1. Astrology posits that the natural world and we human beings in it are affected by the movements of the sun, moon and stars through the heavens, and that who we are is shaped by the exact position.
  2. In some ways, astrology may seem scientific. It uses scientific knowledge about heavenly bodies, as well as scientific sounding tools, like star charts. Some people use astrology to generate expectations about future events and people's personalities, much as scientific ideas generate expectations.

Is astrology real? Reading horoscopes is a popular diversion, but is there any science to suggest it means anything?

If it were indeed accurate, its predictive value would be extremely high but, historically, that has not been the case, for societies following it would be using it in powerful ways, consistently, as that would be the true test. 2 Examine the following: A horoscope is an astrological forecast. Astrology: Why Your Zodiac Sign and Horoscope Are Wrong. By Pedro Braganca 21 September 2017. If you were born between March 21 and April 19, your astrological sign is said to be Aries.

Which astrology sings are compatible. Inspiration finds you if you’re willing to dedicate yourself to a cause.

Problems may arise when you’re tempted by a familiar disruption and your willpower weakens.

Something appearing meaningless may be a lesson to learn.

As many as 70 million Americans read their horoscopes daily. Well, that’s at least according to the American Federation of Astrologers. According to a study done twenty years ago by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 25 percent of Americans believed that the positions of the stars and the planets affect our daily lives. In 2012, the General Social Survey found that 34 percent of Americans surveyed consider astrology to be 'very' or 'sort of scientific' and also reported a decrease—from two-thirds to around one-half—in the fraction of people who consider astrology 'not at all scientific.'

Astrology is generally defined as the belief that astronomical phenomena, like the stars overhead when you were born or the fact that Mercury is in retrograde, have the power to influence the daily events in our lives and our personality traits. This is, of course, very different from the study of astronomy, which is the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the physics of the universe.

A specific aspect of astrology—the forecasting of a person’s future or the offering of advice on daily activities via horoscopes—is particularly growing in popularity. Magazines like The Cut reported an increase of 150 percent more hits on horoscope pages in 2017 than in 2016.

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Clearly, lots of people are looking for ways to interpret the stars for advice. Astrology is founded on understanding the positions of the stars, which seems like a scientific enough pursuit in itself. But is there any science to back up whether astrology impacts our personality and our lives?

Why Are Horoscopes Inaccurate

Here's the short Answer: No. None whatsoever.

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But since I have you for five more minutes of this six-minute-or-so podcast to fill, let’s look at exactly how astrology has been tested.