Adam, I’m with you and prstoessel. I don’t see that as harmful.
I don’t know what the Church says, though, to be honest.
I do know what some Catholics on this website are likely to say, that you’ve “opened a door” to allow evil to come in, by having anything to do with superstitious nonsense.
I’m not afraid of getting a little dust on my shoes, in an effort to befriend and understand other people. It looks bad to some, but it doesn’t IMO affect whether I can walk in the shoes.
I don’t agree with an absolutist “open a door” prohibition. Frankly, I consider that more paranoid and superstitious than the horoscope itself.
First, let’s agree for a moment that practicing and believing in superstition, the occult, whatever horoscopes are called, is evil and dangerous. If I were to put on blinders that prevented me from even seeing that evil, then I have placed arbitrary limits on my God-given ability to see and observe. Any good competitor, whether in sports, academics, or any other field, benefits from knowing the tactics of the enemy. And not just in books, but actually observances in person or on video, for example. Does it hurt or threaten team A’s performance if they view videos of team B playing someone else? Of course not; if it did they wouldn’t do it. Neither, says I based only on personal opinion, does observing and walking near things used by people who are evil – whether they even realize they are against me or not – open the door for our weaknesses. More likely it shows us whether we need some weatherstripping around the door.
That said, if I am to search my heart for what I consider “absolute” possible things, I do have this concern.
If you laugh and say, “oh my gosh. I couldn’t have come up with this myself,” then I think you might be OK. If you say, “the people who do this stuff are fools; thank God I’m not a fool like them,” then I think you’re walking on thin ice.
My :twocents: , anyway.