AN astrologer of 30 years’ standing has begun to wonder if the horoscopes she provides are actually accurate in any way.
Emma Bradford, who has been using the zodiac to enlighten people about their own lives in the Carlisle News & Star since 1992, has privately admitted she is having a few doubts.
She said: “You can’t always be right, of course, and that’s on the astrologer not the stars. But my predictions have been so consistently wide of the mark for so long that I wonder if it’s all bollocks.
“Perhaps whether Venus was in retrograde or not when you were born doesn’t allow me to predict every single thing about the course of their lives, day by day, for people in hugely different circumstances.
“A few weeks ago I predicted that all Aries would have a challenging day and they need to learn from it, and then my Aries bitch of a sister wins £100,000 on scratchcards. Did I see that coming? Did I f**k.
“Am I seeing a whiff of that cash? Absolutely not. Even though I’d predicted that, as a Gemini, I was supposed to have a period of prosperity.
“But if celestial bodies really have no influence on people’s personalities, lives and futures how would my readers cope? I’ll lie to them for their sake.”