I'm very uncomfortable with linking planet alignments to the woman clothed with the sun in the book of Revelation. The woman in Revelation is the Blessed Mother of Jesus. Maybe I'm showing my own ignorance, but the hype over the planetary alignment has a New-Age air about it, linking Christianity with astrology and fortune telling. It seems to be mostly Protestants who are linking the planetary alignment with the Bible which, I suppose, is understandable from people who are suspicious of the esteem and high honour Catholics give to Mary. Why would Catholics see planets as the woman in Revelation rather than the Blessed Mother? I understand that some in the Church think that the woman in Revelation means the Church as bride of Christ but I don't ever remember any reputable Catholic source linking it with actual stars or planets.