Many people believe that it is a lot of hocus-pocus or ambiguous shenanigans. But for one Sri Lankan astrologer, it got him into serious trouble with the authorities.
Chandrasiri Bandara accurately predicted the downfall of a government in September and October because of political and economic problems. He could not make it clearer.
The poor man was arrested for his trouble and thrown into prison simply because he was doing his job properly (according to the code of conduct of the International Astrological Circle). Even though he gave the Sri Lankan President high approval ratings following their defeat of Tamil Tigers in May.
Chandrasiri Bandara told In Seine News: "I was only doing my job what did they expect of me? To tell lies? It is my own stupid fault, I should have seen this coming but I forgot to read my tea leaves that morning."
"Anyway, I can see that there will be trouble on the horizon but I'm not going to disclose it to the government because I can see that I am going on a long journey... I know that shortly the United Kingdom would like me to predict the downfall of Gordon Brown, the sooner the better!"