Some people consider horoscopes to be the hocus pocus of our time. Other than the fact that these skeptical people are probably a Virgo, they probably are the ones responsible for the media taking a stereotypical approach towards psychics and horoscopes.
Ever wondered why psychics are constantly portrayed as dimwitted blondies, old gypsies or women with disheveled hair? Skepticism is to blame! On the other hand, some others might not even get out of their beds if their horoscopes told them not to. They might even turn down a nice date if their zodiac signs are not a match made in heaven. But which is correct, to sneer at every psychic out there or try your fortunes here?
Are Horoscopes Even Real?
To begin with, the word “horoscope” is derived from the Greek word “horoskopos”, which translates to “a look at the hours”. In ancient times, astrology was used as a mean of guidance to help people know their directions. Later, it was believed that the way the stars are aligned in relation to the moon, sun, and planets affect the human behavior. That’s when astrology was used as another sort of guidance; the inner guidance.
Through the horoscopes that one can read in the newspaper or online, you can sketch out how your day will look like ahead of you. But watch out because it might not be entirely accurate all the time and it is important that you do not take everything in it so literal. Why? Because other external factors sometimes can get in the way and appear in the picture as well. But in essence, the concept of charting the planets’ alignment to predict and interpret the future has always been there for centuries and some people swear by it.
What Goes In Your Horoscope?
So your horoscope has finally cracked the code and characterized you as a dog-loving person! Or a chocolate lover! Or better, a person that loves sleep! Here’s where some people get skeptical. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate, right? Well, of course, there is much more depth to horoscopes than just the regular generalizations about human behavior and characteristics.
Horoscopes basically tackle how you instinctively interact with the world, and accordingly, how your day will look like, how to avoid risky situations, and how to attain what you really want in life. In reading that information about yourself, you get to know yourself and your subconscious better. But how is that information constituted in the first place? Astrologers must know the date, time, and location of your birth to be able to write an in-depth horoscope that really taps into your personality. They need that information in order to place your sun sign on the right position of an astrological chart, and then put the other signs in accordance. That way, they can determine what types of issues may affect you at any given time.
By examining the planets’ alignment, they can study your chart’s aspects and determine whether or not you will have a challenging day, month, or year ahead or even if those aspects are lined up in your favor or not.
How to Utilize Your Horoscope?
Your horoscope stated that it is dangerous to go outside. Do you stay in bed all day? That is something else that can often make people skeptical about horoscopes. Horoscopes that are not accurate rub it in your face in a matter-of-fact fashion. However, if, for instance, the horoscope states for a specific date that if you are a Pisces, you will get sick. Does that mean all Pisces in the world will become sick on that given date?
A good horoscope should only warn you about your health and urge you to take precautions just in cases. This will at least lower your chances of getting sick. Horoscopes merely help you to consider new opportunities in career and life and help you discover other possibilities you wouldn’t have thought about otherwise. Don’t you listen to many opinions and consult others when taking an important decision? Consider yourself taking another point of view from the stars!
Looking Into Your Future
People are always curious to learn more about their future. But remember, curiosity killed that cat! It is important to note that although horoscopes are a product of psychic powers, not everyone who believes in horoscopes believes in psychic powers. Whether you believe in it or not and let it affect your friendships, romantic relationships, family, career, and happiness is up to you. If you embrace horoscopes merely as guidance, your future will certainly become smoother. Just try to approach horoscopes with an open mind and a flexible attitude.
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