How did it become so popular? – Free daily press


One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is going to the Co-Star app and reading what the universe may have in store for me this week.

I don’t believe in higher powers influencing my decisions or things like fate or fate, but I’m obsessed with all things zodiac. It’s oddly comforting to see how much your personality aligns with that of others or the people you gravitate toward, especially if you’re detached enough to remind yourself not to take it all to heart.

It sometimes amazes me that astrology has managed to become so huge in such a short time. It has grown from a weird hobby into something many people follow religiously on apps and social media.

It’s very much tied to the prophecy readings and tied to the universe around us – which I think is why it’s exploded in recent years.

Connie Dai | DFP staff

For starters, humans have looked to the stars for guidance for thousands of years, especially when they help you find your way home. And not only that, but it’s natural for us to be curious about what’s going on outside of our world. We are fascinated by the ocean because we have never really explored it. The same goes for space exploration. What’s over there? This is the unanswered golden question.

Because astrology has so much to do with the vast unknown, many people are drawn to it.

How can these orbs of fire located millions of miles away guide us through this daunting life? How can we tap into outside forces to help us?

And once we start researching astrology, it’s almost like a black hole – it sucks you in. The lives we lead are always filled with such chaos that gazing at the stars – the epitome of a calm, collected night – makes us feel in control. When stress and uncertainty are at the forefront of our minds, at least the stars are there to ground us. This is a huge reason why so many people choose to believe in astrology.

I admit, even as a non-believer myself, that I make sure to remember the advice offered by astrology sites. There may be a time when I need it.

It’s also a time for people to sit down and reflect on themselves. As someone who needs that validation to know I’m headed in the right direction, I’m sometimes curious to see if the stars might also approve of the way I’m handling things. While this may all be wrong, it can still bring comfort during uncertain times.

For example, I am a Gemini sun. This means that I am a very communicative person and should pursue more creative fields like writing or filmmaking. And here I am, studying journalism, planning to become a writer in the future. Of course, I didn’t specialize in that track because my co-star told me to. I knew this long before I knew astrology – but it makes me happy to hear these words. I may be on the right track. Maybe that’s what I should do.

Or maybe it’s all bullshit. Who the hell knows?

In the end, people will believe what they want. And if that’s astrology, so be it. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trusting the stars a little bit, and I don’t think it’s fair to disapprove of someone just because they don’t believe the same things you do. Our lives are pretty crazy. Don’t judge others on how they find their stability.

But whether or not astrology is your thing, it’s hard to deny the sweet solace the galaxy beyond brings us. When you take a deep breath and look up to see the thousands of beacons of light dotting the night sky, it truly feels like anything is possible.


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