What are we doing anyway? Are we trying to predict the future, change the future, achieve control over our lives? There are many purposes for which people use astrology for and astrologers, themselves, have differing objectives. In this talk I will discuss some of these and especially the more traditional views. In the end we will look at what may be the most important and positive change in this respect to occur in the 20th and 21st centuries and show that it has roots in ancient thought.