Anyone doubting whether the occult is gaining steam in American society need only read the latest IBISWorld report which has found that the occult has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. over the last 13 years.
AH asks: “I have a question that keeps coming up in conversations with my friends and I would like to answer them correctly. What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of what the Magi used when reading the stars? Was it astrology or astronomy? How do we as Catholics defend the teaching of Christ on not to use Astrology if the magi did.”
GK writes: “I heard that Princess Diana believed in astrology and that her personal astrologer predicted her death. Is this true?”
There’s no doubt that millions of people actually believe in their horoscope, but how many would go so far as to fly all over the world – on their birthday no less – in pursuit of their perfect “solar return”?
MBB asks: “I used to go to an astrologer who made a big deal out of something she called a ‘natal chart.’ What exactly is this, and what can it tell me about myself (if anything)?”
If you’re a gambler, astrologers say you can put your money on President Barack Obama winning re-election in November based on the Aries and Saturn “ingress”, Mercury’s retrograde, and other celestial silliness.