Why Horoscopes Are Hooey!
Compiled by Dave Nolte

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There are those who build their day about what the stars have to say. Given a "good" horoscope, they are happy and contented; given a "bad" reading, they are fearful and gloomy. What a terrible way to live your life! They believe that if they are born under a given sign, they are stuck with certain traits and temperaments. Hooey!

Horoscopes are part of the occult world. The astrological practitioners are satanic deceivers and liars. God has nothing good to say about them and, in fact, condemns them soundly:

"All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame. Here are no coals to warm anyone; here is no fire to sit by. That is all they can do for you - these you have labored with and trafficked with since childhood. Each of them goes on in his error; there is not one that can save you." Isaiah 47:13-15 (NIV)

Note God's sarcasm! As to looking to the stars for guidance, God says:

"And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars - all the heavenly array -- do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven." Deuteronomy 4:19 (NIV)

God's punishment for such activity is severe (Now, under the New Testament, stoning is not taught, but this merely shows God's fury at such idolatry!)

"If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the LORD gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God in violation of his covenant, and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars of the sky, and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death." Deuteronomy 17:2-5 (NIV)

Some may protest, "Reading the horoscope or studying the Zodiac isn't 'worshiping' them!" But to rely on anything like that for guidance or lifestyle is a form of worship! To follow their "counsel" or "advice" is to give obedience to! That is reverence and obeisance given to stars which must be given God alone. See what He says about those who even consult stars:

"'At that time,' declares the LORD, 'the bones of the kings and officials of Judah, the bones of the priests and prophets, and the bones of the people of Jerusalem will be removed from their graves. They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground. Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life,' declares the LORD Almighty." Jeremiah 8:1-3 (NIV)

Note that God links consulting stars with worshiping stars! He condemns it!

But, what if the horoscope is right sometimes? Well, even false prophets hit it right sometimes. The test is: ARE THEY ALWAYS, 100% RIGHT WITHOUT SINGLE ERROR OR MISS?

God says:

"If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him." Deuteronomy 18:22 (NIV)

That holds true whether the person speaks in "the name of the LORD" or not; and I have yet to see an astrologer speak "in the name of the LORD." Anyone who predicts and it doesn't happen is a false prophet, not to be respected or listened to.

Furthermore, note that the characteristics attributed to those born under a given sign are not consistent. Observe people with the same birthday and note their different temperaments; they are not all the same. Not all are "controllers" or "impetuous" or any other definitive character trait. Some born under different signs possess similar personalities, abilities, character and temperaments! I know of several sets of twins who are so different in temperament, personality and character that if the Zodiac were true, they could not have been born under the same sign! I know people who are so alike you'd swear they were brothers or sisters and yet they were born under totally different signs. The signs are pure hooey!

But, is it dangerous to mess with the Zodiac? What if it's just "in fun" or out of "interest?" Well, let me just say that "a little leaven leavens the whole lump!" A little mold quickly envelopes the whole slice of bread. Messing with things God forbids should be avoided like the plague.

You won't go wrong avoiding the Zodiac, the horoscope and all astrologers! They can't guide you right, don't let them guide you wrong; they can't be trusted or relied on, don't let them deceive you; they can't take you to heaven, don't let them take you to hell!

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