I’m a Capricorn, and my brain runs on pragmatism, even when it comes to mysticism. I’ve been wrestling with it for years now, and I’ve come to believe that the only practical option that makes sense for my heart is to believe in a higher power. To trust that some greater, wiser force is conducting the reigns of my life. That everything’s meant to be and is happening as it should.

This idea grates against every bit of my skeptical Capricorn nature. I have railed against this notion through good times and bad, since I was raised a staunch Catholic and since I’ve been recovering from it. I…