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12 Online Horoscopes Written by Real, Legitimate Astrologers
Not all free online daily horoscopes are written by actual astrologers, but there are indeed real and serious ones.
Fake horoscopes are written and recycled by computers or in "horoscope factories" where hired writers (college students) are given two or three hints and then told to make up the rest.
12 Best Authentic Online Astrologers
Every human astrologer has a different style and approach to chart interpretation and forecasting. Listed below, in alphabetical order, are 12 legitimate, hard-working astrologers. I've talked with or emailed some of them. They genuinely write original daily, weekly, and/or monthly forecasts. Their forecasts are free and written in English. The links are to their columns, not necessarily their homepages.
- Jacqueline Bigar (USA)
- Yasmin Boland (AU)
- Sally Brompton (UK)
- Maria DeSimone (USA)
- Daniel "Whelland" Dowd (USA)
- Eugenia Last (CA)
- Rick Levine & co-writer Jeff Jawer (USA)
- Annie Heese (USA)
- Susan Miller (USA) (Her superb monthly horoscope is open access. You can register and pay to get daily horoscopes via email or text.)
- Georgia Nicols (CA)
- Marjorie Orr (UK)
- Rob Tillett (AU)
This is a starter list. Surely, I have missed or not monitored other real astrologers. I usually monitor for months and sometimes contact them before publishing my detailed reviews.
Additional Recommendations and Tips
- If you're looking for someone who is a little more advanced in astrology, I especially like Cafe Astrology whose astrologer is Annie Heese. She writes intelligent horoscopes of all types.
- Other astrologers might be new online, or they forecast in languages besides English. Some require readers to subscribe and pay. I know of one premium daily horoscope site that professional astrologers consider worth its price: AstroDienst. Guest access is free!
- As hard as it is to believe, daily horoscope writing (online or in print) pays so little that most real astrologers also sell natal horoscopes, birthday horoscopes (solar return charts), compatibility horoscopes (composite charts or synastry), answers to questions (horary astrology), telephone consultations, books or e-books, apps, or membership allowing entry to privileged areas of their sites.
- I can't guarantee that all of these items will be custom written or good, but selling them is legitimate.
Astrologers selling "clairvoyant" or "psychic" services are not legitimate. Genuine astrology is learned. It is never clairvoyant, psychic, supernatural, intuitive, or inborn. Real astrologers never call their work "spooky" or "scary." They should want to help people, not scare them.
Clues That a Horoscope Is Fake or The Astrologer Is Real But Corrupt
- Author claims to be a "psychic," a medium, a shaman, a priest, a clairvoyant, a spell-caster, or a prophet.
- An oversized professional color glamour photo of him or her on the site, looking hot or mysterious.
- A "free trial offer" reading said to be personalized for you.
- If you can Google your day's Sun sign horoscope and find it listed word-for-word under another Sun sign on another date, that's "recycling" and a computer is doing it.
- The author gives stupid advice. For example, he/she might tell you to "build a fort out of couch cushions and hide behind them all day and don't come out for anyone." (Honestly, that's word-for-word!)
- Calls you by the wrong Sun sign nickname: For example, you are Sagittarius and your zodiac nickname is "The Archer," but the horoscope calls you "The Ram," "The Crab," or "The Water Bearer." Someone's not minding the store.
- Googling the astrologer reveals bitter consumer complaints of actual money ripoffs. (Once in a while, Googling reveals personal attacks from one astrologer on another. Ignore these.)
A real astrologer might have help charting and organizing 12 horoscopes a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, but they will openly admit when they have a co-writer and will proudly acknowledge the co-writer's participation.