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Do you pay attention to your horoscope?

Response Percent Votes
No, I never pay attention.
 
43% 293
I check it sometimes just for fun.
 
39% 263
Yes, I read it daily.
 
16% 113
Total 669

Comments

riverdrifter 1 year, 11 months ago

Sheeit. Gotta change out that flux capacitor agin.

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Fossick 1 year, 11 months ago

"Do you pay attention to your horoscope?"

As much as I feed my unicorn.

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thuja 3 years, 3 months ago

5th century BC Baylonian astronomers conceptualized the Zodiac (Greek 'circle of animals') as dividing the ecliptic into 12 segments, and marking each by the name of the nearby constellation in that region.

The ecliptic is the band in the sky that the sun, moon and planets travel along.

The dates that our zodiacal sign begin on are the dates that, in ancient times, the sun entered that region in the sky.

But, because the Earth's axis is tilted at about 23 degrees to the plane of orbit, it causes the seasons we experience, along with shifts in our view of the universe as the Earth wobbles.

The polestars change, the stars change positions relative to our seasons, and -most relevant to this discussion-, is that over thousands of years, Earth is in different positions in it's orbit with respect to the distant stars when a given season (based on our Earth-relative calendar) or Zodiac sign begins.

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ophiuchus 3 years, 3 months ago

No, it's paying attention for me.

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Newell_Post 3 years, 3 months ago

Excellent. I always wanted to be a Leo instead of a stupid Virgo. Leos have more fun.

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pigballin 3 years, 3 months ago

what a waste of time. i suppose the stars have to be in a certain in a certain line also to see how your day will go.

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BorderRat 3 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, and when I was a kid Pluto was still a planet.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 3 months ago

Horoscopes are a bunch of horse dung. Anyone who believes in this crap (no pun intended) is in league with persons like Nancy Reagan who tried to run the country with this flubberdust. Arn't there enough real and pressing issues today to tend to rather than pay one iota of notice to this stuff?

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Stuart Evans 3 years, 3 months ago

or none of it's accurate, and all based off of imagination.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 3 months ago

I overheard a guy once say that he didn't like horoscopes because of their link to Christianity. I was pretty shocked at that. This guy further explained that the horoscopes we use today were based on the position of the stars when Jesus was born. (I have found no information to verify this.) He further stated that Chinese horoscopes were much more accurate because they are based on the actual location of stars in space, whereas common horoscopes are (were) based on where to stars appear in the sky from the earth.

Interesting...but I'm doubting much if any of it is true. (Maybe the guy I overheard is on here...sounds like some of the backwards facts Bozo spews.)

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LadyJ 3 years, 3 months ago

Here is a link to the sun signs zodiac dates, but it does not use the 13th one. http://www.mybirthchart.com/signs.aspx . To tell the truth, this one fits my family's characteristics better.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 3 months ago

At my age anything that ends with 'scope sends a shiver down my spine. You ever drink that cr@p they give you to 'clear' your colon? Anyway, I'm now wondering,"Is it politically correct still to print the word scope?" Or is an accompanying picture the true offense? Will I be getting a 'visit' from LE for this post? Am I a loner writing rambling diatribes . . . . .?

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chestylion 3 years, 3 months ago

My horoscope is read each day. At work, my friends had fun making mine come true. They all commented that I kept saying "That's what my horoscope said !" I love my friends!!!!!

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 years, 3 months ago

read it? Yes. Plan my day around it? no.

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domino 3 years, 3 months ago

From an article I read, there are 2 different forms of astrology - 1 is what most people use and is based on the Zodiac / star's constellations. That one has not changed. The other, which goes off the sun's position is the one much less used and changed. I'm just wondering why people are getting so worked up about it since the one changing is the one most people don't use. Could it be, perhaps, (no surly no!) the (gasp) media has thrown this in our faces and decided we should get worked up about it!!

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RadarC 3 years, 3 months ago

Zodiac signs have not changed. It is the one based on the sun's position, not the stars, that have changed. Zodiac is based on the stars' constellation and does not include the sun's position.

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shicks44 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow - word sure takes long to get around! I just looked "Ophiuchus" up and found a whole page on it copyrighted 1996. Funny! http://the-red-thread.net/ophiuchus2.html

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wmathews 3 years, 3 months ago

This poll is related to a story that's blowing up on the Web. Astronomer Parke Kunkle said the old zodiac signs were out of date, and that there may be a 13th sign named "Ophiuchus."

I was a Taurus and now I'm an Aries. Here are the new dates:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16 Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11 Pisces: March 11- April 18 Aries: April 18 - May 13 Taurus: May 13 - June 21 Gemini: June 21 - July 20 Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10 Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16 Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30 Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23 Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29 Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17 Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

Whitney Mathews Assistant Community Editor for Online

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