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What’s Your Sign? – Spokeo’s New Astrological Section

Written by April 27, 2011

Legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke was once asked about whether he believed in astrology. His reply has become equally legendary:

I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.

Astrology has been around in one form or another for thousands of years, and remains popular as ever. People are fascinated by the idea that the stars and planets have an effect on their personality and future; We’ve all met someone who, moments after meeting us, will ask the eternal question: "What’s your sign?" Like Clarke, I’m a Sagittarius, which according to Astrology-Online means that I "have a positive outlook on life, [am] full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness" (true!). It also says that I am "exacting, domineering and inconsiderate in the work place." Also true – everyone hates me here!

While I’m more of an extispicy man myself (I won’t decide on a pair of socks without consulting a sheep’s liver!), even the most hardened skeptic will admit to taking a peak at his horoscope now and then. Astrology can be a lot of fun, and, as you may have gathered, we here at Spokeo don’t like being left out of the fun. This started us thinking: if every major newspaper and magazine in the country gets to feature an astrological section, why can’t we? And at that moment, with Sirius and Orion in perfect alignment and Venus gliding into the fifth house, the Spokeo Astrological Reading section was born!

This is the latest component of our name search and phone search features. Simply type in a name or phone number, pull up the desired listing, click on "Astrological Reading" section in the Table of Contents and you will see that person’s zodiac sign (Western and Chinese) along with their personality traits and compatibility ratings. See if you and your neighbor are celestial matches, or if being born in the Year of the Monkey explains why he wears shoes in the pool.

Try it now!

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