Future predictions, planet alignment, daily messages, and different signs are all different parts of astrology.
Astrology is the belief that there is a relationship between astronomy and events in the human world, is a system of 12 horoscopes that explains a person’s personality and makes predictions about their future. It is based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other planets at the time a person was born.
Some people at Everett follow their horoscopes daily and actually make life decisions based on them.
“My horoscope is like my bible. I check it every day and I’m subscribed to daily horoscope texts, ” said sophomore Krystal Kattreh. “My horoscope is like my destiny so nothing I do can change it.”
Others aren’t as dependent on their horoscope for the decisions they make.
“I believe that my horoscope might be true sometimes, but I don’t look at it that often so I don’t make decisions based of it,” said junior Becca Hartley.
Science mostly discredits horoscopes. In a January article on Psychology Today’s website, Ronald Riggio, PhD. wrote that “there is scientific evidence… that has determined that leadership is more “made” than it is “born.”
Even people who don’t really believe in horoscopes check them from time to time.
“I don’t make decisions based on my horoscope. It’s usually just fun to read and to see if it seems true or relevant to my life at the time,” said MSU intern Megan Schalau. “I have read descriptions about my horoscope sign and I feel they are pretty fitting of my personality, but as individuals we decide who we want to be.”
For most people, what happens in their lives is up to them.
“I don’t believe stars and planets can determine my future, only I have control over my fate,” said junior Mariah Sklapsky.