International Star Bible Society
The Halloween Star
The upcoming Halloween celebration dates back to the Druids, who used the holiday for various Pagan religious practices including Human sacrifice. There is nothing Christian about it.
Yet there is one interesting story about the Halloween celebration which illustrates how
the Pagans tried to appropriate the stars into their religions. It is the story of the Jack-O’-Lantern, that pumpkin with a face carved out and a candle inside. This seemingly benign decoration represents a much more gruesome picture from the
rituals of past ages: A frightful severed head. And the picture comes straight from the Star Bible, even though the real meaning is very different.
The “Jack-O’-Lantern” in the sky is the Star Algol (“Evil Spirit”). It is part of the constellation Perseus, (the Breaker) which is a picture of Christ who breaks open a way for us (Micah 2:13) and breaks open the seals in Revelation 5. Algol pictures the severed evil head of the nations, the Anti-Christ, whose head is cut off from the Nations when Christ returns (Rev 19:20) So the frightful Jack-O’-Lantern is really a picture of the return and triumph of Christ.
The Star Algol would have been near the Zenith point on Halloween at midnight in Druid times three thousand years ago. Now it can be seen closer to 10:00 pm. It is also an interesting object because it is a variable star decreasing in brightness about every 69 hours, with the nearest minimum at about 8:00pm on October 29.
So enjoy the Halloween Star and its real Christian message that we all win in the end.