Millions around the world refer to astrology for advice and guidance about the future. Skeptics say astrology predictions never come true. But here are some examples of true, astrology predictions that will blow your mind!
One of the most famous predictions an astrologer made was a warning given to Alexander the Great.
In 323 B.C.E., in the month of April, Alexander the great was warned by a famous astrologer named Chaldean not to enter the city of Babylon.
Instead, Chaldean advised Alexander with detailed directions on how to enter the city from a royal gate, according to Artimittal.
However, Alexander stated that he could not follow the advice of the astrologer, partially because it was not possible to execute the plan his armies had in mind if he strictly adhered to the astrologer’s instructions. Nonetheless, the astrologers believed the warnings and devised a plan they hoped would prevent a misfortunate future.
Since Alexander wasn’t willing to follow the warning and advice of the astrologer to the letter, another plan was developed they hoped would suffice. The plan involved a decoy, replacing Alexander with a common man to sit on the throne. They believed, in this way, this “substitute King” would be the one to suffer the bad omen suggested by astrology.
Of course, this was wishful thinking. They were only deluding themselves, for the misfortune the stars accurately predicted was intended not merely for anyone who sat upon the throne, but very specifically for Alexander.
In Babylon, on either June 10 or 11, 323 BC, the prophecy that Chaldean foresaw through astrology came to pass, and Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II. He was only 32 years old.
There are two different versions of Alexander’s death. In one account, he is said to have died after suffering from a fever. In the second account, Alexander drank from a large bowl of unmixed wine, which was later alleged to have been poisoned, possibly by his son, Iollas, who was his wine-pourer, according to Wikipedia.
John Dee (1527-1608 or 1609) was an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, astrologer, occultist, mathematician, astronomer, and alchemist. He remains among the world’s most famous in these fields. In magic, he is renowned for his communication with angels and divining a secret language of the Angels known as Enochian, named after the biblical figure Enoch.
In 1555, then-Princess Elizabeth was under house arrest amid succession struggles. She summoned Dee for reading. He foresaw that not only would she survive her current ordeal, but would be the next to acquire the throne of England. She became Queen in 1558, the very year predicted by Dee. He became her court astronomer and astrologer.
In 1652, astrologer William Lilly published a pamphlet entitled Monarchy or No Monarchy in England. Numerous woodcut illustrations were carefully disguised predictions. One of them was a large city under fire.
In 1666, the Great Fire of London occurred, destroying 13,200 houses and over 137 other structures.
Because of his prediction, he was called into the Speaker’s Chamber of the House of Commons to give testimony over the fire. Fearing what would happen, Lilly said his prediction had not been precise.
But some 300 years later, his hieroglyphics have since been deciphered as a disguised horoscope, accurately predicting the date of The Great Fire: September 2, 1666.