The other day, I was reading the Philippine Star and the Star Bytes column of Showbiz TV Host Butch Francisco caught my eye. His subject matter was about Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2010 and reputable psychic Maricel Gaskell.
I personally know Ms. Gaskell and can attest to her accurate ‘vibrations’ of personalities (both famous and non-famous) based on pictures, dates of birth and tarot cards. I have taken the liberty of posting excerpts from Butch Francisco’s column. Read on…
…Last Sunday, I got this text from her (Maricel Gaskell): “I saw pictures of Venus Raj. I don’t know, but I am positive, she has a huge chance of winning.”….
So how did she get those positive vibes concerning Venus?
According to Maricel, last Sunday morning, she was at the Dome in Podium waiting for a friend. To while the time away, she got newspapers from the magazine rack and chose to read the Philippine Star. When she saw the photos of Venus in Conversations With Ricky Lo, she had goose bumps and had this strong feeling that Venus would bring home the crown.
During our talk on the phone, Maricel continued reading Venus’ fortune based on the beauty queen’s birth date (July 7, 1988). Ms. Gaskell says that according to the cards, Venus is “destined to win.”
But – and here is the big BUT – there could be an obstacle to her winning the title. And what could this be?
Maricel claims that there could be a possibility that the organizers would get turned off with her. Pressed to explain how this could happen to Venus, the psychic says that during the pageant Ms. Raj may act too overconfident – bordering on arrogance.
No. Ms. Gaskell insists that this is not just some safety net she is using just in case her forecast doesn’t come true. “Venus is an earth dragon (her birth sign) and that trait can work against her,” warns Maricel.
This is how Maricel sums up Venus’ fortune in the Miss Universe contest: “The dragon is the friend of the tiger. Venus is a dragon and this is the year of the Tiger. Dragons are lucky this year and they will be rewarded for a courageous act. But they should guard against arrogance and their penchant for enjoying the limelight too much – or they will have cause to regret their boastfulness.”
Maricel also advises Venus to avoid wearing blue during the competition and stick to metal colors, white, black, grey or even orange or red.
I have no way of getting in touch with Venus, but if those tips could help, why not have these pieces of advice forwarded to her? To begin with, telling somebody to stay humble at all times is always sound advice……
The prediction of Maricel Gaskell may come true or not. She is not infallible after all since she isn’t God – and she had never professed to be, in due fairness to her. Venus is also said to be topping on-line polls – and so expect a whole bunch of beauty contest watchers who will also say they predicted Venus winning Miss Universe if she makes it…
Okay, much as I would like to take Maricel Gaskell’s vibrations with a grain of salt, I know the psychic so I’m allocating a few extra points of confidence in her. In terms of the ‘arrogance’ thing, this is one trait I will never associate with Venus because she remains grounded as a person, especially now that she is in Las Vegas and getting all the attention and warm wishes of kababayans out there.
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed. I know that this Butch Francisco article has already been relayed to her and our girl is not one to leave any stones unturned. 😉