Astrology is based on the movement of all the planets through their seasons. The seasons depend on the positions of the planets in relation to the sun. They influence us according to where we were born on earth and when. When a planet is not near the warmth of the sun, it is cold. In the spring, it is warming up, in summer, it is toasty and in the fall it is getting cooler again. It's really about every planet's journey and how each one affects us, based on where each planet was at the moment of our birth. So, of course, the newspaper horoscope cannot apply to a person in particular, only in general, because ALL the planetary positions and influences in one's chart have to be considered.
India is the best country to answer questions about astrology. Compared to India we know nothing about it.