I had another one of those unhoroscopes today:
“In one culture, it’s unlucky to wear your clothes inside out. In another, getting married on Tuesday spells relationship doom. You’ve your own ideas on the subject, and they’ll dictate what you’re willing and unwilling to do.”
Here is my idea on this horoscope subject: HOW IS THAT A HOROSCOPE? It’s not a forecast, not a prediction of any future events. What it is, is a factoid (two actually) thrown in with a rather loose opinion.
Willing or unwilling to do? So I may or may not do something? Based on my very own ideas? That pretty much sums up living for…well, pretty much the human race. It’s called free will, Horoscope Writer Person.
I mean, that’s a real job, y’all. Sheesh.
Anyway, I would be even more upset this morning if I hadn’t used one of these unhoroscopes to inspire my post at The Muffin: The Extroverted Introvert (In Other Words, A Writer). So I suppose I did have my own ideas on a subject and I was willing to write about it.
Over at the Muffin today, I opined about a timely reminder, courtesy of my stars.
The LIbran stars, that is. Every once in a while, I’ll read my horoscope and think, “Wow. That’s pretty sage advice.” And then I wonder who actually writes the horoscopes and if I could get that job.
Anyway, now that I’ve piqued your interest, you know you’re sitting there, wanting to find out the sage advice. So go and read the Muffin and feel better about yourself and your writing. But then come back here if you haven’t commented on the Sneaky Art giveaway.
Well, technically you’ll have to comment here if you want to be entered into the drawing. Remember that there are two giveaways, so you have a swell chance of winning either the book or a fun rainy day pack. You have till Fun Friday to enter!
And now I shall leave you with yesterday’s Libra horoscope (which is also pretty darn good advice, especially for the writer type):
“It’s one of those rare times when it’s actually positive to dwell on the past. You’ll learn something. There’s a bit you missed, and when you look back, it will click into place.”
(Seriously. Who writes those things? It’s like a sparkly gem of Zen writer wisdom.)