How Should We View Astrology and Horoscopes? :: by Lucie Kirouac

I don’t know about you but I’ve never known much about Astrology other than the positioning of planets is supposed to influence people’s lives in all their aspects. I’ve never believed in all that. It would make no sense to me even if I didn’t know Christ.

Astrology has really gained in popularity in many media sources and for a long time. It’s considered as “ a science.” That is quite incredible, isn’t it? As I’ve searched the topic, I found it a lot more involved than I expected, so I will only share the basics of what Astrology and the signs of the Zodiac are about. It’s interesting to know that millions of people read horoscopes with varying degrees of seriousness.

To sum up the meaning of horoscopes, it’s a chart of the position of the heavenly bodies used to predict their influence on people’s lives. We know that there are twelve constellations called a sign of the Zodiac. Whatever section the sun could be found in at the time of year when a person is born, that section is said to be the “sign” under which that person was born.

Astrology is the ancient art or science of “ divining” the fate and future of human beings from indications given by the positions of the stars and other heavenly bodies. It began in ancient Babylon where men named the sun, moon and largest planets after their main gods and the stars after lesser deities. Ancient men hoped to determine the will of the gods and so, predict the future.

Some 2000 years ago, the Greeks studied the heavenly bodies “ mathematically and scientifically” and defined the signs of the Zodiac. The names of Greek and Roman gods were then assigned to the planets. So historically, “astrology” is rooted in pagan heathen idolatry from the foundation up.

In our secular society, New Age pagan concepts have become a lot more popular as astrology attempts to predict the future, to analyze one’s character, to give advice for guiding one’s life, to give an explanation for life and it offers a unique experience—a sense of being special. In short, people pursue Astrology for many of the same reasons they seek cults and other aspects of the Occult. Having been born in superstitions, efforts have been made to find a scientific basis for astrology to make it more sophisticated and credible.

It’s sad to realize that a lot of Christians dabble or believe in Astrology.

What exactly does the Bible say about it? Because Astrology attempts to predict the future in inaccurate, unreliable ways, it’s to be rejected! In the Old Testament of the Bible, in Daniel 4:7; ( 2:10, 11; 5:7, 8 ), on three occasions, astrologers and other “occult experts” were asked to predict the future and each time they failed, but Daniel succeeded by God’s power.

God forbids His people to place serious confidence in Astrology as it is an abomination to Him like all other occult practices. (Read Deuteronomy 18: 19 and following verses.)

2 Kings 17:16-18, God destroyed Israel for practicing idolatry and using “ divination.”

Heavenly bodies have nothing to do in influencing character. You are a living, intelligent being. Your character is formed by living, intelligent beings; inheritance from ancestors, influence of family and friends and especially your own choices and decisions. The sun, moon and planets are all lifeless and unintelligent. How can they form your character?

The teachings of Jesus provide all things that pertain to life and godliness ( 2 Peter 1:3 ), and every good work ( 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 ). What do we need Astrology for? Bible writers have revealed true wisdom to guide your life. Astrologers may occasionally guess right, but the Bible is always right.

The Scriptures are clear that no one can predict our future lives.

“Man does not know what will happen tomorrow (James 4:14)

“You don’t know what a day will bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1).

Only God can give rules for moral and spiritual guidance of our lives.

“Anyone who preaches a different gospel is accursed because they have assumed a position that only God can occupy. Any time we exalt a creature to a position only God can rightly occupy, we are guilty of idolatry” (Galatians 1:8-9).

If you want to find out what your future is all about, go to Jesus Christ and ask Him what His plans are for your life. Approach Him with sincerity and honesty. You will be amazed at what He desires for you!

Know this: HE NEVER FAILS.

Lucie who cares!