The Wise Men were: Astrologers. In the Bible, they are called
Magi, which means wise men. They studied the stars and told people what they saw there. They were also the first scientists.
They recorded the movements of the stars and planets, and they were the first people to take accurate measurements of the
stars in the heavens and to put forth the ideas about whether the sun circled the earth, or whether the earth circled the
sun. They were among the first who used the stars to measure distances on earth.
In the Bible, it says that
"Magi came from the East to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star
in the East and have come to worship him.' " All of us have stars in the East, but Jesus' star was special, and it took
the Astrologers--to know that. Herod knew that and tried to use them to find the exact time of birth, something still do
today in Astrology. The Astrologers--or magi--went on to find Jesus, to give him gifts, and the Bible further says, "They
were overjoyed to worship him."
In addition, the magi were warned in a dream not to return to Herod, and
so they didn't, because they wanted to protect the child's whereabouts. Everywhere in the Bible, angels come to people, and
prophets speak to warn the people, so that they may behave better, take heed, and “be prepared”.
predictions are a gift and a reminder from God of what people can expect and how they should behave to make it into God's
heaven. Astrologers have been given the gift. It is not psychic, but it is scientific. It is not a game, because God doesn't
give the gift of prophecy lightly. It is detailed and difficult to learn, because God doesn't want just anybody doing it and
making it into a game.
God wants to care for, guide, and protect us. That is why he sent his Son, whom the Astrologers
foresaw, found, and worshipped. So it is with Astrology. It can warn and guide us and tell us what to expect. We can prepare
for things that are difficult, and my belief is that then you know when to pray, because God hears the prayers of those awaiting
Many readers of the
Bible will bring up the references in Deuteronomy where God forbids fortune telling. There is a difference between fortune
telling and prophecy—and between parlor games involving luck and science.
As the Bible says, “In the
beginning was the Word,” and the word was good (that is, God. That’s the origin of the word “God.) As an
astrologer, I believe that we all have a destiny that is already written, and you will see many places in Biblical lore, the
words, “it is written”.
With astrology, I can map the path each of us must take, with all the highs
and lows. How we behave with each rise and fall is our choice, but the path itself is given by God and is never more than
we can handle. None of this is “luck” or “fortune”’; it is God’s will.
of the Holy books such as the Bible and the Vedas are said to hold codes that detail the destiny of each one of us. These
are books given by God, and because we are given all these things to read—stars and books and our very lives, God has
given us the tools to know our path and what we should be working on in life.
As an astrologer, I can predict
something, but if it is a challenging thing, I can pray, and God will lessen the blow, and often times turn the experience
into a miracle. We get closer to people--and to God-- during crisis.
What a solace to know that! And what a gift
to know that God has given us a way to help ourselves so that we can turn to Him, so that life can be peaceful and without
shock! I find that astrology can help people find peace--and God—and miracles in every day life experiences, even the
most tragic ones. This is truly a blessing that only God could bestow.