Since I'm looking for great astrology websites online, I found the website of famous British astrologer Jonathan Cainer. Horoscopes are his specialty, but he also reads Tarot and I Ching. Funny that I have a tarot card game, but I hardly use it: the online version is simpler and somehow gives me more confidence in the result than my own reading.
Jonathan Cainer horoscopes are divided into several segments: the free sun sign-based horoscopes on his website; the paid versions that take into account your date of birth and the numerous daily and weekly horoscopes that are published in newspapers and magazines around the world. His horoscopes are even translated into Japanese for a cell phone application!
One thing I like about Jonathan Cainer Horoscopes and his website is that they are easy to read. His interpretations are clear and concise and it is fun to read. However, I would like to make a critical remark here: The Jonathan Cainer horoscopes in newspapers and magazines are based exclusively on the sun signs, and that means that they can never be very precise. For serious astrology, you NEED your time of birth, and you can imagine that it would be a strange world if we could split all of the people on earth into twelve groups and the people in each group would have the same challenges and opportunities every day . Not possible, I assume you agree.
What I think is a shame is that Mr. Cainer does not explicitly state the limits of astrology based on sun signs. If you visit his website and don't know much about astrology, he can apparently give you accurate interpretations if he only has your date of birth. He even makes a section that he calls "Find Out Something Exciting About Your Friend" - and cleverly fills out your friend's name in a "personalized reading". Needless to say, the reading is just a description of the characteristics that the sun sign of the person whose name you are supposed to have written in the box would have - and in my opinion, this almost never really fits.
I have to be honest, I haven't tried Mr. Cainer's paid readings. His Tarot and I Ching readings are cheap (but not free); I wonder if it is a real person throwing your stones or drawing your cards, or if it is one of the usual computer programs that do online readings. That doesn't have to be a problem in itself, I found many computer-aided online readings to be amazingly accurate, but before I spend my money, I want to know what I get!
Jonathan Cainer's horoscopes are famous, maybe more famous than they should be, as other astrologers do at least as good a job and many websites offer free tarot and I Ching readings. Obviously, Mr. Cainer is a prominent astrologer, and people like the fact that he is famous himself and works for the famous. However, I would suggest looking around. There are many good astrologers out there, and it's worth trying here and there before ordering a paid reading.
However, if you want to have a real horoscope for yourself, you have to meet an astrologer in real life. He'll use a computer to draw your diagrams, but the interpretation is always done by a real person. A real astrologer won't tell you what will happen next week or what your soul mate looks like. He won't tell you that misfortune is coming and that only a reading from him can save you. A real astrologer won't tell you how old you are or that your husband is having an affair with your best friend. For this you need a wrong astrologer.
Fortunately, Mr. Cainer is definitely not a false astrologer. although I want him to be a little more open about the limitations of his own website and sun chart horoscopes. By the way, don't believe my word. Try it out, visit his website, and keep reading your daily Jonathan Cainer horoscopes. And have fun with it. You're not the only one: it seems that 60% of all adults read the horoscope before reading the rest of the newspaper - so you're in good company!