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Here’s Why You Should Be Careful About Horoscopes!
Written by Christi Given | October 20, 2011
Some people may think reading horoscopes is harmless or silly. For those of you who don’t know, astrology claims to predict aspects of your life based on sign names according to when you were born: Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Sagittarius, Libra, etc.
Horoscopes are based on the time of year you were born and claim to foresee what will happen in the future, or lend “advice” about your life. Astrology is based on the sun and the moon and their interactions with you.
But when it comes to the Bible, the Lord warns us against falling prey to mediums, spiritists, sorcerers and any form of witchcraft.
“When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.” -Deuteronomy 18:9
We also see in Leviticus 19:31:”Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.”
We know that horoscopes are related to psychics and mediums. Even on daily horoscope websites they have advertisements to speak to a psychic live! Many newspapers and magazines, including teen and fashion magazines also have horoscope pages.
The predictions found in horoscopes and astrology in general can seem confusing. Girls, if you have a question, are unsure, or don’t feel comfortable reading something — even if it’s a slight feeling in your gut–listen to the Holy Spirit. He will direct you and steer you.
PI girls, if you ever hesitate or are unsure if you should read something, just ask yourself: Is it helping me in my walk with God or hurting me? Is it furthering me to be the godly woman I desire to become, or is it putting false or faulty ideas in my head?
Pray for discernment and if you still aren’t sure, ask a youth leader, a parent, guardian or role model. If you are curious about your future, ask God to give you clarity and vision. God already says he knows he has good things planned for you and wants to give you a great life, just ask for HIS guidance!
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11
What do you think about reading horoscopes?