(Excepted from the manuscript, A Journey Unto Revelation's End: A Search for the Apostle Paul's Lost Revelation)


The Celestial Signs of 2002's Spring


Their Message

by Steve Santini



The Signs of the Times

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons. Genesis 1:14


In the first chapter of Genesis, Moses wrote that the celestial bodies were for signs and seasons. Not only were they used to determine the times of planting and harvest, but they also were used, as a great cycling clock, to signify the changes in spiritual seasons.

Since 1996 the heavens have given a vivid portrayal of the signs of the coming of the son of man. Two thousand years ago it was a series of celestial events that prompted the wise men to leave Anatolia and travel to Israel in search of the young Messiah. When the wise men arrived in Jerusalem the religious leaders were unaware of the birth of Israel's Messiah. As it was then, few are aware of these recent celestial displays and little is understood about their meanings.

In the mid nineteenth century Francis Rolleston discovered and compiled the ancient divine names of the celestial bodies in her book, The Mazzaroth. The original publication of her book on the ancient names of the celestial bodies has spawned an increasing number of books on the subject of Biblical astronomy.

When we combine a knowledge of these designated celestial events and the apostle Paul's revelations concerning the mystery of Godliness with the end times and current world events it is apparent that within a relatively short time there will be awesome spiritual changes upon this earth.

These studies from the manuscript A Journey Unto Revelation's End concern "things to come" according to the signs of the times and the apostle Paul's revelation of the mystery of Godliness.



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In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1


The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth and their word unto the end of the world (universe). In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. Psalms 19:1-5



Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hat created these things, that bringeth out their host by number, he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for he is strong in power; not one faileth. Isaiah 40:26


The heavens declare his righteousness and all the people see his glory.

Psalms 97:6


When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times. (Jesus, Matthew 16; 2-3)



For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west; so shall the coming of the son of man be. Jesus, Matthew 24:27


Canst thou bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Job 38:31,32


Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10



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From the earliest of Biblical events, lights in the heavens have been a moving force of the development, through men, of God's unfolding plan of salvation. Abraham´┐Żs seed where to be as the stars in heaven. Moses was to design the tabernacle according to the pattern shown him in the heavens. The wise men of Persia watched celestial events unfold over the course years until a climactic celestial sign convinced them the Messiah had been born in Israel. The Biblical listing of scriptures relating to the movement of man's soul from observations of celestial events in God's plan goes on and on. In such even today the arrangement and motion of the heavenly bodies are a portent of things to come.

The massing of Mars, Venus, Saturn and Mercury in the head of Taurus with the presence of a new moon during May of 2002 is most likely a once in a thousand year event. When one includes the paths of the two comets, whose elliptical orbits span hundreds and/or thousands of years, along with the massing of the planets in the head of Taurus on the western horizon just after sunset in the spring between Passover and Pentecost, this becomes an unprecedented event. A key to understanding the event lies with the simultaneous paths of the two comets, Utsunomiya and Ikeya-Zhang.

Utsunomiya seems to have been first visible a number of weeks ago as it came from Pegasus - that which returns from afar to cause the church to overflow. Then it passes through the chains binding the woman, Andromeda -the church which has been restrained from reaching its full potential where it crosses the recent path of the comet Ikeya-Zhang. Then it passes through a small constellation or asterism now named Triangulum. This asterism is considered to be part of Aries meaning the sacrifice of righteousness that binds. To the ancients, Aries was the beginning of the cycle of the zodiac. In Triangulum, Utsunomiya reaches its closest approach to the sun and subsequently its very brightest. This traverse, in combination with Utsunomiya's previous and continuing path, seems to have great meaning. It is said that Triangulum is represented by the delta in the Greek alphabet. It is also said that the Greeks obtained the name from the Egyptians who, they said, told them it represented the Nile delta. The Great Pyramid lies at the apex or most acute angle of the Nile delta according the Christian scholar, Adam Rutherford, who performed the first extensive and detailed study of the Great Pyramid. The apexial star in this constellation of Triangulum is named Ras al Muthallath and means head of the triangle. It corresponds to the chief corner stone or head of the corner Biblically.  The scriptures say that this head of the corner was set at naught by the builders. The Great Pyramid is now incomplete-the apex or top was never completed. This pyramid has three internal chambers. The uppermost is the King's chamber. The next is the Queen's chamber. And, of course, it has a subterranean chamber. There is a pathway that descends angularly from the King's chamber to meet a horizontal pathway coming from the Queen's chamber and then continues to descend at the same angle meeting, at great distance, a pathway up from the subterranean chamber before the main pathway exits the pyramid. To the Egyptians these three pathways were the differing paths of salvation. Of course we know from scripture that Isaiah said there would be an altar to the Lord in Egypt. (Isaiah 19:18-25)

What is most interesting about Triangulum and Utsunomiya's path is this: If Triangulum were set on its base and hypothetically viewed from the south to the north, as the Great Pyramid would be viewed south to north, the direction, angle and points through which Utsunomiya traverses this constellation would be very similar, if not the same, to the descending angle of the descending hall of lights and continuing sloped pathway out of the Great Pyramid.

After exiting Triangulum, Comet Utsunomiya passes through the star cluster, Pleiades, the congregation of the judge that has the ruling star Al Cyone, meaning the center. (Some astrophysists say that this star cluster is the end of our galaxy and the beginning of other universes.) Then Utsunomiya touches Mercury, the messenger as it passes by the star cluster, Hyades belonging to the congregation of the judge. Next, as it passes across the sun's elliptic, it comes into the red eye of the bull in Taurus at the same time the second comet, Ikeya-Zhang, is in the heel of Hercules, the woman's seed crushing the dragon's head. When Utsunomiya leaves Taurus it then fades as it passes through Orion - he who cometh forth swiftly as light crushing the head of the enemy. According to the Jewish Talmud a comet had never before passed through Orion and they believed that when one did that great destruction would take place.

"According to the November 1995 issue of Sky & Telescope, Comet Hale-Bopp will pass through the mazzaroth (constellations) of Perseus, Taurus, and Orion. The fact that it passes through Orion is a very ominous sign. The Talmud has the following information: Berachoth 58b - OVER SHOOTING STARS [ZIKIN]. 'What are ZIKIN? Samuel said: A comet. Samuel also said: I am as familiar with the paths of the heaven as with the streets of Nehardea, with the exception of the comet, about which I am ignorant. There is a tradition that it never passes through the constellation of Orion, for if it did, the world would be destroyed. But we have seen it pass through, which made it appear as if it passed through itself. R. Huna the son of R. Joshua said: Wilon was torn asunder and rolled up, showing the brightness of Rakia. R Ashi said: A star was removed from one side of Orion and a companion star appeared on the other side, and the star had crossed over.' So, when Hale-Bopp passes through Orion, the Talmudic sages see this as indicating the destruction of the Earth. "Keep in mind that the above is "tradition". Hale Bopp will enter the constellation Orion on May 19, 1997, and exits Orion on June 17, 1997. I have not yet done a thorough search to see if past comets have passed through Orion. It will take some time. I have thus far found that Halley's Comet passed through Orion in Sept/Oct, 65 A.D. It is difficult to say if the comet was seen with the naked eye at that time. Josephus states that the comet was visible for an entire year, but Josephus is known to exaggerate from time to time. Halley's closest approach to the earth occurred on March 20/21, 66 A.D., during that particular orbit Halley's Comet passed through Orion on its way into the solar system, and Hale-Bopp passes through Orion on its way out.) R.S. Wadsworth

Shortly after Halley's Comet passed through Orion, Israel was, in a practical sense, was cut off when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. Utsunomiya is the third naked-eye comet to pass through Taurus and Orion in late May, in proximity to Pentecost, within the last seven years. These three present comets seem to be confirmation that it is complete according to the Biblical significance of the number three.

The previous, yet proximate, comet, Ikeya-Zhang, tells a corresponding story to that of the comet Utsunomiya. It first appears to the human eye as it crosses the sun's elliptic and enters the one of the two fish of Pisces, which is directed towards the pole star. These two fishes in Pisces are named the congregation of the prince. The comet next passes through the midriff of Andromeda, the church restrained from reaching its full potential and passes through the canopy over the head of Cassiopeia - the freed woman enthroned as queen. Next it proceeds into the head of Cepheus, this one cometh to rule who has its foot on the pivotal pole star. It then exits Cepheus and enters Draco, the subtle dragon to be crushed, to arrive at the position on the lower surface of Hercules' heel crushing Draco's head just after Pentecost on the same date that the comet Utsunomiya is in the red left eye of the bull Taurus.

All this time, as another confirmation, the ruling planet, Jupiter has been waiting in retrograde motion since 2001's Tabernacles within the sign of Gemini, the masculine and feminine brought together after a long betrothal. The two figures in Gemini are also known as twins. In the Hebrew language the root word of twins means completed. In early March around Passover, Jupiter stops momentarily within Gemini as it reaches its direct station in its lingering retrograde motion. Later, in early June, after Passover and just after Pentecost, Venus, the feminine, joins the masculine Jupiter in Gemini. as comet Ikeya-Zhang fades as it passes through the head of the constellation Serpens Caput.

As the movement and positioning of signs, constellations, stars, planets and a comet over a period of years announced the birth of Jesus, the culmination of these signs in the spring of 2002, likewise, could very well herald the commencement of his second coming when the veil is first taken away (apoclypsus). This is, as the apostle Paul wrote, that for which the whole creation has waited expectantly. (Romans 8:19) Then after this span of this coming or parousia He personally comes as announced by the massing of the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Saturn with a new moon in the sign of Virgo, the very beginning of the Zodiac, on the western horizon just as the sun sets at the beginning of a new day, and new month and new year and new age, and new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness on September 7, 2040. Here where they all gather in Virgo, the sign of the virgin to bring forth, the decan Coma announces the purposes of the all ages. Within it is the star, Al Thaum, representing the double united in one within the "desired child"

May 2002


Comet Utsunomiya: Appears first in Pegasus, that which returns from afar causing the church to overflow. Passes through Andromeda, the church restrained. Passes through Triangulum, the head of the corner and enters Taurus. Alights on Mercury, the messenger. Passes through Pleiades, the congregation of the judge. Touches Mercury, the messenger. Enters the left red eye of the bull on the same day comet Ikeya-Zhang is between the heel of Hercules and the head Draco. Passes over the Hyades, belonging to the congregation of the judge. Enters the left eye of the bull on the day Mars and Venus come into conjunction. Leaves Taurus before Pentecost as Venus, Mars, Saturn and the first crescent of the new moon come into alignment within Taurus. It then exits Taurus and enters Orion, he who comes forth swiftly as light crushing the head of the enemy.













Mars, Saturn, Venus and Mercury in Taurus, the bull, with its chief star being Al Dabaran, the governor from mid April through mid May


Note: Saturn was also in the head of Taurus both on the day of Jesus birth and ascension.

Jupiter, the king planet

Is in the sign of Gemini until early June


Comet Utsunomiya

alighting on Mercury in Taurus on the elliptic of the Sun's path


Mars, he who fights for God's people and Saturn, the god of the rest upon the earth, come into conjunction in the head of Taurus



Closest triangulation of Mars, Venus, and Saturn in the head of Taurus. Saturn and Venus in same right angle coordinates as the fall. Mercury in or near the Pleiades during first half of May


Comet Utsunomiya in the eye of the bull in the head of Taurus

Comet Ikeya-Zhang between the heel of Hercules and the head of Draco. Venus-Saturn conjunction






Venus and Mars in conjunction in the head of Taurus.





The Massing

Venus, Mars, first crescent of new moon, and Saturn in alignment in Taurus. Comet Utsunomiya leaving Taurus for Orion. Mercury still near the Pleiades in retrograde motion








The sign of the coming of the Son of Man: The birth of Jesus in His first coming was announced celestially by a triple conjunction of the planet Jupiter and the star Regulus in the constellation of Leo on the eastern horizon just after sunset at the beginning of a new day according to eastern custom. The Hebrew word for Leo is Arieh, and describes an adult lion, having paired, in search of his prey (Nahum 2:12; 2 Sam 17:10; Num 23:24). Jupiter and Regulus made their first conjunction of the three on September 14, 3 B.C. or Tishri 1, the date of Jesus birth. In these current days, as Jupiter resides in Gemini, Venus comes into conjunction with it. Jupiter then leaves the sign of Gemini and makes a triple conjunction with the central star of Cancer, the church held fast in rest, before it proceeds into Leo and conjunction with Regulus, the alpha star marking the heart of the lion, in the eastern horizon with a new moon on August 29, 2003 in the early morning skies of Jerusalem. This sign is much like the sign that sent the wise men of Persia to Jerusalem to find the young child Jesus. Jupiter then proceeds into conjunction with the star between the hind legs of Leo and immediately thereupon enters retrograde motion within the body of Leo and exiting as it comes into conjunction again with the star between the hind legs. (This completes the final cycle of the zodiac for Jupiter and in my opinion the final message before the plane of the solar system once again becomes aligned with the plane of our galaxy for the fifth time in 26,000 years in 2013 and as the zodiacal cycle reaches the end of its 26,000 year cycle in Leo to begin again in 2040 when all the planets mass in Virgo, the first sign of the zodiacal circuit) After this last complete cycle, in the Hebrew month of Tishri in 2003, the annual display of the Orinid falling stars from the debris trail of comet Halley and the Taurid falling stars from the debris trail of comet Encke, radiating from the Pleiades, commences.


The dance of the planets and the bridegroom's circuit: From this current massing in of Venus, Mercury, Mars and Saturn with the new moon near Pentecost in Taurus in May of 2002, the naked eye visible planets of Mercury, Venus, and Mars will make their repeating circuits through all twelve signs of the zodiac stopping occasionally in retrograde motion to emphasis their positions. Jupiter and Saturn, the more slowly revolving planets, will move forward in the zodiac through the final three signs of Gemini, Cancer and Leo, the last sign of the zodiac. They will also stop occasionally in retrograde motion to emphasis their positions and meanings when in 2040 on September 7, the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, an unprecedented and unique celestial event in the history of modern man will take place. Just after sunset in the western sky over Jerusalem, at the beginning of a new day and the new month in which Jesus was born and in which the annual agricultural harvest is completed, all of the visible planets along with the first crescent of the new moon will be gathered in Virgo, the first sign of the zodiac, indicating a virgin to bring forth union within the desired son. From 1998 til 2000 there were a number of unique celestial events in the sign of Aries, the slain lamb as the seed of the woman being broken free. Could all this time period between 2000 and 2040 be the extended wedding feast that culminates with the marriage supper of the lamb and consummation as prophesied by Jesus and written of by Paul in Hebrews?





The Massing of Mars, Venus, Mercury and Saturn With Comet Utsunomiya in the Head of Taurus on May 14, 2002

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The Path of Comet Utsunomiya from mid April through mid May

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The Path of Comet Ikeya-Zhang from mid March through mid April

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The path of Comet Ikeya-Zhang from mid April through mid May as it passes between the head and canopy of Cassiopeia and through the head of Cepheus to its position between the heel of Hercules and the head of Draco on the day Comet Utsunomiya is in the left eye of Taurus on Tuesday, May 7, 2002

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Close Up View

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Comet Ikeya-Zhang as it ends its visible path in the head of Serpens Caput, a celestial representation for the dragon held and extinguished




Select Bibliography


Bullinger, E.W., The Witness of the Stars, 1893 Reprint, Grand Rapids, Kregel, 1976

Nessle, J., A True HiStar-y, (Audio Tape), Christian Family Fellowship, Tipp City, OH, 12/10/2000

Rolleston, F., Mazzaroth, Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, London, 1862


Related Links

The Witness of the Stars - EW Bullinger

The Mazzaroth - Frances Rolleston


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Copyright, Steven Santini, 2002