I discovered astrology as a beautiful way to interpret the mysteries of the world we live our our existence in. Everything associated with an event is tied to a specific astrological alignment. For every event in the cosmos, all of the planets in the solar system (including the sun) have a very specific placements at that very moment in time. As such, everything - from a date of birth, to a wedding, to when someone leaves this earth, it all has a blueprint of the stars unique to that moment in space time.
My viewpoint is from a Neurolinguistic Astrology viewpoint, and so from the perspective that the astrological birth chart provides clues to what storylines in this life best serve your soul purpose.