Answer: What is astrology? Maybe that’s where we should start. I’ll read a verse of scripture that classifies astrology along with certain other things, and that’ll begin to give you an idea and then you’ll get a good understanding. Isaiah 47:13, “Thou are wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.”You know, the Lord had said there was going to be judgment for these people, and then He says now, “you let the astrologers save you, let the astrologers, the stargazers and the monthly prognosticators save you.”
Notice, He grouped them together: the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators. What does this mean? The astrologers are those who study the arrangements of the celestial bodies (the various planets, the sun, the moon and all of these) and they try to understand, through observation, the positioning of these things [the movement and positioning of these planets] and then they interpret the future or they foretell future events in human lives. And, in this way, they actually rob you of your relationship with the Spirit of God, because your life is not controlled by the planetary arrangements. Your life is in the hand of God. God said to the children of Israel, “I am your God; your future belongs to Me.” So, He gave them prophets to bring them revelation through the Holy Spirit and through His word, and that’s what God wants us to do. He doesn’t want us to try to look into the future by studying the planetary arrangements. The same thing with stargazers: they look at the stars, the arrangement of the stars and things that are happening to the position of the stars, and then they seek to tell you what your future holds and events in your personal life.
Now, it would have been okay if they tried to foretell physical events, if they tried to foretell things around the world, maybe like weather and all those other kind of things, but where you have to deal with human lives who are related to God, you cannot interpret their lives through the physical arrangements of things in their environment, because God has said that man is greater than his environment. He gave him charge over his environment. His environment should not determine what happens with him. So that is what’s wrong with astrology—that’s why God is against it.