Astrology is often referred to as the science that is governed by the stars and planets in the sky, and this study dates back many centuries. Astrology has been around through most of human civilization and it has made many great contributions to mankind's advancements through the ages. Those who believe in this science may use the positioning of stars, planets, and other stellar bodies in order to predict what will happen in the future. This can be done for humans as a species or for individual people. Many believe that this science offers guidance but that it is up to the individual to use this guidance in determining the right course of action that should be taken.