Horoscopes are it. Just ask Courtney Perkins, proud owner of an Astrology meme page with 405K followers. She started the Instagram page @notallgeminis as a joke with friends about a year ago and has since been re-posted by Kim Kardashian, liked by Eminem and noticed by Tan from Queer Eye. A little about the meme queen herself- Austin born and raised, Courtney enjoys margaritas at Polvos just as much as the next local, keeps her family (and their two sweet golden retrievers) close and has an insane love for this city. @notallgeminis is a tribute to everything she holds dear and finds humor through astrological memes. Although not as in tune with my astrological side as Courtney, she has quickly made me a believer in everything having to do with it.
Here’s what’s up for the people in the back. “Astrology is freaky, not even gonna lie,” Courtney said when I asked her for a dumbed down definition. From what both she and Google have told me, this is what makes the most sense…
Your Zodiac sign reflects the position of the sun at the time of your birth. Signs are powerful tools that help you better understand yourself and your relationships based on personality traits, character and emotions. Each of the 12 different Zodiac signs has different characteristics associated with them. Although not every trait will apply to you, signs are supposed to tell you why you are the way you are. This is how we get “weekly horoscopes” and for Courtney, memes! Just in case you don’t know yours, here is a quick list of the signs.
Aries: March 21- April 19
Taurus: April 20- May 20
Gemini: May 21- June 20
Cancer: June 21- July 22
Leo: July 23- August 22
Virgo: August 23- September 22
Libra: September 23- October 22
Scorpio: October 23- November 21
Sagittarius: November 22- December 21
Capricorn: December 22- January 19
Aquarius: January 20-February 18
Pisces: February 19- March 20
This is also how we get info like this- “Libra, Leo and Taurus are the most fashionable signs! Libra and Taurus typically value looking presentable, materialism and simply having pretty things…Leo is the sign of creativity and self-expression, so their style is always unique.” Thanks, Courtney.
Still not sold? That’s ok. If anything, check out @notallgeminis because of how relatable it is. Whatever your sign may be (mine is Leo) chances are, Courtney will get it right. For instance, check out this post that got nearly 57,000 likes on Instagram. Highlighting the insane Viktor and Rolf Spring Couture show, Courtney assigned a sign to the different dresses based off what she knows about each sign. Most of her posts, including this one, have in-depth explanations of each of her choices.
Bottom line, if you haven’t had the chance to, make sure you check out her corner of the internet at @notallgeminis. Peace and happy scrolling. •
By: Analisa Camacho
Graphics by: Jasmy Liu
Analisa Camacho is a third- year advertising student. She is a bi-annual writer for Spark Online. In her free time, Analisa loves Austin restaurant hunting, window shopping and dog parks. Cheers.