Astrology represented by beliefs of Generation Z

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Astrology represented by beliefs of Generation Z

ART & ILLUSTRATION GRAHAM DIFFENBAUGH AND JACEY GUSTAFSON

ART & ILLUSTRATION GRAHAM DIFFENBAUGH AND JACEY GUSTAFSON

ART & ILLUSTRATION GRAHAM DIFFENBAUGH AND JACEY GUSTAFSON

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When sophomore Sidney Keeler gets on Instagram throughout her day, she checks for updates on her horoscope. “I’m a Pisces, and they tend to be super sensitive and caring, creative, emotional,” Keeler said, “I definitely fit into that.”

Past, present and future, the horoscope knows how life plays out.

According to the American Federation of Astrologers, astrology originated from the Babylonians, they found 12 constellations for the 12 lunar cycles, a full lunar cycle being approximately 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. They named the constellations and associated them with animals.

Freshman Kaitlyn James believes in astrology and likes living her day-to-day life according to her signs. “I have a horoscope app,” James said. “If it says something I should watch out for, I do.”

She feels her zodiac sign accurately portrays her accurately.

“A stereotype for me is kind of mean,” she said. “I can be mean sometimes, but it also says I should be very confident and wise. I think I’m pretty wise.”

The signs are subdivided into four groups: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Zodiac signs show personality traits and predict how the signs will be affected in their daily lives.

Specific components combine to create the different groups of signs. Sun signs determine the personality traits and are the main focus. Moon signs represents inner emotions and moods. The rising sign, also known as the ascendent sign, shows your impression on others.

Sun signs (the basic zodiac sign) are decided based on where the sun was placed when the person was born; for example, if someone is a Virgo, the sun was behind the Earth when they she or he was born.

Keeler’s star sign, the Pisces constellation falls between Aries and Aquarius and is called “the Fishes.” Pisces are commonly found to be in the company of various personality types. Keeler thinks that her zodiac comes true quite frequently. “I think one day it was like, ‘You’ll find some new friends’ and that’s definitely happened.”

Those who are superstitious about zodiac signs say that it is generally known as pseudoscience, which is beliefs mistaken as a scientific method.

Sophomore Diane Evans happens to be one of those people. “I don’t really believe in some outer force or some kind of thing that’s going to dictate my life or what personality I’m ‘gonna have or my decisions,” she said.

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