What is Astrology?


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What is your Zodiac sign?


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Astrology is the study of the stars, planets and the effect they have on humans. It’s based on the position of the sun, stars, moon and planets at the time of a person’s birth. Someone’s astrological sign, better known as a zodiac sign, is said to shape personalities, affect romantic relationships and predict futures.

Besides a sun sign, everyone has a moon sign and a rising sign. A person’s moon sign relates more to their emotions. Astrologers believe that the moon affects the ocean’s tides  and since human bodies are made up of 60 percent of water, the moon affects people the same way. People’s moon signs show who they are as a person on a deeper level. A person’s moon sign is based on the exact position of the moon of the time they were born.

 “Yes, I do believe in astrology, to an extent. Most of it really makes sense to me. Although, I don’t think it always rings true depending on the person but most of the time it does,” Imiyah Littlejohn, freshman, said.

A person’s rising sign is how they appear to people when first meeting them, how they socially interact with people and relate to people and situations. To figure out a person’s rising sign they need the exact day, time and place that they were born. 

“No. Always look to the creator of the stars rather than the false beliefs of the stars,” Hannah Evens, junior, said.

Every Zodiac sign also has its own element. The elements are fire, earth, air, and water. Fire signs can be very spontaneous and impulsive but are also very creative. Earth signs are more grounded and just down to earth people. Earth signs will always have someone’s back and be there to support the people they care about. Air signs are more go with the flow kind of people. They are very sociable and creative people that strive for a balanced life. Water signs are the most emotional among the other elements which symbolizes the fluidity of their element.  

Every Zodiac sign is also ruled by a specific planet. Mars rules both Aries and Scorpio, Mars makes these signs very competitive and passionate which give off a fiery and aggressive side. Venus rules over Taurus and Libra. Venus is the planet of beauty and luxury which are things Libras and Taurus value. They want the nicest clothes, the nicest looking rooms, care very much about aesthetics and are also very creative.  Mercury rules over Gemini and Virgo, Mercury is the planet of communication and logic making these signs very intellectual and logical. The moon rules over Cancer opposite to Leo which is ruled by the Sun. The moon is the planet of emotions making cancers very emotional signs. The sun is the planet of self expression making Leos very expressive and creative signs. Sagittarius and Pisces are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, making these signs very lucky and optimistic. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, which makes them responsible and mature. Finally Aqurius is ruled by Uranus which is the planet of change and the unusual making Aquarius so unique.