Should You Trust Your Horoscope?

Written in the stars or plain B.S.?

Long before people understood science, they looked up at the night sky and tried to glean wisdom from the stars. Though we know a lot more about the universe than we did 5,000 years ago, some people still believe in astrology, the idea that the relative positions of the planets at the time of a person's birth affects their life. 

Spoiler alert: it doesn't.

There is absolutely no scientific evidence that a person's zodiac sign has any bearing on their personality or what their future brings. Even when astrologists themselves helped design the experiments meant to support their beliefs: zilch.

OK, so horoscopes aren't real. But is it that big of a deal if people choose to believe in them anyway?

Depends on how you look at it.

Sure, checking your horoscope every now and then is fun and harmless. But when people are confused about what is and isn't science, it can make it harder for them to understand the logic behind more important topics such as vaccines and climate change. And polls have shown that about a third of Americans believe astrology is a science.*

As AsapTHOUGHT explains in their latest video, astrology is total nonsense, but the time of year a person is born could very well have some bearing on their educational future. 

Curious about how? Find out what the science says here:


*It's our hope that the majority of people who say astrology is a science are confusing it with astronomy, the study of stars, planets, and everything else outside of Earth's atmosphere.

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