Some people believe that astrology is witchcraft and against God’s will. They believe that to be able to know someone’s personality and what their future holds requires some supernatural power. I disagree.
I once worked in a Mexican restaurant. I had a group of people of a particular foreign background sit at my table. An experienced waitress told me that table will make me work hard providing them with the free items (chips, salsa, and water) and then give me a small tip. She was right, to my dismay. She told me about their personality and predicted the future. Was she a witch? Of course she wasn’t. She and other servers have experienced a large number of people with that particular background and the majority of them behave the same. That’s not magic. Stereotyping, yes. Magic, no. Everyone does this to some degree. People stereotype others based on race, sex, income, political party, school, and other things. Astrologers’ stereotypes are based off birthdates.
Most stereotypes do have some validity. Remember the people from the restaurant. It is not customary to tip in their country. The issue that some people have with astrology is that it is not a proven science. There are plenty of theories on astrology, but none proven. As history has repeatedly shown us, what we do not know must be magic.
I once gave a speech about astrology in a class that I had in college. I was in the physics program at the time. The speech instructor made the remark “a man of science into astrology.” I thought that was an absurd statement. Scientist know that no matter how crazy something sounds, it needs to be scientifically proven or disproved. Don’t forget that people who thought that the world was round were thought of as crazy. I was studying Einstein’s work in physics at the time that instructor made that comment. If you think that astrology sounds weird, look at that Theory of Relativity.
If you need some kind of scientific footing for astrology, look at Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Gravitation. Astrology is based on the positions of the planets, sun, and moon. Newton’s law explains why the moon affects the tides. If the moon can make the ocean go up and down 15 feet, do you think that it is that much of a stretch to assume that it might also affect you?