Right, this has been bugging me for a number of years.
There seems to be, especially on the twitter-sphere, certain, mainly male celebrities of a certain age and beard length, who make a point of telling everyone how rubbish a spiritual path/religion is and specifically astrology. OK they probably think tarot reading and other associated practices are just as bonkers, but they seem to have a spectacular vehemence towards astrology. I think it is because certain people have claimed that astrology is a science. It isn’t, it is an interpretive art based on scientific calculations. It has it’s roots in early science but cannot be proved using scientific methods, more on that later.
Some years ago Dara O’Briain and a little more embarrassed Prof Brian Cox had a stand up fist fight (metaphorically speaking) with members of the Astrological Association regarding the comment that Astrology is rubbish because of the precession of the equinoxes.