As cognitive misers, human minds are trained to assume and predict future possibilities to plan their current steps to get to that destination. So no, horoscopes are not scientific, not factual, and not true. Even if they seem true, it is only because your mind filled the pieces of the astrological puzzle to fit just perfectly.
When I was researching we ran into the question “Why do horoscopes exist?”.
The primary reason why people read horoscopes at the time was to predict the movement of the stars. They also calculated with remarkable precision the turn of the seasons and even the outcomes of many wars. Today, there aren’t as many wars and there are now better ways of predicting the seasons.
Why do people believe in horoscopes?
They are ancient signs that people have looked to for guidance. Today, thousands of people inspect their horoscopes each day to find out what they are going to come up against in the world. Studies say 33% of American s believe in astrology. The zodiac signs consist of 12 astrological signs, each based on a single month of the year.
Because “believers” cherry pick the traits they like from the descriptions. There have been studies done where the writers of daily horoscopes randomly attributed the predictions to different signs and the people reading them still believed they were “about them. “.
While we were reading we ran into the query “Why are horoscopes written differently for each sign?”.
My favorite answer is Because it isn’t possible to have all of that information for every person, most horoscopes are written with a more general audience in mind. Most daily horoscopes are written by using sun signs based on the position and effect of the Moon.
Are the horoscopes in the newspaper True to the zodiac?
The horoscopes you see in the newspaper are not true to the zodiac because a reporter is sitting in a room writing anything that comes to mind. If you read the same horoscope for a year and compare, you will see that in some cases they have copied and pasted a horoscope from a previous day.
This begs the question “Is astrology true or false?”
Things are either true or not true, with of course some gray areas in between. This is where astrology hits in by offering things that you may interpret as true to you. There is no real, scientific method for studying astrology, because it is a belief system and not falsifiable.
In common usage, horoscope often refers to an astrologer’s interpretation, usually through a system of Sun sign astrology or based upon calendar significance of an event, as in Chinese astrology.
What if horoscopes were real?
If horoscopes were real, they’d act exactly the same and have the same love life and fortune. This is simply not true! Think about any previous loves, and the people that you get along with very well. Do they all have the same sign (that is compatible with yours?).
How often do you read your horoscopes?
Other evidence indicates that significant numbers of people do read their horoscopes if not daily, then regularly: When in 2011, astronomers claimed that the Earth’s naturally occurring orbital “wobble” could change star signs, many people promptly freaked out.