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How app culture turned astrology into a modern obsession
21-11-2019, 07:09 AM
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How app culture turned astrology into a modern obsession
The first thing the astrology apps did was shred me to pieces. Co-Star told me that I express love through work and routine, and that I am preoccupied with death. The Pattern told me that I have trouble with codependency, that others might see me as insensitive, and that I have dated emotionally unstable partners. Sanctuary told me I can be selfish, competitive, and preoccupied with fears and doubts.

The apps are, regrettably, correct. Not only am I all of those things, but I’m also a Cancer sun, Sagittarius rising and an Aries moon. I found this out when I fulfilled a typical millennial trope: Texting my mom to ask her what time I was born.

“It was early,” my mom replied. (Wrong. It was evening, we later determined.)

It was Co-Star that told me to text my mom, because the app needed the information to produce my natal chart, which uses the positions of many more planets and stars at the exact time of one’s birth. It produces horoscopes that some say are far more sophisticated than the generic “good luck in finance and love” you see in this and other newspapers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle...story.html
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