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How accurate are Horoscopes?

I am undecided on the truth that horoscopes and astrology may contain. Are we too desperate to see similarities between ourselves just because we have close birth-dates? Are we placing too much faith in our temperaments and behaviours simply because of the alignments of the planets at the moment of our birth?

I think I am more inclined to see truth in horoscopes than I am in the Bible. I think it is possible that there is more truth and science in horoscopes than there is truth and accurate history in the Bible. This does not mean that I am against the Christian faiths (or any faiths for that matter), but it’s hard to believe that the stories that were passed down by word of mouth for generations were completely remembered. Could have been some ‘Chinese Whispers’ going on. And there were apparently some incredible number of gospels that were written and only 4 were chosen. Seems a bit selective, doesn’t it? I’ve heard that there was a gospel of Mary Magdalene.

But what is faith? How do we decide what to believe? I know that I believe what I do because of my family upbringing and the schools that I attended. I guess we don’t really choose, not initially anyhow. It’s all handed down, just like the bible was all those years ago.

But getting back to horoscopes. I always liked Weird Al’s song about horoscopes. I think he showed some real insight with his psychic talent. Could really see what was coming, you know?


Year of the Dog

I picked my parents and sisters up from the airport last night, they were returning from 2 and a bit weeks in Malaysia. I was lucky enough to receive a goody bag when we got home, full of so much stuff that I certainly wasn’t expecting. I feel so spoilt!

One of the little goodies is a Year of the Dog pendant, in a box with a little card stating the qualities of the Dog. I think it may have me pegged!

I am honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, dogged. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.

This little bunch of words do quite well to describe me. I am not 100% with everything, but there are aspects that include me. The words that I most identify with are: open-minded, idealistic, honest, loyal, lazy and stubborn. I am a Taurus after all!