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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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astromythology

The War For Weirdness: Why Uranus Doesn’t Deserve Aquarius | Astromythology Vol. 1

Human beings learn best through narrative. We remember best through narrative as well, and creating stories around the systems in our lives helps us remember all the moving parts. Astrology is no different. It comes with a wealth of stories to help us unravel many of the complex meanings within. And it’s entirely what introduced me to astrology in the first place: mythology.

The traditional planets of astrology are all named for Roman gods, giving a good indication of their roles. But the real magic comes in when you apply this narrative system to the relationships between each planet and other objects in your chart. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to explore some of these relationships with you. I’d like to excavate some of these stories and examine them under the modern astrological lens to illuminate the narratives these bodies help us weave.

And I’d like to start with Uranus.

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