Horoscope Review: AstrologyAnswers.com is Almost Real Astrology

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Their magazine stopped publishing in August 2014 but subscribers were still being charged.
Their magazine stopped publishing in August 2014 but subscribers were still being charged.

Website Slip-ups Tie the Site to a Known Fake

While we were enjoying the money saved from avoiding fake psychic readings from Jenna and Norah and Tupak, new fortunetelling websites were planted or revitalized to do a better job of fooling us. Unlike most fakes, AstrologyAnswers.com's site features cogent articles and a free dream dictionary. They've gone video; astrologer Terence Guardino hosts on the homepage a weekly astrology video usually posted a day late (frustrating! someone's not minding the store). To see the same video posted on time, visit Horoscope 21.com. Guardino is not fake or lying, but he's not exclusive.

On all 12 daily horoscopes you will see the same video of Debra Silverman, astrologer/psychoanalyst, chatting for two minutes in a vague and somewhat irritating fashion about the next few days. On the right side of the page, offering live readings, are, for example, "Mystical Mama," rated five stars from 1,859 reviews, but the reviews aren't accessible. Or "Mara," whose model-perfect made-up face was bought from an image bank, with "900 reviews" customers aren't allowed to see.

Click on "Meet Our Team" at the foot of the page to view the site's collection of astrologers, whose biographies and last names are not available either. This isn't good. "Katherine," presented as a woman just beyond middle age, was once the site's figurehead, but she was bogus. Please know that the "terms of service" page says that AstrologyAnswers.com's daily operations are run not by astrologers old or young, male or female, but by a promotions and marketing company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, called NewPeak--and remember that when surrendering to them your name and birth date and email address.

Those entering their personal info and thereby giving up their privacy might notice the link in the box saying "Terms." Click it, and bold capitals announce, first thing, that readings and forecasts are "for entertainment only." This means their "astrology answers" are not for those hoping for and paying for real answers.

Darn Those Details

2 stars for AstrologyAnswers.com

On the Plus Side

On the plus side, the homepage features truthful if bland articles about eclipses, crystals, and other things people don't care about; most want only their daily horoscope. Their three lines of daily horoscope might say, "Give yourself something to enjoy: box of chocolates, nice hot bath, something soothing." Other sites do it better. The customer-service page is the same one used by proven fake "Norah," who shut down "her" longtime URL "PremiumAstrology.com" after thousands of online complaints. The two sites are related.

AstrologyAnswers.com really, really wants your email address. You can choose to receive the site's free email daily horoscopes. They arrive on time with no hard-sell at all, and they're harmless, even comforting. But then you'll be sent "news" emails and offers, multiplying like bunnies until your box is overrun. This is called "drip campaigning." On the corporate end it's called "building a relationship." I unsubscribed from this relationship.

Buy a Free Reading

This site didn't look as bogus as it used to, so I wanted a "Shocking" "Live" sample reading. I entered birth information to get automatically matched with the best available astrologer, psychic, or numerologist. I requested an astrologer and was asked for $5 for five minutes. Anyone purchasing from online psychic/horoscope sites should use a pre-paid, disposable card so that your normal account numbers remain unknown to them. They have subtle ways of getting your unwitting consent to monthly charges and draining your charge account even if you cancel and get new numbers. I backed out after realizing that no live astrologer can generate your birth chart and transits, read them accurately, and answer a question in only five minutes.

In the checkout is yet another error, this one fatal to the site's credibility: Buyers must check a box agreeing "to the 'NorahGuide' Terms of Use" (see the screenshot) and "Comuuniocations [sic] Terms." One must conclude that this business is related to psychic "Norah" who had to abandon her longtime URL and start fresh with NorahGuide.com.

For any potential client still eager to buy, AstrologyAnswers.com offers refunds except for its package of six months of online access to "entertainment only" spiritual advisors. This isn't available in the online store; it's apparently offered only to those who buy other stuff first. Not only will they not refund, but they reserve the right to eject clients from spiritual advising at any time for any reason, including asking for an advisor's phone number.

For questions about the privacy policy, there's an address in Las Vegas that's not an office but a franchise mailbox service called Goin' Postal. AstrologyAnswers.com customer-service chat support is posted as available 24/7, but at 8 p.m. CST on a weeknight they were offline, and still offline that night at 11:30 p.m.

Although this newer approach might be appealing, people with serious questions and tense situations should probably seek advice not from AstrologyAnswers.com,or from any online source, but from reputable, responsible people with real names and licenses.

Who's Who?

Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews horoscope and psychic sites. Copyright 2014 by Sylvia Sky. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing on her pages.

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Sundeep Kataria 2 years ago

Interesting.


Jasmine 2 years ago

Thanks. I just took the test and was actually thinking of paying the money. Now I know better and that it's all a scam.


Mike 2 years ago

I bought-in to Astrology Answers. The Astrological Guide is bland and makes much use of semantics. Never received the bonus material. They got my info wrong on the guide; I emailed them but never received a reply. How stupid of me not to do an on-line review first. That's a mistake I'm not likely to make twice. Run away from this site.


John 2 years ago

For a fake site it's pretty accurate as far as my life goes. There are certainly portions of the reports that do not seem aligned with my life but most are pretty enlightening and spot on. I use the q/a section and without indulging to much info I get some fairly accurate responses and guidance. For the last 6 months I have used the daily, weekly and yearly reports as well the chat q/a section routinely to steer my life and have made some miraculous changes through some pretty tough times I've had lately. Bottom line it may be a "fake" site but the information is positive (I do get guidance I take as negative too) so if it's real or not if you want a variety of "view points and guidance" call it what you want then the site may be for you. Not arguing this article just have a positive experience from it.


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SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA Author

Real astrologers offering daily, weekly, and monthly forecasts will offer you an even more positive experience: Astrologyzone.com, Ganeshaspeaks.com, Astrograph.com, to name a few.


Raymond 2 years ago

John, one thing i can say about them is that: "the icing maybe so nice and so sweet, yet the cake is poison". I have purchased it unfortunately.. but that's ok ^_^ i'll let karma handle it. I'm not worried nor stressed nor aggitated (maybe 1% aggitation lol). The monthly forecast is has positive content no doubt. Thing is.... it isn't extremely precise and the info there isn't specifically meant for me and my personal growth. If i did not have a good perservering nature, i might have committed to something aweful like death. But im not that stupid lol. The monthly forecast given was like a generalized information. If i have followed everything written there detail by detail, my life would be a mess by now. Doing these kind of things is serious bussiness and should not be taken lightly you know. Services like these are just like those days when cigarettes got shotgun all over america. It feels good, it gives you a high feeling, but tue truth is.. it is poison. And those who shotgunned it did not have the best interest of the people. They have the best interest of their pockets. I'm a seeker and im inclined to try these things to the extreme. And to stumble on one that isn't precise will only condition me or others wrongly. If you are affiliated witu them John which i do believe you are no doubt. You too will get your fill on karma ^_^ believe it. Cause ajd effect is as real as dropping a stone on a still water then creates ripples as the effect. And keep doing what you do sylvia. If i could be of help i would gladly assist you. If need be will see.


Raymond 2 years ago

But, honestly man.. for real.. why not make money through honesty and precision? Not do something to make money with "the heck with it i just wana make money". That is actually a self defeating viewpoint. One way or another you will get shutdown. If you are honest and trusthworthy and precise of course. No way you will be defeated by anything. I mean comeon...


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bornot2b1 2 years ago

I just received one free one from them, and sat there laughing...


Carolann 2 years ago

I submitted to a free mini reading. When I received my natal birth chart it was wrong because they had my rising sign as Aries instead of Capricorn. I have had my birth chart calculated years ago by a reputable astrologer and have studied astrology myself.

As if I would pay for my full reading for $$$ if they can not calculate my correct rising sign.

CCD


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SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA Author

Just another proof that AstrologyAnswers.com is ALMOST real astrology. Thanks.


BogusAstology 21 months ago

this site is a complete scam, Do Not give them your credit card number as you will receive nothing in return. No readings, no contact, no refund.

The planets would not be happy


Diane falkoski 21 months ago

I bought the horoscope and some questions from astrology answers they got my rising sign wrong also haven't looked at the astrology reading yet but the answers to the questions were pretty good but I didn't like them getting my ascending time wrong that's too simple to get wrong


Angry 20 months ago

The site is a scam

When you sign up for monthly readings you do not receive them and if you question them they send you a random generic reading. Don't give them your credit card number... you will be sorry... just saying


Fan 17 months ago

I have been following AstrologyAnswers site and had received all their free readings for guidance. So far, I can say it doesn't matter which site you're in or which product online you will buy, what we cxs mostly lack is the understanding of things and we only wanted to see what we wanted to see. Once we see it's free, we stop there without finishing to the last end and see what this free means. Then when we fail or get billed, we easily blame the site. Remember, we are sane people for sure once we decide to enter our card information, no site can control what information we put in, no matter what kind of marketing tactics they use, it will still be up to us to decide if we want to take the risk or not. At the end, you know the reason you went on is because you wanted to in the first place. Just sayin, based on personal experience too. But over-all AstrologyAnswers is a legitimate site and no matter what, bashers wont stop until they get what they want. Have a great day all!


Roshan 14 months ago

It's a big time scam. Astrology Answers don't get caught & send money. This so called Katherine predicted a false Transit Period for me in January 2014. I paid money as well. Now when I send her mails it get's rejected. IT'S A BIG TIME SCAM. With a Big Name & false customer reviews


Myra B 14 months ago

I have been in contact with Astrology Answers for about a year but I have managed not to give them any card details. I was hoping they would be genuine as I am very interested in astrology although am not experienced myself. I have had numerous emails supposedly from Adrian, every day, the favourite telling me that my chakras are definitely blocked, and he will work with me, look after me, etc.etc. To test things, I completed one of the little multiple choice tests they like you to do, which would show exactly where my problems are. In fact I did it many times over a couple of days, selecting different replies each time, and kept a note of what I had selected. The results they gave me for each test were identical, word for word. So no matter how I answered the questions every chakra was weak and had serious problems. What nonsense! There is always pressure to pay for something, often very small amounts, but it is your card details they really want.

I recently was offered Tarot cards absolutely free of charge. They arrived along with instructions to purchase a guide, essential if I wanted to be able to use them. The cards themselves are small, very badly printed and not worth having even for free! Of course I will not be sending for the Tarot guide or anything else.

I can only speak for myself, but I guess I am not the only one looking on this site who could do with some guidance or advice. Astrology Answers is definitely NOT the answer. They are preying on vulnerable people.

Right now I am going to unsubscribe from their website. Whether that stops emails from 'Adrian' remains to be seen. I certainly hope so.


missymush 11 months ago

Unfortunately I fell for a promo that landed in my inbox just before Xmas, and sent them my details and money. I have been totally dissatisfied, and want a refund that was promised if not satisfied, but I doubt I will get back. I do not believe I am getting what I paid for. I have done a little astrology in the past so when I receive daily updates that are so general I most likely can read in my local newspaper, I get a little cross (Taurus). I have been duped, that hurts!

As well


Kelvin 7 months ago

Astrologyanswers.com worked just fine for me


Barbara 6 months ago

Wish I had read these comments before purchasing anything. I have asked for refund and I am not going to give up. I will put as many negative reviews out there as I can to keep other people from falling prey to these vultures.


Terri 6 months ago

I received a reading by someone named amazing ron does he fit into this category?


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SylviaSky 6 months ago from USA Author

Yes, he does, especially if it was a free reading. Everyone gets the same one.


Kevin 4 months ago

I signed up and received the transit guide,monthly forecast and credits to have personal readings,all with the promise of a money back garantee.So far everything is as promised,but there is a definite up sell with every message from my new best friend Adrian, I just ignore and delete his help and enjoy it as entertainment.no I would not recommend treating it as any thing else.I am going to see about a refund on the personal readings and will up date


Kevin 4 months ago

Just to follow up on the refund I requested on the personal readings.I phoned the number on my credit card statement and talked to a lady from Alabama who was obviously working for AA as she identified herself as an employee, we had a short discussion and after assuring her I was not interested in the readings and was only using the service for entertainment purposes and not for life altering decision making,she agreed to refund the full amount and it was done that day. I did not feel like it was any harder then if I was doing a return to Amazon or some other online retailer.I do caution people, if you want a refund on something bought online,stay civil and respectful when dealing with the company reps on the phone.


cute 4 months ago

I had more problems with this site than any other- switching of order- refusing to correct the error or even refund ! And I dont give up!! after repeatly emailing them they offered 1/2 the price I paid be refunded- what a joke you can get ripped off alot better elsewhere and still have something to read,


Belif 3 months ago

I will like to ask if Cecilia is real? She had my reading done for free for the 1st time but to know further, there will be different packages. The emails which I correspond with her doesn't seems to link. Does she really exist?


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SylviaSky 3 months ago from USA Author

Anyone who does a "first free reading" and then offers you "packages" of psychic readings is fake.


Vicky 2 months ago

I checked into the reputation of the site before submitting my cc info. There are numerous complaints directed through Las Vegas BBB and people were successful on getting their refunds back when they filmed it through the BBB. Good luck.

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