Local psychics offer '08 predictions
Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 31, 2007 at 6:35 p.m.
Life offers few guarantees.
In Florida, cloudless skies can deliver torrential rain.
A presidential election can come down to a handful of hanging chads.
And in SEC football, most games are decided in the final gut-wrenching seconds.
But ask local psychics Pernel Dove and Flash Silvermoon what the capricious future holds, and, without a heartbeat of hesitation, they'll answer.
From political premonitions to sportscasts, and even a handful of weather warnings, two "future experts" offered their top predictions for 2008.
According to Dove's annual predictions, Hilary Clinton will "without a doubt" be elected president.
The answers are in the former First Lady's energy and aura, Dove explained.
She exudes ambition, she said.
Silvermoon, astrologer and author of the Wise Woman's Tarot, agreed that America will inaugurate a woman president this year but based her prediction on a "drastic energy shift" caused by the former planet Pluto.
As Pluto switches signs from Capricorn to Sagittarius people will notice change on a personal and global scale, Silvermoon said.
She picked John McCain as the Republican candidate and predicted that write-in votes for Ron Paul will make the race especially close.
What other events will make national headlines?
According to Silvermoon, Osama bin Laden will finally be found and the Bush family will get caught in a "communication oriented" scandal during the first week of March.
Based on Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer's aura alone, the Gators are destined for success in 2008, Dove said.
"That boy is so full of light," she said of Tebow. "He's on the right track, but he needs to watch his right ankle."
Should Gator fans look forward to another National Championship win?
With Coach Urban Meyer's "beautiful energy" behind them, Dove said she thinks so.
Silvermoon also delivered good news for Gator football fans.
According to pure intuition, Silvermoon said a certain African-American wide receiver (we're guessing Percy Harvin) will pair up with Tebow to create a "deadly duo."
Dove predicted at least two hurricane landfalls in the United States.
After consulting an astrology chart, Silvermoon said the hurricane season in Florida looks quiet for now.
The week of Sept. 11 stood out to her as a potentially volatile time, but it wasn't clear whether a hurricane or other event would cause the disruption.
Like fallen pop princess Britney Spears, Dove said actor Tom Cruise is headed toward a very public breakdown.
But Silvermoon saw luck in Cruise and wife Katie Holmes' future. She predicted the birth of another child and overall "pure love."
In other celebrity couple news, Silvermoon predicted rough waters ahead for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But she isn't sure whether it will take the form of a marital dispute or problem they tackle together.
According to Dove, "Pirates of the Caribbean" fans can look forward to a fourth installment, although it may not star the usual lineup of actors.
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