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Horoscope Review: Zoradamus Exploits the Dead Astrologer Madame Soliel

Updated on August 27, 2012
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Sylvia Sky, astrologer, Tarot reader, and gemstone enthusiast, is a widely published author of books and articles about spiritual matters.

Zoradamus is "N. Zora" Now and Stealing a Dead Woman's Name

France's most famous astrologer, who died in 1996, sent me emails from beyond the grave. Was I surprised! Of course the emails were not actually from the late Germaine Soliel (1913-1996), advisor to French politicians and movie stars. An impostor is using her name, slightly misspelled -- and the email is really from "Zoradamus," a fake online astrologer-clairvoyant based in France and exposed by Horoscope Review in August 2011.

Knowing we all laughed at "her" name, Zoradamus Medium has renamed herself in these emails "Zora, Personal Astral Adviser" but uses text identical to the usual set of emails, with the same bad grammar and misspellings. "She" says she located me with psychic power and begged me to accept her "free clairvoyance" offer. When I did not respond, "Germaine Solliel" sent a second email from Zora, who wrote, "I don't understand the people who refuse to open their door to a woman like me who can serve them luck on a plate!" She continued with a threat: "There are happy days for those who trust me and very sad days for the others!" Of course I did not reply.

The next email's subject line reads, "I hope your computer has not broken down Sylvia" and tells me my "astral energies" were "irresistible" to her. Just as before, "Zora," who is still "Zoradamus" on her website, foresees a big lottery win for me. I'm still waiting for the win she promised in August. As proof that she is a "bot," a totally computerized entity, and not a woman or even a person, I simply clicked on a link that exposed the URL "http://machine.zoradamusmedium.com/admin/log_mails/webcopy/878368/10005." I suppose "Zora" hopes you don't notice she calls herself a machine or posts "webcopy" instead of the very personal readings she claims, and "bots" emails that gush to everyone on her mailing list, "Just being in touch with you is such a pleasure and honor." If you don't answer her emails, you'll eventually get one saying, "One day everyone will abandon you and you won't understand why."

I've investigated and reviewed Zoradamus and am finished with "her," but I want to express outrage at the shameful way the site's owner, Millennium Institute, Inc., registered in Panama, exploited a dead astrologer's name in hopes of making a Euro or two by misleading a mostly European target audience who may have heard of Soleil. Soliel (her real name) was so prominent that even French President Georges Pompidou publicly joked about not being able to predict events as she did. And "Germaine's" return address is sender@oxalismail.com, a dot-com based in France and created on Oct. 21, 2011, about eight weeks after Horoscope Review exposed "Zoradamus" as a robot and told the whole Internet not to take her bait.

What's an "oxalis"? It's the botanical name for the shamrock, traditionally a lucky token. If you get emails from "Germaine Solliel," or "N. Zora," delete them before opening.

Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, monitors horoscope and psychic sites for quality and integrity. Posted on 16 December 2011. Sylvia does not necessarily endorse the ads appearing on her pages. Copyright 2011 by Sylvia Sky.

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