A fortune teller who uses asparagus to predict the future has revealed 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.
Today she made her predictions for 2012, which include 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.
Jemima, 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.'
Jemima only uses fresh Worcestershire asparagus grown in the Vale of Evesham - the UK’s main supplier of the vegetable.
She picks a handful of tips, tosses them into the air and 'reads' the shapes they form when they land.
Excitingly, her reading for Royal announcements hinted at babies for newlywed couples Kate and William and Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.
Jemima said: 'I took another casting for my reading for Royal announcements and the spears fell in the shape of a crown.
'Two smaller spears were pointing towards the crown indicating two visitors - therefore two babies or pregnancies.
'I can only do readings for individuals when they select the asparagus tips so I was not able to read whether one of the pregnancies would be Kate Middleton.'
When she asked the spears to show her what would happen with the Euro financial crisis one of the vegetables ominously broke in half.