Richard Saunders talks astrology on Sunrise

Do you read your horoscope? Do you think the stars can predict your future? Perhaps you think your astrologer is incredibly accurate? Richard Saunders Vice President, goes head to head with Milton Black, “Australia’s Leading Astrologer and Psychic” (ref) on Sunrise and challenges claims that they can “navigate you through the sea of life”. Watch and decide for yourself.

We are very pleased that Milton accepted a challenge from Richard to do a test on the accuracy of astrology and we’ll keep you updated on the progress.

In case you missed the cold reading Milton did on Richard, here’s the transcript.

“What you see with Richard is not what you really get because deep down he’s quite a secretive type of person. Now as a kid he actually drove his teachers, his parents, everybody crazy. And the reason for this is because he has an inquisitive mind.

Now he’s a very nostalgic guy, he lives in the past a little bit. But the fact is… that’s fine. But he’s basically a guy that always wants to know… very, very curious. But the trouble is that he’s always looking for things Koshie.

Now if met Richard say in about 6 years up the track, and I said “Hi Richard, how you going?” and he said “Fine thanks Milt.” “Have you found what you’re looking for yet?” He says “No but I’m still looking ‘round the corner here.” Because he’s always looking for something new to do.

I think basically on that date he’s got a good horoscope”.

Now compare Milton’s reading with a standard block of Forer effect “Barnum statements” (that are statements that seem personal, yet apply to many people) as used by Richard and Dr Rachael Dunlop in their Mystery Investigators show for schools.

“Though you are a person who tends to be forgiving of others’ faults, and you try to trust them, once an acquaintance has proved to be dishonest or unworthy of your confidence, you watch them carefully.

Your chart shows great interest. Your may be thinking of a human services career, if not, you certainly should. You would be very successful in such a profession.

Occasionally your aspirations tend to be pretty unrealistic. At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary and reserved. You have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. You pride yourself on being an independent thinker and do not accept others’ opinions without satisfactory proof. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety, and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations”.

It’s amazing how many people relate to the Forer effect Barnum statements. Why not try Milton Black’s reading on your friends?

Want to see some really good “cold reading”? Then watch Derren Brown, mentalist and cold reader.