IN DEFENSE OF ASTROLOGY….Not really, of course. As you might expect, I think it’s kooky stuff. Still, here are two points in its favor:

  1. To the best of my knowledge, the astrological community has never insisted that Saturn transits should be taught in high school science classes.

  2. I once had a friend who was seriously into astrology, and one day I watched her do a reading. Guess what? She was really good! It was pretty obvious that this was because she happened to be a naturally empathetic person who listened well, and the astrology merely acted as a sort of ice breaker and common language. But whatever its purpose, the star charting obviously served a positive role in their conversation.

This is about the nicest thing I’m ever likely to say about astrology, so grab it while you can.