Horoscope Review: "Astro Mary" at The-Astrology.com
Same Reading for Everybody
Free readings offered by online astrologers such as AstroMary at The-Astrology.com tempt many people who send their private information to The-Astrology.com and receive in return:
- an email link to a 3600-word computerized message, mentioning their name a total of 31 times.
- an offer to tell more if they pay $59 for a second reading.
- their email boxes loaded with messages from AstroMary.
And when you send for "a free reading" you get what you paid for:
- Everyone gets this same reading with only the name changed.
- It will say an important 103-day transit (which does not exist in real astrology) will bring the turning point you've waited for.
- Mary will write, "In my 25 years of experience I have never seen such strong and intense planetary movement," and "astrological transits are rare." (That is untrue; planets transit the sky continually, and strong, intense planetary aspects occur every few days.)
- Vague statements that apply to 80 percent of the population, such as "You are a good person" and "Love is important to you."
More is Less
Sending different names and birth dates nets the identical reading, with only the name and sun sign changed. If you think the free reading was "spot-on," you have been taken for a ride.
Free readings contain no personality analysis, no predictions, no advice (except to buy further readings or reports) no horoscope or lucky numbers.
The website's "terms and conditions" (the fine print) say AstroMary offers "only a study produced with the assistance of a computer program" and AstroMary is an "illustrative character," a "brand and visual." There is no Mary. She is a fiction.
After You Get Your Free Robotic Reading. . .
Then "Mary" offers her $59 "second reading" with its "gold mine of details" saying you really must act right now or miss your chance. A link to another lengthy message requests credit-card information.
The website's refund window is 14 days. There are no refunds if you have clicked on the link to your paid reading.
Mary's emails arrive every three days. Leaving them unopened generates urgent warnings that your "rare" transit has already begun, although they say you can't feel it consciously or unconsciously unless you buy Mary's services.
Emailed "personal one-week forecasts" say things like "On Saturday, July 23, Jupiter will be passing through the sign of Aquarius," when, in reality, Jupiter is not in Aquarius and won't arrive there until December 19, 2020. This site does not provide real astrology.
Real astrologers never withhold important information so as to force you to buy a second reading, or tell you "act now or miss your chance." In true astrology there are always more chances to do right or do well.
Always Check a Site's Reputation
"AstroMary" is owned by French company that for decades has run several dozen disreputable astrology and fake-psychic sites, some of them forced off the Internet by thousands of consumer complaints.
Mary also sells compatibility or career reports written by "her" astrologer "team," but doesn't reveal that the material was written in 1995 for outdated astrology software programs and all products are computerized.
Complaints about "AstroMary" (this fictional character also sells "horoscopes" through Astromary.com) started up in 2015. Look at them and then decide for yourself what you are going to do with your money.
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