November 28, 2012

The Art of Not Taking Your Horoscope Too Seriously. ~ Erik Oakenshield

Photo credit: The Cleveland Kid

Not everyone reads their horoscope every day or at all for that matter, but there are many who do.

For those who do read their horoscopes every day, it can be a crucial part to putting a little bit more purpose into how we live each day. To the uninitiated, a horoscope can seem like a presentation of one’s literal future or how their day will shape up. This just isn’t true.

Reading your horoscope can be quite a joy, but it takes a little practice to learn how to make the most of it.

Here are some pro tips that will help guide you through understanding your daily dose of astrology.

Use it as a guide, not a “to do” list.

Horoscopes range from the general to the specific If you have a prediction for a strong chance of finding love that day, don’t, by any means, go up to every lady or guy on the street and ask them out on a date and be disappointed if they all say “no.”

Make sure that you take the information and apply it to your daily struggles, rather than use it as an excuse to make everything in the prediction come true.

Don’t panic.

Locking yourself indoors or calling in sick to work if it predicts that something “bad” or “unlucky” will happen to you that day is not the way to go. Use any “bad” omens as a pro tip from the stars to keep you on your toes for that day.

Look on the bright side: if you didn’t know something bad was coming, you would be more surprised when it does. Act normal. Proceed with caution!

Bring your best attitude.

Go with the flow when you receive any news, good or bad. You can benefit just as much from knowing about upcoming bad news as you can from good news

Reach for the stars.

When a horoscope predicts that you will have a “creative” or “light-hearted” streak that day, embrace it! Make those bursts of brilliance enhance your day. It could be the tipping point on finishing that novel or painting or that backyard project you’ve been meaning to do for so long.

Have fun.

Don’t worry about your horoscope predictions. Unless they predict that your horoscope prediction will get you down in the dumps that day, then take them all in stride. Have fun and enjoy the glimpse of the supernatural into your daily challenges.

Unlock the mystery behind your actions.

If you’ve ever stopped and wondered “why am I acting so strangely today?” or are feeling extra angry or happy on a particular day, look to your horoscope. You can learn a lot about how your moods are affected on a daily basis from your readings and that will help you to not be blindsided the next time you’re feeling different on a particular day.

Discover your past.

If you’ve ever been curious about where your personality came from, you need look no further than the day of your birth. A proper horoscope reading that takes into account the exact alignment of all your celestial influences can be a great insight into the nature of your personality.

Now, you don’t have to take every word written about you as gospel, but it can be a fresh perspective on the nature of how you act and how your personality came to fruition.

Read your boss’s horoscope to get ahead at work.

It may seem a bit weird or unheard of to read your boss’s horoscope, but it can be a perfect way to get a little more of an edge into understanding how your boss’s brain works. If you can get into their head, so to speak, you have a better chance of getting on their good side and moving up in the world.

You don’t have to read too much into the horoscope, but the right amount of insight can be the difference between ending up in the mail room or a corner office.

Go gambling.

If your horoscope says that you will be lucky in the next week, or that you will come into money soon, then that may be the perfect time to take a vacation to go gambling. While the horoscope isn’t in any way guaranteeing that you will walk away a winner, having a bit of a good frame of mind is the perfect way to approach the gaming tables.

You never know, Lady Luck just might actually be on your side and you never would have gone if it weren’t for your horoscope. At the very least, buy a lottery ticket just for fun. Plus, horoscopes mostly include your lucky numbers for the day, so you might as well use those for your lottery pick.

Take a vacation (or a stay-cation).

Your horoscope can be a perfect excuse to take a fun vacation. If your horoscope says that you have adventure or relaxing times ahead, then you should use that as a great excuse to take a few days off and indulge yourself in a nice vacation.

You don’t have to go all the way to Tahiti, but you can just rent some movies or video games, buy some pizzas and snacks and lock yourself away in your entertainment room for a great (and well-deserved) stay-cation in order to recharge your batteries.

While it’s ok for one to love their horoscope, it’s not ok to expect that your horoscope will predict exactly how your day or year will go. The beauty of the horoscope is that it tells you how your planets are aligned and how the forces of the universe are going to possibly affect you for the day, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a choice in the matter.

You always have a choice to take control of your day.

Your horoscope is there to help guide you in the best way to do that, so, heed this advice and subscribe to your favorite online horoscope feed or check out your local newspaper. Empowered with the ability to unlock the potential of your horoscope, you will be able to embrace every day in the best way.

If you’re looking for an Art Nouveau Tarot reading, or Western Zodiac horoscope, then author and Druidic practitioner Erik Oakenshield is the man for the job. A true modern renaissance man, Erik has more than a decade of experience under his belt. He can also be seen writing for Oranum, a worthy site for horoscope readings.



Editor: Jamie Morgan

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