Many favorite astrologers (and psychics, same thing) simply tell their clients what they want to hear to keep in good favor. That will eventually backfire.
As a defeated Mahinda Rajapaksa slunk out of Sri Lanka’s presidential palace, the astrologer who counselled him to call a disastrous early election was gloomily packing his bags on the other side of town.
“Not all of Nostradamus’ predictions have come true either,” said Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena as he reflected both on the fate of his vanquished boss and his own reputation as a seer.
While the outcome spelt the end of Rajapaksa’s decade in power, it was also a disaster for Abeygunawardena who had been lavishly rewarded by the man he calls “Our Sir” after advising him for 32 years.
In an interview with AFP, the normally ebullient Abeygunawardena admitted he was trying to keep a low profile for the moment while confident that the setback would not lead all his followers to desert him.
Nostradamus? A VERY BAD example. One can argue that NONE of his predictions ever came true except by creative interpretation. Why he remains heralded as a great seer is a mystery.
Astrology was and always will be a farce. However, you can fake it well for 32 years. That’s plenty long enough.