Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine has ignored the advice of psychics and listed her sprawling ranch in New Mexico for $18 million. 

MacLaine, a well-known devotee of New Age spirituality, initially consulted with the psychics (who also specialize in real estate?) after not really knowing how best to price the 7,450-acre property. In the end she settled on the number '18' because of its significance when 1 and 8 are added together. 

"Nine is the number of completion," the 79-year-old told the Wall Street Journal. "To me, it's not about money, it's about completion."

The ranch, located an hour north of Santa Fe, features a 9,000 square-foot home, yurt, swimming pool, two ponds, caretaker's cottage, and a horse barn. MacLaine says she bought the property some 20 years ago due to the intense energy of the land. 

"The land itself insists on inner peace," she said, adding that she considers the property "a refuge from a very confused and conflicted world."

MacLaine, who has hosted spiritual retreats at her ranch four times a year, will reportedly move to another home in Santa Fe to "go to the movies, good restaurants" and "avoid becoming a complete recluse." 

You can see a video of her ranch, as profiled by Oprah Winfrey back in 2011, below. 

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Shirley MacLaine lists New Mexico ranch for $18 million
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