I really can’t help it — when astrology is mentioned, my lip curls into a sneer, my gorge rises, my vision is clouded over with red, and I start snarling out profanity. But you can’t even imagine how outraged I can be when astrologers start predicting and blaming rape on the stars. Seriously. I think I cut my tongue on my newly erupting fangs, which is why I started spitting blood.
There’s a whole collection of rage-inducing lies at that link. Here’s one example:
…Astrologically there are a number of red flags that can suggest the high potential for a physical attack, rape, and murder, or all combinations. Although these “astrological signatures” are from data listing female assaults, these same signatures can apply to men by simply interchanging Venus for Mars…
For women, and for girls, some of the prime indicators for assault is the Venus and Pluto hard aspects (conjunction, square and opposition) and any variables that include the 2nd, 7th, and 8th houses (houses naturally ruled by Venus and Pluto)…
My intention here is to alert Astrologers, counselors, and medical/legal professionals to the potential for sexual assault that is held in the timing of one’s own natal, and progressed charts.
Astrology does not work.
Telling women when they’re likely to be raped based on the random date of their birth is going to lead to many false positives, increasing fear, and have many false negatives, leading to unwarranted confidence and greater risk. This hurts the potential victims of assault.
What possible use could this have in a courtroom or doctor’s office? “Her Venus and Pluto were in opposition, therefore it was fate that she would be raped”? Destiny is not a legal criterion.
What about the rapist? Are astrologers now going to suggest that not only are you under the control of the stars, but that your actions are dictated by the stars effect on other people?
Astrology does not fucking work.
Oh, never mind. There’s no rational arguing with these kooks — I might as well just transcribe a bunch of howling and grunting, for all the effect it will have.