9 Things That Will Make Astrologers Go ಠ_ಠ

July 24, 2016 Patrick Watson 2

Here is a list of things that should make any astrologer go ಠ_ಠ. Be forewarned: you may want to get some pillows for all the palmface/headdesk combos you're about to endure. The big takeaway: some people really, really struggle with the zodiac. 1. This fucking armillary sphere is out to goddamn lunch. ಠ_ಠ DERP. Because that's…

What Astrology Would Be Like If Millennials Invented (Ruined) It

July 15, 2016 Patrick Watson 5

I was recently struck by a statement made by astrologer Samuel F. Reynolds in his "To Unlock Astrology", a draft of a manifesto for a new Humanist astrology. Although astrology has been a global project, it’s not been a project free of power plays and assertions. For starters, the names we use for the planets and…

Why the Quincunx Aspect is a Load of Codswallop

January 23, 2016 Patrick Watson 8

Quincunxes are good at making you cringe and getting a high score at Scrabble, and that's about the end of the 'pro-' list. Otherwise, the so-called quincunx aspect is a load of codswallop. It's a 150° separation between two points, and it's a bucket of balderdash. It's also called 'inconjunct', and it's a sack of…