1. 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:
2. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. KJV.
I believe this symbolizes not only the mother of Jesus but the overcomer, the elect of God, and the bride of Christ. She is clothed with the Sun and the moon under her feet. When you compare the sun to the moon, the sun is a fiery ball, full of energy, power, beauty, light and destruction. But the moon is void of life and only a reflection of the sun.
She has a crown on her head signifying the victory of the twelve tribes of Israel. The sun we know is representing Jesus and she is clothed with Him. She has victory over the moon because it is under her feet. The key to the meaning of the moon is in Rev. 6:12.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.
At the end of the tribulation period Matt. 24:29, says, “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed her light.” The Lord is withdrawing His Light from the earth. The only Light will be in His overcoming Church.
To be clothed with sackcloth is a sign of repentance and mourning in the Old Testament. The sun is representing the overcoming shepherds. The moon is representing the idolatrous shepherds.
The woman has the moon under her feet. She has the victory and is clothed with the “Son” of God. She is in Christ and will stand when He returns. Just what is her victory?
She has gotten the victory over her Adamic Nature or the fleshly realm. The definition of blood is the Hebrew root word for “Adam.”
Adam -c) to be dumb, astonished, to perish, to show blood in the face, flush or turn rosy, be red, hypocrite.
The moon represents the shepherds who have not gotten the victory over the flesh or let the Holy Spirit have control of their life. He has not kept his garments (Holy Spirit), and now is walking naked and all see his shame (red in the face). Rev. 16:15
Rev. 6:13 And the stars of the sky dropped to the earth like a fig tree shedding its unripe fruit out of season when shaken by a strong wind.
The stars represent the sheep who have not yielded to the trials or the refiner’s fire. Now they are being shaken by the powers that are coming upon the whole earth because it is the end.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit within them did not ripen because they walked around the trials in their life. Now instead of faith, they have fear and will not stand when He comes. They also are walking naked without the Holy Spirit, and all will see their shame.
We must be ready and watch and pray. We must be alert to danger. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit and dead to the flesh. If not, we will be ashamed and red in the face.
But if we are clothed with the Son, we will overcome and fly away into the spiritual realm and be forever with the Lord.
Psalm 18:28 For you cause my lamp to be lighted and shine; the Lord My God illumines my darkness. Amp.