Mind-blowing theory alert: Susan Miller, astrologist to the stars, knew today's government shutdown was imminent.
This Derren Brown video aptly sums up my views on astrology: we all want to believe, and we're all pretty delusional in the process. But it's still fun to check your horoscope every once in a while (see: my thoughts on mercury in retrograde) and Susan Miller is uncanny, particularly if you're into "practical" forecasts about contracts and negotiations and the like. Early last month, I got a little nervous. My forecast for October was DIRE.
"Susan Miller is stressing me out," I Gchatted my friend on September 5th. "She says I have to do great work now but I can't wait until October or there will be 'serious problems with the timing of unveiling anything important' starting October 1st!"
Her site, AstrologyZone, is currently down — apocalypse is nigh — but multiple friends and colleagues with different signs told me they received a similarly troubling forecast.
PLUS. Check out this tweet from September 24th:
Everyone is feeling a slowdown. The fact that we don't have a budget+we're flying to difficult Oct aspects means mayhem coming in Washington— Astrology Zone (@astrologyzone) September 24, 2013
Given her psychic powers, her tweet today seems rather modest:
Today is the Sun in hard angle to Pluto (government). October to be so hard, no wonder gov't shut down. @alex_beggs— Astrology Zone (@astrologyzone) October 1, 2013
Miller tweeted apologies about being late with this month's forecasts; it's probably because she's on the phone with Obama right now.