Opinion by Shannon McSweeney
Story time: One day my brother, Christian, told me he was dating this girl, so naturally I stalked her on Instagram, Twitter and Spotify. I could tell right away that this girl wasn’t “The One” for my brother, and it wasn’t because she had a 6-hour-long playlist dedicated to country music.
When they broke up a few weeks later, my words of comfort to my brother were as follows:
“I told you so.” How did I know the two wouldn’t work out?
Simple: he’s an Aquarius, and she’s a Virgo.
Yes, I believe in astrology. It all started when I found my sign in the newspaper one day. My horoscope said my financial life would prosper, and that same day, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I downloaded a horoscope app with real-time NASA data seconds later.
I’m a Gemini, which means I definitely know what I’m talking about when I say that the stars never lie.
Astrology appeals to me because it’s something I can relate to.
Discovering my sign was like when the new girl in Mean Girls was looking at all the lunch tables. There are the jocks (Aries), the artists (Pisces), and the greatest people you will ever meet, Geminis. When I found out Kanye West and I shared a zodiac sign, I believed without a doubt I was a Gemini.
There are plenty of naysayers and non-believers, but to me, astrology is just a fun way to get to know people. It’s like a daily fortune cookie made specially for you. It may not always be accurate, but if the stars say I’m funny and irresistible, who am I to disagree?
Astrology has recently become astronomically popular, and for good reason.
It’s like taking a Buzzfeed quiz sent from outer space; it’s usually ridiculous, but it’s really fun. Sometimes you need an account on Twitter to tell you that if you were a utensil, you’d be a spork. To each their own.
Even if you don’t think your zodiac sign fits you at all, try learning a little bit about your sign. If anything, it will get your birthday right.