Newspaper horoscopes, is there any truth in them? Dubliners have a range of views on the predictive powers of their star signs.
Cathal O'Shannon takes to the streets to find out what people really think about horoscopes and whether people actually take any notice of them. He finds that some take it more seriously than others.
Many people who read their horoscope in the newspaper do so out of curiosity or just for the fun of it. But how much truth is there in these astrological predictions?
Reading excerpts of various astrological signs from the newspaper, Cathal O'Shannon discovers what people really think about them and most are quite sceptical.
Here is a selection of just some of the views expressed.
I don't believe in them at all.
If one reads it and finds that what's said in it comes true that one should continue reading it and hope for the best in the future. I think it's mostly girls too who read this sort of thing and I think fellows are too practical to bother with it.
I don't believe any of them because I find the exact opposite happens.
I sometimes read them in the Woman's Own but I don't believe them.
I take great interest in the stars and I often like to see if what they predict comes true. As a matter of fact, nine times out of ten it comes true.
This episode of 'Newsbeat' was broadcast on 3 January 1968. The reporter is Cathal O'Shannon.