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As Banu Guler—cofounder of the explosively popular astrology app , Co-Star—told Quartz, astrology is most useful as a language. It lets people jump straight into deep conversations about our emotions and how we relate to other people. But even if astrology were still about science, there’s another reason “real” scientists can’t kill it: Astrology is essentially a bunch of stories based on millennia of observations. When the stories start to seem irrelevant, astrologers rewrite them. It’s a tradition that’s been around as long as there have been tablets to write things on . For all its failures (notably, its claim that you can divine everything on Earth from the movement of the stars, planets, and moons), astrology is an incredible success story. It gave birth to astronomy, and it may have laid the foundation for modern medicine and mathematics. (For more on that, watch the video above). Moreover, astrology may have stumbled upon valuable insights into how we’re affected by the world around us. Western astrological sun signs tell us that the seasons ( not the constellations ) dramatically affect our personality. Chronobiology tells us the same thing: just as our bodies follow daily rhythms, according to our biological clock, they also appear to follow annual rhythms, affected by our environment.
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