Exploring astrological signs enhances relationships

Discovering the zodiac signs that match with birth dates has proven to be an entertaining pastime. Students have gained insight on the study of astrology, allowing them to share it with others.


Photo reprinted with permission from Connor Magee

When stars align…Doing a deep dive into astrological zodiac signs, senior Connor Magee dazzles “RedAlert”viewers with an overview on Scorpios. Magee himself is a Scorpio, born in October.

With a bit of belief, conversation centering around astrology has recently picked up amongst students. Explorations of zodiac signs and compatibility have led to making connections with friends.
Astrology is defined by Oxford Languages as “the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.”
Zodiac signs fall under this study.
They are based on the 12 constellations that the sun passes through. This means that a person’s sun sign represents where the sun was positioned with each sign when a person was born.
The 12 signs include Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Each sign has general traits that supposedly correlate with a person’s personality.
Senior Connor Magee is a Scorpio, born in October.
Magee said that he was introduced to astrology by one of his friends.
“We just started talking about it and I became interested in it, and I looked up my chart,” Magee said.
Students feel that astrology can be a fun way to connect with people, even if it isn’t an accurate concept.
Juniors Abigail Mast and Jami Garrison are also Scorpios, born in November.
“I think that astrology is so cool because it literally helps you understand someone so much more,” Mast said.
Magee agrees. “I think it’s fun to think about, and sometimes some of the coincidences and similarities that you see can be really interesting,” Magee said. “Also, the memes are so good.”
One of the most enjoyable parts about it, according to Garrison, is classifying each sign. “In my head every sign has a certain vibe, and that vibe is so different from every other sign,” Garrison said.
Freshman Emma Horos is an Aries, born in April. Horos said that she enjoys believing in astrology because it’s a “good thing to stay connected to and it can give you guidance.”
For junior Kaleigh Spisak, who is a Gemini, although astrology is very broad, it’s amusing. “It’s fun to psychoanalyze yourself,” Spisak said.
Students say that there are other complex aspects of astrology that can be learned about. According to Mast, there are several other placements that a person can have. The “big three” is a person’s sun sign, moon sign and rising sign.
Mast said that a person’s rising sign typically shows how they project themselves to the world. “It’s like the mask that you put on and how other people perceive you,” Mast said.
People who are knowledgeable about astrology will know about the other placements people can have.
Garrison said that a person’s mercury sign can determine how they communicate.
“Something I feel like I identify with a lot more is my mercury, which involves how you communicate with other people,” Garrison said. Her mercury is in Sagittarius.
Followers of astrology suggest getting more acquainted with information if the subject peaks one’s interest.
Horos proposes that one should ease into the topic. “Start off slow and don’t force yourself to learn everything at once,” Horos said. “Take it one thing at a time.”
Magee said that from his own experience, learning about astrology from friends was beneficial. According to students, searching up “astrological birth chart” on Google can lead to a newfound understanding of one’s own astrological profile.