- What is your star sign?
- Do you often read or check your horoscope? Why or why not?
- boom /boom/
- seek /seek/
- horoscope /HAWR-uh-skohp/
- disconnected /dis-kuh-NEK-tid/
- in doubt /in dout/
[verb] – an increase in something, or a time when something becomes more popular
My business boomed when I advertised it on Twitter.
[verb] – to ask for advice, help, approval, permission, etc.
You must seek approval from your teacher first.
[noun] – a description of what is going to happen to you, based on the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth
My horoscope said I’m going to be lucky today.
[adjective] – separate from someone or something else, and not fitting well together or understanding each other
She now feels disconnected from her friends because of distance.
[adjective, phrase] – if the future or success of someone or something is in doubt, it is unlikely to continue or to be successful
When in doubt, call and ask your doctor.
The effects of the 2020 pandemic have caused people to consult astrologers in their time of need. Some seek advice on what job to look for after losing their previous ones, whereas others search for a new career while in the comfort of their homes. Perhaps they desire support, more knowledge, and connection, but there are more factors to consider why people turn to star reading.
Western astrology or horoscopes have already taken the attention of young adults through social media even before the pandemic started. However, due to technological advances, change in beliefs, and the coronavirus, astrology took another step in popularity. Google Trends even showed that “birth chart” and “astrology” have the highest searches in five years. According to Torres, astrology has this unique way of “getting us more connected to life” when we feel disconnected from the rest.
Most individuals see astrology as a tool of self-reflection when in doubt. It’s no surprise that people seek advice from astrologers and the stars when they struggle to understand a bigger part of themselves, or are simply curious about things. With modern technology and the changing generation, astrology seems like it will eventually be part of anyone’s daily life.
- Who is Charm Torres and where is she from?
- Where are most of Torres’ clients from?
- What do people seek from astrologers ever since the pandemic started?
- Since when has Western astrology been popular among young people?
- What do most people see astrology as?
- Do you agree with what Torres said about astrology? Why or why not?
- In your opinion, will astrology still be as famous as now when the pandemic ends? Please explain your answer.
- How popular is astrology or horoscope in your country?
- Do you think it is possible to predict future events using astrology? Please tell me more about it.
- In what way can astrology or horoscopes be dangerous?