I don't know about you, but I've never believed in horoscopes. I always thought they were fun to read in the newspaper or online---but surely the fate of you star-sign is merely the figment of some underpaid writer's imagination. Right? One of my good friends, who's actually a devout Christian, recently became invested in the Co-Star app. Hearing her talk about sun-signs, moon-signs, and other specific astrology terms sparked me to read-up more on my own sign.
I was born in the middle of May, so I'm a Taurus. I suppose a lot of remarks about Taurus' align with me---I can be very stubborn and good at hiding my emotions. Turns out, Taurus is just my sun-sign, and there's a lot more to a horoscope.
So what the heck is a moon-sign? A moon-sign is much more specific than a sun-sign and has to do with the exact day and time you were born. From what I've read on Co-Star, your moon-sign correlates to how you process emotions and view yourself. My moon-sign is Pisces, and according to various astrology websites I've visited, that would explain my sensitive and creative tendencies. Combined with my sun in Taurus, that means I am a deeply reflective person who is good at putting up a wall. Honestly, vulnerability is something I've been working on for awhile---so the horoscope combination checks out.
But wait---it's more complicated. There's this thing called "your ascendant"---which is supposedly the personality you put on for other people. Your ascendant is also determined by the exact date and time you were born. My ascendant is in Gemini. Yikes. (I say yikes, because every meme I see about horoscopes bashes Gemini). According to Co-Star, having an ascendant in Gemini means I come across to other people as "quick-witted, chatty, eclectic, and fun". I suppose that's true.
Co-Star gives you daily advice based on your signs. The advice could revolve around your issues with self, relationships, or your career. Though I still don't really look to the stars to guide my life, the detailed remarks Co-Star has generated about my personality, and how I handle things is remarkably accurate. It also seems to align with what I am struggling with--whether my own motivation or relationship troubles. I recognize it may be easy to identify with any generalized statement, but to stay positive, I use these daily updates to reflect on how I'm doing. Whether or not you believe in astrology, Co-Star has been a great tool for me to understand myself emotionally and be more conscious of how I talk to myself and others.