Is there an astro explanation for attracting someone or something that is 99% close to what you want or need but not exactly right for you? For example, meeting a man that ticks nearly all the boxes but you know something isn’t quite right or it seems that the universe intervenes and doesn’t allow the union to take place. You only realise this after the fact of course.
If I’ve read and understood your posts correctly, it seems you may have had a similar experience with that house you very nearly bought but didn’t. Why are we teased in this way? What is the point?
What a provocative question. I don’t know that there is a specific astro explanation for “close but no cigar”. I think is a Jupiter deal. It’s about beliefs, scale and perspective. I’ll try to explain.
First, I don’t think we ever find anything 100% right. Even if we do, it’s temporary.
For example, you have perfect dress… right up until you spill something on it.
Or lose or gain weight.
Or age out of the style or whatever.
The perfect man or woman is going to fart, eventually. So I would question your perception that this man was 99% close but not exactly right for you. I would look at your personal natal chart for insight into how you see it this way.
As for the universe (or God) presenting you (or me) with something we want and can’t get, how we see this is also personal. You feel you were cheated in some way with this potential thing that did not materialize. I feel I was spared buying the wrong house.
I believe the universe is conspiring in my best interest. I’m not sure what you believe, but it sounds like something along the lines of the universe being tricky or gamey. The universe will mess with a person. It can’t be trusted or relied on.
You also mention that you see things after the fact. Other people see things coming. You can see how this stuff is personal.
Again, I would look at your natal chart for insight. Focus on Mercury and Jupiter and see what you come up with.
Anyone else want to weigh in?