Horoscopes

United States
July 14, 2008 1:25am CST
Everyday in my email I must get two to three different accounts of my horoscope for that day. I used to read them, but I don't anymore. I just simply delete them without even looking twice. I think that unless you have someone with that kind of talent read your cards, how accurate can the prediction be? The message they send is pretty generic and could suit just about anyone. After all, how can you tell me that every Leo in the world is going to fall in love on that particular day? A load of hogwash if you ask me. You can pretty much use anything they say to fit into the events of your day if you have a mind to or on the other hand you could start your day thinking that its going to turn out in the way that they describe and because you have that preset notion it will happen good or bad. Its all in the mind really. Do you read your horoscope daily? Do you believe in it or even find it to be accurate? Have you ever had a reading done professionally?
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
14 Jul 08
In my opinion it's all rubbish. I don't see how a newspaper can be specific to anyone in any case. "Be careful this week". Too general. Careful doing what? Crossing the road? Walking down the stairs? etc. I really don't believe in any of that stuff. However, I confess to looking at my horoscope from time to time! Now I cannot tell you why I do that!! Perhaps it said so in my stars!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
14 Jul 08
I was living in hope Goodie. I'm sitting her, loo brush in hand, just waiting for you to pass by. Hurry please, the water's going cold!
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• United States
16 Jul 08
I think there can be some truth to it if you have a reading done just for you, but when it tends to cover every single person of a single sign I think thats ridiculous.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
14 Jul 08
I used to read the daily ones, either in the newspaper or online. AS you asy they are too generic. I used to do it for entertainment more than for anything else. On a couple of occassions they predicted a good day, but it turned out to be the other way around. I stopped reading it everyday since. REad it once a week just ot have fun. I have got a proffesional reading done. They seem to post mortem the past well, but do not give the right reaadings or the right directions for the future.
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have been trying to respond back to the comments left me over and over, but mylot won't let me stay logged in. I am going to try one more time. I think its interesting that you say that you weren't given the right reading for the future. What makes you say that?
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
nah, i admit that i myself have a habit of reading daily horoscopes BUt not to the fact of believing what it says about me everyday.....~~~ it's just for fun and somehow a view on what are things that may about to happen if ever...BUT i do not actually put in the Trust to it...co'z i know Time won't tell...ever as it was...!+chill+ @jam@ ~live life~ keep it simple -.-
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• United States
16 Jul 08
If you were to live your life based on the predictions of these internet gurus you'd be in big trouble. LOL.
@ellie333 (21018)
14 Jul 08
I don't read my daily horoscope, I used to when I was younger and the one of the fella I liked and friends etc but for fun really. These days I do as you do and delete them I have a weekly forcast that I receive in an email from somewhere can't remeber asking for it though and a daily one gets sent also. I have never had a professional reading done either. Ellie :D
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• United States
16 Jul 08
I think when we were young we all looked to see if we were going to fall in love that day. LOL.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I don't read my horoscope on a regular basis... mainly because i don't believe in any of them... but i read them once in a while just for the fun of it... i agree with you.. most of them are pretty generic... and would suit just about anyone... so i just don't bother... i have never had a reading done professionally... but i would like to experience that... but it would be difficult to find someone who is and authentic palm or card reader...
• United States
16 Jul 08
You have a good point, you don't know whether the person doing the reading is a professional or a scam artist.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
they are very general and I did do a complete research project on it in university, the thing with these horoscopes is that the general public will read them and look for the signs to happy. For example if the horoscope says you will hear of bad news today, subconsciously we will look for it and justify it, then at the end of the day you say to yourself, en ha there is the bad news, Uncle Joe stubbed his toe, now seriously if you didn't read that in a horoscope and found out that Uncle Joe stubbed his toe, would you consider that bad new per se? Most of us would not but if nothing else came close to bad news that day, and your horoscope said you would get bad news, Uncle Joe's toe becomes the bad news.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
oops should read signs to happen
• Singapore
25 Aug 08
Hihi, Like you, I have come to realize that there isn't really much of a point reading horoscopes except for the pure entertainment value - if you feel entertained by it. You will notice that a high percentage of the horoscopes turn out right, another high percentage turns out wrong. I won't say it is 50-50 but suffice that horoscopes that general i.e. as per your star sign, is pretty much useless. I do reserve my opinion regarding horoscopes that are specifically cast for you, taking into account e.g. your name, birth date, birth hour, planets and whatsoever. But the ones we get free from the newspapers, magazines or online sources just don't cut enough to matter if we are genuinely seeking advice in our life. In fact, recently I thought of a "game" we can play with horoscopes. Instead of viewing them at the start of the day, read it when you call the day an end - and see how much of it was correct and how much of it was pure, unadulterated crap. Have fun!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I am signed up to receive my horoscope from a couple of sites, kbourgerie, and I agree that they should be used purely for their entertainment value.My mother was once very much into reading her daily horoscope. I believe that is how I first became interested. Well, she eventually "got religion" and concluded they were simply a tool of the devil. She made no bones about them being evil. I won't say they are evil, but, as you stated, they could not possibly suit each and every person born during a particular astrological period.
• United States
26 Jul 08
I will check it out if I have a newspaper and my boyfriends too but yea, it sounds pretty simple. I am interested in astrology though and our library has tons but understanding it is hard for me with all the houses, the charts and such. I think I have more luck learning tarots which also interest me, I try to adhere to the rules of Feng Shui for success and relationships.
@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
26 Jul 08
I believe horoscopes and other astrological mumbo-jumbo are one of the most successful business based on how naive people can really be. The people who practice this "job" have created an aura of pseudoscience that surround them and makes them more credible. I support them in a way: people who are so stupid as to pay money for such things deserve to be ripped off. I like it when people pay for their stupidity.
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have never had my cards read professionally and yes, I admit it, i was one of those faithful horoscope readers. Everyday I would read it and yes sometimes I would be able to incorporate into my life but on the other side of that coin, I would say what you said, that it's a bunch of bull. Not every Scorpio (that's what I am) is going to fall in love on the same day.
@rsa101 (22679)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Well I remember when I was just introduced to the net. I find it cool that I have those horoscope thingy in my email. But then, as time goes by, like you I lost interest in reading it as the readings are really generic already and sometimes I feel that the readings are just recycled over and over again. It is just being reworded to make it interesting but in reality the message is the same. Oh well I guess I have it all in my spam box since I do not receive it anymore or occasionally it does send emails but not as frequent as before.
@mummymo (23707)
16 Jul 08
LOL I very rarely read a horoscope and if I do I usually laugh as you say you can usually fit them in somehow - even if it is the wrong horoscope! I have a friend that reads her horoscope every day and gets really depressed if she thinks it means she isn't going to have a good day so it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy really! I have had a few personal readings done over the years and most were really quite accurate! xxx
@adthacker (197)
• India
15 Jul 08
ya i like to read every day my Horoscopes in mail or in news paper but they wrote general Horoscopes for every sun sign now person to person some changes made as per base of his/her kundli and stars position so we cant say they wrote wrong or like that ya but for me i read whole now what i feel its good i though its for me whn not good or make us sad things wrote in my Horoscopes i feel its not for me in news paper and in mail they wrote for mas quantity so 30% is only effect on us
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
Horoscopes are actually designed as a general prediction for a day. If you would read carefully even some of the horoscopes for other signs could actually apply to you too. I think that horoscopes were made just to assure people that something good could happen at the day or if if is bad it is a reminder for us to be careful always.
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
I read my monthly horoscopes at Susan Miller's Astrologyzone website. Sometimes it is surprisingly accurate! My life really unfolds the way it says there. You might want to check it out and see for yourself.
@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Jul 08
Hi Kat..I used to read my horoscope everyday but now i'm too busy to..I have lots of friends that read Tarot and do readings for me alot so love getting that done..guess its time for another one! Huggles
@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
15 Jul 08
I think all of them lies, I dont believe in horoscope no one can know the future, and if they knows why they don't make their future good, it is all lie and just some of them to it for getting money and the more disaster are the people who believe them.
@amanda08 (647)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I do believe that some horoscopes hit the nail right on the head, so to speak.. although I am not sure if this is by pure coincidence, or if it is by "talent"... However, they do still intrigue me.. I am not sur if this has ever happened to anyone else, but for awhile I would read my horoscope daily and it would seem like it always seemed like it matched the day before.. I quit reading it... lol, now maybe this was all in my head.. but non the less it seemes true! ;)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
14 Jul 08
I do sometimes. I agree with you though. Not everyone that is a leo can all be the same. I am a leo also. Sometimes I read it just to see what it says but not always.