If the title of this post does not make you shout a big “NO!” then you need to understand exactly what it is that you’ve been reading and listening to with horoscopes. Astrology is of Babylon. A work of witchcraft that will be destroyed by the LORD (Isa 47:11-13). The very names of the zodiac and meanings of horoscope signs are demonic at their root and are based in beliefs about other gods. It certainly has no place in the life of a Christian to practice it. The belief in astrology teaches to trust the stars of heaven to tell them their future. It presents that someone can know when they will prosper financially or even have babies, lead them to safety and help them better their life by understanding their personality. There are people in the Church who call their self prophets and teachers who tell Christians to make plans for their lives based on zodiac astrology horoscope signs and seasons. Those who teach such doctrine have been deceived by demonic spirits and are mixing occult witchcraft in with the Word of God. They have also taught that the Church can “prophetically” find where we are in the timetable of God by studying the zodiac. People of God this is nothing but witchcraft! Stay far away from it! If you are a Pastor and have allowed such a thing to be taught from the Holy altar you need to repent of this now and tell your congregation you were wrong.
Let’s distinguish the definition of astrology as it differs greatly from the meaning of astronomy.
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines it this way:
ASTROL’OGY, n. [Supra.] A science which teaches to judge of the effects and influences of the stars, and to foretell future events, by their situation and different aspects. This science was formerly in great request, as men ignorantly supposed the heavenly bodies to have a ruling influence over the physical and moral world; but it is now universally exploded by true science and philosophy.
ASTRON’OMY, n. [Gr. a star, and a law or rule.]
The science which teaches the knowledge of the celestial bodies, their magnitudes, motions, distances, periods of revolution, aspects, eclipses, order, &c. This science depends on observations, made chiefly with instruments, and upon mathematical calculations.
Astronomy is the scientific study of the planets and stars in relationship to others in our galaxy. Astrology is the supposed spiritual influence that the galaxy has upon life. Big difference in the two of them. Those who teach astrology claim it provides people with information that will protect them, bring success, guide them, make predictions of their future, and help them understand their personalities. Astrology is nothing but demonic witchcraft.
You must understand that astrology is of the system from Babylon. Ancient astrology was practiced by the sorcerers of Babylon as they turned to the stars for advice and ignored the true God. They taught that the planets were gods and as such the planets ruled and influenced life on earth. We find that Isaiah chapter 47 is YAHWEH’S rebuke to Babylon and its coming destruction. Their trust and reliance was placed in their enchantments and sorceries as they studied the stars. A foolish security it was in hopes that the astrologers and the monthly prognosticators (almanacs) could give them wisdom and help from the LORD’S prophecy of coming judgment against them. Yet, the LORD said their sorcery and studies of the stars would prevail them nothing and He associated it with witchcraft!
Isaiah 47:11-13 KJV Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know. (12) Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. (13) Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
Another clear example of astrology being associate with witchcraft and its inability to deliver wisdom or make predictions is found in Daniels response to King Nebuchadnezzar:
Daniel 2:27-28 KJV Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; (28) But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
Again in Isaiah the LORD clearly says that the counsel of diviners (psychics) avails nothing and He makes their ways foolish!
Isaiah 44:24-25 LITV So says Jehovah, your Redeemer and your Former from the womb; I am Jehovah who makes all things; stretching out the heavens, I alone spreading out the heavens. Who was with Me, (25) frustrating the signs of liars; yea, He makes divining ones mad, turning wise ones backward, and making their knowledge foolish.
This is just a few of the many reasons and Biblical examples of why a Christian should stay away from the practice of astrology. One can not separate the occult roots of zodiac found in astrology and then term it “Christian”. Stay far from it and seek the LORD who has the counsel for you.
You are loved in Jesus Yeshua,
Pastors & Psalmist Gary and Rhonda Petzoldt