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The Whole Picture: a Case Against Clickbait Astrology

I started to see this meme pop up over the last few weeks. I gave it the benefit of the doubt, assuming someone had done some research before posting it, and simply tried to emphasize that this is an example of Planet-Sign astrology which paints an incomplete picture at best. You need to look at the aspects, the flow of the chart in order to fully understand the situation. You always need the full horoscope to assess the whole picture. This meme is the astrological equivalent of the news stories that drive me insane. We’re given soundbites and cherry-picked information in order to evoke the exact emotion an outlet wants us to feel. In a clickbait economy, you don’t need to be thorough–you need to be impactful. And this meme is no different. Except that it’s wrong. 

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Why I Didn’t Want to be “That Astrologer,” and Why I Actually Totally Am

I firmly believe that astrology is an incredible tool for personal development. But personal development goes way beyond “love and light” new age affirmation. It’s more than soft words and encouragement. When I look at a chart, the first thing I look for is the most challenging aspect. I want to see the hardest opposition, the most agitating square, the Yod completely covered in karmic gunk–that’s not because I focus on the negative. It’s totally the opposite: these challenging aspects are our strongest points of growth. When I see a chart that’s covered in beneficial aspects, it usually comes with a good deal of stagnation. If everything is going great, why bother trying anything new? And in my practice, astrology is a tool for evolution. It’s a compass to point us in the direction of our soul’s greatest growth. Challenge is how we grow. It makes us stronger. It helps us evolve. So why wouldn’t I focus on these challenges in the world around us?

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