Thousands of years ago a sort of point system was developed that is determined based on the position of the planets in the zodiac and in relation to each other around Earth. This would then generate an "astrological weather forecast" which would then either add or remove points from certain astrological aspects. One would then plan important events according to the most favorable weather in order to increase the odds of success because it is believed by doing things that are symbolically similar to the current astrological "weather" and by surrounding themselves with symbols that reflect the current weather, one becomes in harmony with the universe and thus one's chances of success are greatly improved. If one is unable to take the desired action on under the desired weather, one could save this weather for later by encapsulating it in an astrological talisman which is an object that creates specific magickal effects.