Horoscopes have been used since ancient times by many civilizations to determine a person’s life by studying the position of heavenly bodies especially the sun and moon. The position of these heavenly bodies at the time of a person’s birth is used for the study of his horoscope. Horoscopes have their origin from the Greeks.
The study of horoscopes cannot be termed as an exact science as it is greatly influenced by the way each astrologer interprets it. A very basic horoscope is linked to the individual’s time, year and date of birth. As the stars and the constellations found in the sky were named the practice of reading horoscopes and the whole fad of astrology sprang to life.
In very simple words horoscopes relate to a person’s time, date, year and the Zodiac segment of birth. As we all know the year is divided into 12 parts after the various constellations found in the sky. Each of this is known as a zodiac sign and has its own set of positive and negative character traits. The zodiac sign of an individual predetermines horoscopes. If the birth is on a day where the adjacent sign starts the horoscope sign is said to be on a cusp. The use of horoscopes since ancient times have been a method to not just forecast the future life of an individual but also of specific countries and the world as a whole.
The Chinese horoscopes are different as compared to the Greek-based horoscopes. The Chinese use animals like rat, tiger, ox, snake, monkey, dragon, pig, sheep, rooster and dog. There however is no precise information as to where the Chinese horoscopes originated and their past.
It wouldn’t be wrong in saying that horoscopes are a kind of map of the heavens over a certain period of time. They are a chart or diagram that express the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets such that the nature and future of an individual can be determined. It is derived from a Greek word, which means,’ a look at the hours’. Other commonly used terms for horoscopes include astro-chart, celestial map, sky-map, chart wheel and radical chart. However there is no scientific backbone to prove the accuracy of horoscopes. The method used is classified as pseudo-scientific.
READING HOROSCOPES ONLINE
- Use a reliable search engine and conduct a thorough search on ‘Daily horoscopes’. Then from al the available options choose a website that updates the horoscopes on a daily basis and has a higher traffic of visitors.
- Choosing a website that has the provision of sending the horoscopes in your email inbox helps avoid the need to visit the website all the time.
- It is also possible to register with such a website. The correct email address has to be entered into the box that they provide so that you receive the confirmation mail that they send.
- Once the registration is complete and the email address is confirmed you will start receiving your horoscopes on a daily basis via mail.
READING HOROSCOPES IN NEWSPAPERS
Reading horoscopes in a newspaper is a fun and entertaining activity that most of us frequently do. All it takes is picking the daily newspaper and checking the table of contents. Once you find exact page where the horoscopes are published all you have to do is find your astrological sign and read the prediction against the sign. This gives an insight of what the day may be like.
Horoscopes therefore cover the sun sign that you are born under. It is determined by the constellation that was in line with the Sun and Earth at the time of a person’s birth. This is what determines the basic personality and also the destiny of the person. However there may be some characteristics that match with other signs. Therefore personalized horoscopes are helpful to determine the exact nature and future of an individual.
The truth of the matter is that we all read horoscopes at some time or the other. It is very subjective if a person believes in the readings of an horoscope or not. All humans at some point do speculate what the future holds in store for them and this is the reason why horoscopes are becoming so popular. There are some things to consider which tell you how to spot the difference between genuine and fake horoscopes.
1. Avoid horoscopes that are over the top positive/negative
Everyone wishes to hear nice things about their future. What people don’t understand is that the creators of the horoscopes and the interpreters are well aware of this fact. At times they take advantage of the expectations that you have from them and the future. Contrary to this horoscopes that have too much negativity in them to the point that they dishearten you are also best to steer clear from. Life is not rotten always.
2. Avoid horoscopes that are generalized
General predictions mentioned under your sun sign like its going to be a good day or you are going to wake up early are very lame. These are to fill space in magazines and newspapers as horoscopes are required whether they are professionally written or not. Most of the information is trivial and useless.
3. Read professionally formulated horoscopes
Read predictions of they are from a well-known and professional astrologer. These should ideally include charts and additional information. It is very necessary to know the basic science of astrology or make your own personalized horoscope before blindly believing in what is shown to you.
4. Treat horoscopes like they should be treated
Sometimes reading horoscopes can be a very fun experience. It is necessary to take some predictions with a pinch of salt and not fret over them too much. Horoscopes are meant to make life easier and not more complex.
5. Use known specific programmes
For a very precise horoscopes use programmes like Zet8 where you can make your natal and daily chart and get personalized horoscope. This is the right way because it takes into consideration the birth day and time of an individual. Google can be of great help in finding more if such programmes.