Skepticism of Astrology Isn’t Particularly Smart—Olivia Goldhill, Quartzy
There’s one thing that both skeptics and (most) fans agree on: The science behind astrology is wrong. The month in which you’re born does not determine your personality, and the movements of planets don’t decide your personal fate. And yes, scientific studies have disproven these claims. No one I spoke to said that they looked to the planets to know what would happen to them next week. But criticizing astrology by focusing on disproven scientific claims very much misses the point. What matters is that people find meaning in the system of thought.