World Leaders - Chinese Astrology Predictions for 2009 - Year of the Ox

Below we have some predictions for some of the people who will shape world affairs in 2009. Note that these predictions are done with general astrology, which typically gives about 60-70% accuracy. To do more detailed and accurate analysis for each leader by using personal astrology would require a whole book in itself!

Benazir Bhutto 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007 was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan affiliated to the Socialist International. On 27 December 2007, Bhutto was killed while leaving a political rally for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh. She had just given a campaign address to party supporters in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections. Her Chinese astrology for 2007 shows that her sign, the Snake, is directly against the Year God (Jupiter). This meant she would have experienced bad luck and sadly with a lack of the right advice she was unable to avert her astrological fate. This is why it is so important that people in positions of power and importance are that much more aware of the dangers that can effect them. Leaders have a responsibility to be aware of consequences of leaving themselves open to unnecessary risk due to the fallout that this creates. This tragedy only goes to show that that when you are against the year god the risks are high right until the end of that Chinese year and beyond.

Ali Khamenei - Supreme Leader of Iran - born 15 July 1939 - Rabbit This year he needs to communicate with his own people and foreign countries properly to avoid political, economic problems and the people clashing. He needs to have regular health checks to prevent any accidents happening. Last year Rabbit people were against the Year God and this year they have a few bad stars like the Disaster and Prison star, which could result in international disputes and he needs to watch his health. The good stars like the General star and Earth Solution star will help with any dangers or problems with someone helping him get over it. Another good star is the Messenger Horse which will be good for his job and repositioning power.

Bashar al-Assad - President of Syria born Sept 11 1965 - Snake This year he has some good stars the General star and the 3 Platform star which are good for having more power for the Government. With the snake and ox half matching more people will help him this year if he has any difficulties. This year is a very good year because of the Year God matching with a lot of good stars and powerful people helping so it will be good for international relations and peace talks. He needs to careful of accidents when he goes out this year. There are the the Official Talisman star which represents, slander and arguments. The Back Stabbing star, people attacking him and causing him trouble and the Flying Blade star causing accidents to watch out for.

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian leader - born Mar 11 1935 - Pig This year Mahmoud Abbas’s luck should not be too bad, with a lot of international sympathy at this time even though there are several bad stars like the Heaven Dog, Hanging Guest and Lonely stars. The Heaven Dog star represents shocks, accidents and danger and he need to be careful of assassination. The Hanging Guest means someone passing away in the family. The 8 Seat star represents other countries supporting him, international aid and political influence. The Messenger Horse star represents change and he should re-organise his Government and he will need to travel for international diplomacy with the US and other countries. This year he will have a lot of problems surrounding him and he needs to learn to let go and relax.

Hu Jintao, President of China, born December 21st 1942 - Horse Last year was a hard year for him as he was against the Year God with the Tibetans trying to get the Olympics boycotted, the earthquake disaster in Sichuan and international criticism. This year he needs to have regular health checks and be careful of his health. He will have a lot of disagreements and trouble with the US with Obama's new administaration and the economy. Also Obama is Ox and the Ox does not like the Horse, so the Chinese Government have to beware of the US backstabbing them and their relations will be tense, which is why Hu needs to relax. So he should wear a Snake pendant to avoid damage from the Ox. With the Mounting Horse Star there is a chance for more international relations. It is a good year for relationships with the Salt Pond Star, being more attractive to females and but he needs to watch out for scandals.

Ma Ying-jeou, President of Taiwan, born July 13, 1950 Tiger He will be very successful as Tiger people have the Year God helping them, so it will be a good year for politics and business relations with China, the US and Japan. Hu Jintao is a Horse and he is a Tiger and the Horse and Tiger get on and he will be in the middle diplomatically to deal with the US. Obama's new administartion will want to use him to cause China problems. Which is why this year he needs to be strong, smart and not easily convinced by the people around him. He also has political rivalry in Taiwan that won't want him to be to close to China. There are good stars like the Sun star which represents having a lot of energy like the Sun and a lot of people will help him carry through his policies. The bad star the "Empty Sky" star means he can easily be let down after making agreements. He also needs to be careful of love triangles and beware of scandals.

Taro Aso, Prime Minister of Japan, born September 20, 1940 - Dragon This year because he has the Tai Yin star, the man has to extremely careful dealing with women and he needs to make sure not to argue or get involved with them. Japan's relationship with the US will be strained as his sign Dragon and Obama's sign Ox do not get on, so there will be strained relations with the US and he could damage his reputation and health. Bad stars like the Sudden Failure star means he needs to careful of strokes and high blood pressure and the Wring Hook star means there will be a lot of pressure from international relations and his popularity. The Sheep Blade star can cause operations and the Sudden Failure star means accidents. He mainly needs to concentrate on Japan's economic downturn and stop the country going into full blown recession.

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, born April 30, 1959 - Pig This year his luck should not be too bad and he just needs to be careful of bad stars like the Heaven Dog, Hanging Guest and Lonely stars. The Heaven Dog star represents shocks, accidents and danger. The Hanging Guest means someone passing away in the family. The 8 Seat star represents increasing power, money and fame and the Messenger Horse job changes and increased international relations. This year he will work very hard day and night, but in the end he will still get the recognition and people will appreciate his efforts.

Kevin Michael Rudd, Australian Prime Minister, 21 September 1957 - Chicken This year will be good for him because he has half matching with the Year God. This gives him increased opportunities to be around more wealthy and powerful people which will benefit him making him more successful. He also has the 3 Platform star which will help him politically, increasing his power and reputation, with the chance for public awards and recognition. The General star which represents power and is good for election. The Golden Suitcase star which is good for the economy. He needs to be careful of bad stars like the Flying Blade and Five Ghosts Stars relating to car accidents, operations, Governmental and economic problems. The solution of all these bad stars is for him to give blood to the hospital.

Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, born September 29, 1936 - Rat Last year he was against the Year God and so would have had a difficult year. This will be a very good year for rat people. With the Year God matching many powerful and rich people will give him a lot of help. Good stars the Overtaking star will enhance his reputation and are good for the Italian economy. It also brings a lot of help from other people. The 2 Heaven Helping star which will increase his recognion and can also destroy any danger. Bad stars like the Illness Talisman star represent asmall illnesses this year, so he needs to have a health check. The Grim Reaper star could also make him feel depressed.

Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President, born September 14, 1965 - Snake This year he has some good stars the General star and the 3 Platform star which are good for having more power in the Government. With the snake and ox half matching more people will help him this year if he has any difficulties. This year is a very good year because of the Year God matching with a lot of good stars and powerful people helping which will be good for the economy. He needs to careful of accidents when he goes out this year. There are the Official Talisman star which represents, slander and arguments. The Back Stabbing star, people attacking him and causing him trouble and the Flying Blade star causing accidents to watch out for.

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, born July 17, 1954 - Horse Last year was made harder when she didn't attend the Olympic Games because she has met and supports the Dalai Lama making trade between China and Germany harder. This year she could have similar difficulties with China but as it is a good year for relationships with the Salt Pond Star she can use her charm to improve trade. This year the Ox damages the Horse so she should wear a Snake pendant to avoid unnecessary trouble. Also Obama is Ox and the Ox backstabs the Horse. So the German Government needs to avoid being betrayed in political agreements and negotiations and be careful of the new US administration as their relations will be difficult. With the Mounting Horse Star there is a chance for more international relations. This year she needs to be careful of any accidents.

Barack Obama, President of the United States, born 4 August 1961 - Ox Last year he had a very good year with the Year God helping him and he beat Hillary Clinton and John McCain to become President. This year he coincides with the Year God so he will have more trouble than usual and will have to deal with the economy, Middle East problems, Iraq and Afganistan. This year the honeymoon with the American people will be over. There are some bad stars, in particular the Corpse and Blade stars. The Blade and Bloody Knife stars mean he could be damaged by metal objects or have an operation or car accident. The Corpse star means there will be more chance of illness. Luckily for Ox people there are some good stars so things will not be all that bad. The Flower Parasol and General stars will help him overcome problems and turn problems around.

David Cameron, UK Conservative Party leader, born 9 October 1966 - Horse Even though he was against the last Year God last year he didn't appear to have too many problems other than getting his bike stolen. This year the Ox damages the Horse so he should wear a Snake pendant to avoid trouble and if last year wasn't bad then he must have more trouble this year. With the Mounting Horse Star there is a chance for more international relations. It is a good year for relationships with the Salt Pond Star, being more attractive to females. This year his own party will cause him a lot more pressure to challange Gordon Brown. He needs to find real economic solutions and he better watch out for Ken Clarke and the Conservative party wanting to replace him.

Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, born February 20, 1951 - Rabbit Last year he was against the Year God and this year he has a few bad stars like the Disaster and Prison star, which could result in illness. This year he will have difficult international relations with other Governments trying to sort out the global economic meltdown. He will also clash with his own Government, industry, business and the electorate if he cannot find the solution to getting the UK back on track. He needs to sort out unemployment bringing the numbers down, keep the economy moving and get confidence back in Sterling. With this kind of pressure he needs to have regular health checks to prevent any accidents happening. The good stars like the General and Earth Solution star will help with any dangers or problems with other Governments and industrialists helping him. Another good star is the Messenger Horse star which will bring him more political support.

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain, 4th august 1960 - Rat This will be a much better year for rat people. With the Year God matching many influencial people will give him a lot of help and he is politically heavily engaged in sorting out the Middle East peace process and keeping the Spanish economy stable. His sign the Rat is matching with Obama's sign the Ox which will be good for Spanish and US relations. Good stars the Overtaking star will enhance his reputation and will help him politically and with the Spainish economy. It also brings a lot of help from other people. The 2 Heaven Helping star which will increase his recognion and can also destroy any danger. Bad stars like the Illness Talisman star represent small illnesses this year, so he needs to have a health check. The Grim Reaper star could also make him feel depressed with more pressure from terrorism and economic problems.

Fouad Siniora, Prime Minister of Lebanon, born 1943 - Sheep This year he is against the Year God which means that he will have more pressure than usual. He needs to be careful of assassinations, any accidents, car bombs and he needs to have regular health checks. He has bad stars like the Big Waste star which represents economic problems for the whole year. The Broken Pieces star which means he can have accidents. The Prison and Iron Bar star means he should watch out for his health The Blood Blade star which represents losing blood through giving blood or operations. So he should wear a Snake pendant to avoid trouble. He has one good star the Earth Solution star that means he can sort out territorial problems with peace talks.

Ehud Olmert - Prime Minister of Israel - born September 30, 1945 - Chicken This year will be a good year for him because chicken people have half matching with the Year God, but he will have to watch out for his parent's health. This gives him increased opportunities to be around more rich and powerful people which will benefit him in Government, making him more successful. He also has the 3 Platform star & General star which will help him politically, increasing his power, reputation & are good for election. He needs to be careful of bad stars like the Flying Blade and Five Ghosts Stars relating to car accidents, operations and economic problems. The solution of all these bad stars is for him to give blood to the hospital.

Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, born 26 July 1955 - Sheep This year he is against the Year God which means that he will have more pressure than usual & wiil have a lot of problems and trouble can come from any direction. He needs to get the older members of his family to have a health check. Bad stars the Big Waste star which represents economic problems for the whole year. The Broken Pieces, Prison and Iron Bar star which means he can have accidents and should watch out for his health. The Blood Blade star which represents losing blood through giving blood or operations. So he should wear a Snake pendant to avoid trouble. He has one good star the Earth Solution star that means he can deal with territorial problems.

Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, born 26 September 1932 - Monkey Last year he had a lot of problems and hard times with the White Tiger and Broken Pieces stars, with terrorist attacks disrupting the economy. He has a lot of good stars the Purple star, bringing good luck and a lot of power. The Dragon Virtue star meaning people helping him, good for the economy and avoiding danger. When the Purple star and the Dragon Virtue star meet it is good news and all the problems will be resolved. The bad stars the Sudden Failure star represent accidents, health problems and sudden danger coming from nowhere. The Heaven Trouble star represents illness, delay and trouble. The Grim Reaper star will cause him to feel depressed through political pressure.

Kim Jong-il, Leader of North Korea, February 16, 1941, Snake This year he has some good stars the General star and the 3 Platform star which is good for having more political power and his reputation. This year he needs to do more meditation, Tai Chi and Chi Gung. Although he is old he still wants to learn new weapons and nuclear technology to stay in control militarily. With the snake and ox half matching more people will help him this year if he has any difficulties. He has bad stars the Official Talisman star which means more slander and arguments, the Back Stabbing star which represents people attacking him and causing him trouble and the Flying Blade star causing him accidents to watch out for and don't eat too much lobster or he may need to go to hospital for an operation.

Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Quaeda, born March 10, 1957 - Chicken This year will be good for his terror campaign because chicken people have half matching with the Year God. This means he will have more rich and powerful benefactors supporting him from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-east Asia and North Africa, making him more successful. He also has the 3 Platform star which will help him politically, increasing his power, reputation and recognition in the terrorist community. He has the General star which represents power and the Golden Suitcase star which is good for fundraising. He needs to be careful of bad stars like the Flying Blade Star relating to car accidents and operations. With the Five Ghosts star he needs to be more careful of getting caught or killed. The solution of all these bad stars is for him to give blood.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil October 27, 1945 - Chicken Chicken people have half matching with the Year God, this year so it will be a good year for him. He just needs to watch out for the older people in his families health. The General star which represents power and is good for election. He has the 3 Platform star which will help him politically making him more popular and powerful. He will have more opportunities to be around powerful people which will make him more successful in Goverment. To avoid trouble from the bad stars he should give blood to the hospital. He needs to beware of bad stars like the Flying Blade and Five Ghosts Stars that represent car accidents, operations and economic problems.