Madam Zardoz does it again.
For 11 straight years, the predictions of Madam Zardoz have been spot on when it comes to her annual Super bowl predictions.
Super Bowl XLIX will go down as an instant classic. The Seattle Seahawks appeared on the cusp of a second-straight title after Jermaine Kearse’s circus catch.
That is, until an interception in the end zone ended the comeback and handed the New England Patriots their fourth Lombardi trophy.
Your final score from University of Phoenix Stadium is New England 28, Seattle 24. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is your MVP. And the team that so many love to hate sits atop the National Football League once again.
The Seahawks’ dynasty will have to wait. Turns out the Patriots weren’t finished with their own yet.
Madam Zardoz’s Annual Prediction of the Superbowl is often a rewarding read if you bet (gamble responsibly) on the cards. It seems more fun when the team is popular, but if the team seems rather deflated the comments towards Madam Zardoz’s predictions can and are on the crisp side. This year, she received many negative comments all directed at her slightly unpopular predictions that New England would take the trophy.
Madam Zardoz’s said, “Some of my favorite comments were “cheaters shouldn’t win” to “Tom Brady is a cry baby”, or “Brady, what a cad leaving his wife while pregnant, he will never get the Superbowl ring since he threw away his own wedding ring. Many had nasty four letter words, some even misspelled. People with narrow minds usually have broad tongues. How amusing.
Now lets talk about Seattle’s mind-boggling decision to throw the ball from the one-yard line will go down in infamy, and forever alter the NFL’s historical perception of both the Seahawks and Patriots: Did Seattle Seahawks forgot who they are. And from that momentary lapse in identity came the worst play-call in Super Bowl history and a defeat that leaves the Seahawks historically irrelevant.
On Saturdays Spy Weekend Edition the expanded Sunday paper the following story was presented.
Madam Zardoz, “Every year about this time I am bombarded by bookies and small time arm chair quarterbacks begging me to read the cards and tell them who is going to win the Superbowl.
Despite the Seattle Seahawks leading the first half of the game, I predict The New England Patriots will walk away with the coveted Super Bowl 49 trophy. My Cards read, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be crowned MVP due to a “335 yard, 4-touchdown performance.”
It matters not whether you win or lose: what matters is whether I win or lose.
Members of the animal kingdom such as sea turtles, porcupines, donkeys and many others over the years have done a rather bang-up job of picking sports winners so why cant I.
I sometimes go to my own little world, but that’s okay, they know me there. My record over the last 11 years is 10-1, not bad if I do say so myself.
As predicted Seattle Seahawks did in fact lead first half of the game.
New England Patriots did walk away with the coveted Super Bowl 49 trophy
Tom Brady was crowned MVP due to a “328 yard, 4-touchdown performance.
It was in the cards or was it.
Some say the video game Madden also predicted the outcome. It is a crazy world.
Now Here Is Your Monthly Survival Guild.
See what the month of February has in store for you.
Venus is also the planet of money and possessions. When she arrives in your sign all gussied up and ready for love and adventure she meets up with Mars your ruler and the Moon on the 20th – all in your sign and all looking for things to start up in a big way. Buy a lottery ticket on the 20th. Start something new and exciting. Be open to anything and everyone.
Feb 20 & 21 could bring with it some serious fireworks. Mars in your sign is often out of control as you will feel like the Gladiator or a character in Game of Thrones at times. If you desire something or someone, you will be hell bent on getting them on it. What if they don’t want to be caught or it’s not the right fit for you after all??
Your days to shine: 6, 8, 19 & 26
Your dull days: 1, 5, 21 & 23
Friends: Leo & Aquarius
Frenemies: Cancer & Scorpio
Lust after: Leos
And don’t sign anything that’s legally binding or financially binding this month. Or at least hold out until mid–Feb when Mercury has moved direct. In your 10th house of career and ambition, Mercury retrograde is not a good thing! If you don’t think you should send an email – no matter how carefully worded it might be – DON’T send it! Your days to shine: 2, 8, 19 & 25 Your dull days: 5, 20, 22 & 23 Friends: Capricorns & Scorpios Frenemies: Aries & Leos Lust after: Pisces
A pack of Aries planets will storm the borders of your 11th house of friendship and group affiliations between February 19 and 22, and suddenly your social schedule will be on fire. It might be that a new friend has entered your life and wants to introduce you around to their circle of friends or that you’re looking for some new acquaintances this month. If you put it out into the Universe that this is what you want and need, you will get it twins. Your days to shine: 3, 19, 24 & 26 Your dull days: 1, 6, 20 & 23 Friends: Librans & Sags Frenemies: Virgos & Scorpios Lust after: Aries
This Month’s Horoscope for Cancer
Some of you might be tempted to quit your easy yet boring job and strike out on your own. Between February 19 – 22 you will feel the need to be your own boss or work from home or work part time. It’s never a good idea for you to do anything rash. You tend to bring your emotions with you when making big decisions and with Mars the planet of rash moves taking up residence in your career and ambition zone through April 1. Your days to shine: 2, 7, 19 & 25 Your dull days: 1, 20, 21 & 23 Friends: Scorpios & Pisces Frenemies: Aquarius & Sag Lust after: Other Cancers
Several planets come together in impulsive Aries from February 19 – 22 – one of them being Venus the goddess of love and relationships who is also in charge of money and possessions. In this sign, and in cahoots with passionate Mars the planet that doesn’t take “no” for an answer, you could be heading towards making some purchases that might be fun for a short time until the bills start rolling in. Your days to shine: 4, 7, 19 & 25 Your dull days: 5, 20, 21 & 23 Friends: Sags & Librans Frenemies: Pisces & Taurus Lust after: Aries
Avoid shopping between Feb 19 & 22 when a pack of planets in impulsive Aries and your solar 8th house of joint resources will make it all too easy for you to sign up for a payment plan on a large item that you really can’t afford. Try to pay cash or don’t buy it at all. Your days to shine: 2, 7, 24 & 26 Your dull days: 5, 19, 22 & 23 Friends: Capricorns & Scorpios Frenemies: Leos & Sags Lust after: Pisces
February 3 the Full Moon occurs in fiery Leo, your 11th house of hopes, dreams, wishes and friendship. Who is in and who is out for you? Mercury is out of phase in your fun zone through Feb 11, so those friends who are more frenemy than friend are definitely on the ’out list’. You are the sign of relationships and keeping the lifeline flowing between you and others but sometimes Venus, Mars and the emotional Moon invade your solar 7th house of one–to–one relationships this month. They will all come together in Aries, your opposite sign from Feb 19–22 – and these planets are not mucking around! They will absolutely demand that you assert yourself. You’re used to smiling and keeping the peace, but every now and again, even you get to vent and say what’s on your mind! Vent away this month! Aquarians are your best sign to vent to btw – they totally get your need to have your say and to have some space as well. The new Moon Feb 18 in your solar 5th house of playmates and relationships with children plants a seed on a new beginning, urging you to get up close and personal in someone’s life. Enjoy the closeness. It could be that you become much more involved as an Aunt or Uncle or StepMum or StepDad for example. Your days to shine: 3, 11, 19 & 24 Your dull days: 6, 20, 21 & 23 Friends: Sags & Aquarius Frenemies: Cancer & Virgos Lust after: Aquarius
Feb 23 a square between the Sun and Saturn will make you worry about making ends meet. This may seem like a daunting task at first but if you look at your money situation clearly, budget well and move money around on your credit cards, you will definitely work things out and have just enough to sneak over the line. Your days to shine: 7, 18, 25 & 26 Your dull days: 6, 20, 22 & 23 Friends: Pisces & Taurus Frenemies: Gemini & Leo Lust after: Virgos
This Month’s Horoscope for Sagittarius
Feb 23 a square between the Sun and Saturn will make you worry about making ends meet. This may seem like a daunting task at first but if you look at your money situation clearly, budget well and move money around on your credit cards, you will definitely work things out and have just enough to sneak over the line. Your love of travel is highlighted this month and for those of you who are eager to jump on a plane and head to some exotic locale – alone or with another or a group – the end of February is the perfect time. Don’t make any bookings while Mercury is out of phase until Feb 11. Your days to shine: 3, 19, 24 & 26 Your dull days: 1, 6, 11 & 23 Friends: Aries & Leos Frenemies: Capricorn & Cancer Lust after: Geminis
This Month’s Horoscope for Aquarius
Full Moon in Leo Feb 3 New Moon in Aquarius Feb 18 Mercury retrograde in Aquarius through Feb 11, then in Aquarius through March 14 Venus in Pisces through February 21 then in Aries from Feb 21 – March 18 Mars in Pisces through Feb 20 then in Aries through April 1 Jupiter retrograde in Leo through mid–April Uranus in Aries Neptune in Pisces Aquarius (January 21 – February 19) By February 20 several planets will have made their way through adrenaline junkie Aries – your 3rd house of busy activities, communication and neighbours. This pack is nothing if not game for just about any adventure, so challenge yourself. Return to school, or sign up with a whole new peer group. Take a chance on something exciting. Wherever Venus goes, money is sure to become important. She’ll spend most of the month in intuitive Pisces and your 2nd house of personal finances, so you’ll be able to smell a fraud a mile away. If your heart is engaged, however, you might want to ignore the warning signs. After February 20, be sure you and you alone are in charge of your hard–earned money. The New Moon will arrive February 18 in your sign, urging you to trash everything that just isn’t working and start over. It might be a friendship, job, or relationship that’s reached its expiration date. No matter what you choose to toss out, rest assured that its absence will make room for more positive experiences. Avoid February 21 when tempers could heat up at the speed of a flash fire. Planets in Aries (Aries being ruled by Mars) the planet of passion means that some of your communications could become haywire. Your days to shine: 2, 12, 19 & 25 Your dull days: 6, 20, 21 & 23 Friends: Librans & other Leos Frenemies: Scorpios & Pisces Lust after: Aries Frenemies: Cancer & Taurus Lust after: Librans
This Month’s Horoscope for Pisces
Between February 19 & 21, several planets in red–hot Aries will storm the borders of your solar 2nd house of values. Now, those of you who are extremely assertive, you might need to take a stand for what you hold dear, whether it’s a person, an animal, or an ideal. Be prepared for a bit of a battle. The Sun will take off into your sign February 18, Pisces, which means your birthday is fast approaching – always a good time – but also that you’re due to shine in February. The Sun in your sign brings with it a time for you to make plans for the coming year and prepare for your New Moon March 20 – a Total Solar Eclipse. Which also happens to be International Astrology Day. Your days to shine: 7, 18, 25 & 26 Your dull days: 6, 20, 22 & 23 Friends: Virgos & Scorpios Frenemies: Geminis & Leos Lust after: Cancers The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.-Madam Zardoz