Evangeline Adams predicted world wars
The name Evangeline Adams is almost forgotten today. But in the first half of the last century, she was a very popular astrologer. Adams was also engaged in palmistry and, probably, had remarkable parapsychological abilities. For several decades, she was able to predict many significant events, including those on a global scale.
Adams was born in 1868. The media first wrote about her in 1899, when an unknown prophetess from Boston predicted a terrible fire at the Windsor Hotel in New York. In March of that year, she took a trip to New York and stayed at the expensive hotel located on Fifth Avenue. After reading horoscope of the hotel’s owner Evangeline was horrified: it was clear that in the very near future this man would be in trouble and adversity… When the hotel burned to the ground the next day and the wife and daughter of the owner died, Adams’ career went up sharply.
Newspapers learned of the prediction, and soon the New York Magazine requested Evangeline to make a long-term forecast for the development of the largest US city. She prophesied that in 1901 the city authorities would be caught stealing. And so it happened. The new district attorney and the mayor exposed the financial frauds of the previous administration. In addition, Adams predicted the unrest of 1909 and 1910 and stated that their scale would be much greater than ever before.
In November 1909, a strike began at the Triangle garment factory, which ended victoriously in February next year. It was then that the authorities finally recognized the seamstress union.
According to Evangeline, in November and December 1899, the New York Stock Exchange was to be in a fever. But few believed her: in early September, the Dow Jones index reached its highest level. However, already in mid-December, this figure plummeted… The stockbrokers immediately remembered the predictions and literally besieged Evangeline, begging her to make a new forecast. According to rumors, John Pierpont Morgan, Charles Michael Schwab and even the president of the stock exchange Jacob Stout consulted with her.
Adams was an Anglophile and spent several months each year in Foggy Albion. She was known as an ardent admirer of King Edward VII and, at the request of one court lady, made up a horoscope for the monarch. Unfortunately, the soothsayer immediately saw that the stars did not favor Edward.
“If he survives next May,” she said, “I will either ask his audience or send the horoscope to the palace.”
As you know, Edward VII died in May 1910. George V became King of Britain. Studying his horoscope before coronation, Evangeline came to the conclusion that his reign “will be bloody and darkened by war and human suffering.” This statement was reprinted by all London newspapers…
Adams was just about to go to England, but her friends talked her out of the trip. The British had not yet recovered from her gloomy prediction. Of course, the First World War struck precisely the reign of George V.
In the book Astrology for All (1931), Evangeline devoted an entire chapter to the Prince of Wales, the future British king Edward VIII, and wrote that, judging by Uranus in his horoscope, the king had an interest in mature and married women, who for one or another reasons could not become queens. In the same 1931, Edward met divorced American Wallis Simpson.
Her prophecies regarding the United States sound darker. On April 27, 1930, the Boston Herald published the following prediction: “Employees of financial institutions and industry captains should show great wisdom if we want to maintain our current prosperity and avert disaster. Even ordinary people should try to live within their means and take into account the prevailing conditions.”
In January 1927, while giving a lecture in New York, Evangeline first cautioned as follows: “Since 1927, Uranus will have a more adverse effect on Jupiter compared to 1921, and this process will be aggravated in 1928 and 1929. As you know, Jupiter defines monetary affairs in the material world. In 1907, the same arrangement of planets led to a terrible panic among American financiers. Everyone should be extremely careful in investments and other monetary matters and prepared for the consequences of such a menacing planetary arrangement.”
In 1927-1928, the American market was in order, but in 1929 it suddenly collapsed.
On June 14, 1923, the New York edition of the Brooklyn Eagle quoted Adams in an article entitled An Astrologer Predicts World War II in 1942: “From 1942 to 1944, the United States will survive another civil war. Uranus will enter Gemini, where it was during the revolution and the Civil War. The war will begin in America and cover the whole world.”
And in a January lecture in 1927, Adams stated: “The signs of the zodiac indicate that there will be a war – religious, racial and political. It will last three years, from 1942 to 1944. The same zodiac sign ascended when the War of Independence began in the United States. And at the beginning of the Civil War, too.”
In the book Astrology for All, Adams explains this prophecy as follows: “Uranus passes all the signs of the zodiac in 84 years. As this planet awakens rebellious sentiments, one should expect a clash of ideals and liberation wars that will erupt every 84 years. It is enough to turn over several pages of history, and we will see that during the American Revolution and the Civil War, Uranus was also in Gemini. In 1942, he will again enter this constellation, and Jupiter and Saturn, alas, will be closely connected with it. The future will show what is fraught with such a balance of planetary forces. In 1943 and 1944, Mars will also enter the Gemini. Such an unusual arrangement of the planets indicates that our country will certainly be again involved in the war.”
Of course, we will never know what helped Evangeline Adams predict the future, but the fact remains: all her prophecies came true.
She wrote three best-selling books on astrology; in the 1930s she hosted a popular radio program on American television; her clients included the famous myth researcher Joseph Campbell, actress Talula Bankhead, playwright Eugene O’Neill and many other prominent people of her time.
Evangeline was so preoccupied with other people’s problems that she had almost no time for personal life. She created her own family in 1923 at the age of 55! Her husband was George E. Jordan, an English entrepreneur. He became not just a spouse, but also the most devoted and loyal follower of Evangeline, and even abandoned his business for her.
Like many prophets, she knew about the hour of her demise. In 1932, she declined an invitation to tour the United States with a course of lectures. When asked about the reason for the refusal, she calmly said that she would soon be gone. Evangeline Adams died on November 10, 1932 from a heart disease that appeared only three days before her death. She left behind about ten million dollars, astrological records, books and fond memories of thousands of people – acquaintances and strangers, clients and occasional witnesses of her gift.
Unfortunately, this wonderful woman made no predictions regarding the distant future. Except for one: in 2026, Uranus will again enter the Gemini constellation…