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This week we start the final section in our journey through Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman. This section shows us the fulfillment of the remainder of the promises and Yeshua’s ultimate victory over the adversary, satan. We will start this final part of the story by study Taurus.

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.

Taurus, the Bull

The Hebrew name for Taurus is Shur {from the roots Strong’s H5493 and H7786}, meaning “coming and ruling”. How fitting as we begin to look at the stars telling of the coming rule of our Savior! Here we have a picture of Yeshua in His second coming at the End of Days for His 1000 year rule on the earth!

The Hebrew month of Ziv {Iyyar} is associated with this constellation. Though there is no Holy Day associated with this month, it still holds much significance. See getting to the Kingdom is a journey, and like any other journey it has places we must pass through to get there and a lot of beautiful things to see and experience along the way. The first place we must pass through is Salvation. This is shown to us in the events of Pesach {Passover} in the month of Aviv.

Israel got its Salvation by covering their doorposts with the blood of the sacrificed lamb, staying inside the house covered with that blood, and having faith that doing so according to the Word of God would keep them safe. The nations, or gentiles, got Salvation when Yeshua was sacrificed on Pesach, spilling all His Blood from His body effectively covering the whole earth with the Blood of the Sacrificed Lamb. We are to stay under the covering of that Blood and have Faith that if we do so according to the Word of God that we are safe.

The next stop along the path to the Kingdom is deliverance. The Israelites got their deliverance at the Red Sea and we got ours through Yeshua’s resurrection. After that, we are to make our way through the instructions of God. The Israelites received their instructions on Mount Sinai on Shavuot {Pentecost}. It is what we call the Torah or Law today. While those instructions remain in effect today, we also had an addition to our instructions that also came on Shavuot. We got the addition of the Holy Spirit {Acts 2:1-4}! The Spirit teaches us all truth and expands the Torah for us so that we can understand not just the instructions, but the heart behind the instructions {John 14:26,16:13}.

That’s where the month of Ziv comes in! During The Feast of Unleavened Bread we begin a practice called counting the Omer. We count the Omer for 49 days, which means we count through the month of Ziv. In this way we count the days from our Salvation to the receiving of the instructions that will carry us Home to the Kingdom! So as you can see the month of Ziv is all about beginning to embrace a new life and the anticipation of all that new life shall bring!

The Decans of Taurus

The first decan of Taurus is Orion and it is actually mentioned by name in the Word!

“He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, יהוה is his name”
Amos 5:8 ESV

The Hebrew name for this decan is Kesil {Strong’s H3684 and H3685}, meaning “fool”. See this decan was associated with Nimrod in the ancient world and anyone who would stand against the will of God was considered to be a fool. It is also said that the name Orion itself might have Hebrew roots in the Hebrew word “or” {Strong’s H215} which means “light”. Looking at it this way would lean it toward being a representation of Yeshua as the bringer of light. As the story continues to unfold, it will be interesting to see which one of these fits best.

The next decan is Eridanus. While there is no official Hebrew name for this decan, the Hebrew word used for river in the Word is nâhâr {Strong’s H5104}. But this is not just any river! This is the river of judgment that we said Ara the altar {decan of Sagittarius} was pouring out into. It also flows under the paw of Cetus {decan of Aries}, who might just be trying to stop the flow of judgment in that river of fire.

The last decan of Taurus is Auriga. This name is derived from the Hebrew words “or” {Strong’s H215}, meaning “light”, and “ra’ah” {Strong’s H7462}, meaning shepherd, giving us the meaning “Shepherd of Light”. Here we have a picture of our Great Shepherd, Yeshua, carrying us, His flock, in His arms, keeping us safe from harm. Isn’t it comforting to know that we have that place in His arms, tucked safety under His wing, to rest in and lean on His guidance and leadership to navigate us safely through this life!?! That thought reminds me of Psalm 17:8 {ESV}.

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings”

Lessons from Taurus

The preparation and care that God has put into providing a way for us to reconnect with Him and spend eternal life in His Kingdom is awe-inspiring! He took care of every detail and made sure that each step was perfectly placed so that His children would know exactly where to step. Most amazingly though, even with all those instructions and preparations, He still provides us with protection and guidance along the way, never leave us to fend for ourselves. That is a powerful love!

I challenge you to take a long personal look at the steps that God has laid out for YOUR salvation, deliverance, and journey and be inspired by the care He put into your map to eternity. Shalom!~

Surrendered to Him~
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Our plans this week

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

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