SHOULD horoscopes be ditched from newspapers?
That was the question posed in a recent opinion poll in the magazine Press Gazette.
Some 50% of the respondents said that they didn’t believe in horoscopes but that they should stay in newspapers because they’re harmless. Another 45% thought they should be scrapped because “they’re fake news”, while only 5% admitted “yes, I believe in them”.
Many newspapers and magazines print horoscopes that claim to give advice and predictions, according to the movements of planets. Astrology, the belief system behind horoscopes, is based around zodiac signs, also known as your star sign – the constellation the sun appeared in when you were born.
For example, those born between 20 April and 20 May have the Taurus star sign. For many people, the daily horoscopes are just a bit of fun, but others think it’s nonsense.