Why do people believe in horoscopes/astrology?
Different people have a tendency to believe in a lot of different things but belief in astrology is different than belief in daily horoscopes. There is a lot of difference between astrology systems that are used worldwide. It’s not the same in India, Serbia, U.S. or China. The truth is that when someone starts to learn astrology they will gain knowledge about it. Now, belief depends on what particular person may consider to be the truth.
/ Someone may think that it’s connected with magic. That’s wrong.
/ Someone may think it’s connected to tarot/numerology/Feng Sui et cetera. That’s, again, wrong.
/ Someone may think that it’s simple to work with. Like before, wrong.
Astrology IS NOT a science because it can’t be compared to a science by any practical means. Astrology is a collection of human knowledge about the influence of the sky bodies (planets, stars et cetera) and their “influence” on living things. Humans, to be precise. It is around more than 4.000 years and it will still need a lot of researching considering everything that represents ASTROLOGY itself.
here is my theory – there is something called the Forer Effect that encompasses the idea that many people tend to believe in personality descriptions and confirm their accuracy if they are told that such descriptions were tailored to themselves personally.
More info can be found on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forer_effect
my question to you guys is- why do you believe in horoscopes/astrology? why do PEOPLE in GENERAL believe in horoscopes/astrology?
…it’s not a rant -_- i just want to see WHY people believe in astrology??? i don’t see why when I write a long question, it’s suddenly accused of being a rant.
advice- READ IT.
because unlike you, I am pretty open minded to things. I put this in here because I want to see why people believe in it. I am interested in horoscopes myself, since I find it fascinating.
Please, no more BS answers. I want to people to seriously answer my question. Why do you believe in horoscopes?
It’s quite all right. I guess I’m just pissed that people aren’t answering my question in the fullest extent… I just want to see it from another perspective.
meshia of rebellion- thanks! hmm i see that some horoscopes are pretty descriptive!
but sadly, I have to disagree that astrology is indeed technically pseudoscience.
“Astrology, unfortunately, cannot be called consistent either internally or externally. Demonstrating that astrology is not consistent externally with theories known to be true is easy because so much of what is claimed about astrology contradicts what is known in physics. This wouldn’t be such a problem if astrologers could demonstrate that their theories explain nature better than much of modern physics, but they can’t – as a consequence, their claims cannot be accepted. ”
and i’m sorry! I can’t reply to any others! But thanks too all of you who had decent answers! I really appreciate them! I have learned a few more things about astrology thanks to you guys.
Answer by Jen
I personally find it interesting and I note the amusing patterns and shiet so it’s more entertaining for me..
Some people believe in it passionately.
To each their own, whatever
Answer by ☮Pisces☮
Why do people who don’t believe in astrology constantly post questions in the horoscope section?
EDIT: oh lol sorry.
Answer by DIYZombi3Hunt3r
Your icon thingy is pretty
Answer by Meshia of the Rebellion
because it has a lot of truth to it
and it is a science
a pseudo science which basically means its a science but is based off assmuption as well
and one day i was reading my friends(more than one friend… about 6) birthcharts and telling them what theyre like and what they need to do to fix things and who they need to look for in a mate and they were just amazed at how i could explain them to a T and the problems they were going through with their boyfriends/girlfrinds from just looking up their birthday.
Answer by Manderz
I don’t have time to explain all that to you sorry your not worth my time lol but directly to the Point, while I am young and still discovering my philosophy and studies on religion, I have NOT YET , found it to be flawed in any way but incredibly accurate, why waste time trying to categorize it?
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What is today’s Leo horoscope?
Answer by PrettyChick
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Monday, January 31, 2011
You can accomplish the most today by keeping your eye on your goals and trying to move things forward any way you can. Despite any obstacles, you ought to be able to make some real progress. Just try to do your best to work through any problems the best you can today.
There’s bound to be an awful lot for you to have to take care of at the moment. And you ought to be able to accomplish a lot today if you can just concentrate on what really needs to get done. If you’ve still got a few fears in the back of your mind, just try to put any uncertainties aside and focus on the tasks at hand. Mantra: Balance.
Answer by Rachel
Romance : : Exciting day as your long pending wait for affirmation in love is going to materialize today. Celebrating the joy in lively restaurant would make a perfect start.
Career : : If possible, use your expertise to help a needy friend in business. Make him/her understand where he/she has gone wrong rather than doing the things for him/her. Your timely help would bring you lot of appreciation.
Health : : Today a special care on your part is needed to remove body aches. You will be greatly benefited by massaging the affected parts with oil and making walking a part of your daily life.
Family : : News of inheritance of ancestors property would make the entire family happy.
Finance : : Be careful while withdrawing money from bank. You need to bring your cash very safely, as chances of somebody deceiving you are high. Taking a partner/colleague with you would save from this kind of problem.
Misscellaneous : : Your paintings will come as a pleasant relief to people at the time of crisis/violence. Indications that it will help in convincing people that colours have spiritual and symbolic values. You need to make them understand that life is full of colours from light to darker shades symbolizing joy and sorrow. For you personally, it would not only prove a great stress-reliever but also make your soul richer.
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