If you base any of your decisions on the predictions of the zodiac, then you're going to want to download Co–Star right now, because this new astrology app can take your horoscope to the next level. Co-Star leverages technology to bring horoscopes into the 21st century with modern design, detailed personality analysis, and horoscopes powered by NASA and AI technology. "We use NASA data to generate super-personalized horoscopes, tailored to your exact time and place of birth, plus planet-by-planet compatibility," Co-Star Founder Banu Guler tells Bustle in an email.
Guler and some friends, who previously worked in tech at New York fashion media platform VFILES, spent the summer developing the first ever AI-powered astrology app, which is now available to download for iOS users. The app is designed to deliver next-level astrological predictions to everyone, everywhere, at any time.
"We thought there was a huge opportunity to create the first astrology experience that users actually love — one they actually want to use every day," Guler explains. "That’s what we’ve created with Co–Star — an AI-powered suite of tools that understands how people already connect with and talk about astrology."
AI Astrology In The Palm Of Your Hand
Guler explains that Co-Star solves two problems for astrology aficionados. By using an app, you don't have to shell out big bucks for a personal visit to an astrologer, and it goes beyond the free predictions you can get online — many of which only use your sun sign, which doesn't give you a complete picture. By leaving out key information like your Venus, predictions about your love life are meaningless, Guler says. "Co—Star brings the full, personalized experience of visiting a professional astrologer to your phone — for free."
If you've been under the impression that astrology is just a complex guessing game, it's actually one of the oldest sciences in the world. "The Babylonians are generally credited with the birth of astrology," The American Federation of Astrologers explained on its website. "Their astrological charts enabled them to predict the recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events. So in the beginning and for more than 2,000 years, astrology and astronomy were the same science."
For astrological predictions to be accurate, even small details matter, which is why this AI app can strengthen the accuracy of your personal horoscope. "We use data from NASA to get the precise position of all planets, which lets us deliver very accurate horoscopes as the planets move,” Co-founder Anna Kopp explained in a press release. "Co—Star uses a natural language generation engine to produce dynamic content personalized to a degree unattainable elsewhere."
Co-Star also has a social component so you and your friends can track each others signs and predictions. "Astrology is fundamentally social,” explained co-founder Ben Weitzman. "It informs our relationships and how we give advice to our friends. With Co—Star, you can keep track of your friends’ signs, see what’s up with them astrologically if they’re having a bad day, and even check how compatible you are with your crushes." Download Co-Star for iOS.
Take A Deep Dive Into the Cosmos
If you want to explore the celestial bodies even further, another app called Cosmic Watch acts as an astronomical instrument to visualize the cycles of Earth and the solar system to help you understand how humans have measured and experienced time for thousands of years. The app allows you to explore topics like time travel, celestial navigation, astral charts, digital orrery, solar eclipses, and more.
"Cosmic Watch is an app and a tool to explore the relation between time and the celestial dynamics," Cosmic Watch Communication Specialist Jeevan Ram tells Bustle. "You can use it as a world-clock and an entertaining educational tool. Learn about the sky, how it seems to rotate around us and how the sun, moon and planets move over time. It's a beautiful experience about our planet Earth and our position in the solar system where learning happens in an intuitive way."
You can even set Cosmic Watch — available for iOS and Android — to your natal chart, and in the app's astrology mode you'll see the planets and their ancient zodiac symbols. Use the horizon to find out which sign is your ascendant, see moon knots, and the points where eclipses take place. Download Cosmic Watch.
If you believe that the past, present, and future are written in the stars, both of these apps can seriously up your celestial prediction game. Because, these days, we need all the help we can get navigating both the real and cosmic worlds.