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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in astrology?

Astrology claims to predict the future based on celestial motions. When important decisions are made based upon it, trouble can result.  Read more about astrology

Here are 60,003 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

David Piscitelli

Atlantic City, New Jersey

1978 - 1991

She claimed she was just a "dime store astrologer." He claimed she scammed him for over $200,000 by telling him he was cursed in various ways. The lawsuit was settled out of court. Read more

Alang (town), India

Alang, India

Needless evacuation
May 8, 1999

After an astrological prediction of a planetary alignment that would cause a devastating cyclone, over 60,000 workers fled this port town in fear. This caused the ship-breaking yard there to shut down at a loss of up to $60 million. Read more

Myanmar's economy

Yangon, Myanmar

Economic collapse
September 1987

General Ne Win's astrologer and numerologist told him his lucky number was 9 and he would live to be 90 if he was surrounded by 9s. He reissued the currency in multiples of 9 causing mayhem and new insurgencies. He resigned within a year. Read more

Port Philip, Australia

Port Phillip, Australia

AUS $800,000 wasted so far
2004 - 2007

The "change management consultant" refers to herself as a white witch and claims powers of intuition gleaned from eastern religion, astrology and pranic healing. Hired by the local government, she created a "culture of fear." Lawsuits have resulted. Read more

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