The constellation of Scorpio in the zodiac is a depiction of the age old battle between the very first protagonist and antagonist—God and Satan. Even though over time, the world has come to know this battle as the general struggle between good and evil present in many belief systems and even in popular culture, it is really a fight between righteousness and unrighteousness—Christ and the devil.
In this full length sermon, Dr. D. James Kennedy takes an in-depth look at the Scorpio constellation and explains how it brings this battle into full view. The symbol for Scorpio is one of the deadliest animals in the world—the scorpion. In the book of Revelation, the Bible describes the scorpion as a source of evil; and the name of the constellation itself, translated from Arabic and Syriac, means “The Conflict” or “War.”
While the main constellation depicts this figure as an instrument of pain and element of darkness, the minor constellations or “decans” of Scorpio tell the redemptive story of Christ’s victory over evil. One of the decans, Hercules, is a famous figure in our culture, but one that mythology has distorted. Even though ancient man worshipped Hercules and turned him into a god, the true meaning of the constellation reveals that he is merely a symbol that points to Christ as the one and only Savior.
The constellation Scorpio is yet another example of God’s artisanship in creation and our Savior’s victory over Satan. It is breathtaking evidence that “in the unchanging stars of Heaven and the glorious signs placed there by God in the night sky, we have a gallery; a gallery of evangelical truth.”