Horoscope Review: "Padre, the Angels' Messenger" and Medium
Would This Man (or his double) Lie to You?
The word “angel” means “messenger,” and history says that when angels bring messages they deal directly with people: Abraham, Daniel, Jacob, and Mary, for starters. Guardian angels, if you believe what people say, guard their people with no middlemen. Nothing in angel lore says they work through human mediums. So “Padre, the Angels’ Messenger”—the whole concept makes no sense. Yet because all things are possible, I gave “Padre” a chance.
Padre emerged as an online medium in November 2014, pictured on his website (guardian-angel-readings.com) as a white-bearded older man. Says he’s not a priest and was nicknamed “Padre” as a boy. He’s on Twitter and Pinterest, tweeting “24 Pin-worthy Fashion Quotes that Never Go Out of Style,” and quoting the authors Kafka and Derrida. Only a student of literature even knows who those authors are, and they were no angels. In fact they were both atheists. Catholics might associate “Padre” with “Padre Pio,” a beloved modern saint canonized in 2002, and Padre the Medium’s picture (of a model) resembles photos of Padre Pio, especially the raggedy white mid-length beard.
But the question is, can Padre give true readings? I sent real birth info for my free reading. After confirming my email address, I got my guardian angel’s name: “Umabel.” At this point I realized that Padre is “reading” using a computerized version of the popular “angel cards,” harmless fun with a tradition dating way back to 1996.
Already convinced Padre was a joke, I let “him” rub it in. The free reading said bad people in my life don’t want me to be rich, and to imagine a protective bubble around myself (I guess Umabel is on vacation).
Your Special Day is Three Weeks Away
"As I was calculating the incidence of the great planetary transits and observing the movement of the Stars for you. . .Uranus suddenly changed its transit across your Native Sun and, in full ascending phase, came to rest next to Jupiter in your birth Sky. . .I decided to warn you most urgently…before the crucial date of May 5, 2015. That is the Day when everything will be decided for you.”
Uh, planets don't suddenly change their transits. Slow-moving planet Uranus, now transiting Aries, won’t transit my natal (not “native,” you fool!) Sun until the year 2077. “Padre’s” next email said my angel gave him revelations, and that I have “an extremely large Hyper-Beneficial Angelical Karma" like he's never seen. Cost to find out more: 69 British pounds or $103 U.S., although I once saw a price of $69. If a curse was placed on you as a child, Padre will remove it for $400.
My second "free reading" gave me a different angel, Hahasiah, and an emphasis on love life instead of money, but the same advice. Their computer slotted in a different angel, but exactly like the first reading it told me Padre got up in the night, opened his ebony chest, and discovered that Uranus had changed its transit to my Sun and my crucial day was three weeks away.
“Padre’s” site is run by a company called Sesam Ltd. in Hong Kong, with an office in Gibraltar. If you’ve already fallen for this operation, whose legal page calls it “entertainment only,” you have 100 days to try to email for a refund.
My guardian angel told me to write this to keep people from paying for expensive B.S.
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