First, I don't agree or disagree with your assertions: I'm not into astrology. I provided the anecdote of people guessing my sign to contribute to the discussion that sometimes things can't be explained, but whatever makes people deduce my sign from a brief interaction with me is uncanny. (And, yeah, my memory of the recurrences of this event in my life is "rock-solid" because it's fairly remarkable--and 80% is conservative.) My point was simply that the existence of the Forer Effect and the shifting of the earth's position do not discount my experience: those who believe astrology has some relevance to our lives seem to know I'm a Libra.
Which brings me to why I don't see how the column fits on GOOD. When I scan the homepage, I see articles on climate change, the High Line, education, the election--stuff I expect from this website, and the reasons I like it. Then there's this, "I Live In LA and Astrology Pisses Me Off So Here's My Rant." Others have expressed a similar disappointment with this. I'm not the small minded, deluded wiccan you imagine.
Yaknow what's not GOOD? All the negativity your hair-trigger defensiveness has produced. (e.g. Assuming I was a champion of astrology, all cozy in blissful ignorance, and insulting my intelligence.) I take responsibility for having contributed to that, and sincerely apologize for calling you snooty and defensive (both "irrefutably" in abundant evidence on this page). That is unproductive.
I found your article interesting despite being out of place. Thank you for the trivia you have shared on that whole one-sign-over thing and the charming explication of the Forer Effect. (And double props for the dig at Fox News.)
I hope you will work with the folks at GOOD to keep future columns more in line with what we come here for. I know you will better channel your passion and your rage with the benefit of time. And I'm glad we're all in this together. [smiley]