Why Are Millennials So Into Astrology?

01.08.2022     Views: 237

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THE NEW AGE OF ASTROLOGY


Many younger people find comfort and insight in the zodiac—even though they don’t necessarily agree with it—in a hectic, data-driven age.

Astrology is a meme that is growing and unfolding in the typical memetic way. On social media, people joke about Mercury retrograde, gather tens or hundreds of thousands of followers for astrology-meme generators, and label “the symptoms and symptoms as…”


Astrology has had other major moments in history, and this one won’t be the last. For hundreds of years, the exercise has been referenced in several documents. More recently, the New Age movement of the 1960s and 1970s arrived with a strong emphasis on the zodiac.


Although astrology hardly changed between the New Age upsurge and now, you can still frequently see horoscopes on the back pages of magazines. Then, within the past five years, something happened that has given it an edge and a relevancy for this time and place that it hasn’t had in a very long time—about 35 years. The Millennial generation has run with it.


Astrology is well suited for the internet age in a few respects. There is a minimal entry barrier and virtually endless depths to explore if you feel like diving into a Google research rabbit hole. The availability of more detailed facts online has enhanced the sophistication of this astrology trend.


There is no evidence that a person’s zodiac sign perfectly connects to personality; astrology is not a science. However, the device has its own unique brand of logic. According to astrology, the sun, moon, and planets’ positions within the 12 zodiacal signs and symptoms of the sky have meaning. Even if you’re not an astrology expert, you probably recognise your sun sign, the most well-known zodiac sign. It entirely depends on the location of the sun on the day of your birth. However, the position of the moon and each of the other planets at the time and location of your delivery adds more sunglasses frames to the picture of you that your “delivery chart” paints.


The purpose of horoscopes is to provide information on the current and future movements of the planets, as well as how those movements affect each sign. Astrology uses the simplified representations of the planets and zodiac signs to communicate complex ideas about personality, life cycles, and dating preferences. Additionally, that shorthand is functional when used online, where communication frequently incorporates symbols and shorthand.


According to survey data from the American Psychological Association, Millennials have been the generation that has been the most stressed out since 2014, and they are also the generation that is most likely to say that their stress levels have increased over the past year since 2010. Since 2012, millennials and Gen Xers have been significantly more frazzled than previous generations. And the political turmoil since the 2016 presidential election has clearly increased strain on Americans as a whole.


According to the results of the APA’s study from 2017, 63% of Americans said they were very concerned about the future of their country.Sixty-five percent of people said they become stressed out when evaluating data, and Millennials and Gen Xers were far more likely than older people to say this. These days, the news frequently covers political squabbles, climate change, global crises, and the possibility of nuclear war. If pressure makes astrology appear brighter, it is no longer surprising that more people seem interested in it at this time.


Astrology offers those who are suffering the solace of envisioning a better future, a concrete reminder of the cliched adage that is difficult to remember when you’re in the middle of it: This too shall pass.


To understand astrology’s allure, one must become accustomed to paradoxes. It simultaneously feels cosmic and individual, nonreligious and rational, intangible and tangible, real and unreal. In a time of division, the ability to choose is sometimes a relief. Searching for answers inside the grey may be liberating in a society that values black and white, ones and zeros. Even though you know deep down they are literally light-years apart and have no connection at all, it may be important to draw lines inside the space between seconds of time or the distance between pinpricks of light inside the night sky.

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