For those of you unfamiliar with Co-Star, it is a very opinionated and very strange astrology app. I downloaded it in sophomore year, and I unfortunately never deleted it, so once in a while, I receive a strongly-worded update on my horoscope.
Co-Star has undergone a transformation in recent months. Now, not only can you view your compatibility with friends but you can also see curated lifestyle advice based on your daily horoscope. So, naturally, I decided to follow Co-Star’s suggestions for a day to see if it granted me the clarity I wish to see in my life.
Step 1: Daily Insights
The first message I saw when I opened my Co-Star app on November 8th, 2020, was this:
As someone who only loves people who have no flaws, this assertion was deeply troubling to me. I decided to do some introspective thinking, and after hours of meditation and self-reflection I realized that I have to show those I love that my care for them is unconditional. I decided to text someone I love dearly to begin my new journey as an accepting person:
Step 2: Dos and Don'ts
The next screen on my daily horoscope:
New favorite spot: Sierra Madre. I went there on a mission to return a long overdue book, and it was very pretty. Nice light, plenty of parking, autumn colors, not many pedestrians. 9/10
I'm going to have to decline to answer the insecurity question because I'm not nearly self-reflective enough to know. But I do have plenty of unlimited devotion, so I gave my mom a hug. She didn't give me anything in return, however.
I do have to report that I accidentally pitied myself today. I regret it horribly. But it's 8:13 on Sunday, I haven't done a minute of homework this weekend, and instead I'm writing this article. I am pitying myself for having nine hours of homework to do in the next four.
Step 3: Learning From Earth Mercuries
There's nothing as humbling as texting people you haven't talked to in three years to ask for their perspectives as earth mercuries. But they gave me lovely life advice, and I got to reconnect with some distant friends, so I actually don't regret it at all.
Unfortunately, I did make one grave mistake: I had a pre-planned meeting with an Aries that I couldn’t cancel. I think the disproportionate number of earth signs I interacted with must have balanced it out, though, because we had a pleasant time.
Then it was time for the most important moment: learning to be selfless.
We ended up having an hour-long conversation about sensitivity, and now I am selfless, generous, caring, and empathetic. Absolutely would recommend reaching out to upperclassmen you haven't spoken to in three years. They give wonderful life advice.
We all knew at the beginning of this article that I would come out of it with understanding and wisdom. So, I have no surprises to report. I feel cleansed, renewed, and awakened. I definitely plan to confess my feelings to all my crushes, write many letters, and never overthink anything ever again. Thank you, Co-Star. You truly changed my life.