The accuracy of horoscopes continues to be a debate between those who believe and the scientists who doubt the scientific basis of the horoscopes. When the topic of horoscopes is raised, the idea of having similar event happen to different persons just because they have the same zodiac signs is being challenged by the lack of scientific evidence that the planets and stars are involved in the events on earth.
According to the astrologers, because the persons were born under the same signs, they share the same characteristics and the same destiny as indicated by their horoscopes. This belief is being contested by many scientists through various studies on the behavior, characteristics and events in the lives of a controlled sample.
Some researchers explain that the accuracy of the horoscope is greatly affected by the person’s belief in it. This factor also makes it more difficult to study the factuality of the horoscope. During the researches, the events indicated in the horoscope have a large possibility of happening since the person believes in the accuracy of the horoscope. It is the person’s belief in the horoscope that has made the event more likely to happen.
Many religious authorities are also disputing the accuracy of the horoscope. Relying on predictions that have no scientific basis contradicts a person’s faith and the will of the person to do what is right. If the horoscope can determine what will take place in a person’s life, the person will lose the will to exert more effort to work for the better.