Tribute On Teachers’ Day…

I had a post planned for today, until I looked at my favourite astrology website and saw this:

Daily Horoscope

Jonathan Cainer 1957-2016 Tuesday, 3 May 2016

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Jonathan passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

Jonathan was a Sagittarian and the forecast he wrote for his own sign that day was uncannily prescient:

“We aren’t here for long. We should make the most of every moment. We all understand this yet don’t we forget it, many times? We get caught up in missions, battles and desires. We imagine that we have forever and a day. In one way, we may be right – for are we not eternal spirits, temporarily residing in finite physical form?”

‘Didn’t he see it coming?’ is a question that will inevitably be asked. Jonathan was always adamant that astrologers should not look to predict the time of a person’s demise. He said there was the danger of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

From BBC News:

The Daily Mail’s horoscope writer Jonathan Cainer has died aged 58.

The Mail said Cainer was “quite simply, Britain’s greatest astrologer” and that his death was a “tragedy”.

Cainer was the newspaper’s astrologer from 1992 to 2000, returning to write the column again from 2004. His horoscopes were translated into Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

The Mail said Cainer had died from a suspected heart attack but that this had not been confirmed.

‘Heartfelt condolences’

A Daily Mail spokesman said: “A much-loved contributor to the Daily Mail for 20 years, his wisdom and compassion were unmatched.

“Millions of readers couldn’t start the day without him – and would end it marvelling at the uncanny accuracy of his forecasts.

“It’s an absolute tragedy that Jonathan has passed away at such a young age and we have no doubt his countless fans will join us in expressing heartfelt condolences to his family.

I’ve been following Jonathan’s forecasts for as long as I can remember. He will be missed.

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