The effect of this is similar to Zodiac Test by
Astor of Hungary, although his was invented and published in 2006
and mine was developed in 2003 when I was still actively
performing my Wizard style magic shows, but never published until
now. The methods, however, are quite different, and Astor has
graciously consented to my mentioning his effect for comparison.
You can see it for yourself at his marvelous Web site: http://www.astormagic.com/store/index.php
You will also note that his version is designed for close-up,
while mine is definitely designed for platform or stage
A Zodiac Chart is displayed and the Seer and Sooth-sayer
(thats you!) makes predictions on it using a variety of
colored felt tip markers and setting the chart on a stand or
easel so the audience cannot see the prediction just yet.
Then a set of twelve jumbo Zodiac Symbol cards are displayed
and passed among the audience. Several spectators are invited to
locate their Zodiac signs and hold onto the card that shows it.
The colored felt-tip markers are passed to the spectators who are
holding cards and they each freely choose one.
The Zodiac chart is now shown and around each Zodiac symbol are
the colored circles drawn by the Seer as his predictions. The
performer goes to each spectator who is holding a Zodiac symbol
and shows that the Zodiac symbol on the chart had been predicted
by the performer by being circled with the same color of the
marking pen chosen by that spectator long before the cards and
pens were distributed.
Templates are provided so you can print out the Jumbo Zodiac
Symbol Cards and the large Zodiac Chart on your own printer.
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