A form of prediction which attempts to predict concrete events, including the time of death. Event prognoses used to be widespread and, usually in accordance with the wishes of clients, are mostly concerned with tangible events such as the onset of an illness, the meeting of a partner or when an upturn in events can be expected. Many astrologers try to fulfill their clients' wishes, even though a growing number feel that the complexity of life makes such concrete prognoses impossible.
The inherent danger in this kind of astrological prognosis is that it may end up becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy and it can weaken a client's ability to exercise his free will, thus absolving him of any responsibility.
- Celeste Teal: Predicting Events With Astrology. 360 pages. Llewellyn Publications; Revised, expanded edition 2009 ISBN-10: 0738715530 ISBN-13: 978-0738715537