That being said, in order to understand how astrology works and how fortune telling and horoscopes are possible, you must understand teleology. In order to be able to predict things, things must be predetermined or predestined. Things must be set in motion before they happen, or designed, if they are to be read and called out ahead of time. Without teleology, predictions would not be possible. One can't predict something if it wasn't "meant" to happen. If there is a great will, a collective fate, a grand design, then assuredly in this day and age, there would be signs that had occurred and reoccurred throughout history that would tip this great plan, and people would then be able to read these signs and make predictions. It is only logical to think that if there is a God and our actions are controlled, then there must be some way to read these plans. There was a wonderfully funny movie called Time Bandits in the nineteen eighties made by Terry Gilliam that covered that topic with great satire. Not only was there a god and a devil, but God had plans, actual blueprints, which were stolen and explored. Of course this was simple for humorous purposes, but if there are plans there must be loop holes.
Teleology and the belief in it was the basis for the story of that film. Teleology actually affects all lives, it is one of those rare things that everyone must come to terms with, the question of faith and belief in a higher power, it transcends language and boundaries, mountains and guns, as sooner or later we all choose to believe in teleology, or we don't. Then again, perhaps our beliefs were chosen for us a long time ago.