Horoscoping Your Life

I’ve always found it somewhat funny whenever people are so diligent to grab the morning newspaper and flip directly to their horoscope. Of course, it’s not to say that there isn’t some sort of validity in the idea of a horoscope, but most of the time they just turn out to be some sort of quote, or message that someone has come up with. Or at least, that is how it seems to go most of the time. But how valid are our horoscopes? Is there something to knowing the angle of the sun, moon and celestial bodies at the time you were born, or on that certain day, that could actually mean that you can predict what’s going to happen that day, or at least give you sound advice towards it?

There were some days when I actually believed that it may be true, since it gave me great advice that I decided to take for the day, or it told me something that I could say the day was actually turning out to be. The problem that I find is that there isn’t a single, universal horoscope that everyone goes by. For instance, on a day like today, I don’t get the daily newspaper, so I can’t check what my horoscope would be according to it. So, of course, I take to the next most abundant resource of knowledge that there is in front of me: the Internet. Naturally, I go to Google and type in “horoscope”, and I get a ton of results. I decided to click on multiple of them, just to see if they were all the same, or if I should be reading a certain one that gives me the best day out of it. To my surprise, I found many different horoscopes, with no connection to each other at all:

The temptation to tell one and all that juicy secret you’ve been keeping inside will just about kill you, especially if you give in to it. If you’re brave and keep quiet, you might just be noticed by the powers that be, who will be impressed by your discretion. – horoscope.com

If you’ve been waiting for an auspicious moment to begin something new, now is the time. You’re better at closings than openings, but right now, you’ve got free rein to do as you please. – astrology.com

The hard work you have been doing lately is beginning to show positive results. Meetings or presentations show you as very well organized and knowledgeable. You may be able to bring a group together with words or ideas that are helpful to others. Later this afternoon, you may be challenging young people to write poetry and encouraging their artistic talents. There is a never ending need for original writing and you may take up the pen and create a story, proposal or poem yourself. This afternoon your homework will be exactly that . . . homework. You have company coming and will hurry through a variety of cleaning techniques that could have you huffing and puffing by the time your company appears. Advance notice is always welcomed. – dailyhoroscopes.com

Of course, at this point, I’m shocked and confused. How can the supposed exact same alignment of the sun, moon, stars, etc. come up with so many different ideas of what today should be like? This is where the idea of horoscopes fall apart for me, sadly. Then again, when you really think about it, the deep meaning to horoscopes are a lot more than just a prediction of how the day will go, or what will happen if you do what it says. Obviously, the idea of horoscopes derives from the idea of divination, which is the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means [source].

Unfortunately, the concept of divination has never been accepted by the scientific community due to the fact that there has never really been any facts to prove that it works a significant amount of the time ever. And based on what I have planned for today, none of the horoscopes that I’ve listed really have anything to do or relate to today’s events. So are horoscopes just a load of crock, or is there some kind of validity to them, possibly based on luck of guessing correctly?

Continuing to research, though, I looked up my birthday specifically. For those of you who are unaware, my birthday is on December the 28th. Again, there is no way to tell the credibility of the article, but I decided to look up who and what I am, based on the day that I was born. The odd part of this is that the ideas provided by this certain writer actually happen to be more true than not.

A Capricorn born on December 28 has a style all their own. Self-possessed and intelligent, they have great social skills, including the ability to make anyone feel at home. They take pride and enjoyment in performing everyday tasks, believing it is through the minor events that character is formed and tested. They generally have a happy outlook. [source]

Now of course, reading into that could give one a bit of an ego, but in all honesty, for those around me, there is a potential that they may agree in the truthfulness of this. And reading on in that article, it goes on to talk about how one with my birth date look to lean on and see importance in being in a relationship, which I pride myself and dedicate myself to. Of course, not all of it is true (I don’t exercise regularly, although I could and should), but for the most part, this certain article proves to be very true and close to home. But does this justify that the idea of horoscopes are actually true? I have my doubts, but there is SOMETHING to horoscopes and divination that has some sort of valid point.

Try checking your own horoscope for a few days, and see what you think. Who knows, you may find that it may help you decide how you are going to go about your day. Post your opinions or finds in the comments!

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