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In the middle ages astrology influenced the church, art and literature

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In the middle ages astrology influenced the church, art and literature.

Average medieval Christian was quite comfortable with astrology as a science, and indeed saw it as another manifestation of divine power and beneficence. Thomas Aquinas, one of the foremost theologians of the period, was to reflect that, if the moon could influence the tides of the ocean, there was no reason to deny that the planets could influence mankind.

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