Astrology is becoming popular, with many people regarding it to be a source of wise counsel. What does the Bible say about those who consult with astrologers and use astrology as guidance for their lives? It's in the Bible, Isaiah 47:13-15 . "You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these things that shall come upon you. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver את eth-themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Thus shall they be unto you with whom you have laboured, even your merchants, from your youth: they shall wander everyone to his quarter; none shall save you. YESHA'YAHU (ISAIAH) 47:13-15 את CEPHER."
Astrology in the Bible
In this first mention of astrology in the Bible, YAHUAH is speaking to the people of ancient pagan Babylon. Middle East archaeology has confirmed that astrology did indeed originate in the nation of Babylon, now called the country of Iraq. Cuneiform tablets have been excavated depicting horoscope charts dating from the 5th Century BC and earlier. Astrology is a divination art which teaches that the relative positioning in the sky of the Sun, Moon and planets has an influence upon individuals and upon the course of human affairs. In our modern times, just like in ancient Babylon, a growing number of people are utilizing the services of astrology consultants.
In the Book of Daniel, there is narrated a profound event in the life of Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon. The king had a very disturbing dream, and he wanted to understand its meaning. Daniel 2:2 , informs us, "Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Kasdiym, for to show the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. DANIY'EL (DANIEL) 2:2 את CEPHER."
What is Astrology?
The astrologers, also known as 'Chaldeans', were part of the king's circle of so-called 'wise men' who practiced divination. The actual word for astrology in the Hebrew language literally means, 'divining the heavens'. Divination is the act of foretelling future events, or of revealing secret knowledge, by means of signs and omens or other supernatural agency. The practice of pagan divination is prohibited by YAHUAH. It's in the Bible, Leviticus 19:26 , "Ye shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor practice sorcery. VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 19:26 את CEPHER."