Pisspoor local online rag Business Insider has wasted yet more pixels by asking two “top astrologers” to predict the results of the upcoming South African elections.
What follows is an absolute masterclass in non-commitalism, in the astrologers’ traditional mother tongue of generic forecasting, with a few planets occasionally thrown in for utterly meaningless reference.
You will in fact be able to see the Moon close to Mars above the Western horizon just after sunset on the day before the election!
tempt us with some actual reality, before spinning us a nonsense tale that something might happen because of it:
Certain key political figures may make provocative and shocking statements, since Mercury-Uranus translates easily as ‘abrupt and startling communication’.
Talking out Uranus more like. Honestly, as if we need people looking at planets to suggest this sort of thing. It happens literally every single day, election or not. Charlatans.
Words and terms like “maybe”, “perhaps”, “it seems that”, “it looks like”, “may”, “might”, “could” and “possibly” are rolled out frequently in order to carefully avoid any actual concrete predictions, so they can rest safe knowing that technically, they can’t be “wrong”. But even then, much of what they suggest is still clearly just stating the bleeding obvious.
…it looks like Malema will waste no time in being vocal, assertive and demanding once the results are out.
…it seems there is some sort of weakening of the ANC’s position
…Mmusi Maimane could be quite busy after the (initial) results come in.
Who could have guessed? Except quite literally everyone.
Look, here’s the link so you can see just how poor it is. But if you really want to predict what’s going to happen on May 8, just read the news like everyone else (including “top astrologers” Nancy Massing and Richard Fidler). There’s no need to try and validate your quackery by trying to assign ridiculous reasoning to the highly predictable outcome.
It’s all complete bollocks.
But then – as a Virgo – I would say that, wouldn’t I?