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Can Your Horoscope be Wrong? (Here’s What Research Says)

Your horoscope can be wrong.

There can be many reasons for it. Following the wrong zodiac sign, consulting amateur astrologers, and reading generalized horoscope predictions are common reasons for getting wrong horoscope predictions.

If your horoscope does not match with your personality, and if the predictions are often wrong, first, consider that your horoscope can be wrong before deciding not to believe in astrology.

Do you want to know how many people find their horoscope prediction to be true? And, why your horoscope prediction can be wrong?

You’ll find answers to these questions in the next few paragraphs, so keep reading.

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Can your horoscope be wrong?

Many research and survey have shown that well over fifty percent of people, who believe in astrology, admitted that their sun sign perfectly describe their personality and their horoscope predictions are true for them.

In particular, a recent survey was done at the University of Wales which findings are as below:

  • 70% read a horoscope column once a month and most of them are male students between 18 to 21 years
  • 51% of people who read horoscope daily value its advice  and 25% thought predictions are accurate
  • 98% of students knew their sun sign
  • 45% thought their sun sign describe their personalities accurately

It is true, the majority of people who read horoscope predictions believe in its accuracy. But you should not forget that horoscopes predictions are also wrong for most people.

And here are the common reason why the horoscope of someone can be wrong :

#1 Unaware of real Zodiac sign

For accurate horoscope prediction, you need to know your true zodiac sign.

But, there is a high chance that you might be following the wrong zodiac or sun sign, especially, if your sign does not match with your personality and you’re getting wrong predictions all the time.

About 2000 years ago, Mayan and Babylonian astrologers determined zodiac signs based on the position of the sun relative to constellations. 

Zodiac signs are named after the name of constellations each appearing after 30 degrees distance in the pathway way followed by the sun around the earth.

Then, it was perceived that the sun revolve around the earth in an ecliptic plane. They observed the sun remain in front of a constellation for a month before moving to the next and travel through all constellations or zodiac signs in the course of one year.

In the horoscope chart, the vernal equinox is considered to be zero point. It is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere when the ecliptic and celestial equator intersect on March 21.

Back then, the zero point was in the Aries. That means you can see the start of Aries’s constellation behind the sun on March 21. However, it is not true in the present time.

Due to the continuous wobbling of the earth around its axis which is called precession, the zodiac sign has slipped from its original position. In fact, it has shifted almost one month towards the west. 

Unknown to this phenomenon, you may be following the wrong zodiac sign which makes your horoscope to be wrong.

The zodiac sign at which the sun present at the time of your birth is your sun sign or zodiac sign. And, here are the real zodiac sign based on birth dates after correcting the precession phenomenon:

Zodiac Signs Traditional Dates Actual Dates

Capricorn December 22-January 19 January 20–Feb 16

Aquarius  January 20-February 18 Feb 16–March 11

Pisces February 19–March 20 March 11–April 18

Aries March 21–April 19 April 18–May 13

Taurus April 20–May 20 May 13–June 21

Gemini May 21–June 20 June 21–July 20

Cancer June 21–July 22 July 20–August 10

Leo July 23–August 22  August 10–September 16

Virgo August 23–September 22 September 16–October 30

Libra  September 23–October 22 October 30–November 23

Scorpio October 23–November 21 November 23–November 29

Ophiuchus Doesn’t exist November 29–December 17

Sagittarius November 22–December 21 December 17–January 20

Before you start following your new zodiac sign, consult a professional astrologer about this and create your personalized natal chart based on new dates for a more accurate horoscope prediction.

#2 Born on the cusp

Another reason why your horoscope is often wrong could be that you’re born on the cusp.

Born on the cusp? What does that even mean?

You see, in a horoscope chart, the zodiac sign and houses are separated by a line called a cusp. It signifies the beginning of a sign and the end of another. Houses in the chart also begin at this line.

At the time of your birth, if the position of the sun is near this line or, in another word, between two signs, it means you’re born on the cusp having the characteristics of both zodiac signs.

In astrological terms, you’re said to be born on the cusp when the sun is present within 3 to 5 degrees between two signs at the time of your birth.

For accurate horoscope prediction, it is imperative to find your dominant zodiac sign which can be mathematically determined by the astrologer. For that, you require to consult a professional astrologer with exact birth information- time, location, and date of your birth.

#3 Not sure of exact birth information (Date, Time, and Place)

You need to have correct birth information

  • to know your real zodiac sign
  • to find the Ascendant
  • to know the correct placement of planets in a different house

In short, it is very challenging to interpret the natal chart or predict the future when you’re not sure about your birth information.

Many parents can easily remember the date and place of birth of their children. But, the majority of people can’t pinpoint the time of birth.

If you don’t trust your parent’s memory about your birth time, you can look at your birth certificate for the exact birth date and time. If you don’t have a birth certificate or misplaced it, don’t worry you can have a correct natal chart created with the help of an astrologer.

When you are not sure about your birth time, seek the help of an astrologer to rectify your chart.

They will ask you about the major events in your life such as marriage, being parents, loss, or gain. Then, they will make an educated guess about your birth time based on the major events of your life.

Another solution?

Ask your parents at which parts of the day you were worn. Whether you were born in the morning, afternoon, evening, or at night. Of course, this doesn’t give you a 100% accurate horoscope chart. But, it will let you have a chart that is almost accurate.

#4 Consulting amateur astrologers

You’re lucky. You found the exact information about your birth- date, location, and time.

But, you consulted some novice astrologers to make a horoscope chart and prediction for you. Every word he or she said didn’t apply to you. Your sign didn’t match your personality. Your horoscope doesn’t describe you.

What’s wrong here? Is astrology fake?

No, not exactly. The reason why your horoscopes are wrong is simply that you consulted an amateur astrologer.

In simple words, you need to find and consult with a professional astrologer with many years of experience, and who is also popular among people.

You can find the astrologer online, too. However, there are lots of fake astrologers and gurus in the online world, so watch out while doing online research about astrologers.

Read also: Popular websites and apps for astrology prediction

#5 Reading generalized horoscope prediction

The horoscope prediction you read in newspapers, magazines, or online is not accurate as you think they are.


Horoscope prediction on these media are generalized and that’s why it does not match with an individual. Such types of horoscope predictions are only for entertainment purposes and often wrong.

For personalized daily horoscope prediction, your astrologer needs to have access to your birth chart. They look at the position of planets and their influence on your zodiac sign and houses a particular day to give predictions.

Don’t assume horoscopes are wrong by reading generalized horoscope predictions. Instead, find an astrologer who will give more accurate and personalized predictions based on your natal chart.


To conclude, it is possible that your horoscope can be wrong. For accurate horoscope prediction, you need to know your real zodiac sign and exact birth information. Above all, you need to consult a professional astrologer who can be trusted with for their prediction about your life and future.

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