Associated with Cosmic Symbolism and Biblical Parallels

  • What is the Transit of Venus and what does that mean for the Earth?
  • Do these Transit factor in prophetically somehow in the Bible?
  • Are there any apocalyptic depictions of Venus occurring in the Bible?

by Luis B. Vega

for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
EMAIL: vegapost@hotmail.com

The Eternal God is they Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting Arms; and He shall thrust out the Enemy from before thee; and shall say destroy them. –Deuteronomy 33:27

The purpose of this study is to highlight several key and unique properties of the Transit of Venus. The Transits of Venus will be examined in a Judeo-Christian context associated with Biblical symbolism and parallels of the Rapture. The 8th Transit of Venus to occur with the Sun, since recordings have been taken, is scheduled to take place on June 5-6th, 2012. To some Christian communities, this rare occurrence can be attributed to a ‘Picture of a Rapture’ or a snatching-away. If there was ever a ‘Picture of the Rapture of Church’ in the ‘Heavenlies’ or cosmos, the Transit of Venus phenomena would be a good rehearsal for it.

This study is no way insinuating that this June 5-6, 2012 Transit of Venus will be coinciding with the actual anticipated Rapture as defined in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. There have been others Venus Transits before. In the past 380 years plus, since recorded astronomical dates have been taken down, there have been 7 prior Transits of Venus but only 1 has occurred within the Taurus constellation that occurred in 2012. This 8th Transit of Venus may yet be just another insignificant phenomena and peculiarity but have all these Transits been a sort of countdown to the 8th? Is the 8th anymore significant because it is occurring Tetrad in 2014-15 that is also the 8th since Christ to fall on Passover and Sukkot? The number ‘8’ has resurrection meaning to it in a Biblical sense. Have these specific Transits of Venus indeed been a kind of dress rehearsal or a foreshadowing of the ‘Real Rapture’ event to come?

The first Venus Transit in our new millennium already happened on June 8, 2004, its ‘pair’ is thus to happen on June 5-6, 2012. Because the Venus Transit does happen in 2012, the year 2012 is considered to be a ‘Passage Year’ in many religious and non-religious circles. What better imagery for that of the Body of Christian Believers to ‘Passage Out’ of this present evil Age; caught up and out to be removed from the Wrath of the Lamb to come upon an unrepentant and rebellious world. This Rapture imagery, as insinuated by both the Old and New Testaments, speaks of a course of events to take place, primarily ‘Sudden Destruction’ and an ‘Escape’. As Venus makes its "planetary retrograde loop" spanning the constellations of Taurus-Auriga-Orion, there are several unique celestial attributes that will be highlighted during this time period.

The Retrograde
This study attempts to show and explain the general principles, theories, and objects constituting the events pre and post Transit of Venus. The constellation interpretations are primarily based on the astronomical work done by E.W. Bullinger. This is not astrology. As some have well put it, ‘Astrology is the "interpretation" of assumed influence the stars and planets exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The stars should awaken wonder of YHVH’s power, wisdom, and infinitude. One should use stars to keep track of time and place and to remind the Body of YHVH’s faithful covenant-keeping nature; all the while acknowledging the Creator of the Heavens. Wisdom comes from God not the stars. James1:5. The Word of God, the Bible is one’s guide through life. Psalm119.’ In part, some prominent celestial occurrences will be the following.

1) Conjunction of Venus with the Pleiades on Apr 2, 2012
2) Alignment with Earth-Venus-Pleiades on Apr 2, 2012
3) Retrograde ‘Loop’ from Pleiades to ORI64 spanning Taurus-Auriga-Orion
4) Partial Blood Moon of Jun 3 immediately preceding the Transit 
5) Transit of Venus with the Sun on Jun 5-6th
6) Conjunction of Mercury-Venus-Sun-Jupiter on Jul 1, 2012

From April 2 to August 8, 2012, Venus begins its retrograde or ‘loop’ pattern through the constellation Taurus. Retrograde means ‘going back’. In this retrograde effect, from Earth’s perspective, Venus appears to travel backwards to a degree before moving forward again. This ‘loop’ has some peculiar junctions to note. On April 2, 2012 Venus conjoined with the Pleiades. Venus then traverses onward and on April 16-17, 2012 Venus will be mid-way between the Pleiades and the star El Nath–the pierced foot of Auriga, the ‘Wounded Shepherd’.

On May 7, 2012 Venus conjoined at the Star, El Nath, the ‘Wounded Shepherd’ and Al Hecka, the horn of the Bull. Venus then ‘loops’ backwards down the Horns of Taurus for the ‘Transit’ on the 5-6th of June 2012 with our Sun. Venus then conjoined Kursa of Eridanus when Venus crosses the Ecliptic. The retrograde loop is completed around the 4th of July in the Hyades region of Taurus, which is a stellar asterism that lies just before Aldebaran -the ‘Eye of the Bull’. On July 17, 2012, Venus leaves Taurus and heads for the Star, ORI64 -the right arm of Orion by August 8, 2012. A ‘Transit’ is another descriptive word for an ‘occultation’.

Because of Earth’s ‘order’ or distance from our Sun, only Mercury and Venus can have transits with the Sun as it would occur between the Earth and the Sun. These Transits are not ‘eclipses’ as some would think they would be. The planet Venus and the Sun interact or conjunct all the time in a somewhat regular basis. Most often the case, they pass each other on above or below our Sun’s meridian. What is extraordinary about the June 5-6, 2012 Transit is that Venus will cross the Sun’s ‘face’ in reference to our Earth. The Transit will last close to 6 hours. The actual ‘Transit’ occurs about 3 hours before and after it clears the Sun. According to research, the only recorded times that the Transit of Venus has occurred has been the following years: 1631 and 1639, 1761 and 1769, 1874 and 1882, and 2004. It is not to say that others could have happened, but they cannot be scientifically verified.

The Mythology of A Transit

Given the phenomena that planetary and/or cosmic body alignments do affect the forces between celestial bodies, one can possibly anticipate a ‘force’ of some kind to occur during this coming Transit. As Venus will be between Earth and the Sun, it will produce an electromagnetic or gravitational force upon the Earth -as it did in 2004. As the Sun was in particular alignment with Venus and the Earth-Moon then, the Sun’s rays of energy emanated produced a sort of ‘tug’ on the Earth. This fact has been substantiated by new discoveries of ‘corridor lines’ that do make up a sort of ‘grid’ in the cosmos. This grid is where the planets are ‘resting’ upon and thus can be distorted by light, time, and celestial alignments. Einstein spoke of this in his Theory of Relativity. 

To the esoteric, Venus has both male and female principles. Venus is the ‘Morning Star’ or the ‘Evening Star’. She is the ‘Phoenix’ depending on its position in the Heavens. Venus is also the nocturnal representation of the hidden Sun-god Osiris or Orion. Other like the Masons use the name Blazing Star to symbolize Venus as Lucifer himself the Illuminated One or the Shining One. Thus, Lucifer is Venus the ‘goddess’ and thus makes Lucifer the first transvestite ever. The occult has usurped the real meaning attributed to the true Morning Star, Jesus Christ. Some well-known names since ancient times have been Ishtar, Isis, Inanna, and Diana etc. To the occult, Venus is Lucifer and an evil sign of witchcraft with the inverted pentagram symbol.

The pentagram star depicting of its 2 horns pointing up like a Bull (Taurus) is an affront to Heaven and YHVH Himself. According the very words of a post, risen and glorified Jesus Christ from the book of Revelation 22, Jesus Christ Himself said He is, the Bright and Morning Star; Venus not Lucifer. Behind this façade is the usurper ‘Light Bearer’ fallen angel Lucifer. Lucifer according to Scripture seeks to deface God’s true creation and cosmic association, as reflected in the heavens/cosmos. This Fallen Angel with alliance from Humanity attempts to reverse the order and meaning of God’s Creation and its symbols. This has been the theme as displayed in the Stars and ‘acted out’ in Scripture. For example, in the book of Esther, Queen Esther represents Venus, Haman represents Mercury.

Venus makes unique geometric configurations as it orbits the Sun. All the planets for that matter have orbital patterns and have accompanied frequencies based on its mass and size also. For Venus, 1 unique and recognizable pattern that occurs at the end of its 8-year cycle is a ‘rose’ geometric pattern. Another pattern that is also produced at the end of the 4-year cycle is a 5-pointed pentagram or ‘Star’ geometric pattern. The entire obit of Venus around the Sun is referred to as an 8-year ‘pentagonal cycle’. This cycle makes exactly 13 revolutions during this 8-years pentagram cycle. To the occult, 13 is significant and these have become perverted symbols for the Rosicrucian Cross and the satanic pentagram talisman utilized by witches. Sorcerers use these symbols of Lucifer extensively in ceremonial magic to evoke the help of demons. The 8-year cycle produces what many have named a ‘Bellerose’ Flower pattern. How it is associated with a ‘cross’ is that when Venus lies directly in front of the Sun and in line with Earth, it coincides with the Solstice and Eclipse intersections or ‘Celestial Cross’.

The Venus Geometric Patterns
This is where you have the Rosicrucian connection of the ‘Rose within a Cross’. It is a reverse of the Lutheran ‘Cross in the Rose’.  This is basically alluding to the worship and adoration of Venus or its implied representation of Lucifer again, neither the cross of Christ nor the ‘Rose of Sharon’ as the Jewish Messiah is often referred to as. The 4-year trajectory produces the ancient symbol of Venus which is the 5-poinoted Pentagram Star. A pentagon is a regular, five-sided polygon, the pentacle is the five-pointed star and the pentagram are the five-pointed star inscribed in a circle. There are 5 synodic cycles between the 2 transits to be completed in 2012. In addition, the star incorporates the Golden Ratio of Φ. Thus the ‘star’ pattern can be associated with a symbol of the infinite or a 9 backwards.

In ancient pagan numerology, the number 9 is the number of the circle, which was a symbol of infinity or immortality. This is because the number 5 and its geometric configuration repeats and reproduces its exact image endlessly by way of the Golden Ratio and looks like a ‘9’ when constructed. There is a 3rd association with a pentagram 5-pointed star. This pattern deals with the human form. The five points of the star represent the head, arms, and legs of the human body. This configuration is called ‘Microcosmic Man’. Some believe that the Cosmos is actually formed like a body. Venus thus depicts a microcosm of the universe by the human outstretched arms and legs fits perfectly in a circle and is proportionately outlined by the pentagram. The true form is in Christ Jesus and his hypostatic nature.

It is in Jesus Christ’s human body prepared -that in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead that which even Heaven cannot contain Him. In reality, Jesus Christ’s body can be attributed to be a microcosm of the whole creation in bodily form. According to the research of E.W. Bullinger, this constellation shows that Taurus represents the Coming Judge and His Wrath. GOD’s Wrath, when it comes, will come quickly and be fierce. We have the prophecy of Christ as the Coming Judge, and Ruler. Christ has been given all authority and power on Earth and in Heaven according to Matthew 16. Taurus has 3 main significant Stars. These tell of a prophetic intimation that this coming Christ would first be slain as a sacrifice –The Judge slain for His Congregation.

Al Debaran -This is the brightest star, a in the bull's eye. It means the ‘Judge’.
El Nath -This star means ‘wounded’ or ‘slain’
Pleiades -A cluster of 7 stars known as ’The Congregation’ of the Judge.

This picture is one of a majestic Royal Prince that has triumphed over His enemy. Its star configuration means, ’This is He who Triumphs.’ In Hebrew, Orion or Oarion means the ’Light’ or as the ’Light from Heaven’ as in Light Bearer. The Sun will cross Orion’s out-stretched arm that reaches toward the Ecliptic. During the month of August, the Sun will be at this place that depicts Orion with the Sun as the Torch, much like the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Orion depicts a Heavenly Warrior with a sword and left foot upon the Enemy head, Satan. His right foot is also pierced like Ophiuchus’ by the Serpent.

Celestial Witnesses
This too echoes Genesis 3:15 and the insinuating conflict between the ‘Seed’ of the Woman and the ‘Seed’ of the Serpent. At the Cross, Jesus crushed Lucifer’s attempt to destroy the Messiah despite Lucifer’s strike at the Jesus Christ’s heel. Having secured the victory at the Cross, Christ Jesus has resurrected, conquered Satan, Sin and Death. His followers await His 2nd literal return to once for all as He ‘destroy the false light of Lucifer with the brightness of His Coming.’ Not before He comes as a ‘thief in the night’ to protect these lambs from the ‘Wrath’ to come and snatch the Redeemed to His Hand. There are 3 main Stars that compose the main meaning of this constellation that has been noted since the book of Job 9:9.

1. Betelgeuse -The coming of the Branch
2. Rigel -The foot that crushes
3. Bellatrix -Quickly coming, or swiftly destroying

Based on the word association and meaning derived from the 66 stars that make up this constellation. The bright star in his right foot is called El Nath, which means wounded or slain. The meaning is one of ‘Safety for the Redeemed in the Day of Wrath.’ it is an image of a Shepherd pierced at His heel protecting lambs from the ‘Coming Judge’ Taurus. He is protecting a she-goat cleaning to His neck and grasping fairly new-born lambs to His arms toward that He is carrying on his bosom. Christ so too has combined the 2 sheepfolds of Israel and the Gentile Redeemed from the Wrath of the Father’s Judgment due to His work on the Cross of Calvary. This work was a ‘piercing’ of His ‘heel’ as in Genesis 3:15 to shed His priceless blood for the remission of Humanity’s sin. The following are the Transits of Venus countdown from 1601-2012 (Sun - Venus).

Date                     Universal    Time  
1. 1631 Dec 07     05:19         940"
2. 1639 Dec 04     18:25         522"
3. 1761 Jun 06     05:19         573"
4. 1769 Jun 03     22:25         608"
5. 1874 Dec 09     04:05         832"
6. 1882 Dec 06     17:06         634"
7. 2004 Jun 08     08:19         627"
8. 2012 Jun 06     01:28         555"   (555 is an occult number for death and resurrection)

From Venus in Orion’s hand (ORI64) to Blood Moon Aug 8, 2012 - Nov 28, 2012 = 111 days
From Comet Lovejoy in Orion to Venus in Orion Apr 19 2012 - Aug 8, 2012 = 111 days
From Venus in Orion’s hand (ORI64) to Solar Eclipse Aug 8, 2012 - Nov 28, 2012 = 96 days
From Blood Moon to Venus at Orion’s Hand June 4, 2012 - August 8, 2012 = 66 day
From Spring Solstice to Venus Transit is March 20, 2012 - June 5, 2012 = 77 days
From Venus in Orion (ORI64) to Rosh HaShanah August 9, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012 = 40 days

Venus is in the middle (May 5) between April 16 (Midpoint between Pleiades to EL Nath) to May 20 Solar Eclipse = 33 Days
Venus is in the middle (Jun 5) beginning of Transit from May 20 Solar Eclipse and the Summer Solstice of Jun 21 = 33 Days

Prior Transit Patterns
The 7 prior Venus Transits happened in the following pair of year, 8 years apart. Only the ones in the 1761-69 span of time is exactly like the pair that occurred in 2004 and to occur in June of 2012. There is one difference in the 2012 Transit, it will be in the Spring instead of all the prior Winter ones. Perhaps a Rapture to be in the Spring at some point in time that correlates with the Pentecost Feast season of Harvest?! Each Transit Pair from end to the beginning of the next pair is 234 years apart.

1631 Dec –in Ophiuchus
1639 Dec –in Ophiuchus
(234 years)
1761 Dec –in Taurus**
1769 Dec –in Taurus**

(234 years)

1874 Dec –in Ophiuchus
1882 Dec –in Ophiuchus

(234 years)
2004 Jun –in Taurus**
2012 Jun –in Taurus**

From Passover plus 40 days is Apr 6, 2012 + 40
= May 17, 2012 (3 days before Solar Eclipse and mid-way between El Nath & Transit)
From Pentecost plus 40 days is May 26, 2012 + 40 = July 4, 2012 (anniversary of the 243rd year countdown since 1776)

There are also some unique number associations with Venus and the Earth. The years between Venus passages across the face of the Sun, constitute 243 years between a pair of passages. In other words, the Earth will have revolved 243 times around the Sun. It so happens that during this same time, Venus will have revolved on its own axis 365 times. This as it is commonly known is our approximate length of time in days that the Earth revolves around our Sun. If you take the center mid-point year of each 4-year Transit you come up with the 243 coefficient and the number 11.

          1765 = mid-point (11 years to 1776)
          1769 – 2004 = 234 Years Apart

          2008 = mid-point (11 years to 2019)
          1765 – 2008 = 243 Years Apart

As an aside note, these Venus Transits may yet hold a key not only to the possible start of Daniel’s 9 Last week of 7, but to the establishment of the USA as a nation; as being far more than a particular Declaration of Independence in 1776. There have also been some relevant studies on how the year 1776 itself is a ‘count-up’ year. Here is one possibility in that Daniel’s 1260+1290 day counts or (7 Years approximately) can be factored out.

Biblical Symbology
Perhaps the USA, often referred to as the New Atlantis was designed to exist for only 1 Venus 243-year intercession of time allotted. The Transit of Venus is exactly what has been foretold will happen to the Body of the Redeemed all throughout Judeo-Christian Scripture. It is a pattern of impending wrath and judgment but not before the LORD removes His remnant in a variety of means. Once sees this in Noah, Rehab in Jericho, Sodom, and just before the End of Days and Christ’s 2nd coming. Thus, if Venus is to traverse through a specific course of constellations beginning at the Pleiades then to the Shepherd, then to the Sun conjunction in the horns of Taurus, then to the hand of Orion, then these constellations are highly significant. This also happens to be the number in years configured from the US Reverse Seal of the Illuminati truncated All-Seeing Eye pyramid.

-From the base at 1776 + 236 years = 2012. Then from 2013 + 7 years
-6.6 in Hebrew 360 days will complete a prophetic cycle in around 2018-19.

This ‘picture’ can possibly bring out some clues as to the nature of the true anticipated Rapture of the Body of Christ. Is it a coincidence that this 8th Venus Transit happens to be in 2012 will all the other accompanying major celestial signs? Is it a coincidence that the number 8 signifies a renewal and resurrection to come? Venus then magically conjoins with the Sun in the midst of the Horns of Taurus. Venus then safely end up in the strong ‘Right Hand’ as the ‘Redeemer’, Orion. In Revelation 1, Christ, the true Orion holds the 7 Stars in His hand representing the 7 Churches. You have the Pleiades in His hand with a ‘Sword’ proceeding from His mouth as will Orion with Venus on August 8, 2012. The following is a brief overview in paraphrase format of the work done be E. W. Bullinger.

This will highlight the 3 main constellations that Venus will be associated with during the Venus Transit and ‘loop’ that depicts a dress rehearsal of the Rapture of the Redeemed. This ‘rehearsal’ will not take place for another 100 year. The Biblical depictions of the Rapture sequence scenario is understood and is very simple; as to the timing, that is for another study. It is of Christ’s promise in John 14 to return for His own before the Wrath as foretold in Revelation 4. So, this is the picture the Stars are perhaps pronouncing during this Transit of Venus? We see Christ as Venus, the Groom coming for His 7 Churches as Venus conjuncts with the Pleiades. We see Venus in Auriga, the ‘Wounded Shepherd’. Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the Flock is taking His 2 sheep fold and protecting them from the fierce judgment of God or Taurus to come. 

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