On March 20, the first day of spring, the sun will enter the constellation Pisces (the fish).
Pisces (the fish) is the seventh chapter of The Star Bible, picturing two fish tied together in unity, and representing the joining of the Jewish and Gentile believers to form the church. The other constellations associated with Pisces include Cephus (the crowned king), representing the ascension of Christ to heaven as ruler during the church age, and Andromeda (the chained woman), representing the suffering of the Jewish people who rejected Christ.
The symbols of the fish in the sky show the development of the church, with the first picture of a fish shown being the tail of a fish attached to a goat in the constellation Capricornus (the goat), as if being born out of the death of the scapegoat, Christ. Associated with Capricornus is the dolphin of the constellation Delphinus, symbolizing the resurrection of Christ, showing Christ as the first-born with the new life. The single fish of Pisces Austranus is shown receiving the water of the Holy Spirit from the outpouring constellation of Aquarius (the water pourer). The water, entering through the star Formalhaut in the mouth of the fish, shows the Pentecostal sign of speaking in tongues. Pisces Austranus represents the church at Pentecost, which was then composed only of Jewish followers of the Christ. The addition of the Gentiles, the second fish of Pisces, makes the church complete. It is no accident that the most recognized sign of the early church was the fish.
Pisces first moved into the spring season in 6 B.C., the year that the birth of Christ, the seed of woman (Genesis 3:15), was announced to Mary. It was one of the signs in the sun, moon and stars which heralded Christ's advent, and it marked the beginning of the church age. In A.D. 2121, Pisces moves out of the spring season to be replaced by Aquarius (the water pourer), a sign of Christ's return in the sun, moon and stars and a reminder that the church age will be followed by Christ's earthly government from Jerusalem and the living waters flowing out of the temple bringing swarms of fish (Ezek. 47:1-12).
Some of the stars of Pisces and its related constellations will be visible with binoculars along the horizon after sunset, starting with Pisces in the west, Andromeda in the northwest, and Cephus in the north. As an extra bonus, the planet Venus, representing the seed of woman, will be located in Pisces and will be visible for the next week both in the morning and the evening, a phenomenon which occurs once every eight years.
And if some passerby is curious about why you are searching the horizon with your binoculars, you can tell them the celestial fish story and urge them to swim into God's church before it is too late.
Ron Allen is a Christian businessman, CPA and author who serves in local, national and international ministries spreading a message of reconciliation to God, to men and between believers. He is founder of the International Star Bible Society, telling how the heavens declare the glory of God, and the Emancipation Network, which helps people escape from financial bondage, and co-founder with his wife, Pat, of Corporate Prayer Resources, dedicated to helping intercessors.
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