Sylvia Sky is a widely published author of books and articles about spiritual matters.
Smells Like Bogus Astrology
"With her big dark eyes and her long hair, Pasqualina looks like an Ancient Goddess," says the copy under the "Generous Offer" menu item on Pasqualina.com. "Pasqualina" means "Easter's child" and her last name is supposedly "Sogni," Italian for "dreams." She is an email robot, a fake clairvoyant meant to appeal mainly to those outside of North America. Because of bad reviews, her "owner" removed the ads for lotteries that used to crowd her homepage, and renamed Pasqualina a "psychic astrologer" instead of a "clairvoyant." I hope you are not fooled.
Pasqualina's site is based in France, as are the sites of the notorious and openly fake "Sara Freder," "Jenna," and "Astrologer Mary." They are not women or even people. They are computers programmed to send you links to vague and lengthy computerized "free readings" -- Pasqualina's "Free Personal Horoscope" is 3600 words; here, see mine -- that are mainly sales pitches for paid readings which are also computerized.
Pasqualina wants your name, email address, and birth date so she can send you this free horoscope. After you send your information, which she swears is private, a confirmation number arrives in your email, and you are promised "I am going to prepare your Free Reading for you at the soonest." Bad spelling and grammar are her specialty, even in her ads; that ought to be enough to warn you right there.
While you wait you can peruse her "catalog" of four pieces of cheap-looking jewelry, like the "Magic Dolphin" promised to bring back a lost love, or the "Seven Planets Magic Medal" to make life "fantasticly beautiful for yourself, full of success and luck." Only $19.95!
What You See is What You Get
Pasqualina's Free Reading
After confirming my email address, in one week arrived my 3600-word "personal horoscope" which said NOT ONE WORD about the zodiac and named no planets, so it is not a horoscope at all. Pasqualina gave me three lucky numbers and three lucky dates, each a week to two weeks away, that will bring money and an important new person. She went on to claim that an upcoming Golden Seven-Month Period is coming, and she is "quite sure I am the only one able to help you effectively and without any mistakes on the path to HAPPINESS." Those who don't buy her services "risk to continue to live to the end of your days in a miserable existence, without having the least chance of seeing any change."
If I did buy, Pasqualina promised, along with riches, love, and complete joy, seven magical numbers for games of chance and the dates I must play them, predictions for my future, and "a long series of Mystical Ceremonies, called High Protection Ceremonies" that will increase my energy and luck 1000 percent.
If you are tempted to click through to the ordering page, you will learn that Pasqualina has one advantage over other robot psychics: She's the most inexpensive I've seen. You can get her First Predictions for $9.95, Complete Predictions for $19.95, or those plus your "Special Horoscope for the Future" for $29.95, with an optional "priority" fee of $5.90. The prices may tempt you, but they also guarantee that you will receive the same computerized readouts that everyone gets, with only your name inserted. You can pay in in full or in two installments, by credit card, wire transfer, or International Money Card, if you are foolish enough to pay at all.
Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, does not select or endorse the ads that appear with her articles. Copyright 2016 by Sylvia Sky.
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Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 20, 2015:
In most "psychic" emails you will find at the bottom of the text an "unsubscribe" link. Use this and you will be free of her emails. Or block her email address.
Lindapearson772@yahoo.com on February 20, 2015:
This person is always talking about I'm coming into some luck. I've never seen any luck. I'm thinking in my head if this person is for real she should tell me something about what happen in my life as growing up or telling me something I never told anybody. My problem with this is how can you tell someone what's going to happen how it happen or when it will happen. She talks like she is God and I know for a fact that she ain't. I wish she will stop sending r emails because it have me thinking something bad will happen if I don't accept what ever she is offering . If she is recall out here to help don't ask for no money and do fro the kind of ur heart . Only God know what, when and how it will happen with me, nobody else .
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 16, 2015:
Casey McKibben, Tupak is a fraud, and if Simone is a psychic, she can't help you either. If you have $19, don't waste it on psychics.
Casey McKibben on February 15, 2015:
Casey McKibben I'm not sure what to believe so tupak says I have 48 hours to give him a payment for his complete help can I trust this?? I'm broke no money but I can afford the 19 he is asking should I do this can Simone help me? Please?
Catholic Parishioner on December 14, 2012:
Pasqualina and I communicate via emails as I'm physically disable and with no income due to the termination of my employment as a result from multiple motor vehicle accidents as a passenger for the past 12 yrs. Despite of my zero $$$situation & doubtful feeling of Pasqualina, as a pseudoname, with a team or staff behind the scenes, I became a friend to them without paying them even a penny. I try to go to church daily and include them in my prayers to St. Theresa of Little Flower and Child Jesus, to intercede for me to God to bless them w/my other prayers too. Their continued emails makes me happy and amused. They are encouraging and feel blessed coz they put smile on my face.
Donal, Ireland. on August 24, 2012:
I have been on this mailing list for some years and I regularly get promises of coming longterm love, success etc and of course considerable monies that are always just two weeks to a month ahead. All it takes for all of this to be mine is to forward my credit card details etc.
The reality : I have terminal cancer of the signet ring type, the most aggressive kind there is, it is now in my lymphatic system following extensive bowel and other surgery. On the best of expert medical opinion and according to average case prognosis I have about forty-five weeks of earth life left to live.
As a believing Christian I am totally at ease with my situation and as such also I am amused rather than angry at all these 'Pasqualina' predictions of long term future wealth, success, happiness, new love life ( my partner of twenty six years may have something to say about that if she thinks it likely! ) and good fortune etc.
I post this as a warning to others who may be tempted by this well crafted and cajoling site to squander their well earned money on such way off 'predictions' if my personal experience is anything to go by !
elaine on June 05, 2012:
Sure, pasqualina told me to that my problems started on my thirteenth birthday.
abiola on May 02, 2012:
thanks soo much, i almost fall into their hands but this writeup saved me.
Jean Bakula from New Jersey on October 20, 2011:
I know you are serious, but I love your dry sense of humor when you expose these people. It's really funny! Take care.