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* {{Rush}} seems to have an implacable antipathy on astrology. Their song ''Freewill'' manifests extremely harsh critique on horoscopes.

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* {{Rush}} Music/{{Rush}} seems to have an implacable antipathy on astrology. Their song ''Freewill'' manifests extremely harsh critique on horoscopes.
5th Mar '16 2:25:59 PM Prfnoff
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* Discussed in the Wise Men sketch from ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'':
-->'''Austin''': No, we're following me. Come on, I'll get us there.\\
'''Reed''': Oh, that's so like an Aries. Always gotta be in charge!\\
'''Austin''': Typical Sagittarius! Judgmental and angry!\\
'''Reed''': I am not judgmental and I am not angry!\\
'''Austin''': Ya-huh!\\
'''Matt''': Wise men! Wise men! Come on Balthazar, come on Louie! We don't believe all that 'what's-your-sign?' hooey, do we, Louie?\\
'''Austin''': Of course we do. We're astrologers.\\
'''Reed''': Astrological signs dictate every facet of a person's life.\\
'''Matt''': They do not!\\
'''Reed''': They do too!\\
'''Matt''': They do not!\\
'''Reed''': Okay, what sign are you?\\
'''Matt''': Virgo the Virgin.\\
'''Reed''': I rest my case.
29th Feb '16 7:30:39 PM GrammarNavi
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* [[GoldenGirls Dorothy Zbornak]] upon being asked how she could be so sure of something answers with "I'm a leo, we're all very self-confident".

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* [[GoldenGirls [[Series/TheGoldenGirls Dorothy Zbornak]] upon being asked how she could be so sure of something answers with "I'm a leo, we're all very self-confident".
14th Feb '16 11:02:49 AM Pinokio
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* MobilePhoneGame ''Cutie Riot'' has Zodiac symbols on the Chronos Circle center ring, further surrounded by miscellaneous symbols.
17th Dec '15 6:43:55 PM Pichu-kun
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* Jerrica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was born on the 1st of June, making her a Gemini. She has an alter ego as the titular Jem.
3rd Dec '15 4:51:05 PM StFan
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* The MarvelUniverse has a recurring supervillain gang named the Zodiac, composed in its original form of members born under the sign corresponding to their villainous identities. In a 1976 coloring book, "Spiderman Zaps Mr. Zodiac", one Mr. Zodiac has the power to turn into all the of the Zodiac Signs, including Libra, a giant set of scales, and [[GenderBender Virgo]], who dates Peter Parker.

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* Todd Barry was asked by a woman in a bar his sign (he's an Aries) and immediately started picking apart her analysis of his personality.
--> "'Oh, I know all about you man, I know all about the Aries, you're stubborn!' Actually I'm not that stubborn. 'You're crazy competitive, into sports!' I hate sports. 'You are a workaholic.' Wow, you're not even close on that one. Then she says, 'Well, you're probably not even an Aries then.' Yeah, I was thinking astrology is a load of shit, but it's more likely that ''I don't know my own birthday.''"
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* The MarvelUniverse has a recurring supervillain gang named the Zodiac, composed in its original form of members born under the sign corresponding to their villainous identities. In a 1976 coloring book, "Spiderman "Spider-Man Zaps Mr. Zodiac", one Mr. Zodiac has the power to turn into all the of the Zodiac Signs, including Libra, a giant set of scales, and [[GenderBender Virgo]], who dates Peter Parker.



* Parodied in one ''HagarTheHorrible'' story. Helga rants how she made a mistake when she married the Leo Hägar and claims she would have done better if she had married a Virgo instead. Lucky Eddie applauds her - because he's a Virgo. She gives up on astrology.
* In ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'', the PointyHairedBoss has been known to make business decisions based on astrology.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Jason once tried to get into the business of writing newspaper horoscopes. The series starts [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2005/09/26 here.]]
* In ''StrangersInParadise'', David admits that he hoped that Katchoo would forget about him posing for a nude painting. Katchoo responds, "I'm a Scorpio, I never forget." (Her birthday is November 19.)

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* Parodied in one ''HagarTheHorrible'' story. Helga rants how she made a mistake when she married the Leo Hägar and claims she would have done better if she had married a Virgo instead. Lucky Eddie applauds her - because he's a Virgo. She gives up on astrology.
* In ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'', the PointyHairedBoss has been known to make business decisions based on astrology.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Jason once tried to get into the business of writing newspaper horoscopes. The series starts [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2005/09/26 here.]]
* In ''StrangersInParadise'',
''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', David admits that he hoped that Katchoo would forget about him posing for a nude painting. Katchoo responds, "I'm a Scorpio, I never forget." (Her birthday is November 19.)



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* ''FanFic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'': Initially, Libra Ace's name is just an oblique reference to her being an {{expy}} of [[CaveStory Curly Brace]]. However, a later author plays up the zodiac reference by having Libra obsess over "maintaining balance". And she drops references to Capricorn and Virgo in her conversations.
* The SailorMoon fanfic Fanfic/SailormoonMillenniaTrilogy features the Zodiac Senshi, who are a set of 12 Sailor Senshi with a Western Zodiac theme.

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* ''FanFic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'': Initially, Libra Ace's name is just an oblique reference to her being an {{expy}} of [[CaveStory Curly Brace]]. However, Parodied in one ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' story. Helga rants how she made a later author plays up mistake when she married the zodiac reference by having Libra obsess over "maintaining balance". And Leo Hägar and claims she drops references to Capricorn and would have done better if she had married a Virgo in instead. Lucky Eddie applauds her conversations.
-- because he's a Virgo. She gives up on astrology.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', the PointyHairedBoss has been known to make business decisions based on astrology.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Jason once tried to get into the business of writing newspaper horoscopes.
The SailorMoon fanfic Fanfic/SailormoonMillenniaTrilogy features the Zodiac Senshi, who are a set of 12 Sailor Senshi with a Western Zodiac theme.series starts [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2005/09/26 here.]]



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* ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' used the (invented) notion of a "Black Zodiac" with its own twisted signs to account for why 12 of its 13 spirits had been gathered in one place.
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' features a rare identification of a Capricorn: the title character [[note]]and by implication, JesusChrist too.[[/note]].

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* ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' used ''FanFic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'': Initially, Libra Ace's name is just an oblique reference to her being an {{expy}} of [[CaveStory Curly Brace]]. However, a later author plays up the (invented) notion of a "Black Zodiac" with its own twisted signs zodiac reference by having Libra obsess over "maintaining balance". And she drops references to account for why 12 of its 13 spirits had been gathered Capricorn and Virgo in one place.
her conversations.
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' The SailorMoon fanfic ''Fanfic/SailormoonMillenniaTrilogy'' features a rare identification of a Capricorn: the title character [[note]]and by implication, JesusChrist too.[[/note]].Zodiac Senshi, who are a set of 12 Sailor Senshi with a Western Zodiac theme.



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* ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' used the (invented) notion of a "Black Zodiac" with its own twisted signs to account for why 12 of its 13 spirits had been gathered in one place.
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' features a rare identification of a Capricorn: the title character [[note]]and by implication, JesusChrist too.[[/note]].
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* While Aquarius isn't a popular choice for characters, it's certainly popular as a general theme. The "Age of Aquarius" refers to a time period starting roughly in the mid-to-late 20th century that will last for the next two millenia. This is popular in works influenced by the hippie culture of the '60s.
** Well, sort of, anyway -- dates given for the start of the Aquarian Age (each age lasting 2150 years) range from AD 1447 to 3597. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius the other wiki's article.]])

* Sayers and Viney's ''The Bad News Horoscope'' was a deliberate attempt to subvert the generally happy, positive, upbeat, Linda Goodman school of astrology which placed undue emphasis on all the ''nice'' things people like to read about their own star sign (and by extension themselves). In the S&V world - using exactly the same logic, reasoning, source material and astrological tradition as Goodman - the world takes on a different perspective.

** '''Aries''' - Big kid. Throws tantrums. Easily managed in a three year old - but ''not'' in a thirty-three year old. Aries people never grow up and have no sense of responsibility.
** '''Taurus''' - Stubborn. Leaves a lot of bullshit wherever they go. (Notably, other people have to clean it up). Is never, ever, in the wrong. (Famous Taurean: Adolf Hitler).
** '''Gemini''' - Schizophrenic criminal, confidence trickster, sociopath, not to be trusted with money.
** '''Cancer''' - Moody. Even Cancer ''men'' have PMT. Opera diva. screams a lot. If male, will be fascinated with war and weaponry. (Famous Cancerian: Heinz Guderian, Nazi panzer general).
** '''Leo''' - Egotist. Narcissist. Exaggerated opinion of own talent, ability, worth. Loves gold. No dress sense.
** '''Virgo'''. OCD. Cranky. Health-obsessed. Appalled by all the nasty smells and bodily emissions involved in sex - this explains the association with virginity. Grammar-nazi. If ''really'' badly aspected, a pervert. Pick your perversion.
** '''Libra''' - Terminally indecisive. No personality. Says "Um..." and "Errr..." a lot.
** '''Scorpio''' - Ruthless sadist. Psychopath. Evil personified. Avoid.
** '''Sagittarius''' - Clumsy, stupid, hearty. The sign of rugby players and, cruelly, people who are incapable of spelling their own star-sign.
** '''Capricorn''' - Snobbish social climbers. Materialist gold-diggers obsessed with place and status. Ambitious and will want to get to the top of the career tree - and stay there.
** '''Aquarius''' - Vegetarian tree-loving hippies who seek to be difficult just for the sake of it.
** '''Pisces''' - Everybody's doormat. Weak, spineless and ineffectual and therefore easily exploited by all eleven others - even by Sagittarius.


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* While Aquarius isn't a popular choice for characters, it's certainly popular as a general theme. The "Age Sylvia Anderson, wife of Aquarius" refers to a time period starting roughly in the mid-to-late 20th century that will last for the next two millenia. This is popular in works influenced by the hippie culture of the '60s.
** Well, sort of, anyway -- dates given for the start of the Aquarian Age (each age lasting 2150 years) range from AD 1447 to 3597. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius the other wiki's article.]])

* Sayers
Gerry Anderson and Viney's ''The Bad News Horoscope'' was a deliberate attempt to subvert the generally happy, positive, upbeat, Linda Goodman school co-creator of astrology which placed undue emphasis on all the ''nice'' things people like to read about their own star sign (and by extension themselves). In the S&V world - using exactly the same logic, reasoning, source material and astrological tradition as Goodman - the world takes on a different perspective.

** '''Aries''' - Big kid. Throws tantrums. Easily managed in a three year old - but ''not'' in a thirty-three year old. Aries people never grow up and have no sense of responsibility.
** '''Taurus''' - Stubborn. Leaves a lot of bullshit wherever they go. (Notably, other people have to clean it up). Is never, ever, in the wrong. (Famous Taurean: Adolf Hitler).
** '''Gemini''' - Schizophrenic criminal, confidence trickster, sociopath, not to be trusted with money.
** '''Cancer''' - Moody. Even Cancer ''men'' have PMT. Opera diva. screams a lot. If male, will be fascinated with war and weaponry. (Famous Cancerian: Heinz Guderian, Nazi panzer general).
** '''Leo''' - Egotist. Narcissist. Exaggerated opinion of own talent, ability, worth. Loves gold. No dress sense.
** '''Virgo'''. OCD. Cranky. Health-obsessed. Appalled by all the nasty smells and bodily emissions involved in sex - this explains the association with virginity. Grammar-nazi. If ''really'' badly aspected, a pervert. Pick your perversion.
** '''Libra''' - Terminally indecisive. No personality. Says "Um..." and "Errr..." a lot.
** '''Scorpio''' - Ruthless sadist. Psychopath. Evil personified. Avoid.
** '''Sagittarius''' - Clumsy, stupid, hearty. The sign of rugby players and, cruelly, people who are incapable of spelling their own star-sign.
** '''Capricorn''' - Snobbish social climbers. Materialist gold-diggers obsessed with place and status. Ambitious and will want to get
''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', assigned birthdays to the top of various characters on the career tree - and stay there.
** '''Aquarius''' - Vegetarian tree-loving hippies who seek
show based on their personality characteristics, to be difficult just for bring them in line with the sake of it.
** '''Pisces''' - Everybody's doormat. Weak, spineless and ineffectual and therefore easily exploited by all eleven others - even by Sagittarius.

appropriate signs.



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* Todd Barry was asked by a woman in a bar his sign (he's an Aries) and immediately started picking apart her analysis of his personality.
--> "'Oh, I know all about you man, I know all about the Aries, you're stubborn!' Actually I'm not that stubborn. 'You're crazy competitive, into sports!' I hate sports. 'You are a workaholic.' Wow, you're not even close on that one. Then she says, 'Well, you're probably not even an Aries then.' Yeah, I was thinking astrology is a load of shit, but it's more likely that ''I don't know my own birthday.''"
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* Sylvia Anderson, wife of Gerry Anderson and co-creator of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', assigned birthdays to the various characters on the show based on their personality characteristics, to bring them in line with the appropriate signs.



-->'''Gemini''': I am Gemini!
-->'''Ron''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Dude, I am Virgo, but what's your name?]]

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-->'''Gemini''': -->'''Gemini:''' I am Gemini!
-->'''Ron''':
Gemini!\\
'''Ron:'''
[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Dude, I am Virgo, but what's your name?]]


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[[folder:Real Life]]
* While Aquarius isn't a popular choice for characters, it's certainly popular as a general theme. The "Age of Aquarius" refers to a time period starting roughly in the mid-to-late 20th century that will last for the next two millenia. This is popular in works influenced by the hippie culture of the '60s.
** Well, sort of, anyway -- dates given for the start of the Aquarian Age (each age lasting 2150 years) range from AD 1447 to 3597. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius the other wiki's article.]])
* Sayers and Viney's ''The Bad News Horoscope'' was a deliberate attempt to subvert the generally happy, positive, upbeat, Linda Goodman school of astrology which placed undue emphasis on all the ''nice'' things people like to read about their own star sign (and by extension themselves). In the S&V world - using exactly the same logic, reasoning, source material and astrological tradition as Goodman - the world takes on a different perspective.
** '''Aries''' - Big kid. Throws tantrums. Easily managed in a three year old - but ''not'' in a thirty-three year old. Aries people never grow up and have no sense of responsibility.
** '''Taurus''' - Stubborn. Leaves a lot of bullshit wherever they go. (Notably, other people have to clean it up). Is never, ever, in the wrong. (Famous Taurean: Adolf Hitler).
** '''Gemini''' - Schizophrenic criminal, confidence trickster, sociopath, not to be trusted with money.
** '''Cancer''' - Moody. Even Cancer ''men'' have PMT. Opera diva. screams a lot. If male, will be fascinated with war and weaponry. (Famous Cancerian: Heinz Guderian, Nazi panzer general).
** '''Leo''' - Egotist. Narcissist. Exaggerated opinion of own talent, ability, worth. Loves gold. No dress sense.
** '''Virgo'''. OCD. Cranky. Health-obsessed. Appalled by all the nasty smells and bodily emissions involved in sex - this explains the association with virginity. Grammar-nazi. If ''really'' badly aspected, a pervert. Pick your perversion.
** '''Libra''' - Terminally indecisive. No personality. Says "Um..." and "Errr..." a lot.
** '''Scorpio''' - Ruthless sadist. Psychopath. Evil personified. Avoid.
** '''Sagittarius''' - Clumsy, stupid, hearty. The sign of rugby players and, cruelly, people who are incapable of spelling their own star-sign.
** '''Capricorn''' - Snobbish social climbers. Materialist gold-diggers obsessed with place and status. Ambitious and will want to get to the top of the career tree - and stay there.
** '''Aquarius''' - Vegetarian tree-loving hippies who seek to be difficult just for the sake of it.
** '''Pisces''' - Everybody's doormat. Weak, spineless and ineffectual and therefore easily exploited by all eleven others - even by Sagittarius.
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* The time-travel RPG Continuum marks off deep time in astrological ages, with the Age of Aquarius as the upcoming rise of the Inheritors.

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* The time-travel RPG Continuum ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'' marks off deep time in astrological ages, with the Age of Aquarius as the upcoming rise of the Inheritors.
19th Oct '15 7:26:47 PM WillKeaton
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** Well, sort of, anyway -- dates given for the start of the Aquarian Age (each age lasting 2150 years) range from AD 1447 to 3597. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius the other wiki's article]].)

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** Well, sort of, anyway -- dates given for the start of the Aquarian Age (each age lasting 2150 years) range from AD 1447 to 3597. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius the other wiki's article]].)
article.]])
19th Oct '15 7:19:33 PM WillKeaton
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* Being as he lives on Earth (specifically, in Canada), {{Insecticomics}} Thrust follows the Western zodiac in his astrology rather than some Cybertronian variant. His reasons for using the one in the newspaper, however, are unknown.

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* Being as he lives on Earth (specifically, in Canada), Thrust of {{Insecticomics}} Thrust follows the Western zodiac in his astrology rather than some Cybertronian variant. His reasons for using the one in the newspaper, however, are unknown.
19th Oct '15 7:17:46 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Jason once tried to get into the business of writing newspaper horoscopes. The series starts [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2005/09/26 here]].

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* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Jason once tried to get into the business of writing newspaper horoscopes. The series starts [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2005/09/26 here]].here.]]
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