Astrology in the Talmud. It is clear that the Sages of the Talmud believed that the planets exerted an influence over human behaviors, yet, just what are the parameters of such an influence? Torah understands the planet in ascendant at the hours of one's birth to sway major influence, and not one's monthly constellation. Where does Maimonides fit into all this, how about Aristotle and other Grecian influences? The power of righteousness and charity to nullify fate. This lesson discusses astrology in the Talmud only! It does not discuss the greater subject of astrology in all of Judaism.