Wanna know your Rashee?

There was a time when I was hooked to the Linda Goodman’s book of sun-signs, and every time I developed a liking for someone I’d use it as ready reference to check our compatibility! I’m a Virgo, and it gave me a high when I read something good about myself…practical, perfect, caring, compassionate and all. Wow!

I had memorized what sun-signs I’d get along with and very foolishly and blatantly I sometimes asked people their birthdates before being friends with them. I made it a point to read my horoscope first thing in the morning, and would actually shift my plans, if I could, if the day didn’t have my best interests in store for me.

Over the years my obsessive nature has drastically changed, thankfully. I’ve witnessed over and over again that this whole ‘astrology’ business is good for fun, but when taken too seriously, it can take the better of your judgement. Judging someone on the grounds of his sun-sign is not just incorrect, it’s unfair to that person. There are other things like the birth-time, family, genes or the surroundings that have a bearing on the kind of person someone is. In that case, why bother?

With due respect to the science, I’d say it’s rather far-fetched and artificial. I’ve seen people go to extreme limits to refurbish their dangling careers or save their dying family members by falling prey to the gimmicks played by so-called learned men and astrologers. It is childish on our part to put our faith in this make-believe story, and I’ve come to detest it from the core.

What would’ve happened had we paid any heed to the advice of that astrologer who’d suggested a different career option for us? Would it do us any better to add or remove a letter from our name, or change it altogether? One need not ask these questions and muse about what our future holds for us. It is more about what you can do yourself, than what your stars up there can do for you.

I’d read that Virgos and Arians are not the best match. It’s amusing since my husband’s an Arian, and we’re doing just fine! Evidently, it’s indicative, but not conclusive. It can show you the way, walking on it or not should be your call.

What’s your take on this??


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12 thoughts on “Wanna know your Rashee?

  1. Of course astrological predictions are not the absolute ones to follow and depend upon for everything in life. These are just indications. If at all possible take care or shift plans but not by going much further to an extent where you stop living your life and start depending on your stars only !As for me,honestly,I haven't read Linda nor have I ever consulted any "jyotshi" and to your surprise H is an astrologer but not by professions obviously..but his predictions have always come true in all the cases that I have noticed and witnessed..but still I never ask him about my own life,as an individual..and he also refrains from telling me since he believes that it's unfair to read the chart of your loved ones because you get biased somewhere in the heart 🙂

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  2. Could see a teeny weeny bit of me in ur post. I look up daily horoscopes n see what's in store, n forget it if it's bad… But totally depending on it is for the calamitites to happen…It's fun and i think everybody at some point in life reads Linda Goodman, to look up what they are like n other's … But exceptions prove the rule Varsh!cya

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  3. I believe this whole astrology business is part of our growing up. Like we wanted to be a dancer when we saw someone dance beautifully or to be a doctor when we visited our loving family doc..There are many people who blindly follow these things,I've seen it in my own family.And the fact that they try to make me a part of it irks me further.But like PNA said, its alright to read something for fun and then just let go of it. And Nu,you and I are both Virgos, so be assured I think very highly of you 😛

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  4. I too was a great fan of Linda Goodman when I was a teenager, but I never tried to take it that seriously. I found it fun to get a bit of insight on why some people behave the way they do.Though I totally agree with you on the unavoidable impact of genes, upbringing, environment, education and countless similar factors that mold our total self.I believe reading horoscopes for fun is alright but trying to stick to it on a hard and fast basis without optimum knowledge is useless and an unjust approach towards our friends and people around us.

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  5. absolutely agree with you on that………I am fed up with people around running after sun signs and similar stupidity……it says that geminis n scorpions are worst match ever…..i got two examples to prove it wrong my parents and myself…..and touch wood by gods grace we all are doing just fine! 🙂

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  6. @Addy: These things are highly exaggerated.. and its good we ca see through them…or we'd be losing out meeting and sharing our lives with splendid people!

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