International Star Bible Society
Finding the Pentecostal Star
Early October is the best time to view the Constellation Aquarius (“The Water Bearer”) as it rises high in the Southern skies around 11:00 pm.
Aquarius is one of the signs of the Zodiac (“The Way”) and its picture of a man pouring out water represents the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (see John 7:37-39 in the Bible). The Constellation itself contains few bright stars and is best viewed through binoculars in urban areas. Try to find the Star Meon (The Urn) which is always pictured as pouring out the water of the Holy Spirit.
Follow the outpoured water down to the next Constellation, Pisces Austranis (“The Southern Fish”) for the rest of the story. We know that the fish is a symbol of the believers, and the single fish
of Pisces Austranis represents the Jewish Believers who received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues at Pentecost. The outpoured water of Aquarius flows down to the bright Star Formalhaut (“The Mouth of the Fish”) in confirmation that the Holy Spirit flowed through the mouth, as the sign of the Holy Spirit was speaking in tongues.
So, take your binoculars, find Aquarius in the Southern Sky, and follow the water to the bright Star Formalhaut, the Pentecostal Star.