Horoscope Review: Deborah Browning's Weekly Horoscopes at Dailyscopes.com

Can Computerized Horoscopes Be Good?

On Sunday evenings Dailyscopes.com updates its weekly Sun-sign forecasts, which cover Monday to Sunday, and if mine isn't posted yet I get impatient--so impatient that I discovered a trick. Clicking on your sign and then the date menu sometimes exposes the coming week's date and its forecast. I can then read it and feel secure.

The weekly forecasts from Belgium-based Dailyscopes.com combine the work of two astrologers. The sections headlined "Family," "Love," "Friendship," "Career," and "Finances," and the Karma Numbers, are by Rita Ann Freeman, a Wisconsin astrologer who seems quite the hot number in her world. After a couple of years I learned to scroll straight down to the "Weekly Overview" paragraph by Deborah Browning.

Resident astrologer at astrologysource.com, Browning, a Canadian, has been forecasting online since 1996. Her site offers an interesting page of free horoscopes, but mainly offers fee services, specifically reports: natal, compatibility and others. They are so cheap ($9.97 for a natal report) they are certainly totally computerized.

Browning's weekly scopes are also computer-assisted. They're good enough that it took even me a long time to catch on, but this week I read: "If you're feeling a bit bitter when it comes to a lover or a would-be lover, you really need to get over it," and it seemed familiar. I googled it, finding it recycled word-for-word in Browning's scopes for all Sun signs, dating back to at least 2005. Discovering Browning's Love Scopes at Cafeastrology.com, based on Venus transits, I find the aspect that generates that message is Venus square Ascendant, which happens twice a year. When Venus squares your Ascendant, "Get over it" is good advice.

There is nothing wrong with recycled and/or recurring statements in astrology, because all planetary patterns or aspects will recur. As long as the computerized forecast reflects current astral conditions, no harm is done. The computer is a great astrological tool, but a computerized horoscope is like a computerized doctor. Only a human astrologer can deliver the whole astral enchilada. But maybe all you want is a bit of a Sunday-night pep talk, free. That's what I want from Browning and I get it.

Deborah Browning's weekly paragraph gets an honorable three stars out of five for being rooted in the math and science part of genuine astrology.

Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews online horoscopes and psychic sites for quality and accuracy. See more horoscope reviews. Contact Sylvia at horoscopereview@gmail.com. Copyright 2010 by Sylvia Sky.

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