Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicHoroscopes · 10 months ago

How come astrologers give different horoscopes for the same sign on the same day? ?

Like one astrologer will say something completely different than another astrologer for the same sign and the same day? Is this proof that it's all baloney? 

6 Answers

  • Janet
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    The write-ups for your Sign are NOT real astrology.

    First, those write ups are not even what "horoscopes" are. A Horoscope is a map of the heavens (the ecliptic, actually) for the MOMENT you were born, as seen from the geographic location of your birthplace. It has 40-50 factors in it and is one of many influences on your personality.

    Secondly, your "Sign" is ONLY 1 of those 40-50 factors It is the only one you can find using only the month-day of birth, so it is easy to find. And therefore easy for writers (who know better) to make money by writing for those who don't know better. NO astrologer uses Sun-sign astrology, and anything using Sun signs only is not real astrology.

    As for the write-ups, they assume that everyone was born AT sunrise. So they arrange all the Signs for where they would be in the sky at sunrise for that 30-day period. Then they put TODAY'S planets into this circular map and try to find something they can say that might have ANY relation to this map they have created. Which is not your map/birthchart.

    Why do they say different things? Well, any Sign (there are 12 in the map), any planet (there are 9 others, besides the Sun), and any of the 2 Houses (areas of the sky) have several ways of influencing us.

    Planets are different facets of our personality.

    Signs are the style for these different facets.

    Houses are where we look, in life, to try to meet the need for that facet of our personality.

    And since there ARE more than one association for each planet, sign, and house, that is why a REAL astrologer:

    (1) works ONLY off YOUR precise birthchart of 40-50 factors, and

    (2) can only present the various ways they may influence you (and they may not think of ALL the ways) ... so that is why ALL real 'readings" are done in a live format (phone, in-person, Skype) .. they present these variations, but you are the one who knows WHICH ones affect YOU.

    And should these Sun-sign scam "horoscope" writers write up all the influences for one sign for that day, it would take probably (off the top of my head), about 10 pages ... for ONE sign. They just don't have the time nor the money to do that. And it would not even be YOUR astrology anyway, since it is not based on YOU (for your moment/place of birth).

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    From the Horoscopes page on MSN: 


    If your ego were a real person, you would be in a state of perpetual confusion as life constantly played tricks on him! Every time you try to affirm your identity, something or someone gets in your way and reduces all of your efforts to dust! Granted, it is a confusing time right now. The best approach is to relax and see where the flow takes you.

    Modern astrologers assign Neptune as the ruler of Pisces. They also claim the Sun is your ego.  Mars will exactly trine Pisces today and Mars is the planet of disruption and anxiety.


    Pisces Hole up for the weekend? Not so fast, Pisces! On Saturday, Venus in your social sector conspires with the moon in your cultural fifth house and calls you out to play—or perhaps perform!Venus is in the solar 11th house in Capricorn.  The Moon opposes in the 5th house of life's various pleasures.  The astrologer is saying the Moon will trigger Venus' nature and Pisces will go out and socialize, or more correctly, Pisces SHOULD go out and socialize.The authors wrote about different areas of Pisces' life for the same day.   

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Because it's all FAKE!

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    I'm an astrologer.  Yes they are pretty much baloney.  Writing Sun sign columns isn't terribly difficult even with only a little knowledge.  Here's how to do it:

    1) The Sun sign is the first house.  So if you are a Taurus, Taurus is the first house, Gemini the second Cancer the third and so on.  If you are a Leo, then Leo is the first house, Virgo the second etc.

    2)  Using each sign that way look were the planets are.  Let's say you want to write about money for Sagittarius.  Jupiter is in the second house of Sagittarius (Capricorn) right now, the planet of wealth.  Look and see if there are any aspects to Jupiter and judge accordingly. Then write that the person is likely to come into money soon, but it will be less than expected (Jupiter is in his fall in Capricorn).  If the same astrologer wants to write bout Gemini, then Jupiter is in the 8th and the writer predicts money from the spouse or partners.

    3)  The next day instead of wealth the column reports on the romantic life by looking at any planets in the 5th or 7th or their rulers.

    4) Since the astrologers aren't working together, each one is going to emphasize something different each day and so the horoscopes will be different. 

    That's pretty basic (they use other stuff, too), but that's how it is done by people who know some astrology.  Unfortunately not all "horoscope columns" are written by astrologers. Newspapers, magazines, websites are not going to carry a full time astrologer on the payroll, so they find someone to copy the style and they just make up stuff. 

    These things might have a little validity, if the reader was born around dawn, then the Sun sign and rising sign will be the same and the transits will be a little more accurate. 

    If you know your rising sign, read that one, too.  Better yet, learn something about the subject. 

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    The ones you see in the mainstream media are syndicated just like the comics and puzzles. Often on the same page.

    Then there’s the websites. Thousands of daily horoscopes, no two the same and can be applied to anyone sometime. I recall one guy’s method was to cut up old horoscopes, mix them up and literally pull them from a hat.

    Anyway, I get my weekly 'scopes from The Onion. Just as accurate or more than the rest. Here’s a sample:

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    No one will be able to figure out your enigmatic last words, and the fact that you’ll live in silence for three more years after uttering them makes that somehow cooler.

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Travel and adventure are in your future this week as your captors continue crossing state lines to stay one step ahead of the law.

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    It comes down to whether or not you can play an instrument or drive a stick, but no, you won’t get the girl this time, either.

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    You’ve always said that if you were king, you’d make college free, but there won’t be time between your coronation, the palace coup, and the beheading.

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Remember: If you give in to the impulses to do whatever you want with your life, you’ll become one of those happy, satisfied people you resent so much.

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, the stars confirm that you are correct and it is pretty much as bad as possible.

  • 10 months ago

    The standard Astrologer answer is that the horoscopes that appear in newspapers and magazines are based on what they think is the average age of the reader. 

    They compile a horoscope for someone who should be about average, and then do the daily one based on this "average" reader's natal horoscope, basically one of these for each sun sign. So, the likelihood of all of them doing the same "average" people is already extremely low.

    As for accuracy (even for that "average" in a sign), well, there are about 12 to the power of 30 (or 30 to the power of 12...) possible interpretations of the different parts

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