|People who have not studied either subject may believe that Astronomy involves going into
the garden on a freezing cold night and pointing a telescope at the stars and planets.
Similarly, they may think that Astrology involves looking up their horoscope in a tabloid
newspaper to see if fate is going to be kind to them that day.
Thousands of years ago, the ancients used to look at the night sky, presumably because they
had few distractions. In addition to learning, over the generations, how the Sun, Moon and
planets appeared to move against the background of the stars, they also noted apparent
correspondences between events in the sky and events in their lives. Astronomy and
Astrology were thus very much linked together, and people learned, for example, that when
Mars and Jupiter were due to be visible close together, in the same part of the sky, they might
expect an increased amount of activity based on emotional factors. By extension, they
perhaps reasoned that there might be a greater likelihood of conflict at that time.
Over the course of history, and particularly over the last few centuries, Astronomy and
Astrology have become separated. It is now fashionable to regard Astronomy as an objective
Science, dealing with observations and theories about the Solar System and the rest of the
Universe. Astrology has a reputation for being a mysterious and esoteric field of study,
possibly because much of the subject material lies outside the realm of the objective. In
Astrology, personal viewpoints and understanding based upon personal experience take
precedence over scientific measurements and theory.
This apparent difference between Astronomy and Astrology is largely due to the peculiar way
we often choose to categorise our experiences into those which relate to events and to
relationships in the outer world, and those which relate to our inner goals and to our
emotions. Both subjects deal with humans and with heavenly bodies. In Astronomy the main
focus is on the heavenly bodies, while in Astrology the main focus is on human concerns.
However, there is no law that compels us to separate inner from outer experiences, or to set
one aspect of our lives against another.
We must remember that Elohim gave us the Sun, Moon, Planets, & Stars to let us mark our
seasons, keep count of the days & the years, and also to serve as signs. This word “signs”
means: signal, remembrance, miraculous sign, omen, warning, token, ensign, standard,
miracle, or proof. Watching the movements of the Planets & Stars in order to see signs,
omens, signals, & warnings is commanded by Elohim & is the express purpose for the
creation of the Luminaries. Job 38:32 asks "Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his
season?" Mazzaroth is the actual Hebrew word that means the 12 signs of the Zodiac and
their 36 associated constellations. This is the art of astronomy & astrology. On a side note,
being an observer of clouds, such as meteorology, is prohibited. Perhaps this is because the
luminaries are fixed objects that are consistent in their behavior, both physically &
metaphysically. On the other hand, clouds are vaporous & inconsistent, and any
"predictions" made by cloud-watching have a huge chance of being incorrect, to which any
one of us can attest when the "weatherman" messes up.
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|Astronomy & Astrology
|The heavens declare the glory
of Elohim, the skies proclaim
the work of their hands. Day
after day they pour forth
speech, night after night they
display knowledge. There is no
speech or language where their
voice is not heard. Their voice
goes out into all the earth, their
words to the ends of the world.
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