I believe that astrology was a tool God created for us to use as a spiritual tool and to better understand ourselves. I believe that astrology is supported by a number of biblical scriptures. I concentrate on what Jesus taught as a Christian. When Christ prophesied in Luke 21:25, “There shall be signs in the sun, moon, and stars,” he was referring to the significance of astrology. He talks to the disciples about the significance of astrology and how it might be interpreted as a sign of his coming back. Why would Jesus provide us this crucial information if we aren’t intended to interpret planetary energies and zodiacal signs and if he actually opposed it? Jesus warned us that there will be signals in the sky upon his return, just as the three wise men understood that Jesus would be born under the star in the sky that guided them to him lying in the manger.
Where does the Bible indicate that having a zodiac sign is a sin?
Although the 12 Zodiac Signs are not expressly mentioned in the Bible, it strongly cautions against relying on the stars for guidance, wisdom, and knowledge.
- According to Deuteronomy 4:19, “And careful that you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things which the Lord your God has given to all the peoples beneath the whole heaven.”
- Isa. 47:1314 “You are weary from your many counsels; let those who divide the heavens, look at the stars, and predict your future from the new moons come forth and save you. They are nothing more than a pile of stubble, consumed by the flames and powerless to escape. This lacks both a fire and coal for self-warmth.
- Leviticus 19:31 says, “I am the Lord your God; do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out and make yourselves unclean by them.
- The magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers entered at that point, and I told them about the dream, but they were unable to explain its meaning to me, according to Daniel 4:7.
- No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers, according to Daniel 2:27, can reveal to the king the enigma that he has enquired about.
- “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed by the signs of the heavens, for the nations are dismayed at them,” declares the Lord in Jeremiah 10:2.
- According to Leviticus 20:6, “I will set my face against that individual and will cut him off from among his people if he turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them.
The possibility already exists that astrologers have made a partnership with the devil to corrupt the spirit and enslave man in the bindings of hell, as Saint Augustine once stated. “The good Christian should be alert of astrologers, and all those who offer meaningless forecasts.
Can Christians hold astrology beliefs?
Early Christians supported astrology, but during the Middle Ages, it was less popular. During the Renaissance, it once more enjoyed support in the West.
The zodiac is a religion, right?
The Chinese calendar, which is linked to Chinese astrology and prehistoric religion, serves as the foundation for the history of the zodiac. Taoism was one of the religions that had an impact on the zodiac. According to Taoist doctrine, a person’s “future” can be predicted using space and stars. This relates to the zodiac because according to Chinese astrology, a person’s future can be influenced by the locations of objects in space. The function of each zodiac sign in relation to the dates and hours was determined by the sun.
A yin-yang symbol, which symbolizes any two opposing principles in the cosmos and how everything functions, is frequently inserted in the core of various zodiacs. The Taoist faith is where the yin-yang symbol first appeared. One of Taoism’s well-known symbols is the idea that “a man is a microcosm for the cosmos.” The five elements of the Zodiac are joined with the yin-yang to read the 10 stems, which are used by the Zodiac to calculate days, months, and years. This is how the yin-yang and the Zodiac are related. The yin-yang, when combined, also influences the traits of the 12 zodiac animals.
Buddhism is another example of how the zodiac and religion are related. According to one of the traditions, Buddha invites all the animals that made up the zodiac. Because the majority of people in China follow this religion, which has had the most religious influence on China, it is significant to the culture of that country. The zodiac’s structure and development have been significantly influenced by religious thought.
The creator of the zodiac signs?
The 12 zodiac signs, one of the earliest ideas in astrology, were developed by the Babylonians around 1894 BC. In Babylon, one of the most well-known ancient Mesopotamian towns, which is roughly where modern-day Iraq is located, resided the Babylonians.
Is astrology not allowed?
Astrology is the study of celestial body motions and alignments that are thought to have an impact on both the natural world and human affairs. According to historian Emilie Savage-Smith, astrology (also known as ilm al-nujm, “the study of the stars”) was “by far” the most widely used of the “many disciplines aiming to forecast future events or perceive hidden phenomena” in early Islamic history.
Despite Islamic prohibitions, some Muslims in the Middle Ages were interested in studying the apparent motion of the stars. This was due in part to their belief that celestial bodies were necessary, as well as the fact that desert nomads frequently traveled at night and relied on knowledge of the constellations to direct them. The need for Muslims to determine the time of the prayers, the direction the Kaaba should face, and the proper orientation of the mosque after the advent of Islam helped give astronomy a religious impetus and contributed to the idea that celestial bodies had an impact on both terrestrial affairs and human condition.
The rules for how Islam views astrology are laid down in Islamic law, the Quran, the Hadith, Ijma (scholarly consensus), and Qiyas (analogy). The concept’s classification is further broken down into halal (authorized) and haram (forbidden) categories (forbidden). Astrology is prohibited by the authorities, as stated in the Quran and Hadith, according to all Islamic sects and experts.
Where did the signs of the zodiac originate?
During the early half of the first millennium BC, Babylonian astronomy is where the zodiacal signs were originally divided into sections of the ecliptic. The MUL.APIN catalogue, which was created circa 1000 BC, is one of the early Babylonian star catalogues that the zodiac takes stars from. Other constellations, such as Gemini “The Twins,” from MA.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL “The Great Twins,” and Cancer “The Crab,” from AL.LUL “The Crayfish,” can be traced even further back, to Bronze Age (First Babylonian dynasty) origins.
Is astrology related to religion?
I’ve been asked to discuss the compatibility of astrology and religion numerous times over the course of my many years of counseling with deeply religious customers. I have noticed an amazing ideological connection between organized faiths and the ordered cosmos of astrology, despite the fact that some fervently religious people regard the practice of astrology as heretical.
Astrology and strict religious belief are mutually compatible. The idea that God created the universe, in which even the planets and stars are governed by high ideals, is actually a smooth leap.
My position is supported by history, which demonstrates that the study of the planets and stars predates and has influenced religious doctrine and practice all throughout the world. Evidence for this can be found in ancient literature, sculptures, and works of stained glass art. Our earliest historical locations of religious worship contain representations of the astrological signs and planets. Astrological alignments that synchronistically confirmed their advent were linked to the rise of important religious personalities including Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Buddha, and Mary Baker Eddy.
It is possible to trace the origins of some fervent religious followers’ resistance to a time when priests and other religious authorities sought to mediate and interpret every religious experience from their positions of authority. Our forefathers sought divine inspiration straight from the stars and believed themselves to be an intricate part of an active universe unfolding before the rise of male-dominated organized religion. A discipline and belief system based on an enchantment with the divine orchestrations of the heavens, astrology was accessible to everyone. Astrology assumes an infinite and purposeful intelligence that penetrates the skies and the earth in a vast symphony of meaning rather than the worship of a single godhead or leader.
The Latin word religio, which means to connect together, is the word’s root. The motions of the skies and the experiences and happenings on Earth are inextricably interwoven.
Through the interpretation of the 9th and 12th houses as well as the archetypes of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, astrology recognizes the significance of religion and spirituality. The 9th and 12th houses represent regions of life where a person may look for spiritual or religious direction, experience, or ordination. Saturn might represent a severe God image, Jupiter can represent a strong spiritual or religious leader, and Neptune can represent mystical encounters and the rapture.
A reputable, objective astrologer can assist a customer in strengthening their ties to their religion. Through an examination of their chart, I have assisted some clients in reclaiming and activating their religious roots, directing them toward the power they can find in following a religious path. For some people, religion is a crucial component of their psychological and mental health.
Contrary to many established religions, astrological activities and beliefs are not burdened by sexism, racism, homophobia, or other forms of oppression. Even the traditional metaphors used in astrology to distinguish between male and female planets and energies have been reinterpreted as receptive and active energies that are non-gendered in their expression. Everybody has a significant seat at the cosmic table, just as every planet and star in the sky has its own place.
astrology and institutionalized religions:
- generating meaning
- are not supported by science
- dated back countless years
- based on legend and myth
- have produced amazing, creative writing and art
- Make people feel like they belong and have an identity
- Assisting people in overcoming extreme sorrow and loss
- discussion of the concepts of fate and free will
- have a history of group rites
- have calendars for important occasions
Contrary to religion, astrology
- Lacking places of worship
- has no requirements or commitments to join
- possesses no moral laws
- does not make a meritorious superiority claim
- lacks a human saint
- lacks a scale of worthiness
- doesn’t suggest an afterlife
- provides no concrete guidelines for social behavior
- There is no mention of a written agreement requiring training
- has no authorized uniforms or costuming for practitioners
- doesn’t require worship
These lists demonstrate how astrology and religion could work together very effectively.
Religion is a Saturn word in astrological terms because it is structured, spells out right and wrong, and is founded on and on agreements and structures. The more Uranian astrology is
Do other planets appear in the Bible?
The names in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh, or Old Testament) come from a variety of authors.
Helel ben Shahar, referred to in the text as the King of Babylon, is the subject of Isaiah 14:12. The Vulgate Bible translates Helel as Lucifer, but its meaning is unclear. Helel means “morning star, son of the dawn.”
The star Kaiwan (or Chiun), which the Israelites revered in the desert, is no less unmistakably a representation of Saturn (Amos 5:26). While Sakkuth, the divinity connected to the star by the prophet, is an alternate name for Ninurta, who was combined with Saturn as a Babylonian planet-god, the same word, which can be translated to mean “steadfast,” commonly identifies the slowest-moving planet in the inscriptions of that culture. The Zoroastrian Bundahish term for Saturn is Kevan; the ancient Syrians and Arabs also referred to it as Kaiwan. Only implicitly does the Bible identify the other planets. Although there is no obvious intent to refer to the heavenly bodies, the worship of gods associated with them is condemned. Thus, Neba, the guardian deity of Borsippa (Isaiah 46:1), gleamed in the sky as Mercury, and Nergal, who was brought from Assyria to Kutha (2 Kings 17:30), as Mars. Gad and Meni (Isaiah 65:11) are, without a doubt, the “greater and the smaller Fortune” typified throughout the East by Jupiter and Venus.
Zodiac signs: fact or fiction?
Astrology: Is it true? Although reading horoscopes is a well-liked past time, is there any scientific evidence that it has any significance?
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Up to 70 million Americans consult their horoscopes every day. At least that is what the American Federation of Astrologers claims. A Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life research conducted twenty years ago found that 25% of Americans thought that the positions of the stars and planets had an impact on our daily life. According to the General Social Survey from 2012, 34% of Americans asked think astrology is “extremely” or “kind of” scientific. The percentage of those who think astrology is “not at all scientific” has decreased from two-thirds to roughly one-half.
The concept that astronomical phenomena, such as the stars above when you were born or the fact that Mercury is in retrograde, have the ability to affect the daily happenings in our lives and our personality traits is commonly referred to as astrology. The study of astronomy, which is the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the mechanics of the cosmos, is obviously very different from this.
An element of astrology in particular that is gaining popularity is the ability to predict one’s future or provide advise on daily actions through horoscopes. Horoscope pages had 150 percent more visits in 2017 than in 2016, according to publications like The Cut.
It’s obvious that many individuals are looking for methods of star interpretation. Understanding the locations of the stars, the basis of astrology, seems to be a sufficiently scientific endeavor. But can science support the idea that astrology has an impact on our personalities and our lives?
But since I have you for the remaining five minutes of this six-minute-or-so podcast, let’s examine the precise methods by which astrology has been put to the test.