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This may be really hard for some folks to understand, but here it is:
Astrology does not, will not, and never has predicted events.
Yes. It's the absolute truth, even if some astrologer "predicted" something for you...
If an astrologer tells you something is going to happen, don't you think that, if it does, there may be just a bit of self-fulfillment in that?
What astrology does predict or reveal is Meaning.
"O.K. What if an astrologer says some event happened in my past, and, in fact, it did happen?"
Believe it or not, what happened is that the astrologer saw a meaning in the chart and made a very good guess at the exact event. Here's some proof of that:
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to talk to two men, born of different mothers but at the same time at the same hospital. Since they had the same chart you'd think they would have had the same events happening in their lives, right?
Well, all it takes is one contrary occurrence of something to disprove a theory and here it is:
There was a strong indicator in their charts at a certain time, and I asked the first man what happened. He said his father had died. I asked the other man, with the same chart, what happened, and he said he'd been on his first nude beach...
Obviously, the same chart had shown two very different events! Then, I asked the first man (by the way, I interviewed these men separately), "What did it mean when your father died?" He said that he'd felt like he'd had shackles removed (his father had been rather authoritarian). I asked the other man, "What did it mean to be on your first nude beach?" He said that he had dropped his shackles...
They used exactly the same, and not so common, word to describe what two very different events meant...
So, astrology doesn't predict events, it predicts meanings.