Friday, January 09, 2009

What Does Religion Say about Astrology?

The question is what is the view of astrology from a religious point of view?
First off, very different, individual.



But it is truly a mistake to think that ‘The Lord’ strikes down upon astrologers for their passion of this field. 

Actually most religions mentions the stars in some sort of way, they are guides, givers, and takers, they can strike down, or be like a miracle. 

 Many religions have it termed as a devils’ work (one article I am writing is actually about this, and how one version of these religions go). 

But it has never been the devils work, rather you should see the term astrology in a completely new way; It is a substance to our humane race, a place where thoughts/creativity and the scientific mind can meet, either through the planets existence or through the symbols we write. 

The best way to understand religious thoughts and astrology if you ask me would be through the ancient Egyptians. One statement, which have existed even to this day, but is originally from Ancient Egyptians belief is; “I am the morning Star, I am the evening star” Many people should recognize these words from somewhere, and they are over 2000 years old. 


I personally state, that religions were born from the stars, in one way or the other.
I love all beings upon this earth, so I find it ignorant to state any religion as ‘one sole truth’ for they are all some part of mankind’s history (it would also be disrespecting religions if I state one was more correct than the other, I find them all as being a part of man, and yet so much have been added out or written into the books, and it is easy to see).

 It was through the knowledge of Astrology/astronomy that the three wise men were able to find Jesus.

Psalms 104:19: The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to set.

In Psalms 147:3-4 : God heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.


Luke 21:25 : At the end of this Age there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars…the heavenly bodies will be shaken.



From the Book of Job Chapter 38: http://www.drbo.org/book/20.htm
 The Book of Job is part of the Hebrew bible:

31 Shalt thou be able to join together the shining stars the Pleiades, or canst thou stop the turning about of Arcturus?

32 Canst thou bring forth the day star in its time, and make the evening star to rise upon the children of the earth?

33 Dost thou know the order of heaven, and canst thou set down the reason thereof on the earth?

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that an abundance of waters may cover thee?

35 Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, and will they return and say to thee: Here we are?

I have a direct translation of the Dead Sea scrolls, and here some of what they said
(Wrote down about this subject): ‘Horoscopes’ or Astrological Physiognomies (4Q186): II… and his thighs are long and lean, and his toes are thin and long. He is of the second Column. His spirit consists of six (parts) in the House of Light and three in the Pit of Darkness. And this is his birthday on which he(is to be/was?) born: in the foot of the Bull. He will be meek. And his animal is the Bull.


THE QURAN
The Chapter called “The Star” Is yet another example, but it must be understood, that each interprets the books individually. Many Muslims see astrology and astronomy as the devils work – Ye must not predict for this is only for the most holy Lord. I hope they only view the predicting-astrology as the Devils work, because if we did not notice the heavens, many things would go even more astray in our world today.
I will only bring you some paragraphs of the Quran’s chapter ‘the Star’

44. That it is He Who granteth Death and Life;

45. That he did create in pairs, male and female,

46. From a seed when lodged (in its place);

47. That He hath promised a second Creation (raising of the Dead)

48. That it is He Who giveth wealth and satisfaction;

49. That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star).

 In Religions, the Lord is much more than the stars, They abide to He. Let me give you a piece of Ancient Egyptian astrology;
First off back over 2000 years ago, they had astrologers, which their called ‘horoscopist’ But I do not find any real evidence that they used it like we do today, in the more individual way. They also had the Zodiac, and many other stars and constellations. 

 Personally I am like Socrates, who was standing in front of death and said; I shall drink for the Sun and for the Moon, for they have always been here with us, they never fail their path.



5 comments:

  1. In most of Eastern countries, it is customary to prepare natal charts according to Lunar calender. Name to the new born is also given accordingly.At the time of arranged marriages Horoscopes of both girl and boy are matched .
    I am doing a comparative study of Sunsigns and Star signs. This is useful information, thanx...

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  2. Dear Pamela Hudson,

    Yes, I am glad you found this helpful.

    Karima -WB

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  3. I was wondering where do you get such beautiful images for these posts?! :)

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  4. Dear
    mājas lapu izstrāde,

    The image in this post, I created myself, I took a picture of some old bibles, and added some text over that image. Then I added some red dots (a lot of them) in different sizes, and then some lines coming out from one corner. Then I placed a Polaroid image around that.
    Mostly I create them my selves, I like imagining.

    I deeply thank you for thinking that they are beautiful.

    Sincerely,
    Karima - WB

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  5. Hi, I just came across your site for the first time. I like what you said about the link between astrology and religion. Ah, if only more people would understand this. Also I feel the 'spirit' no pun intended of the energy behind your words. They flow very easily, and I feel a kind of gentleness coming from you behind the text. Does that make sense?
    Warmest Regards, Diana.

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