East and seem to come out from the bottom of the North. I will direct him up to midday and from there, I will bring him back not on the throne of today, because it will be no more, even a foundation to found another." (September 18, 1902) (i.e. 'throne of today' = every existing democratic government will be toppled, France and the world will be restored through monarchies. Even today politicians in France have used the term 'Presidential Monarchy', this is the 'throne' that will be toppled to make way for the King.)
The Second Set of Dots: the Bow of the White Rider
Returning to the passage of Isaiah, we find the 'ruler' mentioned also holds a bow as well a a sword, and sure enough, we find a reference to a White Rider carrying a bow in the Apocalypse, the famous passage of the White Horseman that rides forth before the horses of War, Famine and Pestilence, the last horse having Death as its rider.
(Image: The Four Horsemen by Viktor Vasnetsov 1887)
The White Rider is not an evil sign, however, the following passages relating to the other three horses are troubling, for they too resemble the prophecies concerning the Great Monarch. It is predicted he will restore France, the Holy Roman Empire, and bring about a Great Age of Peace, but the Great Monarch prophecies state he will come in the midst of great chastisements sent to punish mankind for its sins during the latter days, which will feature wars, famines, pestilences, death and a great “Three Days of Darkness” in which Hell will open, the earth will be cleansed by fire, the sun will not give its light, nor will the moon or stars, and two thirds to three quarters of the human race will be wiped out.
That certainly sounds like a fulfilment of the texts regarding the other Three Horseman and the tribulations that will follow!
“And I saw that the Lamb had opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures, as it were the voice of thunder, saying: Come, and see. And I saw: and behold a white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow, and there was a crown given him, and he went forth conquering that he might conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature, saying: Come, and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and to him that sat thereon, it was given that he should take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another, and a great sword was given to him. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying: Come, and see. And behold a black horse, and he that sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying: Two pounds of wheat for a penny, and thrice two pounds of barley for a penny, and see thou hurt not the wine and the oil. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature, saying: Come, and see. And behold a pale horse, and he that sat upon him, his name was Death, and hell followed him. And power was given to him over the four parts of the earth, to kill with sword, with famine, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given to every one of them one; and it was said to them, that they should rest for a little time, till their fellow servants, and their brethren, who are to be slain, even as they, should be filled up. And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair: and the whole moon became as blood: And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind: And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains: And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?” (Apoc. Chapter 6)
Christ told Marie-Julie Jahenny the times of the chastisements and the arrival of His chosen King will resemble the Day of Judgement, but as terrifying as they will be, the Three Days of Darkness are NOT the dreaded Last Day. This seems to be reflected in the passage above regarding those 'slain under the altar'. This passage in the Apocalypse represents souls who have already lived before and were martyred for the sake of the Gospel or died faithful to it, a symbol of all the Christians who have gone before us. They ask when will they be 'revenged', not out of hatred of their enemies, which is a lack of charity the saints are unable to engage in, but are asking when will judgement happen (I.e. Judgement Day) when everyone will receive the justice and reward due them. They are told it is not the time yet, they must still be 'under the altar' so to speak, meaning they cannot be resurrected yet, but they are given the white garments of salvation and are told they must wait until 'all the numbers' are filled up, that is, the number of mankind yet destined to be born and the number of those saved have been finally filled up at the End of Time. (Image: Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals, by Matthias Gerung c. 1530 The Souls under the altar receive white robes as the sun and moon refuse to give thier light and fire falls from the sky.)
Therefore in the chapter of the Four Houseman, we may see a reference to the Great Monarch prophecies: there will be a great White King, but a time of great destruction and a 'Day of Wrath' of the Lamb, yet, those already dead and saved are told to wait, it it not yet THE Last Day, no, not yet.
Of interest, the various prophecies of the approved Catholic mystics and prophets are in agreement that the Great King will come first amidst the wars and chastisements, the great tribulations and cleansing will occur with the Three Days of Darkness, then, the Age of Peace will be next, but as stated earlier, the Last Day will only arrive after the reign of Antichrist who will destroy the Age of Peace. Finally, the Antichrist will be defeated by Christ Himself at the Second Coming as St. Paul taught.
The Third Set of Dots: the Sword of Christ, The Star of Bethlehem
Now, it's time to concentrate on what the 'sword' of the Alpha and Omega means, since the Christmas Day Nova of 2015 occurred in the 'sword' of Triangulum proceeding from Christ's mouth.
The “sword” of the word of God is first given as a specific symbol of warning to the Third Church mentioned by John, the Church of Pergamus:
“And to the angel of the church of Pergamus write: These things, saith he, that hath the sharp two edged sword: I know where thou dwellest, where the seat of Satan is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith. Even in those days when Antipas was my faithful witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have against thee a few things: because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat, and to commit fornication: So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaites. In like manner do penance: if not, I will come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches: To him that overcometh, I will give the hidden manna, and will give him a white counter, and in the counter, a new name written, which no man knoweth, but he that receiveth it.” (Apoc. 2: 12-17)
Considering that the nova happened in the “sword” of of the Alpha and the Omega on Christmas Day 2015, I'm going to jump first to the passage about “Balaam who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block”, because eventhough he was a false prophet, God made Balaam proclaim the famous prophecy of the Star of Bethlehem. Co-incidence? No, I think we're being told to pay attention here about the history of Balaam, which is in the book of Numbers (22-24).
To set the scene, the Israelites are approaching the borders of the Promised Land after their forty years wandering in the desert and ask permission of the King of the Amorrhites if they may pass through, promising not to drink from their wells or enter their lands, giving their word they would stay on the main highway until they completely passed their borders. Permission was not granted, instead the king sent an army against them, however, the Israelites take up the sword, defeat his armies and end up occupying their lands and villages. It was a double windfall as the King of the Amorrhites had conquered the land of the Moabites, and this land under tribute also fell into the Israelites' possession. Apparently, the Moabites were still attempting to resist the assaults of the Israelites, for we find they “were not able to sustain the assaults” (Num, 22:3) of Israel, which was far stronger, and the Moabites feared them.
King Balac of the Moabites is aware they could very well end up the way of the Amorrohites and the people of King Basan, who were completely exterminated after the Amorrohites were defeated, and realises the only way his weak army will defeat them is if he can get someone to curse the Israelites and hopefully remove the blessing from them.
That dastardly plot requires a prophet who can speak to God, and King Balac finds one named Balaam.
Balaam was a rather shady fellow for a prophet. Contrary to God's law, he practised soothsaying. He was a corrupt individual that practised the occult to receive answers to divine questions, seemingly he had gained a reputation for getting the job done, for whoever he blessed was blessed, and those that were cursed by him ended up being cursed. King Balac sends all the elders of Madan and the princes of Moab as messengers to Balaam with the sum expected for the divination request, and promises him all manner of additional rewards and gifts if he curses the Israelites. Balaam asks them to spend the night to see what the Lord would answer. The Lord tells Balaam he is not to go with the princes and elders, nor is he to curse the people of Israel for it is blessed. Knowing the Lord's will, he tells them the next day the answer and refuses to go with them as the Lord directed.
However, King Balac won't accept that answer, sends higher ranking nobles as messengers to impress him, and plies the soothsaying prophet again with promises of rewards and honours if he reconsiders. So, in addition to his soothsaying, this is where Balaam begins to reveal his heart is not with God -- his lips keep telling the messengers he cannot can't do anything but what God commands and at this point knows without a doubt what God's answer is, yet, tells the messengers to stay again to see what God would say this time. Balaam is willing to see a blessed people protected by God become cursed, hoping God will change His mind, and theologians have proposed it was from the desire to receive King Balac's promised rewards. He was serving God outwardly while in reality serving himself and his avaricious inclinations. After all, he was accustomed to practising occult soothsaying for money.
God answers Balaam again, but His anger is kindled now: the Lord tells Balaam to go with the men this time, but that he must do only what He commands him. To show His anger, the Lord sends an Angel against him ready to strike, but the she-ass he is riding turns away two times, and then lies down on the third attempt to get her to move. Balaam beats the donkey mercilessly to the point of death, and the invisible Angel loosens the animal's tongue. The ass begs, why the beating? What did I do to deserve this? Balaam declares she was serving him faithlessly for not going where he directed, and in fact, wishes he had a sword to kill her, saying she deserved it. Then the donkey reasons with him: how could she be unfaithful? Had she ever been unfaithful, or ever did the like of this before? Balaam had to agree she never did. The Angel then appears before him on behalf of the Lord, sword drawn, and also asks why he beat the donkey explaining if she hadn't turned away, he would have been struck dead with his angelic sword while she would have lived. (Image: Balam and the Ass by Rembrandt, 1626).
In other words, the donkey had no self-interest, but thought of her master. She risked a beating each time to the point of death to save him eventhough she could have been freed by letting him get slain by the Angel. Balaam was also shown how God was just as angry with him for going contrary to His directions to the point of readiness to carry out what he had wished upon his poor donkey, kill him with a sword for his disobedience. Basically, the Lord was saying to Balaam: you're a stubborn ass that's far worse than your faithful donkey, for she was willing to save you to the point of pain and death, while you disobey Me and hope I will curse My people for the sake of your own selfish gain.
Balaam wakes up and says he's ready to go back the way he came since journeying to King Balac displeases the Lord, but he is commanded to go ahead and to speak only what he is directed to say. The king tries various attempts to persuade Balaam to curse the people of Israel, but each time, God made him utter a blessing instead, and in addition, a prophecy with each blessing.
The prophecies are of interest for our study of the stars, for they foretell the monarchy that shall arise from Jacob and Israel:
“There is no idol in Jacob, neither is there an image god to be seen in Israel. The Lord his God is with him, and the sound of the victory of the king in him. God hath brought him out of Egypt, whose strength is like to the rhinoceros. There is no soothsaying in Jacob, nor divination in Israel. In their times it shall be told to Jacob and to Israel what God hath wrought. Behold the people shall rise up as a lioness, and shall lift itself up as a lion: it shall not lie down till it devour the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.” (Numbers 23: 21-24)
The mention of a lion and a lioness is mentioned again by Balaam in Numbers, although as reposing lions that no one dare rise (Num. 24: 4:9), so we see the prophecy the monarchy of Israel would come from a 'lion', and sure enough, King David from whom the Saviour Messiah would descend was from the tribe of Judah, represented by a lion according to the prophetic blessing given to Judah by Jacob:
“Judah is a lion's whelp: to the prey, my son, art thou gone up: resting, though has couched a lion, and as a lioness, who shall rouse him? The sceptre shall not be taken away from Judah, nor a ruler from his thigh, till he come that is to be sent, and he shall be the expectations of nations.” (Gen. 49: 9-10)
Of interest, the 12 signs of the Zodiac were symbolic of the 12 Tribes of Israel. According to Hebrew star lore Judah was represented by Leo, the lion.
Balaam, as mentioned, also made the famous prediction of the Star of Bethlehem:
“I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near. A STAR SHALL RISE out of Jacob and a sceptre shall spring up from Israel: and shall strike the chiefs of Moab, and shall waste all the children of Seth. And he shall possess Idumea: the inheritance of Seir shall come to their enemies, but Israel shall do manfully. Out of Jacob shall he come that shall rule, and shall destroy the remains of the city.” (Num. 24: 17-19)
Yes, we know the star was the sign that led the Three Kings from the East at Christ' Birth, the Son of David, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, but since the Nova in the “Sword” of the Alpha in the Omega in 2015 seems to hint we consider this star sign again, and sure enough ...
Only six months before the Christmas Day nova of 2015, the great celestial dance of the “Star of Bethlehem” convergence happened again June 30, 2015, just in front of Leo, the star sign that represents the Tribe of Judah, the constellation that also contains the 'King Star' Regulus. This 'celestial dance' continued through Christmas of 2015 straight until August, 27, 2016.
This rare convergence of planets at or near the “Royal” constellation Leo has not been seen since the time of Christ's birth over 2,000 years ago.
True, this great, royal 'celestial dance' is not the exact same as occurred in circa -2 to -1 BC (Gregorian Calendar), but extremely similar to the point the sky seems to be telling us all ~ “Wake up and pay attention!” For comparison, the two events then and now are listed below:
The Star of Bethlehem (-2 to -1 BC)
*) Leo the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah”, begins RISING in the East. According to the scriptures, the Three Kings mentioned they observed the king's star RISING in the East.
*) August 11, -2 BC: major convergence of Jupiter, the (Leader, King Planet) with Venus, making it appear like a bright 'star'. The planet Mercury (the Messenger) is also in the convergence. This occurs just in front of Leo and the stationary “King Star” Regulus. Jupiter and Venus converge again c. September 1, -2 BC with Mercury in attendance.
*) JUPITER the King planet begins to stop, retrograde, and resumes its orbit: which means to the naked eye the planet appears to travel in a loop-de-loop pattern in the sky, but what does it do? It literally circles around the “KING STAR” Regulus: c. November, and December -2 BC and into January February, March -1 BC. Astronomers both amateur and professional alike theorise this is what the Three Kings observed and followed, for by the time Jupiter begins this circle in the sky, Leo is overhead in the night sky, and to the naked eye the planet literally stops over Bethlehem before continuing its orbit.
*) However, the star show is not over! The Three Kings would not have been able to see this part, but now we can thanks to astronomy software. During the summer months of June and July -1 BC, there is a fantastic display of planets lining up in Royal Leo: Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury.
Now, let's compare this to:
“Star of Bethlehem” MODERN TIMES: (2015-2016)
*) June 30 / July 1, 2015: Jupiter and Venus once more converge before Leo and Regulus “King Star”, with Mercury in attendance.
*) August 15, 2015: spectacular display of planets (similar to what happened in June and July -1BC) this time: Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Moon, with Mars in Cancer. (Again, visible to us thanks to modern astronomy software.) Mars, the RED planet of WAR is a new element this time. It appears in Cancer, the faintest constellation in the night sky, therefore it was called the “Dark Sign”. Of interest, there are two stars right in the middle of Cancer called the Northern and Southern “Donkeys”: are we being reminded of Balaam's donkey? Are we entering a time of war and disobedience to God?
*) December 25, 2015: the CHRISTMAS DAY nova in the “Sword” of the “Alpha and the Omega”: as we have seen, the message of the sword to the Church of Pergamus in the Apocalypse points to the Biblical passages regarding the prophecies of the Davidic monarchy and the Star of Bethlehem prophecy made by Balaam. This could not be a coincidence.
*) January / February 2016 Jupiter retrogrades, I.e. makes a loop-de-loop circle, this time under Leo at the star Denebola, the “Lion's Tail”. While this star was also considered a symbol of royal leadership and generosity, it was considered a star of misfortune, a herald of natural catastrophes, swift judgement and times of hardship, and the happiness of a people turned to anger.
*) August 2016: Jupiter and Venus converge again with Mercury in attendance: this time between Leo and Virgo.
In all, we are seeing signs pointing towards the rise of a great ruler chosen by God from the Tribe of Judah, but this time a mighty ruler that will come on the heels of war, great hardship and tribulation bringing a day of justice and a cleansing of the earth before a generous rule is established. I can't help but see another parallel with the Catholic prophecies concerning the Great Monarch as he will bring about a great restoration, but only after great tribulations, wars, pestilence and famines that will be sent to chastise mankind as we saw earlier in the interpretation of the White Rider and the other three horses bringing war, famine, pestilence and death.
According to the prophecies, the Great Monarch would descend from the French royal house, he would be the last of the French kings, a hidden king destined to restore Christendom. Why France? The first of the French Kings, Clovis I, was originally a pagan, and while his wife St. Clotilde was Roman Catholic. It appears he was considering to convert, but was hesitant as the heresy of Arianism refuting the doctrine of Christ's Divinity and therefore the Trinity was gaining considerable ground in France, and so, which was the true version of Christianity? The Roman Catholics were in the minority, so could this be the true faith? Unsure of which creed to follow, he made a vow that if he defeated the tribes practising Arianism that were currently threatening his own kingdom, he would convert to the Christianity of Rome. He won the battle and fulfilled his promise. However, a miracle occurred confirming Arianism was an evil heresy: at his baptism on Christmas Day in 508 AD, the Holy Spirit appeared bearing a vial of sacred oil for his coronation in addition to the white three-petal Fleur dy Lys representing the Trinity he now believed in. He was also granted the gift of healing. No other monarchy had been granted the extraordinary grace of an apparition of the Holy Spirit exactly like Christ, nor had sacred oil from Heaven at their coronation. The king's Catholic baptism was of immense importance in the subsequent history of Western and Central Europe in general, for Clovis expanded his kingdom through almost all of France (Gaul at the time), and with it, the spread of Catholicism. (Image: Baptism of Clovis I)
Hence, the monarchy of France was honoured with the duty of becoming the secular defender of the Church, and according to tradition, the royal house of France descends from the House of David. So, we can see the importance of the Christmas star signs connected with the birth of Christ and the Tribe of Judah. The Great Monarch will be a descendant of the House of David, and will restore the Catholic Church in the times of tribulation.
According to Marie-Julie Jahenny, the signs attending the arrival of the Great Monarch will be momentous miracles, the like of which will not be seen again until the Day of Judgement, for the coming of this chosen king will be a precursor of the Last Day. There will be famines, wars, plagues, convulsions in nature, and the dreaded “Three Days of Darkness” when the sun and moon will refuse to shine, Hell will be let loose, and a quarter to two thirds of mankind will perish in the great fire sent to destroy the earth. Those who survive will be a predestined generation chosen by Heaven to repopulate the earth and make goodness flourish once again under the rule of this Great Monarch. At that time, it is also foretold there will be an “Angelic Pontiff”, who will restore the Church that the Great Monarch will also defend. In this Golden Age, heresies will disappear, Christianity will be united under one Church. Massive conversions will take place. Spiritually, it will be the greatest Age of Christendom which will last about 30 years. In this manner, the Great Monarch is sent as a last sign and represents Christ the Eternal King, Who will eventually return on the Day of Judgement and Whose Kingdom of Eternal Peace will last forever.
Again, we may see this prophecy in the Royal Sign of Leo via the asterism, or smaller constellation called “The Sickle”, and yes, there is mention of a sickles in the book of the Apocalypse,:
“And I saw, and behold a white cloud; and upon the cloud one sitting like to the Son of man, having on his head a crown of gold, and in his hand a sharp sickle. (Notice the kingly figure with a sickle). And another angel came out from the temple crying with a loud voice to him that sat upon the cloud: Thrust in thy sickle, and reap, because the hour is come to reap: for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust his sickle into the earth, and the earth was reaped. (i.e. the royal heavenly figure like Christ reaps the earth with the sickle.) And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. (Note: a messenger from the Temple of Heaven is also sent to reap, symbol of a priestly figure? Bishops of the churches were also called 'angels' in the Apocalypse because they were messengers of Christ. the popes are bishops of Rome.). And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire; (Notice: power over fire, the cleansing element) and he cried with a loud voice to him that had the sharp sickle, saying: Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vineyard of the earth; because the grapes thereof are ripe. And the angel thrust in his sharp sickle into the earth, and gathered the vineyard of the earth, and cast it into the great press of the wrath of God: (Notice: a Day of Wrath) And the press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the press, up to the horses' bridles, for a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Apoc. 14: 14-20)
We therefore have a Royal King who reaps the harvest with a sickle, (perhaps the Great Monarch because he is like the Son of Man from the Tribe of Judah), and the priestly messenger, a bishop, (perhaps the Angelic Pontiff?) reaps the vineyards of the earth, it is a day of wrath and war that sheds much blood that reaches the 'horses bridles'. According to the Douay-Rheims Bible, this passage in the Apocalypse is linked to a prophecy in the Book of Joel:
“Put ye in the sickles, for the harvest is ripe: come and go down, for the press is full, the fats run over: for their wickedness is multiplied. Nations, nations in the valley of destruction: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of destruction. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining. And the Lord shall roar out of Sion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem: and the heavens and the earth shall be moved, and the Lord shall be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” (Joel 13-16)
Of interest, there is a fantastic convergence in the heavens that literally shows a celestial 'harvest' with a 'sickle'.
If we key the year into Stellarium that St. John is said to have had his visions, 97 AD, and look when the “sickle” in the royal constellation of Leo is literally pointing down to the ground in the west as mentioned in the book of Joel, a great gathering of planets all occur at noon on September 24, around the “ear of wheat” star called Spica, which is in Virgo the Virgin. The sun, moon, Saturn, Mars and Mercury all gather around Spica the Wheat, while Venus occults Zaniah, the shoulder of Virgo.
The most striking part? According to Jewish calendars online, (assuming there are no descrepancies between ancient dates and modern calculations), this convergence n 97 AD occurred on the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the Beginning and the End of the Year before the “Days of Awe”, the “High Holy Days”, for 10 after the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish calendar is celebrated, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which is a day of penance and penitence, fasting, sacrifice, atonement for sins to appease the wrath of God.
Yom Kippur fall on the 7th month of the Jewish Calendar, and is considered the “Sabath of Sabbaths”. It was also a time of fear, because it was the one time the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies to sprinkle blood in atonement for the sins of the people. If he had not prepared properly, he could be struck dead, hence, the priest did not prolong his prayers in the Holy of Holies lest Israel was held in terror that God's wrath was upon them. According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each person's fate for the coming year into the Book of Life on Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, and waits until Yom Kippur to "seal" the verdict. A time of 'Judgement'. Then, after the 'days of fear' are over, another festival immediately takes place, Succoth, or the feast of “Tabernacles” and a celebration of the last of the harvest brought in for the year. It was a time of thanksgiving and the most JOYOUS part of the year, with families constructing booths and taking part in dancing and parades in the streets. Notice how Christ declared to the Apostles that when they times of the tribulation, war and persecutions approach in the end times, we are to actually lift up our heads and rejoice, for the time of our deliverance is nigh.
In all, this amazing convergence of a “celestial harvest” in 97 AD happened at a time of Beginning and Ending, an “Alpha and the Omega”, a day of rejoicing, but of wrath and woe, followed by a time of great thanksgiving because the “harvest” is brought in.
Returning to the Book of Joel, this imagery of great prophetic time of harvest amidst famine and pestilence before a day of wrath and woe when the sun and moon refuse to give their light, continually repeats, also with a prophecy concerning God's armies. (See the Book of Joel). A reference that the earth during the “great harvest” will experience a great darkness when these armies arrive, (the Three Days of Darkness?), that will cleanse the earth.
As mentioned, in Jewish times the harvest of the wheat happened in May/ June and overlapped with the grape vintage in June/ July, and according to Marie-Julie Jahenny a great tribulation bringing cries of woe during June and July, the months dedicated to the Precious Body and Precious Blood of Christ in the Catholic Church (symbolised by the wheat and grape / bread and wine) will announce the time of the Great King is approaching and will come before the Three Days of Darkness. These Three Days (the 'Days of Wrath'), will be followed by the GREAT AGE OF PEACE, (an era possibly represented by the Festival of Tabernacles?)
Interesting how this arrangement of the Jewish festivals would co-coincide around the time of St. John the Baptist's conception, the prophet whose mission was to preach that the Kingdom of God was at hand, a time of rejoicing for God's people, but of woe for those who did not bear fruit would be cast into the fire, and that the chaff would be separated from the wheat.
This brings us to the next point: “wickedness is multiplied”.
Just as it was 2,000 years ago when Our Lord lived, the earth will be entirely corrupt and degenerate before the Great Monarch arrives, which is why the chastisements will be so terrible when he appears to restore order. The earth will be wallowing in evil, heresies will abound and it will appear as though Satan has gain mastery over the earth. Yes, we've been warned about that via the Christmas Nova in the “sword” of the Alpha and the Omega.
Connecting the Forth Set of Dots: the Seat of Satan
Before the Great Monarch arrives, the earth will experience a huge upsurge in paganism and numerous heresies will flourish, a time when Satan is let loose on earth as a test to see how many will remain faithful to God.
Balaam's history, yes he who pronounced the Star of Bethlehem prophecy, is a reminder of this fact for Christ in the Apocalypse with His message of the “sword” to Pergamus revealed that Balaam had cunningly figured out another way to ruin Israel after he had been forbidden to curse the people outright. Christ declares it was Balaam who taught the King of the Moabites to “cast the stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat and to commit fornication”. (Apoc. 2: 14) In other words, the false prophet for the sake of gaining the rewards promised by the pagan king, taught him how to seduce Israel into idolatrous worship of the gods Beelphegor and Phogor. (Num. 25).
In this manner, a corrupt prophet who for the love of money led God's people into sin, with the result God's wrath fell on the Israelites that sinned by idolatrous worship and who had taken up adultery and fornication with the women of Madian, in one instance a brothel is mentioned. God ordered that the princes of the people who fell into this idolatry were to be executed on gibbets, the most horrific and cursed death a Jew could be submitted to, and the rest of the people who had sinned in this manner were to be slain by the sword by those children of Israel that had remained faithful. So technically, it was a cleansing purge through horrific deaths and the auspices of civil war, which occurred just before Israel entered into the Promised Land.
There is a parallel here with the Great Monarch Prophecies, particularly those given to Marie-Julie Jahenny: before the Great Age of Peace, the chosen King from the Royal House of France, traditionally associated with the Tribe of Judah and the House of David, shall come in the midst of civil wars, uprisings and revolutions that will ravage the world.
Marie-Julie Jahenny also had a vision of Satan confronting Christ right after His Ascension, each declaring the borders and powers of their respective kingdoms on earth until the Last Day. Satan is not happy with his portion of the earth as Christ remains Master of all, but Christ had an ominous warning: there would be a period granted to Satan on earth to where he would be given greater liberty, he would be loosed on earth for a short time, and as a result, Christ said that the devil would have even more followers than He would, it would be a time of testing. Satan reveals that during this time, it will be a great civil war throughout the universe that he will create in order to destroy God's people.
Marie-Julie Jahenny had further disturbing visions of this time throughout her life: a Church in rebellion with priests and bishops leading people to perdition through evil examples, heresies, and unlawful alterations they will continue to make to the service of the Lord. Errors will abound, Satanic cults will flourish, sins of the flesh will multiply, even the souls of children will be led into perdition before they reach the age of reason. Finally, the chastisements and pestilences would arrive to chastise mankind to bring it back to its senses, but things will only get worse until world wide civil wars and the Three Days of Darkness come to the earth to purge it of evil. The earth will then be restored by the Great Monarch and the Angelic Pontiff.
Christ with His image of the sword to the Church of Pergamus in the Apocalypse declared a warning not only for that time, but also for our time regarding the idolatry and fleshy sinful practises similar to those introduced by Balaam of the Old Testament. Isn't it interesting the Christmas nova of 2015 in the “sword” occurred right with the reappearance of the “Bethlehem King Stars” in Leo, this time with signs that a King is coming that will bring with him pestilence, wars and tribulation before peace is restored? Christ in the Apocalypse also says the Church of Pergamus has a problem with another group of heretics, the Nicolaites. History has not preserved the manner of idolatry or heresies they promoted but since they are mentioned in succession after Balaam's idolatrous “stumblingblock”, obviously the errors introduced by them into the Churches were grievous indeed and completely odious in the sight of Christ, another warning about what we are facing now.
Christ in the Apocalypse said the city of Pergamus contained the “Seat of Satan”, and the ancient history of the city shows what Christ meant by the 'Seat of Satan'.
(Image: Reconstruction of Pergamus' famous Acropolis by Friedrich Thierch, 1882)
The city boasted of several famous temples dedicated to the ancient gods of the Greek world, the most important belonged to Zeus, Athena, Dionysus, and Asclepius. Asclepius was the god of healing who it was believed would give advice though dreams, therefore, his temple was besieged by pilgrims from all over the Roman Empire who would spend a night in his temple to see if he had any message to offer them. Dream divining and seeking of omens in dreams from the spirit world literally became a cult practise, which is akin to soothsaying and is prohibited by God as we see in the Old Testament. It had nothing to do with the visionary dreams that God would give to his prophets and that He promised would one day be given to the people of the latter times who followed the Saviour. Dionysus, also associated with Bacchus, was the god of wine, but his cult featured orgies of fleshy debauchery, another contrast to the pure Supper of the Lamb celebrated by the Christians where bread and wine is changed into His Flesh and Blood at the Mass. Athena was the chaste goddess of wisdom, but could be cruel and ruthless too, another contrast to Mary the Mother of Wisdom, and also Holy Mother Church. Then we have Zeus, leader of the Olympian gods, but again, he was another demonic contrast to God the Father, for Zeus according to myth threw his father Saturn out of Heaven in order to take his place, which bears no resemblance to the One true God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit all Three Persons in complete love and union with each other. In fact, it has more in common with Satan attempting to overthrow God.
Today, the giant altar dedicated to Zeus in Pergamus has survived relatively intact and is now housed in a Berlin Museum, and may be symbolic of the 'seat of Satan', mentioned in the Apocalypse. Its famous frieze sequence contains the scenes of the Gigantomachy, the myth of how Giants, sons of Uranus and Gaia, attempted to overthrow Zeus, which is also another image of rebellious war made in the heavens to overthrow divine authority. In addition to the similarity of the 'race of giants' mentioned in the Old Testament that were destroyed during the Flood, Christian scholars often associated the myth with the rebellion of Satan as well.
We may assume that amidst the city brimming with temples to false gods and a demonic altar, for the Old Testament declared the pagan gods are devils secretly acquiring followers for themselves, the persecuted Christians were worshipping in secret and in private homes due to fear of persecution.
Therefore Christ's warning about Pergamus in our own times is a symbol of how Satan's power will become so widespread that the Church will literally be dwelling amidst an earth ruled by the devil. His idolatrous practises will have the dominion, but only for a short time. In the meantime, the true religion of Christ will be heavily persecuted.
In addition to Marie-Julie Jahenny, other Catholic mystics have revealed we are already in this time of Satan: Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) had a mystic vision of Satan whom he overheard arguing with Christ, demanding that he be given a little time to seduce the earth, boasting he could easily destroy the Church. Christ asked how much time he thought he needed to accomplish this and Satan asked for 75 to 100 years, and Christ agreed he could have them. Blessed Emmerich revealed Satan would be loosed about 50 to 60 years before the year 2,000 AD. Therefore, according to their visions, we have just passed the middle of the Age of Satan. Marie-Julie Jahenny predicted that when the civil wars break out, Christians will be slaughtered and forced to hide, the true Christian religion will be driven underground again until the Great Monarch and the Angelic Pontiff appear.
Again, another parallel arises with the warnings give to Pergamus in the Apocalypse and Marie-Julie Jahenny's prophecies: she was told that the good will be slaughtered with the guilty because the blood of the just will purify the earth to prepare it for the restoration to come. It has always been said that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church, which grows and thrives miraculously amidst persecution and martyrdoms, and out of all the Seven Messages to the Seven Churches, only one mentions a martyr in particular, yes, it's the message for Pergamus. Christ names Antipas in the Apocalypse, and according to tradition, he was a disciple of St. John the Evangelist. It is said he was bishop of Pergamus. Christ calls him His faithful witness, for he remained steadfast in the faith. He attempted to convert the people of Pergamus the 'seat of Satan', and cast out the demons the people were worshipping, however, he was taken and burned alive in a brazen bull c. 96 AD. Returning to our main point: there will be martyrdoms as well, but Christ says to stay faithful, He knows our sufferings, but the trails and horrors of this earth are nothing in comparison to the eternal rewards that await those who do not abandon Him and the Faith. (Image: St. Antipas in the brazen bull.)
Connecting the Dots: Is the Great Monarch Coming?
As stated earlier, there are dangers of attempting to interpret the signs in the sky like this simply because you can have misread the whole thing and end up looking like an idiot, but in addition to all these extremely rare signs in the sky all happening around the “Royal Star of Bethlehem” starting 2015 through to 2016, there are other signs that have or are now appearing that seem to point out that something indeed is happening soon, and that all of this is certainly no coincidence.
A: Christmas Day December 25, 2016 fell on the 25th day of Kislev, the “Festival of Lights” in the Jewish Calendar: On the 25th Day of Kislev in 162 B.C. Jerusalem celebrated the purification and re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The menorah (known as the Lamp of God) only had enough oil to burn for one day, and yet it burned for an entire octave until new oil arrived to replenish it, thus testifying to God’s Holy favour resting upon His people, who remained faithful to to His covenant despite the terrible persecutions they faced. This ultimately prefigured the Holy Birth of the Messiah on the 25th of Kislev, the True and Eternal Light coming into the world.
Of importance, the menorah is a SEVEN LIGHT candlestick that burned before the curtain of the Temple that shielded the Ark in the Holy of Holies. The curtain in the Temple during Our Lord's time was made by the master weavers of Babylon, and it featured a representation of the solar system as the ancients then understood the cosmos to represent the Heavens, the geocentric system with earth at the centre of the universe. From the writings of the ancient historian Josephus we learn the Seven Candle menorah was decorated with pomegranates and lilies, (an important image we will see again shortly), while each of the Seven Lights at the time was also symbolic of the seven planets in the geocentric solar system. Here, we have the SEVEN STARS. Everything in the Bible and the Temple points to the cosmos, telling us to keep looking up at the Alpha and the Omega, and the Seven Stars and Candlesticks.
B: April 3, 2015, Solar Date of the Crucifixion. Good Friday and Easter are movable feasts as they follow the Jewish lunar calendar for Passover, but on April 3, 2015 - the lunar date for Passover fell on the day many astronomers and scholars believe was also the true “Solar Crucifixion date”, the fixed date when Christ died c. 33 AD judging from the descriptions of the events, including the “sky darkening” and a 'blood moon', mentioned in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Hence, on April 3, 2015, Easter also fell on the solar date when Christ rose from the dead.
C: Another very extremely rare occurrence happened the following year on March 25, 2016 ~ a “Lilly Cross” feast day. Good Friday is a moveable feast and does not always happen on the same date, but the feast day of the Annunciation when the Angel appeared to Mary is fixed on March 25. Once in a great while, the two feasts come together on the same day. This is known as the rare feast day of the “Lilly and the Cross”. In Medieval art, one sometimes finds images of Christ crucified upon white lilies, which is a representation of this rare convergence of the day of His Divine Immaculate Conception with that of His death. In fact, a miracle occurs whenever these two dates conjoin. A thorn from the Crown of Thorns currently in Andria, Italy 'bleeds', and sure enough, it happened in 2016 in front of many witnesses. (Images: Above, St. Catherine of SIenna with a "Lilly Cross". Below: the 'Bleeding Thorn of Andria)
Again, there is another remarkable parallel with the life and visions of the mystic Marie-Julie Jahenny: Christ gave her a new name to reflect her mission, “Marie-Julie of the Crucifix”, as she was to spread the love of the Cross and announce to the people of the latter days that it is through the Cross that the world will be renewed during the promised Age of Peace brought about by His chosen ones: the Great Monarch and Angelic Pontiff. Furthermore, her visions and prophecies constantly feature the “Lily”, i.e. the “Fleur de Lys”, and the the symbol of the “White Flag”, all in reference to the Great Monarch, a pure monarch, who is destined to restore the Absolute monarchy of France. (Image: Royal Standard of France, before 1789 and 1815-1830)
However, Jesus also announced to Marie-Julie Jahenny that the honour of bringing in the time of the Great Monarch and the restoration will be left to His Holy and Immaculate Mother, and in fact, the signs in the sky may now be reflecting this prophecy as well....
D: Woman Clothed with Sun with the Crown of 12 Stars, Moon at Her Feet: Here is where we arrive at another amazing convergence of planets currently happening now, starting c. November 2016, with the planets begining to line up, next, a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in LEO next to the KING STAR Regulus on August 21, (in additon to revealing Venus, Mercy, Mars and Jupiter, planets of the "Star of Bethehem" convergence that just occured), and continuing on until September 2017 when Twelve “Stars” begin to align in Virgo, the sign representing the Mother of God. We see this image in the Book of the Apocalypse.
News and speculation about the meaning of this particular convergence in Virgo (The Virgin constellation) has been lighting up the internet right now due to the Apocalyptic imagery of the event, but Catholics in particular note the time is special indeed: it is occurring exactly in the year of the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, which begin on the 13th of each month, starting from May to October.
In Fatima, the Virgin foretold disastrous wars would plague the earth, but that Her Immaculate Heart would Triumph, and that an AGE OF GREAT PEACE would eventually follow. Our Lady of Fatima is also recognised as the “New Esther” or 'star', because Esther in the Old Testament saved her people from destruction in Babylon, which was supposed to happen on the 13th of Adar. The feast of Purim was established on that day instead to commemorate the event. The same sacred day of the 13th of Adar also became a day of celebration marked by the victory of the warrior-hero Judas Machabees over King Nicanor, ensuring the Jews lived in peace from oppression, even if for a short time.
Of interest, the actual day of the Jewish Purim fell only one day away from the Christian 'Purim' feast of the Annunciation in March, 2015, a “Lily Cross” Annunciation feast day occurred in March of 2016, and now, signs in the sky regarding the 13th of each month starting May to October 2017, at the time of the Apparitions of Fatima, the “New Esther”.
Images of Our Lady of Fatima show a star on the hem of her garment. "Fatima" comes from the Arabic meaning "Peace". She also declared she was the Lady of the Rosary. Originally, the feast of the Rosary was established as "Our Lady of Victories" in recogntion of the Holy League defeating the invading Muslim fleet at the Battle of Lepanto (1571) at Our Lady's intercession.
So, we have the Victory in what would later become the feast of the Annunciation in Christianity, which aligns with the Fatima apparitions, and the passage of the Woman of the Apocalypse clothed with the sun and crowned with twelve stars.
However, there is one more detail: the Woman in the Apocalypse gives birth to a son in pain, and sure enough, the planet Jupiter, the “king planet” is retrograding, i.e. making a complete circle, in Virgo, right where the 'womb' would be. In connection with the Seven branch candlestick of the Temple decorated with lilies and pomegranates, (the Seven Candles and Seven Stars of the Apocalypse), the pomegranate is a sign of the fruitfulness of the promised SEED of the pure Woman who crushes Satan's head.
Of interest, this 'painful birth' of a 'king' in the “wheat star” of Spica in September 2017, will conclude right around the Jewish Days of Rosh Hasahnah and Yom Kippur, the New Year, “Beginning and ending”, followed by “The Day of Atonement”, the day of penance, fasting, woe and terror, the day God's wrath must be appeased. Again, at a time when the royal “sickle” constellation of Leo, the lion of Judah, is lowered for the harvest.
Furthermore, the last time this symbolic birth of the King planet Jupiter in Virgo with a similar convergence of planets was in 2348 BC, and according to the year calculations in the Douay-Rheims Bible, this is the exact year when the Flood occurred – a time of great catastrophic chastisements.
This point is important as the Ark that saved Noah and his family is symbolic of Immaculate Mary who bore the salvation of the human race within her, a pure fruitful “Seed”, starting from the day of the Annunciation, the day of the Lily. According to Marie-Julie Jahenny, Christ told her that those who survive the Three Days of Darkness would be the new, chosen seed destined to repopulate the world and restore Christianity under the reign of the Great Monarch. Basically, those who survive will be the wheat separated from the chaff. (Image: Noah's ark by Edward Hick's 1846)
Wicked races were wiped out during the Great Deluge, including a race of Giants, and it is intriguing that the pagan version of the destruction of the rebellious evil Giants, the Gigantomachy, is represented on the 'seat of Satan' of the great altar of Pergamus, the Church that was sent the message of the “Sword” by the Son of Man amongst the Seven Candlesticks and who holds the Seven Stars.
In the Gospels, Christ said that when the end times are upon the earth, it will be like the time of Noah, “And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat and drink, they married wives, and were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark: and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it came to pass, in the days of Lot: they did eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built. And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed.” (Luke 17: 26-30) (Image: Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by John Marin, 1852)
Sounds very much like our own times. Even the signs in the sky are reflecting the similarity.
You cannot sodomize a sacrament and expect God to say, "Well done."
Concerning Our Lady of Fatima, now that the stars signs visible at the time of Noah and Our Lord's birth are happening at the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions, it is obvious we are in a similar age and that the Mother of God was sent once again to warn and protect Her Son's people as Esther saved the Jews from extermination. As Christ said to Marie-Julie Jahenny, His Immaculate Mother would usher in the time of the Great Monarch and the Age of Peace, which unfortunately will come during a great chastisement, (hence the Woman of the Apocalypse gives birth in 'pain') when the earth is judged like Sodom the second time by fire during the Three Days of Darkness.
Once more, let us recall the history of Balaam who made the Star of Bethlehem prophecy: in the same year God called civil war upon the children of Israel for falling into idolatry and all manner of uncleanness to where the evil were slain. God numbered the children of Israel that were left, and in the same year Josue led them across the river Jordan into the Promised Land, but not without a fight. Afterwards, they had to conquer the land of Milk and Honey. Peace comes at a price. One of the miracles wrought then, again in the same year Balaam made his prophecy, the sun and the moon stood still in the sky for one whole day (Josue 10: 13). In Fatima, a solar miracle happened in our time, on October 13, 1917, over 70,000 to 100,000 witnesses saw the sun dance in the sky and fall to earth before returning to its place, proving the authenticity of the apparitions. Witnesses recalled the terror, saying the thought the end of the world had come. It is a sign: to enter the Age of Peace, we cannot enter without a fight, and like Josue for whom ths sun and moon stood still, the Great King will be a king of war and a Day of Wrath of Darkness before he restores peace according to the prophecies.
Interesting how a solar eclipse is also happening this year August 21, 2017 in are in Royal Leo and right next to the King Star Regulus, which may be visible once the sun is hdden by the moon. A solar eclipse was a sign of 'death and 'woe' in the ancient world, a time of begining and ending when day and night fall together.
Interesting how a solar eclipse is also happening this year August 21, 2017 in are in Royal Leo and right next to the King Star Regulus, which may be visible once the sun is hdden by the moon. A solar eclipse was a sign of 'death and 'woe' in the ancient world, a time of begining and ending when day and night fall together.
All the prophetic messages about the Great Monarch aligning with passages from Scripture and this spectacular display in the sky starting back in 2015 up to the year 2017 so far is almost frightening.
(Images: Left: Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon. John Martin, 1816. Below. Photograph of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima Oct. 13, 1917, published in Osservatore Romano 1951)
E: The appearance of sacred artefacts: If that wasn't enough to call attention to the times, there have been unusual events happening regarding sacred artefacts and relics: the ring of St. Joan of Arc, emerged from obscurity and was offered up for auction in March 2016. St. Joan was defender of the French monarchy from which the Great Monarch will descend. Of interest, when St. Joan of Arc's family was raised into the nobility, the King gave them the royal name 'Du Ly' ~ 'OF THE LILY'. For six hundred years the ring was in England, however, it was bought by the French historical Foundation, Puy du Fou, which is located in Nantes, meaning the ring will not be returning to just any place in France, but Brittany in the northwest, the homeland of Marie-Julie Jahenny. Brittany also features in her prophecies. Our Lady declared that it is the most blessed land since the time of Calvary, for Brittany is where the restoration would begin. Brittany would be spared during the most devastating chastisements, and afterwards, would be the location where a great sanctuary would be constructed. The Great Monarch, King of the Lily, will visit this Sanctuary of the Cross and give thanks for all the prophecies that foretold his reign.
Another sacred relic that has suddenly re-emerged in the year 2,000 after centuries of remaining in obscurity is what is believed to be a sacred stone belonging to the vestments of the High Priest of the Jewish temple. The stone is said to be onyx, it could one of the sardonyx stones that was set on the breast-plate or upon the shoulders of the High Priest. So far, it is rumoured to be one of the SHOULDER STONES.
How could this be a sign? The High Priest was instructed by God to wear a special breast-plate with 12 semi-precious stones each symbolising the 12 tribes of Israel. Of importance, the Royal Tribe of Judah, King David's Tribe, was represented by the sardonyx, and the priest was also instructed to wear on his shoulders (a symbol of authority) the 12 tribes represented again, 6 tribes on his right shoulder, 6 on his left, but the shoulder stones were only to be of sardonyx, the stone of the Tribe of Judah from which the House of David Descends, Christ's Royal House.
(Isaiah 9:6) "For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, and THE GOVERNMENT IS UPON HIS SHOULDER: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace."
Is this a sign of the coming Great Monarch who descends from the House of David? Assuming the stone is authentic and not a fake, it seems more than a coincidence that such an artefact has suddenly been brought before the public now after all these centuries of obscurity.
F: The PERIOD OF MERCY before the STORM of JUSTICE AND TRIBULATION; Christ foretold to Marie-Julie Jahenny that there would be a Time of Mercy granted before the appearance of the chastisements and the Great Monarch so that His people may avail of His Mercy and prepare their souls before the terrible plagues and persecutions strike.
Again, there is a remarkable correlation with recent history: it is only a few decades since the Catholic Church added Mercy Sunday to its calendar of feasts, which occurs on the first Sunday after Easter Sunday. Of importance, Pope Francis declared an EXTRAORIDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY with special indulgences attached, which started December 8th, 2015 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and ended on November 20, 2016, the feast of CHRIST THE KING (New feast calendar). Surprise, surprise, this special year of Mercy was declared when the fantastic “Celestial dance” of the Royal Star of Bethlehem was occurring 2015-2016, together with the rare occurrence of the “Solar Crucifixion Date” April 3, 2015, followed by the Feast of a “Lily Cross / Good Friday” March 25, 2016, (which occurred only one day away from the original Jewish festival of Purim), then, with Christmas of 2016 actually falling on the Kislev, the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Furthermore, the Jubilee Year itself may be over, but the Jubilee of FATIMA quickly followed, to which Pope Francis has also granted additional merciful indulgences. The Year of Christ's mercy to a point has extended into important feasts of His Immaculate Mother, the 100th Anniversary of her Fatima apparitions, which as stated earlier, is happening under another spectacular alignment of planets in Virgo suggesting the 'birth' of a new era with the arrival of a great royal leader. Christ did say to Marie-Julie Jahenny the time of the King's arrival would be left in the hands and Immaculate Heart of His mother.
Are there any more signs on earth or in the sky? Well, now that we have asked this question ...
G: The “Red Cross” Supernova: Another celestial phenomenon is currently capturing the attention of the scientific world since January 2017, and that is the predicted appearance of a red supernova in the asterism of the “Northern Cross” of Cygnus the "Swan", which is also currently called the “Boom Star”.
This supernova exploded 1,800 years ago, and finally, its light will be visible. From their observations of past supernovae explosions, scientists predict it will be visible to the naked eye c. 2022, and will be the brightest star in the night sky when it finally appears in view. Why this has captured my attention is that their prediction could happen even before then, if not later, and after all the convergences in the night sky that has happened since 2015, there must be something to this sign as well. The predicted colour of the supernova is important. Marie-Julie Jahenny was told several times that it would be under the sign of the Cross that the Great Monarch would march to free France and Europe: a CROSS. (Image: location of predicted supernova, chart by Earthsky.org)
Other prophecies by St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507) states the Great Monarch's sign will be a banner with a RED CROSS because he will establish the last and greatest order of the Church – a new brotherhood of priests, religious and crusader knights called the “Cruciferi” or “Cross Bearers”. Through them the Great King will overthrow militant Islam that will overrun Europe and he will establish order throughout all of Christendom. Again, we recall that Mars, the RED PLANET of WAR, was a new element in the “Star of Bethlehem” phenomena in 2016. We recall the Red Horse of War of the Apocalypse with the sword follows behind the King on the White Horse, and again, we find this image of Red Mars of War is also connected with the “Sword of Pergamus” in the Apocalypse.
As mentioned: the Seven Candlesticks in the Temple each represented one of the seven planets of the geocentric solar system, the image of which was literally woven into the Veil of the Temple. These are also “Seven Stars”, for planets were considered 'stars' as well. It is logical to assume that the Seven Candles or Churches in the Apocalypse are also associated with the Seven planets, and the text seems to suggest this: for the “face” of the Son of Man standing in the midst of the candlesticks holding the seven stars shone like the “sun shineth in his power” (Apoc. 1:16)
His “face” the 'sun' would also have be in the “middle” of the candlesticks, while Pergmus with the message of the sword, a weapon of war, is the THIRD city mentioned, which would indicate MARS, and this corresponds with the ancient geocentric order of the solar system:
1 Saturn – 2 Jupiter – 3 Mars – 4 SUN – 5 Venus – 6 Mercury - 7 Moon
Pergamus, the third city of the “sword” = Mars, the Red planet of War, the Red Horse of the Apocalypse whose rider bears a great sword.
Again, there is an interesting connection to the “Sword” of the Alpha and Omega, with the concept of the “Harvest” that will occur during the days of “Wrath”.
If we key in the date of April 16, 97 AD, which we first used to see the Alpha and Omega at Patmos where St. John had his visions, yet viewed from the WEST this time at 12:00 PM, the “sword” lines up as a rough mirror image of Sicily.
In ancient times, the distinctive three cornered island was also called Trinacrium, meaning “star with three points” in recognition of its three-cornered shape. The interesting part, it was the wheat basket of the Roman Empire. Another amazing indication that the acient Romans and Greeks recognised that Sicily was represented by the Triangulum constellation, the island was said to be protected by the goddess Athena, but her destructive element was the snake headed Medusa who was slain by Perseus, the hero represented by the constellation above Triangulum, which we have seen represets the Seven Candles of the Alpha and Omega. In Perseus, there is one star that the ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic world considerd the most terrible omen, Algol, the "Eye of Medusa" in the Greek and Roman mythology, "Ra's al-Ghul", which means "The Demon's Head in Arabic", and "Rosh ha Satan" in Hebrew, meaning the "Head of Satan". To this day, Sicily, the fomer bread basket of the Roman Empire, is still represented by the Medusa's Head surrounded by wheat.
In all, there is are unmistakeable connection on the ground and the sky with the Triangulum “sword” and “wheat harvest” of Sicily symbolism an empire forged by the sword, together with a 'star' of destruction.
Is this a sign that the Great King will be the “Sword of War” that will separate the wheat from the chaff before the Golden Age? Civil war will be used to cleanse the earth, and that is what happened during the time of Balaam also represented by the “Sword” in the Apocalypse, for during his time the children of Israel were ordered to smite those idolaters and sinners unworthy to enter the Promised Land. The faithful children of Israel were then numbered as 'chosen wheat' to speak, gathered together into the Master's barn, which occured with the sun and the moon standing still in the sky.
In all, the celestial signs are all converging: the “Alpha and the Omega” and the “Sword”, the royal “Star of Bethlehem”, Balaam's prophecies, the solar eclipse symbolising death and birth next to Regulus, the King Star in Leo, a “Woman crowned with Twelve Stars” giving a painful, woeful birth, to a 'great royal' leader of war at the time of the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement with the “harvest sickle” pointing down towards earth, all occurring between 2015 to 2017, converging with some rare feastdays and events in the Catholic Christian calendar, followed by the Red Cross Supernova in c. 2022.
Is this celestial dance in the sky a mere “coincidence”, or are we indeed watching the signs of the times?
“I, like God, do not play with dice, and do not believe in coincidence.” ~ V for Vendetta
By the way, the promised Great Monarch's name has been revealed ~ “Henri V”
According to Marie-Julie, he will come to restore the world after a secret handful will start a blood-bath revolution in France, then the government “will fly away like a bird”, leaving the country to be ripped apart. In all, her prophecies suggests governments will betray their own people to set about their New World Order of totalitarian anti-Christian dictatorship. The Great Monarch will come to undo everything they set out to accomplish. As mentioned, he will be the “sword” sent that will separate the wheat from the chaff before the Great Day of "Harvest" and of "Wrath".
Read more about Marie-Julie Jahenny and the The Great Monarch prophecies:
“Marie-Julie Jahenny: Marie-Julie ofthe Crucifix: Stigmatist and Prophet” Concise version of her prophecies, visions of the King, his identity, and how to prepare for the Three Days of Darkness.
“We Are Warned: The Prophecies of Marie-Julie Jahenny” : All her prophecies and visions released to date, includes all the Great Monarch prophecies from other saints and mystics.
“Lord of the Rings: Apocalyptic Prophecies” : Was JRR Tolkien influenced by the Great Monarch prophecies? Features sections on Freemasonry and the Illuminati as the "Seat of Satan".
“President Reagan and the Message of Fatima” : What we can expect during the chastisements and the restoration.