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If tomorrow is your birthday, take care. The stars point to a terribly difficult time for people born on this day.

In the above, I wonder how the stars can point to a terribly difficult time. Could you shed some light? Thanks.
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It is referring to the belief that the stars control people's lives, as described by astrologers. The astrologer who wrote this has analysed the movements of the stars/planets relating to the astrological sign and has identified some kind of problem. Like any fortune-telling, it is completely imprecise and obscure.
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Feebs11It is referring to the belief that the stars control people's lives, as described by astrologers. The astrologer who wrote this has analysed the movements of the stars/planets relating to the astrological sign and has identified some kind of problem. Like any fortune-telling, it is completely imprecise and obscure.
Thanks, Feebs.

But I found this strange--The stars point to a terribly difficult time for people born on this day. Would it sound better if I revise it as "The stars indicate/predict/show/hint a terribly difficult time ...?"
All would be ok. Since astrological writings in magazines and newspapers are not very specific in their language, you can more or less use any word that can mean "indicate".
Feebs11All would be ok. Since astrological writings in magazines and newspapers are not very specific in their language, you can more or less use any word that can mean "indicate".
Thanks, Feebs.

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