There is a lot that goes into the reading we get from our star signs. While some people think that astrology is nothing but bull, there is more to it than they realize.
You see, because our star signs are somewhat broken down by the months in which we were born many of us have things in common. The months in which we were born determine a lot about us. For instance, Aries and Taureans are usually a lot taller than Libras or Scorpios. This being because babies born in April seem to get more sunlight than the rest. Sunlight is important for physical development.
All of these things are gone over in Ben Ambridge’s book Psy-Q in test form but for those who have not taken the time to check it out click here. While some people believe in the mystical powers of the stars the truth is sometimes things are not as personal as we want them to be. Ambridge put things in his book that really explained in some ways whether or not there was any truth behind horoscopes and honestly, these things might be a bit disappointing. While some signs are even more prone to some specific mental illnesses than others. It just boils down to the season you were born in.
Berkeley.edu wrote as follows in regards to the ‘science’ behind horoscopes:
At the earliest time of human existence, no one was aware that Earth was rotating around its axis. Early astronomers watched the sky and saw various cyclical motions of celestial objects such as the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets that had periods or cycle times ranging from 24 hours to a year. A natural assumption that resulted from observations was that the reason why the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars rose and set every day was due to their own motion around the Earth. Now we know that these so-called diurnal or daily motions are the result of the Earth’s own rotation or spin about its North-South axis with a period of 24 hours.
In early times, objects in the sky were believed to be affixed to transparent celestial spheres and their motions were thought to be a result of the motion of these spheres as they revolved around the Earth. Groups of bright stars were observed to form prominent patterns in the night sky called Constellations, which have been historically ascribed to mythological figures, such as Orion the Hunter, and Gemini the Twins. The early astronomers recognized that constellations “appeared” and “disappeared” with the change of the seasons throughout the course of a year. The Sun, Moon, and planets were observed to move in relation to the fixed background of stars, or constellations. Because of their perspective from Earth, early astronomers observed that all the planets visible with the naked eye as well as the Sun seemed to pass in the course of a year through a region in the sky occupied by twelve specific constellations.
More than 3000 years ago, astronomers wondered how the sky would appear if the stars could be seen during the daytime. Based on their observations of the night sky, some astronomers determined that during the daytime, the Sun would appear to “enter” or pass through a different constellation each month. These twelve constellations are called the Zodiac. Many ancient people believed that a person’s behavior, emotions, and fate were heavily influenced by the month of that person’s birth–ie. that person’s astrological sign. Even today, thousands of years later, some people still believe in the powers of the zodiac and read their horoscopes for daily guidance. However, many people read their horoscopes for fun, not because they believe in predictions.
Do you believe in the power of the stars or do you think they are just general things thrown around and forced on people? I guess it depends, to some extent, however, the month you were born does provide some benefits or adverse effects but is that enough? I guess it’s up to you, do you follow your sign?
Personally, I think that science-based or not horoscopes hold spiritual meaning for a lot of us and sometimes that is enough. Not everything needs to be explained in ‘black and white.’