Astrology is one of the most well-known forms of divination and has been used since ancient times to predict important life events as well as love and money. It's an art that can be used to answer your personal questions about anything from your personality traits to your partner compatibility with you, which makes it an invaluable tool for many people. However, even though it has its benefits, it does have some major drawbacks that should be dealt with before making a decision about whether or not to incorporate it into your routines.
A big problem is that astrology is more of a belief system than science and because of this, no one can really prove its validity. This creates a lot of skepticism in those who don’t believe in its power but also in those who do. If someone doesn't believe in astrology, they won't think much will come out of it and so they will find themselves unimpressed by the information they receive which could cause them to disregard what they know or this could cause them to look down on others who do use it. On the other hand, if someone believes in astrology their entire outlook can change drastically. They may suddenly feel like everything will turn out right in their lives or they might feel like they are better than everyone else because they have the knowledge that someone else doesn't. One way or another, there is always going to be someone who feels left out and left behind when looking at astrology.
Another problem is that sometimes astrology can be very discouraging for people because there are so many interpretations for each sign and planet placement depending on where the person was born and when which leaves little room for variation. For example, someone might ask about love compatibility between themselves and their partner and find out that their Mercury is conjuncting Venus which means less chance for attraction and chemistry within the relationship when there may have been hope otherwise. In cases like these, the person might wonder what's wrong with them instead of realizing that maybe the stars aligned against them which isn't necessarily something they can control. In situations like these, people may need guidance from a professional psychologist rather than an astrologer which would provide them with more concrete answers so they don't needlessly worry about why things are happening in their relationships or other aspects of their life.
There are many different factors to consider when deciding whether or not you want to read your horoscope or consult with an astrologer but here are 15 tips you should keep in mind before making your choice:
1) Realize that astrology is just a form of divination based off broad predictions rather than concrete facts
2) Evaluate how much stock you put into what your horoscope says
3) Consider whether you want to take on more responsibility for yourself by consulting with an astrologer
4) Think about what type of personality traits you have (do you have Mars rising?)
5) Consider how much control you would want over your future (would you prefer following what's written in the stars?)
6) Determine whether you want to delve deeper into psychological problems that could be affecting your life (if astrology tells you this, would you want to deal with it?)
7) Consider how good at reading people you are (can you tell when someone is lying? Do you know how to read body language?)
8) Consider how observant you are (are you able to see patterns or notice trends?)
9) Think about how competent in understanding symbols and signs you are (can you pick up hints from certain objects such as tarot cards?)
10) Remember that some people might be skeptical of astrology (wouldn't want any skeptics around while consulting with an astrologer)
11) Think about whether or not confirmation bias affects how much attention you give to anything related to astrology (does believing in magic make any other occurrence seem more magical? Would being told by an expert feel better than hearing it from random people?)
12) Consider how much time and energy would go into practicing this form of divination (is reading horoscopes enough? Would attending lectures be worth it? Would visiting websites help?)
13) Consider if having bad luck all year matters more than having good luck all year (do both sides matter equally? Do happy memories weigh more heavily against bad memories?)
14) Ask yourself whether seeking out help from an expert sounds like something fun or scary? Is it something exciting or does it make sense?
15) Think about who would benefit most from consulting with an astrologer: You? Someone else? A group?