However although a prominent mathematician and scholar of the period he lived he was also an enthusiastic astrologer. Johann Kepler was an assitant to Tycho Brahe a court mathematician to Emperor Rudolf II. It appears that Johann Kepler followed Brahe's mathematical theories with some of his own, yet what actually inspired him
May not appears as deserving of interest as the work itself. However the reasons behind scholars such as Johann Kepler becoming interested in astrology through the application of mathematical calculations is itself something of a paradox because mathematician like scientists work in fact and logic.
Many scientists today dismiss astrology out of hand simply because no hard facts have been recorded. Yet for many thousands of years mathematicians spent a great deal of time researching links between astrology, astronomy and mathematics. The reason they did so was because they considered that a connection uniting the three disciplines in some way existed even though no hard facts could be discovered to confirm this theory. The reason individuals persist at anything is usually because they believe themselves to be correct and although scientists today have no firm evidence that provides absolute proof to deny astrology the discipline is considered irrelevant.
However Johann Kepler and people like him have been spurred on by something more than simply a desire to be proved correct. The physical dimension in which we live co-exists with the spiritual dimension from where we came. Access to both is possible although not in a way that might be considered by the scientific community as plausible because science does not yet recognize the spiritual dimension referred to in the bible, nor does it yet recognize that each individual possess a spirit, because once again these things are not easily visible or detectable. Scientists want to visibly see something in order that they can then confirm its existence, if it isn't visible or detectable to the technology at our disposal today it simply isn't there. Yet how many people believe in the human spirit? The reason why millions of people believe in a human spirit much as Johann Kepler did is because we do not need to see it to know that it exists.
People have lived by instinct or through using their senses and one in particular that has been less used today is our sixth sense. Knowing something without really understanding why you know it. Johann Kepler and other mathematicians recognized the existence of this human ability to sense things about themselves and their environment passed on by our spirits who reach us from the spiritual dimension.
Astro-Mathematicians such as Kepler, Johann were willing to ignore the rudimentary rules that apply to science in that if you cannot see or detect something, it simply isn't there. Their preference was to instead discover through calculations derived from complex mathematics the identities of things they could not see nor easily explain.