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There's A Reason More And More Millennials Are Flocking To Astrology

Updated 13 Oct 2018 2.1k views13 items

Just like emotional support dogs, craft beer, and Stranger Things, millennials love astrology. But why? Why is astrology so popular among the most ridiculed, most influential generation of our time? Well, the explanations are completely logical and not at all written in the stars. Studies have shown that things like stress, the political climate, and the lingering affects of the Great Recession may have pushed millennials to look to the stars for answers about their futures. It’s also noteworthy that this is hardly the first time a generation has turned towards astrology. In fact, the 18th century and the 1970s both saw a movement toward spirituality and astrology after periods of clinical and scientific focus. And hey, maybe millennials do some extreme things like look to astrology for answers about the infamous 27 Club too, but they would like some answers about Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse.

So, ol’ Carol can totally blame millennials for ruining some of her favorite things like chain restaurants and bar soap and napkins, but Carol can't blame millennials for ruining astrology, because, if anything, they're making it better.