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Your Halloween horrorscope
Halloween montage
It's a load of old tosh - your fantastic, free horrorscope...

What's in store for you this Halloween?

Are you in for a big surprise or maybe you're just 'axing' for it?

Only read on if you're not easily shocked...

SEE ALSO
Dave Gorman's Important Astrology Project
Every day millions of people consult their horoscopes. Is it wise to follow the advice of astrologers? The world of science has not been brave enough to answer this question. Until now
FACTS
  • Astrologia was the job title for both astronomers and astrologers until 700 AD.
  • Astrology and astronomy were virtually the same until 300 years ago.
  • The Zodiac was originally a natural agricultural calendar that dated the sowing of crops, by the rising and setting of the stars.
  • All major universities in the Middle Ages had Chairs in Astrology, including, since 1125, the University of Bologna, where Dante and Petrarch studied.
  • By the 14th Century, popes, bishops, and all the Courts of Europe all had their official astrologers.
  • The first popular horoscopes for the masses were published in 1493 as an almanac - 'The Kalendar and Compost of Shepards'.
  • Daily horoscopes in newspapers were created 70 years ago for the purpose of selling more copies.
  • R.H. Naylor was the first newspaper astrologer.
  • The Star of Bethlehem is likely to have been a conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter in 2 AD.
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    If it's your birthday this Halloween:
    Fame and fortune shall be yours this Halloween. All the world will fall at your feet and worship your genius, but only if you're called Mark and you happen to turn 43 this Halloween...*

    For everyone else it's just another round of doom and gloom. Also beware of hooded figures carrying scythes...

    Aries
    Aries
     Taurus
    Taurus
     Gemini
    Gemini
            
    Cancer
    Cancer
      Leo
    Leo
      Virgo
    Virgo
            
    Libra
    Libra
      Scorpio
    Scorpio
      Sagittarius
    Sagittarius
            
    Carpricorn
    Capricorn
     

    Aquarius
    Aquarius

      Pisces
    Pisces

     

    * Any guesses as to who wrote this? He really is born on Halloween - click for more evidence. (Sooze)

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    Can you see the ghost?
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    Horrorscopes
    Macabre Mark's horrible horrorscopes. (Warning: 100% utter codswallop.)

    Ghost chase
    Can you find all the cheeky ghosts in our online puzzle?

    Halloween traditions
    The history of Halloween. What's the idea behind apple-bobbing? Find out here ...

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