Feature — March 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

MSD students share their opinions on astrology

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zodiac_2Could it be possible that the position of the planets, the Sun and the Moon could determine the strongest and weakest traits of someones personality? Astrology is based upon the projection of these three astronomical entities at the moment of birth.

The word zodiac comes from the Greek meaning “circle of animals.” The 12 Zodiac signs include the following: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. It is a popular trend, especially among young adults, to check their daily horoscopes.

There is no scientific evidence that astrology is real. However, it is common among people to observe and experience it first hand.

“I have always believed in astrology. My zodiac sign is Cancer and I love checking my horoscope everyday because I can always relate to it,” sophomore Kayla Sansinverino said.

There are even ways to check horoscopes online with apps such as The DailyHoroscope and Horoscope Astro. Many people agree that astrology is a hoax and that horoscopes and these sources are never true. However, just as many agree that sometimes these predictions can be spookily accurate.

“I’m a Capricorn and my boyfriend is an Aries. Our compatibility described by astrology relates to us a lot. We’re very attached but we live kind of far away from each other so we still have our differences,” sophomore Emily Grusky said.

The majority of students that were asked about horoscopes said that they believe in all astrology with the exception of a few students, such as sophomore Samantha Mayor.

“My zodiac sign is Leo, but I don’t really believe in astrology. I never find myself relating to my horoscopes and it all just seems fake to me,” Mayor said. “I don’t see why people are so interested in it.”

As of now, there is no way to prove if astrology is real or fake. Until we get our answers, nonbelievers will stand their ground as believers happily continue to check their daily horoscopes.

samantha getz

Samantha Getz is a sophomore at MSD. She is a first year eagle eye staff member and the Captain of Interpretation on the debate team. She hopes pursue a career in journalism.

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