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Horoscope Review: AstrologyAnswers.com is Almost Real Astrology

Updated on May 9, 2017
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Sylvia Sky is an experienced astrologer and the author of Sun Sign Confidential: The Dark Side of all 12 Zodiac Signs.

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Real, Except for the Readings

Not long ago AstrologyAnswers.com had you click on "Meet Our Team" to view the site's collection of astrologers, whose biographies and last names were not available. "Katherine," presented as a woman just beyond middle age, was the site's figurehead, but she did not exist and that became obvious.

Instead now the site promotes Adrian--meaning Adrian Ross Duncan, a real, credentialed astrologer--as their "founder," although he is not, and he appears in the site's introductory video although readings by Adrian Ross Duncan are not available through AstrologyAnswers.com. Duncan allows AstrologyAnswers.com to sign his name to emails and readings he did not write, to give the illusion that its free readings, emails, and consultations are legitimate astrology. Those are fake.

AstrologyAnswers.com is very clever. It features daily horoscopes with genuine content, and video astrologers Debra Silverman and Terence Guardino, who syndicate their videos--Silverman every three days, and Guardino once a week. They are real astrologers and what they say is not fake, adding to the aura of legitimacy that AstrologyAnswers wants so you will buy its readings. But you can't get real readings from any real astrologer through AstrologyAnswers.com. Duncan, Silverman and Guardino all sell readings through their own websites only.

The "terms of service" page says that AstrologyAnswers.com's daily operations are run not by astrologers but by a promotions and marketing company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, called New Peak Media. It says also that its personal readings are entertainment only. Visit this site for the daily horoscopes or the videos, if you like, but not for personal, individualized readings.

When I contacted customer service about getting a consultation with Adrian, it linked me to this page which in December 2016 offered me my free horoscope for 2015.

About Adrian Ross Duncan and the Free Reading

The AstrologyAnswers homepage, facelifted since the last time I looked, features truthful if bland articles about, for example, cocktails for each sign of the zodiac, what gifts to buy for each sign, and other things people don't much care about; most want only their daily horoscopes. Fortunately they're available through colorful links right at the top, and they are good ones.

Free introductory readings are available when you surrender your birth date, birthplace, employment status, marital status, and other personal information to New Peak Media. Then you'll see Adrian in his video talking about how glad he is to see you and the mini-reading he will soon email. It will be headed "From the Desk of Adrian Ross Duncan," and show a horoscope chart that the mini-reading will not explain or discuss.

These readings are all the same except for your name and birth date. They say an incredible transit is coming up for you, that "love plays an important role in your life" and other generalities that apply to anyone. You'll get a "lucky number" although lucky numbers have nothing to do with astrology. It will mention singer Susan Boyle's overnight success, and eventually lead you to a page offering a full reading for $87 (three payments of $29) or $67 if you pay all at once.

This will be a computerized reading they can send you in under a minute. Remember, this site openly says that its readings are "for entertainment only."

I searched the site for how to get a personal reading from Adrian Ross Duncan, who had signed of all the AstrologyAnswers emails I received, but he's not listed on the AstrologyAnswers.com "experts" team among "Mara" and "Luna" and other unlikely names with model-beautiful avatars. Because expertise comes only with decades of experience, I'd prefer a mature astrologer such as Duncan, Debra Silverman and Terence Guardino, if they offered personal guidance through the site, but they don't. You must pay to become a member if you want guidance from AstrologyAnswers "experts" like Mara and Luna.

The previous time I examined this site, the customer-service page was the same one used by proven fake "Norah," forced by the pressure of thousands of online complaints to shut down "her" longtime URL "PremiumAstrology.com." The two sites are related. The proof has now been removed from the site, but before then I captured the screenshot below.

Who's Who?

Readings and Refunds

Still want to call even if the real astrologers don't work there? Customers purchasing from online psychic/horoscope sites should always use a pre-paid, disposable credit card so your normal account numbers remain unknown to them. Websites that conflate astrology with clairvoyance and palmistry have subtle ways of getting your unwitting consent to monthly credit-card charges. In case you do seek answers from the "experts" at AstrologyAnswers, realize that no live astrologer can generate your birth chart and transits, read them accurately, and answer an astrological question in only five minutes.

AstrologyAnswers.com offers refunds for its products if it's been less than 30 days, except for its package of six months' online access to its "entertainment only" expert advisors. According to the Terms of Service page, using the site means you waive your rights to sue in court or join a class-action suit. AstrologyAnswers.com can also eject clients from spiritual advising at any time for any reason, including asking for an advisor's personal contact information.

For questions about the privacy policy, you can write to a postal address in Las Vegas that's not an office but a franchise mailbox service called Goin' Postal.

Although this website might be more appealing and ambitious than before, fizzing with color and video greetings, people with serious questions and tense situations should probably seek advice not from AstrologyAnswers.com,or from any online source, but from reputable, responsible advisers with real names whom they can meet in person.

Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews horoscope and psychic sites. Copyright 2016 by Sylvia Sky. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing on her pages.

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    SylviaSky 8 months ago from USA

    Thank you, Esme, for reporting here your negative experience with Astrology Answers. I hope they refund your money.

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    Esme 8 months ago

    I bought into the Astrology Answers. Gave my credit card details for a $19 purchase and they took over $140 out of my bank account which they have promised to refund. Now today i checked my bank account only to find they have taken another $143 out of my bank. Totally unauthorised and now i have had to cancel my card. I don't hold out much hope of getting my money back but will try. This is just before Christmas too so am really upset about this. Shoulda known better.

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    Vicky 11 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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    SylviaSky 11 months ago from USA

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

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    Belif 11 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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    cute 12 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,

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    Kevin 12 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.

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    Kevin 13 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

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    SylviaSky 14 months ago from USA

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

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    Terri 14 months ago

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

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    Barbara 14 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.

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    Kelvin 16 months ago

    Astrologyanswers.com worked just fine for me

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    missymush 19 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

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    Myra B 22 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.

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    Roshan 22 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

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    Fan 2 years 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!

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    Roshan 2 years ago

    Astrology Answers This so called Katherine is a good Astrologer. Since my past from the day I was born to now was extremely precise. But she gives a bogus future to make money. Anyone will fall into the trap.

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    Angry 2 years 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

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    Diane falkoski 2 years 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

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    BogusAstology 2 years 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

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    SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA

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

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    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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    bornot2b1 2 years ago

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

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    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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    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.

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    SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA

    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.

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    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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    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.

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    Jasmine 3 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.

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    Sundeep Kataria 3 years ago

    Interesting.