Not news: An astrologer fails

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.

‘Not all of Nostradamus’ predictions came true either’: Sri Lanka ex-president’s seer jobless | SBS News.

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.

Tip: Glenn

  4 comments for “Not news: An astrologer fails

  1. January 13, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Speaking of Not News, here’s a headline I want to see:

    “Dog Bites Astrologer”

  2. Chris Hunt
    January 14, 2015 at 4:41 AM

    He didn’t see that coming

  3. Bill T.
    January 14, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    It took Abeygunawardena, prime minister of a state, 32 years to notice he was getting worthless advice.

    Actually, there is an alternate plausible interpretation, Rajapaksa may have been a decent seat-of-the-pants advisor, he may have advertantly or inadvertantly ascribed his insight to astrology.

    Given not much other info to go on, that’s my working guess, but I would not be surprised to be wrong on this one.

  4. Mike C.
    January 14, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    You don’t have to be a psychic to have predicted that. LOL.

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