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Editor's note: Forget the housing experts who've made our heads spin with real estate market forecasts. It's time for a fresh set of eyes and a new set of skills to tell us whether this housing market is going to bust. In this three-part series, we sought out some alternative sources for predicting the housing market. We opted for a deck of tarot cards, the Taoist zodiac and a consumer focus group. (See Part 1: Tarot reader predicts slowing, but no crash and Part 3: The people's forecast.) Now that we're in the new moon, the skies are clear again to start the paperwork on a real estate purchase or sale. Until Sept. 14, we were still under the influence of a Mercury retrograde cycle, a time when deals fall through. Susan Levitt, an astrologer, tarot card reader and feng shui consultan...