Astrology & the Zodiac

Is it weird that everyone is trying to predict their future by looking at the stars? Or is it a place of common knowledge?
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and they shall serve as signs and for seasons, and for days and years; Genesis 1:14 NASB

Most people are familiar with Western astrology, some know about the Chinese zodiac, but did you know almost every culture has some kind of Zodiac tradition? Caution: the Bible warns against worshiping the stars or believing the stars are controlling events—but the Bible also says that they are for signs (and seasons)

Relevant Verses

A few relevant verses on the topic:
  • Genesis 1:14
  • Deuteronomy 4:19
  • Judges 5:20
  • Ezekiel 32:7
  • Psalm 97:6
  • Revelation 6:13
  • Revelation 8:12

In Other Cultures

The following is a list of a few cultural astrology traditions.
  • Agricultural astrology
  • Arab and Persian astrology
  • Babylonian astrology
  • Burmese Astrology
  • Celtic astrology
  • Chinese Astrology
  • Egyptian astrology
  • Hellenistic astrology
  • Mayan astrology
  • Indian astrology
  • Islamic astrology
  • Sri Lankan Astrology
  • Tibetan astrology
  • Western astrology

References

  1. "List of Astrological Traditions, Types, and Systems". Wikipedia; visited September 2021
  2. "Zodiac". Encyclopedia Britannica; visited September 2021
  3. Dadhichi. "Astrology in Different Cultures". Astrology.com. February 19, 2018

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