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What Happens When You Average 4,000 Horoscopes?

Astrology has been in the headlines a lot lately with the (bogus) reports that the zodiac was changing and everything was going to be different. So what about the zodiac we’ve got? David McCandless and Thomas Winnigham recently did some clever data-mining to grab thousands of online horoscopes, then ran them through word-analysis software to see their common features.

With that data in hand, they produced a “generic, meta prediction that would apply to all star signs, every day of the year”:

Ready? Sure? Whatever the situation or secret moment, enjoy everything a lot. Feel able to absolutely care. Expect nothing else. Keep making love. Family and friends matter. The world is life, fun, and energy. Maybe hard. Or easy. Taking exactly enough is best. Help and talk to others. Change your mind and a better mood comes along…

Also check out their meta-word cloud of the words which are (somewhat) more unique to each sign.

(via Information Is Beautiful)

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