Astrology Is Nonsense

The influence of the twelve signs, as described by astrologers, is a delusion, because in all ages they are reported the same; whereas we know that every 2160 years each sign retrogrades to the extent of thirty degrees, and, as your art does not make allowance for this, it is false. For, if the influence of the 12 signs does not emanate from the stars occupying the space of those signs, it must emanate from nothing – a doctrine well suited, no doubt, to musty old sages of your superstition.

The Light Of Egypt, by Thomas Burgoyne.