August 23, 2020

The Emperor Hadrian had much solar eclipse symbolism during his reign. He assumed power on August 10, 117 AD. Early in his reign the Roman gods appeared to validate his hold on the Empire with a spectacular solar eclipse.

 It should be noted that Hadrian was the first R...

August 23, 2020

Carthaginian Sardinia , 241-238 BC, Obverse head of Tanit, reverse barley leaves with horns down solar crescent within pellet , London Ancient Coins

Interesting to note the difference in solar eclipse symbolism between the Carthaginian and Roman Empires. While the vas...

May 25, 2020

What message does the Virgin Mary communicate with these two appearances in history? Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a PhD in theology to understand it. She spoke to a recent convert to Christianity, Juan Diego at Guadalupe and three Shepard children at Fati...

May 23, 2020


I try not to comment on current or future events but this solar eclipse deserves special attention. The path takes it over Wuhan, China and bears temporal relation to the start of the coronavirus pandemic with the solar eclipse of December 26, 2019. I am not implying...

May 14, 2020

The Roman general Pompey the Great invaded the Levant and sieged Jerusalem in 63 BC. The above coin is from the city of Canatha (Kenath) near Bostra. It was on the border of greater Israel. The front has the bust of Zeus or Jupiter. The star and crescent represents the...

February 23, 2020

 Celtic Spain minted coins in the Roman Empire to market their goods both abroad and to honor astronomical deities. The above coin is from the mint of Ulia in modern Greater Cordoba, Montemayor, Spain. Numismatists think it was minted in the mid to early Second Century...

December 9, 2019

 The original Image of AD 1548 from the Codex Escalada. Note the skull in place of the angle's face. Mary is also looking straightforward and her chin is up. There may even be a crescent above her head. The crescent above Roman Queens heads on coins is solar as describ...

June 26, 2019

     A re-creation of the Roman Army signaling standard from the time of Emperor Tiberius. The details were taken from period coins of Marc Antony, Augustus and Tiberius. Note ancient warfare was colorful and not monochromatic from the movies. These standards were wor...

May 12, 2019


March 27, 2019

     We can see the heavy influence of the Egyptian religion on Greco Roman thought. Remember Alexander the Great started thinking he was the Son of God after visiting the oracle in the deserts of Egypt. The above coin is from Ptolemy II who invited the Jews to Alexand...

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This project shows the meaning of the star within the crescent on Roman coins is likely symbolic for a solar eclipse. The star is a planet to the ancients and the crescent is the sun. The ram is an astrologic symbol for ancient Judea or the lands from Antioch to Egypt.

Please see the below link to, " The Evidence for Aries the Ram as the Astrological Sign of Judea, " by Michael R. Molnar

Clearly one sees a planetary body moving over the sun in this photo. This is the Antioch ram coin issued from Nero in 55-56 AD. From the T. Cartwright collection

Eclipse diagrams are taken from the NASA Website, "Canon of Solar Eclipses"

Acknowlegements, Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC

Thanks to the Vcoins search engine website and the individual vendors for the photos as cited

2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.