In a number of religions, past and present, astrology has been looked upon as a necessary tool to enhance the spiritual growth of its followers. In ancient times people found their faith in the star and the neavenly bodies.Most religions mention about the stars in their religious texts.It was through the knowledge of Astrology that the three wise men were able to find Jesus.
The holy Quran has a chapter called the "The Star" and there is a mention about the Lord as "He is the Lord of Sirius".The ancient Egyptians had astrologers to study the constellations and explain it to the common man.
Many Astrologers, like many scientists, are immensely spiritual. Astrology is not meant to take away our religious values, but to enhance them, and to have a closer understanding of life and its purpose. Astrology is clearly not a religion but, it can be used as a tool to help to find some answers to the "Where" and the "What"of life.