I don't think the Consort is or was ever meant to be a true prophet, merely (1) very well informed, and (2) very very good at reading people. Then again, I suppose the question then becomes, what is a 'true prophet' anyway: if someone correctly predicts the future by extrapolating from known information, is that functionally different from someone who gets dreams of magical origin? Then there's the feeling I have always had that prophecies are all inherently self-fulfilling - a lot of stories with prophecies involve characters actively trying to fulfil the tenets of said prophecy. If you believe something is so, you'll make it so. ... er, I digress. My point is that to me the ME universe is very much science fiction and not fantasy-in-space like Star Wars (don't get me wrong, I do love SW, but the Force is basically magic complete with prophetic visions) and so this sort of mystical prophecy thing doesn't really fit. Or I'm just the cynical sort that facepalms every time a character says "BUT IT'S MEANT TO BE"