It is believed that long time ago many people thought that our lives in the earth are influenced by the heavenly bodies, they are: the moon, the starts, the planets, like Pluto, Mars, Venus, the Sun and so on. It is known that the rich and the famous people can’t make strong decisions by themselves, so that they follow advices of their astrologers. Today it’s very profitable to be good astrologer, because no one president or businessman can’t imagine their successful career without professional advisor.
Simon Prince and David Pingree claim that: “Astrology is a set of systems, and beliefs founded on notion that the relative positions of celestial bodies can explain or predict fate, personality, human affairs, and other earthly matters”. It means that person’s character, mood, decision, fortune depend on interaction of heavenly bodies.
It is well known that in the 5th century B.C.E. the year was divided into 12 date ranges, every of them corresponding to one of the 12 sings of zodiac, so that the horoscope was appeared. Each zodiac is ruled by certain planet, which affects a person’s character. For example, Pisces are quite, patient, slow and hardworking. Most of them have good taste in clothes. They are home-lover. Scorpion is believed to be the strongest sing of Zodiac, because it is ruled by Mars and Pluto.
Many newspapers, magazines, journals publish horoscopes every day. They give the same message to each person in the world born in the same time of the year. Twelve absolutely different massages are sent in all. They contain general prognosis and pieces of advice – concerning personal life of people. The main message is that celestial bodies affect your destiny.
On the one hand it seems to me strange that people can believe in horoscopes, because they are published every day by different publishers. One magazine says that the day will be really successful for you and the other one informs that it will be the worst day ever. Should I believe in it? On the other hand when I have nothing to do, I can read horoscope. Sometimes I can find there funny or really helpful piece of advice.
1. Pingree, David “Astrology.” In Philip P. Wiener. “The Dictionary of the History of Ideas.” 1. New York. 2009-12-02.
2. Price, Simon. “The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion.” Oxford University Press, 2003