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  • Hi, I'm Ella, today is my first day of work here.

  • Great. Hey, I'm Davon. Let me get Rose and the rest of the team.

  • Hey Ella, hope your coworkers haven't been scaring you too much. We're getting so busy here.

  • So we're really glad that you're part of the team.

  • I'm happy to be here.

  • I actually got the offer on my birthday two weeks ago. So that was a very memorable end to my summer.

  • Wow! That's amazing.

  • So say it's October 1st...

  • Ah, so your September, September 17th?

  • Yep. I'm a Virgo, baby.

  • Yeah a Virgo.

  • I was gonna say that but I thought it might come off a bit weird if, you know, you didn't know or like horoscope stuff.

  • Oh, I love it. I mean, it adds a tinge of mystery, comfort and interest in our lives.

  • It's not that I get guidance from it to make decisions, but it's just...

  • Entertaining? It's so popular and widely available that it just became a habit for me to read.

  • I read it when I see it on newspapers or come across post about on Facebook.

  • And and yeah, it's actually a lot more than just the quote unquote "sun science".

  • I'm glad that somebody around you like to talk about horoscopes.

  • Wait, are you seriously talking about horoscopes on Ella's first day of work?

  • You know when you're reading horoscopes you're sharing it with roughly 1/12 of the world's population.

  • But come on, love what's wrong with little self-amusement?

  • That's fine. I've just skeptical of people who follow horoscopes literally word-for-word as a guide through life.

  • You know in psych class, we went over the barnum effect.

  • A Psychological phenomenon where people have the tendency to believe that personality descriptions apply specifically to them more so than to others.

  • Although the description is actually filled with information that applies to everyone.

  • Oh barnum, I mean, yeah, you have a point there.

  • Those are horoscopes, right? They're purposely written vague enough so anyone can really fit and identify with them.

  • Especially when the statements are phrased positively like you can be overly harsh on yourself and very critical.

  • Or sometimes you can be loud, outgoing and a people person but other times you can be quiet, shy and reserved.

  • A majority of the population would agree with those statements.

  • Yeah, you're right, but also in my opinion, astrology offers ideas.

  • A lot of people like to dismiss it, just because well, It's quote unquote "not a hard science".

  • A few years ago, the New York Daily News used to have a horoscope writer.

  • I believe his name was Eric and I think he said it best.

  • When he mentioned that astrology is a branch of philosophy, that the writing is more or less advice and well the advice is either helpful or unhelpful.

  • It's subjective validation.

  • I don't really understand why people get so upset over other people having interests in reading horoscopes if in all honesty.

  • They're not harming others in any size shape or form.

  • Okay, guys

  • It looks like we're all in agreement here.

  • People like to read horoscopes for various reasons, most of them being for entertainment, a conversation or even just to reflect.

  • No personality test can fully capture everyone's character, but it doesn't make the assessments any less valuable.

  • They do not claim to predict the future. It describes emotion and perception.

  • Yeah, I get that.

  • Daily sun science horoscopes are inaccurate because they're for the masses.

  • And as humans, well, we're way too complex to be pinned down by personality tests.

  • But at the same time they can also be a tool for self-knowledge.

  • It allows us to explore the gaps between what we know to be true about ourselves and what our test results tell us.

  • What sign are you again, Hope? Jokes.

  • What's all this commotion here about horoscope talk?

  • Is today a full moon or something?

  • We tried something different this time. What do you think? Could you relate to Ella, Davon, Hope or Rose?

  • How do you feel about horoscopes? Let us know in the comment section below.

  • Thank you for watching and see you soon.

Hi, I'm Ella, today is my first day of work here.

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