By Jessica Snow,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
Coincidence or truth, think back to at least one time where your horoscope was spot on. When it comes down to it, are you a daily reader, check it out every once in a while reader or are you a not even waste your time non-reader? How is it that your birthday can fall into one of 12 signs that can determine your path through life? Questions I’ve always asked myself because my life as a Gemini feels exactly right.
Researching most suited careers, I found ideal jobs for a Gemini include exploration, novelist, journalism, publicist, sculptor, artist, musician, announcer and other work that “would bring them in contact with the public on a regular basis.” Funny, because I’ve been writing since I was six and picked up the flute at the age of 10 and over the years have also learned clarinet, piano and guitar like it was second nature. Some would say it’s just say of course since I’m reading that, I’d see similarities and automatically think it’s right.
Stemming from the Greek language, “Astrologia” meaning “star study” and “Horoscopos,” meaning “hour watcher,” the history of the horoscope dates back to 626 B.C. where the oldest record of any astrological data was dated. Astrology’s purpose is identifying personality, strong points and weak points in an individual’s life based on the placement of the planets and their location at the precise moment of each person’s birth.
Each of the 12 signs possesses characteristics that are widely spread and distributed in daily, weekly or monthly horoscopes you read in your local paper. The majority of astrological writers for newspapers use the most basic way of figuring out the information needed. After doing a little bit of research, I learned that some writers use a computer program and the skill most needed for that is the ability to decipher the given information.
How do you match up to your given sign? Does it suit you well, or do you think you were born under the wrong one? I often joke that the reason my son was one month premature was because with his personality; there was no way he was a Gemini. The sign of Taurus fits him perfectly.
Either you believe or you don’t, but looking into the history of the subject and how it’s evolved over many thousands of years is the most interesting part.