According to Wikipedia, religion aka human religion has a long history. Religion is first formed in the ancient world in 3200 BCE, which gap about 5219 years ago. And those religions which still remain until nowadays are:
Those religions are in the top 10 largest religion in our world.
For the Western, Christian, Islam and Judaism are three major religions. All three share a good relationship with Astrology in their early religion timeline. Over centuries, those three biggest religions, reject Astrology as they develop.
In another side of planet, Buddhism , Hinduism and Taoism (in China Mainland) converts the Astrology into their own versions in Asian countries-> thus, their Astrology versions class as one branch of Astrology. (Gne will share those branches as we go through the time. Initial, we have Chinese Astrology, Indian Astrology aka Vedic Astrology. And for Buddhism in South East Asian countries, Budd does mention about Astrology-> we will learn more detail each branch in the future)
Short Judaism history
[For Jews, you are very familiar with the Judaism History timeline. Can you help Gne to check if Gne miss some points?]
Everything starts with a single GOD. Jews aren’t going to say his name: YAHWEH. Jews usually prefer to use the “Creator” or “His name”. Judaism is a religion which worship and follow the ONLY ONE GOD. Even there are many GODs in the ancient world, but Jews believe that there is only one GOD. He is a Great Creator who creates this planet,
As The Creator products all setting ( the nature, the animal, the air, etc.), he makes a special specie: Human.
It’s Adam and Eve. (As you heard somewhere already, the Famous historic story “Adam and Eve” is from Judaism religion. It’s recorded, written in the Hebrew Bible)
After, The Great Creator always presents in different form in the Earth. He has been followed what happen in this planet.
As the turning point when human disappoints GOD, he orders a Great Flood to vanish all bad things about human. The Creator also give a merci. He gives an instruction to a human – Noah.
Noah decision is believing in his word and make an enormous wood ship – as known as an Ark – preparing for the Great Flood. Noah lures all kind animal species in the Earth to the Ark. Since Ark’s size limited, Noah chooses one pair of each animal species (one male and one female).
Noah also follows the Creator to keep extra some CLEAN animals. (the Purpose later is for sacrifice after the Great Flood on Earth)
After the Great Flood Noah story, Hebrew Bible says that all human right now is the descendents of Noah.
We have Shem-> One of them is Abraham – a significant patriarch.
Abraham is tested the belief by the Creator. He asks Abraham to sacrifice one of his sons. Abraham chooses Issac – the second son. However, in the end, Abraham can’t make it. Abraham immigrates.
Issac is survive, and Issac continues to live as normal. His descendent is Jacob. Later, Jacob is sacred as an Israel.
Below Jacob is Joseph. Joseph has one significant son – Moses. The story bounded with Moses is his life mission. Moses hear the Creator saying. Moses follows his order and free all Jews when they are enslaved under Pharaoh.
The most remarkable scene about Moses is the journey bringing Jews from Egypt to a new, promised land. Moses is dead before he completes his mission because Moses use too much power to divide the Red Sea into two parts and let Jews come through.
Moses also receives 10 Commandments, Jewish Laws. Moses also known with his 5 books:
The 10 Commandments are :
1. I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
2. You shall have no other gods beside Me. You shall not make for yourself any carved idol or any likeness of anything… you shall not bow down to them, nor serve them…
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to God… For in six days God made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5. Honor your father and your mother…
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your fellow.
10. You shall not covet…anything that is your fellow’s.
From HAARETZ website
Reason Judaism opposed Astrology
Before we talk about the opponents, let’s review a few positive side when the Early Judaism shares the relationship with Astrology.
At the patriarch Abraham period, he founded the ancient Astrology during the time in Mesopotamia. Ancient Astrology exists in the synagogue mosaics, rabbinical judgments, and and ancient parchments.
12 sun signs Astrology fits with 12 tribes of Israel. The Astrology spirits enhance inside the 12 stones of the Priestly breastplate.
Those 12 tribes are found by 12 sons of Jacob. The 12 tribes with the 12 stones symbols for each: (following the order of birth)
- Reuben with Sard Gemstone
- Simeon with Chrysolite Gemstone
- Levi with Red Garnet Gemstone
- Judah with Emerald Gemstone
- Issachar with Sapphire Gemstone
- Zebulun with Diamond Gemstone
- Dan with Topaz Gemstone
- Naphtali with Agate Gemstone
- Gad with Amethyst Gemstone
- Asher with Beryl Gemstone
- Joshep with Onyx Gemstone -> Joshep is Jacob’s favorite son-> Joshep’s son Moses is well known with Moses 5 books
- Benjamin with Jasper Gemstone
Gne doesn’t go more detail about Judaism history after Moses. The moment Moses sacred by the Creator, Jews people start to reject Astrology.
The main reason is Astrology lures Jews away from the Judaism faith.
Based on Ancient Astrology, the sun, the moon, the planets in the solar system, all are the GODs. Until the modern Astrology, those planets included the sun, the moon, do have some effects on
Judaism rejects it. For Jews, there is one only GOD. He decides everything. He draws the human fate. No matter how much the human predicts and calculate, the Creator always can bend the human idea.
That is the root reason for Judaism abandones Astrology.
So far, Opponent’s Astrology begins within ancient Egypt-> then the Roman Empire Royal Politic -> and now is the religions.
Judaism is just one religion which share the connection with Astrology in their early timeline. Then, Jews people abandon Astrology to commit and insist with their faith and belief in the Creator.
Sharing the same foundation with Judaism, Roman Christian and Catholic Christian also develop their own path without Astrology absorption.
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