There is little doubt to the fact that we are living in uncertain times. The world seems to be in a state of flux, with leaders at every axis looking lost and the climate of the planet we live on seeming unstable. 

Thus, it is little surprise that the youth of today are turning to astrology as a means to make sense of this world... or are they? 

A recent article in The Observer newspaper pointed towards this change, giving several startling reasons for this movement towards star gazing for millennials.  

Roy Gillett, the president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, told The Observer that he thinks this is happening because normal avenues aren't giving young people the answers they need. 

He said: “I think what’s happened to people in their late teens and 20s, and younger people even more so, is a sense of betrayal by conventional knowledge. I know that’s a strong statement to make, but if you think about the circumstances that a person at university finds themselves in right now, compared with me when I was at university, or even my children… There is a lack of values everywhere you look. The things you relied on don’t seem to be reliable. In that sort of culture, you look for something underpinning everything.”

Another astrologer, who is quoted by The Observer, points towards the modern world's rationality being in contradiction with some people's view of astrology. Leigh Oswald told the prestigious British publication: “There’s a saying that sun sign astrology is a silly nursery rhyme. A proper birth chart is a complex symphony, because we’re all so complicated. We’re all a mess of contradictions. I’m a great believer that the more we can know about ourselves the more we can accept ourselves, and make good decisions between our weaknesses and strengths.”

A Guardian article by Dean Burnett hit back at Rebecca Nicholson's Observer piece, insisting that astrology is targeting millennials, rather than the other way around. Mr Burnett really fires back at the article, stating: "There are so many issues with the article and the numerous baffling, annoying, dubious claims it contains, none of which seem to be presented alongside or with links to any sort of evidence to back them up."

He added: "Invoking “millennials” and attributing dubious behaviours to them is a tired journalistic cliché. There are so many more flaws in the alarmingly one-sided non-critical product-placement-riddled evidence-free article that claims they’re flocking to astrology, but to me it reads like astrology is somewhat desperate to appeal to younger base, and obtain their money. Not that younger people have that much to spare."

It appears to be a case of believer versus non-believer - whose side are you on?