Ashura 2020 Sky

Posted: August 29, 2020 in Moon, Planets, Signs In The Heavens, Sun
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Tonight the night sky was amazing and I just had to take a picture with my iPhone SkyView app. Sagittarius was sitting on the Milky Way, with a brilliant waxing moon on his back side. The Moon was in front of Jupiter with Saturn behind them.

SagittariusThe Archer, ‘conquering and to conquer‘. The represents the triumph of the Coming One, Jesus Christ. The ‘half-man – half-horse’ represents His dual nature as Son of Man and Son of God.

Jupiter in Hebrew is Tzedek and means ‘righteousness‘. It is the King Planet and represents Israel.

Saturn in Hebrew is Shabbtai and represents ‘rest’, Shabbat. Saturn is surrounded by 1,000 rings of ice and dust and the planet itself is gas. It represents the beautiful rest our Creator gave us as a gift each week. The Jewish Shabbat, 7th day rest, began Friday night at sundown.

When I went to look at my calendar to see if there was anything special about this date, my calendar said, “Ashura”. I had no idea what that meant so I needed to research this day to see if it had any significance to this beautiful Sign in the Heavens.

This is a Islamic celebration that began this year at sundown August 28 to sundown August 29, 2020. On the Islamic calendar it always falls on the tenth day of the month of Muharram.

Ashura, also known as Yom Ashura, is the day of atonement and mourning for Muslims and marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the seas. Britannica.com says this is the date that ‘commemorated as the day that Allah parted the Red Sea for Moses (Musa) and his followers to escape from the pharaoh.’

The Shi’a Muslims see the day as the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram and the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, at the battle of Karbala. Hence, this is a holy day of mourning for the Shi’a Muslims. One of the customs of the believers is ‘self-flagellation’, whipping themselves and shedding blood.

What I see in this day and this sign is protection for Israel. According to Britannica.com, Muharram was one of the four sacred months when fighting was not allowed. This is good in this hour when protests and violence are raging in the streets.

Not everything in the heavenly means something, but when I am out at night and Holy Spirit says “look up”, I know there is something new to learn. And I keep learning. I am a life-time student of the Word of God in the Heavens and in the Bible. (Psalm 19)

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