Chakra charlatan

Don't expect meaningful results from this ad-filled program.

New Age spirituality has a hard time being taken seriously to begin with, and programs like MB Chakras Astrology, like most other software from Mystic Board, don't help matters. Mystic Board programs tend to be heavy on advertising and light on content, and Chakras Astrology is no exception.

The program's interface is plain, with a box for users to enter their name and drop-down menus for the user's birth date. With that information entered, the program produces a list of "astro chakra details," including the user's sun sign, the associated chakra, and the chakra's characteristics. This is definitely not a thorough reading of any kind, and we can't say with any confidence that the information the program does provide is accurate. We're no experts on this topic, but a bit of research reveals that Mystic Board probably just made the results up. One source, for example, notes that the Sahasrara chakra is not linked to a sun sign (though the other six charkas are), because it represents our link to the spiritual world rather than the material one. But MB Chakras Astrology associates Sahasrara with Leo. The program's online Help file is brief and mostly focuses on instructions for "donating" to Mystic Board. We've encountered plenty of other Mystic Board programs that were obviously basing their results on made-up criteria, and we don't feel that this one is any different.

MB Chakras Astrology is free. It installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We do not recommend this program.

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