From your local newspaper to your monthly addition of Woman’s Weekly, horoscopes are a staple in most lifestyle publications. While some people love reading up on their astrological movements, others dismiss horoscopes as a waste of time. Sure, they’re not exactly steeped in science but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun reading about why Jupiter in Libra means that you’re sensual by nature, or why Capricorns should be wary of tall, dark and handsome strangers in July.
Still need a little convincing? Here’s a few reasons why even the most sceptical of sceptics can enjoy horoscopes.
Generally, most horoscopes are written from a positive angle which means they can be a great way to enhance your mindset. And let’s face it, who doesn’t need an extra dose of positivity in their lives? Negative comments or warning tend to be tacked onto the end which means they can easily be skipped.
Pick and choose
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t pick and choose which parts of your horoscope you want to credit. If you like what you read, then by all means apply it to your life and make it work in your favour. If you don’t then take your horoscope with a grain of salt and move on.
They say reading the horoscopes of other people can be bad luck, however it can also be incredibly useful. If you ever want to give yourself extra ammunition when trying to convince someone to make a certain decision, horoscopes can be a powerful tool. Simply keep an eye out for horoscopes that support your cause and point them out accordingly.
A daily dose
It’s no secret that horoscopes can be addictive. If you’re looking for ways to add a little excitement to your inbox why not sign up for daily horoscopes? They’ll give you food for thought each morning and at the very least offer welcome relief from the influx of spam emails.
What’s the harm?
True astrological believers use horoscopes to enhance their lives, harness happiness and make better decisions. While you don’t have to religiously adhere to what gurus like the AstroTwins predict or suggest, at the end of the day horoscopes can be a great way to brighten up your day or bring a little clarity into your though process.
The thrill of coincidence
Research shows that while 75% of people often read their horoscopes, just 25% are genuine believers in astrology. So why the large gap? According to psychologists, the answer is sheer fun. Sceptics maintain that horoscope accuracy is based on coincidence, though coincidences are also shown to spark excitement, interest and mental stimulation which makes horoscopes universally appealing, even to non-believers.
Are you a horoscope lover? Maye you’re a former sceptic turned astrological believer? We’d love to hear your thoughts on horoscopes so go ahead and share in the comments below.