story by Kien Vu | photography by Audrey Allen
Astrology isn’t about looking at stars, rather it’s about understanding one’s self in the universe. The Astrology club meets every Tuesday in room 142 to discuss the alignment of stars and how they affect an individual’s mood. East Government and U.S. History teacher Justin Dennis is the advisor of the club.
“I always like when someone comes to me with a passion and idea,” Dennis told Spark. “It makes me want to give them the space. I like it when young people have the passion.”
East juniors Kyra Mackey and Samantha Schaller, the club’s President and Vice President respectively, came to Dennis about starting the club earlier this year.
“We were talking about it in Mr. Dennis’s class and me and Sam take this class together and I decided to start this club with Sam,” Mackey told Spark. “I wasn’t scared to ask him. I knew he wouldn’t say no; he’s a great person.”
The club discusses how the alignment of stars and planets affect a person’s mood and personality. Here they also teach about the Horoscope, a chart that shows the positions of the planets, moon, and the sun, and their angles to a specific event, such as a person’s birth.
To figure out what star sign someone is, it is dependent on when they were born. There are also moon signs where it depends on the specific time and day you were born as well. All of it is taught in the Astrology club.
“Throughout our club, we teach about what a sun sign, moon sign means and then relate it to our real life,” Schaller told Spark.
“Astrology is not just about knowing yourself better, it’s about finding your place in the universe,” Dennis told Spark. “It’s meant to build a community.”
The 8-member club hopes to find more participants to join in the future and expand its community.
“By teaching others about the world of Astrology, our club hopes to build relationships with others through our joint interests.” Schaller told Spark.