Astrologers have their own rule of twelfths dividing the ecliptic into houses which are believed to affect human behaviour. Placing emphasis on the time and place of one’s birth is at least a step towards some kind of inertial or absolute time. It features in various religious and cultural practices around the world. Astronomy has its roots in astrology, applying what we might call the scientific method to mysteries of great importance. There is no greater mystery than time.
John M. Regan