Uniform Venus Calendar Testifies of God's Organization

by John P. Pratt
9 May 2013, 1 Flower (Sacred Round)
©2013 by John P. Pratt. All rights Reserved.

Index, Home

1. Uniform Calendars
1.1 Uniform Venus Calendar
1.2 Begin at Fall of Adam
2. Seven Angels
2.1 Peter
2.2 Moses
2.2.1 Levi
2.2.2 Is Abraham Raguel?
2.3 Abel
2.4 Enoch
2.5 Joseph Smith
2.6 Noah
2.7 Adam
3. Jesus Christ
4. Noble Women
4.1 Noah's wife: Naamah
4.2 Moses' mother: Jochebed
5. Hanukkah: Festival of Lights
6. Latter-days
6.1 Book of Mormon
6.2 Restoration of Church
7. Conclusion
The Uniform Venus Calendar witnesses Jesus Christ, the seven chief angels, noble women, Hanukkah, and the restoration of the latter-day church.

Note: The correlation of this proposed Uniform Venus Calendar has later been improved. See "Stronger Uniform Venus Calendar Witness" for details. The new results are incorporated in the Religious Chronology.

This article introduces a newly discovered sacred calendar, being the tenth in the series having been discussed by this author. It adds another series of confirming witnesses to the voice of all the others, namely that there is a God who created the heavens and the earth, and who has a detailed foreknowledge of how future events will unfold. His degree of organization is beyond anything man can begin to comprehend. The calendar discussed herein is of the type to be called "uniform calendars" which offer some of the strongest witnesses because of their simplicity, power, and accuracy.

1. Uniform Calendars

585-Day Uniform Venus Calendar Cycle
Figure 1. Uniform Venus Calendar Phases.
Two types of sacred calendars have been discovered. The first is the usual type of calendar, which is designed to track one or more celestial bodies. Those objects invariably have periods which do not come out even in days. For example our year is currently 365.2422 days long (and is decreasing in length). In order to make a simple calendar to keep track of the solar seasonal cycle (the "year"), it is necessary to add a "leap day"about every four years (on 29 Feb) to our 365-day year to keep it synchronized with the seasons so that we know when to plant and harvest. That process of inserting extra days for the purpose of keeping a calendar aligned with its object is called "intercalation". Sacred calendars of this type track the Sun and/or Moon, as well as the planets, including Venus and Mercury.

The second type of calendar is a simple day count, usually done according to some kind of pattern. Until now these have been referred to as "Fixed" calendars in my work. The name "Fixed" was intended to convey the idea that they were constant and unchanging. That is, it meant they were never intercalated. They were simply a way of counting days. No extra days were ever inserted or skipped. An example of this type of calendar is our 7-day week. It just keeps counting days by sevens, without regard to new moons, or any other celestial event. Examples of this type of calendar discussed in my articles are the Julian Day Count (a continuous count of days starting in 4713 BC), the Sacred Round (260 days), the Enoch Fixed Calendar (364 days), the Jubilee Fixed Calendar (also 364 days) and the Priest Calendar (160 days).

As this article was being written it became clear that the name "Fixed" has several drawbacks. The last article was an update announcing that some errors in my model of the Venus calendar had been "fixed". In a sense it was a "fixed" calendar, meaning "no longer broken". It is impossible for me to now name a new different calendar the "Venus Fixed Calendar".

Therefore, the new term "uniform" is hereby introduced to bring the idea of "one form", and also of "constant" and "unchanging". That name will henceforth also be retrofitted to replace "Fixed" in all the former "Fixed" calendars. My Calendar Spreadsheet now lists the choices as "Uniform Enoch Calendar" and "Uniform Jubilee Calendar" rather than the former names listed above (already forgotten!).

As you read this article, please keep one thing in mind about all uniform calendars. Many dates will be listed for birth or death or event dates which are on holy days on the Uniform Venus Calendar. Keep in mind that for any uniform calendar, there is only one day which can be chosen to line up with a known event. On the Sacred Round, the one date chosen by this author was the birth of Christ. After than all other dates are determined. There are no other variables to adjust, or special intercalations to choose to make things come out the way the author wishes. Remember this especially with the Sacred Round, which is the backbone of so many calendars. Each day just falls where it does according to a uniform pattern and is never adjusted in any way. Thus, the alignments on so many key dates make a truly compelling witness for God. With all that in mind, let us now turn to the new Uniform Venus Calendar.

1.1 Uniform Venus Calendar

1. Creation39
2. Quickening 52
3. Birth91
4. Adult78
5. Prime 91
6. Death 13
7. Resurrection78
8. Fulness 130
9. Lord 13
Table 1. Uniform Venus Calendar Phases
Thirteen days ago the existence of a Uniform Venus Calendar had never even entered my mind. Now it is fully developed enough to present a definitive article about it. The calendar is extremely simple. It has cycles of 585 days each, which never vary. The cycles follow the same exact pattern described in detail in the recent article updating work on the Venus Calendar as illustrated in Figure 1 and listed in Table 1.[1]

The pattern is never adjusted to actually track the planet Venus, which has cycles of 583.92 days in length. Accordingly, it is a rare decade when the Uniform Venus Calendar date describes the actual planet Venus phase in the sky. The interval between its alignments with the Venus Calendar is about 868 years (two alignments every 633,555 days), at which time they align perfectly for about 20 years. However, because the Venus Cycle has Evening Star and Morning Star phases which divide the cycle approximately in half, "opposite-alignments" can also occur in half that period with, for example, the phase "Birth" in the evening corresponding to "Resurrection" in the morning (See Figure 1). That can be thought of as similar to our 24-hour day having two "6 o'clock" positions, one beginning the morning and one the evening. The clock strikes 6 o'clock every 12 hours rather than every 24. Allowing both "alignments" and "opposite-alignments" means the two calendars align about every 434 years.

So of what use is a calendar which almost never lines up with its namesake? That is an excellent question. It is that kind of question (with an implied negative answer) which prevented me from even investigating whether or not God might be using such a calendar. But the evidence that He does use uniform calendars is so strong in the case of the Uniform Enoch and Uniform Jubilee Calendars, that it was worth researching. The result is that there is sufficient evidence from multiple testimonies to indicate that many more important sacred events do occur on a Uniform Venus Calendar than would be expected from random chance.

1.2 Begin at Fall of Adam

When is the correct time to start a proposed Uniform Venus Calendar? After researching many possible starting points, one choice stood out as superior for the reasons described throughout this article. Any starting point would result in a few random alignments, according to the laws of chance. The correct choice is indicated by multiple witnesses that form patterns far beyond what is plausible to result from chance.

The pattern which stood out is that by choosing the first day of the first cycle to be at the Fall of Adam then the lives of all seven chief angels of the Lord begin or end on the Uniform Venus Calendar (UV) during the short periods when it aligns (or opposite-aligns) with the usual Venus Calendar. Thus the starting point was chosen to be Sat 26 Jul 4004 BC, 1 Storm on the Sacred Round (SR) and 1 Adult on the Venus Calendar (V). By that choice, that day also becomes 1 Creation on the Uniform Venus Calendar (UV). The reasons for having chosen that day for the Fall of Adam, as well as reasons for all other published dates, can be found on my Religious Chronology Summary by following the reference links provided.

Choosing that date as the starting point immediately results in one excellent first new holy day. It is the Fall of Eve. Years ago that was published as two weeks before the Fall of Adam. That puts the day on 0 Lord (UV) as well as 13 Serpent (SR), Decision Day (PHC, E), Tabernacles (UE), 1 Delaiah (P), and 0 Prime (M). So Adam and Eve are equally yoked and equally represented on this new calendar also.

Note that the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars do not align at their starting points. That is, 1 Creation (UV) is not 1 Creation (V), but rather 1 Adult (V). As we will now see, many of the alignment places occur at the birth or death of those seven men who have been proposed by this author to be the seven chief angels of the Lord.

2. Seven Angels

1. UrielPeter
2. Raguel Moses
3. SarielAbel
4. Raphael Enoch
5. Phanuel Joseph Smith
6. Gabriel Noah
7. MichaelAdam
Table 2. Proposed Seven Chief Angels
In a previous paper by this author, the seven holy angels who serve the Lord were tentatively identified with seven men who have lived on earth.[2] Those proposed identifications are summarized in Table 2. The numbers correspond to how the scriptures number them, which turns out also to be the millennium over which they preside (D&C 88:108-110). A later paper also identified each with seven constellations,[3] some of which are shown as illustrations in this article in the section for each angel.

Until now, there has been no obvious way to verify that those proposed identifications were correct. Now a new pattern emerges. If all seven of those men had birth or death dates during the brief spans when the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars align, it would be beyond chance and hence set a requirement for any proposed candidate to be a chief angel. The chance of any one already proposed or known date occurring in one of the 20-year alignment intervals every 434 years is only 20/434 or 1 in 22. To have either the birth or death date of all seven occur in those intervals from chance would be (2/22)7 which is 1 in 19,000,000. In other words, it would be totally beyond chance (unless one believes chance created the universe, in which case anything is considered possible). With that in mind, let us look at suggested vital dates of each of the seven proposed chief angels.

2.1 Peter

Luca Giordano - Crucifixion of St. Peter
Peter was crucified upside-down. by Luca Giordano
The first angel, who holds the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, is most likely Peter. In the former papers it has been discussed how he suffered horribly in the Mamertine prison before being crucified upside-down. That inverted death was foretold millennia beforehand, being drawn into the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. The story is so little known, however, that it bears repeating here:

"Maliciously condemned, Peter was cast into the horrible, fetid prison of the Mamertine. There, for nine months, in absolute darkness, he endured monstrous torture manacled to a post. Never before or since has there been a dungeon of equal horror. . . . The Mamertine is described as a deep cell cut out of solid rock at the foot of the capitol, consisting of two chambers, one above the other. The only entrance is through an aperture in the ceiling. The lower chamber was the death cell. Light never entered it and it was never cleaned. The awful stench and filth generated a poison fatal to the inmates of the dungeon, the most awful ever known. . . . How Peter managed to survive those nine long dreadful months is beyond human imagination. During his entire incarceration he was manacled in an upright position, chained to the column, unable to lay down to rest. . . .
"Peter, the Rock, as he predicted, met his death at Rome by the hands of the murderous Romans, who crucified him, according to their fiendish manner. He refused to die in the same position as our Lord, declaring he was unworthy. Peter demanded to be crucified in the reverse position, with his head hanging downward. Ironically enough, this wish was gratified by the taunting Romans in Nero's circus A.D. 67"[4]

The Swan constellation (Peter) is inverted on a cross.
Let us now focus on that last sentence about the time of his death. When did Peter die? Most agree that the year was AD 67, but some have said AD 64. My own research has favored the AD 67 year, but in searching for the date, all those nearby years were considered. One date emerged as the clear front runner. It is here proposed that Peter died on Sat 4 Jun 67 pm* (after 6 pm) which began Firstfruits (PHC, Priest and Jubilee), 1 Dragon (SR), 1 Creation (V, UV), 1 Death (M), and Begin Oil Harvest (UJ). That evening was a holy day on eight of the ten sacred calendars published so far. That matches the best of all other dates known to me. Note that it was on the day 1 Dragon, when evil enters one's life.

But the point for this article to notice that the date is the same on both the Venus and the Uniform Venus calendars. It was this discovery that led me to investigate all of the other angels. The once-in-868-year alignment of the two calendars was not during the life of the Savior, but at the crucifixion of Peter. The idea arose that they might align for other angels as well.

As stated above, the alignment of the calendars lasts for about twenty years. In last month's article on Venus, it was noted that the date of the burning of the temple in AD 70 fell on the day 0 Lord (V). Here it can be added that it was also on 0 Lord (UV), as the calendars were still aligned.

2.2 Moses

Moses, The Herdsman.
Neither the birth nor death dates of Moses fall within a period of alignment between the two calendars, nor even on a holy day on the Uniform Venus Calendar. Before we abandon the hypothesis, let us consider the following two possibilities, keeping in mind that this whole subject is an ongoing discovery process.

2.2.1 Levi

Moses was the great prophet representing the tribe of Levi. Levi's death occurred during the time of the alignment of the Venus and Uniform Venus calendars. Perhaps his death date counts as the tie of Moses to the UV Calendar.

Levi's proposed birth date was published a few years ago along with dates for all twelve of Jacob's sons.[5] Of all those twelve dates, only Levi's now appears to have been incorrect. At that time there were two competing choices, but one of them was disallowed because it appeared that it could not have fallen into the zodiac constellation of the Fishes (Pisces), which is Levi's. Subsequent research has shown that the rejected date actually falls exactly on the first evening of 1 Fishes on the yet-to-be-published Zodiac Calendar.

Thus, the proposed date of Levi's birth is now changed to be Sat 16 Jan 1805 BC pm*, being 14 Shebat (PHC), the same day as Moses' birthday. It was also 7 Condor (SR), meaning his circumcision was on 1 Temple, which fits because the Levites were temple workers. And it was on the holy day 1 Immer on the Priest Calendar. All of those alignments are perfect fits for the priestly representative of the twelve sons.

The Bible gives the death year of Levi, the only one of Jacob's twelve sons besides Joseph so honored. He lived 137 years (Ex. 6:16), but the precise indicated death date has not yet been published. His death date proposed here is Sat 21 Jan 1668 BC, being 13 Storm (SR), 1 Shebat (PHC), 0 Birth (V, UV), 0 Lord (M), Passover (UE, UJ), 1 Huppah (P), and again on 1 Fishes on the Zodiac Calendar.

The point of including Levi's death date here is that it indeed fits into one of the few periods when the Venus and Uniform Venus calendar agree: it was 0 Birth on both calendars. So the possibility exists that Levi's death date somehow "stands in" for his more illustrious great-grandson Moses.

2.2.2 Is Abraham Raguel?

Michael Bible Code
Fig. 2. "Adam" across, "Michael" down.
Another possibility is that the second angel Raguel has been misidentified as Moses in my work. The name "Raguel" means "Friend of God". It appears to be the same name as Reuel, the father-in-law of Moses, also called Jethro. In the King James Bible his name is usually translated Reuel (Ex. 2:16,18), but once it is translated Raguel (Num. 10:29). The name Raguel is used in my articles[6] because that is how it was translated by Laurence in the Book of Enoch (Enoch 20:4), where it is given as one of the names of the seven angels.

James notes that Abraham was called the "Friend of God" (James 2:23 and 2 Chron. 20:7, both quoting Isa. 41:8) similar to Moses (Ex. 33:11). He was a strong consideration when my choices were being made,[7] but his role does not seem to fit the pattern. But it is always good to check for mistakes.

Another important witness may come from Bible codes.[8] They are where hidden words are coded into the Book of Genesis formed by counting some fixed number of letters to find the next one in a word. One pattern that shows when they are meaningful is when they exactly span across a scripture on that very subject. For example, the seventh angel Michael is Adam. It does not say that explicitly in the Bible, but it is hidden in a Bible code. In Gen 5:1-3 where it talks about Adam being created "in the likeness of God", if one starts on the Hebrew "m" in Adam and counts every 24th letter, it spells out "Michael" in Hebrew. Michael means "Like unto God." The chance of a five-letter word being exactly formed across only three verses about that subject, and even starting on the subject word, is so slim as to be compelling evidence that it did not happen by chance. Thus, the code either identifies Adam as Michael, or at least is a second witness that he was created in the likeness of God. Figure 2 shows the Hebrew letters which spell "Adam" horizontally, and "Michael" vertically. The full figure is 24 letters wide because the code is every 24th letter. That makes the hidden word appear vertically like magic!

Raguel Bible Code
Fig. 3. "Sarah" across, "Raguel" down
There is a similar set of witnesses where the name Raguel is hidden three times in Bible codes spanning key scriptures about Abraham. Those include twice when covenants were being made (Gen 15:18-16:1, backwards starting with the "r" in Sarai in 16:1 spaced 23 Hebrew letters; 17:19-22, starting with the "r" in Sarah, spaced 49), and once when Abraham is treated as the Lord's friend (Gen 18:16-19, backwards ending with the initial "l" in the Hebrew word translated "way" in 18:16, spaced 30). Again, the spacing of the letters of the name is such that it just covers the relevant quotation in each of those cases. Also in the two covenants, the "R" in Raguel begins with the "r" in Sarah's name. Those are not random coincidences, but rather multiple witnesses. The Bible codes for the middle example are shown in Figure 3.

In contrast, an exhaustive search all through the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, which are all about Moses and much longer than the few chapters in Genesis about Abraham, yielded not even one Bible code of "Raguel" comparable to any of the three found for Abraham. That shows how rare such spanning codes are, and is a strong vote for Abraham to be the angel Raguel.

Raguel's constellations
Fig. 5. Raguel's constellations
No evidence has been discovered that the Lord wishes to reveal the names of all seven angels using Bible codes. The evidence is strong that Noah is Gabriel, but a Bible code search for Gabriel yields nothing in Genesis in the chapters about Noah. Moreover, sometimes an angel's name in a scripture seems to indicating just who that angel was, rather than it being the person spoken about. For example, when Hagar has an angel of the Lord appear to her as she fled from Sarah, the name "Raphael" is hidden in those verses in a Bible code crossing the very words "angel of the Lord" as shown in Figure 4 (Gen. 16:10-11, spaced 14). That does not seem likely to be the case of the three witnesses of Raguel because they are conversations between the Lord and Abraham, rather than with an angel. But here is something to consider. Maybe the Lord wrote "Friend of God" into those scriptures to declare that Abraham is his friend, rather than to identify him as Raguel. There is so much we do not know.

Raphael Bible Code
Fig. 4. "Angel of the Lord" across, "Raphael" down
The already published proposed birth date for Abraham falls on 53 Adult (V) and 53 Fulness (UV). Those are exact opposites on the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars in the sense that Adult is the second phase of life and Fulness the second stage after Resurrection (See Figure 1). Abraham's birth date is not a holy day on either calendar, but the hypothesis is merely that the birth or death date be identical or opposite dates on the two calendars. Thus, Abraham's birth date qualifies as a hit in the opposite-alignment zone.

Before rejecting Moses as Raguel there is a very important argument not to be ignored. In my article about how each of the seven angels of the Lord has seven constellations, the seven for Raguel seem to match Moses perfectly. They are 1) the Crown (Jasher says Moses was king of Ethiopia), 2) the Herdsman (Moses in Midian), 3) the Infant Prince (Moses was raised by a queen), 4) the Maiden (Moses was mother hen to Israel), 5) the Balance (Moses atoned for their sins), 6) the Altar (Moses set up the tabernacle altar for sacrifices), and 7) the Cross (brazen serpent on the staff).[3] They are illustrated in Figure 5. Those really do fit Moses. Who else was raised as an infant by a queen, became both a shepherd and a king, prayed to atone for the sins of the people he was nurturing, and had any kind of experience with a cross? Abraham had an experience with sacrificing his son on an altar but that's only one correspondence of seven. There is too much supporting evidence for Moses to reject it all because of disagreement with one hypothesis. But it is always good to check for mistakes, which could be in the hypothesis as well as the choice for Raguel.

2.3 Abel

Cain and Abel
Abel's death year is not given in the Bible, but his replacement Seth seems to have been born shortly afterward. Checking through several years before Seth's birth, a perfect death date surfaces: Tue 6 Apr 3873 BC. That day was Passover 15 Nisan (PHC). Cain's murder of Abel is tied to his anger at the Lord accepting Abel's offering, which might well have been made on the previous day, 14 Nisan, when the lamb is actually sacrificed. Thus, Passover seems like a perfect Hebrew holy day for Abel's death.

Moreover, the day was also 1 Eagle on the Sacred Round, the same as the day when his father Adam first breathed the breath of life ("born", if you a "birther"). Thus, there is the father-son link discussed in detail in the last article. In fact, in that article it was noted that there appeared to be no such link to Seth (but only Atonement on two different calendars). The pattern is that there is a father-son link to one of the sons, and this time it appears to be to Abel.

Abel, The Goatherd.
But the impressive dates are these: 1 Quickening (V) and 1 Death (UV). Referring back to Figure 1, we see those are the two opposite dates in Morning and Evening Star cycles where Venus enters into darkness. That is, this date occurs in one of the "opposite-alignments" of the Venus and Uniform Venus calendars, where the dates are at corresponding places in the Morning and Evening Star cycles.

The date proposed for Seth's birth in the last article also occurs while the two calendars are in this opposite-alignment period. Moreover, his proposed date is exactly the mirror image. It occurs when the calendars are both emerging from darkness into the light: 1 Resurrection (V) and 1 Birth (UV). Again, see Figure 1.

This symmetry and symbolism is so powerful and compelling as to make Abel's death date virtually certain even though the year is not even given in the Bible. Note also that on the Uniform Venus Calendar, the events are on the appropriate date: Abel dies on 1 Death and Seth is born on 1 Birth.

So both Abel's death date and Seth's birth date occur in the short period when the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars are opposite-aligned, casting a confirming vote for Abel to be one of the Seven Angels and/or for the hypothesis that they should be tied to the alignment periods of the V and UV Calendars.

2.4 Enoch

Enoch, The Healer.
Enoch's translation date does indeed fall in one of the opposite-alignment periods. That date fell on 0 Lord (V) and 0 Prime (UV). Those two dates are also in correspondingly opposite sides of the Evening/Morning Star cycles (see Figure 1). The date of 0 Lord falls 312 days after 0 Prime (you can check with numbers from Table 1). This is similar to the opposite-alignment situation just reviewed for Abel. That is, Abel's proposed death day 1 Death falls 312 days after 1 Quickening. So in both instances of Abel and Enoch, the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars are in the same opposite-aligned positions. This is a positive vote for V-UV alignments for the seven angels, which certainly include Enoch.

2.5 Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, The Hero.
In all of my work so far, the Prophet Joseph Smith has had a lack-luster birth date. It was an important holy day on the Hebrew (PHC) calendar, being 1 Tebeth, the winter solstice, but not a holy day on any other calendar. He was born on 9 Quake, which seems like just an average day on the Sacred Round.

Now for the first time something really unusual shows up about his birth date of Mon 23 Dec 1805. It was 9 Quake (SR), 9 Prime (V), 9 Prime (M), and 9 Prime (UV). The importance of 9 is just being discovered in my work, such as the 9 holy points of the Venus Calendars. For the purposes of this research, that is the same day on both the Venus and the Uniform Venus Calendars, so that meets the criterion being investigated for the chief angels. Adding 2 cycles of 868 years to AD 67 brings one to AD 1803. So with full alignments every 868 years, the birth date of Joseph Smith falls two alignment intervals after Peter's death.

2.6 Noah

Noah, The Waterman.
Noah's birth date occurs exactly three Venus cycles after Enoch's translation. So the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars are still aligned exactly as they were then, as discussed above. That is another vote for the alignment hypothesis.

2.7 Adam

So far we have all 6 of the proposed chief angels' birth or death dates occur in either an alignment or opposite-alignment interval, provided that Abraham is swapped in for Moses. What about Adam? He is the archangel, the one of the seven who is known by revelation to be Michael and also the seventh, who presides over the other six (D&C 88:112, 107:54, 107:94).

At first blush, it does not appear that Adam's vital dates fit the pattern. He even has two "birth" dates: the one on which he first breathed the breath of life (1 Birth), and when his mortality began after the Fall (1 Creation). Neither of his birth dates fit into the alignment intervals. Remember, it is the dates of his sons Abel and Seth which fit.

Adam's death date is 0 Creation (V) and 0 Resurrection (UV). Those are wonderful dates, but they both occur on the Morning Star side of the Venus Cycle and do not appear to fit the pattern of being either identical or opposite each other.

Consider the following. There are nine holy orbital points in the Venus Cycle. We have just see eight of them pair off as opposite corresponding points between Evening and Morning Star. That is, Birth corresponds to Resurrection where the planet emerges into the light. Then Adult and Fulness are next, followed by Prime and Lord. The last points Death and Quicken correspond where Venus plunges into darkness.

That leaves the point Creation without a partner! And the cycle begins at Creation. Is it just out of luck, or is there a partner indicated for it also?

Looking at the meaning of the names of the points there is indeed an indicated partner. The point Creation is really the beginning point of the Evening Star cycle, even though it is on the Morning Star side. It is where Venus is created before it goes into the womb at its quickening. In other words, life really begins before birth, but in another sense it does begin at birth.

Adam, Hercules.
And look at Adam himself. When did his life begin? As stated above, he had two "birthdays". One was when he first breathed the breath of life, which was on 1 Birth. The other was when he became mortal, which was on 1 Creation. The length of his life of 930 years is reckoned from the date of his mortality, even as the length of our life is counted from birth, not from conception. So for him, his two "birthdays" fall exactly on the two days which both can represent the beginning day of the Evening Star cycle.

Thus, in a very real sense, even symbolized by Adam's own life, both the days 1 Birth and 1 Creation correspond to 1 Resurrection, which is the only starting point of the Morning Star cycle.

Having made that breakthrough, now Adam does indeed fit the symbolism perfectly. His death date on 0 Creation (V) is "opposite" 0 Resurrection (UV). That means that if Abraham is Raguel, then either the birth or death date of all seven proposed angels fall on identical or opposite days on the Venus and Uniform Venus Calendars. As stated at the beginning, the odds against that happening by chance are phenomenal. To me that is a strong argument that the birth or death date of all the seven angels will fit this pattern.

If so, then Moses would be eliminated from consideration for being one of the seven chief angels. The other proposed idea of Levi "standing in" for him does not seem convincing because it appears to be an unwarranted exception and greatly weakens the strength of the pattern. But it could still be true. Abraham may indeed be Raguel, or it could also be someone else not yet considered. This is an ongoing research project, and all of these identifications must be regarded as tentative, except for Michael being Adam which has been revealed. Another point to remember is that in my article about the seven constellations which represent each angel, the seven for Raguel really seem to fit Moses perfectly. So for now the jury is out, but it certainly is a very interesting ongoing research project.

3. Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, by Del Parsons
Jesus Christ by Del Parsons
What about the Savior, and most important figure of history, Jesus Christ? When the date to begin the Uniform Venus Calendar was being sought, it became clear that no viable date would fit both the birth and death dates of the Savior. That is also true of the other uniform calendars: either the birth or resurrection date is a holy day, but not both.

In the case of the Savior, it turns out that it is the birth date that is a holy day: Wed 5 Apr 1 BC pm* was the day 1 Quickening (UV).

Two other dates in the Savior's life that fell on holy days on the Uniform Venus Calendar were: the magi coming on 1 Birth (UV) and becoming accountable on his eighth birthday on 1 Quicken (UV). Other than that, this calendar does not seem to play much of a role in the Savior's life, as did the Venus Calendar on which most of His big events fell on holy days.

On the other hand, both the proposed birth and death dates of John the Baptist fell on holy days on the Uniform Venus Calendar, being 1 Fulness and 0 Fulness respectively. That means his 32-year (11,700 day) lifespan completes an exact number of cycles on at least six sacred calendars: 45 Sacred Rounds, 15 Mars cycles, 15 Uniform Mars cycles, 20 Uniform Venus cycles, 101 Mercury Cycles, and 100 Uniform Mercury cycles. (The Uniform Mercury and two Mars calendars have not been published yet, but the lengths of their cycles are known.) That has got to be the world record, even for the patriarchs who lived nearly a thousand years!

4. Noble Women

There were enough noble women whose birth or death date stood out as special holy days on the Uniform Venus Calendar that they deserved their own section in this article. This is a research project attempting to discover holy patterns. In the work so far, the men and women seemed equally matched in holy days, especially famous married couples such as Isaac and Rebekah as discussed in the last article. But now it appears some of the noble women have more holy days on the UV Calendar than their husbands, and it is not clear why.

For example, neither Isaac nor Jacob have proposed birth or death dates that are holy on the UV Calendar, but their wives Rebekah, Leah and Rachel all do. Again, it is when there are three witnesses that one should take notice. Rebekah is born on 1 Prime (UV), as well as 1 Birth (V). Rachel died on 1 Prime (UV) and 1 Adult (V) and her twin sister Leah died two years later on 1 Fulness (UV) and 1 Resurrection (V). Those are three separate dates for three closely related women and yet their husbands are not involved in this symbolism. So it is noted here in passing in case a pattern becomes clear in the future.

Now let us turn to two more noble women to propose birth or death dates that are also holy days on the Uniform Venus Calendar. And they both were older even than Sarah when they gave birth to their children!

4.1 Noah's wife: Naamah

Noah's Wife Naamah
Noah's Wife Naamah
Noah's wife is not mentioned in the Bible except as having been worthy to be saved on the ark. But the Book of Jasher gives both her name and birth year. That book has proved to be a reliable source of dates even before the flood, and it does so again.

The Book of Jasher explains that Noah was loath to marry because he knew the world would soon be destroyed, so there was apparently no point in bringing more children into it. But the Lord told him to marry anyway. (Didn't Bill Cosby add, "Maybe you'll be lucky!"?) It states that at age 498 he married Naamah, the daughter of his great-grandfather Enoch. She was then 580 years old (Jasher 5:12, 14-16). Apparently he preferred a fully mature, older woman. Eighty-two years older to be exact! Yep, never too late to start a family!

Consider Noah's choice. He was going to pick a wife to be the mother of all living after the Deluge. One would suppose he chose carefully. He picked the daughter of Enoch! What a marvelous choice. Long before Abraham he was apparently convinced of the importance of marrying into a choice genetic line. As his descendants, we can be grateful that he selected such a wonderful mother for us all.

There is only one date that emerges from the search for Naamah's birth date. The date was chosen before anything was known about the Uniform Venus Calendar. Her proposed birth date is Sun 9 Jun 3025 BC am, which was 1 Serpent (SR), 1 Tammuz (PHC), 1 Death (V), 1 Lord (M), and Firstfruits (P). That was plenty good to publish before.

But now it turns out that it was also 1 Birth (UV). So it was not only a holy day on the UV calendar, but the very holy day representing birth. That counts double and required me to publish her birth date. She has been a forgotten woman, but deserves great honor to be the mother of all living. That honor is shown in her amazing birth date.

4.2 Moses' mother: Jochebed

Moses' Mother, by Alexey Tyranov
Jochebed, Miriam & Moses by Alexey Tyranov
A proposed birth date for Moses' mother Jochebed has already been published in my work. There it was reviewed how her name is mentioned in the Bible and that she was the sister of her husband Amram's father. Think about that for a moment. Most of these Biblical patriarchs were marrying their nieces, or other women of a younger generation. That works to have an older man marry a young woman in child-bearing age. But here we have the opposite. Amram married his aunt! In fact, she was Levi's daughter. That means the on Moses' father's side, Levi was his great-grandfather, but on his mother's side, Levi was his grandfather!

In that article the tradition was also reviewed that Amram and Jochebed were born on the very same day, and hence were the same age. They were both very old when their three children Miriam, Aaron and Moses were born.

The day proposed for the births of Jochebed and Amram was Sat 12 Feb 1674 BC, which was 14 or 15 Shebat (PHC), the same as Moses' birthday. It was also 1 Water (SR), which gives new meaning to Moses' name which means "Out of the Water". It was also 1 Prime (V and UV) and 1 Birth (M). The point for this article is that they were both born in the short window of time when the V and UV calendars were in perfect alignment. They were born only 6 years before Levi's death at age 137 which was also in that interval.

Jochebed being born during that alignment period was most likely very important. There had to be some important reason for her to have been so old at Moses' birth. There are legends of how she was miraculously changed to look young again. Something like that must have happened for her to have been chosen to be the wet nurse for her own infant son.

Perhaps Moses' mother and father both being born and Levi dying in that brief period of V-UV alignment allows Moses to be counted as one of the chief angels. All three of them were even born on Moses' birthday! They appear to be three witnesses pleading the case for Moses. That could be strong enough evidence to change the exception for Moses to be "warranted" instead of "unwarranted" because Moses needed to live when he lived, and his parents were willing to beget him in their old age so that he could.

5. Hanukkah: Festival of Lights

Menorah for Hanukkah
9-candled Menorah for Hanukkah
During my work it was necessary to decide whether Jewish festivals which have been added since the time of Moses are true legitimate holy days recognized by the Lord or not. When it came time to discover the birth dates of the 12 sons of Jacob, it became clear that the most likely date for Reuben's birth was on 25 Kislev, the date of Hanukkah, so a section was added declaring that an official holy day in my work.[9] In fact, in the Jewish 8-day festival, also called the Festival of Lights, both the first and last days are holy. That also appears to be the case even with Reuben. He was born on the first day, but his naming and circumcision would have been on the eighth day. In his case, the day of his namesake, 1 Water (SR) occurred on the day of circumcision rather than birth. Those details are not well understood. In any case, it appears both the first and eighth day are holy. Since then many other prophets have been discovered to have been most likely born on Hanukkah, with some listed in the last article.

That's all well an good, but what about the actual day that is being remembered? The feast celebrates the rededication of the temple in 165 BC. It is also called the "Feast of Dedication". At that time there was only enough oil to burn for light for one day, but miraculously it kept burning for eight. Hence the name, "Festival of Lights".

Until now, there had not been much to say about the date of 25 Kislev 165 BC. It was Mon 21 Nov 165 BC according to both the PHC calendar as well as the traditional Hebrew calendar. That day was also the day 1 Temple (SR), and 1 Creation (M) but that was about all. The 1 Temple symbolism is perfect for a rededication of the temple, but other than that it wasn't too remarkable, so it hasn't been published.

Now there is more to say. Keep in mind that this is not a date which was found by using patterns. This is an exact date known from history, and taken from the Hebrew Calendar. With that in mind the date on the Uniform Venus Calendar is 1 Quicken. That is the date of the Savior's birth on the UV calendar. The first Festival of Lights occurred exactly 102 uniform Venus cycles before the birth of the Christ. The chance of any fixed date from history falling on the same day as Jesus' birth is only 1 in 585, so that alone is significant. Then adding to that the symbolism of it being 1 Temple (SR) and also the beginning of the Mercury cycle makes it a special holy day indeed.

6. Latter-days

What about events in the latter-days where some dates are known precisely? The Uniform Venus Calendar sheds light on the importance of several dates associated with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ. Let us consider a few.

6.1 Book of Mormon

Angel showing plates to the witnesses.
Last month's article introduced the idea of the "Creation Pattern" on the Venus Calendar, and gave as an example the three part testimony of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. It noted that the day on which it was announced in a revelation that there would be three witnesses was the day 1 Creation (V), which is always the first day of the Creation Pattern.

Looking at that day Thu 26 Mar 1829 pm*, it turns out it was also 1 Lord (UV). The day 1 Lord is 13 days (one trecena) before the day 1 Creation. This is a good example of how the two calendars get out of sync with each other. At the time of Joseph Smith's birth, the two calendars had identical dates for about twenty years. Now it is some twenty years later and one 13-day trecena has been dropped from the Venus Calendar to keep in step with the actual planet in the sky. We shall see that the 13-day difference allows for twice as many days at the founding of the church to be sacred because several event days are just 12 or 13 days apart.

In this case, it was 12 days later on Tue 7 Apr 1829 that Oliver Cowdery began as scribe in the translation of the Book of Mormon. He would become one of the three witnesses, and he replaced Martin Harris as scribe, to whom the revelation about the three witnesses was given 12 days earlier. That day was 0 Creation (UV), which is no surprise, being 12 days after 1 Lord. But the day was also 13 Temple (SR), the morning on which Jesus resurrected, appropriate for the resurrection of the Book of Mormon. In an earlier paper it was pointed out that it was also the day of Consecration (10 Spr), when one is set apart for a calling, on the Enoch Calendar. Thus it was a holy day on four calendars.

Also in the last paper it was discussed how the final date of the Creation Pattern fell on Thu 25 Mar 1830, the date of the Book of Mormon being ready for sale. That day was New Year's Day (1 Nisan PHC), 1 Eagle (SR), 1 Resurrection (V) and 1 Lord (M). Now consider also the UV calendar which is running 13 days earlier than the Venus. That means the day fell on 1 Death (UV). The symbolism isn't as wonderful, but it is still a holy day. That makes a total of 5 holy days for the resurrection of the Book of Mormon, including both Venus and Mercury being on the same day as the Resurrection of Christ.

But now everything is ready for another great alignment.

6.2 Restoration of Church

Church of Christ Resurrects.
The date of the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ has not been amazing as far as winning prizes for being on the most holy days. The day was the anniversary of the Savior's birth on our Gregorian calendar, and was part of the revelation of just when He was born. But otherwise it seemed to just miss being much more. It was not Passover on any calendar, which might have been expected, to be parallel to the Savior's birth. It was 364 days after Oliver Cowdery began as scribe, so it was the same holy day on the Enoch Calendar being Consecration (10 Spr). It was also 13 Deer (SR) which is a holy day but didn't seem to have any special symbolism.

Now two more holy day scores can be added. First of all, due to the recent corrections to the Venus (and Mercury) Calendar discussed in the last article, the date on the Mercury Calendar has changed to be 0 Creation, with great symbolism for a beginning day (that being the beginning of the Mercury cycle).

Secondly, looking at the UV date, the day of Tue 6 Apr 1830 is 12 days after Thu 25 Mar 1830, so the day was 0 Resurrection (UV). That is perfect for the Resurrection/Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. So part of the significance of the date of the founding of the Church, which was shown to the Prophet Joseph Smith by revelation, is only clear with the discovery of the Uniform Venus Calendar. It definitely adds understanding to the entire picture and validates the calendar as truly important in the big scheme of events.

The fact that the Venus and UV Calendars disagreed by 13 days made it possible to have two sets of holy events fall at the ends of the two 13-day intervals on those calendars. There was a Resurrection day for the Book of Mormon (V) followed immediately by another Resurrection day for the Church (UV). Such amazing organization boggles the mind!

7. Conclusion

The Uniform Venus Calendar (UV) uses the same pattern as the Venus Calendar (V), but is never adjusted to track the actual planet. There is sufficient evidence to indicate that God is using it for both births and deaths as well as historical sacred events. Six of the seven proposed chief angels either were born or died when the UV and V calendars perfectly aligned or were opposite each other. Moses is the exception but the two calendars align for both of his parents and his grandfather, who might stand in for him. Abraham is a possible candidate because he has an acceptable birth date and name, but lacks most of the correspondences to the seven constellations. It is too early to reject Moses because of not fitting one hypothesis; to me the evidence still favors Moses as being Raguel, but time will tell. Table 3 summarizes the data from that study so far.

1. UrielPeterYes, identical at death
2. Raguel Moses?
No, but Yes for both parents, grandpa 
Yes, opposite at birth
3. SarielAbelYes, opposite at death
4. Raphael EnochYes, opposite at translation
5. Phanuel Joseph Smith Yes, identical at birth
6. Gabriel NoahYes, opposite at birth
7. MichaelAdamYes, opposite at death
Table 3. Seven Angels and V-UV Alignments

It was also shown that several noble women were born or died on UV holy days. Noah's wife Naamah was honored as well as Moses' mother Jochebed. The historical date of the first Jewish Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) was shown to occur on the same UV holy day as the birth of Jesus Christ. Finally it was noted that the resurrection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints occurred on the day 0 Resurrection on the UV Calendar.


  1. Pratt, John P., "Venus Calendar Patterns Testify of Scriptures" (26 Apr 2013).
  2. Pratt, John P., "Seven Trumpets" Meridian Magazine (27 Aug 2002), Section 2.
  3. Pratt, John P., "Constellations Testify of Seven Angels" Meridian Magazine (28 Sep 2006) Section 5, which identifies each with seven corresponding constellations describing their life and mission.
  4. Jowett, George F., The Drama of the Lost Disciples (London: Covenant, 1970), p. 176, quoted in McBirnie, William S., The Search for the Twelve Apostles (Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House, 1973), p. 65-66.
  5. Pratt, John P., "Twelve Sons, Twelve Constellations" Meridian Magazine (13 Jul 2005), Section 1.5.
  6. Some translations use the name Rehuel for Reuel. Many words in English derive from Hebrew (see Terry M. Blodgett, "Tracing the Dispersion", Ensign Feb., 1994). Perhaps the way the Hebrew letter was originally transliterated to English by the scattered tribes was "gh", as in the word "through". Eventually the "gh" became silent and now that word sounds like "thru", but we retain the old spelling. To remind us of the original Hebrew letter it might be best to call the second angel "Raghuel" (or "Reghuel") rather than just drop the "gh" out to become "Reuel".
  7. Pratt, John P., "Seven Trumpets" Meridian Magazine (27 Aug 2002), Section 2.1.2.
  8. Bible codes are explained in my article "Bible Codes: A New Approach" Meridian Magazine (25 Jan 2006). The illustrations in this article were produced with the Bible Codes 2001 program, which is wonderful.
  9. Pratt, John P., "Twelve Sons, Twelve Constellations" Meridian Magazine (13 Jul 2005), Section 2.1.