Why do millennials believe in horoscopes so much?
The other day, I was catching up with my friends whom I haven’t seen in years and we were talking about our recent life decisions. While we were laughing over our poor life choices, one of them asked, “what’s your zodiac sign?” and when we answered with each of our zodiacs, we started nodding and saying “kaya pala,” as if our astrological signs explained why we behave the way that we do.
It’s ironic when you think about it: we’re supposed to be the generation that resists being labeled, and yet here we are, searching for something to believe in based on non-scientific explanations. Is it because in the age where call-out culture exists, we refuse to take accountability and instead blame our questionable traits, like our fleeting personality, as being a Gemini?
Astrology has long been around in various places for thousands of years. I remember buying my favorite magazines as a tween and immediately checking my horoscope to see what was in store for me for the month. While not necessarily convinced that it’s real, I still liked reading the vague-but-still-accurate horoscopes.
Now, astrology has become a cultural trend of the Internet—not just for millennials but for the generations older and younger. Astrology is a meme, a conversation-starter, a personality. It’s everywhere on social media whether you believe in it or not. Because of this, there are also so many channels where you can read your horoscopes.
So where should you read yours? Who do you believe in? Should you even believe it?
While that’s solely your decision to make, here’s a guide of some astrology places where you can check your horoscopes:
For the meme lovers:
The Internet Age is also known as the age of the memes. These accounts are made to post daily memes that reflect your zodiac signs. If you love memes, relatable shitposting, and funny content, then check out these accounts:
For the avid believers
The Pattern is a social network that helps you better understand yourself and connect with others on a deeper level. The app has detailed insights about your personality, your friends, and even your romantic partners. According to the app, it “offers an overview of what you’re going through at this moment in time. These cycles are personal to only you. Understanding these dynamics can help you to navigate the difficult times and take advantage of the positive opportunities that you might otherwise miss.”
AstrologyZone is an award-winning daily horoscope app offering accurate daily and monthly horoscopes, compatibility reports, essays, and more. But the real deal-breaker in this app is Susan Miller’s comprehensive and popular monthly horoscope for the 12 signs. Susan Miller is an accredited astrologer known for her beautifully written, accurate, and easy-to-understand, practical predictions.
For the friend groups
Co-Star is the go-to app for sociable horoscope lovers. It’s detailed, aesthetically-pleasing, and scarily accurate. You can keep track of your friends, see what’s up with them astrologically if they’re having a bad day, and, of course, see whether you’re fated to fall in love. According to Co-Star, “unlike the broad and vague horoscopes you usually read in magazines, we take more than just your sun sign into account. We use a complete picture of the sky, when and where you were born, to generate hyper-personalized horoscopes.”
For the first-timers
Everyone who is just starting to be curious about their signs goes to Cafe Astrology to find out their natal chart. This website is where the first-timers get their information about astrology. The site is brimming with articles, features, and tools that will appeal to people with a casual interest in Astrology, as well as beginning through advanced students of Astrology.
For the skeptics
If you love dry humor and just want a good laugh, check out @notallgeminis for the memes. Despite the username, they also post about the other signs.
For the casual readers
Lastly, if you just like reading short but accurate horoscopes without all the supernatural details, think about following these accounts for snackable content: