And if anyone needs 'scientific proof', well, this can be provided free of charge by our good friends...
The Persian Magi.
Something happened, if memory serves. Yes, it seems that there was something of a conjunction in Aries, a retrograde planet, and a stationing over Jerusalem on high.
The Magicians, and the Witchs, and the Illuminists, and all the other losers will have to blaim it all on these guys