Skip to comments.Does Mary Appear in the Night Sky this Feast of the Annunciation?
Posted on 03/21/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT by Catholickerry
On March 25, 2012, millions of Christians (Catholic and Orthodox) will celebrate the Annunciation which commemorates the conception of Jesus. This March 25, there will be a neat astronomical arrangement in the sky, that seems to mesh nicely. See the description below:
The sky will be spectacular in the west after sunset on March 25, 2012, with the waxing crescent moon and the planet Jupiter very close to each other in the evening twilight sky. Plus Venus is nearby the skys brightest planet. Youll see Jupiter and the moon below Venus in the west after sunset. The famous Pleiades star cluster is above Venus.
( Image and text from http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-jupiter-closest-in-west-after-sunset-march-25-2012 )
For centuries Mary has been referred to as the Morning Star, the popular name of the Planet Venus. In this configuration, the Morning Star appears with the moon at her feet. The Pleiades (from peleiades the Greek word for doves) overshadows the Morning Star. Jupiter, the King Planet approaches the configuration. The symbolism is striking. This is a interesting arrangement for the mystery of the Annunciation which heralds Christs coming through Mary.
The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35).
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman- clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars (Revelation 12:1)
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My Answer : No
Not trying to be mean, that just my honest opinion ...
But you're cool with the Star of Bethlehem, right? LOL
I just don’t think the woman in Rev. 12:1 is Mary, rather it represents Israel. Remember, John called it a sign, not a real person.
I hope to see this but it looks as if we’ll have rain moving in that evening (go figure living in Washington).
JESUS IS THE MORNING STAR NOT MARY!