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Forget the pundits, wonks, blowhard analysts and media commentators: In order to get some real insight into our new political era and what it may bring, let's consider the constellations of planets millions of miles from earth! Indian astrologer Bejan Daruwala, for example, predicts that Barack Obama, who is a Leo—he was born on August 4th, a birthday he shares with these people—will usher in peace and prosperity, and restore America's reputation with foreign nations.

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, though. Obama may, says Daruwala, attract jealousy, anger, and violence, and shouldn't skimp on security. Astrologer Marion Barron, who concurs that the natal positioning of Mars in Obama's chart is indicative of "potential attacks against him personally from within the country," says that any dangers can be avoided "through careful and deliberate activity and security." Phew! Everything else looks peachy, she says, and it's "a good year for Obama's personal vitality as well as for developing a better health system."

As for how you're going to be feeling on November 6, 2012, a renowned Burmese stargazer categorically states that Obama will be elected to serve a second term. ("Obama will be definitely re-elected again. Leos are born to lead others.") We may all gave to endure some stress in the interim, though, since he also says that he sees "certain assassination attempts" in both 2009 and 2010.

Obama administration forecast [Examiner]
Obama, his horoscope, and the world [Moderate Voice]
Myanmar astrologer predicts Obama re-election [AFP]