Is it really astrology – or something else? 

The complex tests which I used to create my unique astrological model for detecting success and failure of fertility treatment outcome looked at a range of other factors — about 36 different ones including male and female fertility history, belief in astrology having an effect on outcome, use of alternative medicine, time spent trying to conceive before beginning fertility treatment, clinic location, anxiety, depression – diagnosed and self-reported, and age of woman at time of treatment.

While clinic location, self-reported depression and woman’s fertility history were significant in the first study, they were not significant in the replication (using small group numbers), leaving only astrology (timing of treatment) as the factor that was significantly associated with 10% success and failure of treatment outcome, in both studies.