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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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Medusa: Protectress of Secrets and Hidden Trauma

Over the last few months, I’ve felt a strange pull towards asteroids. I’ve read their names over and over again, looked at the ephemera, combed through their placements in my own chart and the charts of others. The absence of research into their influence felt like a gaping hole, a darkness begging to be illuminated. And who more appropriate to begin with than the Protectress of Secrets herself, Medusa? Hers is a story that forks in infinite directions. At almost every turn there is an alternate version of her tale. And all of it speaks to important indicators in our karmic cycles.

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