“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
-Harper Lee in “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Some believe in them strongly, some read them strictly for amusement and some dismiss them out right. But we all read them.
I’m talking about horoscopes.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been curious as to why someone puts so much faith into them.
I read horoscopes too but I take them with a pinch of salt. If I read something good, I try to channel positive energy from it in broad terms. If it’s bad, I just ignore it.
I always found it puzzling that someone could take a horoscope they read in the paper or in a magazine and take it seriously.
Afterall, hundreds of others with the same sun sign would read it too. How can one prediction be accurate for everyone?
If my horoscope says, “You’ll recieve an interesting business proposition today,” does that mean every other Pisces in the world would receive one as well?
And yet, the fascination keeps growing. In my opinion, it might be for a couple of different reasons.
First might be desperation. Someone could be so knee deep in problems that they’re looking for even the most remote sign of change. They need something, anything to tell them something good is on the horizon even if logically, it can’t bring any change.
Secondly, it might be for the same reason I do. As I previously mentioned, I view a positive prediction as an affirmation. Nothing more, nothing less.
If you believe in affirmations, (cheap plug; read my previous post on self-affirmations :), then you know they are simply a visual aid to put out to the universe or God and hope they come to fruition.
To me, horoscopes should be treated in a similar manner. If they’re positive, internalize the words and put them out simply as a positive energy. If they’re negative, remember the logic I stated earlier about their accuracy or lack there of.
Otherwise, it could be dangerous. If you read something negative and take it seriously, you’ve deliberately instilled a negative vibe in your head that’ll attract circumstances accordly.
In other words, if you think negatively, bad things will happen regardless of what any horoscope says.
Do you believe in horoscopes? Why or why not? If you do believe in them, how seriously do you take them? Share your thoughts & experiences by commenting below.