Asparagus tips for 2012? A pair of Royal births
A fortune teller who predicts the future using asparagus has unveiled her top tips for 2012 – including two Royal births and British glory at the Olympics.
Mystic Jemima Packington, 56, claims to be the world's only Asparamancer and sees the future by tossing the spears into the air and interpreting how they land.
She has made dozens of accurate predictions in recent years, including the demise of Gordon Brown, the credit crunch, and Oscar glory for British film The King's Speech.
And yesterday she made her predictions for 2012, including two Royal pregnancies, a change of leadership for one of the UK's main political parties, the collapse of the euro and the death of a high-profile British figure.
Ms Packington, who is originally from Pershore, Worcestershire, but now lives in Bath, Somerset, said: "It might sound silly to some people but my readings are very accurate. I have been doing readings using asparagus since I was eight years old. My great aunt read tea leaves and I have inherited her gift."
She picks a handful of tips, tosses them into the air and "reads" the shapes they form when they land.
When she asked the spears to show her what would happen with the euro financial crisis one of the tips ominously broke in half.
Ms Packington said: "When a spear breaks it is the equivalent of the death card in Tarot readings. It is not necessarily a bad thing because it indicates a parting of ways."