Virgos are more likely to turn to their horoscopes than any other star signs. Those born under the symbol of the Virgin between late August and late September are the most avid horoscope fans in the country, according to new research, while Sagittarians are the most cynical and rarely check up to see what the stars forecast. The poll of 1,000 people found that even in today's hi-tech age, one in four people regularly check their star signs to see what the future holds. Those who are most likely to believe what the horoscopes forecast are women in the 45 to 60-plus age bracket.
One in five Britons looks at their horoscope either every day or several times a week, with women outnumbering men in the star sign stakes. Nearly 10 per cent of people admit looking at their horoscope occasionally. A total of 25 per cent of those questioned said they have had an accurate prediction from a horoscope, rising to 33 per cent among older women. Middle aged men aged between 45 and 59 are most likely to ignore their star sign prediction. Horoscopes are even required reading for more than six in ten cynical folk who admit to consulting them just for amusement. One in 20 people are so superstitious that they follow the same astrologer every day, either in newspapers or on the internet.
Nearly one in four people have gone online to check out their horoscope, while a similar number have spent money call a horoscope phone line. Perhaps surprisingly, men aged 16 to 29 are most likely to phone for their star sign prediction. One in seven people have looked up a potential partner's horoscope before going on a date with them, rising to 24 per cent among girls aged 16 to 29. However, just four per cent of people said they would avoid dating someone because their star sign was not compatible with their own. A similar number said they would be worried if their child was born under a conflicting star sign.