A horoscope for many is a cute little tid bit that you see in magazines or pursue in one’s spare time for fun. Using a horoscope as a pastime is nice and all. And I applaud those who find a bit of happiness from their horoscope in that way. However, many people use their real life horoscope as a tool within their day to day life. And there are even more people who want to do so but have no real way of understanding where to start. So, here are ten ways to use your horoscope
Don’t Take Everything at Face Value
Many people make the mistake of trying to apply their real life horoscope precisely as is and take it without any thought. While some signs within your horoscope can be a bit too obvious just to shrug off, it’s essential to examine the subtleties of your horoscope. Just like you are a multifaceted human being with many different aspects and parts that make up a larger whole, your horoscope is just as complex and nuanced as you are. Try to think about the things your horoscope is trying to tell you by guiding yourself through meditation or letting it sit in the back of your head. The answers will come to you.
Use Common Sense and Reason
Sometimes your real life horoscope might point you to signs that don’t always add up together. There can be some signs within your stars that conflict with each other. It can be hard to sort through things that don’t always seem to add up with your personality type, or something that might look a little bit out of character for you. Hell, going deep into the nitty-gritty of a real life horoscope, in general, can be an overwhelming process for those who are unfamiliar with all of the moving parts that go into reading. Don’t be afraid to step back and use your common sense to determine what is the best advice to take and what you should leave well enough alone.
Take the Advice but not Literally
The reason why so many people dismiss the idea of taking their real life horoscope so seriously daily is often that they see the advice that the stars are giving to them far too literally. The universe talks to us often in strange and confusing ways, so taking all of its help at face value can often lead people astray and down the wrong path. Try thinking of the advice you are given not in a literal sense, but more abstractly and universally that you might not be understanding.
Use It For Self-Reflection
You will only get as much out of your real life horoscope as you put into it, so don’t try to force it all at once. The universe is not going to respond to you if you scream at it and shake your fists, continually beating your head into the wall. Allow yourself the time to sit down and reflect on the path that the universe is setting out in front of you. Allow yourself to ponder and take in what it is your horoscope is trying to say. Remember, this life you’re given isn’t a race. It’s essential to walk through it with purpose and dedication, not wild flailing about.
Don’t Internalize Too Much
This may be a bit contractionary to everything that has been discussed so far in regards to your real life horoscope. However, it’s always important to remember that balance is essential in all aspects of your life, and that includes your horoscope. If you find yourself getting indeed weighed down by something that your horoscope has said, or a path that your real life horoscope is trying to put you on, perhaps it’s best to take a few steps back and let things happen naturally. Once again, forcing yourself onto the universe will not make things any better. You have to be open, be grounded, and be ready to listen to what it’s trying to say.
Allow Yourself To Meditate
Meditation can be an excellent way for you to get in tune not only with your body and mind but also your spirit. Don’t be afraid to reach out through multiple avenues to find the thing that is spiritually and mentally best for you. Also remember, a real life horoscope is only one of the many different tools out there that you can use to find inner peace within yourself and your day to day life. Whether it’s deep breathing or hour-long yoga sessions, don’t forget to maintain all parts of yourself to be the healthiest you possible to receive the universe’s next significant message.
Ask Yourself If The Source Is Right
There can be a wide variety of sources and ways to interpret and investigate your real life horoscope. From those just starting to those who have been doing this for years, sometimes it’s a good idea to step back and ask you if the source that you’re drawing from is genuinely what is best for you. That’s not to say that one form of interpretation should be overshadowed. Instead, each style and technique of reading the stars can affect a person differently. From time to time, maybe change things up a little bit and see how it feels, and if changing, it has made your horoscope readings any different.
Keep an Open Mind
Not every horoscope reading will be something you identify with, and that’s okay. Perhaps the stars at that moment in time are trying to reach out to someone else who requires help. Or maybe the universe is trying to give you a warning about one of your friends or family. Please keep an open mind and understand that while the world can be there to guide you through your life’s journey, sometimes it also tries to be a vessel of help for other people. Keep an open mind and allow yourself to be a vessel for these messages to help those you care about.
Understand That Not All Horoscopes Are The Same
Everyone is different. Even from person to person, no two horoscopes are the same, and no two readings are alike. While some horoscopes will be helpful and useful for others, they might not be the best for you. What may work for your friend may not be useful to you. Understanding and coming to terms with this can be the first step in a very long process of navigating your horoscope life.
Don’t Take Everything So Seriously
Let’s face it. A horoscope can only take you so far through life. Taking care of yourself through a healthy diet, daily exercise, and a healthy social life is what matters when it comes down to it. Try not to take everything so seriously and instead relax. It will all be okay.