“The popularity of astrology is often explained as the result of the decline of organized religion and the rise of economic precariousness, and as one aspect of a larger turn to New Age modalities. Then, there’s the matter of political panic. In times of crisis, it is often said, people search for something to believe in.” (Here’s an idea. We could believe in the truth. Short of that…) “Astrology is currently enjoying a broad cultural acceptance that hasn’t been seen since the nineteen-seventies. The shift began with the advent of the personal computer, accelerated with the Internet, and has reached new speeds through social media. According to a 2017 Pew Research Center poll, almost thirty per cent of Americans believe in astrology.” The New Yorker’s Christine Smallwood: Astrology in the Age of Uncertainty. (Whenever someone asks me, What’s your sign?, I answer Yield.)