Astrology and weekly horoscopes have become the homestead in magazines and newspapers for decades. So what is it that draws you in, and makes you want to peek at your weekly predictions? Whether we like it or not, astrology is here to stay, and there’ll always be those of us looking to the stars to plan our future. As our world becomes more connected, so does the popularity of astrology, specifically by millennials who are searching for a “reason for being.”
With the popularity among a younger generation comes the inevitable technological catch-up, with astrology-sites and apps galore. Whether you’re astrology-obsessed or just like a quick-glance at your horoscope now and then – there’ll be an app for you. Here’s a run-down of the best astrology apps and how to go about choosing the best one for you.
Your Daily Dose
Whether you use the cosmic study of the planets to plan this month’s schedule, or you’re just quasi-curious about what the stars predict for you this week, the app The Daily Horoscope (available on iOS & Android) won’t disappoint. This free and easy-to-use app gives you your daily horoscope readings. Type in your zodiac sign and you’ll learn about your predictions for that day. It’s a straightforward app so you won’t get lost using it. One especially nice feature is that you can learn more about your specific zodiac sign and your compatibility between zodiac signs and the annual Chinese zodiac forecast.
If you’re looking for an app to ponder your daily predictions, download Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone. This free app is available on iOS and Android, and works as an extensive astrology sphere with everything you could possibly need to learn about your daily predictions. What’s super cool is that you’ll be able to track your most current readings, swiping right to see yesterday's horoscope, or left to see tomorrow's. If you spot something interesting you can share your readings with your friends. Miller also writes an educational and informative weekly blog.
If you’re exclusively an Android user and love checking your daily horoscopes, My Horoscope could be in your future. Unlike other astrology sites, it features a slightly more personalized approach. Plug in your birth date and the app will pull up your personal predictions. If you want predictions about different areas in your life, you can set a filter for work, health, love life etc. An alternate app for the committed Android lover is Horoscope, which is completely free and offers bespoke predictions daily and a week ahead in the future. The predictions are exclusively written by experienced astrologers.
It's always fun to have your favorite apps downloaded on your iPhone, and if you’re at all interested in horoscopes then TimePassages (available free on iOS) is worth downloading. This app is the mobile version of the popular desktop software, and is a fun way to check up- to-the-minute current astrology. You’ll receive detailed interpretations of your sun, moon and rising signs, and with an expansive glossary you can learn and educate yourself about astrology. One of the more technically advanced astrology apps, TimePassages can now use your GPS to optionally center the chart on your current position.
To add to the iOS apps, the notable, and late British astrologer Jonathan Cainer became world famous for his accurate readings on daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes. Following Jonathan’s death, the site shares its name with his uncle, now known as Oscar & Jonathan Cainer Horoscopes. You’ll be able to access unique astrology readings through a free app (available on iOS) and access fun features like ‘’Thought for the day'’ and “Find out about your friend!”
If you’re a budding astrologer and looking for a more in-depth style of astrology self-learning, try the Yodha, My Astrology & Horoscope app. This comprehensive app offers you your own personal Nepali astrologer – just type in your birth date, ask any question, and your astrologer will create your birth chart and make a prediction. Some ideas for questions include, “When will I meet the love of my life?” or “How to deal with life stress.” This is a great app if you’re looking for something a little more personal and accessible.
Another site for those looking for something more far-reaching come from noted astrologer Chani Nicholas who writes horoscopes and teaches several online classes through her website, Chaninicholas.com. Readers can take her online classes on interpreting their astrological chart. Nicholas also posts weekly horoscopes and longer essays that commentates on the world together with an interpretation of the phases of the moon. This astrology blog attracts over 1 million readers monthly, so she’s sure to be doing something right, although no current app is currently available you can access her site on your smartphone.
Tarot cards are a big part of an astrologer's repertoire and are commonly used to predict potential outcomes and evaluate influences surrounding a person, an event, or both. People who read Tarot cards most often believe that the future is fluid and therefore absolute predictions of future events are impossible. If you’re interested in learning more about tarot cards and the predictions they can bring, try Tarot! (available for $3.99 on iOS) Bringing tarot reading into the 21st century this smart app offers meaning behind tarot cards, giving some explanation no matter whether you’re a beginner or expert astrologer.
One more tarot reading app that might tempt your fancy is Horoscope and Tarot (available free on iOS) where you can discover predictions for your professional life, love life and more. In addition to daily tarot reading you can also access your daily and monthly horoscopes.
No matter where you stand on the astrology spectrum, there’s a plethora of popular apps out there, loved by millions. For some there are those who live according to horoscope predictions and for others it’s just fun way to ponder the future - regardless, there’s sure to be a popular app waiting for you. So decide what part of astrology piques your interest and get life-predicting.