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Source: Greenfield Recorder
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “McKinley Astrological Predictions”
Author(s): B.
City of publication: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 2
Issue number: 35
Pagination: 2

B. “McKinley Astrological Predictions.” Greenfield Recorder 18 Sept. 1901 v2n35: p. 2.
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McKinley assassination (predictions).
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B.; L. D. Broughton; James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley; Minerva E. Proctor.


McKinley Astrological Predictions

To the Editor of The Recorder
     Perhaps some of your readers may be interested in several predictions of astrologers concerning President McKinley. Nearly all of them who have cast horoscopes of his death predict a violent death, and Astrologer Broughton of New York city [sic] published in 1886 the following conclusions: “Mr. McKinley’s horoscope indicates dangers of assassination, nearly as much as General Garfield’s or Abraham Lincoln’s.”
     Mrs. M. E. Proctor of Springfield, an astrologer of some note as a careful student of the subject, cast a figure the night of the assassination with the following conclusions: The malefic planets are Mars, Uranus and Saturn. Of these Uranus was lord of mid-heaven at the time of McKinley’s birth and his ruling planet. Mars was in the house of sickness and Saturn in the house of death at the time the shot was fired, with Uranus on the curb of the house of death at the time of the assassination, and was setting. By a square aspect Uranus afflicts the sun, and Mars afflicts both the sun and moon, and Saturn the moon by opposition. Had Mars been oriental instead of occidental it would have signified that death would have been instantaneous.
     Jupiter was also in the house of death, afflicting the moon by opposition and as both sun and moon were thus afflicted the president had no good influence from them. Jupiter being in the house of death, although a beneficent planet, could not counteract the influence of Mars and Saturn, which in their positions ensured death, although it might be lingering.
     At the time of death the moon, Mercury and Venus were all in the house of sickness in closer aspect to the malefics. Mars was in exact aspect to Saturn, both acting together to ensure fatality.
     It is singular that astrology should have been thus coincident in conclusions beforehand with the facts of the president’s death.




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