THE VOTES ARE IN AND COUNTED: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED!
Yes, the decision is unanimous, but let us clarify: these votes were cast by a panel of world’s top astrologers, who predicted that the incumbent, Barack Obama (Leo) will beat his opponent Mitt Romney (Pisces) to again become the President of the United States.
So if you are wondering – as many people are – what the outcome of the contentious presidential campaign will be, the answer is written in the stars: it’s good news for President Obama (and not so good for Mitt Romney).
Based on the two candidates’ celestial charts, astrologers who gathered at the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in New Orleans in May, predicted that Obama would be re-elected on November 6, 2012.
This conclusion was unanimous, even though the panelists represent different astrological traditions and used different methods. Some were based on planetary charts dating back to 1880, while others looked at the charts for the date of the election itself or the next presidential inauguration in January 2013. And one astrologer used the details of the candidates’ births in winter solstice charts and directed the information to the swearing-in site in Washington, D.C.
How reliable are these predictions? “We believe that relative positions of celestial bodies foretell future events,” says Suzan Hayden, an astrologer for DoctorHoroscope.com. “And President Obama’s charts clearly predict a second term.”
She also points out that at their meeting in 2008, astrologers at the conference accurately predicted Obama’s victory over his then opponent, Sen. John McCain – “so they do have a good track record,” Hayden says.
Former presidents and their astrologers
Should the presidential candidates in this year’s election pay attention to their celestial charts?
“Many previous commanders-in-chief turned to their astrologers for their most important decisions,” Hayden notes, adding that Calvin Coolidge, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt all were “stargazers.”
During his term in office, President Richard Nixon regularly received national security forecasts from his personal astrologer, Jeane Dixon.
And decades before actor Ronald Reagan became America’s 40th president, he sought career advice from astrologer Carroll Righter (who reportedly predicted his own death at 88). According to Reagan’s autobiography, he asked Righter whether he should do a show in Las Vegas. Righter said yes, but the act was short-lived. One of the reasons may have been that his co-star was a chimp that reportedly drank from a bottle of Jack Daniels, which was, literally, a showstopper – the act was canceled.
As Reagan’s ambitions turned to politics, he and wife Nancy started to seek out astrologers – Jeane Dixon among them – for guidance. During his presidency, astrologer Joan Quigley joined Reagan’s team of trusted advisors. The First Lady relied so much on Quigley – who predicted the March 1981 assassination attempt against Reagan – that she would cancel the President’s trips and scheduled events based on the astrologer’s advice.
The ghost of elections past
The current campaign is getting more contentious by the day and will culminate in a controversial Election Day, UAC astrologists warn.
As Hayden explains it, “This year, November 6 is the first day of the three-week Mercury retrograde cycle, an optical illusion of this planet slowing down and moving backward,” she says. “It happens about three times a year and typically causes various disturbances.”
What kind of disturbances? Very similar to those experienced during the 2000 elections – which also occurred during the Mercury retrograde period – when George W. Bush ran against Al Gore.
That year, Florida’s problems with voting machines and the subsequent recount left many people unsure of who won the election – until the Supreme Court ruled in Bush’s favor.
“We can only hope that the same – or worse – scenario won’t happen this year, but charts tell us otherwise,” Hayden says. “Whatever glitches caused by Mercury retrograde will arise on November 6, President Obama will be the winner!”