What can you tell by just looking at our high-profile candidates – and anticipated contenders – for mayor? We asked face and aura reader Rose Rosetree, author of Wrinkles Are God’s Makeup: How You Can Find Meaning in Your Evolving Face. For fun, we threw in a picture of Mayor John Norquist (she assumed he […]
What can you tell by just looking at our high-profile candidates – and anticipated contenders – for mayor?
We asked face and aura reader Rose Rosetree, author of Wrinkles Are God’s Makeup: How You Can Find Meaning in Your Evolving Face. For fun, we threw in a picture of Mayor John Norquist (she assumed he was another candidate).
Rosetree, who lives in the Washington, D.C., area, teaches classes on face reading and has her own trademarked system of the age-old art.
Let’s start with former Congressman Tom Barrett. Rosetree wonders whether he’s even a politician. His full and even eyebrows reveal he’s “able to… handle details superbly and very efficiently,” things we’d expect in an attorney. Barrett has a vertical line between his brows extending upward, called a “devotion line”: “He’s deeply committed to being a service to other people.” Along with the horizontal “brain line” on his forehead, it also means “he’s not somebody committed to a rigid view of what is right.” (Would that explain his defense of Bill Clinton?)
How about our mayor-to-be, Marvin Pratt? Rosetree says he “has confident leadership… he’d be my preference.” Hmmm. His “priority lines” (three vertical lines of varying length on his face) show he is down to earth, pragmatic, ambitious. We’ll give him that. His up-angled eyebrows show he would “be able to bring in new ideas” and his angled chin reveals “nobody is going to tell this man what to do.” Another miss. We’re starting to wonder…
On to our sheriff and yet-to-officially-announce candidate David Clarke. Rosetree believes his muscular mouth reveals the most. (Did we need an expert to tell us that?) It uncovers his “impassioned communication… He has a real advantage persuading people.” His pointed ear tops suggest “he could really get locked into his personal ideology.” What does his aura say? His truthfulness is impeccable. (Then why does he keep dodging questions about his policies?)
Ald. Tom Nardelli has a “macho door knob-like chin structure with a cleft,” which corresponds with being a bully. “He has a very strong sense of himself as a man, being powerful and expecting to get his way.” His sparse eyebrows show he does not have a lot of intellectual power. The asymmetry in his eyelid thickness could mean “a potential for hypocrisy,” and his crooked mouth is a mark of verbal dishonesty.
But don’t despair. Rosetree sees good things in businesswoman Sandy Folaron: “I would be surprised if she’s really a politician. If she is,… I would elect her in a heartbeat.” Her smile depth reveals emotional generosity. She’s “the biggest giver.” Her “eye glitter” reveals “she’s got an exceptionally penetrating intellect.” Her up-angled eyes reveal idealism, high expectations and drive. Ah, now we’re talking.
State Rep. Pedro Colón’s muscular lip texture reveals persuasiveness, and his curvy upper lip and straight mouth bottom mean he’s able to grab people with their feelings, as well as facts. His right-angled nose is “one of his biggest assets. Those with noses that angle right tend to have more fame or notoriety.” But his scarred cheeks and chin may reveal residual anger at society (and at Norquist?). Rosetree thinks he’s very talented, and “if I were running against him, I’d be scared.” Too bad the other candidates don’t seem to be.
Now, how about our outgoing mayor? “He [Norquist] is the scary candidate,” says Rosetree. “Even if I believed in his political views, I’m uncomfortable with him.” Wow, if she only knew.
In his up-angled, long, thin mouth, Rosetree sees he doesn’t disclose much personal information. “He can be cruel to people if he doesn’t like them or what they think.” He shares with Richard Nixon a “star” on his third eye (where the “brainline” dips between the brows). “He’s very likely to have ideas on how other people should live.” Rosetree finds “he is coercive, calculating and cold.”
Before writing off this methodology, listen to Rosetree’s caveat: “I would never vote for somebody without knowing… what the person actually has done.”
That’s a good thing, because although Rosetree sounded right about some things, there were definitely others we wouldn’t want to take at, uh, face value.