In a recent discussion a person remarked that the preacher in the church where he attended, ridiculed those who put confidence in the zodiac or the astrology in general. He wanted to know what was wrong in believing the predictions and statements given in the those newspaper columns. He was seeking some assurance that there was some logic or mystical truths in these things.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; (Psalm 8:3 ASV)
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1 ASV)
And he later tells us this: He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by [their] names. (Psalm 147:4 ASV)
The heavenly bodies, the constellations, stars, sun and moon have been diligently studied for man thousands of years and they are beneficial to man in that their positions and movements give indications of time. The Greeks and Egyptians used these items, including the zodiac, to measure the time for the beginning of spring. And the world travelers have used them for guidance for centuries also. So their precise location, part of God’s handiwork, is extremely important to man in world travel and even more so now that we travel in space. But, with all of this glory of God’s creation, the Bible gives no inference whatsoever that there are any mistical or influential meanings to any of those toward individuals. We do know that the gravitational influence from some, especially the moon, is extensive in regards to our planet’s well being.
In Genesis 1:14, we learn than the Bible states that the heavenly bodies were given for signs and seasons, which simply means that we can keep track of time by these precise bodies and that they are signs whereby the travelers can navigate with confidence to their destination.
Astrology is the “interpretation” of an assumed influence the stars (and planets) exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The royal astrologers of the Babylonian court were put to shame by God’s prophet Daniel (Daniel 1:20) and were powerless to interpret the king’s dream (Daniel 2:27). God specifies astrologers as among those who will be burned as stubble in God’s judgment (Isaiah 47:13-14). Astrology as a form of divination is expressly forbidden in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God forbade the children of Israel to worship or serve the “host of heaven” (Deuteronomy 4:19). Several times in their history, however, Israel fell into that very sin (2 Kings 17:16 is one example). Their worship of the stars brought God’s judgment each time. (GotQuestions.org)
The Bible furnishes us with all we need to know according to 2 Peter 1:3, read this:
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
So, the questioner’s preacher was correct, we have no need, nor authorzation to seek the future by predictions of those who attempt to know via the zodiac or other astrological means. As the quote above says, The Israelites were forbidden to serve or bow down before the heavenly bodies. And their disobedience in that respect cause them much sorrow. So we need to seek tour salvation through the Holy Bible and leave the “tea leaves” and astrological frauds alone.