In Revelation 12:1, we read, "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."
The constellation Virgo "stands under" the constellation Leo. Leo is made up of only nine stars, but three "wandering stars," the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars, are due to line up with Leo in September 2017. At that time, there will be "a woman with a crown of twelve stars." In addition, the Sun will be "next to her face," and the Moon will be located at "her feet." And not coincidentally, the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter ("king of the planets"), will be located in the proximity of what would be Virgo's "birth canal."
These signs seem to be telling us that at sometime in September 2017 (no one knows the hour or the day - Mk. 13:32), the middle of the seven-year Tribulation will occur. Notice that the "woman" who gave birth to a Son whose throne is in heaven, will be protected in the wilderness from "the dragon" for forty-two months (Rev. 12:1-6). If that is the case, forty-two months earlier, the Antichrist will confirm the covenant with Israel (Dan. 9:27). That would put the beginning of the Tribulation sometime in March of 2014. That means the Rapture should occur within the next seven months!
The prophet Isaiah foretold of the total destruction of Damascus, the capital of Syria, in Isaiah 7:1. He also said that prior to its destruction, there would be a sign from God as to the prophecy's validity: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel" (Isa. 7:14). Perhaps, before the Lord destroys the city described as "Mystery Babylon" (Rev. Ch. 17), He wants His people to know He is still in charge by giving them the same sign in Revelation 12:1-6!
These are just the foolish ramblings of an old man...or are they?