Get hip with your horoscope

Allison Young , Opinions Editor

If you are anything like me, I check my horoscope almost daily. It is a religious activity that I do because I find it very intriguing and sometimes it does help me push through a tough day.

Some people have probably never even checked theirs because they find it foolish and don’t believe in it but I think so many people would be interested in how accurate a horoscope can be some days.

For those of you who don’t know, a horoscope is “a forecast of a person’s future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person’s birth.” per Google Dictionary. The history behind horoscopes is very interesting and for the non-believers, hopefully it’ll spark some interest and be a little bit more believable. Horoscopes are based on the position of the sun at the time of someone’s birth which is where the different signs come into play. There are obviously 12 different signs that correlate with the different months in the year. For example, I am an Aquarius because I was born between the dates of January 20th and February 18th.

They say that for every sign there are certain characteristics that line up with most people born in that cycle. It is kind of crazy to see the things that come up when I search “Aquarius character traits” because several of them match me to a T. As I previously mentioned, I check my horoscope religiously; my daily, monthly and even yearly horoscopes are available on an app that is on my phone. If this is something that is sparking an interest for you, I highly suggest getting an app you find that works for you and keeping it on your phone. There has been several times when I am having a bad day that I check my horoscope and it is like I’m reading about my day that has already happened.

I think that horoscopes can be something really fun to add to your lifestyle and if you are even just a little curious, do a bit more research on the topic. I have even found that there are tips and such for people of certain signs to get them through their struggles and it is kind of reassuring to know that other people of my sign are going through some of the same things. Everyone is different, but horoscopes can be very reassuring, so just give it a try!