Why is there a Rise of Younger Generations Getting into Astrology?
Why is there a rise of younger generations getting into Astrology? I was asked this question on BBC Essex Radio in the UK this year. For those that do not know, the younger generations are Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996), and Generation Z (people born after 1996). This was in-fact a very good question, and I have certainly noticed the rise in astrology readings from both of these generations.
Why Millennials and Generation Z Like Astrology?
So, why is there a rise in the younger generations getting into astrology?
Well, instead you could say why they should turn to astrology at all? Especially when we live in a world where we now have a good understanding and knowledge of most things. And that astrology itself is still an unproven science.
But, we also live in a world where mental health is on the rise, especially in the younger generations.
The Samaritans issued a report saying “Suicide is the biggest killer of young people. In 2018, 759 young people took their own life in the UK and Republic of Ireland.”
This is an astonishing statistic. Young people are more at risks from themselves then they are from anything else, even cancer!
Maybe the younger generations are using astrology readings as a tool to understand why they feel the way they do, act a certain way, or give them hope for the future.
By understanding onesself you can move on from negativity in your mind that is holding you back, freeing you to achieve your full potential. Most importantly, they may turn to astrology to help improve their mental health, especially if traditional methods (such as counselling) are not working. Most of the time it is yourself that has the power to change who you are, astrology can make you realise that!
Online dating could be another reason for the upwards trend in astrology. Online dating has been around since the World Wide Web was made publicly available in 1991. However, at first dating online was not considered a traditional way of meeting people. In fact, some people may even considered it weird, or unusual. These days it is very much the norm, with people dating online via all kinds of devices. Improvements in technology have made connecting with each other much easier.
However, the problem with dating online is that it can be hard to know someones true personality until you finally meet them. Most dating websites provide the zodiac sign of the person you are talking too. It can be great fun trying to work out your dates personality based upon their zodiac sign, and how that compares with yours. It is a way of trying to get extra information about the person you like before meeting them.
Astrology has been around for thousands of years. And will likely be around for many more!