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These people, the believers think that their lives, personalities and characteristic features are shaped by the movements of planets and stars. On the other hand some people think that horoscopes make people believe what they want to believe and the predictions of it are not based on solid evidences.

And some of them think it has bad influence on people that effects them in a very serious way.

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Before getting into the its effects on people, you should know what people think about astrology and how many people believe in it in order to understand the seriousness of the situation. As reported by NSF, it is at its highest level since and Americans are less skeptical of astrology since than. European Commission, a. Even though there is not even one scientific evidence, people tend to think astrology is scientific. This situation should be a cause of attention since it can be seen that people believe something that affects their lives in a bad way. The effects of horoscopes on people can be seen as both positive and negative.

But there are not so many positive ways of it except for its beautiful lies people want to believe so desperately. And the negative ways of it can be seen on people who are believing it in an assertive manner.

Astrology: Why Your Zodiac Sign and Horoscope Are Wrong

These type of situations are some of the biggest characteristic flaws people can have. For example, just because someone has a different type of a horoscope that says it is not a good idea to have friends with people with mismatching zodiac sign, some people suddenly think they will not get along with each other and choose not to be friends with them. The common problem in these situations is that they have all negative effects on people instead of what it should have been.

They miss the opportunities of their lives that could be very beneficial to them and it makes people prejudice one another. I can expect this particular sort of behavior or trait stubbornness, laziness, arrogance, etc.

In both cases, the prejudices will cause people to seek out and confirm their expectations. If you cannot think clearly, you cannot function as a human being. I cannot stress this enough. Uncritical thinking is tearing this world to pieces, and while astrology may not be at the heart of that, it has its role. It can be assumed that it is an another example of a characteristic flaw in people that is caused by astrology since it has a bad influence on people that can prevent them from thinking critically.

One of the other characteristic flaws in the believers is that they convince themselves that they have no control in their lives and they cannot change their so-called prewritten fate. They accept every prediction regardless of what their zodiac sign says. For instance just because their daily horoscope says it is not going to be a good day in school for a specific zodiac sign, some people with that zodiac sign tend to choose not to go to school that day.

This is an another example of how harmful believing in horoscopes excessively can be. They can even prevent people getting their education.

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In India, a large quantity of people choose their wives and husbands according to their matching zodiac sign and this tradition is called kundali-matching marriages. Indians think that horoscope matching marriages are essential for having a happy marriage. One other bad influence on people in the kundali-matched marriages, the groom and the bride, meeting with each other for the first time at the wedding day.

They can not know each other before marriage in order to have a happy marriage. Would not it be better if the circumstances were opposite? Of course there are some happy married couples who have been horoscope-matched, but that does not mean it is because what their horoscope had said. It has no influence on people contrary to what people believe. Philip Plait is an astronomer who also runs the excellent Bad Astronomy website. He has made a name for himself as a rationalist and debunker. His casual and easy style defuses any potential animosity in the text.

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