What Causes People to Believe in Astrology?

Many reasons are involved in the practice of astrology. These include Narcissism, Belief that astrology is a scientific field, Reassurance, and Social correlates. Let’s explore these reasons in more detail. But why do people turn to astrologers? Listed below are some of the most common reasons:


A new study reveals that narcissists and astrology enthusiasts have a similar disposition when it comes to beliefs in astrology. Participants who believe in astrology are also less intelligent and more narcissistic than the average person. The study results were published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. It’s not clear why narcissists and astrology enthusiasts are more likely to have these characteristics.

Many narcissists blame others when things don’t go as planned. Narcissists place blame on other people, even their closest friends and family. Narcissists don’t realize that the feelings they feel are caused by their own biochemistry. They expect others to agree with their plan and react with anger and resentment when something doesn’t go as planned.

It’s also important to note that narcissistic people have inflated senses of entitlement. Narcissists often feel superior in every situation, regardless of the context. This can be problematic because it may create a negative impact on others. The truth is, however, that many narcissists don’t have inflated senses of entitlement. They feel superior to others and may even use astrology to manipulate other people.

The fact that we are all governed by the planets does not mean that the planets are not part of a plan. Astrology is a manifestation of the intentional creation of the universe. Time and space are just tools for consciousness to advance and evolve. We die and release our bodies. Then we review our lives and plan our next ones. But in spite of this apparent absurdity, we still believe in an underlying intelligence and in a perfect reality.

Those with this trait are also more likely to develop narcissistic traits. They often announce their intentions before they occur, which eases the pain for other zodiac signs. But this type of behavior may also be detrimental to their relationship. Narcissists are more likely to believe in astrology if they lack empathy for others. Therefore, they may never fully enter a relationship with a partner.

Belief that astrology is scientific

The antipathy for astrology among modern males is partly rooted in patriarchal structures, according to psychologist James Reynolds. This toxic masculinity has made men wary of astrology. But it hasn’t stopped them from trying. Today, women and men alike are increasingly embracing the scientific method, including the use of astrology. So, what is the problem? How can men get over their antipathy for astrology?

In a Eurobarometer survey, people ranked the importance of obeying authorities with astrology’s claims, and those who placed the highest value on obedience placed greater weight on astrology. But even those who believe in the existence of God are unlikely to dismiss astrology as science. And those who are cynical about religion may find it difficult to trust astrology. However, this belief in godlessness should not be misinterpreted as an inability to find rational explanations for human nature.

Even though there are no concrete proofs for astrology’s accuracy, many people still believe it. This is because it appeals to their narcissism and agreeableness. And despite the lack of evidence, these people may be more likely to be prone to believing in astrology than other types of knowledge. Even discredited forms of knowledge still have their advocates, so it’s important to consider the science behind astrology before dismissing it completely.

While astrology has not been proven as a scientific method, it has been used for generations to generate testable expectations. While most scientists test their ideas to verify the validity of their claims, astrology has not changed much in response to contradictory evidence. This means that astrology is more of a pseudoscience than a science. If you are interested in astrology, take a look at the following three factors.

Uncertainty is a major reason people turn to astrology. Having no idea what will happen tomorrow is far more stressful than knowing what might come. A horoscope, especially one that predicts the future, helps people feel more secure and less worthless. Psychologist Jonathan Cainer explains the scientific basis behind the belief in astrology. The astrological framework provides a human with a sense of certainty, which makes it easier to cope with disruptions and difficult situations.


One reason people turn to astrology is for reassurance. As the American Psychological Association reported in COVID-19, three in 10 U.S. adults had stronger religious belief as a result. Many people turn to astrology for reassurance and to cope with uncertainty and personal crisis. Its non-racist, non-sexist, and non-homophobic symbols can make it appealing to people of all demographics. For example, people born under the sign of Aries are more likely to seek out astrology than people of other sign signs.

In the West, people increasingly turn to astrology as a means to boost their overall well-being and reduce anxiety. However, the popularity of astrology has ebbed and flowed throughout history. Today, more millennials are turning to astrology, with more than a third believing in it. In fact, nearly half of the millennial population in Canada (aged 18-34 years) believe in astrology. Besides astrology, tarot and aura readings are two popular options among millennials.

The benefits of astrology also extend beyond its predictive value. It is possible that you can use it to predict your future and make decisions without any introspection or therapy. For example, you may be able to use astrology to make important decisions about your life or career. You can use it to deal with traumas and stressful situations without having to engage in a complex psychotherapy or counseling session.

People turn to astrology for reassurance, but they need to remember that there are no scientific studies backing its claims. Because astrology is a work of art, it can be inaccurate, so the results of using astrology are not reliable. However, there is one reason why people turn to astrology: to feel connected to the cosmos. It is a form of religion.

Reassurance in the form of astrology is a strong driver of people’s belief in horoscopes. It is important to remember that horoscopes are irrelevant to the universe and have no scientific value. Reassurance in astrology relies on human weaknesses. For example, people who are overconfident in their ability to predict the future may believe in astrology, even though it may be a fantasy.

Social correlates

In an exploratory study of over 1,000 respondents from the San Francisco Bay Area, researchers explored the social correlates of belief in astrology. The results show that belief in astrology is generally widespread and that many people have a strong interest in horoscopes and astrological signs. While belief in astrology is less common than in other forms of religion, a recent study suggests that it may serve as a surrogate for more conventional religious commitments.

The findings of the study showed that people put more stock in astrology during times of personal crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or the climate change. These findings suggest that astrology promotes uncritical thinking and tends to favor certain biases. The full findings of the study were published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. The study also revealed that people who doubt the moon landings were more likely to be selfish and self-centered.

This study also suggested that Millennials are more likely to embrace the borderland between belief and skepticism, a tendency that might be attributed to their extensive time spent online. This online space is both real and unreal. Thus, Millennials’ aversion to traditional beliefs may reflect their greater comfort in the “fake but true” realm. They may have spent more time online, a world where reality and fakes coexist, making it easier to believe in astrology.

In addition to the beliefs in astrology, researchers studied people’s agreeableness and narcissism. They found that individuals who believed in astrology were less intelligent than the average person. They also were more agreeable. However, it is important to note that no scientific evidence exists to support the claims made by astrologists. Nonetheless, people continue to believe in astrology despite their dismal evidence.