Do you believe in horoscopes?
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Do you believe in horoscopes?

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Do you check your horoscope in the morning? Many people read them just for fun, but others take them very seriously. First Lady Nancy Reagan famously planned President Reagan's schedule after consulting with her astrologer. Rationalists say horoscopes are for the birds, and that people who take them seriously should be treated like flat-earthers: ridiculed and discounted. Do you believe in horoscopes? ♌🦂🌠

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Millennials, a generation that has to cope with supersized helpings of existential worry and dread, find the orderliness and explanations of astrology very helpful.

Sandhya says she turns to astrology looking for help in times of despair, “when I’m like ‘Someone tell me the future is gonna be okay.’” Reading her horoscope was like flipping ahead in her own story.

At Gizmodo, Sam Biddle pulls no punches.

The stars are giant flaming orbs of gas, floating in a vacuum. They dictate nothing. They determine nothing in your life. They do not care about you, or your girlfriend, or your job, or your sister's wedding, or your car not starting, or whether you're "the jealous type." 
They do not get to decide whether you get along with Libras, or can't stand Cancers, or are having a bad day. They don't care about anything, because they are giant flaming orbs of gas, floating in a vacuum. Stars don't even care about stars. If you're lazy, or sleazy, or easily angered, it's your own fault—not the galaxy's.

Some people wouldn't dream of making a life decision when Mercury is in retrograde, but others just follow their horoscopes for occasional insight and fun. What's the harm?

Others say the answer to our world's uncertainty is not to turn to easily debunked pseudoscience.

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