Finding the Wise Men's Star- Revelation 12

Finding the Wise Men's Star- Revelation 12
Written by: Samantha Wichman

It is almost universally accepted that Revelation 12:1-5 is speaking about the birth of Jesus. Although you’ll need to do some digging to understand what’s going on, simply taking a surface glance at the passage should help you see where this correlation comes from: a woman is giving birth to a male son who will rule all nations, and a dragon is on the scene trying to kill the baby boy.

It might not make complete sense, but doesn’t it sound awfully similar to what we know about Jesus’ birth and his relationship with Satan?

Something that you’ve probably never thought of, however, are the literal astronomical implications of Revelation 12:1-5. That’s right: I’m talking about stars, planets, and constellations.

At some point in time, someone realized that the imagery in Revelation 12:1-5 links up with the movements of some constellations and celestial bodies. Scholars believe that there are astronomical clues in Revelation 12:1-5 that allow us to figure out what star the three Magi saw that led them to baby Jesus. Confirming the identity of this star also lets us know the date of Jesus’ birth.

Let’s take a look at the passage: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,” (Revelation 12:1a) “And a great sign appeared in heaven” means that something actually appeared in the visible sky. “A woman” is referring to the constellation Virgo (latin for ‘virgin’), and “the sun” is referring to the giant ball of hot gas that’s in the center of our solar system (the Sun is just the Sun: no gymnastics required here).

If you jump to Revelation 12:3, the “great red dragon” is referring to the constellation Draco (latin for ‘dragon’).

Taking all of this together, the statement “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet” (Revelation 12:1) would mean an overlap of some sort between the constellation Virgo and the Sun, with the moon appearing below them in the sky.

Two schools of thought exist between the scholars who’ve sifted through all of this information about the date of Jesus’ birth.

The first group believes that Jesus was born on September 11, 3 B.C. This school of thought is presented in “The Star of Bethlehem: The Star That Astonished the World” by Ernest L. Martin. Martin, based on his analysis of the data, even suggests a 90-minute window of time in which Jesus was born.

The second group holds to the belief that the star the Magi followed was actually a comet that appeared on September 15, 6 B.C. The book to read to understand the beliefs of this group is “The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem” by Colin R. Nicholl.

If you’d like to dig into these topics more, I encourage you to check out the two books linked above.

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Ray - November 9th, 2020 at 6:42pm

Why didn't you mention 9/23/17

Sally Ferguson - January 5th, 2021 at 12:25am

Just listened to Colin Nicholl's Christ comet interview on Socrates in the City, and putting this together with the Sept 23 2017 astrological sign in the heavens that also perfectly enacts a birth in the Virgin's womb with Venus as the 'actor' in the womb, sun and moon in the right places again this time. A person conversant with astronomy and reader of the heavens would link back to the Magi astronomical sign heralding Messiah or King of the Jews to yet another sign of a big birth that is written about in the Scriptures. The birth pangs that come upon the Earth that will birth the Kingdom of God. Truly this has to be a recurring message as was first given.

Hubert - October 4th, 2021 at 11:10pm

Rastaban star

Rastafarian aquaferion draco

Venus and Jupiter the bethelhem Star

It raining brimstone

Mary - October 26th, 2021 at 10:39am

In 2012, I was told I would have a son and that I should name him 'Levi' he was born on a full blood moon lunar eclipse on Passover 1,260 days BEFORE the Revelation 12 sign with the blood moon at the feet of Virgo and Libra or Levi. On September 8th Mary's birthday God told a prophet that my name had been changed to "Mary". My son's name is Levi Bear we call him 'the little bear' just like Polaris.

Shea little - November 9th, 2021 at 4:30pm

I saw a sign in the sky. My soulmate died may 2 this yr. I became pregnant June 11th my husband and I didn’t have intercourse. This child is from my soulmate a gift for God to raise to rule all nations with an iron rod. The time is coming.

David - September 11th, 2022 at 1:50pm

My daughter had a dream this morning, Sept 11th, and saw baby Jesus along with Mary and the presence of God

Elijah - July 3rd, 2024 at 12:54pm

I am not religious, but a fan of fate. they had just introduced a new beast class the whore of Babylon or (draco) and wanted to do more research. the book of revelation has always been my favorite book, it's for sure the most interesting but it's very hard to understand. The imagery of the birth of Jesus I'm pretty sure is also amazing, there are also ties with Christianity/ spirituality/ astronomy in general and modern politics if you look closely. its all very subliminal but learning religion is so important to understanding our modern world and where its headed. these elites at the top are evil and worship Satan, its undeniable. I'm an athiest but this world is very wicked and something big is coming