Okay, let's all be honest and admit it. We all read the daily horoscope in
the newspaper. We all know our "sign". And we all wonder why it is the
newspaper horoscope always keeps talking about somebody else's day?
Welcome to Sun-sign astrology. Brought to you by your Astrological
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The public loves it. Newspapers get the most complaints when they
goof up and forget to publish their daily horoscope. (And I'll bet bet you
thought the sports section had the most readership. Not so, and I know for
sure because I've worked as a newspaper reporter.) But serious astrologers
roll their eyes to the ceiling at the mere mention of Sun-sign astrology. So
why the conflicting reactions?
In one word: simplicity. Sun-sign astrology is easy, a no-brainer. All a
person has to do is know where their Sun is placed in the zodiac. Any
newspaper will give you that information. Anybody can figure it out.
Of course, the only problem here, as any astrologer knows, is that the Sun
is less than 10% of a person's natal chart, and so Sun-sign astrology is
ignoring about 92% to 95% of what is going on with an individual. Messy things
like aspects, houses, transits, progressions, and other planetary bodies
(which take years to learn about) are left out of Sun-sign astrology.
So if your daily horoscope in the newspaper seems to be
talking about somebody else, probably it's because you are an evolved enough
soul to be aware that the "messy things" count in your life. If that's the
case, maybe you might want to learn about the "messy things" in astrology
yourself or see an astrologer who can interpret the "messy things" for
This is why astrologers always warn that Sun-sign astrology is just for
fun. Yet, it does have a good purpose. People have to start somewhere,
and Sun-sign astrology is a painless introduction to astrology as long as it
isn't taken seriously.
Conclusion? If you've got a serious question for which you seek guidance
from astrology, then do it right and get your full natal chart read by an
astrologer who is suitable for you.
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