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Blessings (Genesis 49) & Emblems (Constellation)
Tribe Blessing Emblem Zodiac Reuben Man or Water Aquarius Simeon Sword Gemini Levi Breastplate Gemini Judah Lion Leo Dan Snake and Eagle Scorpio Naphtali Doe Virgo Gad Tent or Warrior Aries Asher Olive Tree Or Urn Libra Issachar Donkey Capricorn Zebulun Sailing Ship Cancer Joseph Ox Taurus Manasseh Arrows and Olive Branches Pisces Ephraim Ox Taurus Benjamin Wolf Sagittarius
"The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power, but unstable as water, you shall not excel." Absorbed by Gad.
Along with Levi, violent and angry, will be scattered through Israel. "Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel!" United together through the shedding of blood.
Priestly tribe, but also judged with Simeon. No land.
“Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise;" a lion, ruler, lawgiver, he washes his garments in wine. The  lineage of Christ. "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people."
Snake, "a serpent by the way", but also a judge of his people. He waited for the Lord's salvation.
"Doe let loose", bears good young. "He uses beautiful words."
Raider, strength, military leader will triumph. “Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him, But he shall triumph at last." Absorbed Reuben.
Rich bread, royal dainties, blessed and happy. Oil, iron and bronze, Tabernacle symbols.
Strong donkey, worker, slave, that lies down between two burdens (furrows). "He bowed his shoulder to bear a burden, And became a band of slaves."
Seashore, haven for ships, treasures in the sea and sand. "He shall become a haven for ships ..." Settled on the Mediterranean.
Fruitful bough, his land will yield blessings, archers shot at him and hated him, his bow remained in strength.  "The Stone of Israel", a wild ox with powerful horns to push his people. Many blessings were put "on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers." Sons Ephraim & Manasseh also received blessings.
1st son given 2nd blessing. "He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great."
2nd son given Joseph’s blessing.  To be ten times the size of Manasseh. "..but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”
Ravenous wolf, hunter, conquers and divides. "In the morning he shall devour the prey, And at night he shall divide the spoil.” (also shelter and safety).