Have you ever gazed at the stars wondering what each star means? Searching for a sense of truth in the universe where there are endless planets and stars, and how they affect our daily lives. Another question to ask is, What is the meaning of life?
If you feel a deep connection to the night sky and the millions of stars and planets that make up its darkness, you’ll love what astrology has in store for you! Getting into the habit of stargazing is a great first step, but how well do you know the stars and planets that make up the universe?
Astrology is the belief that the arrangement of stars and planets affects human life. It is a billion dollar industry with countless social media accounts and apps advertising the creed making it easily accessible to those who are interested.
While it’s easy to have this information at your fingertips, there’s a lot to sort through and remember. So let me help you navigate your way through learning astrology and making it a fun summer hobby!
What is Astrology?
Astrology is many things to many different people, but as stated in the Oxford dictionary, astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world . By my definition, astrology is the use of planets and stars to predict the future. It gives people a sense of direction, who they are and an explanation of why they are the way they are.
People use pseudoscience as a spiritual guide to help them seek certainty in their lives. It is also used to identify with zodiac signs, which are astrological signs assigned to you based on your date of birth. These included; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. These signs give people a sense of identity to relate to.
Self-discovery is important these days and people want to know themselves more than ever and are hungry for explanations. If astrology is something you want to believe in and learn more about, then this can be a good base to look within as you research these universal formations.
Why is it so popular?
The growing popularity of astrology has grown exponentially over the past 20 years, with 37% of current adults under 30 claiming to believe in astrology. It is no coincidence that over the past 20 years the world has become exceptionally chaotic. People are looking for security in their future more than ever and living with what astrology has to offer.
Various astrology activities and writings give people a sense of self-discovery and serve as a guide to where they are headed in the future, and who doesn’t love certainty? People feel drawn to these concepts because they feel certain and grounded in what they read. It’s a way for them to make sense of themselves and the world around them. I find it also a very entertaining topic that can keep you busy for hours!
A lot of people don’t think of supplies when it comes to learning about astrology, but I think there are a lot of things you can pick up if you want to take it seriously. Some of this information also carries over to astronomy, which is the science of space as a whole. Here is a list of things you will need if you want to take up astrology as a hobby this summer:
- Moon phases and planets chart
- Zodiac Signs Chart
- Apps such as Co-Star, Sanctuary, Time Passage and Astrology Zone
- tarot cards
- Book on astrology (If the Internet is not enough)
- Place where you can go at night and watch the stars to feel connected
- Diary of experiences and horoscope readings
- Jewelry based on astrology
This list will guarantee you an excellent beginner’s state of mind in astrology! You don’t need everything on this list, of course. Choose what you want based on how seriously you take this hobby.
Telescopes are expensive, like the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor which costs around $200. You probably won’t need them, but apps, a journal, and tarot cards are a great way to start. Jewelry is also a great addition as it reminds you of your passion and puts you more in the mood for astrology.
How to start
One way I learned astrology in the past was through an app called Co-Star. This app lets you see your entire birth chart and see what your day will look like at a glance. It mainly focuses on predictions about the future and who you are. However, there is much more to the app. You can talk to other people with the same signs as you and it will tell you what you are struggling with that day and how powerful you feel.
He will also send you quotes to inspire you throughout the day. Another cool feature is that you can follow your friends and see how their signs compare to yours. If you want to get started with astrology, I highly recommend this app for the endless features it offers. There is much more than what I have just listed, so give it a try!
The astrology.com website is another great way to get started with astrology. People will do tarot card readings and you can learn everything you need to know about astrology. You can participate in compatibility tests, and not just for a lover, but for anyone in your life. You can get your own personalized horoscope letter if they know your birthday and you join astrology.com.
With astrology.com you can learn all you want about astrology and even learn more about psychic energy if you like that too! He will teach you how to refine your own psychic energy and how to use it. There are a variety of tests and reports you can get on certain aspects of your life, such as your love life or your career. Of course, it costs money, so spend wisely!
The third way to start astrology is to watch YouTube videos about tarot readings, planets and star alignments, zodiac signs and their meanings. Here is a list of amazing astrology-based YouTubers that will help you dive into the craft.
- Lada Duncheva
- Karen Lustrup Astrology
- Barbara Goldsmith
- Alyssa Sharpe
- The Quietest Revolution
- Michele Knight
These are just a few of the many astrologers on YouTube, but I bet one of them will pique your interest and lead you to other astrologers that suit you!
The last thing I want to mention is doing your own research on stars and planets. How do they move through space? What are the names of these important planets and stars? And what is the connection with the signs of the zodiac and the tarot readings?
Research the history of astrology and see what you can find. How did it happen? There are a million questions you could ask and finding the right sources could land you a knowledge jackpot.
Next stop: the moon
Now that you know what astrology is and how to implement this pseudoscience in your daily life, it’s time to head to the stars with these steps to make astrology your new summer hobby! Start with tarot cards if you have a strong intuition about life’s path and your future awakenings.
Research the signs of the zodiac and their meanings if you seek suspicion about your true identity and do the same with your friends. Learn the names of the planets and stars and how their alignments in space affect your energy. Summer is the perfect time for stargazing, so why not aim for the stars and make astrology your new summer hobby?