A while back on September 23rd of last year some super epic stuff happened in the heavens in relation to Revelation 12. I posted a few blogs leading up to the date as well as afterward. It was a pretty awesome thing to see happen in my lifetime for sure, as a Christian. It was exciting to me, at least.
Anyway, being the kind of person that I am… I occasionally look at my SkyView app on my phone just to see where things are at in the sky. And honestly, I will probably be doing it more often now that I have a new Nikon P900 (plans to try capturing pictures of Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings in the near future).
Having said all of that, I was looking at the SkyView app this week and find it pretty hilarious to find Jupiter where it currently resides. Ironic enough in fact to share it here.
According to Astrogaph, in astrology, Jupiter is the planet of faith, hope, and morality. I find that rather hilarious, considering the fact that Virgo the virgin gave birth to him last year.
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus and pater “father”. Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. The Greek Pantheon of Jupiter recognized this celestial body as the king of the heavens (you know, Jesus being born from a virgin or something because he is the king).
Anyway, I think you get the point. So, here is the new thing that I found ironic this week.
Of all the places that Jupiter could have gone after being born of a virgin, it found its way toward Libra. Libra is a constellation who’s name is Latin for weighing scales. It is fairly faint, with no first magnitude stars, and lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east. In the bible scales represent, among other things, judgement.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. – Revelation 19:11
Having said all of that… I find it rather hilarious that the bible says that the sun, moon, and stars are for times, seasons, and signs. And here we have the King of faith and hope being born of a virgin… and then moving right into judgement. I could go even further by pointing out the fact that Scorpio is right there… but I will save that for a later post, as this post is already a little lengthy.