mundane astrology

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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