"There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood, leads
on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in
shallows and in misery." - Julius Caesar - Act IV, Scene 3.
There are also more practical and immediate uses for astrology by the
individual. Specific questions can be answered - should I take this job,
should I buy this item, where did I lose that thing, what does this
event mean to me, and so on. This is horary astrology. It won't tell you
winning lottery numbers or how to win at Las Vegas but it will tell you
whether or not a particular opportunity looks good. The science of
gambling is actually better learned and guided by statistics but looking
at your natal chart can indicate whether or not you're likely to be
lucky at a given time.
Couples & Relationships
Astrology can also be used to manage and understand relationships.
Synastry - the interaction of two charts - can show the problems,
benefits, strengths and weaknesses of a relationship. This can be a
useful edge in all sorts of close connections from business partners to
lovers. Informed choice is freedom, and sometimes security. There are
also many questions, 'is the rumor true',' is he or she what the appear
to be', and so on.