Throughout history the idea that your personality and success in life are decided by the stars above have been rather quite popular. There is comfort in the idea that everything in life – your personality and your luck – are all preordained from the moment you enter the world. This idea is so powerful, in fact, that it endures to this day – Kevin didn’t buy milk, that’s such a Capricorn thing to do; Jo can’t make a snap decision because she’s a Libra; David won the lottery because he’s a Sagittarius.
Whether or not your horoscope affects your personality is one thing – whether or not this in turn affects your luck is another question entirely.
Depending on your background, your horoscope may have a greater or lesser effect on how you live your life. Some people live by their horoscope, determined that their personalities are the result of the formation of stars seen overhead at the moment of their birth. In this case, personality does well and truly affect your luck – or at least your interpretation of it. If you believe that everything is preordained, then there is no such thing as luck. Que sera sera; you weren’t supposed to win that round of poker; you weren’t meant to win the jackpot; it just wasn’t meant to be.
On the other hand we have people who throw their horoscopes to the wind – the kind of people who believe that their personality is theirs alone and that the month that they were born in has absolutely zero bearing over who they are as a person. These are the kind of people who believe that they make their own luck. These are the kind of people who think “I didn’t win that round – I’ll win the next one; I didn’t win that pull of the slots – I’ll win the progressive jackpot on the next pull.”
In our opinion, luck is what you make of it. The human mind is an amazing thing and the power of positive thought is quite impossible to beat. If you truly believe that you’re not lucky enough to be with the person that you’ve spent the last few months casting furtive glances at, then your lack of confidence will be what’s holding you back. Luck isn’t the issue, it’s your lack of confidence and thus, your personality. If, on the other hand, you think positive thoughts and work through positive reinforcement, you will continuously elevate your mood – with an elevated mood, you’re more likely to see the things that you perceive as lucky. With the right can-do attitude, no amount of ill luck will be able to hold you back from the prize that you’ve set your eyes on.
After all, at the end of the day, your luck is what you make of it. Don’t let your luck affect your personality; let your personality affect your luck.