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20 Times The Bible Mentions Astrology

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While many Christian teachings speak out against the occult, which includes astrology, there are actually a number of Bible verses about astrology throughout the scriptures.

In biblical times, people would use the stars to find out which direction they are going and looked to the night sky as a heavenly place.

Some Christians see astrology as evil and something that we shouldn't look into or analyze.

For example, people such as Billy Graham, an evangelist Christian figure, say that believers in Christ should not use these cosmic entities for guidance.

He includes referencing horoscopes and other methods, such as sorcery, omens, or magic, as a source of guidance other than God.

That said, the Bible does have verses dealing with zodiac signs and astrology. Though much of what the Bible says about the study of astrology isn't positive, there is some crossover when it comes to zodiac constellations.

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Even in biblical times, people understood the significance of the sun and stars on Earth. The star of Bethlehem is one of the most well-known parts of the Bible that feature this, which the Three Kings used as navigation to find Jesus when he was born.

The Bible speaks about stars, their importance, and their relation to God beyond just this story.

Bible verses about astrology

1. "The Sun has one kind of splendor, the Moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor." — Corinthians 15:41

2. "He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land — the LORD is his name." — Amos 5:8

3. "Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever." — Daniel 12:3

4. "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

5. "The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light." — Isaiah 13:10

6. "Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing." — Isaiah 40:26

7. "While the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?" — Job 38:7

8. "...and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.'” — Matthew 2:2

9. "So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky." — Philippians 2:15

10. "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the Moon and the stars, which you have set in place." — Psalm 8:3

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11. "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." — Psalm 19:1

12. "The Moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever." — Psalm 136:9

13. "He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name." — Psalm 147:4

14. "And the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind." — Revelation 6:13

15. "And God said, 'Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth." — Genesis 1:14

16. "Daniel answered the king and said, 'No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.'" — Daniel 2:27

17. "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves," — Luke 21:25

18. "The king called loudly to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers. The king declared to the wise men of Babylon, 'Whoever reads this writing, and shows me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.'” — Daniel 5:7

19. "And he brought him outside and said, 'Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.' Then he said to him, 'So shall your offspring be.'” — Genesis 15:5

20. "A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;" — Revelation 12:1

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Steven Hall is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationships.

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