Astrology Should be seen as a Gift from God

Jesus said, “There shall be signs in the sun, moon and stars.”

Jesus did not condemn astrology he actually supported it. 

In Psalm 147:4 it states,

“He has all the stars numbered and named.”

In Genesis 1:14-15 it states, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as SIGNS to mark the seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the Earth.” This verse describes tropical astrology that is based on the seasons of the year and the signs it talks about are often interpreted as the twelve zodiac signs. God created the universe and even Jesus stated, 
“There shall be signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars. 

In the book of Revelation 12:1 it reads, “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” ]Interestingly, this verse can be interpreted in many ways. The sun and moon are mentioned and the twelve stars could represent the twelve astrological signs. In Revelation 6-8 it describes the four fixed signs of the zodiac which are Leo and lion, Taurus the ox, Aquarius the face of a man, and Scorpio as the ancient symbol of the Eagle. It says, “And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind. The first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is an is to come!” The four fixed signs of the zodiac are described here as signs in the sky just as Jesus taught the disciples in the book of Luke. Also, I find it interesting that the four astrological signs worshipped God in the verse. Why is this revealed if astrology was not part of God’s creation and message of “signs” for us to be aware of?

It is not documented anywhere that he said it was wrong to look for signs in the sky, it was actually the opposite. Yet so many Christians and society focus in on one or two negative verses in the Bible and condemn astrology. Ignoring so many other important verses is not only wrong but unfair. We must truly take a look at all verses and respect that different interpretations can be gained by each individual.The Holy books, the Torah and the Bible are filled with prophecy. Men like Matthew, Luke, and John wrote parts of the Bible, and they passed on the stories and the prophecies. 

An astrologer passes on prophecy, and indeed, that is what the Three Wise Men were: astrologers. In the Bible, they are called Magi, which means wise men. They studied the stars and told people what they saw there. They were also the first scientists. They recorded the movements of the stars and planets, and they were the first people to take accurate measurements of the stars in the heavens and to put forth the ideas about whether the sun circled the earth, or whether the earth circled the sun. they were among the first who used the stars to measure distances on earth. 

In the Bible, it says that "Magi came from the East to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star in the East and have come to worship him.' "All of us have stars in the East, but Jesus' star was special, and it took the astronomers--or astrologers--to know that. Herod knew that and tried to use them to find the exact time of birth, something we do today in astrology. The astrologers--or magi--went on to find Jesus, give him gifts, and the Bible further says, "They were overjoyed to worship him." 

In addition, the magi were warned in a dream not to return to Herod, and so they didn’t, because they wanted to protect the child's whereabouts. Everywhere in the Bible, angels come to people, and prophets speak to warn the people, so that they may behave better, take heed, and, just like the Boy Scouts say, “be prepared”. 

These predictions are a gift and a reminder from God of what people can expect and how they should behave to make it into God's heaven. Astrologers have been given the gift. It is not psychic, but it is scientific. It is not a game, because God doesn't give the gift of prophecy lightly. It is detailed and difficult to learn, because God doesn't want just anybody doing it and making it into a game. 

God wants to care for, guide, and protect us. That is why he sent his Son, whom the astrologers foresaw, found, and worshipped. So it is with astrology. It can warn and guide us and tell us what to expect. We can prepare for things that are difficult, and my belief is that then you know when to pray, because God hears the prayers of those awaiting difficult times.

As the Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word,” and the word was good (that is, God. That’s the origin of the word “God.) As an astrologer, I believe that we all have a destiny that is already written, and you will see many places in Biblical lore, the words, “it is written”. I see the stars as the Universal Music Sheet and each one of us has our own role to play.

With astrology, I can map the path each of us must take, with all the highs and lows. How we behave with each rise and fall is our choice, but the path itself is given by God and is never more than we can handle. None of this is “luck” or “fortune”’; it is God’s will, bismallah. 

Many of the Holy books such as the Bible and the Vedas are said to hold codes that detail the destiny of each one of us. These are books given by God, and because we are given all these things to read—stars and books and our very lives, God has given us the tools to know our path and what we should be working on in life. 

As an astrologer, I can predict something, but if it is a challenging thing, I can pray, and God will lessen the blow, and oft times turn the experience into a miracle. We get closer to people--and to God-- during crisis. 

What a solace to know that! And what a gift to know that God has given us a way to help ourselves so that we can turn to Him, so that life can be peaceful and without shock! I find that astrology can help people find peace--and God—and miracles in every day life experiences, even the most tragic ones. This is truly a blessing that only God could bestow. 

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