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Isabella's Star 2 by Peter Turner: The Star Goes Supernova (Book)

Reveal a participants star sign or even their EXACT DATE OF BIRTH without any pre-show. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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“Peter Turner’s “Isabella’s Star 2” is simply unlike anything else. Without any pre-show, the mentalist knows the star signs of participants, even naming the exact date of their birth. If you know my Student Peter Turner’s thinking, then you know this is not at all a usual pumping system, anagram or other typical approach. It looks like real Mind Reading and intuitive perception.” -Kenton Knepper

Pete Turner is undoubtedly one of the most highly respected mentalists and his works are always highly sought after amongst his peers. When he speaks, we listen.

Pete Turners mind is never far from his work and in Isabella's Star 2, Pete picks up where the original (which was coauthored by David Sena) left off. He has listened to the feedback from owners of the original and as a result of this has reworked the effect from the ground up. There is no longer a need for complicated maths and the memory work has also been eliminated too.

The result is a true work of art and is one that you will be proud to perform time and time again.

Contents Include:

Forward by Kenton Knepper

The history and development of the “Isabella’s Star” effect.

Isabella's Star
The original method and handling is taught in full.

Isabella's Star 2
An introduction to the new version and its variations.

An introduction to the prop less star sign divination.

Obtaining the Astrological Number
A collection of methods and routines for determining an astrological number. These include:

  • Marked Cards/Non-Marked Cards
  • Numerology Cards (Including providing source)
  • Kenton's Calculation (A beautiful one on one piece that requires no cards and nothing written down)
  • Mums the Word (A method for linking this effect to another beautiful effect)
  • Annemann al a Turner (Pete’s preferred method for the effect)
  • Variation #2
  • Poison Peek - Karl Scott (Nothing written down, beautiful numerology piece, no cards)
  • Telefoto - Using modern technology to assist your demonstration.
  • You Thief (A classic in mentalism used in conjunction with this beautiful routine)
  • Write P**k
  • Just Ask

The Pad

  • Key to understanding the pad
  • How to construct the pad
  • The handling of the pad
  • Why the pad


  • Eye Spy Principle

Playing with the Elements

  • What Element is the Participant? (full divination methodology)
  • C.U.P.S Michael Murray (amazing principle with so many different utilization's)
  • Elements and their Meanings (simple reading systems and meanings for the star signs and their elements to help you in giving readings)

Star Signs are Divine

  • Reveal the Star Sign
  • Clever Questions
  • Eye to Eye (Bonus star sign reveal)
  • Bold, Time Delay and Reveal
  • Ask Them
  • Other Sources

Revealing a Birthday Present - (or piece of Q&A information)

Pad-less Variation Explanation

A Poem
(Steven Young's beautiful poem to remember the order of the star signs)

Back Story for the Effect
The heart warming patter and presentation that breathes emotion and life into this incredible effect.

Check out the Isabella's Star companion book “Zodiacus” to enhance you performance even further.

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Poor Instruction for What Could Have Been a Simple and Direct Effect. Now It's A Complicated Mess. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 21st, 2014
Why is the instruction so poor?

It seems like an attempt to be thorough,
but it's just poor instruction repeated for pages and pages
in what could have been communicated in 1 page.

On top of that, I'll give an example of poor instruction.
This won't give away any secrets, but here's an example of something very near to what you'd read in Isabella's Star:
To work out an Astrological Number, take the date and ___ it and ___ the month number. (I had to figure out that by "date" meant day of the month...maybe this is a british thing). For example, if the date is the 3rd of March, take the day (in our case 3), ___ it, and ___ the month number.
In our case it's the 3rd month, so the total would be __. Then take the year, for 2003, in our case, the year would be 3. So take 3, then ___ 3, and then _____ by 3.


Why would you use the same digit for explanatory purposes?
That was Isabella's Star 1. Did they improve the explanation in 2? No, they made it even more hard to understand. In IS2, they used May 5th, 2005 as the example. So you have to follow along their explanation, "So all you do if the date is 5, 05, 2005, is first take 5, then __ it by 5, next ___ 5 and you get ___, then all you do is ___ 5 to the total."

The above is my first frustration with IS2 (just making the same teaching mistake as he did in IS1).
I had to read the explanation 10 times to try to figure out what he was talking about; it could have been written so much better.

What about the end effect? In the end, that's what matters.
In short, it doesn't quite match what you'd expect from the description. You don't just walk up to someone and know their sign.

Without revealing any method, a more honest description of the effect would be:
Imagine walking up to a complete stranger in the park. You teach them a lecture on how to calculate a number based on their date of birth. Then you pull out a deck of cards to help them find their date of birth as it would correspond to a deck of playing cards. Alternatively, you could have them write down something. Then after just one or a few guesses, you tell them their date of birth!

Basically, it would be like a magician who can just classic force a card, or control a freely chosen card effortlessly...and then that magician arrives at the chosen card by dealing 3 columns of 7 rows of cards, asking the spec whether her card is is such and such pile, then dealing another 3 rows of 7 rows of cards, and on and on and on.... just to find a card.

So the magician could've forced a card in 10 seconds (CT or peek), or he can find the card using the 21 card method in only 2 and a half minutes.

I'm gonna stick with a CT. Using any CT or peek, which you can purchase instructions for on penguinmagic, you can tell them their date of birth (without any pre-show!, lol). the method itself will demand less from the spectator (they won't need to calculate something, then write something down or use a deck of playing cards), and getting to the climax will be faster.

Or, you could do what I do. And just say something like this, "You know, you seem like a Leo (most common reaction)...but a Virgo (next most common sign) would be better for this next trick." Now you've got about a 1 in 5 chance of being right. A miracle!!! (for one in every 5 shows...the other 4 shows nobody remembers that you tried to guess their sign).
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This effect is great and i hope Peter keeps the price this high. I really recommend it if you wanna improve your mentalism set. Is a really powerful piece.
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Isabella's star is a beutiful routine wich if you know the method will certainly agree i mean to reavel when the spectator was born is one of the greatest pieces of mentalism you can preform and now you get another way of preforming without the math and memory work of the previous routine with the addition of having there zodiac signs revealed as a double kicker oh yeah and theres no more progressive anagram so now it's a routine that's much easier same power and an extra kicker so what are you waiting for?buy it now
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