It’s much less arbitrary than a lot of other practices. The astronomy involved is science, astrology is its poetry.
You can see cycles and patterns unfolding in your life. Nature’s clockwork.
One of the phrases you hear a lot in astrology is ‘as above, so below.’ This implies that what goes on in the heavens is reflected here on earth, that the unfolding of the relationships of the stars and planets impacts mundane life. Like I say in the video, we know the moon affects the tide, how do we know the stars don’t influence our lives? And on the other hand, what if by associating meaning to the stars, we can gain insight to the patterns and passage of time we experience? As below, so above?
When you look at the systems and layers it makes a complicated, contradictory mess of sense. Just like us.