Vaticinium Ex Eventu

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What does “vaticinium ex eventu” really mean? Loosely translated as “Prophecy from the event,” but more to the point, a prophecy written after an event; however, the prophecy is written in such a way as to look like it was written before the event.

I was looking up a rhetorical term, another one, and most of the formal rhetoric is named in Latin. Or, “Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.”

Armchair astrology has its proponents and possibilities. There is a need for certain historical perspective. One of my most frequent questions is, “What was happening at (such-and-such a date)?” I tend towards a date range and the answer I’m fishing for?

‘Won the lottery, got a promotion, ex-wife left me, ex-husband was jailed.’ All good news.

There’s always an opposite reaction, too, “Business failed, facing foreclosure, wife left me, husband left me, life sucked.” All bad news.

While I tend towards the happy stuff, I’ve found that bookmarks, astrological or otherwise, are useful. What was happening then is a reflection on what is happening now, or, in personal consultation, what will be happening. Extrapolate from the trends.

What I do.

Which is why the warning is about that Latin phrase, watch for it, here it comes, “Vaticinium Ex Eventu.” and its family of websites participate in affiliate programs, which means there are material connections between the ads, and this site. for appearances —
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