Horoscopes

January 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Fairfax asked me late last year to look at my horoscope for 2012, and comment on if it came true. I regard as being about as reliable as Winston Peters, so my comments were:

I thought my semi-neurotic workaholic mode was due to the fact I hate being bored. But it seems it was the retrograde influence of the transit of Mars. Personally I enjoy retrograde influences but am unsure whether Mars can explain the fact I have been neurotically workaholic for the last 23 years. If so, Mars has a lot to answer for.

I’m more happy with the fact that Neptune was responsible for me not settling for anything less than my true soul mate. Sadly, excess alcohol has proven this wrong on several occasions this year. I can’t say that I am convinced that Saturn was responsible for my relatively frugal 2012. I tend to blame the rather large mortgage I have with the BNZ.

I think I can honestly say I have not read a horoscope for a couple of decades!

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12 Responses to “Horoscopes”

  1. Mary Rose (393 comments) says:

    As if we don’t have the nanny state telling us how to live our lives – the blinking planets want in on the act, too?

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  2. TheContrarian (1,091 comments) says:

    Astrology is a pseudo-scientific scam.

    There is no possible way it can work.

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  3. KiwiGreg (3,259 comments) says:

    I’m just glad they are focusing on the issues.

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  4. Mary Rose (393 comments) says:

    TheContrarian – spoken like a true Libran, I’d say.

    (Or possibly Cancerian. Or Gemini with Pisces rising in the something or other)

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  5. TheContrarian (1,091 comments) says:

    Carl Sagan lamented in The Demon Haunted World that every newspaper in the Western world has a daily horoscope but no daily science piece.

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  6. Pete George (23,685 comments) says:

    I find the stars quite accurate sometimes, when I look up at the sky they tell me it’s night time. And if it’s too dark to see them that’s also a sign that it’s night.

    Talking of looking into the future, Brian Edwards is not happy with inaccurate predictions. Just looking out the window – can the New Zealand Metservice really do any better?

    I suggested that the weather was a greater socialist leveler, that all people are equally rained on – if they don’t have flash umbrellas.

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  7. KiwiGreg (3,259 comments) says:

    Just like pretty much every person can tell you their star sign although many will not know their blood type.

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  8. Mary Rose (393 comments) says:

    >every newspaper in the Western world has a daily horoscope but no daily science piece.

    Because no-one’s going to say to their friends: “Hey, what’s it say about organic chemistry today, then?”
    “Yeah, read it out, I could do with a laugh.”
    (Every newspaper also has a crossword, thinking about it…)

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  9. Rich Prick (1,727 comments) says:

    Lucky meat: Mince.

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  10. chiz (1,164 comments) says:

    The Earth’s axis has actually shifted a bit since the Babylonians invented astrology. As a result there are, in some astronomers views, now technically 13 signs in the zodiac. In their view, anyone born Nov 29 and Dec 17 is an Ophiuchus.

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  11. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    I regard astrology as being about as reliable as Winston Peters

    I recall after one General Election when Jim Anderton was asked which way he thought Winston would go and Jim replied by asking the interviewer if they had a ouija board.

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  12. duggie (28 comments) says:

    I’m a Pisces, and astrologers have actually proven that all Pisces share a common trait: We don’t believe in Astrology.

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