Every day, I get my daily (and monthly and weekly) HOROSCOPE in my email and I read it religiously, praying it will bring good news. Though I do not BELIEVE in it, I feel I’m stuck with it.
Here is the one I got for this past Monday:
Monday, Aug 15th, 2011 — You may face resistance from friends and colleagues who believe that your current strategy is not a very good one. You don’t mind a bit of healthy sparring, even if someone cajoles you into seeing things from a different perspective. But you’re not as easygoing once you realize that your opponent is not giving up. You are able to heed good advice, but aren’t interested in anyone making critical decisions for you or telling you what to do. Graciously accept the constructive feedback, and then follow your heart.
“Look UP! it’s all written in the stars!”
None of this ACTUALLY happened. Of course not. There is no way of predicting the future. My wife and I are both Aquarius so, logically, our paths should be the exact same ones, right?
This prediction is also contradictory and open ended. Of course, they NEVER tell you EXACTLY what’s gonna happen because nobody fucking knows. Basically it’s telling me that I will not like people telling me what to do. Well, DUH!!! Who the hell enjoys having someone telling them what to do??? If so, what is your problem, are you a masochist of some sort??? And since everybody has a job with a boss who eventually tells you what to do, this prediction ought to happen at some point on a working Monday. But, in case it doesn’t, it also tells me to follow my heart just in case I have the balls to tell my boss to F-OFF. Because that happens too. Like I said, contradictory and open ended.
Now, why in the actual fuck am I still reading this every day? Well, I believe that if it tells me something good is gonna happen, then it is gonna happen. See, there is this thing called: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Let’s say you have a test tomorrow and you’ve been studying your butt off; but, for some reason, you think you will fail. Well, you will fail. The thought of failing will influence your behavior in such a way that you will, in fact, FAIL. The state of mind is everything. So when I get a bad horoscope, I do my best to ignore it and totally and utterly FORGET about it. That way, I only get the good stuff.
When one reads his or her horoscope in the morning, those things are bound to happen because we will MAKE them happen. It’s all a matter of belief. Pretty spiritual stuff, huh?
I find this whole idea of self-fulfilled prophecy damn fascinating. It makes me wonder about the after-life and our perception of the world as a whole. You know, I heard about this idea that the world could be a projection of our collective consciousness and all that, I think that’s related. For the afterlife, it makes me wonder… If someone believes in heaven, then, perhaps just based on the fact that they believe in a happy afterlife, they might actually get one once they die? And if they believe in hell and judge themselves sinful, perhaps they go into their own mind-created Hell too? What if you believe in nothing? Do you just cease to exist?
What is the true extend of our mind power? Is there a collective consciousness? What is your experience with Self-Fulfilled prophecy?
I can’t wait to see what YOU think!