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34 Sad Facts About
 Astrological Marketer
Gianpaolo DiCocco

 1.
His predictions fail.
    

   DiCocco predicted that Marine Le Pen would win the French election. Oops!

DiCocco predicted a Le Pen Win multiple times, including in 2 YouTube videos.
In the Facebook post below DiCocco, who is the only one who can "make astrology great," predicts Le Pen anew.
He also got "Le Pen wins" from his Tarot Card reading (just to be sure).
   

The snide, pompous DiCocco in his dime store costume hat made sure to mock other astrologers
for predicting Le Pen -- just before he himself jumped on the Le Pen bandwagon.


Above: At the start DiCocco mocked other astrologers for predicting Le Pen. Above he puts the word "astrologer" in quotes for Barry Goddard.
He states "I'll tell you right now that Le Pen's natal charts and transits...do NOT look good at all for her."
So he's always flip-flopping. After he saw others predicting Le Pen, DiCocco jumped on the Le Pen bandwagon with both feet. He made two videos predicting her. But in the above post the "voice of the cosmos" wants to wait until it's narrowed down to two before he tries a prediction.
After mocking Goddard for an analysis he called "very poor and scanty" DiCocco placed huge significance on a trifle like Le Pen's Arabic "Part of Fortune,"
a mathematical point proposed by an ancient Arabic mathematician-astrologer (along with hundreds of other "parts") that DiCocco has no experience watching and which is not even considered a reliable significator of external things by those who have studied Arabic Parts.
(And as usual, he points to no examples where the P-O-F figured in other cases or election wins, but simply asserts.)
 

 
After he was wrong DiCocco, The Voice of the Cosmos who knows 'the true astrology that always predicts,'
said his fail was "not a big deal whatsoever." The only one who can "make astrology great" now takes shelter with astrologers
he attacked and mocked, saying 'They were also wrong!' In two Freudian slips he says:
"The show must go on"
and "Now to carry on with business as usual!"
DiCocco is now getting slaughtered so badly in Comments for the two videos he had to disable comments.

Ever the slippery eel, the "Voice of the Cosmos" now claims he had faulty birth data. (How incompetent! How negligent!)
Speaking of himself in the Third Person DiCocco writes:
"GianPaolo predicted Le Pen; however, due to new evidence, that prediction is null and void. BOTH candidates have faulty birth data."

(Freaky Fact: The Kook makes extreme attacks against Locational Astrologer Julian Lee who he calls "negligent" for having an incorrect birth year for him, though Lee sincerely tried to help him and was not paid. Notwithstanding that faulty data Lee's prediction of career improvements came true for DiCocco in California, where DiCocco acknowledges he attained the best position and pay of his life, plus went from being a nobody to being famous in a new career of astrological pundit and enfant terrible.)

 
Toilet astrology: In one of his first videos DiCocco dances around his bedroom in Pasadena with a toilet plunger
while wrapped in the American flag and threatens viewers with it. Was it a sign?

 
The 20 minute difference Kook points to for an alternate Le Pen chart would create no change in house rulers;
would give basically the same chart. Both candidates would have been having the same planetary transits on election day and during this period. Le Pen would have still had transiting Mercury conjunct her Saturn on election day (a giveaway: you get bad news and goodbyes then), and Macron would have had the same raft of positive transits on election day, including Jupiter all over his Pluto during this period. But DiCocco is desperately trying to shore up his strange image-quest to be "voice of the cosmos" and 'the only real astrologer in the world.'

Increasingly nervous to predict, DiCocco tried to put an "out" into his prediction; some fail-deniability, by stating there could be "election fraud." However, this won't fly. The purpose of an astrological prediction is to say who wins -- along with whatever factors are in the background. Whether there is "fraud," or the weather sunny or cloudy, or a band plays a marching tune as she wins, or whether the media gushes, lies, or burns down -- that should all be part of the prediction picture: "Le Pen wins; there is fraud" or "Macron wins and he's sad about winning" or "Le Pen wins and she has huge enemies against her" or "Macron wins and money pushed him through" or "Le Pen wins but also falls down the stairs." Other background factors like these would be part of the prediction-picture. The goal of a mundane astrologer is to predict who wins, whatever may be the picture and background details of that win.
 
Fun fact: Knowing he merely lucked out with his "big" Trump prediction, DiCocco is insecure in his use of astrology.
With the French election just two days away and feeling nervous about his prediction,
he resorted to Tarot card reading (suddenly a Tarot expert):


DiCocco says his Tarot reading predicts a Le Pen win. Still got it wrong!
Will Runes be his next specialty and forte?
2.
DiCocco states that he is not Jewish but is Catholic.
But he looks Jewish, mocks the pope, has
many Jewish followers on his Facebook -- even Israelis.
He does "readings" about Israel that are protective of Israel,
and gets angry about issues that Jews commonly get exercised about.
There is no one who DiCocco targets more viciously than astrologer Julian Lee,
and Lee is an open critic of the Jewish White-genocide agenda.


1.
continued
 The French Election is just one more fail in DiCocco's growing list of prediction fails.
DiCocco predicted an "attack on American soil" to take place in "late December 2016
to early January 2017. His phrase suggested significant aggression from another nation,
or at least a major terrorist event such as a serious bomb,
and was attended by gravity and portentous music. "Breaking News!" "Disastrous!"
The only thing DiCocco could point to was one more lone gunman incident,
common nowadays, a Jan. 6 Fort Lauderdale shooting that took 5 lives.
(Many mass shootings have higher casualties.) DiCocco stated that he got his
prediction from "the cosmos." Note how direly worded it is. "Warning the
people of the United States and the world at large." It would "unfold"
like a major event.

   The shooter-of-five was an American, and it's already forgotten today.
DiCocco insisted that this common event fulfilled his exaggerated, dramatically worded prediction.
(Even though he was "four days off.")
Likely, Chicago alone had more shootings that day.
In the following posts from that thread, DiCocco is seen spinning that common event as validation.
He digs himself in deeper to his mess by telling us to "expect a higher probability of these events"
between January and mid-March 2017. 

"A higher probability" is going to occur. How about that for not committing to anything?
Nobody can disprove whether a "higher probability" just passed by or didn't.
The "cosmos" was too shy to say: "There will be more of these events." Or even "Expect more."
And there was no increase.
This site tracking shootings shows that January, Feb, and March were very average months for shootings.
Where's this dramatic "attack on American soil"? The same site shows that (click the bar)
from January 6 until March 22 -- the period DiCocco specified above --
no other shooting with five or more deaths took place.
This gives 
DiCocco a foil star for a double-fail.
 
DiCocco made dire predictions that the US navy would suffer a serious attack
and he specified the dates of April 11 and 12 as the most likely time.
Nothing happened.

 Note the dire wording and definite implications:
"***WARNING...great danger for the US Navy abroad..
...attack on foreign government institutions...
Particularly around April 11th, 12th...
Is another attack imminent???...
To the Department of Defense: BE CAREFUL.
Raise all ships to the highest alert level allowed by international law...naval wound."


...

But nothing happened.
DrudgeReport headlines April 11  |  Drudge headlines April 12  |  Drudge headlines April 13

3.
DiCocco bases his entire credibility on the fact that he predicted a Trump win,
as if this winning of a coin toss (there were only 2 real possibilities) proved greatness as an astrologer.
Trump had huge crowds and Hillary was always falling over, and other astrologers predicted it before him.
For example Astrologer Julian Lee, who helped DiCocco overcome his job troubles and who DiCocco continually attacks,
 predicted a Trump win back in July 2016. So did a few others.
DiCocco's late-in-the-game prediction, using garden variety astrological guesswork,
is DiCocco's whole claim to fame, from which he hopes to build an empire selling cups and shirts that say "Make Astrology Great Again."
He appears to put a great deal of time and energy into pure marketing.

4.
In 2013 Paul DiCocco (GianPaolo later) was not even familiar with his own natal chart.
(See below.) He was living with his mother, chronically unemployed with difficulty keeping jobs
in technical medical support services.  At that time he'd decided he wanted to be an undertaker (mortician).
Soon after that he changed his mind and tried to become a paralegal.
Soon after that he stated he was doing studies in pre-medical.
By 2016 DiCocco was somehow suddenly a popular and notorious YouTube astrologer
heavily marketing himself, selling cups and shirts with a "Maga" gimmick, and promoting himself
as a voice of "the cosmos." He attacked other astrologers (he'd been getting readings for years),
including an astrologer with a high reputation who helped him, gave him a lot of time,
and who refunded DiCocco when he stated he was unhappy.
This domain was acquired not for profit or resale, but to answer to his slander
and malicious attacks and inform the world about him.

5.
For astrology, DiCocco states he had "no teacher but the cosmos."
6.
While DiCocco accuses other astrologers of downgrading the "sacred science,"
DiCocco wrote that he use canned "lines" in his readings.
He wrote this on his Facebook:
"I love using this line in readings when I see Jupiter in the 5th House.
'In any case, you like to spread yourself, which just might include
your legs if you know what I mean!' "
7.
Though he suddenly presents himself as the world's greatest astrologer,
there is no evidence he has  significant experience in any field of astrology.
His experience with readings is negligible, only recently starting them.
(He has likely not done more than a dozen paid readings.) He has presented no original research
such as identifying patterns from multiple charts/cases. He seldom provides any cite
to back up his opinions or predictions (most predictions are safely far away in time).
He appears to pick up random tidbits from articles and books, usually not giving
attribution, then simply asserts a "fact" about someone or a prediction
while name-dropping a plethora of astrological factors for dazzle,
whether or not those factors have any strong association with his prediction in
lore, books, or articles. Astrologers often express disgust with DiCocco,
as seen at this blog: where he's called a quack by students of astrology:
"Love his mantra and exploitative branding...
'Make Astrology Quack Again!' This guy is obviously a pretender.
I hope [his] post was a joke or something..."
Or here.
Or this thread: "The Worst YouTube Astrologer--GianPaolo DiCocco."


8.
Though having plenty of chutzpah, DiCocco has not had the
chutzpah yet to even call himself an "astrologer."
He carefully calls himself an "astrologist" or "astrojournalist" instead.
Or the strange term "astropathologist."
This term refers to DiCocco's plan to smear "bad astrologers."

9.
Yet he offers readings and tries to demand high fees for them, in the range of $300.
DiCocco once wrote that he is an astrological "generalist."
But he proffers readings in all kinds of specialties.
He does mundane and political astrology,
and anything else he can think of. After stating that he doesn't think much of locational
astrology, saying "Wherever you go, there you are," he began offering
"Astrocartography" readings (locational advice). Though not having even one
relocated client under his belt, he presents himself as an expert in "astrocartography."

"Astropathologist"
did not refer to Medical Astrology, a term DiCocco would have known.
But when someone referred to "astropathologist" as a "non-existent discipline," DiCocco suddenly
became a Medical Astrologer and came out with a reading on "the astrology of breast cancer."
This was for obfuscation. DiCocco has little experience studying cancer astrologically.

   

10.
After making a prediction DiCocco sometimes changes the text and facts
of his prediction if it looks like it's not coming true, or he enlarges the window in which it 'might happen.'

11.
DiCocco clearly presents himself as the world's greatest astrologer.
But day after day, news sites like DrudgeReport.com feature major events and headlines that
 DiCocco fails to predict. Though he has 'all the secrets' and the mind of 'the cosmos,'
DiCocco is seen lately waiting for the first round of French elections to complete
because "the cosmos" doesn't feel confident enough to predict from a large field of candidates.
12.
In 2016 DiCocco stated astrology was only his "hobby."
Based on an unimpressive political prediction, by 2017 he started calling himself voice of the "cosmos."
Despite an insubstantial track record with real clients he began asking $350 for personal readings
13.
Aside from his spurious and cynical interpretations, DiCocco makes technical errors
and distortions and plays fast and loose with astrological facts.
He states that he does not have Mercury-square-Neptune because it's a tiny bit over 10 degrees.
(Fascinatingly, the circus master and hoaxer P.T. Barnum also had Mercury-Square-Neptune,
and it was a weaker square that DiCocco's.)
DiCocco stated that Marine Le Pen has her Part-Of-Fortune "strongly conjunct" the midheaven of
the French Aries Ingress chart. But her POF is 2 degrees away,
not a close conjunction, especially for a mere mathematical point.
(Most astrologers hold that mathematical points like Arabic parts and midpoints
 need to be very tight, even tighter than for Fixed Stars, i.e. within about 1 degree.)
DiCocco
stated that astrologer Julian Lee has Pluto in the 5th House (DiCocco stands by natal charts).
Neither of these is true.

14.
DiCocco created a photoshopped fake Tweet "from Donald Trump" praising
DiCocco for being smart. After predicting Trump's assassination,
DiCocco wanted to become "Trump's astrologer."

15

"The Cosmos" is often found feeding his astrological factors to his Facebook followers
and asking for their opinion of what might happen to him.
16.
DiCocco appears to always be the opposite of what he claims.
DiCocco says his YouTube channel is for "lovers of love."
 But DiCocco regularly attacks other astrologers in abusive ways,
and is abusive to commenters who disagree with him on YouTube.
One blogger wrote that DiCocco is really about making "astrology hate again."
One long-time astrologer has become so down hearted about
DiCocco's attacks and mockery -- presented on DiCocco's "love" YouTube channel --
that he looks like he has aged and says he is retiring.
17.
Though trying to build up a business by attacking other astrologers,
DiCocco has been accused of foraging for other astrologers' ideas and statements,
then presenting them as his own. This is mentioned in this blog. Julian Lee has heard DiCocco taking phrases
and ideas that Lee presented in his reading to DiCocco,
presenting them as his own knowledge on the internet.

In the statement above DiCocco says "Astrologers know that the quincunx is a lottt worse than a square."
One more bare assertion and fabrication. It would be hard to find such a statement in astrological
literature. What he's doing is trying to quote Julian Lee from his reading,
not anything generally agreed by astrologers. Then he makes another original assertion about
Mercury-Quincunx-Neptune, but does not tell us who called it "the ultimate lying aspect"
or where this is written. DiCocco pulls statements that have no basis out of his ass.
Recently DiCocco appears to have copycatted other astrologers to make a prediction
about the French election. 
After two other astrologers predicted Marine Le Penn would
win, DiCocco mocked and abused them.
A week later, with round #1 a few days away and Le Pen polling high,
DiCocco shamelessly jumped on the bandwagon and also predicted a Le Pen win.

This copycatting is even apparent in his failed "attack on American soil" prediction.
YouTube commenters pointed out that another YouTube astrologer made a similar prediction
prior to his; he was purloining her stuff. At that time DiCocco acknowledged it in posts
(since deleted) where he groused that another astrologer might have "misled" him.
So the "cosmos" had to copy another astrologer whose prediction ended up a bust.
These posts on the "attack" thread, not yet deleted, refer to DiCocco's copycat attempts at divination:

18.
Another way DiCocco downgrades the Sacred Science is by using it negatively and for warfare.
An experienced astrologer knows that no technical factor ensures anything--
even if one has actually studied a lot of cases. (Unlike DiCocco.)
And an ethical astrologer will not give a negative spin or impute negatives that are unknown.
For example, Mars-square-Pluto may be associated with violence. But for every 10 known
violent men who have Mars-square-Pluto, there will be 90 men who are not violent.
Further, an ethical astrologer will not deliberately give a negative spin to chart factors.
But DiCocco uses astrology to do warfare against enemies. Not only does he cast negative
aspersions on enemies "based on the chart" --  but he does it without any actual basis in literature or lore.
He simply invents spurious astrological rationales as he pleases, saying "this means that."
Like someone saying: "There are two blue cars out on the street. That means
the people in that house are eating a pizza and are always late with their house payment."

This can be seen in DiCocco's associating "Jupiter in 5th" with "sex offenders" --
a notion not seen in literature or lore and his own creation.
(In the literature and in life the opposite is more the case. Jupiter-5 tends to give a moral and religious tempering
of sexuality, makes him/her a benefactor to children, makes it more likely he/she has children,
and is one inclined to teach them morality and religion, etc.)
DiCocco simply invents what he wants to say, for warfare or damaging others.
This is a very negative use of astrology.
19.
DiCocco keeps saying that he has a long waiting list for readings.
But when asked about a reading lately, he said he could do it right now.
20.
Recently somebody suggested to DiCocco that he set up a "GoFundMe" account.
DiCocco said this was a great idea because it would allow him to pursue his astrological work.
An astrologer with a waiting list will have a good income.
21.

Within just a few months of starting doing "readings" DiCocco got a very
negative review
on RipOffReport.com. The customer stated that DiCocco
immediately began trying to sell them a more expensive "reading"
for getting moved up in his long "waiting list."

22.
DiCocco has "clients" gushing about their "reading" but their reviews read like radio ads.
They say things like "Contact GianPaolo!" and often use the same terms like "insightful."
They often use language DiCocco likes to use, such as "on point."
Most of these transparently shill accounts have no history or personal identity and may be
cases of DiCocco praising himself. Or a recent cipher account asking "Do you sell tee shirts?"
(Hoping to stoke his "MAGA" T-Shirts and mugs business?)
Some of the gushing posts come from a digital marketer.

23.
DiCocco spouts a plethora of astrological terms to justify assertions,
but he seldom if ever cites other chart examples to back up his assertions,
where a given astrological factor produced "this result" or "that result."
He simply expects his audience to be awed and impressed by the fact that he is using strange astrological terms.
Usually his audience doesn't mind if his prediction doesn't come true. They like his confidence and interesting terms.
24.
DiCocco makes assertions about charts based on his mere will,
without supporting evidence from books or other cases. For example, he loves to point to
Ingress Charts (Aries Ingress, etc.) yet doesn't present other examples where such charts worked
to predict in similar situations. He might point to the Arabic "Part Of Fortune," yet gives
no indication he has made a study of the Part Of Fortune as a reliable predictive device by pointing to cases. (Why not use the Arabic "Part of Misconduct By Women"? Or the "Part of Slaves"?) He uses  a broad mish-mash of astrological ideas he has read in books, just throwing terms around 
to impress the gullible. Nothing he has actually tested. That is, rather than basing his statements on his own experience with a given factor, or even cases in literature, he uses astrology like a malicious-psychic-with-an-agenda. But he is not a psychic.
He also appears to make predictions based on his personal political desire. After telling his audience what "the astrology says" should happen, he may say a thing should be done "to fulfill the astrology."  In world events, he typically predicts the outcome that would be most favorable to Israel. Is DiCocco really a political operative? Was his attempt to create credibility with the Trump prediction for purposes of functioning as political psy-operative and influencer of the public on behalf of Israel?
25.
When DiCocco got a reading from Locational Astrologer Julian Lee in 2013 he apparently
did not even know his own natal positions.
Lee had the wrong birth year and named incorrect positions throughout the reading
without a peep from DiCocco. Then DiCocco happily moved to California based on this reading.
26.
Lee stated that the corrected chart for California looked even better,
that 
career improvement would have occurred in either northern or southern Calif.
and he continued to advocate that DiCocco move to California, doing free follow-up readings with him.
DiCocco followed Lee's advice twice, moving to California twice.
DiCocco reported getting a good position there
after chronic unemployment, including "highest salary I ever had."
Though DiCocco had a pleasant reaction to Lee's pleasant reading as he gave it,
got good results in Calif. (even fame and a new identity),
and even though Lee refunded DiCocco fully on his demand,
DiCocco still attacks Lee's reading as "horrendous," openly intends to damage Lee's reputation and income,
while he complains about Lee's politics, which is probably his real motive.
He frequently posts Lee's political opinions with scandalized outrage,
especially in any area that concerns Jews.
27
.
DiCocco has stated repeatedly that he liked Los Angeles in 2013.
Yet during his reading with Lee, about Los Angeles he said:
"It didn't feel right."
28.
DiCocco states that he has been studying astrology for many years,
and that he knows all about "astrocartography."
So he would have moved to California more astrologically-educated than most.
But he blames his "bad roommates" and "legal problems" there on Lee.
29.
DiCocco appears to be sue-happy, frequently talks about suing people,
or companies, or the government, and has had at least one restraining order placed on him by an employer he was
planning to sue. He constantly threatens to sue Mr. Lee when Lee started defending himself online.
30.
DiCocco over time speaks more and more vaguely when it comes to predictions,
often preferring to just ask questions like 'Will it happen?' or 'Could it be?'
31.
Few of DiCocco's fans ever ask if his opinion is valid based on books, lore,
or other chart examples. They are people with a strong political orientation who are also
interested in astrology and  enjoy seeing their political views validated with occultism.
32.
DiCocco was recently fired from another job 
for being unpleasant and obnoxious.
33.
Due to his continual attacks on the character and competence of other astrologers
GianPaolo DiCocco has been banned from advertising (to sell readings)
in the prestigious Mountain Astrologer magazine. As he fumed about it, sue-happy as ever,
he threatened the magazine with a lawsuit, as usual hoping to become wealthy by litigation and legal robbery.
He crows: "I have a good chance of actually owning the magazine myself."

34.
DiCocco states repeatedly that he lives in "Los Angeles."
This is probably because he wants to make money giving astrological readings and thinks
it's more impressive to be a "Los Angeles astrologer."
He dismisses this confusion saying: "I live in Los Angeles, plain and simple."
But it's not so plain and simple as most address databases place him in El Cerrito (Bay Area)
while his trademark application states he lives in Pasadena.
A private investigator on the east coast confirmed DiCocco really lives in Pasadena.
With his mother.

 
 
To read more on DiCocco:
www.PurgingTheCosmos.com