Astrology & the Zodiac

Season 3
Episode Number
Release Date
September 23, 2021
IdolatryMagic and Witchcraft
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:

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


I believe that all religions and cultures trace their origin back to Adam and Eve. While I believe the Bible to be the true and preserved Word of God, I believe that we can find bits of truth in other religions and cultures. The purpose of this series is to examine the themes that remained universal to highlight universal knowledge--in this case, the pattern of using the stars for signs and seasons.

References and Footnotes

  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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