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Horoscopes: Fact, fiction or fun? Horoscopes are a part of our life, its always found in the daily newspaper or magazines. Many people believe in it and many others do not.

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(9) 'Horoscopes: Fact, fiction or fun?' (McPhee, A.T. 1999: 12) Horoscopes are a part of our life, it's always found in the daily newspaper or magazines. Many people believe in it and many others do not. Some just read it for fun and do not care if it is wrong or right. It has always been a wonder how accurate horoscopes and astrological predictions are, and if they are a fact and can be taken seriously or not. 'Astrology is a series of ancient beliefs and thoughts about how incidences on Earth are relevant to the locations and movements of the sun, planets and stars. It is said that astrologers can predict or expect a person's future from the locations of the sun, moon and stars at the same instant of the person's instance of being born. Horoscopes are an outline of these locations.' (McPhee 1999: 12) Horoscopes have been divided into 12 astrological signs, which are: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Each sign represents a space in the zodiac controlled by one of the 12 constellations. Every astrological sign has personality characteristics that are related to it, including both negative and positive characteristics. Astrologers predicted and expected these characteristics to be associated with each astrological sign depending on the locations and the movements of the sun, moon and stars as it is mentioned before. Some of these characteristics are: (1)* Capricorn, the Goat (December 22 - January 19): The same as Virgo and Scorpio, Capricorns are neat and love things to be in order. They are patient and real hard workers. Generally, they are careful and rational in their lives, starting with decision making reaching to money spending. Capricorn is usually confident and determined. When they make a decision, they take time to think clearly and (10) deeply about all the alternatives before settling their mind on the one they think is right. ...read more.

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Let the limits of your mystical and supernatural beliefs be revealed .. !! 1. Your friends are excited to talk to a fortune teller. Do you: a) Tell them they're pathetic & ditch them to see a movie. b) Go along, but just to keep company. (34) c) Race to the fortune teller yelling, " How rich will I be? " 2. Your mom says she dreamt of the winning number for the TV competition. Do you: a) Tell her to switch to light healthy dinners instead. b) Force her to write them down then phone the competition's hotline RIGHT AWAY ! c) Ask her to sleep & dream again to see if your score is high enough to pass. 3. Your teacher surprises your class with a pop quiz. Do you: a) Faint ! b) Stare really hard at the nerd's head hoping the mind-reading thing will work. c) Smile as your magic 8 ball reads WITHOUT A DOUBT ! 4. Your sign says you'll fall in love with your perfect match. Do you: a) Laugh out loud ! It's THE one or nothing for you. b) Walk past the hottest spots in case you might run into your future. Partner, (35) c) Go & grasp the attention of that one you've been drooling over. Results .. !! # Mostly A's : You're not that into the whole supernatural powers trend. Your motto is: " If I can't see it, it's not there ! ". You're more of the realistic type of person but keep on open-minded... you might run into something extraordinary ! # Mostly B's : You enjoy reading your sign & playing with the magic 8 ball. For you, life is too short to be taken seriously; you love having fun & it wouldn't hurt to enjoy a little magic too !! # Mostly C's : Addiction .. Addiction .. Addiction !! You can't get enough of zodiacs & dream interpretation books. It's great that you have that mystical side, but save some time for the earthly citizens ! ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - ...read more.

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