Tastro-2014Aries (March 20 – April 18)
General Forecast: Your testing skills will improve in a way that you will be asked to test more. Surprises come your way in the form of a promotion from senior tester to senior-most tester. What belongs to you belongs to the developers which mean that the developers dare not reject any bug.
Love Life: You will fall in love with an open source testing tool. Your love affair will continue till this year end but watch out for some tool issues during mid year. Make sure your enthusiasm for the tool doesn’t decrease due to these issues.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED

Taurus (April 19 – May 19)
General Forecast: A bull might trouble you when you are preparing a test report. So be prepared for a bull fight with your team. A hidden bug will trouble you for sometime during the third month after you test a mobile application. Keep your mobile phone close to you while sleeping as your test manager might call you to the office any time.
Love Life: Love blossoms between you and your excel sheet that contains all the estimations and charts. Ensure that you learn all the shortcuts to handle excel files better. Macros might give its heart to you that will bring more joy through the year.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_TOO_MANY_OPEN_ FILES

Gemini (May 20 – June 20)
General Forecast: Stop playing hide & seek with your junior testers. Be available to them when they want leaves. Send your reports on time before the customer fumes. A foreigner tester will join your team who will be a foodie. See to it that he is never hungry. You may travel to Amazon for a test process consulting assignment.
Love Life: Your planetary positions are not favorable as you will be busy reviewing thousands of test cases. However, if you try, you can get love vibes from old test plans that you created. Be ready to spend more time with your favorite book on Quality.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_DATA_CHECKSUM_ERROR

Cancer (June 21 – July 21)
General Forecast: Your patience shown during reviews will be highly appreciated. You might get a Crab as a reward. Do not get carried away with your sweet talks. There is a surprise waiting for you during user acceptance testing. Be firm with what you say as you could be held responsible for emails that you didn’t send.
Love Life: One of your ex colleagues may you out for a dinner party. But beware!!! It could turn out to be a knowledge sharing session. Don’t listen to your instincts while dealing with opposite sex. Wearing red dress might help you get closer to your Manager.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

Leo (July 22 – August 21)
General Forecast: There is a lion in every Leo. There is a detective in every tester. The time is right to call your customer and tell that the requirements are clear else you may have to write the requirements yourself. Encourage your team to watch more movies as they can come back to office and work sixteen hours a day.
Love Life: At last, you will get your favorite tester in your team whom you love as a daughter. Positivity spreads due to your teachings on Love and its shelf life. Love on you increases during lunch hours in your office as people will ask you to pick up food tokens for them.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_BAD_ENVIRONMENT

Virgo (August 22 – September 21)
General Forecast: Your moment of reckoning has arrived. You will be asked to give a presentation on monkey testing. Follow the rule of the jungle as there will be a tough time ahead testing a wild application. Don’t be selfish. Share some bugs with your team mates. There will be a lull before the storm. So brace yourself for tough audits.
Love Life: Love lingers when you will be evaluating a performance testing tool. It is not that the tool is bad but the performance of the performance testing tool will be worrisome. Try not to be too pushy on your customer during the year as he could be in awe with your performance and may recommend an appreciation certificate.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_INVALID_FUNCTION

Libra (September 22 – October 22)
General Forecast: Libra testing fraternity will have their mental balance intact during the financial year as they could get a hike in their salaries. However, be prepared to skip the promotion cycle until you finish closing all the open bugs. Use different quality control methodologies to impress your customer. Take care of your investments.
Love Life: You will reap what you sow. Due to your compliance training skills, you will be awarded a heart shaped red balloon. Preserve it carefully. Testers, especially girls will aim big to get the prestigious heart shaped gifts.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND

Scorpio (October 23 – November 20)
General Forecast: There will be a sting operation against you and your team mates during office hours to check your productivity. You may be named an internal auditor to audit testing projects. Find a solution to clear your test cases backlog. You make a good counselor to your friend who needs help in regression testing.
Love Life: You will extend your love and support to him/her during a crisis. You will be the center of attraction for a period of two months during the compliance audit. You take more than give in your love for knowledge in quality assurance.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_INVALID_ACCESS

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)
General Forecast: You will test legacy systems. Suggest V model instead of waterfall model to your customer. Plan for a quick visit to your delivery head’s chamber. Be far from trouble mongers in your team. Typical fun-filled year awaits you ahead as you will test the cloud. Break free from monotony, eat gooseberries.
Love Life: Trust your love for metrics. Learn scripting language that’s close to your heart. You will be emotionally attached to sanity tests often. Do not fall prey to false promises made by your customer that he likes your working skills.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_BAD_COMMAND

Capricorn (December 21 – January 19)
General Forecast: Capricorns set an example of discipline for others to follow. The Goat in you makes you a fighter fighting for bugs. Be warned that your rivals could unseat you from your position if you do not write clear bug reports. You are in for a good time throughout the harvest season of bugs and more bugs. You may end up submitting a white paper on “Software Quality – It takes two hands to clap”.
Love Life: Condition is favorable for you to propose a salary hike for yourself as you deserve it. Love all your testing tools, hardware and software applications as you have to live with it for the rest of your life. Success will knock your door soon when your loved ones both in professional and personal lives ask you to get a life on your own.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_SUCCESS

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
General Forecast: You will swim against the tide. Not for nothing are you called a tester. Application under test will fetch you more bugs provided you teach others how to swim. Test only what is given to you. Additional responsibilities will make you go mad. Be in a group of testers always as you may lose your temper for trivial matters.
Love Life: Preserve your training material as someone from opposite sex might need it. Show your caring side by sharing work with your peers. There is a strong indication that you will get what you want.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_BAD_ENVIRONMENT

Pisces (February 19 – March 19)
General Forecast: An old Aquarian friend will soon appear in your dreams with a “Negative testing – A positive approach” book in his hand. Trust in god but test your application. Luck favors you in all phases of test life cycle.
Love Life: Luck favors in love life too. Your ex company will call you to work with them again for the sheer love and affection they have towards your testing skills.
Lucky Error Code: ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION

Disclaimer: This is purely a pun intended reading for software testers. The Author respects astrology in its original form and advises the readers to take TASTRO as just a wild imagination. The Author is not answerable to anyone or responsible for any outcome from this publication. The Author and the Testing Circus team wish all testers from all sun signs a good year in their careers.

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Rrajesh Barde

Rrajesh Barde is an independent quality assurance and Cyber Laws consultant. He is an author, critic, foodie, counselor, blogger (http://bugburji.blogspot.com) and twitter enthusiast (@rrajeshbarde). He has several whitepapers to his credit including a whitepaper published and presented at an International Conference.