Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z Is For Zodiac...

Lots of people read their horoscopes, whether they admit it or not. Even if you don't believe what they say, it is still kind of fun and silly to see what your zodiac sign says about you.

Then you have those who are downright superstitious and can't go a day without reading it. Even back in the middle ages, people would comment on births and the signs that came with it.

"Ah, born under a lunar eclipse, this child shall bring darkness..."

"Hmm... born under a red sky at sunset, this child shall have blood on his hands..."

"Born in a basket, under a weeping willow with twenty doves flying around. He'll become a beggar."

I mean really, some of them can be pretty silly. But it played a huge role in people's lives. The zodiac and birth signs became important to people. Peasants and nobles alike would scramble to find the woman who could read their birth signs and tell them their futures.

I actually have zodiac signs and the like for my world, but it isn't something that I elaborate upon. It's there, quietly lurking in the background for when it becomes important.

And that's it, everyone. That's the Z post. We're at the end of the challenge! How'd you do? Did you make it through? Did you have to drop it for whatever reasons? Hey, been there. I've had to quit things before. But good on you for taking up the challenge and giving it your best effort!

See you all tomorrow for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and then again on Friday for the A to Z Reflections post.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Never followed horoscopes.
Last day and you made it! After the IWSG post tomorrow, I think everyone will take a break on Thursday.

M.J. Fifield said...

I love to read my horoscope. I never really took it seriously until one day it told me that a friend was pregnant with a boy. When I found out that was true, I started taking them more seriously.

Jai said...

I enjoy reading my horoscope. I like fortune cookies too.

I made it through A-Z, but the weekends were hard to blog hop as my home computer doesn't always play well with others.

Mel Chesley said...

@ Alex ~ Woohoo! Made it through!

@ M. J. ~ That's cool! I've had a couple be spot on, but usually they're not.

@ Jai ~ Yay for making it through! Boo to the home computer. ;)

Unknown said...

I enjoy reading other people's horoscopes, but reading the scope for a sign that isn't theirs, then watch and smile as they say "oh yea, that's exactly like me" :)

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I used to read the the horoscopes, but not anymore.
You made it to the end of the challenge! Woot!