The United States' political fate is in the stars
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By Andrea Peyser
May 23, 2016

The United States' political fate is in the stars

Here’s how one gal learned to love “that bitch’’ — Hillary Clinton. Hint: It wasn’t easy to detect warm blood coursing through Hill’s seemingly cold, dead veins.

But for Debra Silverman, an astrologer with a master’s degree in clinical psychology whose greatest hits include once saving the rock band The Police from disintegration and poking around Madonna’s cranium, Hillary is a softie.

“Who knew?” Silverman, 59, who lives in Boulder, Colo., tells me. “She’s a Scorpio, a double Scorpio, the meanest sign of the zodiac.

“She shuts down and has to behave as if she doesn’t care — look at that bitch! But she cares so much, it hurts.”

Seriously?

Silverman predicts that the Democratic front-runner will be elected the next president of the United States.

Why should I trust the word of a stargazer? A better question is — why not?

Just about every political “expert” failed to foresee the meteoric ascent of Donald Trump, who now sits atop the Republican Party, suckers! But the rise of The Donald, born a Gemini under a full moon, was always written in celestial bodies, says Silverman.

“Trump talks incessantly. He’s ‘look at me, look at me!’ And his hairdo — that someone would choose a style so different from anybody else’s.”

She thinks Trump’s White House aspirations ultimately will crash and burn. Bernie Sanders? Hillary’s rival, a Virgo, is “very practical and grounded” — except for his threats to gouge folks with taxes. “Will America be ready to accept that kind of change? I wish it would.”

Perhaps we should be glad she isn’t running things. Still, maybe it’s time to give astrology another look.

Recently departed former First Lady Nancy Reagan invited her personal astrologer, the late Joan Quigley, into the White House after the assassination attempt on her husband, then-President Ronald Reagan. She was widely mocked.

Quigley wrote that over the next seven years, she was paid to advise the first couple on diplomacy, Cold War politics and even the timing of Ronald Reagan’s cancer surgery, all of which turned out OK.

Now, about The Police.

The trio of Englishmen broke up in 1986. The “Roxanne” musicians really, really didn’t like each other. So when plans were set for a reunion tour in 2007, frontman Sting arranged to fly Silverman to Los Angeles, to serve as mediator. “And the tour was a huge success,” she enthuses.

Sting, who meets with Silverman, every six months for astrological readings, is so taken with her skill, he wrote a glowing blurb for her book — “The Missing Element: Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition” (Findhorn Press).

As a birthday gift to Madonna, Sting once hired Silverman to do a reading at Madge’s London home. Madonna, a Leo, “wants attention, she’s bossy, she’s strong,” Silverman says.

I understand why emotionally needy folks gravitate to astrology, which seems to combine the reader’s intuition with major ego boosts. But what about stable me?

Silverman says I’m a double Gemini. “You talk fast, think fast, ask a million questions. You’re a great writer. Then you’re done. You’re bored.”

Mm-kay.

Astrology may not cure everything that ails a person. But, like chicken soup or Viagra, it can’t hurt.

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Singing Campbell Law’s praises

A victory for legendary entertainer Glen Campbell’s older children. As I reported last year, two of Campbell’s offspring have waged a legal fight with his present wife, seeking unfettered access to their father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Last week, Tennessee’s governor signed into law the Campbell/Falk Act, named for the “Rhinestone Cowboy’’ singer and the late “Columbo’’ actor Peter Falk.

It protects the rights of wards of the state, and people with conservators watching over their financial and living situations, to communicate — in person, via snail mail, phone or e-mail — with loved ones.

Kimberly Campbell, 57, with whom the 80-year-old singer has three children, mostly blocked his five oldest kids, from three previous marriages, from their dad, who lives in a Nashville facility. Not anymore.

I’m glad that Glen Campbell will be able to bask in the company of all those who care about him during however much time he has left in this world.

Ze’d better not say ‘he,’ or else

Your big, fat transphobic mouth could cost you, big time.

New York City employers and landlords who make a habit of ignoring transgender individuals’ requests to be referred to by newfangled gender-neutral pronouns — such as “ze’’ for “he’’ and “she’’ or “zir’’ for “her’’ and “his’’ — could face fines of up to $250,000! That’s according to legal guidelines from the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

Be careful not to offend anyone with “non-binary” gender roles, defined as not traditionally male or female.

Big Brother is watching and listening.

And ze is a word freak.

Sexy women aren’t protected like trans people

In New York City, call a transgender individual by the wrong pronoun, and one could face a hefty fine. But discriminating against a sexy woman is OK.

Dilek Edwards, a flexible, blond masseuse and yoga teacher, 32, was canned from Wall Street Chiropractic and Wellness because she’s a hottie, she alleged in a wrongful-termination lawsuit. One of her bosses, a self-avowed lesbian and former Playboy Playmate who co-owns the business with her husband — a guy — got jealous and had her fired.

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Hagler ruled last week that babes aren’t protected by gender-discrimination laws. I guess if Edwards called herself Bruce, she’d get a payday or win back her job.

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