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Check It Out: Let the sun and stars be your guide

By Jan Johnston
Published: April 27, 2024, 6:05am

Do you read your daily horoscope? I used to, back in my twenties, but as time passed and life became busier and more complicated, I decided that checking my horoscope was not worth the effort. Moving forward several decades, I still don’t check my horoscope. But I’ll admit to being curious about astrology and would like to learn more about it.

Can the stars and the moon and the sun really influence a person’s destiny? There are times when I like to think so, and perhaps that is why I cannot completely discount astrology. It’s a practice that has been around for thousands of years, and whether you believe in astrology or not, it continues to be popular and important in many cultures. While it may have been an overused pickup line during the 1970s, it cannot be denied that many of us still want to know the answer to the question “What’s your sign?” When I meet someone and find out that we share the same zodiac, it’s a point of commonality, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

If you share my curiosity about how the positions and movements of celestial objects can explain and predict our personalities and behaviors, consider reading one or more of the books in today’s reading list.

My sign? Capricorn. My zodiac symbol is the sea goat which is half-goat and half-fish. I’m supposed to be grounded and practical with a secret wild side.

Is it true? This sea goat will never tell.

  • “The Astrology Companion: The Portable Guide for Using the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose” by Tanaaz Chubb.
  • “Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life” by Carole Taylor.
  • “Chinese Astrology: Forecast Your Future from Your Chinese Horoscope” by Man-Ho Kwok and Martin Palmer.
  • “Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book” by Llewellyn Publications.
  • “Llewellyn’s Sun Sign Book” by Llewellyn Publications.
  • “A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for Our Destiny in Data” by Alexander Boxer.