There was a time when tarot readings were confined to small tents at funfairs and horoscopes were only in the back page of newspapers and magazines. These days, the internet has opened up horoscopes, tarot readings and psychic forecasts to a wider audience and given users access to a vast number of daily, monthly and annual horoscopes and readings either on the website or sent straight to their email accounts. This buying guide should give you a brief introduction to the different types of astrology and horoscopes available and the sort of things you should look out for when you’re checking out our reviews.
What do online horoscope websites have to offer?
Online horoscope and astrology websites have a lot of different services on offer which range from free daily services to premium products and readings that are priced according to length, complexity and the level of personalization on offer. Some sites offer their services directly from the site itself or via email but others are simply a portal to services offered elsewhere or via phone (this is particularly common for larger, branded sites that simply allow users to find psychics for phone readings). Many sites also have online stores selling everything from books and DVDs about horoscopes and astrology, to personalized products and the paraphernalia of astrology – including tarot cards, gemstones, crystals and much more. All in all, this category is a bit of a broad church, so it’s important to find a site that suits your needs and gives you what you’re looking for at the best price.
Types of astrology – the basics:
Astrology is an ancient art that has been practiced for thousands of years by many different cultures around the world. Despite that, many of our readers may be unaware as to number of different types and variations of astrology there are. While the list below is far from comprehensive, it should give you an idea of the basics of many of the most common types you’re likely to come across when reading our reviews and checking out the sites.
Pricing and Subscriptions
Most services in this category offer a two-tier kind of membership, whereby users can enjoy a number of products and services for free simply by subscribing. In the most part, the free services on offer are daily, weekly or monthly horoscopes that are sent straight to your email account but some services also provide motivational messages, birth charts and more for free. As you would expect, the premium products and services available at the sites reviewed as part of this category range in price from a few dollars or pounds for simple readings, to hundreds of dollars for personalized readings and packages of products. Many of the sites in this category offer users phone or online readings with psychics that are chargeable by the minute.
The Bottom Line
As with most of the categories we review, there are a wide number of factors that will influence your decision as to which astrology site to choose. Luckily for you, although there is a vast amount of choice in this category, many of the sites offer services, readings and predictions for free so it is possible to “dip in and out” of sites to find what you’re really looking for. There’s also a huge variation in quality in the sites we have reviewed, so it is worth shopping around to find a site that has the best combination of variety and quality, so you have access to the right sort of readings at the right price.