Solar Eclipse, Sign of Israel Trampled
Annular Solar Eclipse, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 14, 2023
Annular Solar Eclipse, Sign of Israel Trampled
Solar Eclipse Chart
2023 Annular Solar Eclipse, Sign of Israel
October 12, 2023
(Day 285): An annular solar eclipse will occur on
October 14, 2023 in the Western Hemisphere.
It will be visible over South, Central, and North
America. In an annular eclipse the Moon does not fully
cover the globe of the Sun and leaves a ring of light,
or ring of fire. The eclipse will be visible over the
Southeastern United States. Greatest eclipse will be on
October 14 at 1759/29.3 UT1 (Universal Time) East of
The planetary configuration at the time of the eclipse is a
Horse's Hoof, a Carafe, and a Stage. A Horse's Hoof is a
sign of being trampled by horses. A Carafe is a
bottle or wine-skin filled with a liquid, like water or
wine. It could also symbolize a clay pot or human
body. The Carafe may be used to pour a dink or to pour
out a libation. The contents of the Carafe may symbolize
a blessing or a curse. The Carafe at the time of the
eclipse is perfectly vertical and not tipped over for filling
or pouring. It is full. The Stage symbolizes the
Stage of Life where historical events are revealed to the
The meaning of the Horse's Hoof, Carafe, and Stage was
revealed in the Hamas attack on Israel from Gaza on October 7,
2023. Israel was caught off guard and trampled by Hamas
raiding bands. A music festival symbolized by a Stage
was attacked and 260 young party-goers were slaughtered.
Thousands of missiles were fired into Israel from Gaza.
The dead, injured, hostages, and war that followed became a
bottle of tears (Carafe) for Israel.
The Hamas massacre in Israel was so odious that Israel
declared war on Hamas and vowed to hunt down its members and
put an end to them in Gaza. The Hamas attack on Israel,
like bin Laden's attack on New York, was the work of
Satan. Satan's strategic objective has always been to
destroy Israel and thus, prevent the return of Christ.
With the attack on Israel a new war was started on the world
stage to surpass the attack of the antichrist against
Ukraine. However, Satan's plan is bigger. Israel's
attack on Gaza will soon become odious to the nations of the
world, who will call for peace and demand that Israel
stop. If Israel doesn't stop, the nations of the world
will rise up against Israel. That will happen in the
Armageddon War, and it is about to happen again to
Israel. The war against Hamas will be used to evangelize
the world. Those for Israel will be blessed, and those
against Israel will be cursed.
Where is the Church in all of this? The Church is
fighting Satan and his demons. The Church is engaged in
the Spiritual war. As goes the Spiritual war, so goes
the Temporal war.
Eclipses also symbolize Eclipse
Testing. Solar eclipses symbolize testing of
the Right Man, and lunar eclipses symbolize testing of the
Right Woman. The darkness during an eclipse
corresponds to death and the attack of the Cosmic
System. An annular eclipse is surrounded by a
ring of light, which symbolizes the marriage covenant,
which endures the Eclipse Testing. Even though the
woman puts the man's lights out, the marriage covenant
remains intact. This also symbolizes the enduring
sanctification of the Right Man - Right Woman
Eclipse Chart, October. 14, 2023
Chart of the annular solar eclipse at the time of maximum
eclipse contains a Horse's Hoof, a Carafe, and a Stage.
The Horse's Hoof is a sign of being trampled by horses in
war. The Stage is the Stage of Life, corresponding to the
musicians at the Supernova Festival in Israel and to the world
stage where the events of the Hamas massacre were
revealed. The Carafe symbolizes a wine-skin, a bottle, or
a clay pot that is filled with liquid, e.g. water, wine, or
milk. The contents of the Carafe may be poured into a cup
for drinking or poured out as a libation. The contents of
the Carafe may be for blessing or cursing.
The Carafe in the chart of the annular eclipse is perfectly
vertical, corresponding to being full. The Carafe is not
being poured out or being filled. The explanation that
fits the picture of the three configurations is that the Carafe
is a bottle full of tears. David used the metaphor of a
bottle full of tears to describe the suffering he had endured
executing the Spiritual life.
Psalm 56:8 Bottle of Tears
David recalled his wandering as a fugitive and how
God counted every step. Tears are the worries and problems
of life (2 Kin 20:5; Ps 39:12). This is similar to the
description of life as a vale of tears. David put his
problems in the Lord's hands, and left them there. He
noted that the problems were in the Lord's book.
This is the Book of Works (of a person's life). This
refers to Divine Good production in life.
My wandering You have taken account;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?
The "bottle of tears" is a metaphor for the myriad of problems
and heart aches that Israel faces in dealing with the Hamas
attack, burying the dead, and waging war to protect against
The Sun and Moon in the eclipse are in Virgo along with the
The Red Planet is in conjunction with Midheaven in
Libra, for notorious bloody judgment. This is going out in
a blaze of glory or an explosion from Satan - not the glory of
God. This describes the thousands of missiles overhead and
the explosions caused by them when they strike their targets or
when they are shot down by Israel and explode. It
describes a supernova. The music festival that was
attacked by Hamas was the Supernova Festival. Satan's
purpose in the Hamas attack on Israel was to make something so
odious that it would echo around the world and lead to war with
Israel and then retaliation from other nations of the world.
- Sun -bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Moon - the shadow of the woman (and
congregation of Israel) in the darkness of the Cosmic
- Savior Planet - weeping for Rachel's
children, who are killed and captured (by Hamas)
Sagittarius was on the Ascendant for a raiding band (Hamas), and
the Last Adam on the cusp of Capricornus was coming up close
behind, for the rise of the mystery of lawlessness which will
precede the Second Advent (2 Thess 2:3).
The Descendant was in Gemini, corresponding to Israel going
down. Gemini corresponds to the location of Israel.
The God of the Covenants was in Aquarius, for the Noahic
Covenant after the Flood. Aquarius corresponds to the
location of the Gaza Strip by the sea.
The Redeemer in Pisces was rising, for a Levitical offering,
corresponding to being poured out as a sacrifice or offering for
redemption from the slavery to sin (Rom 12:1; Phil 2:17; 2 Tim
Two planets were in Aries:
The Morning Star was in Leo, for a sovereign,
referring to the sovereign authority of the Lord, Who deeded the
Promised Land to Israel - not the Palestinians.
- Mediator Planet - Christ, the High Priest of
- Almighty God - a commander of armies.
The annular eclipse has a ring of light, unlike a
total eclipse, which is completely dark. Light corresponds
to life and darkness to death. The Solar Eclipse
symbolizes both the First and Second Advents of
Christ. In the First Advent He suffered
spiritual death when He bore the sins of the world.
When He finished bearing the sins, He was still alive, as
symbolized by the ring of Light. Then He dismissed His
spirit (His spiritual body, soul, and spirit) and died
physically (Lk 23:46).
In the Second Advent Christ will destroy most of the human race,
but a remnant of believers will survive, as symbolized by a ring
of Light. The unbelievers will be cast off into
Hades in physical death.
Eclipses also symbolize Eclipse Testing in the Right Man - Right
Woman relationship, corresponding to the sins of Adam and the
woman in the Garden. When the woman sinned, she no longer
reflected Adam's glory but became darkness. However, Adam
was left with a ring of light that meant their marriage covenant
was still intact. After the man and woman sinned, their
marriage was a disaster, but they were still alive and still
married. They were not divorced or remarried to
another. They were spiritually dead, but physically
alive. Marriage is a Divine Institution for believers and
An eclipse can also symbolize the relationship of the Lord Jesus
Christ to His Bride (the Church). And it can symbolize the
Lord in His relationship to the congregation of Israel, who
rejected Him (Jn 1:11). After Israel rejected Jesus
Christ, the Church was called out to replace Israel as the Royal
Family. Israel was hardened and left to be trampled
down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles were
fulfilled (Lk 21:24). However, the ring of light of an
annular eclipse is a sign that the Abrahamic
and other unconditional covenants to Israel are still in effect,
and the Lord has not completely rejected Israel (Isa 54:6-10).
Israel was trampled down by the Hamas attack on October 7,
2023. The massacre was very odious, and the problems from
it included much grief and suffering. Israel declared war
on Hamas. The problems were like a bottle of tears (Ps
56:8). However, that was just the beginning. Satan
was behind the Hamas attack. Satan led, and Hamas
followed. Satan was leading the antichrist to attack
Ukraine, and he opened up a new front in the Hamas attack on
Israel. Satan's strategic objective is to destroy Israel
and thus prevent the fulfillment of the unconditional covenants
to Israel (Abrahamic, Palestinian, New Covenant to
Israel, Davidic Covenant) at the Second Advent. How?
By the pattern of the Armageddon War.
Israel's war on Hamas will bring great destruction to Gaza and
suffering to the Palestinians. The nations of the world
will be evangelized and be forced to choose between supporting
Israel or the Palestinians (the victims). The nations of
the world will soon loose patience with Israel, and they may
retaliate against Israel as in the Armageddon War. Hamas
wasn't strong enough to conquer Israel, but the nations of the
world are. So, by declaring war on Hamas, which it has to
do, Israel has walked into Satan's trap. Now the news
headlines are not about the antichrist in his attack on Ukraine,
but Israel's war on Hamas and the suffering of the
Palestinian people, who don't even have that much love for
The fight against Satan in all this must be waged by the
Church. It is Spiritual Warfare, and it is a world
war. Christians will be in the war whether they volunteer
or not. Take courage (Ps 27:14). Do not let your
heart be troubled (Jn 14:1, 27; Ps 30:5).
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Author: Larry Wood, Released
Oct. 12, 2023 - Revised Oct. 14, 2023