Astrology and me: What's really written in the stars

Although I look at the horoscope for signs and symbols to make sense of life, I rely on my inner self in my search for peace and harmony.

People stand in front of a large 8m-high tiger lantern for Chinese New Year in Taiwan. PHOTO: AFP
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It's that time of year again when I reluctantly turn to prophecy. Against my better judgment, I pass my money across the counter and buy my Chinese New Year prediction for the Year of the Tiger. Opening the booklet of my zodiac animal, I cannot help but hope the forces that direct our lives will look favourably upon me in the coming months.

Never, as far as I can remember, has any year turned out as predicted, yet the hope that we can be one step ahead of our destiny springs eternal in the human heart.

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