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Original Article from Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088403/Fortune-teller-Jemima-Packington-Made-successful-Royal-predictions-using-ASPARAGUS.html
Any tips for the future? The fortune teller who made successful Royal predictions using ASPARAGUS
Last updated at 5:10 PM on 18th January 2012
Future tips: Mystic Jemima Packington predicts the future using asparagus
A fortune teller who uses asparagus to predict the future has revealed her top tips for 2012 - including two Royal births and British glory at the Olympics.
Mystic Jemima Packington, 56, claims to be the world’s only 'Asparamancer' and sees the future by tossing the spears into the air and interpreting how they land.
She has made dozens of accurate predictions in recent years, including the demise of Gordon Brown, the credit crunch, and Oscar glory for British film The King’s Speech.
Today she made her predictions for 2012, which include two Royal pregnancies, a change of leadership for one of the UK’s main political parties, the collapse of the Euro and the death of a high-profile British figure.
Jemima, who is originally from Pershore, Worcestershire, but now lives in Bath, Somerset, said: 'It might sound silly to some people but my readings are very accurate.
'I have been doing readings using asparagus since I was eight years old. My great aunt read tea leaves and I have inherited her gift.'
Jemima only uses fresh Worcestershire asparagus grown in the Vale of Evesham - the UK’s main supplier of the vegetable.
She picks a handful of tips, tosses them into the air and 'reads' the shapes they form when they land.
One of Jemima’s most remarkable predictions was that Gordon Brown would not only be ousted but also leave politics completely after his election defeat in 2010.
Asparamancer: Jemima Packington, tosses the spears into the air and make her predictions based on how they fall - like ancient rune castors
She said: 'I was asked to do a reading about Gordon Brown just before the general election.
'I cast the spears and the were all pointing down and several spear tips had lost their spores which indicates tears.
'My reading of this was that he would lose the election in 2010 and would then leave politics altogether.
'I was the first person to predict this and people said I was mad at the time but it came true.
'I have a very good success rate, but because it’s an interpretation you can sometimes be slightly off the mark.'
Last year she correctly predicted a Royal baby with the Princess Royal’s son Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn announcing their second child.
She also foresaw the downfall of Scottish Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott and Northern Ireland Social Democrat leader Margaret Ritchie.
Uncanny: Jemima says she predicted Gordon Brown would lose the election in 2010 and would then leave politics altogether
The spears also correctly predicted economic turmoil in America and the Oscar’s success for Brit flick The King’s Speech.
This year she predicts Olympic success for Britain but a dismal performance for the England football team at Euro 2012.
She also predicts older players being recalled for the England squad in Euro 2012, several celebrities being outed as gay, a devolution referendum being granted to Scotland, laws introduced to prevent phone hacking following the Leveson inquiry into Press ethics and an animal scooping an Oscar.
Gong: The fortune teller also predicted Oscar glory for The King's Speech, with Colin Firth portraying King George VI
Jemima said: 'When I was making the reading for the Olympics I cast the asparagus and the spears landed in the shape of a sun.
'The spears all remained strong and intact which I interpreted as good weather and a solid performance from the athletes.
'When I did a reading to predict the England football team’s chances at Euro 2012 a lot of older spears pointed upwards and many lost their spores.
'Many younger spears landed below the older ones indicating younger players being left out in favour of experienced members of the squad.
'The spores from the spears showed there would not be success for the England team.” Excitingly, her reading for Royal announcements hinted at babies for newlywed couples Kate and William and Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.
Jemima said: 'I took another casting for my reading for Royal announcements and the spears fell in the shape of a crown.
'Two smaller spears were pointing towards the crown indicating two visitors - therefore two babies or pregnancies.
'I can only do readings for individuals when they select the asparagus tips so I was not able to read whether one of the pregnancies would be Kate Middleton.'
When she asked the spears to show her what would happen with the Euro financial crisis one of the vegetables ominously broke in half.
Jemima said: 'When a spear breaks it is the equivalent of the death card in Tarot readings.
'It is not necessarily a bad thing because it indicates a parting of ways.'
Baby joy: Peter Phillips' wife Autumn, who is expecting their second child in March, is captured kissing their first daughter Savannah in July last year
However when she predicted what national tragedies lay ahead another spear tip snapped.
She said: 'It was very strange because I cast the spears and one of the very healthy ones broke it’s tip very high up.
'I interpreted this to be a death of a high-profile, much loved British figure which will cause the nation much sorrow.'
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