I don’t usually put much stock in horoscopes. Most are so general they could be applied to anyone, or else so cryptic I don’t understand what they’re saying.

But there’s one I read regularly that so far has been pretty on the ball though I don’t realize it till after the fact. For instance for January:

As the holidays fade into memory, you seem very excited about the idea of being able to perk up the look of your home. It might be that an ad for a sale on beautiful furniture or linens has caught your eye and suddenly sparked your imagination. It’s also possible that you received cash or a gift certificate from Santa last month that will allow you to splurge on a few new things for home.

When I read this earlier this month, I thought, Not me, I don’t need anything for my apartment. I had indeed received a small bonus in December, which I planned to spend on beauty products, books, CDs, etc.

Then after I came back from L.A. and I was going through my mail, I by chance glanced through the Crate & Barrel catalog and spotted the infamous desk, and by week’s end I had it.

My horoscope also said:

This development will happen as a result of the full moon in home-oriented Cancer, January 3, which will act like a fairy godmother, helping you transform a certain home-related vision into a reality. Not all full moons are this friendly, so be happy that it is, and use it to get things done! This moon will send a golden beam to Uranus, the planet of unexpected developments, so at least some of what transpires will likely surface suddenly, perhaps because you find yourself in the right place at the right time. How lucky!


I checked the others signs to see if she said the same thing about everyone, and she didn’t seem to.

She was also on the ball about the events in my life from 2004 and 2005. She said that 2005 would mark the end of a long, trying time for me – something to do with Saturn – and now everything will be going up for the next, like, quarter of a century.

I see good horoscopes more like therapy rather than predictions of the future. They’re reassuring, a way of confirming the events in my life.


  1. I don’t put much stock in horoscopes either, but she says “This is YOUR year, dear Sagittarius – you have every reason to be excited!” I can hardly wait.

  2. hmm, do i sense some sarcasm, mr. sagittarius?

  3. weeeeiird!! I never know whether a horoscope seems to be playing out because i’m reading too much into things, or because there’s actually some truth to it.

    but it’s nice when it says something happy and good, because no matter if it’s true (or will come true), it just feels good :)

  4. Read mine, with the ability to look back through most of January, mine wasn’t too accurate.

    I have to admit it’s an indulgence of mine to read my daily horoscope.

  5. While 2007 may not be ZF’s year, it’s certainly mine. I’m going to take 2007, and MAKE it my year. It’s about damn time!

    I find astrology so fascinating. Of course you can read into it, but sometimes there are just too many coincidences.

  6. They’re always a great pick me up or a source of inspiration when the timing is right.

  7. I didn’t mean to sound sarcastic, just excited. I guess I failed.

  8. zydeco: i’m sorry! i’ll never doubt your enthusiasm again. ;)