Do You Believe in Horoscope?

Generally, people tend not to believe in horoscopes yet somehow majority of are aware of our Sun sign. Furthermore, a lot of us sneak a peek at our daily horoscope; it is all for fun, we say. Weather it is in newspapers, magazines, websites or getting our full charts read; curiosity simply gets the best of us. 

When someone asks "what's your sign?", people are usually referring to the Sun sign. In short, Sun sign is based on the position of the Sun at the time of our birth. However, horoscope is a lot more than just a position of the Sun. Instead, it is a position of all the planets, moons and other astrological aspects at the time of our birth. According to wikipedia, horoscope is defined as astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects, and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of person's birth. Derived from Greek, horoscope means "time" and "observer".  In order to get a full horoscope reading, a person would need their exact time of birth (date, hour, minutes) as well as the place of birth. 

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Horoscope belongs under pseudo-science meaning that no scientific studies have shown support for the accuracy of horoscopes. Interestingly, horoscope does seek answers in the natural words as science would support, however, horoscope does not attempt to critically evaluate whether those explanations are valid. Furthermore, psychological tests have shown that horoscope readings are generic enough to satisfy most of the individuals. 


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