Astrology

Selma, CA allows fortune tellers but worries about religious issues. [Yes, main point is missed.]

Fortune tellers OK’d in Selma Selma has lifted its unconstitutional ban on fortune tellers. The city also is taking steps to regulate how fortune telling businesses operate. The Selma City Council accomplished both things at an emotion-packed meeting Monday night. A standing-room-only crowd listened as speakers voiced two different views of fortune telling. A majority…

Mayan documentary film maker says he will reveal “every archaeologist’s nightmare”

Mayan documentary to warn humans of impending catastrophe – chicagotribune.com. Mayan writings do not predict the end of the world when the calendar cycle ends in December – but according to the producer of an upcoming documentary about the Central American civilization, they do make the sobering prediction that three-quarters of the earth’s population will…

Astrologer’s specific prediction about the Australian dollar didn’t pan out

Prediction – Australian Dollar Goes Loco – The Astrology Show with Jessica Adams, Adam Smith and Neil Spencer. On February 3rd Neptune enters Pisces and the Australian dollar will go loco. Loco is the Spanish word (which I have carefully chosen) for ‘crazy, insane, mad” (The Urban Dictionary). Its new loco phase will probably kick in from…

Advertisers shall not show occult practices; psychics are strictly entertainment

Media regulator [U.K.] spells out TV rules on ‘occult-related practices’ Guidance dealing with satanism, chicken bones and crystal balls is published by Ofcom in response to new wave of TV ads. Rule 15.4 relates to “explicit prohibitions” on certain psychic practices. “Television advertisements must not promote psychic practices or practices related to the occult,” said…

It’s nearly 2012. Interest rising in the Mayan apocalypse

Mayan Prophecy For 2012 Has Believers Preparing For Catastrophe – The Huffington Post. Doomsday and catastrophic predictions related to the Mayan calendar, which hits a symbolic turning point in late December next year, are not new. They already permeate pop culture through films, songs and hundreds of books. But as the new year approaches, interest…

In uncertain times, skeptics are voice of reason in New Zealand poll

Kiwis put faith in psychics and aliens Economic woes, job uncertainty and aftershocks could all be reasons why Kiwis are putting their faith in mediums, star signs and even visitors from other planets. New research shows a third of New Zealanders believe Earth has been visited by UFOs and more than half believe some people…

Astrological discrimination still exists

Scorpios, Virgos not welcome at Chinese company [an] unusual job ad was posted at a university in Wuhan [China] for an unidentified English-language training firm. “We don’t want Scorpios or Virgos, and Capricorns,” the job posting says, according to the newspaper. A woman at the company said she’s found Scorpios and Virgos to be feisty…

The JREF awards grants to two educators to address popular pseudoscientific beliefs

Recipients of 2011 JREF Grants for Educators. The James Randi Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the latest recipients of funding through our Grants for Educators Program. The JREF is proud to provide support for two exciting projects this year, out of many worthwhile applicants. The awards went to: Brian Barnes of the University of Louisville is developing…

Numerology believers wanted births on 11.11.11

Hospitals see rush for caesarean section deliveries on 11.11.11 – Hindustan Times. Many women awaiting deliveries rushed to various hospitals in the city on Friday to undergo caesarean section to make sure their babies are born on the auspicious date — 11.11.11. Though astrologers and numerologists declared the date as auspicious for newborns, they cautioned…

Egypt shuts down Great Pyramid temporarily over “Satanic” rituals on 11-11-11

Egypt shuts down Great Pyramid over fears that groups are trying to hold bizarre rituals at sacred site  – NY Daily News. Egypt’s antiquities authority closed the largest of the Giza pyramids Friday following rumors that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11 A.M. on Nov. 11, 2011. The authority’s head…

Stress of travel causing people to consult psychics

Don’t Book That Trip Just Yet. Mercury Will Be in Retrograde. The topic of travel has become more prevalent among clairvoyants, according to Rosemary the Celtic Lady, the founder of the American Association of Psychics. She said she counseled clients to exhale negative energy from travel stress “out of their body.” A psychic Web site…

John Edward to host psychic radio show on SiriusXM

SiriusXM to Launch “John Edward Psychic Radio” Internationally renowned psychic medium John Edward hosts an exclusive three-day Halloween weekend channel to connect listeners with the other side –John Edward and a handpicked group of psychic mediums, astrologers, numerologists and other metaphysical experts host live, call-in shows at SiriusXM studios all weekend –“John Edward Psychic Radio”…