Are There Any Truths to Zodiac Signs?

Are There Any Truths to Zodiac Signs?
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The signs of the zodiac have existed for hundreds of thousands of years. They are ancient signs that people have looked to for guidance. Today, thousands of people inspect their horoscopes each day to find out what they are going to come up against in the world. Studies say 33% of Americans believe in astrology.

The zodiac signs consist of 12 astrological signs, each based on a single month of the year. There are those who dismiss astrology as false, but the truth is that the signs of the zodiac do have some value to them.

The Age and the Planets

Have you ever wondered why the zodiac has never been dismissed as pseudo-science?

There's a reason for this and it's because there's no way to actually dismiss them entirely. Humans have been using the zodiac for literally thousands of years. Through inspecting the alignment of the planets, masters of astrology have managed to comprehend certain truths of the world.

It works in the same way as the movements of the moon control the tides of the oceans of the world. For example, Mars is the planet of passion. And Jupiter is the lucky star.

Anecdotal Evidence

Another reason why astrology has never been fully dismissed is because of the anecdotal evidence available. People are reporting time and time again that what they read in their horoscopes comes true. And it happens too often to dismiss it. It's no different from religion, where miracles happen across the world every so often.

If anything, astrology is more accurate because these anecdotes pop up far more often.

But What About the Newspaper Horoscopes?

Anyone can create a horoscope. As long as you know how the language works, you can make up any horoscope you like. And that's why astrology has such a bad reputation. The horoscopes you see in the newspaper are not true to the zodiac because a reporter is sitting in a room writing anything that comes to mind.

If you read the same horoscope for a year and compare, you will see that in some cases they have copied and pasted a horoscope from a previous day. This is not astrology and this is not demonstrating a firm understanding of the zodiac.

To take the zodiac seriously, you need to visit an expert. They will go far deeper, such as using tarot cards. Use only the professionals within the field of astrology. If someone doesn't have the credentials to back up what they are saying, pay no attention to them. The problem you have is that the vast majority of horoscopes are not compiled by professionals.

It's what stops any scientific studies from being conducted on the field as a whole. They are giving it a bad name.

Tapping into Inner Meaning

The true value of astrology is its ability to tap into the part of our minds that naturally gravitates towards things like divination and the occult. By tapping into this inner meaning, it forces the mind to think in a different way. And this alone can generate some meaningful insights.

Some people say that astrology is about helping you to understand what you already know. It's just a matter of forcing it from deep inside you. It's no coincidence that a variety of successful people have used astrology to further their personal lives and careers.

It's not compatible with the scientific method. If anything, it's the polar opposite of the scientific method, and that's why some people are willing to dismiss it as nonsense immediately. It's an example of a closed mind. Open your mind and you can unveil hidden insights that you'd previously never known about.

How Closely Should You Follow the Zodiac?

Understand that astrology does have its limits, like any science. You shouldn't look at the signs of the zodiac as a step-by-step guide for how to approach your life. If you do this, you are never going to take any initiative. It's the same principle as religion. Never take your religious text literally. Use it as a guide in which to live your life.

Take into account what your horoscope says, but go further than that. Use it to further your knowledge of life in general. That's how you can grow through using astrology.


The signs of the zodiac do have some value to them. Choose the right astrology expert and you can take advantage of a horoscope that guides you through life and helps you to find new meaning in things.

What is your star sign?

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