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.
Readers today deserve the best. Here's a guide.
12 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.
- Stephanie Azaria (USA)
- Jacqueline Bigar (USA)
- Yasmin Boland (AU)
- Sally Brompton (UK)
- Daniel "Whelland" Dowd (USA)
- Annie Heese (USA)
- Eugenia Last (CA)
- Rick Levine (USA)
- Susan Miller (USA) (Her superb monthly horoscope, plus daily horoscopes, are available through her free app, AstrologyZone.)
- Georgia Nicols (CA)
- Marjorie Orr (UK)
- Rob Tillett (AU)
This is a starter list. There are many more. I usually monitor online astrologers for months and sometimes contact them before making recommendations.
Rick Levine, as of September 2018, has his staff of genuine astrologers writing his syndicated horoscope columns. They are credited as "Tarot Astrologers."
More Recommendations and Tips
- For extra detail I especially like CafeAstrology.com. Intelligent, lengthy horoscopes, done in "decans" for greater accuracy, are published on that site.
- Some astrologers ask readers to register for free horoscopes or offer paid memberships allowing access to in-depth information or the next day's horoscope. One premium daily horoscope site that professional astrologers consider worth its price is AstroDienst. Guest access is free!
- As hard as it is to believe, horoscope writing, online or in print, pays very little. So astrologers often sell from their personal websites natal horoscopes, compatibility readings, answers to questions (horary astrology), telephone consultations, books or e-books, apps, or memberships with exclusive benefits.
- I can't guarantee that all of the above paid horoscopes will be fully custom-written or will exactly forecast your future, but selling them is legitimate.
- What's not legitimate: an astrology website plastered with advertisements for "psychic" services. Astrology is not psychic. It must be studied and learned.
Some "clairvoyant" or "psychic" services exploit people's confusion about the difference between astrology and fortunetelling. Genuine astrology is learned and takes years to master. Astrology is never clairvoyant, psychic, supernatural, intuitive, magical or inborn. Astrologers never call their work "spooky" or "scary." They 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.
- Astrologer's website features an oversized professional color glamour photo of the astrologer, looking hot or mysterious, or a photo of what is obviously a model.
- Any "free trial offer" reading said to be personalized for you is computer-generated and generic. Everyone gets the same reading, with only a name change.
- Offers an "instant" personal reading. A genuine astrological chart is very technical and unique, and takes time to interpret fully.
- 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.)
Real astrologers might have help charting, organizing and writing 12 horoscopes per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, but they will openly admit when they have co-writers and proudly acknowledge their participation.
© 2012 SylviaSky