The Astrology Wars have also gone viral on the History of Astronomy Mailing List providing a flood of comments pro and contra with some interesting comments from the historians of astrology who frequent the list. The best summary of my position was provided by Lester Ness who teaches at a university in China, he wrote:
I am neither an astronomer nor an astrologer, but an ancient historian
and archaeologist. Since the people I study took astrology seriously, I
take their belief seriously. As Bouche-Leclercq wrote more than a
century ago, if people as smart as Ptolemy and Richelieu believed in it,
historians have to take it seriously too.