The blessing and doom of astrology readings
For most of us, the future fascinates us more than our concern for the present and our reverence for the past. Throughout history, humans have sought answers to questions, from the most trivial to the most complex, by consulting the heavens. Now, even with recent advances in science and technology, astrology remains a popular alternative method for those who wish to achieve the secret of success, longevity, and happiness.
Astrology is a system of beliefs and traditions that seeks to interpret, understand, and predict human affairs and personality by tracing the relative position and movements of celestial bodies such as the stars, the moon, and the planets. Astrology as an art form and method of divination speaks in symbolic language that can only be understood by a group of people well versed in the art and practice.
Astrology readings record the interaction between heavenly bodies. The positions of the stars, planets, and the moon in relation to a person’s zodiac sign are said to be an indicator of the results of their future dealings.
These readings are usually done in person. However, with large numbers of people turning to the world wide web to take advantage of and purchase goods and services, astrology readings are increasingly available online. Daily horoscopes, tarot card readings, psychic or personalized, are available online. A large number of websites specialize in astrology readings. Most are free, others offer their services for a fee.
Online astrology readings are serious business for some people, others will tell you that the readings are just for fun. Some people’s dependence on online astrology readings can be partly explained psychologically. Psychologists attribute belief in astrology to our cognitive biases. Perhaps Tycho Brahe was in a sense right when he stated that “looking up, I see down”. As a human being, we can be preconfigured to see and create connections with our immediate surroundings.
Some, on the other hand, don’t take astrology readings seriously. They see it as a diversion, a motto used to occupy themselves during dull moments. For them, the accuracy of astrology in general and online astrology readings in particular are subject to doubt. Scientists regard astrology as a bogus science. Others, basing their argument on religion, treat astrology as an occult practice, whose beliefs are contrary to the teachings of the Christian faith.
One can be an ardent follower of the horoscope or can be completely ignorant of it. Regardless of one’s position in the debate, online astrology readings will continue to be a prominent feature in the cyber world. It can be helpful to consult the stars when making a decision or experiencing a significant change. However, planetary and celestial motion can be a flimsy alternative to well-founded facts and information.