Explore the Zodiac’s Influence on You and Your Life
Could today be your lucky day, or would you be better off staying under your covers? Can you expect to meet the man of your dreams this month, or are you about to have a falling out with a friend or loved one? Whether you are a firm believer, a playful play-along, or a complete skeptic, astrological readings – horoscopes – have long been held as a favorite in print media and now in Web media.
Astrology focuses on the belief that stars and planets, particularly the twelve signs of the zodiac, can and do influence human lives. In astrological belief, the alignment of the planets, stars, sun, and moon at a person’s birth are said to impact his or her personality and potential for romance and wealth. Sun-sign astrology, requiring only a person’s birth date, is the form of astrology commonly used in print media.
The zodiac is divided into four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. Each sign is believed to hold its own traits, but the four different elements also share various characteristics. Fire signs are considered intuitive and inspirational, as well as positive and interested in the future. Water signs are also thought to be intuitive, but also emotional and sensitive. Earth signs are practical and stable, not to mention good with handling money. Air signs are believed to be intellectual, but also great at communication and social relationships.
FIRE – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
WATER – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
EARTH – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
AIR – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
There are plenty of arguments to support or refute the validity of astrology and the zodiac. Some people feel that astrology is just plain silly, or merely for entertainment purposes. After all, who doesn’t love reading a horoscope now and then?
Others may swear by their horoscopes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The argument of how the moon affects the tides suggests that truth in astrology may not be that farfetched after all. Could life as we know it and the position of the stars and other cosmic bodies truly intertwine?
Still others may look down upon the zodiac. Their rational, practical sides may have them convinced that there is absolutely no truth to the words astrologers pen for the many newspapers and magazines that choose to print horoscopes.
The study of astrology and horoscopes is fascinating to say the least. Whether you believe in astrology and the zodiac or not, remember that you are responsible for your own actions. The coincidences that link your life to your horoscope may be significant. Live your life as you wish, but don’t play out every move according to the zodiac. Read your zodiac for fun or for a gentle guide now and again, but remember to be wise in your actions as you strive for your dreams and goals.