Last January, astrologer Jeanne Mozier told a Shepherdstown audience that events in 1848 in Europe was the basis for her prediction that 2011 would be a year of revolutions around the world.
Hence the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.
“The good news for 2012,” she told an audience of nearly 25 in the Great Room at O’Hurley’s General Store in Shepherdstown Tuesday night, “is that it won’t end. The bad news is that you’ll wish it did.”
Her lectures are an annual January event for Mozier in Shepherstown as well as before audiences in Baltimore, Annapolis, Pittsburgh and her home of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
She researches historical events through the centuries, comparing how the planets lined up at the time as the basis for her predictions.
The movement of the planets in 1848 was similar to what they were last year, she said.
“Revolutions that year came seemingly out of nowhere to sweep across Europe,” she said.
Mozier said in 2005 she predicted the real estate crash of 2006 and in 2007 the economic downturn of 2008.
“People track me and they find that I have an 85 percent accuracy rate. That’s extremely high,” she said.
Many in Tuesday’s audience, mostly women, were diligently writing as she spoke.
Suzanne Offutt of Shepherdstown and Beth Brent of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., were taking notes Tuesday.
“Last year, she predicted a cataclysmic physical event and the tsunami hit Japan,” Offutt said. “She also predicted a shocking event in Korea in the fall.”
Brent said Mozier’s lectures are another way she can feel more connected with what’s happening in the world.
Mozier told the audience that there will be a “major disruption” from a natural disaster around June 24 this year and another one, this one man-made, around Sept. 19 that will affect transportation and communications.
She also predicted the 2012 presidential election will end up much like the 2000 election between Al Gore andGeorge W. Bush when recounts and challenges held up the outcome.
“It could be a while before we know (who won) this year,” she said.
Mozier earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Cornell and Columbia universities, respectively.
She said she was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency upon graduation from Columbia for a position as a trends analyst.
Her job for 2 1/2 years was looking back at events in different periods to predict future events.
Mozier, who runs the Star Theatre, a movie house in Berkeley Springs, has written books and articles on astrology and travel in and out of West Virginia. She also offers daily astrology predictions.