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Why Astrology is Considered Occult

The Fear of the Unknown

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Why Astrology is Considered Occult

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I realized that astrology was a symbolic language and I was determined to learn it. I read books about symbols and religion. I remember studying the tarot cards and how astrological symbols were hidden within each card. I think I was the most fascinated when I learned about the symbol of the Pentagram.

As a Christian, I was always taught that the Pentagram was the symbol for Satanism and the Devil. I learned a very important piece of secret information when I dug a little deeper in my studies. I found out that the Pentagram was actually a symbol of protection used by Christians to ward off evil spirits.

They would draw the star on their doors and houses to keep away evil. The Pentagram was also used by Medieval Christians to represent the five wounds of Jesus. It was not until many powerful people at that time wanted to control these fears so they made this symbol taboo and associated it with the occult. If you look in society you can see the symbol of the star manifested in many ways. Policemen and Sheriff’s wear the star and what do they do? They protect us from danger.

In the Tree of Life, from the Jewish Kabala the star or pentagram represents doing the higher will striving to attain higher levels of consciousness when the point is facing upward. Often we find the point facing downwards which represents doing the lower animal will and acting on our personal desires. We have the Star of David in Judaism, which has six points and is focal to this religion’s belief system. In Christian art, Saint Bruno is known to wear the star on his breast and three saints wore the star on their forehead, Saint Dominic, Saint Humbert and Saint Peter of Alcantara.

The astrological symbols are found throughout the Bible and are considered hidden and mysterious because there is much to be left to interpretation. When I found out that there are many books that were written that are not in the Bible, I wondered what other information was kept secret and hidden from Christians? The Nicene Creed consisting of a group of twelve men decided which books would be included in the Holy Bible. There were many books that were left out, probably hidden away in some secret library at the Vatican. Then I found out that the Catholic Bible has different books in the Bible than the Protestant Bible I grew up reading. Within the Christian denominations the “occult” is thriving today. Occult simply means, kept hidden and mysterious.

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