I concede that there is a large degree of charlatanism in astrology.
On the other hand, at a macro scale, we KNOW the effect that the moon has on menses, tides, and the observable but not proven beyond doubt, psychoses, behaviour and sleep patterns.
We also KNOW without doubt, the effect that sunspot activity has on radio frequency communication and who knows what else.
So why are we so ready to absolutely deny the possibility of subtle effects of other heavenly bodies simply based on our observation of the charlatans?
Would it not be better to say I don't believe it based on what I understand now but I am open to the possibility rather than adamantly denying it?