Millions of people check their horoscope every day. But the reasons why differ from person to person. Whether you use them to guide your life, or purely fir entertainment, it’s important to understand where they come from and what they mean.
Here are some of the most common questions about horoscopes:
Q: Are horoscopes real?
A: Absolutely! But it’s important to understand how they are created. The word “horoscope” is derived from “horoskopos” – a Greek word that means “a look at the hours.” Back in ancient Babylonia, early astrologers used the movement of planets to make their predictions of what’s happening on earth. And although astrological methods have evolved over the years, the same basic principles are used today. Your horoscope is a real interpretation of potential life events, based on a charting of the course of planets and stars at any given time.
Q: How is my horoscope determined?
Astrologers use the position of the planets (which change every day), in relation to where they were on the day of your birth, to determine how life events will (or won’t) line up in your favor.
Q: Why don’t all my horoscopes come true?
Horoscopes will always be interpretations, based on constantly-changing astrological data. While they can provide some great insight into your life, they should not be used as strict guidelines for how to live or what to expect in your future.
Q: Does each zodiac sign really experience the same horoscope?
Yes, but in sometimes very different ways. Remember: the exact time, date and location of your birth are what determine your horoscope. As such, nothing affects any two individuals in the exact same way.