Unbeknownst to ancient astrologers, the Earth continually wobbles around its axis in a 25,800-year cycle. This oscillation called precession is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth's equatorial bulge. Is Sagittarius your zodiac sign? If you think that's the case, you're probably wrong. As with Forer's experiment, he sent thousands of copies of the same horoscope to people of all astrological signs.
94% of readers answered that the reading was accurate and revealing. But really, at the end of the day, do horoscopes do more harm than good, or rather than harm? It all depends on who you ask (and, of course, on the appropriateness of the advice given). In astrology, personalized horoscopes are printed by date of birth and make vague predictions usually about the love life, success and health of people under the same horoscope sign. Many people believe in astrology, and when they read their horoscope and follow its advice, they feel better.
Following the public's interest in Princess Margaret's horoscope, the newspaper decided to publish several more forecasts of Naylor. Those small differences add up, which is why the traditional astrological signs and the constellation in which you were actually “born” are almost a month behind, which means that most people need to check which horoscope they should be reading. Due to the precession of the Earth axis, a person is born under a different star sign than that assigned by the obsolete horoscopes used today. In short, as you will see below, your zodiac sign is not what you think it is, and your corresponding horoscope cannot be right.
Gauquelin offered free horoscopes to any reader of a Parisian newspaper, provided he gave his opinion on the accuracy of his supposed “individual analysis”. Whether those features are the spoonful of sugar to help the medicine of difficult news go down or if people just take the paper for the horoscope, there is not much difference in the final result. French, psychologist Goldsmith, points out that people who read horoscopes are often dedicated to making their horoscope right for them. Periodically, astronomers will announce “breaking news that horoscopes are not accurate because constellations have changed.
In reality, there was only one description, made up of newspaper horoscopes, and everyone received the same. Ptolemy used the same names for the zodiac signs as for the constellations, so there is confusion around the horoscope's birth date range. So you read a horoscope, it says something is going to happen to you, and whenever something relevant happens, you attribute it to the horoscope you read earlier. A 1999 National Science Foundation survey found that only 12 percent of Americans read their horoscope every day or often, while 32 percent read it from time to time.