Get Inspired: Look To The Stars

I hate Horoscopes – those little witty blurbs predicting your day found in newspapers, magazines, and on line. They never seem to be accurate for me. However, give me a good Astrology book and I’ll be lost for hours. Most people lump all New Age things under the same category or refuse to do their own research.

I’m positive many of you who doubt the validity of Astrology still scour your new Cosmopolitan magazine each month to see what the the stars have in store for you. Astrology is based on the 12 zodiac signs which are Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. Each month is not one sign, meaning from the beginning of the month to the end of the month there will be a change in zodiac signs.

To keep a complicated subject that includes nodes, birth charts, constellations and other jargon simple, today’s Get Inspired will fill you in a little bit about astrology.

Did you know that your birth month have more influence than thought? I recently read an discussing the zodiac and certain medical conditions in Oprah’s O magazine. Different factors such as environment, seasons, and exposure to sunlight can affect a baby while developing in the womb. Also, those who were in the womb during a season where something like the flu is common may be predisposed to getting particular illnesses. Certain birth months are linked to diabetes, depression, and other ailments and it has nothing to do with anything mystical, but more with biology. So, for any skeptics who doubt their traits may be influenced by when their birthdate, at least read up on what medical conditions can affect you if you were an August baby, May baby, July, etc.

So, why astrology? It’s fun, and can give you insight on your personality traits and your relationships with others. I’ve had friends who have zero interest in anything New Age get giddy and excited to find out if they and their significant other match a good match astrologically. Yes, some signs are supposed to go better together than others. For example, any firey Sagittariuses out there you’ll work out better with Leo, Aries, Aquarius, and Libra, and any down to earth Virgoans will see better partnerships with Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, and Scorpio. Scorpios, hmmm? That’s news to me.

Of course there are exceptions to the rule, depending on personality, situations, etc., but there is still an undeniable hint of truth to astrology. I have several friends who happen to fit the prototype of their zodiac sign. For example, I fit the profile for a Virgo to the “t”. Virgos are very logical, good at communicating, analytical, not overly emotional, and are pretty organized. Well, I’m organized as far as having important together, but my room…that’s another story.

On this Monday take some time out and get astrologically inclined. Compare your friends and family members with the traits of their signs and have fun with it. Many friends I have who enjoy reading up on Astrology don’t let it dictate or control their lives, but they use it as a tool for understanding others. No harm, right? No, it is definitely not for everyone; some people will like Numerology, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui, or Tarot Cards, while others will simply frown down on it all. If you want to learn more about the stars visit

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