The reality of the nativity is that we have grown up with some anti-biblical understandings of what happened. Just think of this one that I shocked someone with yesterday - the star first led the Magi to the evil King Herod. In other words, studying the stars didn't first lead to truth, but evil. Only when the Magi studied the Sacred Scriptures did they realize where they should go. Once this was ascertained, then the star continued to guide them and rested over the place where they found Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. (see Matthew 2: 1-11).