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Astrology and horoscope columns are a familiar feature of tabloid newspapers, women’s magazines and the web. They claim, controversially for some, that there is a meaningful relationship between celestial and terrestrial events, especially human affairs.
Astrology as we know it now, linking planets to the 12 zodiac signs in order to manage life on Earth, was devised in the Middle East and classical Greece between the fifth and first centuries BCE. It was largely transmitted to the 21st century via the Islamic world.
Just how many people believe in astrology and why they still do – even when their own experiences prove otherwise – is a curiosity for many. But in order to answer these questions, we need to first develop more fluid categories of belief and disbelief. We cannot simply say that followers of astrology wholly believe in it, or that others completely disbelieve
Evidence suggests that over 90% of adults know their sun (zodiac) signs. Some surveys also indicate that well over half agree that the signs’ character descriptions are a good fit: Ariens are energetic, Taureans stubborn, and Scorpios secretive, for example.
We might expect that all practitioners and students of astrology would say they believe. However, when I put the question to delegates at a British Astrological Association conference, just 27% said “yes” – about the same as the general population.
When I asked the astrologers who didn’t “believe” for their reasons, they replied that astrology is no more a matter of belief than television or music: it is real, so has nothing to do with belief. Or to put it another way, people only believe in things which don’t exist. Which is why public surveys on belief can come up with misleading results.
So why do people believe in astrology? The problem we have is in establishing reliable research. If we can’t actually get to first base and find out how many people believe in it, then attempts to establish why people find it meaningful – a better word than belief – get stuck.
Believe In Astrology And Your Horoscope
Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies that have an influence on human actions in the natural world. The Zodiac chart and the positioning of planets and stars are said to explain personality traits, human characteristics, and foreshadow life events. Astrology dates way back to ancient times, and the earliest astrologers used the constellations to navigate and to guide them through life.
Astrology does not bound you to be a certain way or write the book of your life. It also will not dictate everything about you. Astrology is not fortune telling, and everyone under the same zodiac sign has their own destiny, and some may break the chains of that fate.
The patterns in the sky during the time of your birth were lined up differently for each individual, and the constellations may never line up in that same way again, making everyone and their astrological lifeline unique from others. Astrology can help decode the negative and positive energy in your life. It can help to explain the trials and tribulations when life can be overwhelming, and prepare you for its potential obstacles and future events.
They embarked on a journey when they saw an unusual star pattern that leads directly to the birth of Jesus. It has also been said that the Egyptians were the first to use astrology to foretell the character of a person based on their date of birth.
Astrology is all about you. You can read deep into your Zodiac sign and see what characteristics and tendencies your sign is known for. You can examine what signs are most compatible with yours in regards to relationships and love. You can delve into daily, weekly, monthly, and annual horoscopes.
Not every single horoscope will cater directly to what is happening in your life every time, but it can be used as a reference and a broad consult for what is transpiring in your life.
Some people look at their horoscope every day, and some may take an occasional glance when they are reading the newspaper. Regardless, the shape-shifting of the cosmos is always at work, and your horoscope is a reflection of the influence it has on your life on earth.
When researching your Zodiac sign, you will identify the characteristics that directly impact you on a day to day basis, leading to a deeper state of self-realization. Once you know yourself better, you can figure out what you desire most in life.
Horoscopes and Zodiac patterns can help you realize and conquer your dreams. By identifying with what motivates you, and what detracts you the most, you can narrow down and discover your most accurate path for success and enjoyment in life
Now I am not saying that just because your Zodiac may portray you as creative, and a lover of the arts that you are going to become the next Picasso, but these patterns have been studied since ancient times and are encouraging you to cater to your strengths and can even help you shy away from your weaknesses.
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