International Star Bible Society
The Chained Woman
In early November at around 10 p.m. the constellation Andromeda (The Chained Woman) can be seen directly overhead.
Andromeda is one of the constellations associated with Pisces (The Fish) which tells about the Church age. Andromeda is a picture of a woman bound in chains and represents the suffering of the Jews in the
aftermath of their rejection of Christ. Stars named Alpheratz (Broken Down), Almaak (Struck Down) and Mirach (Weak) add to the picture of devastation.
However, these who condemn and persecute Israel do not understand the plan of God and the heart of the Father. The Bible says the suffering and rejection of Christ was only for a season (Romans 11:11,12), and the nearby constellation of Cassiopeia (The Enthroned Woman), associated with Aries (The Lamb), shows God’s promise to fully restore Israel when Christ returns. Indeed, Jerusalem will be the capital of the world when Christ returns (Zech 14:10)
Andromeda is easy to find because its brightest star Alpheratz is actually a corner of The Great Square of Pegasus (See our Blog of 10/10/13 “Carried Along by the Winged Horse”). An interesting binocular object in Andromeda is the Andromeda Galaxy which is designated as M 31 on the Star Charts, and is the nearest large galaxy to ours. Also, to the North of Andromeda, halfway to the North Star, you can find the distinctive “W” shape of Cassiopeia.
Andromeda serves as a stark reminder of what can happen to a nation that abandons God.
This reminder is especially poignant in this week of American Elections.