Short Answer to why Astrology is a pseudoscience
Simply put, Astrology is a pseudoscience, as in “not science” or ‘false science’, because Astrology is not a science in the modern acceptance of the word!
Science (from Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe, based on empirical evidence (Wikipedia)
Astrology does not rely on empirical evidence. It is based on a metaphysical/esoterical framework regarding the human soul, its condition in the universe and its Destiny and Free will. Moreover, Astrology works through the translation of a symbolic language (i.e. planets moving about in signs and houses) into common language, under the assumption that this Symbolic Language actually describes events, characters and destinies based on the hypothesis that the Macro-cosmos is one with the Micro-Cosmos.
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