The Bible doesn't say that the alignment of the stars has no meaning, but that we shouldn't look to them. It's not so much a matter of whether you CAN derive knowledge of certain personal things from the stars, but whether you SHOULD. Therefore, it would be OK to "believe" in the zodiac only as far as acknowledging that it may have some credibility, but it would be not OK to go so far with that "belief" as to actively use it to seek answers to questions of life instead of seeking them through study of the Bible.
God speaks out AGAINST 'reading' the stars and seeking meaning and potents in them. He speaks out against all forms of divination and fortune telling, etc. - Deuteronomy 18:9-12 9 ?When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,[a] anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. - Deuteronomy 17:2-5 2 ?If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant, 3 and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden, 4 and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel, 5 then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones. -
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Heresy is a sad remnant of thankfully bygone times. The thinking behind it would include adherence to any beliefs outside of the Bible. The belief in horoscopes, numerology and such seem to exist in the realm of the carnival shyster, novelties more or less. Regardless, it is anyone's choice to believe as they like.
I did a study on this. I wish I could email it to you, but the gist of it was I looked up divination and found many practices under it including horoscopes, numerology, card reading etc. Galatians 5:19-21- 19-The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft... I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. Read about divination, witchcraft and consulting mediums in the bible. You will find a wealth of scripture against it. They all state that God seems it idolatry. Those practices are done instead of worshiping God or replacing God. Horoscopes falls under divination. Go to Wikipedia and search divination. There it lists almost all practices of divination.
The earliest practices of Zodiac were traced back to ancient Babylon. Unlike the Babylonians, faithful Jews did not practice astrology—and for a good reason. God had explicitly warned them: “There should not be found in you . . . anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah.”*—Deuteronomy 18:10-12.
God’s servants took a firm stand against astrology. For example, faithful King Josiah “put out of business . . . those making sacrificial smoke to Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the constellations of the zodiac.” Josiah’s action was said to be “right in Jehovah’s eyes,” and God blessed him for it. (2 Kings 22:2; 23:5)