Astrologers Say Celestial Charts Favor Obama Over Mitt Romney
Reuters | Posted: 05/29/2012
NEWS ORLEANS, May 29 (Reuters) – The votes are in and it is unanimous: Barack Obama will win re-election to the U.S. presidency in November, according to five astrologers who offered predictions at their convention on Tuesday.
Each of the five astrologers on the presidential panel explained how they came to their assessments, with most relying on studies of celestial charts pertinent to both Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney for the date of either the election itself or the next presidential inauguration.
For Chicago astrologist and corporate lawyer Nina Gryphon, it was her study of the Aries ingress – the exact time when the Sun enters the sign of Aries – that clinched the decision. “It’s obvious,” she said. “Obama stays where he is without a change in status.”
Billed as a meeting of the world’s top astrologers, the conference in New Orleans drew some 1,500 people who participated in workshops and panel discussions.
Not to be confused with astronomy, the scientific study of the physical universe, astrology uses non-scientific methods to predict how the relative positions of celestial bodies may influence human behavior and future events.
Denver astrologer Chris Brennan said his chart study focused on public profiles of the two presidential candidates, both of whom “are entering into peak periods of eminence in the next few months.” But he said there was a key difference: “Obama’s peak period stays consistent throughout the election, whereas Romney’s seems to falter a few weeks before the election,” he said.
Most of the panelists placed a high degree of certainty on their forecast, but a few pointed to potential difficulties Obama may face after his predicted re-election.
“The ingress of Saturn into Scorpio may trouble him,” Brennan said. “It won’t cost him the election, but it may indicate difficulties in the first half of his second term.”
Brennan could not specify the potential problem, but “it pertains to his career and his reputation,” he said.
As to the election itself, Brennan raised the possibility of the contested 2000 election being revisited.
“We should all be aware of the Mercury retrograde that will occur on election day,” he said, referring to an optical illusion that can make a planet appear to reverse direction temporarily.
“Most astrologers are pretty certain that this could cause problems similar to what happened in the 2000 election,” Brennan said, referring to the contested Florida vote that was settled only when the Supreme Court ruled that George W. Bush should be president rather than Al Gore.
The retrograde, Brennan said, “seems to imply that there’s something up in the air about the election until sometime later in the month.”
“It’s possible it won’t be finished for Romney until the last week of November,” he said.
Two of the panelists participated in a similar session four years ago when the panel also gave a unanimous thumbs-up to Obama. (Reporting By Greg McCune; Editing by Eric Walsh)
(Jan’s aside – or comment:)
This brings back such fond memories for me, as I used to be an astrologer in the 70’s and maintain a deep affection for it even now, tho, rarely have time or inclination to do it any longer. It was quite a growth period for me during that couple of decades that I was so deeply immersed. I believe I was a bit judgmental in earlier days with not as much understanding as astrology would magically reveal to me. It both deepened my understanding of self and others so that I was able to perceive the different nuances of the signs and the amazing informational basis of the science. And that is what I loved about it the most – the psychological, the medical delineations and of course, for me, the spiritual thrust, often rather evident. So much to it. Mundane was the study of areas like politics, governments, the weather and so on. Each a specialty within itself.
I went to one AFA convention up in San Francisco in the mid 70’s. Alone. Had a blast. Thousands were there. All the great names of the day. It was magical. But now, I have no astrology friends, Ohio is not quite like California. And I have all those books which I have loved. . . just sitting there. Ephemeris all the way back to mid nineteenth century. What quelled my desire to continue the practice was the need of others for the crystal ball or perhaps better put – – the unwillingness to use astrology for personal growth (for it certainly is that).
I’m not too unhappy over the placement of SATURN in SCORPIO. I think our nation could use a large dose of discipline with regard to our financial structure. Elizabeth Warren tried to address this, but was not supported. Both banking and Wall Street in general have gotten away with murder and continues on it’s path. Somebody or something has GOT to reel the craziness in. Sorry, overly simplistic, so much more to it than that.
I quite agree that Mercury retrograde which will occur on Election Day could be problematic. I am remembering the Bush-Gore episode and angst in the country over it and the Supreme Court which ensued. I have never feared Mercury retrogrades – they happen three times a year – – we always survive. One learns to be more cautious then; be sure to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s carefully, because any oversight will surely bring it back to haunt you or need to be done over or simply fall apart. Not the best auspice to start a new venture. Sometimes, what choice do we have? We do the best we can and keep on keepin’ on. The Sun WILL rise tomorrow. Jan