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The cynical part of me also sees evaluating someone according to their sun sign as another crude return to our roots in tribalism.
It seems humans are always looking for easy ways to categorize people and even easier ways to excuse their dismissal of them.
Balancing the terror of being human with the wonder of being human is why people have looked to the heavens for thousands of years.
It makes sense we would trust something as perfectly ordered as the cosmos to explain life’s tragic chaos.
“Astrology’s long life certainly attests to its ability to correctly describe the qualities and personalities of each of the signs,” explains Miller. At one point, an old friend of hers, a psychic, joins us.
In the brief time we are together Miller has multiple celebrity assistants call to see if she can squeeze their A-list bosses in. Miller’s analytics show that in the past year, more than 75 percent of her over 10 million-strong audience was new and the “readers are spending more and more time on the pages too.” According to a 2014 , more Americans see astrology as a scientific than they have since 1983.
Not since the 1960s and ’70s have people been so hungry for insight from the ancients.
It’s just more interesting to believe it’s real than to think it’s not. I’m in the business of storytelling, and questions make for the basis of fascinating stories.“I think it appeals to people more into holistic practices because of its inclusivity.For the queer community, it’s like feeling a part of community or a religion where God doesn’t hate them.” Some aspects of astrology she describes, though, sound similar to religion to me.People generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to their thoughts on the zodiac: “Oh, I totally believe in that” or “It’s bullshit.”To the astrology-is-bullshit people, I get it.I’m a woman who respects science, reason, and evidence, and so I understand the inclination to dismiss astrology as ridiculous.