Astronomy and astrology is kinda two terms that means roughly mean the same, both being a class of knowledge regarding stars.
But... Todays, the term ÂastrologyÂ is used for a class of knowledge to know one's history (and also future) through the use of the knowledge of the stars.
The concpet of astrology (as in prediction of the future through the use of stars) probably is derived from the knowledge of navigating around the world using stars.
The concept is... If stars can lead us to find our way, could it also help us lead us to find out our future or our fate? To help us navigate into the future?
Who knows... Our life is cleary already being decided, but... I don't think that the stars have anything to do with it.
As for astrology being teached in universities
They teached evolution (as in the changes from non-living things to a complex living organism) in university, and evolution doesn't make sense at all, since has no clear evidence to prove that it's right. So why not also teached astrology?
It would be helpful in some cases to gain extra knowledge.
On a related note. Why is that ÂUFO-logyÂ isn't acknowledged as a normal ÂscienceÂ by some scientists?
The appearance of UFO is a reoccuring event that is visible throughout history
China has a lot of history regarding UFO sightings, and it also has history regarding dragons (who probably are aliens).
As for women and astrology.
During my oberservation, women seems like the idea of the supernatural.
Women like to read the astrology section of a magazine, they also like to read or consume fantasy story with supernatural theme.
Women has a close relationship with the supernatural.
Men on other hand, like stuff like sciences and so. Of course, the supernatural is also part of sciences, so even boys do studied the supernatural.
But nevertheless, girls is has a much closer relationship with the supernatural than boys. And in general, asian (and even people like the native North Americans) is much more receptive toward the supernatural than their western (how the heck the termÂ*ÂwesternÂ come up, I didn't know) counterparts.
So... If you have an asian fantasy based franchise, to made it appealing to western type boys (in their teens, 20's, or so) what better way than to subtitute swords with guns, ships with spaceships, and gorgeous male character with a female one.
On a related note. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones almost become a chick movie. Why do you think that N-Sync were almost become guest stars in it?
As for one's seventh moon.
Anyone would like to sing ÂSeventh MoonÂ?