Who believes in horoscopes and the likes of?

What’s up with horoscopes and star signs. There are only 12 signs and we have billions of us, how can those statements applied to everybody who happened to be born in the same month. You do the maths. And not just horoscopes and many other myths, legends and old wives tales. Do you agree?

Answer by Dan
yes, astrology is poo but it is funny to read some of the crap people post around here

Answer by freakyPisces ♥
yeah yeah whatever, give me best answer so I can get on to level 4

Answer by Beginner
Let’s see… someone dismisses Astrology when they have really no clue what it is. Yes, this is the opinion of someone “educated” – for sure!

There’s a lot more to Astrology than everyone being 1/12 signs. Read up.


How does relationship compatibility compare when using Horoscopes versus Chinese Horoscopes?

I don’t really believe in horoscopes and was wondering if there was similarities or if the relationship compatibility in these two types of horoscopes would be very different. It would be neat cool to see if these two systems corresponded to each other or if they were completely opposites in terms of saying who is compatible with who.

Answer by Naru
ok so, i wondered the same thing. lol! actually as far as relationship stuff goes, and horascopes in general, i like the chinese ones better. to me they capture my personality better, while the other ones dont as well. while normal horoscope goes by month, and chinese by year, its different. they could technically conflict. i mean, they can be perfect for each other in the regular horoscopes, but then in the chinese one not be the right year to be a perfect match. hahah its funny. but for me the chinese one is dead on for me. lol. ^^

Answer by Cryssi
Ha ha ha, my beloved was a skeptic. I actually believe that astrology (all kinds) do play a major role, all though not all of it. My darling and I are supposed to be complete opposites in both American and Chinese. I’m a Libra-Dragon and he’s a Scorpio-Rabbit (he’s 11 months older then me). All the books I read said that Libras and Scorpios are too opposite to actually get along; same said with our Chinese couterparts. However, I see being opposite as a strength then an weakness. It allows us to mature and bond into each other instead of falling apart.

Answer by d3ranged.h0wl
The Chinese horoscopes go by the year the person was born, unlike the other that goes by month.

So there’s a chance that a couple were born in the same year, just with different, opposing signs in the Western zodiac, that could lead to a difficult relationship.

I don’t think they correspond because of the month vs year difference


Who writes horoscopes and comes up with people’s personalities based on birth date?

I just got home from dinner at a Chinese restaurant. We got into a discussion about Zodiac signs and horoscopes. They always seem to have you pegged; who writes these and do others feel that they are ususally correct?

Answer by botsygrl
I really do,especially chinese astrology.

Answer by Dee
Yes, the are almost always correct and can teach you how to
identify a persons sign just by their actions and reactions, points of view, etc. in a very short time, once you learn all there is to know.
As far as who writes these? This, the study of Astrology, has been around for many many years, dating back to the Middle Ages, and
even before. There have been many great Astrologers over the course
of time, who have pretty much devoted all their time, studies, and
research to it and the study of the stars. As far as people obtaining their horoscopes, I believe it basically goes by where the planets, stars, and positions happen to be, be it currently, or when a person was born. It has been pretty accurate, and many believe in it, and know it has been used by many famous and well educated people.

Answer by chain-oBAMa-lightning
This is from an article about astrology by Richard Dawkins, author of the best selling “The God Delusion” By all means read the entire article at the link but this was the first thing that entered my mind on this question.

The American conjuror James Randi recounts in his book Flim Flam how as a young man he briefly got the astrology job on a Montreal newspaper, making up the horoscopes under the name Zo-ran. His method was to cut out the forecasts from old astrology magazines, shuffle them in a hat, distribute them at random among the 12 zodiacal signs and print the results. This was very successful of course (because all astrology works on the “Barnum principle” of saying things so vague and general that all readers think it applies to them.) He describes how he overheard in a cafe a pair of office workers eagerly scanning Zo-ran’s column in the paper. “They squealed with delight on seeing their future so well laid out, and in response to my query said that Zo-ran had been ‘right smack on’ last week. I did not identify myself as Zo-ran… Reaction in the mail to the column had been quite interesting, too, and sufficient for me to decide that many people will accept and rationalise almost any pronouncement made by someone they believe to be an authority with mystic powers. At this point, Zo-ran hung up his scissors, put away the paste pot, and went out of business.””

My case is that Randi was morally right to hang up his scissors, that serious newspapers should never give named astrologers the oxygen of publicity, that astrology is neither harmless nor fun, and that we should fight it seriously as an enemy of truth. We have a Trade Descriptions Act which protects us from manufacturers making false claims for their products. The law has not so far been invoked in defence of simple, scientific truth. Why not? Astrologers provide as good a test case as could be desired. They make claims to forecast the future, and they take payment for this, as well as for professional advice to individuals on important decisions. A pharmaceuticals manufacturer who marketed a birth-control pill that had not the slightest demonstrable effect upon fertility would be prosecuted under the Trade Descriptions Act, and sued by trusting customers who found themselves pregnant. If astrologers cannot be sued by individuals misadvised, say, into taking disastrous business decisions, why at least are they not prosecuted for false representation under the Trade Descriptions Act and driven out of business? Why, actually, are professional astrologers not jailed for fraud?