I want to buy the financial derivative that shorts this startup. pic.twitter.com/uEi4tyjz9O— (((tedfrank))) (@tedfrank) September 24, 2022
Astrology was big when I was in junior high school. It was part of a general boom in new age nonsense (talking to plants, bending spoons with your mind, pyramid power, the President having an astrologer via the First Lady (as perfectly predicted in Stranger in a Strange Land two decades prior, etc.) from the late 1960s into the early 1980s, when it suddenly vanished for a while. I don’t know how big it was across the country, but it was huge in the San Fernando Valley: a combination of hippies, Hollywood, sci-fi, and aerospace. E.g., sci-fi novelist Michael Crichton wrote about attending spoon-bending parties at Lockheed engineers’ houses in Burbank.
But now the return of astrology seems like part of the general turn against science and rationality due to feminism, transism, black pride, etc.