The Zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south (as measured in celestial latitude) of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. - Wikipedia
Zodiac has its origin from the hearts of ancient civilizations, but the point of debate remains if zodiac should be allowed to determine how one lives his life. Humans generally love every form of future forecasting, practices of clairvoyance and prophecy via any means. This has made horoscope/zodiac to remain dominant in the lives of many people today, even in the midst of contrary recommendations.
In other words, no matter how much ideologies are against the adoption of astrology in the governing of one's life, people will still believe in astrology and horoscope, based on the Zodiac signs for several reasons.
History of Astrology
The history of astrology has been traced to the ancient Babylonians. They found that studying astronomical objects in the sky and mapping the stars show some correlations with natural events. In time, they had drawn astrological charts which enabled them to predict the recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events. Thus, in the beginning, and for more than 2,000 years, astrology and astronomy were the same science.
Early in the 4th century B.C., Babylonian astrology was introduced to the Greeks through the studies of Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers who were interested in the concept. It was then highly regarded as a science and was soon embraced by the Romans.
The Zodiac Signs - Origin
- Fire Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo
- Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
- Air Signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
- Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
What is Your Zodiac SignThe horoscope is a map of the Zodiacal circle with Earth at the centre. The top of the circle represents the Sun at its highest point during the day and left and right of that circle are the eastern and western horizons.
- Capricorn - Dec 23 to Jan 21
- Aquarius - Jan 22 to Feb 20
- Pisces - Feb 21 to March 19
- Aries - Mar 20 to Apr 20
- Taurus - Apr 21 to May 21
- Gemini - May 22 to Jun 22
- Cancer - June 23 to Jul 22
- Leo - Jul 23 to Aug 23
- Virgo - Aug 23 to Sept 22
- Libra - Sept 23 to Oct 22
- Scorpio - Oct 23 to Nov 22
- Sagittarius - Nov 23 to Dec 22
How Accurate Are Zodiac Signs?Most people have confirmed that Zodiac signs are largely accurate in predicting some of their life's events including marriage, education and others. According to the American Federation of Astrologers, astrology has stayed this far, even when ancient civilizations that it started off with are long extinct because the art and science of astrology produce results. At least, so they claim and a few other people in their numbers have confirmed that too, but that does not make the practice infallible. It has it's limitations, its faults and shortcomings too.
Why You Should Never Live Your Life Reading Your Zodiac
- It makes your life seem determined by fate
- It may make you be indifferent about your ills
- You become so dependent on fortune-telling and clairvoyance
- It replaces work with luck
- The mindset of excellence is replaced by the mindset of limitations
It Makes Your Life Seem Determined by Fate
- Free will, and
It May Makes You be Indifferent About Your Ills
You Become So Dependent on Fortune-Telling and Clairvoyance
There are people that would actually go see an astrologer or fortune-teller for every decision they want to carry out. They want to marry, they see a prophet or soothe-sayer, they want to go for a job interview, they want to know the outcome before they go for the interview, and so on. But when you make your life so dependent on fortune-telling of clairvoyance, you totally take away the adventures from life itself and you create a limitation for yourself to try things that would otherwise have lifted you exceedingly.
It Replaces Work With Luck
There are so many things you can afford to replace in life, but work is not one of them. When you become very superstitious, you may begin to base your entire life on luck and superstition too. But I still don't know when luck does replace work. If you must succeed, it has to be a combination of working, persistence and patience, not a chance. In the words of Louis Pasteur, even chance favours the prepared mind.
The Mindset of Excellence is Replaced by the Mindset of Limitations
When you already believe that your limitations are normal, you do not rise above them. Believing in some negative things said about you will make you not to work your way to rise above them. That is the mindset of excellence. There are also some positive things your Zodiac would say about you. Well, that has the advantage of spurring you to develop those good sides as well, but irrespective of all that, the mindset of excellence strives to be better.
Astrology is an ancient art that has taken root in the lives and actions of many people today. It uses the position of the sun and stars at certain times to predict the events that happen in a person's life. It also foretells a persons personality traits, luck and fortune-telling. However, as we have seen in this post, the reasons support why one should not live one's life simply based on what zodiac, astrology or horoscope, as it may be called, says about one's life.