According to what I've read, astrology reveals the result of our past karma, expressed in terms of what we call planetary influences. The horoscope simply indicates the future. The future is just a reflection of the past.
Astrology reveals the consequence of our actions which we do not remember in this life. Planets indicate the results of previous actions and so there is nothing like fate or destiny in its absolute sense controlling us. We are all governed by karma without exception. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <upfronter@...> wrote : “just for the record, the fact that we have tides doesn't validate the notion of "vibrational influence of the heavenly bodies on subtle systems of the human being." What the tides validate is the gravitational influence of the moon on the oceans.” This is precisely the thought that came to this one. The star systems have a very different distant relationship to the Earth than the Earth/moon gravitational energies. If enough people are collectively convinced that such-and-such will happen because so-and-so is passing through so-and-so, then their collective thought-force might even create something that would not even have occurred in the cosmos. This is also a theory but one reason why I would be careful to choose my coffee shops.