In theology or religious studies, there is the belief in a multitude of star-gods. In this regard, astrology is related to the nature religions. Ancient men assumed that nature is inhabited and governed by magical powers, demons, and gods. Each planet and sign of the zodiac is the expression of a particular god or demon.
But astrology is also sometimes accepted by religions which know only one creator-god, like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Then the many star-gods become angels and demons which are subordinated to the one God. Astrology is thus simply astronomy, or a religious understanding of the cosmos based on exact scientific calculations.
History behind Astrology - Religion Nexus
Five thousand years ago, astrology and religion were connected. Iraq was called Sumer and a very sophisticated civilization flourished there. Sumer was the birthplace of writing and astrology witnessing this celestial order, believed it to be the manifestation of divinity. The Sumerians merged with a branch of Semites who were fervently practicing the cult of Astral Divinities with whom they felt connected while travelling though the desert. Astrology and religion were then attached. In the ancient world it was very common to see correspondence between celestial movements and happenings here on earth. That belief persists right up to our day.
Astrology - Christianity
Astrology / Religion- quotes
True religion has always pointed humanity the way, and astrology has always been on the side of the true religion, for it is a God-centred science. - John Addey
It is my thesis that astrology is a religion and has always been a religion. - Candy Hillebrand
Astrologers vary in their degree of dedication to, or disappointment with, organized religion -- as do people of all professions, practices and philosophies. - Jayj Jacobs
People who believe in astrology come to regard it as their religion because it is based on spiritual concepts. - Richard B. Vaughan
Stars vigorously influence one's life, but they are not the ultimate determination. The wise one controls his star, the ignorant reacts to it.-Saint-Thomas of Acquinis, theologist
The stars are the first cause of our actions, but we have the free will to triumph over them if it is well directed. The poet-theologist, Dante
Islam and Astrology
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