We’re a generation that largely refuses to be categorized into labels, so it’s interesting that so many millennials obsessively read their horoscopes. According to a study, 58 percent of 18 to 24-year-old Americans believe astrology is scientific.
The study also revealed that skepticism regarding astrology is decreasing, and indeed you don’t have to look far online to find the strong community of young, cool, perfectly normal people who obsess over their zodiac signs. All this suggests there really is a huge appetite for astrology among millennials.
But why? Astrology gives people an excuse for their less positive traits and actions – “It’s not my fault I’m bad at decision-making, it’s just because I’m a Libra,” someone might say. There have been so many occasions where horoscopes have been accurate, so that’s been a positive reinforcement to keep on reading them. It’s become a kind of a ritual to always flick to the horoscope pages when reading a magazine.
One of the most common parts of astrology that interest the millennials is the idea of compatibility – that is, certain star signs getting on better with others. Let’s look into each horoscope and try to find what else they say our obsessions.
Aries (21st March to 19th April): Tea/Coffee
Coffee is an essential part of their everyday lives. Aries need to consume coffee to kickstart their day. Tea also works equally good and helps them kick things off and be active throughout the day.
Taurus (20th April to 20th May): Food
They are passionate about food. Even though Taurus is considered to be sanest of all the zodiac signs, love for food creates a weak spot in their lives.
Gemini (21st May to 20th June): Social Media
Gemini has the tendency to deal with multiple things at the same time. They prefer to stay active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. By doing so, they divert their attention from the more disturbing aspects of their lives.
Cancer (21st June to 22nd July): Romance
Cancers are considered to the most loyal of all the zodiac signs. They are sensitive by nature; therefore, they feel everything deeply. They have the tendency to absorb love as much as they can.