Astrologer Shelley Ackerman stated in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (no pun intended on the word “star”) that there is a thirteenth sign to be added to the zodiac. This sign is Ophiuchus. Those who follow their horoscopes “religiously” are now in a quandary as they are not sure now Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16. what sign they really belong to.
The changes are as follows:
Capricorn: January 20 – Feb. 16. Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20
All this supports what I have written about some time ago that the whole horoscope and zodiac practice is bogus. Worse yet the new sign Opiuchus has a less than inspiring meaning. Opiuchus means “The Serpent.”
Where have we seen that symbol before? As early as Gen. 3 we see the serpent in the garden of Eden leading Adam and Eve astray. Now he appears here again in the horoscope to lead souls astray as they follow his sign. Due to the fact that the Devil used the serpent or snake to lead the first pair into sin God said in Gen. 3:14:
“… Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.”
Forever after the serpent was associated with the Devil. There is no question that that symbol applies to him. Let us look at the following references:
Rev. 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Rev. 12:14 “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
Rev. 12:15 “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman [the church], that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”
Rev. 20:2 “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.”
Some may say that Jesus was once symbolized as the bronze serpent on a pole that God wrought healing through in the days of Moses when the Israelites were bitten by real serpents and cried out to God for help. However, the only reason that that serpent on a pole represented Jesus was because Jesus bore the sins of the world on the cross for us. 2 Cor. 5:21 says “For he hath made him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Every other reference to a serpent is about the serpent the Devil.
Let us not be guided by stars, constellations, planets and the like. Let us not be guided by hocus pocus Ophiuchus. Let us instead remember the promise of God who says in Isa 58:11 “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”
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