Astrology, worth believing?

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By Serena Gomez |Staff Writer|

Astrology and zodiac signs are often seen as a myth, but are they worth believing in?

There are some people who believe that our destiny is written in the stars.

However, others would say that it is just a bunch of hocus pocus.

People could say that their zodiac signs, personality traits, and horoscopes describe them or their day completely accurately, but for some reason, find one way or another to say it is a superstition.

I am a Leo—and I love it.

According to horoscope.lovetoknow.comLeo’s are known to be confident, loyal, jump into action, passionate, and in control, but also a little dramatic.

Other than being a little over dramatic and emotional, who wouldn’t want to be a courageous lion?

Astrology as defined by Merriam Webster is, “the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of people.”

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you,” stated humanistic astrologer Dane Rudhyar.

Many people in our society look toward the future as a safe haven.

I believe that people use the future as a cushion, in case we fall we can always say, “oh well there’s always tomorrow” or “in the future I will be …” or “I will stop tomorrow.”

The future is something we all look forward to and being able to get a peak at your future is like a superpower we all wish we had.

“The only existence the future actually has is as a thought from in your mind, so when you look to the future for salvation, you are unconsciously looking to your own mind for salvation,” stated spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle.

By reading your horoscope and knowing if your day is going to be filled with despair and anger, or if tomorrow will bring you the ultimate happiness, is comforting.

“Astrology is a system of symbols and metaphors designed to help us connect to the universe, just like the words and metaphors found in the various spiritual texts from around the world,” stated spiritual teacher Gahl Eden Sasson. 

Astrology is what connects us to more than just this earth, but the universe.

I do not necessarily believe that people should be categorized into groups of personalities based on what month you were born.

I would say that believing that your fate is already set in stone, can be comforting but also scary.

Some people might argue that everything written in a horoscope is vague and the words can be swayed to fit into anyone’s life.

“Don’t define your world in black and white because there is so much hiding amongst the grey,” unknown.

Do not believe only what you see, expand your beliefs or you will never fully see all that this world has to offer.

Although it is relieving to believe in, don’t focus your whole world around a horoscope.

Instead of anticipating the future, live in the now.

Do not let zodiac signs and horoscopes define who you are.

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