And not just because Vox discovered the principle of charity. This woopoasting comes courtesy of my Bible study group:
I’d recommend skipping to the 13-minute mark because the intro he’s just talking about himself, and it starts a bit slow. It gets really good when he starts matching up Biblical prophecies and astrological signs. I thought I’d add a couple of symbological observations.
In the celestial story examined here, it’s pretty clear that the sun stands for God the Father and the moon stands for Jesus the son of God, so that the lunar eclipse represents the moment when the Father turns his face away from Jesus during the crucifixion. This makes sense in a broader sense too, because the moon has no light of its own but it reflects the glory of the sun.
Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.
With this in mind, I think the blood moon at the feet of Virgo suggests the virgin stands for the church as the bride of Christ (where Mary=Virgo is a representative for the church in general). It’s a posture of service, where the death of Jesus coincides in time with the blood moon washing Virgo’s feet. This interpretation of Virgo=church also shines light on Catholic admiration of Mary, because it coincides with their worship of the Church itself.