How much of your life is planned based on what your star sign tells you? If you’re in retrograde, do you use it as an excuse? (‘Sorry I yelled at you – Mercury was in retrograde.’) Do you feel hope when you think of that love attracting rose quartz in your pocket? We put a lot of faith in ‘the universe’…
A logical mind will tell you that relying on the universe for answers is a bunch of BS. But cut to me during any particular week and you’ll see a woman cross referencing three different astrologers, wondering whether she needs to refer to her natal chart and cleanse her crystals during the full moon. Impatient? Deluded? Or just wanting a heads-up? You be the judge.
Even though I perpetually find myself relying on some galactic map to determine my life, I’m no looney. Even my most with-it girlfriends join me in the discussion. Whether we’re worried about work, confused about our next step in life or losing patience in the seemingly never-ending quest for love, our horoscopes, psychics, Tarot cards and whatever else serve to tell us that everything is going to be okay. Because it just has to be. Right?
IT’S IN OUR DNA
‘It’s a human tendency to want to know what’s coming up at times of emotional difficulty,’ says psychologist Samantha Clarke. ‘That’s partly linked to the way our mind is set up. We have the limbic system, which contro