Friday, February 29, 2008

My Horoscope

Recently I received an email from a friend who was all excited about her horoscope. She was sure based on a few lines in the newspaper that her life was about to change.
She was also sure that it would be a change for the better.

It got me thinking...

My friend is not a believer but yet her horoscope brought out many of the same reactions that believers display when they feel god has answered a prayer.


I decided to check out my own horoscope. I went to several sources and below is what I found..

You should be able to enjoy a fairly calm day today as the shifting planetary influences lighten up again, but don’t be too surprised and don’t read too much into news from afar, or into an unexpected phone-call. Rumor and gossip will provide what is essentially non-news. Ignore it!

Cancer (June 22-July 22): Your idea of the good life might seem frivolous to someone else, just as that person's is difficult for you to relate to. The theme today is, "It takes all kinds." You appreciate the difference between you.

This is a good day for expressing your ideas. Others may find you especially witty and eccentric just now. You may feel like talking a bit more than usual, exploring new ideas or getting happily lost in a conversation. There is an urge to communicate. Also, perhaps a short trip or a special phone call is in order later today. Neighbors or brothers and sisters will likely bring all kinds of good experiences your way. You can demonstrate great understanding and sensitivity to others. Your image is highlighted, increasing your self-confidence. You can do anything you set your mind to do this day. This may be a time you play with some new ideas for future goals. If you are looking for a romantic match, look in new places for new faces--smile.

Cancer (June 22-July 22). Today is a 6. You should be feeling better, with an old obligation resolved. Reward yourself with an outing to your favorite foreign restaurant. You've earned a special treat.

A friend or family member could be feeling rather grim and taciturn, and not open to communication. You may be wondering if you've done something wrong, or if this person is angry with you. If you use your innate warmth and generosity of spirit to induce him or her to open up, dear Cancer, you'll probably find that your loved one has issues that have nothing to do with you - and you might even be able to help! Tonight: Prepare everyone's favorite meal!

CANCER: Test the waters. There could be a passing hunger to experiment with new ideas or concepts. Broaden your outlook by discussing New Age ideas or exotic lifestyles. A quick fling could prove disruptive.

So… I should have a calm day while someone is starting rumors about me…appreciate the differences when someone thinks I’m frivolous. I should express my ideas while talking too much but maintaining self-confidence because I can do anything! I need to look somewhere else for romance and smile while I do it. I am supposed to be feeling better because some bill I owed is no more…ahh and reward myself with a special treat…good..I'll use my recently paid off credit card. However, someone in my family is not feeling so good. He is probably angry because he somehow got my credit card bill!

And now after all that, I am suppose to make a fancy dinner, go swimming and have a fling while discussing New Age ideas!

Well at least I’m not waiting for my prayers to be answered.


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BEAST said...

The last time I was reading my horoscope, my romance life was supposed to see the light of day.

I got ditched by the hot chick instead. Bumper.


Interested said...

Beast I think we are meant for each other...we seem to have a "history" together.

BEAST said...

lolz said...

This is an actual horoscope that appeard somewhere, I can't remember its been so long. I have been using it to try and demonstrate critical thinking for a couple of years now. The writter I am sure had no idea they were shooting themself with this advice.


Thousands of years ago, inhabitants of India thought the Earth was carried by giant elephants, which in turn were balancing on the back of a huge turtle, which itself was perched on top of a stupendous snake. We laugh at this belief now, but many of us have equally preposterous ideas about the way reality is constructed. I mention this, Libra, because it's the best time in many moons for you to revisit your own versions of the elephant-turtle-snake theory. I promise you it will be liberating. So examine any unwieldy delusions that are at the foundation of your personal worldview. Look for evidence that supports your theories about the nature of life, and if you can't find any evidence, abandon the theories.

Great blog, I have added it to the Links directory at

Interested said...

Thanks for the nice words and for adding a link to your site.

I love this horoscope! I am no longer teaching but I think it would be great to use, as you do, for critical thinking skills.

Also, I am not able to get to your site, any suggestion? said...

OH nice, my blogger profile has a spelling mistake in the URL, I will have to fix it. For now just go to