Saturday, November 22, 2008

Charles de Gaulle Used an Astrologer

[picture from wiki]

From Susan Bell in Paris, excerpt from THE INDEPENDENT

"The man who guided France into the modern era, General Charles de Gaulle, consulted a personal astrologer throughout his political career before making important decisions.
But unlike another French president, Francois Mitterrand - who enlisted the services of the professional astrologer Elizabeth Teissier, with whom his relationship was rumoured to have extended beyond the purely astrological - General de Gaulle turned to a fellow soldier, who broke his silence on the subject yesterday.

"De Gaulle met Major Maurice Vasset when they were in Toulon soon after the leader of the Free French made his triumphant march down the Champs Elysees in August 1944. Major Vasset had studied astrology in Dakar while convalescing from an injury in 1940...."

p.s. Winston Churchill is supposed to have consulted the fortune-teller Barbara Harris. I haven't found any substantiating evidence of this.

Astrologers and fortune tellers are not the same thing!!

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