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I can’t lie and say I’m not into astrology. I think it is the only “on trend” thing I am a part of since I’m too lazy to shop at Brandy Melville and Urban Outfitters. Honestly, I will be the first one to say that I’m too into it. And frankly, it doesn’t help that I am a Sagittarius, and if you read any description of a Sagittarius, it describes me spot on. I get bored easily, I like to make everyone laugh, and I am always on a quest for knowledge — all characteristics of a true Sag.

As I did more research into my birth chart (you astrology queens know what I am talking about) I found that I am an Aries rising and a Gemini moon. Each step further into the realm of astrology I took, I found that this explains me all too well, but I think I am taking it a bit too seriously. 

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I will be the first to tell you that there are some great apps out there that update me daily on where I stand in terms of work, love, spirituality, social life, and self — not to mention the daily horoscope. I absolutely love reading it on a day-to-day basis and then comparing it to how my day is going, and I know many others who do too. It was when my horoscope started telling me that I would have trouble in all aspects of my life until March 2020 that I realized my hobby was beginning to impact my life, considering that the  blurbs and notifications I got would sometimes make feel a little down, even when I thought I was having a good day. If I am completely honest, maybe I just don’t feel like getting exposed practically every day of the week. 

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Granted, I still check these apps every day, and the notifications are still on with my ringer volume up because I need to be kept in check. What I have found is that it might be best for me to take a break and try to better myself based on my own observations rather than relying on something that usually leaves me feeling slightly self-conscious. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate astrology, and I still have the apps even after coming to this conclusion. I guess my real dilemma is that I love it too much. 

Madi is currently a fourth-year student at UC Davis majoring in English and Poltical Science. She is currently a marketing intern for the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Her favorite hobbies are reading, making Spotify playlists, and grabbing lattes with her girls! 
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