Ah, horoscopes. It seems like you can find your sign and a “forecast” of your future in almost any secular magazine or newspaper.
Whole websites are devoted to helping you plan your future based on astrology. Some people refuse to date or hang out with someone based solely on their birth date.
So those are the people to take it too far, but what about those who just want to read it for fun?
One reader asked famed evangelist Billy Graham: “Every morning my neighbor won’t do anything until she’s checked her horoscope for the day. I’ve always considered them kind of a joke, but she really takes it seriously. Is she possibly right?”
Wise as always, here is Graham’s answer:
I don’t doubt her sincerity—but I’m afraid she is putting her trust in something that will only mislead her and take her down a wrong path in life. God alone is the one to whom we can look for guidance, and He alone can be trusted to lead us when we sincerely seek His will.
Why does the Bible command us not to turn to horoscopes or fortunetellers or astrologers for guidance? One reason is because often they’re only guessing about the future. Have you ever read the predictions some of them make at the beginning of each year—and then compared them with what actually happened? Isaiah mocked the astrologers of his day: “All of them go on in their error; there is not one that can save you” (Is. 47:15, NIV).