|Astrology is commonly seen as a source of entertainment rather than practical or|
spiritual enlightenment. Nevertheless the notion that signs of the zodiac provide
some information about personality is widespread in folk belief. A related idea
is that romantic compatibility is influenced by the individuals signs in combination.
This paper reports on a test of that hypothesis using census data from England
and Wales. Based on more than ten million marriages (and hence in excess of
twenty million people), it is the largest test of astrology ever undertaken.