What Is A Horoscope?

When one thinks of a horoscope, they typically picture a prediction of the future. Take Instagram horoscopes for example, which generally consist of a simple image with a zodiac sign and a vague prediction for them. In actuality, the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “horoscope” is simply “an astrological forecast.” To further explain this, an article published on The Planets Today defines a horoscope as an astrological chart or diagram as a depiction of the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects, and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as a person’s birth. The word ‘horoscope’ is derived from the Greek words hora and scopos meaning “time” and “observer”. We generally take ‘a horoscope’ to mean an astrologer’s prediction of our future. Using your astrological placements at the time of your birth can help you with many things in life, and many look up to the stars for guidance.

To learn more about horoscopes and astrology, be sure to read the next issue of The Echo.