1. Back to those non-Buddhist days, when I was a backsliding christian, when I used to dabble with astrology, tarot cards and etc...I now realized that back then, I was merely limiting my life based on something that cannot deliver me out of samsara...merely treating symptoms but not the roots, unlike the Buddha Dharma...
2. My famous Q those days on E-Sangha on this topic was...'Did the Buddha teach that?'
As far as I know, there was no sermon on divination and astrology, though it is said that before Gautama's birth there was a prophecy that heralded him as becoming either a great sage or a great king which drove his father to shelter him from the sufferings of the world.
That being said, divination and astrology have existed and been practised. It is interesting in China for example divination was a special trade utilized by the state and held as quite valuable.
I'm just wondering if people think such practises actually work or not.