Tecumseh’s Curse came about as a result of William Harrison’s dirty dealings over native land. Tecumseh, a Shawnee Native American chief, laid the curse on U.S. presidents who were elected in years divisible by twenty. This curse happens to coincide with the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction that occurs every 20 years.
Every American president in the past 200 years who has been inaugurated on a Jupiter–Saturn conjunction has either been assassinated or survived an assassination attempt or else has died while in office. Only three, Thomas Jefferson, James Munroe, and George W are exceptions to this rule. Here’s the history of that curse.
In Jan 1841, the conjunction of Jupiter/Saturn was in earth sign Capricorn. On April 4, 1841 Harrison died of pneumonia contracted at his inauguration in 1840.
In 1861, when Lincoln was elected, the connjunction took place in earth sign Virgo. On April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated.
In 1881 when Jupiter and Saturn were conjunct in earth sign Taurus, Garfield was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington D.C. by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed and delusional office seeker. The wound was not immediately fatal for Garfield, but he died on September 19, 1881 from infections caused by his doctors. Guiteau was executed for the murder of Garfield in June 1882.
In 1901, when Jupiter and Saturn were conjunct in Capricorn, William McKinley was shot. From Wikipedia: “United States President William McKinley was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901. He was shaking hands with the public when anarchist Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen.”
From PBS News Hour:
At 7:20 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 2, 1923, a terrible event of national importance occurred in the presidential suite of San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. President Warren G. Harding’s wife, Florence, was reading the “Saturday Evening Post” to him. The article in question was about Mr. Harding and appeared to please him because he was last heard to utter, “That’s good, go on.” Immediately thereafter, he shuddered and dropped dead onto his bed. Jupiter/Saturn were conjunct in air sign Libra in 1921.
FDR died in office in 1945, an event presaged by the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in earth sign Taurus in 1941.
In 1961, the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction was in Capricorn, presaging the assassination of JFK in November 1963.
Reagan was elected in 1980 when Jupiter/Saturn were conjunct in air sign Libra, and was shot in 1981 but survived. Did Reagan, whose wife employed astrologer Joan Quigley, break the curse?
In 2000, the conjunction occurred in earth sign Taurus, but George W didn’t die in office.
The next Jupiter Saturn conjunction is on December 21, 2020. It’s at 0 degrees in air sign Aquarius, signaling the beginning of a new age. It will happen several weeks after the November 3 election. How will this one play out?