Contrary to what many would think, it is very common to find references to zodiac signs in religious textswhich are considered as sacred as the Bible is for the Christian religion.
And it is that astrology is an action so old that it was even performed before these existed. The study of the stars to predict future events or to know the character of people became known in the 3rd century BC during the rise of Babylon, a civilization known for associate the seasons of the year and the location of the constellations to the 12 zodiac signs that we know today.
The Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemy was the one who gave him the names to each of the 12 zodiac signswhich for him meant a fundamental basis for knowing the the way the lives of human beings would go.
The Bible makes many references to the stars and some directly seek the meaning of the Zodiac signs. For this reason, the YourTango website took on the task of find these associations:
Aries, the ram: in the bible it represents “the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” and that, if you trust in him, you will have salvation.
Taurus, the bull: For the Bible, the Feast of Tabernacles was an event in which seven bulls were sacrificed because the arrival of Christ and his reign for a thousand years were known.
Gemini, the twins: the sign represents two twin brothers that in the Bible refers to the connection between Jesus and the Church, a union that makes the sons of God religious and loving.
Cancer the crab: the shell and the claws of this animal surround and protect it. This is a metaphor used for family, home and what is loved, which in the Bible refers to love of neighbor.
Leo, the lion: it is understood to be the symbol of the land of Judah and the star of Regulus, which are at the foot of Leo and means “the little king”. This is why it is thought that this sign refers to the birth of Jesus.
Virgo, the virgin Mary: It directly refers to the mother of Jesus, who conceived him by the work and grace of the Holy Spirit.
Libra, the balance and justice: this sign refers to the sins that believers have committed. And that the only one who can judge them is God, so he frees makes direct reference to Christ.
Scorpio, the scorpion: This animal, along with the snake, are the worst seen in the Christian religion, since they represent darkness. However, it is said that with the help of God, Scorpio represents overcoming fears.
Sagittarius, the aquero: The Bible refers to Jesus as a rider or a white horse that brings salvation and higher knowledge.
Capricorn, the sea goat: the goat referred to the animal that saved people’s sins, first confessing their sins and then obtaining salvation. So this sign is the representation of the path to salvation.
Aquarius, the water bearer: This sign is associated with progress and rebellion. Therefore, the phrase “whoever believes in me will have spiritual water flowing throughout his body” that Jesus said, is directly associated with this sign.
Pisces, the fish: In the Bible the two fish symbolize good and evil. And always the fish that represents good triumphs over the designs of evil. So this sign represents spiritual victory.