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When did The Church ban astrology?
Was it technically fine until the 90s?
When did the Catholic Church ban astrology? In The Old Testament, the casting of lots was an extremely common practice. People are casting lots a lot in The Old Testament. I found one website that was totally clueless that it was an astrological practice. The lots, also known as the Arabic parts, were more popularly used astrological points in the BC days.
You might know this point better as the part or lot of fortune. There are lots of lots. Look into it!
Horoscopes were often written or analyzed from the lot of fortune. Sometimes I read my horoscope from the lot of fortune. Dane Rudhyar described it as a point that illustrates personality. I digress.
I’ve been trying to figure out when astrology was explicitly banned from the church. Of course it’s written in The Catechism of The Catholic Church, which was drafted in the 90s a la JP2. All I can really postulate is that before American puritanism, people found a way to make a compromise between astrology and faith.
I can argue that the two are not inherently incongruent. I did argue this on an upcoming episode of I Need God In Everyday of My Life’s podcast, which I recorded last night and hope comes out in December, it all things go smoothly.
The history of this topic I am not an expert on. But I am endlessly fascinated by it and always researching, however passively. In my more recent research found in about 363 at The Council of Laodicea, the Church first explicitly condemned astrology. It was only banned from priests or clergy. Canonical law has obviously changed since then.
There is one law that took away all of the astrology books that I completely forgot and cannot find… please help me remember. I will just have to keep digging, which I planned on doing anyway
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