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              It states that the heavens were created to be used for “signs.” The sun, moon and stars, which include planets,
              were in the divine scheme of things, intended to be “for signs and for seasons.” The final usage is in Revelation 12
              and 15. It is referred to as a “great sign” in the heavens because it symbolizes God’s chosen people, Israel. It is
              used in the context of Christ’s birth on this earth. It is a sign of Israel and its twelve tribes, which includes the
              sun and the moon with the crown of stars, known as the Pleiades star cluster.

              Revelation 12:1 “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under
              her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;”

              Psalms 147:4 “He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.”
              We know through scripture God has named all the heavenly bodies. God’s naming goes on to the present time;
              even though he uses man to do this.  As an example is the dwarf planet Ceres, which was named in 2006, once it
              was determined not to be an asteroid but a true planet.

              Ceres is the smallest dwarf planet in the inner Solar System. Goddess of the seasons; Demeter Ceres means "Earth Mother”.
              Ceres' name may derive from the hypothetical Proto-Indo-European root *ker, meaning "to grow", which is also a possible root for
              many English words, such as "create", "cereal", "grow", "kernel", "corn", and "increase". Roman etymologists thought "ceres" was
              derived from the Latin verb gerere, to bear, or bring forth.

              The planet of “Ceres” was seen in the sky above Bethlehem during the Birth of Christ our Lord; and it is the last
              object in the heavenly cluster to come down to earth as part of the Bethlehem Star. The choice by man of the
              name “Ceres” was not based upon the fact that it was associated with the Birth of Christ by a virgin. Ceres has the
              meaning of “to bear”, or “bring forth” from an “Earth Mother.”  How appropriate it is to Christ’s birth. Both the Old
              and New Testaments assume what happens in the heavens matter and are given by God as signs of events on the
              earth. We should follow the guidance and counsel of the Bible on the use of signs. Astrology assumes that the
              stars are the direct cause of events associated with a person’s birthday. The Bible lets us know that they are to be
              used as messages about earthly events either in the past or in the future. It may be useful to think of them as
              Road Signs and Warnings. There is a distinct difference between a sign and considering it as an active agent.

                                                                                      Job 9:9; 38:31-33
                                                                               9:9      “Who makes the Bear, Orion
                                                                                      and the Pleiades, and the
                                                                                      chambers of the south;”

                                                                               38:31   “Can you bind the chains of
                                                                                      the Pleiades, or loose the
                                                                                      cords of Orion”?

                                                                               38:32    “Can you lead forth a
                                                                                      constellation in its season,
                                                                                      and guide the Bear with her
                                                                               38:33    “Do you know the ordinances
                                                                                      of the heavens, or fix their

                                                                                        rule over the earth”?
              The Pleiades star cluster – Crown of Authority (NASA)

              3  New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Rev 12:1). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

              4  New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Psalms 147:4). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
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