Since I am one of those steady white collar folk working with computers all day; we all have access to the internet. We love to hate it. You claim to have found the end of the internet almost monthly, growing tired of reading the same news sites everyday, checking your preferred personal email and dabbling on the net with things that interest you or strike your fancy. With this vast knowledge of information and misinformation floating around, it can be hard to justify what is right and wrong in the world today. Well today I know for a fact one thing: Astrology is wrong.
Wrong like Dr. Phil and Jerry Springer on TV, or misinformation like The Onion website www.theonion.com. (Which is hilarious and I subscribe to by the way)
The reason why astrology is wrong, is because as beer can be considered one tool for hooking up couples since it’s conception oh say a few hundred years ago, astrology does just the opposite. Right off the bat we are told that there are only so many people out there for us. That someone born between September 23rd and October 22nd is a perfect match for you. No one else? Not without a lot of work or bonding? Can you believe that? 365 days in a year and I can only work as a couple with someone born within those 30 days!
To think that if my blessed Mother held me in her womb for a whole 96 hours longer, I would be a completely different person. That I would be an Earth sign instead of a Water sign, or something like that. Who makes this stuff up anyway, was there a survey way back when? How do the stars in the sky affect me as a person? Quite literally, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my entire life. But at the same time I read my horoscope everyday.
In todayâ€™s day and age, with the amount of diversity in cultures and lifestyles, can one really judge their entire existence and personality on their birth date? Is that possible? For women to ask my sign and for me to tell her; it can be a crucial blow to your credibility right off the bat. Capricorns are too conservative; Libras are lazy, blah blah blah. It just cannot be possible.
It really pisses me off that we can be judged and valued by the day of our birth. There is someone out there writing mere bunk predicting, no instructing, me on how to live my life based on this whole concept. And the kicker is that people actually do live their lives by it! They think their weekend will actually be more insightful or romantic because of their horoscope. Something literally based off of the stars in the sky and some dude at Yahoo! thinking up clever ways to word phrases so you read his installment next week and he doesn’t lose his job.
People who read this crap start living like they are who the astrologists say who they are. “Oh I’m a Sagittarius, me and Gemini’s just don’t get along”¦ I’m too bossy and they’re too stubborn. Almost immediately negative thoughts pour from your brain. Grant it, if there was a match you would be the opposite. â€œWell Miss Virgo, my Capricorn eyes would love to (add something they say Virgos like here) and we’ll have a great time! But the fact of the matter is we force the issue either way, and bottom line is there are 12 signs and you only work with one of them. To me that sounds like a raw deal. Screw that noise in the neck with a rusty spike.
I hate Astrology. Don’t judge me by my birth date. Don’t have preconceived thoughts about my personality or mannerisms. Stop thinking I will be a flake or a flirt or a fuck up or a fixer upper or what have you. Some people believe in Jesus; some people believe in aliens; please for the love of human beings everywhere STOP believing in Astrology.
Stays tuned next time for my two cents (or more) on don’t judge me by my age.