Sick of nasty surprises? We sympathize. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to predict the major events of 2007 beforehand so as to avoid any unpleasant shocks to our already delicate state of mind? If we knew a giant asteroid would destroy every mammal on Earth on Aug. 14, 2007, at least we could live large for the next seven months. And just think of the boon to the hang-gliding industry.
So with this in mind, we asked a local psychic and a couple astrologers to tell us what they know about the next 12 months. As a control element, we asked the same list of questions to a couple ordinary guys off the street and a Magic 8-Ball. Who's on the mark? Who's way off base? Be patient. We'll keep tabs throughout the year and print the results at the end of 2007. (Unless, of course, that whole asteroid thing plays out.)
Heaps of thanks to editorial interns Amanda Luketa-Hanlin and Jacqueline Paul for conducting the interviews. I predict that you both will be wealthy and live long, contented lives surrounded by people who love you. And that's not just me talking—the Magic 8 Ball wholeheartedly agrees.