RadioActive's Celia Fragale (left), Lucas Galarneau (center) and Sonya Sheptunov (right) are drawn to astrology for guidance, like many Millennial and Gen Z kids.  But why?
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RadioActive's Celia Fragale (left), Lucas Galarneau (center) and Sonya Sheptunov (right) are drawn to astrology for guidance, like many Millennial and Gen Z kids. But why?
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Generation Zodiac: How teens use astrology like religion

Find a Gen Z kid with a void in their soul, and they can tell you: astrology memes are sweeping the internet. But why?

Join RadioActive's Sonya Sheptunov, Lucas Galarneau and Celia Fragale as they look to the stars to answer these questions: what is astrology? Why are teens drawn to it? Can the stars save us from ourselves?

This story was created in KUOW's RadioActive Intro to Journalism Workshop for 15- to 18-year-olds, with production support from Enya Garcia. Edited by Kelsey Kupferer.

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