It is very common to hear scientific materialists talk about astrology in disparaging terms. In fact most every scientist would tell you astrology is ludicrous. How could distant star formations influence me on an everyday macroscopic level?
I think the scientists have it wrong. If perihelion is a key constituting factor in disease, as has been demonstrated by science to be true, then aren’t the stars merely the pattern for time keeping? Zodiacal constellations in fact are markers of the perihelion cycle, how far and how fast the planet is going.
A possible connection between the perihelion cycle and human embryonic formation seems obvious. The extent of that influence has yet to be fully described. A thought experiment involves cross-correlating all current data regarding disease and birth month against the perihelia incline and declination cycles.
To this extent, dismissing the paradigm of astrology outright is normal. Whatever effects must be imperceptible. However people still find it useful as an organizing principle. The calendrical nature of western astrology could be based in perihelion based observations as well. The Maya based their calendar on the orbits and phases of the planet Venus with such accuracy that it wasn’t more exactly measured until the 20th century. Other cultures have based their time keeping on other organizing principles. They all agree that it is the organizing principal itself responsible, I.e. the darkness of winter or the brightness of stars, or the ebbs and flows of internal energy. The distortions of reality which are tied to various season. These have been attributed to orbits of planets, and conjunctions of stars, or premonitions.
You can imagine how a learned person in Kepler’s time could conceive of such a thing Newton was one such person. Newton’s from of Alchemy was based on spiritual as chemical principles.
What they could not do, and which you can, is imagine how the speed and closeness of the sun varies over time. How that rise and fall of energy is measurable. How that
Now imagine the sun growing and fading in intensity over the year. Now put a dot on January 4th. That is the cross point of the analemma. The day you can start to imagine the the earth is nearest the sun. Everywhere on the planet.
Interpretation of facts may lead to new conclusions. First you must examine the basis your own interpretations.