khalid Final thesis - Effects of zodiac signs on personality 1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Overview The zodiac signs have existed for hundreds of

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Effects of zodiac signs on personality 1CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. OverviewThe zodiac signs have existed for hundreds of thousands of years. They are very old signsthat people looked for guidance in earlier days. Nowadays, thousands of people check theirhoroscopes every day to find out what will bad or good will happen these days. Many people inthe world these days read horoscope columns in magazines, Newspapers and mostly on internet(Groome, 2016). Some people read them casually as well as for entertainment purpose onlyhowever some people believe that zodiac signs or astrology has scientific status and can offerreal insight into personality as well as event. Astrology is the belief that the positions of planetsas well as stars have an effect on person’s personality, environment, and mood depending onwhen he was born. Astrologers publish horoscopes in magazines and newspapers that areaccording to by birth date. These horoscopes make forecasts in people's personal lives, portraytheir personalities as well as give them suggestions; all according to the astronomical bodiesposition. In astrology, the sun’s position at the time of person’s birth finds out the sign of sun or,as it is more usually known as the star sign or zodiac sign (Steyn, 2011). The sun is believed verysignificant in astrology; it rules personality willpower and is essential to who a person is andwhat they are about. The place of the other planets at the time when a human being was born alsohas an impact on how they act or behave, but it is the position of sun and the position of otherplanets, that is taken into account when assessing a personality of a person. There has been muchdebate over the validity of astrological signs and if they indeed give away our traits andpersonalities. Though scientific studies have remained "inconclusive," many people swear by thecompatibility of their astrological sign in regards to their personality type. Though we cannotprove that the sun's rotation affects our genetic make-up or wiring, the fact that astrology has
Effects of zodiac signs on personality 2remained a constant theme in many cultures can't be disputed. The fact is that our ancestorslooked to the stars and planets in an attempt to determine their destinies must still meansomething to people today because astrology and horoscopes are more popular than ever. Thereare those who are extremely engrossed in the study of astrological signs, and others who knowvery little about it, or think its complete rubbish (Sugarman, et al., 2011).All of the twelve astrological signs are divided up into four elements: Fire, Water, Earth,and Air. These four elements are all vital to life as we know it. Each person has an astrologicalsign unique to their date of birth - or the time in which the sun makes the majority of its transitaround this sign. Astrology uses a set of rules about the relative positions and movements ofheavenly bodies to generate predictions and explanations for events on Earth and human

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