Whenever you have checked your horoscope did it seem like it was spot on and almost always relatable? Well it is because it is easy to create coincidences that most people relate to on a regular basis.
Astrologist came up with a person’s horoscope according to their birth chart that was made in ancient times. A horoscope is a sign someone is given off the position of the stars during the time of their birth. People believe their sign determines their life forecast. Many count on these daily horoscopes to inform them of their own character, things going on in their life during the present time and their future. Some even count on horoscopes to align them with the person they would connect with best. Horoscopes are typically published in magazines, newspapers or online. Millions of people fall on the same birth chart, so they would be given the same exact forecast.
Do you believe all those people would be going through the same exact thing all at once? To have something going on financially or in a relationship and to have good days and bad days is pretty common so it’s easy to get a person sucked in to believing that the stars being able to explain it all for them is true. If the horoscope has any personal meaning or is indicative to anything in the person’s life then they will use subjective validation on themselves because they want it to be correct.
Horoscopes misguide people from making correct decisions. Ali Hale said, “Horoscopes use vague statements and generalizations.” For example here are a few from the Daily Mail newspaper: “There will be ups and downs financially with nothing going quite to plan.” Also, “But if you can give yourself space to ponder you may be able to answer one or two questions which have been bothering you recently. Nothing superficial will really help so you will need to focus and get right down to the nitty gritty.” and “You won’t suffer fools or slow coaches gladly and will express yourself firmly but forcefully at times. Just don’t go a step too far since you may want support when you get into a muddle towards mid month.” You see these sorts of statements could apply to anyone.
We have fun with it because they can come off sort of mysterious and having a “sign” like Leo or Sagittarius gives us this super awesome identity. But the truth is, that is all it is, fun. Not everything that is portrayed as fun is always true and what is not true is just a way of deceiving others.
Horoscopes are really good at playing with emotions; therefore, they get people hyped up. We like to have answers and will try different ways to find them. Just because someone’s emotions connect to a horoscope does not make it valid. To go about life according to our feelings is dangerous.
Psalms 71:5 says “For you are my hope, O Lord God; you are my trust from my youth.” And Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” If you put your hope in Christ why would you need a horoscope? You cannot put faith in both.
We cannot send our worship to the stars that God created. Like Pastor Alan Youngblood has said “Do not worship the stars, worship the one who created the stars.” Psalms 118:8 tells us clearly “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” The stars do not really dictate who we are, where we are on our life’s journey, where we will go and does not determine who is right for us. The stars did not create you, God did. Only God has the correct answers to all your life experiences.
He did not create stars to speak truth to us; He is the only way, the truth and the life.
In the second book of Daniel King Nebuchadnezzar was having dreams that his spirit was so troubled by that his sleep left him. He gave a command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. They came and stood before the king but none could tell him of his dream or interpret it. Then Daniel stepped in and asked the King to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation.
Daniel went to his house and made the decision known to his companions Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon that the king wanted dead.
Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision from God. Daniel then went before the king and said “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to the King Nebuchandnezzar what will be in the latter days.” Daniel then went on to explain the dream to the king and then the king fell on his face and answered Daniel saying “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings and reveler of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.”
At first the king put his hope in magicians and astrologers like many people are doing today, but none knew the truth. When he put his hope in Daniel the truth was revealed because Daniel was a man who put his hope in God alone. Through this we see there is only one place where answers to life and hope can be found.
We are better off ignoring our daily horoscope to instead ask for wisdom by praying and giving attention to what God’s word has to say.