It seems like everyone you talk to these days has an opinion on which candidate is going to win the American presidency next month. And, apparently, even celestial bodies are making predictions.
The International Society for Astrological Research was scheduled to host a meeting this week in California of people who interpret the planetary positions for interested laymen. They plan to survey the stars and examine the race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"Something explosive with a capital E could happen," astrologist Kat Powell told the Los Angeles Times.
Trump, born on June 14, is a Gemini, while Clinton, born on Oct. 26, is a Scorpio. But there are a number of other factors that could influence the election's outcome, among them the dispute over what exact time Clinton was born, the Guardian reported.
That means astrologers disagree on who the victor will be. Aleksandar Imsiragic, for example, told the Guardian Trump could win because "mythologically he’s Orion," a constellation that "represents giants." Shelley Ackerman, meanwhile, favored Clinton's ticket based on the position of the moon as it relates to running mate Tim Kaine's sun on Nov. 8.
Even Susan Miller, who runs AstrologyZone.com, told Fox Business months ago that her research showed the election could be a toss-up. "I think we are not going to know who won," she said. "They are going to be counting the votes for another day or two."
The astrology-politics connection goes all the way back to 1776, when legend has it founding fathers Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson moved the signing of the Declaration of Independence so the planets could be better aligned, according to the Astrology News Service.
Historically, five previous United States presidents have been Aquarius men, and five have been Scorpios, according to a SmartPolitics. Both current president Barack Obama and Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, are Leos.