Astrology consists of several systems of divination, based on the premise that there is a close relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. Astrology is an ancient tradition that studies the influence of the planets and the universe on humans and life.
The belief in astrology has existed since ancient times. About four thousand years ago, the Babylonians began to predict the future from the position of the Sun, the Moon and the five most visible planets. They claimed that these celestial bodies have certain forces that affect human behavior. Later, they have included the signs of the zodiac in these predictions.
What is destined will happen. But, then what is the purpose of astrology? People usually turn to astrology for an answer to the question of what the future holds, but actually what they want to know is how to resolve their current situation and whether there is a solution to their problem.
The purpose of astrology is to help people to understand and to accept themselves and to exploit their potentials to the fullest. The aim of astrology is also to direct people to live a certain way.
The original purpose of astrology was to inform the people of the course of their life on the basis of the positions of the planets and of the twelve astrology signs at the moment of their birth or conception.
Forecast never was the main purpose of astrology and by taking a forecast no one can get any advantage. But, astrology can serve as some kind of guidance and based on those indications, astrology can really alter the way we act, think and can change our life for the better.
However, you should keep in mind that astrology is not a method for fortune-telling. Yes, astrology can predict or indicate when is the right time to do something, which is very different. The planets are always moving and they force people to do certain things at certain times, and the astrologer must point out that specific time to the individual. If the individual misses that moment, who knows when will be the next chance and what will be the outcome.
However, whether you will believe in astrology or not, it certainly should not depend on the number of theorizing about its lack of scientific value, but from your own experience and quality at which your belief is based. After all, no science is not sufficient to explain the existence or to answer all the questions about life, death and meaning.