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This week in our journey through Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman we will be studying Aries. This is the conclusion of this section of the story, telling the final part of the story of our redemption with Aries sitting victoriously on the head of Cetus {remember Genesis 3:15} cutting The Bands {decan of Pisces} that bind us to the enemy. It is a powerful view to say the least!

Disclaimer: While this study is using Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars as a guide, neither The Torah Garden nor this astronomy study claim to reflect the views or beliefs of the author or anyone else associated with the production of the Star Chronicles.

Aries, the Lamb

The Hebrew name for this constellation is Ṭaleh {Strong’s H2924}, meaning “lamb”. To me this is one of the most powerful representations of Yeshua as there is SO much Biblically tied into the lamb, starting with the Akeida {the binding/the sacrifice of Isaac} where, by Faith, Abraham proclaims, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son” {Genesis 22:8 ESV}. Then as you read through each of the sacrifices described in the first few chapters of Leviticus you can see just how large a part the lamb played in cleansing the children of יהוה. How fitting then that John the Baptist said of Yeshua, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” {John 1:29 ESV}.

The Hebrew month attributed to Aries is Aviv. As a whole the month of Aviv is considered to be a month of redemption. This is the month in which Pesach {Passover} is celebrated, the month in which our Savior was sacrificed. Yeshua died on the cross during the time that the Pesach lamb was to be sacrificed, at twilight {6th hour-9th hour/3-6PM } on 14 Aviv {Exodus 12:6, Luke 23:44-46}, spilling His Blood to the earth and thus covering all our doorposts with Salvation. Powerful to say the least!

The Decans of Aries

The first decan of Aries is Cassiopeia. While I have not found a Hebrew name for this decan all the ancient languages seem to agree that the meaning of this decan is “the enthroned”. The Hebrew word that corresponds with this meaning is yâshab {Strong’s H3427}. What a powerful image this brings as we consider that because of the Sacrifice of Yeshua, we have been enthroned as royalty, as children of the Most High! This is far cry from that woman bound in chains we saw in Andromeda {decan of Pisces} isn’t it!

Next up is Cetus. This decan doesn’t seem to have a Hebrew name either, but there is a “sea monster” mentioned in the Word. It’s called Leviathan {Strong’s H3882}. It too was defeated by יהוה. It is clear from the way this creature is described in the Word that it was a creature bent on evil. In Isaiah it is even associated with the serpent and the dragon that we know of as satan through Genesis and Revelation.

In that day יהוה with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.
{Isaiah 27:1 ESV}

Finally, we have the third decan of Aries, Perseus. The Hebrew name for this decan is Peretz {Strong’s H6556}, meaning “the breaker”. It is also the name of one listed in the royal line of David and thus Yeshua {Ruth 4:18, Matthew 1:3, Luke 3:33; commonly translated as Perez}! Here in the stars we have a permanent picture of our Savior wielding His sword to save of form the bonds of evil.

Lessons from Aries

Closing out this section telling of our redemption has shown me just so detailed God’s plan for our redemption really is. He is serious about this and it is something that He has devoted so much energy to! My gratitude overflows as I consider all the foresight and planning that had to go into writing this story. How blessed are we that we now get to live it out, knowing that the most wonderful ending is still to come!

I encourage you to allow yourself to be overwhelmingly amazed by His plan for you and live drenched in that amazement daily. Shalom!~

Surrendered to Him~
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Our plans this week

1. Read through “The Lamb” in Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman, utilizing the coloring pages and notebooking pages.
2. Read through our Aries Supplement {a print copy of the lessons in this blog post}
3. Do our Aries Worksheets, including writing the next part of The Story.
4. Fill in the Aries section of our Defining the Constellations worksheet {located here}

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{Be sure to read my review of Star Chronicles, learn why I believe studying the stars and constellations is so important for believers, and check out the full 14-week study.}

What impacted you the most as you studied about Aries?

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