While Adam was given the privilege of naming the animals, the Lord named the stars (Psalms 147:4, Isaiah 40:26, Genesis 1:14). In astrology, Aries is the first sign and Pisces is the last. But astrology is a counterfeit. In reality Virgo is the first sign and Leo is the last. The order of signs from Virgo through Leo is confirmed by the ancient Egyptian Sphinx, which portrays the head of a woman (Virgo) and the body of a lion (Leo). The Story in the Stars has nothing to do with events of your life, and everything to do with Salvation.

Satan is the great counterfeiter. He has taken something created by the Lord and twisted it for his own use. The constellations and stars tell the story of Jesus. There are those who do not wish the story to be known. So, to hide the story in the stars, the order was changed.

The ancient names of the constellations, which were derived from the names given by God, amazingly conform to the story of salvation. For example, Virgo (the virgin) is depicted as a young woman. The brightest star in the constellation of Virgo is Spica, or "the branch". Isaiah and Zechariah both called the coming Messiah "the branch".

The sidereal, or related constellations, to Virgo are Coma, or "the desired", Bootes, or "the coming one" and Centaurus, or "two natures". Jesus, born of a virgin, is the desired one and the coming one. The two natures prophecy His spiritual and physical natures.

In Cancer, which means to hold or encircle, the names of the stars and sidereal constellations are also amazing: Tegmine "holding"; Acubene "shelter or hiding place"; Ma'Alaph "assembled thousands"; Al Himarean "kids or lambs"; Praesepe "multitude"; Kochab "waiting for the coming"; Alkaid " the assembled"; Alpherkdain "the redeemed assembly". These all picture the saints assembled in Heaven.

Not only is astrology a counterfeit of the story the Lord presents in the heavens, it is a gateway for spiritualism and occultism, which are further openings for Satan to affect your life. The Story in the Stars is not astrology, but further evidence of the fact that God is in Control, and has been since before time began.

I have written a lengthy (six page) article which is just an outline of the twelve major constellations, the story they tell and the story contained in the sidereal constellations.

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