From The Alpha and the Omega - Insert Chapter Seven
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
" Aquarius (Star Chart) "
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Star Chart Aquarius

Aquarius

   Aquarius, The Water bearer, is seen on the Meridian on October 10. One of the most ancient constellations in the sky, which has been known under various names over the ages. It is located in a region of the sky that was known thousands of years ago as "the Water," or "the Sea," and is near such watery figures as Cetus, Pisces, Capricornus, Delphinus, Piscis Austrinus, and Eridanus. The Sea (Heb. yam, Gr. thalassa) to the ancient Hebrews the sea in the Bible becomes a symbol of restlessness, instability, and sin (Isa. 57:20; Jer. 49. 49:23; James 1:6; Jude 13; Rev. 13:1).

   The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in this straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.

   The names of several stars in Aquarius refer to good luck, probably because in ancient times the constellationís solstitial rising occurred at the start of the rainy season and seemed to bring relief to the arid climes of the Middle East. Two meteor showers radiate from it on May 4 and July 28.

   John 7:37-39 "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)"

   Aquarius, The Water-Bearer, the "Pourer Forth of Water."

   It is a figure of a mighty man holding a great urn upon his shoulder, from which is being poured forth a copious stream flowing both to the east and to the west and finally flowing into the mouth or over the body of a fish (reference to Piscis Austrinus).

   Read the Revelation 22:1-16.

   Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

   Revelation 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

   Aquarius is the one who pours out the water upon Piscis Austrinus, The Southern Fish. Water is a great symbol of the Holy Spirit which God promised to pour out upon the earth. A fish cannot live without water to sustain it, just as a Christian cannot live without Jesus Christ to sustain and daily fill our leaky vessels. The fruit of the Holy Spirit consists of all the Christian virtues (Gal. 5:22-23).

   Jesus said in, Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

   "It is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius," from the popular song by the Fifth Dimension in the 1960ís. Just as the stars move through the procession of the equinoxes, so we have moved from one mansion of the zodiac to another. The sign of Aquarius means a time of peace and harmony and joy.
   Peace (Heb. shalom, peace, Gr. eirene, concord) among the OT Semitic people the word basically means "completeness" or "soundness." It is a prominent feature of the coming Messiah (Isa. 9:6). Peace is the presence of God, not the absence of conflict.
   Joy as in the NT is connected with Salvation.

   The following was presented in the Insert for Chapter Two as the beginning of Day One.

Denderah Zodiac and the Alpha and Omega or Capricorn to Aquarius
The above subject was covered in great detail in the Insert for Chapter Two under Capricornus (Star Chart) and the entire drawing can be viewed in Chapter One as Zodiac of Denderah.
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Denderah Zodiac and modern Aquarius

Arabic Lunar Mansion Names
Star Names of Aquarius

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