This article is written after careful consideration. I have had awareness about these things for many years. I felt it wise
not to share these things previously because some readers may misinterpret. For two years now I have been thinking sometimes, it may be necessary for some people to bring peace of mind if interpreted rightly. If you are Christian, you can gain some helpful insights. And if you don't know Jesus and have been attracted to astrology, and felt that it may help you, there is a real downside to it. Besides, they don't know how those characteristics originated.
Some years ago in my late twenties, I noticed a magazine with a remarkable feature story.....it was called Psychology and the Stars.....it arrested my attention. I thought to myself, “what do they have in common? One is stable, the other is not!” You know, those silly things they write each week in the newspapers to amuse and mislead people?
The article in question was written by a professional Psychologist with years
of experience, and I thought “how unprofessional”. But I noticed when turning to the page that in the first paragraph, she said that she did not subscribe to or endorse astrology. Well, you could imagine my next thought. “What are you doing, writing an article like this?” Her article had to do with behavior modification we could apply, to improve our life and relations. To my surprise, she said that with her many patients through the years, she had noticed striking similarities in temperament and characteristics.....good traits and not so good.
Please Note: This Post Is Not To Endorse Astrology.
I Will Explain Why. And May I Say Right Now, If People Can't Find Answers
From A Christian Source, They Will Often Turn To A Worldly Source.
They Have Real Questions, They Need Real Answers!
She also had her own descriptions for each of the star signs (each month we are born) and also said that she had noticed an overlap of descriptions within 10 days of the month before or after the month we're born in.
(those months commence round the 20th calendar day of the month)
I could see myself, parents, brothers and sister and friends in her descriptions.
There were descriptions so true of my family and friends, that I felt God was telling me, “this is one of the ways He made us ........He has different qualities and talents for each of us (that we are not restricted to) and that has nothing to do
I felt indignant that it often gets the credit that should be due to God, our Creator!
He gives us different blood-types and genes as well; our glandular makeup determines certain physical characteristics like expressions, manner of walking etc and various mannerisms (we sometimes find intriguing or attractive with others we know or meet) everyone's fingerprint, iris of the eye and DNA is distinctly different. We have an Awesome God who has a Divine Orderliness of things in His Creation including us.....and at the same time, gives room for individuality and uniqueness.....hey?
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Jesus will make your life more interesting than astrology with it's deviant lurks can.
They have just added some truth about the way God has made us to
a lot of lies to convince us......and all the time, we are actually sold
on a shabby counterfeit instead of the Wonderful Story of Salvation –
the SAME story that is found in the GOSPEL.
Religions have made us bored with hearing about God and Jesus, with all their
doctrines and arguments.....sometimes ear bashing, Christ never called anyone to do.
GOSPEL actually means GOOD NEWS.....to be LIVED OUT and APPEALING!
Others can SEE the GOOD things JESUS does in OUR LIVES
and ENJOY hearing about Him. When it comes from a transformed life
or nature.....they desire what you have!
I had just one question - the day after I read that article. I said to Him, “You make us perfect, you make everything perfect. I can understand the Good Traits, I cannot understand the 'not so good' traits.....yet I sense you are speaking to me that You should get the Glory, not the lies of men...... So for now, I am just going to leave this with You and You will answer me”. And I let all this rest and did not think about it. I decided that He would have a right time to show me.
Well, some weeks later, when I was singing praise songs one day, the answer came to me when I wasn't even thinking about it. IT WAS THE FALL OF MAN!
When you think about it, that pretty much explains why everyone has good and bad character traits (the same ones other people have).
Our fore-parents Adam and Eve were made in God's Image.
That was the tree of the "Knowledge of Good and Evil" they ate from
- everyone misses that!
One friend in particular who really had genuine love for people etc and every so often he demonstrated spurts of an unexplainable temper in the office with his staff when something wasn't to his satisfaction, because he wanted the best for people. He was a very capable person and quick to give himself generously.
Yes when Adam and Eve fell from their life and walk with God, by taking fruit from the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL....they had a sin-nature that added the not so good traits (sickness and poverty also was passed on to us).
I feel that God wants us to know, that He created each of us with those special qualities, good traits and certain giftings......that we are meant to ENJOY THEM and EACH-OTHER. We were never meant to be frustrated with our short-comings and
each-others'. And different ways we have were meant to compliment – not clash – with each other.
Yet I have seen even two families on the verge of separation in recent times due
to clashes in communication that are definite traits of the months they're born in and an inability to seek harmony.
Those traits also run rampant with no self-discipline and no-one wants to change. Instead, they want the other to change and will not put in any effort.
It's easier with "Christ in you, the Hope of Glory". His Glory is
your Victory.....this really makes Him Happy, to see you Enjoy the Freedom
He paid such a high price to give you. Yes, to see you living in it.
"FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM, HE ENDURED THE CROSS"
BECAUSE HE COULD SEE US THE OTHER SIDE (of His Death and Resurrection).
There is a lesson to be learned here friends. In the Garden of Eden, the enemy of man-kind mixed some Truth with a Lie and said to Adam and Eve (our foreparents) “Has God said?” You know, “did He really say?” and when they bought the Lie_ all the sickness, sin and shame etc came upon mankind, an inability to harmonise with each other and relate closely with God.
Such truths, astrology won't tell you. When you get into it, you find it's far from simple.
It's founded on very complex principles, so complicated and confusing.
There are so many factors to take into account with their methods to achieve harmony.
One should not need a University Degree to experience Peace Within and I would compare
astrology methods to one - I would rather go to the Prince Of Peace: JESUS.