Thousands of Wall Street traders follow astrology

At least 300 traders pay for financial astrology newsletters

Published September 24, 2012 5:00PM (EDT)

Astrology chart (Wikimedia)
Astrology chart (Wikimedia)

For those already skeptical of Wall Street trading practices, this news will bring little solace -- unless you're into astrology, that is.

According to MarketPlace, reports Wall Street & Technology, "at least 300 traders are currently paying $237 each year to subscribe to financial astrologer Karen Starich’s newsletter, while a couple thousand more subscribe to Arch Crawford’s astrology-based financial forecasts."

On balance, of all the vagaries to factor into market moving decisions, we'll opt for Saturn squaring on Neptune compared to, say, greed-driven culture of risk any day.

By Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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