In tandem with astrological thinking, there are moments in time that determine the direction of nations. It is not entirely uncommon to see the decision for a sequence of events that unfold later resting on a handful of people. Occasionally, it is only one person. Almost always these events are obfuscated and confused by those with differing agendas. The way to be able to notice these moments is derivative of the fact that everything chosen or not chosen in a given sequence becomes prophetic or fateful later. A prime example of what is here meant is typified in the personage of Abraham Lincoln.