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Horoscope Review: Rating Jacqueline Bigar's Daily Newspaper Horoscopes

Updated on November 12, 2015
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Sylvia Sky, M.A. is an astrologer, tarot professional, and author of "Sun Sign Confidential: The Dark Side of All 12 Zodiac Signs."

Jacqueline Bigar

Jacqueline Bigar will do personal readings.
Jacqueline Bigar will do personal readings. | Source

The Famous Name

Jacqueline Bigar's daily horoscope column, Bigar's Stars, begun in 1991, is syndicated to 200 newspapers internationally, so her horoscopes are probably familiar to you if you ever pick up a paper. Newspaper horoscopes are the first and only contact with astrology millions of people ever have--including cynics who say, "Oh, this astrology stuff; it's so general it could apply to anyone." Yet even they can't resist reading their own daily forecasts for predictions and advice.

Bigar, a real person and genuine astrologer, is distinguished for correctly predicting U.S. presidential election results every time, including the infamous year 2000, and through her website,, she provides personal readings she guarantees are never computerized.

Bigar's daily columns have run for 25 years now, skillfully treading a fine line, without fail. Imagine her job. She must write:

  • 12 forecasts and a birthday forecast 365 days a year, with no breaks for holidays.
  • Her forecasts are each unique; no computerized "recycling" of material.
  • They must carry a great deal of information in 50 words maximum, and
  • their tone must always be mild, preferably encouraging, even if it's a day that astrologically rates only one star of five.

Bigar assigns one to five stars to each forecast--"Wow," then "Good," "Okay," "So-So, and "Yuck"--depending on the astrological currents of the day. Bigar's daily Sun-Sign forecast concludes with a unique feature: the word "Tonight" and a word or phrase characterizing the upcoming evening.

Now, given Bigar's work load and the severe restrictions on space content, how accurate would you expect the daily forecasts to be? About two, maybe three stars out of five? That's what I give them. In any case they're harmless. Here's a sample:

Pisces, Nov. 5: What you feel you'd like to do might be very different from what is happening. Try to detach in order to complete your plans. Use caution with handling your finances, as you could make a simple mistake, like miscounting your change. Tonight: Make it memorable.

Reasonably Priced Real Readings

Bigar's website (have patience while it loads) offers more free readings, such as a "Love and the Stars" forecast that I hope is accurate for me today:

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You know where you want to be and with whom. The other party is also quite clear as to your intentions and the feelings are mutual. Sometimes the other party creates distance. They are that frightened of their feelings for you. Lure this one in carefully. ****.

Also available through her website, Bigar offers a unique list of very reasonably priced personal readings: birth charts, compatibility, "wedding day," "Answer One Question" for $25; a "Monthly Preview" for $15, a "Package of 6 Questions" for $100, your "year ahead" reading, relationship readings, and telephone consultations. "Rest assured, nothing I do is from a computer printout," she writes. I've corresponded with Bigar and I believe her.

At the bottom of some of the Internet-based forecasts will be a link for Bigar's "" site, an idea whose time has not yet come, I guess, because that site isn't operational.

Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews online horoscope and psychic sites for quality and accuracy. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing with her articles. Copyright © 2015 by Sylvia Sky.


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