Praise be to God! There is no other god except God. About one third of the world believe in astrology. And one of the reasons why it is popular is because people assume that since it has been in existence for such a long time, and many people believe in it, it must be true. And the reason why it has existed for such a long time is because it started actually as a very small observation of truth, but then everything after that is false. In the past, before people knew about the orbit of the earth and how the solar system works, all they knew is that for every time that the moon becomes new, the sun has moved further in the sky relative to the stars by one twelfth of the sky, and so they divided the sky into twelve parts. And to help identify those parts of those sky, they imagined shapes which those stars resemble, so they can remember them easier, and they called them constellations. Then, they saw that there is a connection between when the sun is in a certain constellation, and when the trees produce fruit, and when the leaves turn brown, and when it snows, and when the leaves emerge again, and things like that. Basically, they discovered seasons. Fine. Seasons and when the sun is in a certain constellation is actually the same things. So far so good. But then everything after that was falsehood attached to it. They did not know how seasons work, so they just thought that those constellations are causing the leaves to fall, and things like that, and therefore the stars have an effect on earth, because they cause leaves to change, and therefore they must have an effect on humans as well. And really, they just invented stuff and guesswork, and people believed it, and now astrology is very popular.
Now, of course astrology, any kind of astrology, Horoscopes, Indian astrology, Chinese astrology, any kind of astrology have been proven scientifically to be false, and no one was ever able to prove scientifically that it works. And this is not the main issue why we are writing about it, because people are wrong about so many other things. We have flaws. But, we are writing about it because astrology is prohibited in the Bible and the Quran.
Isaiah, chapter 47, verses 13-14 says, “All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those astrologers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up.”
Leviticus 19:26 says, “Do not practice divination or seek omens.”
Quran 4:11 says, “When it comes to your parents and your children, you do not know which of them is really the best to you and the most beneficial.” This statement would have been false, if people were just able to know the fate of their children based on the year and the date and the time when they were born.
And Quran 72:27 says, “Only to a messenger that God chooses, does He reveal from the past and the future, specific news.” And there are about 1 million astrologers in the world. So, either God has sent 1 million astrologers as messengers, or all astrologers are liars. And based on the book of Isaiah, we already know that all astrologers are bad people, so they can not be messengers, and therefore they are liars.
So, people who believe in astrology, but they do not believe in the Quran, they are simply misguided and under the influence of the devil. And if someone believes both in the Quran and astrology, then they are probably suffering from depression, anxiety, or similar difficulty. Because, astrology and the Quran contradict each other, and if you believe in both of them at the same time, that can be only possible in such mental states like depression and anxiety, or similar psychological or social difficulties. And there is nothing wrong with depression or anxiety. About half the people today experience them at least once in their lifetime, and towards the future, towards the end of the world, almost all people will at least once in their lifetime be diagnosed with depression or anxiety. So, things like that happen. We are just helping here to identify the potential problems, because people with anxiety and depression are capable to believe two completely contradictory conspiracy theories at once. For example, they can believe that Tupac is still alive, and that Tupac was killed by the CIA, and they believe both of them at the same time. This is documented by studies. This happens when people are emotionally unstable, which happens. They are not crazy. They just need emotional support. And you should try to seek help with the right professionals, so you can get back on your feet emotionally. By the way, let’s say that your belief is 70% strong in the Quran, and 30% strong in Astrology. If you get the right treatment by a professional, you will notice that by the end of it, both of those beliefs will dwindle. The psychologist can not help you become a believer. He will simply find a way to reduce both of your beliefs, the good belief and the bad belief, and eventually you will believe 0% in Astrology, and now only 40% in the Quran, but this is still better because now you know exactly where you stand in relation to the Quran, without the astrology, and then gradually afterwards you start to improve your belief in the Quran back again, while keeping the astrology part at 0%, and then you realize that you become a much more functional longtime submitter, less egocentric, and you will just feel better. It’s possible. And by the way, if the situation is serious, we would even recommend you to take some medication, with prescription, just to jumpstart your healing process, especially, because people who encounter depression are absolutely convinced that it will never go away, which is not true, but that’s why those people need to seek help. Because depression and anxiety convince you that they will never go away, and once you are convinced of that, then you get depressed because of that, and you enter a vicious cycle. In that case, outside help is needed, just to break the cycle. So, medication is useful in that case, to at least make them believe that help exists, and then seek it, and then they can remove the medication or whatever the professional tells you. By the way, we don’t fully agree with the way they use these medications in the U.S.A., excessively, and being constantly numb to avoid any bad feelings. You are supposed to feel things sometimes, including the bad feelings. It’s called life. But also, we don’t agree with people who are categorically against those medications. The Quran says that there is good and bad in them, and they are useful towards more serious cases, to jumpstart the improvement, but the appropriate doctors most likely know better about this. And ultimately, of course, God is in control of everything, and he knows our fates.