Astrology can be fun for everyone

Taleise Lawrence, Staff Writer

Astrology is fun to do with friends. It can bring people closer together by spending time figuring out what their sign is and what that even means. When I first learned about astrology, my cousin spent hours going over what my birth chart means. I found out that I’m a Scorpio stellium, and my sibling is a Gemini stellium. I still don’t really know what that means, but it’s fun to tell people. 

Astrology is easy to get into, but has many deeper levels to it. There’s the basic knowledge that most people know, which would be their sun sign. There are twelve zodiac signs that correspond with the constellations in the sky during those months.  

To find your sun sign, you simply need to know your birthday. To make a birth chart, you have to know the exact date and time you were born, and also what town you were born in. Digging deeper, there are three main signs that are based off of your birth chart. These are your sun sign, moon sign and ascendant sign. Beyond that are houses and placements for all the planets that describe even more about you. Each sign has an element paired with it: fire, earth, air or water. There is always something new to learn and share with others when talking about astrology. 

One thing I often see both on social media and in real life is the notion that astrology is fake, silly and only for young girls. It’s disappointing to see yet another topic so greatly enjoyed by predominantly women be dismissed in our society once again. Though astrology might not be proven or completely scientific, that doesn’t mean it’s worthless or ridiculous to partake in. 

You might say, “But Taleise, isn’t astrology fake?” And the answer is: who knows! No one can really say for certain that their belief is the one and only true answer. So I say if people enjoy astrology or believe in it, what’s the harm? If it’s not actively hurting you, let people enjoy things.  

But what do I know, I’m just a Scorpio.