Great News! My Horoscope Says the Worst is Over!
And here I didn’t even realize the worst was under, but good to know it’s all over. Turns out, mercury was in retrograde, where ever that is, and it’s coming to an end. According to my horoscope, after three frustrating weeks of problems and delays, I’m finally ready to move forward. Who cares I didn’t realize I had problems and delays because according to my horoscope, those days are over!
However, it also says I first must shake off any lingering negativity so that I can see all the possibilities in front of me. I’m sure this has something to do with purchasing a full reading – which I’ll pass on – however many other people will proceed, trying to find the answers in the stars. Why?
According to Wikipedia: “Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.”
Astronomy dates back 5000 years to Mesopotamia. That’s forever ago. And by using you unique birth date and time, the stars are used to pinpoint and interpret your unique characteristics, potential and strengths. So what’s the harm with a little peek into our future?
Have you heard of Forer’s Demonstration? In 1948, psychologist Bertram R Forer gave his students a test that would provide an in-depth “personality vignette” about who they are based on the stars. One week later the students received their results. Forer asked the students to rate the “horoscope” as it applied to them. On a scale of 1 (poor) and 5 (excellent) the students results on average were 4.25. Here’s the catch, every student received the same horoscope. Here is what it said:
You have a great need for other people to like and admire you. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself. You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage. While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally able to compensate for them. Your sexual adjustment has presented problems for you. Disciplined and self-controlled outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You pride yourself as an independent thinker and do not accept others’ statements without satisfactory proof. You have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, reserved. Some of your aspirations tend to be pretty unrealistic. Security is one of your major goals in life.
Puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?!