I'm a Libra, but no, I don't believe that the date of someone's birth and the position of the stars at the time can possibly have anything whatsoever to do with that person's personality. Even if that made sense, the way the constellations line up now is different from back when this stuff was first dreamed up because the earth's position has shifted, so everybody today would be a differnt star sign from what they think they are.
I am a Pisces.I do not read my daily horoscope,though sometimes it is fun to look at what was supposed to have happened after a few days have passed!!
There are many traits of my star sign which I obviously have ,and I think this can be said for most of us.That is why the daily horoscopes can fit so many people in at least some little way!!! The same can be said of the Chinese Horoscope which is now so readily accepted in the Western world!
It is back to what ever we believe we can achieve. So if you believe what is said then you tend to bring that belief to life. The risk is when you follow others like astrologers and mediums you hand over your life to them.
Capricorn. Yes I believe in them, and find a character assessment (like Linda Goodman's Sun Signs) are a good way to find out the characteristics of the zodiac sign, and compatibility with other signs. I do think the parent will influence this which might change it somewhat, but the basic characteristics are usually pretty spot on. If you're in an office environment, it's very helpful. Also in looking for a new employee.
I am a leo but really think my characteristics are more of a cancer. I used to read them every day and believe that my life was going to change but since starting to attend a local Alpha course I understand more the harm finding guidance in them rather than God. I have now deleted all the aps I had to various sites but feel like I am giving up an addiction as I am very tempted on a bad day to 'check in' and determine my future !