Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.
The alignmentsIt is evident that the most effort was expended in the construction of the henge complex for the alignment of the winter solstice sunrise that occurs generally on December 22; that is the longest night of the year and the shortest day. The sun sets at this furthest point in the southwestern sky for two consecutive days, but on the third day December 25, the sun begins its path back to the north and with this it becomes higher and higher in the daytime sky and the days become longer each day. As the days become longer the time when night and day are equal is marked by the equinox that occurs generally on March 22. The days continue to lengthen and the sun rises higher in the sky until June 22, which is the Summer Solstice and the longest day and when the sun rises at the furthest point the north.
Henge complex at Mounds State Park was unique in that the largest henge's gateway was aligned to a the setting of the bright star Fomalhaut and the rising of Capella.
Mary is often depicted within the vesica pisca. The depiction of the vesica as symbolic of an Earth Mother icon
Another vesica shaped earthwork is located north of the group of 8 henges. Its alignment to the May 1 sunrise (May is "Ma" or "Mother") is an easy clue that this shape represented the Earth Mother
This henge is called the "Lost Henge" that is unmarked within Mounds State Park but still visible The gateway is aligned to the winter solstice sunrise that is associated with the "Birth" of the Sun.