The 8 Best Astrology Apps of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Astrology Zone

"Premium subscribers receive more detailed, daily readings, with a fuller horoscope released each Sunday to set the tone for the week."

Most Talked-About: Co—Star

"The pithy counsel in Co—Star’s “Day at a Glance” view has gone viral for its frank, fortune-cookie-esque daily tidbits."

Best for Relationships: The Pattern

"You can run relationship analysis for people not in the app, too, by entering information about a friend, crush, or a romantic partner."

Best for Newbies: Time Passages

"Time Passages offers services like a compatibility meter, which helps you navigate potential romantic and business relationships."

Most Interactive: Sanctuary

"The astrologer interacts with you entirely via chat, with the option to delve deeper into one area of your life."

Best for Learning: Time Nomad

"If you're a visual learner, you will appreciate Time Nomad’s heptagrams, which illustrate planetary movement for a particular location."

Most Basic: Daily Horoscope

"View Chinese, zodiac, and druid horoscopes, or check compatibility between two signs."

Best for Specific Inquiries: Chaturanga Astrology

"You get one free question for Chaturanga’s on-call astrologers: business advice, romantic guidance, friendship questions, and more."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Astrology Zone

Astrology Zone

Astrology Zone

Susan Miller is one of astrology’s best-known names, with a website that attracts millions of viewers each month and an impressive list of best-selling books to boot. So naturally, Astrology Zone’s mobile app is a trusted resource for many.

The app’s free version simply offers a better user experience for those who would normally read Astrology Zone on their mobile web browser, with access to Miller’s monthly horoscopes, as well as brief, daily readings for each of the 12 signs.

At any given time, you can access yesterday, today, and tomorrow’s readings, or view this month and last month’s detailed analyses. But premium subscribers receive more detailed daily readings, with a fuller horoscope released each Sunday to set the tone for the week for around $5 a month.

Astrology Zone also has access to a list of important dates, a library of Miller’s essays explaining the nuances of planetary movement, and a special “Learn Astrology” segment with information about the planets, the elements, and how those forces impact your own personality traits. 

Most Talked-About: Co—Star

Co—Star

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Launched in 2017 by fashion industry alum Banu Guler with co-founders Ben Weitzman and Anna Kopp, Co—Star’s chic black-and-white design and easy-to-use interface make checking your horoscope an aesthetically pleasing experience before you even process the information provided.

But there’s substance behind its eye-catching style. The buzzed-about startup, which has more than five million users around the world, traces the alignment of the universe to the exact minute you were born, using artificial intelligence to offer a highly-customized, personality analysis and share straight-talking insight into your strengths and flaws.

The app isn’t exactly known for sugar-coating things: The pithy counsel in Co—Star’s “Day at a Glance” view has gone viral for frank (and at times, downright rude) suppositions. But its supremely postable, fortune-cookie-esque daily tidbits come with a social element, too.

Users can compare their star signs with those of their friends on Co-Star for free (or pay $3 for compatibility analysis with individuals who aren’t on the app), measuring compatibility over a whopping seven categories. 

Best for Relationships: The Pattern

The Pattern

The Pattern

This free, no-frills app can be freakishly accurate: Just ask Channing Tatum, who went on Twitter in 2019 to express his disbelief at its precision. Users start by sharing their name and gender, along with information like date, place, and exact time of birth.

The Pattern bills itself as a social network, so users can connect with friends through the platform to gain a better understanding of how the cosmos might affect their relationships.

But it doesn’t stop there: you can run relationship analysis for people not in the app, too, by entering information about a friend, crush, romantic partner, or potential business associate.

The app is great for users who want to understand the broad takeaways of their astrology reading, without getting in the weeds on vocabulary or star signs. Expect down-to-earth language and insights on your life, split into three categories: foundation, development, and relationships. You also have the option to read a quick summary, or go deeper with in-depth analysis. 

Best for Newbies: Time Passages

Time Passages

Time Passages

This free service from Astrograph, a website and desktop app that takes its name from the telescopes that complete astrophotography, offers to-the-minute information on astrological events.

Access to an expansive glossary, as well as charts that explain the meanings behind your sun, moon, and rising signs make Time Passages the ideal app if you're looking to delve deeper and understand the forces at play behind each horoscope.

If you use the free version of the app, you can expect personalized daily horoscopes that are tailored to their specific birth information. Additional features cost around $10 each.

Choose from add-ons like a compatibility meter that helps you navigate potential romantic and business relationships by comparing charts to calculate the likelihood of a successful outcome, or forecasting for the future, allowing you to see upcoming astrological events and considering how those might impact what lies ahead.

And, you don’t have to pore over the app to get the major takeaways quickly: Mercury retrograde periods and upcoming moon phases are easily accessible on the app’s homepage, so they’ll never take you by surprise.

Most Interactive: Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Sanctuary thrives on human interaction: The app offers access to on-demand astrologers, available to answer questions and give hyper-specific insight on day-to-day problems as they arise.

Subscriptions cost around $20 per month or approximately $200 a year and include one, 15-minute live reading per month. The astrologer interacts with you entirely via chat, with the option to delve deeper into one area of your life or bounce around from topic to topic.

But there’s plenty to enjoy beyond the human-to-human contact, with thorough guides to your own sign and access to the basics of every zodiac, broadening your understanding of the people around you, too.

Expect plenty of GIFs, emojis, and jokes along the way—this app doesn’t take itself too seriously—and don’t feel pressured to commit to a membership right away. Daily horoscopes and Starry-Eyed News (an astrology-infused look at the day’s history, news, and celebrity gossip) come free of charge.

Best for Learning: Time Nomad

Time Nomad

Time Nomad

This free app offers the choice between tropical and sidereal zodiacs, includes natal and synastry charts, and holds a planetary hours calculator and alarm, allowing users to optimize their schedules around the alignment of the solar system.

But if you don’t understand what any of that means, this still may be the app for you: Time Nomad’s training tools and blog are valuable resources if you're beginning your journey with astrology. The app’s lessons take a back-to-basics approach, allowing you to train yourself on various aspects of astrology from the very beginning, but also hold more advanced topics to help you take your interest to the next level.

Visual learners will appreciate Time Nomad’s heptagrams, which illustrate planetary movement for a particular location organized by the hour or by day of the week. Look for virtual, weekly lessons or one-off explainers, all of which are bound to increase your understanding of the planets and their effects on our everyday lives.

Most Basic: Daily Horoscope

Daily Horoscope

Daily Horoscope

Powered by Comitic, a developer that also runs the platform Daily Fortune Cookie, Daily Horoscope is a back-to-basics astrology app that shows monthly, weekly, and daily horoscopes—including today and tomorrow’s readings (because we’re all curious about the future).

For about $20 a month, you can look at previous horoscopes, comparing the day’s events with insights from the reading, but most of the app’s major functions are completely free with advertising.

View Chinese, zodiac, and druid horoscopes, or check compatibility between two signs. Adjust colors, font size, and more in the app’s settings, which has plenty of options to choose different themes and optimize the user experience to fit your needs. Plus, there are optional push notifications to ensure you’ll never miss a daily reading. 

Best for Specific Inquiries: Chaturanga Astrology

Chaturanga Astrology

Chaturanga Astrology

This free app requests to-the-minute specificity about when you were born, and for good reason: Planetary motion changes by one degree every four minutes. If you don’t know that information, Chaturanga still has your back with a birth-time rectification process, which uses other life milestones to calculate your time of birth.

Once you’ve entered that information, you get one free question for Chaturanga’s on-call astrologers: business advice, romantic guidance, friendship questions, and more. After you ask a question, a real astrologer will reply within 24 hours. After the first, free reading, you pay per question, but you can earn additional freebies by inviting friends to download the app.

To ensure the quality of the experts Chaturanga has available, the app encourages you to rank each answer you receive. In addition to pointed questions, you can request a personalized “Life Guide,” which can include favorable dates, warnings, and recommendations for the days ahead.

How We Chose

To select the best astrology apps, we reviewed each one for its features, considering how each offering might be interesting, functional, or just plain fun, to use. These apps have different strengths and weaknesses, so they appeal to individual users differently, depending on how they apply astrology in their daily lives. That's why we didn't count out the basic, no-frills apps, and it's also why we considered many options that had a lot of bells and whistles. We also factored in pricing—even a great app can be a pain if it's not transparent about how much its best features will cost. Additionally, we examined user reviews and app popularity to determine which were top picks.

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