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How Accurate Are Horoscopes?

Sarah Said
How Accurate Are Horoscopes?

I can't lie - I'm super into astrology.

There's something about possibly knowing the future and having special insight into your life that is both exceptionally fascinating and freaky. Way way freaky (see link for extremely low-res Lizzie McGuire movie reference). The reason I keep adamantly reading horoscopes is due to their never-failing accuracy - and perhaps partially due to I have problems. I usually relate 100% to each element of the stars' predictions and get embarrassingly excited (which tends to results in me screaming "YASSSSS" and then proceeding to like every astrological post on Twitter) because I feel like the planets understand me on a deeper level and for a split second contemplate if my true destiny is to start a career as an astronaut and become one with space.

That being said, there is always a little seed of doubt in my head - like am I the only Pisces that relates to this situation? Because, let's face it, if we are all going through the same issues at the same time we should totally be meeting routinely at a Starbucks somewhere and already be organizing a group vacay.

I decided the best way to go about this investigation was to ask 12 other women of each sign to tell me how they feel about relationships, finances and their careers at the moment and compare their responses to horoscope.com's daily advice. So, are horoscopes accurate? You decide!

ARIES

CURRENT STATUS

This month I've hit a bit of a lull--and as an Aries, I don't do well with lulls. I need excitement and challenge, and being home and without a focus is just about my worst nightmare. I'm jobless until June, and to fill my time I've been tackling everything I've neglected all year: my cooking skills, my junk drawer, sorting out my finances. Being home for the summer has also done a number on my love life--so much for the freedom of the city. Now I'm backing to awkwardly running into my high school crushes at the farmer's market. "Hey, Alex. Congratulations on your degree. Enjoy your arugula!" Never satisfied with sitting still, in all of this free time I am "relaxing" by mapping out my summer. I can't stay sitting for long!

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

An opportunity to travel with a partner or colleague could come your way, perhaps for business. Any travel planned or begun today is likely to go well and bring you whatever results you hope for. Whatever it is you're planning, Aries, it should excite your enthusiasm and optimism for your future success. Business and personal relations with others should be warm, cordial, and stimulating. Make the most of it!

TAURUS

CURRENT STATUS

Love is in the air this month! It's filled with quality time and fun activities with my partner, friends and family. Finances feel like they could peak this month due to hard work and motivation! Career path seems a bit up in the air, with being unsure on what career path I should take and where my current path is leading me. This month I'm left confused, unsure and not at ease. 

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Digging up an old idea or reviving a half-finished project could bring promising and surprising results. If you feel inspired to return to a plan that seemed to be going nowhere, after a little tweaking it could bring spectacular results this time around. The same applies to creative projects for which you may rediscover your enthusiasm and finish with a resounding flourish. If a love relationship has stalled, Jupiter's forward motion could see it picking up steam again in the weeks ahead.

GEMINI 

CURRENT STATUS

This month in terms of relationships, I’m feeling quite hopeful and excited to meet new people with summer coming up. I’m not too caught up on being in a relationship anytime soon so I’m pretty happy being single for now. With finances, I’m also feeling quite hopeful since I’ve been working a lot more and I’ve been quite careful with how I’m spending my money as I’m trying to save for once! Since I have a lot more time for myself currently, I have more time to reflect on my career and my passions so I’m feeling pretty good about that but also slightly anxious for the soon approaching moment where I have to go and get a real grown up job.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Hidden information and buried secrets may come to light in the week ahead. The reason is that the focus on your mystical and spiritual sector could encourage you to unburden yourself regarding events that need processing. If there's something on your conscience that you've never told a soul, this might be a good time to reveal it, providing you can find someone you trust enough. On another note, giving your imagination free rein could bring lucrative and creative ideas your way.

CANCER

CURRENT STATUS

In terms of work I've been getting the better end of things by getting out of my comfort zone and putting my opinions forward. In terms of relationships I've been through different emotions, and by going with my gut feeling and again speaking up, I do find myself in a happier position. Overall this is suppose to be a good year for me in personal, love, and career; it already excites me to see my career working out very well so far, and I'm only anxious to see what else is in store for my personal and love life.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

If you have grievances to voice about your love life, Cancer, this is the day to speak up. Indeed, anything less than total honesty won't be tolerated today. You can expect to confront the “other," whether mate, friend, or family member, on the basis of truth and righteousness. Know that you'll command their attention! But be careful that the weight of your words doesn't surpass that of your thoughts.

LEO

CURRENT STATUS

Finance and career are struggling like I've returned to the same job for the third year and I still haven't gotten a raise and not many hours yet cause it's early in the season. Also I haven't been given many opportunities to excel in my field recently. Relationship wise I've been extra social with a friend from work and have lots planned for the upcoming weekend but romantically I'm in a drought cause I won't see my boyfriend for 6 weeks but time is slowly but surely passing. 

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Why not go directly to the heart of the problem, Leo? This could be the question you've been asking yourself concerning a commitment to a cause that's important to you. Even if your life seems too far removed to support this cause, this just might be the time to make the leap. In any case, these kinds of leaps of faith tend to occur during days with this kind of planetary energy.

VIRGO

CURRENT STATUS

Quite strange actually but I'm feeling quite fearless right now! The reason why is because I used to let fear get the best of me, what I mean by that is that instead of taking different pathway to success or happiness, I would stay on the same pathway and take 5 or 10 steps backwards because I really didn't want to see myself fail, get rejected, hurt or struggle. I told myself one day that enough is enough and that I'm going to take that other pathway and I'm not going to let fear stop me and thank god I did because it was a breath of fresh air, I had new career opportunities waiting for me as well as a cute relationship.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

If you feel you've been held back lately by unfortunate timing, this should end starting Monday as Jupiter pushes forward in your sign. Good things may start to come your way as a result, and you'll realize that all those opportunities you thought had passed you by really haven't. Stay alert, as they could start arriving soon! A focus on your travel sector suggests that any detours or snafus you encounter on a trip could result in new and exciting encounters and discoveries.

LIBRA

CURRENT STATUS

Romantic relationships are always a lost cause for me because single for life but maybe seeing someone who I thought was unattainable in a new light? In terms of friendships, I just like spending time with people I know I’ll have fun with and whose company I enjoy. Financially I am making more money but need to remember that money isn't just for seeing something in the moment and buying based on impulse, because there are a lot of things I want to do further into the future that will require the income I'm making now. Career wise there have been setbacks in terms of finding my perfect job (actually internship but ya know), but I feel like if I'm patient, I'll find the position that's perfect for me because I've been waiting for my dream job for so long.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Your ideas about life are going through some radical changes. None of the givens that you've always taken for granted apply any more, Libra. Rather than lament the changes, grow from them. So don't drag your feet! Stand up and move ahead. This is no time for a vacation. You have some rebuilding to do.

SCORPIO

CURRENT STATUS

Well when it comes to relationships I think that sometimes "soul mates" don't necessarily end up together and not everything lasts forever. Relationships end and life goes on but thats just part of life. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, so if a relationship ends it's because it wasn't meant to be but that doesn't mean you'll never find someone that will care as much for you, or even more, ever again you know? There's plenty of fish in the sea! When I think of careers and finances I think of success. Not necessarily driving a nice car and living a "lavish" life but more being in control of your life, having achieved your goals, and possibly having reached financial freedom (no debts etc.). I think that all of this take effort and persistence and you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. It takes time to get to where you want to be, but with the right mind set and attitude I think anything is possible and all your hard work will be worth it in the end!

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Your creative talents should be operating at an all-time high today, Scorpio. You might be offered an opportunity to earn some money putting them to use. Your excitement and enthusiasm are likely to ensure that you'll do the best you possibly can and earn a lot of approval from those around you. Your intuition is also operating at a high level, boosting your imagination and relations with others. Enjoy your day!

SAGITTARIUS

CURRENT STATUS

Relationships wise I've been lacking in this month considering school is over and I'm back home far from friends! Finance wise totally out of the blue I've gotten a super large scholarship so finances are great! And career wise lots of work opportunities have come up recently for the future but as of right now it's been pretty slow and relaxing.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Your stroll through the universe of possibilities that you so love has come to an end, Sagittarius. It's time for you to come back to Earth and join the rest of us. You have more hope than most people, like the good Sagittarius that you are. You understand that we need your imagination and courage regarding the future! Today you may have to make an important professional decision.

CAPRICORN

CURRENT STATUS

I feel good about relationships although I haven't seen my boyfriend in two weeks I'm looking forward to seeing him! Finances are down the drain, just paid off the rest of rent so I need to start working asap. Career is good! Still working on side projects other than school which gives me opportunities to meet and network.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

You must have felt the pressure rising in the past week. Intense, isn't it? Do you have a job to finish at the last minute? Is there some ill humor or misunderstanding among your relations? Are you dissatisfied with yourself? Today you can make a fresh start, complete with good resolutions. You thought you'd worked hard enough, but guess what? The task is only beginning!

AQUARIUS

CURRENT STATUS

Relationships are currently messy. Financially things are going slow but hopefully will pick up because of new beginnings at potential new job.

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

There's some likelihood that your heart will flutter as certain plans begin to be realized. If you have your heart set on someone who seems impossibly remote, or you're hoping to transform and improve an existing love relationship, the day ahead will enable you to make strides toward this goal, but not without some mishaps. Be prepared to tackle a crisis or two, Aquarius!

PISCES

CURRENT STATUS

For relationships I would say good and exciting because my boyfriend and I live closer to each other now. Finances aren't very good since I haven't found a job yet. Career I would say good because I am volunteering which will help me in terms of my career later on!

HOROSCOPE ADVICE

Although the forecast is stormy, the day ahead may give you an opportunity to free yourself from your family, literally or figuratively. Be wary even if the course seems clear to you. You could be in danger of being swayed by a powerful person. The resolutions you make today could have a major impact on your future.