Astrology (as science, art, philosophy, or perhaps as a future religion) does not subscribe to any belief in the word “coincidence.” It says that there are truly remarkable things in the universe, and as a result of this there are awe-inspiring occurrences in our lives.
— Martin Schulman, Celestial Harmony
A coincidence is, astrologically speaking, a fact — a meaning and significance is assigned to that ‘coincidence’— for example, a conjunction of two planets in an individual’s birth chart or embarking on a travel adventure just as transiting Jupiter applies an exact aspect to the cusp of the 9th house.
Astrological facts are symbolically displayed on a horoscope or birth chart. Some of these facts are observed only after an analysis of their implications. For example, a birth chart with Sun at 20 degrees Aries has one meaning for an individual age 10 and another for an individual age 50 — in first instance, the progressed Sun is entering Taurus, while in the second it is entering Gemini. An astrologer’s practiced eye sees these deeper levels of meaning of these identical astrological facts.
These astrological facts give a needed perspective: seeing life from above, from a panoramic point-of-view. This perspective sees truly remarkable things in the universe and one can understand and participate in awe-inspiring occurrences — these occurrences are not coincidences.