“What do you see now?” And I replied, ‘I see a pot of boiling water, tipping southward, spilling over Judah.’” (Jer. 1:13) (TLB)
D’li is represented by the 9th letter of the
Hebrew alphabet and has a value of 9.
Teth has the appearance of an open tea kettle and means, “a pot, contain, surround.” The gematria for Teth is 9.
The story that is signified in the sign of Aquarius then will have something to do with the words, “pot, contain, surround” and the number “9.” We will now turn to the Bible to see how the meaning and numerical value of this letter ties in directly to the judgments that came upon both houses of Israel in the sign of Aquarius. First a quick recap of the preceding sign Capricorn, the Sea Goat.”
Capricorn, “the wild goat kid” marked a new beginning, a new milestone in the history of the children of Israel. It is largely the story of the life of King David and the many sorrows and afflictions of his life. In many respects David’s life was a foreshadowing of the life of Christ, the goat of the atonement, that was slain for the people.
We will now focus our attention on the significance of the meaning and numerical value of the Hebrew letter Teth (9), that Aquarius is represented by.
The first appearance of the number 9 in Scripture is in connection with the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the holiest day of the Jewish year. It begins at sunset on the ninth day of the seventh Hebrew month which is seen as a day of judgment. More on this a little bit later when we come to the Age of Aquarius.
“It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.” (Leviticus 23:32)
“In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.” Jeremiah 39:1-2
“And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain.” (Jer. 52:6-7)
In the opposing sign of Leo, there are 9 bright stars that mark the outline of the Lion. The number 9 is a number that is representative of “judgment.”
Image: Courtesy of StarTracker
It was on the 9th of Av that the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E., the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.
The lion here in Leo is not only representative of the kingdom of Babylon, which took Judah into captivity, but also of “the Lion of the Tribe of Judah” who will bring judgment upon the earth in the Age of Aquarius.
Continuing on, it was also “In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,” 2 Kings 17:6-7
As the 9th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, Teth is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end; the conclusion of a matter. It is a number of finality and judgment. The judgment of man and all his works.
Because the value of Teth is 9, and it is after 9 months that a woman gives birth, many Jewish rabbi’s see the image of the letter as pointing to the birth of something new. The conclusion of an age and the start of another. It is after 9 months that a pregnant woman’s water breaks bringing forth a new life into the world.
The number 9 also symbolizes completeness and finality. It was at the 9th hour of the day that Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world, taking the judgment of God upon himself.
Thus, we can see how the letter Teth and its numerical value of 9 relates to judgment. With this in mind we will now take a closer look at Aquarius and how it relates to judgment that was poured out on the Southern Kingdom of Judah represented by Pisces Australis, the Southern Fish.
THE SIGN OF AQUARIUS
Aquarius, (the Water-Bearer) is depicted in the heavens holding a pot of water that is tipping southwards and spilling over upon Pisces Australis, (the Southern Fish).
Aquarius follows after the sign of Capricorn, the Goat, which symbolized the beginning of the reigns of the first Kings of Israel. It illustrated the persecution of David by King Saul in the strongholds of Engedi, as well as the foreshadowing of the death of Christ as the goat of the sin offering which was for the people.
Aquarius, the sign of the Jewish people
According to Abraham Ibn Ezra who was one of the most distinguished Jewish biblical commentators and philosophers of the Middle Ages, Aquarius is the sign of the Jewish people
Shabbtai (Saturn), the wandering star associated with the Jews, is the classical ruler of Aquarius, which is called D'li in Hebrew (the water bucket)
In the sign of Aquarius we are taken forward in time to the end of the reigns of the kings of Israel. The last to go into captivity was the house of Judah.
The LORD said of his people,
“Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the Lord. “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:12-13) NKJV
As a result, the LORD had no other choice but to pour out his judgment upon the city he loved, Jerusalem, in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, symbolized by Pisces Australis, the Southern Fish.
In the book of Amos we read:
“But let judgment run down as waters...” (Amos 5:24)
“Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law. Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: he hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.” (Isaiah 42:24,25) See also, 44:2-7.
In a vision given to Jeremiah, the weeping prophet was asked:
“What do you see now?” And I replied, ‘I see a pot of boiling water, tipping southward, spilling over Judah.’ “Yes,” he said, “for terror from the north will boil out upon all the people of this land. I am calling the armies of the kingdoms of the north to come to Jerusalem and set their thrones at the gates of the city and all along its walls, and in all the other cities of Judah. This is the way I will punish my people for deserting me and for worshiping other gods—yes, idols they themselves have made!” (Jeremiah 1:13-16) TLB
The prophet Ezekiel is shown this same “pot” and elaborates further:
“Again, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, write down the name of the day, this very day—the king of Babylon started his siege against Jerusalem this very day. And utter a parable to the rebellious house, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Put on a pot, set it on, And also pour water into it. Gather pieces of meat in it, Every good piece, The thigh and the shoulder. Fill it with choice cuts; Take the choice of the flock. Also pile fuel bones under it, Make it boil well, And let the cuts simmer in it.” ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the bloody city, To the pot whose scum is in it, And whose scum is not gone from it! Bring it out piece by piece, On which no lot has fallen. For her blood is in her midst; She set it on top of a rock; She did not pour it on the ground, To cover it with dust. That it may raise up fury and take vengeance, I have set her blood on top of a rock, That it may not be covered.” ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the bloody city! I too will make the pyre great. Heap on the wood, Kindle the fire; Cook the meat well, Mix in the spices, And let the cuts be burned up. “Then set the pot empty on the coals, That it may become hot and its bronze may burn, That its filthiness may be melted in it, That its scum may be consumed. She has grown weary with lies, And her great scum has not gone from her. Let her scum be in the fire! In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I have cleansed you, and you were not cleansed, You will not be cleansed of your filthiness anymore, Till I have caused My fury to rest upon you. I, the Lord, have spoken it; It shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not hold back, Nor will I spare, Nor will I relent; According to your ways And according to your deeds They will judge you,” Says the Lord God .’ ” (Ezekiel 24:1-14)
The hebrew word for “scum” in this passage is cheláh. It means “to be sick, be diseased”. H2457, H2456
In a vision of Isaiah concerning Judah we read:
“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.” (Isaiah 1:4-7)
The Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009)
Might this object in the firmament of Aquarius represent the “boiling pot” held by Aquarius, the Water-Bearer (King Nebuchadnezzar), which is full of the curses poured out upon Judah for all their wickedness in departing from the Lord.
The strange looking object within the pot has the appearance of a shoe. What is a shoe symbolic of? The Hebrew word for “shoe” is na’al נַעַל and is defined from Strong’s Concordance as: “a symbol of occupancy, a refusal to marry, or of something valueless”. H5275
This is exactly what had become of Judah when they were taken into captivity and their land was “occupied” by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
“Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes.” (Amos 2:6)
The numeric value of the Hebrew word for shoe equals 150. Other Hebrew words that equal 150 include: “affliction, oppress, mourn, eye, mouth, unclean, balances, trespass, fool, proud, leavened, hypocrite, force, king, people.”
These are all words that relate to story that is being told in the sign of Aquarius regarding the Southern kingdom of Judah.
WARNING TO ISRAEL
Just prior to crossing over the Jordan into the promised land, Moses warned the children of Israel:
“Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.” (Dt. 4:23,24).
Tragically, Israel DID forget the covenant, the commandments of the LORD, and turned to the worship of Baal and graven images. God was looking down from heaven and seeing it all.
“For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.” (Proverbs 5:21)
“The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive...I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?” (Jer. 13:19,27)
The Helix Nebula
(The Eye of God)
Isaiah also testified:
“For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.” (Isaiah 3:8)
Over and over again in the LORD’S dealing with his apostate people, there is mention made of “the eyes” of the LORD” beholding all their wickedness.
I find it extremely interesting then that there should be this eye-shaped object in the firmament of the Sign of Aquarius.
THE EYES OF YESHUA
One final note of interest on “the eyes of the LORD” is this startling document discovered in the Vatican library, supposedly written to the Roman Senate at the time of Christ by Publius Lentulus, is this description of him:
“This Is a man of noble and well-proportioned stature, with a face full of kindness and firmness, so that the beholders both love him and fear him. His hair is the color of wine and golden at the root — straight and without luster —but from the level of the ears curling and glossy, divided down the center after the fashion of the Nazarenes.
“His forehead is even and smooth. His face without blemish and enhanced by a tempered bloom; his countenance ingenuous and kind; his beard is full, of the same color as his hair, and forked in form; his eyes blue and extremely brilliant.”
The Hebrew tribe corresponding to the Sign of Aquarius is Reuben who’s name means, “see, a son.” The meaning of Reuben’s name relates to the second coming of Christ. When Yeshua answered the high priest during his trial if he was the Christ, the Son of God, he replied:
“It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Mt. 26:64)
When Reuben was conceived, his mother Leah exclaimed: “Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.” (Gen. 29:32) Likewise, just prior to the second coming of Christ, he will look upon his afflicted people during the time of Jacob’s trouble and he will love and shelter his people during earth’s last storm!
Jacob prophesied over his son Reuben saying,
“Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.” (Genesis 49:3,4)
The primitive root word for “unstable” in Hebrew is “pachaz” which means, “to bubble up or froth (as boiling water).” H6348 The boiling water corresponds perfectly with the boiling pot of water “whose scum is in it”, that Ezekiel was shown in chapter 24
As Reuben defiled his father’s bed, so Israel had defiled the land their Father had given to them, their “bed of rest”. (See Jeremiah 2:7; 3:9; 16:18)
The blessing of Moses upon Rueben was: “Let Reuben live, and not die, let not his men be few.” (Deuteronomy 33:6)
Though the majority of those taken captive into Babylon chose to remain in Babylon at the end of the 70 year captivity, there were a “few”, a very small remnant who chose to leave and return back to their homeland.
“The Southern Fish”
Now we will take a look at Pisces Australis, “The Southern Fish,” which the contents of the pot is being poured out upon. The name of its brightest star in this constellation is Fomalhaut, whose name means “mouth of the fish” in Arabic.
Fomalhaut is one of the four Royal Stars that once marked the equinox’s and solstice’s. Those stars being the brightest stars in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Formalhaut is a bluish white star. In the Bible, blue symbolizes the law of God, as the ten commandments were written upon blue sapphire stone (Compare Exodus 24:9,10; Numbers 15:38-40). The color white is associated with purity and holiness and the color of light. (See Matthew 17:2)
As the brightest star in Pisces Australis, the Southern fish, (i.e. the Southern Kingdom of Judah), it would stand to reason that this star is representative of the holy city Jerusalem the capital city of Judah.
The national flag of Israel also reflects these two colors, blue and white. 🇮🇱
These colors are a fit representation of Jerusalem, “the holy city” wherein once dwelt the earthly presence of God in the Most Holy Place in the temple. They were to be a shining city upon a hill, a light to the gentiles, the depositors of the law of God, a pure and holy nation.
Ring around Fomalhaut
The image above shows the Star Fomalhaut with a well-defined ring around it that puzzles astronomers. The brightness of the star itself has been blocked out so that the ring can be seen around it.
The ring surrounding Fomalhaut corresponds in scripture to holy presence of God that surrounds the city.
“And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.” (Zechariah 2:3-5)
Another possible representation of this ring may be that of the battering rams that surrounded the city before its fall:
“Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem: And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.” (Ezekiel 4:1,2).
In the New Testament Jesus spoke of the coming judgment upon the city of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD because of their rejection of the Messiah.
“For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.” (Luke 19:43-44)
THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
Having discovered that the sign of Aquarius relates to judgment that fell upon the two houses of Israel, we are now prepared to focus our attention on the astrological Age of Aquarius. This new Age will also bring “judgment” to the Israel of God at the end of time, and culminating with judgments being poured out upon “Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.” (Rev. 17:5) This is the same pattern as we saw in the Old Testament, judgment coming first upon Israel, then afterwards upon Babylon.
As mentioned earlier, the first occurrence of the number “nine” in the Bible is in reference to the day of atonement which begins on the “ninth” day of the seventh month and carrie’s over to the 10th day on the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar. The Bible says of this solemn day:
“It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath” (Lev. 23:32).
On the first day of this month leading up to the 10th day, is what is referred to as “the ten days of awe,” or “the ten days of repentance” leading up to the final sealing that takes place on the day of atonement.
“According to Jewish custom, three books are opened on the Feast of Trumpets and closed on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement):
1. The Book of the righteous
2. The Book of the unrighteous
3. The Book of those in-between.
If a man is deemed righteous, his name is written in the Book of Life for the righteous at the Feast of Trumpets. If a man is unrighteous, his name is written in the Book of the unrighteous. If a man is deemed in-between, judgment is delayed for ten days from Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) to Yom Kippur. It is during that period of time that a man is given opportunity to repent before the book is closed and his destiny sealed on Yom Kippur.” (http://curtis.loftinnc.com/Yom_Kippur.htm)
This is consistent with what we read concerning the books that are mentioned in Daniel and Revelation concerning the judgment:
“I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” (Dan. 7:9-10)
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” (Rev. 20:12)
Here are the Books that are most likely being referred to:
1. The Book of Life - Ps. 69:28; Phil. 4:3; Rev. 3:5; 17:8; 21:27
2. The Book of the law of God - (Jos. 24:26; Neh. 8:18)
3. The Book of the law of Moses - (Jos. 8:31; 23:6; Neh. 13:1)
4. The Book of YHVH - (Ex. 32:32,33; Isa. 34:16)
5. The Book of Remembrance - (Ps. 56:8; 139:16; Job 19:23; Ex 17:14)
According to precise astronomical calculations by Rabbi Shane Nelson in the video below and his partner astronomer Michael Hutchinson, were able to determine that the Age of Aquarius officially began in the year 1843. This is a very significant year in Biblical prophecy for it marked the end of the 2300 day/year time prophecy in Daniel 8:14-17.
Full length of this video is here:
The prophetic time prophecy reads as follows:
“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.”
The work of “cleansing the sanctuary” in the typical service took place once a year on the Day of Atonement. All who had not thoroughly repented and confessed their sins and brought an offering for their sins were cut off out of the camp of the Israelites indefinitely. In like manner, at the termination of the 2300 day/year time prophecy in 1843, Christ as our great high priest transferred his ministry in the heavenly sanctuary from the Holy Place to the most Holy Place before the Ancient of Days accomplishing a final work of cleansing his people (a spiritual temple) from their sins and “sealing” all those who have thoroughly repented and turned away from their sins.
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13-14).
When Daniel sought for the meaning of this vision, the angel Gabriel instructed him that the vision he saw concerning the 2300 days would be at “the time of the end.” In other words in our day.
From the year 1833 to 1843, (10 prophetic days/years), this announcement was preached all around the world in what was known in history as “The Great Religious Awakening.” At that time the general consensus among Biblical scholars was that the “sanctuary” in Daniel 8:14 was the earth, and therefore the “cleansing of the sanctuary” must be the cleansing of the earth by fire at the second coming of Christ. (See 2 Pet. 3:10-12). They believed this would occur on the day of atonement in 1843. When Christ did not return on that day they did some more calculations and gave a final date of October 22, 1844. When Christ again did not return to the earth to “cleanse” it with fire, it resulted in a bitter disappointment. A few days later as they prayed for more light they were shown their error. The sanctuary that was to be “cleansed” was not the earth, but the sanctuary in heaven of which the earthly sanctuary was a pattern of. And that the beginning of the investigative phase of the judgment to determine who’s names will be retained in the Lamb’s book of Life prior to Christ’s return had begun.
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Rev. 22:12)
Thus, the first of the three angel’s messages in Revelation 14:6,7 was proclaimed throughout the world.
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
To worship the One who created the earth exactly as it is described in the book of Genesis and elsewhere in the Bible.
Thus the beginning of the Age of Aquarius in 1843 has been confirmed by two other witnesses. By the termination of 2300 day/year time prophecy which began the work of cleansing the heavenly sanctuary and the investigative judgment. And secondly, by the Hebrew letter Tet that Aquarius is represented by and it’s numerical value of 9 which represents judgment.”
Besides the number nine being related to judgment, it also can represent the Spirit for there are 9 fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22,23) and 9 gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:8-11). Prior to the second coming of Messiah the later rain of the Holy Spirit will be poured out upon God’s people.
Picture taken from the book, “The Glory of the Stars”
By E. Raymond Capt (The earth in the center is inaccurately displayed)
Let’s take a look now at how the signs work, as there is some confusion in regards to the zodiacal constellations and the signs of the Zodiac. They are not one and the same as you might expect. I will be quoting from E. Raymond Capt from his book, “The Glory of the Stars.”
“The circle of the Zodiac is divided into 12 divisions or signs. It is necessary to make a distinction between the signs of the zodiac and the constellations of the zodiac. Each sign is exactly 30° long, 1/12 of the complete circle…”
“The 12 groups of stars (constellations) within the boundaries of the 12 signs originally had the same names as the signs, and each constellation would remain forever within the corresponding sign if the Vernal equinox did not move among the stars. This movement or “precession” of the equinoxes carries the signs of the zodiac westward around the ecliptic with a constant speed that causes them to make a complete circuit of the sky in approximately 25,800 years. Thus the constellations of the Zodiac remain fixed but the signs steadily slip westward.”
“The sign of Aries, for the last 2000 years, has been in the sign to the west. The sign and constellations of the zodiac coincided about 300 B.C. and also about 26,000 BC. The Greek writer, Hesiod, says that Arcturus rises at sunset 50 days after the winter solstice. In our calendar this date would be February 19. This bright star now rises at sunset (in Greece) on March 30. From the known rate of the shift of the constellations of the zodiac we can determine that Hesoid lived about 2800 years ago.”
“We learned from the early writings of the Persians and the Chinese that there were four bright stars in the sky that protected and watched over the others. The stars were said to be in the east, west, the north and the south. These positions evidently corresponded to the vernal equinox, the autumnal equinox, the winter solstice and the summer solstice – the four cardinal points of the sky. If we look in the vicinity of these points we can find no stars of any considerable brightness and we might be inclined to doubt the accuracy of this ancient literature or to wonder whether the four bright stars have faded considerably during the intervening years. However, when we consider the westward procession of the equinoxes, the four cardinal points would not have the same location with reference to the stars as they had ages ago, for the constellations of the zodiac are continually slipping in an easterly direction with reference to the vernal equinox. We must study the zodiac as the Persians saw it.”
So that is to say, that the Zodiac Signs and the Astrological Ages are tied to the equinoxes and solstices which are shifting ever so slightly (1 degree every 72 years) in a westerly direction, whereas the constellations remain fixed in their positions.
There are 13 zodiacal constellations which the sun passes through on the ecliptic when including Ophiuchus (as seen above). This however, does not equate to 13 zodiac signs. The circle of the zodiac is divided into 12 equal divisions of 30 degrees each. There is no spaces left to add an additional 30 degrees to a circle of 360 degrees.
The sign of Aquarius brought us to that the period in Israel’s history when God, working through King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, poured out his wrath upon the northern kingdom of Judah because of its sins:
“How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin.” (Isa. 1:21-25)
Judah was carried away captive into Babylon represented by the sign of Leo, the Lion, the opposing sign of Aquarius. Judah itself is also represented by a lion (See Gen. 49:9). Thus, we see a close association between the sign of Aquarius, “the sign of the Jewish people,” and the sign of Leo, the Lion.
The visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have another fulfillment, of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected God's mercy and trampled upon His law.
We are now living in the Age of Aquarius, in the time of God’s judgements upon the world. Up until now these judgements have been mixed with mercy. The time is fast approaching when the full measure of God’s judgements will be poured out upon the rejectors of his mercy.
“In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our righteousness.” (Jer. 33:15-16)
“But in that day, as in the time of Jerusalem's destruction, God's people will be delivered, everyone that shall be found written among the living.” (Isa. 4:3)
“Then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Mt. 24:30, 31)
“The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.” (Ps. 103:6)