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Astrological Disaster Looms in Obama-McCain Election

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: spirituality, astrology, politics, Reality Sandwich, McCain, Obama,

Obama-McCain AstrologyCosmic forces are combining in strange and astrologically stressful ways leading up to the 2008 election, Barry Orr writes for Reality Sandwich. On election day, November 4, 2008, Saturn and Uranus will be in direct opposition with each other. Saturn is a force for conservatism, according to Orr, while Uranus is a force for reform. Having these two planets 180 degrees apart from the earth, as they will be on election day, could be cataclysmic. Orr suggests a number of astrologically possible situations:

1. “The election will be postponed or canceled due to some ‘national emergency.’”
2. “One or more candidates will leave the race.”
3. “There will be rampant fraud or data foul-ups on Election Day, and yet another election will be stolen.”

The fates laid out by Orr and other astrologers aren’t deterministic. There were, however, a number of prescient political readings made by astrologers before. Orr gives the example of astrologer Jim Shawvan, who predicted before the 2000 election: 

The election may be so close in some states that it may be several days before the actual electoral college votes can be tallied with accuracy. This could involve the counting of absentee ballots, and possible charges of fraud or irregularities in some places. As of election night, it may look very much like a Bush victory, but uncertainty may develop as the count goes on.

chris_3
9/11/2008 7:47:26 PM

#3. I guess you are too young to remember all the votes for JFK with vacant lot addresses in Chicago. I imagine those vacant lot "voters" have multiplied 10 fold. I lived in Chicago then and it isn't any better now.


kemi
8/29/2008 2:36:17 AM

for some reason scenario no 2 chimes. Have felt for some time that Obama's star is on the rise, however his aging opponent is mighty. While McC may well have the trump card right up to election day (likely military flimflam), health issues may prove to be his Achilles heel in the grand finale


kemi
8/29/2008 2:34:59 AM

for some reason scenario no 2 chimes. Have felt for some time that Obama's star is on the rise, however his aging opponent is mighty. While McC may well have the trump card right up to election day (likely military flimflam), health issues may prove to be his Achilles heel in the grand finale


kemi
8/29/2008 2:34:13 AM

for some reason scenario no 2 chimes. Have felt for some time that Obama's star is on the rise, however his aging opponent is mighty. While McC may well have the trump card right up to election day (likely military flimflam), health issues may prove to be his Achilles heel in the grand finale


marta
8/3/2008 10:01:54 PM

I don't think we should ever "get over" stolen elections. And Bush stole it twice. The results of the media study were never released actually. The study just "went away". It was an inconvenient truth that Gore won the election. So, there will never be a "let's move on". Ever.


d_1
7/13/2008 10:04:32 AM

Come on, folks. The manual recount done via newspaper consortium showed that Bush actually did get more votes than Gore in Florida. I believe the NY TImes oversaw the manual recount of votes in the counties requested by Gore. The election was not stolen. It was just very, very close. I thought we were all supposed to "move on".


karen_2
7/1/2008 5:48:21 AM

My understanding of Saturn opposite Uranus is struggle between the old versus the new - exactly what your graphic illustrates so well!


jeffery biss
6/30/2008 1:06:17 PM

Wow, astrology added to religion in our politics. We are in trouble.


heidi girl
6/24/2008 6:13:48 PM

This presidential election is already going down in the history books for so many reasons. Maybe Al Gore will get the VP nod and then it will go down in history even more!!!! Has any previous VP ever lost the run for presidency by such a close margin and then gone on to be VP again?


pam_1
6/24/2008 7:36:06 AM

3. “There will be rampant fraud or data foul-ups on Election Day, and yet another election will be stolen.” Maybe this is what happened when Al Gore was robbed of the presidency.....