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Raj Bhandari
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Hi everyone,
matching horoscopes for marriage.. do you believe in it ?
Tks
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Originally posted by Raj Bhandari:
Hi everyone,
matching horoscopes for marriage.. do you believe in it ?
Tks


YES


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I listen to them if they're on in the morning and then promptly forget about them.
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I believe in these horoscopes.


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Originally posted by Raj Bhandari:
...matching horoscopes for marriage.. do you believe in it? ...

Yes! I asked about this on an internet forum, and someone assured me it was valid, so now I believe. :roll:


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Personally I've always been partial to reading entrails to help with my important decisions. Nice steaming goat entrails.


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Amit Batra
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Originally posted by marc weber:

Yes! I asked about this on an internet forum, and someone assured me it was valid, so now I believe. :roll:


In the past you could've argued that their forecasts were not always perfect but now they use software that does all the mathematical calculations so we know its accurate.
Tony Alicea
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Ha!

What are you a King or something?! (No disrespect intended!)

Horoscopes were cast for royalty to predict the fortunes or misfortunes of the royal family.

Oh wait, you mean newspaper horoscopes?

Sure I believe in them. Because as everybody knows, there are only 12 kinds of people/personalities.

Thank god for that, right? Imagine if there were 13 kinds of people (or more!?).
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Personally I've always been partial to reading entrails to help with my important decisions. Nice steaming goat entrails.


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Originally posted by Amitabha Batranab:
...now they use software that does all the mathematical calculations so we know its accurate.

No more guesswork!
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They should be termed HORRORSCOPES.
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Amitabha:

With all due respect I must point out that even though all the astronomical (more generally, Physics) calculations today are as exact as the largest number of decimal digits required for, say, the landing of a spacecraft on the Moon by humans, the question remains "do the positions of the planets amongst the fixed stars (Sidereal Astrology) or these positions against the Ecliptic (Tropical Astrology) mean anything?"

That is the question
Aj Mathia
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According to my horoscope, that was charted out way back, I was to die in a accident last year.
Had I did not believe it I would have saved up for a house or 2 by now. Damn


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Aj Mathia
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Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
Ha!

What are you a King or something?! (No disrespect intended!)

Horoscopes were cast for royalty to predict the fortunes or misfortunes of the royal family.

Oh wait, you mean newspaper horoscopes?

Sure I believe in them. Because as everybody knows, there are only 12 kinds of people/personalities.

Thank god for that, right? Imagine if there were 13 kinds of people (or more!?).

Back at India nearly every other person has his horrorscope
written.
This is very different from the weekly/daily stuff you get on the news papers etc.
The predictions get down to the last second when it comes to a persons DOB, and lot of care is take into account about the place of birth and adjustments to the lat,longitude of the place. some astrologers spend days at these calculations considering time changes and what not.

One particular astrologer back at Bangalore, India who was well reputed for his skills, stopped practicing for some time when his daughter eloped with a Muslim boy. :roll:
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Arjunkumar Shastry
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Originally posted by Ajay Mathew:

One particular astrologer back at Bangalore, India who was well reputed for his skills, stopped practicing for some time when his daughter eloped with a Muslim boy. :roll:


Astrologers never claim that they can control the future.Horoscope is vague prediction based on many factors.and they also claim that individual HAS the ability to change these.So if astrologer says that "your death at this year is unavoidable",you can conclude that there might be some health problems etc"They claim based on partially accurate formulae which is not exact science.But I personally know many cases where horocopes predictions came true, for example,couple seperating after 2/3 years of marriage.
Personally I don't believe but after seeing some cases you can't reject fully.How come some astrologers accurately claim(without seeing the person) person's history after seeing the horoscope?They many not clain person's GPA but other financial/intellectual details they find many times accurately.


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R K Singh
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Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
Thank god for that, right? Imagine if there were 13 kinds of people (or more!?).


I read somewhere .. actually there are 13 zodiac signs


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Amit Batra
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Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
Amitabha:

With all due respect I must point out that even though all the astronomical (more generally, Physics) calculations today are as exact as the largest number of decimal digits required for, say, the landing of a spacecraft on the Moon by humans, the question remains "do the positions of the planets amongst the fixed stars (Sidereal Astrology) or these positions against the Ecliptic (Tropical Astrology) mean anything?"

That is the question

OFcourse. I was only being silly. There have been numerous scientific studies done on this(by switching forecasts for participants of a particular zodiac with members of other zodiac signs)and in each case the participants were thoroughly convinced that "their" predictions were dead on most of the times. At the end of the day it seems its more like wishful thinking and a combination of making people hear what they want to hear. Astrologers in my view take advantage of our human weakness to have our egos stroked every now and then. I remember watching a television show where people would call in and consult an astrolger. A woman called up to ask about her son. This is what the conversation was like. After getting the date and time of birth. The guys feeds it into his laptop and is all like....my gawwdd such presence your son has, hes very very intelligent. I can tell. Its in his charts, the planets are positioned in all the right houses. His only problem is his lack of concentration, he gets distracted too early, he also has some stuff on his mind from the past that he needs to let go. He needs to know if he just concentrates he can do anything he sets his mind to. He has a temper problem at times too that he could work a little on. This is indicated with the 10th house of his 4th planet of the 3rd kind. Also he can get frustrated sometimes, he shouldn't get frustrated. Also tell him to take care of your diet, eat healthy, I can see you tend not to do that sometimes judging by your date of birth. Other than that hes very smart, he does have a weakness that he trusts people too easily, He also tends to get too emotional at times blah blah. These guys are good psychologists sure but clairvoyant me hardly thinks so.
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To paraphrase the Lockhorns, I might have believed them until I realized mine was different every day.


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Raj Bhandari
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I'm thinking even if horoscope predictions are accurate.. then shouldn't twins have the same fates ? bcos their dob(date of birth), tob and pob are all same ?
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siva kumar
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Hi...

Believe this

Sometime back my mother gave my horoscope to a famous astrologer, the same night after seeing my horoscope he died... pity he was only 40.

From then on.. I started believing in my horo(HORROR)scope.
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by siva kumar:
Hi...

Believe this

Sometime back my mother gave my horoscope to a famous astrologer, the same night after seeing my horoscope he died... pity he was only 40.

From then on.. I started believing in my horo(HORROR)scope.




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R K Singh
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Originally posted by Raj Bhandari:
I'm thinking even if horoscope predictions are accurate.. then shouldn't twins have the same fates ? bcos their dob(date of birth), tob and pob are all same ?


twins cant have the same fate.
Apart from day and place, time also matters and no twin can born at the same time.
Nik Arora
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Originally posted by siva kumar:
Hi...

Believe this

Sometime back my mother gave my horoscope to a famous astrologer, the same night after seeing my horoscope he died... pity he was only 40.

From then on.. I started believing in my horo(HORROR)scope.



 
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