all started with
an honest, simple, mistake. I mistook Aquarius for Capricorn
and jumbled up the two comments in my newspaper column for
what must have been at least 18 months, until one of the
cleaners straightened up my charts one night by accident..."
realised, almost immediately, what had happened. Thankfully,
nobody in editorial had noticed my glaring error."
"Writing tabloid horoscopes is hard work. It is important
to get the charts the right way up before you write
the first thing that comes into your head "
then it got me thinking. If I can make an honest mistake
like that and get it wrong with a legitimate excuse, what
if I just wrote the first thing that came into my mind every
day? It would save loads of time..."
I started just making predictions up. I didn't bother consulting
the charts at all. Sometimes I predicted things that just
sounded good, or were optimistic."
am ashamed to say that I kept this up for about 5 years
before being found out."