I know many people who read their daily horoscopes in the newspapers as well as the weekly ones in the end of the week issues as well as magazines. I also know many people who consult professional astrologers for just about everything in life. In India, astrologers play a very important role in finding or rejecting suitable marriage matches based on the compatibility of both horoscopes. I personally did not when I got married and had a very fruitful and joyful married life for 40 years. I sometimes wonder what would have happened had I consulted an astrologer before I got married!
I personally do not believe in horoscopes and do not ever read the columns in the press. I think that it is a lot of hocus-pocus. I know professional content writers who write for horoscope columns who haven’t a clue about astrology but, who are wordsmiths who can write drivel like the following three insertions for Cancer, my sun sign, in three different newspapers last Sunday.
1. Health shall improve, wear more of orange and yellow to retain your health and energy levels this week. You might also be compelled to behave in such a way as you shall see people doing and saying outrageous things, even though it might hurt them in the long run. My advise to you is to just hear what you want to hear and see things as a casual observation. You might even wake up to realise how pathetic the modern material life is. But God has blessed you with super intuition to guide you in times of crisis and you need to trust yourself through in spirt of how things might appear at any time. Sometimes you need to be a bit selfish and think of your interests and concerns first. Wear reds, pinks and maroons to improve your professional prospects.
2. This is an excellent moment for business transactions and negotiations. You are disciplined and your critical faculties are sharp. You are open to divergent views. Ego drives are high and you attract arguments and altercations but, you manage to get your way in the end.
3. It is a useful moment for all ambitious crabs and if you are pursuing a professional goal, or increased status in your community, go for it. Maternal type relations are seen to be the most significant, and it looks as if you could benefit from people who come forward to protect you.
Can any of my readers make any sense of any of the drivel that the three have dished out for me? I could not. That is why I would rather call it HORRORSCOPE.
I had suggested this topic as a lark for our weekly Friday 2 on 1 posts. Please go along to Shackman’s blog to see what he has to say on the same topic.
27 thoughts on “Horoscopes!”
I love the one, that suggests what “colours” would best for the following week … occasionally I look at them, but then look at the crossover signs – often finding that another sign “best suits” 🙂
And remember everyone needs a job/salary 🙂 why not write such prose…
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Why not indeed?
When I was just married, my brother in law was killed in a car crash and the arrangement of the funeral fell to me, being the closest relative who also spoke English confidently.
The horoscope was consulted in relation to the most appropriate time for the funeral and there was a series of answers. I had to phone the funeral home for each revision and was eventually so overwhelmed I phoned them in tears. I’ll always be grateful to that man for putting his foot down pn the evr changing plan.
I haven’t read a newspaper horoscope for many years and I doubt I will again, given my changing patterns of media consumption
I have heard similar stories from other South East Asian countries. Can be very unsettling at such times.
Reading my horoscope when I’ve done so has been mostly incidental if I happened to notice them when I was reading other material. Hard for me to appreciate taking them seriously since they’re inconsistent, one from another. This does not seem a science to me.
Nor to me but, there are people who insist that it is.
I personally do not believe in Astrology or in the horoscope either. A complete waste of time.
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