On December 21, 2012, on the Winter Solstice, the Constellation Sagittarius (The Archer) moves behind the sun.
Sagittarius is the fourth chapter of the Star Bible, picturing an Archer drawing back on his bow to shoot an arrow. The arrow is Christ (IS 49:1-7), and the constellation represents the first coming of Christ. The constellation also plays an important role in the Advent of Christ, even though we know He was born in March, not December (See our 12/12/12 Blog “Christmas with the Star of Bethlehem”).
Sagittarius is the sign of the Coming of the Seed of Woman. The Winter season represents Christ’s descent and suffering on earth (Hos 6:3). In 7 BC the sign of Christ’s coming, Sagittarius, was moved by the precession of the equinoxes into The Season of Christ’s Coming, Winter. This sign occurred at the same time as the conception of John the Baptist (See our Blog of 11/28/12 “Jupiter and John the Baptist”) and was one of the signs in the Sun, Moon, and
Stars which would gave been observed by the Wise Men. In fact, the Star of Bethlehem appeared on the meridian of Winter, December 21, in 5BC to make the unmistakable statement that Christ had come.
Since 7BC the precession of the equinoxes has taken the constellation Sagittarius almost all the way through the Winter Solstice. In 2121 AD the constellation Ophiuchus (The Serpent held) will take the place of Sagittarius and move into the Winter Solstice. This change we believe to be one of the signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars of Christ Second Coming.
So instead of wondering about Mayan myths announcing the end of the world on December 21this year, be thankful that God used Sagittarius (the Archer) to announce the coming Advent of Christ on December 21, 7 BC.
And have a Merry Christmas!