Astrology Is A Form Of Divination


Astrology is Divination by Definition

Proverbs 16
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16 To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
but motives are weighed by the Lord.
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
4 The Lord works out everything to its proper end –
even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
Be sure of this: they will not go unpunished.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way,
he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
8 Better a little with righteousness
than much gain with injustice.
9 In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.
10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle,
and his mouth does not betray justice.
11 Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord;
all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 Kings detest wrongdoing,
for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value the one who speaks what is right.
14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
but the wise will appease it.
15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;
his favour is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;
those who guard their ways preserve their lives.
18 Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed
than to share plunder with the proud.
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a]
and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.
21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
and gracious words promote instruction.[b]
22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,
but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,
and their lips promote instruction.[c]
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.
26 The appetite of labourers works for them;
their hunger drives them on.
27 A scoundrel plots evil,
and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A violent person entices their neighbour
and leads them down a path that is not good.
30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity;
whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.
31 Grey hair is a crown of splendour;
it is attained in the way of righteousness.
32 Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord.
Footnotes:

Proverbs 16:20 Or whoever speaks prudently finds what is good Proverbs 16:21 Or words make a person persuasive
Proverbs 16:23 Or prudent / and make their lips persuasive

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Divination:

1. The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency. 2. An inspired guess or presentiment.
3. Something that has been divined.
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English divinacioun, from Latin divination-, divinatio, from divinare Date: 14th century
1 : the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers 2 : unusual insight : intuitive perception — di·vi·na·to·ry \də-ˈvi-nə-ˌtȯr-ē, də-ˈvī-nə-, ˈdi-və-nə-\ adjective

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. divination [ˌdɪvɪˈneɪʃən]
n
1. (Spirituality, New Age, Astrology & Self-help / Alternative Belief Systems) the art, practice, or gift of discerning or discovering future events or unknown things, as though by supernatural powers 2. A prophecy
3. A presentiment or guess
divinatory [dɪˈvɪnətərɪ -trɪ] adj

1. the practice of seeking to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means. 2. intuitive perception; instinctive foresight.

Astrology:
A form of divination involving the relative positions of heavenly bodies. Also called genethlialogy, genethliacs.

Astromancy:
divination by observation of the stars. Also called sideromancy.

Augury:
1. The art of f oretelling the future by means of signs, originally by the flight of birds; divination.
2. An omen or portent from which the future is foretold. — augur, n. — augurial, adj. — augurous, adj. austromancy
divination by observing the winds, especially the south wind. Cf. aeromancy.

Necromancy:
1. The magic practiced by a witch or sorcerer.
2. A form of divination through communication with the dead. Also called nigromancy. — necromancer, necromant, nigromancien, n. — necromantie, adj.

Numerology:
A form of divination involving numbers. Also called arithmancy.

Hieromancy:
A form of divination involving sacrificial remains or sacred objects. Also called hieroscopy.

Horoscopy:
1. The art of casting horoscopes or divinations based upon the relative positions of heavenly bodies.
2. The position of the sun and stars at the time of a person’s birth. — horoscoper, horoscopist, n.

Divination – successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise, guess, conjecture, hypothesis – a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence 2. Divination – a prediction uttered under divine inspiration prophecy
forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication – a statement made about the future
oracle – a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
3. Divination – the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling
prophecy, vaticination, prognostication – knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source) arithmancy – divination by means of numbers
dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy – searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
geomancy – divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
hydromancy – divination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides) lithomancy – divination by means of stones or stone talismans necromancy – conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying oneiromancy – divination through the interpretation of dreams onomancy – divination by the letters of a name
chirology, chiromancy, palm reading, palmistry – telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand.

Divination:
noun prediction, divining, prophecy, presage, foretelling, clairvoyance, fortune-telling, prognostication, augury, soothsaying, sortilege. Every method of divination is a philosophy about the world.

Divination:
Methods of Divination:
astrology,
clairvoyance,
crystal gazing,
dice,
dowsing,
I Ching,
numerology,
palmistry,
runes,
scrying,
sortilege,
tarot,
tea leaves

Means of Divination:
ailuromancy – cats
alphitomancy – wheat or barley cakes
arachnomancy – spiders
astragalomancy – dice
bibliomancy – passages from books
cartomancy – cards
catoptromancy – mirror
ceromancy – melted wax
chiromancy – hands
cleidomancy – suspended key
crithomancy – freshly baked bread
cromniomancy – onions
crystallomancy – crystal ball
dactylomancy – suspended ring
geomancy – earth, sand, or dust
hippomancy – horses
hydromancy – water
lampadomancy – oil lamps
lithomancy – precious stones
lychnomancy – flames of wax candles
molybdomancy – molten lead
necromancy – the dead
oneiromancy – dreams
ornithomancy – birds
pegomancy – sacred pool
pyromancy – fire or flames
radiesthesia – pendulum
rhabdomancy – rod or wand
sciomancy – ghosts
tasseography – tea leaves
theomancy – god
tyromancy – cheese
Idolomancy:
A form of divination involving idols.
Chronomancy:
A divination to determine the precise time for action.
Cartomancy:
A form of divination involving playing cards.

as·trol·o·gy (-strl-j)
n.
1. The study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs. 2. Obsolete Astronomy.
[Middle English astrologie, from Old French, from Latin astrologia, from Greek astrologi : astro-, astro- + -logi, -logy.] as·trolo·ger n.
astro·logi·cal (str-lj-kl), astro·logic adj.
astro·logi·cal·ly adv.
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astrology [əˈstrɒlədʒɪ]
n
1. (Spirituality, New Age, Astrology & Self-help / Astrology) the study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities
2. (Astronomy) the primitive study of celestial bodies, which formed the basis of astronomy
[from Old French astrologie, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astrologos (originally: astronomer); see astro-, -logy] astrologer , astrologist n
astrological [ˌæstrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] adj
astrologically adv
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ASTROLOGY
as•trol•o•gy (əˈstrɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. The study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs. 2. Obs.astronomy.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin astrologia < Greek. See astro-, -logy] as•trol′o•ger, n.
as•tro•log•i•cal (ˌæs trəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) as`tro•log′ic, as•trol′o•gous (-gəs) adj. as`tro•log′i•cal•ly, adv.

Astrology:
The study of star divination; future

apotelesm
Archaic. the casting of horoscopes. — apotelesmatic, adj.
astroalchemy
astrology. — astroalchemist, n.
astrodiagnosis
astrology.
astrology
1. the study that assumes, and professes to interpret the influence of the stars and planets upon human existence by star divination. 2. Obsolete, astronomy. — astrologer, astrologist, n. — astrological, adj. genethliac
Obsolete, a person who is skilled in genethlialogy.
genethliacism
the art or practice of casting genethliacs, or astrological nativities. genethliacs
genethlialogy.
genethlialogy
the lore that underlies the art of casting genethliacs, or astrological nativities. Also genethliacs. — genethlialogic, genethlialogical, adj. horoscopy
1. The art of casting horoscopes.
2. The position of the sun and stars at the time of a person’s birth. — horoscoper, horoscopist, n.

Magianism:
the teaching and studies of the priestly caste in ancient Media and Persia whose belief in the advent of a savior king involved them in intensive astrological research, including the following of a star to Bethlehem (See Matthew 2:1-12). Nativity
1. The time, place, and circumstances of a person’s birth.
2. The configuration of the planets at the time of a person’s birth and a representation, as a chart, of that configuration. synastry
coincidence in stellar or astrological influence; the condition of two or more persons having been born under the same stellar configuration. -Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun 1. astrology – a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon. Star Divination
zodiac – (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs horoscopy – the drawing up and interpretation of horoscopes
pseudoscience – an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
triplicity, trigon – (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees mansion, planetary house, sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, house – Astrology:
noun – stargazing, astromancy, horoscopy.
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Nahum 3:15…Woe to Nineveh

3 Woe to the city of blood,
full of lies,
full of plunder,
never without victims!
2 The crack of whips,
the clatter of wheels,
galloping horses
and jolting chariots!
3 Charging cavalry,
flashing swords
and glittering spears!
Many casualties,
piles of dead,
bodies without number,
people stumbling over the corpses –
4 all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute,
alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution
and peoples by her witchcraft.
5 ‘I am against you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.
‘I will lift your skirts over your face.
I will show the nations your nakedness
and the kingdoms your shame.
6 I will pelt you with filth,
I will treat you with contempt
and make you a spectacle.
7 All who see you will flee from you and say,
‘‘Nineveh is in ruins – who will mourn for her?”
Where can I find anyone to comfort you?’
8 Are you better than Thebes,
situated on the Nile,
with water around her?
The river was her defence,
the waters her wall.
9 Cush[a] and Egypt were her boundless strength;
Put and Libya were among her allies.
10 Yet she was taken captive
and went into exile.
Her infants were dashed to pieces
at every street corner.
Lots were cast for her nobles,
and all her great men were put in chains.
11 You too will become drunk;
you will go into hiding
and seek refuge from the enemy.

Acts 7:38-42, 43, 42-60
43 You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek
and the star of your god Rephan,
the idols you made to worship.
Therefore I will send you into exile”[a] beyond Babylon.
Footnotes:

Acts 7:43 Amos 5:25-27 (see Septuagint)

Remphan
(Acts 7:43; R.V., "Rephan"). In Amos 5:26 the Heb. Chiun (q.v.) is rendered by the LXX. "Rephan," and this name is adopted by Luke in his narrative of the Acts. These names represent the star-god Saturn or Moloch.

Solomon's Star Worship and Sorcery

Well, here is where it gets intriguing: M. Hirsch Goldberg in his book The Jewish Connection states: " The Star of David is not of Jewish origin – and the ancient Israelites never used it as their religious symbol" (they used the Menorah or Seven Candlestick). So, why did the six-pointed star become known as the Jewish star? This symbol was widely adopted, not because the Jewish people chose it, but ironically because Adolph Hitler forced all Jews to wear a yellow six-pointed star during the holocaust. The word holocaust means burnt offering, and the six-pointed star was used in the past when burnt human sacrifices were offered to Moloch and Ashtoreth in Baal worship. The few Jews who had anything to do with the Six-Pointed star (hexagram) were those who were involved in occult practices. Back to Hitler, would he put anything good on a Jew? Hitler meant to insult and destroy the Jews, and being wrapped up in the occult (reference the book, "The Nazis and the Occult"), he may have meant the Jews to be his burnt offering for power. Today, most Jews wear this star by choice, and without thinking or checking out its origin and usage through time. Wearing the six-pointed star became a vogue.

The first mention of the six-pointed star in Israelite literature was in Amos 5:6, when YAWEH angrily tells His people that " I hate and despise your feast days…. You shall take up Siccuth, your king and Chiun your images, the star of your God…." Siccuth (Sakkuth) and Chiun (Kaiwan) means "star" and refers to Saturn as a star, and was objects of idolatrous worship, as they were considered to be Assyrian gods, some of which myth can be traced back to Babylon, the Tower of Babel. The mixed multitude that went out of Egypt with the children of Israel took the star with them. Like the obelisk, the six-pointed star was an Egyptian idol used in idolatrous worship. In 922 B.C. when Solomon married the daughter of Pharoah, he became involved in Egyptian idol worship and went into magic, and witchcraft. Solomon built an altar to Ashtoreth and Moloch, and the six-pointed star, the chief symbol of human sacrifices in magic and witchcraft circles, came to be called the Seal of Solomon.

Solomon did not heed the subsequent warnings from God to cease from these abominable practices, even after God threatened to rend the Kingdom of Israel from his son's hand. And indeed, the split occurred after Solomon's death. Solomon's idolatry caused the Kingdom of Israel to be split in two. The practices he introduced to the children of Israel eventually caused the House of Israel to go into exile into the Caucasus, and the House of Judah to go into captivity. It was Josiah who later destroyed this forbidden altar. Did you know that the number 666 was connected to Solomon? (1 Kings 10:14) Yes, 666 talents of gold was sent to Solomon each month by none other than the King of Tyrus. After you have read this account in the book of 1 Kings, turn to Ezekiel Chapter 28. Oh, what a tangled web was weaved, when Solomon practised to deceive. King Solomon left many articles which proved his blatant idolatry, such as King Solomon's Mirror, King Solomon's Comb, and the six-pointed star, which became known as the Seal of Solomon in the witchcraft and occult world. Solomon also laid down the foundations of the Craft (Daniel 8:25) which later became known as Freemasonry., and the six-pointed star features prominently in Masonic rituals.

King David was Solomon's father, but he was never an idolater. He made it absolutely clear that God Himself was his shield, not only in Psalm 3:3 but in Psalm 28:7, Psalm 119:114, and Psalm 144:2.

The book, "The Six-Pointed Star," is the first academic work which documents the origin and historical usage of this symbol. From Egypt to Solomon, to Arab magic, and witchcraft, to Druid uses, to freemasonry, to Mayer Amschel Bauer, who in the 17th century changes his name to depict the red six-pointed star which hung on his door in Germany, and thus began the family of "Rothschild" (meaning red shield). The Rothschild family incorporated this symbol in their Court of Arms. The research traced the six-pointed star through the Cabala, to astrology, to Hitler and his putting a yellow six-pointed star on Jews during the holocaust, to the Zionist symbol, and finally to the flag of the State of Israel and beyond.

Because this symbol is comprised of a six within a six within a six (i.e. 6 points, 6 triangles, 6 sides of the inner hexagon) the research also includes a look at the 666 prophecies in the Book of Daniel etc., regarding the "willful king" (anti-Christ) and the "mark of the Beast." Included too, is the Scriptural significance of the number seven, and the Biblical description of the real Messiah, and the seven-branched Candlestick (Menorah), which God gave to the children of Israel as an everlasting Covenant, which is also mentioned in the New Testament and the Book of the Revelation. All sources are written at the bottom of each page making it easy for readers to see and check for themselves. It is said to be, of itself, the first and only book published on the origin and history of the six-pointed star. The book contains shocking information regarding the usage of the six-pointed star and its intimidating link with mankind, making it quite an intriguing good read.

Biblical References to Diviners:
Judges 9:37
But Gaal spoke up again: ‘Look, people are coming down from the central hill, and a company is coming from the direction of the diviners’ tree.’ Judges 9:36-38 (in Context) Judges 9 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations 1 Samuel 6:2
the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, ‘What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how we should send it back to its place.’ 1 Samuel 6:1-3 (in Context) 1 Samuel 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Isaiah 44:25
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense, Isaiah 44:24-26 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Jeremiah 27:9
So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you, “You will not serve the king of Babylon.” Jeremiah 27:8-10 (in Context) Jeremiah 27 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Jeremiah 29:8
Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. Jeremiah 29:7-9 (in Context) Jeremiah 29 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Daniel 4:7
When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me. Daniel 4:6-8 (in Context) Daniel 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Daniel 5:7
The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, ‘Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed round his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.’ Daniel 5:6-8 (in Context) Daniel 5 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Daniel 5:11
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners. Daniel 5:10-12 (in Context) Daniel 5 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Micah 3:7
The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God.’ Micah 3:6-8 (in Context) Micah 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Zechariah 10:2
The idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd. Zechariah 10:1-3 (in Context) Zechariah 10

Biblical Reference to Divination:

Genesis 30:27
But Laban said to him, ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.’ Genesis 30:26-28 (in Context) Genesis 30 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Genesis 44:5
Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.”’ Genesis 44:4-6 (in Context) Genesis 44 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Genesis 44:15
Joseph said to them, ‘What is this you have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?’ Genesis 44:14-16 (in Context) Genesis 44 (Whole Chapter)
Leviticus 19:26
‘“Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. ‘“Do not practise divination or seek omens. Leviticus 19:25-27 (in Context) Leviticus 19 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Numbers 22:7
The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said. Numbers 22:6-8 (in Context) Numbers 22 (Whole Chapter)
Numbers 23:23
There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, “See what God has done!” Numbers 23:22-24 (in Context) Numbers 23 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Numbers 24:1
Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face towards the wilderness. Numbers 24:1-3 (in Context) Numbers 24 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Deuteronomy 18:10
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practises divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,
Deuteronomy 18:9-11 (in Context) Deuteronomy 18 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Deuteronomy 18:14
[ The prophet ] The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practise sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so.
Deuteronomy 18:13-15 (in Context) Deuteronomy 18 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations Joshua 13:22
In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor, who practised divination. Joshua 13:21-23 (in Context) Joshua 13 (Whole Chapter)

DIVINATION
ARROW » Divination by (Ezekiel 21:21)
PAUL » Reproves the soothsayer; causes the evil spirit to come out of the girl who practises divination (Acts 16:16-18) SORCERY » (Divination by an alleged assistance of evil spirits) VENTRILOQUISM » Divination by (Acts 16:16)
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Carmen
    May 25, 2013 @ 02:46:15

    Very interesting! congratulation Gia.

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