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.