France: Quel Est Votre Signe?

In France, where rationality is carried to extremes, so is superstition. A common conversational opener is "Quel est votre signe [What sign were you born under]?"

Thousands of French astrologers last week were telling tens of thousands of their anxious clients to watch their step in 1965. This is the traditional time for the credulous to pay from $10 to $100 for private consultations, and the zodiacal word was ominous: This year's conjunction of the planets Uranus and Pluto forming in Virgo in opposition to Saturn in Pisces can play hob with everything...

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