Astrology, of the relationships between the stars and human affairs has always been a core component of human society from ancient times to today. The belief that the heavens can influence life on earth goes back to almost every society in history and today, even more. Ancient people learned that observations of the stars and planets could predict the coming of the seasons, when to plant crops, when certain animals would give birth and numerous other events vital to survival. It seemed natural that the positions of the heavenly bodies could predict, or even influence, human behaviour and none more so poignant than the world we live in today.