Well, it’s that time of year again. No, not best wishes, holiday cheer or new year’s resolutions. While a curmudgeon has resolutions, few have cheer or well wishes attached. No, it’s time for your new year’s horoscope.
Have you bothered to read your horoscope lately? In ancient times (pre-internet), we had to rely upon newsprint. Today, there are numerous on-line sources just as irrelevant. On whatever day you were born, there is a paragraph of platitudes interspersed with just a dash of concern. In some way, every one born on that day finds something with which to agree.
Here are a few random samples:
“You might expect to receive the support you need today, but it could be withdrawn at the very last minute. Change is in the air and soon you won’t be able to go back to where you were.”
“Today’s Sun/Pluto square is like a searchlight that finds you at the right moment and a million little circumstances open the way to success. Tonight, ensure that feelings aren’t attached to old illusions that aren’t relevant to who you are and the person you are with now.”
“We may grow tired of the emotional intensity today as our thoughts push into new territory. The Moon’s shift into clever Gemini at 7:47 am EDT makes it difficult for us to turn off the constant flow of words. However, an awkward Venus-Uranus alignment has us longing for some quiet.”
Say what?! Get to the point!!
Will I be rich/poor; famous/infamous; handsome/ugly; loved/unloved? It’s all nonsense. I have carried it to an extreme by creating a new abbreviated daily horoscope based on the birthday of one notable individual. I call it the Curmudgeon’s Horrorscope.
Here’s a one day random horrorscope for each month:
January 8 – Elvis Presley – You are well known for your social and charming personality but mostly for your hips and the way you move them. People are naturally drawn to you and actively seek your company even after death.
February 12 – Abraham Lincoln – Against all odds, you’ll grow up to achieve great success but everyone will think that you’re not qualified for the job. Stay away from theaters.
March 31 – Johann Sebastian Bach – You are a musical genius but no one will notice until after you’re dead. To make up for this, you will have many children.
April 20 – Adolph Hitler – Uh Oh! Things don’t look good for you (or anyone around you for that matter).
May 16 – Tori Spelling – You will (after numerous alterations) have a fabulous figure and inherit big bucks but still look like a handsome horse with lipstick.
June 8 – Kanye West – You are destined to make a zillion bucks as a musician, artist and producer; marry a voluptuous woman; have a beautiful baby. You still won’t smile.
July 21 – Ernest Hemingway – You will write. It will be good. You will drink. You will die alone, in the dark.
August 21 – Usain Bolt – You are celestially influenced by the power of our Sun and ruled over by the planet Jupiter’s authority. Translation – you’re fast; real fast; leave others in the dust fast!
September 25 – Barbara Walters – Determination gets you fame, fortune and your own TV show along with a lisp.
October 1 – Randy Quaid – You will always wish that you were as good looking as your sibling. If you have no siblings, then you will just wish you were good looking.
November 5 – Roy Rodgers – Two thoughts; horses and fast food. Just don’t combine them!
December 18 – Joseph Stalin – Hate to end the year on a sour note but things don’t look good for you either (see April 20th).
Great post. I often wonder similar things when reading my horoscope and, yes, I did read my 2015 edition at New Years. Don’t ask me what it was about, I have no idea.
“Having no idea” is probably as close as you’re going to get to an accurate horoscope.
Being that you have one of Cincinnati’s finest, that one got the biggest chuckle. But the question is, who?
Happy New Year to you!
I would give an answer to “who” but, as you know, I don’t do research.
Best horoscopes I ever read – you truly have a gift! But no wonder you’re feeling curmudgeonly if Uranus is out of alignment. 😉
When my mechanic told me I needed a rear-end alignment, I thought he meant my car.
giggling about short sighted horrorscopes and thinking about charts and the real effort it takes to even get close to a ‘real’ one
It is an art. Translation: It is a scam.
Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
Pretty much nails it.
I think I have this horoscope thing down pat.
Oh, my, I think you have a new calling. You should start a blog writing horoscopes. People will come from all over to read your prescient words. What a sage you are!
Why, thank you. I am a sage who pedals horoscopes, snake oil, used cars, double your money back…