The angel Gabriel (Greek name in Luke of the Heb. Gabriy’el, gab-ree-ale’, man of God, an archangel in Daniel) appeared to the priest Zachariah or Zacharias (Zechariah, Heb. Zekaryah, zek-ar-yaw’, or Zekaryahuw, zek-ar-yaw’-hoo; from Heb. zakar, to remember, and Heb. Yahh, yaw, contraction of Heb. Jehovah, Jah has remembered, or Jehovah remembers, Gr. Zacharias, dzakh-ar-ee’-as.) in the Temple to announce the future birth of his son, John the Baptist seen in Luke 1:5-23. Zechariah was a priest of the division of Abijah (a descendant of Aaron) and was childless in his old age, as was his wife Elizabeth. Because of his doubt, he was stricken mute until his son was named, at which time his speech was restored. (This was six months before the birth of Jesus.)
John the Baptist, a Nazirite in the desert was filled with the Holy Spirit from birth and as a member of a Jewish sect of monks called the Essenes who in the NT baptized and prepared the way for Jesus. He was executed by Herod Antipas, who was ruler of Judea and tetrarch in Galilee around (4 B.C.-A.D. 40). His marriage to his niece Herodias was denounced by John the Baptist, who was beheaded at the urging of Salome, the daughter of Herod and Herodias. It was to Herod Antipas that Pontius Pilate sent Jesus for judgment.
Just as Moses understood the precession that caused the equinoctial sun to rise in Aries, so did the prophets and priests when the Age of Pisces was about to appear. Pisces is a constellation in the equatorial region of the Northern Hemisphere near Aries and Pegasus. It is also called Fishes. This is the 12th sign of the zodiac in astrology as known today.
Pisces is where the soul transforms past knowledge, sorrow and suffering, and produces the impersonal man. The Twelve constellations will manifest with the twelve signs of solar light and power. Man with his own hands must build his temple the symbol of the perfected man.