Look to the skies (week of Nov 14, 1999)
According to Sky & Telescope, the following events are noteworthy:
Jupiter is mostly depicted as representing God. Saturn is depicted either as Satan or Lilith (central figure in Jewish demonology, female). Hamal according to E. W. Bullinger in "The Witness of the Stars" is "the Hebrew name Taleh, the lamb. The Arabic name is Al Hamal, the sheep, gentle, merciful." He goes on to state that this name is mistakenly given to the brightest star in Aries instead of being the name of Aries itself. He states that the brightest star in Aries is called "El Nath, or El Natik, which means wounded, slain" and either way it points to Christ.
There is also an interesting micrcosm discussed in the Encyclopeadia Judaica which states that according to "the ancients," members of the human body can be compared to the heavenly bodies: "head to the outer sphere, nostrils to Venus, mouth to Mars, tongue to Mercury, vertebrae to the signs of the zodiac, eyes to the sun and moon, ears to Saturn and Jupiter." (Therefore, the triangle above depicts the fact that we should listen to what the Lamb is saying?)
From NASA's website: http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast12nov99_1.htm
Mercury is the messenger and sometimes depicted as the Archangel Gabriel. According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica, however, "The rabbis of the Talmud discussed Mercury more than any other pagan deity and apparently considered him almost synonymous with idolatry."
(A tiny black idolater known for his great words crossing the sun?)
This star is in the head of the Medusa that Perseus is holding. Bullinger relates that Perseus is Christ who holds the head of the slain enemy. The head represents the "trodden under foot" and "is also called Rosh Satan (Hebrew), the head of the adversary, and Al Oneh (Arabic), the subdued, or Al Ghoul, the evil spirit. The bright star, beta (in this head), has come down to us with the name Al Gol, which means rolling round."
Bullinger says of this sign "Its Egyptian name is Pi Mentekeon, which means the pouring out. This is no pouring out or inundation of the Nile, but it is the pouring out of the cup of Divine wrath on that Old Serpent...The Syriac name is Aryo, the rending Lion, and the Arabic is Al Asad; both mean a lion coming vehemently, leaping forth as a flame!" (For more info please see the chapter on Leo in "The Witness of the Stars.")
This star is in the first constellation of Aquarius called Piscis Australis (The Southern Fish). Bullinger states: "This first constellation is one of high antiquity, and its brilliant star of the first magnitude was a subject of great study by the Egyptians and Ethiopians. It is named in Arabic Fom al Haut, the mouth of the fish."