The reference to riding on a cherub intrigued me. What was King David saying? What is the Holy Spirit revealing here? I have begun to research the Cherubim. I share with you today one of the fascinating websites that I've come across - The Zodiac, Cherubim and The Sphinx - Here's a quote from it about the Christian / Biblical interpretation of the Zodiac:He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet. He rode on a cherub and flew; he came swiftly on the wings of the wind. (Psalm 18:9-10)
The Zodiac, Cherubim & The Sphinx
The various signs of the Zodiac are spelled out in detail in the above quoted site. The signs, they say, may be interpreted as follows:
- Virgo = the virgin who gives birth to the incarnate God
- Libra = the scales that weigh man's deficiency and Jesus' finished sacrifice
- Scorpio = the scorpion, depicting the enmity between the serpent and the woman's offspring
- Sagittarius = the complex symbol of God's redemptive work on earth
- Capricorn = the goat with the tail of a fish, symbol of life and God's Spirit.
- Pisces = fish connected to the sea monster, fulfilling the prayer that God's will be done
- Aquarius = the water bearer who pours out the life-giving water of God's Spirit
- Aries = the Lamb sacrificed for mankind
- Taurus = the bull representing God's judgment
- Castor = the twins representing the suffering Savior who is also the King
- Cancer = the crab, the stronghold of the redeemed
- Leo = the great Lion of the tribe of Judah
So the whole story of God's redemptive work is portrayed from beginning to end. Much to ponder here.