Years ago, if you wanted your fortune told you would go to the Palm Reader’s shack that was most likely situated just outside the city limits. There was always an air of adventure when you went there because what you were doing was exotic and certainly out of the ordinary. The Gypsy fortune teller of yesterday has largely been replaced by online venues for a wide variety of methods of divination. A simple web search will offer up dozens of sites that offer tarot readings, live psychic chats done in real time, I-Ching and many other fortune telling opportunities. Among the available websites you are bound to find ones dealing with astrology, which usually offer horoscopes.
What Is a Horoscope?
If you’re not familiar with astrology, you’ll need a short primer on the theory behind this divination craft. The concept is that the date, time and location of your birth may be the keys to unlock the mysteries of not only your personality, but even your destiny. A horoscope is like a snapshot of the stars above at the time of your birth. Of course, such a snapshot would take into consideration the place and time you were born since these variables would offer a more specific way of judging the positions of the heavenly bodies at the moment of birthday. Once these factors can be calculated, a star chart is produced that gives a graphic indication of the positions of the planets at your birth. This chart is divided into twelve sections known as houses, with each section ruled by a planet. The different houses are considered to be important in specific areas of your life, for instance your finances, your physical heath and your love life.
What Is Your Sign?
The main method of classification in a horoscope is by your sun sign, one of the twelve possible signs determined by the date of your birth date. This is the sign referred to when someone says “I’m a Gemini” or “Are you a Taurus?” A comprehensive horoscope will also reveal what the horizon looked like at the time and location of your birth: this is called a rising sign and many astrologers consider that it goes quite a long way in helping to determine the way your sun sign affects you.
Why Are Online Horoscopes Reliable?
Unlike other methods such as tarot cards or palmistry, the horoscopes that are created in astrology are largely determined by mathematics. In other words, rather than relying on the turn of a card or the casting of a coin or sticks, horoscopes are arrived at using methods that are specific to the individual. A star chart generated online is based on knowable facts such as the date, time and location of your birth. A trained psychic reader will then draw upon the available data that has been compiled for hundreds of years containing the conclusions and wisdom of astrologers concerning situations just like yours. The reader is much like a librarian, finding the information that corresponds to your horoscope and using that data to indicate hidden strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and pitfalls and other variables in your life.
Based on mathematical data, your online horoscope may offer you a road map of your destiny.