How can people NOT believe in star signs and astrology?
So many times, my horoscope in the newspaper has turned out to be true! So, I have proof that it works!
Answer by Linzi Thornton
And yet so many times mine hasn’t been anywhere near the truth. I think sometimes people can make themselves beleive thier horoscopes have come true without anything actually happening. Sorry i’m a non-beleiver.
Answer by L ỡڙ κỀ
Horoscopes in newspapers are bull$ hit, therefore they can’t be “true” by any means other than they exist in the newspapers.
Also, those ARE NOT HOROSCOPES.
Answer by Been There
I am a retired professionally-certified astrologer, having practiced over 40 years … and even I don’t believe in the sun-sign stuff in the newspapers.
First of all, the newspapers can’t even call it the right thing … a horoscope is a map of your birth chart (or any of the other astrological charts), NOT an interpretation or a forecast.
Secondly, the way they come up with these interpretations, while based on astrology, is NOT the practice of astrology, and doesn’t even actually apply to your sun sign. It is based off the assumption that EVERYONE was born at sunrise, because they use your sun sign as your rising sign … and then they look at what chart houses today’s planets fall in and write their forecast from that. Therefore, their write-ups are only accurate if you were born at sunrise.
Thirdly, if you keep the interpretation vague enough, anyone can see their lives fitting into it.
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How can astrologists possibly infer aesthetic beauty through horoscopes?
I was mildly affronted when a friend told me that Capricorns tend to be unattractive, she was however, unbeknownst of my sun sign. I always thought astrology was a bit on the uncouth side, but hadn’t really paid attention. Now my curiosity is piqued.
So is it true, then? Do people genuinely believe that physical characteristics can be determined by your sun or moon or planet or whatever signs? And who decides/how is it interpreted which sign gets what fragment off the beauty scale?
Answer by GibBas
No, absolutely not; that’s what gives astrology a bad name, or is part of the reason.
Edit: gees! look at the rest of the questions on here at the moment! See what I mean?
Answer by ScorpiusOne
I study serious astrology (not Sun Sign horoscopes) and my astrology group has been studying facial recognition based on signs. Although I don’t personally believe that clear-cut, specific definitions can be assigned to any sign (too much genetics involved), there is scientific evidence that time of birth does affect certain physical characteristics as well as personal preferences and career choices. Recently, a study has found that the birth month of a child apparently affects the kind of career that they follow. See http://topnews.ae/content/28945-birth-mo…If the link doesn’t work, just Google Birth Month Determines Babys Career or something similar and it will show up.
A neuroscientist from Oxford, although he won’t admit to believing in astrology stated: “It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, BUT how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb.” Scientists are now just looking at the effects that the energy of the Sun has upon the development of a child while in the womb
But aesthetic beauty – tell your friend that there are so-called attractive and unattractive people in every sign. She shouldn’t be generalizing like that.
Answer by Alexandre Condeças
Well, I once read that there are 2 types of Capricorns:
The type one tends to be shy and sometimes a little unattractive, but excelent people as well!
The type two tends to be more extrovert and energic and more attractive, but they can be sometimes annoying ( they’re amazing as well ! )
But there are other aspects such as the moon, the other planets and the sign that was “rising” that changes people’s look and behavior, not only the sun sign 😉
P.S- I have a Capricorn friend ( one of my best friends ) and he is very handsome 😀
Answer by Ava
No, your physical features are the result of genetics. Eg Oprah, Paris Hilton, Kim Jong Ill and Ashton Kutcher are all Aquarians, clearly they all look nothing alike. Your rising sign gives you your presence, but that’s about it.
You should try to keep this question up for user ‘Been there’ to answer.
Answer by miss sunshine
Its complicated. Its not the sun, moon, signs or planets alone that determine aesthetics. But those of us who’ve studied astrology for years can easily look at ones chart for physical characteristics. Beauty is usually determined, not by a particular sign, but by planetary aspects made through the signs. The planet of venus along with the Ascendant and its aspects in the natal chart usually determine physical beauty.
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