The last constellation for the month of January is Eridanus, the River. This longest constellation of the sky stretches over 60 degrees. The ancients considered the river portrayed here to extend indefinitely. It portrays life after this life.
The following poem I have written in antithetic parallelism, a Hebrew pattern with ten-syllable lines.
Eridanus the River
A clear flowing stream springs from God's heaven
A slow murky river issues from Hell
Cool and refreshing the waters of life
Darkness, smoke and cinder the way of death
Heaven's stream boiling and teeming with life
Hell's flat and sluggish, stagnating with sins
The crystal fountain is a gift of grace
The Phlegathon is prepared for judgment
One broadens into a place of blessing
The other narrows, confines and crushes
One rejoices those who choose refreshment
The other suffered by those who choose not.
For a description of the river of life, read Revelation 22:1-2.