Astrology is the study of the stars and their influence upon human affairs and activity. Astrology is a testament to the occult maxim: "as above, so below."
Astrology is considered an occult science. I truly believe that the occult (hidden) sciences have all the answers we pray for and have been looking for under religious pretenses. It is very sad and unfortunate that many religious individuals shun astrology due to grave ignorance and mental conditioning. It is the religious individual who desperately needs astrological information in every aspect of their lives, especially in the area of relationships (marriage partnerships), sex, finances, and health.
However, the real reason of why astrology is prohibited in most Western religions is revealed in the section "Astro-theology" beneath which shows how Western religions are based upon the movements and activities of the Sun, planets, and other celestial bodies that convey to man a spiritual story or moral that pertains to man's inner and higher self.
"The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac represent the twelve lessons of human existence, the twelve qualities to be developed in the formation of the perfect man. It is said that these qualities are gradually achieved by every human being, life after life, but not necessarily Sign after Sign. That is where man's free will comes in. If he chooses to work under some particular Sign more often than the others, or repulses the lesson of Sign altogether, a one-sided character results, such as genius with evil tendencies." - Vera Stanley Wilder
"Astrology is based on the belief that the movement of the stars and other celestial bodies affect our lives here on Earth. Not everyone acknowledges these effects but those who study astrology have many reasons to believe that all things, both terrestrial and celestial, are strongly connected. In fact, scientist have absolutely determined that the moon has influence over certain phenomena on Earth such as ocean tides. One common misinterpretation of astrology is that it determines our fate. The truth, however, is that astrology describes our potential; it is our choice to live up to that potential or to deny it. Astrology is organic rather than mechanistic; its meaning grows and deepens as we learn its symbols and begin t understand its language. Astrology can't really predict what happens to us in day-to-day life because it deals with trends - not minute-to-minute occurrences. In other words, astrology examines patterns that prevail in our lives - opportunities or gateways that are made available to us. Astrology is a highly effective way of interpreting our individual realities. The study of astrology increases our awareness and knowledge of ourselves and of the people around us. It empowers us." - Jenni Kosarin
"The wise man is master of his stars, the fool is ruled by them." - Vera Stanley Wilder