There are forces which is what astrology is based on, which is no different to the forces in the universe. So yes it is the intelligence, or part thereof. There are references to astrology in all religions, the bible included. The craft is as ancient as humankind and is understood to be a reference to those forces and their influence on the psychology of us individually and collectively. I suppose it's a matter of standpoint, and to some it's likely their religion. But I'd see it as how the 'all that is', is blowing in our faces and how we react to the winds. Astrology (the real astrology) is a wonderful language to understand what pulls our strings, physically and mentally. Not many understand the craft. Astronomy and Astrology are intertwined when seen from the perspective of planetary forces. Consequently the Sun is not an accident and it's influence on our personality is not an accident either, it just is. The same with the other planets and fixed stars. And the ancients knew this.