I’ve often wondered if reading my horoscope at the end of the day/month/year would reveal that things actually happened as predicted. I normally read it at the beginning, then hope (or not) that the horoscope is accurate.
Well, with this curiosity in hand, last December 31, 2009, I copied my horoscope for the upcoming year, planning to assess whether it was remotely accurate.
My horoscope (from Calgary Herald I believe) was:
VIRGO You are still feeling the after-effects of the past 12 months and although January's solar eclipse will herald a respite, you may have to wait until late June for definite signs of progress. Because expansive Jupiter and restrictive Saturn are both focusing on your finances for much of the year, you will need to find a balancing point between parsimony and profligacy. With a friend or loved one relying on you for practical, emotional or moral support, your resources will be sorely stretched, especially around the time of April's Saturn-Uranus opposition. The year will end on a higher note than it began but just how high depends on you.
So…. my skepticism aside, this was vague enough for it to predict some well-timed activities with accuracy:
- In late June, the ‘respite’ came in the form of a month-long vacation on Salt Spring Island. So I suppose that was a bit accurate (keeping in mind that it was planned, not accidental).
- Of course finances were a focus since I was facing the end of my 25-year employment relationship
- The year is ending on quite a ‘high note’ as we (family) are travelling to Malaysia over the Christmas and New Year (again this is planned).
All in all, I’d say that the horoscope provided some highlights with a degree of accuracy.
I’m looking forward to 2011’s horoscope with a new enthusiasm… Hmmm, here’s guessing that there will be lots of travel mentioned!