For those who don't know, astrology is the study of the relative motion of planets and how they affect or determine human affairs. Think horoscopes and zodiac signs. While they may appear harmless at surface level, the net impact on society is certainly more complicated. To begin, as most (hopefully) know, astrology operates on a level completely averse to actual science. By accepting that horoscopes and the influence of planetary alignment are true, even though the scientific community openly rejects the notion, one is ultimately deterred from genuine science and its study. Acceptance of pseudoscience as a replacement for actual science is a slippery slope. When it comes to our policy on climate change and fracking, for example, being able to objectively look at material from a scientific perspective is vital.