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Here is the effect:

The performer after talking to the audience about astrological numbers asks anybody who wants to participate in an experiment to work out the astrological number from someone they know.

A paper ball is thrown to select a random audience member. This participant is invited onto the stage and is asked to sit with their eyes closed. The performer asks the participant a question that has nothing to do with the experiment. The moment the participant answers, the performer scribbles something on a business card and seals it inside an envelope. He hands the envelope to a member of the audience so it can't be tampered with at any time.

The participant is asked to keep her eyes closed and is now asked to think of the birth-date she chose (both the day and the month). She's instructed, when the image is clear in her mind to open her eyes.

The performer starts by correctly identifying whether the date is odd or even (much to the surprise of the subject), he is also able to correctly tell the participant the star sign from the person they are thinking of and finishes by telling them the exact date they are thinking of (without any questions).

After the applause has died down, the performer asks the participant to reveal their astrological number for the first time. The participant's attention is turned to the envelope (that has been with the audience member the entire time). The envelope is opened (by the audience member) and the number inside is found to match the astrological number that the participant was thinking of!

Notes* No Preshow, no impressions, the participant never writes anything down and the astrological number does not tell you the birth day or month.


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What are astrological numbers?
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The Number of times you cough a day....Smile

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The number of times you get "Lucky" a day !!!! Smile
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On 2012-05-18 09:44, Woodfield wrote:
What are astrological numbers?


I was thinking of the same question as you Woodfield.
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My Chinese astrological number is Žl ˜Z˜Z it's also works? Smile
Same as others, what's a astrological number?
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The story explains it, the great thing about it is no one really knows what an astrological number is therefore there is no way to disprove anything you say about it (which is good because you can make it whatever you want and it will never be questioned).

The story is about a gypsy girl named Isabella, her believe (like a lot of astrologist's) is that this number defines your traits, luck and the love you will find in life.

This routine has one of the sneakiest principles (rather bold but beautiful) that can be applied to so much than just this routine. (the convincer principle).

Pythagoras once said (something along these lines). Everything has numerical relations and it is up to the mind to seek and investigate the secrets of these relations or have them revealed by divining grace.

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On 2012-05-18 09:44, Woodfield wrote:
What are astrological numbers?







Mine is,"The Number 23"...
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Like Peter said the astrological number is a simple value you introduce at the beginning of the routine together with your premise (you can insert even a bit of numerology around it) and then the focus shifts away from it.

For the spectators the whole routine is more about a love story and astrology than anything else, so the astrological number takes nothing more than a secondary place.

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On 2012-05-20 05:17, DavidSena wrote:
For the spectators the whole routine is more about a love story and astrology than anything else, so the astrological number takes nothing more than a secondary place.

David


Quite interesting... I have a personal collection of "astrological" effects from the best minds in magic. I wonder if this new effect is similar to other existing astro-wonders.

Is there any credit to other creators that we should be aware of?
Best, andrea

PS: I'm not fishing for the method. I'm a pro, so I WANT to pay for a good thing! But I'm annoyed when I find the wheel has been reinvented again. I don't say this is the case... I only need to be reassured.
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Hi Antonucio,

Check your inbox Smile

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On 2012-05-21 15:32, antonuccio wrote:
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On 2012-05-20 05:17, DavidSena wrote:
For the spectators the whole routine is more about a love story and astrology than anything else, so the astrological number takes nothing more than a secondary place.

David



Quite interesting... I have a personal collection of "astrological" effects from the best minds in magic. I wonder if this new effect is similar to other existing astro-wonders.

Is there any credit to other creators that we should
e aware of?
Best, andrea

PS: I'm not fishing for the method. I'm a pro, so I WANT to pay for a good thing! But I'm annoyed when I find the wheel has been reinvented again. I don't say this is the case... I only need to be reassured.


Purchase it or you will never know Smile
trust me this is totally new!

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I can't recommend this enough, it's very very good. Peter thinkings is very very inspirational. I recommend also his new book : Bigger Fish.
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Thank you for the kind words mind brigade. Trust me when I say that the prediction phrase (although bold) is I feel going to be useful for many other things.

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The prediction part is pure gold.
Bold and beautiful.
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How about performing this in spanish?
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I know the prediction phrase will work in any language. I think the effect should work fine you will need to make some adjustments but it won't be hard to work it out.

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If the prediction phase is "too" bold for you ( but I higly recommend that you try it ), you can also perform it using utility devices like the new ( but old principle ) released Blackmail from bobby motta on ellusionist.
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I'm going to offer a couple of review copies, if you're interested pm me your email address.

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Thanks everyone for the interest, all review copies are gone!

Everyone who pm'ed me so far will receive their review copies, check your email accounts or inbox here at the Café.

David
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