Lots of people use star signs as a guide for relationships and dating. And a lot of other people think that it's, well…a little crazy. But who’s right?
If you expected a straight answer to that question, you’re not going to get one from me. After all, astrology has been around for hundreds of years… who am I to say that it’s all a crock of you-know-what? I’m going to take the safe-and-cozy middle road, instead… and simply present the evidence as I see it. You can come to your own conclusions!
Astrology Does Affect Relationships
Those in the “Astrology, yes!” camp have hundreds, even thousands of years on their side. While science looks at the idea of astrology askew, astrologers have been using it to evaluate relationships for a heck of a long time. And they’ve had a lot of success.
So… how does astrology work to influence our relationships? Well, it seems that all heavenly bodies (and no, this doesn’t mean Jessica Alba or Matthew McConaughey) have an affect on who we are and how we relate to one another. Astrology is supposed to help you understand your relationships (and the people you date) better. This helps you to know when an issue is more your fault, more your partner’s… or if it’s just a bad time, celestially, to resolve any issues at all.
Chances are, you think the idea of “I can’t date him because he’s a Leo and we won’t get along” sounds wonky. So do I… and so, actually, do most “real” astrologers. Astrologically, a lot more than a person’s sun sign affects who they are as a person. The more details an astrologer has about birthdates, times, etc., the more in-depth they can take their analysis. So while carrying around a little sun sign chart with you on all your dates is a waste of time, you can still read up about star signs for a little… heavenly assistance. And the more information you have, the more it’ll help.
Astrology is a Superstition
This is the relatively young but very vigorous “Astrology’s a crock!” camp. Their point of view is pretty simple– and one that you may well share already. How could the position of stars and planets (which are all millions and millions of miles away) when you’re born affect who you’ll turn out to be? Impossible.
Sure, sometimes astrologers can examine a person and get some of their traits right. But, hey… even a broken watch shows the correct time twice a day. Astrologers just use their fancy equipment and charts to make a complicated guess. And with broad terms like “stubborn,” or “fanciful,” or “affectionate,” how could they be wrong? Astrology isn’t science… it’s a superstition. And while you can have all the fun you want looking up star signs in some book, you’ll just be wasting your time. Because none of it is real.
Now, I hope I don’t get nasty comments from either the “Astrology, yes!” or “Astrology’s a crock” camps… because I’m pretty middle-of-the-road on astrology. I don’t refuse to believe… but neither do I check my horoscope before leaving the house.