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Friday, July 12, 1985

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er's response when asked if as-
trology is a non-Jewish pursuit.
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astrologer, explains that ancient
Babylonia was the birthplace of
astrology, the study of the influ-
ence of the stars on human events,
and the predictions based on this
study.
"Ur in Babylonia was the center
of astrological 'wisdom' in Ab-
raham's time. According to rab-
binical texts, 'all the kings of the
East and West congregated every
morning before Abraham's door to
seek advice'."
What transformed Abraham
the astrologer into Abraham the
believing Jew is still the model for
the Jewish relationship with as-
trology today. Says Pecker: "Ac-
cording to Abraham's calcula-
tions, he was supposed to become
the father of a nation. But he was
childless. His prediction didn't fit
in with reality. So he checked
again, and discovered that the
stars aren't the only power in the
• universe; that there must be a
power stronger than the stars
which established the whole sys-
tem. At that point Abraham
began to believe in God. His way
of life was changed, and he had a
child."
According to the Jewish way of
thinking, says Pecker, the stars
do have an influence on us, but
there is a higher power. This
makes it possible to 'overcome' the
influence of the stars. "The stars
are matter and we are matter. In
order to rise above the zodiac, we
must become more spiritual. This
means belief in God."
According to Pecker, astrology,.
in its modern form, belongs more
to the realm of psychology than
science. "Astrology says that
there is a correlation between the
movement of the planets and the
behavior of man. We just don't
know how the influence works.
Today we are using astronomical

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data to understand human be-
havior."
For instance, he said, psychol-
ogists are interested in learning
whether there is any connection
between one's time of birth and
the tendency to commit crime. He
emphasizes the word "tendency"
because, Pecker explains, belief in
astrology doesn't mean belief in
determinism. Two people born at
the same moment are potentially
the same, astrologically speaking;
but there are so many intervening
factors: upbringing, education,
culture, not to mention genetic
makeup, that any sort of deter-
minism is automatically cancel-
led out.
The Jewish association with as-
trology reaches far back in his-
tory. There is no explicit mention
of astrology in the Bible, but by
Greek and Roman times astrology
had become a widespread, though
disrespected, practice among
Jews.
Many Jewish scholars con-
demned the use of astrology.
Rabbi Samuel of Babylonia said
that "Torah cannot go together
with the art that studies the
heavens." And Rambam
(Maimonides), the medieval
Jewish philosopher, rejected as-
trology completely, calling it
"superstition."
' General interest in astrology
declined after the 18th Century
when science and rationalism
prevailed. Now, it seems, astrol-
ogy has returned with a ven-
geance.
"Twenty-five years ago people
said I was a crazy man," Pecker
muses. "Now astrology is more
appreciated and certainly more
popular." He attributes this rise
in popularity to the beginning of a
new astrological period, the Age
of Aquarius, where the rational
and the mystical will be com-
bined. But when pushed a little
further, Pecker admits that it also
is a symptom of the hard times the
world is going through,.

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