How many are still hanging in there and really seeing just how powerful and deep the truth of the stars is? Congrats on making it this far! You’ve reached the end of the first of the three divisions of the Mazzaroth. These three divisions further enhance the message God wrote in the heavens and show just how in control and purposeful He is.
We’ve already discussed that the Mazzaroth has twelve major constellations in it and we’ve learned the names and meaning of the first three plus their decans, tonight we will be looking at the fourth Sagittarius which completes the first grouping of the Mazzaroth. The grouping that points to the first coming of Christ our Savior. The next grouping tells us of the current or Church age and the final grouping of four major constellations tells of His second coming someday in the future, possibly very soon.
Sagittarius, representative of the Archer, gives us another image of the centaur, which is known in all languages as the archer, bowman, or he who sends forth the arrow. Speaking of arrows guess where Sagittarius is aiming his, right at Scorpio the scorpion. This portrays Christ as the God-man and as the victor over sin and Satan. In the book of Revelation, Jesus is described as riding a white horse, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, coming in righteous judgement to make war, which is the same image we see here.
And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon, called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. Revelation 19:11
Sagittarius’ first decan is Lyra the harp, it contains one of the brightest stars in the sky of the northern hemisphere, Vega. Harps are the oldest of the stringed instruments and this image denotes gladness, joy, and praise. It is praising the Archer for His achievements. Vega is the word from which we get our root word for victory and means He shall be exalted, or the warrior triumphant. Originally Lucifer was to be the worship leader before God but when he fell that glorious job passed to us, the Church.
Ara, is the next decan, meaning the altar. As you can see from the picture this altar has an unusual position in the sky- it points downward. Ara means a small elevation of wood or stone used as an altar for sacrifices or the funeral pile. The Arabs call it Al Mugamra, the completing or finishing. The Greeks also used the word Ara to mean prayer.
Our final decan is Draco the dragon. It means trodden down and it’s main stars further identify it as the dragon. For instance Al Waid means who is to be destroyed; Thuban means the subtle; Al Dib means reptile. The bright star in the dragon’s head is Rastsban which means head of the serpent or subtle. Other stars are Grumian, the deceiver; El Athik, the fraudulent; El Asiek, the humbled or brought down; Gianser, the punished enemy; Ethanin, the long serpent. The star Thuban, the second in the coil of the dragon’s tail, used to be the pole star about 4,700 years ago during Noah’s flood about 4,500 years ago the earth’s axis tilted. Now the pole star is Polaris in the tail of Ursa Minor, better known as the Little Dipper and means bear or the fold, this constellation as you will see later represents the Church. When Satan fell he lost his prominence and the honor of having the pole star went to us the church.
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. … Genesis 3:1
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him. Revelation 12:9
I highly encourage you to watch the deeper study of God’s message in the stars by Mark Correll. His study goes so much deeper and is very edifying. I am trying to keep my posts on it very simple and easy to get, I have taken my names and meanings from the study we used for astronomy this spring, Mark takes everything to a whole new level which further glorifies God.
As always my beloved brethern in Christ may the Father bless and keep you.