Q: How much of a direct effect do planets and stars have on us? Is astrology reasonable or plausable?
So, if the planets and stars have any direct influence on us it should be by way of one or both of those forces. The Moon’s gravity famously causes the tides, but the Moon’s electric field is effectively zero (but very interestingly, not exactly zero), and its magnetic field is random, scattered, and nearly non-existent. The effect of gravity is much, much stronger than the effect of magnetic fields, and even the effect of gravity between planets is tiny. The Moon’s gravity causes tides, but effectively nothing else. So the better question isn’t “can so-called ‘science’ explain astrological effects?” but instead “are there astrological effects?”.