If you are here, I presume you already know what the horoscope is but if you don’t already know about the horoscope, here is some good information for you. At the end of this article, you should be better equipped on whether or not you should believe the horoscope as a guiding tool for your life and destiny.
Horoscope is a form of astrology, an ancient study of the movement and relative positions of celestial bodies and how these influence human affairs and the natural world. Horoscope is a type of astrology that relates the movement and relative position of stars and the planets at the time of a person’s birth to how the events of their life will be; and by events, it can include marriage, success, and many other aspects of the person’s life.
The horoscope employs the zodiac birth chart that places and names each person according to the time of the year when they are born. There are 12 Zodiac signs – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces – which correspond to specific dates and months of the year.
Astrology and the horoscope have existed for several centuries now and today, many more people are subscribing to them. The major questions here are “can I believe horoscopes”, and “should I believe horoscopes”?Then, whatever your answers are, you also need to ask the “why”.
Is Horoscope True?
Over the years, horoscopes have proven themselves as reliable source of information about one’s life. Man has always wanted some mythical explanations for the events surrounding our lives, and this catalytically favoured the evolution of horoscopes to the way they are now.
on the argument of whether horoscopes are true or not, the “ye” already wins. Horoscope findings are usually very coherent with most people’s lives, maybe by coincidence but what mere coincidence becomes so reproducible as horoscope’s findings?
Horoscope may not actually be true but that is also a mere assumption. With the vast amount of testimonies and confirmations about horoscopes, it becomes only reasonable that we proffer an explanation as to why horoscopes may be true and not the contrary. Here is my own explanation for the accuracy of horoscopes.
The circumstances of childbirth, childhood and early adolescent development determine a lot about their personality, behaviours and attitude. Sigmund Freud demonstrated this in his psychosexual theory of human development. In this theory, Freud noted that every stage of a child’s sexual development has an erogenous area. Any abnormality in the development can affect the child in later life.
The Freudian psychosexual theory is not the only theory that explains how childhood events can affect adult life and personality. There is Erik Erikson’s theory talks about the normal stages of a person’s development from childhood to adulthood and how alterations of these can affect an individual’s life.
It is possible that relative weather conditions at birth and childhood development can determine or affect how the child responds to the environment. Generally, colder seasons are more relaxing than warmer ones, etc. The fact that the position of the stars, which reflects the position of the sun and other celestial bodies affects the weather and approximate climate at the time of birth can explain why horoscopes have been so consistent over the years.
Horoscope seems true and reliable: Like what we have explained so far.
Horoscopes can be comforting and soothing: Life becomes more comforting when you have a legit place to shift your blames to. You can safely say that fate is at fault for some of your grievous life’s mistakes.
Many people are believing horoscopes by the day. Why shouldn’t you?
If applied properly, horoscopes can help you know what to develop or avoid.
Humans naturally love mystics. Horoscope features some mysticism and spirituality.
Everyone wants to know the future, starting from what will happen in the next second to many years to come. Horoscope and other forms of clairvoyance offer you that opportunity. Many of the methodologies of mystical clairvoyance or prophecies do not have a scientific explanation but that also explains the mutually exclusive relationship between science and spirituality in our world.
Why You Should Not Believe Horoscopes
Justification for your insufficiencies makes them worse: When you accept that the stars are what determines who you become, it might make you unserious about causing a change.
Sometimes, knowledge of the future brings along a crippling fear: For example, your awareness that there is a green snake in the grass puts you in a state of apprehension and powerlessness. Sometimes, you prefer not to be aware, don’t you?
The best way to predict the future is by creating it – Peter Drucker
There are no valid logical explanations as to why the position and movement of the stars and planets at the time of a person’s birth should determine the destiny of the individual.
Awareness sometimes makes you fall victim to the act: A syllogism is “if there is no law, there is no offence”.
The Important Question – Should You Believe Horoscopes?
Even though we cannot totally confirm or refute spiritual influence in some life’s events, simply studying stars seems far too crude a method of determining who or what an individual becomes. Even though most horoscope results have a high percentage of coherence to the person’s personality and being, there is more to a person’s life than just one thing encoded in some charts.
It will be disadvantageous to hinge the entirety of one’s life on horoscopes and astrology. We are all created as a tabula rasa (a clean slate). We can develop to our best self based on what the environment, our parents give to us as well as our decision to improve. This latter understanding puts us in a place of authority, that our life is in our hands.
If you will go on to subscribe to astrology and horoscope, let it be an avenue to discover your lapses and work to improve them. In the race to full mastery of self and development to our highest success, every little step matters. Taking life into our hands and consciously developing ourselves will always be better than folding hands while awaiting what astrology has to tell us.
Horoscope also tries to predict your chances of success in life but what happens if it tells you that you are born to remain poor, single and miserable? What will you do? Never you think there won’t be those who will embrace the results without making efforts to make the life refute the verity of the result. No one folds their hand at anything and expects to get things done.
How do I make you stop worrying so much about the future to the extent of seeking some prophecies than to make you see that nothing amounts to what it eventually becomes without its process? Worry less about the future and past, but more about the present. What should you do now?
Final Word – Change is the Only Constant
If there is ever anything as asking for what your horoscope says about your life and sticking to it, then you would never have been born. Life itself is a journey, from how you were to how you are and then to how you should be. The “how you should be” is the definition you give to your life and must not be fixed to what horoscopes say it is. Change is the only thing constant; that means you need to keep changing, developing and improving yourself. Stop excusing your flaws with the horoscope. It won’t stand with you when you will bear the brunt.
I am a seasoned writer, not because I am some genius but thanks to many years of trials, failure, and near successes. I curate the most content on this website; all geared towards making you a better and happier audience.