Wylie, you are not an Astrologer and you base your uninformed opinions on the daily horoscope of a newspaper and other equally frivolous examples. All you skeptics do the same thing. It is truly sad since you have no idea what you are talking about. I could look at your chart and tell you the major turning points of your life from the day you were born to right now and into the future because you were born with a plan and a purpose. You have the free will to change that plan if you wish but your destiny usually wins out in the end.
And although I feel that Vedic Indian Astrologer is a superior system, I do know from working as an intuitive for 22 years that Western Astrologers with the right intention . . . meaning a sincere desire to help the client, can also read very very well.
If you could understand that just like we are human beings with a soul and a consciousness. The planets are planetary beings with a consciousness and so is the Earth . . . and they absolutely can and do communicate to those who are spiritually evolved enough to hear their message.
I always tell people, "It's hard to explain but it feels that the planets speak to me when I start to tune into a chart and the person connected to it."
And it works with scientific precision. I have hundreds and hundreds of clients to prove it. I am always blown away and never take my skills for granted. If I thought for one minute that I was harming not helping others . . . I would stop just like that.
Have a nice weekend .