<<predictions by the stars>>

This is the study of the supposed influence of the stars on human affairs, with predictions for the future, for which horoscopes are formulated for each of the twelve Zodiac areas of the sky. A person’s birth date is used to calculate their zodiac sign. Reading of one’s stars is a form of divination – seeking to discern the events that cannot be perceived by normal means and must not be practiced by Christians. There were many Babylonian astrologers who tried to predict what the future held (Isa 47:13). Astrology is not to be confused with astronomy, the scientific study of the stars.

See also: astronomy, divination, horoscopes.

Copyright © 2022 Bible Dictionary. All rights reserved. Website design by fuel.