The Importance of Your Rising Sign

The following video originally appeared on my Instagram feed. As I blog more, I’ll delve into more astrology content and this is a good place to start on my astro philosophy.

Your RISING SIGN is the most important SIGN in your natal chart.

Most of you won’t do lifelong astrology deep dives (much to my dismay), so you won’t get in the weeds with planets and houses. Fair enough. But if you’re going to engage with simple, “What’s My Sign” style astrology, you’ll want to center YOUR RISING SIGN. I explain why in the video below.

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Baby-Faced Assassin: The Astrology of Steph Curry

I am obsessed with Steph Curry’s natal chart.

Here’s how my brain works: I’m watching a person or event and hear something that makes me wonder what their chart looks like.  After watching Steph’s brilliant NBA All-Star performance (which I happened to see in person), my curiosity was piqued.

And Steph’s chart is…gah. His career and work are so present in his placements. I can’t stop talking about how astrologically wonderful they are, so that’s what we’re doing this week. This post will show you how I look at charts and (hopefully) prove how in-depth and on-the-nose astrology can be.

Disclaimer: while this chart claims an AA Rodden rating (which means that the birth data was collected straight from a birth certificate), I’m only 90% confident in its validity. The chart tracks with Steph’s public life very well, though, so I’m working with the info as presented. 

Let’s start with some basics. Steph has his Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aquarius, and a Leo Rising (an elite club, if I say so myself), but we’re looking at his career/work/public life, which shows up in other areas of the chart. Continue reading Baby-Faced Assassin: The Astrology of Steph Curry

And.

You are what you are, playa…

I will start by acknowledging that I am a hit dog, hollering.
 
If there is one internet meme that I loathe more than any other (That’s a long list. I hate 95% of the internet.), it’s “[x human behavior] is a defense mechanism/trauma response.” Especially when the behavior in question is hyper independence.
 
Let me, Your Resident Hyper Independent Friend, tell you a secret: you don’t have to tell me my life has been traumatic. I was there. Some people can move through the world with no memory of the moment that irrevocably changed their lives, I’m not one of them. I can summon it — and the shock, pain, and sadness that accompanies it — with a tap of my finger. I’m doing it right now.
 
I was all set to spend this post raging until I had a chat with a former blogger friend of mine (still a friend, the “former” applies to their blogger status) about how “therapy 101” it all sounds. “[x behavior] is a trauma response” is a sentiment of discovery. An “Ah, I didn’t know this about myself.” No wonder it warrants a shrug from people who are intimately familiar with their dark corners. Well, obviously, we say, rolling our eyes. I’ve been through some shit.
 
Instead of raging, I’ll describe what comes after that discovery.

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