Zodiac Signs and Horoscopes — What Does It All Mean?

Can our destiny really be written in the stars?

Kate Warrington
5 min readJan 31, 2022


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This article is part of the column Overthinking Everything at She Explores Life.

I was born on January 27 at approximately 2:50 a.m. According to astrology, this makes my zodiac sign Aquarius. Had you asked me what this means a few months ago, I would have shrugged — something to do with water? (This is wrong by the way). But recently, a friend of mine introduced me to the Co.Star app. And for better or for worse, it piqued my interest.

If you’re on top of internet tech trends, you may have heard of Co-Star when it got popular back in 2019 or when it later received backlash for “trolling” users. But if you’re like me, you’ve been living in a pandemic and all completely unaware that this astrology app exists. So anyway, despite whatever controversy there may or may not be around Co-Star, I decided to give it a try. And honestly, I like it. I enjoy receiving the daily updates and for the most part, I’ve been surprised by how insightful (though not always) my horoscope on the app is.

While astrology, zodiac signs and my horoscope have never appealed to me much before, Co-Star inspired me, if you will, to do some research into my zodiac sign’s meaning. And while I may still be a little skeptical of it all, I have to say that my findings so far have been pretty damn accurate.

What Does it Mean to Be an Aquarius?

With the help of Google, I discovered that Aquarius (despite what the name suggests) is an air sign, which means our primary qualities are ones of the mind. Independent, intellectually curious, contemplative, and eccentric are some of the characteristics most frequently named — all of which resonate with me quite strongly.

Astrologists, such as Aliza Kelly, also describe Aquarians as innovative, progressive, and humanitarian. We’re the “rebels of the zodiac world,” some say, guided by Uranus, the planet of change and revolution. I like the sound of this, but honestly, these traits feel a bit aspirational to me. I mean, me — a rebel? I do not exactly have a reputation for breaking the rules. But then again, upon further thought, these traits do in fact reflect how I feel about my…



Kate Warrington

Writing about mental health, sexual wellness, OCD and other musings. Columnist of Overthinking Everything at She Explores Life. Follow @warrington_kate