Kori Hinkley:
Cancer. No, fortunately, I do not have it. It’s my astrological sign. Anyone born June 21 – July 22 can relate. We’re stubborn, emotional, loyal people who can also be known to be manipulative, moody and suspicious.
Although, I do read my horoscope every day, I don’t worship astrology. Astrology is “the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.” It can be seen as a scientific explanation, connecting celestial objects to beings on Earth, which is pretty much the premise of horoscopes.
Contrary to what pessimistic “rational” thinkers of the world say about how irrelevant this side of astrology may be, I for one, think it’s awesome. People are vulnerable, we have emotions. We have bad days and good days, and wide ranges of imagination. A daily horoscope can be uplifting. Everyone loves reassurance, no matter how much of a realist you are.
Today my horoscope reads, “An amazing blend of luck and perfect timing may soon help you make a dream come true.” This could probably apply to every single person on this planet, but why question it? I mean who really knows what is in store for the future? Well, except for psychics, but don’t get me started on those amazing beings of supernatural human existence.
Seriously, though, the future is questionable. It’s not even promised, we live day by day wondering what is in store for tomorrow and have no idea what to actually expect. I think that reading your horoscope can lift your spirits and give you something to look forward to. As mine said, a dream is coming true for me, and honestly I’m hoping that at some point in my life, my dreams do come true.
I’m not saying horoscopes should be treated as a holy piece of information sent to you by powerful beings, I am simply saying that they’re fun. Who doesn’t love fun? Except for maybe an Aries, who is apparently the worst match for me.
And although, the horoscope I read every day may just be coincidental and the correlation to my life is just one of the general human experience, I support the daily read of horoscopes.
What can reading your horoscope really hurt? Maybe yours says that tomorrow you will meet the love of your life, or find $100. With horoscopes, dreaming is encouraged. Read your horoscope, and see what’s in store for you. After all, it is in the stars.
Mary McGill:
“You may be yearning for richer, more meaningful relationships, Aquarius.” This is the beginning of my horoscope for today, August 30th 2016.
As if this is some sort of revelation, instead of the most widespread human emotion in the world. “This may be coming from the desire to find your place in the world, and to find companions who understand you well and deeply,” my prophecy continues.
My first reaction is, “wow, I can totally relate to that!” Alas, I then think, is there a single person alive who couldn’t relate to that in some way, shape or form? Probably not.
However, I am to believe that these commonplace feelings are reserved for me, an “Aquarius”, at this specific time simply because of the month I happened to be born in? I don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong, in no way am I trying to dismiss the study of Astrology. I believe it to be completely fascinating and worthwhile. I also believe, however, that it should be taken with a grain of salt and not seen as an almighty force controlling the world and defining someone’s personality.
There are stories and posts that can be found all over the internet about “the astrological signs as girlfriends” or “the astrological signs as animals”. These just, well they really confound me.
Apparently, as an Aquarius, I should be considered the “tomboy girlfriend.” I would love to know how that conclusion was drawn, because I do not see how there is any relevance whatsoever.
However, I guarantee there is someone out there who is bewildered by these readings, and how they seemingly relate so well. Really, it’s just a coincidence. It is true that you can probably relate to at least a small piece of your daily or weekly horoscope, but the likelihood of every part of it being completely accurate is very slim. In the most important ways, the human mind and experience is pretty universal.
Therefore, being told that “this week you are not seeing eye to eye with someone” will draw your mind to any disagreement that you’ve ever had and make you think it is an accurate prediction.
Generally, these horoscopes end with some sort of uplifting sentiment. I think we are all just looking for some kind of reassurance that individually, our lives have importance.