“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that this day should overtake you like a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:4
“Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.”
The first sign was covered in the book, Israel: The Handwriting in the Heavens, and also in previous articles here. The second sign has not been covered since it could not be determined how to explain this sign. By arguing that the first sign is clearly one shown in the heavens, that would mean this sign is also one for the heavens and not regulated only to some figurative language. The problem is that with this sign there are fewer timing clues as compared to the first sign. But be that as it may, both signs should occur at about the same time since they are clearly paired.
The first item is that this sign is a great red dragon with seven heads. The constellation of Draco seems to be that sign. In Draco’s head four stars are visible, but three of those stars are binary, which results in seven stars. The brightest star in the constellation is Ethanin, which in the Hebrew means “the long serpent or dragon”. It is located in the head. Ethanin is a red giant star giving the definition of red to the dragon. Rastaban is another chief star in the head and it means in the Hebrew “the head of the subtle”. Thuban, which was once the polar star, means “the subtle”. Draco in the Greek means “trodden on” and is rendered drakwn (drakôn) as found in Revelation 12:3. Draco is the fit for Revelation 12 and a good representation of Satan as the subtle liar who will be trodden on to have his head crushed.
Draco here represents the kingdom of the Antichrist empowered by the dragon, the serpent of old--Satan. The seven heads are represented by the seven stars in the head. The ten horns are then probably represented by the ten principal remaining stars found in the body of Draco (See also Revelation 17:9-13 for the meaning of the seven heads and ten horns). But this detail of the sign all exists in the heavens at any given time. Draco also covers 120 degrees and thus a third of the sky circumpolarly. This sign is different from the Woman since there are no time markers such as the positioning of the sun, moon, or planets. However, this sign is to be paired with the sign of the Woman, which does place this at a specific time. As a sign in heaven, all it then needs is a meteor shower coming from the Dragon–Draco.
There is a meteor shower called the Draconids that occurs every year on October 7-9th as the earth passes through the orbit trail of Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner that has an orbital period of 6.6 years (EarthSky). The falling stars appear to come out of Draco and the showers of 1933 and 1946 were some of the biggest of last century. There were bursts in 2005, 2011, and 2012. The Sign of the Woman appears to be fulfilled on September 23, 2017. If the Draconids are the corresponding meteor shower to pair with the Sign of the Woman, then it would occur two weeks later during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Imagine then, if you will, that you are a Jewish person at this time who has not accepted Jesus as the Messiah, but is observant of the Law. If the Church has just been taken to be with Christ, and has thus disappeared, it will be time to ask some questions of what just happened. A few days later there is the Sign of the Woman, but this sign cannot be seen in its totality since the Woman is clothed with the sun, which will be right in the middle of the sign. However, there remains the sign of Draco afterward that will be able to be seen by those in the northern hemisphere. As a Jew, it is Tabernacles and the time to have constructed a booth or tent to live in for the week–outside. That seems like perfect timing, and it is, since the Feast is based on the Lunar Calendar and not the Solar/Roman Calendar. The moon at this time will also be just a few days past full, not making it an ideal time to witness a weak meteor storm. The strength of the 2017 storm is yet to be determined...
Since the Draconids have been proven to be some of the biggest meteor showers in the past, it would seem the potential is there. The Draconids are also unique since their location provides the best viewing after sunset, whereas most others are best viewed in the wee hours when everyone is most likely sleeping. While the Sign of the Woman can be narrowed down to a time, the Draconids would provide the visual aspect at a very important time in Israel.
However, what will be the situation in the world at this time? With the coming war of Gog and Magog upon Israel, it has been concluded by this author that it must end after the Rapture and end before the final seven years begins. That looks to be a two month window between the Feast of Trumpets and when the count of 2,520 days begins. The point is that God ends the coming Gog-Magog, Persia, and Islamic War against Israel by sending fire to Magog and the Coastlands. God knocks down their arrows or missiles and the fire wipes out a whole bunch of people. Is there a possible connection to the sign found in Revelation 12? The timing would be close. It is something to think about, but more importantly, something to avoid. If you haven’t accept Jesus as the Messiah, the Savior of the World, now is the time to do it. It is always the time to do it, even if one is looking back on this event!