Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto: Death wasn't written in the stars

Was the assassination of Benazir Bhutto foreseen by astrologers? According to leading Jyotish astrologer KN Rao it was (more or less) - click here. "I felt sorry but the tragic death of Benazir death today was discussed at least four times by us in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan; and Manoj Pathak had told me many times of the danger he saw for her. Sonia Mehdiratta also had hinted about it," he writes. But no death was foreseen.

Astrologer Mehdiratta was certainly alert to the dangers that faced Bhutto – dangers, frankly, a child could have foreseen given the religious and political divisions in Pakistan and its history of political assassination. But she will want to forget this line from her recent astro-profile of Bhutto: “From the pattern of dashas in her horoscope her return to power is a great possibility.” Oops.

Still, Mehdiratta is not alone in her failure to predict death. Bhavesh Pattni wrote this year: "Natal Sun will be aspected by transiting Jupiter which is a positive sign in [Bhutto's] favour. This doesn't mean that each and every problem will be sorted-out. She may face some amount of difficulty but the aspect of Jupiter over the Sun will save her reputation." Click here.

Astrologer Alex Miller-Mignone wrote: “… The backward-looking South Node could imply a return to power for Bhutto, a former Prime Minister, particularly when the wide square to the nation’s Venus at 17 Taurus and opposition to its 17 Leo Moon are considered, both Venus and Moon being feminine indicators.” Click here.

Tiberius had the right idea - astrologers who failed to live up to their prognostications departed Capri via a cliff, if rumour is to be believed. However, Madame Arcati shall be interviewing an astrologer shortly of true talent.

12 comments:

Liz said...

It wasn't a matter of 'if' Bhutto would be assassinated but 'when'.

Think these astrologer johnnies should get refresher training before musing again.

I was thinking this morning that her days were numbered.

MA,can you ask your astrologer pal to magic me up something nice in 2008?
x

Anonymous said...

I am very intrigued by your "astrologer of true talent". You`re not interviewing a Petulengro?

Madame Arcati said...

I know the Petulengros quite well - though that's a family name as common as Smith in Romany circles. But, no, I am not interviewing Claire or Eva. You'll see, shortly.

And Liz, I'll ask the psychic astrologer what can be done ...

Anonymous said...

i love the idea that dangers were foreseen. classic.

Anonymous said...

I guess it's got to be your old mate Henri Llewelyn Davies then ? (Whose site you're promoting on your links). You seem to be quite a fan, but may I ask if the name is correct that is, what makes above-said any better or worse than the one's you referred to in your blog ?

Season's Greetings.

Madame Arcati said...

You'll have to read the interview and make your own mind up. I have no doubt a few people have the gift of supernatural prophecy. It's a very rare gift, as rare a thing as humility in an atheist.

Anonymous said...

I predict that astrologers of all species will be making inaccurate, ambiguous and general predictions for the whole of 2008.

Madame Arcati said...

Yes, along with inaccurate, ambiguous and general predictions from futurologists, journalists, politicians and just about everybody.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

...I couldn't believe that the coroner's report said she died from a blow on her head whilst trying to AVOID being assasinated..what irony! And a sad ending...(I have to be honest and tell you that I think that this is a cover up, since they aren't allowed to do an autopsy..perhaps to avail a more rebellious uprising??) She still died from the attempt though??..Strange...and surreal...

SUSAN said...

Even I, who do not claim to foresee the future, said, when Buhutto escaped narrowly earlier this year 'They`ll get her next time.'I'm thinking I may be in the wrong job.

Madame Arcati said...

Madame Susan - it has a ring ...

Madame Arcati said...

Yes, Benazir's knock on the head is most odd. Total rubbish of course.