One popular reason why people believe in horoscopes is to find a way to validate and understand oneself . Especially when life-events, behaviors, attitudes, thoughts, and emotions are uncertain. The astrological framework, regardless, of accuracy, removes the uncertainty and pins down parts of one’s life in a predictable and descriptive way.
This of course begs the inquiry “Why do people read their horoscopes?”
People often read their horoscope to find out what makes them different and unique . They want to understand who they are, and why they act the way they do, as well to gain a sense of meaning in their lives.
Why do people use horoscopes?
Horoscopes can lend guidance when it comes time to make a decision and give comfort during stressful times . Even if the forecasts are general and vague, many people still find them comforting and personally meaningful by applying them to their particular situation.
Others want to find their lucky days and dates to play the lottery. People often turn to horoscopes during times of personal, pain, trauma, and heartbreak , because it gives them a sense that what they are going through has some kind of meaning.
How many Americans believe in horoscopes?
At the same time, a significant portion of the population believe in the underpinnings of newspapers horoscopes. According to a 2009 Harris poll, 26 percent of Americans believe in astrology; that’s more people than believe in witches (23 percent), but less than believe in UFOs (32 percent), Creationism (40 percent) and ghosts (42 percent).
Why do people believe in astrology?
Astrology offers a number of things which many people find very desirable: information and assurance about the future , a way to be absolved of their current situation and future decisions, and a way to feel connected to the entire cosmos. Astrology shares this with many other beliefs which tend to be categorized as “New Age.”.
Why do people rely on astrology?
Another primary reason people rely on astrological insights is to explain personal crisis . Astrology (or other supernatural forces) can create the opportunity to explain adverse life events like break-ups, financial crisis, poor sales, etc. While other predictable explanations exist, those warrant work and exploring uncertain situations.
Believing in astrology means believing that a planet’s position , the time of the year, and the relationship between various planets affects human lives at a psychological level. Some people only identify with horoscope names like Gemini and Taurus.
Can astrology really predict your future?
What this really means is not that astrology has accurately predicted the person’s future , but rather it means that visiting an astrologer or having a horoscope cast can be a fulfilling and personally satisfying experience.
One question we ran across in our research was “Why should you visit an astrologer?”.
After all, most of those who visit an astrologer end up feeling satisfied and feeling that they have benefited . What this really means is not that astrology has accurately predicted the person’s future, but rather it means that visiting an astrologer or having a horoscope cast can be a fulfilling and personally satisfying experience.
Also, can astrology help us cope with uncertainty?
An answer is that but, besides the big picture uncertainties, astrology also helps some people deal with their day-to-day anxieties, and helps inspire a sense of control .