Did you know that there is a link between astrology and religion? Some would think that this is not possible given the belief that organized religion does not promote or embrace religion. However, this is not the case. There are several major religions that have a link to astrology. Continue to read on to learn more about the interesting link between astrology and religion.
Pisces & Christianity
The sign of Pisces and Christianity have a connection that is found in various ways. First, the astrological era of the Age of Pisces coincided with the rise of Christianity throughout the world.Read More »
Virgo & Islam
The connection between astrology and Islam is debated because traditionally astrology is considered to be haram or forbidden under Islam. However, there are believed to be medieval Muslim astrologers that attribute the sign of Virgo to Islam. Virgo is a sign that is connected to the trinity of the mind, body, and spirit on Earth.
With this sign, there is also a deep focus on cleanliness and purity. Within the religion of Islam, cleanliness and hygiene are of the utmost importance and are considered fundamental of the faith. From the cleansing before daily prayers to performing regular hygiene rituals known as the fitrah, the focus on cleanliness and purity is very much aligned with Virgo energy.
Buddhism & Astrology
The Buddhist connection with astrology is related to the cycle of death and rebirth that is associated with the astrological wheel. The goal of Buddhism is to reach nirvana, which is beyond the limitations associated with time.
Astrology is based on the social construct of time that is created by man. Thus, in order to reach the state of nirvana where nothing more is desired, this necessitates moving even beyond the desire to be reborn into this experience. There are branches of Buddhist/Tibetan astrology that incorporate Chinese and Indian astrology.
Space for All
It is important to note the connection that some major religions have to astrology. It is more than possible to have multiple belief systems that help us navigate life. By understanding the links between astrology and major organized religion it is possible to move beyond the concept that we can only hold one belief or perspective.
Whether you are interested in organized religion, spirituality, metaphysics, or astrology, there is space for consideration of all things.