Tuesday, July 16, 2019


The definition of horoscope as stated in the dictionary goes "A forecast of a person's future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person's birth." Hence, every person's horoscope is different. Some might say what about twins? and astrologers will mention how their horoscope will be different based on their birth time. Horoscopes are very popular in today's culture and has been for many years. It dates back to BC times. It's also fascinating to think how someone can simply download a horoscope app and in a matter of seconds it will reveal their horoscope depending on the information they submit. A more detailed horoscope will be given if one enters their birth time and birth place and a more generalized horoscope if they only enter their zodiac. One example of these apps is the app called "The Pattern" which went viral last Friday thanks to actor Channing Tatum. He published a video on Twitter sharing his experience with the app and how scary accurate it was.

Personally, I am not 100% sold on the idea that my future and day will be determined based on the alignments of the stars and planets. However, I am intrigued by the idea of it and how it can be used to relate to people and start conversations. I also believe that many people choose to trust horoscopes and zodiac signs because it gives them answers, guidance and something to believe in. It is a safety net. It is a way of relating to others and making someone feel like they're not alone. Horoscopes and zodiac signs have been a part of me since my childhood. I grew up with a man on my TV (Walter Mercado) telling me what my day will look like and what I should or shouldn't do, but by no means do I use it to make life changing decisions. It it more of a form of entertainment for me. I am a Virgo-Libra cusp and to my surprise, I find many similarities in the traits of a Virgo-Libra cusp and can't seem to relate to the other zodiac signs, so is it real?

Here is a video of an interviewer asking people about their opinions on astrology. Start at 3:44 and end at 4:40.


Here is another video with Bill Nye making a good point on why he believes astrology isn't real.



  1. I find what you said about Horoscopes so fascinating. I use the app CoStar and it provides a lot of insight on my horoscope and zodiac sign. I am a Leo and I find that I am a full bred Leo, well all of the positive traits anyway and some negative. I do not believe that it will tell me the future and how my life will plan put, but I do believe in it all to an extent. Its a very interesting topic and I do agree with what you are saying.

  2. I think horoscopes tie into people wanting to find patterns in everything. The human mind is pretty good at doing that. Horoscopes to me come off as pretty general and vague, so someone can latch onto like one thing that they see, and run with it from there.