Astrology

The Big Bad Moon, used to sell fear to the superstitious

If the moon ever REALLY looks like this, we're DOOMED.

Tuesday, April 15th marks the first of four lunar “blood moon” eclipses over the next two years. The tetrad — or four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals — will all be visible over the United States during 2014 -2015. The other dates are Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015…

Horrorscope: Following zodiac nonsense can make you prone to bad decisions

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Horoscopes, worthless predictions about your day based on a bogus idea of star or sun signs, are not just for fun. They affect real-life decisions. Harmless fun? Horoscopes may be bad for you, study suggests – Telegraph. Consumers who read their horoscope daily were found to be more likely to exhibit impulsive or indulgent behaviour…

Another psychic scammer arrested in Florida: Here’s a bit of advice…

Known as Dorian and Robert to some of his victims, this self proclaimed faith healer is now arrested for fraud. Photo credit: Broward Sheriff' Office

Florida, you are on a ROLL! I love it! Hallandale Beach police: ‘Faith healer’ jailed after swindling two women out of $85,700 – Sun Sentinel. A self-proclaimed faith healer, chakra aligner and remover of impurities was jailed on accusations that he swindled two women he met at Aventura Mall out of nearly $100,000, Hallandale Beach…

969 plus 786 should cancel this nonsense out then?

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I am confused… 969: The Strange Numerological Basis for Burma’s Religious Violence – Alex Bookbinder – The Atlantic. Buddhist nationalists have been terrorizing the country’s Muslims in recent weeks, and the attacks may get even worse. Rangoon’s Muslims have good reason to feel jittery. A wave of anti-Muslim violence has engulfed a number of towns…

Astrologically-associated killing. Motive unclear.

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A burglary suspect confessed to sacrificing his girlfriend in Lauderhill, Florida. A Lauderhill man is charged with premeditated murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend. – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com. “Slain Lauderhill woman’s boyfriend tells police he ‘sacrificed’ her” A Lauderhill man told a bizarre tale of needing to find a victim who had a…

Psychic Today show faces fine for claims made on UK television

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UK media regulator, Ofcom, ruled that a Psychic Today TV show breached the broadcasting code which states that services such as astrology, horoscopes, and tarot readings should be advertised “for entertainment purposes” only. Psychic TV channel faces Ofcom fine over Dowler and Jackson claims | Media | guardian.co.uk. A psychic television channel faces a fine…

America’s prophet Sean David Morton is in 11.5 million dollars worth of trouble (Updated)

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America’s prophet is in some hot water with the U.S. government. Psychic Must Pay SEC $11.5M For Bogus Market Predictions – Law360. This is a subscription site so the full article is not available. But I will try to find another link. A New York federal judge on Monday ordered self-described psychic Sean David Morton…

Psychic fair at Ohio U draws big crowds

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Another example that education is failing at all levels to teach critical thinking to students. OU ‘psychic fair’ draws crowd of curious studentsOU ‘psychic fair’ draws crowd of curious students. Ohio University students showed up in hordes to take a peek into their futures Thursday evening. Several psychics sat down in Baker Ballroom from 4-8…

“REAL” astrologers angry with fake astrologers in India

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Now TRY NOT TO LAUGH… Karnataka Goes After Fake Astrologers to Protect Legitimate Ones – NYTimes.com. A minister in the state of Karnataka, home to the Indian infotech industry, has announced that the state government will set up a committee “to find out ways to eliminate black magic.” It is considering whether to require astrologers…

Tourists damaged a temple at Tikal

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Mayan temple damaged in tourist ‘apocalypse’ frenzy | The Raw Story. Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization. “Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser…

That’s what psychic friends are for?

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This does concern me. Too many people find apps too easy to purchase and become attached to. This is quite the inroad for psychic services. A press release from the Psychic Friends Network: Psychic Friends Network (PFNI) Readies ‘Freemium’ Mobile Apps in Bid to Re-Dominate the Nearly $2.5B Psychic Entertainment Market Psychic Friends Network, the…

Astrologer says 12.12.12 spells chaos. Don’t fret.

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Back it up: Save everything important before 12.12.2012 | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au. BEFORE you leave the office tonight, back up anything important on a USB stick. That’s the advice of astrologist Jessica Adams, who told news.com.au that tomorrow’s date of 12.12.2012, will spell chaos for the internet and media…

Psychic reading by phone picks up on your emotion

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Can’t get any better than predicting Lady Gaga is pregnant (mentioned at this link and very open to interpretation), but the cold reading quote is interesting. You can see the rebranding of “psychic” guidance as something very NON-paranormal. Normalizing psychic readings, one phone call at a time. Despite the celebrity focus, the true purpose of…