Perfect Predictions


Time to dust down the little blog from its Christmas break and to wish you all a wonderfully Happy New Year.  I hope that 2016 brings all that you wish for.

I love New Year and January is one of my favourite months.  I know that not everyone is the same and that January can sometimes be a bit of an anti-climax after Christmas but I particularly love the fresh start.

The opportunity to plan for the year ahead and all of the motivational material that is around at this time of year is right up my street as I am a big fan of personal development.

However, a question has occurred to me over the last few weeks – particularly so because of the time of year.

Whatever happened to horoscopes?

I can remember as a teen dashing to get the newspaper on 1st January as there would always be a double page spread of horoscopes and ‘the scoop’  one could expect for the year ahead.  In some newspapers there would be a completely separate magazine dedicated to the Zodiac.


There was nothing quite like knowing that finances would get a boost in March whilst love was favoured for the latter part of April.   The fact that September came around and I was still waiting for both is beside the point!

I would always read my horoscope on a daily basis and loved to read books on the subject.  Star signs would often come up in conversation and people would often be referred to as being typical of their star sign.

My realisation is that star signs rarely get a mention these days.

As I thought more about this, it made me wonder when I last looked at my horoscope and whether they were even still present in newspapers and magazines.


To satisfy my curiosity I have had to check and I can report that such columns are still present in some newspapers.  More so in magazines.

This had led me to wondering whether the good old horoscope has gone out of fashion.  Is it simply the preserve of the teenage years or has it been replaced by something else?

If that is the case, whatever happened to the likes of Mystic Meg and Russell Grant.  Have they changed career or are they alive and well predicting our futures in the same way they always did?

Who knows?

Maybe I’m just not that into it anymore whilst everyone else is still fully aligned with their stars.

What I do know is that I failed to check the compatibility of my Scorpio self with my Piscean husband.  Bit late now really considering we have been together for 18 years and have successfully made a Taurean daughter.

No need for Meg and Russell to  remind me of the Scorpio/Taurus firework party!

Did we see that little lot coming back in 1997 I ask myself?

Were you ever a follower of horoscopes?  Perhaps you still are?

Maybe we have reached the demise of interest in horoscopes.  Have we lost interest as a nation?

Perhaps they have been replaced by personal development tools and books like The Law of Attraction, The Secret and those that promise abundance?

Do put me out of my misery and tell me I’m not the only one that has noticed this.

For prosperity, I have checked the outlook for Scorpio for the year ahead and can report the following :


This year you will be treading a highly stimulating path and you will come up with creative ideas based on your inner voice. Your ingenuity will be at its best and you will convert your dreams into actual objects. Your innovative qualities and intuition will be at its peak.

I’ll happily take that – sounds pretty good to me.

Go on, take a look at yours – even if it is for old time sake and a bit of fun.

Would love to hear your predictions!!

Nicky x

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14 thoughts on “Perfect Predictions

  1. I used to check my horoscope too before I got married, just check if I have any luck with love life, lol… Don’t know if there’s any truth to it though, predictions is too broad to tell… Lovely post! #abitofeverything

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  2. Oooh, my kind of blog!
    You’re right, where are the horoscopes hiding?! Did you know there are actually 13 signs in the zodiac? Out of the mouth of Brian Cox! Google it. Tis true, I swear.
    Anyway, I used to love reading all things star signs. Whenever I had a new boyfriend, I used to check my little book of compatibility. I miss those past-times!!
    So, I’m an Aries and my husband is a Scorpio, and we are definitely as per the characteristics defined by our star-signs. Yep, yep, of yeah. It’s all true!! xx

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    1. Hi Annie! Yeeeeeess – checking boyfriend compatibility! It seems we weren’t the only ones. I’m so glad someone else has noticed the absence.

      I did know there was a 13th but that is about all I know. Brian Cox? I’m googling.

      Oh my god the book – you had one too. Most amazing thing ever.

      Thanks for joining in. Nicky X

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  3. I still take a passing interest in my horoscope. I am a Libran so am suppose to be level headed and one to look at both sides of everything. I think that is very accurate. The hubster is a taurean, so bull headed, err not often, but when he does dig his heels in you know about it. I have no idea whether our signs are compatible, but we work together ok xx
    Thanks for sharing, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

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  4. My goodness I used to check my horoscope religiously and my partners! I kind of forgot about them, I’ll take it as a sign that I’m making my own luck 😉 Your year sounds exciting so I think I’ll just be Scorpio for a year.

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