Belief in astrology led to the development of astronomy. 
In connection with a revival of the worship of Ishtar in Mesopotamia, the Babylonian priests again turned to stargazing and astrology experienced its last great revival.  Spirit messages were interpreted by astrology.  Primitive astrology was a world-wide belief and practice. 
Astrology is a pseudo science of Babylon developed into a religion throughout the Greco-Roman Empire; a mass of superstitious error which has no place in the gospel of the kingdom.  The stars were consulted by astrologers before any marriage.  Many supposedly intelligent people still believe in good luck, the evil eye, and astrology.