(By Ron Allen) Recently a celestial configuration in the constellations Virgo and Leo has been put forward as a fulfillment of Revelation 12:1-2 and an end times sign. Revelation 12:1-2 speaks of a woman clothed in the sun with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars. The woman is generally understood to be the constellation Virgo (The Virgin), a picture of a woman, which contains the sun from Sept. 22 to Oct. 30. The moon, which passes through Virgo every month, is found in the feet on Sept. 23, 2017. On that date, the argument goes, the planets Mercury, Mars and Venus come together with the nine

bright stars of the constellation Leo (the lion) to form the 12 stars crowning Virgo. These events, plus the retrograde motion of Jupiter in Virgo, are said to be a very rare celestial event and a sign of the Second Coming. We would agree a celestial event related to the end times should be a very rare occurrence, but, in this case, the event described is not rare at all. The sun and moon return to their positions annually and monthly. The inner planets of Mercury and Venus follow the sun closely and, because of their orbital periods, will return to the same positions annually, as in the case of Mercury’s orbit and five times in eight years because of Venus’.  READ MORE