The Stopwatch and Key to the Apocalypse

ABSTRACT: The two great signs of Revelation 12 are the stopwatch and key to the Apocalypse. The book of Revelation gives enough information to understand and date the two great signs in the sky.[1] Two great signs in the heavens hold the central place in the book of Revelations, a woman clothed with the sun and a great red dragon poised to consume her coming son, but the dragon is cast to the earth. The woman is portrayed by the constellation Virgo, pregnant and about to give birth. The dragon is the constellation of Draco plunging to earth. It will be shown the details of these signs calendar this event like hands on a clock. The date marked, November 17, 2036, is near the end of the tribulation period. Draco is cast to earth as a result of a pole shift.[2] Therefore, these signs unveil the sequence and timing of some events at the end of the age.


Copyright Ó 2007 Bruce Alan Killian   January 3, 2009A.D. email bakillian at

Updated July 24, 2020 A.D.

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Understanding how God accomplishes casting the sign of Satan to the earth reveals the key to answer the question of how to sequence the events in the Book of Revelation. Each should search the Bible to confirm the truth of this message. Each should realize the time is short; now is the time to get reconciled with God and to produce the fruit of a life wholly set apart to God. This study is the result of God’s grace; no one could get all these insights unless God revealed the information and willed that it be known. It is right to reveal and publish the works of God (Tobit 12:7). Surely, Lord Yahweh does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). These signs will not catch the Christian world by surprise.

Before the Signs

I will present the scenario and will support it shortly. Before the signs, two witnesses prophesy for 1260 days; then they are killed (Revelation 11:3-13). John introduced the sign,

Revelation 11:19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great meteor storm.

Meteorites cause the flashes. The earthquake is worldwide and continues for an hour (and of lesser magnitude for weeks). The earthquake will wake nearly everyone and scare them outdoors where they can see this sign. The great meteor storm is usually incorrectly translated hailstorm. (Usually during hailstorms, one cannot see the stars and hailstorms are not worldwide). People located where it is dark in the Northern hemisphere will see thousands of meteor flashes coming from the northern sky.

In Israel, dawn approaches while night has fallen on the west coast of the United States. The earthquake will cause a dramatic loss of electrical power around the world, thus ending light pollution and enhancing the spectacle. Much of the “Christian” world will see the signs in the heavens long ago predicted by the apostle John. Triggering this event as a “thief in the night,” an asteroid will hit the Pacific Ocean and cause the earth’s North Pole to move rapidly southward toward Alaska. Much of the world will witness this sign, and because of it, millions will shortly die.

Many of the signs of Revelation 12 are constellations. Some of the signs are easier to identify than others. Constellations are pictures made of stars in the sky. The names of many of the constellations and their meanings were fixed over four thousand years ago.[3]

The woman clothed with the sun is Virgo (Latin for Virgin). Virgo is the only sign in the zodiac that is female, and the moon monthly passes beneath her feet. The sign of the great red dragon is more difficult to identify because there are four snake-like constellations in the heavens.

The constellation Serpens is close to Virgo, and a recent book has identified it as probably the sign.[4] Draco a second of these signs partially encircles the North Pole, and so on any clear night, it is always visible from Israel. Draco in Greek is Drakon meaning serpent or dragon. The archangel Michael may be the constellation of Leo. Identifying the male child as Jesus would point to the child being represented by Venus and the sun.[5]

This article will show the tail of the sign of the Red Dragon of Revelation 12:3 is the constellation Draco. Draco is the most important of the four serpent-like constellations because of its location near the North Star. There is one hint about its location; the sign is said to fall from the sky. Under normal conditions, most stars rise in the east and set in the west. This sign is said to be cast from heaven and fall to earth. From Israel, only the signs near the North Star could appear to fall to earth, and they would only appear to fall if there was a pole shift. I will discuss the pole shift. The dragon’s head, horns, and crowns are constellations between Draco and Virgo.

Great Signs in the Heavens

Revelation 11:19-12:9 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great meteor storm. 12:1A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a victor’s crown of twelve stars on her head. 2She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven kingly crowns on his heads. 4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.


The Dragon has a tail, seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. In the pre-dawn sky, we can view four different symbols. The tail represented by Draco.

[6] White arrows Meteor Storm


Green Leo

Archangel Michael


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Venus and sun represent Jesus

Figure 1 Sign Satan (the dragon) Prepares to eat Jesus when He is born

Initial Observations

The first sign Virgo is the woman Mary about to give birth to a son, Jesus, represented by Venus and the sun. Venus (the bright morning star) represents Jesus because Jesus says, “I am … the bright Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16).[7] Jesus is represented in the sky by the sun because Jesus’ face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance (Revelation 1:16).[8]

The second of these signs is a huge red dragon, Satan, ready to eat Jesus, but cast down to earth after a battle instead. This sign causes great destruction on the earth. The constellation Draco (Dragon) surrounds much of Ursa Minor (the little dipper, the constellation containing Polaris, the North Star). On any clear night from Jerusalem (or any other location north of latitude 31 degrees north) with no light pollution, Draco is always visible. It rotates around the North Star every twenty-four hours.

This article explains these signs and related consequences. It also looks back to a related event in the Scriptures. See Satan’s Ascent (Isaiah 14) page 15.

The Signs Interpreted

Note there are at least two meanings to each of these passages. The first is the physical sign occurring in the sky; this is the primary discovery revealed in this article. The second is the spiritual meaning of what the sign signifies. Many have interpreted this as an allegorical passage. This sign does not necessarily mark the time God cast Satan to earth.


Then God’s Temple in heaven was opened—the ancients considered the North Star to be the throne of God.[9] If the North Star is God’s throne, then the sky near the North Pole is God’s Temple. The clouds parted or cleared or night fell so humanity could see the stars. Assume a few thin clouds remain to help redden the sky.


And within his Temple was seen the ark of his covenant—Jeremiah hid the original Ark of the Covenant (2 Maccabees 2:4-5).[10] The original Ark of the Covenant was to be forgotten and never remade (Jeremiah 3:16). The Ark of the Covenant here is not a gold-covered Acacia wood box with the Ten Commandments inside. The ark referred to here is Mary, the mother of Jesus. The original ark held God’s word on stone tablets. Mary’s womb held the Word of God made flesh. The constellation Virgo can represent Mary, Ark of the Covenant.[11] Virgo was always low in the dawn sky on Yom HaKippurim was the day the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies and visited the ark. The precession of the equinox has moved the rising of Virgo from September to November.


And there came flashes—Meteor streaks. Meteor streaks are sometimes called God’s arrows or spear (Habakkuk 3:9, 11). If these were lightning flashes, the sky would be cloudy, and the stars hidden.


Rumblings, peals of thunder—the earthquake, volcanoes, and the meteors are making a lot of noise. The Scripture frequently presents thunder as the voice or presence of God.[12]


An earthquake—occurs that is worldwide and in many places intense, particularly in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Alaska, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Places with the most latitude change typically experience the greatest earthquakes. God reveals these are the worst earthquake ever experienced by man (Revelations 16:18).


And a great meteor storm—There are records of spectacular meteor shower the November 13, 1833, Leonid meteor storm. “The skies were lit up by thousands of shooting stars every minute.” “All the stars are falling!”[13] Also, shooting stars are sometimes referred to as angels.[14]


12:1A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven—Great and wondrous sign in the sky—symbolic of something, this is not just a few planets moving through a constellation, but rather this constellation suddenly seems to give birth to the sun discussed below. This sign will be completely unexpected and surprising.


A woman—the constellation Virgo represents Mary. In this constellation, the brightest star, Spica, represents Mary’s hips. She is in the east but facing north. See Figure 1 Sign Satan (the dragon) Prepares to eat Jesus page 3. Why Virgo? Revelations 12:1 says a great sign of a woman clothed with the sun. There is only one constellation of the zodiac that is female, the constellation Virgo meaning Virgin in Latin. “All the traditions, names and mythologies, connected with this sign, recognize and emphasize the virginity of the woman.[15] The woman is about to give birth to a son. This woman represents Mary under three of her titles, “Ark of the Covenant,” “Mother of Jesus,” and “Mother of the Church.” Ark of the Covenant because the Ark of the Covenant was revealed in heaven (Revelation 11:19).

Mary the Mother of Jesus because she gave birth to our Lord Jesus Christ, the one who will rule the nations with a scepter of iron (Revelation 12:5). Mary Mother of the Church because besides her primary offspring, Jesus, the rest of her offspring are those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12:17). Later Mary will be discussed in more detail. Why do we say she gives birth to Jesus—because she gives birth to the male child will rule the earth with an iron scepter.[16] The child is Jesus (Revelation 19:11-16).


Clothed with the sun—For the sun to cloth Virgo, it must be low on the horizon shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset. So the light of the sun brightens and colors the sky. Here because of other clues, it is just before dawn. Why Morning? When Virgo is above the horizon in the morning, the constellation Draco is in the north below the North Star. It is poised to fall to earth, as discussed below. The time a sky event varies around the world, so I assume they view dawn from Jerusalem.[17] The presence of the light of pre-dawn hides the dimmer stars, particularly near the eastern horizon, and gives a rosy color to the eastern sky. The stars that one can still see initially are the brighter ones, those from the first to the fourth magnitude. Virgo is clothed with the sun at dawn every November.


With the moon under her feet—when moon is near the sun in the sky it is a crescent. The moon is under Virgo’s feet—preferably almost touching her feet. The moon follows a path that takes it near Virgo’s feet monthly. Also, if the moon were full, it is very bright, and its brightness washes out the nearby stars making them hard to see.

Why a crescent moon? It says the moon under her feet, if Virgo is in the east before dawn and the moon is visible under the feet of Virgo, then the moon must be a waning crescent moon because the moon close to the position of the sun can only be a crescent moon. The sun and the moon are important for identifying the time of this sign.


And a victor’s crown of twelve stars on her head—the stephanos or victor’s crown is a cluster of twelve stars near Virgo’s head. The constellation Crater and half of the constellation Hydra make up this sign. This sign was the most difficult one to identify because the crown quite unexpectedly looks like a mantle or hooded cloak. Note Our Lady of Guadalupe is not wearing a crown but is wearing a mantle of stars. Twelve is the number of rule or authority or government, so although she is not the ruler, she represents the ruling authority. The Constellation Crater, the crown proper of this sign, has a shape identical to Corona—the dragon’s crown.


2She was pregnant—a planet was near Virgo’s womb area (in this case below the hips area). The planet Venus has been moving lower day by day. Only planets (wandering stars), the moon, and comets move and are therefore able to superimpose a picture on the background picture of the constellations. On the previous day, Venus was at Virgo’s hips.


And cried out in pain—signs in heaven do not usually make any noise. The noise must be due to meteors, volcanoes, and earthquakes. When the volcano Krakatoa erupted, it was heard (approx. 3000 miles or 4800 km) away. There will be many volcanoes erupting.


As she was about to give birth—Venus representing Jesus has already passed the hips; at dawn, she gives birth to the sun, also representing Jesus. Again a reference to the time shortly before dawn.


3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon—the Greek word for another is “allos” meaning another sign of the same type or character so another great sign. The sign is enormous because the dragon includes four different constellations, Draco (tail), Bootes (seven heads), part of Hercules (ten horns), and Corona (seven crowns). Because of the dawning sky, one can only see stars of the fourth magnitude or brighter. God drew a picture in the heavens with stars and then hid that picture with stars. The constellations are red because the dawn is adding color to the sky. Red is the color representing sin in the Bible—the sunrise is making the sky reddish.[18]


With seven heads—a cluster of seven stars forms the dragon’s head. This sign is the constellation Bootes; it has one first magnitude and six third magnitude stars. The other stars are faint because of the approaching dawn. Bootes lies between Draco and Virgo, so the head is prepared to devour the child. The brightest star (Arcturus) would represent the most important of the heads. The seven stars are in a shape that looks very much like a poisonous snake or dragonhead attached to Draco and with its mouth aimed toward the child in Virgo. The sign has one head of seven stars—seven stars representing the seven heads, which as seven political entities acting as one.


And ten horns—the ten horns are a cluster of ten stars making up a picture that looks like a giant horn. The horn is made up of the ten brightest stars of the constellation Hercules that are above the horizon. The horizon chops the constellation of Hercules in half. Horns in the Bible symbolize power. The great horn indicates Satan has tremendous power. Though Satan has power, God has more because He has Satan cast out of heaven. The ten horns may indicate ten armies.


And seven kingly crowns on his heads.—a cluster of seven stars near Draco’s heads is the diadem crown or kingly/rulers crown. The constellation is Corona, shaped like a crown, and has one star of second magnitude and six of the fourth magnitude. It is just below Bootes. Corona means crown in Latin, is shaped like a crown and is positioned immediately above Bootes, the head of the dragon. The dragon is inverted with his head down. The seven crowns are likely identical in meaning to the seven heads.


4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky —the tail of this constellation is the constellation Draco proper. His tail swept a third of the stars of the sky—there will be a meteor shower coming from the area of Draco. This constellation wraps around about one-third of the North Star.


—Satan is said to lead one-third of the angels with him, here one-third of the stars disappear. After the pole shift, the night is about 2/3 the length that it was before the pole shift. In November the night is about fourteen hours long after the pole shift the stars can be seen about ten hours, so stars are visible only 2/3rd of the time they were visible before the pole shift. This percentage is also symbolic of the percent of angels who Satan led astray when he fell. A second theory as to why there are only a third of the stars is that the smoke from volcanoes makes the faint stars less visible.


And flung them to the earth—A meteor shower symbolic of a great host of Satan’s angels coming to earth to make life miserable for the inhabitants.


The dragon stood in front of the woman—the constellation Bootes (the seven heads of the dragon) connects Draco and Virgo, so Draco’s mouth is facing the child in Virgo and is poised to consume the child. The brightest star in Bootes is at the mouth of the dragon’s head.


Who was about to give birth,—Both Venus and the sun are in position for birth. Venus has passed the hips, so birth is imminent. See How Virgo Appears to Give Birth page 11.


So that he might devour her child the moment it was born—A Serpent constellation was associated with the belief that it consumed the sun during a solar eclipse.[19] Here a giant constellation is poised to consume anything coming from the woman.


5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. —Although she is pregnant with Venus, she gives birth to the sun (representing the son of God). The pole shift causes Jerusalem to move to the equator. The change in the length of the day shows the sun is born. The ancients considered the sun to be born on the winter solstice because the days started to get longer. Moving Jerusalem to the equator causes the length of the day and night there to become equal.[20] So this day, the sun is counted as being born.


And her child was snatched up to God—as the pole shift proceeds, the sun will quite suddenly dawn and rise into the sky, far faster than normally happens. The sun, representing Jesus, is snatched into the sky or heaven.


And to his throne—the sky is the throne of God, and the sun is now in the sky. Satan has been cast to the earth, but Jesus does not come to the earth. By day, the sun represents Jesus, by night, the constellation Crux represents Him. The next night Crux, the Southern Cross, is visible in the sky to the south.


6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.—I do not know how this is depicted in the sky if it is depicted. When we compare this with Revelation 12:14, The woman is given wings of an eagle to flee this scene. The language is similar to Exodus 19:4, where Israel was given wings of an eagle to cross the Red Sea. Perhaps the woman flees either across where the Sea of Galilee was or where the Dead Sea was. The ability to cross where the sea was is a part of the sign very much like the Red Sea crossing. The woman here probably also represents her offspring, the Church who escape much as Israel escaped from Egypt by crossing the Red Sea.


7And there was war in heaven—Massive number of meteors coming two different locations, perhaps surpassing the 1833 Leonid meteor storm. The Leonid meteor storm is a part of this sign. The peak of the Leonid meteor storm lasts less than one hour. In 1833, there were thousands of meteors at a time. “So many meteors in the sky at a time that many people were woken from their beds and stared at the sky in panic, believing the sky to be on fire. Many feared that it was the end of the world and dreaded what they would see at daybreak.”[21]


Michael and his angels—Maybe the constellation of Ursa Major (the big dipper). It is poised above Draco, but more likely Michael is the constellation Leo because the time of this event is very close to the time of the Leonid meteor shower and because that can be a most spectacular meteor storm. I do not know whether Michael is a cherub; the cherubim have four faces, one like a lion. Leo is Latin for lion. Michael is the head of the Angelic Host and the guardian of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 21; 12:1; Jude 9). Jude references, Michael contending with Satan over the body of Moses,[22] and here this battle occurs at the same time Moses has died and is about to be assumed into heaven in a cloud (Revelation 11:12). The Leonid meteor storm appears to originate from a point in the head area of Leo.



Figure 2 The Leonid Meteor Storm of November 13, 1833

Fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back 8But he was not strong enough, —Satan and his angels fought back with a meteor shower of their own, but they lose the battle.


And they lost their place in heaven. —Satan and his angels fall from their permanent place in heaven near the throne of God. There is a pole shift causing the constellation Draco to fall to earth. Draco from this point on will be visible only about half the night; it no longer rules the sky. To understand the arguments presented here, one must have some understanding of pole shifts, what they are, and what happens when the poles move rapidly, see Joshua’s Long Day.[24]


9The great dragon was hurled down—Repeated for emphasis, this is not the normal movement of this constellation. One can also visualize the sky rolling up like a scroll (Revelation 6:14). It is important to separate this event from stars falling because there is a meteor shower as well. The constellation Draco falls to the earth.


—That ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, —here, Scripture informs us, the great sign in the heavens represents Satan or the devil. Note Lucifer is not mentioned because it refers to Mercury.


Who leads the whole world astray. —Everyone buys into some of Satan’s lies. Even those saints who do not buy into his lies are led politically in the wrong direction.


He was hurled to the earth and his angels with him.—this sign is symbolic of Satan being cast to the earth. There is a time when Satan and his angels are cast to the earth. The time and time sign may be simultaneous.


Figure 1 is the pre-dawn sky of November 17, 2036, from Jerusalem about 5 AM. Many other dates can be chosen all about mid-November when Virgo is in the east at dawn, and Draco is in the North head down. The moon is a faint crescent with the concave portion aimed almost straight up and below the feet region of the constellation Virgo (Virgin).

Questions Discussed

These signs will occur on a November or early December morning as a crescent moon rises under the feet of the constellation of Virgo in the east. The Bible gives additional information to help us date these events. Virgo, the moon, sun, and Venus all help to date this event.

Virgo rises in the evening in September or early October. I believe it is unlikely the sign is Virgo is clothed with the sun in the evening because Draco must fall a greater number of degrees to fall to earth. The greater fall requires a greater pole shift and would move Jerusalem south past the equator.

Why November or December? Virgo rises in the east at dawn in November or early December. To be clothed with the sun at dawn is most appropriate to these two months. When Virgo is near the eastern horizon before dawn, the constellation Draco is poised head-down below the north star and must fall the minimum distance to fall to the earth.

It says the woman was pregnant and cried out in pain as she what about to give birth. It is logical to assume the woman is crying out in pain because of the pangs of childbirth, but if the woman is Mary, she did not/would not experience birth pangs since she is without original sin. I proposed the pain she experiences is due to the large sword/spear/lance piercing her soul. She is in sorrow for what is about to happen. One month to two weeks before my two best proposed birthdays of this child, a lance appears to pierce her heart. The anguish is due to Mary’s concern over what is about to happen. See Sword Pierce Your Soul page 21.

Venus has a period of 1.6 years and passes through the feet of Virgo in these months about every three years. Every eight years, Venus arrives in almost the same location at the same time of year.

An asteroid will strike the Atlantic Ocean causing Jerusalem to move due south and the North Pole to move over the next few hours to a point in Southern Alaska. I chose the Atlantic Ocean because an asteroid from the north, striking an ocean and causing the North Pole to move toward Alaska, would likely hit the Atlantic Ocean.

When will this occur? I do not know, but I will guess, because these events will not take Christians by surprise[25], but it could happen in any year in about November or December. This event does not mark the end of the age or the time of the return of Christ, but it is one important event in the series of events leading up to that event.

The second sign is the Dragon identified as Satan. Satan is said to be cast to earth (Revelation 12:9). Jesus said he saw Satan fall like lightning (meteor flash?) (Luke 10:18). (That is visibly and straight down). Both of these statements imply Satan went straight down, so the constellation of Draco appears to fall to the earth. For Draco to appear to fall to the earth (without the North Star disappearing), the North Pole must shift about 31 degrees south toward southern Alaska. So the constellation will fall to earth as a sign of Satan being cast out of heaven.

The battle is very likely timed to match the Leonid meteor storm. The First storm was on November 13, but in recent years, it arrives on November 17-18.

How Virgo Appears to Give Birth

While Virgo is pregnant with Venus when she gives birth, she gives birth to the sun. Virgo can never be pregnant with the sun unless the moon has eclipsed the sun because the sunlight hides the constellation. If the moon is under her feet and hiding the sun, then Virgo is upside down, so it is the evening. The sun typifies Jesus.[26]

A stellar object does not go instantly from about to give birth to giving birth unless we a talking about separate days, but with a pole shift, we are talking nearly at the same time. Since two objects, Venus and the sun, represent Jesus, the sign can show Venus at a position of about to give birth—then the sun as she gives birth.

For Virgo to give birth to the sun, it has to be dawn. Because the pole is moving south, the sun will dawn more rapidly than normal—so the sun will appear to be snatched up. And because Jerusalem moves to a position near the equator, the sun will pass through the winter solstice period to the spring equinox instantly. So as in the star of Bethlehem,[27] the winter solstice represents the birth of the sun, here the sun gives birth early (before the normal solstice) because it goes from a long night to a day and night of equal length in only an hour.

The Virgin of Guadalupe

The tilma of Juan Diego holds a picture of the Blessed Virgin with the moon under her feet, clothed with the sun and pregnant. This picture is from pre-dawn December 12, 1531 (the winter solstice) Thus, we have three different pictures of Mary giving birth with the signs of the sun transitioning from a long night, Venus giving birth, etc. The Star of Bethlehem, the great sign of Virgo in giving birth Revelation 12:1, 5, and Our Lady of Guadalupe all have a clear astronomical clear link. Each event occurs before dawn, each link to Venus giving birth, and each has the sun about to be born. All link to a change from a long night to a lengthening day. All involve Jesus as the one being born. Mary does not have an obvious crown, could her mantle be her crown? The most obvious answer is no because it has more than twelve stars on this crown, but it does crown Mary with stars.

The sign of Guadalupe led to the dramatic conversion of the natives of the new world. The great sign will undoubtedly lead to a dramatic conversion of in our time. This conversion could include many adherents of Islam who believe Jesus is greater than Mohammad. Since they believe in Mary and Satan as they come to understand, Jesus is not just a prophet, but God who did die on the cross for the sins of the whole world to redeem man from bondage to Satan and sin. He is alive because God resurrected Him after He died. God did not take Him before He died.

There are at least nine different constellations/signs of importance in this scene Virgo, Draco, Bootes, Corona Borealis, Hercules, Crater, Hydra, Crux, and Leo.

Jesus—Sun (born), Venus (preborn), Crux (crucified)

Satan—Draco (tail), Mercury (Lucifer), Bootes (head), Corona Borealis (crown), and half of Hercules (horn).[28]

Archangel Michael—Leo and his angels—the Leonid meteor storm.

Virgin Mary—Virgo (her body) and Crater, and half of Hydra (crown) shaped as a mantle.

Angels—Stars and meteorites


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A passage in Job identifies the constellation Draco [or Dragon], “By his spirit he hath garnished [made bright or beautiful] the heavens; his hand has formed the crooked [or fleeing] serpent” (Job 26:13).[29] God placed these stars in place with the correct brightness and tuned the planets, location of the poles, etc.

Because Revelation 12 is such a key passage in the tribulation for interpreting the Scriptures, not all the passages in the Scripture related to it will be investigated or discussed. No attempt will be made to sequence all the events of Revelation.

Figure 3 Graphic Constellation Draco


Selecting the Best Date for the Signs

The sign of the woman giving birth is the “stopwatch” to the apocalypse because it provides most of the timing information to place these signs on Monday, November 17, 2036, about an hour before dawn Jerusalem time. I selected Monday, November 17, 2036, as the best matching date for the great signs in heaven. It was selected because there were several small problems with the November 15, 2028 date, the second-best fit.

First, the peak of the Leonid meteor storms come on November 16, 17, and 18, so the November 15 date is early if the Leonid meteor shower plays a part in this sign. The leap day in the year 2028 partially obviates this because making November 15 equivalent to November 16 the previous year. A second problem, the peak of the Leonid meteor shower comes about every 33 or 34 years and spreads over about five years. The last one was spread over the years 1998-2002, so 2028 is about four years early for the normal maximum event.

The year 2036 is 34 years after 2002, a good match for the return of the Leonid meteor storm. 2036 is better because the moon is fainter; it is a very thin crescent with a magnitude of only -1.0. The moon is also lower down, more “under the feet” of Virgo. Mercury representing Lucifer is not in the sky. Finally, Venus is just beyond the hips of Virgo. Once a baby” s head passes the hips, it will be born almost immediately and suddenly.

[30]Green Leo Archangel Michael



Light Blue Crown


Moon under feet



Red Draco

cast to earth


Sun clothes

sky red


White Crux visible

Figure 4 Draco cast down, and Crux (the cross) Rises

The sky November 17, 2036, just before dawn from Jerusalem, now moved almost to the equator.

The picture shows the sign Draco cast to the earth. Jerusalem has moved about 26 degrees to the south so that it now lies 5 degrees above the equator. This figure is almost the same time as the last event. Draco has been cast down to the earth. As this happens, the stars disappear into the earth much as if a scroll was being rolled up. The stars appear to fall; Satan’s tail appears to drag a third of them as he falls to earth.

The Sign of the Cross

From Jerusalem, as Draco descends below the horizon, the constellation Crux or the Southern Cross becomes visible on the southern horizon. A daily reminder in the sky to Israel and the world of the cross. Jesus said something about this. They would not immediately see Crux because the volcanoes spew much smoke during the pole shift. Something like nuclear winter may result.

Matthew 24:29-30 “Immediately after the affliction of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ 30 “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and much glory.

Before Jesus, the Son of Man comes, His sign will appear in the sky, and all the nations on earth will mourn. The sign that appears is the cross, and all the nations mourn.

Crux “consists of four bright stars placed in the form of a cross. It sits in the darkest section of the heavens … [it is] by far, the most conspicuous star group in the southern heavens.”[31] Four is the number in the Scripture indicating universal, worldwide, or catholic. The Crux is the only four-star constellation. God centered the Crux in the Milky Way; it appears to be in the clouds.


The sign of the dragon is the “key” to the apocalypse. The falling of the sign is coincident with a pole shift. The pole shift links to the stars moving like a scroll, the worldwide catastrophic earthquake, the islands disappearing, mountains moving, mountains being cast into the sea, the sun looking like sackcloth, etc. Note the worldwide disruption would cause most of the world’s power plants to stop functioning. The effects disrupt fuel supplies from production, transportation through delivery. Earthquakes of considerable magnitude would continue for years. Therefore, when the black smoke from all the volcanoes clears, everyone would be able to observe the nighttime skies.

When a day is about to dawn in Jerusalem on a November morning, and the moon is new in the constellation of Virgo, there will be a great sign. Some have tried to predict what this sign is[32] but have failed. An asteroid will come from Draco and strike the earth, most likely in the Pacific Ocean. Draco will appear to fall from the heights of heaven to the earth. The sign of God casting Satan from heaven. This asteroid will cause the position of the North Pole to start to shift approximately 31 degrees south over the next hour so that it ends near Anchorage Alaska. The results of this sign will be cataclysmic devastation and change on the earth.

Satan’s Ascent

Satan’s sign rose in the sky before 700 B.C., and Isaiah the prophet predicted that rise. The Sign of the Fall of Satan (Revelation 12:3, 9) is the counterpart to the rising of Satan prophesied in Isaiah 14:13. Satan’s ascent documented in Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28 preceded his fall. These are some of the most important passages for understanding why Satan fell from God’s favor.

Isaiah documents the ascent of Draco into a position in the night sky where it was visible in good weather all night every night. This ascent occurred on the same day the shadow of the sun went back ten steps on the sundial of Ahaz.[33] The North Pole moved from a position just west of the Hudson Bay in Canada to its current position in the Arctic Sea. At the time of the start of the pole shift, Jerusalem was 5 degrees north of the equator. It had been there from the time of Joshua until the time of Hezekiah. During that time, much of North America was buried under a polar ice sheet.

“It was believed by the ancient star-gazers that the north was the center of the universe, the throne from which the gods governed man and his little world. … to see the northern stars various minor divinities powerful in their own right yet circling reverently round the throne of the supreme ruler.”[34]


Twenty-seven hundred years ago, Isaiah related what Satan did by a sign of Lucifer ascending

Isaiah 14:12-16 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star (Lucifer), son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. 14I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” 15But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. 16Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,”

When did Satan ascend into heaven?

The sign of Satan ascending into heaven occurred during Hezekiah’s reign when Hezekiah answered Isaiah that the shadow of the sun should go back ten steps on the stairway of Ahaz.

Here is a graphic representation of the position of the ice cover from the former position of the North Pole.[35] The red dot marks the location most depressed by the weight of the previous ice cap.

The GRACE satellites have detected changes in the gravitational field over regions of Canada that can be attributed to the crust bouncing back after the melting of a glacier 20,000 years ago and convection in Earth's mantle (Illustration: Science/M Tamisiea)

The level of the land is rebounding from the weight of the ice cover surrounding the previous position of the north pole. The ice melted when the pole moved to its current position. The land began to rebound. The rebound is very slow today but still measurable.

On the day, the shadow of the sun moved back in c. November 704 B.C., the constellation of Draco rose in the sky as viewed from Jerusalem. It rose to a position where it was continuously visible in the nighttime sky. The sign was of Satan’s challenge to God for dominance in heaven.

Isaiah 14:12-17

How you are fallen from heaven,

O Lucifer, son of the morning![36]

How you are cut down to the ground,

You who weakened the nations!

For you have said in your heart:

I will ascend into heaven,

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;

I will also sit on the mount of the congregation

On the farthest sides of the north;

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,

I will be like the Most High.’

Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,

To the lowest depths of the Pit.


Those who see you will gaze at you,

And consider you, saying:

Is this the man who made the earth tremble,

Who shook kingdoms,

Who made the world as a wilderness

And destroyed its cities,

The recess of the north is the traditional name for the earthly abode of God.[37]

This passage is confusing because it refers to Satan, both ascending and falling. Because in this passage, Lucifer is said to both ascend and fall. How can that happen as a sign in the sky? It can happen because Satan is represented by both the morning star (the planet Mercury) and the constellation Draco. As Draco rises, Mercury falls to the earth. Two different references are it is the place that Satan desires to ascend to. Lucifer as the morning star is Mercury.[38]

I need to do more investigation on the meaning of the phrases “stars of God,” “mount of the congregation,” and Furthest sides of the north.” For now, it appears the North Star is God’s throne, so the nearby stars (probably the Little Dipper) would be the stars of God. Mount is used of the Temple and the Holy City so it could refer to the New Jerusalem/The Bride of Christ. For more info on this, see The New Jerusalem[39]

The second part of this Scripture passage gives many hints of the destruction of the pole shifts. Terms like ‘earth tremble,’ ‘make the world a wilderness’ and ‘destroyed its cities.’

What happens to the earth when the Pole Shifts?

I document this more fully in Joshua’s Long Day. Charles Hapgood’s book, The Path of the Poles, documents the shifting poles and what happens to the earth when the poles shift.[40] (He erred on the time scale of the pole shifts and their cause). The earth is not a perfect sphere; it is an oblate spheroid, so it bulges at the equator and is flattened at the poles. Centrifugal force due to the rotation of the[41] earth on its axis causes the bulge. This bulge tends to keep the poles in place much as a gyroscope tends to resist change in its motion. If something dramatic enough happens, like an asteroid a half kilometer in diameter or larger hitting the earth at the proper velocity, it overcomes this stabilizing force for a while. [42]

Any portion of the earth that is moving away from the equator is being compressed and raised in elevation. Any portion of the earth that is moving toward the equator is stretched and split apart. The crust of the earth is strong in compression but weak in tension. Jerusalem will be split into three sections; these sections result as the city is stretched in the pole shift (Revelation 17:19).

There are places in the world where the mantle is exposed on the surface of the earth. How this occurred is unknown to most scientists but, the process is likened “to stretching a person’s skin until it ruptures, exposing the flesh underneath. “You take the crust and you stretch it and you pull it and pull it until it breaks,” he said.”[43] This breakage occurs when the poles shift and is why the mantle is exposed in some locations.

Immanuel Velikovsky also proposed pole shifts had occurred from studying abundant historical records of various nations. He proposed that a rapid pole shift occurred in c. 700 B.C. and an earlier one at about 1400 B.C.[44] Velikovsky presents convincing evidence showing there were pole shifts recorded at these times in the historical records.

Hapgood showed how the world had been shaped by pole shifts, where the most recent pole shifts were at, but he is off on the cause of the pole shifts, the speed of the pole shifts, and the period at which the pole shifts occurred.

There are several tectonic plate boundaries near Israel. These would be places that would be likely to shift, become greater valleys, mountains, etc. One plate boundary follows the Gulf of Aqaba through the Dead Sea and up the Jordan River. The other nearby plate boundary goes through the Red sea up to the Mediterranean Sea.

When stretching occurs, valleys are created, and mountains disappear. Where compression occurs, mountains and volcanoes are created. Israel would be moving toward the equator; therefore, the land would be stretched; therefore, the already weak areas will stretch more. Mountains will disappear, and other mountains will be created. The Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley would likely connect with the Red Sea. So the sea would flood these low-lying locations.

Satan issues a flood from his mouth (in the northeast)—maybe the Sea of Galilee suddenly flowing south and or the Red Sea flowing north? Some sections of the earth will be in shear because one side is compressed, and the other side is in tension. The rock of the earth is much more able to withstand compression than to handle tension. Since the woman escapes, this could be similar to the Red Sea crossing.

These signs appear to be a judgment on Islam and Judaism because some of the worst destruction will visit the Muslim holy cities of Medina, Mecca, and Jerusalem. All of these cities are in the line of the greatest destruction.

Linking These Signs to Revelation

How can one use the “Key” to unlock the order of the book of Revelation? There are many lists of events in the Book of Revelation, but it is not obvious what the order of these lists is. Revelation lists these events but does not link them; it lists the events under different signs. The signs are seals, trumpets, bowls, and thunders. One puts seals on official documents—the opening of the seals reveals what will officially take place. Trumpets are used to issue commands or warnings. Bowls are used to hold the blood of sacrifices.

A series of asteroids and meteors cause a pole shift, which causes the stars of heaven to fall, the stars fall as a result of the pole shift, which causes worldwide earthquakes, floods, etc.

            The event gives order to the sequence of events in the book of Revelation because the sign of Satan being cast to earth results in an obvious sequence of events.

1.      Revelation 7:2-3 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given the power to harm the land and the sea: 3“Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”

2.      The Revelation 11 The ministry of the two witnesses ends just before the fall of Satan.

These events happen before the sign of Satan is cast down.

The following events are near-simultaneous.

  1. Revelation 12 the great signs in heaven with the accompanying pole shift.
  2. Revelation 6:12-14 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13And the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

5.      Revelation 8:5-12 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. 6Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. 7The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came meteors and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. 8The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain [asteroid], all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. 10The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, [comet] fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-- 11The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. 12The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night. [Earth rotating faster 33%?] or dark clouds block these one-third of the time.

6.      Revelation 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the east.

7.      Revelation 16:17-21 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20Every island fled away, and the mountains could not be found. 21From the sky huge stones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of stones because the plague was so terrible.

  1. Revelation 9:1-2 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. [Cracked crust] 2When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.

The sixth seal = the second to fifth Trumpets = the seventh Bowl.

Summary of Revelation Links

First, the disciples are sealed, and the two witnesses preach, then there is a great sign in the heavens, third what looks like a blazing mountain strikes the sea. (This blazing mountain breaks up as it is coming in and the meteorites strike worldwide causing great havoc). The asteroid striking the Pacific Ocean causes the north and south poles to move.

This movement causes great rifts to open in the Pacific and Indian oceans. These tremendous rifts cause tsunamis that are colossal compared to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The rifts allow massive amounts of the mantle to flow through the crust, causing great volcanoes suddenly to come alive and be generated. These rifts result in much of the Pacific Ocean dying, including most ships.

Thick black smoke from the volcanoes circulates worldwide blocking the sky. Asteroids continue to fall and hit the earth, and as the earth rotates, they start hitting the land (probably the northern hemisphere). This series of strikes will be much like Comet Shoemaker-Levy comet striking Jupiter. On July 16-22, 1994, at least twenty-one pieces of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with the planet Jupiter. The pieces ranged in size up to 2km in diameter and hit Jupiter at a speed of approximately 60 km/sec (37 miles/sec).


A picture of the effect of the comet Shoemaker-Levy hitting Jupiter. Jupiter is a far bigger planet than the earth, so the effect on the earth would be more pronounced.


Jupiter and earth sizes compared

From the pictures of the effects of the comet strike on Jupiter, we can see the effects are as large as or larger than the earth so we can expect worldwide cataclysm.

The effects of the pole shift happen within an hour. Therefore, though these events are dispersed throughout Revelations, they are a way to link the different sequences in Revelation into one continuous sequence.

Note: There will be several asteroids that hit the earth. The first one is the one described above will hit the sea while another one strikes the earth. This asteroid may strike in such a way that it increases the rotational velocity of the earth. Increasing the rate of spin of the earth causes similar problems as shifting of the poles.

Opening the seals on a document causes the first set of disastrous events. Opening the seals can be viewed as God decreeing the following events. And as the seals are opened, the decreed events occur. Several of the decreed events occur directly because of the sign of the fall of Satan. The opening of the seals is not the events happening but the certainty of the events happening as decreed. The second set of events is the trumpets—trumpets are for warning or command.

Estimating the Time of our Lord’s Return

Many believe that we cannot estimate the time of Jesus’ return. Jesus tells us, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour” (Matt 25:13). This sign is not the return of our Lord, so we may be able to date it. Jesus told His disciples to keep watch for His return, which occurred at His resurrection.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. This day refers to the massive labor pains that result in the birth of a child.

Matthew 24:37 As it was in the time of Noah, Noah knew the flood was coming, and he was a prophet. Noah was not caught unaware. Revelation 3:3 If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief in the night. If we are not asleep, we will not be surprised.

Sword Pierce Your Soul

There is no evidence that a sword pierced Mary’s soul, but it is prophesied that a sword would pierce Mary’s soul.[46] Mary did share Christ’s agony at the cross so that could be fulfillment. Could it be that this is a sign in the heavens where her soul is pierced? The planets can form pictures in the sky overlapping the constellations, and the path of the planets regularly pass in a line through the region of the heart of the constellation Virgo. An example of a picture that could be considered the piercing of Mary’s soul with a sword is this picture.

Figure 5 Sword through Mary’s Soul

Luke 2:34-35 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 So that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

This passage refers to the falling and rising—Satan falls, and Jesus rises. The passage may add some insight into the possible date of the sign of the falling of Satan. Simeon says this child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that is spoken against. Has that been fulfilled?

And a sword shall pierce your own soul.—The Greek word for sword here is rhomphaia, and this is the only place that word is used in the New Testament outside of the Book of Revelations. The word means a large sword, spear, or javelin. As far as I know, Mary was never pierced by a sword or spear.[47] But the constellation of Virgo regularly has the planets pass through the heart area of that figure. It could be that the piercing of Mary’s soul refers to the constellation. To at least some extent, seeing her son crucified would pierce Mary’s soul with pain, but why use the word rhomphaia. Simeon likely refers to the lance. He does not use the word two-edged, which makes it clearer that a sword is being referred to as in the book of Revelation.

Planets go through Virgo all the time and must over time many times have appeared to make a sword or spear that pierces Virgo.

If the sign of a sword, spear or lance piercing Mary is related to the fall of Satan, then a possible dating of that even might be proposed as one that follows near when a spear pierces Mary. The picture above is from October 31, 2036, about two weeks before Venus is in position to be born. Second, since we learned that Venus represents Jesus and Virgo can represent Mary (Ark of the Covenant[48] Revelation 11:19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm.). Then the Mary gave birth to Jesus or Venus.

The constellation of Virgo also represents the Church because in Revelation 12:17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Mary is the mother of the Church[49] (Jesus gave Mary to John at the cross). John 19:26-27 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” 27 And to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Mary’s sorrow could well be much like Rachel in Jeremiah 31:15 This is what Yahweh says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.” If Rachel weeps for a few boys in Bethlehem, how much more Mary can weep for the death of millions of Christians.

Every year about November, the constellation Virgo rises in the east at dawn for about a month, and at least one time during that month, the crescent moon will be under her feet. Another hint on the timing of this event. The woman is about to give birth to a son who will rule the world with a rod of iron. If the sun is the child, the woman gives birth to then this happens daily. If Venus is the son she is pregnant with, then this occurs about two times every eight years. Lastly, because the woman cries out in pain, there could be a hint because Mary was without original sin[50] that she is crying out not for the pain of childbirth, but the sorrow of the impending doom for so many. If so, then the planets forming a sword or spear in Virgo could be an additional sign giving a time signal. The author believes if this event is soon to happen, the most likely time is November 2036. The spear piercing this sign sometimes looks like a rod of iron, so it could be that two pictures are being presented in this sign in the sky.

As the Exodus gave birth to the nation of Israel, so also the tribulation will give birth to the Kingdom (the Kingdom is present in the Church). If all the bad are slaughtered, leaving only the good to restart the whole world. The world will be depopulated by only the noble will be left. It will take a long time for society to deteriorate to the point it is today. This cannot be completely true because, during the tribulation, many Christians are persecuted to death.

The Sign as a Stop Watch

Clock Hand




Day and Hour


Clothed with the sun

Every dawn



Moon under her feet

One day per month




Every November

eight Years


About to give birth

One day / eight years

33 Years


Great battle

1hr/yr—5 of 33 years

When these signs were unveiled, Satan was able to determine the probable date of this event. The Leonid meteor shower has only been around since 1833. The comet generating the Leonids comes back every 33.17 years. The last pass was in February 1998, and it resulted in greater activity for the five following years.

Dating the Pole Shift

The author does not believe in a rapture that snatches the Church away from the danger in the world. If the Church is removed during the tribulation, it is done by persecution, not by the rapture. Many occasions “approximately” match this situation. Venus is in almost the same place in the sky at about the same time of year every eight years. Other days that closely fit the above picture are in approximately 3-year intervals.

Upcoming date where the picture approximately matches the proposed conditions: Nov 14, 2020*; Dec 10, 2023; Nov 08, 2026; Nov 15, 2028*; Nov 14, 2031; Dec 11, 2031; Nov 16-17, 2036**; Nov 26 2095*, Nov 28, 2103*. With the asterisk dates having the closest match.

The earthquake in Revelation 11:13 that destroys 10% of Jerusalem, probably occurs simultaneously with this pole shift. If so, the start of the period of prophetic witness of these two prophets would be 1260+3.5 days earlier (Revelation 11:3, 11, 13). If the correct timing of this event has been selected, then these men start their witness the evening of May 23, A.D. 2033. This day is shortly after the time of the Ascension. (Easter is April 17, 2033).

There is an additional indication in this passage that this event precedes the pole shift (Revelation 11:9); every eye will gaze on their dead bodies. After the pole shift, great sections of the earth will be so destroyed that it will take decades to recover, making it difficult for every eye to gaze on their dead bodies even with the internet and cell phones.

Note this date is likely the start of the millennium, the last 3.5 years of the tribulation being included in the millennium may seem strange. The construction of the Temple was completed one thousand years before Jesus died in 973 B.C., one thousand years later in 33 A.D., Jesus died and two thousand years later 3.5 years before this sign the temple will again be destroyed.



4866 B.C.

Creation of Adam and Eve



2027 B.C.

Circumcision of Abraham, * Isaac born




2000 before crucifixion







949 B.C.

The dedication of Solomon’s Temple (9 years 11 months after start)




1000 before crucifixion



A.D. 33

“Acceptable Year of the Lord,” *Crucifixion, Resurrection & Church



A.D. 2029




A.D. 2033

6898 after creation



A.D. 2036















Before dawn, there will be two great signs in the heavens, Mary represented by Virgo pregnant with Venus but giving birth to the sun. The constellation Crater and half of Hydra is her 12-star conqueror’s crown looking like a mantle or hooded cloak. The sign of Satan composed of the four constellations Draco (tail), Bootes (7-star head), Corona (7-star crown), and the visible portion of Hercules (10-star horn) appears ready to eat the child.

After a fight with the archangel Michael (the constellation Leo), involving lots of meteor activity, Satan will be cast to the earth, and the sun will suddenly rise, indicating the birth of Jesus Christ. Satan cast down occurs because of a pole shift where the North Pole moves quickly to southern Alaska.

The sign of the cross (Crux) will rise into the morning sky, and all the earth will mourn over Jesus. The crust of the earth will be stretched and compressed in various places. These changes will result in a worldwide earthquake, mountains and islands disappearing and others appearing in various places. There will be volcanoes, tsunami, flooding, and destruction of Biblical proportions. Hundreds of millions of people will die. Immense suffering will follow, as many die just trying to survive.

This pole shift occurs more rapidly than previous pole shifts, so the destruction is more severe. The earth has suffered from Satan ruling the earth and controlling the armies. As a ruler, he exercised great power for at least 1260 days.

Members of the greatly persecuted church (the other offspring of the woman) will escape by traveling in an area recently rifted. Satan will attach with the use of water, but they will escape as Israel did at the Red Sea. If the timing of this event has been properly understood, the events preceding this sign will start on May 23, 2033. This is just before the two-thousandth anniversary of the ascension.

The sign will occur before sunrise Monday, November 17, 2036, and 1260 days earlier is the midpoint of the tribulation Monday, April 30, 2040, about a month after Easter. Note if the length of the year changes as it did at the previous pole shift from 360 to 365.242 days/year, this could happen on this pole shift. The year could get longer or shorter. If shorter the end could happen near/on Easter or longer, then the end could happen near/on Pentecost. Unless those days were shortened, no one would be left alive (Matthew 24:21-22). In the second 1260 days period, the number of months is less than 42 months.

Since the two prophets can afflict the earth with every sort of plague (Revelation 11:6), the tribulation period probably starts with the start of their ministry.


Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to Yahweh, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever.

For those who believe that the Church cannot be linked with Israel remember that the Church was hidden in the Old Testament it was an unrevealed mystery Ephesians 3:2-6 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 That is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 Which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.


How Great Thou Art! Come, Lord Jesus!

[1] These signs were not understood until the Star of Bethlehem and Joshua’s long day were understood.

[2] For more info on Biblically related pole shifts see, Bruce Killian, “Joshua’s Long Day, And Other Pole Shifts Recorded in the Bible,” 2007,

[3] “Zodiac Signs and Bible Truth.”

[4] Bruce Malina and John Pilch, Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation, 2000, link

[5] Bruce Killian, “Venus The Star of Bethlehem,” 2019. The birth of the sun happens at the winter solstice when the days start growing longer.

[6] Chart made with Cartes du Ceil (Sky Charts), Color of some constellations changed. This software is free and allows the sky from any location on earth at any time back to 2000 B.C. to be viewed.

[7] Killian, “Venus The Star of Bethlehem,”

[8] Other references relating Jesus with the sun Habakkuk 3:3-4; Psalm 19:4-6; Malachi 4:2; John 8:12.

[9] E. Raymond Capt, The Glory of the Stars, 1998 Edition. p. 7.

[10] Bruce Killian, “Easter Transfiguration”, 2001,

[11] “Mary, Ark of the Covenant,” another link Mary Ark of Covenant link

[12] Exodus 19:16, 19; Job 40:9; 1 Samuel 7:10; 1 Samuel 12:18; Isaiah 29:6; Revelation 4:5.

[13]The Great Leonid Meteor Storm of 1833; A first-hand account by Elder Samuel Rogers,

[14] Bruce Killian, “The Ladder to Heaven—The Lamb of God,” 2006,

[15] Capt, The Glory of the Stars, p. 33.

[16] —there might be three stars in a line representing the child’s iron scepter. The only constellation representing Jesus is never near the planets.

[17] Jerusalem is assumed because Michael the guardian of Israel is involved and because Jerusalem is the location of the two witnesses who have recently died.

[18] Matthew 16: 3 And in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red.” The red sky warns of the coming storm. Note Our Lady of Guadalupe’s tunic is rose and gold, again the colors of a dawn.

[19] E. Raymond Capt, The Glory of the Stars, 1998 Edition. p. 27.

[20] Killian, “Venus The Star of Bethlehem,”

[21] Wil Milan, “The 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower: A Frightening Flurry,” Nov 14, 2001,

[22] Because one witness in Revelation 11 changes water to blood, he is likely Moses.

[23] Astronomical events of American Renaissance, Meteor Storm of 1833,

[24] Bruce Killian, “Joshua’s Long Day And Other Pole Shifts Recorded in the Bible,” 2019,

[25] 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

[26] Revelation 1:16 … His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. Malachi 4:2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. John 8:12 I am the Light of the world. Psalms 19:5 He has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

[27] Bruce Killian, “Venus, The Star of Bethlehem,” 2020,


[28] Satan is 3½ constellation a half of seven a very imperfect number.

[29] E. Raymond Capt, The Glory of the Stars, 1998 Edition. p. 27. Another possibility is Job 3:8 may be referring to the constellation Draco. In ancient times, the sky was seen as a mirror image of the earth below. So the leviathan in the sea or nether world had a counter part in the sky, Draco who would swallow the sun or moon when there is an eclipse.


[30] Chart made with Cartes du Ceil (Sky Charts), Color of some constellations changed.

[31] E. Raymond Capt, The Glory of the Stars, 1998 Edition. p. 44.

[32] Greg Killian, “Revelation 12:1 - A Great Sign,” 1999, link

[33] Bruce Killian, “Joshua’s Long Day,” 2019,

[34] E. Raymond Capt, The Glory of the Stars, 1998 Edition. p. 7.

[35] Kelly Young, “Satellites solve mystery of low gravity over Canada,” New Scientist, May 10, 2007. link

[36] Lucifer is identified as the morning star Mercury by The Biblical Astronomer, Vol. 11, No. 97. Summer 2001, pp. 84-93.

[37] New American Bible, footnote for Psalm 48:3.

[38] The Biblical Astronomer, Vol. 11, No. 97. Summer 2001, pp. 84-93.

[39] Bruce Killian. “The New Jerusalem,” 2019,

[40] Charles Hapgood, The Earth’s Shifting Crust, 1958. The earlier edition of Path of the Poles.

[41] Flavio Barbiero, “On The Possibility Of Very Rapid Shifts Of The Poles.”

[42] Hapgood had the shifting of the poles take over 1000 years and the mechanism causing the shifting was the ice buildup at the poles causing the earth to become unstable resulting in a pole shift.

[43] “Scientists Report: Earth's Mantle is Exposed!”

“Scientists to study gash on Atlantic seafloor,”

“Scientists Report New Type of Mid-Ocean Ridge in Remote Parts of the Earth,”

[44] Ages in Chaos, Worlds in Collision and Earth in Upheaval. The mechanism Velikovsky proposed for causing the pole shifts were close encounters between the earth and Venus and a close encounter between earth and Mars.


[46] In 2019 I realize Satan murdered Mary at Jesus’ resurrection. See my book, The Gospel According to Jesus.

[47] By 2018 A.D. I realised Satan murdered Mary immediately preceeding Jesus’ resurrection. See upcoming book on The Gospel According to Jesus.

[48] “Mary, Ark of the Covenant,”

[49] Pope John Paul II, “Blessed Virgin is Mother of the Church,” 1997,

[50] Pope John Paul II, “Mary was Conceived without Original Sin,”