Back when CompuServe was the Internet
While I use the title "astrological prowess" with tongue planted firmly in cheek, anyone who knows me for very long knows I love astrology.
I may not cast horoscopes, but looking over a natal chart, pretty much all I need see is one's sun, moon and rising sign to get a good idea as to their character, and most of the time I'm rather good at it.
Often I can tell one of the three aspects by one's appearance, some being easier than others.
I don't always cite sun signs, as generally appearances are "governed" by one's rising sign: I'll indicate they "have a lot of [this sign]," and if they know their chart they might confirm it's their rising sign.
Back east, in the mid-1990s, I hosted a weekly X-Files chat which developed a group of regulars.
Occasionally we'd discuss other aspects of the paranormal and one night we were discussing astrology and a newbie popped in, a woman.
Noticing about what we were chatting, she entered:
You don't believe in that astrology nonsense, do you?
I quickly typed back:
[Forum moderator Ashley quickly typed in a comical
which was the first time I'd seen that amusing emoticon which I use as well to this day.]
The woman soon revealed that she was a Taurus and her husband was a Virgo.
You two must have some great fights...
My group of friends watched on as the woman rose to it, inquiring,
What do you mean?
Your Virgo husband comes up with some elaborate plan to Do Something, and after glancing at it for about a minute you tell him, "Well that's pretty good, but do you see if you tweak it here, here and here, you'll make it 35% more practical and efficient?"... and the Virgo goes ballistic.
There was a long pause as she wrote her response.
My friends all silently waited to see what would be said to what I'd deduced.
How did you *know*...?