“When my therapist tells me my need to not feel like a burden and keep my problems to myself is because my feelings weren't validated as a child, not because I'm a Scorpio.
“When my therapist tells me that saying the worst things to people when they upset me slightly is a symptom of borderline personality disorder, not a Leo trait.”
“My psychiatrist said my coldness stems from my past, not my Aquarius status.”
I regularly send my therapist astrological memes to explain my feelings and behaviors—as if to say, SEE! This is me!This trend made me nod as I scrolled.
All the experts we spoke to stressed that astrology is not diagnostic and is not widely recognized. Still, New York City psychologist Christine Fornabia, Ph.D., sees a link between psych and astro.
“We're always looking for reasons why we are the way we are, and if we can connect that to something bigger than us, then we feel part of a community,”