When you're running an election campaign, you need lots of help — campaign managers, party members, family, friends, volunteers. Sometimes it seems like the whole universe has to line up just so. So CBCNews.ca has decided to consult the universe to find out how the stars are aligning for the leaders.
By visiting free horoscope sites online, we've gathered predictions for the five main party leaders for the next few weeks. Read on to find out what was revealed.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's birthdate is April 30, 1959, making him a Taurus. That apparently makes him patient, reliable and loving, but also somewhat inflexible, self-indulgent and greedy. One astrological consultant sent an e-mail, saying that Harper's lucky numbers are 5, 20 and 22. She predicted that Oct. 4 would offer him an "exceptional opportunity" to change his life. She also says Harper has been the victim "negative cosmic radiation," leaving him weak. But a turning point is coming, and who knows? That may be on Oct. 14.
Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion celebrated his 53rd birthday on Sept. 28, making him a Libra. Libras are known to be diplomatic, romantic and easygoing, but also indecisive, flirtatious and self-indulgent. We sent his birth information to one horoscope forecasting site, which told us his lucky numbers are 8, 16 and 21, and that on Oct. 3, he would receive a "very important" sum of money. Because of the campaign finance rules, he'd better hope it's no more than $1,100. Another site predicts: "Dedicate yourself to one holy grail, business or personal, and keep everything else at bay. If you can manage that, you'll surge ahead of others in your field."
New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton's birthdate is July 18, 1950, making him a Cancer. Cancers are reputed to be loving, intuitive and imaginative, but also touchy, clingy and changeable. But none of that will matter to him soon, since an online psychic and astrological consultant says Oct. 14 will be a banner day for him. "On October 14th, the sun, the planet of vitality and authority, is at a pivotally strong point in its cycle and what this means for you is that this will help you to decipher just what needs to be done to achieve success." She also had a vision of five Chinese characters, and recommends he buy a magic bracelet engraved with those characters.
Green party Leader Elizabeth May's birthdate is June 9, 1954, making her a Gemini. Geminis are said to be adaptive, communicative and witty, but also tense, inconsistent and cunning. An online psychic says she got a "tingle of excitement or electricity" while doing May's reading. She says the Green party leader's life could be completely changed forever on Oct. 19. While that's a little late for the election, it may mean her party will play a part in the new government. Coalition, anyone?
Bloc Québécois Gilles Duceppe's birthdate is July 22, 1947, making him a Cancer. While Cancers are often protective, sympathetic and emotional, they can also be moody, shrewd, and unable to let things go. One online horoscope prediction tells Duceppe: "This is your month to clarify your message, get your point across in the most effective way, and make a situation better than it was when you initially got involved." He is also encouraged to use the full moon on the Oct. 14 to display strength, character and leadership..