Do the stars have something to say? Sophomores Emma Diaz and Emma Velasco looks at what the Zodiac means. (Stephania Lopez)
Do the stars have something to say? Sophomores Emma Diaz and Emma Velasco looks at what the Zodiac means.

Stephania Lopez

Looking to The Stars

Is there truth to the Zodiac?

January 10, 2022

Does the placement of the stars knows the placement of your heart?

There is a lot of controversy on zodiac signs and whether they are genuine or fake.

There are many different zodiac signs. Signs that are supposedly indicative of  a person’s personality. First, the fire signs: Aries Sagittarius and Leo; which are spontaneous and impulsive. The water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, which are imaginative and emotional. Also, the air signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini are quick and animated and tend to intellectualize feelings. Finally, the earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo, which are quiet and have slow directions to change and are slow to adjust emotionally. 

Zodiacs are supposed to categorize your personality and traits based on the date of birth and astrological placement at the time. Honestly, it seems unfair to group millions of people into one single category as if they each are the same with no originality. 

There are approximately 7,846,000,000 people on earth today. How is it possible to group a large portion of these people into each astrological sign category? 

Astrology focuses on the placement of the stars dating back to 2200 years ago. They base old information on star placement on how children’s day will come out feeling, thinking, and acting. 

People are unpredictable; their emotions can be anything based on the day they’ve had or just with the people they’ve interacted with. There’s no way to predict how someone will act or how their day will go on just star placement.

There is a difference when people read their horoscope and want it to be true so badly that they make it accurate and do things in their day to make the outcome possible, and the horoscope just being faithful in general on its own. However, people are biased and have their own opinions, so they can never indeed be proven. 

Some people take the zodiac sign characteristics very seriously. They can take it to the point where they’re rejecting friends and family because you’re a Pisces which makes you too sensitive. It’s unfair to treat people a certain way just because you searched up their birthday and a website told you they were manipulative and possessive. 

People also take it to a whole other level because of relationships and become obsessed with the idea of what they’re supposed to be, do, and say. 

Categorizing things, days, and people passed on star placement is genuinely unfair. Suppose you live your whole life by the rules of a horoscope and astrological signs. If you do, you’ll miss many good people and things you can meet daily. 

Classifying people is difficult and near impossible. People have unpredictable and new emotions every day, and each personality is unique. People are each different and can range in many different ways. So putting people into a specific category similar to all others based on a star is genuinely unfair.


Signs in the Stars 

As we grow up, we start to find our style, personality, likes, dislikes and truly ourselves. While there is an explanation for our physical features, one would begin to question how our mental characteristics come to be. There are many theories as to why, with one of the most notable of them being the belief in zodiac signs. 

The zodiac attributes the placement of the stars and the moon to personality and character traits. The 12 zodiac signs were assigned by the ancient Greeks to help explain the unexplainable. According to, humans have always been looking at the stars for answers.

According to, “Astrology and zodiac signs can give us a glimpse of a person’s character, preferences, flaws, and fears.” 

All over social media and the internet, there has recently been a trend involving zodiac signs. They compare celebrities who share zodiac signs and their likenesses are truly jaw dropping. It definitely proves that zodiac signs have an influence on ourselves and others. The there is some sort of connection to be found.

Along with that, they can also influence your relationships with others. Are we drawn to certain signs? Is there truth to the personality traits associated with each sign? It may seem far- fetched but I feel that they do.

I personally find this super interesting as it applies to many current situations in my life. I have lost friends whose signs have been scientifically proven to be toxic with mine, but I have gained many close friends whose signs have seemed to be compatible.

According to, “Zodiac compatibility charts are sometimes used to determine if a person is a match.” 

Many people believe that zodiac signs mean nothing, but there are many others who do believe in them, myself included. Even for those who believe, however, these compatibility charts are not 100% accurate. Zodiac signs are not individualized and specific all the time, and that has to be taken into consideration. Horoscopes are not to be followed blindly, they serve more as possibilities.

“ I honestly think zodiac signs are creepily accurate to how we are but, I feel like compatibility just depends on the kind of person you are rather than your actual sign; although they are very good at categorizing people,” sophomore Andrea San Martín said. 

Overall,  zodiac signs are a very interesting and useful way to find an answer to explain ourselves and who we are. They are definitely real things that affect us and the world around us.