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The importance of astrology in Thai culture

During the recent coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, royal astrologists inscribed the king’s official titles and a horoscope for his reign on a golden tablet.

In many cultures, fortunetelling is dismissed as a form of superstition.

But in Thailand, astrology plays a prominent role, touching nearly all walks of life.

 

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.