Written in the Stars

Sierra Hockenbury, Online Newspaper Co-Editor-in-Chief

Whether you are a horoscope fanatic or think that it’s total bologna, you must admit that the correlation between our personalities and the sun is intriguing. The way we act, our compatibility with others, and our deepest goals and desires can all be traced back to our zodiac signs.

There are a variety of signs that have different effects on our lives. Your sun sign is what you identify most with and who you generally are as a person. These are the most well-known and frequently discussed signs. Your moon sign is related to the center of your emotions and how you react to situations. How you present yourself on the outside is known as your rising sign.

My interest in astrology began through in-depth conversations with my aunt. She always told me about my zodiac sign and how much it correlated with my personality. It gave us something to bond over, as well as something fascinating for me to look into.  

The more I researched the different signs and their traits, I began to realize how precisely the people I was surrounded by mirrored the traits of their sign. My mom, a Taurus, is one of the most stubborn people I know, but her stubbornness cannot even begin to compare to her loyalty. These traits can be seen in my best friend, a Taurus, as well.

Freshman Zach Harvey loves astrology, but said it is, “…based off of generalized terms that could fit anyone.” I don’t disagree with this. Could I, a Sagittarius, be described as stubborn or loyal? Sure. But horoscopes are more than just these generalized terms. They are about your core passions and emotions.  

Yeah, yeah, I know. You still want solid evidence that astrology is real. Sophomore Lachlan Meyers said,“I mean, [astrology] is a fake science right? Like a pseudoscience. It’s not real. There is no proof behind it.”

Unfortunately, astrology is not scientifically testable. The results of some astrological studies were not able to validate these ideas, but it does not mean that the concept as a whole should be dismissed. This is a common occurrence in the scientific community.

Still, I’d like to believe that we are connected to the universe in some way. Astrology allows me to explore my adventurous and independent nature and feel that sense of connection, while still believing in scientific fact.


Some traits that are commonly found in the zodiac signs can be seen below:


Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

Rebellious, affectionate, friendly, and unpredictable


Pisces: February 19 – March 20

Easy-going, sensitive, compassionate, and adaptable


Aries: March 21 – April 19

Confident, outgoing, passionate, and lively


Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Trustworthy, practical, dependable, and stubborn


Gemini: May 21 – June 20

Energetic, quick-witted, optimistic, and enthusiastic


Cancer: June 21 – July 22

Loyal, persuasive, supportive, and imaginative


Leo: July 23 – August 22

Bold, warm-hearted, helpful, and straightforward


Virgo: August 23 – September 22

Shy, practical, modest, and analytical


Libra: September 23 – October 22

Selfless, charming, balanced, and indecisive


Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

Authentic, brave, resourceful, and intuitive


Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21

Generous, independent, open-minded, and impatient


Capricorn: December 22 – January 19

Responsible, practical, cautious, and patient