Acting on Astrological Advice

Question

OS 275

Somebody recently came up to me, and gave me unsolicited information about astrology. From a reliable source, with a good history of accuracy, he gave me some tips on the stock market. Am I allowed to act on that information?

, 15 years

Answers

  1. There’s no problem with acting on this unsolicited advice. However, one should not actively seek out such advice. Rather, a Jew should go about life trusting that God will “be there” for him, and not feel the need to know the future.

    Note that ultimately, astrology has no bearing on the life of a Jew because “ain mazel b’yisrael — the people of Israel transcend astrological influences.”

      Sources:

    • Yoreh Deah 179:1

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team